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    Hi Baron, Im afraid that is probably pretty...

    Hi Baron,

    Im afraid that is probably pretty normal on these machines. I think i had the same problem as yourself, where i couldnt get it just right. Thats the reason people upgrade these to...
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    Any further progress on this? They are a great...

    Any further progress on this? They are a great little mill. Im interested to know how you went with the ballscrew conversion.

    I converted mine about 5 years ago and had some success but ended up...
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    Thanks Joe, I will keep an eye out on .DE

    Thanks Joe, I will keep an eye out on .DE
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    Thank Marcus, Interesting video too. That scraper...

    Thank Marcus, Interesting video too. That scraper looks like an absolute weapon!

    I will be giving you a call to talk shop, and thanks for the offer.

    Cheers, Rowdy
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    I think doing it yourself or at being on site to...

    I think doing it yourself or at being on site to supervise the hired help is the best way if you are at all concerned about the machines welfare. Good help is hard to find, and even harder if you...
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    Allright, well the pattern is pretty much...

    Allright, well the pattern is pretty much finished. Things slowed down a little when I had to go away for work for a week, but I took it with me to keep on sanding in the hotel room lol. It was a lot...
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    Thanks guys, undoubtedly i will end going that...

    Thanks guys, undoubtedly i will end going that way if i cant secure a biax etc. I wouldnt mind paying a decent second hand price, but unfortunately the brand new price of a biax is like us $4000, i...
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    Yeah I'm tipping it is going to be much flatter...

    Yeah I'm tipping it is going to be much flatter than the damn old machines I have anyway. I am doing closer to farm work than lab work haha.

    Holy moly, I didn't realize the probe stuff was so...
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    WTB Power Scraper biax, renz, etc.

    Hi guys,

    Im gearing up for a lathe re scrape and there is a lot of metal to take off. I have been looking for a power scraper to make the job a bit quicker.

    cheers, Rowdy
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    Cheers, i was pretty happy with it. Its 1100...

    Cheers, i was pretty happy with it. Its 1100 wide, 1900 long and 250mm thick. I worked it out to over 1500kg in just granite. I stripped the gantry and side panels off it while it was still on the...
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    can you post a picture of your SE? Id be...

    can you post a picture of your SE? Id be interested in buying one if its half the price, as you say.

    I dont think the camelback is strictly necessary at this length, it really is an aesthetic...
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    Re. The cmm table, i have absolutely no idea how...

    Re. The cmm table, i have absolutely no idea how flat it is. It was used for checking flywheels at the old ford factory. There was a large jig bolted to the table with fixtures for checking the...
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    I dont know where my post went from this morning,...

    I dont know where my post went from this morning, but here goes again;

    re. the grade of iron I have specified 2P/ T260, not 3D/ SG. This is a common grey cast iron, from what I understand its the...
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    That is a really nice looking SE, Pippin. Bloody...

    That is a really nice looking SE, Pippin. Bloody heavy duty! The feet are a handy addition i should add to mine.
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    Re. the iron grade, speaking with the foundry I...

    Re. the iron grade, speaking with the foundry I explained that it is most important that the material be easy to work. These will be cast in Grey 2P, not ductile 3D (Spheroidal Graphite) cast iron.
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    Camelback straight edge

    Hey guys

    I am in need of a straight edge, as for some reason I have developed a predilection for buying worn out old machines. I tell people that collecting these old machines is a hobby, but deep...
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    Probably best to post some photos or at least...

    Probably best to post some photos or at least provide the model etc so we can better advise you... otherwise its a shot in the dark. Photos of radial drills and machines in general are never not...
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    No worries. These are a loose copy of the leblond...

    No worries. These are a loose copy of the leblond regal. manuals for these are freely available, called 'running a regal'. they are not exactly the same, at least in my experience, but very similar....
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    Hey mate I have a sheraton Cadet, i believe...

    Hey mate

    I have a sheraton Cadet, i believe the setup is probably similar. You cannot just wind the cross slide off the dovetails.
    The cross slide lead screw needs to be wound out of the nut,...
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    That would be great if someone could, for all of...

    That would be great if someone could, for all of us not wanting anything to do with facebook.

    I have emailed Rich directly expressing my interest and he reckons he has passed on my details to the...
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