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    That thing looks like it has some serious balls!

    That thing looks like it has some serious balls!
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    Progress. Fixed the mounting plate with Devcon...

    Progress.

    Fixed the mounting plate with Devcon and aligned it using 3 jack screws, the center bolt is fixing the plate while the epoxy goes off. After drilling out the 4 corner holes I tapped 3/8...
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    The only winners in any war are the boys that...

    The only winners in any war are the boys that finance it, and they don't care too much who 'wins'.
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    New York New York...

    New York New York
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    Cheers mate. Keep saying you should write a...

    Cheers mate.

    Keep saying you should write a book :D

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    Ive the pulleys made, small one for the up, big one for the over. Bushings are the old ones out of...
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    Just got off the phone from him, he wasnt hopeful...

    Just got off the phone from him, he wasnt hopeful on a simple barfeed, but has a pile of tooling etc. Sounds like a good knowledgeable chap, cheers for the pointer ;)

    Am making pulleys etc atm,...
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    Did you ever get though to anyone at DSG...

    Did you ever get though to anyone at DSG? Theres not much left but I managed to talk to 'Stuart' iirc. He was happy to help and managed to dig out and send some info on my old 13z, could believe it....
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    Cheers Sami Ward and Herbert, the kings of...

    Cheers Sami
    Ward and Herbert, the kings of capstan :)
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    Have to admit, the more I looked at it the more I...

    Have to admit, the more I looked at it the more I like the idea of a drop weight type feeder over air. Have starting making a little prototype to get mi ducks lined up. If theres a secondhand one out...
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    I had a quick look at the Britan unit and that...

    I had a quick look at the Britan unit and that has a piston and push bar, I understand what you mean about the end getting ejected, I didnt think o that :o.
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    Ive got plenty of air, but unless the thing is...

    Ive got plenty of air, but unless the thing is leaking badly it shouldnt take much no? I was thinking of using a low pressure all the time, just turn off and vent when you put another bar in.
    Have...
  12. Well the first bit is its HVLP ;) As far as guns...

    Well the first bit is its HVLP ;)
    As far as guns go, the usual Deveblis / Sata etc are the top bucks. Honestly, if youre not planning to use it all day every day, for spraying machine tools, just...
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    Thanks Greg. Will probably keep things as they...

    Thanks Greg. Will probably keep things as they are re the tool slide atm and leave any mods for when/if I actually need them. But if youve any pics/links for ideas etc please put them up.

    I did...
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    Nearly there :) Finished off the collet and...

    Nearly there :)

    Finished off the collet and push bar and it works great, well, great enough for what I need it to do :)...
  15. Ere go, a quick flick through should be enough. ...

    Ere go, a quick flick through should be enough.

    Complete CNC Lathe Alignment - Part 1 - Leveling
    Complete CNC Lathe Alignment - Part 2 - Turret
    Complete CNC Lathe Alignment - Part 3 - Spindle...
  16. Should really level the machine before trying to...

    Should really level the machine before trying to take any meaningful measurements, but wouldnt have thought it would affect this particular test much if any. Id probably level this machine across the...
  17. Ive no direct experience with cnc but alignment...

    Ive no direct experience with cnc but alignment is alignment. Those videos that Wes (hes a savvy fella) put up are good watching imo.
    The foundation of the machine is the bed so start there. If...
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    .006" in 4" is a pile of taper in anyones book....

    .006" in 4" is a pile of taper in anyones book. Did the 'proffeessional' offer any explanation as to why the machine cut so bad after he set it up? If he didnt, I think I might have insisted on them...
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    Sorry I didnt realise we were talking about a new...

    Sorry I didnt realise we were talking about a new machine. The method in the manual is a no brainer in this case, you even could forego leveling to earth through Z and just ride the carriage through...
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    Sounds good, what machine are we talking about?...

    Sounds good, what machine are we talking about? Be nice to see a pic of how you used the levels. Top of V ways / up on blocks on the flat ways / riding the carriage etc? Each approach has its pros...
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    Cheers man ;)

    Cheers man ;)
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    Been busy today sorting things so the little...

    Been busy today sorting things so the little machine will run 3/4" bar through the push tube and collet assembly. Made the leap after the phonecall and just got on with it.
    I started with the...
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    A few days ago I had the slide apart to check and...

    A few days ago I had the slide apart to check and clean. Everything was in good order, the bushings were just about bad enough to want doing while it was apart, I gave everything a good clean (was...
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    Lol! Its been a busy day mate, almost like you...

    Lol! Its been a busy day mate, almost like you already knew :D
  25. Understood, youre measuring the sum of the wear...

    Understood, youre measuring the sum of the wear vertically. The actual wear in the individual surfaces is likely less with the inside V surface showing the most. The top of the V would be seen as a...
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