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  1. Thread: Sir John

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    Sir John

    John passed away one year ago today ....
    ....wondering did he get a "Bridgy" and a Colchester
    to work with in the here after life :)
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    Thanks Guys !! I may take a trip to see one...

    Thanks Guys !!
    I may take a trip to see one before buying...
    Some place warm and offer great beer :)
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    hi / back an a question on Haas lathes

    Hi
    I'm back after a break ...
    life has been busy ....
    But I an looking at a Haas CNC tool room
    The TL 2 with the 3" spindle bore .
    Wondering how deep the bore goes in ?
    I do strange stuff!!...
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    history on Sir John

    I"ll put this in a new post . Hope its ok George
    John sent / and or posted this yrs back
    one of many I kept .... He had a great impact on me

    An introduction to engineering in the UK - 1960's ...
  5. Thread: Sir John

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    Great stories here .... He had such a positive...

    Great stories here ....
    He had such a positive effect on so many :)
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    "Now because what they have done with Linux CNC,...

    "Now because what they have done with Linux CNC, being open source has had to be returned to the public domain it means there is now a chance to use a decent controller for lathe and mill, but...
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    can we make a deal ? :)

    can we make a deal ? :)
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    John A long time back you post about having a...

    John
    A long time back you post about having a high speed threading attachment for a Colchester 15" x50"
    Do you still have it ?
    LMK
    eddie
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    A Colchester ! wow great lathe and a lady who can...

    A Colchester ! wow great lathe and a lady who can drive one !! Win Win
    Could not happen to a better person
    all the best
    eddie
  10. Got it . Home today due to a major snow storm so...

    Got it . Home today due to a major snow storm so I'm playing with it !
    So far , so good . Like the fact that I can run it anywhere
    e2die
  11. Hi Got a seat with onshape and I like the idea...

    Hi
    Got a seat with onshape and I like the idea so far
    Great to be able to work on a drawing on both my home and shop computer with a jump drive etc...a learning curve but it keeps you young
    :D
  12. signed up sir J !

    signed up sir J !
  13. I gave up paying the maintenance last yr. I did...

    I gave up paying the maintenance last yr.
    I did not use it a great deal ....and now as JS says I have to log on the net every so offen to keep it running
    My account in computer / drawing computer...
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    Music: The best way to listen to music is Live !...

    Music:
    The best way to listen to music is Live !
    The second best is a great recording played through a good system*
    *there's a big difference between good and high price....
    I enjoy live via my...
  15. Thread: Metal rack

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    With a crane over the bandsaw on wheels I can...

    With a crane over the bandsaw on wheels I can lift and cut the heaver pcs
    all the best
    eddie

    PS A BIC white correction pen is excellent for marking size and type on steel !!
    notes on jobs...
  16. Thread: Metal rack

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    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v22/motorworks/P...

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v22/motorworks/Picture%20009.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v22/motorworks/Picture%20010.jpg...
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    John I get most of material in 6 foot lengths...

    John
    I get most of material in 6 foot lengths now . supplier will cut at NEC
    I use these tube rolls ...and colour codes and sizes on tube
    Red for steel , blue is stainless green is bronze and...
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    question for Sir J or others in Europe

    I get left over or scrap from the ships I work on .
    The stainless is the material I'm wondering about :
    It holds up as good, if not better the SAE 316 , but machines like C1144 or stressproof
    ...
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    "scales" something found on fish or to weigh your...

    "scales" something found on fish or to weigh your girlfriend...
    rulers: http://www.fine-tools.com/vogel-ruler.html
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    Normanv Sounds like welders rulers :D

    Normanv
    Sounds like welders rulers :D
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    Metric Rulers

    As suggested by Sir John, I ordered some 150 mm rulers from http://www.fine-tools.com/
    They came today...excellent ! Clear easy to read with just 1 mm divisions !!
    Got a right to left and a left...
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    Colchester makes a great Lathe! I have a 1973...

    Colchester makes a great Lathe! I have a 1973 triumph 2000 15 x 50 that's used day in day out in an industrial shop...does not meet a beat!
    good luck
    eddie
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    John Enjoy your replies To add to this I found...

    John
    Enjoy your replies
    To add to this I found that when you leave too little to finish a super sharp carbide MAY work.
    I have some -0 insets with a very small radius , but they are very fragile!...
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    No welding ....too close to plastic The sleeve...

    No welding ....too close to plastic
    The sleeve is 3" long
    1.5 '' will not have a key ....
    gone to do the job
    eddie
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    Hi Hydraulic motor shaft is 30 mm. This is a...

    Hi
    Hydraulic motor shaft is 30 mm.
    This is a new brush , came in wrong. Can not have exposed steel unless its stainless (food processing)
    A replacement has to come in from Europe (2 weeks away)...
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