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  1. Wow - That's pretty sweet! I love line shaft...

    Wow - That's pretty sweet! I love line shaft machines. How does it run with the single v-belt?
  2. Just got back from the shop... this is pretty...

    Just got back from the shop... this is pretty funny. So, yesterday I was getting 0.010" runout on the inside of the taper on my spindle. After someone mentioned the roller bearings being a thrust...
  3. I have a vintage Cinci speed/feed chart - so...

    I have a vintage Cinci speed/feed chart - so that's taken care of. Three things would be nice: An exploded parts diagram or sectional drawing of the internals, the tolerances it was built too, and...
  4. You guys have got me thinking... Perhaps I will...

    You guys have got me thinking... Perhaps I will chuck up a bit and try to measure the runout with pressure on the quill. It will be interesting to see if/what difference there is.

    Yes, I'm...
  5. Glad to hear I'm worried about nothing. I just...

    Glad to hear I'm worried about nothing. I just didn't want to work the thing too hard if there was bearing slop I could take out.

    Thanks again!
  6. So, the drive shaft runs into the quill section...

    So, the drive shaft runs into the quill section and at the bottom of the quill, there's the taper. In between the quill and the taper, there's a visible ring of ball bearings. I was thinking that the...
  7. Bearing Adjustment on a 1916 Cincinnati Bickford 24" Drill Press

    Hey all,

    I was farting around at the shop yesterday and decided to put an indicator on my old Cinci drill press to measure the runout and - Yowsa - About 0.010"!
    At this point, I have done very...
  8. Thanks everyone for your answers! I think that...

    Thanks everyone for your answers! I think that you have given me the info I need to block out the current flows and connections necessary for my installation.

    Thanks Thermite for the heads-up on...
  9. OK - the comments about neutrals makes sense to...

    OK - the comments about neutrals makes sense to me. Since my shop is basically an upgraded residential service (240v single phase, 600amp panel with a dedicated transformer) I guess I should be...
  10. Thanks Tom, But what is the functional...

    Thanks Tom,

    But what is the functional difference between having the relay/start control circuit voltage pulled from say one leg of the input legs to the contactor (assuming 120v control voltage...
  11. When to use a Control Transformer in a Motor Starter?

    Hi all,

    I'm in the process of finalizing two combination motor starters to run my rotary phase converter and radial arm saw. I'm using an Allen Bradley NEMA 1 starter for the RAS, and an Allen...
  12. A few questions: What kind of floor are you on? ...

    A few questions: What kind of floor are you on? Will you need to move the machine in the future?
    Are you having a noticeable vibration problem now?
  13. I love Craigslist. Most of my shop equipment...

    I love Craigslist. Most of my shop equipment came from CL postings. Just have to be patient and willing to swoop in and make long drives in the middle of the week. Ebay works well for tooling,...
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    Agree regarding Craigslist. Just picked up two...

    Agree regarding Craigslist. Just picked up two 8" Kurts in excellent condition for less than $400.00.
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    Help Identifying 20" Troyke Rotary Table

    Hi all,
    Just scored myself a 20" Troyke Rotary Table. The data plate is missing however, and I haven't had any luck matching up the casting style to known units on the internet/ebay. Anybody know...
  16. Hadn't really thought about just leaving the pin...

    Hadn't really thought about just leaving the pin out. Thanks for the ideas everyone!
  17. Thanks for the reply Larry! For this situation,...

    Thanks for the reply Larry!
    For this situation, would you just mill-out both broken holes and then re-drill/ream them once the block was soldered in place? Because the taper pin is for locating the...
  18. Best method/Reamer Type to Repair Broken Casting

    Hi,
    I have a cast iron bushing block for an old American Tool Works lathe that I need to repair. The item has a chunk missing with the fracture going in between a bolt hole and a taper pin hole...
  19. Hey CMike, Thanks for the reply! That's funny...

    Hey CMike,

    Thanks for the reply! That's funny RE the s/n. Ozark Tool Machinery Manuals & Books. said OM (although I could have read it improperly). The mill came with a 1940 manual for the ER...
  20. Questions about getting my Cincinnati No. 3 Universal Mill running.

    Hi all,

    I am the proud new owner of a 1946 Cincinnati No. 3 Universal, Medium Speed Dial-Type Milling Machine—Model OM, s/n 2A3U1S-11
    At this point, like any equipment new to me, I am going...
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