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Silverbullet

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Ever get the Hardinge lathe running, or just plain organized?

Bought a Mitutoyo 3" diameter AARP approved "old person eyes" drop indicator several weeks ago, what a treat. Well worth the buck and a half.
One also does not need a "brown toolbox" to be a machinist (-:



Running this old beasty will put hair on your chest, a Warner & Swasey #5 turret lathe drilling 1 17/32" holes X 5" straight through (no pecking) 304 SS, also no pilot hole as the bore finishes at 1.840" so a bit of wobble is unimportant. This machine is the shiat for knocking out rough bores, chuck part, turn on, engage turret feed and walk away until it is done. 10 parts drilled in 2 hours and I wasn't pushing it, very smelly coolant however as it is infrequently used. A 20" 3 jaw chuck with teeth.
Boy I remember setting up and operating them. I even had the pleasure of cleaning the sump every year. On the ones we cut came threads on we ran dark cutting oil. I wore full length plastic aprons . With the crap flying all around. But I wouldn't have missed a day of my time there.
 

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Wow, some of you guys have spectacular shops, and space.:drool: I'm in a semi clean state now, but occasionally I have to tell my wife a messy shop is a happy shop,,,,,,,,,,,and my shop is delirious.:beer:
When my wife hangs laundry, I have privacy curtains.;)
 
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Wow, some of you guys have spectacular shops, and space.:drool: I'm in a semi clean state now, but occasionally I have to tell my wife a messy shop is a happy shop,,,,,,,,,,,and my shop is delirious.:beer:
When my wife hangs laundry, I have privacy curtains.;)
If you have some time to kill, we have a whole thread on Our Shops. The members of this forum have some fantastic work spaces. Here is a link to the thread.

http://www.hobby-machinist.com/threads/lets-see-your-shop.484/
 
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