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The Water Cooler / Re: But I can't brush my Teeth !!!!
« Last post by PK on December 17, 2017, 06:49:19 PM »
I have a friend doing a stint in Antarctica over winter (I didn't say 'smart friend').
The plumbers have the worst job, he says, nearly all the pipes are heated, except for the toiled drains.  When they freeze you have to go in with a steam lance......   :(

PK
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Introductions / Re: Hello from Chester in the UK
« Last post by krv3000 on December 17, 2017, 05:05:59 PM »
hi and welcome
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CNC / Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Last post by dale brisson on December 17, 2017, 02:59:06 PM »
i dont have limits stops yet so how do you jog the the ddcsv1.1 to where ever you want on the table and manually zero the axis? when im testing x moves back to zero and i want to zero it where it is 


ok i think i got it 2nd y twice
so now there coordinates  beside the left side how do you get rid of it or to reset it
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Gallery / Re: Tailstock tap/die holder
« Last post by PekkaNF on December 17, 2017, 02:54:26 PM »
Had splitting headache - used that time cleaning house.

Felt better two hours ago and made it into garage. Second part turned out right, first was exactly one millimeter too big on spigot.

Threrapeutical really. This is for small taps. 2,5 mm tap as a scale and the thread die OD is 16 mm.

Bigger tap is short M12 tap to give some scale.

M4 crub screws are way too long, they are thre just to check the fit. Need to get shorter cone point set screws.

Pekka
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The Water Cooler / Re: But I can't brush my Teeth !!!!
« Last post by awemawson on December 17, 2017, 12:38:17 PM »
I've no doubt what so ever that a standpipe and key set will be a near future eBay purchase  :lol:

-4 Centigrade this morning Eric - pig poo frozen to sty concrete and I broke a broom trying to sweep it  :bang:


Andrew
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Introductions / Re: Hi from Southampton
« Last post by martin33100 on December 17, 2017, 11:18:02 AM »

The one you have at work, is it a Warco GH750.



No it's a newer version a GH1330

M300 is a nicer machine but if it's worn out or you have to buy chucks, steadies etc then probably not. Looks like what you have there is ready to go. If you decide to buy it I'd be heading up there with an offer figure in my head, bearing in mind that in 12 days time they'll be having a vat-free day.
Acording to Warco the GH1330 is the replacement of the 750, the M300 does need a clean up but it does come with both chuchs, steadies, centres etc.
I have been offered a good deal on the used Cub but bear in mind they were only around  3 grand new 10-15 years ago.
My old lathe was a Harison L5, old but well built and still very accurate.
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Introductions / Re: Hi from Southampton
« Last post by Pete. on December 17, 2017, 11:01:06 AM »

The one you have at work, is it a Warco GH750.



No it's a newer version a GH1330

M300 is a nicer machine but if it's worn out or you have to buy chucks, steadies etc then probably not. Looks like what you have there is ready to go. If you decide to buy it I'd be heading up there with an offer figure in my head, bearing in mind that in 12 days time they'll be having a vat-free day.
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The Water Cooler / Re: But I can't brush my Teeth !!!!
« Last post by modeng200023 on December 17, 2017, 11:00:17 AM »
Andrew, are you going to get one of the keys so you can still use the hydrant?
John
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Introductions / Re: Hi from Southampton
« Last post by martin33100 on December 17, 2017, 10:52:51 AM »
Hi Martin,

They have a Warco which is similar to one of those at work. That one looks very clean. Those gear head machines are far better than the smaller stuff that's usually built to a much lower standard. I doubt you'd be disappointed with it.

Don't dilly dally though I recognise that galv fencing behind the lathe and knowing where it is I doubt it will be there for long.

The one you have at work, is it a Warco GH750.

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The Water Cooler / Re: But I can't brush my Teeth !!!!
« Last post by Brass_Machine on December 17, 2017, 10:49:52 AM »
Been cold over there Andy?

Eric
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