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    Three point the bed to make sure itís on there...

    Three point the bed to make sure itís on there without coercion
    Then with a clock add extra mounts either side of third mount to support bed. Treat it like carefully levelling in a machine
    Side...
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    Op asked where in U.K. for blades and that’s...

    Op asked where in U.K. for blades and that’s where I buy unless a bargain comes up on eBay. There’s some on at the moment but maybe op is very thrifty!
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    I use biax carbides, no dearer than sandvik I...

    I use biax carbides, no dearer than sandvik
    I buy from here AET
  4. I’ve never got the fascination with...

    I’ve never got the fascination with camelback/fishback straight edges. I’ve only ever used parallel straight edges so I can use a level with them. We called them bedding plates where I apprenticed
  5. Towards the end Herbert tried grinding the...

    Towards the end Herbert tried grinding the devlieg but it wasn’t the answer and couldn’t achieve required tolerance so abandoned that idea.
    A pal of mine worked there at the time and said it caused...
  6. I worked at a place that made linear transfer...

    I worked at a place that made linear transfer machines twenty odd years ago

    Short slideways were planed then scraped in
    New manager decided it’s too time consuming and bought a Favretto way...
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    305169 He now makes squares, big one is 30”...

    305169
    He now makes squares, big one is 30” modelled off crown windley I believe
  8. Richard is obviously modernising his workshop :D

    Richard is obviously modernising his workshop :D
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    I don’t come here too often now but swift caught...

    I don’t come here too often now but swift caught my eye!
    First steps are make sure the oil is actually getting to them and back off the adjustment and blast some solvent cleaning agent in there,...
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    Straight edges in U.K.

    A friend in england is making straight edges of various styles and sizes
    Thereís a Facebook page hr lamb and son camelbacks 298641
    Maybe if interest
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    I had recently signed a nda with Coborn with a...

    I had recently signed a nda with Coborn with a view to making a batch
    Of their bedding curl power scrapers.
    I ll mention it publicly now as they pulled out a couple of weeks ago due to the covid...
  12. Like trying to clock in something with a micron...

    Like trying to clock in something with a micron comparator clock where even being within a thou is outside the travel
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    Devlieg (Herbert) 2b36 drawbar

    Hello. I finally moved my devlieg inside after several months.
    On inspection the drawback has a striped thread or snapped off as I believe it had been converted to metric to use bt tooling.

    Has...
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    I always thought of ground stones being for...

    I always thought of ground stones being for deburing ground work, that’s all
    The power of YouTube influencing what people want or need, well at least what they think they need
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    If you want to suffer, make a wooden pattern and...

    If you want to suffer, make a wooden pattern and spend the next year trying to find a foundry capable of producing a good casting.
    Or wait, when I was made redundant in 2000 I sold my straight edges...
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    Iíve only met a few people thatís have interacted...

    Iíve only met a few people thatís have interacted with him and all disliked him afterwards
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    He would have been more than happy to have a beer...

    He would have been more than happy to have a beer with you as long as you paid!
  18. Money is something some people will acquire...

    Money is something some people will acquire illegally to use to acquire things legally and to pay bills to comply with the law and remain legal :crazy:

    Money is something I don’t have much...
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    The virus has shown that the eu was never...

    The virus has shown that the eu was never cohesive, a bit like a poor marriage that fails when things get tough.
    As a Iíve said before I like the idea of a united Europe I donít like the gangsters...
  20. I moved a 6 metric ton lathe on 2Ē bars on wood...

    I moved a 6 metric ton lathe on 2Ē bars on wood 30í on a unmade yard into
    The workshop. Not the heaviest Iíve moved on my own but being on unlevel ground it was a killer, I was close to having a...
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    The fuel to melt it was that’s for sure....

    The fuel to melt it was that’s for sure.
    Cheapest quote I could get to have some large but simple non cored castings was £3000 per ton up to 2 tons
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    I have a Rockford openside planer, a rare thing...

    I have a Rockford openside planer, a rare thing in the UK
    I was surprised how light it was compared to the equivalent sized butler or stirk
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    That would be most appreciated. Back in the...

    That would be most appreciated.
    Back in the nineties I occasionally piloted a big one whenI worked at
    A company that made rotary transfer machining centres.
    Quite a machine!
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    Devlieg 2b 36 rigging instructions

    Hello I purchased a devlieg 2b36 a couple of weeks back and it was
    Delivered to my yard. The drivers rigging was slightly dodgy.
    I need to lift it to move it to its new home.
    As Im going to use a...
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    Ive got a omnispeed, not the most attractive of...

    Ive got a omnispeed, not the most attractive of machines but its fully tooled turns dead bang and the 2500rpm makes it useful.
    The one annoying flaw other than weak screw cutting box gears was the...
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