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  1. What should I do with my Dad's Hercus Lathe + Parts ?

    Hi Guys,

    I don't have any experience with metal lathes, apart from using them in high school 30 years ago.
    Was always more into woodworking myself.
    Anyway, my Dad is in a nursing home and my Mum...
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    venom substitute?

    I've been using Trefolex for years for tapping etc, and occasionally in drilling... but I tried some of the Sutton Venom fluid when using a holesaw on plate - pure gold!!!!

    the pack mentions oil,...
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    Kipp Handle Dimension

    Is there any chance that an owner of a 260 fitted with a Kipp handled toolpost could confirm the dimension A in the diagram below?

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  4. Finally getting somewhere with stick welding

    Had to play around with amps at first varying between 60-80amps 2.4mm or 2.6mm Gemini rods (no amp recommendation on packet) ended up at 75amps

    Welds look ok to me, what do u think? There is a...
  5. Thread: Bs-5s

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    Bs-5s

    Can someone who has this model Hafco bandsaw tell me if the power head is supposed to have 10-12mm of shaft float where it attaches to the swivel bracket on the baseplate?
    Also is it normal for the...
  6. Thread: bandsaw speed

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    bandsaw speed

    hi
    is 1300 fpm to fast to cut aluminium on a bandsaw
    cheers steve


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    HM-48 Mill Oil points?

    Not wanting to use the mill recently without oil on all surfaces which require it, I used my ML& Nito32 as the oil plunger was full and only one I have atm.

    Before I get into more work I need to...
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    hercus c extended cross slide

    g'day eveyone. Ive had this casting kicking around for years. I nearly tripped over it a few times.
    I started the cross slide upgrade years ago. At my old work I roughed out the top surface sides...
  9. Hercus 0 Mill Convert Horizontal to Vertical

    I have a Hercus 0 horizontal mill, and have acquired a vertical head for same. I will be attempting to convert. Has anyone undertaken this exercise and able to offer advice of pitfalls etc. I am...
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    Pay it forward (or back)

    I hope all you welders have got your steel roses ready for tomorrow. Always helps when justifying that next tool to the other half.
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    Tig Welding gas (Argon)

    Hi Guys,
    I know this topic has been done to death however looking in the search function I am finding it hard to find the info I'm looking for exactly.
    I know there will be other guys looking for...
  12. Thread: LibreCAD

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    LibreCAD

    Is anyone on here using LibreCAD, specifically on a Mac?


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    What oil to lubricate Lathe?

    Apologies if this question has already been asked before but a forum search on "oil" returns no results - in fact my forum search appears not to be working at all :sad1:.

    This question is what oil...
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    Anyone want to grind a cutter for me?

    I have a tapered cutter on what I believe is an MT3 shank Iíd like touched up.
    Anyone have a T&C grinder, the skills and the motivation to assist?
    Donít mind paying return postage if youíre...
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    Lincoln powerwave 355m with 10m feeder

    Wondering if anyone has experience or info on a powerwave 355m 10m dual feeder using a push pull gun for aluminum. Thanks


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    Removing valve handle - ideas

    Any ideas would be appreciated, I'm trying to remove the handle from a tender drain valve (see pictures). The handle itself is steel, the valve body is brass. The square brass boss is 1 3/16" square...
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    Electrolysis and Lathe Parts.

    I was thinking about using electrolosis to clean up the parts of my Herus, I read this and wonder if it would have any adverse affect to lathe parts?


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    R8 Collets vs E32

    When I bought my Bridgeport it came with a small number of R8 collets. I decided to purchase a half set of Vertex ER32 (?) collets/R8 adaptor.

    Is there any benefit of using the original R8...
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    Horizontal Mill

    I have got the itch for a new machine - a horizontal mill. I watch alot of the usual YouTube channels and like the look of the Kearney & Trecker mills such as the Model H that Keith Fenner uses (I...
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    Drill Press motor size - help

    Gday All.
    My old Richardson DP had a 3 phase motor on it when I first got it back in the mid 1970's. At the time (not having 3 ph) we removed it and replaced it with a 2 speed, single phase washing...
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    Mill tool storage

    I was asked the other day how to store mill tooling in a drawer. I store mine vertically -
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    but the question was put to me, so using a supermarket chopping board (yellow I think is...
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    It only takes one idiot

    Get a load of what this manufacturer has done.
    I gotta try fixing this, it's so frustrating but not sure how to go about it yet.
    So the pulley cover on my mill has these flip catches. They put the...
  23. Thread: ali plate

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    ali plate

    hi
    any perth members know where to buy aluminium plate offcuts 10/12mm thick
    cheers steve


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    Radius Master ???

    Been trying to get hold of the Radius Master people for a while, number not connected and no answer to emails, anyone know what happened or any way I can contact them? Thanks 🙏


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  25. Thread: Chuck jaws

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    Chuck jaws

    The 200mm 4-jaw I recently fitted to my lathe has been giving me a bit of grief, and it turns out that the jaw surfaces used for gripping pipe/bar (the full length jaw surfaces) are meeting at the...
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    Anisotrophic or Isotrophic?

    Hi everyone,
    I am curious to know whether polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) acrylic is ansiotrophic or isotrophic?
    My understanding is that when the properties of a material vary with different...
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    Hafco AL336 - disconnect leadscrew

    Wondering if any Hafco Metalmaster AL336 owner has disconnected the lead screw from the gearbox?

    My AL336D has a lead screw cover which restricts travel and doesn't allow the saddle to get close...
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    End mill sharpening device

    Got this in an email and thought the members on here might be interested.
    It's from Harold Hall, some of the members who have been on here a long time may have seen it before....
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    Where to get toolmaker vice holddowns?

    I bought a toolmaker vice from Hare and Forbes... had a voucher, wanted one! I stupidly assumed a vice would come with hold downs, but it has not. Now looking it seems they're not a straight forward...
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    HELP!! Machining 420 stainless

    I'm making a couple of small gears in this horrible material and I can't seem to get it to behave.

    I was able to get really tight, long pigtails when rough turning with the following:
    Surface...
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    Whats Is This?

    When I bought my last Hercus lathe, this came with all the bits and pieces.
    Does any one know what it is?

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    This bit slides back and forth.
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    3 axis welding clamp

    Had this emailed to me and thought I'd share it. We all know what it's like trying to hold and tack 3 pieces of metal all square to each other at once. Nigh on impossible, so hopefully this will...
  33. Hare and Forbes band saw with blade cutting askew

    G'day all,

    I thought I'd share my experience with my recent purchase the Hare and Forbes BS-4A band saw.

    Assembled the saw, as per the instructions and proceed to cut 100mm X 5mm SHS. Worked...
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    Holding workpiece for milling

    First up, I have not as yet done any milling, but will soon be on a vertical milling slide on my lathe.
    The pieces I want to mill will be 85mm square by 52.5mm thick.
    The milling will be performed...
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    Challenges with New Lathe

    Well guys - I survived installing the new lathe and am now making all the mistakes I made 60 years ago when I used a lathe in school !!
    Have bought a H and F Optimum 2506V which seems to be a...
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    reverse/ forward on mill

    Hi all
    I have a old Long Chang rf 30 Mill/Drill ( the original of the Rong Fu ) it has had a hard life, however it would be quite useful for many things undertake.
    Question is the switch ( plain on...
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    Hydraulic Press on Castors

    I've just purchaced a 20t Hydualic press for my shop, and given my ever decreasing space, I'd like to fit some heavy duty 100mm castors to aid movement around the shed.

    Couple of options come to...
  38. What would you choose? Milling machine mods

    I have a bday coming up which affords me some dreaming on my machine shop wish list. Modest upgrades but allows me to continue to find my projects vs stalling them to fund purchases to improve...
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    Migomag Supamig 200c

    This is my first post here so apologies up front
    I have a migomag supamig 200c I canít get the wire feed to work seem to be power to the moto,
    When I pull the trigger I do hear a click on the...
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    Big drill grinder with point splitting.

    SAM_0592.jpgSAM_0593.jpgSAM_0594.jpgSAM_0595.jpgSAM_0596.jpgSAM_0597.jpgSAM_0598.jpgHello from the Old Goat again.
    I did start with this in the Projects file but this thread gets more response. Not...
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    Collet adapters

    A kind person gave me some weird old collets, and two rough Hercus spindle thread holders/adapters (ER25 & ER32).




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    Precision measurement

    Its just too hot here to do anything outside, so I thought I'll bring some stuff down from the shed to play with in the house.

    Some years ago I brought a laser interferometer at the Broens...
  43. Vickers Hardness for PMMA with ISO standard

    Hi everyone, I require your expert opinion on Vickers Hardness testing. I want to test Vickers Hardness on small Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) samples however there is no ISO standard for testing VH...
  44. Thread: J6 is a JT6?

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    J6 is a JT6?

    Hi,

    I picked up a Rohm drill chuck which says J6 taper. I think this means it's a Jacobs Taper 6 (JT6)?

    Thanks Ben.


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  45. User opinions requested re H&F BS-5V horizontal bandsaw

    In the '80s I bought a Hafco RF-115 horizontal bandsaw (an early version of the now ubiquitous "4 x 6" type horizontal bandsaw), and both of us are getting old and tired so it's time for a change to...
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    Some advice please - lathes

    Hello all

    My first post in the metal work forums I think.

    Anyways, onto my dilemna, which I think I have made up my mind about, but would like some confirmation.

    As I approach old age,...
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    Handrail guidelines

    I'm looking at the idea of replacing the handrail on our balcony.
    Just wanted to check a few things before getting in too deep.

    The balcony has a brick wall at each end and 3 concrete (roman...
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    Interesting vee blocks

    Here's a different vee block design I haven't come across before. The blurb mentions using them for inspection, but I can't think of a particular application where they would be used.
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  49. Thread: 17 tpi thread

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    17 tpi thread

    hi every one . is it possible to cut a 17 tpi thread on a hercus c . An imperial modal
    what change gears are required?
    aaron


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    What is tool oil & clock oil please ?

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    A little depressed. I saw a set of Moore & Wright...
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