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    On my Myford, I put the lathe in lowest speed on...

    On my Myford, I put the lathe in lowest speed on the belts, but not back gear. Then use a light adjustable wrench/crescent wrench on a jaw and give it a sharp rap with a light (1 lb) ball peen...
  2. Even before that, power it down. open it up and...

    Even before that, power it down. open it up and see if the memory is plug in simms, dimms etc. If it is, then unplug them and plug them back in. If the board is dirty, blow it off with some 'canned...
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    If you have any lathe that can hold a chuck or...

    If you have any lathe that can hold a chuck or faceplate already, Hardinge taper mounts are very simple to turn.
  4. A probable explanation for those rankings is that...

    A probable explanation for those rankings is that all of those countries (except Sweden, which basically didn't do any lockdown/stay at home) have between 2 and 12 times the population density of the...
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    It isn't normally a problem. The steel sections...

    It isn't normally a problem. The steel sections seem to clean the wheel as the brass loads it. It's better if you grind with coolant. But the modern 'brass' chucks are far better than the older...
  6. Your lad's already got resurected once on PM! :D

    Your lad's already got resurected once on PM! :D
  7. Thread: Recession?

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    Rolls Royce are planning up to 8,000 job cuts....

    Rolls Royce are planning up to 8,000 job cuts. Mostly in the UK.
    Maclaran (tiny in comparison) are planning 1,200. The only good news is that they can't do it while folks are on furlough, I think...
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    Ordered on the 24th. Arrived today, the 27th in...

    Ordered on the 24th. Arrived today, the 27th in England. Can't complain about the speed. :D
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    No useful advice and no knowledge of the system...

    No useful advice and no knowledge of the system except what you good people are posting but... Would it be better to have one single Federal tax system (with charges/rebates to states as appropriate)...
  10. Bugger all the party political he said-she said...

    Bugger all the party political he said-she said stuff:-

    What ideas have folks got towards getting back to work while minimising the risks of getting or passing on the infection? Working in a...
  11. Unemployment had been falling for six years under...

    Unemployment had been falling for six years under President Obama, after the fiancial crisis that he inherited came to an end. President Trump inherited that trend...


    Darn, need to refresh the...
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    Darn it! That just cost me $9 for the books and...

    Darn it! That just cost me $9 for the books and $27 for the postage. :crazy:
  13. I use two pins set into pieces of angle iron,...

    I use two pins set into pieces of angle iron, welded onto the inside of my lathe cabinet cupboard. A little bit of clearance on the pins is all that's needed, given that the tool holders are fairly...
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    It appears to be a pressure gauge secondary...

    It appears to be a pressure gauge secondary calibration set. The test gauge is fittet to one of the pipe ends and the gauge under test is fitted to the other. The pump plunger is screwed in to raise...
  15. The vial you got will be .0002"/10" or...

    The vial you got will be .0002"/10" or .00024"/foot
  16. I was under the impression, from what I read in...

    I was under the impression, from what I read in the past, that Bronze is a poor bearing material compared with cast iron for causing wear in cases where the screw is not hardened or the lubrication...
  17. Some of it may well be that the online companies...

    Some of it may well be that the online companies are facing an enormous increase in traffic to all their departments because of the bricks-and-mortar businessed being on hold. They still have to...
  18. Thread: Recession?

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    Just so long as you've also got at least 5lb of...

    Just so long as you've also got at least 5lb of chillis and about 50lb of grindable beef to go with the beans and rice. With those, the beans and rice are just about edible. :D
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    Should be 20% VAT, since it's in the UK. 6%...

    Should be 20% VAT, since it's in the UK. 6% commission seems to be on the low side for the auction houses.
  20. Nah, just cough on him. :D

    Nah, just cough on him. :D
  21. Stupid bitch would complain that the year 2000...

    Stupid bitch would complain that the year 2000 problem was a hoax because people spent years making sure that banks, businesses and governments didn't go tits up because of the things that were being...
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    Barry Jordan had a bit of a speciality in...

    Barry Jordan had a bit of a speciality in building models of machine tools. All in 1/5 scale.
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    You say changing the SFM didn't make much of a...

    You say changing the SFM didn't make much of a difference. What was the SFM?

    Also, what is your infeed?
  24. Nital being 2% (some folks use 5%) nitric acid...

    Nital being 2% (some folks use 5%) nitric acid dissolved in denatured alcohol.
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    Going back to the lapping, rather than the...

    Going back to the lapping, rather than the measuring:- Did you clean the coarser diamond grit off the lapp before applying the finer grit? and if so, how?

    Regards
    Mark
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