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  • you know that the easiest way to get more room for tool holders is to get a bigger lathe, right?

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    • Had -14C and fog at the same time, the next day it was even colder and the fog had caused crystal growth on the trees, looks very pretty

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      • Originally posted by mattthemuppet View Post
        you know that the easiest way to get more room for tool holders is to get a bigger lathe, right?
        I LIKE your thinking Matt! Need a bigger workshop to put it in though! And I think the cost of the resultant divorce may put it out of my budget!

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        • I put a nice, bright LED light on my DP.
          Cost less than $5.00.
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          • Turned my Sons old bed into a golf bag rack tonight. Pays to never throw anything out.

            The bottom is from a treadmill (is there anything you can't build from a treadmill?)

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            • Dan,
              Great idea and a very nice job.

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              • Drift pins for some sort of welding operation from a customer sample, fast and dirty.

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                • Today it is snowing, supposed to get between 6 and 10 inches, which is unusual for us. Took the truck in for some warranty stuff, picked up the wagon from the dealer, and did a small run of parts for a former employer.

                  That had a part to be made to a press fit on a 5mm shaft, which I was not too sure about, I had the backup of loctite in mind. But as it happened, I have a couple small boring bars from "Lido", which are quite nice, and one of them did the job. Got the 0.196 pin to just barely go in, and the 0.197 would not, heated the part, and pressed it on smoothly, with a little resistance...cold it won't be coming off.

                  Had a bunch of short tubular items to do also, and it was "almost" enough to set up the turret, but I did it without. Did set up a stop so that I could cut off to length the same every time, just as if I did use the turret.

                  Fun's done, I will have to shovel snow before I get to do any work on the Rivett.

                  Ugh.... dealer called me, they wen t home early on account of snow, and are not going to get to it until tomorrow. I figured on leaving town in a day or so, that may get put off unless they fix it tomorrow..
                  2730

                  Keep eye on ball.
                  Hashim Khan

                  Everything not impossible is compulsory

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                  • Today I finally got to take down my temporary internet connection. My line died and through a constant comedy of errors the provider could not be booked to fix it. Had a week and a half with no reliable internet connection, a child at school only via video conferences and a wife working from home on regular video conferences.....plus me trying to get some work done too.
                    Only way I got internet was by borrowing (with permission!) my neighbour's wifi....and the only way I got that was pointing a (more) directional wifi antenna at the external wall.....and praying. On a good day with a following wind, it hung on to the signal. Why am I telling you guys? Well, I thought the mounting might amuse:



                    They're right, there are sooo many uses!

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                    • Invest in a long Ethernet cable? You can get 600Mbps from VM , probably 1Gbps later in the year.

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                      • I left them a while back Baz....and not on very good terms (from my side at least). They kept ramping the price up and were vastly more expensive to stay than for a new customer. They may have changed now as they seemed keener to try to keep my business once I was already committed to other contracts but when I spoke to them about renegotiating, they weren't interested. I'm on BT copper but not BT service. Still beholden to them to fix the physical fault though. A law unto themselves!

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                        • Built a tool cart out of a metal base that came off my single stage vacuum. Will use this cart to get all the tools off the top of my metal lathe so they don't slip off and kill me.
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                          • Originally posted by challenger View Post
                            I put a nice, bright LED light on my DP.
                            Cost less than $5.00.
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                            Is your counterweight for table inside column or external mounted.

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                            • Weather forecast looked pretty cold so I went to sleep out on the terrace. Was -24 Cel in a morning when I woke up and got in.

                              Would need sleeping pad with better insulation. Already had 3 layers of 8..10mm thick foam pads but back was feeling bit cold at some point against the sleeping pad.
                              Sleeping over snow would have been probably warmer than wooden terrace floor with air gaps for the -24Cel air.
                              Location: Helsinki, Finland, Europe

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                              • Originally posted by Tungsten dipper View Post
                                Will use this cart to get all the tools off the top of my metal lathe so they don't slip off and kill me.
                                Don't know what you mean Tungsten. Mine headstock certainly isn't littered with anything and everything I wanted to put down and has definitely not tried to kill me.....more than once per item! Cart looks good. Much better than the donor 'vehicle'.

                                MattiJ Sleeping outside when it's -24 sounds like either a cry for help or a proper attempt to end it all. I know it sucks lately but stay inside and have a stiff drink with the rest of us
                                I can only recall waking up in a tent once and finding it had snowed overnight. It certainly explained why it was so damn cold! Doubt we'd ever have been found either as it was somewhere around here. No villages, no roads, no people, no mobile signal. Now that's an act of stupidity done properly!

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