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  1. Thread: China rising

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    Now, where else have I heard that about? ...

    Now, where else have I heard that about?

    :cheers:
  2. Still made. RDG in Mytholmroyd bought the rights...

    Still made. RDG in Mytholmroyd bought the rights and most of the parts when the Beeston factory was closed:-

    Myford Ltd Home Page (British Engineering at its best)
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    Replying on only one thread. :typing: I was...

    Replying on only one thread. :typing:

    I was under the impression that national banks try to keep inflation at about 2% to keep economies moving steadily and avoid high inflation (bad) or...
  4. Just a couple of points:- The green colour...

    Just a couple of points:-

    The green colour you get when using a stainless steel anode is indicative of Chromium III ions. Chromium VI ions would show a brown/orange colour.
    If you use washing...
  5. That's only if you can't afford the cost of HSS...

    That's only if you can't afford the cost of HSS tools. For the best performance, you can't beat high carbon steel, It'll cut anything.
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    Out of curiosity, is it a small HP+IP rotor,...

    Out of curiosity, is it a small HP+IP rotor, Industrial turbine or a large live steam+bled steam BFPT rotor?
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    You are both talking about US motors designed for...

    You are both talking about US motors designed for the rather odd supplies that you have.

    This will be a standard thee phase 415V motor that has three windings. They may be connected star (wye in...
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    To amplify on that, Take the cover off the...

    To amplify on that, Take the cover off the motor's junction box. If there are only three terminal posts then it's a fixed 415V motor and you'll need a 240V VFS and a thee phase 240/415V transformer...
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    Historically, they were BSPT (British Standard...

    Historically, they were BSPT (British Standard Pipe - Tapered), which is still the standard pipe thread in the UK and pretty much all of the world except the US (the standard ISO pile threds are...
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    The map showed "Energy Usage" in kg of oil...

    The map showed "Energy Usage" in kg of oil equivalent. Not "oil usage"

    If you're living in somewhere like iceland, then having a hot tub heated by the local lava field might be a good thing.
    ...
  11. Effectively there is a second, metric, gearbox on...

    Effectively there is a second, metric, gearbox on the outboard end of the first, imperial, gearbox. Quite noticable.
  12. Imperial (driven) dial has a 127 tooth internal...

    Imperial (driven) dial has a 127 tooth internal gear in it, metric (loose) dial has a 125 tooth internal gear. There is an idler that engages with both at the same time. meshing isn't perfect, but it...
  13. This morning, it has sagged by another 25 micro...

    This morning, it has sagged by another 25 micro inches...
  14. Haven't done the experiment yet, but here's a...

    Haven't done the experiment yet, but here's a datum:- Having measured the surface table, I decided to put the workshop heating back on (It had got to the part of the year where it didn't need...
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    As to getting to know what to do, search Amazon...

    As to getting to know what to do, search Amazon (other book shops are available) for "south bend how to run a lathe" that'll find you the classic book on the subject.
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    You (or the IT admins) can re-enable SMB 1 in...

    You (or the IT admins) can re-enable SMB 1 in Windows 10. Run optionalfeatures; go to SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support; expand it and select the client and server options.

    You could use a...
  17. Thread: Gloves

    by Mark Rand
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    I don't use gloves when machining. I tend to use...

    I don't use gloves when machining. I tend to use gloves when handling steel stock, especially the square stuff.

    Of late I've developed the habit of always using nitrile gloves when cleaning or...
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    I'm not sure about them, but various companies...

    I'm not sure about them, but various companies that they have assimilated in their search for world domination had, at various parts of their histories.
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    The government are making trade agreements (Ok,...

    The government are making trade agreements (Ok, not all that many as yet). What the Turkeys that voted for Chrismas/Brexit are unhappy about is that the trade terms on which we left the EU and, to...
  20. I've been under orders to make progress on...

    I've been under orders to make progress on re-decorating the bedroom and making a new built-in wardrobe, so the surface table lapping/measuring ground to a halt for a couple of months. Today, I had a...
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    If that is the case, then it is possible that the...

    If that is the case, then it is possible that the valve block needs to be taken apart and cleaned. If the hydraulic oil (Mobil Vacuoline 1405) is allowed to become dirty, or the machine is not used...
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    There's also a bit of 'told you so' from people...

    There's also a bit of 'told you so' from people like me!

    People voted based on emotions fed by those who had leaving as their main goal without serious thought for how to manage the leaving...
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    Not quite so clear without pictures if you don't...

    Not quite so clear without pictures if you don't have one/can't afford any of the fleabay offerings, but have considered building one from scratch. :)
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    With the hydraulic pump turned on:- Turn the...

    With the hydraulic pump turned on:-

    Turn the lever on the rightmost side of the controls in a clockwise direction. That should allow the hydraulics to feed in both directions. if the over-travel...
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    Certainly seems like the facility should be...

    Certainly seems like the facility should be allowed to quote the expected true price of the product to the sales folk before the sale is made. If it's too high, the customer walks. If too many walk,...
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