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    Search eBay or Amazon for Turkish coffee grinder....

    Search eBay or Amazon for Turkish coffee grinder. I saw lots of them in Istanbul and the variety a search turns up indicates there is a good market for them in the USA. The Turks used brass...
  2. Albrecht chucks do not work in reverse, so they...

    Albrecht chucks do not work in reverse, so they are not useful on modern reversing drills.

    You can buy sets of drill bits with three flats on the larger diameter bits so they will not slip in a...
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    Quote from the ad: "...collets with very good...

    Quote from the ad: "...collets with very good accuracy (+- .0002 typical)." And no collets are shown or listed in the ad.

    I have seen collets from China listed on eBay with a claim of .0002"...
  4. A few years ago, I drove to the Oil Creek area to...

    A few years ago, I drove to the Oil Creek area to pick up a Hardinge lathe. We stopped at the Drake Well Museum and Park and enjoyed it very much. There is a working steam engine and tons of...
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    I think plating is more likely to affect...

    I think plating is more likely to affect accuracy/fit (uneven thickness) than is black oxide.

    Larry
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    Post #6 was from a spammer. It contains a hidden...

    Post #6 was from a spammer. It contains a hidden link to a website for military gun collectors. It was not a real question or comment pertaining to this thread. Such spam turns up on PM...
  7. In 1850, my great great grandfather lived across...

    In 1850, my great great grandfather lived across the street from an artist. Another neighbor, many years later, told a newspaper reporter of how the artist enlisted townspeople to model for his...
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    I turned off the sound and just skimmed the...

    I turned off the sound and just skimmed the pictures. The computer imaging was interesting.

    Larry
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    I think the square notches are formed by a series...

    I think the square notches are formed by a series of cylinders cast between the adjacent shoulders. In the picture, you can see a space beneath each cylinder which would allow a straight prybar with...
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    There are several brands of grease that are...

    There are several brands of grease that are designed for lathe chucks. One key requirement is that the operator does not get a facefull of lubricant when the chuck spins up to speed.
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  11. Around 1983, I bought a new Feeler vertical...

    Around 1983, I bought a new Feeler vertical cutoff for their copy of a DSM-59. It was, of course, cheaper than buying from Hardinge. I put it on my 1944 Hardinge ESM-59 and had to slot the three...
  12. Having one collet makes it easier to get accurate...

    Having one collet makes it easier to get accurate dimensions of the thread, body diameter and length. A good picture and a list of any maker marks and an identification of the thread form will...
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    The TM is a plain mill. The gear box is only for...

    The TM is a plain mill. The gear box is only for the universal UM model mill. It is used to drive the Hardinge universal dividing heads, which have an input shaft for the gear box output shaft. ...
  14. The picture above seems to show a 2.5 mm thread...

    The picture above seems to show a 2.5 mm thread gage sitting on a 10 TPI thread. I suggest you try a 10 TPI gage on your spindle. Yes, inch threads on a German machine seems strange, but they have...
  15. Have you found Tony's site? Plenty of larger...

    Have you found Tony's site? Plenty of larger Boley Brothers lathes there, along with history, etc.

    Boley lathes

    Do you know what a collet is? Your lathe has a lever collet closer and the...
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    After I got my first three phase machine around...

    After I got my first three phase machine around 1978, I built a static phase converter. Soon, I got a second three phase machine, so I built a rotary phase converter to run both machines. Then I...
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    I think you understand. But I did suggest you...

    I think you understand. But I did suggest you could make the forward, brake(off) and reverse lever and drum switch operate the low voltage controls on the VFD to make that lever fulfill its original...
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    I use a rotary phase converter in my shop, so the...

    I use a rotary phase converter in my shop, so the Hardinge ESM-59 lathe and the TM mill are just wired normally to the OEM input connections. That means the two-speed motors and two drum switches...
  19. Here is how I measure the pitch of an unknown...

    Here is how I measure the pitch of an unknown tapped hole. I prepare a wood dowel with a diameter a little larger than the minor diameter of the tapped hole. Then I use a knife to cut the end of...
  20. Did you look here? Prentiss Vise Co. -...

    Did you look here? Prentiss Vise Co. - Publication Reprints | VintageMachinery.org

    Apparently, the "Lewis Patent" was one particular construction style that Prentiss made, among quite a few...
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    The underneath drive Cataracts were introduced...

    The underneath drive Cataracts were introduced around 1934, after the company was moved to Elmira, but the nameplate on the bed was cast brass and the tailstock was different from yours, with an oval...
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    $50 including priority postage in the USA. I...

    $50 including priority postage in the USA. I sent an email.

    Larry

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    I bought an Enco made in France boring and facing...

    I bought an Enco made in France boring and facing head around 1975. It is very finely made and worked well the few times I actually used it. Some years ago, I bought a different size Enco head on...
  24. Pointed my phone at the lathe label photo on my...

    Pointed my phone at the lathe label photo on my computer screen and Google Translate says, "War dress goodness unchanged." That is a really neat app.

    And the lathe is nice, too. So what size...
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    The only 2AB collet I have is a Hardinge 1/2". ...

    The only 2AB collet I have is a Hardinge 1/2". It is unused, but has small rust spots.

    What use would you have for a 9/16"? That is not a common end mill shank size. I bought a set of R8...
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