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    Trailer Refurbishment 2

    Hi Folks,
    I am not an experienced welder by any means, so happy to receive advice on this project. Our Community Shed, (like a mens shed but we also have female members) was recently given a...
  2. Help with thread cutting - cutting wrong pitch

    Hi all,

    I have an Al340-D that I have had for a while now. The last few times I have cut a thread on it I have noticed that the pitch is slightly out from what I intended. As an example. I just...
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    Oil for 6 x 4 Bandsaw

    I thought I had seen some suggestions on the Forum for gearbox oil for generic 6 x 4 bandsaws but a search didn't reveal much.

    I am thinking something similar to Penrite Pro Gear Oil 75W-90 GL-4...
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    Kelham Island Museum !

    Hi Guys,

    Some pictures from my visit to the "Kelham Island" Industrial Museum in Sheffield UK, yesterday.

    13-10-2021-012.jpg 13-10-2021-014.jpg 13-10-2021-015.jpg
    A rather nice "Crossley...
  5. Thread: porosity

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    porosity

    I have been making bells using traditional loam mould for some time I have made around 20 bells all with relative success. The last batch looked fantastic when cast but on fettling I discovered they...
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    Buying a mill.....Metex DM45

    I am gonna bite the bullet and purchase a Geared Head Milling Machine METEX DM45 240v Drilling Mill MT4 or R8 Spindle


    https://redfoxmachinery.com.au/produ...-r8-spindle-2/

    It will be R8 as I...
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    Damaged Threaded Shaft - Rethreading?

    I have a threaded shaft with damage meaning the corresponding nut won't engage. I think it is just the top and one-two starting threads that are damaged.
    Pics below.

    It's about 14mm across (might...
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    What did I do wrong?

    Hi all,

    Using a slitting saw (3-1/2" x 1" 1mm thick and approx 140 teeth) on the mill, conventional milling into aluminium (unknown grade) and doing approx 600 rpm using WD40 generously for lube...
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    Bunnings Oxygen and Acetylene

    I have a set of Oxygen/ Acetylene gauges that was used on G size cylinders, I was wondering if the Bunning cylinders use the same size gauges?


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    Hercus parts manual

    I don't know a great deal about Hercus lathes, but I've managed to rescue a parts manual for a Hercus lathe from the current purge we are enduring at work. There appears to be no specific model...
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    Welding Old Metal

    I have some sheet steel 1000 x 500 x 1 that has been painted and is quite rusted, I want to weld a barrier of 16mm RHS around the edges to for a barrier. I have ground all the rust and paint from the...
  12. Hole tolerance for 3jaw chuck backplate

    I have made a back plate for mounting a 150mm 3 jaw chuck. It is a SanOu brand which has 4 8M threaded holes for mounting. I have done the shoulder to fix into the jaw's register. The next step is to...
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    Macson QC Gearbox knob

    During the extended COVID break here in Melbourne I have been twiddling my thumbs on various overdue tasks on the old Macson (1946 17") and in order to remove the carriage/crossfeed drive shaft I...
  14. Hercus 260 tailstock vertical alignment

    We recently purchased a Hercus 260 (model ATL) for our Makerspace. We put a precision bar between centres and measured the runout. We managed to align the tailstock horizontally to < .001" but...
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    LOck brand shaper

    Does anyone know anything about this Australian built machine, It has about a 10 inch stroke.


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    Schaffner W12 milling machine

    Iím slowly coming to grips with the Schaffner mill. Itís typical Swiss, nothing is slipshod or cheapskate and after a fairly hectic early life itís still in a beautiful state. Lathes.co.UK has some...
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    I think it belongs to a Lorch

    Pictures for info
    Graduating to visual technologies is really hard for antiquities like me

    Alan Mcl
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    I think it belongs to a Lorch

    I bought a box of stuff at an online auction to get a Hercus 9" fixed steady, as I dug through the box I found a hand wheel/crank, mounting shaft arrangement at the bottom which I did not recognise....
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    Help needed to identify these parts

    I've got 4 sets of these blocks with the only identifying marks being CU350, CU400, CU500 & CU650. They have mirror polished hexagonal sections of various sizes in the centre section ... hence the...
  20. How to keep concentricity when working on both ends of a round bar

    I have spent the whole afternoon making a die holder for the lathe. First the round bar was clamped in a 3 jaw chuck. I worked on one end and then flip around and do the other end. However, I can...
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    waterjet cutting a certain shape

    Hello! I am interested if you think it is possible to waterjet cut an edge as shown in the images using 5-axis machine (omax 80x). The green triangle part is apparently problematic.
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    Saxozip plasma cutter

    Hi folks. I'm new here I have a Saxozip portable plasma cutter with a built in air compressor. It is an excellent little machine, but I believe it is no longer being made, hence I am having...
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    Treadmill motor???

    Hi,

    I acquired a Hercus 9C several months ago. I am limited to single phase at home but have a few options for motors.

    1) I have the original 0.5hp 3 phase motor, which assuming is ok, I could...
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    Large diameter compound dial

    After looking at the larger diameter dials on the DGM I finally realised that the compound dial was the 37.5mm size as a later model 9" or 260 cross slide dials, just machined down to look the same...
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    Help with part name.

    I can't remember what they are called, but they are pretty much a disc with a type of tooth setup on the face, that only drive one way when two are combined. Pretty poor description but maybe enough...
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    Another arthritis aid

    I haven't posted much up here lately so I thought it was about time.
    I had to use some Soudal T-Rex yesterday and for those who have not used it, it is quiet thick and takes a fair bit of effort on...
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    Taping a hole metric / whit

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    I am lost for understanding what to pick for tapping a hole that is 1/2 inch 20 tpi. My set seems to serve bother system. But then it seems to be only metric. The second tap...
  28. Adding a metal gate to standard colorbond fence at 90 degree

    I already have a colorbond fence 1.8m high. There are not any gates now.

    I like to hang a gate next to the fence (the very standard one) but at 90 degrees.

    One side of the gate preferably it...
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    Have to laugh or I'd cry.

    It was all going so well.....I decided yesterday arvo to do a job I'd been wanting to get to for ages- properly bedding in the mag chuck on my surface grinder. I took the chuck off, had to remove a...
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    Small Roll Bender

    I think I mentioned recently about buying a small Roll Bender. Need to make a few U brackets out of 25 x 3mm flat bar. Well after I got it, it was obvious it needed a little fine tuning so I took it...
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    Affix Brass to Weathering Steel?

    If I attach a piece of sheet brass to a larger piece of weathering steel, will I have galvanic corrosion problems between the two metals? Does the joining method matter? I could use cold fastening...
  32. Your favourite inserts/holders for a larger lathe

    I've almost got the 21" DSG running, so need to get a couple of larger tools for general turning and facing to get me started. I don't want to be messing around sharing often used tools with my...
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    11/16 ACME thread

    Hi all.
    I need a length of 11/16 x 8 tpi acme thread rod and nut for a sash clamp i am restoring..cannot seem to find that size anywhere.
    Is anyone interested in knocking these up for me.
    Ken
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  34. Where to purchase foundry supplies in hobby quantities?

    I'm hoping to be able to buy some fillet wax strips and parting powder (been using talc with poor results) and fluxes for small brass pours and the like. Does anyone know a supplier- preferably east...
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    welding pipes with a fillet weld

    Hello everyone! I am designing a tractor implement for harvesting root crops. Similar to this one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrFV...gElkGarlicFarm), but stronger construction with cutting discs...
  36. W F & J BARNES Co Drilling machine with well used (abused) table

    I am a member of the local historical society in Collinsville, Qld who are the trustees and caretakers of the Scottville BCCM No1 mine site at Scottville a small town a few kilometres from...
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    .5 mm Slot need help

    .5 mm slot needing done in some )01 Tool steel(supplied).Have a small request, commission preferably in the Easter Suburbs of Melbourne,Iím based in Glen Waverley tho i could post out as well.(due...
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    Mag wheel nut cactus ! How to get off?

    A mate whoís doing it a bit tough has bought a Toyota Lightace and possibly started down a rabbit hole.
    Its a grey import, which he didnít realise till he went to buy bits for it.

    Anyhu latest...
  39. Thread: Air delivery

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    Air delivery

    A question for all the smart people, is there a simple way to measure the air delivery/capacity of a air compressor in Liters per minute of a unknown capacity compressor


    Read the full thread at...
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    saddle measurements

    Hi All,
    I need some additional data on the Hercus saddle dovetails. It seems that there is some differences in the dovetail width on the early Hercus 9's and the rest of the hercus 9 and 260's, up...
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    Polishing mop and compound

    I want to use my bench grinder for polishing, primarily for the unicorn method of sharpening. Just looking for a good brand of mop and compound to buy. I can only get Josco stuff locally, and I heard...
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    Vertical milling attachment for lathe

    Hi forum gurus

    Just purchased my first AL-320G lathe. Waiting on delivery.
    Saw some info that you can use lathe as a milling machine too, please advice if anyone has done that and what milling...
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    Engine Crane Bleed valve Mod

    Since I bought my engine crane, I've always wanted a more controlable way to lower the arm.
    I saw something similar to this on utube so I thought I'd use it as a stating point.

    I wanted to it be...
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    Drill grinds by hand.

    Further to the recent thread on Drill doctors and subsequent discussion on hand grinding of drill bits.

    For those of us who wish to expend some spare time currently available on their...
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    Info on Mc Millan lathe

    Hi guys,
    trying to sort out some problems with a friend's McMillan Ml-36 lathe which has a regular tight spot on the longtitudinal traverse and a non continuous rotation of its feed shaft - I see...
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    Where's the pivot point?

    Hi,

    I want to make one of these sooner or later:

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/iVUAAOSwE6lhREbR/s-l1600.jpg
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/14420524...r=443500729869


    I'm think the pivot...
  47. Bridgeport clone's boring head boring diameter capacity

    Hi All, I had a job come into work that I'm knocking back as my lathe (AL-960B) and Mill (BM-20E) don't have the capacity to do it. The job was to increase the bore of a 280mm-OD stainless steel pipe...
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    RF45 Gas Struts?

    Has anyone here put gas struts on their RF45/46 size mill to counterbalance the head?
    If you have, Iíd be interested in some pictures of how you did it, and some feedback on whether or not itís...
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    Servian Drill Press Update

    Well, I've finally manged to complete the resto on an old Servian Drill Press I rescued from the deceased estate of an old sparkie. Was a complete rebuild and replacement of the old donk with a...
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    Desktop water jet.

    In case you haven't seen it.
    W08720 - WAZER DESKTOP CNC Waterjet | Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse


    Read the full thread at metalworkforums.com...
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