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    08-16-2018, 04:57 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Plastikosmd: at first glance, I thought "He's got the foot plates a bit long on that rowing machine!". I've got a few days 'holiday' while wife...
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    08-13-2018, 04:20 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    3Phase: My teeth look 3-400 years old....but it's all my own fault. I try not to smile at people too often ;) Skunkworks: Ah, well you have...
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    08-13-2018, 03:24 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Massively depressing day today. My son (6 yo) is on school holidays so I took him and my mum (complaining she's not seen him enough since...
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    08-13-2018, 05:22 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread Small mill project (SMP) in General
    Can I send you my column to true up?! :D Similar problems to you - no reference surfaces except the dovetails and needing a riser block. Not going...
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    08-12-2018, 06:04 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Paul: if I've misinterpreted your intentions then I apologise....as I say, it's far too easy to read the wrong thing into a text-only medium. ...
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    08-12-2018, 05:51 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Can we not be inclusive rather than exclusive? Sure, I'll try to post machining specific stuff to the "What did you _machine_ today" thread (when I...
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    08-12-2018, 05:12 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Nice, Matt. I don't wanting these questions to sound like criticism but I fear they may come across as such - they're honestly not meant to be! Is...
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    08-11-2018, 12:47 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Yes, it's because I'm secretly incompetent. Shhhh! Don't tell anyone! I may get round to making some of Abom79's tap holders (round stock,...
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    08-11-2018, 08:45 AM
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    Bought myself a cheap 45mm diestock holder for a cheap G1/2 tap I've got that's bigger than any of the holders I have....obviously. Naturally, I...
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    08-07-2018, 09:08 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    "What's the swing on your lathe?" "One sofa cushion." "?!" I hope you broke the edges of that foam first....might cause someone an injury...
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    08-04-2018, 03:23 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    Nice piece of threading. Does the Logan have some sort of clutch or is it just for manual feeding?
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    08-01-2018, 09:36 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Put the bins out, fixed the fence in the hot sun and had a beer....all I need now is to retrieve something from a high shelf and I get my man-card...
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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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