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    04-15-2019, 10:15 AM
    Sounds like some members of the PRC are much, much, much more equal than others.....
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    04-14-2019, 08:51 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Accountants running the company? Costs money to redesign, plus it might cut into the parts sales. Never mind the fact that it's the kind of nonsense...
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    04-12-2019, 04:54 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread Precision Bench Lathes in General
    Right, but this includes areas of the bed that would not be ground. You can see it to the left and right of the nameplate in my picture, this area...
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    04-12-2019, 03:59 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread Precision Bench Lathes in General
    Decided to give the bed and tailstock a coat of paint while I have everything in pieces. Stipped the bed this afternoon. I was hoping to find...
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    04-11-2019, 03:58 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread OT- Cleaning Evaporator Coil in General
    Not your BBQ grade stuff. You need to look for R290, then you would have to check if your valves and coils are sized to use it efficiently. Please...
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    04-11-2019, 03:18 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread OT- Cleaning Evaporator Coil in General
    R-12 was phased out around '96 if I remember correctly. Hope that it never leaks and needs a recharge, R-12 is hard to find and expensive.
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    04-11-2019, 03:12 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread OT- Cleaning Evaporator Coil in General
    Evaporator fins are made from Aluminum sheet, not galvanized steel sheet. Have been for many years. Some manufactures have moved over completely to...
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    04-10-2019, 12:07 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread Precision Bench Lathes in General
    Alright, going to throw one more wrench into the works here. I took a look again, and it appears to me that the threaded spindle has no register -...
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    04-08-2019, 09:27 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread Precision Bench Lathes in General
    Alright, measured up the spindle nose thread this evening, looks to be 2 1/4-6. From a quick google search I think that was the threading for a SB...
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    04-08-2019, 09:02 PM
    I'm going to throw a plug out there for a company called Decal Connection. They've got a great reputation among builders of fishing rods, and are...
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    04-04-2019, 10:07 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread Precision Bench Lathes in General
    Thanks for the notes about spindle height. I'm 6'3, so bringing it up to a good height will save my back in the end. The bench it came with looks...
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    04-02-2019, 10:08 AM
    Tom S replied to a thread Precision Bench Lathes in General
    You know what? I had the exact same thought and then promptly forgot to measure them. I'll check when I'm able to.
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    04-01-2019, 10:08 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread Precision Bench Lathes in General
    I think we're talking about the same thing. The cross slide has a shoe that keys into a slot in the bottom of it, and the shoe should register...
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    04-01-2019, 09:18 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread Precision Bench Lathes in General
    Ok, picked it up tonight and started to clean it up. Can't find the serial number on the bed yet. It's been repainted at some point, I think it...
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    03-31-2019, 09:50 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread Precision Bench Lathes in General
    That's a good tip with the screwdrivers, I've got one set aside to properly hollow grind for this lathe. Looking forward to getting it moved in...
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    03-30-2019, 10:11 AM
    Tom S replied to a thread Precision Bench Lathes in General
    Well, I found a nice bench lathe locally and after taking a look yesterday decided to move ahead with it. It's an Ames No. 3, comes with the original...
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    03-24-2019, 08:37 AM
    Tom S replied to a thread derailed by an ice maker in General
    There's a small amount of oil that gets carried through the entire system with the refrigerant itself. The suction/input side of the compressor is...
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    03-21-2019, 08:23 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread Precision Bench Lathes in General
    I think some of the newer seats use 60 degree threads and acme and stub acme, but if you look at some of the older reel seats such as Paynes and...
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    03-21-2019, 10:29 AM
    Tom S replied to a thread Precision Bench Lathes in General
    Yes, I had the same thought and have been keeping my eyes open. The only downside for me is that they require the stand, and I'm not even going to...
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    03-18-2019, 09:09 PM
    Tom S replied to a thread Precision Bench Lathes in General
    Thanks for the input gents. Trust me, I'd like nothing more than to set up a shop with a decent sized lathe and mill but it's not in the books...
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    03-18-2019, 12:09 PM
    Being able to use a CAD program does not make you able to design things. It may (and this depends on the person doing the drawing) make it easier to...
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    03-18-2019, 10:26 AM
    Tom S started a thread Precision Bench Lathes in General
    Hello, long time lurker here. I haven't used a machine in quite a while, it was a hobby and life got in the way. Getting married, having 4 kids,...
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