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    He's probably been busy doing things for the USA....

    He's probably been busy doing things for the USA. That's the thing about Trump and Brexit. Both were voted in about the same time. Four years later you could change your minds about Trump, we are...
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    Thanks for that, you learn something everyday....

    Thanks for that, you learn something everyday. Obviously you want a radial arm drill spindle to stop within one rev in an ideal world, especially if it's got you by your overalls !

    Regards Tyrone.
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    I've worked on jet brakes on radial arm drills...

    I've worked on jet brakes on radial arm drills and they stop the spindle very,very suddenly. In an emergency that's a really good thing but I'm not sure I'd want to be stopping any other machine as...
  4. Yes, in that little area around Halifax in West...

    Yes, in that little area around Halifax in West Yorkshire you had a real centre for machine tool building. You could have got nearly any machine tool you wanted from companies in that area. The...
  5. My understanding is most of the machine tool...

    My understanding is most of the machine tool companies grew up around the local textile industry. The Cotton manufacturing scene was predominently a Lancashire industry, Yorkshire was predominently...
  6. I think " Lund " who became " Landis-Lund " were...

    I think " Lund " who became " Landis-Lund " were in Keighley. They made grinding machines. There was another lathe maker over there but their names escapes me at the moment.

    Edit " Mitchell " of...
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    8ft by 3/16" sheet metal. Of course you wind it...

    8ft by 3/16" sheet metal. Of course you wind it down by hand a few times before you give it the green light.

    Regards Tyrone.
  8. Fair enough. If it's in the book it must be so,...

    Fair enough. If it's in the book it must be so, 19" is a big column.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    The authorities in Brazil are worried at the...

    The authorities in Brazil are worried at the moment that " herd immunity " doesn't seem to be working with the latest outbreak in Manaus.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    Yes, but trust the accuracy of whatever...

    Yes, but trust the accuracy of whatever work/component is coming off the machine also. You seem to know when the machine is cutting correctly - the milling blending in nicely, components are coming...
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    Wether it sucks or not small adjustments is the...

    Wether it sucks or not small adjustments is the way to go. Take your time, don't get stressed and avoid the temptation to keep levelling up and up. If the machine was bolted down I'd level the table...
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    That would be my starting point also. The error...

    That would be my starting point also. The error appears to be more front to back rather than side to side. Of course if the machine was bolted down it would make life a little bit easier. You could "...
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    Me too. Wet paper if you want to be really picky....

    Me too. Wet paper if you want to be really picky.

    Regards Tyrone.
  14. 25K lbs for a 6 ft radial arm drill sounds a lot....

    25K lbs for a 6 ft radial arm drill sounds a lot. An " Asquith OD 1 " with a 6ft arm would be a little bit less than half that weight and they weren't a lightweight drill. I've seem some " Made in...
  15. They weren't the only ones. Half of the lathes I...

    They weren't the only ones. Half of the lathes I ever worked on had charts in stupid places.

    Regards Tyrone
  16. Can I just say that even without a shrink fit,...

    Can I just say that even without a shrink fit, just being what we called a " size and size " fit, pressing an aluminium component into another aluminium component stands a pretty good chance of "...
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    Can I ask - what does the manufacturers...

    Can I ask - what does the manufacturers installation drawings call for regarding foundations, depth of concrete, bolting to the ground or free standing etc ? Is the machine installed to the makers...
  18. This site is just like any workshop matey. Some...

    This site is just like any workshop matey. Some guys like to part of the problem at times and some guys like to be part of the solution. Nothing new there. I 've also been guilty in the past. Most...
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    Very interesting but scary machinery. Regards...

    Very interesting but scary machinery.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    " Klopp " had an excellent reputation as the...

    " Klopp " had an excellent reputation as the maker of small precision shaping machines over here. You saw them quite often in toolrooms. It's a bit unusual to see a ram that appears to be gear...
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    That's a crazy ask. I'd expect a much more...

    That's a crazy ask. I'd expect a much more modern, much faster machine with plenty of tooling for that price.

    Regards Tyrone
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    I thought security guys were taught not to fire...

    I thought security guys were taught not to fire warning shots. If I was crazy enough to put myself in same position as the other rioters that would have been enough of a warning shot for me.
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    You mean some of the British people have the...

    You mean some of the British people have the government and results they wanted. Lets not forget that Brexit was only voted through with a 52% to 48% majority. Plenty of us didn't want anything to do...
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    It's just been reported on the BBC news that...

    It's just been reported on the BBC news that Nancy Pelosi has been in contact with the US military with a view to ensuring the nuclear launch codes are kept away from Trump from now on. Scary stuff ?...
  25. Another vote for this. " Let him who is without...

    Another vote for this. " Let him who is without sin cast the first stone ". At one point in my career I moved machines for a living and I dropped two machines. One was a wood working...
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