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    Ray - did you ever get your question answered?...

    Ray - did you ever get your question answered?
    The #20's in the Starrett catalogs seem to illustrate just a single rest, not different ones in different sizes, fitted to the base of the beam on, as...
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    Tyrone - thanks for the date correction. My...

    Tyrone - thanks for the date correction. My "1964" is the date Mallard went into preservation.

    Here is a photograph of Sir Nigel, taken several years before England's declaration of war in 1939....
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    brick loco

    Uncomfortably gimmicky to some,this is a brick model built in 1964. It replicates 'Mallard', a Gresley
    A4, and is located in Darlington, England, at one terminus of the historic Stockton to...
  4. re: the BXA toolpost, much appreciated, Paolo. ...

    re: the BXA toolpost, much appreciated, Paolo.

    -Marty-
  5. "Lotsa nice tooling" - sums it up well. In...

    "Lotsa nice tooling" - sums it up well. In fact, about the nicest I've seen in an auction, and especially so knowing whose stuff it was.

    -Marty-
  6. Will there be a way to find out what the final...

    Will there be a way to find out what the final winning bid on an item was? Interested in that for lot 231, Aloris BXA toolpost, currently at $170 bid with 1h 24 min to go.
    Thanks.

    -Marty-
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    The LIIndicator web page in thermite's useful...

    The LIIndicator web page in thermite's useful link is dated 2020. This date implies that they are currently still in business, which I see as a good thing. I had thought, erroneously it seems,...
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    I switched over, happily, to using Aloris carbide...

    I switched over, happily, to using Aloris carbide wedge-lock parting blades in an Aloris holder, except for the rare cases when, not so happily, a really narrow blade must be used or when a small...
  9. When you say, "...being ground to shape in...

    When you say, "...being ground to shape in Australia", weren't those done a dozen or so years ago? Is there a new, current effort underway?

    -Marty-
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    Might have. Will continue this via PM. ...

    Might have.
    Will continue this via PM.

    -Marty-
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    wtb: BXA toolpost

    Looking for a used BXA in good working order. Minor dings etc.that are costmetic issues only, not functional issues, are not a problem. Not looking for toolholders for it. Would prefer one that...
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    Add my name to the list of bellievers. The...

    Add my name to the list of bellievers. The tooling I ordered is of very good, eminently serviceable quality. As for the extra tooling, I would gladly have paid as much for the freebies that...
  13. PM coming on BXA toolpost. -Marty-

    PM coming on BXA toolpost.

    -Marty-
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    painting the Eiffel Tower

    60 tons of paint, every 7 years (wiki)

    288458

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    I seldom can take 40 min of RR video, but this...

    I seldom can take 40 min of RR video, but this one had me until the end. Full of interesting detail. I even liked the music, a welcome change from the usual banjo stuff. Nice to see something that...
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    Pretty much in agreement with your list, although...

    Pretty much in agreement with your list, although when it comes to pricing I'm not so sure about Iwen as a #1. I just ran a simple comparison of pricing on a more or less randomly chosen item, a Mit...
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    Best deal I know of for genl shop use: Mit...

    Best deal I know of for genl shop use: Mit 500-196-20/30 (inch/metric), 6", new. Absolute Digital Digimatic Vernier Caliper. Up on eBay for $38 with free ship. Seller: robotk_2020. Snag is that...
  18. not me, or anyone I know -Marty-

    not me, or anyone I know

    -Marty-
  19. Thread: Mic FS

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    Don't know how to even begin to explain that dumb...

    Don't know how to even begin to explain that dumb description. The virus, maybe. Maybe not enough blood in my alcohol stream. Sorry, guys. Yes, of course, a .0001 dial indicator. Edited post #1....
  20. Thread: Mic FS

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    Photograph of the Mercer dial indicator.284768

    Photograph of the Mercer dial indicator.284768
  21. Thread: Mic FS

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    Dial Indicator FS

    .0001/div, Mercer (English), OAL = 3", very sensitive (that is, twitchy), clamping collar ~5/16"OD. $30 including shipping to US address. Photograph to follow.

    -Marty-
  22. Thanks for those, Jim. Not all are playable. At...

    Thanks for those, Jim.
    Not all are playable. At least one is restricted in terms of countries in which it can be played.

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    Larry - I don't have much experience with...

    Larry - I don't have much experience with step drills for sheet, but do like another style. When you wrote,



    it sounded like what I do like for this purpose. In the Irwin line which you...
  24. Interesting rundown. OP does not mention budget,...

    Interesting rundown. OP does not mention budget, but I am struck by what seems to be the high prices. Components are cheap, and ready to go simple devices sell for very little at bigboxes. Do the...
  25. rons: Nice mallets. 284087 Were the...

    rons:

    Nice mallets.

    284087
    Were the handles turned freehand with a graver? Interesting idea to have a cylindrical body for striking a drawbar (provided your aim is good) - distributes the...
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