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If the chuck scroll is worn, each different size piece chucked will come to a different center. If the jaw gripping surfaces are worn, changing the size of the part will not change which jaw shows high/low. Most new 3 jaw chucks aren't going to get better than about .003" TIR overall anyway unless o...
Remember to take in to account the wear on the bottom of the saddle. On most lathes it will be 4 or 5 times more than is what is seen on the bed. The saddle is short compared to the bed and travels the bed, so.... And the left operator side will have the most wear. I will long remember when that dis...
- Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:54 pm
- Forum: The Junk Drawer
- Topic: Petroleum Jelly (aka Vaseline) shelf life
- Replies: 8
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I have a small jar of it that's been in the shop since the late '60s. It's darkened slightly but is still good. I don't think the highly refined grease will deteriorate much in a hundred years sealed in the jar.
Very handy stuff !
Very handy stuff !
- Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:28 pm
- Forum: General Discussion
- Topic: Benchmaster milling machine.
- Replies: 3
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I have a Benchmaster vertical. It's a small machine but nicely built. The major drawback, compared to larger machines, is that the quill is fixed. It doesn't move in a drill press fashion so drilling/spotting holds is done by raising the knee. The other unusual thing is that the knee screw extends t...
- Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:46 pm
- Forum: Lathes
- Topic: Brand new old school south Bend 10” lathe!
- Replies: 16
- Views: 6089
That 10K is a brand new machine with most all the tooling. It has a hardened bed. It's built better than any lathe it's size on the market today. It's got a couple of life times of home shop use in it and then there is more than enough left to rebuild for another lifetime in someones shop. You won't...