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    10-12-2019, 05:38 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    It's ok Baz. Just console yourself with the thought of that marvelous state pension you'll get for all the NI you've paid in ;)
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    10-11-2019, 06:27 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Ah. Wasn't sure if it was too thin to weld easily. I have a stick welder and have welded a whole 12 inches of test bead....so I'm really well...
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    10-11-2019, 05:23 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    ...or 'stock' as we spend-thrift machinists call it! :D Looks more like a trench-digging spade to me. Could you braze the crack(s) to give it a...
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    10-09-2019, 03:39 PM
    I've got the set of square and hex ER32 collet blocks. I think I only needed the square....but it was clearly going to be cheaper to buy both as a...
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    10-09-2019, 02:29 PM
    BCRider: I did mean it when I said small. Same applies to the entire shop. I did look (longingly) at slightly larger models but the increase in Y...
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    10-09-2019, 11:04 AM
    Thanks guys, appreciate it. He's only 7. Stupid insurance company thought I would be happy to fly home and leave him and my wife alone in a foreign...
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    10-08-2019, 07:12 AM
    Thanks Paul. I think you've hit the nail on the head there as that was exactly my problem. Went for the bigger vise and found that while it...
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    10-07-2019, 01:46 PM
    Thanks guys. I think the Arc wins it then. Forest Gnome: I've no doubt you're right but I suspect that won't be an issue for the power of the mill...
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    10-07-2019, 07:42 AM
    Cheers MattiJ. I keep browsing the Mitutoyos for a similar reason that my imports are bad. Made some improvement by deburring the slots in the...
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    10-07-2019, 07:33 AM
    Well, what sort of (wannabe-) machinist would I be if I don't listen to the recommendations and preferences of a man who machines carbide for fun?! ...
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    10-07-2019, 05:49 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread O. T. 5G Phones in General
    Still running an S8+ quite happily. When 4G came out here, the data was good but you couldn't actually make calls on it. So the phone took a while to...
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    10-07-2019, 05:35 AM
    I suspect that those holes have been cut in half where the pin rides - similar to the Arc version. Definitely worth confirming before purchase...
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    10-07-2019, 04:32 AM
    Hi all. Spending my "holiday" sitting in the hospital with my son on a drip. Should have flown home two days ago already. Trying to pass the time...
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    09-26-2019, 04:37 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I do love the way that as you get higher voltage and current, there is more and more insulation....until a point where someone just said "Nah, a nice...
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    09-24-2019, 05:41 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Got the rotary table out (an early extravagance) today in an effort to make progress on a piece I've lost heart in. Found it somewhat crunchy to...
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    09-23-2019, 04:45 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Well, I guess that answers the question of why didn't whoever broke it fix the problem. I wish you luck....but I'm not sure I'm going to be much...
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    09-23-2019, 04:41 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Ah, I see. I thought it was part of the grinder from that pic. Was trying to work out if it was some sort of (fragile-looking) belt tensioner or how...
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    09-23-2019, 03:30 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread Small mill project (SMP) in General
    For someone that hates it, you seem to be doing a pretty good job! :D
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    09-23-2019, 03:28 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    May I be the first to tell you YOU SUCK! ;) Nice find. What's the upright piece on the right that sort of looks like a drill or touch probe? ...
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    09-22-2019, 05:48 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Stop that! Producing useful things that aren't for the shop...you'll give the rest of us a bad name! IQUOTE=danlb;1256178]. In retrospect, I...
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    09-22-2019, 04:33 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread Lathe Carriage Stop in General
    On mine there is no provision to stop the auto feed, it would just be for repeating a position (start of a thread for example) or measuring carriage...
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    09-21-2019, 01:22 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread Lathe Carriage Stop in General
    Cheers Tim. All useful tips. When you say "course" would metric course be course enough or are you meaning very course? The main clamp thread is...
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    09-21-2019, 04:54 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread Lathe Carriage Stop in General
    Hi Justin. I'm finally getting round to making one of these and I'm busy adapting the plan to my ways and the indicator that's currently in the post...
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    09-19-2019, 02:02 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread Most used tool in the shop in General
    Tweezers. Sometimes for picking stuff up but mainly for pulling out the splinters a small mill generates in large quantities. Second choice would...
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    09-18-2019, 06:17 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Picked up a QCTP holder with an MT2 bored through it and an ER32 collet chuck with an MT2 arbour. The former not available here in the UK but found...
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    09-12-2019, 04:15 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Replaced the lights in my loft - aka the place I'm crating and storing everything that doesn't need to be taking up the space I don't have in my...
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    09-11-2019, 06:01 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Got suckered today. Bought one of those magnetic swarf collecting sticks that I thought would be useful for - well, collecting swarf. Gave it a...
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    09-08-2019, 02:42 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Took the kid to the lathe today...no, not like that... although, it IS tempting sometimes! I'm not entirely daft though...I made sure there was beer...
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    09-08-2019, 01:08 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread lathe levelling problems. in General
    One thing that may be worth be aware of - get me giving advice on a topic I was asking about not so long ago! - is that the middle pads (on...
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    09-03-2019, 01:11 PM
    Sounds like we have a culprit then. None of the MSDS that I'm reading - assuming I'm reading them right, of course - suggest anything like the "Your...
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