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    Today, 05:05 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Seated working at machine in General
    Old draughtsman's stools or chairs are great, tidy backrest adjustable and a foot rest. I have one, see no reason not to sit if it's a slow job,...
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    Today, 05:00 PM
    boslab replied to a thread OT: Ebola what is it in General
    I must admit I don't bother with the flu jab, the common cold mutates faster than the manufacture of the vaccine anyway, funny thing is they stopped...
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    Today, 04:49 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Another noob.... in General
    Welcome, truth is were all noobs at something, half good at others and bloody useless at the rest, but learning is so much fun, I don't know what to...
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    Yesterday, 11:04 PM
    Use a toolmakers button Mark
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    Yesterday, 09:58 PM
    I've seen loads of bonkers prices since replacing lost tools, eg cable crimpers for lugs at 1500 Allen key set 500, odd, the site is riddled with...
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    Yesterday, 04:38 PM
    Turn it into a router table? Mark
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    Yesterday, 10:40 AM
    I looked at one I have, says 1:48 on side, isn't that the same as a std taper pin? Mark
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    10-18-2014, 07:26 PM
    I bought one as a replacement for a Whitney punch, the screw in die, punch clearance was huge, the withdrawal required pulling the handle to pull the...
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    10-17-2014, 10:29 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Tube cutting in General
    Suppose the facing cutter set up would work even better in the lathe tail stock, you might even fit a radial tool bit in there to add a chamfer like...
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    10-16-2014, 05:24 AM
    boslab replied to a thread OT: Ebola what is it in General
    Perhaps he's immune, or had some kind of vaccination!, I wonder if these ebola type viruses have been tinkered with?, as they are amongst the biggest...
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    10-15-2014, 11:31 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Fresh from the auction. in General
    I don't remember seeing any kind of furnace or kiln without cracks, the buggers are notorious for it, the inner lining is usually wrapped in ceramic...
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    10-15-2014, 07:38 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Gas in Onnan generator oil in General
    Don't they call that dilution, when gas that unburnt passes the rings and ends up in the oil? Mark
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    10-15-2014, 07:24 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Tube cutting in General
    In a past life as it were, making bits for aircraft, a block was machined, ie bored out to fit the tube, this block was then fixed to the table of...
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    10-15-2014, 09:47 AM
    boslab replied to a thread OT: Ebola what is it in General
    Sorry to say that under the freedom of information act the US refused 54 out of 77 offers from Canada and the U.K.,several were declined from Italy,...
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    10-15-2014, 03:33 AM
    boslab replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Beautiful brackets winchman I think they look well up to the task, the exhausts or intake looks impressive as does fluffy engineerings toolholder, as...
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    10-14-2014, 09:27 PM
    I have an old Harrison lathe, to be honest, whilst she works there is quite a bit of wear on all the top slide and compound, is it even worth fitting...
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    10-14-2014, 09:15 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Cutting a file in General
    The tang, funny word innit, makes a reasonable little boring tool with a bit of hot bashing, I cut one off with a bolt cutters recently, Mark
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    10-14-2014, 01:24 AM
    boslab replied to a thread Doozer's poetry in General
    I want one, where do I get one! Mark
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    10-13-2014, 07:34 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Doozer's poetry in General
    I remember having a go at being poetic in school, enforced I might add, when handing it in for marking I got it back with a comment that it was...
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    10-13-2014, 07:29 PM
    How about an eye test?, sounds due to me, please don't mangle any more bits Mark
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    10-13-2014, 12:20 AM
    boslab replied to a thread Sunday- a day off?? in General
    Meanwhile the stars shine and the earth spins oblivious to us all Mark
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    10-12-2014, 06:19 PM
    We get this stuff I've used called scalpings, basically what comes out of road planers, lots of irregular bits and fines, when rolled makes a good...
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    10-12-2014, 12:44 AM
    I have seen one, you put a few cuts in the moulding to sand and rub the block over, the thing wore to shape quickly over the cuts, you then carried...
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    10-12-2014, 12:31 AM
    SIP Made a small beast, don't know if many escaped over there Mark
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    10-11-2014, 05:15 PM
    It can go wrong, the water company were putting a new 4" blue poly water pipe down the lane past my house, they were parking their excavators and...
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    10-11-2014, 05:02 PM
    Small plasma, metal bashing skills, how about armour, aka plate armour!, sounds silly but there appears to be a demand for the stuff, I don't...
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    10-11-2014, 04:54 PM
    boslab replied to a thread tool gloat in General
    I found one on eBay, bought it but discovered belts (6 x 49) a bit expensive, works great on metal, did my trowels on it this morning. Anyone know...
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    10-11-2014, 04:50 PM
    Problem is lack of fines, clean 3/4 won't bind, over here you would order 3/4 to dust, it's a mix of 3/4 max right down to powdered rock, usually...
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    10-11-2014, 12:28 AM
    Reminded me of the China syndrome ! Mark
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    10-11-2014, 12:18 AM
    boslab replied to a thread Chinese vs. German bearings in General
    There is a light at the end of the tunnel regarding china, even if it's a Chinese train, whilst China has become massive, it has done so by copying,...
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