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Alawishes wrote on DavidR8's profile.
Hi David, can you please tell me how to mark something as sold? Just in case I sell something else..... Thx, al.
I acquired a bench top milling machine built by B. C. Ames in Waltham Massacheusetts. Unfortunately there is no model or serial numbers. I believe it is a frankenmill converted from horizontal and fitted with a vertical spindle.
ebuyer76 wrote on Brent H's profile.
Hello again. Sorry for the repeat below.
I have tried to start a conversation but it doesn't like my spam-like (?) content, or perhaps it is because I am a new member.
Gord
ebuyer76 wrote on Brent H's profile.
Hi Brent
I would like to contact you about a problem I am having with my SM 1020 rebuild. The ABC gear set binds on the intermediate shaft but I cannot see a cause. I have decided to remove the shaft and inspect, and would like your input on the steps. May I send you an email with more information, as here I am limited to 420 characters?
Gord
ebuyer76@shaw.ca
ebuyer76 wrote on Brent H's profile.
Hi Brent
I would like to contact you about a problem I am having with my SM 1020 rebuild. The ABC gear set binds on the intermediate shaft but I cannot see a cause. I have decided to remove the shaft and inspect, and would like your input on the steps. May I send you an email with more information, as here I am limited to 420 characters?
Gord
ebuyer76@shaw.ca
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