• boslab's Avatar
    Today, 07:14 PM
    Bumped into a 16mm film made by KT showing what the machine can do, if you can get your head round the thing! https://youtu.be/1BRUgxBA6uk Hope you...
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    Today, 06:48 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Strange drill press Famco in General
    Never ever seen a "lazy Susan/whatever her name was drilling machine before, looks cool, ok if you had space, Mark
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    Today, 04:40 PM
    Eddys spot on with that (though I've done the naughty way), the scratch marks act as little troughs for the flow of electrons, I went to sylvania...
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    Today, 02:23 PM
    I had an idea, oil then wrap with cling wrap, the good stuff from catering supplies, seems a bit thicker, last roll I had looked blue Mark
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  • boslab's Avatar
    Today, 02:18 PM
    Sorry for your troubles, watch the tablets, you can get hooked, I did, very nasty too I was talking to a linesman about the transformers, I may have...
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    Today, 02:07 PM
    http://www.dipseal.com/index.html That's what we had in work, looked like a deep fat fryer full of brown gunk, oil then dip Mark
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    Today, 02:02 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Why 55 degrees in General
    Whitworth redesigned Henry maudsleys measuring machine (capable of resolving 0.00001") with his own floating head bench micrometer that was the first...
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    Yesterday, 09:02 PM
    I was in a local parts shop that did stereos, amps and these bloody silly giant speakers that look like they belong on the stage of a black sabbath...
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    Yesterday, 11:52 AM
    Black Forest replied to a thread Home shop CNC lathe? in General
    Doc I am glad you started this thread. Please ask all the "dumb" questions that pop into your head as I am going down this lane soon. Only on a...
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    Yesterday, 06:46 AM
    It is not at the bottom of the class if it is used for what it was intended. The seller states he doesn't know much about it. The drill motor is a...
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    05-29-2016, 11:58 PM
    boslab replied to a thread O.T. woodworking project in General
    I made a plastic thing similar on a metal lathe, there was a bar between chuck and centre to which there was a slot milled and a flat peice of gauge...
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    05-29-2016, 11:31 PM
    There and I thought the chinglish technical term "suck hard the monkey balls" was part of the fume extractor manual I read recently, I'm glad I now...
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  • boslab's Avatar
    05-29-2016, 12:09 PM
    At 30 rpm it's getting close to welding positioner aka turntable after all Mark
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    05-29-2016, 12:06 PM
    boslab replied to a thread Material for band brake in General
    Had stuff for an excavator off these http://www.frictiontechnology.co.uk/ They do sheet friction material and rivets if I remember Mark
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    05-29-2016, 01:58 AM
    I think I would rather 16 hours in a jet to 16 hour shift in a steelplant, I've only managed 11 hours in a jet ok that was sitting in the back as a...
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    05-29-2016, 01:42 AM
    boslab replied to a thread O.T. woodworking project in General
    Rosette cutter in a drill press or 4 jaw in the lathe, or 4 jaw on a drill press and a rosette cutter, fairly easy to do really, as said sorfwood is...
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  • Black Forest's Avatar
    05-28-2016, 02:18 PM
    I have one and it is a carbide tipped blade. If you use it carefully a blade lasts a long time. I bought a really good quality blade for my saw and...
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  • Black Forest's Avatar
    05-28-2016, 02:15 PM
    In this case I don't agree with you. Nothing in the title or in the first post says anything about what the video is about. So you do have to spend...
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    05-28-2016, 10:48 AM
    The man that made the video is a smart guy. The title of the video gets lots of hits so he gets paid more. He isn't trying to educate anyone. He...
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    05-28-2016, 08:59 AM
    boslab replied to a thread Homemade bending rolls in General
    They are good, although a bit noisy on some tube stuff, I was using blades a bit fast so I tried spray cutting oil stuff, it does help, marvellous...
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  • boslab's Avatar
    05-28-2016, 08:49 AM
    boslab replied to a thread Material for band brake in General
    I do like the spindle brake idea, think a lot of them are Kevlar these days, so I'm told but I've no expirience, the ones on cranes were asbestos...
    30 replies | 1482 view(s)
  • boslab's Avatar
    05-28-2016, 06:43 AM
    Can't begin to answer your questions though I saw one on an auction site with blocks under for the fork to lift it. It is one serious bit of milling...
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  • boslab's Avatar
    05-28-2016, 06:28 AM
    boslab replied to a thread Stoning grit size in General
    Sounds ok, the slip stones I have are Gershwin the finest is about 400 ish, mostly I grab somthing about 180, think that's a blue one for de lumping,...
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    05-28-2016, 01:24 AM
    Irrelevant I know but the gas guys were laying some big (to me) yellow thick wall in town yesterday, being nosey I stopped to watch, they had some...
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  • Black Forest's Avatar
    05-28-2016, 01:14 AM
    She helps but doesn't like to actually shear them. She has done it but is too worried about cutting one so she takes forever to shear one sheep.
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    05-28-2016, 01:07 AM
    boslab replied to a thread Homemade bending rolls in General
    I quite enjoyed it, learned a few things too, like using a magnet as a sacrificial work holder when he stuck the bolts on the end of the shafts,...
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  • boslab's Avatar
    05-28-2016, 12:44 AM
    Many a true word said in jest, try taking anything from the local waste facility over here and the police knock your door fairly soon after, and yes...
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  • boslab's Avatar
    05-27-2016, 09:01 PM
    boslab replied to a thread LIP515 surface grinder in General
    How odd, I have a kugelmuller horizontal disk sander, it was for cleaning samples before sparking on the oes spectrometers in work, 300mm disk sander...
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    05-27-2016, 02:29 PM
    boslab replied to a thread OT: Day trip to Switzerland in General
    The first job I ever had was for what was the Swiss Aluminium Co, aka akususse, it where I met the other half, I was quite young, just out of school,...
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  • boslab's Avatar
    05-27-2016, 02:23 PM
    I like Stephens videos myself, watched the chamfering machine earlier, nice Different style, each has its own, some have good content but I just...
    29 replies | 1655 view(s)
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