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Stan Thomas
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Hi Dave,

Are you sure it’s the lathe that’s worn out, not the operator’s brain?

It now appears you’ve changed the goal posts – given you only want to “ease out” tight small end bushes.
Be very very careful if you are using an expanding reamer, as they tend to do nothing at all, then suddenly cut out too much material.

However, do like I say – expand the reamer no more than one-eigth of a turn of the adjusting collars at a time – and tap the reamer in lightly with a mallet.

Hope everything goes O.K I’ll look out (or listen for you) coming to the A.G.M. given the noise eminating from your small ends.

Happy new ten months (I don’t think we will survive another year given the present Government)

Regards,

Stan.