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    I don't care if it measures imperial or metric,...

    I don't care if it measures imperial or metric, or if it's old school vernier.... I can do the math.

    Pete M: as indicated I had a Horrible Freight 4" POS digital caliper that I cut the jaws back...
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    Pocket micrometer or equiv

    Out wandering the shop floor in a factory that builds electronics, it would be handy to have an EDC "pocket micrometer or equiv" And it's not like I'm lacking the usual full size suspects from TESA...
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    and GUARANTEED: too small for the next job that...

    and GUARANTEED: too small for the next job that walks in the door!
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    Not to add to the controversy, but I've been in...

    Not to add to the controversy, but I've been in this ditch with my home shop..... aka "Da Pit". Da pit is a small basement garage with way too much cast iron for comfort. To fit the space I had to...
  5. I've had both, I currently have the Sajo 54 ; The...

    I've had both, I currently have the Sajo 54 ; The only thing I am really not keen on is the lack of clutch. Everything is direct drive & stop / start.
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    I had a Rathone with TGP bedways in granite...

    I had a Rathone with TGP bedways in granite pillow blocks..... very very precise machine. Took standard Hardinge tooling. Drive was very complicated, many edge cards. Eventually changed it over to...
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    My father had similar in his shop, though as I...

    My father had similar in his shop, though as I recall is was a Rank Van Keuren. Lamp was not neon, it was Krypton filled.
  8. An "off the shelf" Square hole sleeve and some...

    An "off the shelf" Square hole sleeve and some loctite should do the trick!
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    You won't find a simpler machine anywhere, should...

    You won't find a simpler machine anywhere, should be pretty easy to evaluate and equally easy to repair.
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    I got into similar with at mini exhaust manifold....

    I got into similar with at mini exhaust manifold. My preheat was closer to 500 degrees and was TIG brazing with Al Bronze as per Jody over at welding tips and tricks: AC square wave lots of cleaning...
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    I for one would rarely entertain HSS or inserts...

    I for one would rarely entertain HSS or inserts on a buy by the piece sale, simply not worth my time to hunt ebay.

    A mostly full UPS flat rate box with the "Tom Lipton" inspired "Crate in a Box"...
  12. Same here on a 12CK Garlock packing that I...

    Same here on a 12CK

    Garlock packing that I happened to have around the old mica / graphite messy stuff. Skived and put in like piston rings too. Two layers, gaps 180 degrees apart, copious...
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    It's been 20+ years, and from memory it was...

    It's been 20+ years, and from memory it was simply Mobil AW32
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    Like one of my oldest friends who bought a...

    Like one of my oldest friends who bought a ghost-town / mine site in NV to have enough room for his overflow of machinery.
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    And before you know it you will have an organized...

    And before you know it you will have an organized box at each work station. It makes the work flow faster but it sure eats up the real estate!
  16. Internal fingers on a slide hammer or similar...

    Internal fingers on a slide hammer or similar "off the shelf" bushing puller. You might even get lucky and find one as a loaner at the local auto parts store.
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    I'm guessing this is what we would call "JOG" ...

    I'm guessing this is what we would call "JOG" which is a momentary contact that lets you "bump-rotate" the spindle. Say you need to access chuck jaws for change out and so forth. Rather than...
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    Question was purely one of "any common...

    Question was purely one of "any common problematic issues" / or "words of caution" with these relatively light weight machines. OK so I know it's not a Monarch 612 or Okuma LS. That said we won't...
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    Pete As you know a refrigerated air dryer is...

    Pete

    As you know a refrigerated air dryer is never going to source up a dew point less than the freezing point of water. But AFAIK all the commercial ones get within 10 degrees of freezing...
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    Import 16" engine lathe

    Anyone have words of wisdom to share on possible purchase of a new Namseon 16" swing manual engine lathe. Call me sheltered, I've never run one of these little imports. Lightest lathe of that swing...
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    I've been down this road and I have an IR dryer. ...

    I've been down this road and I have an IR dryer. I'm at elevation and in the winter it's cold, and at the moment my air dryer isn't exactly worthless but it's not efficient either. Min dew point...
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    Down to one 10ee, starting to think it's time to...

    Down to one 10ee, starting to think it's time to simply have Lodi Iron pour something. Would be nice to have options for a rear tool post. Thanks everyone you've all been most helpful!
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    The machine in question came into my possession...

    The machine in question came into my possession with a bed turret and plain rear rest: logically then it would have had the long cross slide with rear dovetail. That said the serial on the bed...
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    Yup true story, but the guys at the hardware...

    Yup true story, but the guys at the hardware store made sure I read "Blasting around the Farm" the companion book.... but that was only 46 years ago and I was maybe 15 years old.
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    Cross Slide "interchange" on 10ee

    Question: Time to go shopping.
    Will a round dial 10ee cross slide adapt to a square dial machine?

    Best
    Cyclotronguy
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