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    Quote Originally Posted by flathead4 View Post
    Those might not be real coals but this guy is really using a plasma cutter over the lathe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2REYNaX9TY
    I once used my mill and my plasma cutter to cut a two foot long 1/2" thick plate in half. I rigged up a holder for the torch and totally covered the bed with steel sheets and carefully adjusted the variable feed on the X-axis to give a decent cut. My plasma cutter was a little undersized for 1/2" steel but with a very slow consistent feed at a set height it worked like a charm.

    I'd bet my own money that guy doesn't own that lathe.

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    Our local water company decided that it didn't need an on-site fitting shop at the sewage works any more, so tried to sell the machines which included a Dean Smith & Grace lathe. Not getting offers better than scrap price they moved the DS&G to their main workshop and used it for metal spraying worn pump shafts which needed building up prior to regrinding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard P Wilson View Post
    DS&G to their main workshop and used it for metal spraying worn pump shafts which needed building up prior to regrinding.
    Grinding? I used to help a friend out in his shop where thats really all he does, multi stage underground pumps.

    After building back up with the flame spray we would turn them in the lathe.

    I hated that spray job. That stuff is dangerous. JR
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    Not sure about the grinding, maybe turned them, but the poor old DS&G just rotated the shafts while they were metal sprayed.
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    He is stress relieving the bed so the twist stays permanent and he can get his pack of smokes back out from under the corner foot.

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    I didn't know where else to post this, so here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard P Wilson View Post
    Not sure about the grinding, maybe turned them, but the poor old DS&G just rotated the shafts while they were metal sprayed.
    He used his big reed-prentice. He would completely cover the ways with the correct side of his welding blanket and spray then turn on the same machine. JR
    My old yahoo group. Bridgeport Mill Group

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