|Harry Wilkes||25/01/2021 18:23:58|
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Thought I'd share this photo that was submitted to my club's newsletter, some members may have seen it elsewhere.
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Thats where the inspiration for the flower pot men came from.
|Ian Johnson 1||25/01/2021 19:24:38|
|338 forum posts|
Great photo! Not seen it before, any more info about it?
Looks quite modern to me, the guy on the left with his safety glasses, and the other guy with his winkle picker safety shoes!
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Some of the people on this forum having sleepless nights over a man in his shed drilling a 3mm hole in a piece of metal would have an aneurysm if they saw what went on in that factory.
|Matt Harrington||25/01/2021 20:13:13|
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Harry, that is a great photo. I'd love to see the machine that was used.....
|old mart||25/01/2021 20:16:23|
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They had probably just carried out a final spring cut on a 15" gun barrel.
|derek hall 1||25/01/2021 20:30:58|
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Brilliant comment!!!.......made me laugh.
I wonder what they were making...?
Regards to all
|Speedy Builder5||25/01/2021 20:43:20|
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ML7 lathe ?
|noel shelley||25/01/2021 21:57:01|
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As an apprentice on a harrison 10 lathe on a good run in free cutting metal we would have 2 others standing beside me to hold the spinning spiral - on a good day it would run to about 10 feet long before it broke.
Happy days ! Noel
|Paul Lousick||25/01/2021 22:04:48|
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"How big are your chips"
Depends on the size of the potatoes.
|Cabinet Enforcer||26/01/2021 01:23:08|
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I never got on with Davey, nor his mate Bob, they both always had a massive chip on their shoulder.
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I always thought they were pretty well balanced fellows - a chip on both shoulders!
|Ramon Wilson||26/01/2021 08:32:16|
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Nice one - but I'll bet if that came off a planer the work piece was correctly clamped down
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No, just a bog standard ML7, but the carbon steel tools don't last very long.
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I wonder if you can infer anything of the chip's origin from the hand of its spiral.
I am trying to visualise it. I think conventional turning on a lathe would make a right hand spiral.
What of shapers, planers and vertical lathes?
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I the hands of a skilled operator it's amazing what can be achieved on a mini lathe
Either that or health and safety have just told them to fit those covers to their lathe leadscrews.
|Michael Gilligan||26/01/2021 10:29:55|
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Do I detect a family resemblance? Could be father and son. The older man is dressed for forge work, so maybe the youngster produced the exceptional swarf.
There's something un-British about the cut of their clothes, especially the young man in his Tyrolean cap and short smock. My guess is they are Americans and being clean shaven suggests 1920's or 30's.
Why so unhappy? Maybe stopping for a photograph resulted in less pay because they were on piece-rates.
|pgk pgk||26/01/2021 10:38:44|
|2059 forum posts|
Finally...perfecting the deer proof sapling protector.
|Jeff Dayman||26/01/2021 10:53:21|
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