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    Today, 07:39 PM
    Baz replied to a thread OT managing personal finances in General
    I see lots of people talking about small penny pinching savings but nobody mentioned the biggest and most financially rewarding action you can take...
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    Today, 06:44 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Old lathe recognizing in General
    If the op is still around he should be able to identify between cast iron and a steel in a few seconds. I recon the lathe is an East Germany or...
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    Yesterday, 02:31 PM
    I got an echo dot as a prize just before xmas. It plays classic FM ok but ask for radio 4 (news etc in uk) and it wants to check I'm an adult....
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    01-13-2019, 11:24 AM
    Modification of surnames was not uncommon a century or so ago as clergy registering births or marriage would make a phonetic approximation when it...
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    01-13-2019, 10:30 AM
    Baz replied to a thread How to ream 1" ??? in General
    Reamers were invented so that mass produced holes fitted mass produced pins and stuff. Hobbyists couldn't afford them until recently (50 years) and...
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    01-12-2019, 04:21 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Shortening MT-3 arbor in General
    Even easier mod is to get 4 longer M6 cap head screws make a spacer to shift the handwheel bracket part 710 an inch to the right. Having looked at...
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    01-12-2019, 03:14 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Shortening MT-3 arbor in General
    Since it has now been revealed as a Chinese 12in lathe tailstock you should look at the John Stevenson lever feed modification before attacking the...
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    01-11-2019, 08:05 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Shortening MT-3 arbor in General
    Before messing up a good taper that might then be too short for your next lathe check several pieces of MT tooling. Also check the tailstock screw...
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    01-10-2019, 08:55 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Self reflection on our hobbies in General
    My sister had Lego and I had Meccano so for me Lego is a girl's toy. It is amazing how much of this stuff some kids have nowadays. I thought I had a...
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    01-07-2019, 08:25 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Dragged Away From the Shop in General
    I think they do a special pen for those INCRA templates. I get occasional adverts for them pushed into my email and always get tempted until I see...
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    01-07-2019, 07:50 PM
    Baz replied to a thread OT managing personal finances in General
    About a year ago I was chatting with my nephews. The thirty yr old one mentioned that one of his friends at university had retired and another was...
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    01-05-2019, 02:02 PM
    Dump half a ton of junk / mother in law in the back and up go the lights. Cars have adjusters to allow for this but nobody uses them. Just as...
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    12-31-2018, 03:04 PM
    When civilisation crumbles sure lots of people with rig up wind and water generators but the military will collar the remaining microprocessors and...
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    12-30-2018, 10:50 AM
    Baz replied to a thread Screwy Situation!! in General
    If they are to hold the index plate on they aren't high stress so brass would do. I don't wish to appear mean but if you have managed to get to the...
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    12-29-2018, 04:33 PM
    A quick search found this distributor but no indication of new prices. Ebay turned up a used one (that might not include the ball screws) for...
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    12-28-2018, 08:19 AM
    Doc Nickel covered most of it but also time isn't money for a hobby. Time is fun time and if you are in a tearing hurry you've got the wrong...
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    12-23-2018, 08:15 PM
    Baz replied to a thread OT: Autonomous car progress. in General
    After five hours driving in the dark and in the rain ........ what you on about? Some people just need to get places. And the 20 mile section of the...
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    12-23-2018, 07:53 PM
    So you have a table of thread dimensions - like you are ever going to cut more than a handful of those and the rest is just dead space and wasted...
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    12-17-2018, 03:26 PM
    So I take it the general idea is to put on crap music so you don't mind drowning it out with hammering and machine gears running. If you put on a bit...
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    12-16-2018, 04:35 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Burning mulch? in General
    Making briquettes or bisques out of waste material including leaves, sawdust, non edible food preparation waste etc has been promoted in the third...
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    12-14-2018, 01:25 PM
    How about a bathroom style string pull switch with the string gong back and forth a little above head height all around the workshop. Not only able...
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    12-11-2018, 06:55 PM
    Baz replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I once went to pick up my MG after the test and they said the clutch had completely failed during the test so it was undrivable, but it passed as...
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    12-09-2018, 02:00 PM
    Isn't it a bit like schools. Pupils come in with little knowledge and the intelligent ones pick up more over time almost on their own. If you reduce...
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    12-09-2018, 01:38 PM
    If you think a bit you can arrange that the stop is on the drawer side interacting with a limit on the side of the drawer below. You can then if...
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    12-07-2018, 06:27 PM
    I used to have this problem with Yahoo after the big change a few years ago with Internet Explorer but not other browsers. I think it ljumped each...
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    12-04-2018, 07:11 PM
    Ah, watch case. You know that in the 19th century Russians made pocket watch mechanisms from wood all except for the spring as even that much brass...
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    12-04-2018, 06:52 PM
    Baz replied to a thread OT: Autonomous car progress. in General
    Surely once the self-driving vehicles are underway properly the driverless school bus will drop the kids off while drunk dad's watch tests his blood...
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    12-02-2018, 10:20 AM
    Baz replied to a thread Care of hand files in General
    I wouldn't advise wrapping in blue cloth or non waxed paper, even vapour anti rust paper unless for short term or you live in the desert. Absorbent...
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    11-28-2018, 02:14 PM
    When asking about value and availability it makes sense to indicate your location. The going rate for a machine in South Georgia (the island) is...
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    11-25-2018, 07:44 PM
    Baz replied to a thread Alibre Atom 3D in General
    In the UK Model Engineer's Workshop arranged a 6 month trial option for Atom3D to end apparently with a 200 offer for permanent version. I know we...
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UK, near London
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