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    WTB 7 inch metal shaper, Atlas 7B, South bend or others

    I think I have one of the South Bend HOW TO RUN A SHAPER books not a reprint..
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    Moving my lathe

    When I bought my SB heavy 10 with cabinet full of tooling the seller was goin to lift it on my truck with a chain hocked on the cross slide & compound, he would have done some real damage..
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    WTB 7 inch metal shaper, Atlas 7B, South bend or others

    Thanks Henry K, that is a good article on the shaper, love the old ads and cars too. packrat
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    WTB 7 inch metal shaper, Atlas 7B, South bend or others

    Sent you a PM about shaper
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    Emco Maximat Super 11 w/mill

    Quote "My personal opinion is that you would have to have a *really* accepting spouse to get agreement on moving a Super 11 into the house! My wife is pretty generous with my odd requests, but I know her limits. I'd *never* get that guy inside." Yes I think your right about getting the lathe in...
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    Emco Maximat Super 11 w/mill

    There was a Maximat 11 lathe here in the states locally for sale about 50 miles from me {no mill}, I rushed to phone but it was sold very fast. I did find a Myford ML7 later. I was looking for a small lathe I could use in the house, the South Bend 13 is in the unheated garage.
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    My first engine, a PM research #5

    Quote "Now that the engine is finished I don't have any means to run it " If you can get access to a co2 cylinder and a regulator you can run the engine, I got my regulator from the Coke man free and used a little co2 from work just to test a engine or two..
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    Sealing boiler water level glass

    Even with full size boilers we have trouble with sight glass and washers, the boiler water eats the glass at the bottom of the sight glass and needs to be replaced from time to time, I have seen the high presser glass fail {blow} also. Return water {make up water] will also eat steam traps and...
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    Allis-Chalmers lathe

    Yes that was a kick in the nuts, I hope you wind up with it in the long run.
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    Tap holder from years ago.

    I got this one a few years back, works good with small taps.
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    BA or Metric

    McMaster-Carr sells metric drill rod, to bad they do not ship to Canada..If you want to change BA threads to U.S sizes here is a size caparison chart, if you wanted to use U.S Taps and dies. I for one would us BA threads the bolts and nuts witch look much better on a model {unless you make them...
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    What the heck?

    The VFD needs to put out same amps or more as the motor and have the KWs to run the motor HP I have a Mitsubishi 2 HP 10 amps to run a milling machine not low priced at about $300.00
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    Stuart beam engine 1980's parts list

    Here is my REAL one......
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    Stuart beam engine 1980's parts list

    Looks good, I did use the BA threaded bolts and nuts that came with the castings because I had all the BA taps and dies and the #, letter and fractional drills...This is the vintage 5A engine also did a beam engine with BA threads....