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  1. I once removed the water from 60 litres of...

    I once removed the water from 60 litres of cutting oil. I used a large, high sided pan (Ikea) and an induction hob (Lidl/Aldi) and heated the oil 15litres at a time. If you are doing this it is very...
  2. I used 2-pack polyurethane on my HLV, with...

    I used 2-pack polyurethane on my HLV, with appropriate breathing mask, gloves and overalls. Colour is RAL6018 Yellow Green :D.

    I blame Macona and his red Monarch for my choice of non-grey paint...
  3. One of my boring bars came with CPMT inserts....

    One of my boring bars came with CPMT inserts. Don't need them for the majority of work, so I save them for when I'm pushing it to the limit on bore size.
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    Umm. The follower rest attaches to the three...

    Umm. The follower rest attaches to the three holes on the saddle, not the cross slide. They also need to be kept plugged in normal use.

    :cheers:
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    The break is after the rivetted joint. Could they...

    The break is after the rivetted joint. Could they just make longer fishplates and fix it back together that way?

    Serious question!
  6. Thread: Recession?

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    Back to recessions or otherwise, I just sold...

    Back to recessions or otherwise, I just sold half($43k) of my holdings in one fund that leans towards the Nasdaq fairly strongly. Call me a fool, but I got a bit nervous and didn't want to loose all...
  7. Ransomware, such as what caused the Colonial...

    Ransomware, such as what caused the Colonial Pipeline operator to shut down many systems tends to be "commercial" criminal work. It can even be undone if one has either very good off site backup and...
  8. A pre-2009 truck is not guaranteed to be a modern...

    A pre-2009 truck is not guaranteed to be a modern low emmisions vehicle.

    The rules weren't fully enforced until 2010.
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    Mine's a 1400 and I keep finding that there are...

    Mine's a 1400 and I keep finding that there are significant differences between the 540 and 1400 but...

    I'd do some disassembly to make sure that it is really play on the screw/nut rather than the...
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    Ideally, cut to length and chamfer before...

    Ideally, cut to length and chamfer before threading.

    For smaller quantities cut to length and chamfered after threading, running a nut onto the thread beforehand, then unscrewing it can tiry ip...
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    Ireland/eire (the southern part) is a separate...

    Ireland/eire (the southern part) is a separate country and is still part of the EU. The Scots population never wanted to leave the EU but have long felt that the UK Government don't represent their...
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    Just hold the drills in the appropriate sized...

    Just hold the drills in the appropriate sized ER32 collets.
  13. I wonder why the US uses a standard that is...

    I wonder why the US uses a standard that is different from the entire rest of the world...
  14. Donie, DFTT...

    Donie, DFTT...
  15. I'd suggest that the main reason most...

    I'd suggest that the main reason most bench.pedestal grinders have a very hard wheel is for use on soft/mild steel. Downside of that is that when it gets used to sharpen drills/lathe tools etc, or...
  16. Many fastenings on pushbikes are small diameter....

    Many fastenings on pushbikes are small diameter. Posh bikes also go in for aluminium parts and stainless or titanoim fasteners. The torque specifications are to prevent the owner/mechanic from...
  17. I must admit that I bring the stationary tool...

    I must admit that I bring the stationary tool down to touch the surface, then lock the quill. All Z movements are then done with the knee.
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    As EPAIII says, Put it back on the mill,...

    As EPAIII says,

    Put it back on the mill, centered properly and recut all the teeth to the deeper depth, then skim the diameter to get the correct depth.

    Centre distance doesn't matter with...
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    The spec you posted is for a 220V drive, not a...

    The spec you posted is for a 220V drive, not a 110V one. 15-20A would be correct if running on 110V
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    My solution for the inverter and sinewave filter...

    My solution for the inverter and sinewave filter that feeds my workshop is to house it, along with the computers, network switch etc. in an enclosure made from 1" MDF. It has a cooling fan on a...
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    Specifically, the chloride ions stop the...

    Specifically, the chloride ions stop the passivation layer from reforming. That's what I was told many years ago by one of our metallurgists, anyway.
  22. I'd start with 400 grit. As Orbital77 says, some...

    I'd start with 400 grit. As Orbital77 says, some of it may embed, but I found that it didn't embed to any noticable extent on my cast iron lap when I used it on my HLV lathe bed after flattenind it...
  23. The Timesaver lapping compound wears out very...

    The Timesaver lapping compound wears out very fast. Have you got any SiC lapping compound?

    I lapped my 600mm x 900mm surface table down to 2.7µm and then used it as a 'master' to scrape a 450mm x...
  24. People think link belts are good because they are...

    People think link belts are good because they are usually comparing them with the worn out belts they are replacing. They are ok for emergency use, but a poor substitute for a new V or cogged V belt.
  25. My HLV (Feltham HLV0247) had the bearings...

    My HLV (Feltham HLV0247) had the bearings completely dried up when I rebuilt it I cleaned and regreased them and haven't needed to replace them yet. Oddly enough, the headstock bearings were the only...
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