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  1. The magnetic table should have a small adjustable...

    The magnetic table should have a small adjustable stop added to the left hand end for safety.
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    As for the price of Bison vices, they are...

    As for the price of Bison vices, they are expensive, the first one came with the drill mill, and the second, with rotary base, in new condition I bought on ebay for 100 which was 1/4 of the normal...
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    The 123 blocks can be useful to bolt things to,...

    The 123 blocks can be useful to bolt things to, and 246 ones even better except for the price being about 5 times as much. Both of those toolmakers vices are very good value, and their bases could be...
  4. Thread: Weekend fun

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    A Beamish Suzuki would be classified as a twin...

    A Beamish Suzuki would be classified as a twin shock classic bike, it would not stand a chance against modern bikes. Still mine was more capable than its rider.
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    I had a Beamish Suzuki 250 with the Whitehawk...

    I had a Beamish Suzuki 250 with the Whitehawk frame, I sold it to a guy who wanted to ride it in the Longmoor (Hampshire, UK) enduro, a most unsuitable venue for a trials bike, but he was adamant and...
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    I had a plastic slide rule in 65 which had motor...

    I had a plastic slide rule in 65 which had motor efficiencies and other technical extras on it. In 70, I bought a Sharp desktop electronic calculator, it cost me 20 which was a lot of money back...
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    The two 4" Bisons are set up to work as a pair if...

    The two 4" Bisons are set up to work as a pair if necessary, one has a rotary base if needed, and the 5" which I bought for its wider opening also has a rotary base which hasn't been used yet. The...
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    If you are into trains, then a visit to York in...

    If you are into trains, then a visit to York in the UK is a must, it even has Stevenson's Rocket. Upon checking, it may be in Manchester at the moment.
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    Why would anyone in their right mind go for a B &...

    Why would anyone in their right mind go for a B & S taper, its the twenty first century.
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    I bought a 6" rotary table with 4 tee slots which...

    I bought a 6" rotary table with 4 tee slots which easily accommodates a 6" front mount independent four jaw chuck. I wanted to also mount a three jaw scroll chuck, a Pratt 5" which has 3 front mount...
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    The easiest option is to get a plate about 8"...

    The easiest option is to get a plate about 8" diameter, turn it to take the 6" chuck of your choice, and there is a 1" margin to mount the plate to the table.
  12. Thread: Swivel eye?

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    The only concern with that vintage Monarch...

    The only concern with that vintage Monarch lifting is balancing the left and right ends of the lathe. Because the stand is heavy cast iron, the COG is below the wooden block. If the same lift is...
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    I use two 4" Bison vices which open to about 3...

    I use two 4" Bison vices which open to about 3 1/2" and one 5" exactly like 3pLB's in post #8. The 5" opens much wider, but is as much as I would want to lift about, especially if the swivel base is...
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    Just in case you are tempted to lubricate those...

    Just in case you are tempted to lubricate those threads in the rear of the chuck, I believe they should be left dry.
    We found a brand new 3/8", 10mm Albrecht in a box of tools donated to the...
  15. Sorry most of the complaints were about the...

    Sorry most of the complaints were about the music, still, that caused them to miss the "m-t-ic threads" being mentioned. By the way, M11 must be one of the most obscure sizes there is, where do you...
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    Truely, a thing of beauty. Don't spoil it by...

    Truely, a thing of beauty. Don't spoil it by using it, put it in a glass case and finish bodging the Abwood.
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    I thought they were cast iron stitch repairs...

    I thought they were cast iron stitch repairs until I saw VPT's #2 post. And mixed up with concrete anchors is where those brackets would be at home.
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    Am I daft, or would the second paragraph in #7...

    Am I daft, or would the second paragraph in #7 work?
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    This is the Kennametal version of that Iscar...

    This is the Kennametal version of that Iscar tool: https://www.fgmtooling.com/170-137.html
  20. Thread: Swivel eye?

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    So many people don't seem to grasp simple things,...

    So many people don't seem to grasp simple things, it amazes me.
  21. Thread: Swivel eye?

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    That would work well, any stiff extension to...

    That would work well, any stiff extension to lower the COG with whatever is available is the way to go.
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    Make up soft jaws in aluminium or steel and...

    Make up soft jaws in aluminium or steel and machine them in situ, with maybe a parallel down at the bottom to keep the moving jaw square.
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    The trouble with multitools is that they do a lot...

    The trouble with multitools is that they do a lot of things, but none of them well.
  24. Thread: Swivel eye?

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    Looking at the picture, I can see an easy way to...

    Looking at the picture, I can see an easy way to raise the lifting eye height. With longer vertical bolts, you could have much thicker pads between the channel section and the bed. This would bring...
  25. Now that's what I call a clever way of saving the...

    Now that's what I call a clever way of saving the taxpayers a lot of money.
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