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sportfan

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I ordered a 4"bullnose live center for my lathe. I'm going to build a special tool out of pipe to seat the rope packing rear main seal in a Jaguar engine. The Churchill tool for this task is around $500, which is too much to spend for a tool that I hope I only need one time.
 

Winegrower

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Been wanting a good height gauge for a long time, and finally bit the bullet.
That is an interesting spread out vernier. Looks like it’s a bit easier and faster to read than my Starrett height gauge, which has the micrometer style tic marks every 0.025” and a vernier scale resolving that. I have to ask myself “let’s see, 75 plus 17 is…”, while your worst case is “50 plus 23” type math.
 

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I did it again, found this on FB Marketplace; listed at $70, got it for $50:

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Starrett 196A1 (now Z) Indicator Set. Well, but gently used, very good condition. Used by the seller's grandfather, then the seller who is now doing mostly ornamental work (has a little coal/charcoal forge in his garage shop, and the biggest Kant-Twist I've ever seen). You can just make out where the original owner (I assume) stamped the inside of the box "1953," so it's a year younger than I am. Current version:

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I did it again, found this on FB Marketplace; listed at $70, got it for $50:

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Starrett 196A1 (now Z) Indicator Set. Well, but gently used, very good condition. Used by the seller's grandfather, then the seller who is now doing mostly ornamental work (has a little coal/charcoal forge in his garage shop, and the biggest Kant-Twist I've ever seen). You can just make out where the original owner (I assume) stamped the inside of the box "1953," so it's a year younger than I am. Current version:

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I bought one of those sets new when I first started running machine tools. That was over 50 years ago, and it still is my go-to indicator. The attachments and mounting options give it a versatility that makes it ideal for someone that can't afford a whole fleet of indicators. Mine spends most of it's time on a flexible magnetic base, but regularly I get out the parts from the box to do a particular set-up.
 

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I did it again, found this on FB Marketplace; listed at $70, got it for $50:

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Starrett 196A1 (now Z) Indicator Set. Well, but gently used, very good condition. Used by the seller's grandfather, then the seller who is now doing mostly ornamental work (has a little coal/charcoal forge in his garage shop, and the biggest Kant-Twist I've ever seen). You can just make out where the original owner (I assume) stamped the inside of the box "1953," so it's a year younger than I am. Current version:

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That’s a fun addition for stuff that is still listed as new.

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Rick “paid $75” Denney
 

erikmannie

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Two quantity 5mm (.200”) carbon electrodes for $28.14 delivered.

Among other things, these are used for fusion welding with a stick welder. That is, when you want to stick weld something where no filler material is needed.

In my case, I will probably use these for “washing” weld beads using a stick welder.

Ideally, one would lay down a bead that does not need to be washed, but when you need more penetration, blending or getting a toe of the weld to tie in, a regular stick electrode will add more filler while fixing these problems.

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5mm was the only size that I saw offered for sale, but I did not search all that much. It will be interesting to see what kind of an arc I get at varying amperages.
 
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Gaffer

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I’ve wanted to replace my BP clone for a while now. It’s rough and worn but was only $800 with a generic 6” vice, collets and DRO. I tore down the head, replaced the spindle bearing and another part, I forget the name. Anyway, it’s been running in back gears for a while and I haven’t been eager to go back into it.

A month or so ago a machine shop posted a Lagun FT-2S for sale. I was quite interested but talked myself out of it. Anyway, the stars lined up and and I bought it today. I have to arrange a trailer to pick it up another day. It’s tight and clean for being 20 years old. It comes with the Kurt D675 (same as my other one) vise and has a Mitutoyo DRO. They were asking $3K but they settled for 2.5 and a tour of their shop. 3, 4 & 5 axis Haas centers, 2 other manual Laguns, manual and CNC lathes, an awesome inspection room. I’m not a machinist and this was my first time in a legit shop. I was in heaven!

I’m not looking forward to moving these mills around but it’ll be worth it, though it will be bit before I can get to it.

Alas!



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Arrived in the post yesterday — badger hair flowing brush from “The Brush Guys” in California. This one’s a 2”, I already have a 1” I bought years ago from Lee Valley but they no longer carry them. Absolutely beautiful tools for brushing shellac prior to padding.

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-frank
 

Grader Johnny

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Some er40 collets 12-28mm now to get a er40 collet chuck for the 10f
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