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  1. Yes, turning the knurled ring towards the clutch...

    Yes, turning the knurled ring towards the clutch ( normal thread rotation ) tightens the clutch. Back the knurled ring off carefully until the clutch goes in easily. Then advance it until the clutch...
  2. Just don't ask me what I had for my tea last...

    Just don't ask me what I had for my tea last night.

    Regards Tyrone.
  3. Once I'd adjusted a few of these clutches I never...

    Once I'd adjusted a few of these clutches I never bothered with the feeler gauges. I went off " feel ". When you throw the " forward " lever over the clutch should engage with a nice positive click....
  4. If my memory serves me well I think member "...

    If my memory serves me well I think member " Forest " has a " Voest " lathe.

    Regards Tyrone.
  5. Hi matey, yes the old " Kearns " table lifter was...

    Hi matey, yes the old " Kearns " table lifter was very similar. You pulled a knob on the front of the lower table. This was connected by a rod to a gizmo in the centre of the lower table that...
  6. I'm always interested in Horizontal boring...

    I'm always interested in Horizontal boring machines.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    " Hydrauto " bearings are very " oil viscosity. "...

    " Hydrauto " bearings are very " oil viscosity. " sensitive. Are you using the correct oil in the grinding head ? It should be " Tellus 3 " if my memory serves me well, that's a very thin hydraulic...
  8. The photographs aren't the greatest. From what...

    The photographs aren't the greatest. From what I've seen and read neither of them appear to be ideal. What's the chances of something more suitable turning up if you keep looking ?

    Regards Tyrone.
  9. The " Marwin " company that made that device also...

    The " Marwin " company that made that device also made fairly big machine tools. They were one of the first companies over here to get into NC control. They had a reputation for innovative designs. I...
  10. What does the column/knee interface look like ?...

    What does the column/knee interface look like ? Is it nice and clean or is it rusty ? Are you sure the knee locking levers are actually releasing ? Has the machine been left with the vertical feed...
  11. K & H ? Do you mean a K & T ? I'd always go for a...

    K & H ? Do you mean a K & T ? I'd always go for a vertical machine over a horizontal machine all other things being equal. Having said that age and condition are everything. A photo or two would be a...
  12. Going back into the dim and distant past when I...

    Going back into the dim and distant past when I was an apprentice we used " Red-Heads " a lot. They were a little hardened sleeve with teeth on the bottom and a tapered bit on the top. They were...
  13. Err, I did. Regarding " Red Heads " I'm not a...

    Err, I did.

    Regarding " Red Heads " I'm not a big fan. I've had a couple go wrong on me over the years. They do make great hole punches for making gaskets etc though. Grind off the little teeth...
  14. Weld and file sounds like your only option....

    Weld and file sounds like your only option. You've got plenty of good teeth to work from.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    Look up " Oil Country " lathes. Lots of makers...

    Look up " Oil Country " lathes. Lots of makers produce them, or they used to.

    Regards Tyrone.
  16. We used lots of 20" resin bonded wheels in the...

    We used lots of 20" resin bonded wheels in the past on large swinging arm type grinding machines. They were used for fettling castings. It was my job to change new wheels for old and then smash the...
  17. I get what you're saying and yes the " wiggle...

    I get what you're saying and yes the " wiggle room " can be handy.

    Regards Tyrone.
  18. I was taking a planer out years ago. We had the...

    I was taking a planer out years ago. We had the first column rigged on the 20 ton overhead crane and we were burning off all the holding down bolts, or so we thought.
    When we'd cut off all the bolt...
  19. Yes but in the cases I'm referring to all the...

    Yes but in the cases I'm referring to all the individual " anchors " we're welded to a large fabrication so the whole shebang went into the foundation and all the holes were already in the correct...
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    I think I can see a similar spacer to the ones...

    I think I can see a similar spacer to the ones under the headstock and talstock under the wheelhead.

    The gizmo on the tailstock is probably the lever for a spring loaded quick release device that...
  21. " Who Dares Wins " as we say over here. ...

    " Who Dares Wins " as we say over here.

    Regards Tyrone.
  22. Whatever works for you, it's a slight trip hazard...

    Whatever works for you, it's a slight trip hazard but if you're careful you should be OK.

    Regards Tyrone.
  23. I moved lots of fairly big machines around...

    I moved lots of fairly big machines around various shops with a long crow bar in days gone by. That's why I've got disc trouble now.

    Regards Tyrone.
  24. One place I worked at a new management had taken...

    One place I worked at a new management had taken over. They were spending money like drunken sailors, all on new machinery. The only down side was they wanted the machines up and running the day they...
  25. Don't do that, the chances are you'll get it...

    Don't do that, the chances are you'll get it wrong. You only need to get one hole wrong and you're snookered. Position your lathe. Mark through the holes as I described. Move the lathe and drill your...
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