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    I'm a big believer that good salesmen just...

    I'm a big believer that good salesmen just facilitate information about their product and process your order when you're ready. If they have to talk down the competition, or "convince" you that their...
  2. CLR? I think once it's really dry, it's rust...

    CLR? I think once it's really dry, it's rust that's bonding it all together. All my grinders have had aluminum or iron covers on them, so I'd just use a hammer and chisel.
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    If I just wanted to play with a turret at my...

    If I just wanted to play with a turret at my leisure but occasionally make something useful, I'd go for a tool-room class lathe with turret and production cross-slide. You can tool them up a lot...
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    My first thought is Colchester Clausing, but they...

    My first thought is Colchester Clausing, but they changed their castings every decade or so. If you post dimensions of the base (overall length and width is 90% of it), I could compare it to the ways...
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    :leaving:(:D)

    :leaving:(:D)
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    IMO old flat belts should be able to produce just...

    IMO old flat belts should be able to produce just as much power as V-belts of corresponding sizes, but they do require more maintenance. Tension is probably the biggest thing. It's the same with...
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    I've seen a couple of non-military mobile...

    I've seen a couple of non-military mobile workshops too that something like this could have come out of. I think they show up in some 3rd world type construction gigs. Anyplace that people need...
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    Yes Sir, PM inbound.

    Yes Sir, PM inbound.
  9. I'm not sure of the grade as we haven't needed to...

    I'm not sure of the grade as we haven't needed to buy it in awhile, but I use a bare brass rod and canned flux. Punch a hole in the lid, warm the tip of the rod, stick it in, and the flux will stick...
  10. Thanks, that gives some good references. I'd...

    Thanks, that gives some good references. I'd imagine the ID would be at least the swing over the cross-slide. Might be best to make them suit the full 12" diameter and have longer/shorter fingers as...
  11. Ok, another question: I'm not yet sure if the...

    Ok, another question:

    I'm not yet sure if the lathe has any steady rests, but I've seen (not yet done) where people will use multiple steadies on shorter lathes. How do you figure how many to use,...
  12. ^^^ That's my preferred method too.

    ^^^ That's my preferred method too.
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    Probably has more and better iron in the engine...

    Probably has more and better iron in the engine block "frame" than in most horrible fright mills.
  14. The owner said it measured 12.5", but perhaps he...

    The owner said it measured 12.5", but perhaps he was measuring over the saddle.

    So you would level the 2 legs on the head stock side like a normal lathe (via test bar, level, 2 collar test, ect.),...
  15. I like that retractable way cover mechanism. I...

    I like that retractable way cover mechanism. I wonder if that's original or someone else's bright idea?
  16. Long 3 Legged Lathe (Whitcomb Blaisdell) Questions

    (Kind of a toss up to post this here, or in the general forum, or in the reconditioning forum)

    So I'm in some negotiations horse-trading machinery again. I have an opportunity to pick up another...
  17. Agree'd. It looks like Hendey used their low...

    Agree'd. It looks like Hendey used their low speed head stock as part of the set-up for low lead threads. It was less about the speed range and more about changing the spindle-to-lead-screw ratio.
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  18. We have a Brown & Sharpe #12 horizontal...

    We have a Brown & Sharpe #12 horizontal production mill from somewhere around 1890-1910 that is stamped "AmOrdCo," or American Ordinance Co. Given it's age, I've always considered it was a World War...
  19. Agree'd that there is no one-size-fits-all...

    Agree'd that there is no one-size-fits-all machine. The rule of thumb I've always gone by is that 99% of shops be it a hobby or production operation, will have a large and a small machine. You're...
  20. No ideas? I've half a mind to attempt to make one...

    No ideas? I've half a mind to attempt to make one someday. My Hendey has enough bed length if I can sort out the wear up close to the headstock.
  21. Yes, like a milling speeder, only more ridged and...

    Yes, like a milling speeder, only more ridged and fixed to the bed of the lathe but not a permanent part of the machine. Something that you could change out between jobs.

    Most of the low speed...
  22. Overdrive sub-spindle for manual lathe?

    Every now and then when reading literature for some of these old heavy iron manual lathes, I've seen sub-spindle attachments that gear down the spindle speeds. These would apparently thread onto your...
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    3rd button might be a "jog" function. Momentarily...

    3rd button might be a "jog" function. Momentarily bumps the spindle so you can get around the chuck or run an indicator around a part.
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    Looks like he did a decent job making a...

    Looks like he did a decent job making a make-shift wood cone pulley for the jack-shaft. I've got a couple old machines I'll need to do that on.
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    Could be that the doner lathe was refitted during...

    Could be that the doner lathe was refitted during it's life and they surfaced both the headstock and tailstock down to adjust for wear in the tailstock? Headstocks and tailstocks ideally are paired...
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