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    That's not something I've come across but it...

    That's not something I've come across but it sounds like " Hylomar " jointing paste that was made over here initially for " Rolls-Royce ". That was like a toothpaste style product but blue in colour....
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    That's only what I would expect to see under a...

    That's only what I would expect to see under a chuck and you say that one only gets occasional use. Imagine what a well used chuck would look like. Even with copper grease and a bead of silicon all...
  3. Those cranes are ok if you know how to work the...

    Those cranes are ok if you know how to work the pendant controls carefully. The cranes with a creep speed only came out later in my career but we managed ok with the old style previously.

    My...
  4. Does this company have any relationship with "...

    Does this company have any relationship with " Churchill-Atlantic " ? Just asking.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    The herringbone or double helical gears would...

    The herringbone or double helical gears would make assembly of the headstock quite a task.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    Sonny Liston was once asked about his apparent...

    Sonny Liston was once asked about his apparent lack of friends. He said - " You can't put friends in the bank ".

    Regards Tyrone.
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    I thought the machine in the photograph looked...

    I thought the machine in the photograph looked too small for what was supposed to be a size 5 machine.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    Has he got any mates ? Regards Tyrone.

    Has he got any mates ?

    Regards Tyrone.
  9. I found 0.0005" in 10" levels more that adequate...

    I found 0.0005" in 10" levels more that adequate for 95% of shop work. Many years ago I had a lovely " Hilger & Watts " 0.0001" in 10" box level and I ended up selling it. It was just too slow to...
  10. Recently there's been a series on TV over here...

    Recently there's been a series on TV over here called " War Factories " that had gone in to this subject. It's been very interesting although somewhat slanted in my opinion. All the commentators are...
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    Some builders were repairing the asphalt footpath...

    Some builders were repairing the asphalt footpath near my house. They had a " Wacker Plate " to flatten the loose earth down first. On the side of the " Wacker Plate ", it had a decal of the " Wacker...
  12. I worked at " Fords " at Halewood. We were...

    I worked at " Fords " at Halewood. We were installing some transformers over the weekend. The amount of contractors working there was amazing as was the jobs that got done in 48 hrs if enough men...
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    He was a real larger than life character. He'd...

    He was a real larger than life character. He'd say to me " I'm compering a gig in a night club tonight, do you fancy coming with me to keep me company ? , it'll be free ale ? ". I'd say " Where is it...
  14. The " Ford Motor Co " built a huge " Shadow...

    The " Ford Motor Co " built a huge " Shadow Factory " at Trafford Park near Manchester to churn out Merlin engines for the Lancaster bombers that were being built in the nearby " Avro " factory in...
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    Back in the day when jobs were really plentiful I...

    Back in the day when jobs were really plentiful I was chatting to one of the toolmakers I was working with. He hadn't worked with us for long but you could tell he was a top toolmaker, he could turn...
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    Lisa Stansfield drinks in a local pub I used to...

    Lisa Stansfield drinks in a local pub I used to drink in all the time. You couldn't meet a more down to earth and less " I am " person if you tried. She's very " normal " and not at all a star.
    I no...
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    Yes and an unfortunate few never pick it up no...

    Yes and an unfortunate few never pick it up no matter how hard they try.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    Only in the mills that are converted to Yuppie...

    Only in the mills that are converted to Yuppie flats.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    Not any more, I've changing drinking haunts. ...

    Not any more, I've changing drinking haunts.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    You do realise I live and worked in Rochdale and...

    You do realise I live and worked in Rochdale and not some leafy Southern suburb ?


    Regards Tyrone.
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    It's the same with tapping. You only find out how...

    It's the same with tapping. You only find out how easily small taps break by breaking them unfortunately. Then you need to learn how to remove broken taps.
    There are no short cuts to this sort of...
  22. Regarding holidays in the UK. In the " Cotton...

    Regarding holidays in the UK. In the " Cotton Towns " of Lancashire in the years I was growing up they had what was known as " Wakes Weeks ". That meant for two weeks all the Mills shut. Rochdale,...
  23. You got me there, what's happening on the 2nd of...

    You got me there, what's happening on the 2nd of November ?

    Regards Tyrone.
  24. I was only joking Bob. Regards Tyrone.

    I was only joking Bob.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    According to today's news Johnson got his fortune...

    According to today's news Johnson got his fortune told in the last phone conversation he had with Trump. The trade deal just went a bit further away I think.

    Regards Tyrone.
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