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  • #76
    UPDATE: Things are gonna slow down some from here on out, folks. Having a minor preparatory procedure tomorrow AM, and then a major surgery on Friday. Outpatient deal, that will last 4 or 5 hrs, will be spending the weekend elsewhere. I'll probably be reading the forum but won't be at my computer or my shop for a couple days.
    25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA

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    • #77
      EDIT it'll probably be next week before I do much with this project again. It's not my first round of surgery, unfortunately. I'm hoping that things are almost done, there is a quarter million $$ in my skull now. Maybe in 4,000 yrs some archaeologist will find it and think we had some weird religion.
      25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA

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      • #78
        Best wishes and hang in there!

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        • #79
          Wow over 2,000 views! I wonder who's doing all the viewing? But so few comments...
          It's a me. Sorry. I've been following but not taken the time to examine closely enough to have a totally coherent idea of what is going on. But I must say I'm very impressed with your setups and determination to get everything done with a 9" SB!

          Good luck on you surgery, I hope it all goes smoothly.
          21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
          1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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          • #80
            Sorry I’ve been watching thread but not commenting,Good Luck with your surgery!

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            • #81
              Counting down, about 6 more hrs to go... no eating, only water until midnite
              25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA

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              • #82
                Good thoughts coming your way! Stay positive!
                I cut it off twice; it's still too short
                Oregon, USA

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by nickel-city-fab View Post

                  The proprietor is Andy Lofquist, and he is good to deal with -- very straightforward, honest, and helpful. I also ordered his kit for the boring and facing head, http://mlatoolbox.com/MLA-7.html.
                  I looked at his website and saw something that might have been adaptable to my lathe... So I sent Andy an email containing a drawing with the dimensions of the mating part on my lathe and asked if his casting could be adapted. He sent a snail-mail with a paper cross sectional drawing of the casting as received, with dimensions. Unfortunately I can't adapt his part to my lathe.

                  I was impressed that he went out of his way to send me a paper cross sectional drawing so I could make the decision myself. Customer service like that is more and more rare. So, I'll give him a shout out to say "thanks".



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