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  1. I have the feeling that I might have been weeping...

    I have the feeling that I might have been weeping rather then bragging if I did the DYI thing. I was nervous enough removing and reinstalling the darn things.
  2. Deckel Doctor refurbished my scales (eons ago)...

    Deckel Doctor refurbished my scales (eons ago) and all has been good ever since.

    Cheers,
    Bob
  3. Thanks Ross ... a seven year old is a lot of...

    Thanks Ross ... a seven year old is a lot of work! Fortunately, happy work.

    Cheers,
    Bob

    PS. Bryan is racing at Le Mans tomorrow ... I hope the machinery gods are blessing his engine!
  4. There are various parts of the base that I would...

    There are various parts of the base that I would be interested in.

    Cheers,
    Bob Welland
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    I am surprised by this suggestion - likely I am...

    I am surprised by this suggestion - likely I am misunderstanding it:

    "Often reducing the nut's endplay is all that is necessary to fix a problem. i.e. tighten the fasteners that hold the nut so...
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    I had a similar thing happen to me. I bought a...

    I had a similar thing happen to me. I bought a pristine Thermolyne heat treating oven on eBay for $800 many years back - new it is something like $6000. The guy takes it to MailBoxes Inc. to have it...
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    I worked at the second computer store in the US...

    I worked at the second computer store in the US (itty bitty machine company) when I was in high school. That would be around 1976. You could get Microsoft Basic on paper tape in those days and it was...
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    Klaus, I'm sorry that you are still waiting for...

    Klaus, I'm sorry that you are still waiting for Deckelnut to make good on your purchase. It has been way too long for the item to be "in shipment" so there would seem to be no rational explaination...
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    I would not call Wayne Moore's "Foundations of...

    I would not call Wayne Moore's "Foundations of Mechanical Accuracy" a "how to book" by any means. It may well be the most beautiful book on metrology ever made and it explains the problems of...
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    The motor starts up rather slowly. I disconnected...

    The motor starts up rather slowly. I disconnected the flexible cable and it did not change anything so I suspect that the bearings might be the culprit. I am thinking of replacing them - has anyone...
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    Musing about an LK table

    I bought on eBay the LK table attachment for an FP bigger then my FP1. I was surprised when it arrived and was around 1000 pounds. The rolling table is really quite a nice piece of furniture. It...
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    I put a track with a trolley above my FP1 and LK...

    I put a track with a trolley above my FP1 and LK machines. I have a small 1/2 ton chain hoist that I use to mount accessories. This has turned out to be very useful. The track is basically heavy...
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    Optima Drill Grinder Manual?

    I just picked up an Optima Optical Drill Grinder and would love to get my hands on a manual. Any pointers?

    Cheers,
    Bob Welland
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    What happens when you hand crank the Z axis? ...

    What happens when you hand crank the Z axis?

    Cheers,
    Bob Welland
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    When I saw the Hermle, I thought: "why is that ad...

    When I saw the Hermle, I thought: "why is that ad over there?" It did not occur to me that the old logo had been replaced.

    I don't really care what the logo is but I think in this new "logo" you...
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    A bunch of us visited the local mini-mill that...

    A bunch of us visited the local mini-mill that makes low-grade steel from scrap here in Seattle. The thing that amazed me was how few people they employ - huge parts of the plant would have a control...
  17. Too bad you can't teach some dealers about the...

    Too bad you can't teach some dealers about the "time value of money." You have to give Reliable credit for figuring that one out.

    Cheers,
    Bob Welland
  18. I am Welland Works ... definitely a purchase with...

    I am Welland Works ... definitely a purchase with an eye for the future. I have a Deckel LK and I have been thinking that at some point in the unimagined future, I could sell my FP1, LK, and my much...
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    I'm not sure why he wanted to use SS and not...

    I'm not sure why he wanted to use SS and not galvanized. He was thinking of covering it with tennis racket grip anyway. They have built a new studio and I think he was thinking "I'll spend a little...
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    OT - SS pull-up bar diameter+thickness

    A friend is affiliated with a martial arts studio and they are going to put a pull-up bar outside, which means that it will be exposed to a lot of rain. He wants to make it out of stainless steel and...
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    Klaus, I agree that Deckelnut still needs to...

    Klaus,

    I agree that Deckelnut still needs to make good on your purchase. Has he indicated that it has been shipped? How far does it have to travel? It is hard to imagine that it would have to...
  22. Definitely not in great shape but it looks...

    Definitely not in great shape but it looks totally usable.

    Aside from Sean's, it is the only one I have ever seen.

    Cheers,
    Bob Welland
  23. He sure got it for a good price - I was expecting...

    He sure got it for a good price - I was expecting it to go quite a bit higher.

    Cheers,
    Bob Welland
  24. I 100% agree with Ross - Sean is a class act....

    I 100% agree with Ross - Sean is a class act. Part of it, I think, is his love for Deckel stuff & wanting to make sure they are properly cared for. He has standards that he expects us to live up to...
  25. Deckelnut Dividing Head - What a long strange trip its been

    I picked up the dividing head I bought from Deckelnut a long while back. This was the first time I’d gone through the entire customs process myself (no broker was needed because the purchase price...
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