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    I want to get them closer to the door. Some kind...

    I want to get them closer to the door. Some kind of 6 inch extension should do the trick. I just havent seen one yet. I am sure its out there though.
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    I saw these, for presumably, an injected resin...

    I saw these, for presumably, an injected resin cooling run. Long end is straight thread though. Hex end is NPT, anyone seen a part like this that is NPT at both ends?

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    Oiler Modifications?

    Anyone modify there oilers so they are easier to access? I am talking about the ones in the pedestal area. On my 16 I am thinking there is a way to extend the Gits oilers toward the front of the...
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    It looks like a powder, is it mixed with linseed...

    It looks like a powder, is it mixed with linseed oil like white lead paint?

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    So in your example the ideal application would be for higher accuracy turning or bigger cuts for production...
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    I was shopping at the company store for one in...

    I was shopping at the company store for one in 1985. I can't recall the exact price but I decided to save some bucks and go for a Kenedey. I was 19 so the money was a big deal. Now all these years...
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    How about some of you old timers tell us young...

    How about some of you old timers tell us young bucks how you'll use the material? I am curious.
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    Great thread timing! I am getting closer to...

    Great thread timing! I am getting closer to putting my lathe back into service after a re-fresh and going over and I am not sure if I want shiny new tags on it since I didnt repaint it but it's on my...
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    I was dating a gal who was a Berkeley student at...

    I was dating a gal who was a Berkeley student at the time in the mid 90's. She told me that she had a group of researchers presenting the links between alzhiemers and aluminum and they were...
  9. It has been a 25+ year dream of mine to have a...

    It has been a 25+ year dream of mine to have a real lathe in the garage so I dont plan on giving up! I am not sure which gearbox pics you are looking at but I have the brass plug in mine. I have...
  10. Thanks Triple R! I haven't been posting too much...

    Thanks Triple R! I haven't been posting too much here but I have been doing a lot of work with the help of the guys in the antique machinery section of this place. I learned a lot about testing the...
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    Any chance you could post a picture of the...

    Any chance you could post a picture of the references you are using?
  12. Thread: WTB 16 parts

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    I have seen just the top holder part of the...

    I have seen just the top holder part of the collet rack on ebay a bunch of times. Keep an eye out!
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    That's a really clean looking machine. Ebay is a...

    That's a really clean looking machine. Ebay is a great place to find parts. The smaller the lathe the more parts are available, at least this is what it looks like when I search for 16" parts!
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    If you go the "albums" route do you run out of...

    If you go the "albums" route do you run out of space at some point?
  15. I was going to go with pasta noodle machine!

    I was going to go with pasta noodle machine!
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    I did break down and get a megger...and a...

    I did break down and get a megger...and a megohmmeter! I ran that motor through all the continuity checks and resistance measurements and she is good! I knew the motor worked, of course, because I...
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    I felt like it was poor form to show that...

    I felt like it was poor form to show that contemporary megger unit I got but while the iron was hot I started scoping a few vintage units on bay and did get this beauty to check those windings!...
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    That is is wired and works? albeit the peak...

    That is is wired and works? albeit the peak efficiency is not determined but could be useful if you weren't sure.

    I looked for a video of the ball bearing trick but did not find!
  19. So the question is, How are you going to use it?...

    So the question is, How are you going to use it? I am trying to think how I might incorporate this into something but I am coming up blank after flag hoist. Unless you modify the split end where the...
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    Not that I have a small armature to do this but I...

    Not that I have a small armature to do this but I thought that this was an interesting test.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs0DJnHK2Y8
  21. Worth looking into if you are in the market for...

    Worth looking into if you are in the market for one!
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    I am not an EE (probably obvious by now!) but the...

    I am not an EE (probably obvious by now!) but the idea is to measure to make sure the insulation is doing it's job. Meaning that the integrity of the wiring/windings is not compromised. I have been...
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    That is an awesome thing for you to do. I just...

    That is an awesome thing for you to do. I just pulled the trigger on one that is inbound already!
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    I am guessing you're right! I think you want to...

    I am guessing you're right!
    I think you want to look up what kind of specific check you want to do and then employ the correct tool. In my case I am looking for escaped voltage in the windings of my...
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    Take a look at this vid ...

    Take a look at this vid


    https://youtu.be/6RwxoyV7_94

    It is pretty easy to follow. He first verifies if his megger is working using a couple of resistors of a known value. With positive and...
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