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  1. sold

    sold
  2. Damn this is harder than I thought

    Damn this is harder than I thought
  3. Really no one? no one even going to make an...

    Really no one? no one even going to make an offer?
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    That sucker is old atleast a 100 years I think...

    That sucker is old atleast a 100 years I think cause the outboard bolt takes the spindle thrust and they stopped doing that around the turn of the century. Judging by the fact it used to have back...
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    Hercus 260 model ATLM 17788 I have been...

    Hercus 260 model ATLM 17788

    I have been meaning to post this for a while now just been lazy its been sitting in bits for to long so ill post on the rebuild to. I pick this lathe up from a engine...
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    you could fit your compound base to a faceplate...

    you could fit your compound base to a faceplate or 4jaw face the spigot off just shy/flush or a slight spigot. turn a new spigot from steel then bolt it on, 2 offset holes should do to miss the...
  7. Does anyone in SEQ need a mini wood lathe bench?

    Hi guys I posted this in the market place but I thought I should post here to. The details are all here on the sales page.

    It was built for a Woodfast mini lathe extra long for the bed extension...
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    Hmm this all sounds much easier now thank you :)...

    Hmm this all sounds much easier now thank you :)

    This is problem that has forced me to sleep on the floor for over 6 months. If i glue the crack up should i re bore that hole so as to not wedge...
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    I checked the crack its not on a glued join but...

    I checked the crack its not on a glued join but being pulled by the frame nut (ill get a photo) is tie bond good enough glue to repair this?

    Can I reinforce this area where the nut is or should...
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    OK finally got the photos up. Just some more...

    OK finally got the photos up.

    Just some more info its a queen bed but the queen mattress i have is a bit tight so I was thinking of making brass plates that slip over the ends of the frame rails...
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    I need help to fix A bed please

    Very urgent Its my bed and the other half is getting sick of sleeping Japanese style :C

    My problem is the dowels were bending and the bolts holding it together have started digging in bad and its...
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    Looking for a gun smith in SEQ

    Does anyone know the gun smith who imports lathes from china?

    I once met him at the Toowoomba swap years ago and I did have his card but thats long gone now :(

    I believe he sells/sold a...
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  14. The Dashin hands down

    The Dashin hands down
  15. Has anyone seen this lathe in South East Queensland

    http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/oo103/Stag_hound27/Metal%20Lathe/DSC_0146.jpg

    Im looking to find the current owner Does anyone know who that is??

    The stand Is unique with feet that protrude...
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    Looks like some good progress Rickey :2tsup: ...

    Looks like some good progress Rickey :2tsup:

    Out of interest where did you get the dimensions for making your bricks and why did you chose to press them (apart from the obvious speed and...
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    :o why didnt I find this thread earlier! Love...

    :o why didnt I find this thread earlier! Love your work your living the dream Ricky! If you lived closer I would have offered my survives as a fit young 20 yo old for some hard work :wink:
    ...
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    I enjoyed the visits to our Masters up her, ...

    I enjoyed the visits to our Masters up her, friendly stafe, very clean store and i was pleasantly surprised with the range available. My Mother shops there all the time now instead of bunnings. ...
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    Wow Im very impressed with the response guys lots...

    Wow Im very impressed with the response guys lots to think about :)

    I got an interesting phone call from my boss today. My employment is with a group training company and my host employer is...
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    OT extra cash/business

    Hey guys i have just been thinking of some things lately and i thought it would be good to hear what others have done in similar circumstances. You see over the past 6 months lives been getting...
  21. Sounds like your fussing a bit, just run the...

    Sounds like your fussing a bit, just run the boring bar in with one cut once you have it on size lock the slides and dont retract the tool. your depth isn't that deep put a pen mark on the ways and...
  22. Thread: Machine Id

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    Nice looks like a watch or clock makers mill ...

    Nice looks like a watch or clock makers mill

    check out lathes
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    Someone at the Toowoomba swap this year had a...

    Someone at the Toowoomba swap this year had a blacksmiths vice/anvil/geared drill/grinder..... i cant remember the specific name of this type but :(
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    I love Russian machine tools they made them for...

    I love Russian machine tools they made them for the workers :2tsup: big heavy and reliable nothing wrong with that

    I also love Russian guns :wink: I fondled a .22 TOZ this afternoon and almost...
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    looks like that type was the norm in the 80's...

    looks like that type was the norm in the 80's before geared head machines of the same size became more common. there is lots of information available on the net but they are all re-badged machines...
  26. Rod I was completely against CNC in the home...

    Rod I was completely against CNC in the home shop. Most people think CNC's are the be all and end all and they are the quickest most easiest machines that can spit out aircraft parts with ease.........
  27. Bob All CNC machines are for the most part they...

    Bob All CNC machines are for the most part they are the same. Some of the most talented machinists I have worked with approach every machine the same. The hardest part is getting used to the key...
  28. Large engine metal spraying and line boring

    If the title has your curiosity check this out :wink:
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    Hydrolic copy turning wasn't strictly for...

    Hydrolic copy turning wasn't strictly for production they had capstans and even NC/CNC machines from mid last century. If you look at literature for tracer attachments for mills they were more...
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    thanks Stuart I just got my head around that...

    thanks Stuart I just got my head around that working :2tsup:
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    My old work had an abused Takisawa lathe and a...

    My old work had an abused Takisawa lathe and a Sasta lathe, I would call both quality tool room machines because using them is a dream! both very accurate and heavy built, compare them to a...
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    Yeah I always wondered why more makers didnt make...

    Yeah I always wondered why more makers didnt make both long and cross feeds independent, The Hardinge tool room lathes had this feature and when they were both engaged the tool moves in 60deg motion...
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    American made and yes good quality from new. ...

    American made and yes good quality from new. They have a following in the US and there was a lot made! I think I have seen it written somewhere they were even exported to Germany kinda makes you...
  34. Thread: Tiny lathe

    by new_guy90
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    Was that the Stuart model lathe? That looked...

    Was that the Stuart model lathe? That looked really cool finished but you cant make that kit into a proper working model. I love how that one in the video has a geared head and the leavers to...
  35. Thread: Tiny lathe

    by new_guy90
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    Nice! A model of a Chinese import lathe lol

    Nice! A model of a Chinese import lathe lol
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    Thats right Bob you sure have a long memory I...

    Thats right Bob you sure have a long memory I think that one was in Sydney and a fine example

    Does anyone know the cost of one of these craftsman lathes back in the day?
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    Someone on here has 2 craftsman lathes he was...

    Someone on here has 2 craftsman lathes he was restoring not sure how he ended up

    My only complaint is they went to the trouble of making the stand into a bomb shelter and putting the drive motor...
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    Calipers are a bit more difficult you need to...

    Calipers are a bit more difficult you need to feel the size of the bore by anchoring one leg and passing the other leg 180deg in and out to "feel" the bore to me it fells like a very light LIGHT...
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    I second a Thread file :wink: and a good full...

    I second a Thread file :wink: and a good full set of good quality circlip pliers they really are worth the price. Some good files in odd and various sizes/grades would be good, needle files are a...
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    Im in the same boat as you, Second year fitter...

    Im in the same boat as you, Second year fitter and turner. I just changed from A CNC jobbing shop to installing water dossers, Its been a great move but most of my gear is for the machining side...
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    Nice!

    Nice!
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    Thank you so much for showing those clamps Bob. ...

    Thank you so much for showing those clamps Bob. I had seen a bad photo of them somewhere on the net and i sure would love to make some one day

    Your posts are always good reading mate dont ever...
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    Cincinnati shaper restoring pics - Practical...

    Cincinnati shaper restoring pics - Practical Machinist - Largest Manufacturing Technology Forum on the Web

    Steve Lindsay Shop Tour

    ToolCat your work Is amazing, I was watching your thread on...
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    only got 3 speeds :? he must not know about the...

    only got 3 speeds :? he must not know about the back gears for slow speeds

    Its a nice little lathe
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    hahahaha yeah sounds true they probably had a...

    hahahaha yeah sounds true they probably had a drink at lunch and after work. They take a long lunch in Europe dont they?
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    Get the face mill A face mill will take a 5mm+...

    Get the face mill

    A face mill will take a 5mm+ cut a at a nice and fast feed rate where as a fly cutter takes bugger all 0.3mm maybe its not worth the cash. On the other hand fly cutters are easy...
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    It sure wont be cheap I can point you to a guy...

    It sure wont be cheap I can point you to a guy who can help you out but he would probably still charge you a coupe a hundred .....sounds like 2-3 hours work but i can see it turning into 5 very easy...
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    Shouldnt be hard but 1 or 2 threads per inch is...

    Shouldnt be hard but 1 or 2 threads per inch is bloody course! I wouldn't attempt it in my own lathe (but I would at work) go to an engineering jobbing shop they can turn your thread, mill the...
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    second hand ryobi table saw

    Hey I have found a second hand Ryobi table saw, it looks like the newer model but no accessories (not bothered by that)

    Im kinda cheap :p are the Ryobi's worth bothering with?
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    Thats good advice, pilot drilling is important...

    Thats good advice, pilot drilling is important for large bits but anything under 10mm dont bother unless your drill has not guts

    If you are chipping the corners you can slightly round them back...
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