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    Yeah it's a big insertable side and face cutter,...

    Yeah it's a big insertable side and face cutter, no idea how you would run it as a Facemill but it does look like someone tried.
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    Peter I use similar style pratt burnerd collets,...

    Peter I use similar style pratt burnerd collets, happy to give dimensions on my chuck if it helps. Does the nut have a keyway on it?

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    They also made machines under the AJAX name. I...

    They also made machines under the AJAX name. I have used one a while back and it was very nice, not quite a dufor but close.

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    I sent you a PM about a straight edge too. ...

    I sent you a PM about a straight edge too.

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    Sticky: I think the only thing he actually makes is...

    I think the only thing he actually makes is drills. IMO the drills aren't that great but I've been happy with most of the other stuff. His prices on create were good, better than factory and less...
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    I don't think that will have enough area for you...

    I don't think that will have enough area for you to spot up on really. That style are useful for finding local depressions with something like a feeler guage.

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    At a minimum the table is probably worth more...

    At a minimum the table is probably worth more than scrap value. It could be worth buying back to part out. But I'm always wary of having big, broken machines clogging my workshop.

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    Scrap. No way I would bother, just get your...

    Scrap. No way I would bother, just get your purchase price from the transport company. There will be thousands of dollars and countless hours of work. Subtle problems will arise for years and even if...
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    In this case calipers are fine. You can use a...

    In this case calipers are fine. You can use a shorter straight edge to do it in steps.

    I would at least buy one of those cheaper small granite lapping plates from carbatec $65 I think so you have...
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    Scraping only really costs you time. Even a...

    Scraping only really costs you time. Even a pretty crude job will get you a lot closer.

    Lookcreations on YouTube does a good job on basically $0 budget. If you are in Melbourne I can lend you...
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    A set up just isn't right unless there is a big G...

    A set up just isn't right unless there is a big G clamp somewhere.

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    Yeah what RC says. Although if it's just between...

    Yeah what RC says. Although if it's just between the tailstock and base brass shim stock would do just fine.

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  13. I have had some very very patchy experiences with...

    I have had some very very patchy experiences with Chinese solid carbide tools especially spotting drills so lesson learned there.

    I have one of those end mills in 19 mmm and the tool body is good...
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    The starrett 196b should be available somewhere...

    The starrett 196b should be available somewhere in australia for sure that's the whole back plunge kit. Mitutoyo also make one but I don't think it's a whole kit.

    I think I have a spare ID...
  15. Schaublin clamp the whole cross slide with a...

    Schaublin clamp the whole cross slide with a simple clamp that pushes the whole cross slide onto it's ways. Might be worth looking at copying that. I think the 135 is the easiest to see it on.
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    If there was no preload then yeah deep grooves...

    If there was no preload then yeah deep grooves will be fine.

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    Angular contact bearings tend to be significantly...

    Angular contact bearings tend to be significantly more costly, but allow for a proper directional preload which a deep groove does not generally deal well with. A real answer to this is going to...
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    I remember seeing a new one of exactly the same...

    I remember seeing a new one of exactly the same drill in a tool store in Osaka market a while back, looked very competent!

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    Yeah just save It for parts. New jaws will just...

    Yeah just save
    It for parts. New jaws will just be Chinese Jacobs parts and I'd doubt they fit any better.

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    Could also be a text encoding issue, utf8 vs...

    Could also be a text encoding issue, utf8 vs ascii?

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    Might pay to do an ls -lah in terminal in that...

    Might pay to do an ls -lah in terminal in that directory, make sure the permissions and ownership are all the same?

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    They were really designed for use on a...

    They were really designed for use on a pantograph. More for engraving than milling so they can't take too much load.

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  23. Not a bad idea, gives you a gap without most of...

    Not a bad idea, gives you a gap without most of the rigidity you lose from having one. the compound slide with only one bolt is pretty hokey though.
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    You can scrape them on a pretty low budget, to...

    You can scrape them on a pretty low budget, to get it good enough you can just braze a chunk of carbide onto a springy handle and get cracking. you need some kind of flat to check the surface then...
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    That's a pretty good surface finish for low rpm...

    That's a pretty good surface finish for low rpm grinding like that, it must be the high feed rate keeping surface speed high,,? I have tried some grinding on my little mill at hone and even at 4000...
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    Great work John, does it have a hydraulic drive...

    Great work John, does it have a hydraulic drive for the rotary axis too. Arter were the big boys in this style of rotary grinder back in the day. Very impressive machine your dad made though.
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    Whats the spring loaded gizmo under the chuck...

    Whats the spring loaded gizmo under the chuck there?
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    They look great, good enough to keep other birds...

    They look great, good enough to keep other birds away even.
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    Hi Baron, generally I find the metric .01 dial...

    Hi Baron, generally I find the metric .01 dial gauges the best compromise, about .0004" per division. New starrett can be a bit patchy. If you look on their website they list country of origin. The...
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    Welcome! Generally rotary tables have a way to...

    Welcome! Generally rotary tables have a way to adjust the depth of engagement of the worm and wheel that should help with backlash.

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  31. I would think pretty much any engine lift would...

    I would think pretty much any engine lift would be rated at 500kg minimum, even mostly extended you'll be fine.

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    I'm up for it. I'll send a PM now Sent from my...

    I'm up for it. I'll send a PM now

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    It's for a boring head, the criterion style ones...

    It's for a boring head, the criterion style ones from the US. Some import ones use the imperial standard, some a 1.5mm pitch thread.

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    Out of curiosity how much was the femi? I don't...

    Out of curiosity how much was the femi? I don't know of anything other than the Chinese and Taiwanese saws in that size

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  35. Some of my go tos: Bearings: aa bearings and...

    Some of my go tos:

    Bearings: aa bearings and oil seals in nunawadding or BIS in braeside.

    I get most of my supplies online. My favourite paste is trefolex

    Steel: Vulcan steels (ex interlloy)...
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    Love some photos, is it the tie-bar model? ...

    Love some photos, is it the tie-bar model?

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    If those heads are like criterion you can just...

    If those heads are like criterion you can just unscrew the shank. It won't be too hard, carbide will do the job.

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    Those clamps are great. Good original idea! ...

    Those clamps are great. Good original idea!

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    I made this little tap follower, the tip can be...

    I made this little tap follower, the tip can be reversed for male or female but I kind of winged it and it doesn't have much travel. Maybe about...
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    I'm positive I have a 2-3" probably a 1-2...

    I'm positive I have a 2-3" probably a 1-2 somewhere as well I'll dig em up

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    If you want to be fancy ifanger or komet make...

    If you want to be fancy ifanger or komet make some really really good boring tools.

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    Normally you would just use lathe style single...

    Normally you would just use lathe style single point boring bars. Counterbores can be done but it's a real slow process with a boring head. Unless you need a specific fit your current method is...
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    If you know it's been messed with then align away...

    If you know it's been messed with then align away but you won't get it right with an active project in the chuck. Also you need some form of test bar to do this easily.

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    My take is that moving the headstock is the...

    My take is that moving the headstock is the absolute last resort unless you know something bad has happened. What alignment mechanism does your lathe have?

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  45. I would definitely look at an al960b if I needed...

    I would definitely look at an al960b if I needed to buy a small lathe that had to be new, they don't have any goofy omission like strange thread pitches missing that I know of and have an acceptably...
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    Just to play devil's advocate, you could...

    Just to play devil's advocate, you could rebalance the pulley by subtracting weight from the opposite side.

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    Maybe a spray with a quick drying solvent, use...

    Maybe a spray with a quick drying solvent, use something like xylene of brake cleaner to carry the moisture away? Nasty stuff though.

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    Honestly a twist drill would be a faster way of...

    Honestly a twist drill would be a faster way of making the same hole. And can be got second hand cheap and sharpened. They will also get you close to reaming size off the bat.
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    That lathe has roller bearings I believe. Plain...

    That lathe has roller bearings I believe. Plain bearing spindle speeds all depend on the diameter of the spindle. For a big lathe 1000 rpm would be really pushing plain bearings.
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    My dad has a geared head d1-6 machine I don't...

    My dad has a geared head d1-6 machine I don't know the year, 1000 rpm top speed.
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