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  1. Rob, you mentioned that inserts make you lose a...

    Rob, you mentioned that inserts make you lose a bit, well they do, but not that much.

    Attached is a picture of my 100 and 120 Vicmarc chucks. The 120 chuck is a direct thread type, whereas the 100...
  2. You may wish to consider getting the Vicmarc 120...

    You may wish to consider getting the Vicmarc 120 chuck with an insert for the main lathe you intend using it with. This leaves the possibility of getting the correct adapter for any other lathe you...
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    Look at both pictures (and read them) in post...

    Look at both pictures (and read them) in post number 2 and then check out post number 10 :D

    Mick.
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    I store my Bowl Jaws in a couple of dedicated...

    I store my Bowl Jaws in a couple of dedicated holders. The smaller set are, I think, a bit bigger than your set. Around 265mm bowl size for the small set and 480mm bowl size for the larger set. Been...
  5. VICTORIA Dom, I think you will find that lathe was a short...

    Dom, I think you will find that lathe was a short bed unit with a bed extension bolted on.
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  6. Thread: First chuck

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    Well thanks to me looking at this thread, I've...

    Well thanks to me looking at this thread, I've just purchased a couple of VM100 chucks with goodies.

    The extras are a face plate ring, which for bauple58 are really handy for attaching blocks of...
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    456449 I also liked this one; as did someone...

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    I also liked this one; as did someone who bought it going on the red sticker.

    Mick.
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    I managed to get this quick look inside the box,...

    I managed to get this quick look inside the box, unfortunately my hand shaking and the hand shaking of the steward holding the box contributed to an unsharp picture; but you'll get the drift of the...
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    I thought this was stunning, as did the judges it...

    I thought this was stunning, as did the judges it seems.

    Mick.



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    This is German Ring Turning, which was...

    This is German Ring Turning, which was demonstrated at the exhibition today.

    This is an entrant, not part of the demonstration; very interesting.

    Mick.




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    The white things underneath some items are only...

    The white things underneath some items are only for identification purposes to ensure bits don't go missing.




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    To put things into perspective, that mirror is...

    To put things into perspective, that mirror is 148mm x 148mm square.

    It is a box that comes apart and is very well done, inside and outside.

    You can still see the exhibition, it ends tomorrow....
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    Interesting re-build. With regard to the...

    Interesting re-build.

    With regard to the wheels being a loose fit on the bearings, if there is enough material in the wheels, perhaps slightly larger OD bearings and enlarge the bearing hole...
  15. My Men's Shed has the earlier (but essentially...

    My Men's Shed has the earlier (but essentially identical) unit, we too have the helical head.

    Not a bad machine, but I myself would never consider a knife blade machine after using a helical...
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    Well you are certainly progressing, but I have to...

    Well you are certainly progressing, but I have to ask this question.

    Why did you photograph this on a wood burning instrument? :D

    I saw in another thread somewhere that you were having (or...
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    My thoughts would be, that MDF is far stronger...

    My thoughts would be, that MDF is far stronger than most people think. I have used MDF shelving in various industrial settings and have often been astounded at the shelf capacity of even reasonably...
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    I looked at this unit and others of similar size...

    I looked at this unit and others of similar size and power, eventually the decision came down to ease of using the belt linisher with wide and/or long items.

    The H&F unit has the disc sander in...
  19. You may wish to learn about and possibly...

    You may wish to learn about and possibly consider, this type of router.

    https://www.timbecon.com.au/routing/router-tables-accessories/round-body-router-motor

    Click on the link in the bottom...
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    WANTED:VIC Welcome to the forum. If you don't find a...

    Welcome to the forum.

    If you don't find a $1,000 lathe for $10.00, then you may wish to also consider the Hare & Forbes Mini/midi lathe, it seems to me to be excellent value for what it can do.
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    Yes you do have to check, but you should be...

    Yes you do have to check, but you should be really close and probably on the money from the get go; with the supplied quality stainless steel shims (Timbecon's words).

    I too have a complete metric...
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    If you are looking to replace your band saw...

    If you are looking to replace your band saw tyres, you may consider the Blue Carter Urethane units. Since I've changed over, my band saw hasn't missed a beat and it works every time all the time.
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    I checked one of these out at H&F last week, as...

    I checked one of these out at H&F last week, as you say, it pretty much has everything.

    The stand is better than I thought and is tailor made for this particular lathe, with the bolt holes on a...
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    Thinking out loud here. Maybe if you remove...

    Thinking out loud here.

    Maybe if you remove the chuck, then, if it is possible, clamp the spindle shaft somewhere inside the head stock unit with a pair of vice grips, then use something larger...
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    Thank you for that, very impressive. I never...

    Thank you for that, very impressive. I never would have thought timber of any kind, could withstand twice a week in a dishwasher over decades.

    Mick.
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    Very interesting, any chance of a picture of the...

    Very interesting, any chance of a picture of the one that has endured 20 years of dishwashers?

    Mick.
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    Not a problem. My last lathe was the Nova 1624-44...

    Not a problem. My last lathe was the Nova 1624-44 it was a great lathe and taught me a lot about what I wished for in my next lathe.

    Depending upon what you wish to do, or which direction your...
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    Derek, I've always liked your posts which allow...

    Derek, I've always liked your posts which allow one to view the picture and the text at the same time.

    Mick.
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    Sounds like you are thinking of doing wood...

    Sounds like you are thinking of doing wood turning and wondering what to get and how much you should dive in with your first lathe.

    If you can give us an idea of what your experience with wood...
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    I have and use the Ozito stuff, I am not a big...

    I have and use the Ozito stuff, I am not a big user but one of my brothers is as he uses various air tools including brad guns in his upholstery business. As for the difference between different air...
  31. Thread: Scroll chuck

    by Optimark
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    The individual jaws are numbered 1 through to 4;...

    The individual jaws are numbered 1 through to 4; look at the top of each for its number.

    Somewhere on the chuck, either on the top or on the side, you will see a set of numbers numbered 1 through...
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    Roger, not an issue, I am married to a German and...

    Roger, not an issue, I am married to a German and we have friends in Germany who may find this helpful. Their English is good enough to understand your sub-titles if they freeze it and read the...
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    I had never heard of Goldflex sandpaper before...

    I had never heard of Goldflex sandpaper before you mentioning it, so I did a search; it sounds interesting.

    https://www.mirka.com/GOLDFLEX-SOFT-29S/

    I too thought your video was pretty good, do...
  34. Thread: New Lathe

    by Optimark
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    That lathe has been sold under a number of...

    That lathe has been sold under a number of guises. Timbecon in Melbourne had them in stock in 2017 when my Men's Shed bought one with a stand. I saw another different badged one last week in New...
  35. A very good friend has a range of Starrett...

    A very good friend has a range of Starrett combination squares and they are extremely good.

    When it came time for me to replace a very aging 6" square, I looked at Starrett, but wasn't able to get...
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    The Vicmarc lathes certainly have the edge for...

    The Vicmarc lathes certainly have the edge for reverse turning. The spindle has a dedicated trough (my description) that is matched by the dedicated trough at the back of the chuck, either with or...
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    Forgot to mention that with a bed extension on,...

    Forgot to mention that with a bed extension on, you can turn approximately 1300mm between centres on the Laguna.

    Mick.
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    The Revo range of Laguna lathes are a good...

    The Revo range of Laguna lathes are a good alternative, they have different ways of doing some things and are able to be configured to do various things slightly differently to Vicmarc lathes.

    A...
  39. Thread: Nova Comet II

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    The Nova Comet II is an excellent small lathe, as...

    The Nova Comet II is an excellent small lathe, as far as midi lathes go. It is just a little smaller than many other midi lathes. My brother has one, he bought it primarily to take with him when he...
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    You don't give a budget, but one presumes...

    You don't give a budget, but one presumes anything under a Vicmarc lathe price is where you may start. Forgetting second hand lathes and looking at new stuff, here goes:

    Highest price and possibly...
  41. Thread: Runaway bowl

    by Optimark
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    Firstly, welcome to the forum. In Australia,...

    Firstly, welcome to the forum.

    In Australia, for whatever reason, we use the M30 x 3.5 spindle thread as a de-facto standard. The rest of the world pretty much uses the slightly larger M33 x 3.5...
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    Very nice restoration, you mention it was in...

    Very nice restoration, you mention it was in boxes, did you own one in the sixties? If you didn't, then your restoration is even more impressive.

    The A7 (Avenger) was a pretty good motorcycle, one...
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    Thank you, looks good there as well. Mick.

    Thank you, looks good there as well.

    Mick.
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    Very interesting, looks very nice. How did you...

    Very interesting, looks very nice.

    How did you finish turning the bottom?

    Mick.
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    Last year I switched to, "WD40 Specialist...

    Last year I switched to, "WD40 Specialist Anti-Friction Dry PTFE Lubricant," mainly because I was purchasing a wood lathe with steel bed ways, as opposed to cast iron bed ways. The manufacturer of my...
  46. You may wish to look at this thread, certainly...

    You may wish to look at this thread, certainly gives one some food for thought regarding how deep and where the wedge(s) will go.
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    One of my brothers has this kind of set-up in his...

    One of my brothers has this kind of set-up in his 2012 D-Max tub ute. Sort of works, but let me tell you, for single sheets, in fact, many sheets of thin material, you'll need something in the...
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    Cindy Drozda's instruction DVd is really good, I...

    Cindy Drozda's instruction DVd is really good, I borrowed it from my wood turning club.

    Cindy Drozda - The Fine Art of Woodturning - Artwork, Instruction and DVDs

    Mick.
  49. Thread: Magnets

    by Optimark
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    I've used Aussie Magnets twice, the last time was...

    I've used Aussie Magnets twice, the last time was last week.

    Pretty good service, both times delivery was via a courier via Australia Post, which may be due to magnets through the normal postal...
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    I got it as I read it, brilliant. Mick.

    I got it as I read it, brilliant.

    Mick.
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