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    Today, 04:15 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    You're not the only one with that sort of....talent. I run water-cooled PCs and you can almost guarantee that some escapes during any kind of...
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    Yesterday, 07:41 AM
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    Loving your "help"ers there Dennis! Definitely go with a splash guard or back board. Not only does it cut down on some of the chips being thrown...
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    07-14-2019, 10:36 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    Very interesting. Thanks for the info guys. Definitely a different ballgame when it gets to stuff that size - interesting how it makes some issues...
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    07-14-2019, 05:19 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    Very nice looking work. Wasn't aware of a cat's head steady before...but have now looked it up. Why would it not work to turn that between centres? ...
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    07-12-2019, 04:39 AM
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    Nice haul there Dennis. Works out about scrap metal rates for the stainless. A long way from what they'll sell it to you by the foot when it's...
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    07-12-2019, 03:40 AM
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    Looks like a Chinese lathe to me. Not all bad, don't get me wrong. I have the Sieg SC4 and generally it's pretty good. The carriage travel is not...
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    07-08-2019, 01:58 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    It's not silly at all. These sort of things you only do (I'm tarring the rest of you with the same brush as myself here...but I don't think I'm...
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    07-07-2019, 09:14 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Was perusing the specs of the Starrett 98-12 machinist level and was surprised (and a little disappointed if I'm honest) that it was only sensitive...
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    07-07-2019, 04:57 AM
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    I'll try that next time. It seemed more dangerous that way in my head....but clearly my head was wrong!
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    07-06-2019, 04:44 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Finished (hopefully!) renovating a Starrett level. That to be fair, implies a lot more required work than was actually the case. Needed a pair of...
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    07-05-2019, 02:09 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Discovered something new that I'm really good at: using diamond plates (credit card sized ones) to turn a semi-sharp knife into a blunt knife. Go...
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    07-05-2019, 08:04 AM
    Now technically THAT is the right answer to the question I asked....but I appreciate the solution that cost me nothing but some elbow grease and an...
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    07-05-2019, 07:24 AM
    Thanks guys, that worked beautifully. I may have overdone the dulling....but then my "stones" aren't all that flat so rather safe than sorry. A...
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    07-05-2019, 04:42 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Hey, if you can't share some serious stuff once in a while with the people you (digitally) hang-out with, you're hanging out with the wrong crowd! ...
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    07-04-2019, 03:15 PM
    Ooh, now that's something you wouldn't notice unless you knew! My "surface plate" is only a chunk of granite - and artificial granite at that - so...
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    07-04-2019, 03:01 PM
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    Lost an argument with a wood screw! My son's calendar is screwed to the wall (too hard for nail-in hooks) and it's a pain to change each month. So...
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    07-04-2019, 02:55 PM
    I almost went with "African or European?!" but I wasn't sure that Python was that well known in the States. Good to know :D Excellent, that...
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    07-04-2019, 01:49 PM
    Aerated or medium density? ;) I'll see what the cheap diamond plastics (I'd say stones but it's pushing the definition too far!) make of a file...
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    07-04-2019, 11:35 AM
    Any old file? I'm just thinking that I've got some that are 40 or so years old that aren't in current use but they're likely to be less sharp than a...
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    07-04-2019, 11:30 AM
    Probably not going to bust a machine....just some patience. Nothing a beer can't fix :D The mill will be back up and running at some point. I...
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    07-04-2019, 11:10 AM
    Just got a Starrett 98-12 level from eBay. It's in very good condition but there's a slight ding in the base. I've heard about "gently stoning down...
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    07-04-2019, 09:49 AM
    You may well be right.....but I fear I have to learn by trying and failing at this point. The wheel is aluminium so it should be a little more...
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    07-04-2019, 05:05 AM
    Well that was a glacial pace even for me! Did sort out extraction on the bench grinder and swap out the green wheel for a wire wheel in that time...
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    07-04-2019, 04:50 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I'd quite like the option of a right-biased parting insert to reduce the pip on the part cut off....but they are all either ludicrous money (for my...
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    07-04-2019, 04:17 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Had seen people having issues with the smaller parting inserts and avoided them. I've had pretty good luck with the MGEH style of parting tool. ...
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    07-04-2019, 03:41 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I picked up some of the Korloy (well, possibly) MGGN-200 inserts for aluminium from eBay. World of difference for aluminium. Just a fraction too tall...
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    06-29-2019, 12:43 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Been in process of trying to fit aluminium rectangular tube to each of the axes of my mill to act as guards for the cheap scales that will go inside....
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    06-29-2019, 05:01 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Forgive me if I'm being stupid here but that looks like a protective cardboard tube over the metal canister of the capacitor. Have you tried...
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    06-28-2019, 01:40 PM
    It doesn't help when technology catches up Brian. I once watched a guy - in a mixed gender open-plan office, mind - keep trying to visit porn sites...
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    06-26-2019, 03:20 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Tis a slippery slope from 40. You'll start noticing that it's a much longer way back up from a crouch than it every used to be. You may also...
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