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    That's how I do it too. This is a hex I cut into...

    That's how I do it too. This is a hex I cut into an adapter bush for my bike, in 2016 I think.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/9gzcmsbgka8sqg4/wobble.mp4?dl=0
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    Sorry, I didn't mean that it was literally...

    Sorry, I didn't mean that it was literally sawn-off, I meant that it was a shortened version of Jarno #19. Most if not all spindle adapters are shorter than the standard taper.
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    From the measurements shown, the taper on...

    From the measurements shown, the taper on diameter appears to be 0.0497"/inch which is very close to Jarno's 0.050"/inch and a bit less than Morse taper's ~0.052"/inch for that size range. My guess...
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    If some people don't understand what drives...

    If some people don't understand what drives others to take on what they would consider unnecessary risks - that's fine. There's no requirement for that. They should at least understand that there...
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    It's a bolt head mangler. Used for chewing up...

    It's a bolt head mangler. Used for chewing up previously good condition fasteners :)
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    Back on topic I see reported in our news that the...

    Back on topic I see reported in our news that the cops are looking to seize data recoding stuff from the crashed car-plane. I wonder why that is? Reportedly they want to discover if the fire started...
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    That right there is some colossal display of...

    That right there is some colossal display of ignorance. I sincerely hope that more of your countrymen feel shame from reading that than feel pride.
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    Why do we do anything? I built a 250mph-potential...

    Why do we do anything? I built a 250mph-potential bike. Was a very satisfying endeavour. Would have been even more satisfying if it had actually managed that speed but the journey was as important as...
  9. Thread: 10EE inspection

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    Best beer in the world. I love Belgian beer. Even...

    Best beer in the world. I love Belgian beer. Even the 11% stuff is easy to drink.
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    Wear tig welding gloves when you handle it to...

    Wear tig welding gloves when you handle it to reduce thermal transfer from your hand to the tool.
  11. There's a guy on UK ebay selling some used...

    There's a guy on UK ebay selling some used spindle bearings. He seems to have a good rep.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/123885608843
  12. Why should it? If the alignment is non-adjustable...

    Why should it? If the alignment is non-adjustable then it can only go back on. If it's adjustable, adjust it after re-fitting the headstock and aligning the ways.

    Have you checked the alignment...
  13. I have a granite plate of similar dimensions. I...

    I have a granite plate of similar dimensions. I can just barely lift it onto my bench. I keep it on that workbench, set on it's feet when in use and lifted onto one long side and stored against the...
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    This is John Stevenson's write-up on making...

    This is John Stevenson's write-up on making cutters with the button system.

    https://metalwebnews.com/howto/gear/gear1.html
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    That's not true, and for good reason. If it were...

    That's not true, and for good reason. If it were then the form would deviate both directions and the deviation that produced a fatter tooth would have the gears binding at the correct pitch centres....
  16. Thread: 10EE inspection

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    The rheostat might be fine but there might be a...

    The rheostat might be fine but there might be a bad relay. I think a bad FA relay can stop the field weakening bit working. Cal Haines would know.
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    The few times I've had a whining/whistling...

    The few times I've had a whining/whistling VFD/motor combo I have run auto tuning which has fixed it right away.
  18. Thread: Rotary Broach

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    I think that it would be defined by depth of...

    I think that it would be defined by depth of broaching and the relief angle on the broach. Sooner or later you're going to thin the base of the stem until it's too weak.
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    Just a DC motor on it's own doesn't make for a...

    Just a DC motor on it's own doesn't make for a smooth drive or glass smooth finish. It's the implementation of it that (was) special.
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  20. Thread: 10EE inspection

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    I also have a tight working space so I stuck my...

    I also have a tight working space so I stuck my 10EE tailstock-end first against a wall leaving just enough gap so the handwheel hits the wall just before the tailstock falls off the ways. Also right...
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    It's commonly held that if you order a round dial...

    It's commonly held that if you order a round dial manual you'll get a copy of the same manual regardless of the year/serial number. For the later square dials they can produce machine-specific...
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    My own lathe was procured in 1942 by the Cardanic...

    My own lathe was procured in 1942 by the Cardanic Corporation via the Defense Plant Corporation (government procurement) for an unknown purpose but I did find that they (Cardanic) set up a plant in...
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    The original drive is of the Ward Leonard type...

    The original drive is of the Ward Leonard type which was top tech in the late '30s/early '40's. It was used in all manner of applications from electric furnaces, power stations, heavy equipment drive...
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    The original FWD/REV contactors have been removed...

    The original FWD/REV contactors have been removed and replaced with modern solid state stuff. I bet those aren't cheap.
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    All the '41 machines will have a Reliance large...

    All the '41 machines will have a Reliance large frame motor either 115v field/240v armature or (rarely) with 240v field.

    Field weakening is done by the big rheostsat just to the right of the drive...
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