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    Random request for an engineer with a Lathe

    Anyone know someone with a lathe that can take 1-1.5mm off of a Tungsten Carbide rod?
    Diameter is currently 16.5mm and needs to be 15-15.5mm. The rod is about 50mm long.

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    Re: Random request for an engineer with a Lathe

    Ive a pal thats got an engineering firm Alex .. is it something that could be posted? Or would you want to even do that...

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    Re: Random request for an engineer with a Lathe

    As I suspected with your material...heres Jims answer...


    Hi Stuart tungsten carbide is very tough mate but the answer is stick it in the lathe and let the point of the tool touch it , that way we will know if it can be machined. Cheers pal..


    If you want him to try let me know...

    Stuart

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    Re: Random request for an engineer with a Lathe

    Hi, yeah they can be posted.
    Happy to send them / chat to the fella.

    - Alex

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    Re: Random request for an engineer with a Lathe

    Send them up to me Ill take them round to him...theres also Clydeview precision engineering in Clydebank...I know who the owner is there too..

    Want me to PM you ?

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    Re: Random request for an engineer with a Lathe

    Be very careful with what you allow Stuart to send to your door Alex, it's not too long ago that I got a "Black Mambo Vibrator" when I was expecting wiper blades from the big man. Lol

    Postie still gives my wife a funny look, haha.

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    Re: Random request for an engineer with a Lathe

    SPOILER ALERT: Jimmy Macs online...oops wrong GIF I'll leave it on for a laugh....

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    Re: Random request for an engineer with a Lathe

    No enough coolant on that piece in the lathe, you can see the smoke blowing out his ass.

    How you no away doon the bing?

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