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    Just a tiny one and pics will have to wait, left the camera in the shop and it's now 1/2 past dark and it's haunted.

    Doing a brass job at the moment, 50 unions made out of 2" hex brass, very, very spendy piece of bar so got 20 done to keep them happy and decided to take the chippings down the scrap yard before i split or kick the bag over.

    20 union's made 15 kilo's of chippings or 33 # so well worth weighing it in.

    Now the law has changed in the UK as regards scrap to try to stop all the thieving.

    [1] You must show photo ID of who you are.
    [2] Vehicle details are needed.
    [3] No cash, payment can be put on your credit card, not debit for some reason ? or cheque so it can be traced.

    1 and 2 don't apply in my case as my details are held behind the counter, 3 does.

    So I never draw any money and have the money, which is never a lot held behind the counter to offset purchases out the yard like heavy wall tube for bearing sleeves.

    So today, had the bit of money noted and just leaving when I spotted a box angle plate on the side of the scales, handy size 7" x 6" x 5" got a few kicking about but all big things 12" and upwards.

    Asked about it and threw it on the scales, it was worth £3.00 in scrap, about $5 so my slush fund is £3.00 worse off. Bit of surface rust but waiting for a new drum of patio cleaner to de-scale some dividing plates, will bung it in and clean it up then get a picture.
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    Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.




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    Hows the new mill doing Sir John?

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    • #3
      Seen this posting title and thought John's missus had a baby!!!!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by flylo View Post
        Hows the new mill doing Sir John?
        Awesome.

        Should have done it earlier but feel a bit vindicated in that what I estimated at 3 days to do the swap worked out to be over a week and still not finished yet. This was because of where it was located and included getting rid of other machines in the way.

        I still have to get a CNC mill outside as it's been sold, move a hand operated surface grinder out as it's not used and put the T&C grinder into it's spot as this can do what the surface grinder did.

        The old CVA lathe has been part stripped and a few bits sold off, again the carcass need to be moved out for scrap to make room.

        Originally posted by sasquatch View Post
        Seen this posting title and thought John's missus had a baby!!!!
        No but she might do end of May as just got notice that my new lathe set sail on April 28th for Felixstowe.

        Makes me wonder if I have got this right, buy a new truck, mill and lathe and retire at the same time ?
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        Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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        • #5
          By the time you've set that lot against your income tax,Inland Revenue will probably owe you money.

          Allan

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          • #6
            Originally posted by John Stevenson View Post

            Makes me wonder if I have got this right, buy a new truck, mill and lathe and retire at the same time ?
            Hmmmm... that's pretty much what I did but you have the advantage of actually knowing what to do with such things..(well, exclude the truck as I have had that for 15 years)

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            • #7
              Sounds to me like the best time to retire - so then you have lots of time to play with your new toys!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by sasquatch View Post
                Seen this posting title and thought John's missus had a baby!!!!
                Me too! That would definitely earn him a "clumsy bastard".
                Definition: Racecar - a device that turns money into noise.

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                • #9
                  John:

                  So now you have for the most part brand new equipment, and are as busy or more so than before, where does this "retirement" concept fit into the work plan?

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                  • #10
                    England will declare bankruptsy when Sir John is thru with them.
                    Originally posted by Allan Waterfall View Post
                    By the time you've set that lot against your income tax,Inland Revenue will probably owe you money.

                    Allan

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bob_s View Post
                      John:

                      So now you have for the most part brand new equipment, and are as busy or more so than before, where does this "retirement" concept fit into the work plan?

                      That's the bit I'm having a problem working out ?
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                      Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by John Stevenson View Post

                        I still have to get a CNC mill outside as it's been sold, move a hand operated surface grinder out as it's not used and put the T&C grinder into it's spot as this can do what the surface grinder did.

                        The old CVA lathe has been part stripped and a few bits sold off, again the carcass need to be moved out for scrap to make room.

                        A montage of "before" and "after" photos of your shop would make amusing viewing

                        Charles

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                        • #13
                          Baby Goat? I thought it was a typo and Sir John had accquired a new pet - that would eat swarf.

                          My mistake, misread the title.

                          Never mind...
                          Weston Bye - Author, The Mechatronist column, Digital Machinist magazine
                          ~Practitioner of the Electromechanical Arts~

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by John Stevenson View Post
                            Makes me wonder if I have got this right, buy a new truck, mill and lathe and retire at the same time ?
                            Like an old friend of mine (97) told a young lady when she asked how he managed to be in such good shape at his age.
                            He said-"well I never did any drinking,smoking or chasing wild women in my youth,I saved all that until I turned 75"
                            I just need one more tool,just one!

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                            • #15
                              True story. My Grandmother was asked how old it was before you stopped thinking of sex. She said "you'll have to ask someone older than me" She was over 90 at the time.

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