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    I saw what looked like that lathe 20-25 years ago...

    I saw what looked like that lathe 20-25 years ago at a friends shop.Definitely not a "hobby class machine",as most of those combo machines are.
    It appeared pretty robust which is what got my...
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    That is rally nice lathe.I would imagine that it...

    That is rally nice lathe.I would imagine that it was a pretty expensive machine in its time,well built for its size..I think you made out really well.
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    If you take the head cover off and find helical...

    If you take the head cover off and find helical gears in there maybe one in the train that set uses is changing its thrust direction when you swap things around.It may be rubbing one way and moving...
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    I also have a few NSK mikes like new.Real nice,as...

    I also have a few NSK mikes like new.Real nice,as good as any.If you can buy them at a reasonable price go for it, you won't be disappointed.
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    This might help.It is an online copy of the Army...

    This might help.It is an online copy of the Army manual.http://www.ibiblio.org/machineshop/LeBlond/Manuals/leblondarmy19.pdf.
    It shows the switch in the back of the manual.
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    If it is a "square head"made from the 50's on up...

    If it is a "square head"made from the 50's on up it doesn't have a clutch,only an electric brake.It is applied any time it has power.When the fwd-rev lever is used it cuts power to the brake and...
  7. I saw one at an auction 20 years ago.It looked...

    I saw one at an auction 20 years ago.It looked like the owners restored it and hadn't used it.
    It also looked more like a 30's machine than a turn of the century one.
    The couple that won the bid...
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    Also with a new to you lathe it is a good idea to...

    Also with a new to you lathe it is a good idea to clean the lead screw before cutting threads.
    They accumulate a lot of crud if not used for a while and won't do your half nuts any good with swarf...
  9. Its nice to emulate but in this case it will...

    Its nice to emulate but in this case it will never come close to an air bearing.I have both types.As a matter of fact I have a brand new one like that that I've never used.
    They will work just no...
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    Your lathe is not set up to cut metric...

    Your lathe is not set up to cut metric threads.Why are you using a metric thread pitch gauge?
    The large numbers above the decimal no's are the threads,the lower are the feeds.When you select "E"...
  11. I'd love to have a slotter.I don't but have a few...

    I'd love to have a slotter.I don't but have a few common size hex broaches and a key seater which are useless for blind holes.
    However I do keep some broken center drills to make various tools out...
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    To bad these are so expensive.275250275251

    To bad these are so expensive.275250275251
  13. Believe it or not there is an outfit that has...

    Believe it or not there is an outfit that has motor fans for just about any configuration.Not at work now but I found them on Google.
    As others have said just trim the opposite blade the same wont...
  14. I stopped at an old mill outside Cherokee NC...

    I stopped at an old mill outside Cherokee NC years ago.It was driven by a turbine of about 5hp.The water feed was a wooden trough from up stream and had about 10-12 feet drop to the turbine in the...
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    When the bean counters take control of a company...

    When the bean counters take control of a company they eventually stack the board with with more of their own.
    The founders of companys have the core of the business in their blood;make the best,be...
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    That is a realistic part,as previously mentioned...

    That is a realistic part,as previously mentioned many motor cycle rear shocks use something similar.It is missing the oil transfer port between the two bores and threads on the short bore.
    I would't...
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    Gary,I told you so!

    Gary,I told you so!
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    I have some 4"x4"x3/8"wall sq tubing about 6'...

    I have some 4"x4"x3/8"wall sq tubing about 6' that I bolt across most of the machines bases that I can.They fit the width of my trailer which I can then bolt down.With straps angled and and cross...
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    Sulphur Grove Tool

    Just wanted to second the recommendation by Dan from Oakland.
    Have used them for all our saws and have had them make custom tires for some some of our other equipment.
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    Cylindrical grinding question

    I'm in the process of planning a rebuild on some equipment.One of the pieces used is a 20mm od x 14mm id dom tube x 32" long(low carbon steel) that needs to be ground approx .013" on the od.

    It's...
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    Never met Peter Gregg but Brumos was across the...

    Never met Peter Gregg but Brumos was across the street from my first business.Several mechanic friends worked for the race shop.
    Never met Leroy,saw him a Ray Fox's garage in 69 or 70.They had one...
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    ripperj,You mentioned toe jacks;we have one for...

    ripperj,You mentioned toe jacks;we have one for lifting fork lifts.It is pretty handy.I lifted the Nebel ts end after using a pry bar to shim it high enough to get under.
    Would have been nice to...
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    Here are some pictures of the lathe aka NEBEL....

    Here are some pictures of the lathe aka NEBEL.
    The hardened ways show no wear and the lathe cuts very accurately.It has some minor issues such as the cheesy gear selector device and a brake...
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    I'v got some pictures if I can find them.You...

    I'v got some pictures if I can find them.You would think after using that machine for 20 years of and on and looking at the nameplate every gear change I would know how to spell it.Call it a senior...
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    We used blue plastic air line through out our...

    We used blue plastic air line through out our plant when it was built(up to 4" mains).It feels like uhmw kind of waxy.It is welded together and we have the dies and heaters.The only problem is if you...
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