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  1. Archer No 1 tapping chuck disassembly & use info wanted

    I just picked up one of these Archer No 1 tapping chucks because I have 60+ M4 holes to tap into bronze and I'm bone idle.

    However I've never owned or used a tapping chuck before.

    Due to the...
  2. Thread: OT Oz wildfires

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    Yeah but it's not all bad. If I get queried about...

    Yeah but it's not all bad. If I get queried about what I'm doing I just say that the guys from the Aboriginal Land Council approved it. As they're my neighbours on one side that causes the nodding...
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    Probably didn't see any need to explain *how* he...

    Probably didn't see any need to explain *how* he planned on doing something. I can understand that, I'm often the same way myself.

    People can tell me *what* they want done, fine, I need to know...
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    That's how it works on my Kearns OA borer. Not...

    That's how it works on my Kearns OA borer. Not that I use it a lot ATM.

    PDW
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    I've got one of those milling heads and a...

    I've got one of those milling heads and a previous owner managed to get an ER25 MT2 collet chuck *very* firmly wedged in there. I think also damaged the bearings trying to get it out so be careful.
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    Get over yourself. PDW

    Get over yourself.

    PDW
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    That might have been a part of the problem but...

    That might have been a part of the problem but IMO a really big part was relatively old and shit products compared with what the Japanese and others were offering.

    UK cars & motor cycles being...
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    Just got back from a day out sailing. FWIW my...

    Just got back from a day out sailing. FWIW my boat is a steel 12m Tom Colvin design junk rigged schooner that I built myself. Top speed maybe 8 knots - I'm not in a hurry. Mostly we poke along at 4...
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    Flip side, people who own/operate jet skis are...

    Flip side, people who own/operate jet skis are hated with an absolute passion. And not just by sailboat owners.

    We got them banned from a major harbour here after many, many incidents of abusive...
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    This is why I have a boat. Definitely my...

    This is why I have a boat. Definitely my preferred method of travel.

    Unfortunately it's a very slow way of getting places.

    And yeah when I'm in Sydney I nearly always travel by public...
  11. Thread: Smith-Drum Lathe

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    I eventually sold mine to a friend. I simply...

    I eventually sold mine to a friend. I simply wasn't using it enough to justify the floor space it took up, and with the Monarch CY lathe plus a Kearns OA HBM I had the turning including big diameter...
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    Bwahahahahahaaaaaaa. He lives in China. China...

    Bwahahahahahaaaaaaa.

    He lives in China. China is bigger than the USA, hard though it might be for you to accept such a thing.

    And yeah, public transport is mainly a function of population...
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    Try driving Melbourne-Sydney or even worse,...

    Try driving Melbourne-Sydney or even worse, Adelaide-Perth. Long boring distances that just have to be covered.

    Good luck with the street car - better have plenty of books to hand while you wait...
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    Well, sure, no argument from me. What I take...

    Well, sure, no argument from me.

    What I take exception to is people like Mark who promptly discard the outcome of the election when it doesn't go their way and claim Boris hasn't a mandate.
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    So why is it that Boris Johnson is PM with a...

    So why is it that Boris Johnson is PM with a 60-odd seat majority, then?

    Methinks you are applying very dubious counting logic.

    Did Johnson go to the election promising to implement Brexit come...
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    That is a *very* sour grapes loser side...

    That is a *very* sour grapes loser side interpretation.

    Johnson spent the entire campaign saying he'd implement Brexit as a top priority, no ifs or buts.

    He won a pretty substantial victory.
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    OTOH it's likely to provide a few more years of...

    OTOH it's likely to provide a few more years of ongoing entertainment. My youngest daughter is out of the UK now so I don't care what happens next.

    PDW
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    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. There speaks a person...

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

    There speaks a person who's never owned or been responsible for any marine thing bigger than a dinghy.

    PDW
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    Which is why, out here anyway, the bill is split...

    Which is why, out here anyway, the bill is split into 2 components. A standing charge for the grid, and a useage charge for what you consume.

    You don't get out of the grid connection charge no...
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    So next time around, buy a steam tug. That should...

    So next time around, buy a steam tug. That should keep you entertained.

    PDW
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    Ever read Larry Niven's sci-fi books? What...

    Ever read Larry Niven's sci-fi books? What happened to the kzinti?

    Fiction, sure, but.......

    PDW
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    Let's not forget the aftermath of WW2 though -...

    Let's not forget the aftermath of WW2 though - that changed the political equation.

    As for 'genocide' you and others overwork that word to the point that it's becoming meaningless.

    Also on a...
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    True but that's a separate issue. I don't...

    True but that's a separate issue.

    I don't accept that the invisible magic sky father gave the Zionists the right by force of arms and blatant discrimination to force people off of their land, nor...
  24. That's a pretty decent looking lathe. Taiwan made...

    That's a pretty decent looking lathe. Taiwan made some good machinery. If it's in good shape, yeah, feed it decent oil and keep it clean. Enjoy using it.

    As for making pipe dies, funny because I...
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    Point. On that basis I could be classified as an...

    Point. On that basis I could be classified as an anti-Semite when what I actually am is a person opposed to the forced displacement of landowners and the 'heads I win tails you lose' differential...
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