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    WTB - Sanford Surface Grinder (model SG 48)

    PM sent if you are going to sell it. I'm probably 10 minutes away from you, Andrew
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    Bandsaw blades for really hard wood?

    Stephen, Only you would describe a basketweave border assembled from four different woods, two of which I would consider exotics as keeping it simple. Or do you mean simple compared to the inlays and detail work on the pool table and cues? Andrew
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    Bandsaw blades for really hard wood?

    Hi Stephen, I used to use a Suffolk Machinery 3/4" 3TPI bi-metal resaw blade that was advertised for hard exotics. I used it extensively when I was doing some work with padauk. It worked well and left a smooth finish up to 8-1/4" high on my 16" Walker Turner, but I was unhappy with the thicker...
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    Show me your Planes

    Hi Stephen, Wow, your adjustable angle plane is fascinating! Does the position of the cutting edge move as you change the blade angle? If yes, then is there an issue with the tip of the blade being unsupported from behind? I see that there is an adjustable throat, but is there also an...
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    Rivett 608

    I'm not in Colorado, but I'm currently disassembling and repairing my recently acquired 608. There are a lot of good resources mentioned in a thread on the PM Antique Machinery forum on page 2 called "Setting up my new to me Rivett 504. The link is...
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    Setting up my new to me Rivett 504

    I've scoured all of the old drawings I could find, and unfortunately there are no T-rest drawings. In addition to the trove of information on groups.io, the old CD's files are all up on the NEMES webesite here: http://www.neme-s.org/Shaper%20Books/Rivett_Lathes/ I can certainly just make or...
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    Setting up my new to me Rivett 504

    Hi Douglas, Congratulations on the fine lathe, I hope it serves you well for years to come. I love freehand turning brass and O-1 tool steel for on my watchmakers lathe with steel handheld gravers. The flip-down tool post is especially helpful for allowing the measurement of pivots in...
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    Interesting auction in MT Morris NY

    I knew the restored 608 was a good deal, but having only moved my 608 to my basement shop the day before the auction, my back and crowded shop were prominently in my thoughts. I definitely would need additional storage space on grade to have spares. My 608 is overall in good shape, but it's...
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    Interesting auction in MT Morris NY

    If I recall correctly, the Rivett 608 lathe sold for $1,400, or about $1,800 with buyer's premium and tax. It was a 608 with flat belts, 5C spindle, no quick-change gearbox, oak cabinet, full collet set, fixed steady, and the eccentric tool holder. The big plus of the lathe is that is was...
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    Rivett 608 - is this a parts machine or not missing too much?

    I'm really hoping my 608 is in better shape than that. The bull and back gears are shot, but I"m hoping the wear is acceptable.
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    Rivett 608 - is this a parts machine or not missing too much?

    As the recipient of the 5C 608 that smt passed on last month, I'm elbow deep in removing 50 years of grime and grit. Thankfully no kibble, but the lathe suffered had a serious lack of maintenance. I'm not ready to measure the bed wear yet, but the worst I've found is neglect and some abuse...
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