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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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    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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    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...
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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 :)...
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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
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    The spindles back together, used .006" o shims in...

    The spindles back together, used .006" o shims in the end as .007" seemed a little tight.
    I dunno not what the standard mo for making shims is but I machined this slug like so and parted of a ring,...
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    Are you trying to tell me that £2500 was too much...

    Are you trying to tell me that £2500 was too much for this machine!?:D
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    Did someone say Britan? :D 267535 267536 The...

    Did someone say Britan? :D
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    The S&B is getting closer to done, am putting the spindle back together today all being well. It wont be perfect but id like to see it run before I go...
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    Have been mad busy last couple days. Just had a...

    Have been mad busy last couple days.
    Just had a quick look at the rear bearings, opposing ball races that take care of end loading and float. Seems I need around .007" between the outer races to...
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    Pair of enabling monkeys the both of ya! lol...

    Pair of enabling monkeys the both of ya! lol
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    Youre not helping! lol

    Youre not helping! lol
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    lol, I find everything confusing! :scratchchin:...

    lol, I find everything confusing! :scratchchin:
    Anyways, ive got a phone and im not afraid to use it!! :D

    Crappy quality video but they look like amazing little machines, if a bit of a bugger to...
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    Well, its on there. I cleaned with their 7063 and...

    Well, its on there. I cleaned with their 7063 and slipped it on with 'a rotating action' using Loctite 638. I was gonna try and do a couple test pieces, but decided its much its much easier to just...
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    Thanks for the info Greg. Unfortunately I need...

    Thanks for the info Greg. Unfortunately I need the cap to use the dead length collets that came with the machine. Although open to suggestions for other collet setups etc.

    Cheers
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    I think most of the die head stuff I have will be...

    I think most of the die head stuff I have will be too big, I'll dig em out and take a look when I get a mo.
    Have turned a gage for the spindle threads, it's about as nicer fit for the cap as could...
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    No experience with capstan lathes im afraid, ive...

    No experience with capstan lathes im afraid, ive a WS turret lathe operator book, whole new world of stuff in there.
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    Cheers Guys, thats 2 votes for Loctite so ill...

    Cheers Guys, thats 2 votes for Loctite so ill order some up and give it go. I messaged Loctite UK and they suggested 638 and clean with 7063. Good point about extending the sleeve, it adds surface to...
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