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    Today, 03:42 PM
    Sometimes its way easier to post pics of your latest shopping buy, than stuff you made on a machine tool..
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    Today, 03:34 PM
    Yes, buy the good stuff once, it will last the rest of your life. I have a Starrett thread guage, my main one to use, its over a hundred years...
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    Today, 01:47 PM
    Yes and THAT is the problem being able to cut from the top..
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    Today, 01:43 PM
    754 replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    This often works good for getting each end of the lathe up. May need to remove cover behind brake. And pull chip tray out. Get a 2x4 across the...
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    Today, 01:36 PM
    754 replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I built a u shaped bracket out of 3/4 3 flat bar, then tabs on the side for steel casters. Fits my big lathe under tailstock end, and one end of...
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    Today, 12:51 PM
    I for the most part enjoy it here. And I came in partly to try to help people. Some people it seems though, like the idea of having...
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    Today, 11:36 AM
    I prefer to buy tools in working condition, not a kit or work in progress. And especially not new in box, but needing a bunch of fixes , before it...
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    Yesterday, 09:05 PM
    Being that I am an ex logger.. I will say that on limbs up to 2 inch, straight with the pole should easily work .....even bigger.. if you have a...
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    Yesterday, 01:03 PM
    I get what you were saying. I had a Herbert 2 D turret lathe, ofte it ran 8 hrs a day or sometimes more. When you looked at the parts, you...
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    Yesterday, 01:45 AM
    So what is the plan if you get an order for a 24 inch wide , and it can't do it , or blows the guts out if the Chinesium drive unit ? Do you have a...
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    01-16-2019, 12:24 AM
    754 replied to a thread Old lathe recognizing in General
    Why use stainless, no lathe maker would. Its probably cast iron.
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    01-15-2019, 05:58 PM
    754 replied to a thread Old lathe recognizing in General
    I am surprised it has not yet been identified..
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    01-15-2019, 02:45 PM
    I am going to disagree about the Southbends. I think they were used a lot in production. Let's forget about wartime they were made for around 8...
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    01-15-2019, 02:24 PM
    To those who never lace up tight, I am going to suggest you never did much physical hard work . Or even hiking or climbing. If your shoes or...
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    01-14-2019, 09:02 AM
    754 replied to a thread My first engine build in General
    4.5 inch steel discs I think would be easy to find on ebay?
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    01-14-2019, 01:34 AM
    754 replied to a thread My first engine build in General
    Just remember you will turn out scrap parts. If it's a sorta pricey piece or you have to wait for material , better do a test piece if you are...
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    01-13-2019, 03:02 PM
    754 replied to a thread How to ream 1" ??? in General
    And that works how in a blind hole ?
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    01-13-2019, 02:42 PM
    754 replied to a thread How to ream 1" ??? in General
    If it fits 2 inches into the chuck body and jaws it be fine.. And like the rest of life, if something is beyond your capability, you can always...
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    01-13-2019, 01:09 PM
    That probably weighs 4000 or more. When I wanted a grinder here they were very hard to come by, less than one a year offered up. Then one fell...
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    01-13-2019, 01:01 PM
    754 replied to a thread How to ream 1" ??? in General
    Depends if it fits all the way in the chuck , or just the jaws grip it...
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    01-13-2019, 09:32 AM
    754 replied to a thread How to ream 1" ??? in General
    Yes but the next problem, I think it's a 7 inch long bore.. easy if reamer is mounted to carriage. But on a small lathe, that can mean...
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    01-13-2019, 02:49 AM
    754 replied to a thread How to ream 1" ??? in General
    Say your reamer has a .625 shank, even if its mt 2 Mount a 3 inch long block in your toolpost, drill or bore to .626 Drill into it from above, 2...
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    01-13-2019, 01:16 AM
    754 replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Dragged out my ratty 20 inch slip rolls today, cleaned up about 10 inches of the shaft to roll a tail section piece for a seat on an XS 650 I am...
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    01-13-2019, 12:26 AM
    If it's hydraulic an oil change can be 100 bux plus..
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    01-12-2019, 12:49 AM
    754 replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Paul your bronze bushings look like Oilite. .
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    01-11-2019, 11:03 PM
    Glug just make one, 2 or 3 hrs later, you be done..
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    01-11-2019, 06:47 PM
    754 replied to a thread Get me over the hump in General
    Lathes are a bit like motorcycles.. You can get onto a 125, and get used go it fast., but on the open road you may find it lacking.,
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    01-11-2019, 03:15 PM
    They need not stick out far I am familiar with jam nuts. But first off , not sure if it is a real problem... or the the lathe just needs cleaning...
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    01-11-2019, 02:54 PM
    754 replied to a thread Punch grinding machine in General
    Grinding punches to sharpen them, is very common in tool and die maintenance work..
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    01-11-2019, 02:52 PM
    754 replied to a thread Self reflection on our hobbies in General
    Around 1966 we got an Eldon Road Race set for Christmas.. it had that feature... you could run 2 cars on one lane with seperate controls.. one of...
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About 754
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Lifelong resident of Kelowna. Logging , sawmill worker, self employed machinist.
Married , with 2 kids
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Kelowna BC
Interests:
motorcycles, bicycles , machining
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retiredo

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