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  1. Ya. First ops in the lathe. Second ops on the...

    Ya.
    First ops in the lathe.
    Second ops on the shaper.
    No milling machine was harmed during these processes.
    Can actually buy one for about 25$ but where is the fun in that?
  2. Now that was funny!

    Now that was funny!
  3. Great post! Just in the process of starting to...

    Great post!
    Just in the process of starting to make a 2.333" OD 40T gear, with an 1/8" keyway in a 9/16" bore.
    On the shaper....
  4. Don't even go there... "improperly armed" You...

    Don't even go there...
    "improperly armed"
    You are in the USA fer chrissakes.
    The next mass shooting - man goes ballistic in supermarket because someone blocked his aisle with a trolley, pulls out...
  5. I have done a lot of polishing in my time,...

    I have done a lot of polishing in my time, especially so in my previous life.
    Steel. Stainless. Alloy.
    I can tell you guys, with hand work and power tools like a hand held belt sander, air grinder...
  6. Wow. Just wow! Kudos, sir.

    Wow.
    Just wow!
    Kudos, sir.
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    Sweet. I think the motor/belt guard alloy...

    Sweet.
    I think the motor/belt guard alloy casting looks different to the MK 2?
    May i be so rude and ask what Hemingways charged you for P&P for that considerable weight to the USA from the UK?...
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    Nice bit of kit...... if you have a surface...

    Nice bit of kit...... if you have a surface grinder, otherwise pretty useless.
    However, if you don't have a surface grinder, send it my way, i will happily pay USPS.
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    LOL. Funniest post in a while. Hey AK, it's all...

    LOL.
    Funniest post in a while.
    Hey AK, it's all true too.
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    She's a Beaut!

    She's a Beaut!
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    Very nice work. Looks nice "au naturelle"...

    Very nice work.
    Looks nice "au naturelle" without paint on the castings.
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    I believe Mcgyver made one, to his usual high end...

    I believe Mcgyver made one, to his usual high end standard, and documented and photographed it.
    Or was that a UPT?
    Or both?
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    This. All of it. Inc the quality of the HSS,...

    This.
    All of it.
    Inc the quality of the HSS, and it's pretty difficult to actually get HSS TOO HOT during grinding to affect its performance.
    Never happened to me yet.
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    LOL. Dude i am so far removed from being a...

    LOL.
    Dude i am so far removed from being a snitch, you need to stop watching those American Discovery Gangland shows....
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    yeah, stitches. Slipped, banged my head, hit a...

    yeah, stitches.
    Slipped, banged my head, hit a piece of flint on the concrete floor.
    40 mins later i was in A&E.
    Grisly excellent photos, but all good now thanx.
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    As above. Guy was great at giving it, prolly the...

    As above.
    Guy was great at giving it, prolly the bestest, but did'nt like taking it.
    And never wrong, which could get tedious.
    But i wish him no ill will and only good health.
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    6" rule Mit 6" vernier caliper pen light (mini...

    6" rule
    Mit 6" vernier caliper
    pen light (mini torch).
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    PM me if you ever want to the sell the Union T&CG...

    PM me if you ever want to the sell the Union T&CG (gotta be pretty well tooled though).
    I've missed a couple the last few years. What with flying back to the UK, borrowing a van, nipping over the...
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    Satan is your middle name...

    Satan is your middle name...
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    Good man. Yeah i saw that, it does look cleaned...

    Good man.
    Yeah i saw that, it does look cleaned up with some other minor mods.
    Everything Hemingway sells is top notch.
    Do keep us informed, pics and opinions on arrival, ta very much.
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    Thanx. Talented guy.

    Thanx. Talented guy.
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    One of the wonders of living here as an...

    One of the wonders of living here as an Englishman.
    My nearest large market town;
    hardware stores - check, several.
    jobbing machine shops - check - several
    steel stockists, mainly tube, some...
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    Looking fwd to washing my hair and shaving my...

    Looking fwd to washing my hair and shaving my head after nearly 2 weeks without, due to my latest 6 stitches (now out).....
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    Concur....

    Concur....
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    Ditto. Marvelous invention (Chinese copy of an...

    Ditto.
    Marvelous invention (Chinese copy of an American invention)..
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