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    04-21-2017, 06:28 AM
    OldTimeEtc replied to a thread Benchmaster Restore in General
    Yeah!!!.......just found another box left outside by Santa (mailman) thanks to a very kind and generous member here. ...and heck no I'm not...
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    04-17-2017, 08:49 PM
    OldTimeEtc replied to a thread Benchmaster Restore in General
    The "tag"?? Are you talking about the machine's manufacturing badge? Most badges can be revived to some extent depending on how bad a shape they are...
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    04-15-2017, 04:02 AM
    OldTimeEtc replied to a thread Benchmaster Restore in General
    David...I replied to your PM yesterday but I'll still send you an email.....thank you
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    04-14-2017, 06:11 AM
    OldTimeEtc replied to a thread Benchmaster Restore in General
    Thank you for your support. Just keep in mind this will be a slow process mainly because of money and the cost of needed parts. Also although I...
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    04-13-2017, 04:27 PM
    OldTimeEtc replied to a thread Benchmaster Restore in General
    It will be slow going for awhile until money is available to purchase the needed parts to continue. In the meantime last time I was out of town. I...
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    03-31-2017, 11:25 PM
    OldTimeEtc replied to a thread Benchmaster Restore in General
    Yeah!! Santa left me something on my doorstep today ( I have no fireplace) ...the correct acme threaded rod with bronze nut.
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    03-31-2017, 01:06 PM
    OldTimeEtc replied to a thread Benchmaster Restore in General
    Don't need any help nor asked for any at this time......and not afraid to ASK if I do need help. Jumping the gun before I even get started in...
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    03-31-2017, 05:33 AM
    OldTimeEtc replied to a thread Benchmaster Restore in General
    Have I given the impression I need help and don't know what I'm doing?.....I'm hardly green. I'm sure you mean well but why don't you wait and see...
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    03-31-2017, 02:53 AM
    OldTimeEtc replied to a thread Benchmaster Restore in General
    I'm already aware its not the right casting as I had mentioned in my first post that this mill was once Benchmaster's "Production Version". Since ...
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    03-31-2017, 02:41 AM
    OldTimeEtc replied to a thread Benchmaster Restore in General
    Does this have anything to do with this thread? Can we stay on topic. If you want to go on a long winded lecture about over seas made machines please...
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    03-30-2017, 10:14 PM
    OldTimeEtc replied to a thread Benchmaster Restore in General
    For now I've temporarily reassembled the knee so I'd have a mock-up of the entire assembly as reference so I can come up with a working plan to...
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    03-30-2017, 08:11 AM
    OldTimeEtc replied to a thread Benchmaster Restore in General
    Spent some time tonight disassembling the knee and cleaning up all parts. Going to hold off painting until I have a working plan how to improve what...
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    03-22-2017, 11:25 PM
    OldTimeEtc replied to a thread Benchmaster Restore in General
    Finished painting the main body parts.....
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    03-21-2017, 06:51 AM
    OldTimeEtc replied to a thread Benchmaster Restore in General
    .......thought I would take the time to clean up the machine's manufacturing and lubricating info plate.
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    03-21-2017, 06:49 AM
    OldTimeEtc replied to a thread Benchmaster Restore in General
    While I have been priming and readying the main body for paint........
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    03-18-2017, 02:27 PM
    I loathe auctions.....dealt with too many who plant shills in the audience and too many uneducated flakes raising the prices on everything till you...
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    03-18-2017, 01:48 AM
    OldTimeEtc replied to a thread Benchmaster Restore in General
    This is as far as Ive gotten so it might be awhile before I post again. I also have to locate some original parts and have found a new replacement...
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    03-18-2017, 01:41 AM
    OldTimeEtc replied to a thread Benchmaster Restore in General
    It will be again. Pictured here is what the guy made for the acme thread riser......Ill most likely have this reproduced in brass or preferably...
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    03-18-2017, 01:37 AM
    OldTimeEtc replied to a thread Benchmaster Restore in General
    I've also taken the time to restore the horizontal spindle assembly and pulley.....ready for new bearings and seals. Also cleaned up some of the misc...
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    03-18-2017, 01:29 AM
    OldTimeEtc replied to a thread Benchmaster Restore in General
    Heres the main cast iron body parts almost ready for paint. Took me awhile to remove most of the several layers of old paint.
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    03-18-2017, 01:21 AM
    OldTimeEtc replied to a thread Benchmaster Restore in General
    So far I've disassembled the machine and especially the main cast iron body parts to get ready for paint. When I removed the manufacturers badge I...
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    03-18-2017, 01:15 AM
    OldTimeEtc replied to a thread Benchmaster Restore in General
    As you can see....its previous owner modified and built an Acme Thread riser for the table. Not really a bad job actually and it works great...most...
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    03-18-2017, 01:04 AM
    OldTimeEtc replied to a thread Benchmaster Restore in General
    This machine was heavy for its size. After some research I found that Its previous owner had taken a Benchmaster production version and converted it...
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    03-18-2017, 12:48 AM
    OldTimeEtc replied to a thread Benchmaster Restore in General
    I already know how to use photobucket........its the website itself hanging up and freezing that's giving me problems
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    03-17-2017, 11:34 PM
    OldTimeEtc replied to a thread Benchmaster Restore in General
    I think I got it working......lets give it a try. Here's a pic of the mill as I found it.
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    03-17-2017, 11:24 PM
    OldTimeEtc replied to a thread Benchmaster Restore in General
    Thanks for the comments.....I use Photobucket and its not letting me upload pics for some reason so I can post them here so until I fix this or find...
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    03-17-2017, 04:02 AM
    OldTimeEtc started a thread Benchmaster Restore in General
    New to this forum but not quite new to old machines and Tools. Just obtained an old Benchmaster Milling Machine and in the process of restoring it...
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