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  1. Thread: sewer covers

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    I remember touring the old Alamo Iron Works in...

    I remember touring the old Alamo Iron Works in San Antonio way be in time. They did virtually all of the h=man hole covers found down here in South Texas at one time. I doubt a handful of them...
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    Not to get too far off subject, here's a YT...

    Not to get too far off subject, here's a YT person that does a lot of filming in high speed. They also list the equipment most of the time they use and where to get it. YouTube

    Ken
  3. Thread: Where to intro?

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    Okay. Welcome. No need to introduce yourself. ...

    Okay. Welcome. No need to introduce yourself. We are not like H-M that requires an introduction. Just start posting anything old machine related. Ken
  4. Yeah, they want you to buy a full 72" bar.... If...

    Yeah, they want you to buy a full 72" bar.... If you deal with their service center nearest to you, they will sell it to you by the inch. Most of the time, you don't have to pay for a saw cut, at...
  5. Get you a slice of 80-55-06 ductile iron bar from...

    Get you a slice of 80-55-06 ductile iron bar from Durabar and face it and whatever else you want to do to it. Then mount it to a standard cast iron back plate of a smaller diameter. They have it in...
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    The yahoo group is dead. Go to Sheldon.io.groups...

    The yahoo group is dead. Go to Sheldon.io.groups for the latest. That drawing for the adapter is in the files listing once you get approved as a new member.
    Yeah, it's not a true 4-1/2 MT. If...
  7. There's your handle Steve!!! Just cost you...

    There's your handle Steve!!! Just cost you $6500!!!
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    Yep! The way we found out that HCL would eat it...

    Yep! The way we found out that HCL would eat it up, we made some parts and complet injection tools out of 1144 stressproof that were sent down hole in the oilfield. The acid ate holes in the metal...
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    If corrosion is an issue, don't use. 1144. will...

    If corrosion is an issue, don't use. 1144. will corrode much faster than 8.8 grade material for a fastener will. It has to do with the high Sulfur content of 1144. Something like .04%. I don't...
  10. Thread: Tap question(s):

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    Get you a bottle of "TapFree" far much better...

    Get you a bottle of "TapFree" far much better than MolyDee or Tap Magic IMO.

    What's the deal with "BRite Finish" That just about all I've used in my past 50 plus years of machining. Spiral...
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    Once you figure out the force on the glass,...

    Once you figure out the force on the glass, calculate the bending moment in the glass at the largest bow in the glass. Is it constant force from top to bottom? Is it fixed at all edges? Even though...
  12. No wonder I could never get them to hold up on...

    No wonder I could never get them to hold up on cutting 4145HT back 40 something years ago.:( And they were almost obsolete back then.
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    Definitely disengage the gear train from the...

    Definitely disengage the gear train from the spindle. Gear teeth after many years tend to wear in one direction. When reversed, causing slight binding until the friction is broken, if it ever does....
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    For some reason, I though you were up around Ft...

    For some reason, I though you were up around Ft Worth. I think that was the Rex-Tex that is up that way. My younger brother used to live down at Santa Fe few years back. He's up in the Woodlands...
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    The door could be a garage door at 9 foot wide by...

    The door could be a garage door at 9 foot wide by 6 foot tall. My 20" L & S lathe I bought from John Oder took up almost the full width of that door way. And it took a rigger to place it in my...
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    I sent this to my buddy that works sales for...

    I sent this to my buddy that works sales for Charter-Durabar. He got a kick out of it. I dared him to send it up the food chain.:D
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    Looking over your thread, I can't believe you...

    Looking over your thread, I can't believe you picked up a 1943 vintage one with hardly any wear on the bed ways. Appear to be in really nice shape. I see a little wear on the cross slide and taper...
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    I can barley remember going to the machine shop...

    I can barley remember going to the machine shop where my dad worked at around 1960-1963. The shop in fact is still in business today! Can you believe that! I can remember seeing those calendars...
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    That would be my grandma in that picture!:D

    That would be my grandma in that picture!:D
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    Be interested in the whole set.

    Be interested in the whole set.
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    Does it glow in the dark? If not, run with it. ...

    Does it glow in the dark? If not, run with it. Highly doubt there is any dust accumulation on that mill anywhere. Wash it down if your concern.

    Honesty, unless you can run your finger across...
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    Ohhh, guess that depends on how bad you want the...

    Ohhh, guess that depends on how bad you want the lathe or better yet, how bad do you want to keep the vise?

    I'd keep th vise and buy the lathe. The vise you have there is worth more than that...
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    My dad back when he was doing machine repair for...

    My dad back when he was doing machine repair for the company he worked for back in the 1970's had several of these lathes along with the hollow spindle one's too. Don't recall him saying anything...
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    When i say obsolete bearings, the spindle...

    When i say obsolete bearings, the spindle bearings if bad can be had in a class 3 grade much cheaper than the 00 precision they originally came with. Unless your Axelson came off of a sunken...
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    Look at McMaster-Carr, they used to carry some of...

    Look at McMaster-Carr, they used to carry some of the sight glasses. I know on my Model X, I replaced them with ones from Bijur.
    Ken
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