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09-11-2014 12:13 AM

Surprise, surprise - 8 replies

A little while ago, I was digging through my Mesquite pile, and found this. I’ve lived in Tucson since 1973, and have only found 2 Momma scorpions, both here at my current residence, about 6 years apart. Needless to say, she’s gonna be dead soon, and so will the young’uns. I been stung 4 times, and my wife once. I don’t n...

01-16-2014 01:31 PM

swing and spindle size spindle - 6 replies

I have a question for the machine guru’s. At what swing does a 1” spindle become too wimpy to handle a larger piece? I’m asking because I have an extra headstock from a 46-450 lathe and would like to build it up to at least a 16” swing…. Would the 1” spindle handle it?............ Jerry (in Tucson)

11-14-2013 02:30 PM

Live Center Steady - 13 replies

I would like to thank those of you who commented on my live center with the wheels in the Longworth thread. Scotsman said, “Clever idea with the rollers if it works ok?” Well, Scotsman, it works exceptionally well, by cutting set up time to seconds compared to setting up a bunch of “rubber thingies” ( Rums description)....

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