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    Never had a go on an A.... I suppose it's a bit...

    Never had a go on an A.... I suppose it's a bit like a Myford-same sort of design apart from Timkens
  2. I went to Such a place too-3 separate occasions!...

    I went to Such a place too-3 separate occasions! The first 2 at Letchworth and then at Leicester. All very interesting and now all long gone. At Leicester I did the Toolmaking Fitting and Machining...
  3. Did once have to operate a BP with 8" riser. Was...

    Did once have to operate a BP with 8" riser. Was a royal PITA when working close to the table. Often meant using Autolock with the quill extended and light cuts!
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    Some years ago,I had to draw component X from...

    Some years ago,I had to draw component X from stores for an assembly. Spend ages with grouchy old Ron at the hatch,filling out chits etc. Anyway a week or two later,Stores had had a bit of a sort out...
  5. I worked on one like that in Cambridge. Drilling...

    I worked on one like that in Cambridge. Drilling was fun,as there was no feel whatever,unlike turning the hand Wheel! Had to judge what was going on by the chip,I got away without crunching a single...
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    While I have a Sandvik scraper-I actually prefer...

    While I have a Sandvik scraper-I actually prefer my ground file. Easy to keep sharp and cuts a lot better imo.
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    When I was a kid,Northumberland C.C had a...

    When I was a kid,Northumberland C.C had a BroomWade compressor for the road drills and a Warsop rammer ��. Then,in my first job in rubber moulding,there were B-W and Reavell compressors in little...
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    I did consider them once-but the pressing down...

    I did consider them once-but the pressing down effect must be quite weak. So,on my shaper,I just bang the job down on the parallels. The pointing-down dog screws on a planer might be more justified.
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    Oh-and then a Norfolk Wherry after the Thames...

    Oh-and then a Norfolk Wherry after the Thames Barge ��
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    Well done on making it to your pension. Keep your...

    Well done on making it to your pension. Keep your shop so you can do as much or as little as you feel. I have my pension,just need to activate it. Didn't know you were an ME-I followed in my dad's...
  11. My only experience with mixers was my Aunties old...

    My only experience with mixers was my Aunties old Kenwood Chef. Made a new internal gear ring,with nylon pinion for driving the whip. Once put back together,and switch it on-there was a big blue...
  12. Over here you could get the Crawford tru-grip...

    Over here you could get the Crawford tru-grip which collets go up to 2" As Sami says the soft jaws are hard to beat.
  13. There's G clamps and there's G clamps 🙃 I have CI...

    There's G clamps and there's G clamps 🙃 I have CI Chinese ones that will do for light jobs. Then I have boilermakers' Cramps which are pretty bombproof,Williams and Lion. Carver clamps are better...
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    And what if you hit a blowhole at the last...

    And what if you hit a blowhole at the last cut-you'll have to start all over again. Oh wait,it's not April 1st yet 🙁
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    An extra on adapter sleeves-I do the cut right...

    An extra on adapter sleeves-I do the cut right thro,and two more almost thro-makes the sleeve more flexible. Re R8 collets,I only use them for light work. Anything heavier and for LS cutters I put my...
  16. I suppose that to grind up a cylinder square,you...

    I suppose that to grind up a cylinder square,you arrive at perfect squareness in one fell swoop. Although it will only register squareness along a line contact. I have a matched pair of lapped 9"...
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    As a native of rural Northumbria,we would...

    As a native of rural Northumbria,we would sometimes of a weekend venture into Newcastle for a fix of culture-either the Laing art gallery,or the Hancock museum. In the main hall of the Hancock was...
  18. Very interesting,a classic case of Jury rigging....

    Very interesting,a classic case of Jury rigging. Borrowed from the maintenance shop,and reset afterwards
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    It's a Boynton&Plummer 😗

    It's a Boynton&Plummer 😗
  20. Possibly one kicking around on a farm somewhere?...

    Possibly one kicking around on a farm somewhere? Plenty of room on a farm so old things just get shoved to a dusty corner in a shed,or the farm scrap heap. Perhaps try an ad in Farmers Weekly.
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    +1 on clean n put back together. My little 12"...

    +1 on clean n put back together. My little 12" Butler went back together 30yrs ago,been properly looked after and works a dream. She sits next to my BP and has saved it a lot of metal shifting n...
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    The engineers' planing machine is easily the...

    The engineers' planing machine is easily the cheapest to tool and most suitable for reducing large areas. Also the least heat (buckling) issues. Almost certainly not,though,what the OP had in mind!
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    Ps I found that to drive it,a 1/4"bsp union nut...

    Ps I found that to drive it,a 1/4"bsp union nut would screw nicely onto the 1/2-20 Clarkson thread ��
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    Never done that,but experimented with using a...

    Never done that,but experimented with using a 3/8" Whit tap as a wormwheel hob in the lathe just for fun. Don't try milling with a Jacobs chuck at work-you might get "the bullet"! However in my...
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    He's probably doing it to be an a,hole. Just...

    He's probably doing it to be an a,hole. Just ignore and he'll stop
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