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    Yesterday, 08:50 AM
    Don't forget that you want the taper hole to be contacting the outer lip of the collet at the point when the collet is drawn up tight. So setting up...
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    08-15-2019, 01:21 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Making the little move in General
    Envy all that spare space in your shops. I can see bare floor in both of them. How do you manage that? I'm picking up a new Drummond at the weekend,...
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    08-11-2019, 03:52 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Southbend spindle question. in General
    The reason the gear in question is machined into the spindle itself is to get to minimum size however the changewheel gearing doesn't start until...
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    08-11-2019, 03:29 PM
    Baz replied to a thread lathe and mill oil??? in General
    It's a gearbox. When you drove a rear wheel drive car with a separate gearbox what did you put in it? If someone had told you to put hydraulic fluid...
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    08-11-2019, 09:46 AM
    Were they just round ones? I guess one advantage of printing is the ability to make complex shapes but then someone will say they CNC mill those....
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    08-10-2019, 06:42 PM
    Baz replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    The UK had a bit of a power grid senior moment yesterday and 100s of thousands lost power for an hour or so almost randomly. Today a friend said how...
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    08-09-2019, 06:36 PM
    It would depend on the terrain. In the '30s they laid a 4in clay pipe over a mile into the moorland to pick some springs for a supply to our village....
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    08-06-2019, 06:53 PM
    Do you not have the three types of bacon - 'streaky' as you describe is long skinny strips and 'back' with a 3inx2in area of fat free meat with a...
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    08-05-2019, 06:47 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Dividing or Indexing head in General
    Please try and get the terms right guys. When all books are gone these internet threads will be the only source of information for the youngsters. ...
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    08-05-2019, 06:05 PM
    Haven't noticed that as a problem perhaps because bacon in the UK is so heavily injected with water that keeps it soft. I do like the way the...
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    08-04-2019, 04:16 PM
    I'm no musician but I suspect those with a good ear shudder when they hear a bit of tin being whacked as opposed to a proper gong or bell.
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    08-04-2019, 03:53 PM
    Baz replied to a thread OT: House painting in General
    I find Paul's posts interesting and similar 'mundane' off topic posts from others, including one no longer welcomed on the forum. They give insight...
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    08-03-2019, 07:27 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Dividing or Indexing head in General
    Yes a rotab is short for rotary table. The type of dividing head shown in Tundra's photo is a 'universal' which has that extra shaft out the back...
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    08-02-2019, 09:03 AM
    Baz replied to a thread Getting ready for the big move in General
    As the first item in the chain is a regular 3 phase motor, not any electronics, it is hard to damage it. You can start with the usual kludge of a...
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    07-25-2019, 07:47 AM
    galvanised clout nails?
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    07-23-2019, 05:46 PM
    Because it can be used to pay tax that is one attraction - it itself can't be taxed. It is electronic so can be moved fast and cheaply unlike gold...
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    07-19-2019, 06:53 PM
    I didn't catch whether this is a flat belt drive or v belt on v pulleys. If the latter the effective dia is not the outer nor the inner but some way...
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    07-14-2019, 06:16 PM
    I was becoming impressed until I saw you are just a kid. I used to wonder about 'old' folk, my mother, seeming to have difficulty with bending,...
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    07-14-2019, 05:12 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Getting ready for the big move in General
    map for when the GPS suddenly dies or you find the coordinates lead you to the wrong side of a 6 lane highway. Sandwiches. Champagne (to be left at...
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    07-13-2019, 06:37 PM
    Baz replied to a thread The Color Red - Outdoors in General
    You dismissed ruby but what about glass? Check if there are some old stained glass church windows that include red, modern stained glass tends to be...
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    07-10-2019, 05:03 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Why 68 Deg. for inspection in General
    Don't know about the mechanical dimensions but I have specified loads of electrical equipment at a reference temperature of 25C. We used this on the...
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    07-10-2019, 12:22 PM
    Baz replied to a thread OT- Plastic Question in General
    Not sure about the USA but in the UK milk comes in HDPE No 2 plastic bottles of a non-transparent colour which is good for years storing oil, brick...
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    07-07-2019, 04:35 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Comfort Tools, not really OT in General
    Ah yes, my B&D drill bought about 50 years ago and in almost weekly use for the last 30 with a wire cup brush in place of chuck with low overhang...
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    07-06-2019, 07:27 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Comfort Tools, not really OT in General
    I used to think something 30 years old was old. As we age our possessions age with us without us realising. So now I have things and sometimes I...
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    07-03-2019, 08:10 AM
    Baz replied to a thread Shop Towels or Rags ? in General
    One day at the track I took over driving a loco and the controls were hot so I called out for a rag. Someone handed me what he was using to clean...
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    07-02-2019, 05:57 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Shop Towels or Rags ? in General
    At least two grades of loo roll, kitchen towel roll, commercial paper towels, unused paper napkins from the church tea as they get chucked not put...
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    07-02-2019, 08:46 AM
    Baz replied to a thread Storage Idea in General
    For a moment in post 11 it seemed Jerry was talking about the system I've seen in rural Australia of 25kv single wire, I mean single wire no return...
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    06-30-2019, 03:02 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Paypal is making me CRAZY in General
    Short code message is probably just the latest politically correct name for text messages like the way your side of the pond changes the description...
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    06-30-2019, 02:42 PM
    Baz replied to a thread A useful painting tool in General
    Is this blue cloth not paper you are using? I've not seen that in the uk for a couple of decades. We used to get the box of blue rags which was the...
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    06-27-2019, 06:24 PM
    Trailer? my Ford Fiesta doesn't have any provision at all.
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