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    Did you figure it out? I have a Micromaster

    Did you figure it out?
    I have a Micromaster
  2. Insurance response is all over the map

    I went buy a co-workers yesterday to drop off a donated coffee table and recliner. He has the lizard insurance. They have not confirmed the loss yet?
    The wildfire map shows in red the specific...
  3. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has already admitted...

    Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has already admitted they had equipment issues at the source of the fire at the time the fire started.
    PG&E was blamed for the Carr fire in Redding. Governor Brown...
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    Sticky: For what it is worth. I should send in my money...

    For what it is worth. I should send in my money to request the history on this lathe. It looks like it was manufactured right after Pearl Harbor.
    It is in pretty decent shape. It looks like it went...
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    Great discussion points. As one of those who...

    Great discussion points.
    As one of those who owns a 1941 13" South Bend, this subject is close to home.
    I may buy a new lathe someday but meanwhile, I am learning and improving my skills on my worn...
  6. Beautiful Lathe. I have a 13" also. Great...

    Beautiful Lathe.
    I have a 13" also. Great machines.
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    I see you are new to this site. Welcome. This...

    I see you are new to this site. Welcome.
    This site is more for professionals and very experienced individuals. Don't get me wrong, it's a great resource.
    Your topic comes up about once a week-very...
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    I was thinking they act as guides (or return...

    I was thinking they act as guides (or return dipsticks :)) for the return oil to the reservoir with an added bonus as a swarf filter? That's my theory anyway. All 4 were there when I re-felted the...
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    Regarding the cast iron bearings. My 1941 13"...

    Regarding the cast iron bearings. My 1941 13" South Bend #113 has very little wear on the spindle bearings. The spindle looks pretty darn good as well for a 71 year old machine.
    I agree, if they had...
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    +1 on Phase II

    +1 on Phase II
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    First Use of My 13” Single South Bend

    I have gone through my 77 year old machine and in the process have returned home.
    In the early 80’s I was hired to run a manufacturing and distribution facility in Benecia CA. We made a...
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    Lucille is looking good. My 13 single has a new...

    Lucille is looking good.
    My 13 single has a new motor thank goodness. The guy I got it from did a clean job of it. You mentioned everything on the old girl is heavy. That is a fact.
    I am thinking...
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    Congrats. on your South Bend. Have fun. I am...

    Congrats. on your South Bend. Have fun. I am enjoying getting to know my 1941 13". Improving by the day.
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    Mr. Halligan, it is an honor Sir. I just ordered...

    Mr. Halligan, it is an honor Sir. I just ordered a new compound screw and brass nut for my 13. I am hoping to adapt my dials at some point in the future. You have provided some great videos for us...
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    Well that's good to hear. Customer Service seems...

    Well that's good to hear. Customer Service seems to be a thing of the past. I have looked at many Aloris items on E-Bay. They are a bit pricey. I always felt, if it is important and you want it, buy...
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    It seems we are on a similar path. I pick up my...

    It seems we are on a similar path. I pick up my 1970 Bridgeport (9x42) tomorrow. My South Bend 13 is up and running. My first Vertical Milling Machine has some binding in the quill and does not inch...
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    Thanks JR! My Serial number is BR131733 1970 was...

    Thanks JR!
    My Serial number is BR131733 1970 was a good year, I was going into High School.
    Great information.
    I will pick it up this weekend then the fun begins.
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    r I am picking up my Bridgeport this weekend....

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    I am picking up my Bridgeport this weekend. I think the first thing I will do is remove the table and clean, adjust and lube the knee pinion and screws.
    I am thinking the harbor freight...
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    I am back, I went up to see the old Bridgeport...

    I am back, I went up to see the old Bridgeport Milling Machine. It's been around the Horn and back but I think it will be OK. I made some chips, I looked it over pretty good. If I choose to have the...
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    I am going to check out the Bridgeport today. I...

    I am going to check out the Bridgeport today. I spoke to the owner, he has it powered up so I can run it through the paces.
    From his add:
    Selling my J head bridgeport, comes with a VFD for running...
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    Those of you that live in or near the...

    Those of you that live in or near the manufacturing states have a lot more opportunities. I saw several Bridgeport’s in PA, CT, Oh, etc.
    I live in Northern Ca, we have few opportunities.
    I have two...
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    I just spoke to the seller. He has the power...

    I just spoke to the seller. He has the power hooked up and said it is ready for inspection. He said the gear head is quiet but the table has beginner marks.
    I think it’s worth a look.
    Transport is...
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    Yeah you are right I am not providing enough...

    Yeah you are right I am not providing enough information to warrant valid opinions. I just got back from looking at a co-worker's Dad's J-Head Bridgeport. I wanted to at least have a reference point...
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    J Head w/VFD and Vise $2,000

    Hi, I want a Bridgeport Mill. I saw this add on Craigslist and called the guy. He said it was a good machine and in serviceable condition. I have not done enough research yet on the Bridgeport to...
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    I will take pics of the brazed one, the welded...

    I will take pics of the brazed one, the welded one and the new to me assembly I purchased from Lost Creek Machine. Thanks to iwananew10k
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