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  1. What's an economical way to go about new hydraulic hoses?

    I'm at the stage with my grapple build where I need to fit it up with hoses and I'm hoping some of you fellas with more experience than me in this area can advise me on a way to go about plumbing the...
  2. Help please. Timing of the half nut on my lathe

    Hi all. Iím attempting single point threading for the first time. I have successfully changed my gears to give me 18 tpi. I have been practicing on alum bar stock , scratch passes at this...
  3. Thread: Wheeler mill

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    Wheeler mill

    https://metalworkforums.com/asset.php?fid=352073&uid=67111&d=1515355200Does anyone else have this mill or is it an orphan ? it was made by Wheeler machinery Co. in Batesman Bay and I think it could...
  4. centrifugal casting machine (jewelery): how build ?

    how can i build a centrifugal casting machine for gold/silver jewelry,eg, rings,etc ? thanks


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    Friday night Youtube

    For a while now I have been watching YouTube videos from Cutting Edge Engineering.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2w...bPBNzyC2nnwmNQ

    They mainly deal with hydraulic cylinder repairs and...
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    Mill/drill manual or info.

    Hello, I have purchased a chinese drilling/ milling machine which Is a zx32 made in i think 1970 going by the date on the contacters only. Its 3 phase and very heavy/solid i found out. Does anyone...
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    Flat deck trailer refurb

    As mentioned previously, I've been donated this trailer by a friend who is downsizing and can't take it with him.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210225/84c5f06aa828c45610e3e3f11a1b84e8.jpg

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    What are these?

    Went back to my mates heavy engineering workshop to have more of pick through unwanted "stuff" mainly fasteners.
    Most were in sizes way out of my league, but managed to pick up more SS M6/8/10/12...
  9. Thread: DRO for SC4?

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    DRO for SC4?

    So I did the biting of the bullet and bought an SC4 lathe from Axminster in the UK, should be here in a few days. It's not what I want, but what I really really want Isn't easy to find. Like them...
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    I need a sticky thread!

    Hi folks.

    I'm working on a couple of machinist jacks which are pretty specific to a single job, but I may be able to use them again. They're only simple aluminium rod, threaded with a stainless...
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    Lathe tool height gauge

    What do you use?

    I've seen a few on U Tube and am thinking I might make the gauge like this:

    Lathe Tool Cutter Height Gauge - YouTube


    Steve
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    Free Hercus DP to a suitable home

    This is my friends Dad's Hercus Drill.

    Free to a suitable home like a museum, community workshop or similar.
    If interested or know of anyone PM me the details.

    Yes it is in working order.
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  13. 40 taper toolholder options for larger endmills

    My TOS mill has a 40 taper spindle and currently I'm using ER40 collets which limits me to 26mm shank tools.
    The only solution I've come across for larger shank tools are sidelock style holders - is...
  14. Recommendation for trailer deck material

    A friend who is downsizing has donated me his old 3.6x2.1 flat deck tandem trailer.
    He previously used it to carry flooring and plaster sheets and just had a couple of sheets of yellow tongue...
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    Bearing Question

    G'day...hoping someone may be able to help me out with some local knowledge on a bearing issue :C......let me explain:

    Recently acquired an old Servian Pedestal Drill press from a deceased estate...
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    Trailer repair

    I have a trailer that needs a new A frame, it's made of 50 x 50 x 2mm tube. A repair has been attempted in the past by welding up the cracks and welding 50 x 2mm angle iron to the outside and bottom...
  17. Thread: Setups 2

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    Setups 2

    Sometimes setups can be fun. This one was.

    I made this er32 hex collet block a few months ago but wasn't sure the side angles were correct, that's because I got the angles from a couple of...
  18. Thread: M&G dispatch

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    M&G dispatch

    I just did an order with M&G and noticed : if the order is under 5Kg the postage is free.


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    DRO Instalation !

    Hi Guys,

    I've been getting on with installing the scales for the DRO that turned up last week. Earlier I fitted the bracket for the display support arm. I had to turn a sleeve for it because...
  20. Information on making a lead hardness tester.

    I am a black powder muzzle loader shooter.
    As such, I am constantly seeking pure lead to cast round balls.
    It can be hard to tell at times with alloys about the place, the marking of pure lead with...
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    P&N v`s Suttons and others

    From when I first started buying taps, dies and drills it the mid 70`s it was always P&N. An excellent Australian product.

    When Suttons took over P&N about 20 years ago P&N seemed to me to...
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    VB675 the restoration.

    I thought it time I started a thread on the restoration of this little Hercus, VB675.

    First off a bit of history/back story.

    The lathe was owned by my wife's grandfather (Lionel) who passed...
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    DAWN MFG No 611 Drill Press

    Hi
    My local Historical Society has had some parts stolen of the Dawn No 611 drill press. Itís the parts that make the drill lower as you are drilling (see attached photo.

    Any help in getting the...
  24. Looking for a set of small metric taps and dies

    Just asking if anyone knows of anyone that sells a set of small metric (6, 5, 4 and 3mm) taps and dies which includes the FINE series.
    I already have a 6 - 24 mm set of standard and fine, and a...
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    Colchester marketing video

    Came across this and thought people would enjoy it. The sub-micron tolerances on the spindle bearings is impressive enough by today's standards, but the fact that they were doing that in the 50s is...
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    Dewalt drill bits

    After many years of not having them I have decided to get some of these -

    https://www.amazon.com.au/DEWALT-DW1...3473305&sr=8-1

    Only ordered imperial for now. Got these because they are pretty...
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    Foot operated metal Guillotine

    An ex customer of mine has a 3ft foot operated guillo that they need to get rid off. No idea as to price but should be cheap going by a wood lathe I bought. If any one is interested message me....
  28. Looking for someone to batch Turn some Copper

    Hey

    I am looking for someone (in Australia) to turn a copper project for me. Since it is a confidential project I can not post the drawings here.
    For the first batch I would require between 100...
  29. Thread: Mill Gears !

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    Mill Gears !

    Hi Guys,

    I've been fitting the DRO parts to the mill and doing some maintenance work that should have been done a long time ago.

    15-02-2021-001.JPG

    I got the bracket fitted to the side of...
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    Hercus Model A 9" gear set

    My apologies if already covered but I can't find what I need.
    I have a Hercus Model A 9" with a quick change box.
    Most of the change gears are missing.
    Can anyone tell me how many gears are in a...
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    Spindle oil source?

    Looking for a source for ISO 2 spindle oil (or ISO 6 in a pinch) for a plain bearing spindle surface grinder.

    20 litres if I have to ... I'll sell it off in 1 litre bottles.

    Phil


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  32. Thread: Heads up

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    Heads up

    https://www.mgs.net.au/auction/preli...os.html?a=8641

    image "90"


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  33. Tough Bench drill to Pedestal conversion

    Attachment 390703

    Following my 'looking for a pedestal drill' thread ( https://metalworkforums.com/f303/t20...-drill-quality ) my mind has turned to converting my trusty Tough bench drill to a ...
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    Correct colours for a 1943 9"?

    Hi folks,

    This is my first post.
    I'm restoring my wife's grandfathers old Hercus 9"
    over the years it has been painted cream and then green. It's a 1943 C model.
    I've found traces of the...
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    Varnamo EV-5 shaper

    Good morning Guys,
    I'm a new on this forum. I need some help with my shaper Varnamo EV-5. I bought this machine and when I start it the clutch break doesn't work - the arm is moving all the time,...
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    MIG Welder recommendations

    Evening all.
    I think fixing my trusty old MIG might be to much of a gamble(though I still haven't 100% ruled it out). Even if I fix the transformer, the caps aren't looking the best and it looks...
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    Please **** READ THIS ****

    This post has been stuck at the top of this forum since NOV 2012
    But it would appear, that not everyone, takes the time to read it before posting. So here it is again.
    ____________________________...
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    Electric hydraulic press ?

    Hi I am in the process of building a small bench mounted 20 ton press I have a 20 ton bottle type jack,
    I have decided that it is really slow to operate so considering converting to electric ( not...
  39. ***Firearms*** Concerned NSW residents should read and fill this out ASAP

    If you are involved or not in firearms this may concern you in NSW.

    https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/la...dFYykx2rXO8w==


    More information here
    Stronger Together - SSAA NSW


    Read and...
  40. Schaublin 65. / Australian made AWA Lathe

    A recent addition to the workshop an Australian made Schaublin 65 knockoff, it appears to have been made in 1943 by Amalgamated Wireless Australasia and has a Commonwealth Munitions tag

    has any...
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    Colchester Lathe Toolpost

    G'day from Australia
    Hoping to a find a replacement T1 turret type toolpost for my Triumph 2000.
    OR
    An affordable Dickson type Quick Change toolpost.

    Can anyone help please?

    Third wish would...
  42. Concerned NSW residents should read and fill this out ASAP

    If you are involved or not in firearms this may concern you in NSW.

    https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/la...dFYykx2rXO8w==


    More information here
    https://ssaansw.org.au/strongertogether/

    ...
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    How would you make this part?

    I need to make a pair of these hooks for the grapple I'm building- they are the top quick-attach point on a John Deere loader bucket. Any suggestions on how to go about it? I'm thinking I would need...
  44. Thread: Pump problems

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    Pump problems

    Pump 1 is an old coolant pump. After a clean up and rewire, it seems OK:

    IMG_1197.jpg IMG_1198.jpg IMG_1199.jpg IMG_1200.jpg

    Water came out of the outlet, so I guess the wiring phases are...
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    Part off tool size

    Do you own one of these ?
    I'm trying to find out what the cutting height is. Not much point contacting the seller cos the language barrier is huge.

    http://www.mag-pro.com.au/goods.php?id=493
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    Need Help Identifying Metal Artifact

    Hey all,

    Doing some artifact work and don't know what this metal piece is. It is a hollow pipe, roughly 5 inches long, and indented/caved in at the end.

    Does anyone know what this is, or what...
  47. Advise for tempering a BBQ from stainless

    Hello.
    My mate is a sheet metal worker and built me a lovely BBQ last year from my specs.
    he made it from 3mm stainless.

    The BBQ buckled and warped after a few uses.

    Heís about to make me...
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    Spotface/Counterbore on Reverse Side

    A current job is machining the castings for a Harrison M250 lathe fixed steady.
    I have an original genuine one to copy.

    One photo shows the original Dia 27 spotface for the lathe way clamp M12...
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    Hardly jewellery quality

    And we don't have a forum for spectacle repair so I thought it ought to go here.
    The wing of my specs broke, alleged to be titanium.20210207_193605.jpg
    Turned a bit of brass rod down and managed...
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    Source for long BSF screws?

    Any idea who might carry 1/4" x 26 BSF countersunk screws, 3" long? Tried a few of my usual sources without any luck. Thought I'd ask before I resort to making them. I hate making small diameter...
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