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    Today, 04:50 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread Small mill project (SMP) in General
    Sounds like it should be useful. Absolute worst it should mean that feed stops if the tool jams....and doesn't just snap, of course. Given the...
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    Yesterday, 06:18 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    I used a bottle of wine on mine.....grass is still the same length but I'm less bothered about it! ;)
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    05-18-2019, 05:01 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread Rules - Rigid vs flexible? in General
    Fair enough. I was expecting you to come back and point out how far from being a precision instrument they are.
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    05-18-2019, 04:59 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Looks good. Just tell him to be careful the suspension if he isn't used to it. Quite possible to compress the front spring and then have it propel...
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    05-17-2019, 01:26 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread Rules - Rigid vs flexible? in General
    List price, yeah obscene. As you say, eBay have them from $20....unless you wanted them shipped to an island 3 thousand miles from the nearest part...
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    05-17-2019, 10:34 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread Rules - Rigid vs flexible? in General
    So it sounds more like it's down to preference then - scribing aside - rather than me missing a trick. It's often me overthinking things that's the...
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    05-17-2019, 08:28 AM
    Just after some of the collective wisdom here please. Managed to knacker my 6" steel rule by tightening some screws into/through it....as ya do when...
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    05-13-2019, 05:11 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Had some of that carbohydrate foam* stuff on the lathe the other day. Gah, and I moan about the mess metal makes! Good job I had some nice sharp...
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    05-11-2019, 06:16 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    That's the joy of plumbing. You get the surprise leak when you have both dishwasher and washing machine outlet hoses stuffed in the same drain the...
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    05-11-2019, 04:53 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    Nice. Very professional looking.... OEM. Was a bit lost when you said ”rack" as I was thinking of something to park the bike in. Makes sense by the...
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    05-10-2019, 03:30 PM
    I like quick and dirty. Not sure I have enough blades on hand to make up 8mm of solid coverage - and probably not the strength to run them or...
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    05-10-2019, 01:08 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    See that's the trouble right there. You've got your older generation who are either scared of heights, or should be*, and your younger generation...
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    05-10-2019, 10:48 AM
    While back at the computer, I checked out my plan to see why things look like I'll need a lot more filing than I'd thought. Turns out that since...
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    05-10-2019, 10:42 AM
    I've got as far as making the bar and getting it cross-drilled and the set screw tapped. Just need to work on filing the hole square now. Had to...
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    05-10-2019, 04:19 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Not massively familiar with US wiring. Had assumed that was just spare wires bundled like you would spare pairs in phone wiring....but is that...
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    05-10-2019, 03:38 AM
    Nope, not a typo - or an autocorrect, for a change. Page I can find that shows it well is this one: ...
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    05-09-2019, 05:04 PM
    Thanks Yondering. Lots to think of there.... probably when not under the influence when I can work out how rotations are going to affect angles. I...
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    05-09-2019, 03:30 PM
    Ah, I see. A pin through the motor end of the shaft to both drive the wheel and also stop it going on too far. Hmmm, I don't have any current plans...
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    05-09-2019, 03:21 PM
    Thanks Yondering. I suspect that my current tooling theory is flawed from the outset and I only got away with it previously because the delrin was...
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    05-09-2019, 02:04 PM
    Thanks BCRider. Something like this then, if I've understood you correctly? 10mm hole drilled at 5 backward slant and then squared off at the...
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    05-09-2019, 12:36 PM
    I'm part way through making a 4" aluminium drive wheel for a belt grinder - I'll get there eventually! I've got it bored and I'm just trying to get...
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    05-09-2019, 03:26 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I've always thought that you never truly know your car until you've had the entire dash out at least once.... although this may just have been...
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    05-08-2019, 08:17 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Cool. Lend us a million each and we'll look after it for a few years for you ;)
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    05-06-2019, 02:15 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Had guests coming over yesterday so I decided to have just one more go at cold bluing shortly before they arrived....in the bathroom sink. My wife...
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    05-01-2019, 11:24 AM
    Ok, I now have the lathe back together so progress will be made when time allows. This all started because someone suggested I use the carriage...
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    05-01-2019, 04:46 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread Suckage?? in General
    Would guess at a hundred dollar bill...but I'm lost if it's a reference to the picture on it.
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    04-29-2019, 11:05 AM
    Her stuff's mostly phone calls, conference calls or presenting webinars so my choices are that I can put up and shut up or p-off.....divorce is too...
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    04-29-2019, 08:56 AM
    Is it perhaps like ideal lathe conditions where the heat is in the chip?
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    04-29-2019, 08:53 AM
    Thanks Andy. When my wife finishes work* I can finish milling the replacement parts for my lathe and then be able (if, perhaps, not ready) to make...
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    04-29-2019, 06:11 AM
    I've got a slight improvement to the control panel now: Added a smaller M12 gland on the bottom of the VFD and ran a Cat6 network cable to an...
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