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    Yesterday, 10:47 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Spin fixture set-up problem in General
    It sounds like the V is not centered in the spin fixture. What are the specs on the SPI fixture. The minus gage pin is .0002 under size. Meyer has a...
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    Yesterday, 02:13 PM
    Yes I remember it being a straight shot down and it was bent out a little at the end just above the bearing. I had to position it with the quill out...
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    Yesterday, 12:43 PM
    Yes, this is what I meant. Just because some one a hundred years ago made two parts an "almost or light press fit together doesn't mean that they...
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    Yesterday, 09:29 AM
    This has gotten interesting and I didn't expect this kind of response. I have to ask..... was the inch system around in the 1500's??? Or is what your...
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    02-16-2018, 10:48 PM
    I was just wondering about this. When I worked in a local factory I ran an old Brown & Sharpe surface grinder, don't remember the model. It was like...
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    02-16-2018, 02:16 PM
    OK guys, here are some pics of the bottom of the vise that I ground. Feel free to grade me on it. What my long time goal has been with grinding is to...
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    02-16-2018, 12:53 PM
    I went through this a long time ago when I pulled the head down for cleaning when I first got my BP. Even though it didn't need it. I remember...
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    02-15-2018, 11:41 PM
    I'll take some pics tomorrow. JL.................
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    02-15-2018, 06:50 PM
    That pattern is all too familiar to me. JL...................
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    02-15-2018, 01:48 PM
    I have an older Starrett V block that I need to true up. I'm just wondering why I can't duplicate the factory finish which is a very soft semi satin...
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    02-14-2018, 05:38 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Fixed My Grinder Switch in General
    Paul, I can't really complain as this grinder is probably 15 years old or more and I use it just about every day. Actually after seeing how frail...
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    02-14-2018, 03:23 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Setup 2 shop vises in General
    That ain't going anywhere. Any thoughts on a filler strip to go between the two tables??? JL.............
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    02-14-2018, 02:38 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Rohm lathe chucks... in General
    Agreed. JL.........
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    02-14-2018, 01:25 PM
    JoeLee started a thread Fixed My Grinder Switch in General
    I fixed my grinder switch this morning....... For the last couple weeks it's been hit or miss when I pushed the top switch down to grind my morning...
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    02-14-2018, 01:11 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Setup 2 shop vises in General
    I'm surprised that all the vise mfg. co.'s don't make some sort of copy being as versatile as these pivot head vises are. JL................
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    02-14-2018, 10:13 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Setup 2 shop vises in General
    I have one of those rotating vises. I grabbed it off a pallet of scrap vises that were returns from a junk tool store that sold Buffalo brand garbage...
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    02-13-2018, 08:12 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread OT: Growing family (cute) in General
    Maybe you can sell them as emotional support pets !!!!! JL................ Sorry, after hearing the news about the woman with the hamster at...
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    02-13-2018, 07:59 PM
    I use these.............http://www.vargus.com/thread-turning. They also have a program you can download. Enter a thread pitch and dia. and it will...
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    02-13-2018, 03:00 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Half Dead Centers in General
    What am I going to do with 100 of them???? I guess I could hang notes on all my machines. JL...................
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    02-13-2018, 11:45 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Half Dead Centers in General
    Probably a good press fit would do. The only issue with this that I see is that the magnets are probably too thick, unless they come in different...
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    02-13-2018, 12:15 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Half Dead Centers in General
    That's a good idea. A spacer held in place with a magnet makes it easy to use on the next taper that may have the same length issue. I don't use two...
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    02-12-2018, 10:20 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Half Dead Centers in General
    No I can't do that because then any taper with a tang such as drill chuck arbor won't seat. JL....
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    02-12-2018, 09:43 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Radius on TC Cutting Edge? in General
    I always prefer dead sharp carbide tooling. I think what you mean by radiused would be more commonly referred to as a honed edge in the carbide...
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    02-12-2018, 09:13 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Half Dead Centers in General
    Here is a picture of the half dead next to one of my regular centers. The both look the same as far as length etc. Here is a picture showing...
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    02-12-2018, 07:39 PM
    JoeLee started a thread Half Dead Centers in General
    I got a different #3 Morse taper half dead center today. This one looks real nice, fit's nice in the TS taper but when I retracted the quill to pop...
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    02-12-2018, 08:52 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Warped Southbend Bed... in General
    That picture may scare a lot of potential buyers away, but with you knowing that you might get a deal. JL...............
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    02-11-2018, 10:58 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread My new Sheldon! in General
    I think formica came about in the early 1900's for use as electrical insulating material. GE or Westinghouse invention ?? I always thought micarta...
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    02-11-2018, 05:40 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread My new Sheldon! in General
    What happened to those gears??? Are they fiber??? on an old machine like that?? JL...............
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    02-11-2018, 05:25 PM
    That's a good fix, but I think what I would have done is screwed the spacers to the spider, then if you had to remove them for some reason you could,...
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    02-11-2018, 05:22 PM
    That's what my tappet does. If you have a big enough drill chuck the face will work. JL...............
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