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    Interesting design, by constraining the gripping...

    Interesting design, by constraining the gripping force in the outer clamp it removes bending forces in the bed/slide .
    Sorry, no idea who made it.
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    To locate the spindle above the ball, it works...

    To locate the spindle above the ball, it works much like a traditional DTI in a spindle mounted sweep.

    An arm mounted in the spindle carries a centre point to locate the upper centre on the...
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    Thanks for posting :-) I concluded that making...

    Thanks for posting :-)

    I concluded that making the top centre spring loaded would make it unpredictable (since any up/down motion will be read on the dial), so I'm actually quite surprised that...
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    UK sits on top of a supply of coal (hundreds of...

    UK sits on top of a supply of coal (hundreds of years worth even at current energy usage)

    Making gas from coal | National Gas Museum
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    Mystery item - pneumatic ?

    Hi All,

    I've had this thing knocking about in my drawer for a while , I believe it came from an engineers tool chest , but I have no idea what it might be for.

    It consists of a simple short...
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    I believe an Italian judge once declared it was...

    I believe an Italian judge once declared it was impossible to rape someone inside a Fiat500 .
  7. Impressive turning - three blade impeller on a small lathe

    Igor Negoda , a crazy Russian with a lot of talent , making a three bladed impeller on a small lathe.

    YouTube
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    Bugger! my brother has an age3 machine, i just...

    Bugger! my brother has an age3 machine, i just arrived home from visiting.

    I fitted his machine with mobo ,a vga card and an 8inch lcd to replace a dead crt and serial port (lightening strike)....
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    Overwinding strings maybe ?

    Overwinding strings maybe ?
  10. Wouldn't be difficult to bury a spring in a...

    Wouldn't be difficult to bury a spring in a custom knob , if you're after a rotary solution.
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    This triggered my inner grammar-nazi ...

    This triggered my inner grammar-nazi (unnecessary plural with possessive apostrophe ) 8-)
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    I'm pretty sure it uses the mother board's floppy...

    I'm pretty sure it uses the mother board's floppy controller , but I know there are some multi function (video) cards in use that have a floppy connector .

    Are you sure the riser card is a...
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    Depends on size of forklift, but we've had far...

    Depends on size of forklift, but we've had far bigger mills moved on forks.
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    Made myself an indicator ... Still need some...

    Made myself an indicator ...

    Still need some finishing work but it functions OK


    more here: SIP coax indicator
  15. Check all the overload switches. There is one for...

    Check all the overload switches. There is one for each motor . Each has a small lever/button to reset it.

    Check the spindle reverse switch , make sure your 3ph in connected so forward is forward...
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    I rough turned the shaft then , drilled and...

    I rough turned the shaft then , drilled and reamed the stainless ball in a 20mm dead length collet before bonding it onto the shaft with loctite 638. Then, with the ball end in the collet ,...
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    Setting Pin/Ball made :

    Setting Pin/Ball made :
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    Next job is to make a setting pin (ball) , but in...

    Next job is to make a setting pin (ball) , but in the mean time I designed this copy of the SIP 'dial indicator' for centring and locating the table.

    [edit] forgot to add...
    Does anyone here...
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    OT: SIP rotary table index adapter etc.

    A while ago I picked up a nice SIP P1-2 20mm tilting rotary table. This is an opportunity to thank Chuck of this parish for sending me a copy of the manual and to show you my indexing adaption.

    I...
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    The whole point of the angled blade is that it is...

    The whole point of the angled blade is that it is only cutting a small portion at a time, that's how it handles the relatively large stick out. There was really very little effort cutting the shape.
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    Original post here: Experimental Skiving tool...

    Original post here:

    Experimental Skiving tool

    tear-drop video :

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vgFDQXAhy3v7a7YGCB2miPAzrsgjdmHh

    animation:
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    The mayo is accidental water contamination. The...

    The mayo is accidental water contamination.
    The cross slide could have been run at twice the speed but I didn't want to burn up my tool.
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    I just swivel the topslide around to minus 60 ,...

    I just swivel the topslide around to minus 60 , Set the depth with the topslide retracted. Then tread conventionally.

    Be careful as you push the retract lever forward that you don't push the tool...
  24. way oil is going to make the chuck slip on the...

    way oil is going to make the chuck slip on the taper and be pulled in tighter.

    I just wipe it down , perhaps with a little wd40, and snug it in place.

    I have a pin spanner hole in the base of...
  25. IF you can hold the part in a collet (given...

    IF you can hold the part in a collet (given relatively hard part) then a Hardinge HC and a good operator will be pretty quick : No doors to open , easy manual part loading .

    (We're still using a...
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