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    My 1944 Brown&Sharpe #2 mill was production...

    My 1944 Brown&Sharpe #2 mill was production green, I have seen many short bed war era machines with big swings such as an Axelson with 36" swing and 30" centers. with only a 2" hole through the...
  2. The best way to test the machine out is to do...

    The best way to test the machine out is to do repetitive cuts on the OD of a piece of material, while adjusting the ball bearing gibs.
    Often the front ball bearings are too tight, and many times...
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    that's a good read thermite! confirms what others...

    that's a good read thermite! confirms what others have found making their own back plates, and other spindle adapters here over many years.
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    The clock spun up to 250hrs on this project, a...

    The clock spun up to 250hrs on this project, a younger person could do it in half the time, but I didn't have to watch re-runs of Matlock like the rest of you.
    And, with the benefit of kerosene as...
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    Nope! cam lock pins wont help. I have an ee that...

    Nope! cam lock pins wont help. I have an ee that has a slightly lager short taper the others, it can only use chucks that came with it, or are fitted to it. Chucks supplied with a machine are fitted...
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    Its for sure not the studs, probably can tell...

    Its for sure not the studs, probably can tell from my post, I am not a big fan of 5c collets, but I am stuck with them on my cutter grinder and some other equipment.
    I have had 3 of the standard...
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    My old 51 mfg model ee does that sometimes, its...

    My old 51 mfg model ee does that sometimes, its always been from the switch contacts needing cleaning, located under the cover at the back of the headstock.
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    Ya, that 5c stuff runs much better on Hardinge,...

    Ya, that 5c stuff runs much better on Hardinge, because they invented it. Monarch ee, it was an afterthought, sure, with a separate nose piece instead of the taper ground into the spindle. But, WoW,...
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    The old 50wt Harley Davidson oil had a strong...

    The old 50wt Harley Davidson oil had a strong smell, but it could be mixed with kerosene for extreme cold weather-they didn't have electric starters back then.
    Working back up the knee to the...
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    I had an old British motorcycle from the 50s, it...

    I had an old British motorcycle from the 50s, it stated to add one egg cup of marvel mystery oil to each tank of gas-as an upper end lubricant, a very important lubricant in world wide use. It also...
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    I had a break in the weather and managed to move...

    I had a break in the weather and managed to move the machine inside. The door behind is a 48" UL listed fire door-"Hanford surplus of course", the mill slipped though in zig zag fashion with no...
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    I have that post in AXA size, and found it to...

    I have that post in AXA size, and found it to work remarkably well. It has a different feel when locking then the Aloris, the post seems to hold better under vibration.
    I was wondering how they...
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    It has been 10yrs since I was porting cylinder...

    It has been 10yrs since I was porting cylinder heads, I did it daily working cast iron and aluminum. I tried most major die grinders and settled on Dotco for stones, and Cleco grinders for burrs.
    I...
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    The tailstock is the later heavier casting with 1...

    The tailstock is the later heavier casting with 1 3/4" quill, the dial on the tailsock handwheel is the inch/metric reading style that reads in MM and 1/64". The dial is geared but, the scales are...
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    The mechanical parts of the machine are numerous,...

    The mechanical parts of the machine are numerous, but simple. An example is the feed handles and dials for the movements, not one of the parts are interchangeable, the method of attaching the parts...
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    If the horse head logo is a Sea Horse, it is made...

    If the horse head logo is a Sea Horse, it is made in Japan, and probably was a good chuck. The older Buck 6" 6 jaw chucks are pretty delicate because to put 6 jaws in a small circle does not leave a...
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    I think Brown&Sharpe may be the only mill that...

    I think Brown&Sharpe may be the only mill that locks the arms with one handle, the cast in arm locking clamps shows amazing casting design. It appears the clamping areas were line bored along with...
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    Its always best to replace the sprockets along...

    Its always best to replace the sprockets along with the chain, that would add to the cost, and you would still have to adapt a new sprocket to the machines drive hub. But, I think my machine will be...
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    I have the adjustable motor plate all the way up...

    I have the adjustable motor plate all the way up to scrape out the possum poo, so the chain has as much slack as possible in the photo. I checked the chain before loosening the motor plate, I could...
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    As far as I can tell, B&S never did use V belts...

    As far as I can tell, B&S never did use V belts on a mill. One thing to consider is great strides in V belt performance has been made in the last 70yrs. Probably these chain drives could have been a...
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    I solved many of my storage problems making oiled...

    I solved many of my storage problems making oiled wood storage boxes that are designed to pack as much in to a small space as possible. I would make storage boxes that are small enough to lift, and...
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    The old Harley Shovelheads, were perhaps the...

    The old Harley Shovelheads, were perhaps the worst motorcycle heads ever made, the needed extra Tarting!
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    When I was working on motorcycle heads, I really...

    When I was working on motorcycle heads, I really got the messed up ones and I know exactly what you are referring to. All I can say is I tried to make the best compromise I could, having to consider...
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    The Reed Prentice lathe produced a really good...

    The Reed Prentice lathe produced a really good finish, my brother has other good lathes also. He said, there appears to be no way to adjust the chain, and seems to have a lot of slack. The mill has a...
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    Find the same in my tank, I am running low on oil!

    Find the same in my tank, I am running low on oil!
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