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Harry Wilkes25/01/2021 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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fizzy25/01/2021 19:13:56
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Thats where the inspiration for the flower pot men came from.

Ian Johnson 125/01/2021 19:24:38
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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! laugh

IanJ

Pete.25/01/2021 20:07:35
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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 Harrington25/01/2021 20:13:13
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Harry, that is a great photo. I'd love to see the machine that was used.....

Matt

old mart25/01/2021 20:16:23
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They had probably just carried out a final spring cut on a 15" gun barrel. laugh

derek hall 125/01/2021 20:30:58
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Posted by Pete. on 25/01/2021 20:07:35:

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.

Brilliant comment!!!.......made me laugh. smiley

I wonder what they were making...?

Regards to all

Derek

Speedy Builder525/01/2021 20:43:20
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ML7 lathe ?

noel shelley25/01/2021 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 Lousick25/01/2021 22:04:48
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"How big are your chips"

Depends on the size of the potatoes.

Cabinet Enforcer26/01/2021 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.

Pero26/01/2021 03:15:08
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I always thought they were pretty well balanced fellows - a chip on both shoulders!

Ramon Wilson26/01/2021 08:32:16
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Posted by derek hall 1 on 25/01/2021 20:30:58:
Posted by Pete. on 25/01/2021 20:07:35:

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.

Brilliant comment!!!.......made me laugh. smiley

I wonder what they were making...?

Regards to all

Derek

Nice one - but I'll bet if that came off a planer the work piece was correctly clamped down laughlaughlaugh

Utrinque Paratus

Tug

Pero26/01/2021 09:43:29
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No, just a bog standard ML7, but the carbon steel tools don't last very long.

DC31k26/01/2021 09:46:52
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Posted by Ramon Wilson on 26/01/2021 08:32:16:

Nice one - but I'll bet if that came off a planer the work piece was correctly clamped down

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?

JasonB26/01/2021 10:05:27
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I the hands of a skilled operator it's amazing what can be achieved on a mini lathesmile p

Either that or health and safety have just told them to fit those covers to their lathe leadscrews.

Michael Gilligan26/01/2021 10:29:55
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SillyOldDuffer26/01/2021 10:33:02
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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.

Dave

pgk pgk26/01/2021 10:38:44
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Finally...perfecting the deer proof sapling protector.

pgk

Jeff Dayman26/01/2021 10:53:21
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"Say Billy, now there's a sleeve and cuff that won't fray."

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