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How to's / Re: Quick and dirty die-nut.
« Last post by Biggles on July 20, 2017, 10:19:06 AM »
Good job, I havenít seen a can of kasenit since I left school.   :coffee:
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Tools / Re: I've killed my Boford lathe - help!
« Last post by Biggles on July 20, 2017, 10:14:35 AM »
I agree with the general sentiment of others it seems like a shear pin, which I have done on the Harrison.   :Doh:
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Introductions / Re: Hello from Leesburg, VA
« Last post by Biggles on July 20, 2017, 10:09:16 AM »
Welcome Msimpson, plenty of CNC ers here.  :headbang:
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Project Logs / Re: New Tractor Shed
« Last post by Biggles on July 20, 2017, 10:06:09 AM »
Glad your build is getting along despite the weather. I just wondered if you are breading Turkeys for Xmas? :)
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How to's / Re: Quick and dirty die-nut.
« Last post by vtsteam on July 20, 2017, 09:28:15 AM »
Nevertheless, it's a sunny day, here, today, Norman, and the family and I are going to clean up and paint the boat. :ddb:


And should I find a damaged thread anywhere in the next few years I intend to do as one_rod has!
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Tools / Re: I've killed my Boford lathe - help!
« Last post by vtsteam on July 20, 2017, 09:15:29 AM »
Good for you, then.
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Introductions / Re: Hello from Leesburg, VA
« Last post by Mike E. on July 20, 2017, 04:03:29 AM »
Hello, and welcome I guess ? :scratch:

Wow, you've brought advertising to a whole new level.
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Tools / Re: I've killed my Boford lathe - help!
« Last post by GoFish on July 20, 2017, 02:34:26 AM »
Hello,
        It's a bit late now but I have a routine that was whacked into me as an apprentice in that I never walk away from a machine until it is in neutral, E-stop engaged, lights off, DRO,(if fitted) off and power off, in fact everything needed to make the machine run put in a state that means everything has to be checked before it can be turned on. Apart from stopping me making a stuff up due to brain fade it also makes it very hard for  another person,(who should not be tu-tuing with my stuff anyway), to start anything.
  Above procedure takes seconds and has made me check and avoided mistakes when I have had to stop a job for unexpected reasons.
  I hope there is no serious damage but in consolation there is nothing like a reason to blueprint aye?
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Project Logs / Re: New Tractor Shed
« Last post by SwarfnStuff on July 20, 2017, 02:22:48 AM »
Hi Andrew,
      One of the simple pleasures in life, to me at least, is watching someone skilled in their work. One that sticks out to me was a tiler putting new tiles on our kitchen wall after the new stove, sink etc were installed.
      He was dealing the tiles onto the adhesive like playing cards. He would stop after 15 or so and sight along the wall to check for straightness and spacing. Very occasionally he would give one a gentle nudge then proceed.
      What he did in 45min would have been a day or so if I tackled it.
Good to see and read of your progress (adventures?),
John B
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How to's / Re: Quick and dirty die-nut.
« Last post by Fergus OMore on July 20, 2017, 02:13:03 AM »
Mine has a dent.

Exactly as designed! The manufacturers of the stuff hoped that once you had bought it that the tin would collapse and spill contents-- so that you would have to buy another tin. Again, I doubt that making cans( USA) and tins( UK)  could economically make distorted out of round containers.  I recall( very vaguely) pushing tinplate through solder horses- three high- and then they were split.
Remember if the guys were trying to save minute amounts of cash by using negative torroidal seams( then)  loomed. Somebody had already done a costing of just how thin the steel would have to be and more importantly, how thick the deposition of even more costly tin would have to - get away( my view) on the steel.

On the other side of packaging there was something called- lightweight glass.

Now, I'm sort of having a new workshop, my ersatz case hardening compound is in a plastic  container- probably cheaper than the original 'tin' but designed to do exactly the same as the original tin- but  the plasticiser would degenerate- and go to powder.

I went past Durham Cathedral in the train a day or so ago, it was designed  to last forever for the glory of God but we don't think that way anymore.  We don't mend poor quality steel in spindles and  we roll the thread and have rattling good fits on nuts which are-- clears throat- radioactive from recycled metal originally designed to replace case hardening.

Fun, init? Well, now the Brits are having to go to 68 to get their State pension-- or so it is said.
I got out of the rat race at 55- my own case hardening was already wearing through.

Have a nice day or whatever

Norm
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