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  1. Trevj, you reminded me that I almost bought a...

    Trevj, you reminded me that I almost bought a SM1340 new in the late 1990's. Only reason I didn't is that a new condition Colchester Triumph 2000 came up for sale out of Bayer's lab in Toronto for...
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    Ancient post, did the straight edge sell? L7

    Ancient post, did the straight edge sell?

    L7
  3. Thread: 6' lathe

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    Nice to see you posting again, smt! L7

    Nice to see you posting again, smt!

    L7
  4. It might be just my eyes, but that lathe looks...

    It might be just my eyes, but that lathe looks like a SM 1134. Not the 13" swing lathe that I have many hours on. (1340 model) Different headstock and bed. Did you measure center height?

    Both...
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    18" Foster straight edge

    Kudos to Denis Foster for his 18" straight edge design. Just finished scraping it and have put it to use. Nice tool! Don't have the level yet for it but just for scraping in small dovetails it...
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    I must be getting old. Took awhile to understand...

    I must be getting old. Took awhile to understand post #72.

    L7

    Love the pics of this lathe.
  7. Suggest watching Stephan Gotteswinter's youtube...

    Suggest watching Stephan Gotteswinter's youtube series on scraping a gib for a Schaublin 102. Different kind of machine, but same priciples apply. In fact I learn something from almost all of...
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    You've got a Mark 1 1/2 Colchester Master with...

    You've got a Mark 1 1/2 Colchester Master with the improved saddle. A good solid lathe. You did well, clean it up and use it. And yes, being English it will leak oil.

    Spares are still available...
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    You run the risk off stripping a gear or the...

    You run the risk off stripping a gear or the feedbelt. So easy to just stop and reverse and re- start...

    The taper attachment is independent of the machined back on the bed. Don't know of anything...
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    In response to 1000EE Monarch, Cosa in Canada...

    In response to 1000EE Monarch, Cosa in Canada sells bellows and way wipers (or did sell several years ago when I bought my last set). Probably easier for a guy in the US is Singer or FPS in Germany. ...
  11. Totally understand the desire for a DS&G, but for...

    Totally understand the desire for a DS&G, but for the OP, wouldn't a good condition late model American or Monarch be more likely given SC location?

    Lucky7
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    I'll take: 6DP 20degPA #'s 2,4,5,6,8 8DP...

    I'll take:

    6DP 20degPA #'s 2,4,5,6,8
    8DP 20degPA #'s 2,3,4,5,6,8

    Also good timing!

    Regards,
    Stan.
  13. Thread: FP4 For Sale

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    Yup, Ross bought a mill from the same shop. At...

    Yup, Ross bought a mill from the same shop. At one point this shop had six Deckel mills that I'm aware of, plus a good amount of other machines. And yes, Bob, you and I paid for it and I doubt we got...
  14. Same generation T&G from lightly used university...

    Same generation T&G from lightly used university environment sold locally for $4800 Canadian two years ago.

    Thought about buying it but didn't.

    Lucky7
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    Thankyou to Spaeth for the drill mount idea. ...

    Thankyou to Spaeth for the drill mount idea.

    Regards,
    L7
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    If the machines are nice, why hide them? Post...

    If the machines are nice, why hide them? Post pics and prices.

    (If it matters to the OP, I'm one of those guys who will NOT waste my time- no interest unless a seller puts pics and prices up with...
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    Collector is a friend so I'm a little biased, but...

    Collector is a friend so I'm a little biased, but I think he has the most mind blowing one person shop I've seen. He can comment if I'm wrong, but I don't think he has an Autometric. He does have a...
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    I prefer the mill that's already in my shop and...

    I prefer the mill that's already in my shop and not some unknown girl that may not be able to dance. :-)

    If the OP has the space and cash, why not get a nice mid sized horizontal. It better have...
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    You'll want more than just the table top flat. ...

    You'll want more than just the table top flat.

    Bridgeport tables are light enough that they are an easy job to rescrape the top and ways. Have done several tables. Time taken depends on how...
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    Oh Denis, I was very intentional in my phrasing....

    Oh Denis, I was very intentional in my phrasing. If it works as well encouraging people to think, to learn from experts, to determine if antivax propaganda is valid (or terribly harmful to themselves...
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    In case anyone wants another expert panel...

    In case anyone wants another expert panel conclusion, the World Health Organization has identified vaccine hesitancy as one of the top ten global health hazzards to humanity. Given the resurgence of...
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    Most of the admin people I work with are a CWOT...

    Most of the admin people I work with are a CWOT but until this thread I hadn't heard that acronym. Thanks! Until this thread I called them something less polite...

    Lucky7
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    Have used a few DS&G's and like them very much...

    Have used a few DS&G's and like them very much (altho would it be too much trouble for an Englishman to make a lathe for someone over 5'2" tall?) and have seen a few Holbrooks, including this one...
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    Hbjj, do you have a spring in your mini clapper...

    Hbjj, do you have a spring in your mini clapper to return to cutting position?

    L7
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    Limi, please continue to speak up. Your comment...

    Limi, please continue to speak up. Your comment was wise and appreciated. You're less likely to hear from the folks that you've positively influenced.

    Denis, my point was not to single anyone out...
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