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MT2 Jacot Drum?

February 4, 2019, 3:56 pm

Anyone have one for sale? Read more »

soft vice jaws

January 11, 2019, 12:54 pm

Are soft vice jaws generally hardenable? If so how would one go about hardening them? Thanks, Peter Fairbrother Read more »

Is there a special name for...

December 5, 2018, 8:11 am

I'm trying to solve a problem. One possible solution involves using Aluminium section but it needs to be of a particular type. Imagine a rectangular section, perhaps 15mm long side, 10 mm short s... Read more »

The Great Model Railway Challenge

November 9, 2018, 8:54 pm

Watching this serial on Channel 5, the baseboards seem to be constructed from a wooden meccano set. Any information on the product, please? Read more »

Filter success

October 19, 2018, 5:59 pm

This is to let this newsgroup know I have successfully set up a filter in Thunderbird to eliminate all messages from a certain crazy spammer who who insists on cross posting to many newsgroups fr... Read more »

Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition

October 18, 2018, 6:07 pm

Car park very full today and long delay at the roadworks just before Stow-on-the-Wold. The excellent full breakfast available until 11AM is to be recommended! Read more »

Re: Paging Brian Reay !!!

October 17, 2018, 11:11 pm

Gareth's Downstairs Computer G is for galoot. -- STC / M0TEY / http://twitter.com/ukradioamateur Read more »

Sheet Roll bending machine

October 12, 2018, 6:44 pm

Found a few surplus bits of 20mm round linear rail and thought I'd have a go at building a sheet roll-bending machine. It's for light ally. Had a look, and there seems to be several roll placement... Read more »

reamer question

October 9, 2018, 2:15 pm

I have to cut some 22mm diameter pockets for bearings. They have to be a fixed to press fit fit, ie not moving around any under load but still separable with a puller or a mallet. Normally I'd c... Read more »

Centec Milling Machine Forum

October 2, 2018, 8:34 pm

Since Yahoo changed, the Centec Forum seems to have died. I know there are other Centec owners on this group and I wondered if they have any idea of what is happening to the Forum? John H Read more »

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Warco WMT300/1 Instructions

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Hi, For my sins I've got one of these machines. I bought it on Ebay a couple of years ago but the seller had lost the instructions. I've been giving it a clean up and lube today but I don't know if I... Read more »

Manual for milling machine Vilh. Pedersen VPF-1

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Do some of you know where to find or get a copy of such a manual ? I have tried PEDERSEN Værktøjsmaskiner here in Denmark - no luck ! Regards KS, Denmark Read more »

kblc 240d schematic?

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Has anyone got a schematic/circuit diagram for a kblc 240d, a motor controller used in many small lathes and mills? I have one, but it's unreadable :(. Apparently there is/was another one about, but... Read more »

Adcock & Shipley 2ES looking for a (new) home

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Thanks to Mark Jones, we seem to have procured a nearly new horizontal milling attachment for the Beaver mill, so the 2ES is going to be redundant. We would like to see it go to a good home if possib... Read more »

Using Thread Parallels

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Anyone an expert on using Thread Parallels? Presumably they need a table of sizes, or at least a constant thickness to add to get the target size. Is it just a case of putting the root one and the c... Read more »

Myford Lever Operated Collet Chuck

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Does anyone in the group have a Myford lever operated collet chuck? I ask because I'm renovating an old chuck, and I need some help understanding the design.. In my rather battered example, the hinge... Read more »

Warco BH600G lathe discontinued ?

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Hi, Spurred by another thread I checked Warco's site but cannot find any references to the BH600G. This had a comprehensive series of articles on modifications in one of the ME mags and seemed to ... Read more »

equivalent oil to Vitrea 37

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Vitrea 37 is no longer listed - what are suitable equivalents? Read more »

Tool Holders for Tripan 211 QCTP

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Does anyone have any spare tool holders for a Tripan size 2 quick change toolpost, please? The holders will have numbers like 231, 232, etc stamped on the top. I only have four holders and it's dri... Read more »

Bridgeport Head swap

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Just posting this for Vince across the road: He has two turret mills, one is an A&S with 2J Bridgie Varispeed head, R8 taper. The other is an Induma Bridgeport clone with Int30 head. Vince would like... Read more »

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