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  • Originally posted by Tim Clarke View Post
    Today I cleaned the boat, flushed the motors, and sorted out my fishing gear. Yesterday was Salmon fishing on the Siuslaw River, in my native state of Oregon. It was a perfect day on the water, with 2 other men who I often fish with. It was a great day, with great friends, and good food. My home in Springfield has suffered from the nasty air, due to the forest fires you may have heard about. Coastal air is many orders of better, and we were all feeling much better. Hopefully, the Willamette valley will benefit from the cooler temps and rain that is predicted. And, no, we didn't catch anything but the bottom.
    I didn't know it got that nasty in Oregon? Hope your place is OK. I thought that stuff only happened in Cali.
    Pretty cool about the fishing tho -- we have some hardcore salmon and walleye people here
    They go out in January and chop a hole in the ice and fish that way... I used to fish the Niagara River every day
    It doesn't freeze over, but its pretty hairy all by itself -- deep, wide, and deadly.

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    • Originally posted by nickel-city-fab View Post
      *whew*

      I got the job. First time in 18 months, that I will have an income.
      Believe me, I was worried. And deep in debt just to pay ordinary expenses
      Plus medical expenses on top of that
      I can feel the stress and worry leaving my body
      It's not easy if you're older and unemployed
      Congrats!

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      • Originally posted by nickel-city-fab View Post
        *whew*

        I got the job. First time in 18 months, that I will have an income.
        Believe me, I was worried. And deep in debt just to pay ordinary expenses
        Plus medical expenses on top of that
        I can feel the stress and worry leaving my body
        It's not easy if you're older and unemployed
        Congrats on new job,Hope it goes real well!

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        • Originally posted by Tom S View Post
          Picked up a Hardinge Model N cross slide off Ebay that showed up this week. Gave it a tear down and a soak in Evaporust, came decently clean. Might spend a bit more time but it's functional for now. Need to spend some time now adjusting the gibs and getting it dialed in.







          Cross slide looks good,are you running a Cog Pulley on Spindle of that Lathe?

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          • Started a late season project today. Ditching the overhead 70 year old frayed wires to my 60,000 sq’ foot shop and digging 18” deep trench to lay 600V/200A power lines that (I won’t accidentally snag with my backhoe and pull down..again) will be much more convenient than the present arrangement. Adding some heavy American steel to my machine shop starting with a stoning lathe complete with over 200 sizes of stones, bars and testing racks. My tractors will soon rejoice! Looking for a G&E Shaper in restorable condition and surfacer. I wouldn’t mind a upright mill soon before my engine block needs surfacing.
            so that’s my Winter and it all started today and will take a short vacation for a second back surgery in 1 month...bother!

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            • Originally posted by Tundra Twin Track View Post

              Cross slide looks good,are you running a Cog Pulley on Spindle of that Lathe?

              how do you find that live center? Never tried one always worried about runout in the bearing assembly.

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              • Originally posted by Legamin View Post
                ... a stoning lathe complete with over 200 sizes of stones, bars and testing racks. ...
                Stoning lathe in action:
                https://www.facebook.com/robert.wood...8539087463229/



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                • Originally posted by Tundra Twin Track View Post

                  Cross slide looks good,are you running a Cog Pulley on Spindle of that Lathe?
                  Yessir. Lots of horse power in a small package. The lathe was somehow connected to the Rochester Special Products division of GM (either came from there or from an employee who worked there from what I can figure) and I guess they used what the had around when they built that custom headstock. I've got the original headstock rebuilt but need to sort out the flat belt drive before I can switch over.

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                  • Originally posted by Legamin View Post


                    how do you find that live center? Never tried one always worried about runout in the bearing assembly.
                    It's cheap, it's built cheap, but it gets what I need done. To be honest I have not checked runout. I'm keeping my eyes open for a better live center, but since it's an MT1 taper they're not as common.

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                    • Originally posted by Tom S View Post

                      Yessir. Lots of horse power in a small package. The lathe was somehow connected to the Rochester Special Products division of GM (either came from there or from an employee who worked there from what I can figure) and I guess they used what the had around when they built that custom headstock. I've got the original headstock rebuilt but need to sort out the flat belt drive before I can switch over.
                      Does the Cog drive effect finish?

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                      • Originally posted by Tundra Twin Track View Post

                        Does the Cog drive effect finish?
                        Nope, smooth even at higher speeds

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                        • Originally posted by Tom S View Post

                          Nope, smooth even at higher speeds
                          What speeds are you running,I had similar idea for a 10" Logan ?

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                          • Yesterday I sat down and opened a cold beer. Got a call that my daughters place is being robbed. Rushed over to help the boyfriend. We caught the guy and then had to wait for the cops because they were busy. Only had to wait an hour but then the cop station is literally 600m away.
                            We found my daughters car keys in his pocket so this time we got lucky. But my daughter is traumatized as the guy re arranged all her shoes in the cupboard and even put her boyfriends socks on. My beer was warm when I got back. A strange day.

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                            • Originally posted by Tundra Twin Track View Post

                              What speeds are you running,I had similar idea for a 10" Logan ?
                              I'm usually running in the 800-1200 rpm range (best I can figure, no manual for a fabricated headstock and I haven't sat down to do all the math). It works fine, bit of extra noise, not sure if it would have that many advantages over a flat belt on a Logan though. It would eliminate belt slip, but a properly set up belt shouldn't be slipping within a Logan's limits. IMHO it would add a lot of expense and additional work that may not be worth it, I'm a disciple of the KISS method.

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                              • Wired up the VFD to my Centroid Acorn, clocked the spindle, configured CNC12. Now have total spindle control through my CNC software. Also redid the homing switch wiring to only use one input for all instead of one input for each. Also finally installed the E-Stop switch and mounted it to the stand. Today I need to tram the spindle and calibrate the three axis's, enter my tools into the tool library with height offsets and take some test cuts.

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