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  1. You want helpers who keep their mouths shut and...

    You want helpers who keep their mouths shut and do exactly as they are told. If they couldn't do that I didn't want them on the job.

    Regards Tyrone.
  2. I used to get asked to stand in for the...

    I used to get asked to stand in for the storekeeper for an hour or two at one place I worked. Guys used to come to the stores hatch and say " I need a dust mask Tyrone". I used to say " What's wrong...
  3. Yes me, and I've got the herniated disc to prove...

    Yes me, and I've got the herniated disc to prove it. That was when I was young and strong and stupid. 6 ft long crow bar and 2" bright round bar rollers. I wised up after the back injury.

    Regards...
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    I wouldn't run any faster on that poor quality...

    I wouldn't run any faster on that poor quality steel, that speed's more or less about right. Just don't get one of those chips down your shirt ! We used to call that colour " Bonus Blue " , go a...
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    Typical British designs, they didn't skimp on the...

    Typical British designs, they didn't skimp on the cast iron back in the day. It must have been cheap then.

    Regards Tyrone.
  6. That'll be much better than just boring off the...

    That'll be much better than just boring off the travelling spindle. You'll be able to go a lot bigger on bearing bores etc. I'm not sure how you could get the head to auto face though.

    Regards...
  7. You used to be able to buy peg keys like that...

    You used to be able to buy peg keys like that back in the day. They also sold the peg keys that had the peg at one end. I've never seen any in the " dolls house " size the OP is seeking though.
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  8. The main difference is with a built in facing...

    The main difference is with a built in facing slide you can hand feed the facing slide in and out as well as power feed it. I've never come across a bolt on facing slide were you can hand feed the...
  9. The big advantage with the built in facing slide...

    The big advantage with the built in facing slide is you can put a cut on whilst the facing slide is revolving. Imagine machining a circlip ( snap ring ) groove or an oil groove in a bearing bore. A...
  10. Yeah, that's it really. Machines can come with a...

    Yeah, that's it really. Machines can come with a built in facing slide. They are normally more user friendly than the bolt on type. The " Giddings & Lewis " machine back in this thread appears to...
  11. I've re-machined a few comms over the years....

    I've re-machined a few comms over the years. Under cutting the insulation by hand can be really tiresome.

    Regards Tyrone.
  12. The only time you should grease the ways on a...

    The only time you should grease the ways on a machine tool is if it's being put into storage. Even then you only coat the ways with it, you wouldn't pump any into the machine via the nipples.
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  13. Not always, some rebuilders just run a " Biax " ...

    Not always, some rebuilders just run a " Biax " over the ways and then get busy with a paint brush. It all depends who's done the job. If I was looking to buy a machine for your sort of work (...
  14. Lots of radial arm drills use a rack and pinion...

    Lots of radial arm drills use a rack and pinion to power the drilling head along the arm. " Asquith " thought out of the box and went one better on their drills. They used a length of bike chain and...
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    How about a water level. Regards Tyrone.

    How about a water level.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    The first anti friction way liner I used was "...

    The first anti friction way liner I used was " Formica " - remember that ? The next thing to come along was " Ferrobestos ". That went out of fashion when people became concerned about the " bestos "...
  17. New Zealand must be OK because the Brit who was...

    New Zealand must be OK because the Brit who was one of the principal financiers of the " Brexit " campaign is moving there.

    Regards Tyrone.
  18. One of my near neighbours is from a Pakistani...

    One of my near neighbours is from a Pakistani background. He's the local " Samosa " King who supplies all the local
    Asian restaurants with samosas. He's not short of a bob or two as we say up...
  19. I'd argue " The Guardian " is the least...

    I'd argue " The Guardian " is the least unreliable of the serious newspapers. " The Times " under it's current ownership isn't what it used to be. We read the " Daily Telegraph " when we're out in...
  20. First decision I made in 1971 when I left home...

    First decision I made in 1971 when I left home was to get a quality newspaper. I started reading " The Guardian " then and I've been reading it ever since. In fact when Mrs Shoelaces finishes it...
  21. It's just been on the news that Boris Johnson (...

    It's just been on the news that Boris Johnson ( our PM for those who don't know ) has been confirmed as having the coronavirus. He's got the " Prince Of Wales " mild version.

    Regards Tyrone
  22. I was reading today that the US government is...

    I was reading today that the US government is putting political pressure on foreign governments not to accept help from Cuban medical teams. What are they thinking of !

    Regards Tyrone.
  23. I used to work a " Heald " ring grinder. Very...

    I used to work a " Heald " ring grinder. Very similar to an " Arter " . One of the big ones with a 30" magnetic chuck. We used a lot of coolant on the job and obviously it was easy to breathe in the...
  24. It's a poor show when the word " progressives "...

    It's a poor show when the word " progressives " can be used as a term of abuse. Would people rather vote for " Regressives ", maybe some would !

    Regards Tyrone.
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    It's that attitude you rightly called out that...

    It's that attitude you rightly called out that has led directly to the scenes we've been witnessing in the UK recently. Supermarket shelves needlessly stripped of vital products by people whose only...
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