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    07-17-2018, 10:04 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread Hand Crank For My Lathe in General
    Meh, those of us who are down with the cool kids have been planning one of these for a while.....and then whining about metal suppliers not having...
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    07-16-2018, 12:16 PM
    Pics to show the setup. Y-axis X-axis
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    07-16-2018, 12:07 PM
    I've mapped out the table now and it is very similar to how it was. It's pretty much good on the y-axis but 0.15mm out on the x. That's over about...
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    07-14-2018, 06:08 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    That's why we love them. Life would be boring otherwise, right? Sure, it'd be less stressful...but apparently a little stress makes you live...
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    07-14-2018, 01:06 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    There must be something about today Planeman41. Several thousand miles away and a number of different timezones....and we've been sitting on the...
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    07-14-2018, 11:49 AM
    The original plan was to put the entire mill (minus head and column) on the grinder and resurface the table. As I drove down the motorway it dawned...
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    07-14-2018, 10:42 AM
    And time says.....that J Tiers is at least more correct than I am. Haven't measured y-axis yet but x-axis seems to be exactly the same as it was...
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    07-14-2018, 06:13 AM
    It think that it could have done with being properly fixed from the ground up but some of that would have involved making jigs and/or shaping wheels....
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    07-13-2018, 01:53 PM
    Got the mill table and base back from surface grinding. Have discovered that there are.....NO useful datum surfaces in an SX2 mill. The nicely...
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    07-11-2018, 11:58 AM
    Well, I found a small place that will do surface grinding fairly locally. Might have to wait in the queue for a week or two but, that's life. ...
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    07-08-2018, 01:13 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    As far as I'm aware, GTN2 = 2mm width and GTN3 = 3mm width. Same way that MGMN200 are 2mm and MGMN300 are 3mm. 3mm would, logically, have more...
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    07-08-2018, 11:38 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Took the cheap stick welder I bought a while back for a test. What else do you do when it's already a million degrees out?! Seems to work even...
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    07-05-2018, 08:10 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Not sure if it's a lot of help to you but I tried this style of parting tool and it's been fantastic. Apart from happily parting by hand or under...
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    07-05-2018, 05:07 AM
    Ah, you guys kill me with the stuff I don't want to hear! ;) Gibs are a touch on the snug side at the moment if anything. Was having issues with...
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    07-04-2018, 02:41 PM
    Thanks Larry. I've not checked with LMS but I reckon that with the cost of shipping it to the UK and then the customs charge we get slapped with and...
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    07-04-2018, 02:35 PM
    Aw damnit. I was thinking that BCRider was barking up entirely the wrong tree because he'd not spotted that I'd swapped out the stupid tilting part...
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    07-04-2018, 11:23 AM
    Thanks guys. Table locks are tightened and the same for the head - entire head moves and there's no quill. Also tried lowering the head and...
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    07-04-2018, 10:12 AM
    I've just put a solid column conversion kit on my Sieg SX2 mill. I'd like to have gone bigger but I just don't have the room. The ultimate plan is...
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    07-01-2018, 04:10 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    It's been hitting 90F over her in the UK too. We're usually banging on about the rain and whining about sun in other countries. Now we've got some,...
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    06-30-2018, 05:34 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I've been swapping out the column in my SX2 for the fixed column kit. A bit more rigidity and more height (via riser block) is the plan but also...
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    06-30-2018, 03:33 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Made a nice spike on the end of some 16mm steel to use as a cold chisel to help a friend break up a concrete wall. Worked very nicely....but very...
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    06-25-2018, 02:37 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    If he'd had the right grade of brass to make the nozzle from, I'm sure he would have! ;) Brian: I have every confidence your wife will...
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    06-24-2018, 09:29 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    Nice, I like that. I'll file it under 'things I want but will probably never get round to doing'! ;)
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    06-22-2018, 04:06 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Nice. Round here, the 'parts cleaner' is called Cenedd! Re-wired the shop circuit to include a wall-mounted emergency stop switch. Mainly...
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    06-22-2018, 02:42 PM
    I think the main issue with the wood was that it had been pressure treated but not left long enough to dry before being made into a bench. That and...
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    06-22-2018, 04:13 AM
    It's not a bad idea and I'm not writing it off but currently I don't have room to store an additional grinder without it becoming a trip hazard. I...
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    06-22-2018, 03:32 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Now there's a man after my own heart! At least it's finished though and you can relax.....until your wife tells you that you need a change of colour!
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    06-21-2018, 10:42 AM
    Aye she may be smaller than a U-boat....but the fuel economy is fantastic by comparison! ;) I was having trouble finding a bench grinder, when I was...
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    06-21-2018, 06:19 AM
    I'm not dead set on a self-destructive course...for a change. I'm keen on this way as I think it'll be more convenient and at least as effective. ...
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    06-20-2018, 04:43 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    If you've not got proper combustion going on, could it be bad enough to be generating a not-insignificant amount of carbon monoxide? If so, have they...
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