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    Yesterday, 01:29 PM
    old mart replied to a thread Milling Vise Size? in General
    As for the price of Bison vices, they are expensive, the first one came with the drill mill, and the second, with rotary base, in new condition I...
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    Yesterday, 01:16 PM
    The 123 blocks can be useful to bolt things to, and 246 ones even better except for the price being about 5 times as much. Both of those toolmakers...
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    Yesterday, 12:58 PM
    old mart replied to a thread Weekend fun in General
    A Beamish Suzuki would be classified as a twin shock classic bike, it would not stand a chance against modern bikes. Still mine was more capable than...
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    Yesterday, 11:38 AM
    old mart replied to a thread Weekend fun in General
    I had a Beamish Suzuki 250 with the Whitehawk frame, I sold it to a guy who wanted to ride it in the Longmoor (Hampshire, UK) enduro, a most...
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    02-18-2019, 05:10 PM
    old mart replied to a thread Valentines day treasures in General
    I had a plastic slide rule in 65 which had motor efficiencies and other technical extras on it. In 70, I bought a Sharp desktop electronic...
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    02-18-2019, 09:46 AM
    old mart replied to a thread Milling Vise Size? in General
    The two 4" Bisons are set up to work as a pair if necessary, one has a rotary base if needed, and the 5" which I bought for its wider opening also...
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    02-17-2019, 09:46 AM
    If you are into trains, then a visit to York in the UK is a must, it even has Stevenson's Rocket. Upon checking, it may be in Manchester at the...
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    02-17-2019, 09:37 AM
    Why would anyone in their right mind go for a B & S taper, its the twenty first century.
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    02-16-2019, 02:58 PM
    I bought a 6" rotary table with 4 tee slots which easily accommodates a 6" front mount independent four jaw chuck. I wanted to also mount a three jaw...
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    02-15-2019, 12:23 PM
    The easiest option is to get a plate about 8" diameter, turn it to take the 6" chuck of your choice, and there is a 1" margin to mount the plate to...
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    02-15-2019, 12:15 PM
    old mart replied to a thread Swivel eye? in General
    The only concern with that vintage Monarch lifting is balancing the left and right ends of the lathe. Because the stand is heavy cast iron, the COG...
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    02-15-2019, 12:07 PM
    old mart replied to a thread Milling Vise Size? in General
    I use two 4" Bison vices which open to about 3 1/2" and one 5" exactly like 3pLB's in post #8. The 5" opens much wider, but is as much as I would...
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    02-14-2019, 05:08 PM
    old mart replied to a thread Need help/advice please in General
    Just in case you are tempted to lubricate those threads in the rear of the chuck, I believe they should be left dry. We found a brand new 3/8",...
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    02-14-2019, 05:02 PM
    Sorry most of the complaints were about the music, still, that caused them to miss the "m-t-ic threads" being mentioned. By the way, M11 must be one...
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    02-14-2019, 04:47 PM
    Truely, a thing of beauty. Don't spoil it by using it, put it in a glass case and finish bodging the Abwood.
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    02-14-2019, 04:43 PM
    I thought they were cast iron stitch repairs until I saw VPT's #2 post. And mixed up with concrete anchors is where those brackets would be at home.
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    02-14-2019, 04:24 PM
    Am I daft, or would the second paragraph in #7 work?
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    02-14-2019, 01:17 PM
    old mart replied to a thread What is it (again) in General
    This is the Kennametal version of that Iscar tool: https://www.fgmtooling.com/170-137.html
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    02-14-2019, 01:01 PM
    old mart replied to a thread Swivel eye? in General
    So many people don't seem to grasp simple things, it amazes me.
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    02-13-2019, 04:02 PM
    old mart replied to a thread Swivel eye? in General
    That would work well, any stiff extension to lower the COG with whatever is available is the way to go.
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    02-13-2019, 03:56 PM
    Make up soft jaws in aluminium or steel and machine them in situ, with maybe a parallel down at the bottom to keep the moving jaw square.
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    02-13-2019, 03:49 PM
    The trouble with multitools is that they do a lot of things, but none of them well.
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    02-13-2019, 03:45 PM
    old mart replied to a thread Swivel eye? in General
    Looking at the picture, I can see an easy way to raise the lifting eye height. With longer vertical bolts, you could have much thicker pads between...
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    02-13-2019, 03:36 PM
    Now that's what I call a clever way of saving the taxpayers a lot of money.
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    02-13-2019, 03:23 PM
    old mart replied to a thread Replacement Bezels in General
    To fit the "glass" into the bezel, you would find this type of press invaluable. ...
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    02-12-2019, 03:21 PM
    old mart replied to a thread Working a hardened file. in General
    An old file would be much too brittle to use as a knife, and too hard to mill well, even with carbide tooling. If you cannot contemplate annealing...
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    02-12-2019, 03:16 PM
    Make sure it has a blade welder, then you can buy bulk lengths of blade.
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    02-12-2019, 01:50 PM
    Have you noticed the clever mod that Peter N (#37) has got on his pair of Gerardi's?
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    02-12-2019, 12:42 PM
    I think that KBC set is the one I have.
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    02-12-2019, 12:34 PM
    I have a Cutwel account and have bought a few bits from them, and can recommend them. Their catalogue is pretty big and as they supply mostly to the...
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