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Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 01 November 2013, 03:27
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Posted By Lex
Looks very impressive. Lets see some saw dust! ...

Looks very impressive. Lets see some saw dust!
Gooi daai switch en laat ons sien wat hy kan doen.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 31 January 2013, 23:54
Replies: 1,586
Views: 361,186
Posted By Lex
Hi Kobus, What did you pay for the spindle?

Hi Kobus,
What did you pay for the spindle?
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 08 November 2012, 00:44
Replies: 610
Views: 232,564
Posted By Lex
I am very sorry to hear that. He will be missed...

I am very sorry to hear that. He will be missed on this forum.
I think he was a very good designer and his rail grinding and dust shoe ideas were used by many.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 31 October 2012, 00:14
Replies: 263
Views: 60,768
Posted By Lex
No grandchildren yet, but I am prepared! I...

No grandchildren yet, but I am prepared!
I always like to make toys. The look in any child's eyes are more rewarding than any well finished sign delivered to the grateful owner.
And .. one have to...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 30 October 2012, 02:07
Replies: 263
Views: 60,768
Posted By Lex
Wow, can't believe that I have posted that long...

Wow, can't believe that I have posted that long ago!

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I worked on this little project with Bell Equipment for a show in Durban In September. I didn't make a lot of money but I had a lot...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 29 October 2012, 03:53
Replies: 667
Views: 148,161
Posted By Lex
Hi Gerald, Jammer ek is so skaars. My lewe het...

Hi Gerald,
Jammer ek is so skaars. My lewe het die laaste twee jaar 'n paar wilde draaie gegooi!
Maar ek het nou bietjie meer tyd, so ek is terug.
Ek probeer al van laas Desember 'n bietjie Kaap...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 29 October 2012, 00:14
Replies: 667
Views: 148,161
Posted By Lex
More Hennie, Jammer om van jou skade te hoor!...

More Hennie,
Jammer om van jou skade te hoor! Hoop die blikslaers word gevang!
I will watch your process keenly on the lathe.
Voorspoed
J.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 26 October 2011, 07:24
Replies: 550
Views: 159,942
Posted By Lex
Good job Alan. That was really creative thinking!

Good job Alan. That was really creative thinking!
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Thu 20 October 2011, 03:01
Replies: 409
Views: 84,653
Posted By Lex
Gerald, I watch a lot of those triwheeler...

Gerald, I watch a lot of those triwheeler drivers. Like you say, they do everything with a build in "ritme".
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Thu 20 October 2011, 02:58
Replies: 409
Views: 84,653
Posted By Lex
Ken, sometimes I battle loading the heavy sheets...

Ken, sometimes I battle loading the heavy sheets on the mm.
Last weekend the wife had to help and we nearly did not get it high enought to put it on the table. She was not to happy with me!:(
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Thu 20 October 2011, 01:41
Replies: 409
Views: 84,653
Posted By Lex
The best drivers are the ones that loads the...

The best drivers are the ones that loads the timber trucks in field. They can drive the the triloader on its front wheels as for as long as they want to. It is also very dangerous to people walking...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Wed 19 October 2011, 07:45
Replies: 409
Views: 84,653
Posted By Lex
To Gerald & other interested people

The memorial service of Irvine Bell showing Gary Bell, his second son making his speech and two of the triloaders (Cane & Timber) that made Irvine so famous.
The Bell family build the success of...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Thu 13 October 2011, 00:07
Replies: 409
Views: 84,653
Posted By Lex
One of the great inventors of our time, Irvine...

One of the great inventors of our time, Irvine Bell passed away at his home on Thuesday the 11th. I worked for him in 1986 and it was the high point in my career.
He was well known for his design of...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 13 December 2010, 22:17
Replies: 1,586
Views: 361,186
Posted By Lex
Kobus, ek het 'n pm vir jou gestuur.

Kobus, ek het 'n pm vir jou gestuur.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 08 November 2010, 23:04
Replies: 667
Views: 148,161
Posted By Lex
Good luck en voorspoed. We all need a change...

Good luck en voorspoed.
We all need a change for the better. This might be yours. I hope things will start changing for you from now on.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 25 October 2010, 23:10
Replies: 1,586
Views: 361,186
Posted By Lex
Hallo Hennie, Still around. I sold a few signs...

Hallo Hennie,
Still around. I sold a few signs and been playing with various thickness ply and bits. No show pieces to show. I must cut a piece of alu checker plate to night. This will be the first....
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 25 October 2010, 00:01
Replies: 1,586
Views: 361,186
Posted By Lex
Hi Kobus, Very proffesional looking! Hardwood...

Hi Kobus,
Very proffesional looking! Hardwood does make a good looking piece.
I admit that I do not have a lot off knowledge on furniture manufacturing.
Did you do the top on old BBB -completely -...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 24 August 2010, 22:57
Replies: 550
Views: 159,942
Posted By Lex
Jammer om te hoor Alan. Ek kan jou woede en...

Jammer om te hoor Alan. Ek kan jou woede en frustrasie verstaan. Voorspoed en vasbyt!
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 15 August 2010, 23:39
Replies: 1,586
Views: 361,186
Posted By Lex
Baie mooi Kobus. I see you are working with ply...

Baie mooi Kobus.
I see you are working with ply mainly.
I will have to move away from the MDF as well. It looks like I am allergic to the dust or the wood. Not sure. I am full of little blisters...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 04 August 2010, 07:36
Replies: 1,586
Views: 361,186
Posted By Lex
And ...there is a faint sound of blue machine...

And ...there is a faint sound of blue machine screaming softly in the distance.... while the thinker things what is next.:D
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 03 August 2010, 03:10
Replies: 263
Views: 60,768
Posted By Lex
Thanks Hennie. Big learning curve for me on the...

Thanks Hennie. Big learning curve for me on the full sheets.
The client was not happy with the finish so I suggest to cut the the rings and the bottom sepperately and then glue them together.
On...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 02 August 2010, 23:27
Replies: 610
Views: 232,564
Posted By Lex
Hi JR, What type of cutting wheel do you use on...

Hi JR,
What type of cutting wheel do you use on the lathe? Can you provide a link?
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 02 August 2010, 23:09
Replies: 263
Views: 60,768
Posted By Lex
Thanks for the advice Hennie en Kobus. I did...

Thanks for the advice Hennie en Kobus.
I did notice that the MDF was not firmly down. I will do what you suggest on the next job.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 02 August 2010, 00:00
Replies: 263
Views: 60,768
Posted By Lex
I had a spectacular bit failure with my first...

I had a spectacular bit failure with my first paying job.
I used a 19mm straight bit but I think it was not the correct choice if one look at the bad finish.
Any suggestion which bit will be the...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 29 July 2010, 08:44
Replies: 71
Views: 16,461
Posted By Lex
Geluk Cois! What did you get for free to build...

Geluk Cois!
What did you get for free to build it for only R24 grand?
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