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    Hi, I'm in the UK also, have you tried XYZ...

    Hi, I'm in the UK also, have you tried XYZ machine tools, my company got a reasonable quote from them early this year for a mill & lathe. From personal experience their service support is excellent....
  2. Try Wardown Engineering in Dunstable, Beds they...

    Try Wardown Engineering in Dunstable, Beds they should be able to quote for this.
    Tony
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    Before our American cousins wake up I should warn...

    Before our American cousins wake up I should warn you this forum is more industry based, you would be better off looking at the 'Model Engineers Workshop' forum.
    Tony
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    Silver steel [USA drill rod], O1 tool steel or...

    Silver steel [USA drill rod], O1 tool steel or HSS. Heat treat 64 Rockwell scale C, you could heat treat the silver steel yourself if you have the facilities.

    Tony
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    You absolutely need a wire tension gauge!!! For...

    You absolutely need a wire tension gauge!!! For +/- .0003 you will need a rough plus at least 2 finish passes.

    Tony
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    You are obviously going to implement some sort of...

    You are obviously going to implement some sort of scheme so I suggest you crack on & do it, please report back in say a years time to share the experience.
    Tony
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    I really, really wouldn't bother, from my many...

    I really, really wouldn't bother, from my many years shop floor & office based working experience it is a complete waste of time & will demotivate all your employees.

    Tony
  8. Definitely use a boring head, the stiffer the...

    Definitely use a boring head, the stiffer the better .

    Tony
  9. Plus one for that. Tony

    Plus one for that.

    Tony
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    Maggie T was in power for just over 11 years &...

    Maggie T was in power for just over 11 years & from personal experience the unions were running the country & needed to be sorted. From being a Toolmaking apprentice in the 70’s I have also seen the...
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    It is the human condition to fear something, if...

    It is the human condition to fear something, if there isn't anything tangible we will make something up.
    Tony
  12. All vices will flex to some degree, if you can't...

    All vices will flex to some degree, if you can't knock the work down on parallels you will have to raise it up on higher parallels until it can be knocked down, not ideal but that's reality.

    Tony
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    Definitely need a draw bar if using a MT for...

    Definitely need a draw bar if using a MT for milling.
    Tony
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    Bit like china today

    Bit like china today
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    December 29th 2016

    December 29th 2016
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    I worked on a TL1 for a number of years & found...

    I worked on a TL1 for a number of years & found it ok, tail stock is manually operated [or was?]have a look at the XYZ offerings.I have a Myford in my garage & obviously it's not an industrial m/c.
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  17. I would say this is not a practical operation,...

    I would say this is not a practical operation, the 'designer' needs to be looking at what has been proposed, does it need to be an 1/8" all the way, can it be bigger?
    Tony
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    I too voted out. We will still be governed by...

    I too voted out. We will still be governed by ar**holes but they will be our ar**holes.
    Tony
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    You are so wrong it's not even funny, guess that...

    You are so wrong it's not even funny, guess that sums up why we get so many quality products from the far east?

    Tony
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    I'm betting no one has ever been fined anything...

    I'm betting no one has ever been fined anything near that.
    Tony
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    P.S. I forgot to say, I am damm glad the Scots...

    P.S.
    I forgot to say, I am damm glad the Scots are staying in the United Kingdom, we would be poorer without them!

    Tony
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    I can't understand how an English politician...

    I can't understand how an English politician cares more about foreigners than his own people. You get over here as an illegal and we will put you up in a hotel, feed and clothe you, let you work...
  23. [QUOTE=edwardsjc;2329607]Wow Responses within...

    [QUOTE=edwardsjc;2329607]Wow

    Responses within a couple of hours of posting. Very impressive !

    The wheel is 7" , 1/2" wide running at 3000rpm.

    I dress dry, taking a few passes at a thou until...
  24. Obviously dehumidifiers do cost money but not...

    Obviously dehumidifiers do cost money but not that much.
    Tony
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    Apologies for ‘cocking’ up my helix angle...

    Apologies for ‘cocking’ up my helix angle information, I’m suffering with migraine type headaches so thinking is difficult!
    I have the 23rd edition machinery’s handbook, go to the index and look...
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