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    Correct, politically speaking.

    Politically correct!
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    Thread measurements.

    No that's not correct Ueee, he's still talking measurement, but your not, so I guess that means you would be hijacking this thread. But that's alright I don't care...
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    A shopkeeper's foot.

    I'd say an 11" foot would have to be s shopkeeper's dozen!
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    A spanner in the works hop.

    A tidy workshop is the result of a sick mind, so they say...

    I got sick of never being able to find anything, so joined the ranks of the sick minded and still I can't find that spanner I had two...
  5. Polish the C#!ne$e

    Price!!!
    I'm a hobbyist, I work in metal (and wood) as a hobby only; however, I also have several other hobbies which also require financial input, so I'm not interested in throwing money into brand...
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    Testing 1, 2 - 0, 50.

    Yesterday I did a comparison between my newly acquired second hand Mitutoyo 1 Ė 2Ē micrometer and a cheap C#!ne$e micrometer. Donít know how old the Mitutoyo is, but as it came in a plastic box I...
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    Chasing good tools.

    I too have a set of carbon dies and taps, I've never managed to cut a decent thread with them. I only keep them for chasers and cleaners.
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    Bucket loads of quality.

    Twenty years ago I was living in Malaysia, tools were cheap over there, combine that with the exchange rate and they became super cheap; so, I bought bucket loads: taps and dies, drop saws, three...
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    Underneath it all.

    Wish we had an Aldi here - I'd by a trailer load at that price. Presumably it's an enamel and no different from the paint you get from most hardwares (Rust Guard?). These type enamels can be...
  10. Thread: Rusty micrometer.

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    Measured!

    Well most of the dirt is a greyy blacky colour, I prefer my colours crisp and clean. Grey is not a very 'bright' colour, it's great for a background, but you need crisp bright colours on the tools...
  11. Thread: Rusty micrometer.

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    Just measuring.

    I already have two or three wooden rules - good quality ones. Much better than those S/S ones, they're so rough on the hands.

    But in regard to the micrometers, I have a shed full of quality...
  12. What a bargain

    An AL- 960 for $1000, I'm surprised it lasted 10 minutes - what a bargain!
  13. Thread: Rusty micrometer.

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    $10 bargain.

    I cleaned it up with a scotch brite and shelite, fortunately the rust on the barrel was only surface so that came up like new. The anvils are in excellent condition but the plunger is a little...
  14. Thread: Rusty micrometer.

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    Rusty micrometer.

    I bought this 1 - 2" micrometer at the markets this morning. It has a little rust on the barrel, any ideas on how to remove the rust without sacrificing the otherwise ok silver finish, CLR, white...
  15. I bought mine from Machinery Disposals (Impala...

    I bought mine from Machinery Disposals (Impala machinery) on Cavan Road, not far from Paramount Brown, It's branded Impala, but the user's book says it's Optimum Maschinen.

    It's 280mm x 700...
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    A face full of?

    I'd be wary of using the protector when turning, not a lot different from leaving a chuck key in situ - nothing worse than using a chuck key as a tooth pick or a bunch of swarf as a face washer, I'd...
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    I very rarely turn without coolant, I have a...

    I very rarely turn without coolant, I have a coolant system so might as well use it I suppose. But, accidents do happen so I will have to explore other mediums sooner or later. The silicon you...
  18. Annoyances.

    Yes, that's why I haven't used it, nothing more annoying than breaking the tip off half way through cutting a thread. You'll also notice the tip hasn't been flattened or rounded - another recipe...
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    DIY lathe bed protector

    Today Iíve been working on a lathe bed protector, this is what I came up with: Mounted on the headstock, behind the chuck, is a piece of angle to which I welded a couple of brackets either end. I...
  20. Focus.

    A couple of quick shots of threading bits Iíve used most recently. The first is of an identical grind for leading and trailing relief.. The other three are of another bit I ground a few days ago. ...
  21. Ozmestore and unrelated details.

    I've only ever bought small items from ozmestore, and always received them within 2-3 days, mind you I've never had warranty or return issues. I had heard communication with them was all but an...
  22. Selective memory???

    You seem to have a very selective memory Pete F, I did write that, but then I wrote this - what I actually did.:

    "Ground another bit (no honing and no helix), clamped in holder with a 12mm...
  23. Lost me

    Well, now it starts, I should have known it would - sooner or later.

    Pipeclay, re thinking your processes is a necessary evil when things go wrong, I would have thought that obvious. As it...
  24. Cousins all of them.

    All the reliefs are connected, when you grind the side reliefs that affects the front relief. If you grind the two side reliefs at a different angle you then have a positive helix angle - either...
  25. One day!

    No, itís not an Ozmestore lathe, itís an Optimum Maschinen. Looks very similar though, doesnít it? It has a few differences in spec and is slightly larger. I do get a few bits and pieces from...
  26. Kicking inanimate objects always makes me feel...

    Kicking inanimate objects always makes me feel better I've noticed - with the possible exception of the big toe of course.

    It is never my fault, not when there is a shed full of tools to blame -...
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    Seriously

    Has to be his humour, no one would post that video and ask to be taken seriously!
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    WOFTAM

    Well, no money involved here - it was a free video. You wouldn't want to pay for it would you. Obviously this guy thought some may not know how to turn the compound to 55 degrees, either that or...
  29. Lathe kicking time...

    The cut with the tangential was a one off for a comparison only. Most cuts were done at .02mm on the compound. That is the smallest cut I can make (aside from moving the compound half a...
  30. Extras

    This is a piece of black I machined half a dozen threads on using different tool geometries and using a live centre, they're all much the same - orrible.
    The second pic is of the compound slide...
  31. Miracles accepted.

    I've tried shortening the tool overhang, made no difference. Also tried with coolant, cutting oil and also my cleaning fluid (oil/turps mixture). No luck there either.

    Not familiar with...
  32. No top rake and the steel I'm using is standard...

    No top rake and the steel I'm using is standard bright. The overhang is only around 25-30mm, but I'll add the tailstock tomorrow - can't hurt.
  33. Is there a prize for the worst thread ever cut HELP!

    I'm having problems cutting a decent thread. I've never had any problems in the past with previous lathes. My current lathe, when I first got it, was cutting terrible threads; however, when I...
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    That's all folks.

    Yep, that's all there is - isn't it informative though.
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    Setting the compound slide.

    This would have to be the most in depth and informative video on U tube. The instructional technique is brilliant.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPc6sejru7k
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    Facets and chisels, what a relief!

    Perhaps I should also mention that the angles I mentioned I pulled of a web site; however, they are not correct, at least from my perspective. Conical bits have just the one angle and according to...
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    It's all in the eyes of the grinder.

    Geez, everyone must be on holidays, Iím on holidays permanently so Iíll jump first: I would say holding the drill parallel to the ground is firstly to obtain a known base from which to work ( itís...
  38. Thread: Wood/ply

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    Wood/ply

    I have a mind to build a hollow body electric guitar. I quite like the look of layered ply, is it feasible/wise to construct the body from ply. The design I had in mind is to cut a blank to...
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    In the tradition of the best tool makers:

    Iíve noticed that all the best tools seem to come in little wooden boxes with strange writings on top. So, in the tradition of the best tool makers, I made up a couple of boxes to contain the tools...
  40. Thread: What motor?

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    Horses ain't horses?

    I read most of that stuff a while back. With my interest piqued at the simple junction box switching,I thought of procuring a three phase for a belt sander I wanted to make. I do remember reading...
  41. Thread: What motor?

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    A horse is a horse of course.

    Don't three phase motors lose power when run on 240v?
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    An excellent project

    Looks like an excellent project. I'd be all over that if I didn't live so far away...
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    I'm doubled up.

    I just realised I've doubled up on this post. I've just removed the other, to relieve my confusion.
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    What a relief, an upswept tail.

    Wasn't too sure what you meant at first. Stustoys is correct I believe: grinding on the front of the stone creates a concave relief with a slight upweep toward the tail. Reducing the relief angle...
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    Neat is a more beterer jig.

    This is my final drill sharpening jig. Rather than spot bits of angle together, I used a piece of 25mm square bar, linished it, milled a V for the drill, cut a 2mm slot down the centre for 110mm,...
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    Bother, a Procurnier

    Iíve just noticed at the bottom of the page under ĎSimilar Threadsí, Variant22 posted íHad enough of tapping off-square holesí and Brobodingnagian in post nine links to a Tubalcain video.

    In...
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    Superior C#!ne$e rocket science.

    Yep perhaps, but I don't know how you could tap a thread like that, seems a little awkward and of course you'd probably break a finger first? Here's an idea: how about before we post anything we...
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    Nicely does it.

    About 90% of the taps I have I bought when I was living in Malaysia, they're all Asian, the remainder I've bought in Australia, never checked where they are made. Interestingly I still have just...
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    Feelings.

    Small taps of five six milimetres you can break using two fingers, stick them in a drill and you lose all feel and it's very difficult to see what's happening at 60rpm. I hate trying to get...
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    The abyss

    Of the dozens of taps I have , I think about two have centering holes. I have three different size chuck type tap holders; fortunately, they all have centering holes. I must say though, I havenít...
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