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Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

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    • Now that you have it out of the bearings, put it in the freezer for a couple of days. While it is chilling, prepare a jig to hold the shaft from rotating without damaging it.  Whith the assembly throroughly chilled, quickly mount it in the jig and try to loosen the faceplate. If it doesn't break free quickly, use a torch to warm up just the faceplate. Freezing should contract the shaft, warming the faceplate should expand it enough to break loose.
    • Looks to me like you did about as good as anyone could have done. Finishing up all the little stuff always burns more time than anyone would think it should.  That's why I never put a price on a house until I was completely finished with it, all the tools were moved out, and everything cleaned up.  Most of the time, it sold on the first weekend.  I never kept one longer than two weeks once I put a price on it, and never used a realtor, or advertised more than having a small sign at the road all along.
    • I have had one of these for a while now and really like it.  Well worth the money.
    • Hi everyone. I have an F.E. Reed lathe, built in 1890.  It has the original babbit steel bearings.  A few days ago my faceplate got stuck on the spindle.  (No, I didn't have my plastic washer on unfortunately.)  It has happened a couple times in the past, but this time it is *truly* stuck.  I have tried everything I can think of including:  1. heat 2. PB Blaster and heat 3. Liquid Wrench and heat 4. I made a flange out of hard maple and grade 8 fasteners and mounted a 1" section of pipe to it as a lever, attached it to the faceplate so that I could get leverage and torque.   The lathe spindle locks by putting a pin through the cast iron frame and into the stepped flywheel.  Here's where I am stuck:  With the flywheel immobilized and my newly made massive torque bar, when I crank on it, the spindle actually moves separately from the flywheel (only with significant force.  It definitely doesn't want to.)   I've tried a more acute blow with a sledge, I've tried using wedges to help nudge it away... I've tried everything I can think of, and am truly stuck.   I'm at the point now where I think I may need to find a machinist because I'm out of options.  I'd truly appreciate any helpful hints.   Thanks in advance,  Peter  
    • I've done that and uploaded the manuals and receipts to my Evernote account and Dropbox. And yes, I made sure the receipt for the Mega Flush Trim bit was uploaded.
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