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by Mr Ron
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: My Sheldon lathe
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: My Sheldon lathe

My Sheldon 11" has a #5MT in the headstock and a #2MT in the tailstock. I understand Sheldon made a lot of lathes during the war and many of them went down to the bottom of the Atlantic ocean in Liberty ships.
by Mr Ron
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: My Sheldon lathe
Replies: 9
Views: 220

My Sheldon lathe

I read all the threads about member's lathes, mills, etc with interest. There are problems reported about a lathe that is 50 years old and looking for a part. There are problems reported about bearings, controls that don't work and all sorts of problems, too many to list. After reading them all, I g...
by Mr Ron
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Train Crash
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: Train Crash

Hopefully no one was injured.
by Mr Ron
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Enlarging Taper in Tailstock Quill--Pros? Cons?
Replies: 15
Views: 365

Re: Enlarging Taper in Tailstock Quill--Pros? Cons?

If you have a taper attachment on your lathe, It wouldn't be too hard to make a new quill. I understand Grizzly may have parts that will fit the Enco as the lathes are clones of an earlier lathe.
by Mr Ron
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New here - Hello!
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: New here - Hello!

Welcome and thanks for sharing. Is this your home shop? Is this just a hobby or do you make money doing it?
by Mr Ron
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vise, Vise, Baby
Replies: 54
Views: 1944

Re: Vise, Vise, Baby

I wonder if the Red Tool Supply Company is a spin-off of Reed manufacturing.
by Mr Ron
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Chainsaw Sharpening: Files v. Gadgets
Replies: 32
Views: 1256

Re: Chainsaw Sharpening: Files v. Gadgets

Do the files for chainsaw sharping come in different diameters and if so how do you know which to buy? Yes the files do come in different diameters and the box the chain comes in should specify which file to use. As the chain is sharpened the tooth height is lessened and a size smaller file is reco...
by Mr Ron
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Wacking the Morse taper out of the spindle
Replies: 12
Views: 1715

Re: Wacking the Morse taper out of the spindle

When I first got my lathe, the first time I had to remove the 5C adapter from the spindle I drove it out with a wood dowel. Like you, I was concerned about possible damage to the spindle bearings. Since then I have used a bearing splitter between the 5C adapter and the lathe spindle. Using this met...
by Mr Ron
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: gunsmithing tools
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: gunsmithing tools

A local gun show might be a good venue if you can determine what the tools are worth.
by Mr Ron
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Horrors of Buffer Safety
Replies: 40
Views: 1239

Re: Horrors of Buffer Safety

I'm fortunate to have a wife who adores Brubeck's music. Her brother was a musician, so she was introduced to his music as a young girl. Brubeck is our favorite. H I guess we are both from the same generation. I like Brubeck along with the Beatles, Earl Garner, Ahmed Jamal and many other jazz great...
by Mr Ron
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vise, Vise, Baby
Replies: 54
Views: 1944

Re: Vise, Vise, Baby

Glenn Brooks wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:09 pm

(Wish I could say the same about anvils. They must be made of rare earth metals)

Glenn
I've noticed the same thing. What makes them so expensive!
by Mr Ron
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machining Setup's with Few Comments
Replies: 75
Views: 21303

Re: Machining Setup's with Few Comments

Carrdo wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:24 pm
Machining thin accurate washers.
I suspect you put bar stock in the lathe, drilled the ID and parted off slices, truing up each new end surface until all pieces were cut off; then to the pot chuck for the finish cut. Is this how you did it?