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Old 05-22-2008, 11:32 PM
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Default Re: 1953 monarch lathe restoring

Hi Pat, The turcite is glued on with epoxy. Clean the metal super good, cut the turcite to size and glue on. Since it was on the bottom of the slide that was a flat portion of the dovetail I glued it on and before dry, set it down on a large surface plate with maybe 100 lbs of weight on top, so that it would hopefully glue on close to flat. After dry, use marking blue (similar to printers ink) with the surface plate to find the high spots and scrape the trucite for sure flat.
Steve Lindsay
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