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    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    Thanks for the tip, I have every accessory you could imagine, I all came with the lathe. I will centre it tomorrow before it gets any thinner.
    It's currently no thinner than the last pic.
    swap the jaws over too, the internal jaws have another 30-40% contact area and you can get your tooling closer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    swap the jaws over too, the internal jaws have another 30-40% contact area and you can get your tooling closer.
    I wondered if someone was going to point that out.
    I didn't have time to today. . . . . Oh, hang on, that's not going to cut it at the moment is it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    would lay a tenner that you have your own nurse's outfit too.
    You'd lose, but I do know a female sidecar passenger that has one
    "If you can make black marks on a straight from the time you turn out of a corner until the braking point of the next turn, then you have enough power."


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    I did this
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    Which one is you?

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    Up at dawns crack this morning. Self isolation incinerator time. A personnel bon fire really. I've got a cord n a half of trimmings stashed in our "garden". It'll take most of the day to burn. No neighbours will be affected by smoke ruining there drying or entering their homes. A very still day the moment..
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    "Every time you set your ass on a bike, you're playing a game of Russian Roulette between yourself and your own stupidity."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonez View Post
    Up at dawns crack this morning. Self isolation incinerator time. A personnel bon fire really. I've got a cord n a half of trimmings stashed in our "garden". It'll take most of the day to burn. No neighbours will be affected by smoke ruining there drying or entering their homes. A very still day the moment..
    you and nodrog might be able to toast some, uh, weiners. If he's in your bubble of course.
    In the white room, with black curtains, at the station

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    Quote Originally Posted by nodrog View Post
    I did this
    It's the only action you're going to get, short of getting your cock caught in the mower belts for the next month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    It's the only action you're going to get, short of getting your cock caught in the mower belts for the next month.
    Robie phillis has given me a few tips....

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    Wikey put the c=kybosh on the pyromaniac thing for a few hours at least when she came out with a basket of washing. I tried convincing her the the wind was going in the totally opposite direction to smoke it out. No joy. While her back was turned I snuck the remander to the fence post I replaced the other day to keep things on the boil. Then went out to the shed to remove more gasket material from the spare 550/4 castings. A couple of nice ali weld repairs done on the alternator side. Then I heard an "What do I tell you!! I innocently replied " Tell me what? Things went quiet and I continued on with my current task.

    I did come up with a cunning plan. So cunning in fact you could pin a tail on it and call it a weasel. Next time I have the incinerator rouring I'm goig to put a couple of 10mm bars in the hot ash and see if I can make a couple of tyre removel spoons as I've never been able locate my small tyre lever set since getting back into bikes last November.
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    Actually that's something I could do. Binge up on lathe tutorials YouTube style. I'm self taught largely aside from a crumby book and likely doing stuff the stupid way.

    I do have carbide tip tools for some things but grind my own for head chamber shapes which have turned (ho-ho) out well, but some of the others have been rubbish. Never spent an apprenticeship sharpening drillbits that a mate can do freehand on the grinder.

    But for now I'd better get back to work. Sigh.
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    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
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    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nodrog View Post
    I did this
    you daredevil, but did you suck up all the daddy longlegs first, stick your womb broom in with is switched off and wait till they all try to escape down the tube and tickle you maggot, extra points for that but it does take a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post

    But for now I'd better get back to work. Sigh.
    lucky you have some, i talked to someone yesterday who whined that everyone else was getting a free holiday, my work died off two weeks before we went to lockdown, and i don't see fuck all coming back and every man and his dog will be scrambling for it.

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    I finished the brake piston today.
    I'm glad I wasn't charging by the hour, would be $400 plus gst at garage rates. Would have knocked an hour off if id started with a piece of bar nearer the right size.
    The 1mm holes won't be missed, I'm sure the fluid will get past the piston without them.
    I live centered it when required, the tailstock got In the way from time to time.
    Patience was the key.
    I appreciate there's a guy on here that made his own crankshaft, conrods & all from scratch, but it's the small victories.
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    " The tailstock got in the way from time to time" sounds like something Nodrog would post.....

    Dave - lathe work ain't hard once you can read the dials, lol.

    We had quite a good workshop at home. Once the old man was happy I wasn't going to lose body parts he let me go. Slot car parts. Recon Bosch dynastart armatures for Whiting and Waltho - all pocketmoney
    At high school during the intro to the lathe session I got a strange look when I asked what thread pitches they had the change gears for. Ours couldn't cut threads...
    Teacher was even more surprised when I brought in what I wanted to screw cut - and did it in class.

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