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Offline scottmk1

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Hello from Scotland
« on: September 14, 2013, 07:34:56 AM »
Hi, just joined the forum after finding it by chance. I have an interest in all sorts of work shop equipment and activities, but mainly car and bike related stuff. I have a Boxford 11-30 lathe and I have a question about making a 5mt - 3mt reducing bush fit into the headstock spindle for mounting centres etc, but I will start another thread for that one.

Scott

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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2013, 07:58:54 AM »
Scott,

Welcome aboard, you'll find lots of help here.

5 -> 3 mt bushes are widely available and not too expensive, I'd question if it's worth making one:

These can be used direct - or cut down with an angle grinder:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/One-3-5-Morse-Taper-Drill-sleeve-fully-H-G-/281144780153?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item417588e579

or these people will sell you the correct  short bush:

http://www.gandmtools.com/

and

http://www.homeandworkshop.co.uk/

Good luck,

Andrew
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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2013, 08:02:02 AM »
Hi Andrew, thanks for the reply, I have a 5mt -3mt bush already. The headstock spindle has this taper No.4.5 ASA.B5.10  and Boxford want nigh on 100 for a bush! I will try those links you posted and see where I get.

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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2013, 09:50:48 AM »
Hi Scott

Welcome to the collective :borg:

Tell us about the ca and bike stuff.

Eric
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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2013, 12:46:01 PM »
faur aboots dae ye cum fae in Scotland?
I'm not a complete idiot, some bits are missing!

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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2013, 01:23:53 PM »
Hi daz, I'm from fife how about yourself?

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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2013, 03:01:46 PM »
Fit like Scott

Welcome to the group

Another Scottish lad

Alb (In Aberdeen)
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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2013, 04:18:02 PM »
Hi daz, I'm from fife how about yourself?

Just north of you neebs, just outside Perth. Depending whereabouts in the kingdom you are, you might be quite close. Spent a lot of time round Fife, playing rugby and working, think I got my first broken nose at the Howe! I hope yer no fae cupar!!!
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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2013, 04:38:17 PM »
No I'm no fae cupar, half way between Cupar and Glenrothes so not too far away from the Perth area.

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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2013, 12:46:57 AM »
Wot diddy sigh?

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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2013, 02:11:59 PM »
hi and welcume

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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2013, 05:37:47 PM »
Hi Scott welcome to the forum , as far as the planet goes I am not too far from you, Newcastle upon Tyne ( I still would not fancy walking it mind  :lol: ) I think you lads over the border sometimes refer to us Geordies as ' Scottsmen with their brains kicked oot '  :clap: . Hope to see some posts of your projects .

  :beer: Cheers Mick.

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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2013, 04:25:04 PM »
No I'm no fae cupar, half way between Cupar and Glenrothes so not too far away from the Perth area.

Hi Scott,
Ye canny be faur awa' fey me then...
I'm aboot haufway between Cupar and Glenrothes tae!
In the hame toon o' the Singing Kettle...
So where are you?

Regards,
neebs

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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2013, 10:01:13 AM »
hello another lad just joined fae peterhead

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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2013, 12:45:09 PM »
hi scott cant send pm because your inbox is full

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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2013, 04:53:14 AM »
Hi Scot
                      Welcome to Madmodder

                                                         Cheers  David

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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2013, 01:39:20 AM »
Hi roughcaster, inbox now cleared mate.

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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2013, 08:39:53 AM »
Sorry I missed this,first time around -- Anyway, Welcome Scott!  :beer:
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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2014, 05:05:26 AM »
A year late I know but did anyone figure out where to get the bush? I've got a Boxford STS with the same missing headstock reduction sleeve. Strangely enough I'm in Dundee! Cheers!