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by spro
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does Motor Oil Corrode Brass?
Replies: 18
Views: 265

Re: Does Motor Oil Corrode Brass?

Great point Webb. They shipped it out to the grand Valleys in some cases. Don't want to get there from here. Just want to say something about that but I won't.
by spro
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Reworking 9" SB tailstock KEY REMOVAL
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: Reworking 9" SB tailstock KEY REMOVAL

Our friend Webb (one of our mentors) linked to the site where that pin was removed without encountering "white metal". It is a good read. At some point, someone said they could drill into it, meaning it wasn't HS steel. If a center punch is driven into a divot of that diameter, it expands the diamet...
by spro
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does Motor Oil Corrode Brass?
Replies: 18
Views: 265

Re: Does Motor Oil Corrode Brass?

Yes Steve. This information fits together although it covers a long time span. The sludge was the unburned carbon particles which had to settle somewhere. I thank all the contributors to this discussion.
by spro
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: scrap metal prices
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: scrap metal prices

I thought certain iron (pig iron ? ) like machine tables were worth more.
by spro
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Rear spindle issue
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Rear spindle issue

Oh. Welcome to the Site and forum ! You will receive better advise. This is only starters.
by spro
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Rear spindle issue
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Rear spindle issue

I can only suggest for I don't own that lathe. The inner nut is likely for preload of the spindle bearings and the outer nut, to lock it. Before trying anything, mark carefully the position of the inner nut to the spindle. It may need adjustment in the future but not now. Things can happen as you un...
by spro
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: When one hobby fixes another...
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: When one hobby fixes another...

Hey. Very neat. I don't know why the broken one was painted green but that doesn't matter. You know stuff and that is what matters to the one you made.

Okay. now I see the code. It was off screen.
by spro
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self centering vise
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: Self centering vise

I don't understand things which I haven't had direct involvement. I try and fail but it is interesting to know why these vises are selling fast. When stephenc mentions "cherry on a mill" , I think that is short for a "Cherry head" which is a certain unit. Volstro and others made similar attachments....
by spro
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Bygone Era
Replies: 11
Views: 532

Re: A Bygone Era

I knew it was a Johnson Bar but didn't know if the handle was newly made. Either way, they are great things. Look at the wood grain and understand what it signifies. We used to call it "pin oak" around here and maybe that was wrong. It is super tough wood when the grains are right. Yes "jaw breaker"...
by spro
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Bygone Era
Replies: 11
Views: 532

Re: A Bygone Era

In a way, I would like to delete the above. I can consider because I already know that "style" plays an important part to a machine. That's just the way it is. Many of the great machines could have had flatter surfaces but the engineers knew stuff. You folks are way above me but an ellipse or curve ...
by spro
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Reworking 9" SB tailstock KEY REMOVAL
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: Reworking 9" SB tailstock KEY REMOVAL

Russ Hanscom wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:12 pm
Before you decide to heat treat or harden it, decide which you would rather have wear out and have to replace again in the future - the key or the quill!
That is a particularly good point.
by spro
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Never enough time
Replies: 1841
Views: 137457

Re: Never enough time

Don't know where to begin, Dave. Maybe empathy . Everything had a reason or we wouldn't have done it. Man. Time isn't the way it used to be. BUT ! You give us hope and that stirs. Yes I have another fridge in the garage taking up space. My old Roper could die, you know. All it needed was a different...