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  1. That makes a lot more sense now! The plates Iím...

    That makes a lot more sense now! The plates Iím offering are traditional acid-etched brass. The etched relief area is filled with dark blue color for good contrast like what these machines would have...
  2. Markp, Thanks. Did you get an etched brass...

    Markp,

    Thanks. Did you get an etched brass plate for $25? Or a decal? The gentleman I spoke with at a prominent SoCal importer/dealer mentioned he has an Asian source for repop plates and decals....
  3. Mori Seiki and Mori Clone Gearbox Nameplate Reproductions Available

    Moderator: Please delete if this post is not within this forum's guidelines.

    I recently had the opportunity to make a replacement gearbox nameplate for the restorer of an older Mori Seiki. After...
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    Youíll want to compare notes with PM member...

    Youíll want to compare notes with PM member ďnt1953Ē on this machine.
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    Super. Shoot me an email so we donít hijack the...

    Super. Shoot me an email so we donít hijack the OPís thread. Your timing is perfect because weíre about to move to a new home next month. Iím happy to not have to move this underdrive unit. :)
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    If the saddle is badly worn, itís easy to check...

    If the saddle is badly worn, itís easy to check if you have a relatively unworn bed way area at the right end. Remove the tailstock and crank the saddle as far right as it will go and remain...
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    To the OP, here's a shot of a typical SB 16"...

    To the OP, here's a shot of a typical SB 16" single tumbler primary drive setup starting with the 40T spindle gear at the top.

    Note: The machine shown has the later 18T "stud" gear on the...
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    HA! For a second there I was actually wondering...

    HA! For a second there I was actually wondering how a 38.5T gear would mesh... 🙄
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    If itís really the 40T spindle gear, I probably...

    If itís really the 40T spindle gear, I probably have a spare or two. Worst case Iíll have a spare very soon after swapping in a new extended spindle gear PM member Zahnrad Kopf just finished making...
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    I believe what you're seeing is the difference...

    I believe what you're seeing is the difference between the single tumbler (sliding gear) and double tumbler (no sliding gear) gearbox arrangements.
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    Hey Erik, congrats on your etching success. Looks...

    Hey Erik, congrats on your etching success. Looks great, and I hope you wonít stop at the gearbox plate!

    Youíll learn with time how long to leave it in the acid, how to repair a mask thatís...
  12. The jkull plates I've seen in photos look great. ...

    The jkull plates I've seen in photos look great. I think you'll be very happy with the purchase.
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    There is a fair amount of info in my restoration...

    There is a fair amount of info in my restoration thread, search this forum for "16 x 60" resurrection" and you'll find that info toward the end of the thread along with a lot of detail on the wiring,...
  14. They weren't always there, but would be an easy...

    They weren't always there, but would be an easy add. I may even have an extra kicking around in my donor parts bin somewhere.

    BTW, don't let the extra "bump" on the bullgear cover throw you off. ...
  15. You're smarter than you know. When I did mine, I...

    You're smarter than you know. When I did mine, I broke the entire machine down thinking that way I could finish all the painting at once. In hindsight, I wish I had tackled each major subassembly...
  16. The hardest part of a full teardown is managing...

    The hardest part of a full teardown is managing the mountain of small parts. Do yourself a favor and order 20-30 thick plastic zip-loc bags right now. Get the thickest ones you can buy and label,...
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    It's 0.050" per revolution, so as long as you use...

    It's 0.050" per revolution, so as long as you use a 20TPI thread, the size of the bore/pin has no bearing on the micrometer function.
  18. I can't tell you what C-H switch parts will...

    I can't tell you what C-H switch parts will interchange, but I'm sure there are lots of options out there for making a working switch that looks original. I'm making a new 1930s era C-H metal badge...
  19. My 13-year-old son seems to think not changing...

    My 13-year-old son seems to think not changing his socks is an option. I really hope he discovers girls soon so the rest of us in the family get some relief from his personal hygiene regimen.
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  20. Welcome to the ultra-elite "117-E" club. Ha. ...

    Welcome to the ultra-elite "117-E" club. Ha. Mine started life as a 117-E from 1943. It's now more or less an 8117-E after restoration and a few strategic mods.

    Happy to answer any questions...
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    Just thinking out loud, not trying to hard...

    Just thinking out loud, not trying to hard sell...

    If the 14.5 and 16 underdrive pedestal assemblies are, in fact, interchangeable, here's a thought. For the cost you'll spend on individual...
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    My 1943 16" was an Army Ordnance Corp machine. ...

    My 1943 16" was an Army Ordnance Corp machine. No telling what the OP's machine witnessed if it's been in Hawaii since it was delivered.
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    There's barely readable, then there's...

    There's barely readable, then there's invisible...ha.
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    Outstanding! The slow initial interest in the...

    Outstanding! The slow initial interest in the reproduction etched tags and builderís plates I do has really taken off to the point I had to set up a web page to funnel all the inquiries. The biggest...
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    Excellent, Steve! Did you have any challenge...

    Excellent, Steve! Did you have any challenge finding a good graduation number font match to use for the toolpath?
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