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    My " NOGA " was hydraulic. You just wound the...

    My " NOGA " was hydraulic. You just wound the locking knob all the way out, put a little bit of oil in, and then replaced the locking knob. You didn't need a grip like a gorilla to get the whole...
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    If it works like a " NOGA " magnetic stand you...

    If it works like a " NOGA " magnetic stand you can easily top up the hydraulic oil that locks up the mechanism.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    This stuff wwas pale green also. Regards...

    This stuff wwas pale green also.

    Regards Tyrone.
  4. When I worked at " Matterson's " , who made over...

    When I worked at " Matterson's " , who made over head cranes, I remembered them sending a 15 ton hook out on one of the cranes. It was just like that one only much bigger. The fitter forgot to put...
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    We got a " coolant expert " in once Ted. He...

    We got a " coolant expert " in once Ted. He recommended a French brand, we tried it and it was OK rot wise and it smelt really nice but when it dried up it turned into a glue. After about 3 months...
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    Some " Craven " lathes had a similar feature,...

    Some " Craven " lathes had a similar feature, they called it " coning ".

    " Butler " started making lathes again when they became part of the BEC Elliot group and demand for planers fell off in...
  7. Only an unthinking idiot gives their government...

    Only an unthinking idiot gives their government unconditional support. When they get things right I'll applaud them, when they get things wrong I'll say so.

    The war in Iraq being a good example. I...
  8. In response to PeteM's request for serious...

    In response to PeteM's request for serious methods of defeating the effects of the virus on the economy.

    I don't know about the US but my strategy for the UK was/is - all the retired and...
  9. Of course the problem is with this virus is that...

    Of course the problem is with this virus is that you can think you're perfectly healthy and yet being carrying the virus for days.

    Regards Tyrone.
  10. On most simple milling machine tables like that...

    On most simple milling machine tables like that one I'd put my head under the table and identify which way the screw comes out of the nuts. One end of the screw will be threaded right to the end and...
  11. Thanks for that, it's long thread but well worth...

    Thanks for that, it's long thread but well worth reading by anyone thinking about removing the knee, saddle, table on a knee type milling machine.

    Regards Tyrone.
  12. As PDW says removing the table on a standard knee...

    As PDW says removing the table on a standard knee type milling machine is a really straight forward task. If I started the job at 8.00am I'd be expecting to have the table off by 10.00am, and that's...
  13. When you're testing for flatness using a straight...

    When you're testing for flatness using a straight edge use slivers of cigarette papers between the straight edge and the component. If you can't pull any of the slivers out you've done ok.
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  14. Coolant rot in the knee on milling machines is...

    Coolant rot in the knee on milling machines is almost as common as coolant rot in the apron of lathes. Regular draining and replacing of the oil is the best way to deal with it.
    I agree with your...
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    Just when you think you're a pretty decent...

    Just when you think you're a pretty decent engineer something like this comes along and brings you right back down to earth. I take my hat off to the person who made that.

    Regards Tyrone.
  16. Everything I ever bought from " Ridgid "was...

    Everything I ever bought from " Ridgid "was quality.

    Regards Tyrone.
  17. The " Proto " ones I had were just like you...

    The " Proto " ones I had were just like you described and I really struggled with them. I honestly never had any success with them at all.

    In an emergency when I've been away from my toolboxes...
  18. Carry on guys, you're making me feel great. My...

    Carry on guys, you're making me feel great. My heads getting bigger with every post. Honestly I've had a fair amount of success with them over the years. You need to be sure the hole you drill is...
  19. I'm amazed, you did very well there. Maybe the...

    I'm amazed, you did very well there. Maybe the lockdown has created an interest in home machining that wasn't really there before. Guys with time on their hands on furlough and thinking they've got...
  20. The last real installation job I did before I...

    The last real installation job I did before I called it all a day was the " Correa-Anayak " version of that type of machine. I only did the foundation work and then the installation and initial...
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    I agree, you've got to be a nut case to play...

    I agree, you've got to be a nut case to play Rugby League.
    I knew one guy who was a hooker back in the day when they had contested scrums.
    He got into a schmozzle with a couple of bouncers at...
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    Yeah, Rugby League, like American football but...

    Yeah, Rugby League, like American football but with no padding or helmets.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    Is this the style of " football " were hardly...

    Is this the style of " football " were hardly anybody actually kicks the ball?

    Regards Tyrone.
  24. Some of the union's I've used in the past had a...

    Some of the union's I've used in the past had a spherical seating. Just saying.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    There is a middle way nowadays that wasn't open...

    There is a middle way nowadays that wasn't open to me until almost the end of my machine buying career. You could get the seller to run through the gears, view the ways, view the general condition of...
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