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    That's the thing with PK rivets Sami. Depending...

    That's the thing with PK rivets Sami. Depending on which number drill you use it can be the difference between a light tap in with your toffee hammer or a few firm blows. The difficulty of getting...
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    I had several sets of the " Starrett " pin...

    I had several sets of the " Starrett " pin punches over the years for punching out this sort of thing. Several sets because inevitably the small ones get broken. If you haven't got a pin punch then...
  3. If for some reason the pins are tighter in the...

    If for some reason the pins are tighter in the cover plate than the apron, maybe steel cover plate - cast iron apron, when you drive in your pallet knife followed by your fox wedge to separate the...
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    If you can get at the back you should be ok. We...

    If you can get at the back you should be ok. We weren't too bothered about the old labels to be honest because they were going to be replaced by new ones in a slightly different position.

    Regards...
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    Thanks for that Sami. They were really hard,...

    Thanks for that Sami. They were really hard, getting them out with a little chisel would usually put a dint in the edge of the chisel if they were in tight. I think we used either a No32 drill or a...
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    I've seen a few " gone wrongs " in my time....

    I've seen a few " gone wrongs " in my time. Mainly when I was young and foolish. I was a fitter so most of the time I would be either stood up, knelt down or occasionally laying on the floor.

    I...
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    I've seen a few " gone wrongs " in my time....

    I've seen a few " gone wrongs " in my time. Mainly when I was young and foolish. I was a fitter so most of the time I would be either stood up, knelt down or occasionally laying on the floor.

    I...
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    Have you ever tried to drill them ? The ones we...

    Have you ever tried to drill them ? The ones we used were as hard as Chinese Algebra. I think they were called "PK" ( Parker-Kalon ? ) rivets. I used a little chisel to ease them out but it was a...
  9. That's a very interesting article. I'd never come...

    That's a very interesting article. I'd never come across a " Martin " on my travels. I guessed it was of German manufacture before I read the article, German machine tools have certain styling cues....
  10. Sometimes you can get lucky and the pins will...

    Sometimes you can get lucky and the pins will come out still attached to the front cover plate.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    Sorry matey, I was only an apprentice then. The...

    Sorry matey, I was only an apprentice then. The guy who ran it was very proud of the machine and you were only allowed in the shed by special invitation so I didn't know a great deal about it. I just...
  12. Those pins are dowels and they're for aligning...

    Those pins are dowels and they're for aligning the front cover plate onto the apron casting. Some machines have tapered pins, some are parallel. The conventional way to remove them is to drill and...
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    The place I served my time at had the 1940's...

    The place I served my time at had the 1940's version of that machine. It was in a sort of greenhouse/ shed that had been partially made from the packing case it came in during the 1939-45 War. Wood...
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    Obviously those prices are pre-decimalisation...

    Obviously those prices are pre-decimalisation which if my memory serves me well was around 1972 or 3. The place I was working at then bought us all 150mm and 300mm chrome plated " Chestermans " rules...
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    I'm afraid it's damaged beyond repair. The...

    I'm afraid it's damaged beyond repair. The alignments of the major elements are super critical and they're bound to be disturbed.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    How much end float ? From what I recall of the...

    How much end float ? From what I recall of the main spindle bearings they were a matched pair of angular contact bearings with two spacers between the bearing faces. The spacers were ground...
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    We used a product called " Hylomar " to seal...

    We used a product called " Hylomar " to seal screws in those sort of locations. For really troublesome leaks you could get " Dowty " washers. They were a bit thicker than a normal washer, made out of...
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    Just getting off the topic. What's the internet...

    Just getting off the topic. What's the internet access like in your bit of Spain. I know our place is out in the sticks but the internet is pretty poor. After about 9.00pm it drops off quite a lot...
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    Who was it that said " Freedom of the press is...

    Who was it that said " Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one " ?

    I must admit the British " popular " press has been unashamedly partisan over the last few decades....
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    Anything published in the " Daily Express " lacks...

    Anything published in the " Daily Express " lacks credibility in my opinion. I'd even have to go and check the date at the top of the page.

    Regards Tyrone.
  21. Are we talking about a spindle support housing...

    Are we talking about a spindle support housing that will allow you to extend the travelling spindle further out ? Or are we talking about using the outer steady bearing which allows you line bore ?
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  22. I don't know about the USA but in the UK ( a...

    I don't know about the USA but in the UK ( a nation of animal lovers apparently ) looking after pets can be quite a lucrative business. I'm fascinated by a programme on TV at the moment about a high...
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    They're not the ones pulling the strings -...

    They're not the ones pulling the strings - they're the ones you don't get to vote for.

    Regards Tyrone.
  24. Thanks for that matey. I could build Hor Bore...

    Thanks for that matey. I could build Hor Bore Spindle Frames that looked like a giant Swiss watch but I really struggle with IT.No excuse really, I should try harder.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    Looks like Tesla has decided to trundle as far as...

    Looks like Tesla has decided to trundle as far as Berlin to build their new European factory instead of coming to the UK. We're " Too Risky " apparently.

    Regards Tyrone.
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