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    Don't forget that you want the taper hole to be...

    Don't forget that you want the taper hole to be contacting the outer lip of the collet at the point when the collet is drawn up tight. So setting up on a loose collet is not correct. Have fun with...
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    Envy all that spare space in your shops. I can...

    Envy all that spare space in your shops. I can see bare floor in both of them. How do you manage that? I'm picking up a new Drummond at the weekend, well only about 80 yrs old so newer than my...
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    The reason the gear in question is machined into...

    The reason the gear in question is machined into the spindle itself is to get to minimum size however the changewheel gearing doesn't start until after the tumbler reverse. So you can turn off the...
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    It's a gearbox. When you drove a rear wheel drive...

    It's a gearbox. When you drove a rear wheel drive car with a separate gearbox what did you put in it? If someone had told you to put hydraulic fluid or back axle diff oil in it where would you have...
  5. Were they just round ones? I guess one advantage...

    Were they just round ones? I guess one advantage of printing is the ability to make complex shapes but then someone will say they CNC mill those. Anyone still cutting keyways with a cold chisel?
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    The UK had a bit of a power grid senior moment...

    The UK had a bit of a power grid senior moment yesterday and 100s of thousands lost power for an hour or so almost randomly. Today a friend said how his son had a friend round for a gaming session...
  7. It would depend on the terrain. In the '30s they...

    It would depend on the terrain. In the '30s they laid a 4in clay pipe over a mile into the moorland to pick some springs for a supply to our village. The land is strewn with boulders up to half a ton...
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    Do you not have the three types of bacon - ...

    Do you not have the three types of bacon - 'streaky' as you describe is long skinny strips and 'back' with a 3inx2in area of fat free meat with a little and finally 'middle cut' that is a mix of...
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    Please try and get the terms right guys. When all...

    Please try and get the terms right guys. When all books are gone these internet threads will be the only source of information for the youngsters.

    Tundra's device is a Universal indexing head...
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    Haven't noticed that as a problem perhaps because...

    Haven't noticed that as a problem perhaps because bacon in the UK is so heavily injected with water that keeps it soft. I do like the way the microwave crisps the fat if you get the timing right but...
  11. I'm no musician but I suspect those with a good...

    I'm no musician but I suspect those with a good ear shudder when they hear a bit of tin being whacked as opposed to a proper gong or bell.
  12. Thread: OT: House painting

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    I find Paul's posts interesting and similar...

    I find Paul's posts interesting and similar 'mundane' off topic posts from others, including one no longer welcomed on the forum. They give insight into the different materials and ways of doing...
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    Yes a rotab is short for rotary table. The type...

    Yes a rotab is short for rotary table.
    The type of dividing head shown in Tundra's photo is a 'universal' which has that extra shaft out the back which is geared to the support for the hole plate....
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    As the first item in the chain is a regular 3...

    As the first item in the chain is a regular 3 phase motor, not any electronics, it is hard to damage it. You can start with the usual kludge of a capacitor and run it off single phase at very low...
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    galvanised clout nails?

    galvanised clout nails?
  16. Because it can be used to pay tax that is one...

    Because it can be used to pay tax that is one attraction - it itself can't be taxed.
    It is electronic so can be moved fast and cheaply unlike gold and paper money.
    What it is is a big number ( the...
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    I didn't catch whether this is a flat belt drive...

    I didn't catch whether this is a flat belt drive or v belt on v pulleys. If the latter the effective dia is not the outer nor the inner but some way up the side which can make quite a difference to...
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    I was becoming impressed until I saw you are just...

    I was becoming impressed until I saw you are just a kid.
    I used to wonder about 'old' folk, my mother, seeming to have difficulty with bending, lifting things, wanting to sit down after a short...
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    map for when the GPS suddenly dies or you find...

    map for when the GPS suddenly dies or you find the coordinates lead you to the wrong side of a 6 lane highway.
    Sandwiches.
    Champagne (to be left at home for when you return).
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    You dismissed ruby but what about glass? Check if...

    You dismissed ruby but what about glass? Check if there are some old stained glass church windows that include red, modern stained glass tends to be painted.
    Perhaps ask a chemist which salts are...
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    Don't know about the mechanical dimensions but I...

    Don't know about the mechanical dimensions but I have specified loads of electrical equipment at a reference temperature of 25C. We used this on the basis that it was above normal room temperature...
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    Not sure about the USA but in the UK milk comes...

    Not sure about the USA but in the UK milk comes in HDPE No 2 plastic bottles of a non-transparent colour which is good for years storing oil, brick cleaner acid etc. Water here tends to come in clear...
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    Ah yes, my B&D drill bought about 50 years ago...

    Ah yes, my B&D drill bought about 50 years ago and in almost weekly use for the last 30 with a wire cup brush in place of chuck with low overhang that I wore down to 1/8 in. Last year I finally...
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    I used to think something 30 years old was old....

    I used to think something 30 years old was old. As we age our possessions age with us without us realising. So now I have things and sometimes I suddenly remember when I got it 40, 50 years ago....
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    One day at the track I took over driving a loco...

    One day at the track I took over driving a loco and the controls were hot so I called out for a rag. Someone handed me what he was using to clean something with - turned out to be old Y-fronts. No...
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