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Thread: Martin Cleeve Swing Clear Retracting Toolholder
03/10/2020 21:13:59


Hemingway do kits and drawings for the retracting toolholder and it’s definitely in ‘Screwcutting In The Lathe’




Edited By herbert punter on 03/10/2020 21:15:54

Thread: Awstin or Ostin
03/10/2020 21:08:50

While we are on the subject of pronunciation, how should Tangye be pronounced?


Thread: The repair shop
01/10/2020 21:57:58

Heavens sake, it’s just a relaxing TV program, if you don’t like it, watch Eastenders, or Coronation Street.


Thread: Warco Rotary Table - Can anybody give feedback please?
25/09/2020 11:13:57
Posted by ega on 25/09/2020 10:11:18:

I bought a 6" Soba rotab from Warco some years ago. The rotary movement was very stiff and I returned it to them for a new one which has proved satisfactory.

My experience, and Warco's reputation, is that they are helpful in such instances. My advice would be to buy it in person and check it there and then.

I have a faint recollection that there was a mistake in the Soba instructions; can anyone remind me?

Warco is closed to visitors at the moment due to the CV19 crisis - see their website


Thread: Unusual Project
10/09/2020 07:51:35

It’s Ok he’s in the AA...

Thread: cateracts.
08/09/2020 12:03:12

At the Royal Surrey in Guildford they escort you to the pick up point to make sure that you aren’t going to drive.

I suppose some people would take a chance.


08/09/2020 09:18:44
Posted by Bandersnatch on 08/09/2020 00:56:59:
Posted by herbert punter on 07/09/2020 22:00:10:

Bandersnatch, there’s no sedative, to be honest I don’t think one is necessary.

Do they insert an IV ?

No IV, everything is topical.

One thing to avoid if possible is steroids, they definitely cause cataracts


07/09/2020 22:00:10

Bandersnatch, there’s no sedative, to be honest I don’t think one is necessary. They did anaesthetise both eyes, they said it was because sometimes they are a bit clumsy and get iodine in the other eye by mistake! I can tell you that these people are anything but clumsy!

=It was interesting, to see without a lens or being able to focus I think I annoyed the surgeon because I was trying to turn my head (not thinking) to try to see the visions better which obviously I couldn’t do.


07/09/2020 11:23:26

I had cataract surgery on my left eye just over a month ago. It’s a very interesting procedure and quite enjoyed it, there was no discomfort at all apart from the constant flow of water over the exposed part of the face.

They start with the prep nurse putting a lot of drops in the eye, when it is fully dilated the eyes are locally anaesthetised then you have a cover with a hole stuck to your stop the aforementioned water from running down your neck. They make a hole in the eye and poke an ultrasonic probe inside which disintegrates the lens, the bits of the lens are hoovered up at the same time. This part takes the longest, the water flow is to cool the probe so that it doesn’t get hot. The new lens is attached to a film which is rolled up inside a tube, the tube is put through the hole and the lens assembly is ejected whereupon it unrolls and it’s in place, job done!

While they were working on the lens I could see the most amazing things, bright lights and most impressive, a sort of ‘fluffy white lace parachute’ which came down over me again and again. They tell me that these sights don’t always occur so other people’s mileage may vary.

I found it to be a pleasant experience and now I can see again I can’t wait to get the other one done.


Thread: H. Halls mini surface gauge technical question...
06/09/2020 21:56:59


you do not need to be defensive, just keep on trying and you will get there.

there are no stupid questions, only stupid answers.


06/09/2020 20:53:13

To be fair to yourself Jon, the drawing isn’t quite as clear as it could be. HH wants you to turn a groove all way round as a guide, and to make the cut neater. Then you need to saw through from the tapped screw hole side, stopping at 6mm from the other side, then cut from the other side stopping when you still have 2mm left. This forms a stiff metal hinge with enough give in it to allow the adjusting screw to tilt the top part to give you the fine adjustment.of the pointer.

I think I have this right and I hope it helps you.


MG beat me to it, as you would expect!

Edited By herbert punter on 06/09/2020 20:54:38

Thread: Bulbs Electric Life of
25/07/2020 09:13:40

You could try a carbon filament lamp, not too bright, and will last


Thread: Jig for hand tapping
17/07/2020 12:10:58

R is next to T on the keyboard

Thread: Help to identify Myford Lathe
09/07/2020 08:45:22

Thank you chaps, that’s very helpful


08/07/2020 18:55:35

Thanks for that Bazyle I did email but got so far no response.

I don’t know much about Myfords so I thought I would ask here.

Our friend would like to know how much to ask for it as they need to clear the place out.

Any input would be appreciated.


08/07/2020 18:22:54


Thread: UK supplier of P1N Steel T Parting blade 1mm Wide
11/06/2020 21:03:39

Have you tried Millhill Supplies?


Thread: DIY drip feed oiler for cutting fluid
06/06/2020 18:58:57

Thanks Celso, Just what I need, I have ordered the parts.


Thread: Site with interesting Papers on many subjects
04/06/2020 12:20:42

Thanks for that👍

Thread: Taplin twin
12/04/2020 10:51:09

Here’s one


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