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    Nagase SWG-4 Operators Manual

    Just bought a Nagase SWG-4 surface grinder. Does anybody have a PDF of an operator's manual or service manual that may help me out with this machine. Looks reasonably simple to operate but would...
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    Lost Wax vs. Clay Casting

    I am planning on casting an engagement ring that will house one round cut diamond. It will have the pieces sticking out for the stone's setting. If cost is a factor, what is the best method for...
  3. The quest for the holy grail...been beenChapther

    So like most of you, I have a workshop space that is far too small for the amount of stuff I have. The astute amongst you will have noticed Iíve been thinning the herd a little over recent months...
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    Tailstock Question

    I am refurbishing a tailstock from a metal work lathe to use it on a wood turning lathe. There is a blind hole in the top of the casting near the barrel clamp, does anyone know what is its purpose?...
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    Tap sharpening attachment

    SAM_0580.jpgSAM_0579.jpgSAM_0578.jpgThe old goat is back with more pics.
    This an old tap grinding attachment. The first pic has the pivot to set lead angle, the base is long lost but a piece of...
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    Cutting a tapered thread

    hi every one. Ths guy has a interesting video about cutting tapered threads on the lathe.
    Im sure people could think of many improvements to his method. its a simple convenient
    method.
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    Broaching a Square Hole in a Mill

    A nifty idea should you need to broach a square hole with only a mill.
    https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/...692#post150692

    Kryn


    Read the full thread at metalworkforums.com...
  8. Making a lathe compound slide for the mill

    Might be of interest to someone. Got this again from the emails as before.

    https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/...753#post150753

    Kryn


    Read the full thread at metalworkforums.com...
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    Making an Indexing Plate cand Crank

    Found another interesting bit of kit to make for the lathe, from an email that I recieved.

    https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/%5Bmetal-lathe%5D-indexing-plate-cranck-41391?...
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    Tailstock Quick Release Lever

    Saw this in an email and thought that some Members on here might be interested in making one for their lathe/s.
    https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/...mail&utm_campa
    Kryn


    Read the full...
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    Hercus Mill X, Y Z feed screws

    Got a question about the Hercus Mill . I believe my small mill was pre metric manufactured so was fitted with dials, graduated in .001". When the country changed over to the metric system the dials...
  12. More Douglas Shaper Workhead Modifications

    Back in 2011 I posted some details of a simple modification I made to the Douglas' workhead feed. The photos accompanying the thread evaporated long ago but below is the initial text of the thread.
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    Gear cutters - DIY Metric Conversion

    I have an old Bandsaw that Iím looking to create a low range gearbox for as I want to convert it from wood to metal cutting. Itís a fun project and gives me an excuse to buy a dividing head for the...
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    Hafco Paint codes or colours

    Apologies if this has been mentioned before, tried the search unsuccessfully.

    Does anyone know the paint codes or colours for the Hafco Machinery? The Off White and Blue.

    I have some touching...
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    Lathe stand - height

    In my eternal quest to create space in my shed, I have spied an opportunity.
    I have a set of drawers, about 300mm wide.
    This drawer unit is actually composed of 2 units welded one on top of the...
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    Belt grinder tracking wheel question

    The tracking wheel on my almost complete belt grinder is an ebay ali one, and it seems to have a very high crown, which I think is causing it to be very (too) sensitive.
    A tiny bit of movement has...
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    Mars lathe resto

    Hi i will be soon starting the resto / revival of my mars lathe.
    I dont think the 3 jaw chuck is original to the machine and needs work.
    I will end up cleaning it up but jaws need grinding aswell....
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    Casting a new part for an old motor

    I was replacing bearings on the motor for a bandsaw restoration project. The bandsaw is a 1957 delta wood and metal.cutting model. It has a 6 pole ac motor that runs around 1200rpm. It also has a...
  19. Wormgears (and sectors) without hobbing

    In another thread I mentioned some methods for cutting gear sectors (that is, non-complete gears), and ways of getting worm like performance.
    For those wanting a good summary of home workshop gear...
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    Is this a good drill press?

    Iím looking at buying a drill press for home/hobby workshop use. Just wondering if this is a good deal/machine? Or if there is a better option in a similar price range?
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    What's up with my intermediate pulley?

    I don't recall it being like this prior to transporting it 150km but I didn't take photos beforehand so I could be wrong. What has gone on here? Also, what's the purpose of the bent bar that's...
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    New visby metal lathe manual

    Hey guys,

    New to the forum but I was wondering if anyone has a manual for a new visby metal lathe? I am currently restoring one and it might come in handy!

    cheers!


    Read the full thread at...
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    Glue for Aluminium

    Hi guys, can someone recommend me a good quality glue for laminating 3mm thick Aluminium plate together to form one thickness of say 6mm or 9mm.

    Not talking about large sheets of plate, just...
  24. Thread: Soft Jaws.

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    Soft Jaws.

    Hi Guys,

    I cut up a piece of aluminium plate the other day and was left with a 72 mm long by 40 mm wide off cut of 10 mm thick plate. I don't like just throwing material in the scrap bin, so I...
  25. Looking for information about the Wespa AS4 vertical band saw...

    Hi,

    I just bought a used Wespa AS4 band saw, and I am looking for instructions, or any advice for use...

    Particularly:
    - Adjustment of the alignment of the upper wheel
    - Maximum blade width...
  26. Rockwell Bandsaw Identification, Help and Conversion

    Iíve been working on some projects recently that my GMC chop saw was too loud and messy to bear after a while. Iíve been on the hunt for a bandsaw for a while when this Rockwell popped up.

    Iím a...
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    What can I use as a cutting fluid.

    I need to cut 10 of the 16, 22 & 32mm holes into 3mm SHS using annular cutting bits and the only business in our small town that sell this kind of cutting oil is completely out.
    I'd like to do this...
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    Looking for a cheaper option?

    Hi,

    I recently acquired a new drill chuck but it's a 3/8-24 internal female for the arbor.

    I've been looking around for a suitable arbor on the internet and found this on ebay:
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    Hercus 9 Query

    Hi All,


    I've dusted off a lathe that has been in my garage for a number of years and am hoping the forum can help me to understand a bit more about the Hercus lathes. I'm interested to know how...
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    Hercus 9 Model C identification

    Hi All,
    I've finally looked at a Hercus lathe that has been sitting in my garage for a number of years and was hoping the forum can help with identifying what I actually have. I can see on the Screw...
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    Gear Tooth Vernier Caliper

    Saw this in an email and thought it might be of interest for those that like to cut gears.
    https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/...er&utm_medium=
    Kryn


    Read the full thread at...
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    Mill stands for a RF45 - Metex, H&F ?

    Just picked up a RF45 to replace my older 3ph cast iron machine that i have had to move on. But it doesnt come with a stand, so looking around at various stands to plonk it on.

    To some degree a...
  33. Thread: Sand casting

    by MWF FEED
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    Sand casting

    I have done lots of sand casting, ( only small items ) I have a question, if one was making just a rectangular strip, I assume there would be no reason to center the pattern in the mould i.e. just...
  34. Sandblaster Gun wont work and I dont know why

    Hello all, Thought I'd update my worn out sandblast gun so I saw these on evilbay with ceramic nozzle and thought I'd give them a try

    Arrived this week so I hooked up the air, 17cfm compressor @...
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    Bonded Al and MS bar

    Over Xmas my boat building BIL cave me an interesting piece of metal.

    It's cut from a 35 mm thick by 100 mm wide bar and consists of a 19mm thick layer of MS bonded to a 16 mm thick layer of Al....
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    Tachometer on Hercus 9C

    My Hercus seems a little slow for cutting steel, so I wanted to check the rotational speed. Could have borrowed an optical tacho, but a cheap tacho display with sensor is $14 or less from eBay, so I...
  37. Can someone tell me more about these tools?

    I purchased these to give to a friend who makes knives from a thrift store. I was able to find a little bit of information about the mini anvil has it has the brockhaus name on it but not anything...
  38. Mystery Tool Accessory - What are these things?

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    I bought two of these "things" at a market a while ago, not knowing what they were, and I still don't know.
    I am very curious.

    Each is threaded 1/2 inch 20 TPI male and female at each end, as...
  39. Surface Grinder Travel Less than Mag Chuck

    I've recently picked up a Kent KGS-200 Surface grinder
    I need to resurface the mag chuck, but I had a look and the chuck is slightly longer than the overall table travel.
    This will mean I get high...
  40. Vintage Tough DrillPress- help with electricals and drillbit change

    I just picked up one of the legendary (!) tough drillpresses and have done the usual lubing up prior to cleaning up surface
    corrosion. Everything moves and it looks like it will be fully functional...
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    New Hercus Model C's Owner

    Hey Guys,

    Have just in the last week joined the Hercus gang. I purchased two model C's in a package deal with a horizontal bandsaw as well (old Hafco BS-4A).

    One is standard with a 240v motor...
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    Has anyone used one of these?

    s-l225.jpgAre they any good? do they do what they are designed to do? Do the cutters last?

    Thanks.
    Attached Images

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    Free Engineering Handbook PDF

    I just came across this free engineering handbook PDF via the Make-a-Key site.
    I've only skimmed it for now but it looks interesting.
    Apologies if this has been posted before.
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    transmig 195 rural pack

    been offered one of these for an affordable price not this one its a bit tackier on the outside
    anything to look out for want to have a go at

    welding ally i have gas from useless chinese...
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    Drawbar Removal Tool

    Got this in an email and thought it might be of interest to some of the members on here.
    Ever been in the situation of putting the drawbar spanner down to pick up the hammer to knock out the...
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    A chinese Poem

    The rusty screw,
    never using a wrench,
    hard twist,
    antitwisting screw slide
    the six edges and corners to twist off the screw
    or bad twist wrench.
    At this time, the handle
    gently shaking...
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    can you believe this

    trawling through facebook and gumtree adds for a mig welder and i came across this i wonder what size welder you would use this in lol
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...8437021046813/

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    Coolant - yet again

    Gday All.

    Is anyone using Inox MX3 in their coolant system?
    I've finally gotten around to trying to get my coolant systems on the lathe and mill operational again.
    Up until 2009 I had been using...
  49. spotwelder advice sought - lots of heat, no weld

    A few years ago I picked up a cheap 240VAC spotwelder - it looks fairly similar to the picture attached. It was an impulse buy based on a price "too good to pass", and it pretty much went into...
  50. Putting a new threaded end on a handbrake cable

    I need to shorten this cable and duplicate the threaded end, 3/8" UNF. Making the new end is easy, I'm not too sure whether swaging it onto the cable with only a 10 tonne press is going to work. For...
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