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    12-07-2018, 03:01 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Had a good play with a 60mm bar of Delrin. Bored a 36mm hole in the end (should have been 35.5 but forgot to halve the number of divisions a second...
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    12-07-2018, 05:11 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    Also the old-school typewriters required actual force to drive the keys down so it forced the operator to have their hands in the correct position...
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    12-05-2018, 12:25 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    It's a fancier (read: harder to use but faster once you get the knack) morse code transmitting key. It's only obvious if you already know the...
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    12-05-2018, 04:39 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    I think you'll find that it has a certain industrial-chique je ne sais quois to it.....and if the 74 year old brain can cope with making it, I'm sure...
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    12-02-2018, 06:23 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    You are far from the first to do this. Guess how I know! :D
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    12-02-2018, 01:51 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    Ah, I see. It makes sense now. The part that looked like layout fluid had run is a relief slit for the clamp. Does it just use one tooth of the end...
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    11-30-2018, 08:21 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Interesting. Not seen those before. Managed to find them on Amazon once I'd worked out what to search for. One to add to my basket when I'm doing...
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    11-30-2018, 07:43 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Cheers. Useful to bear in mind for future swearing sessions. In this case though, the other end was held vaguely captive in leather (my wife's boot)...
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    11-30-2018, 04:44 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    How do you make threadlock set immediately? Easy, simply realise the disastrous mistake you've made and require to disassemble the two parts! Use...
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    11-27-2018, 06:08 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    I suspect that it's unclear from the picture what is layout fluid and what has been machined away. If it's layout fluid and you interpret that as...
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    11-25-2018, 06:09 PM
    Nice. May have to see if I can adapt that for ER collets and MT shanks. Now, be honest ...how often does the chuck key actually reside in that hole...
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    11-20-2018, 06:39 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Well, changing the subject slightly. Today I rediscovered what colour my chip tray is and found out that my chuck guard is actually see-through! ...
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    11-18-2018, 06:10 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    ...and a partridge in a pear tree! ;) Nah, he just knows what season is fast approaching....and just how many relatives will pull the old...
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    11-17-2018, 02:41 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    On the subject of automotives, I had an Opel Manta (GM) many years ago. When they reconditioned an engine, they deliberately left a lump on the...
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    11-07-2018, 10:37 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I've got plans for a 6" flycutter as I need that for a project. It's somewhat on a back-burner though as I've had trouble with both lathe (seems...
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    11-07-2018, 10:19 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I think that R8 used to be difficult to get tooling for here and so 3MT was the defacto HSM standard. Now that's no longer the case and I think that...
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    11-07-2018, 07:02 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Sorry, didn't mean it like that. I meant more that is seems everyone else's system is better than the one I have....and I figured it was probably a...
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    11-07-2018, 06:40 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Thanks guys. It's comforting to know that it's not just me :D It also seems to be that someone else's collets/taper are a better system than the...
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    11-06-2018, 06:31 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Oh I don't doubt it was my fault :-D Was just trying to make sense of it. If downwards isn't as unexpected as it was in my head, that helps,...
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    11-06-2018, 03:00 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Cut a taper on the mill.....with the stock flat on the table and the head not tilted. No, I'm it sure how I did it either! Also, touched off, wound...
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    11-05-2018, 05:16 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    Better rigidity. Mine chattered horribly at full engagement and even 0.02mm depth (horizontally) of cut. Might have to fill it with sand or something.
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    11-03-2018, 02:14 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    Thanks Shoprat. It's a little overkill.....but if something's worth doing :D ....and I like overkill :D
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    10-31-2018, 05:52 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I feel your pain DaveC. Mine isn't quite as bad as it's the reverse. My emergency stop button stopped stopping. Tried replacement button but it...
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    10-31-2018, 05:41 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    Thanks Pete. When you say "zero rake", do you mean the top of the tool should be flat at centre height? I might not have the drive to finish this...
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    10-30-2018, 06:51 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    Now that, I have. Cheers will give that a try. Wasn't looking at aluminium profile inserts to save grinding...honest! ;-) Polycarbonate sounds...
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    10-30-2018, 06:10 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    Cheers, will try to give that a go. Was using CCGT and DCGT aluminium profile inserts for the OD and a cobalt stub drill for the 'bore' and it was...
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    10-30-2018, 05:33 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    I'd normally have used a much smaller, smooth rod....but I was rushing to get at least one done before I had to pack up. Might have been fine if I'd...
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    10-30-2018, 05:26 PM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    Finally got my big-boy pants on and mounted the 4-jaw. Worked better after I'd cleaned the shipping gunk out the threads (only part I'd not cleaned...
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    10-30-2018, 10:27 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    It's never wrong. Just tell your wife it's a "breakfast steak" and therefore ok ;)
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    10-26-2018, 06:42 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    Was in the shop for a "quick" job. You know how that goes, right?! Just needed to face off the pip from parting off the piece but don't have the...
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