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  • Posted in thread: 5"g Simplex steam loco build (hopefully) on 11-22-2017 at 05:13 AM
    I've mentioned my old friend before but Don L Ashton has written and published extensively and
    has a web site. Of course, Don is also a world authority on things like tugboats and full size
    steam loco...

  • Posted in thread: Tool Holders on 11-21-2017 at 06:50 AM
    Actually, the history is there- but like most things, it will be forgotten. I have a 'Unimat'
    or perhaps a clone but a great deal of it is aluminium castings and the old round bar Uni which
    I once own...

  • Posted in thread: Threading ?s on 11-16-2017 at 04:36 AM
    Deleted- Poster gave confusing details

  • Posted in thread: A Simple Fixed Steady on 11-15-2017 at 01:58 PM
    Hi Norm, you clumsy beggar:D guess weve all had dropsy at sometime or another Thanks againkind
    regardsfrazer Frazer Onset of macular degeneration! I've always been a degenerate but
    well?:confused: N

  • Posted in thread: A Simple Fixed Steady on 11-15-2017 at 11:36 AM
    Hi Frazer,Nice to see a classic 'fixed bushing steady' again. After all, these three or four
    finger things might be OK for big jobs but quite useless for thin whippy work. I recall that in
    a bygone ag...

  • Posted in thread: How to find a taper amount? on 11-13-2017 at 09:12 AM
    Somehow I doubt that that just altering the top slide by what degrees will work.Un less you
    have a very very good machine, you are chucking snowballs at the moon! All that you are doing
    is removing a ...

  • Posted in thread: BF20LV Draw bar thread confusion on 11-13-2017 at 07:33 AM
    I agree with Cogsy and would go on to suggest thatas one's accessories grow, appropriate draw
    bars should be made/bought.Furthermore, it is good engineering practice to have correct sized
    and tapped d...

  • Posted in thread: Efficient use of time on 11-11-2017 at 06:33 AM
    I retired 33 years ago. Biggest mistake that I ever made. I should have retired years
    earlier.:hDe: Cheers N

  • Posted in thread: Lathe Brake on 11-09-2017 at 10:32 AM
    Thanks John An awfully long time ago, I was making the Alan Timmins Dividing Head from a bought
    out part finished spindle and casting- ex Engineering in Miniature and a 'thinned' worm a la
    Martin Clee...

  • Posted in thread: Lathe Brake on 11-09-2017 at 08:46 AM
    I have never had the Myford chucks come unscrewed. John I've experienced this many times and
    on several Myfords.It is difficult to pin point the cause but one reason is wear and the
    possible use of t...


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