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  • The previous owner of my Bridgeport greased it instead of oiled it but the grease was still pretty loose. I was able to force the grease out of the table and saddle ways with my home made Zerk oil gun but no luck with the knee. So I pulled the Zerks and dug a bunch of grease out of both sides with bent piece of wire. I guess that was just enough to let the oil through and now I have good flow and knee moves noticeably smoother, somewhat to my surprise.
    I also pulled a fallen limb out of the woods with my Ford 8N. It's still green so I had to cut it in two before it would budge. It's oak so it will add to next years shop heat.
    Oh, and I made a loaf of light wheat bread.

    Tom

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    Tom - Spotsylvania, VA

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    • Went to the retina specialist at 8 am. Had my pupils dialated and was pretty much worthless until 4 pm. No serious problems. Still not feeling very shop confident...I chose to do a super clean and refill of our three upstairs cat litter boxes. I did much better today than two years back when that chore lead to a quadruple bypass.
      Illigitimi non Carborundum šŸ˜Ž
      9X49 Birmingham Mill, Reid Model 2C Grinder, 13x40 ENCO GH Lathe, 6X18 Craftsman lathe, Sherline CNC mill, Eastwood TIG200 AC/DC and lots of stuff from 30+ years in the trade and 15.5 in refinery unit operations. Now retired. El Paso, TX

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      • Oh, and I made a loaf of light wheat bread.

        Tom

        Nice work on the loaf, Flathead! Done to perfection.

        I cut it off twice; it's still too short
        Oregon, USA

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          Originally posted by RMinMN View Post

          There is a bit of discussion on how over greasing a ball bearing will cause damage but I wonder in your application if under greasing isn't at fault. I bought a needle fitting for my grease gun and have been successful at resurrecting failing bearings by pushing the needle through the grease seal and giving the bearing a bit more grease.
          The used New Departure bearing lasted 16 yrs and was non greasable 15000 plus hours on it since I had it.The 2-NSK & 1-URSA were both greasable,the
          Sealmaster that I just installed was the highest qaulity bearing I could find nearly $300 Cdn.

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          • Originally posted by Tim Clarke View Post
            Oh, and I made a loaf of light wheat bread.

            Tom

            Nice work on the loaf, Flathead! Done to perfection.
            Thanks!

            A couple weeks ago I bought a new 1-1/2 lb loaf pan made by USA Pan and I am really enjoying it.

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            • Today I made knob screws for the Pillar Tool.
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              Turn the ball ends with the ball turning device.

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              At the other end a ball was also turned on. Afterwards the arm between the two balls was finished with a 2 degree bevel.

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              Here we drilled and cut a M6 thread for the stud bolt.

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              Finished toggle screws.

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              And here at their place of destination.
              Many greetings from Germany
              Bruno
              http://www.mueller-bruno.de

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              • Spent the day yesterday cleaning up the tools and stuff that came with the Kennedy box I bought a week or so ago. One of the items is a Starrett inside mike and some of the rods. That prompted me to have a look at the set that had been my dad's. He bought in the 1930's, then gave it to me when I got my first machining job in 1963. The little handle that screws into the barrel that lets you stick it down in a hole has been was mia since before I got it, so I decided it was about time to make one for it. Removed the little knob to check thread size and it didn't match anything on my SAE pitch gage. Pulled out the metric gage and it matches the .5 mm thread. That sure was a surprise. Never expected to find a metric thread in an old USA made tool.
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                ā€œI know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligenceā€

                Lewis Grizzard

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                • Starrett liked 48 TPI, that is about 0.529 mm, doubt you could easily tell the difference with a gauge, especially with a short thread like that
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                  Keep eye on ball.
                  Hashim Khan

                  If you look closely at a digital signal, you find out it is really analog......

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                  • Thanks JT. Makes better sense than metric. All my pitch gages only go as fine as 40 tpi.
                    ā€œI know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligenceā€

                    Lewis Grizzard

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                    • Originally posted by Tundra Twin Track View Post
                      U the Sealmaster that I just installed was the highest qaulity bearing I could find nearly $300 Cdn.
                      Thank you for buying the Sealmaster. I designed and sold them the heat treating for their ball bearing grooves. They use a very exacting and precise process and they have excellent metallurgical results. They have a great group of waaay intelligent guys making their bearings and their process control is second to none.

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                      • Today I ran a drill tip into my BP clone mill's table and made a small divot about 1/8" across.

                        It's the first scar ever and I've had that mill since 1997.
                        Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                        • Originally posted by Arcane View Post
                          Today I ran a drill tip into my BP clone mill's table and made a small divot about 1/8" across.

                          It's the first scar ever and I've had that mill since 1997.
                          Wow. It took you 23 years to break it in.
                          Tom - Spotsylvania, VA

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                          • Originally posted by Arcane View Post
                            Today I ran a drill tip into my BP clone mill's table and made a small divot about 1/8" across.

                            It's the first scar ever and I've had that mill since 1997.
                            So just drill it through and stamp OIL next to it. Problem solved.

                            -js
                            There are no stupid questions. But there are lots of stupid answers. This is the internet.

                            Location: SF Bay Area

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                            • My son bought an old 1-2 inch mike with no standard, took a try at making one. Third try, using lathe to polish to length and a looong time with 1000 grit paper, nailed it. Probably couldn't ever do this again..... Click image for larger version

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                              • Originally posted by I make chips View Post

                                Thank you for buying the Sealmaster. I designed and sold them the heat treating for their ball bearing grooves. They use a very exacting and precise process and they have excellent metallurgical results. They have a great group of waaay intelligent guys making their bearings and their process control is second to none.
                                The Seed Cleaning Facility I deal with use Sealmaster on a lot of there Machines.

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