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  • Posted in thread: Chinese New Year on 01-17-2017 at 06:18 PM
    Gong Hey Fat Chow! I've been sort of deluged with CNY invitations- Year of the 'Old'
    Rooster:thumbup: If you can't beat 'em- join 'em Norm

  • Posted in thread: Every Boy His Own Manufacturer on 01-15-2017 at 08:25 AM
    Of course, these books were written for 'rich' school boys. The average school boy then wasn't
    at school, he was at work by 12 years.My UK generation- born in 1930, left school at 14 with
    little or no...

  • Posted in thread: 3 in 1 Fabrication machine for sale on 01-14-2017 at 06:55 AM
    You have done a wide variety in your lifetime Norm some things in tandem with my
    experiences.Taking my City and Guilds insheetmetalwork I recall taking the plenishing hammers
    and dollysto the sanmdbag...

  • Posted in thread: 3 in 1 Fabrication machine for sale on 01-13-2017 at 09:55 PM
    They are rather good to make repair panels for corroded wheel arches! I used one when I did my
    City and Guilds in Motor Vehicle Restoration. Getting a curve with a hammer and dolly or sand
    bag after d...

  • Posted in thread: Bazmak-Making the acute tool sharpening system on 01-13-2017 at 12:15 AM
    If you recall the books by Arnold Throp of Dore Engineering, you know the Dore Westbury mill
    too, he had a Quorn and also a Kennet.Yonks back, I nattered with him at a show as he had both
    on a stand. ...

  • Posted in thread: Bazmak-Making the acute tool sharpening system on 01-12-2017 at 10:27 PM
    Baz You may be interested in something called the Kennet. No longer available as part finished
    castings from Ivan Law but a very detailed description is in Lathes.co.uk. It may is quite a
    straightforw...

  • Posted in thread: Bazmak-Making the acute tool sharpening system on 01-12-2017 at 12:50 PM
    I've been prattling on 'ad nauseum' or since Pontius was a pilot about a black felt tipped
    marker and a dental mirror. From time to time, I also prattle on about microscopes. There
    should be a queue a...

  • Posted in thread: Advice needed to dismantle ML7 Headstock spindle on 01-12-2017 at 10:40 AM
    I've unearthed my headstock unit for the Myford ML10 and my guess is that your ML7 one is
    fairly similar. My Bullwheel seems to be secured with one grub screw- which should be removed
    completely. Agai...

  • Posted in thread: Advice needed to dismantle ML7 Headstock spindle on 01-12-2017 at 12:00 AM
    My own progress of getting to grips with the ML10 has come to an abrupt end with the wrecking
    of my boundary fences in last nights storm. So as far as trying to get some sort of answer to
    help you has...

  • Posted in thread: Advice needed to dismantle ML7 Headstock spindle on 01-11-2017 at 12:51 PM
    My thoughts are that you either have an inclusion like swarf or perhaps a woodruff key is
    fretted. If so, heat is a waste of effort. You'll need a puller and a bit of brute force.
    Incidentally where a...

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