Spent a fucking hour cutting an extra-long M6/1.0 bolt out of some aluminium and it's like 0.05mm too big and doesn't fit. Putting the gears for screw cutting on the lathe requires removing the motor, and I put everything back and now I have to do undo it all again. And I've lost my 30 tooth gear. Harrumph.

All of this is because the ER-16 collet holder I got for Christmas takes a metric draw bar, and my machine comes with a 1/4-20 one because it's American (despite the machine being "metric")

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