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    Good thread you made over there in the dust-maker section!

    I learnt a few things which is something I really enjoy! Thanks

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    Time flies when you're having fun, or so I hear. Finally got back to this to finish off the repair. The final repair being to the handle, where the threaded portion broke off.

    I set the handle up on lathe. Faced off where the threads broke off. Drill up in steps to 37/64", then tapped hole to 5/8" x 18.

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    I got a grade 8 bolt and chopped the head off.

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    I put red loctite on threads and ran into handle till it bottomed out. Tightened it for good measure. Parted and dressed it up.

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    The final results are really satisfying.

    Upon further review, I'm going to make my own custom tee nuts, as tool post placement will be off center. But I don't count that as part of repair.

    Adding another hour for handle put grand total at 13 hours. If I was looking at resale, I would have made $10 or $12 an hour, not great. But also not my goal. Rescuing named or higher end tools, at low cost, with a good story has much greater value.

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