WOW, thanks everyone. I've never made a secret of the fact that I own a set of these stupid three piece Brass guides that I use once every blue moon if I need an odd size and it's for a one off job.
Rob, there are many ways that the repair could have been carried out but, consider that we are going to use it for woodworking, a couple of thou" are insignificant, also, I make no claim to be a precision machinist, I'm a self taught hobbyist who somehow manages to "get by" with my MYFORD ML7 lathe made in 1947!
I must mention to all the members out there who crave a metal lathe, you must have a purpose for it, you can't just stick a rod in the chuck, engage the auto traverse and stand and watch it! I go out of my way to find things to make or repair using it, I derive a great deal of pleasure as I know Bj does, we rely on each other for new challenges!
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