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    Hi Rouke, sounds like an interesting project,...

    Hi Rouke, sounds like an interesting project, please post pictures as you go along, I for one always enjoy this type of machine rescue/rehab. Jim
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    Where in Kalifornia are you Ethan? If you are...

    Where in Kalifornia are you Ethan? If you are near Oxnard there is a great guy that has a used equipment and tooling business that I can recommend that could probably help you out. SMS Engineering I...
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    Are they from free range trees grown in humane...

    Are they from free range trees grown in humane conditions?
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    Don't leave those lathes alone together,they'll...

    Don't leave those lathes alone together,they'll mate and who knows what you will end up with... really nice jobs on the various displays you did, did you make those storage drawers also? I think its...
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    Seabees for me.Also early 70's. Keep an eye for a...

    Seabees for me.Also early 70's. Keep an eye for a Rockwell 21-100, not a large footprint,can be disassembled and moved part by part if necessary. A Burke Millrite would be another good choice,...
  6. Try this guy : MCC Electrical supply, 805 642...

    Try this guy : MCC Electrical supply, 805 642 1507, Ernie. No guarantees obviously, but he has helped me out before several times in sourcing older or obsolete control equipment, Jim
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    Pat Black's Hendey was a beauty thats for sure....

    Pat Black's Hendey was a beauty thats for sure. There were other examples that were "japanned" that appealed to my eye, I wish now that I had saved the pictures. Dobermann sort of hit the nail on the...
  8. Brian, the most complex part of the lathe is the...

    Brian, the most complex part of the lathe is the quick-change gearbox, which if I am not mistaken, you don't have. If you are reasonably mechanically inclined and proceed in a systematic manner I...
  9. Hi Brian, if you are going to disassemble the...

    Hi Brian, if you are going to disassemble the entire lathe it is handy to have reference material and replacement parts on hand. Steves kits are definitely worthwhile in my opinion,I bought the book...
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    German stone cutters making millstones

    Video is in German, but somehow I ended up watching it and the succeeding one. Those guys were some tough old birds,and they sure had an eye for the grain of the stone.

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    Mr.Oder, how extensive is your library??? I am...

    Mr.Oder, how extensive is your library??? I am always amazed at the amount of info you are able to unearth... (thank you by the way) regards, Jim
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    That last pic would make a great tee shirt......

    That last pic would make a great tee shirt... thanks, Jim
  13. Thanks Terry, great job on the save of the...

    Thanks Terry, great job on the save of the truck.very interesting write up and pics.I always appreciate these projects as a sort of living history lesson. Regards, Jim
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    I spun the head around so that I could put the...

    I spun the head around so that I could put the quill in from above, but it is going in the correct way. I only heard it run once but it sounded ok at that time. I did not feel it for heat, but he has...
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    Hi Elwood,serial number is 6J1V5D-700 as far as I...

    Hi Elwood,serial number is 6J1V5D-700 as far as I can see. The quill was impossible to move ever since my son in law obtained the mill. The whole head is stripped at this time and well cleaned but...
  16. Mike, great job on this project! I had lost track...

    Mike, great job on this project! I had lost track of it until now. Nice job on the videos also. Bringing these old machines back to life certainly is a labor of love...
    Thanks for the update,Jim
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    Hi Elwood, it is not really an issue of parts...

    Hi Elwood, it is not really an issue of parts missing, the quill in its bore is too tight and I need to loosen it up so that it will move up and down. Right now I cannot move it using the handle....
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    Mike, I don’t have a way of taking a picture...

    Mike, I don’t have a way of taking a picture easily. Other mike, yes, the lock is not a factor. The quill is definitely too tight in its bore.thanks,Jim
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    Hi Elwood,I forgot about the difference in types....

    Hi Elwood,I forgot about the difference in types. It must be a 1b, although it is missing the upper drive gear. Thanks, jim
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    Cincinnati 1a spindle issues

    Hello all, trying to reassemble a previously disassembled head. No apparent crash damage,but the quill is extremely tight in its bore. I realize that it should be a close fit but I am pretty sure it...
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    cool drill, but lets see some of your work...

    cool drill, but lets see some of your work please... Jim
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    WTB 1" straight shank facemill arbor

    As the title says, but would also be interested in getting one with an R8 shank. Thanks, Jim
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    Hi Caleb, welcome to the forum if no one has...

    Hi Caleb, welcome to the forum if no one has already done so. This place may be of some help: 7/8 - 5 Left Hand Acme Lead Screws & Nuts for Power Transmission - Roton Products, Inc. Index mills are...
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    Years back I worked in a shop that made precision...

    Years back I worked in a shop that made precision optical components. we needed a vertical lathe but none were readily available so we made our own out of a used 14 inch. We stood it on end and...
  25. No offense, but why would the owner of the motor...

    No offense, but why would the owner of the motor shop not be responsible for getting you a replacement motor? (this may be of help to you also: Millrite MVI Cleanup )
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