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On 12 Oct 2016, 16:12, at 16:12, Gene Heskett <> wrote:
>Greetings all;
>Whittling out the hose nipples for the bellows on the Z screw
>I got the one for the sides of the Z nut done, then note that the 
>crossfeed had move inward far enough to crush and destroy what little 
>swarf shielding I had over the x screw, so its sounding like a kettle
>Orville R's popcorn now. I'll see if I can clean it up one more time, 
>but I've made sliding brass with felt seals shielding arrangements
>I'm tired of destroying them.  And used up all my flat brass in the 
>I like the idea of wrapping it in a bellows, but I've now looked thru
>pages of ebay hits without finding a suitable part. So I'll try to
>it up, and see if I can locate an innertube I can cut a piece of and 
>just cover the whole rear of the carriage with, letting it buckle as it
>I am about done with this machine, as I noted as I was dialing in one
>these nipples yesterday, that the spindle has random jumps sideways of
>thou or so, and can hear the thump when it moves. I suppose the
>are going because I cannot shake it back and forth, nor can I feel any 
>drag when turning it by hand with the backgear in neutral.
>But I have to get the Sheldon working first. The sheet of innertube 
>rubber will only work if I move the carriages cable chain fixed anchor 
>to the right so the rubber can slide thru the loop.  That s/b easily 
>enough done as then the carriage end anchor of the cable chain will 
>clear the rubber and just slide under it.
>This thing is like hitting yourself in the head with a hammer, it will 
>feel SO good when you stop.
>And, I'll have a better computer to drive the Sheldon with.  What I'm 
>going to start out using is a single core P4 running at boil your
>speeds. 5i25 to the rescue...
>Thanks everybody.
>Cheers, Gene Heskett
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