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    Not quite yet :)

    Not quite yet :)
  2. Thread: Hulse planer

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    Gearotic spat this at me..dimensions in mm ...

    Gearotic spat this at me..dimensions in mm

    Type: Round Gear
    Name: Spur
    SubType: Spur
    DP: 3.14
    Module: 8.09
    Tooth Count: 14
    Press. Ang: 20.0
    Addendum: 8.0851
  3. Thread: Hulse planer

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    I could probably using gearotic make up the gear...

    I could probably using gearotic make up the gear and output to stl code and Pete could make a plastic one.. You could then make a form cutter from that plastic gear...
  4. Thread: Hulse planer

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    Did you measure everything to ten millionths? ;)

    Did you measure everything to ten millionths? ;)
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    Metal files, I like in no particular order,...

    Metal files, I like in no particular order, Bosch, Dewalt, Ryobi, Makita, Metabo...
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    One thing you have to be wary of grinding those...

    One thing you have to be wary of grinding those parallels on the mag chuck is the mag chuck may suck down any bow in them, and it bows straight back up when you release them...
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    When I was hooking up the hydraulics to my crane...

    When I was hooking up the hydraulics to my crane I needed a 3/4 BSPT fitting, which I made up on the lathe... The hydraulic pressure runs at 3500psi and I could not stop it from leaking no matter how...
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    Looks good, the originals are made out of brass...

    Looks good, the originals are made out of brass or bronze..
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    Yes that is correct, but the point I am making is...

    Yes that is correct, but the point I am making is to be aware of that, lets say you make your testing bar four inches long... All of a sudden your between graduation measurement is 0.0001" rise/fall...
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    anothery 357489 357490

    anothery

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    Various bits and pieces I have made and used.. I...

    Various bits and pieces I have made and used.. I could be persuaded to purchase another vial, I find them really handy...

    When I bought mine was before they had an online store presence, had to...
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    Hang on, the gap between hole 86 and 87 is 5...

    Hang on, the gap between hole 86 and 87 is 5 microns out...








    :D
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    If I had a parallel bar 12" long and placed it on...

    If I had a parallel bar 12" long and placed it on a perfectly level surface and then put a 0.0003" shim under one end the bubble would move one graduation.


    If I had a parallel bar 6" long and...
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    They are very simple devices and versatility is...

    They are very simple devices and versatility is the key.. Also I found I needed a lot of different bits and pieces made up for different situations..

    I will see how I am going tomorrow and I might...
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    Christ, doing that today would have you labelled...

    Christ, doing that today would have you labelled a terrorist and deported..
  16. It is just progress in action.. Fifteen years...

    It is just progress in action..

    Fifteen years ago who would have thought it would be so easy to buy direct from China?
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    I am just thinking where I am going to spend all...

    I am just thinking where I am going to spend all this money I am going to make... I will be able to buy that ivory back scratcher I have always wanted..

    Wheel is the CBN wheel I bought a few weeks...
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    First job done... 4 ft wing straight edge.. ...

    First job done...

    4 ft wing straight edge..

    top and bottom are quite parallel...

    The straight edge is flat under 0.01mm straight off the grinder..

    Not too bad for a first time I thought.....
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    I have not actually read the thread as it is too...

    I have not actually read the thread as it is too long for my attention span, but I just thought up an idea for a quick indexer besides Pete's good idea of making one out of plastic...

    Make up a...
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    The male threads should be tapered.. That is what...

    The male threads should be tapered.. That is what makes the seal...

    I have never had much luck with that stag stuff...
  21. Thread: QCTP brand ?

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    The 10EE has a no name dickson style.. May even...

    The 10EE has a no name dickson style.. May even be shop made, But I only have two holders... Always been going to make some up but never got around to it.. Now I have a slightly bigger grinder I will...
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    Wallaby jack.. Jack it up a bit, wobble the post...

    Wallaby jack.. Jack it up a bit, wobble the post then pee down the outside of the post (or put water down there) and lift shake, lift shake..

    Hard work by hand but it is possible to do...
  23. Thread: Mt5 to MT3 ?

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    Make sure your lathe is morse taper 5 first.. ...

    Make sure your lathe is morse taper 5 first..

    If it has a spindle bore of 2" or slightly bigger and of Japanese/Taiwanese/Chinese origin, it could be metric taper 50..
  24. Thread: taper micrometers

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    They could just do what they did in Gracemere,...

    They could just do what they did in Gracemere, Qld..

    http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/g-marks-the-industry-park-spot-gracemere/2745333/
  25. Thread: taper micrometers

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    No, still only got the same mills I had four...

    No, still only got the same mills I had four years ago... Cannot see my workshop expanding much more... Getting too much gear as it is I think and less and less time to work in it..

    Speaking of...
  26. Thread: taper micrometers

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    Probably one thing I forgot to mention.. As the...

    Probably one thing I forgot to mention.. As the anvils on mine does not close up fully I initially thought I could not measure small tapers, but a gauge block used to fill up the gap works wonders...
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    Sticky: TC grinder workhead perhaps? ...

    TC grinder workhead perhaps?

    http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/dandenong/miscellaneous-goods/universal-grinding-attachment/1086959765
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    People seem to forget you can not compare...

    People seem to forget you can not compare hammered nails to nail gun nails...

    Simply because as it is so easy to put in a nail with a nail gun if you have a big gap to fill or the timber splits or...
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    Not yet seen a bearing shop with a minimum order...

    Not yet seen a bearing shop with a minimum order requirement up here....

    I could imagine a bolt shop doing it, when you go in to buy a packet of bolts and you get held up for half an hour by...
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    I would not use tungsten carbide on a CBN...

    I would not use tungsten carbide on a CBN wheel... CBN is horrendously expensive.. Diamond is dirt cheap.. I will use HSS on Diamond...
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    I think if you used that equipment back then and...

    I think if you used that equipment back then and got bought to today's world, you would not want to go back...

    I bet the average man in the street would not be able to afford that stuff back...
  32. The Cincinnati #2 TC grinder manual states the...

    The Cincinnati #2 TC grinder manual states the ball ways on it should occasionally be cleaned up to remove dust, and then upon reassembly the balls dusted with graphite powder. It further states on...
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    I have a leister hot air gun and I have used the...

    I have a leister hot air gun and I have used the hot air bit to solder a new terminal onto a truck battery that was badly damaged by an ill fitting clamp.

    I was reading the link on lathes.co.uk......
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    I do not know how it is done in industry, but I...

    I do not know how it is done in industry, but I do reasonable amount of between centre turning and a bit of grinding. Probably the single most I ever did was making bars and stuff for the 10EE and...
  35. Thread: taper micrometers

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    Have not got time to find the pictures of mine on...

    Have not got time to find the pictures of mine on my computer, So here is one I prepared earlier :D



    https://www.woodworkforums.com/showthread.php?t=140510&p=1719540#post1719540
  36. Thread: taper micrometers

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    His electronic indicator looks nice... Pity he...

    His electronic indicator looks nice... Pity he will not post...
  37. Thread: taper micrometers

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    I have read over on PM the internal ones are...

    I have read over on PM the internal ones are apparently not very useful, and there are far better methods to use to measure internal tapers..

    The external ones however are pretty handy at times......
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    That is to calm the nerves after I jack up a...

    That is to calm the nerves after I jack up a leveling screw and it affects part of the bed twenty feet away. :D

    If I added up the number of hours spent every evening leveling it, I probably spent...
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    The old girl is leveled now (nearly called it the...

    The old girl is leveled now (nearly called it the old bitch when it would not cooperate with the leveling process)

    Running an indicator along the table top which may or may not be flat yields well...
  40. I prefer the KISS principle with stuff like...

    I prefer the KISS principle with stuff like that..

    I am not a fan of spending a few hundred on something just for it to last a couple of years, then need to be replaced, with no direct replacement...
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    If that is true, where does Coregas get their...

    If that is true, where does Coregas get their acetylene?
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    As you are no doubt aware I would imagine any new...

    As you are no doubt aware I would imagine any new cross slide would have to be scraped in to fit which is not really a big deal although squareness alignment to the spindle will need to be...
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    I bought both the collet blocks and a ball...

    I bought both the collet blocks and a ball bearing collet holder... Still trying to work out the advantages of the ball bearing collet holder..

    The collet blocks are really nicely made, you will...
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    Depends on your financial situation and you have to be absolutely sure your current new spindle with spline will fit the old splined bush.

    You may find the 16.5mm splines have a larger minor...
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    It is only drawing 2.2 amps per phase (no doubt less when running), although no doubt more on startup..

    Depending on how many times you will be flicking the switch, I would just install a 20 amp...
  46. Thread: The Holden Story

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    Those that make the decisions have never seen a...

    Those that make the decisions have never seen a depression, never seen a war. Never struggled. When you are comfortable like the decision makers are why would you want to shake up the status quo....
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    I believe most spanner steels use an alloy with...

    I believe most spanner steels use an alloy with vanadium in it... Vanadium I read controls grain growth during the manufacturing process...

    A fine grain tool is going to be better..
  48. Thread: The Holden Story

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    Do they make the Cruze here... It is a god...

    Do they make the Cruze here...

    It is a god awful car, typical eurocrap design.. I drove one a few times and it could never make up it;s mind what gear to be in... Was slow off the mark..

    I do...
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    No idea what they would be worth today new, but...

    No idea what they would be worth today new, but they are nearly obsolete machine tools in a first world manufacturing situation where expensive but common CNC machines are possibly capable of an...
  50. Thread: The Holden Story

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    That is the fault of the government though. It...

    That is the fault of the government though.

    It is not the loss of car manufacturing, it is the loss of the skills.

    As I have said before, never before have so few made so much, and never before...
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