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  1. Thread: Fan Duct !

    by MWF FEED
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    Fan Duct !

    Hi Guys,

    I decided that it was about time that I got my finger out and finished making a fan duct to go on top of the motor on the mill.

    These DC motors get hot quite quickly and since all...
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    Hardened Bastard

    Sooooo...... I was stick welding some nonsense parts the other day and went to grab my file, just to knock of the flux from the end of the rod before starting the arc, well bugger me I could not find...
  3. Positioning of a water cartage tank on a motorcycle / utility trailer

    Hi Folks, For a while now I've been building a utility type trailer to carry a couple of motorcycles and a 1000L water cartage tank and with the cooler days I've fitted the new axle and the electric...
  4. Sharing QCTP tools between different lathes

    I have a Hercus 9, a Hafco AL336, and two compatible QCTPs;
    so I can use the same holders, and mostly 16mm tools, in each.

    Now, the lathes' centre heights are close, but not exact.
    (My...
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    Making a Custom Bike Brake Cable

    Hi All,

    Apologies if I'm posting this in the wrong forum. I have a 70s Peugeot Folding bike which I'm quite attached to. I was riding it recently when one of the brake cables snapped. The brakes...
  6. Kondia FV-1 Mill Pulley Support Bearing - Lubrication

    My Kondia FV-1 turrett mill developed noise in the upper pulley area.
    The back-gear toothed belt was tracking low, shedding debris and showed a small tear.

    A tear down revealed suspect pulley...
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    Newbie cast sizing question

    If I wanted to use 98 grain cast Hawkesbury river button nose wad cutters in my 308 as quiet 1300 FPS plinking trsilboss loads , they are 314 diameter, and if I wanted to size them myself and I have...
  8. Machining hubs and tyres for a pallet lifter

    I have a 1000kg capacity pallet lifter similar to the pic posted here. When I finally get my lathe set up the first job I need to do is make four new hubs and tyres for it. Originals were butchered...
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    Pneumatic chamfering tool

    I don't think I have a use for one of these, but some of you do?

    This $88 Tool Will Change Your Metal Work Forever! - YouTube


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    Unknown lathe gear change set

    I have a set/partial set of change gears from a lathe - new/unused. They came with some Hercus spares from a Tas. school/Tafe. The change gear set is on a 4 spline centre (about 22mm outside and 19mm...
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    Scissor action Knurler

    Had a few SS knurled knobs to make and instead of flogging the Hercus headstock bearings and tool post mount with my push-knurlers one more time decided to fork out for a scissor type knurler.
    ...
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    Availability of 50x50x2 angle

    Question I wish to purchase some steel angle 50x50x2 three steel suppliers in SA have told me it does not exist, it used to because I have a piece, am I being led up the garden path or is this size...
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    Annular Cutters

    I have a need to drill a squillion (well nearly...) 16mm holes in 16mm plate for my welding table top. I want to purchase an annular cutter to use in either the Bridgeport R8 or the Fexac 50 taper...
  14. Unusual grind shape on new adjustable reamers

    I have bought plenty of unbranded cheap adj readers on eBay . From real small To 38 mm I had 3 arrive today in the 13 to 19 range ... upon inspection the blades are not straight sided. Normally...
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    I see your waterjet laser...

    ...and raise you a laser lathe. Absolutely insane what people come up with these days




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    Bearings for the countershaft 260

    Hi guys,

    does anyone have the details of the bearings for the countershaft for the belt driven 260?

    Cheers


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    Moving a lathe from Sydney to Ballarat

    Gíday

    I usually hang out at the woodwork forums when I do online things but Iíve been a bit quiet recently.

    I have been hunting for the right type of vintage lathe for turning steel for a few...
  18. Thread: SHS Broaching

    by MWF FEED
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    SHS Broaching

    After a number of months out of the shed I finally made a brief start on my weld table project (I will try and run a thread in the projects section). After stripping off the horrible blue paint I...
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    Self Stick Vernia Scale

    I was making a small part that needed a 5 degree slope. I had a lot of trouble seeing the "whiskers" on the cross slide scale on degrees. My lathe is an antique so I suppose that the scale over time...
  20. Novice here, needs some help on building a table

    Hello everyone, first post here!

    I've made some stuff for myself before but this is the first big project I'm making for someone else, so I'd like to make sure I get everything right.

    I'm going...
  21. Opinions on DRO display side for a milling machine

    Something I've thought about for many years but done nothing about is the factory installed side of a DRO display on the right.

    I'm just about to make up a full control panel with a DRO built into...
  22. Whitworth fittings on vintage machinery.

    I have a 1960s English wood machine I'm restoring . All BSW / Whitworth threads . The fit of the bolts through cast iron and other metals is nice and fine . Not a sloppy fit .

    I tried using a...
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    HM 50/52 owners

    Has any one ran a 100 mm face mill in either there Vertical or Horizontal spindle and if so what results did you get, type of material and max RPM and Depth of Cut and rough feed rate.
    I don't need...
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    Metric Theading Hercus A

    Sure it's been covered and done to death, just can't find it.

    I have ALL the gears, as well as the handbook, but it STILL does my head in.

    Anyone here can point be to the relevant threads...
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    4140 confusion

    I bought A Short length of 4140 which I think is what they call " pre-hard" the seller says it's hardness is RK 32 or therabouts, the surface finish is very smooth and shiny .

    There are various...
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    Setting a cutting angle question

    I cut my first thread last night on my 9" Hercus AR . First a bronze test run 5/8 11 TPI . It worked so I then did the same thread on 4140 3/4 x 3/4 bar for a part of a machine I'm restoring .
    I...
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    Looking for ESAB Rebel Manuals

    Thinking of getting a new MIG and part of the process is looking at the manuals for specifications, features and limitations.

    I can't seem to locate manuals for the ESAB welders - specifically the...
  28. Looking for a cheap beginning electric foundry a bit wider than normal

    I'm just getting into casting. I mostly plan to start melting scrap aluminum, such as cans and whatever I have lying around. I don't want to invest a bunch of money at the moment so I was looking at...
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    Parkanson Powered Hacksaw

    Gíday everyone Iím wondering if anyone has a manual for this Parkanson powered hacksaw? If you have one of these more modern ones what speed is it running at roughly?

    You can see it running here...
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    Linisher Belts

    I am building a couple of linishers and I am wondering what grit belts are supplied when a linisher is bought from a shop. Can someone have a look at a machine and tell me what it comes with or give...
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    Model 0 Vertical Head bearing temp

    I have dug up what previous threads I can on running temperatures of the bearings in the vertical head of Model 0 mill. It seems that they do run rather hot.
    My question is while the temps noted in...
  32. W. Thornley & Sons Ltd., Sydenham Ironworks, St. Peters, Sydney, N.S.W

    https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-465317995...ge/n0/mode/1up


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    Bren Carrier manual

    https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/185960...ee&startPos=20


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    Metal and wood vertical bandsaw?

    I can see some conflict in using a bandsaw for both, ie sawdust vs metal shavings, but in a budget and space confined environment how successfully can one use a dual purpose vertical band saw? Any...
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    Lathe tool book

    Free download

    https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?...iew=1up&seq=12


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  36. Thread: Kerry Lathe

    by MWF FEED
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    Kerry Lathe

    Spotted this of Gumtree, This example seems to have a threaded spindle nose ? I thought these Kerry lathes all have a L00 spindle mount but reading the Lathes UK write up, the threaded nose was used...
  37. Thread: 90 tooth gear

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    90 tooth gear

    I am contemplating making a worm to mesh with Hercus gears (18 DP). I have been studying Ivan Law's book "Gears and Gear Cutting," and I have worked out that I need two 20 tooth gears, a 30 tooth...
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    Fine Finished Steel Angle

    I have a small length of steel angle 20x20x3.
    It is not mill finish black steel.
    Dimensions are very close to nominal, all corners are sharp and square, with a finish close to ground.

    This may...
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    MIGS, TIGS & Magnets

    Today I was trying to TIG up small mild steel bracket that I had supported from behind with one of those magnetic squares and I was trying to get a bead on the other side of the bracket. For the life...
  40. How rotate concentric rods and lock in 2 different positions.

    Hi Guys,
    I'm consulting the brain trust again for ideas.
    You may remember I was asking about fitting dual accelerator pedals a while back. I have had no luck getting help so I am going to do it...
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    What layout tool is this?

    Hoping someone can ID this tool (or one with the same function).
    It's a sliding stop block on a ruler for layout / scribing a distance from an edge.
    I've not been able to find such a tool via the...
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    New member of the club

    DSCF3294.jpg

    Picked up this nice little 260 from a great bloke in Mildura late last year. Sometimes I need to count my lucky stars

    (Not bolted to the stand which is why it looks lopsided)...
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    Lathe carbide tool geometry

    Most of my carbide holders, which are cheap Chinese copies of industry standards, have negative rake. e.g.:
    Screen Shot 2021-04-18 at 2.50.34 pm.jpg
    That one is designed for TNMG inserts, which are...
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    Camelback straight edge

    Hey guys

    I am in need of a straight edge, as for some reason I have developed a predilection for buying worn out old machines. I tell people that collecting these old machines is a hobby, but deep...
  45. Black friction reduction anti corrosion at home

    Hello all

    I am working on a 48 Indian and they have exposed kick start gears. It got me thinking. Is there a practical way to stop the gear corroding, give it a nice black colour and help with...
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    Cutting Ingots down to size

    I bought 7kg of Bronze (3% silicone) recently. It arrived as a single ingot. It's far too large to fit any of my crucibles, so I need to cut it somehow. It's too thick to saw by hand. My only...
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    Cobblers hammer?

    Hey my friend had one of these little hammers with 4 screwdrivers inside of it, she found a second one and it appears the one is real full brass (magnets don't stick) and the second one as you can...
  48. Thread: Redneck Lathe

    by MWF FEED
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    Redneck Lathe

    I mentioned in another thread (parts washer solvent) that I had to sort out an urgent job - a mulching/flail mower whose bearings hadn't been greased for many years. The main rotor bearings were...
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    Total Tools Band Saw

    Has anyone got or used one of these totaltools bandsaws?
    For $500 you don't get a coolant feed but I can rig one with a 12v model aircraft refueling pump.
    I have a project in mind but I need to be...
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    Lathe al320 g apron lubrications

    On the top of my apron next to the blue Nikko pen is what looks like a small oil point or grease nipple. I canít see anything in my manual. Itís easy to lubricate my lead screw because access is...
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