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    I was thinking that the gib may have slid out due perhaps to not having screw pockets, and that the action of forcing it back in may have raised the burr, and bent it. The previous owner seems not to have had much "machine sense".

    Probably we are both wrong, and some other feather brained action was the cause.
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    There are screw pockets on the back of the gib, but I think J Tiers is right about what happened to the gib.

    But the saga continues.....

    Here's the ground flat stock supplied overnight by McMaster-Carr:


    They're sending me a new one tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels17 View Post
    Here's the ground flat stock supplied overnight by McMaster-Carr:

    They're sending me a new one tomorrow.

    Use that one for practice, putting the scratched side on the static side of the gib.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Tiers View Post
    I was thinking that the gib may have slid out due perhaps to not having screw pockets, and that the action of forcing it back in may have raised the burr, and bent it. The previous owner seems not to have had much "machine sense".

    Probably we are both wrong, and some other feather brained action was the cause.
    Quite possible, quite possible. When it comes to finding creative ways to foul up a good machine I'm rather happy to admit that we're babes in the woods. There's folks out there that are far better at buggering up stuff in ways that we could never imagine.

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    That's rather odd that it has a scratch on it. Maybe the top piece of a wrapped stack that got the scratch from the knife?

    If it's not bent at all then it's not a big deal. Stone the other side a bit more smooth to be the wear face and use the scratched side for the gib screw pockets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCRider View Post
    Quite possible, quite possible. When it comes to finding creative ways to foul up a good machine I'm rather happy to admit that we're babes in the woods. There's folks out there that are far better at buggering up stuff in ways that we could never imagine.
    No s***. The dragster building guy I bought the Rivett from was pretty unbelievable.... Absolutely filthy it was, with various parts in the drawers instead of on the machine....



    To turn it on, he plugged it into the wall outlet, no switch.

    The picture doe not do it justice, it was dirtuier than that, and the slides had been run into the chuck several times.... evidently he, or someone, was a slow learner. There was dog kibble in the drawers.... and that is the back gear you see in the drawer... not a tooth left on the pinion.



    parts have cleaned up nicely and have been re-scraped, but is still not finished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCRider View Post
    That's rather odd that it has a scratch on it. Maybe the top piece of a wrapped stack that got the scratch from the knife?

    If it's not bent at all then it's not a big deal. Stone the other side a bit more smooth to be the wear face and use the scratched side for the gib screw pockets.
    Looks like someone scribed a mark into it for cutting and then returned it to McMaster. Look at the left end. You can see where the scribe was
    run through a second time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichR View Post
    Looks like someone scribed a mark into it for cutting and then returned it to McMaster. Look at the left end. You can see where the scribe was
    run through a second time.
    If that was the case the guy that scribed the lines needs to switch to decaf.... Not straight and not parallel to the edge for any of them. That's why I was thinking knife cuts. The short stabby marks being where they didn't get through the tape on the first long swipe of the knife.

    Come to think of it whenever I've bought ground flat stock it came off the shelf in some of that corrosion inhibiting paper. Not in this case?

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    If the Gib does not move as when equipped with pins or ears as well as pockets for set screws then the scratch would be fine on the non-rubbing surface.

    It sure fun to follow someone that thinks a 3 pound single jack is a precision fitting and/or repair tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doozer View Post
    I know some joker on here will say
    some joker like say Forrest?

    http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/threads/46259-gibs

    Anyone hear from Forrest lately? He's been awfully quiet.
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