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Old 02-05-2020, 10:08 AM
threepiece threepiece is offline
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Originally Posted by toprecycler View Post
[emoji106][emoji106] parts machines are always good!

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Below is an impeller pump and belt tensioner assembly for the headstock. Fifteen years ago the price for the tensioner was $300! That is for the steel arm and pulley alone! I thought I would rather make one but Iā€™m glad now that I never did.

At that time I was interested in buying a few parts for the lathe as I was cleaning it up. The total cost was nearly $6000. That was $2000 more than I paid for the whole machine!!!

I recall I bought a set of way wipers and I have been running it as is ever since.
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Shit began hitting the fan in the 1950's

A technologically advanced society would teach their children how to start a fire by rubbing two sticks together before teaching them how to use a lighter.

Aren't energy consumption and computers supposed to make life less stressful?

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