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    Today, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    01-11-2019, 01:17 PM
    If its short holes look at annular cutters like Rotobroach. You won't like the cost of the holder, but you can make one.
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    01-10-2019, 11:59 PM
    754 replied to a thread Your Shop and the Hereafter?? in General
    I have been shop less a few years, but still have most of my equipment. i am trying to get a small space to work on bikes and have a few machines....
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    01-10-2019, 11:43 PM
    754 replied to a thread museums in General
    If you get a chance, and some on here are not that far away.. Check out Duetsches Museum.. in Munich... on an island in the river.. Some very...
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    01-10-2019, 11:37 PM
    754 replied to a thread Get me over the hump in General
    I remember cutting .062 depth of cut with HSS on a Southbend.. 1/8 material coming off.. To rough out certain piece would take huge amount a of...
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    01-10-2019, 10:24 PM
    754 replied to a thread Self reflection on our hobbies in General
    I have never ever viewed machining as a hobby, its always bee more of an obsession. I guess reading about it is a hobby to a certain extent.. ...
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    01-10-2019, 09:56 PM
    754 replied to a thread Get me over the hump in General
    I honestly don't think toolgrinding should be difficult. But it takes 2 things.. which a lot of people don't have.. You have to apply yourself and...
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    01-10-2019, 03:50 PM
    754 replied to a thread Get me over the hump in General
    Bingo , sounds like you really want to learn... Some folks just buy Chinesium pre made tooling to avoid having to learn..
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    01-10-2019, 01:39 PM
    When I used my Southbend, its been a while. I liked to keep a small screwdriver by the lathe. When I wanted rigidity I nipped up the screws, when...
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    01-10-2019, 12:12 AM
    Loctite can take up 6 thou easy.. Am I really the only one here that thinks when you wind the slide back and forth and the gib screws are...
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    01-09-2019, 11:57 PM
    754 replied to a thread Get me over the hump in General
    Tell us a bit about yourself and where you are from.. I mean if you are an amateur blacksmith, can tig weld and work on hydraulics for a living...
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Lifelong resident of Kelowna. Logging , sawmill worker, self employed machinist.
Married , with 2 kids
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Kelowna BC
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motorcycles, bicycles , machining
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