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    Great! I'll leave behind all my mistakes as part...

    Great! I'll leave behind all my mistakes as part of the estate for my kids. :D I have a hard time believing that ingot is worth any more than it's scrap price.

    -Ron
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    As far as "manuals" for the lathe there is South...

    As far as "manuals" for the lathe there is South Bends "How to Run a Lathe" http://www.arcaneiron.com/machines/HowtoRunaLathe.pdf and it's about the best you find.

    Hope that helps,

    -Ron
  3. I'd look through this myself but don't have the...

    I'd look through this myself but don't have the time at the moment. Maybe it will help though - Earfy American Automobiles 1913 Models Many pages to look through.

    -Ron
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    You probably did this already but as no one...

    You probably did this already but as no one mentioned it, have you made sure that your bed is perfectly parallel/aligned/level with itself before doing measurements?

    FWIW

    -Ron
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    Darn it! Now I have to go find a set to be one...

    Darn it! Now I have to go find a set to be one of the cool kids. :D

    -Ron
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    I think you hit on the problem. There is a...

    I think you hit on the problem. There is a difference between making a general friendly "joke" and getting trite, boring, or just nasty in how it is used. Unfortunately, some people don't realize...
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    I first saw one of these "chain saws" with the...

    I first saw one of these "chain saws" with the Polish moniker at a Standard Oil station owned by a Polish guy. I grew up in an area that was mostly Poles, Czechs, Bohunks (me), and Germans. All...
  8. I've seen that happen a number of times in...

    I've seen that happen a number of times in smaller shops. What I see the problem as is that the new potential owner/operator comes in with all kinds of high ideas, "I can do it better", etc. and...
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    Hey now! I'm offended by that being half...

    Hey now! I'm offended by that being half Bohemian. :D (and "no" I don't use a dog carrier ;))





    Da udder un. Da?

    -Ron
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    For you younger kids- :D In the old days,...

    For you younger kids- :D

    In the old days, before this "PC" stuff, that was referred to as a "Polish chainsaw".

    FWIW

    -Ron
  11. Yeah, I thought about it real hard before...

    Yeah, I thought about it real hard before posting. The problem is that I have too many "toys" laying around as it is and could never do it justice.

    -Ron
  12. Goodell - Pratt Lathe in Eastern Nebraska...

    I don't know anything about it other than just seeing it on my local CL, thought someone might be interested:

    Goodell - Pratt. Lathe - tools - by owner - sale

    Goodell - Pratt. Lathe -...
  13. I would put in in my lathe's 4-jaw chuck, drill...

    I would put in in my lathe's 4-jaw chuck, drill and bore it out using the tail stock. Easy, peasy. :D

    -Ron
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    I understand what you are saying but the...

    I understand what you are saying but the cumulative error is only theoretical in that it would vary +- by some percentage but would still be cumulative unless the variable +- is greater than 100% of...
  15. Per the instruction manual page 26: Wiring...

    Per the instruction manual page 26:

    Wiring Diagram - KEF PSD 5 Instruction Manual [Page 26] | ManualsLib

    At least that's where I got it from.

    -Ron
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    I will admit that I'm a little OCD about stuff...

    I will admit that I'm a little OCD about stuff like that but I think of it as I do any tool, etc. - the threads just won't be working "as designed". In ten turns the "first" thread would be off by...
  17. The motor can be re-wired for 230 V 3-phase as...

    The motor can be re-wired for 230 V 3-phase as well.

    FWIW

    -Ron
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    And still be working lathes? -Ron

    And still be working lathes?

    -Ron
  19. Charge what you would charge normally, that being...

    Charge what you would charge normally, that being for the CNC. Charging for all the labor would look to them like your prices are way too high (they don't care if it's CNC or manual).

    JMHO

    -Ron
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    Guess it's a matter of opinion. To me this just...

    Guess it's a matter of opinion. To me this just seems a good way to jack up both the barrel AND the receiver.

    JMHO

    -Ron
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    That's how I know about the prices on them. I...

    That's how I know about the prices on them. I saw and thought, cool to have, until I saw the prices. :( It would be expensive to reproduce but not THAT expensive.

    -Ron
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    Actually, that price is not out of line for...

    Actually, that price is not out of line for those. I don't understand quite why but that's what collectors are paying for them. Hmmm, maybe someone should get some castings made and start...
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    There are "fixtures" out there that do similar...

    There are "fixtures" out there that do similar work, for example Pipe Notcher holds up to 2" Diameter round tubing and https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00U18IZ76/ref=dp_prsubs_2 You could even fab up...
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    That was just one example. There is always the...

    That was just one example. There is always the old, tried and true Naval Jelly -...
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    New - "You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think...

    New - "You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means" :D

    -Ron
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