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  • Posted in thread: South bend 9 restore question on 03-30-2017 at 06:24 PM
    Not sure on the South Bend but on other brands I have left the bearings/bushings in place.
    Loosen all set screws or nuts holding gears and pulleys in place and slide the spindle out.
    Clean things up, ...

  • Posted in thread: cast iron on 03-14-2017 at 08:55 PM
    McMaster Carr has a good selection or try ebay.

  • Posted in thread: broken tap in aluminum cranckase on 02-02-2017 at 03:56 AM
    Glass container should be used with Alum.

  • Posted in thread: broken tap in aluminum cranckase on 02-02-2017 at 12:23 AM
    You can get Alum at a will stocked grocery store. It's used for canning.

  • Posted in thread: Brass: What alloy, and where to buy on 03-20-2016 at 10:58 PM
    Chris the cold rolled stress relieved would be better. The only reason I could see to be using
    any cold rolled is to save time on machining because you have a nice surface finish to start
    with. After ...

  • Posted in thread: Brass: What alloy, and where to buy on 03-18-2016 at 04:32 PM
    If I read your posting correctly you were looking a "cold rolled" for the flywheel.That may not
    be a good choice depending on how much machining you will be doing to it. Cold rolled has
    stresses it it...

  • Posted in thread: 2 Mistakes on 01-24-2016 at 05:46 PM
    Anyone that has ever cut a gear has a few "mistakes"Regarding the dividing head that's not a
    mistake. Look at it as you have a dividing head to fit the new lathe that will some day replace
    your Sherli...

  • Posted in thread: Piston ring boor? on 01-14-2016 at 08:08 PM
    Not an expert on the subject but have made a few rings.Think of the ring as a spring pushing
    against the sides of the cylinder. That is what makes the seal not so much "back pressure".The
    grove in the...

  • Posted in thread: Hardware Questions on 01-05-2016 at 01:48 AM
    If you want hardware that is scaled for model engines you can't do any better then American
    Model Engineering.I spent a lot of time checking prices and ended up ordering from them. They
    are great peop...

  • Posted in thread: Boring a cylinder - need advice please on 01-03-2016 at 05:59 PM
    If you want to keep the cost down drill it 1/2" with the drill you have then use the boring bar
    you have to get it just under the 1" finish bore. I would then purchase a 1" ream to use in
    finishing th...

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