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  1. IMO unless you're going to spend a ton of $ on...

    IMO unless you're going to spend a ton of $ on tooling you can't do much more than you've said - drill as large as you can then bore from there .................using the shortest stoutest bad you...
  2. Or use concrete paving slabs rot & rust free,...

    Or use concrete paving slabs rot & rust free, not to mention cheaper than metal (and possibly wood) (just in case you know them as something different...
  3. Piss off Noddy.

    Piss off Noddy.
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    Looks like the switch, this one looks like it has...

    Looks like the switch, this one looks like it has a 2 speed motor Mondiale "Celtic" Lathes

    They might still be in business Home
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    ''I really just want a box of 25 of the nuts.'' ...

    ''I really just want a box of 25 of the nuts.''

    Have you looked in Refrigeration Catalogues? ……………..I think? …………...that sounds like a std refrig' flare nut.

    On Edit PARKER Short Nut,...
  6. Where's Tyrone?

    Where's Tyrone?
  7. Nice :) FWIW the 2'' bore jobs always fetched...

    Nice :) FWIW the 2'' bore jobs always fetched a premium over the 1.5''
  8. Because ( I think ;) ) most turrets etc were...

    Because ( I think ;) ) most turrets etc were sold for production shops, often with a machine spending it's entire life making just one part, oe a very narrow range of parts where it would be set for...
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    AKA some beautiful high class engineering.

    AKA some beautiful high class engineering.
  10. :eek: & big OUCH .I can still feel it :D

    :eek: & big OUCH .I can still feel it :D
  11. Ward capstans and combination turret lathes are...

    Ward capstans and combination turret lathes are nigh in distructable and as you've found out, even when ridden hard still capable of good work

    The headstocks are superb, - all mechanical, no...
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    The C series Holbrooks are very nice machines,...

    The C series Holbrooks are very nice machines, …………….a prewar open flat belt Holbrook model T ( Holbrook Model T Lathes) was the first proper industrial lathe I used (<> age 14) .and despite its...
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    The left as you call them have also had plenty of...

    The left as you call them have also had plenty of practice - fighting the peasant grinding capitalist bastards.

    The Brexiteers were fractured & f'kd before they even got started, ……..most of them...
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    Haven't you heard Edwin ;- It's a pretty cheesy...

    Haven't you heard Edwin ;- It's a pretty cheesy world!
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    Ours isn't sometimes known as ''The Mother of...

    Ours isn't sometimes known as ''The Mother of Parliaments'' without good reason, we all but invented parliamentary game playing with all it's twists and turns.

    TR me ole china, ……..as the UK does...
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    I don't think so, and while it may be the only...

    I don't think so, and while it may be the only deal, it is far from the only outcome.
    Okay this may be wishful thinking on my part, but the Brexiteer politicians saw the numbers of 2nd referendum...
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    WD40 - never fails.

    WD40 - never fails.
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    Yes please! ……….my intention was to honour and...

    Yes please! ……….my intention was to honour and celebrate the lives of those who've contributed, rather than mournful doom and gloom.
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    Or pasta with Pesto sauce?

    Or pasta with Pesto sauce?
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    WD40 - never fails.

    WD40 - never fails.
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    AFAIK 11 tpi is the coarsest (& SP are the go...

    AFAIK 11 tpi is the coarsest (& SP are the go to for thread files ) 015600 - Thread Restoring | Sykes-Pickavant
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    Memorial Section

    In a recent ''Where's Don?'' post in general, it was suggested by Milland that a separate Memorial Section be started, I posted liked the idea and have had several likes for my post.

    So may I...
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    For coarse pitches I use a slim 3sq saw file, yes...

    For coarse pitches I use a slim 3sq saw file, yes I know it's 60 & not 55deg but used with care its often ''close enough'' ………….oh, and while I'm completely willing to accept it's me - but...
  24. I like that idea, …..what say others ?

    I like that idea, …..what say others ?
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    If all else fails - see what the bookies make of...

    If all else fails - see what the bookies make of it https://www.paddypower.com/politics

    (in case outside UK can't get on the site here are a few prices)

    House of Commons to vote through...
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