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    Yesterday, 11:33 AM
    David Powell replied to a thread OT - Epoxy in General
    Freshly mixed JB weld will run out of an upside down hole. Fill with JB than stick some tape across quickly.Or wait till JB is tacky then fill hole,...
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    02-11-2019, 03:52 AM
    Some 20 years ago I resleeved the master cylinder and the slave cylinders for a large 1930s Chrysler. The slave cylinders were single ended and so...
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    02-09-2019, 06:35 PM
    While not quite relevant, I once worked for a firm with an elderly milling machine, eventually the main bearing, If I remember correctly a tapered...
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    02-08-2019, 12:25 AM
    I have been running lathes and other machine shop tools for 55 years. In that time I have had quite a lot of experiences, most good, some bad, and...
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    02-04-2019, 04:58 PM
    I do not try to adjust the tool height and hold the rule at the same time. Both my lathes have quick change toolposts I simply slack the height...
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    02-04-2019, 01:44 PM
    A very easy way to get one.s tools very very near centre height involves only the use of a 6" steel rule. Take a piece of stock anything from...
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    02-01-2019, 08:43 AM
    And I like it that way. I am entirely free of anyone else's opinions ideas, criticisms and witticisms. However, I have lots of friends who are also...
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    01-31-2019, 03:59 PM
    David Powell replied to a thread Turning turmoil in General
    Years ago while I was at a metal merchants they had a 6 ft length of what looked somewhat like brass,( though a rather faded colour compared to the...
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    01-31-2019, 12:24 PM
    David Powell replied to a thread Lathe Recommendation in General
    Enterprise lathes are Indian made, can also be found as M-K lathes.Usuable, but there are more reliable choices. I have used two, the 14/40 or so was...
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    01-31-2019, 07:52 AM
    David Powell replied to a thread Lathe Recommendation in General
    I have quickly outgrown the 12 Atlas lathe I picked up a while ago. They are OK to get ones feet wet, but they really are a flimsy lathe. I have made...
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    01-31-2019, 07:35 AM
    Does this happen when using the computer anywhere near the misbehaving solenoid valve on the ironworker. ? Long ago we found that a chattering...
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    01-30-2019, 08:00 PM
    In a lifetime of working as a machinist I had to buy tools to be able to do my work to my employers" satisfaction. Sometimes it was a struggle to...
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    01-30-2019, 08:53 AM
    David Powell replied to a thread Straightness of rod in General
    What a wonderful project. , Give her a test run on air, just to satisfy yourself that all is well, oil lightly, dust often, and keep her in a pride...
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    01-29-2019, 04:51 AM
    David Powell replied to a thread Straightness of rod in General
    IF the model is to be properly cared for then a mild steel rod will be satisfactory. That is, if it will always be put away dry, with oil lightly...
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    01-28-2019, 11:03 PM
    David Powell replied to a thread Straightness of rod in General
    If it is a steam engine, and bigger than about 1/2 " bore then provided the rod is reasonably straight, ie as you are measuring, then it will not be...
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    01-23-2019, 06:38 PM
    IF the reply had been a pleasant suggestion that afew photos would have helped others give help then perhaps we would have had a new enthuiastic...
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    01-23-2019, 04:53 PM
    David Powell replied to a thread Atlas 12 vs Heavy 10 in General
    IF finances are not too pressing I suggest keep the two lathes, set them up near together, a good 3 jaw on one and a good 4 jaw on the other. My...
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    01-23-2019, 02:56 PM
    IF yu have good qualityTee nuts,which fit the slots well you can use them as fairly good aligning devices, find two which measure up the same and...
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    01-22-2019, 05:23 PM
    you're right, I can probably squeeze more in. I am a heavy fellow and a bit disabled, there,s JUST enough space for me to walk around for...
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    01-19-2019, 02:32 PM
    I browse quite a lot on the Ford Model T sites. It seems as if the planetary transmissions which last the longest and run the quietest are those...
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    01-17-2019, 08:33 PM
    In my last job we met a problem where the firm had a stock of plastic parts which needed an extra hole adding if they were to be used. We bought 2...
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    01-15-2019, 06:13 PM
    The machine cannot, itself, have an attitude. It can only do work as directed by its user. Let's imagine two identical lathes, maybe 14 by 40s...
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    01-13-2019, 04:44 PM
    David Powell replied to a thread Shop inside the house in General
    In the basement I have 2 lathes, a Myford ML10 and a Southbend 9". I have 2 Mills, an Emco FB2 and a Busy Bee BO 48. I have a 1" by 30" belt sander,...
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    01-12-2019, 05:46 AM
    David Powell replied to a thread Shop inside the house in General
    Most smaller hobby shops are in basements. Many are in part of " Finished" basements. that is next to well finished living spaces. In extremes of...
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    01-09-2019, 10:05 PM
    David Powell replied to a thread Cheap DRO in General
    I have used them for a day of hobby activity, The slight delay in the readout showing the movement took a little getting used to . I have had no...
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    01-08-2019, 07:01 PM
    For the last 9 or so years of my working life I worked in a shop where we did not have a vernier height gauge, if I remember correctly I scrapped...
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    01-08-2019, 04:29 PM
    IF you have property, even if mortgaged in some cases, a line of credit can be negotiated with a bank or other lending institution at a rate far far...
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    01-08-2019, 01:40 PM
    Since putting digital readouts on my milling machines I have hardly ever used my height gauges. Do you really need them? Regards David Powell.
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    01-08-2019, 12:01 PM
    I have no worries, my partner, her neice, my children and a couple of good friends all know what I have and they have pretty well decided on who ...
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    01-04-2019, 09:32 AM
    David Powell replied to a thread Cheap DRO in General
    I usually visit Busy Bee tools in Pickering Ontario whenever I go for a dentists appointment. When I went in 2 days ago I noticed they had Igaging...
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