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    Today, 02:44 AM
    boslab replied to a thread cold saw rebuild project in General
    I would rather your rebuilt saw than a new one, nice job, great write up, esp the derust Mark
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    Today, 02:42 AM
    boslab replied to a thread help bending t6 aluminum in General
    With that being said, and quite correct to, there is an interesting article on orange peel effect http://www.mpie.de/index.php?id=2182 It must be...
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    Today, 02:22 AM
    boslab replied to a thread Volumetric concrete mixers in General
    I regularly have concrete delivered during my house building ventures of late by metered delivery units locally, to be honest the driver is very...
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    Yesterday, 03:52 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Water Pressure Intensifier in General
    First, well done for trying to help someone in what appears to me to be quite a ****ty place, it's nice to see that these days. The problem has...
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    Yesterday, 02:31 PM
    boslab replied to a thread help bending t6 aluminum in General
    Very well Temper 0, or temper M take your pick, it doesn't change a lot, it doesn't sound like the right alloy or temper, aka condition, or rolling...
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    Yesterday, 02:55 AM
    boslab replied to a thread help bending t6 aluminum in General
    Shouldn't you be using "0" temper, which will in turn end as T4 on it's own, T6 is precipitation heat treated and artificial age, from memory 175 C...
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    01-30-2015, 05:49 PM
    There's a 3.6 volt battery on the board, it's lithium and on the older ones soldered, caution, the newer ones are plug and flying lead, there is a...
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    01-30-2015, 05:30 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Anger management. in General
    Well you can sell anger, anabolic steroids, testosterone, and quite a few nasty things like, what was it, angel dust, also beer and alcohol go some...
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    01-30-2015, 08:51 AM
    boslab replied to a thread differential thread math in General
    When we had a couple of fanuc mills, robodrill, each came with one of these, http://youtu.be/vPT0Kyckx3M Nice Mark
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    01-30-2015, 07:03 AM
    That reminds me Lanolin, from wool, I think they used that as a lube for something, pressing Ali or something like that, it will come back in the...
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    01-30-2015, 06:53 AM
    boslab replied to a thread Anger management. in General
    Horses are food over ere, well I suppose the sweany Todd pie being an exception, people taste like pork, I know they smell like roast pork, my mate...
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    01-30-2015, 01:30 AM
    Palm oil is a common lubricant, it's used for rolling thin steel sheet like tinplate, stinks a bit, works for machining too. +1 on the bacon fat, if...
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    01-29-2015, 04:30 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Anger management. in General
    There is only one thing I like less than tantrums and that's deliberate damage, I've seen loads of machines wilfully broken by bored operators, never...
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    01-29-2015, 04:09 PM
    boslab replied to a thread me, machinery, and murphy in General
    Hope your in luck, sounds like it might be your turn Mark
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    01-29-2015, 04:06 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Seeking Jarno 12 in General
    I had Jarno like a brain itch, there was something there, annoying, then I remembered, the big end is in 1/8ths, and the small end is in 1/10ths, and...
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    01-28-2015, 07:57 PM
    An interesting article on lightbulb or lamp life as it were http://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/history/the-great-lightbulb-conspiracy Mark
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    01-28-2015, 05:34 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Lack of machinists in General
    That's the problem really, companies plan for now not the future, training is a drain, the companies that train use thier financial resources to do...
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    01-28-2015, 07:07 AM
    Looks like a PVC window manufacturers machine, Mark
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    01-27-2015, 06:26 AM
    I often wonder when looking at boring heads what would it work like if the tool holder was on an inclined dovetail so the set screw that moves the...
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    01-26-2015, 08:56 PM
    boslab replied to a thread New toy in General
    I can see that thing munching out excavator drive sprockets in my head, that's only because I fitted a set today and sat staring at the $600 thing,...
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    01-26-2015, 08:49 PM
    I may well be misunderstanding but the last time I checked a tapered socket I used a ground gauge, light blue and stuck it into the socket to see...
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    01-26-2015, 08:37 PM
    Now that you have spotted the niche, why not build an exercise machine to capitalise upon the discovery, I do know first hand how hard it is to do...
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    01-26-2015, 08:17 PM
    boslab replied to a thread OT: personal note in General
    Best of luck, hope the time passes quickly, the tedium in those places is palpable, 3 AM seemed to be the only time my watch ever showed, I don't...
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    01-26-2015, 02:08 PM
    Nice job, looks the buisness, does the job, I'm tempted to copy but knowing my luck I'd loose the bloody lathe as well, the local heroes would tow...
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    01-25-2015, 09:16 PM
    Doc, I have to change my shirt after reading the "Wombat emasculator" strip, I spilt my tea all over myself as opposed to becoming enraged to the...
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    01-25-2015, 09:06 PM
    As said a worm is a helical gear, therefore a screw must be a helical gear too, never really thought about it as a helical gear, but there we go,...
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    01-25-2015, 08:49 AM
    boslab replied to a thread Building a toolpost grinder in General
    I thought the guard flange was hammered, not impossible but hard to achieve, the drive belt looks like a pantograph belt, mine is some kind of...
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    01-23-2015, 07:53 AM
    I have seen something like it...
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    01-22-2015, 08:28 AM
    boslab replied to a thread some tips in General
    I have quite a few of these left over from work, they were to stop thin sheet steel getting you, worked well too Mark
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    01-22-2015, 08:03 AM
    One of my favourite machines was a small vertical lathe, I don't know what make it was but easy to use and set up, flanges, gearboxes and all sorts,...
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