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    Found this when I looked up the company: ...

    Found this when I looked up the company:

    YouTube

    There's a pic from above of the site, I was interested to find out some of it's still there

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    Those pics are amazing :D Thanks for sharing

    Those pics are amazing :D

    Thanks for sharing
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    Reading through all that makes me want to check...

    Reading through all that makes me want to check all my chucks with dye penetrant, most of mu turning is done on a Colchester triumph, chuck jaws are probably 50 years old?



    Thank you :D Here's...
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    Agreed, could have gone flying :eek:

    Agreed, could have gone flying :eek:
  5. I thought something looked odd about it, not a...

    I thought something looked odd about it, not a single hole! - that's amazing :D


    As I understand it, that's how all images appear on these boards?
  6. Nice job with the cleanup :D

    Nice job with the cleanup :D
  7. What am I missing? There are no empty spaces in...

    What am I missing? There are no empty spaces in the box, could you share a photo??
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    I think if coolant is soluble water stops it from...

    I think if coolant is soluble water stops it from working, I gave up with digital verniers during machining two years ago, and use an old analogue one, if I need higher precision I use micrometers,...
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    Sometimes on April the first - it's difficult to...

    Sometimes on April the first - it's difficult to tell whats real :D
  10. Forgive my bad wording, there is nothing missing...

    Forgive my bad wording, there is nothing missing (empty spaces in box are for the scribe)
  11. Chesterman vernier height gauge - accessory ID help

    I've just bought a secondhand 14" Chesterman vernier height gauge and I guess I'm so use-to having secondhand stuff with missing things and empty slots in the box that I never wonder what they were....
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    See if you can get hold of some old linear...

    See if you can get hold of some old linear bearing slides and cut them to length with a grinder, they're ready hardened, ready ground and providing both parallels are cut from the same length they're...
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    If you mean the head is stripped so you can't...

    If you mean the head is stripped so you can't grip it with a spanner/screwdriver, I find the best method (if the head stands proud of the surface and you can get access) is to cut a screwdriver slot...
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    There's two possible reasons here, the first is...

    There's two possible reasons here, the first is that somehow the coolant became contaminated with another chemical, the other is that it was caused by your water

    If the problem started immediately...
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    Update 2: Last week I took the vice off and...

    Update 2:

    Last week I took the vice off and oiled underneath it (that's something I've never had to do on that machine before), waterproofed the electrical panel and filled it with multicut. It's...
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    No adjustable die's in mainland Europe? Learn...

    No adjustable die's in mainland Europe? Learn something new every day :)
  17. yeah... Guards on guards LOL, sounds familiar,...

    yeah... Guards on guards LOL, sounds familiar, it's when you get told to redesign the guarding on a machine that's been run for 40 years without a single accident, just because it might be possible...
  18. I've used it for coolant screens on machines and...

    I've used it for coolant screens on machines and never had a problem
  19. Good point, makrolon is also an option (I think...

    Good point, makrolon is also an option (I think they're both just different brands of shatterproof polycarbonate), again it can be formed in the same way
  20. I spent a huge amount of time in the first year...

    I spent a huge amount of time in the first year of my apprenticeship making guarding for machinery, plexiglass is easily bent using heat, the more even the heat is the better, a piece as big as that...
  21. I've never heard of an M9 air fitting, if you can...

    I've never heard of an M9 air fitting, if you can get a male to female reducer where the female thread OD is smaller than the ID of your M9 thread and buy a tap, you could make an adapter by drilling...
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    I wouldn't try it, unless you have a jig to hold...

    I wouldn't try it, unless you have a jig to hold them square, it will wear down more at the heavy end
  23. You may be right with the male thread, metric...

    You may be right with the male thread, metric threads are usually a bit under size

    As for the female thread, my first thought was also BSP, it's not 1/4" - that has a core of 0.451", the thread...
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    If you don't wan't to cut the material try...

    If you don't wan't to cut the material try measuring the ID of the hole and comparing it to the ID of a straight taped hole of the same thread, if the tap was oscillating as it was cutting the ID...
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    OK, Never seen that before but here's a theory:...

    OK, Never seen that before but here's a theory: If a drill is slightly blunt you can get that triangular look to the hole, you say the drill looked fine and wasn't wobbling so it wasn't that, if the...
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