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  1. The item on the table is a 5C collet...

    The item on the table is a 5C collet chuck/fixture. Might be an indexer, can't tell. Not a brand or variant I'm familiar with.
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    I have never, not once, seen the word micron used...

    I have never, not once, seen the word micron used to describe millionths of an inch. Except in the case of someone doing it mistakenly. It is universally understood to be one millionth of a meter....
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    NPT, not MPT... National Pipe Taper.

    NPT, not MPT... National Pipe Taper.
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    All the vehicles in my family still have a...

    All the vehicles in my family still have a piloted hub. That's two BMWs, 2007 and 2015; 2013 and 2017 Fords; a 90's Honda... I didn't know there were any passenger vehicles that didn't center on a...
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    Erm, you've still got that confused, at least...

    Erm, you've still got that confused, at least terminology-wise. Micro-inches are not the same as microns. A micron is another word for micro-meter, or one millionth of a meter, which equals...
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    Ditto. Even got the same exact book.

    Ditto. Even got the same exact book.
  7. No worries, I picked up a MariTool collet chuck....

    No worries, I picked up a MariTool collet chuck. :)
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    The man doesn't even understand the job, he will...

    The man doesn't even understand the job, he will be poison to work with. He got flamed a bit because of his antagonistic responses. Wheelieking is right on the money about this repair not being as...
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    Ah, thanks. Yeah I just got an email back from an...

    Ah, thanks. Yeah I just got an email back from an Olympus rep about that. He explained that the vertical illuminator on the Vanox and BH, etc. scopes have what's called a "telan" lens that converts...
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    Do you know offhand which objectives the BX uses...

    Do you know offhand which objectives the BX uses for EPI BF/DF? I assume it's not the Neo SPlans, right ?
  11. Very nice. Did you do the bone/charcoal pack...

    Very nice. Did you do the bone/charcoal pack stuff or the industrial version with cyanide salts?
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    So Pete, are you saying the fluorescence cubes...

    So Pete, are you saying the fluorescence cubes have the same mirror setup as the brightfield cubes, the only difference being that the plain BF cube is without the front and vertical filters?...
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    Absolutely. Lucky find. Apparently a lab that...

    Absolutely. Lucky find. Apparently a lab that went out of business... Someone I know was contracted to clean out this vacated leased space, including all abandoned property. If I hadn't grabbed this...
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    Oh, and Pete, know anyone looking for an Olympus...

    Oh, and Pete, know anyone looking for an Olympus mercury burner lamp, couple fluorescence cubes and power supply? Those came on the BX but I only want to use BF/DF/phase and maybe DIC. Keeping the...
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    Here's the new one: 325438 Time to sell the...

    Here's the new one:

    325438

    Time to sell the CX and get paid for picking the BX up, heh.
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    Man, I can't even count all the places... good...

    Man, I can't even count all the places... good luck. :cool: There is not enough money in the world to get me to work with someone that acts the way you've been demonstrating.
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    Especially when a potential customer displays an...

    Especially when a potential customer displays an attitude that shows he'd probably be a nightmare to work with...:D
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    Man, now I just had a BX40 fall in my lap. I'm on...

    Man, now I just had a BX40 fall in my lap. I'm on a roll.
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    Pretty much anyone here amongst the regulars is...

    Pretty much anyone here amongst the regulars is competent enough to do this, it's not complicated for a decent machinist. The willing part is what you need to work on, heh. Are you affiliated with a...
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    Pretty sure he means to send the three cases to...

    Pretty sure he means to send the three cases to someone and have them do the measuring off the good one. Which definitely makes this a lot longer job. If there were guaranteed volume it might be...
  21. I would guess cased also, but not certain. They...

    I would guess cased also, but not certain. They are definitely hard as heck. You could probably ask them.
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    The situation is that you can't find anyone not...

    The situation is that you can't find anyone not busy enough to do your work without a long wait, so yeah, you are. Post a few pictures of the damage you need repaired, surely you will be able to find...
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    Oh, and forgot to say, having run Sharp and other...

    Oh, and forgot to say, having run Sharp and other similar import machines as well as the mentioned Clausing Colchesters and on through the good old U.S. iron, I'd go with a Clausing 15" or 16" x 60"...
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    Thanks, and yes it is meant to use the chrome Neo...

    Thanks, and yes it is meant to use the chrome Neo Splans (anybody got any of those laying around, I could use a couple...:D ...and has a single analyzer slot with interchangeable sliding prisms and...
  25. I got dinged on a shipment once with "limited...

    I got dinged on a shipment once with "limited access delivery" charges a few days later too. Had a couple palletized heat treat furnaces delivered to my buddy's shop since he has a business and a...
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