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Want to pop out for a coffee, chat and some nuts ?

Now there is an offer!  ;D

Sounds good. Will have to be next week sometime after my current work rush.


Oh OK ! So you guys do know each other and live  in the same vicinity ?!   ;D
So that's ^ what we did last night and yarned away a good few hours.
Nice catch up it was too as it wasn't all about business for a change.
Dubbie grabbed a new #10 tap I had and it'll find its way back to me via another member he needs to catch up with. So he's got nuts too now !  :-DD
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Offline Vince

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Re: Searching for a 1/8" through-hole collet to repair a Tek sweep knob
« Reply #51 on: July 01, 2018, 05:32:45 pm »
Hi Tautech and thanks for the update !

I am glad my knob and nut problem :palm:  was a good excuse for catching-up  ;D

 

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Just in case you thought I had forgotten you, I thought I had better check in. I’ve been waiting for a die to arrive so I can make the collet. It hasn’t shown up yet, although I ordered it a month ago. While I waited, I made a small stainless steel nut. It’s got curious proportions, but I guess that’s what you asked for. Pictured is the nut threaded onto one of Tautech’s #10 32 bolts he gave me.
 

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Just in case you thought I had forgotten you, I thought I had better check in. 

No worries, we are all busy with life ! ;-)  Just back from 10 weeks working on a different site, not as local... the resulting commute killed me (as well as eating all my free time), time flew and I didn't do anything in the lab (or else) during that time !  :(

Back to normal starting tomorrow, phew. Then in a week... I will be on vacation for 3 weeks, so will be able to get some work done at last...


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I made a small stainless steel nut. It’s got curious proportions, but I guess that’s what you asked for. 

Thanks !  :D

Yes the proportions are odd, as Tautech said, it's a "half" nut, very thin. As mentioned in a previous post, the nut is 2.3mm thick.

« Last Edit: July 29, 2018, 08:06:02 pm by Vince »
 

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Re: Searching for a 1/8" through-hole collet to repair a Tek sweep knob
« Reply #54 on: August 22, 2018, 09:43:09 am »
I FINALLY got the die I ordered way back ages ago... I suspect it might have been shipped by putting it in a bottle and throwing it in the sea.
I now have everything I need to make the collet.

Standby!

 

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Re: Searching for a 1/8" through-hole collet to repair a Tek sweep knob
« Reply #55 on: August 22, 2018, 10:08:01 am »
Hi Dubbie,

Maybe it comes from China ? Every time I order something there, it takes a month or more to get to France.

Looking good then, thanks for your effort  ! :-+

Don't know how much time/effort it would take to make one, you will tell me, but it's not insane, maybe make 2 or 3, in case one breaks again ?
Sure I will be very careful when tightening it, but Murphy is always out there waiting to catch you... will this guy never leave us alone ?!  :P

That puts some pressure on me now, then.... I must move my butt and trouble shoot the remaining weird problems with that scope...
« Last Edit: August 22, 2018, 10:42:46 am by Vince »
 


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