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John Stevenson
05-14-2006, 12:34 PM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7618734910

Power feeds on all 3 axis just a bit of a problem with the varispeed pullies.
Interesting to see what it does fetch, I reckon about Â£250 to Â£350.

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torker
05-14-2006, 12:56 PM
John, is that machine made in the UK?
And just how does 24cwts relate to pounds?
Russ

Peter N
05-14-2006, 01:10 PM
I went to have a look at a Mill this morning that Charles put me on to. It was advertised as a Bridgy for Â£395, but when I got there I found out it was a Kearney & Trecker #2 horizontal mill with a Bridgeport J head grafted on the front of the overarm.
He still had all the original arbors and overarm supports and a ton of tooling for it, so it would be a bargain for someone.

Must weigh about 3 tonnes at least and unfortunately way too big for my little garage workshop, the table must be at least 60" x 12". I took a few pictures I could post if anyone is interested.

Peter

Timleech
05-14-2006, 03:02 PM
John, is that machine made in the UK?
And just how does 24cwts relate to pounds?
Russ

1 cwt is one hundredweight = 112 lbs
20cwt = 1 ton = 2240 lbs

Not sure how many of these are the same as US measure.

Tim

recoilless
05-15-2006, 06:09 PM
one long ton = 22.4 hundredweights(short)
=20.0 hundredweights (long)

one pound = 0.008929 hundredweights (long)
= 0.031 slugs

hope this clears it ip

Evan
05-15-2006, 06:38 PM
long tonne=metric tonne<>short ton which is 2000 lbs.

Pound = 350 scruples or 0.125 cloves or 291.667 troy pennyweights unless it is an apothecary pound which is 1.215 less than an avoirdupois pound.

I like metric.

John Stevenson
05-15-2006, 06:54 PM
Scruples, cloves, troy pennyweights, slugs.
That really f#~+ing clears it up doesn't it ?

Next time I buy a machine I'll have to remember all these common everyday measures just so the machinery people know what they are lifting.

I mean to say I don't want be be regarded as being behind the times.

Is it national idiots day over there ?

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IOWOLF
05-15-2006, 07:16 PM
No John, thats next monday.

TECHSHOP
05-15-2006, 07:51 PM
What no "stone" conversions?

Evan
05-15-2006, 08:11 PM
No John, thats next monday.

Heh heh. You may not be aware that in Canada next monday is Queen Victoria Day, a national holiday.

recoilless
05-16-2006, 12:25 PM
Lately, I've been figuring all of my feed rates in furlongs per fortnight. I'll do this until the summer solstice.

IOWOLF
05-16-2006, 12:44 PM
Oh I'm gooood, Real Goood.Sorry If I offended.........................Oh hell she's not my Queen.

John Stevenson
05-16-2006, 01:06 PM
She's not ours either, she died 100 years ago. :o

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IOWOLF
05-16-2006, 01:10 PM
I knew that. ;)

Evan
05-16-2006, 01:29 PM
Lately, I've been figuring all of my feed rates in furlongs per fortnight. I'll do this until the summer solstice.

Simple conversion, that. 1 (inch per second) = 152.727273 furlongs per fortnight.

Alistair Hosie
05-16-2006, 02:40 PM
I thought national idiots day was monsuntuesday:D seriously Sir Johnathin whey not buy it for a present for our Gert.she would love you for that kind gesture I intend to buy a dust extractor for Bronwen:Dregards Alistair

John Stevenson
05-16-2006, 02:48 PM
Two things stopping me
One it's down in Devon and that's 200 odd miles away and secondly it's up to Â£2.20 now from Â£0.99

No three things as I just spotted this advert today so room is also going to be short

Free to good home
Books
Model Engineers from 1920s to 2000, many complete volumes. FREE but must collect.
George S*********

B*****

According to the guy when I rang him there are over 20 feet of magazines

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recoilless
05-16-2006, 03:47 PM
Thanks Evan, I guess I'll scrap my current project of re-graduating my handwheel dials...

Charles Ping
05-17-2006, 01:47 PM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7618734910

Power feeds on all 3 axis just a bit of a problem with the varispeed pullies.
Interesting to see what it does fetch, I reckon about Â£250 to Â£350.

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John

You were out - It went for Â£103 or \$195 US

Not a bad deal for someone

Charles

Wirecutter
05-17-2006, 02:43 PM
Lately, I've been figuring all of my feed rates in furlongs per fortnight. I'll do this until the summer solstice.

Ahh solstice. A nice non-Christian holiday. :D

Evan
05-17-2006, 02:59 PM
Ahh solstice. A nice non-Christian holiday.

Ah yes, a lot like the Feast of the Saturnalia. Oh wait, it's called Christmas now... :D

IOWOLF
05-17-2006, 03:05 PM
As we are on the subject ,What is Boxing day?

Evan
05-17-2006, 03:26 PM
The day after Christmas, when you spend the day throwing out all the empty boxes, or boxing up items to return... :rolleyes:

In Williams Lake we have a statutory municipal holiday, the day after New Years day. It's called Wrestling day. :D

(I am not joking)

DancingBear
05-17-2006, 09:46 PM
The day after Christmas, when you spend the day throwing out all the empty boxes, or boxing up items to return... :rolleyes:

In Williams Lake we have a statutory municipal holiday, the day after New Years day. It's called Wrestling day. :D

(I am not joking)

Evan, was that holiday instituted before or after the Bob & Doug McKensie (sp?) album came out (1981 IIRC)?

Walt

Evan
05-18-2006, 12:35 AM
That holiday came about when two local businessmen stepped outside on a cool day after New Years day and studied the vast wasteland that was the main drag of Williams Lake. This is a blue collar town, miners, truckers, loggers and cowboys with a large percentage of local natives thrown in. Hangovers last longer than usual around here so they decided to close up shop. Town council made it official the next year (I don't recall when that was but it was before I moved here 30 years ago).

doctor demo
05-18-2006, 01:42 AM
Lately, I've been figuring all of my feed rates in furlongs per fortnight. I'll do this until the summer solstice.
it seems to me that more accuracy could be had by rods,chains and links instead of antiquated furlongs heck, you might just as well use fathoms.
steve

Evan
05-18-2006, 01:57 AM
If you want accuracy then measure everything in units of the Plank Length. One Plank Length is 1.616051e-35 Â± 1.03427e-39 meter.

The Plank Length is the smallest possible unit of spacetime consistent with the Standard Model of physics. That does make me wonder how an error band 4 magnitudes smaller can be specified.

http://www.isis.rl.ac.uk/neutronsites/index.htm?content_area=/neutronsites/constants.htm&side_nav=/neutronsites/neutronsitesSideNav.htm&