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    Duncan A replied to the thread Three phase motors.
    Virtually all modern 3-ph motors are dual voltage so you can run them off 230V 1-ph mains with a suitable inverter. Don't forget speed...
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    It was long thought that we couldn't damage the oceans through pollution due to their size..... It was long thought that we couldn't...
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    Duncan A replied to the thread DVR-XP Question.
    The similar but smaller Record Power Coronet Herald has a stop button between the mains and the lathe. It is available as an accessory...
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    Duncan A replied to the thread Peg Boards v French Cleats.
    What Dave P said. I put French cleats round the entire workshop, all at the same height, around 30m length in total. The cleats now hold...
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    Duncan A replied to the thread Replacing spindle pulleys?.
    I think you mean the circlip groove. Run your fingers around the groove - that will tell you if there are any sharp or raised edges. A...
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    Duncan A replied to the thread Replacing spindle pulleys?.
    I don't know what groove you are referring to but quite possibly there is a burr or raised bruise on the shaft which is preventing...
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    Duncan A replied to the thread Carved yew piece.
    I like that. Texturing is not always successful on yew, but it's worked well there Duncan
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    Duncan A replied to the thread Jet lathe spares.
    What is it that you need? Duncan
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    Have any of the faces been knocked, causing a (hard-to-spot) raised area?. Check with a straightedge on the face of the backplate that...
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    Duncan A replied to the thread Laser printers.
    Depends how much you're planning to print. Cheaper printers are usually sold as loss leaders for the consumables. I have a Brother...
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    Duncan A replied to the thread Duck tape or duct tape?.
    Cotton duck is still used; I received a hat made of cotton duck just yesterday. Also still used for clothing, canvas shoes and other...
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    Duncan A replied to the thread Duck tape or duct tape?.
    Something new every day! I knew that a specific brand of duct tape was called Duck but didn't know where the name originated. The modern...
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    Duncan A replied to the thread Down the garden path....
    Looks great to me - and quantities are always difficult so no need to feel bad about that. As for the cake - you'll just have to eat it...
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    This thread has run its course and Doug's issue was resolved. Given the amount of moderation required so far on this thread, now is a...
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    Duncan A replied to the thread Beall bits UK?.
    There should be no need to buy a Beall product. M33 x 3.5mm is a standard metric thread size and a carbon steel tap would be perfectly...
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