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    Scaled to Perfection: A Gallery of New Miniatures Gala Celebration April 30th – May 2nd, 2019 Following the Chicago International Show A perfect ending to your experience in Chicago. Spend three days in Maysville, Kentucky, exploring the KSB Miniatures Collection’s latest exhibition, Scaled to Perfection: A Gallery of New Miniatures. Enjoy Kaye Browning’s laid-back southern hospitality while touring the historic Ohio River town and surrounding areas, relax with your fine-scale miniatures community while examining new and never-before-seen works, and learn from some of the most talented miniaturists in the world. Silent auction Artisan demonstrations Chautauqua performance Miniatures for sale in the gift shop This is an emerging event. Check www.ksbminiaturescollection.com for event updates and registration. Visit us on Facebook and Instagram for previews! Tour the Maysville area City of Maysville tourism Facebook Instagram Travel Maysville is a six-hour drive from the Chicago Marriot O’Hare. Flights available from Chicago O’Hare (ORD) to Lexington Bluegrass (LEX) and Cincinnati N. Kentucky (CVG) airports Amtrack runs from Chicago to Maysville April 28 Discounted Lodging: Ask for KSB Miniatures event French Quarter 25 E McDonald Pkwy. Maysville, KY 41056 $85 per night 606-564-8000 www.frenchquarterinn.com .3 mile away Hampton Inn 503 Market Place Drive Maysville, KY 41056 $99 per night 606-759-0600 Hampton Inn Maysville 2.8 miles away Little Things B&B Perfect for groups: 3 bedrooms, 2 bath Call for availability and pricing 606-407-1487 Little Things B&B .3 mile away
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    Bill If your machines are 20 years old, alignment and construction quality has been tightened up considerably along with design changes. However the alignment accessory is still occasionally used by those demanding perfection. Your oil cans remind me of a Grease Gun fiasco of years ago. This was as mentioned years ago when I built a 1/8th exact scale running fully functional 1936 John Deere model "D" tractor. This Tractor was a copy of one my grandfather purchased new. However, in running and performing functions of the tractor, it required grease in some hard to reach areas in the same manner as the original. It was determined that the easiest way to grease these areas was to build a fully functional 1/8th scale grease gun and period style grease fittings. (Attached photo) While not near as cute as your oil cans, it does pump standard grease as seen in the photo. I then removed a grease fitting from the full size tractor and scaled it down to 1/8th scale. I will never forget that it took forever and ever to machine the .010" (.25mm) functional check balls and springs. The springs were wound from .001" (.025mm) tempered cross hair wire I swindled out of a German rifle scope company. (Long story) While humorous today but certainly not then, I later found that the grease fitting scaled from was a later replacement. The originals did not have check balls and springs. At least the replacements took less time to construct. Jerry Kieffer
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    When I was selling miniatures these little 1/12th scale oil cans were popular. They are fun to make. I could sit down in an evening and turn out ten or twelve or so. These, including the spouts were turned on my Sherline lathe. This lathe is over 20 years old and still very solid and accurate. Over the years I have turned some very hard metals on it with out hurting it.
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    Bill There is good news and bad news. The bad news, is that the Sherline adaptor as from the factory, is a real pain to adjust. In fact, I can not remember if I have ever been able to adjust a stock one to my satisfaction. The good news is that it offers a solution unavailable from others. I currently modify and adjust the adaptor as follows. (1) I first adjust the headstock for alignment per Sherlines instructions. (2) I then machine two small diameter work pieces to a very sharp pencil point per attached photo. (3) I next replace the adjustment screws with 5mmx .80 hex head bolts and lock washers from the local hardware store. The thread is retapped slightly larger to 5mm and the adjustment holes are also slightly enlarged. This eliminates the troublesome allen wrench tightening routine allowing the use of a much easier standard ignition wrench. (4) adjustment can now be done by tightening the bolts slightly against the lock washers providing tension on the front plate. The plate can now be tapped in any direction until the two points align under optics per attached photo. Alternate between bolts tightening each slightly until tight and recheck alignment. The alignment will depend on the accuracy of your drill chuck through out its range. An alternative is Sherlines tailstock WW collet adaptor if you have a set of WW collets. Jerry Kieffer
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    Bill First, I do not remember the small engine incident, but whatever happened it would of been my fault for not having it secured. Tailstocks are a issue with all lathes in the price range of a Sherline. First, if you have a earlier tailstock with the horizontal locking screw squeezing a slot together, there is nothing you can do other than having a new tailstock fitted. The latest version has a brass Gibb that is locked in place by a vertical screw. With this improvement, tailstock repeatability is absolute assuming no defective parts that are rare on these machines. However repeatability is not alignment. Alignment is extremely expensive from the factory and comes in two forms, the tailstock itself and the drill chuck. The Chuck in the photo is a Albrecht that is very expensive but very accurate. The assembly behind the chuck is Sherlines alignment accessory P/N1202 for those who demand alignment perfection. Its instruction for use is covered in the following link. https://sherline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/1204inst.pdf I machined the one in the photo to a smaller diameter for a special project for use in the Milling Machine. Also, thank you for the very kind words. I build everything small so no one can see the mistakes. Jerry Kieffer
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    You bet! What would be interesting to do would be this herringbone pattern but all converging to the center from all four directions rather than just left to right, something like this floor in a house for sale. I would use an electric chop saw not the aluminum miter box. I used mahogany and walnut.
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    Artist the floor looks great! I love wood floors; this is very inspirational!