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    I've worked in a few tyre factories over here....

    I've worked in a few tyre factories over here. Nothing gets you as dirty as carbon black. Mix it with lubricating oil and you have a really difficult to remove goo.

    Regards Tyrone
  2. If we're talking about a brief inspection I'd...

    If we're talking about a brief inspection I'd always remove the drain plug in the apron. If more coolant than oil comes out - that is definitely not a good sign.

    Regards Tyrone.
  3. I never came across a lathe that had to be lifted...

    I never came across a lathe that had to be lifted by the spindle, there was always a better way. I've had a " balancer " line coming off the back of the spindle on a few occasions but the main lift...
  4. I've found in the past that lathes that are quite...

    I've found in the past that lathes that are quite heavily built but short between centres can be more tricky to rig safely than bigger lathes with a longer bed. They are headstock end heavy and you...
  5. I used to get annoyed in the past when I was...

    I used to get annoyed in the past when I was asked for advice only for it to be ignored. I just let it wash over me now, I'm not the fountain of all knowledge by any means and other opinions are...
  6. Yes, they were pretty noisy and they drank...

    Yes, they were pretty noisy and they drank hydraulic oil.

    Regards Tyrone.
  7. Back in the day one or two makers went down the...

    Back in the day one or two makers went down the road of hydraulic drives to power machines. I once worked on a " Marwin " ( they got bought out by K&T to become " Kearney-Trecker-Marwin over here "....
  8. I was due to have root canal work done on March...

    I was due to have root canal work done on March 25th. My dentist phoned me on the 23rd to tell me my appointment was cancelled for the immediate future. It's a back tooth and it's still grumbling...
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    I was working up there around the time that the...

    I was working up there around the time that the site opened for visitors. As it says it was built in 1997, not 1964. I've got a folder full of photos somewhere in the house but I don't know where...
  10. I once had an operator of a " Richards " PRT 5...

    I once had an operator of a " Richards " PRT 5 come to see me. That's a 5" spindle Hor bore probably weighing about 35 tons all up, saddle, table and top table maybe 7 tons plus.

    He was...
  11. Indeed. As someone else said - fitting a 3 axis...

    Indeed. As someone else said - fitting a 3 axis DRO would give your much more bang for your buck than swapping over the Leadscrews.

    Regards Tyrone.
  12. Am I the only one who studied Geography at school...

    Am I the only one who studied Geography at school ? North Korea is not an island.
    On a more serious note what's the state of dental treatment in the US at the moment ? Over here it's ceased to exist...
  13. I'm not sure power feeding any axis with the...

    I'm not sure power feeding any axis with the manual axis locks on would be recommended by the manufacturer. Repairing the " fire-ups " caused by operators forgetting the manual locks were on and...
  14. Not everyone wants to climb the great pole. Some...

    Not everyone wants to climb the great pole. Some of us enjoyed the physical and mental challenges that working with your hands and actually building machines etc brings.

    When I was a young...
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    Demand for aircraft is still very strong ? Tell...

    Demand for aircraft is still very strong ? Tell that to " Rolls-Royce ". Maybe these new aircraft don't need engines.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    My " NOGA " was hydraulic. You just wound the...

    My " NOGA " was hydraulic. You just wound the locking knob all the way out, put a little bit of oil in, and then replaced the locking knob. You didn't need a grip like a gorilla to get the whole...
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    If it works like a " NOGA " magnetic stand you...

    If it works like a " NOGA " magnetic stand you can easily top up the hydraulic oil that locks up the mechanism.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    This stuff wwas pale green also. Regards...

    This stuff wwas pale green also.

    Regards Tyrone.
  19. When I worked at " Matterson's " , who made over...

    When I worked at " Matterson's " , who made over head cranes, I remembered them sending a 15 ton hook out on one of the cranes. It was just like that one only much bigger. The fitter forgot to put...
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    We got a " coolant expert " in once Ted. He...

    We got a " coolant expert " in once Ted. He recommended a French brand, we tried it and it was OK rot wise and it smelt really nice but when it dried up it turned into a glue. After about 3 months...
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    Some " Craven " lathes had a similar feature,...

    Some " Craven " lathes had a similar feature, they called it " coning ".

    " Butler " started making lathes again when they became part of the BEC Elliot group and demand for planers fell off in...
  22. Only an unthinking idiot gives their government...

    Only an unthinking idiot gives their government unconditional support. When they get things right I'll applaud them, when they get things wrong I'll say so.

    The war in Iraq being a good example. I...
  23. In response to PeteM's request for serious...

    In response to PeteM's request for serious methods of defeating the effects of the virus on the economy.

    I don't know about the US but my strategy for the UK was/is - all the retired and...
  24. Of course the problem is with this virus is that...

    Of course the problem is with this virus is that you can think you're perfectly healthy and yet being carrying the virus for days.

    Regards Tyrone.
  25. On most simple milling machine tables like that...

    On most simple milling machine tables like that one I'd put my head under the table and identify which way the screw comes out of the nuts. One end of the screw will be threaded right to the end and...
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