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    Member Builds

    Nice one Rick 8) .......... some fine work there by all :bow: CC
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    Arnold's take on Elmer's Grasshopper

    As ever, great work Arnold, always a pleasure to follow your builds ........... 8) Take care CC
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    A new arrival in Arnold's shop

    Good one mate ;D :D ;D ............ you are going to have some serious fun now 8) plus a big tooling bill Enjoy, look forward to sharing your experiences 8) CC
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    Making do

    Nicely done Thm: CC
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    SOLD ------ Selling my Craftsman Lathe

    Not surprised, that was a real bargain based on prices over here in the UK :o Well done ;) CC
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    Anybody want to guess---

    Good to hear Brian, hopefully you can shake off the "stir crazy" feeling and just enjoy your machining as a hobby, ......... good luck feller Thm: CC
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    My new CNC mill has arrived

    Blimey Kurt ............ :o ................. that's a bit extreme ??? Seriously though that's a nice machine, having seen what you can now produce with manual machinery we have high expectations for your CNC work ;D Above all ................. have fun th_wav CC ;)
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    The 'Butcher' name is gone!

    Well done mate, promotion is a good thing ;D now do we call you MM or M2 decisions, decisions ............. scratch.gif CC
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    I really want one of these..

    Got to agree Chuck, thanks for posting the link 8) CC
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    Howdy, Y'all

    Hi Mark, glad you dropped in ............ enjoy retirement ;D I'm sure you'll find plenty here to interest you, just feel free to join in wherever. CC
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    Chester 626

    It is a top class piece of kit imho, I doubt you will be disappointed 8) have a look here http://groups.yahoo.com/group/6x26millingmachines/ CC
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    Arrrrrgggghhhh!!! Progess isn't always pretty

    Oh, the Old one is getting recycled ;D ......... my eldest Son has claimed it, it will be installed in his loft as a file server, but, apparently I need to supply the HD's as well ...... Ces't la vie ??? CC
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    Chester 626

    I upgraded from my X2 and bought one last year, top class piece of kit in my humble opinion ........ 8) it mills steel far easier than my X2 coped with aluminium ;) CC
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    Small castings

    Welcome aboard Mark CC
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    Arrrrrgggghhhh!!! Progess isn't always pretty

    I know the feeling, I tend to think I'm reasonably computer literate, but sometimes I wonder :( .......... over Christmas I rebuild my "Server" we run a tiny home network and over the years have tried to keep up with backups etc ....... the old server (circa 2002 <ish>) was struggling, 1.1Ghz...
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    A concept about single point threading

    Good thread John, when I manage to get back into my tiny man cave that will be high on the "to do" list ;) As for the stop start, I have to agree ........... my lathe is an old Three Phase Boxford, but with the inverter I have variable speed plus instant stop (if I want) ...... I choose a...
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    Sieg SX4 Vertical Mill

    Specs wise they seem to be in the same "ball park" as Chester's 626 and Super Lux, ......... probably better than the Super Lux in fact ............ so I would suspect cost will be around £2k (and probably plus a bit) ......... :( CC
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    Hey Guys, Can you cover me on the floor?

    blimey ............ just over 1k miles ......... ::) ........... our entire country is only 600 miles long :o ............. puts things in perspective a little .......... but, anyway ........... Good luck Grandpa, all the best to you, your daughter and all the family ........... keep us...
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    New Technology

    A grumpy old fart colleague ::) I used to work with, some years back, once said to me .......... "the best time to buy a new computer is in about 3 months time", ............ he did have a point I suppose ;D Sounds like the TV programs are no better over there than they are here Rick :big: CC
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    Threading tool holder

    Nice one Kevin :bow: Cheers CC
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