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  1. Welcome to the Maho Club...

    Hi Peter,

    I have an early 70's Maho MH700 manual machine.

    See link below.https://www.woodworkforums.com/showthread.php?t=179937

    Your MH400 looks like a toy in comparison to the bulk of the...
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    Exquisite work BT. You set a standard for many...

    Exquisite work BT. You set a standard for many of us to aim for.

    Glad I could be of a small assistance with the Schaublin info sharing.

    Cheers

    Piers
  3. Problem Solved....

    The seller has responded to my email and is happy to post :D

    Cheers

    Piers
  4. Help with small tool collection Werrington County Sydney

    Hi Guy's,

    Yesterday I made an opportunistic opening bid of $35.00 on a brand new Sandvik SCLCR 2525M12 tool holder with 8 new inserts. To my surprise no one else bid, so I now need to organise to...
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    Expensive Press

    This is a good one......

    Why pay $429 for a brand new press from H&F

    https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/P143

    When you can pay a TOTAL of $619.08 for the very same press second hand......

    ...
  6. Hi Emma, Send me a PM. Cheers Piers

    Hi Emma,

    Send me a PM.

    Cheers

    Piers
  7. Sticky: Interesting Mill Drill in QLD

    Interesting looking mill drill for sale on gumtree.

    http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/meringandan/miscellaneous-goods/milling-machine/1079785188

    A quick search on line turned up this listing from...
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    Nice Work

    Very nice work BT.

    Nothing better than retuning a nice tool to service.

    Cheers

    Piers
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    Wow

    Well I finally got a chance to run the "new" mill.


    After owning a Chinese mill drill for years, the combination of German Engineering, 2 tons of cast iorn, power feeds and carbide tooling is...
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    We Have Power

    Got a sparky mate to check out the plug & socket. Turns out that the 20amp outlet is only configured as a 4 pin plug. The center neutral pin hole is only 10mm deep and then it is blanked off. Thus...
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    Hi Stuart, I had guessed it was "old style" as...

    Hi Stuart, I had guessed it was "old style" as it is a metal frame and I had not come across one like this before. Thanks for clearing that up. Learn something new every day :).

    Cheers

    Piers
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    So Close....

    After a year and a half with the mill in storage I recently moved it to my Fathers new workshop, when I had a 4 ton forklift on site for the DSG. This means i will be able to use it until I build my...
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    Printing Press

    Joe,

    Congratulations on a fantastic build. The hand wheel is what really tops it off. It is pretty special when you get a chance to use all your skills and favourite tools to build something...
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    Update

    I managed to slip away from the family camping trip over Easter long enough to borrow a 4 ton fork and a set of machine skates to slide the DSG from the loading bay into the shed. While I had the...
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    Grays Bargain

    Ray,

    When I saw bargain on grays I thought you might mean this....
    ...
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    Ray how did your "sister" News vice clean up? ...

    Ray how did your "sister" News vice clean up? From memory yours had a few more Swiss cheese holes:D



    I agree, that's why I am not keen to launch into something way over my head. Will see...
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    DSG Compound and Cross Slide Wear

    My wife was away for the weekend so I was flying solo with the kids. This meant limited shed time , but it did mean that I could convert the kitchen table into a compound slide cleaning station and...
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    Any Industrial supplies shop should be able to...

    Any Industrial supplies shop should be able to help you out.

    Cheers

    Piers
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    Surface Plate

    Postage might be a killer :wink:

    I have a mate who is looking to bring a container load of granite from China for a building project. If this goes ahead I will get a surface plate in the...
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    Re scrape

    Hi RC,

    I am hoping that the wear is minimal and it won't need a scrape at this stage as the cross slide is too big to fit on my little surface plate.

    hope to make it out to the workshop today:)...
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    Congratulations

    Congratulations BT,

    What a terrific find and great team work from Michael :)

    When Gary S gave me a tour of his Schaublin 13 he spoke very highly of this vice and its ability to be indexed...
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    Powered Clean Up

    Made it out to the workshop one night for a couple of hours to start cleaning up the DSG. The entire lathe is coated in a layer of dried coolant/grime, so I decided to do a complete strip down of...
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    Face Plate Trade

    Hi Ew and Andre,

    As I do not have a face plate for the DSG my preferred option is to swap/trade the D1-4 face plate for a D1-6 face plate.

    Do ether of you guys have a "spare" D1-6 face plate?...
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    D1-4 Face plate

    Hi Ew,

    Are you still after a D1-4 faceplate ?

    I got a D1 face plate with the DSG but it is too small. I thought it was a D1-3 but it does not fit my Chipmaster. I have not measured it yet but...
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    Nice Work

    Hi Peter,

    Nice work on the PF1. I bet you are itching to power it up and make some chips.

    I like the SO grinder. Where did you pick that up?

    Cheers

    Piers
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    Hunch, I agree. I have 10 for the Chipmaster...

    Hunch,

    I agree. I have 10 for the Chipmaster and still need to change things out occasionally :)




    I picked up all the loose items as soon as the funds transfer went through. Lathe is now...
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    DS&G 1307 Manual

    The DS&G 1307 came with a manual. The manual if from a different machine to mine, produced 2 years earlier.

    As far as I can tell the changes are only cosmetic. Plastic hand wheels vs steel, and...
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    DSG 1307 Features

    Today I had a flick through the DSG manual and have put together the following summary of its key features:

    swing over bed: 13"
    Swing over sadle: 7"
    Swing in gap: 22"
    Distance between centres:...
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    DSG Manual

    Hi Bruce,

    Read most of the manual today but could not find the reference you mention :D

    Cheers

    Piers
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    Ways

    Hi Stuart,

    I have not had time to investigate the "gap" feature of the lathe. Any DSG owners able to shed some light!

    from what I recall (the lathe is not at my house) the missing way at the...
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    Monarch-DSG

    Hi RC,

    I think DSG are the Rolls Royce. Monarch are the Cadillac of lathes. :)

    Either way I have the Rolls Royce as the 1307 was sold in the USA as a Monarch-DSG :wink:

    scroll down this...
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    TIR 0.03

    Hi Ray,

    Great to met yourself and Josh at the auction.

    Pretty sure it is a 1307?

    The 3 jaw TIR 0.03 guaranteed might be why the 4 jaw shows no sign of use and was gathering dust and a fine...
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    Multifix Prices

    Hi Mark,

    I had no idea how pricey the original Multifix are, so out of interest I priced them up on the Internet. Total price for the post and holders purchased individually is $3600 USD:o
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    Dean Smith & Grace 1307

    My Colchester Chipmaster is too small for some of the larger automotive work that I do so I have been on the lookout for something a bit bigger.


    This week I picked up a very nice DSG 1307 from...
  35. Sticky: Auction Prices

    R.C,

    First auction I have been to. My impression was that prices were cheaper than grays. I spoke with the M.D of J.W.Styles and he said the prices are dropping.

    Cylindrical grinder sold for...
  36. Sticky: News Travels Fast

    Hi Mark,

    News travels fast. I picked up the DSG 1307. Will post some pics once I get it picked up. Now I just need sell something to pay for it:rolleyes: and build my shed to put it in:).
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  37. Sticky: Sale Price

    Mark. Sold today for 2k plus RIP.

    Cheers

    Piers
  38. Sticky: Mazak Prices

    Nice grinder Ray.

    Do you recall what the two Mazak lathes went for?

    Cheers

    Piers
  39. Thread: Guess what?

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    The trailing tool looks to be ground for thread...

    The trailing tool looks to be ground for thread cutting. My guess is that this tool is to turn to a diameter and cut a thread without a tool change?

    Cheers

    Piers
  40. Sticky: Exactly my thoughts Ray. It baffles me how...

    Exactly my thoughts Ray. It baffles me how someone can take an operational machine and then leave it out in the weather. Why not sell it or give it away before F*%$ing it up.....

    Cheers

    Piers
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    Tables

    Hi Michael,

    If you get the grinder and would like some photos and sketches of the tables just let me know.

    Cheers

    Piers

    P.S even without the tables it weighs a ton......
  42. It's a waiting game...

    The two major factors for me are Price and Quality.

    As I am in the process of setting up my workshop on a budget, I have found that by scouring all the usual places, ebay, gumtree, onsite...
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    Thanks

    Thanks Bob for your generous offer.

    I would be very interested in doing a trade as neither of my grinders has a protractor fence and I was planning to make one.

    Cheers

    Piers
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    Waldown Tool Grinder

    The local high school was having a garage sale to clear out some surplus stuff, so I stopped buy. First thing I see when I walk in is a Waldown 7" tool grinder. I already have 3 Waldown grinders, 2...
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    Thanks

    Thanks very much for checking that out Phil.

    Interestingly that unit also looks to be at right angles to the bed. All the other units I have seen are at an 45 deg angle.

    With the hydraulic...
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    Colchester Chipmaster Tracer Attachment

    After 18 months of house building we have finally moved in so it is now time to get back in to metal working:D

    One of the first jobs was to pick up a hydraulic tracer attachment that I had...
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    Thanks

    Thanks Andre for the heads up about this sale. I picked up the other large Noga and the set of parallels. The seller was happy to post :)

    Cheers

    Piers
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    Sticky: Watch out

    Watch out with that grays auction. On a few of the items I looked at the buyers premium is a massive 20% + GST works out to 32% on top of the bid price...

    Cheers

    Piers
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    Clr

    There is a guy on youtube call outsidescrewball who uses CLR to clean up rusty parts. I have not tried it but it might be worth a go.

    Cheers

    Piers
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    Thanks

    Thanks Aaron,

    My face mill takes a 22mm spigot....Might have to get one from CTC so I can start making some chips........

    Cheers

    Piers
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