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    I'm a small time landlord. I spend way more time...

    I'm a small time landlord. I spend way more time prepping a surface to paint than the actual painting. I do two top coats of a moderately expensive exterior semi-gloss latex with a 4 inch brush. ...
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    I buy and use the 5 mil blue gloves form Harbor...

    I buy and use the 5 mil blue gloves form Harbor Freight (with coupon, frequently on sale at $5.99 and you get a free flashlight). I wear them in two layers. When the outer layer tears, the inner...
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    Clean overall to avoid getting rust / dust /dirt...

    Clean overall to avoid getting rust / dust /dirt on the precision surfaces, clean the precision (flat, unpainted) surfaces, oil the precision surfaces, oil the rotating surfaces, mount lathe on a...
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    JFK precision quoted me $225 or 250 a few weeks...

    JFK precision quoted me $225 or 250 a few weeks ago. I bought a 4.5 to 3MT adapter from Grizzly for $43? and made mine own as part of building up a 5c drawbar asm. My adapter is most likely not as...
  5. My mother bought an outside wheelchair lift for...

    My mother bought an outside wheelchair lift for my (now late) father to use. My mother did not think of the slope on the driveway so it was very difficult for her to roll him (push slightly uphill) ...
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    Thank you all for your responses. CalM: I put...

    Thank you all for your responses.

    CalM:
    I put the hex collet in there because then the transition between the fixture and the collet would be obvious (was not certain that the fixture would be...
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    Thank you for your reply. If I understand your...

    Thank you for your reply. If I understand your response - nothing on the adapter looks modified, all surfaces are uniformly ground.
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    Inside taper is 5c

    Inside taper is 5c
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    You are more ambitious than I am! ...

    You are more ambitious than I am!

    [QUOTE=junkaddict;1254836]I'm gonna tear it down........ I actually enjoy doing this kind of crap.
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    Need help identifying a taper

    I bought some mystery 5c drawbar parts at NAMES a few years ago. After finishing the 5c drawbar on my Clausing 5914, I have this 5c adapter left over. It appears to be close to a 6MT but the larger...
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    5c collet fixture - name & use?

    I bought a 5c collect fixture at an auction and the fixture in images was lumped in with the item I wanted. What is it, how is it used? Why is the angled surface on the underside a compound angle? ...
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    I very much agree with Norman. Recently I've...

    I very much agree with Norman. Recently I've assembled a B'port from pieces and am only dismantling where I need to (such as the fine feed rate selector because the grease was so stiff the lever...
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    Congrats on the mill. I would suggest focusing...

    Congrats on the mill.

    I would suggest focusing your tooling budget on endmills and the like before shelling out for a nice vise. I bought two very similar looking "drill press" vises, a 4 inch...
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    My first lathe was a Southbend 11 x 3 ft. ...

    My first lathe was a Southbend 11 x 3 ft. Unfortunately the bed length includes the length under the headstock. I inquired at Southbend (early '90s, was looking for change gear info, lathe did not...
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    I chose the caliper that drained the battery the...

    I chose the caliper that drained the battery the fastest. I loop a piece of masking tape to make it double sided and place the battery on the tape when not needed. I get great battery life, except...
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    Yes, one can get two scales for quill and knee...

    Yes, one can get two scales for quill and knee that do vertical axis summing. Looking at DROPROs website, the only units that have this feature are the ones with magnetic scales. I was considering...
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    Thank you all for your responses. I'll leave it...

    Thank you all for your responses. I'll leave it as is and actually begin to use it to get a feel for how well it works.
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    Improving import co-axial indicator?

    So I recently bought an import co-axial indicator at an auction. It was only after I became the owner of of the indicator that I did some research on how to use it, and how to check for built-in...
  19. I also have a spare electric hydraulic system...

    I also have a spare electric hydraulic system from a lift or similar. I think it only puts out 1500 psi and early on discounted that due to thinking that I needed more pressure.

    I have not seen...
  20. I forgot about the reservoir - its been several...

    I forgot about the reservoir - its been several decades since I had a bottle jack apart. But the good news to me is that I have less concern about overpressuring the bottle jack with the 2-stage...
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    JoeLee: Please explain about the "coupler...

    JoeLee:

    Please explain about the "coupler box". I am presuming that the quill scale and the knee scale read in opposite directions so that raising the knee or lowering the quill would change the...
  22. Adding a two stage pump to a bottle jack press

    I have an A-frame 30 ton bottle jack press. A few weeks ago I scored a 10,000 psi two stage pump at an auction for $12. I am thinking of modifying my existing bottle jack to only be the ram and...
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    Mill DRO - having extra scale(s) for Z axis

    I installed a Mitutoyo DRO to my current small table Bridgeport. It met my then requirement of available used (cheap) and able to monitor X & Y axis position....
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    Thank you all for your replies. Since a number...

    Thank you all for your replies. Since a number of you mentioned sneaking up on the angle via trial and error, I proceeded down that route (with a whole lot of error and self inflicted tribulations...
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    Thanks all. This is one of the few times where...

    Thanks all. This is one of the few times where I am tring to really get the angle right.
    I've always used Richard's suggestion of trial and error (and up to now that's how I got it to about 1/2...
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