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    Today, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    10-26-2018, 05:16 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    PSTechPaul: have you tried Compatibility Mode on the off-chance making it run 'as Windows 7' will make it work? Otherwise, as long as your...
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    10-25-2018, 06:00 AM
    DR: I'll have to agree with you that if it works, where's the problem?! I do seem to like over-complicating things though and prefer to understand...
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    10-25-2018, 05:30 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I don't want to sound like a broken record but I'll give you the information and you can do with it what you will. It's very difficult to comply...
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    10-24-2018, 05:33 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Not sure if it's of help but have you tried either SketchUp or Autodesk Fusion 360? Both of are free for hobbyists. There may be an unwelcome (or...
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    10-23-2018, 11:22 AM
    Mainly I'm trying to get things straight in my head and hopefully have an answer that will come up if someone else searches for it. What I was...
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    10-23-2018, 10:48 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread Toolpost chuck in General
    MattiJ: I'm not convinced (at this stage of my ability) that I can get an accurate taper with a good enough surface finish for the collets to run...
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    10-23-2018, 10:23 AM
    Thanks guys. That's certainly some interesting reading from Sandvik there. Definitely explains the helix angle/shim issue. Seems like the...
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    10-23-2018, 07:55 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread Toolpost chuck in General
    I've seen them and was quite convinced. They seem nicely made...which is getting harder to find these days. There's two issues though. It costs...
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    10-23-2018, 07:16 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    I've got questions about this but rather than pollute this thread, I've split it off here. Would appreciate your opinions (and anyone else's too) on...
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    10-23-2018, 07:12 AM
    Cenedd started a thread Toolpost chuck in General
    Having been whining about deep drilling in another thread, MattiJ suggested I look at using the carriage to drill rather then the tailstock. He...
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    10-23-2018, 06:41 AM
    Well, I'm sure you're all familiar with Joe Pieczynski's videos (and others') on threading away from the chuck. If not, they're here for external...
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    10-23-2018, 04:30 AM
    Cenedd replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    That would certainly seem easier. They're still valid if I centre-drill them, right?! Measured the coin and the bore - with decent calipers; my...
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