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    Most expensive Waltham PW?

    on the block today: "A gold plated Waltham American pocket watch, the property of Carl Asplund, is to be auctioned off at Henry Aldridge and Son auctioneers, in Devizes, Wiltshire, England, Thursday, April 3, 2008. The watch, expected to reach 15,000- 20,000 pounds, US$30,000- 39,000 was...
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    Has anyone tried eyeglasses like this: and are they any good? The 15" focusing distance might be useful on the lathe. (good for the back, anyways) I always did fancy the magnifying spectacles that surgeons use nowadays. Per
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    Tailstock tapers

    Does anyone know where to find a 3° 30' taper reamer, 4 mm at the fat end? I have to turn up a couple of centers for the tailstock spindle and need to make some kind of fixture to hold the tapered part in the lathe while I turn the male and female centers. Other that using a shellac chuck, the...

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