Starting out on J45

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Trevor Gore
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Re: Starting out on J45

Post by Trevor Gore » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:16 pm

Steve.Toscano wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:57 am
All in a 2m x 3m space.
2m x 3m!!??

You was lucky. When I were a lad...

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Re: Starting out on J45

Post by Steve.Toscano » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:09 pm

Trevor Gore wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:16 pm
Steve.Toscano wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:57 am
All in a 2m x 3m space.
2m x 3m!!??

You was lucky. When I were a lad...
Yep, it was a garden shed. Later i upgraded to a single car garage space which wasnt all that much bigger.
When you were a lad ..... were you making in a water tank or something? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: Starting out on J45

Post by Richardl » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:55 pm

Hi All. Well, I'm the proud owner of a square 3/8 inch hole. All has turned out well. I visited a friend with some heavy equipment. Of course, the collars supplied with the mortise kit didn't fit either drill press he had so turned up some that did fit one of them. Then he gave me the drill press :cl . It's an old Richardson E39, weighs a tonne and is extremely heavy duty and runs perfectly true with no slop at all - they don't make em like that any more. Cut the mortise no sweat. Just goes to show though, the little handy-man/person drill presses aren't up to this sort of punishment. So, I'm going to bed a happy camper :D

Cheers
Richard

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Re: Starting out on J45

Post by Trevor Gore » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:32 pm

That's good to hear. I don't think I've ever come across a piece of stationary manufacturing equipment that would function better for being lighter!

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