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    The vast majority of the British Press is owned...

    The vast majority of the British Press is owned by a handful of people who are virulently anti EU inspite of either being foreign nationals or Brits living abroad for tax reasons.

    For as long as I...
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    I once worked for a Managing Director ( President...

    I once worked for a Managing Director ( President of the company in the USA I think ) who was at least one sandwich short of a picnic. Having said that not everything that came out of his mouth was...
  3. I had a very good " Lesto " jig saw that had s "...

    I had a very good " Lesto " jig saw that had s " Scintilla " gear box-motor set up. It was great little saw that I had for ages.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    I used to work at a place that fluted large...

    I used to work at a place that fluted large chilled iron rubber mill rolls. They fluted the rolls on a big planer using large brazed carbide lathe style tools. All the tools had to be ground by hand...
  5. I found for normal small jobbing shop work a good...

    I found for normal small jobbing shop work a good little metal "chop saw" style machine was the answer. After I did my back lifting the bloody arm the powers that be got me a chop saw, it was...
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    I was involved in some lathe cutting tests years...

    I was involved in some lathe cutting tests years ago. Normally sharpened positive rake brazed carbide " Blue " tools versus negative rake inserts for steel. Same lathe,spindle revs, depth of cut,...
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    Talking of " dead men walking " I see the famous...

    Talking of " dead men walking " I see the famous DJ " Whispering Bob Harris " survived a similar medical episode to the one that you had while he was out on a 5 mile walk ! Lucky guy.

    Regards...
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    When you're using " Loctite " bearing fit be very...

    When you're using " Loctite " bearing fit be very careful not to get any of the liquid inside the bearings. It happened to me once and it's a beggar to remove.


    Regards Tyrone.
  9. That's an interesting drill. A German company...

    That's an interesting drill. A German company called " Donau " make a much more sophisticated and robust version of that style of drill that you see now and again.

    Regards Tyrone.
  10. If we're talking about fitting taper pins please...

    If we're talking about fitting taper pins please don't do what I've seen done before and file and emery polish both ends of the fitted pin so they can't be seen ! It looks very nice and neat but 5...
  11. Thanks for that Steve, I've never considered...

    Thanks for that Steve, I've never considered myself an artist before today.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    I know exactly what you mean about getting a...

    I know exactly what you mean about getting a crack off the handles !

    Regards Tyrone.
  13. I'd rather drill the hole the same size or...

    I'd rather drill the hole the same size or slightly bigger than the bottom dia of the reamer but that's because I'm lazy.

    Regards Tyrone.
  14. Most of the time they don't work ! Did my disc...

    Most of the time they don't work ! Did my disc lifting the arm on one. I was working in a school were the saw was positioned right next to a wall so you couldn't get at the mechanism to repair it. ...
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    If it works like I think it does we just used...

    If it works like I think it does we just used grub screws reversed into the threaded holes.

    One job I worked on had " wear plates " that had to be regularly replaced. They were held in place by...
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    Thanks for that guys, remind me not to post again...

    Thanks for that guys, remind me not to post again without having my my reading glasses on ! Getting old is a bitch, it's just about better than the alternative.

    Regards Tyrone.
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    My test for correct spindle pre-load on small...

    My test for correct spindle pre-load on small lathes was to use a 3ft crowbar first of all behind the chuck back face or the spindle flange and prise outwards using moderate pressure. With a DTI set...
  18. There's a bit more to it than that. Planing is...

    There's a bit more to it than that. Planing is very forgiving of certain misalignments in your machine, milling isn't. For instance If the columns/uprights are leaning forward a bit causing the cross...
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    " Ford " closing their engine plant in Bridgend,...

    " Ford " closing their engine plant in Bridgend, Wales next year with the loss of several thousand jobs. Writing on the wall for conventional engines ?

    Regards Tyrone.
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    Yeah somebody else posted this recently so I...

    Yeah somebody else posted this recently so I wasted 25 mins watching it then. Interesting to see in the opening shot the tool mounted upside down on the back of the cross slide to take heavy cuts.
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    " Mole-grips " are a pretty poor imitation of "...

    " Mole-grips " are a pretty poor imitation of " Vise-Grips ". The jaws are riveted on and in my experience usually work lose eventually. Having said that if I recall correctly the opening or...
  22. You could try on the " American Heavy Iron " sub...

    You could try on the " American Heavy Iron " sub forum. One of the contributors on there " Cmike " is extremely knowledgable and very helpful regarding Cincinnatti machine tools.

    Regards Tyrone.
  23. What tolerances are you working to ? Regards...

    What tolerances are you working to ?

    Regards Tyrone.
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    I've been getting rid of most of my hand tools...

    I've been getting rid of most of my hand tools but I'll be keeping the " Vise Grips ". I've still two pairs in really good condition, One 10" and one 6", made in DeWitt, Nebraska if I recall...
  25. I would imagine that most of us have a similar...

    I would imagine that most of us have a similar collection in our tool boxes. I had the " Moore & Wright " equivalents along with a few " Starrett " models until I sold them on eBay for about £5.00 an...
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