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    02-12-2018, 06:45 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Moving on up, to the east side in General
    The imperial thread chart in the PM manual is looking a bit dodgy - C3 seems to be repeated a few too many times.
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    02-12-2018, 03:35 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Moving on up, to the east side in General
    Just looking at their manual. Great to see the advice for "my lathe doesn't run" to educate the numpties about interlock switches but OMG! the advice...
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    02-11-2018, 10:36 AM
    Baz replied to a thread Moving on up, to the east side in General
    Take a careful look at the threading settings and put them in a spreadsheet of your own to examine. Lots of the knob based QCGBs are a kludge...
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    02-06-2018, 10:11 AM
    Baz replied to a thread OT: 1099-K From PayPal? in General
    There was an interesting program on the BBC the other week about warlords operating in the jungles in Africa. They start by 'taxing' the gold ore or...
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    02-02-2018, 09:24 AM
    Baz replied to a thread Stories for the wife in General
    Having been mostly single all my life I can't see how couples can not want to be doing their own thing most of the time. Sure in the first six months...
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    02-01-2018, 11:29 AM
    With a horizontal mill you have two variables – rotation speed and feed speed. Rotation is the same as a lathe but the tool is moving instead of the...
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    01-30-2018, 09:47 AM
    Even if it doesn't flood ordinary rain will sit on top. Don't use bricks as they are porous as are pavers. Use good quality paving slabs cut into...
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    01-29-2018, 03:28 PM
    Baz replied to a thread OT but I need a bronze casting in General
    no use to you but these guys do the bonze work for London Transport trains and switchgear. Quite a surprise to find them deep in the countryside when...
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    01-29-2018, 03:17 PM
    But pressure from the manufacturers will make the government outlaw home maintenance (as in S Korea) and insurers will stop including old cars in the...
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    01-23-2018, 02:29 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Rolling tool box/machine tools in General
    Better than moving feet down is fixed feet and moving the wheels down. You should be able to knock up something like that rather more economically or...
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    01-23-2018, 02:03 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Nut cracker in General
    By far the best cracker is a small pair of 'Mole grips', of reasonable quality so they work smoothly. Fits nicely in the hand, large mechanical...
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    01-21-2018, 09:17 PM
    Baz replied to a thread OT but relevant to this site. in General
    When my speed dropped to 200k in wet weather the first engineer faffed around and claimed it was a junction box and they had fixed it but ran off...
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    01-06-2018, 08:32 AM
    I don't see it on the site . Perhaps you could send your photo to Tony, especially if you can find the boats.
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    12-31-2017, 10:52 AM
    aside: What are you doing these drawings with? Is it a full cad package? I'd like an easy block moving drawing tool with built in machine outlines...
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    12-30-2017, 04:39 PM
    Baz replied to a thread OT- Alternative TV in General
    Ah, finally got to a 'net or postal thread before it got locked. I've been wanting to point out that people like Netflix and Amazon make a profit...
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    12-28-2017, 02:47 PM
    Come on someone. I want to know what 10 is as I haven't got one on my lathe.
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    12-27-2017, 06:33 PM
    Might need a bit more than 5 days as some people will have entertaining social lives, not be stuck in front of a nice fire with only the radio for...
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    12-26-2017, 07:03 AM
    Baz replied to a thread White Christmas in General
    Is there anywhere in the world that has balmy temperatures say 65-75 all year no water shortages some hills that get snow within an hours drive so...
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    12-26-2017, 06:48 AM
    Makers of lathes like those of cars have often added particular bells and whistles to try to make a sale to managers more than think about the...
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    12-23-2017, 07:24 PM
    If you can get away with a small orifice in the air tank drain close to it but before the dryer T (which will also need a check valve on the line to...
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    12-21-2017, 08:06 PM
    The difference between a hotlink which would send your computer just the image as a jpeg file and NOTHING ELSE is that their link sends your computer...
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    12-18-2017, 02:35 PM
    My physics teacher only explained cats and after 50 years I can't remember the maths behind 'stopping down' now anyway. However re goats this is...
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    12-18-2017, 02:16 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Degreasing a Lathe in General
    I find it takes more than one type of solvent. "mineral spirit/paint thinner/white spirit/turps substitute" depending on your continent only...
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    12-18-2017, 01:56 PM
    Back to original question. Look at your cat's eyes. The pupils are vertical slits unlike our own round ones. This means their eyes are designed to be...
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    12-15-2017, 02:49 PM
    Lots of words change their meanings and use over time. The real question is whether the word is being used with derision or admiration. I've got...
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    12-12-2017, 05:46 PM
    Seems like a good idea so has my support and permission. Bazyle
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    12-11-2017, 05:39 PM
    There is a yahoo group for pantograph users. It covers the die sinkers as well as engravers. Did you get any collets? They are rare and it doesn't...
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    12-07-2017, 08:01 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Electronics forums in General
    Well this has make be sit up and think. I've been a professional electronics engineer for 40 years and it just never occurred to me to go looking for...
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    12-01-2017, 02:33 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Half Dead Centers in General
    If it is that short will you be able to get the cutting tool and holder etc as close as you want which was part of the original requirement. You...
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    11-30-2017, 09:25 AM
    Hell I don't know what this guy is complaining about. If I still looked school age I'd be down at school, or University at least but second time...
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