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    During several of our discussions of lathes I have mentioned that I purchased an Asian 12X36. I had looked for quite a while for an American lathe, but had no luck. The Asian beast has done admirable service. Its dial inaccuracies becoming less annoying as I became accustomed to them. All in all, I have been very happy with this thing.
    However, today I was able to purchase a round dial 10 EE at a very good price. It is about 300 miles away, and I pick it up in a week, but I am never the less tickled. It has threading, a taper attachment, and is a motor generator. I'd guess the moral is that all things do come to those who wait. Mike

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    Mike
    Told you...
    Way to go!

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      MIKE: What you have experienced is a sub set of Murphy's Law. If one can't find what one wants then one must buy the second on the want list, then some time later what one wanted originally will become available. The next step is the toughest, one must then sell the first thing so as to be able to buy what one wanted in the first place. Unless one is able to justify keeping both items. WALT WARREN

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        Dave I know this may seem like a dumb question .But what does (Way to go) mean seriously I have heard it many times and always wondered Alistair
        Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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          Way to Go AKA All Right!, Super, Right On, 10-4 Good Buddy. Alister if the slang in the US and Canada drive you nuts just imagine how us poor colonials feel you Brits start.
          Forty plus years and I still have ten toes, ten fingers and both eyes. I must be doing something right.

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          • #6
            good-oh

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            • #7
              The 10 EE is supposed to be 100% original drive, but has .002-.003 way wear right against the headstock. I guess I will see how it works out and then decide whether or not to have the ways reground. I'm betting it will be fine, but I don't have a lot more than scrap price in it so a little spent on repair won't hurt too badly.
              I will hold onto the Chinee lathe until this guy is going, and then decide whether or not to get rid of it. Mike

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              • #8

                Just curious... What is the motor-generator for?

                Gordon

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                • #9
                  <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by GM69camaro:

                  Just curious... What is the motor-generator for?

                  Gordon
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                  I believe Monarch 10EE's are DC drive.

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                  • #10
                    Monarch used several methods of converting AC to DC. The 10EE was produced for about 60 years, and the motor generator is one of the earlier methods of providing DC. Mike

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                    • #11
                      Thanks, I didn't know that. We actually still use motor-generators at work to generate DC for driving web conveyance machines. The stuff is ancient but it is reliable, just gotta change brushes occasionally.

                      Gordon

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                      • #12
                        Alistair

                        Spin DOctor got it right, but you could add "You lucky bugger"

                        "Way to go" is also handy when reminding someone of a major screw up. As in "way to go, numbnuts!" - so it depends on how you use it and tone of inflection.

                        In this case, it was a slap on the back (congrats) instead of a "slap upside the head" for being stunned.

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