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    terryd replied to the thread Problems with Steel.
    Hi Doug, The toolmakers I worked with used naturall occuring lubricant when drilling small holes - spittle. Hi Norman, perhaps the...
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    terryd replied to the thread Buying a lathe.
    Hi Goldstar, These ML Super 7Bs are not just 'second hand' lathes they are fully refurbished according to the New Myford website...
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    terryd replied to the thread Problems with Steel.
    Hi Goldstar, Like you as an old timer, I also usedtools which had been passed down to me from father and grandfather. but...
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    terryd replied to the thread Problems with Steel.
    Hi goldstar, I no longer use Slocomb drills for anything other than on the lathe when intending to turn between centres Instead I use...
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    terryd replied to the thread Problems with Steel.
    Hi, Probably trying to teach my grandmother to suck eggs but here goes - Always start with a centre punch mark, this not only locates...
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    terryd replied to the thread Problems with Steel.
    Using too little pressure can also cause problems. The drill can then rub which causes it to overheat and lose it's edge. Unless you...
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    terryd replied to the thread Buying a lathe.
    Hi, I bought a Warco UK, Chinese WM 280 variable speed lathe and stand a few years ago which I was very impressed with, it was to...
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    terryd replied to the thread Buying a lathe.
    Goldstar31, This table shows the pay in old pence per 10 hours of work for a labourer and a skilled worker...
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    terryd replied to the thread Buying a lathe.
    Hi, The Myford has a gap bed so that with a faceplate or thin chuck it has a larger swing. TerryD
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    terryd replied to the thread Buying a lathe.
    Hi, According to Lathes.co.uk and the 'New' Myford website the ML7 cost £34 without a motor when introduced in 1946. In that year the...
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    That's a lovely engine. A friend of mine, Eric Whittle, here in the UK, now sadly departed, designed and built a very nice award...
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    The book I have, which was a standard text book, is entitled " Workshop Appliance" and subtitled " - including descriptions of...
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    Hi all, It's interesting to note that tool holders similar to the 'Diamond' holders now available and examples being shown here were...
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    terryd replied to the thread My Drill Chuck Keeps Falling Off.
    I wouldn't use engineers blue for marking out. That is greasy mucky stuff used as a 'witness' when fitting parts together, I'd prefer...
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    terryd replied to the thread Mini Tube bender..
    Forming arm The forming arm is free to swivel in the main pivot arm so that it can be swung free from the tubing after forming. The...
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