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  1. I thought the spec said .875" for round stock....

    I thought the spec said .875" for round stock.
    Peter
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    Many years ago when working as a lineman for the...

    Many years ago when working as a lineman for the phone co, we used impact drivers to drill 3/4" and 1" holes in utility poles that were treated with creosote and other things. Once in a great while...
  3. You are correct. That is the rule. I usually just...

    You are correct. That is the rule. I usually just rewire that switch to the low voltage control on the VFD. Just did one yesterday on my Clausing 5914. I found the three leads on the drum switch that...
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    I have 10 or 12 VFD powered machines in my shop....

    I have 10 or 12 VFD powered machines in my shop. It is a one man shop so usually not more than one machine at a time running. I have converted 4 or 5 of the machines so I could use a vfd. The options...
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    That sounds like a standard brake line fitting. I...

    That sounds like a standard brake line fitting. I used them on my old Ford Flathead trucks.
    Peter
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    Well, I took it apart this morning and corrected...

    Well, I took it apart this morning and corrected it and now everything looks like it works as it should. Some one went out of their way to rotate the scroll assembly 180 and put things together that...
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    And the answer is..............It appears the the...

    And the answer is..............It appears the the scroll shaft is rotated 180 which throws the cam off and nothing works. Now I have to figure out how much needs to be disassembled to correct it. It...
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    Clausing 5914 Apron Interlock

    I am working on my 5914 and trying to figure out whey the interlock between the feed and half nuts does not work. All the parts seem to be there and look like the parts manuals and photos that I...
  9. Thread: Mystery Chuck

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    it does. Maybe it is already trued in? I can...

    it does. Maybe it is already trued in? I can hope. Too bad my other 12" lathe is D1-4.
    Peter
  10. Thread: Mystery Chuck

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    No, it came with the lathe, along with all this...

    No, it came with the lathe, along with all this stuff
    https://i.postimg.cc/3xD0TZYQ/P1070134-Medium.jpg
    A Buck Adjust-Tru 8" 3 jaw with removable jaws, a Band "X" 8" 3 jawwith removable jaws, a...
  11. Thread: Mystery Chuck

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    That one is about 8" in diameter! And other than...

    That one is about 8" in diameter! And other than a little "patina" in good condition.
    Peter
  12. Thread: Mystery Chuck

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    Mystery Chuck

    This six jaw chuck came with my Clausing 5914. Any idea what brand it is and how it works. there are three places to insert an wrench to tighten the jaws and 3 more that appear to be some sort of...
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    Turret Tool Post Question

    I have a QC tool post on my other lathes and have never used a turret type tool post so I d not fully understand how they work. The Clausing came with one and I my give it a try. It appears to have...
  14. Thread: New to me Lathe

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    If the hydraulic speed control fails, I have some...

    If the hydraulic speed control fails, I have some ideas on how to get around it. I had one of these about 10 years ago and sold it because I was moving and so I never finished getting it up and...
  15. Thread: Posting Photos

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    I got it. Used Postimage on reduced size files. ...

    I got it. Used Postimage on reduced size files.

    Maybe I can remember it for the next time.\

    Thank you to all who offered suggestions.
    CPeter
  16. Thread: New to me Lathe

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    New to me Lathe

    I picked up this Clausing 5914 lathe and and goodies up in Vermont Friday. It is to replace my Logan 11x24. There have been times when I needed more than the 24" on my two present lathes.

    It came...
  17. Thread: Posting Photos

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    Well, I played with it more last night and did...

    Well, I played with it more last night and did get one to post. One of my problems was that the images were too big. I reduced it to 800x533 and it show ed. I hosted them as an album on this site. I...
  18. Thread: Posting Photos

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    I put the photos in a album on this site. Then I...

    I put the photos in a album on this site. Then I took the URL from there and put it into the box, but the photos don't show. At the bottom of the page, it says I can start a new post, reply to a...
  19. Thread: Posting Photos

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    Posting Photos

    Why can't I post photos? Or am I doing something incorrectly?
    CPeter
  20. That is them. An "interesting" place to deal...

    That is them. An "interesting" place to deal with, but extremely helpful!! Ask for a catalog.
    CPeter
  21. I just bought a matched set of bronze worm gear...

    I just bought a matched set of bronze worm gear and steel worm and shaft from Hamilton Brothers Tool Empire in Beaver Falls PA. Telephone number 1-800-783-4766. The price was $57.99 delivered and it...
  22. I use BackBlaze on my two big computers. It backs...

    I use BackBlaze on my two big computers. It backs up continually. I have used it to get back files that were accidentally deleted. I have been using it for about 4 years.

    Peter
  23. Thread: Need VFD advise

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    There is one now on E**Y that is just what you...

    There is one now on E**Y that is just what you are looking for.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Automation-Direct-GS2-VFD-22P0-2HP-230V/254269412376?hash=item3b33a35418:g:jeIAAOSwMoldCrJU
  24. Thread: Need VFD advise

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    I like Automation Direct. Not the cheapest, but...

    I like Automation Direct. Not the cheapest, but good support in USA, reliable units, easy to program. The remote control costs less than $20 to build and lets you put the controls where you want to....
  25. Thread: Need VFD advise

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    Read this article that I wrote on the subject....

    Read this article that I wrote on the subject. All your questions answered.

    http://www.oursplitrock.com/mill-4.pdf

    And yes, 3 phase and a VFD IS the way to go, the only way!!
    Peter
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