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  1. I'm at work, food production supplier. Hormel even sent us a letter saying essentially "please don't shut down". Wife was sick, I've never seen anyone so happy to be told "you've got the flu" when she was tested. :-) She's recovering now, will be fine.
  2. That looks like a very good candidate. Thanks
  3. That is a truly magnificent timepiece.
  4. In addition to some serious skills on display, there are some truly awesome tools shown in that post. I'm sooo jealous.
  5. Let us know if you come up with something good, I'm sure there are a ton of people here who would be interested. Good Luck!
  6. The TUR 630M had a baby, and we named it Shirley. The first thing I heard after naming it was - "Surely, you can't be serious!" To which I had to reply - "I am serious. And don't call me Shirley."
  7. Interesting that you mention the "slack". Just so that I understand, if you back off the micrometer, then bring it down and touch the jewel, you get .01 movement on the mic scale before the pusher starts moving the jewel? That would be a different situation than the normal backlash in a screw, where there is slack or slop when reversing the movement of the mic. Have fun with your tool!
  8. The traditional setup for vertical use is called a camera copy stand, decent versions of those are not cheap either. If you want an articulated arm, those are pricey too, and you will have to look at pro equipment. I have a Manfrotto tripod where the center column can be mounted at right angles to the tripod so that the camera can face down. This is pro level equipment (bought for other purposes). Depending on how heavy of a camera you want to support, you may be able to hack something up out of a clamp on architect lamp. Cheap and cheerful :-)
  9. Ah, Bolex. When I use it it stands for Bogus Rolex :-)
  10. Thanks, @Scouseget, I'm scheduled to receive the machine today, and I'm looking forward to seeing what I can do with it. It may not be a full blown instrument lathe, but I keep reading that with the proper techniques quite a lot can be done with the machine. That doesn't mean that *I'll* be able to make anything useful on it, but I'm going to try. :-) My expectation is that I will still at some point acquire a WW style lathe, but I would really like to try my hand with a graver before I go through the time and expense of rounding up a decent watchmaker lathe. So far no opportunity has com
  11. That tube looks cool glowing away in there!
  12. Well, I'm about to do it - pulling the trigger on a Sherline 4530A lathe, with a few accessories. I went back and forth between a watchmaker lathe and the Sherline several times in my mind, and finally landed on the Sherline. Reason being I want to be up and running making parts as easily as I can, and learning to use a graver freehand seems to be a bit of an impediment. I also have a manufacturing background, and am already familiar with using machine tools, although I'm not much of a machinist. And, as far as I can tell, I should be able to make just about any part that I ne
  13. Yikes! "I was told it will smoke when powered up" It sounds like someone has already let the Magic Smoke come out. You know, of course, that it won't work without it, and getting it back in is pretty tough :-)
  14. Thanks, I think I have enough info now to get on the hunt. Really appreciate it.
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