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    Hi all.I'm trying to find an article from either HSM or MW/PIM about a damaged t slot that someone repaired on a lathe compound.I've tried the search engine here but didn't come up with any results.My back issues are in too many different boxes from tidying up and I can't find but a few at the moment.I think the article was about removing the t slot and making a multi slot plate to replace it.Does anyone else recall this?Thanks,Robert.

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    Robert,

    I think I remember the article but I can't remember which issue of HSM it was in. I do know that he milled off the top lips of the t-slot and drilled and tapped two holes on each side so he could mount plates that would replace the milled-off portions.

    Clear as mud, huh?

    Hope this helps.

    Greg
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    Thanks Greg.At least now I know I didn't imagine the whole thing.I can search now knowing it does exist.Of course if I had thought it up I could have sent it in and gotten paid for it!Robert.

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    Robert,

    I notice in your profile that you are an automotive machinist. I started out as an automotive machinist fresh out of high school vo-tech. I stayed in it for 4 years and it was one of my favorite jobs. Imagine an 18 year old kid getting to build engines the right way!!!!!

    What kind of equipment does your shop have?

    Greg
    "The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is." Winston Churchill

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    Good thing you got smart and went into something that pays more!On to equipment:
    Zanrosso Crackshaft grinder-82"capacity
    Stewart Warner analog balancer
    Peterson TCM25 valve seat and guide machine
    Souix 680 valve refacer
    Souix valve seat grinding equipment
    American Automotive head and block "mill"
    Crappy head pressure tester
    Sunnen LBA pin and rod hone with AG 300 gauge and rod,pin,and king pin mandrels
    Sunnen "dog house" rod cap cutter
    American Automotive Flywheel grinder
    Kwik Way FN boring bar on Kwik way stand(plate type)
    Van Norman 944 boring bar on small engine stand
    Shelby block honing machine that I use manualy because the air system quit.It never worked that well anyway.
    Stack of torque plates for blocks
    AXE spray cabinet with aluminum safe cleaner
    Old Old soak vat for cast iron and sheet metal etc.
    Scat Blast glass bead cabinet
    Atlas/Bear(not the same as the lathes)brake drum and rotor lathes
    30 ton pick up dealer shop press
    OTC piston press fixture
    LeBlond 13x24 Regal lathe
    Old Atlas 10x36 lathe
    Old Air Compressor with no name
    Stuff that needs fixing:
    Lodge and Shippley 16x36 lathe
    Van Norman 444 flywheel grinder
    Bridgeport Series I CNC vertical mill
    Tobin-Arp pin and piston boring machine
    Lempco 855 head grinder
    Rotunda brake drum lathe for large drums
    Curtis Air Compressor
    Ing Rand Compressor bought for motor and control for above
    Things that eat:
    Sasha,Prissy,Cassie,and Bandit the dogs
    Sticky the cat and Mousetrap the cat (if he ever comes home from tomcatting he'll go to the things that need fixing catagory)
    Sorry this got so long but I had a chance to talk so I did!
    Robert.

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    Hello Robert,
    Check out the photo on page 34 of the Feb/Mar issue of Machinist's Workshop. (2002) If that is the lathe that you are referring to it belongs to Marsh Collins. Maybe if you do a search on his articals you will find the one that you are looking for. Just an idea.
    George.

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    Thanks George.I'll have to find the issue where ever I put it.The search didn't turn it up under his name but it might be too recent to be in the archive.At least I've got a date to look for now.
    Robert.

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    Weeelllllll, I'm not exactly getting rich by teaching, either!

    Our equipment consisted of:
    60" Storm Vulcan crankshaft grinder
    Stuhr grinding wheel balancing stand
    Storm Vulcan crankshaft straightening press
    Rottler boring machine
    Rottler power hone
    Storm Vulcan head and block surface grinder
    Tobin Arp seat and guide machine
    Tobin Arp valve grinder
    Tobin Arp flywheel grinder
    Sioux seat grinder
    Sunnen pin and rod hone with AG 300 gage
    Sunnen cap grinder
    Sunnen piston pin press
    Sunnen rod heater
    Storm Vulcan spray wash cabinet
    Bayco oven
    Tobin Arp glass bead cabinet
    NAPA compressor
    Yale pneumatic hoist
    Old junk Buffalo lathe

    This has been a nice trip down memory lane!

    Greg
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    I'm back, what your looking for might be found in Home Shop Machinist, Jul/Aug, 2001 in an artical called "Overhaul of the Old Lady". I subscribe to MWS and my friend Andy Bradette subscribes to HSM, he is out of town right now so I can't check his library to be sure. We trade magazines back and forth as they come in. An arrangment that works very well for both of us.
    To invent, you need a good imagination - and a pile of junk. Thomas A. Edison

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    Thanks George! I belive that is what I was thinking about.I passed on the information to the guy on Chaski's BB with your name too.I found my copy of the M W you refered me to but I can find everything around the HSM issue but that one.I looked it up using the search feature here(finally figured it out) and gave him that info too.Maybe he can find a copy to look at.In the meantime,I need to locate mine and put it with the rest.
    Robert.

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