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    OT: heros of your youth

    After Dad passed away in 1967, when I had just turned 14, there were a few men who stepped up to help me out. After all these years, all have passed. They were all great guys, and I miss them. Dad...
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    Lew, I wish we were closer, If you ever come to...

    Lew, I wish we were closer, If you ever come to western Oregon, let me know you're invited for a shop visit.

    Thanks, TC
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    I hope Jerry's blood pressure is okay. It must...

    I hope Jerry's blood pressure is okay. It must have gone up when someone challenged him. Too bad, he had a lot to offer, and I wish him the best over in PM land.

    I've been here since the...
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    Least used machines

    I didn't want to hijack the most used tools thread, so here we go: This is about the machine that you use the least. I have lots of tools that haven't been used for many years, and some that will...
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    No doubt a tie between my 4x6 bandsaw, and my...

    No doubt a tie between my 4x6 bandsaw, and my homebuilt 1x42" belt sander. I have been de-burring all parts cut from stock, since I got fed up with seeing my own blood.
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    Salmon fishing on the Oregon Coast. Lost 1 caught...

    Salmon fishing on the Oregon Coast. Lost 1 caught none.....Buddy Jerry got 4 decent crabs. I'm having clam chowder for dinner. I made it yesterday, always better the second day!
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    The bore size will be the size of the ram. At least it has been on the ones that I have resealed over the years.
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    Yup. It's been a few years since I've been that...

    Yup. It's been a few years since I've been that far north. I need to visit again. The west coast has some beautiful places!
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    I get mine at Coyote Steel in (I think) 10 foot...

    I get mine at Coyote Steel in (I think) 10 foot lengths. They're located in Eugene, Oregon
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    My friend Dennis has a HLVH clone. I have never...

    My friend Dennis has a HLVH clone. I have never ran the real one but this one is sweet, he likes it. He has some at his shop, so knows how the real thing works. I have a few hours on the clone, and...
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    Make sure the gearbox vent is open

    Make sure the gearbox vent is open
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    I'm wondering what is the size of the lathe, and...

    I'm wondering what is the size of the lathe, and horsepower? I have some inserts that look very similar. I'll have to dig them out, and look them over.
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    Sticky: Yup. A nice hunk of iron. What kind of lathe is...

    Yup. A nice hunk of iron. What kind of lathe is this?
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    Oh ya. Back in the dark ages I overhauled a D.D....

    Oh ya. Back in the dark ages I overhauled a D.D. 4-53T. Also known as a green grenade. It was in a GMC 6500, if I remember. Cooling system marginal, and if it was a little low on coolant, or a hot...
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    Looking good, Dan!

    Looking good, Dan!
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    Now, there's an idea! got any surplus AP's in...

    Now, there's an idea! got any surplus AP's in inventory?
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    Well, the usual method is to purge the tank, then...

    Well, the usual method is to purge the tank, then fill with inert gas. Local guys use exhaust gas, tank hooked to the tailpipe of their truck. It's how fuel tanks are repaired. Both gas and diesel....
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    [QUOTE=DennisCA;1246557]I've cleaned up the parts...

    [QUOTE=DennisCA;1246557]I've cleaned up the parts and then I did a dry assembly to test the play, as per the instructions I have read.

    I mounted the spindle back in the vertical head and sat it...
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    I respect the guys here who have worked in the...

    I respect the guys here who have worked in the trade, and I appreciate their input and knowledge. Your contributions to those of us that are hobby machinists and model makers is highly valued, at...
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    Brian has it, Clean everything twice with laquer...

    Brian has it, Clean everything twice with laquer thinner, dry it with lint free towels, or compressed air. cover it so no dust or shop dirt can enter. use whatever lube is recommended, from a new...
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    I just looked at my copy, it is Jan/Feb 2015. The...

    I just looked at my copy, it is Jan/Feb 2015. The article shows a holder for 130 degree spades. I don't know if flat bottom spades work with the same holder or not.
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    If you subscribe to the Magazine, there was an...

    If you subscribe to the Magazine, there was an article about making the holder for whatever style the author had. Prolly a couple years ago now.
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    Comfort Tools, not really OT

    Okay, Here is my idea of comfort tools, and why.

    1. An elderly Starrett 0-1" mic. Got it from a elderly stranger, nicest guy you'll ever meet. Told my daughter to put it in my pocket when she...
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    Back in the middle 70's I worked in an automotive...

    Back in the middle 70's I worked in an automotive machine shop that also did drivelines. The guy that did them would peen the weld sometimes to reduce the runout of a weld yoke to tube connection....
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    [QUOTE=jdedmon91;1244805]Spending the kids...

    [QUOTE=jdedmon91;1244805]Spending the kids inheritance. Went by Metal Supermarket and raided the scrap bin. Then ran over to a local pawn shop and picked up this sweet set of B&S micrometers

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