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    Hi, I can't get on either. Getting directed...

    Hi,

    I can't get on either. Getting directed to Auskadi. On Telstra NBN via Wifi.

    Ben
  2. Thread: Kids Projects

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    Thanks for the replies. I had a look at some of...

    Thanks for the replies. I had a look at some of the sites. Good achievable ideas but you had to pay for the plans. Gave me some ideas though.

    Cheers Ben.
  3. Thread: Kids Projects

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    Kids Projects

    Hi,

    I'm looking to do some woodwork projects with my two youngest kids (boy 5, girl 7) over the holidays.

    I generally work with metal, so I have a lathe, milling machine and most importantly a...
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    I wouldn't worry about it at all. The hole is a...

    I wouldn't worry about it at all. The hole is a minor casting defect and the scratches are normal wear and tear. Leave it as is, unless your turning something that's really critical.

    Ben.
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    try this site: http://www.lathes.co.uk/arboga/...

    try this site:

    http://www.lathes.co.uk/arboga/

    Ben
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    That's how the west was won! Ben

    That's how the west was won!

    Ben
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    Yep, I had the compound around the wrong way. I...

    Yep, I had the compound around the wrong way. I don't know why I continually do that.

    I was also using a carbide threading insert.

    Ben.
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    mrpete222 then....

    mrpete222 then....
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    A bit off the OP topic but relevant to the...

    A bit off the OP topic but relevant to the current topic, how expensive is 12L14 and is it the same stuff that Tubal Cain talks about?

    Ben.
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    Hi, Another interesting discussion regarding...

    Hi,

    Another interesting discussion regarding buying a lathe.

    I have a Hercus 260ATM. If you don't want to work on or restore a lathe then I'd recommend something new. If I was going to buy...
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    Now I'm confused. I'll take a photo tomorrow. ...

    Now I'm confused. I'll take a photo tomorrow. Maybe I'm doing it wrong.

    Ben
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    I couldn't fit the tailstock and have the...

    I couldn't fit the tailstock and have the compound at 27 degree's. I could've plunge cut but was already set up. A half centre would be good.

    Ben.
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    Hi, Job completed. I needed to make a new...

    Hi,

    Job completed. I needed to make a new longer bolt for my Hercus fixed steady.

    Due to poor job planning and setup the threading on the lathe didn't work to well. I was only holding the...
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    I made a M12 drawbar for a slitting saw holder I...

    I made a M12 drawbar for a slitting saw holder I purchased from ebay. Not as good as Anorak Bob's but I did make in about an hour or two.

    It's made from bright mild steel bar which turned down...
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    Sticky: Poll: Hi, I just voted. The results are close. I...

    Hi,

    I just voted. The results are close.

    I like the fact that the MWF is in a WWF. I think it does keep a few tools out of the forum. I do also like to have a look at some of the other...
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    Looks good. I will have to start saving my...

    Looks good. I will have to start saving my money.

    Ben
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    Thanks. I'll give it a go. Ben

    Thanks.

    I'll give it a go.

    Ben
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    Cutting a Imperial Thread

    Hi,

    I was attempting to cut a 14 TPI 7/14"(I think - about 11 mm) thread today. Do you turn the compound around to 30 degrees or thereabouts? What did cut did look okay but what oversize so...
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    Hi Baron J, Nice work. How about a photo of...

    Hi Baron J,

    Nice work. How about a photo of it in-situ or working?

    Ben
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    Cheap Bridgeport Clone in Vic

    Hi,

    Might be worth a look:

    http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/keysborough/miscellaneous-goods/milling-machine/1083269427

    Mrpete222 doesnt need power feed.

    Ben
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    Hi, I've had a few items delivered to work...

    Hi,

    I've had a few items delivered to work that I didn't want the missus to see. She usually finds out.

    I've also been ratted out by the kids, even after bribing them.

    Ben.
  22. Hi, I've got four boys, 15,13,4, and 2 plus a...

    Hi,

    I've got four boys, 15,13,4, and 2 plus a 16 year old girl. Hopefully one of them will be interested enough to want the old man's toys when I'm gone. I have high hopes for the youngest two,...
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    Hi Ken,I have a cheap VFD on my mill, works fine....

    Hi Ken,I have a cheap VFD on my mill, works fine. Just as AB said, easy start up and stopping plus variable speed and reverse. The original motor that came on my mill was able to be converted to...
  24. Sticky: This bloke on Gumtree has some well priced pieces...

    This bloke on Gumtree has some well priced pieces of measuring equipment:

    http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/noosaville/miscellaneous-goods/engineers-precision-level/1081705280

    Ben.
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    Hi, Thanks for the replies. I actually have a...

    Hi,

    Thanks for the replies. I actually have a ER20 collet chuck that AB gave to me (along with a Vertex Clarkson type collet chuck - which is my main go to item). I think I will just use the...
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    Drill Chuck for O Mill

    Morning to All,

    I'm looking at buying one of these:

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/381291494616?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    It's not the most expensive but I think...
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    Finally made one copper bush. The two previous...

    Finally made one copper bush. The two previous attempts failed. I had a hard time measuring the OD and ID for the bush, until I used my trusty inside caliphers.

    Not if the end bush will need...
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    Hi Mick, I too have the honour of moving house...

    Hi Mick,

    I too have the honour of moving house every two to three years. I have a Hercus 260ATM lathe and a O Mill.

    As much as I love the hercus lathe, if I was going to buy another similar...
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    Thanks MG, After you mentioned that I quickly...

    Thanks MG,

    After you mentioned that I quickly googled BA threads. Then I remembered I had a BSW thread pitch gauge, most of the threads I checked are 20 TPI and 32 TPI for the smaller threads. I...
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    Was at the local markets today. I picked up...

    Was at the local markets today. I picked up these:

    349293349294

    I paid $30 for it, works well. Now just need a stand and a job to use it on. And:

    349295

    I was also gifted these by my...
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    Hi Ken, I like my Hercus. The small foot...

    Hi Ken,

    I like my Hercus. The small foot print and weight make it easy to move. The vertical height can be a problem. I'm running a VFD without any problems.

    Ben
  32. Sticky: Schaublin Lathe in Tassie

    For all the Tassie Devils:

    http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/forth/miscellaneous-goods/schaublin-120-to-toolmakers-lathe-/1079378068

    Is this cheap?

    Ben.
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    Copper Bushes?

    Hi,

    I'm going to replace the bronze bushes in my Lotze Hacksaw. The originals are 90% Copper and 10% Tin, I can't remember the trade name at the moment.

    I have enough copper bar (a marine...
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    Hi, I went out today with some of the family. ...

    Hi,

    I went out today with some of the family. Great day. I posted some photo's on the announcements page.

    Ben.
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    I took some of the family out there this morning....

    I took some of the family out there this morning.

    Great day! Got there at 0900 left 1300. Wife and kids waiting in the car for me at the end.

    Took photo's with my phone. The boys loved the...
  36. Thread: TNC lathe

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    TNC lathe

    Hi,

    I thought I'd share my latest spur of the moment purchase. I was having a look on Gumtree last night and noticed a Sheraton 9" for sale, the seller also had a TNC mini lathe for a reasonable...
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    Hi, When I got mine it was the same. I gently...

    Hi,

    When I got mine it was the same. I gently knocked it out with some bar but I sprayed WD40 or some other lubricant to help release it.

    Ben
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    Hi Mal, I'll be back early June if that's not...

    Hi Mal,

    I'll be back early June if that's not too late. Hopefully I'll have saved enough money to buy a 3 Jaw for my mill as well.

    Cheers Ben.
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    I disagree about the too many silly rules, you...

    I disagree about the too many silly rules, you just end up paying off all the rules and miss the good rules. Common sense and personal responsibility should apply.

    Ben.
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    I did the working at heights course last year. ...

    I did the working at heights course last year. The company that ran the course said ladders are the most dangerous items on all workplaces and are generally being phased out of the work place. ...
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    Morning, I've put the hacksaw back together...

    Morning,

    I've put the hacksaw back together for now and took a quick couple of cuts.

    I need to adjust the drive engagement, it keeps popping out of drive.
    I'm going to make some new bushes...
  42. Thread: Lathe move

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    I like his winching anchor. My landlord would go...

    I like his winching anchor. My landlord would go bonkers if they seen that.

    Ben
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    Hercus Mill Operators Manual

    Hi,

    There's a Hercus Mill Operator's Manual on ebay at the moment:

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/171712230596?_trksid=p2060778.m1431.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    Looks like a photo copy...
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    Hi Jon, It might just be the photo I looked...

    Hi Jon,

    It might just be the photo I looked at, but do you have the 260 fixed steady? The bar looked a bit skew-if. I bought a 9" steady and have to use a riser to get it to the correct centre...
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    I lifted mine by myself onto a trailer. Wouldn't...

    I lifted mine by myself onto a trailer. Wouldn't do that again. Two man lift no worries. They have a small footprint.

    Didn't do anything today, had a first aid course all day. Also stacked my...
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    Hi Phil, I understand what your saying (I...

    Hi Phil,

    I understand what your saying (I think). Sort of making a bearing pusher/puller. I made something similar for my Hercus headstock. One of the blokes at work suggested using a hacksaw to...
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    Yeah, good idea. I was surprised to see the...

    Yeah, good idea. I was surprised to see the difference between the bushes and shaft before and after cleaning and re-assembly. I'll probably end up making new bushes from the stock at work but...
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    HI Bob, How much did they cost and what size...

    HI Bob,

    How much did they cost and what size did you buy? I haven't measured the bar yet. When you removed the old bushes, did you hacksaw them and then punch them out or did you push them out...
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    The manufacturing boom will take over.....

    The manufacturing boom will take over.....
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    Hi, Getting there! Hopefully will have it...

    Hi,

    Getting there! Hopefully will have it assembled by the end of next week.

    The bronze bearings that the saw frame shaft run in both need replacing. After cleaning out years of gunk and...
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