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    OK here we go.. We used 2-3/8 tubing (donated)...

    OK here we go..

    We used 2-3/8 tubing (donated) and TIG welded a base cap plasma cut from 1/4" plate to which we welded a 1/4-NPT forged tank flange. We ran a cylinder hone through it to remove...
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    Excellent idea - I love this one! - It'd be...

    Excellent idea - I love this one! - It'd be great for making receiver tubes.
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    Excellent Idea Stephen. I do request donations...

    Excellent Idea Stephen. I do request donations from out locals but this is a relatively small project & I like to save the requests for the higher profile jobs. that being said, our local supplier...
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    Well, I never thought I'd get anywhere near this...

    Well, I never thought I'd get anywhere near this response!

    Clarification - this truly is a budgetless endeavor.

    The lathes I have are not at school, they are personal, we have no machine tools...
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    Tips on removing weld from inside of a pipe

    Good evening. I know this sounds like something a kid would do but here goes nothing.

    I'd like to remove the weld from inside a piece of 2" sch 40 steel pipe. The end result will be an air...
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    Millwaukee

    I teach HS shop and am a freelance welder, I fab quite a lot of different things. With some limited restrictions the Milwaukee saw is one of the best tools for my money.

    Restrictions:

    Thin...
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    Boring with a torque plate

    Jim,

    I'm glad to see someone else using a torque plate on motorcycle cylinders! the last time I took apart my CR500 I found shadows around the head bolt areas. (and chatter marks from the bone...
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    Lucky

    I was envisioning a similar outcome as the previous owner ov my new VN lifted it into my trailer with a Harbor freight engine hoist.

    Got lucky and nothing was dropped.
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    What'ya have to go and do that for?

    GOSH DARN IT DAVE!

    I just spent two hours of my life on that site!

    Now I've got DROOL IN MY KEYBOARD!

    I'm not anywhere near Ohio and I'm trying to find a way to get Momma (SWMBO) to take a...
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    Shared affliction or affection?

    I think it is genetic.

    Could be learned (environmental) but I doubt it. When grandma passed away she had TV Guides that were 30+ years old. Hopefully my stuff is more useful.

    I too cannot...
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    Thanks!

    That is awesome!

    Do you have any picts of the foundry process? I'd love to see them!
  12. Thanks South. good info! Mikey

    Thanks South.

    good info!

    Mikey
  13. Picts of the dissassembly

    Here they are...
  14. VN Duplex #2 Y axis table removal + a few more...

    Howdy Folks,

    I figured I'd post a specific thread as the other one seems to have gotten derailed. ;-)


    I need some help with the Y axis table. I was able to figure out how to get the X axis...
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    Herb, I did check and it is indeed a Morse...

    Herb,

    I did check and it is indeed a Morse #2.

    Thanks!

    Mikey
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    Here we go!

    Well we got into the mill today!

    Fasto was correct the collets are Morse #2. I looked them up on Ebay and can get a set for around $35. Chineese prolly but they should work for what we will be...
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    Thanks so much Clark. I get incredible...

    Thanks so much Clark.

    I get incredible satisfaction from teaching my kids!

    Love 'em all, even the horrible ones! :-)
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    Mike C, I agree! Especially after seeing...

    Mike C,

    I agree! Especially after seeing Northern's video. I do suspect however that if it was an intact functional machine, I'd've had to have forked out more than 4 bills.

    I am good with...
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    Thanks NewGuy, I'm looking foward to showing it...

    Thanks NewGuy, I'm looking foward to showing it off to the kids.
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    Northern, Thanks for your post. All I have to...

    Northern,

    Thanks for your post. All I have to say is WOW! That machine is awesome! I can easily see what is missing and it is a shame someone canabalized mine. I'm still pretty happy with it...
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    Thanks again Aaron. When I took it into my shop...

    Thanks again Aaron. When I took it into my shop at school, the students even remarked about the lack of guards and one even went as far as to tell me to unplug it so no one gets hurt. I told him...
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    Pictures

    Here is the mill. I realize that the small head size will limit the capabilities but a 1/2" endmill or small fly cutter will do just fine.
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    Van Norman / Bridgeport hybrid - Please help

    Howdy Folks,

    I posted this in the Bridgeport forum and someone recomended it would be better served here. Pictures will be in the 2nd post.

    I just purchased this mill and hope ya’ll can help...
  24. Thanks Aaron! That's exactly the type of...

    Thanks Aaron!

    That's exactly the type of info I'm looking for! I'll put it up in the antique forum.

    Thanks again!

    Mike
  25. Wow! That's sure not what I wanted to hear. ...

    Wow!

    That's sure not what I wanted to hear. I'd love to take your advice but I'm afraid $ concerns will not allow it. I scraped up $400 to purchase this and that was a stretch.

    I'm hoping to...
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