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    The add: Thread: WTB Vintage Atlas TH54 10" Compound Slide
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolbox Mechanic View Post
    The add: Thread: WTB Vintage Atlas TH54 10" Compound Slide
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    There is a time limit on this forum, after which you can no longer edit a post.

    My advice, don't sweat it. Lots of grumpy old pricks around here, that like to rattle their gums about naught, but most of them actually have a lot of good info too.

    If the Forum Owner or the Moderator decides to kill the thread, they will. Otherwise, sift out the good advice from the noise and carry on with yer life.

    Best of luck with your project!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolbox Mechanic View Post
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    Don't even worry about it.

    It is of no more consequence than peanut shells on a sports bar floor.

    The staff are used to a rowdy crowd. Routine housekeeping sorts it.

    @las "Cast Iron" isn't short of the element Fe. It is short on hardness and long on more surface loading than is wise for standing up to wear.

    The OEM knew HOW to do better. It simpy wasn't in the design-goal budget for low-end hobby goods

    So mostly.. it doesn't. Stand up to wear.

    You needed to use it more than once every week or three?

    You simply bought a different machine.

    A south Bend, one could use EVERY week.

    An industrial lathe, every day.

    A "Grand Old" ass-kicking heavy-lifter, take-no-prisoners Axelson, ATW, L&S, LeBlond heavy, Hendey...Monarch.. Herringbone Sidney.. and more from other nations?

    All day, every day, three shifts a day... for easily 20 years. Add another ration each time rebuilt. Many here are over a hundred years since built.

    They are WORTH the investment in a rebuild.

    Because they can pay back the value of the time and money.

    Fixing an @las, OTOH is akin to recharging lead pencils, blowout patching paper towels.

    Or laundering toilet-paper for re-use.

    Whywuddja wanna bebotherd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevj View Post
    ...Lots of grumpy old pricks around here, ...
    you kids get off my lawn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim rozen View Post
    you kids get off my lawn.
    LAWN?

    We thot that wuz just your fossilized ass unraveling?

    Only place in town lumpy enough to build a bit of unpredictable challenge into a miniature Golf course, so best you learn to take it in..... stride?

    ?? Where's that danged thesaurus? Or was it an Allosaurus?

    Lessee "grumpy old...."

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    Maybe not directly related, but....
    The manual / brochure for my Pratt & Whitney 12c lathe
    says that the top slide is made from cast steel.
    Seems like a smart idea, because many old lathes
    I have seen have the tee slot broken out to some degree.
    But still, obey the notion about not cutting with the
    top slide severely extended.
    I did verify my top slide was something more glorious than
    plain cast iron. The file test says it is something pretty
    hard. Cast steel, I would believe it.


    --Doozer


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