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    You got that together quick Bob.
    There are flexible segmented (blue and orange) plastic coolant hoses with a nozzle and tap end on ebay for around $5.

    That chuck key would make quite a sound if it flew off in that shed.

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave J View Post
    You got that together quick Bob.
    I work in strange cumulative ways. It starts with a box (or section of bench) and stuff gets put into it specific to the job over time, ie parts, tools, paint cans, string, etc When the need or contents reach a threshold - it happens.

    There are flexible segmented (blue and orange) plastic coolant hoses with a nozzle and tap end on ebay for around $5.
    Yep have ordered 4 of these as I want to add coolant tanks to other gear in the shed. Have thought about a mobile tank but think it will be simpler not to have to connect and reconnect tanks.

    That chuck key would make quite a sound if it flew off in that shed.
    Yep - know all about it. I broke a window in high school with a chuck key. I got 6 of the best on the back of the legs and had to pay for the window from my part time job (50c/hr) . . . . . .

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    Bobl, for the drain in the tray, did you just drill a hole for the coolant to drain into the tank ?

    I am cleaning my tray up ready for painting, I am thinking I might drill a hole and silver solder a nipple on the underside of the tray so its ready for when I hook a coolant system up to mine.
    Did you put a screen over the drain hole ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironwood View Post
    Bobl, for the drain in the tray, did you just drill a hole for the coolant to drain into the tank ?

    I am cleaning my tray up ready for painting, I am thinking I might drill a hole and silver solder a nipple on the underside of the tray so its ready for when I hook a coolant system up to mine.
    Did you put a screen over the drain hole ?
    The tray that is part of the stand already had hole at the back edge about half way along the bed. This hole has a collar with a 1/2" BSP female thread. My lathe also has a second tray that sits inside the tray that is part of the stand. I drilled a 1/2" hole in the second tray so the fluid could get to the hole underneat and placed some fly wire sandwiched between the two trays. The holes are directly over a home made funnel (the grey short length of tubing) and there is a second filter and a magnet in the funnel as well.

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    Thanks, will have a think how I will mod mine.

    I was thinking about cutting a square hole in the tray about 50mm square, and making a plate with a drain pipe to attach from underneath with some mesh sandwiched between the two.

    Also been thinking about the coolant supply, I might just go simple and have a 20 litre drum on a shelf and gravity feed to the nozzle.
    The small amount of turning I will be doing, I think this will suffice.
    I can always fit a pump later if I get the urge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anorak Bob View Post
    Bob,

    An aside. I notice an aerosol can of WD40 on the lathe's swarf tray. That stuff promotes corrosion on my machines. There is discussion about it on PM. I only use the stuff with a hand sprayer. Be careful.

    BT

    I know it's been a while, but I have a question ...

    But first, as a by-the-way, some friends gave me their coolant pump that they had made from a bench drill motor, an impeller and a plastic container. Pics below.

    Re the WD40 ... do you think it could depend on the type of metal involved?

    I have used the aerosol WD40 for *everything* for maybe 9 months now and I have found it to be fantastic. I have WW machinery outdoors and under tarps ... a 36" bandsaw ... quite large dimension saw ... cabinet-sized rip saw ... and a 20" thicknesser. They have not looked better since being liberally
    slathered in WD40 from these cans. It has made the cast-iron surfaces dark, smooth and rust-free ... so the above quote caught my attention.

    All the machinery is pretty old - bandsaw is 1940s, etc - do you think that
    a) there might be a different formula in the cans 1 year on? or
    b) it might have to do with the age/composition of the metal?

    I am assuming the lathe AB referred to was cast-iron also.

    Thanks,
    Paul McGee

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmcgee View Post
    I know it's been a while, but I have a question ...

    But first, as a by-the-way, some friends gave me their coolant pump that they had made from a bench drill motor, an impeller and a plastic container. Pics below.

    Re the WD40 ... do you think it could depend on the type of metal involved?

    I have used the aerosol WD40 for *everything* for maybe 9 months now and I have found it to be fantastic. I have WW machinery outdoors and under tarps ... a 36" bandsaw ... quite large dimension saw ... cabinet-sized rip saw ... and a 20" thicknesser. They have not looked better since being liberally
    slathered in WD40 from these cans. It has made the cast-iron surfaces dark, smooth and rust-free ... so the above quote caught my attention.

    All the machinery is pretty old - bandsaw is 1940s, etc - do you think that
    a) there might be a different formula in the cans 1 year on? or
    b) it might have to do with the age/composition of the metal?

    I am assuming the lathe AB referred to was cast-iron also.

    Thanks,
    Paul McGee

    " It has made the cast-iron surfaces dark, smooth and rust-free ... so the above quote caught my attention."

    Ah ha. And therein lies the answer. All my cast iron surfaces are bright. Here is the lathe I mentioned, post trauma.

    Bob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anorak Bob View Post
    " It has made the cast-iron surfaces dark, smooth and rust-free ... so the above quote caught my attention."

    Ah ha. And therein lies the answer. All my cast iron surfaces are bright. Here is the lathe I mentioned, post trauma.

    Bob.
    Bob
    My 3 kids have red hair,in fact when my wife saw the photo, she said it looked like my youngest daughter (aged 37) working the Hercus 9" lathe.
    regards
    Bruce

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