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The Lathe, Mill & General Tool Talk Thread
saw this book on charity stand at the local supermarket. what the hell 50 pence.

maybe some good tips inside have to wait and see.

The Lathe, Mill & General Tool Talk Thread
WOW went to Tesco this morning and missed this one    
The Lathe, Mill & General Tool Talk Thread
MrMamod wrote:
WOW went to Tesco this morning and missed this one


Second hand charity book stall Phil pick your book and make a small donation. i only saw it because June has to stop and browse every time we go.
The Lathe, Mill & General Tool Talk Thread
If the cover is any indication, then it should have nice clear illustrations to help inform the reader. I'm told that information imparted by illustrations is far easier to access and retain for complex concepts, than is the written or spoken word.

Looks like the O'Brien brothers (or father & son, or ?) may have a real winner there!

Good score David!!!
The Lathe, Mill & General Tool Talk Thread
I have the above book in a pdf file, if anyone wants it just PM me your email address and I will send you a copy.
The Lathe, Mill & General Tool Talk Thread
Anyone have any good suggestions for a knurling tool suitable for use in a Unimat SL?
The Lathe, Mill & General Tool Talk Thread
On photos and videos on the net owners use small scissor type knurlers. There for sale on eBay.
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Here's one in the UK from RDG Tools -

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RDGTOOL...-MINI-LATHES-UNIMAT-/290501709333
The Lathe, Mill & General Tool Talk Thread
Thanks, just picked this up...

Untitled by Will Higgs, on Flickr
The Lathe, Mill & General Tool Talk Thread
nice one Will
The Lathe, Mill & General Tool Talk Thread
What a great compact lathe that is, perfect for this hobby.
The Lathe, Mill & General Tool Talk Thread
the c3 breathes again,today i  made a start on getting things up and running again with help from a fellow member it now has taper bearings
with mods to the saddle retainers and cross slide and more to come once i get things lined up

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The Lathe, Mill & General Tool Talk Thread
Looking at that dial David it is way out    NOT Great fix and my neighbour has the same lathe as me and he has just fitted tapered head bearings and it seems a LOT smoother  
The Lathe, Mill & General Tool Talk Thread
Are Chinese HSS tool blanks sub standard compared to branded, more expensive HSS blanks?
The Lathe, Mill & General Tool Talk Thread
Jim wrote:
Are Chinese HSS tool blanks sub standard compared to branded, more expensive HSS blanks?


I'm not too sure. Generally I follow the rule that if they'll tell you what breed of HSS it is, if they provide you with a composition of the alloy, or if you're sure of the quality of the item (e.g. P&N), you're pretty safe. I've  bought two blanks from hare and forbes that were 5% cobalt I think. They're pretty good. All the other blanks either can with the lathe or were ones I purchased at swap meets and stuff, the majority of which are English I believe
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