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    10-16-2017, 04:34 PM
    Baz replied to a thread OT Remains of Ophelia in General
    The BBC weather website had some funny predictions for the southwest yesterday going from 20 mph one hour to 45 the next and staying there for 24...
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    10-11-2017, 09:51 AM
    I thought the idiots who put something on ebay that needs a dimension but they just slap a rule down in the general vicinity for the picture were...
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    10-08-2017, 05:08 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Moving a 3500 lb lathe, or two in General
    School ordering lathes??? You work in China/India? or is it so the kids will know these lumps of metal are not coffee machines when they are visiting...
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    09-27-2017, 05:53 PM
    So potential supply problems in repairing 30 yr old electronics. How many here have a lathe with electronic speed control built in? When I worked in...
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    09-26-2017, 07:42 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Overhead lights for lathe... in General
    Just this evening I was testing a 4ft 36W LED batten which comes from Screwfix in the UK on a flying lead so I just put a plug on for testing. Much...
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    09-25-2017, 08:00 PM
    Thanks for enlightening me. At least in the winter the boss couldn't tell you late in the day to photocopy a pile of documents before going home.
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    09-23-2017, 05:19 PM
    Great way to save material costs, at least that aspect of the hobby can be minimal (excluding solid gold microscopes). What is the little trolley on...
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    09-22-2017, 03:47 AM
    Baz replied to a thread Opinions on Pinterest? in General
    Are pinterest hosting the pictures? does this give a way round the PB problem by pinning the pics you want to link on this site? Would there be a way...
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    09-21-2017, 07:32 PM
    My recollection is 3 per minute UK>USA when that was equivalent to 30 in today's money. We used a USA computer bureau service for certain...
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    09-15-2017, 05:32 PM
    Baz replied to a thread OT The IQ test thread. in General
    Well you have awhaped me. I think some of you ruff types may be nickums. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41266000
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    09-14-2017, 02:46 PM
    It may be a format problem, like the dates on this site which are plain wrong - there is no 14th month in the calendar and it is not the 9th day...
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    09-11-2017, 06:25 PM
    Baz replied to a thread 10 lb Sledge s 3 lb Sledge in General
    They used to have 2 handled sledges in the foundries and the like. I think a lighter hammer can be swung more easily and faster so the kinetic energy...
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    09-07-2017, 05:13 PM
    Baz replied to a thread OT; Steel gas cans in General
    In the UK you are no longer allowed to use 5 gallon cans - only 10 litre. Probably itching to drop that to 1 gallon and when they bring in all...
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    09-07-2017, 10:41 AM
    vpt I think the point is you can use imgur at the moment because they haven't started enforcing the conditions yet. They are probably basking in the...
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    09-07-2017, 10:33 AM
    It is mostly older lathes (in UK the Drummond) that have the movable headstock. Back then some didn't have a topslide to cant over and the owners...
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    09-06-2017, 08:02 PM
    Use.com seems to have the same hotlinking restrictions as the others. Also requires you to give your mobile phone number. I suspect this has to be a...
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    09-05-2017, 11:15 AM
    Baz replied to a thread Back to Steam-- in General
    Re base. The 10V single cylinder comes with an engine base then a pedestal. It can be made with a spoked flywheel which needs more height obviously...
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    09-04-2017, 05:47 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Back to Steam-- in General
    It is the Stuart Double 10, basically two 10Vs on a common base casting. I thought everyone knew these basic Stuart models, they have been so all...
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    09-03-2017, 01:53 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Dividing head questions. in General
    A lot of designs don't have locks I guess it was normal to provide a weight or something to bias it. I hope you worked out how to lock/unlock the...
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    09-02-2017, 05:47 PM
    Baz replied to a thread The Death March of Retail? in General
    Which EU country is that? In London property or 'poll tax' is going to be 5k/yr paid with the wage you already paid 40% income tax on.
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    09-02-2017, 05:21 PM
    Baz replied to a thread OT: Water Heater Without Water in General
    Does you main jet even come on without mains electricity? I'd think if the water is off the electric could well be too.
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    08-31-2017, 07:17 PM
    Baz replied to a thread The Death March of Retail? in General
    Postage or delivery cost seems to kill most online offers for me but when I'm working close to town it is easy to shop at one of the 3 supermarkets I...
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    08-29-2017, 08:06 AM
    It doesn't. Simply a convenience for some people who have a level for setting tings up parallel to the table.
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    08-27-2017, 03:42 PM
    About 5 minutes in and desperately trying not to fall asleep. Don't think I can make it all the way through. It's the bit where he 'finds HSM...
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    08-22-2017, 01:12 PM
    Is that the strict definition as used by the tweeting generation or is it more general like a slightly younger gentleman with money? Some of the pop...
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    08-22-2017, 01:00 PM
    Have you tried the magnet test? Very low current they could easily expect to get away with copper plated steel. Didn't something similar come up last...
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    08-22-2017, 12:51 PM
    The head handle has a gear concentric with the handle shaft that engages with a rack on the quill to move it down. Then it may have a handwheel...
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    08-21-2017, 04:25 PM
    I think the loading gauge is a bit smaller to allow for a safety clearance and windage ie space around the train going through a tunnel so it doesn't...
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    08-21-2017, 03:56 AM
    You just need to make sure the flow of combustion gas is not affected so that there is not enough air or it won't burn completely, while preventing...
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    08-16-2017, 05:23 PM
    Don't forget your LCD display. You might need to make sure your controller can interface with the full CNC control! This one is clearly using a...
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