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    The Generosity of Michael G

    A number of us have been recipients of Michael's generosity and in typical fashion Michael asked me if I would like the spare pairs of boring bars for my boring head that he had carved from a slab of...
  2. Need to build a workshop, share your experience

    Hi everyone, I'm in the beginning stages of looking to bring my workshop home, there is only a couple of years before the area I'm in now is rezoned residential and we all have to go as the factory...
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    Help, planer or long bed mill owners

    If anyone here has a planer or long bed mill I need to put a 6' long keyway in a replacement feed shaft on my DSG. It has too many bends as well as a decent twist in it. Being in or near Melbourne...
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    Threading bit.

    Hi Guys,

    Some of you might recall that I found a tin of various bits and pieces recently. (See thread "Scrap Yard Goodies") One of the items in the tin was a threading tool.
    ...
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    Photos of some of my model engines

    I originally posted this as a reply to a thread by Jim Ferrous in the Members Video forum but the attachments appeared not to work so I'll try posting them here.

    G'day Jim,
    I don't have photos of...
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    repair shop abc tv program

    Program on abc called repair shop can have some interesting moments.

    Bloke was doing some silver chasing just now, I'd never seen that before, and there are old clocks and clockwork toys and steam...
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    Emery on the lathe

    I watched this short YouTube video and was surprised by the number of commenters who've had it happen to them. I always hold one end of the emery tape in each hand. I thought everyone did. Apparently...
  8. Using Eccentric Engineering's Turnado Tracing Attachment

    I have rekindled my interest in the little Hercus No.O mill that I've owned for probably fifteen years and with that interest has come a desire to make some "improvements".

    The Y axis feed...
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    Recipe for ceramic cement

    Does anyone have a recipe for a ceramic cement for lining a small kiln for melting aluminium and or brass?

    Thanks in advance


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    Bending and welding sheet steel?

    Hi,

    I have an upcoming project which will require some bending or "large" mild steel sheets which will be welded to a tubular frame. I will be attempting to create a set of dining chairs with a...
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    TIG hardfacing equivalent?

    Many years ago (10 to 15), a tool maker gave me some stick electrodes he referred to as 'Fox' electrodes, used for repairing injection moulding dies, so (I assume) a hard facing material. Looking on...
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    Clarkson autolock - I like it

    Recently I picked up a clarkson autolock chuck for the mill. I'm a bit of a newb so didn't really know too much about them.

    I got it for a song because it came for free with another item.

    Over...
  13. How do I remove the fan from a 260 motor? All the blades are broken.

    Well as I continue to restore my pair of 260s I am now faced with the probable work of a deviant student who stuck a screwdriver in the back of the motor and broke off all the fan blades while it was...
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    Desiccant canisters

    My local Bunnings (Mornington VIC) has these on special for $15. It a decent sized unit. Might be good for sticking in tooling cupboards.
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    2x Lathes and 2x milling machine value?

    Hi,
    I have a friend whom may be selling the following machines that are owned by an ex toolmaker.

    Lathe 1, McMillan ML24
    Lathe 2 Mars Junior
    Mill 1 CVA Jigs Moulds and tools ltd number 79 :-CVA...
  16. Couple of slightly unusual engines to have a go at

    Am looking out for engines to try after my next wobbler. Looks like a flamelicker might be interesting to try.

    ....... but today I found this page with a few slightly unusual ideas

    Die...
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    How to make a brace...

    Hello

    Iím mostley working with wood and are a totally novice at metalworking.
    Iím posting this to get some ideas about how to do stuff in general, and to solve a spesific issue.

    I would have...
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    Devon Ipswich Lathe

    Hi I have another metal lathe that was given to me by my uncle.
    He acquired it through purchasing cars and tools out of an old mans shed.

    I cant find any information on the brand at all.
    Has...
  19. Damaged chrome plating and bare metal spot motorcycle exhaust

    Hello all,

    I have a question how i might be able to fix a bare scraped motorcycle exhaust end. The spot has scraped against the pavement and is about 2 cm by 7 cm big. The chrome is gone and the...
  20. 260 end gears need some help with what goes where, what is factory original?

    Hi folks,

    I am working my way thru both of my 260's, one is the AT the other ATLH. They both came from the same high school, one is 18709, the other is 19995.

    To start I am trying to figure...
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    Backyard Phosphating

    Below are examples of tooling that have what I think is a grey phosphate finish to their non ground surfaces.

    IMG_20190711_163830411.jpg

    The arbor on the left is a 2 Morse adaptor for which I...
  22. iron filings & sal ammoniac : pseudo welding

    Reading an old book today, it briefly mentioned a technique using sal ammoniac and iron filings to "weld" two pieces of metal together.

    Did some googling, didn't find anything terribly convincing...
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    SS fabrication quotes

    I need a small SS awning made to fit over my garage door. Really just a rain deflector. 1.2mm 304 grade, as it comes (not polished).
    I emailed five local SS fabricators for a quote.

    Here are the...
  24. Thread: Flame licker

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    Flame licker

    Looks like no one told this guy that flame licker engines must be built carefully to good tolerance to run at all

    YouTube



    Russ


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    Ferrite block magnets 40x25x10mm

    I have quite alot (hundreds) of these for sale.
    They are 40x25x10mm in size.

    These are quite a strong magnet and have any number of uses in the workshop.
    I usee some to make a diy swarf...
  26. Thread: Flail blades

    by MWF FEED
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    Flail blades

    Hi all, I'm hoping someone might be able to advise me on what Steel grade Flail blades are made from? Typically a garden variety Masport or Caravaggi


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  27. Thread: Mars Lathe

    by MWF FEED
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    Mars Lathe

    Hi All,

    This is a Mars lathe i picked up last year sometime for $200.
    The guy was gonna scrap it and i wanted to tinker around with a lathe for a long time so i got it.

    I hope to restore this...
  28. Thread: Rust ?

    by MWF FEED
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    Rust ?

    Hi Guys,

    BobL, you might be particularly interested in this post.

    As some of you will recall I spend some time wandering around in the local scrap yard among various other places, and pick up...
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    Press brake attachment

    I'm looking at buying one these Press Brake attachments in a couple of months P455 - PBA-60 Pressbrake Attachment - Suits Hydraulic Presses | Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse as an addition to the 50 ton...
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    Lathe Mechanical E-Stop

    My M250 lathe was originally fitted with a mechanical E-Stop assembly on the rear of the motor.
    It is a shaft mounted plastic disc between two plates, one fixed, one floating axially against axial...
  31. looking for advice on first lathe purchase

    I am looking to buy my first lathe for my garage. I'd like to keep the cost to around US $1,000. I am perfectly happy buying an old one that may need a little work, but I don't know what the most...
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    Norman patent rear tool post.

    Hi Guys, Warning very picture heavy. Two days worth of them. :)

    One of the round toit's I have was to make a new rear tool post for my Myford lathe. Its been on the "to do" list for a while,...
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    Hobbing baby bevel gears

    Thought I'd share this as I'm guessing most people here wouldn't have been exposed to this sort of specialised work.

    One of my recent jobs at work was cutting some small brass bevel gears (I think...
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    Help identify a vintage mining pick

    I was unloading dirt and rock at the local tip and was approached by an old man. He was likely well into his 80s and he wanted to show me a tool he brought over many years ago from South Africa. It...
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    The biggest flypress I have ever seen...

    Not visible is the 'press' plate, about 400x400https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190708/7f781be5f678723c44790cf9a5668388.jpg

    Russ


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  36. Tough Drill Press Pinion Replacement Query

    I have acquired yet another Tough. Pretty much a whim purchase based on the good condition of its pressed metal belt guard.

    IMG_20190531_163240774_BURST000_COVER_TOP.jpg

    The drill's table,...
  37. Rebuilt rusted out gas manifold on my grill with 304L stainless steel

    A while back I noticed that my grill was starting to smell a little like natural gas when I wasn't using it. Eventually my wife noticed, spurring me into action to either get a new one or to do...
  38. Biggest machine you can have at a home that isnt yours?

    My guesses are:
    2.2kw on 10 amp circuit
    3kw on a 15 amp circuit/plug (I've had an electrician install this on a rental property for me)
    4kw on a 20 amp circuit/plug (will electricians install this...
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    Angle Grinder Abrasive Discs

    I'm looking for recommendations for reasonably priced abrasive discs for my 100mm angle grinder. I recently threw out a wire wheel because I reckon it was dangerous. It would sometimes catch on edges...
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    The Versatile "Magic Arm" Clamp

    Not the real Manfrotto clamp but a far less expensive and probably more useful Chinese version - https://www.ebay.com/itm/Magic-Arm-S...oAAOSwuxFY4GSz

    There are a few variations of these little...
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    Lathe placement in the workshop

    Hi folks,

    My first metal lathe arrives on Monday - it's big enough that I *really* don't want to move it once it's in place... I'm a complete newbie when it comes to metal lathes (although I'm...
  42. Thread: File handles.

    by MWF FEED
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    File handles.

    Hi all, hard drive died, lost my favorites. I am fairly sure there was a thread on here where someone did up a drawing of a good file handle and the reasons why it was better. I have done advanced...
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    More New Visby questions

    So I pulled the top cover off the lathe and my heart sank.. Someone in times past has welded the high/low selector dog to the low gear on the spindle effectively limiting the machine to around 140...
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    What do use your lathe for?

    What's the main thing you use your lathe for?

    Mine is for my model and toy steam engine hobby/addiction.


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    Eccentric's Acute and Turnado Kits

    Last October I posted some images of the Turnado radius turning attachment I had purchased from Gary Sneesby at Eccentric Engineering - https://metalworkforums.com/f65/t202...74#post1941874. I...
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    Multifix Clone For Dashin Champion

    Hi Fellas,

    I've finally saved up to buy a Multifix 40 position QCTP clone (and holders), anyway I've spent way too much time researching (or trying to) what size people are using on my lathe (or...
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    Was going to scap

    Hi every one a few photos of a epic project that's gone it the boil a little.

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    Hercus register

    GDAY I WOULD LIKE TO REGISTER HERCUS No VB352 I THINK IT WAS MADE IN 1943


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    Spot Facing with a Visit to Fantasyland

    My little Hercus mill is an early model with the serial number OL-8. The knee was never fitted with the Kipp locking lever subsequent models had installed on the vertical gib. Previously when I used...
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    Kerosene and Knurling

    I was making some screws the other day for some table adjusters and needed to knurl the 1214 I was using.

    Previously I have used thin spindle oil, heavier engine oil and ATF as lubricant during...
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