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  • Posted in thread: anybody know what this came off of? on 11-16-2017 at 02:33 PM
    Hi Werowance,It looks like it is a large shaper work table, normally bolted onto the front of,
    in your case, a large shaper.

  • Posted in thread: Help with 6-32 tap drill size on 08-31-2017 at 04:41 PM
    Hi John,I wonder if 6-32 isn't a bit fine for cast iron ! Is that the size specified for the
    bearing caps ?In any case I would do the same as you and try a larger drill size.

  • Posted in thread: Gone as far as I can on 07-20-2017 at 07:37 PM
    Hi John,I can only echo the words of the other posters here.Go grab that holiday. Make it the
    best you’ve ever had.

  • Posted in thread: Homemade Mill power feed on 07-07-2017 at 02:15 PM
    Hi Guys,Here is a link to one that I made for my Chinese BL20 mill.

  • Posted in thread: Rockerblock I.C.--Something a little different- on 06-29-2017 at 06:17 PM
    Brian, it is difficult to ignite propane without having a lot of air mixed in with it.

  • Posted in thread: Cheap Roller Bearing Source on 06-21-2017 at 09:26 AM
    Hi Guys,FWIW I've salvaged a number of small ball races from scraped HDD motors and head arms.
    These have from 4 to 6 mm ID's and are very high quality. I've also salvaged some as small as 3
    mm OD wit...

  • Posted in thread: Rockerblock I.C.--Something a little different- on 06-19-2017 at 04:44 PM
    Hi Brian,I don't post much but follow your work with some awe. Re the demand valve, it might be
    instructive to get hold of an old washing machine water valve and take it apart. HTH

  • Posted in thread: Help with a knurling tool on 06-17-2017 at 03:21 PM
    Brilliantly done Barry.

  • Posted in thread: Electrolysis, and cast iron. on 03-29-2017 at 07:52 AM
    It's stipped down, I've already done the smaller parts in a 45 gallon drum, I want to to pull
    the rust from the dovetail, on the main body of the mill body. I've used caustic soda and
    wallpaper paste,...

  • Posted in thread: Electrolysis, and cast iron. on 03-28-2017 at 03:38 PM
    Surely you are not going to try de-rusting things without stripping the mill ? The table needs
    to come off and the bearings on the leadscrews need checking and maybe replacing. Though I know
    of one pe...

Regards: Baron.

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