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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    09-03-2019, 12:03 PM
    I can quote you what CRC told me: Not sure if that's the same thing or not - my chemistry isn't quite to that level!
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    09-03-2019, 11:49 AM
    Will have a read. I did try to get a bottle of Anchor Lube by availing myself of McMaster Carr's famous next day delivery. It took two days and a...
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    09-03-2019, 09:54 AM
    Quick update folks. The cutting oil manufacturers say that the oil is chlorinated so it is recommended to remove it from surfaces after use - I...
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    08-30-2019, 04:04 PM
    Ah joy. Are there at least different varieties of canned worms? I'd hate to thing I was opening the same type again and again!! Will have a read...
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    08-30-2019, 03:32 PM
    That's an interesting cross-breeding of products. And for once it's actually available here - but only because Amazon import it. Naturally it's...
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    08-30-2019, 02:31 PM
    Would seem unlikely but possible. It was originally a solid wood* table top from Ikea. It was left outside as a potting table for a while so may...
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    08-30-2019, 01:57 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Ditto. I've been there....weirdly. "Holiday will be fine after all....I mean, what are the chances of two big hurricanes in the same...
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    08-30-2019, 09:56 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I get that with some of the projects I'm working on. Can't sleep because the how's of the project are going round and round my brain - usually...
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    08-30-2019, 09:53 AM
    It's a brilliant 'theory'....and I knew exactly where it was before I started tidying the workshop *sigh* Spoke to the cutting oil manufacturers and...
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    08-30-2019, 09:04 AM
    That's not a bad idea. I know I have a roll of that non-slip mesh stuff around that ought to be worth a try - even just for proof of concept...so to...
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    08-30-2019, 07:03 AM
    Anyone shed some light on this for me please? I build a shelf for the headstock of my lathe to store all the tools, chucks and stuff that otherwise...
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    08-22-2019, 03:08 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Like/need not sure where that line is these days :-D Mine comes on on a timer....so it's awake when I'm not! I was going to say "hot and...
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    08-22-2019, 01:01 PM
    I think it came out as what you might call a light "persuasion" fit :-D Might be an idea to make a 20mm bar holder that bolts directly to the T...
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    08-22-2019, 12:06 PM
    aaaaand finished! It fits too! Well, to be completely honest, it fits AFTER some filing. I offered the wheel up and shone a torch at the back so I...
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    08-21-2019, 02:22 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    FeelForSteel: Love the hitch. What is it an 8-10" range? ;) Got my coffee machine kicked out of the kitchen a while back. Just got round to...
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    08-21-2019, 02:16 PM
    Evening all (well, it is here). Thought I'd share with you the fact that I've finally got my finger out and started making some 'shaper' chips. ...
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    08-18-2019, 03:24 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    That must have been some good praying you did there! Love the fact you got a whole day's digging out of the original fuel! TomS: have you...
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    08-14-2019, 05:09 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    Well, it's nicely made, I'll give it that. How did you go about the radius between the major and minor diameters? Freehand or a large form tool?
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    08-11-2019, 03:25 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Top unloading and shop-fitting tip for you: use beer! You put the beers in the fridge and use them as bait to lure some friends over to help!
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