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  1. This kind of hit home! WOuld you mind...

    This kind of hit home! WOuld you mind elaborating a bit on the symptoms and why you went with this in the first place, A PM would suffice, thanks
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    Too much material hanging out of the chuck? No...

    Too much material hanging out of the chuck? No tailstock center?
  3. sounds like a helluva bargain.

    sounds like a helluva bargain.
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    Just WTF is it you know about the FAA and...

    Just WTF is it you know about the FAA and aircraft tracking? Sounds like you better stick to welding
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    Did someone hi-jack this wonderful thread?

    Did someone hi-jack this wonderful thread?
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    Lathe

    Do I understand that you run the shaft on an unturned portion of the shaft, or is it pre-turned when you get it. I would be cocerned about runout
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    Earlier in my life, we put in a number of newer...

    Earlier in my life, we put in a number of newer machines, not too unlike yours. Doing it required us to lay a new, separate concrete slab under each machine. Is that no longer considered necessary?...
  8. Thread: 338 Federal

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    Did you find a reamer? I have one

    Did you find a reamer? I have one
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    "Ball" mic or "Pin" mic?

    "Ball" mic or "Pin" mic?
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    my vise on my workbench with padded jaws

    my vise on my workbench with padded jaws
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    Explain please

    Explain please
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    Yeah! and all these "BREAKS"

    Yeah! and all these "BREAKS"
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    I thread to an indicator on the lathe bed and can...

    I thread to an indicator on the lathe bed and can stop within .005 and retract the tool at the same time
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    I don't have a collet attachment so I take piece...

    I don't have a collet attachment so I take piece of round aluminum drill it in the lathe three jaw and then split it with a hacksaw. CLamp it in the three jaw and cut away
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    Pretty much a straight forward job. It would be...

    Pretty much a straight forward job. It would be extra for the drill and tap on the four scope mount holes and exteractor cut. The extractors are available from Ruger and interchangeable Email me...
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    Have a Happy New year also, "All Y'All"

    Have a Happy New year also, "All Y'All"
  17. Thread: F y i

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    I made mine to thread right on the spindle. I...

    I made mine to thread right on the spindle. I used the face plate as a pattern, made a male thread to match the thread on the faceplate's spindle thread and then threaded the spider. That way I...
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    If not mistaken, I think they are 6-40

    If not mistaken, I think they are 6-40
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    Big machinery, brings back a lot of fond memories...

    Big machinery, brings back a lot of fond memories of my apprenticeship. Question, how do you cut the keyway? Is it straight or tapered to the journal?
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    I got the last one from Midway, Meant to say,...

    I got the last one from Midway,

    Meant to say, the last one I replaced I got from Midway
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    Mine is an Itereapid in half thousandths.

    Mine is an Itereapid in half thousandths.
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    I have both, can't imagine not having the 4-jaw,....

    I have both, can't imagine not having the 4-jaw,. I use the 3-jaw for the "no accuracy" type of jobs. Most of the time the 4-jaw won't hold smaller parts so I go to the other for that.
  23. You need someone to "advise" you with some...

    You need someone to "advise" you with some "advice" on how to do this. Do it in a lathe.
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    "Grabbing the center of the bolt body with a...

    "Grabbing the center of the bolt body with a collet has got to be a pretty good average"

    Maybe average in the middle of the bolt but then both ends aren't necessarily going to run true.
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    Really? Those bolts aren't even round, and you...

    Really? Those bolts aren't even round, and you still can't guarantee the back end is running true. Enough for me
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