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  1. So what's the difference between a kettle and a...

    So what's the difference between a kettle and a lathe?
    You would disconnect a kettle before working on it wouldn't you?

    The clue is in the name. ELECTRICAL
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    Well there are 4 lathes so far in the UK on the...

    Well there are 4 lathes so far in the UK on the Chinese Mb990 lathe control, soon to be 5 and around 4 five axis lathe controlled for mill's
    These are all professionally. Machines, 2 lathes could...
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    No just standard framed metric motor and I mod...

    No just standard framed metric motor and I mod the shaft to suit whatever is needed.
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    Looks like an opening for what I do over here ...

    Looks like an opening for what I do over here

    Brand new 2HP motor - about 150 in stock
    Laser cut conversion plate - about 20-in stock.
    Rework to the new motor to suit the bridgeport - about...
  5. Jerry you need to chill out. You don't have to...

    Jerry you need to chill out. You don't have to answer every post and jump in with both feet dig yourself a hole and then find it hard to back out.
    Post number 12 was pure obnoxious and in extremely...
  6. Some village somewhere is missing its idiot

    Some village somewhere is missing its idiot
  7. So basically Jerry, once distilled between plan...

    So basically Jerry, once distilled between plan bearings, ball bearings, blind bore pocketed bores it's obvious you cannot see the build up and don't have a clue.
    I thought the OP explained it well...
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    Sam , do a search on either Newkye CNC or CNC...

    Sam , do a search on either Newkye CNC or CNC workshop. cn
    These are two of the main players. Not a lot of information but if you contact them they will send details and manuals in pdf format.
    ...
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    If you want preloaded ball nuts just deal with a...

    If you want preloaded ball nuts just deal with a reputable seller and buy an extra nut, I pay about $20 extra per screw. And shim them for backlash, it's a no brained.
    However bear in mind the...
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    Sam, The higher end Chinese controllers are not...

    Sam,
    The higher end Chinese controllers are not new they have been fitting these to their own machining centres up to 6 axis for at least 10 years but getting better year by year.

    What is new is...
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    Milton with due regard but I have shelves...

    Milton with due regard but I have shelves groaning under the weight of thousand of $$ worth of board and controllers at promised the earth but never ever came to fruition.

    Now Centroid is a good...
  12. Good answers to the problem above except one,...

    Good answers to the problem above except one,
    Electric motors are very crude and they never worry about end float much, just using a wrinkly washer behind one bearing.
    The fact that you have to...
  13. How do you line ream two blind bores 52mm...

    How do you line ream two blind bores 52mm diameter with out the bearing rocking about like a prick in a shirt sleeve.
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    Conversions are not scale-able on price, a small...

    Conversions are not scale-able on price, a small machine will use a lot of common components to a mid sized bench top. Also no one ever take labour into account saying that hey I'm retired but time...
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    Lets address some of the problems. Firstly cost...

    Lets address some of the problems.
    Firstly cost of the hobby version which is free. Auto-desk has said that it will remain so but how do we know? We don't but given the hobby guys are not going to...
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    Another thread but using a standard 2 pole motor....

    Another thread but using a standard 2 pole motor.

    http://www.mycncuk.com/threads/3826-Myford-VM-B-CNC-Conversion
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    Harley ?

    Harley ?
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    As Baz says we had Radio Shack in the UK, but we...

    As Baz says we had Radio Shack in the UK, but we also had another one with the RS initials called Radio Spares down in London who started off selling believe it or not radio spare but these guys must...
  19. I have played about with it and prepared a board...

    I have played about with it and prepared a board as a test but not etched it as I don't have the Fe tanks etc
    Not really answering the OP's post as well as that was using a 3D printer as I used a...
  20. You don't say if it manual machining or CNC I...

    You don't say if it manual machining or CNC

    I think CNC has been covered tabs and machinable soft jaws. But of manual machining how about printed 3D plastic jaws. You can even machine away some...
  21. But absolutely no feel when day using a small...

    But absolutely no feel when day using a small broach.






    How the hell do you use a crane to keyway broach a hole??? . Throw it at it??

    Yes another example of misguided information...
  22. Understandable Jerry and it must worry a lot of...

    Understandable Jerry and it must worry a lot of people in the CAD CAM game when they are comparing a business model with loads of development against free.

    For instance who would dream about...
  23. A valid point about CAD data Jerry, in my case...

    A valid point about CAD data Jerry, in my case not valid as nothing I do would interest anyone who could hack Autodesk servers. I can save a local copy for backup.
    However with Alibre I had local...
  24. See Jerry you are arguing already without knowing...

    See Jerry you are arguing already without knowing the facts
    How do you know at what version I gave up?
    In fact out of 3 seats I still have one copy on a laptop that still works so because of...
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    Put the bearings on in the wrong way?

    Put the bearings on in the wrong way?
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