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  1. Thread: Beginners Lathe

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    Seems to be an attempt to turn an unsupported 12"...

    Seems to be an attempt to turn an unsupported 12" long bar.......tailstock centre support may make a bit of a difference.
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    DS is dual slide...I once bought a 3DS AutoWard...

    DS is dual slide...I once bought a 3DS AutoWard from the Qld Railways,for peanuts ,because it was electronic and obsolete.....In beautiful condition,as was all the QGR machine tools,tons of spares...
  3. Jermy ,the BS meter has dun broke the needle...

    Jermy ,the BS meter has dun broke the needle after that.....in any case in the very unlikely event of a stuck rack ,you can always pull the emergency stop,and have a somewhat smoky...
  4. Thread: Die filer

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    I d say around $100 would pull them up.......I...

    I d say around $100 would pull them up.......I saw one in a scrappies yard,and offered him $50 for it,he said he wanted more..
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    I get an idea how big they are,the bits go past...

    I get an idea how big they are,the bits go past my front door every night for months on end ....blades are 86 metres long....dunno where they come from ..China most likely....the generators have two...
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    One of the effective wipers Ive seen is a brass...

    One of the effective wipers Ive seen is a brass angle piece,held to the saddle by spring loaded screws,such that the leading edge of the brass angle is in contact with the bed,and quickly forms a...
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    here ,a permanent employee has to be given...

    here ,a permanent employee has to be given written warnings,verbal warnings,counselled by employers and supervisors,and a written notice of termination,stating reasons ,and a record of the assorted...
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    Ever since Al Gore invented the...

    Ever since Al Gore invented the internet,millenials think they can find something for nothing if the spend enough time looking.....Consequently they refuse to pay for any kind of help or...
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    OP has come upon the rock of not issuing adverse...

    OP has come upon the rock of not issuing adverse reports and written warnings in a timely manner....Ive no doubt there are similar wrongful dismissal laws in England as here,and so someone cannot...
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    Well ,vehicles are searched at checkpoints here...

    Well ,vehicles are searched at checkpoints here too,the authorities in Queensland are making sure all the bananas are bent to the right,as we dont want any of the pinko socialist greenie fruit...
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    I noticed a couple of lathes Ive scrapped...

    I noticed a couple of lathes Ive scrapped recently had the brass plate "Autoclean" type of filter ,with the T handle in the top that is turned to clear out the plate stack element.......Lathes...
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    The various vaccines are claimed to reduce the...

    The various vaccines are claimed to reduce the severity of the virus by several orders of magnitude once the vaccinated person develops full immunity following the second dose.........vaccines are...
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    Just about every small motor now has a nickasil...

    Just about every small motor now has a nickasil bore,and wear is not an issue....They can be bored out,and a liner substituted ,if there is enough metal in the cylinder.....A friend of mine used to...
  14. I set up a hydraulic independent feed on a much...

    I set up a hydraulic independent feed on a much bigger lathe to cut 5' long splines using an independant milling head....it didnt feed thru the gearbox,but was installed on the tailstock end of the...
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    You would have stayed if there was ...minibikes...

    You would have stayed if there was ...minibikes...
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    Maybe,......Caterpillar 3208 engine specs .020"...

    Maybe,......Caterpillar 3208 engine specs .020" piston clearance new pistons......you better believe it,fit at .015" and seized on the first run .Lesson learned.
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    An easy way to find handwheel is on big gate...

    An easy way to find handwheel is on big gate valve....single geared winches like that were often used in factories for operating heavy shutters ,and large doors,and would have had a detachable...
  18. yep ,the million dollar hydraulic rigs are...

    yep ,the million dollar hydraulic rigs are standard in housemoving .....generally allow a house to be off a site and onto the road in one day (and night)..(house on stilts,as yanks call them).....The...
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    Where I was ,as soon as the father had...

    Where I was ,as soon as the father had transferred the business (but still held veto over spending over a certain amount),and retired to a hobby vineyard ,the sons wife started to bring the two boys...
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    Yeah ,job to China.....then you hear the sad...

    Yeah ,job to China.....then you hear the sad stories.....samples were excellent,paid in advance for a container load ,easiest money we ever made!....Container arrives ,not to spec,not even...
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    My favourite auction story is an auctioneer I...

    My favourite auction story is an auctioneer I used to clash with ended up going to jail for a massive art fraud......Junk machinery is safer than fake art.
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    The Lang tailstock also has an odd "diamond...

    The Lang tailstock also has an odd "diamond shaped-called trapezoidal" barrel,not round .....claimed fully adjustable for wear without removal from the machine.....The lathe in the OPs pics is mid...
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    What really POs me is auctions with all sorts of...

    What really POs me is auctions with all sorts of costly conditions,where the scrappies get in after final pickup and do all sorts of damage to floors and structure without any penalty.
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    Yes,its definitely a standard pump unit...trouble...

    Yes,its definitely a standard pump unit...trouble is with high scrap prices ,not much old stuff is hanging around.
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    Winchester have always been the cheapest brand of...

    Winchester have always been the cheapest brand of primer in 5k lots here by a long shot.....probably 25% cheaper than CCI or equivalent.....The Winchester primers are also historically subject to...
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