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  1. Whoever thought the idea up I don't know, I...

    Whoever thought the idea up I don't know, I suspect some bean counter in the top office. Chances are that it wouldn't have been a very effective ruse. Having said that it kept me in work as a young...
  2. The story was that they didn't want visitors to...

    The story was that they didn't want visitors to the factory to be able to identify the makers of the machinery and therefore set up their own production lines in competition. Obviously this was all...
  3. I don't like to rain on anybodies parade but if...

    I don't like to rain on anybodies parade but if you can't source another apron that lathe isn't a great deal of use as it stands unless you can't part it out for spares.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    Some guys have all the luck. Smiley face. ...

    Some guys have all the luck. Smiley face.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    Mrs Shoelaces is female, or she was last time I...

    Mrs Shoelaces is female, or she was last time I looked. She's been ripped off pension wise.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    Nothing is more liable to fall over than a radial...

    Nothing is more liable to fall over than a radial arm drill.

    I once rigged a big " Archdale " as I described in my earlier post. I'd had the drill an inch or two off the ground to try out the lift...
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    I'm just glad I'm not relying on having a job...

    I'm just glad I'm not relying on having a job anymore.

    Regards Tyrone.
  8. Something about that says it's a " Colchester "...

    Something about that says it's a " Colchester " to me. The feed box is very " Colchester ". Could be an old " Master ". I once worked at a place were we had to grind off any manufacturers names cast...
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    Re your last sentence. I must have worked for...

    Re your last sentence. I must have worked for some pretty unethical employers in the past.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    That's a pretty amazing machine. There used to be...

    That's a pretty amazing machine. There used to be a couple of British companies that made machines along those lines for use on board ships etc.

    Regards Tyrone.
  11. All things being equal condition wise it's TOS...

    All things being equal condition wise it's TOS for me also. A good value for money, no nonsense, milling machine.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    I caught that on the radio, it said they'd found...

    I caught that on the radio, it said they'd found other faults with the wiring.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    It'll be a brave man or woman that signs off on...

    It'll be a brave man or woman that signs off on the airworthiness certificate for the MAX. When it does fly again it'll have to be the safest plane ever.

    Regards Tyrone
  14. That subject is worthy of a thread on it's own....

    That subject is worthy of a thread on it's own. In my opinion it's the job. You need to be a perfectionist and anyone who isn't just winds you up.

    Mrs Shoelaces taught English in High School. If...
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    They existed alright. They made reasonable...

    They existed alright. They made reasonable quality planing machines. Obviously they've gone the way of most British machine tool makers.

    Regards Tyrone
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    How is the work being held ? What sort of machine...

    How is the work being held ? What sort of machine are we talking here ?


    Regards Tyrone.
  17. They grow them in situ from a seed. " Matrix "...

    They grow them in situ from a seed.

    " Matrix " clutches are good once you get them set up right.

    Regards Tyrone.
  18. Yes, turning the knurled ring towards the clutch...

    Yes, turning the knurled ring towards the clutch ( normal thread rotation ) tightens the clutch. Back the knurled ring off carefully until the clutch goes in easily. Then advance it until the clutch...
  19. Just don't ask me what I had for my tea last...

    Just don't ask me what I had for my tea last night.

    Regards Tyrone.
  20. Once I'd adjusted a few of these clutches I never...

    Once I'd adjusted a few of these clutches I never bothered with the feeler gauges. I went off " feel ". When you throw the " forward " lever over the clutch should engage with a nice positive click....
  21. If my memory serves me well I think member "...

    If my memory serves me well I think member " Forest " has a " Voest " lathe.

    Regards Tyrone.
  22. Hi matey, yes the old " Kearns " table lifter was...

    Hi matey, yes the old " Kearns " table lifter was very similar. You pulled a knob on the front of the lower table. This was connected by a rod to a gizmo in the centre of the lower table that...
  23. I'm always interested in Horizontal boring...

    I'm always interested in Horizontal boring machines.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    " Hydrauto " bearings are very " oil viscosity. "...

    " Hydrauto " bearings are very " oil viscosity. " sensitive. Are you using the correct oil in the grinding head ? It should be " Tellus 3 " if my memory serves me well, that's a very thin hydraulic...
  25. The photographs aren't the greatest. From what...

    The photographs aren't the greatest. From what I've seen and read neither of them appear to be ideal. What's the chances of something more suitable turning up if you keep looking ?

    Regards Tyrone.
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