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    BaronJ reacted to minh-thanh's post in the thread John Builds Kerzel Hit & Miss with Like Like.
    I made crankshaft for my first engine from multiple pieces ( and a few more after that ), made of brass, and it had been running for...
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    BaronJ replied to the thread Trying to align an old Lathe.
    Hi Guys, Actually it doesn't matter at all. If you angle the top slide you can easily take a fraction of a thou off your work without...
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    BaronJ reacted to JCSteam's post in the thread Trying to align an old Lathe with Like Like.
    Its early and maths was never my strong point but! Yes leadscrew is 8TPI and feed screws are 12TPI. 1" travel / 80 divisions of the...
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    BaronJ reacted to goldstar31's post in the thread Trying to align an old Lathe with Like Like.
    Nah! Young Jon;););););););) I. reckom that the Leadscrew is EIGHT whilst the Feedscrews are 12 giving 64.5 revolutions per full turn...
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    BaronJ reacted to JCSteam's post in the thread Trying to align an old Lathe with Like Like.
    Norman, Itll never do that because of the cross slide 12TPI leadscrew, which means it traverses 0.00104" for every notch on the dial. 80...
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    BaronJ reacted to goldstar31's post in the thread Trying to align an old Lathe with Like Like.
    Am I havuing a 'Senior Monent' but isn't the ML4 is a cantilever lathe?.:) I Was answering a question elsewhere about an ancient na...
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    BaronJ replied to the thread Trying to align an old Lathe.
    Hi Guys, Agreed ! There isn't too much that you can do about bed twist on an ML4. In theory as long as the lathe hasn't been abused...
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    BaronJ reacted to goldstar31's post in the thread Trying to align an old Lathe with Like Like.
    Hi Jon Well things on the lathe itself seem in order. The next thing to find out is whether it will cut metal Accurately. In other...
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    BaronJ reacted to JCSteam's post in the thread Trying to align an old Lathe with Like Like.
    Ok so two hours in the garage, and I have the following readings. Spindle is still able to be turned by grabbing at the nose thread and...
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    BaronJ reacted to JCSteam's post in the thread Trying to align an old Lathe with Like Like.
    All with the aid of an oil stone and WD40😉. It was for a Manstrad, (Manstrand?) Roller who's zamak wheel had crumbled away. It only had...
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    BaronJ reacted to CFLBob's post in the thread Yet Another Webster Begins with Like Like.
    Just an update. Dropped back to do the valve cages. Interruptions from tropical storm Isaias and the normal amount of fixing crap...
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    BaronJ replied to the thread Cutter grinder.
    Hi Norman, Thankyou very much, I'll mail you direct.
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    BaronJ reacted to goldstar31's post in the thread Cutter grinder with Like Like.
    If the Moderators and staff will forgive me! John I have an almost complete set of unmachined castings for the Mark 1 Quorn...
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    BaronJ replied to the thread Trying to align an old Lathe.
    Jon, That flywheel looks fantastic ! You should give yourself a pat on the back for that one.
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    BaronJ reacted to JCSteam's post in the thread Trying to align an old Lathe with Like Like.
    Hello, Thanks for the input, there is a lot of issues that could explain it, but i have been over most of them. Gibs were tight, not...
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