Some time ago I found somewhere a very interesting Deckel technical notice about how to work with the slotting head on an universal milling machine. I guess it could be of general interest and thus I share it: Deckel Butlletin technique 2/72: «Travaux de mortaisage sur machines FP»

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After a request from Chris Maron, in this entry I report about the Boley-Leinen LZ4SB carriage stops. I would like the entry to be sufficiently detailed to allow anyone to reproduce the original stops. Sadly, I have no cross slide stops. If you, beloved reader, have these stops, I invite you to report about them and let me know! I should add that the stops shown here are of “ordinary” type.

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Some days ago appeared in ebay a great Leinen MLZ 4 SB lathe to sell. The pictures in ebay also showed a manual for the lathe. This model is close to the type of my lathe. Thus, I decided to talk with the seller and to ask him if it is possible to send me a copy of the manual. People at der-gebrauchtwarenhandel, the Ebay seller, where really kind and they sent me a scan of the manual.

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An interesting machine any workshop needs is a tool grinder. In the net it’s possible to find information about many home made tool grinders (or tool grinding gigs). Most of the designs have known names related to the design author. This blog entry is the result of collecting some of the designs to build a small tool grinder for the workshop. Any suggestion about a missing design will be considered ;-).

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Some days ago Sam Kowalski, a happy owner of a Boley-Leinen laths asked me for the dimensions of the collet’s drawbar. He is posting some nice pictures of his lathe restoration here. Sam, here you have a handmade sketch of the drawbar ;-). Don’t hesitate to ask for more details if needed.

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An unusual computer engineer working on dirty and greasy machines

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