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    02-13-2018, 09:26 PM
    Robin R replied to a thread Setup 2 shop vises in General
    If you set them both on one side of the bench, with the fixed jaws in line, you can hold long pieces of work much more securely.
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    02-13-2018, 09:08 PM
    Robin R replied to a thread Rohm lathe chucks... in General
    I've got a 10" Rohm 4 jaw that weighs about half as much as my Pratt Burnerd 10" 4 jaw, it is a nice chuck though.
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    02-01-2018, 11:09 PM
    I'm running a 1953 lathe with a 3HP 400v 50 hz motor of a Teco VFD, though that gets its power from a step up transformer and rotary phase converter....
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    01-25-2018, 11:39 PM
    My understanding of a non interferance engine is that the intake and exhaust valves couldn't interfere with each other, not that it was not possible...
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    01-22-2018, 12:06 AM
    Another possibility for 2fixed and 2 swivel casters is to have the fixed casters in the middle of the sides and the swivel casters in the middle of...
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    01-21-2018, 11:20 PM
    Robin R replied to a thread Sometimes you need 3 hands in General
    That might really come in handy if you didn't want to put your knitting down when you go for a leak.
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    01-20-2018, 04:44 PM
    We recently switched fro cable internet to satelite. The reason we switched was because the cable supplier apparently couldn't buy enough bandwidth,...
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    01-14-2018, 08:53 PM
    The john-tom.com site has free steam engine plans, I seem to recall there was at least one that didn't require any machining.
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    01-14-2018, 08:17 PM
    Accusize Tools list a 4" angle lock vise for $199, I have no experience with their products, so you would be on your own there. They are in Richmond...
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    12-25-2017, 04:49 PM
    Robin R replied to a thread SB Heavy 10 Mystery in General
    It could just be that the ways got more lube than the leadscrew, is there an easy way to get oil on the leadscrew.
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    12-19-2017, 11:59 PM
    Is it possible that the two holes are for something like a peg spanner, then perhaps rotate it through 90 degrees.
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    12-16-2017, 05:09 PM
    Robin R replied to a thread Pacemaker 20x48 in General
    I would second the suggestion to use solid rollers, when I moved my 6,000# lathe using 3/4" pipe, the pipes ended up looking like Christmas crackers.
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    12-14-2017, 11:19 PM
    Robin R replied to a thread jto chuck in General
    Lee Valley currently have a chuck that goes from 0.3mm-4mm as a special buy, it comes with a hollow arbour so you can choke up on longer bits. At...
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    12-04-2017, 11:03 PM
    I don't think world trade has ever been about fair, more just what you can get away with. Plus the Chinese are probably still pissed at being forced...
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    12-04-2017, 10:16 PM
    Robin R replied to a thread Drill sharpening jig plans in General
    Do a search for Gadget Builder, then when you get to his site scroll down till you get to drill sharpening. He details a 4 facet drill grinding jig,...
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