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After two weeks of searching the continent for jackshaft for the mower deck of my Gilson tractor I gave up all hope.About 6 months ago I bought from a company called Homier a mini lathe and a mini mill.Harbor Freight,Grizzly and the rest get 500.00 for it.This company sells the same lathe,I researched this,for 299.00 and the mill for 399.00 .Which can be up to 200.00 less than everyone else. To make a long story short I cut a new shaft for it on the lathe.I admit the the tolerances are not that of a better lathe but I'm not making parts for jet fighters.For bearings on the shaft I used BCA 203FF which are front alternator bearings for FORD and GM 1963-1990.A dime a dozen.I would just like to suggest for the average guy with a little tinkering and mechanical knowledge these are great Christmas presents to oneself. Accesories that are imperative are a live center(20.00),1/2 inch drill chuck(15.00),an electronic micrometer(20.00),follow rest(20.00),steady rest(30.00) and bit holder from an Ammco brake lathe(36.00).With the American made Ammoco bits I found my work to improve 300%. My next project will be to take a 1" 12HP Tecumseh crankshaft and cut it down on the end to 3/4" to accept a centrifugal clutch for my sons go kart . Keith

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Homier's distribution center is about 2 hours from my house,and I used to make deliveries there.Talk about a kid in a candy store!! You hafta watch what you buy,but they have some good deals.

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