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    Cazeneuve HB575 at a UK dealer

    Seeing as there's so much Cazeneuve chat here just now, thought I'd flag this UK HB575 currently for sale at a Birmingham (UK) dealer - with the starwheel tailstock. Have no connection with the seller - it just popped up on a saved search. And I'm not in the market for a new lathe right now...
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    Live tool ID - obsolete style?

    Anyone recognise this style of live/driven tool i.e. what machine it might fit? Or manufacturer? Got them a while back, no clues from seller. Looked though all catalogues I can find without any luck. Also been watching live tools which come up on Ebay (UK) for a while without seeing anything...
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    Schaublin 53N - £500 - Blackburn, UK

    Not been on here for a bit but couldn't let this go to scrap without a heads up... not an auction so I doubt it's spoiling anyone's bargain. Schaublin 53N, seller is asking GBP 500, located Blackburn Lancs. See: Schaublin 53n for sale | in Blackburn, Lancashire | Gumtree Somewhat tempted to...
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    Cat-flap? Dog-flap? Nope, it's a vice-flap! (Prague Transport Museum)

    At the Transport Museum in Prague, Czech Republic, an old fire truck caught my eye... Hatch in the back opens up and you can slide a solid-looking vice out: Another one in the museum was similar but looked like a more solid mounting plate: Just found it looked kinda funny, like they'd...
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    Semi-OT - can anyone ID this truck from Prague?

    Spent a long weekend in Prague, Czech Republic recently and noticed that they use some really neat municipal repair trucks, really small, but with dual rear wheels and some with cherry picker on top plus matching retracting supports. Just curious really as it seemed like something I could fit...
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    Another what are they.. maybe instrument lathe related

    Couple of months ago I won a Mikron lathe turret on ebay after it came up on a local search - it was badly described so I was the only bidder and got it for a song. Turned up to pick it up with my girlfriend and it turned out the guy selling it was a retired machinist from Vickers, the...
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    Sixis 103 on lathes.co.uk

    Just noticed that an update on the lathes.co.uk site points to a new page on the Sixis 103: http://www.lathes.co.uk/sixis/page6.html "Built to compete with machines like the Deckel FP1 (and Schaublin 13, which it more closely resembled) the Sixis 103 was a heavily-built precision universal...
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    Machine tools of the National Railway Museum, York, UK - LARGE PICS

    Popped into the UK National Railway Museum yesterday - won't even start to describe what's there, WAY too much, anyway very much worth a visit - anyway they have a workshop with an elevated walkway above so you can see the machines. Nobody working there when I was watching. One of the locos...
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    Semi-OT - grand piano rigging disaster with pics

    This just made the news in the UK - GBP 45k for the insurers to fight over: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/6541457.stm Step by step pictures: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/07/uk_piano_fall/html/1.stm Just heard a radio interview about it and it appears the...
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    Schaublin 125 on lathes.co.uk

    Just noticed that the 'latest updates' thing on lathes.co.uk indicates he's added/updated the Schaublin 125 and accessories pages (as of 26th Jan): http://www.lathes.co.uk/schaublin/page8.html Top tool porn :)
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    HLV conversion to VFD - circuit and pics

    Hi all, Just spotted the post from LowEnergyParticle requesting details of VFD conversion. Can't find the archive post he referred to either, so thought I may as well jump in and do a quick write-up of my just-about-finished VFD conversion (all I still need to do is fit the door to the new...
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    240-415V step up VFDs - online bunfight!

    I was just thinking of buying one of these: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=005&item=150009545993 to power a not-easily-replaced and not-easily-rewired 415V three phase motor from (UK) 230V single phase. It's the first VFD which I'd seen which takes 240V as the input and...
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    Anyone looking for a Hardinge in the UK?

    Just received this HLV from a UK dealer, Drummonds of York: Covered in gunk, paint peeling and some movements are sticky but seems pretty tight and bed looks good. Heard it running and bearings seem fine, though feed motor not working just now... Came with a fixed steady and micrometer bed...
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    Tool for the job - got the bugger out!

    This probably isn't really worthy of posting here but not seen many pics of late. I've not had much time to actually use the workshop (been rebuilding it, almost done, pic soon!) since I got my FP1 almost a year ago, but finally got around to getting the 20mm collet adaptor out of the MT4...
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    A new twist on 'surface rust'... ebay funny

    'Light surface rust'.... with the item pictured part submerged in a pool of water?! :eek: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=6061760195 Surprised it made as much as it did. Couple of other interesting recently ended ones: Interesting lathe with height-adjusting head...
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    More UK ebay nice stuff and a funny

    A few recent UK ebay items I hope might be of interest... If only, if only I had more space... I'd have given this this gorgeous SIP Circular Dividing Machine a good home... as it was, there was just one bid at opening price. Sure, a few gears etc missing, but what lovely Swiss machinery... if...
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    UK ebay funnies & nice stuff

    Though a few recent ebay items might amuse. All completed listings so as not to spoil anyone's fun: Surface rust strikes again! http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7586947672 Worst pics ever candidate? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7590219483 First...
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    New Maho page on lathes.co.uk

    Just noticed that Tony Griffiths has added a page about (early) Maho mills: http://www.lathes.co.uk/maho/ Usual excellent detailed treatment, plus an interesting list of precision European mills using the same layout, right at the end of the page. Cheers! Pete Edit: The Christen page...
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    Wohlhaupter UPA3 manual

    Wohlhaupter UPA3 boring and facing head operating manual inc parts list. This manual also covers the UPA1 and UPA2 heads. Smallish PDF, 2.8 meg Larger higher res PDF - 6.2 Meg 300dpi full res large PDF - 16.6 Meg Sorry about the quality - the originals were bad photocopies with...
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    Wohlhaupter UPA3 manual scanned - can anyone host?

    Hi all, Recently finished scanning and PDFing my UPA 3 manual for a chap on homeworkshop.org.uk who has a Kuroda copy. This is scanned with a cheap scanner off a rather poor photocopied 'original' with dirty fingermarks all over :D so is no way as clean and nice as the version on...
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