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    03-11-2014, 12:26 PM
    sorry people had trouble viewing the pics. I have taken the advise from you all and managed to complete this part of my project. Improvements to...
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    03-07-2014, 03:17 PM
    mtraven replied to a thread spindle diagnostic in General
    when you say between ctrs, do you actually mean between 2 ctrs + dog or what I think you mean, chucked at one end, ctr @ other? if that's the case,...
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    03-07-2014, 10:47 AM
    mtraven replied to a thread spindle diagnostic in General
    I considered the flat plate, def much easier, i thought the bored taper would support the bar a bit better...but now I am reconsidering your...
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    03-07-2014, 10:37 AM
    mtraven replied to a thread spindle diagnostic in General
    lol---I know its flaws all to well......if I could go back 3 years to when I bought it, I would agree. But I have put a lot of time into fixing up...
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    03-07-2014, 10:31 AM
    mtraven replied to a thread spindle diagnostic in General
    it'll be coming off 1" stock, I should note, the harrow is built from scratch by me (except the discs themselves). I got deal on bearings, they...
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    03-07-2014, 10:18 AM
    mtraven replied to a thread spindle diagnostic in General
    morse taper is in the faceplate, the metal to be remove lies several inches behind that and is not of critical dimension like the taper, its merely...
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    03-06-2014, 08:20 PM
    mtraven replied to a thread spindle diagnostic in General
    thank you all for your help, its so great to have a resource like this forum. I hope, one day, to contribute as mush as I have learned from...
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    03-06-2014, 08:08 PM
    mtraven replied to a thread spindle diagnostic in General
    well beyond its capabilities? (it may not be the ideal machine to do it on) then a lot of my work has been well beyond its capabilities. i just...
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    03-06-2014, 04:26 PM
    mtraven replied to a thread spindle diagnostic in General
    i agree, mounting flange is a better description. I wonder if you could check for a seam on your inner bore, I have one about 3" in from the...
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    03-06-2014, 03:55 PM
    mtraven replied to a thread spindle diagnostic in General
    ive got a 3 jaw & if needed a 4 jaw that needs an adapter plate. I considered between ctrs, or even on a steady rest, but I lack the bed length do...
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    03-06-2014, 03:51 PM
    mtraven replied to a thread spindle diagnostic in General
    fyi, that gear & key on the spindle can be accessed through the oil panel on my machine, much easier than lifting the mill off. Now I have done...
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    03-06-2014, 03:46 PM
    mtraven replied to a thread spindle diagnostic in General
    @ front, inner bore runout = <0.001" @rear, inner bore runout = 0.002" (one point hit 0.003, but the bore at the rear is rather rough) that seams...
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    03-06-2014, 03:23 PM
    mtraven replied to a thread spindle diagnostic in General
    that's the manual I have been using for for sometime, much better than the original HF version, and it does seem to match up. If I understand you...
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    03-06-2014, 03:18 PM
    mtraven replied to a thread spindle diagnostic in General
    I got the lathe 3 years ago, so I dont know how sympathetic they will be, but its worth a try. time is not on my side, this is for my disc harrow...
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    03-06-2014, 03:16 PM
    mtraven replied to a thread spindle diagnostic in General
    need to put threaded shoulders on the end of the shaft, i have thought long and hard about a different method, nothing so far, if you have an idea,...
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    03-06-2014, 12:52 PM
    mtraven replied to a thread spindle diagnostic in General
    thank you for your prompt response! haha sorry about the shaking, didn't see it until I had already uploaded. I am fairly certain its advertised...
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    03-06-2014, 12:11 PM
    mtraven started a thread spindle diagnostic in General
    in the spirit of "a picture speaks a thousand words", ive shot a short video outlining my problem: ...
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    02-14-2014, 02:13 PM
    hmm, if that's just a matter of more work, I have no problem sharpening, its quick an easy. and I don't have anything in terms of budget, so buying...
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    02-14-2014, 12:25 PM
    i get that this iron is crappy, but I cant stop the project. And I did manage to get through one of these with HSS, just took a lot of sharpening. ...
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    02-14-2014, 11:25 AM
    I don't know anything about carbide, is there a grade, or coating that would give me the best chance? I have never annealed anything, I have an...
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    02-14-2014, 11:06 AM
    I am working on a project that requires me to machine about (30)x 5lbs cast iron weight plates. I expected this to be pretty easy, as my prev....
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farmer / studying machinist

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"it is no measure of mental health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." -- krishnamurti
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