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  1. I used to say I could tell you where a machine...

    I used to say I could tell you where a machine tool had been made just by looking at the styling and design.

    Machines made in the USA were usually well designed and good quality. I lot of emphasis...
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    I suspect Lenin had such people in mind when he...

    I suspect Lenin had such people in mind when he was alleged to have said " The capitalist will sell you the rope that you will use to hang him with "

    Regards Tyrone.
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    I'd been installing machine tools for a long...

    I'd been installing machine tools for a long while before I retired and don't know Terry Keeley from Adam but if I was setting up that make of lathe I'd listen to what he had to tell me. I've seen...
  4. If they can't keep him alive it doesn't look good...

    If they can't keep him alive it doesn't look good for the rest of us. I think he didn't take it seriously enough in the early days. I'm not sure he's been keeping himself in good shape either.
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    " Kendall & Gent " made some huge planers and...

    " Kendall & Gent " made some huge planers and plano-mills back in the day. Another top company that fell foul of " Staveley Industries ". A pal of mine who worked for Asquith's namesake company...
  6. That's my view also. Regards Tyrone.

    That's my view also.

    Regards Tyrone.
  7. Boris Johnson admitted to hospital for tests. ...

    Boris Johnson admitted to hospital for tests.


    Regards Tyrone.
  8. Small Hor bores are relatively easy to move....

    Small Hor bores are relatively easy to move. Most of the weight is near to the ground and the base is usual flat on the bottom. Be sure to secure the spindle frame balance weight before you start.
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    There was a cartoon on the editorial page of my...

    There was a cartoon on the editorial page of my Sunday newspaper last week. I think it was a take on an old wartime one. In it a young couple are drawn with their backs to the artist. They are sat...
  10. I would absolutely hate to do anything of this...

    I would absolutely hate to do anything of this sort with my wife. I've worked with lots of guys, both home and away, and I've never said I'm not working with that man although I've been very, very...
  11. I'm not a massive " Moglice " fan. I've had mixed...

    I'm not a massive " Moglice " fan. I've had mixed results, some good, some not so good. On prismatic ways I preferred the sheet material like " Shamban " , " Turcite " etc. Just my opinion, other...
  12. You want helpers who keep their mouths shut and...

    You want helpers who keep their mouths shut and do exactly as they are told. If they couldn't do that I didn't want them on the job.

    Regards Tyrone.
  13. I used to get asked to stand in for the...

    I used to get asked to stand in for the storekeeper for an hour or two at one place I worked. Guys used to come to the stores hatch and say " I need a dust mask Tyrone". I used to say " What's wrong...
  14. Yes me, and I've got the herniated disc to prove...

    Yes me, and I've got the herniated disc to prove it. That was when I was young and strong and stupid. 6 ft long crow bar and 2" bright round bar rollers. I wised up after the back injury.

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    I wouldn't run any faster on that poor quality...

    I wouldn't run any faster on that poor quality steel, that speed's more or less about right. Just don't get one of those chips down your shirt ! We used to call that colour " Bonus Blue " , go a...
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    Typical British designs, they didn't skimp on the...

    Typical British designs, they didn't skimp on the cast iron back in the day. It must have been cheap then.

    Regards Tyrone.
  17. That'll be much better than just boring off the...

    That'll be much better than just boring off the travelling spindle. You'll be able to go a lot bigger on bearing bores etc. I'm not sure how you could get the head to auto face though.

    Regards...
  18. You used to be able to buy peg keys like that...

    You used to be able to buy peg keys like that back in the day. They also sold the peg keys that had the peg at one end. I've never seen any in the " dolls house " size the OP is seeking though.
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  19. The main difference is with a built in facing...

    The main difference is with a built in facing slide you can hand feed the facing slide in and out as well as power feed it. I've never come across a bolt on facing slide were you can hand feed the...
  20. The big advantage with the built in facing slide...

    The big advantage with the built in facing slide is you can put a cut on whilst the facing slide is revolving. Imagine machining a circlip ( snap ring ) groove or an oil groove in a bearing bore. A...
  21. Yeah, that's it really. Machines can come with a...

    Yeah, that's it really. Machines can come with a built in facing slide. They are normally more user friendly than the bolt on type. The " Giddings & Lewis " machine back in this thread appears to...
  22. I've re-machined a few comms over the years....

    I've re-machined a few comms over the years. Under cutting the insulation by hand can be really tiresome.

    Regards Tyrone.
  23. The only time you should grease the ways on a...

    The only time you should grease the ways on a machine tool is if it's being put into storage. Even then you only coat the ways with it, you wouldn't pump any into the machine via the nipples.
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  24. Not always, some rebuilders just run a " Biax " ...

    Not always, some rebuilders just run a " Biax " over the ways and then get busy with a paint brush. It all depends who's done the job. If I was looking to buy a machine for your sort of work (...
  25. Lots of radial arm drills use a rack and pinion...

    Lots of radial arm drills use a rack and pinion to power the drilling head along the arm. " Asquith " thought out of the box and went one better on their drills. They used a length of bike chain and...
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