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    Today, 07:48 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread 13x40 headstock removal in General
    Wouldn't a second test bar, designed to go between centers, make that job much easier?
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    Today, 07:46 PM
    4400? Much rather have my new 12x36
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    Today, 10:09 AM
    What’s wrong with a chip brush? Leadscrew on my new lathe at least only gets used for threading. Chip brush soaked with way lube...
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    Yesterday, 11:21 AM
    RB211 replied to a thread 13x40 headstock removal in General
    For around $100 on Amazon and eBay, you can buy morse taper test bars. Coupled with dial test indicator and a machinist level to ensure the bed is...
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    Yesterday, 10:31 AM
    RB211 replied to a thread OT: Skill Saw in General
    There needs to be wood working control... How many fingers are going to be cut off before law makers ban these assault saws? Sent from my iPhone...
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    Yesterday, 05:59 AM
    RB211 replied to a thread 13x40 headstock removal in General
    My 12x36, the head is not registered on the v-ways, as it is a gap bed lathe. Just understand that if you take the head off, you will need to spend a...
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    02-19-2018, 11:22 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread TALON GL-1108 CNC Lathe in General
    Servo on the spindle, throw in some live tooling, would be pretty cool! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    02-19-2018, 08:38 PM
    My wife wants out of Florida, and I want land and a shop that is about 3 to 4 times larger than what I currently have. One of these would be nice....
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    02-19-2018, 08:32 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread TALON GL-1108 CNC Lathe in General
    Path Pilot? http://https://www.tormach.com/product_lathe.html Oh, my mistake, it’s 10,300 base price. Damn, I should of bought that as well...
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    02-19-2018, 08:31 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread TALON GL-1108 CNC Lathe in General
    4hp spindle for a tiny lathe? It’s probably built like a tank
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    02-19-2018, 07:49 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread UTUBE Greats in General
    Tubal Cain often talks in absolutes that just aren’t true, but most of it is good. Adam Booth is one of my favorites, as is “ThatLazyMachinist”.
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    02-19-2018, 07:17 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread New toy coming, PM-1236 in General
    When I get back home after this work trip, I may be opening up that gearbox. If the bolts are tight, will be looking for a bad oil seal somewhere.
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    02-19-2018, 07:01 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread TALON GL-1108 CNC Lathe in General
    Hmm, 6000$ more you can get the Tormach lathe with 15” swing.
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    02-19-2018, 05:10 PM
    Thank you for the TOC. Building a target rifle sounds interesting Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    02-19-2018, 05:08 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread TALON GL-1108 CNC Lathe in General
    What are you waiting for? Buy the damn thing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    02-18-2018, 05:57 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread New toy coming, PM-1236 in General
    Removed the cross slide so I could drill and tap it 5mm x .80 at 150mm centers for the nice mounting bracket that came with the Precision Mathews...
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    02-18-2018, 04:16 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread New toy coming, PM-1236 in General
    No extra split nut, but it did come with spindle spider like Grizzlies ďGun Smithing LathesĒ come with, and a ďstock stopĒ that fits inside the...
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    02-18-2018, 03:54 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread New toy coming, PM-1236 in General
    Took off the cross slide... I suspect the feed gearbox has an oil leak... Nice to see scraping on bottom of the cross slide. Sent from...
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    02-18-2018, 12:35 AM
    Do these books offer content thatís valuable outside of gunsmithing? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    02-17-2018, 04:05 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread New addition to the shop in General
    Very nice!
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    02-17-2018, 04:03 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread New addition to the shop in General
    I got a picture of a really nice Grizzly workbench/cabinet on six castors
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    02-17-2018, 02:37 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread New toy coming, PM-1236 in General
    Ok, I redid the test and proud to report that the indicator didnít move. The tailstock is bored perfectly, I am very happy. On another note, the...
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    02-17-2018, 01:43 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread New toy coming, PM-1236 in General
    Pacemaker is a nice lathe! Ok, I did a test with the tailstock. I took one of my dial indicators mounted on the carriage with a magnetic base, and...
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    02-16-2018, 01:42 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread New toy coming, PM-1236 in General
    Agreed, now for those damn ball oilers... Some of them are really tiny, others bigger, but I need a decent oil gun with a tip that works very well...
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    02-16-2018, 12:37 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread New toy coming, PM-1236 in General
    So easy to go down a rabbit hole. I think in this case, ignorance is bliss. My next manual lathe will be a new Standard Modern. If Canadians can’t do...
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    02-16-2018, 12:25 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread New toy coming, PM-1236 in General
    Iím at Busch Gardens right now, will look at it when I get home. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    02-16-2018, 09:59 AM
    RB211 replied to a thread New toy coming, PM-1236 in General
    Hereís the tail stock. No scraping or flaking to be seen. Doubt the cross slide looks any better. Maybe one day Iíll try some spotting paste and see...
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    02-15-2018, 12:20 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread New toy coming, PM-1236 in General
    Oh, just wait, the bandsaw is on thin ice! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    02-15-2018, 11:56 AM
    RB211 replied to a thread New toy coming, PM-1236 in General
    Came that way. Chips easy. Need to get some blue paint from PM Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    02-15-2018, 09:51 AM
    RB211 replied to a thread New toy coming, PM-1236 in General
    Ok, itís on the cast iron stands, for which I am very glad I spent the extra 200$ for. This lathe is rock solid, and just got it leveled this morning...
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