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John Stevenson
06-17-2005, 01:28 PM
Well merrily working away today and the phone goes.
Local university.
Do I want an oxy-acetalene profile table?
It was due to be disposed of but they had been let down.
Only problem, needs to be moved today but it's free for collection.

Jump in the Donald and drive out there, about 15 miles. Already on the loading bay, slide in the Donald and away we go.

Got it back and unloaded, sticker on the plug saying not tested and needs to be tested.
Plugged it in to test it http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif not working.
Bugger.
Took the plug to bits and they had removed the fuse so it couldn't be used, new fuse [ ten whole pence !!! ] tried it again and away we went.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stevenson.engineers/lsteve/files/profile%20cutter.jpg

For anyone not familar with these you bolt a metal or plywood profile to the top over arm and the motor on the follower arm traces round the profile to duplicate the shape below with the cuting head.
The box on the head contains the cuting controls and the variable speed for the follower motor.
This will be great for a retrofit to fasten the plasma head to it instead of the oxy rig.

John S.

aboard_epsilon
06-17-2005, 01:43 PM
Brilliant find John.
wouldnt mind one of those myself.
btw thought you didnt have any room
another extention going up soon I'll expect.
all the best.mark

IOWOLF
06-17-2005, 02:38 PM
I have one simular I cant seem to sell. Maybe I am asking too much($175.00) For it. And mine is magnetic to hold thr stylist to the patern.

mcgam2004
06-17-2005, 04:01 PM
Where are you located. I am in deep South Texas

Michael Az
06-17-2005, 05:32 PM
Good deal John, you lucky devil! Hey lets see a picture of the Donald. Don't know what that is. Is it like a Dodge diesel?
Michael

John Stevenson
06-17-2005, 05:49 PM
Donald in UK rhyming slang is Donald Duck = truck.

wierdscience
06-17-2005, 10:20 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by John Stevenson:

plasma head to it instead of the oxy rig.

John S.

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That's "in additon to the oxy rig" http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Nice hual!I like those units,plasma is great,but oxy lets you cut thick and cheap.

RobertLC
06-17-2005, 10:36 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by John Stevenson:
Donald in UK rhyming slang is Donald Duck = truck.</font>

With slang like that, John, in the 'States, you could get in Barney! LOL

[This message has been edited by RobertLC (edited 06-17-2005).]

Milacron of PM
06-17-2005, 10:51 PM
And how/why did Donald Duck come to be associated with trucks ? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//confused.gif

J Tiers
06-17-2005, 11:10 PM
Duck......truck.....

"UK rhyming slang" ...... similar sounds

Allan Waterfall
06-18-2005, 03:58 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by John Stevenson:
Donald in UK rhyming slang is Donald Duck = truck.</font>

As opposed to the Saturday night Donald if Gert hasn't got a headache http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Allan

johnhurd
06-18-2005, 07:24 AM
damn just blew snot out on my upper lip, excuse me have to clean up