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    Lathe Spindle Bearing Adjustment

    Hi All

    After about 35 happy years with my lathe it has come time to change my drive belt. This involves taking my spindle out - no real issue with this.

    When I go to reassemble it I would like...
  2. Thread: Old folder.

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    Old folder.

    This is in Hare and Forbes Sydney showroom.
    Didnít know whether to post here or on the Woodwork forum.
    It is mainly wooden construction....
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    4 jaw dismantle

    Are the press in retainers for the jaw-screws, supposed to be so tight that they won't knock out with a hammer and drift?


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    Buying first mig welder

    I would like to buy a MIG welder - but I have no idea what is suitable. I have 15amp and 3 phase power and would like to weld 2.5mm mild steel mostly and maybe sometimes 10mm flat bar.

    I have...
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    Buying first mig welder

    I posted this and just before and it seems to have disappeared

    I want to buy my first mig welder, I have only ever used a stick welder once. I want to weld mild steel 2.5mm and occasionally 10mm...
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    Please Help Me Find......

    Hi guys and Gals,
    have been wandering all over EBay trying to find hand scrapers. I seem to be finding plenty of bearing scrapers but not even one hand scraper for scraping the ways of a machine. So...
  7. Thread: 4 jaw chuck

    by MWF FEED
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    4 jaw chuck

    Hi all,

    Just after some recommendations for a 4 jaw chuck and backing plate for a 1970 Hercus 9, please.


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    Machine tool rebuilding classes

    I was looking through Gumtree online adds today and spotted this advertisement for machine reconditioning classes https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/burl...ses/1252864202. It may be of interest and...
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    700mm lift design question

    I'm looking a buying a mitre saw mainly for WW but I will also be cutting Al with it.
    I have next to no room in my shed but have found a 600 x 900mm area, sort of under a bench that I could use to...
  10. Cheap (Affordable) Ebay Milling Machine

    Hello All,

    Hugh here. New to this forum, a member of Homemodelenginebuilders and various other model engineering groups.

    I currently have a Seig SX1L (SX1 with extended table travel) to fettle...
  11. Wire spool friction spring/"brake" too tight - Cigweld Weldskill 185

    Hi all,
    I've just bought my first welder (Cigweld Weldskill 185) and I'm setting it up for the first time with a mini 100mm 0.9kg spool. The instruction manual states to install the minispool, then...
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    dore westbury boring and facing head

    I recently had the good fortune to find some relics from the past, including a Stuart 10H casting kit, a Potts milling spindle and a dore westbury boring and facing head kit of castings.

    might be...
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    Good value pin spanner

    Plenty of sellers on eBay, but if you donít already have one this style pin spanner is cheap enough to buy for the occasion you donít know is coming when you need one and saves you butchering things....
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    Check your Air Compressor.

    Sorry to copy an item from the U.S.A. Home Shop Machinist but I think this is very important.
    Maintain the Lethal Tank in your Shop -- Air Compressor Safety Keep it DRY / Inspect it - YouTube.
    ...
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    Beginner Lathe Recommendation

    I've just started looking seriously into getting my first lathe. I was wondering if I could get some advice on which lathe I should be investing in.

    My requirements
    - Minimum 200 swing x 500 b.c...
  16. First time casting aluminium, is my sand too wet?

    Hi all,

    I bought some greensand from Artisan Foundry but I can't seem to create a mould. I use talcum powder to help the two halves separate but it never comes apart cleanly like I've seen in...
  17. Any Australian South Bend Lathe owners on here?

    As the title says, are there any Aussie South Bend Lathe owners on here?

    Not Hercus but South Bend ;)

    I have a nice little South Bend 10k I recently tidied up. I havent restored it yet, I...
  18. Single row tapered roller bearing bore size

    Hoping someone could help with dimensions or appropriate chart....

    Wanted to find bore dimensions for the interference fit for the outer bearing race for Single Row tapered Roller bearings.

    For...
  19. Mig vs multi-process (considering Kempact RA)

    Hi all, I've fantasised about owning a Kemppi Kempact RA mig welder since I first saw them a few years ago. Probably too pricey for what they are, I just really like the upright format and integrated...
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    Brazing aluminium to steel.

    I have alloy brazing rods that work pretty well on aluminium. I need to join some 32mm alloy tube to a steel flange and saw a suggestion about using silver brazing rod on the steel, then using the...
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    Annular cutter grinding

    SAM_0677.jpgSAM_0675.jpgHello from Geebung.
    The first pic has the after ground finish. I grind with 2 facets and all obtuse angles. This gives good life and some resistance to re engaging the work...
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    Atlas 7" Shaper

    While lathe hunting the other day I came across an old Atlas 7" shaper. It's the tiniest little thing, I couldn't resist!!

    Ive been busy cleaning up a couple of lathes but I intend on restoring...
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    DC motor conversion

    I have recently refurbished my Hercus 9 lathe and converted it to DC MicroV drive.
    I have used a 3 HP dc Motor and a KB Penta Drive Controller.
    This setup works great, I had to fit an idler roller...
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    Alloy polishing.

    Some ally polishing Done on the bike I'm restoring. The ally was badly oxidised and pitted, looked like the bike was parked in the ocean for a few years. All the fasteners were completely rusted...
  25. Interesting Australian Manufacturing History.

    I came across this today, I hope that others find it as interesting as I did.
    Rob.

    https://www.pbrbrakesusa.com/script/...y_REV_smlr.pdf


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    150 mm Vise Soft Jaws.

    Hi Guys,

    I've been catching up on some round toits that have been building up for a while.

    One of these was to get around to making some new soft jaws for the 150 mm vise to replace the last...
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    Manual burnout oven

    i have a manual burnout oven that is difficult to maintain 350-400 degree temperature for melting out the wax. But it runs like a champ for the rest of the burnout cycle. My question is can I do a...
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    Zocca 500 Shaper

    Does anybody have any knowledge or information about the Zocca 500 shaper? Parts/Repair/User manuals etc. Are they considered a good bit of kit? Not heard of the name before - assume they are...
  29. Permanent page for plans documents etc.

    Do we have a page/area where plans, pics, autocad files or pdf's can be uploaded and which will be permanently available for members to download.

    The reason I ask is thst Simmos Panbreak files...
  30. Information wanted about a Kondia Milling Machine

    Does Anyone on this forum own a Kondia Milling Machine, have recently bought one and have a few questions if anyone can help.
    Regards Col


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    Wanted metalace scrolling machine

    Wanted metalace machine made in Australia, wrought iron, bending, twisting, scrolling, These machines were made in australia for over a period of 25 years..
    Attached Images ...
  32. AIG 200 ac/dc tig ,Australian industrial group? for a first TIG

    Hi everyone first post...i did a search but didn't come up with anything.Im looking at buying an AIG 200 AC/DC TIG from Australian Industrial Group in Perth. I have spoke to one person who has had...
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    Sharpening a Countersink !

    Hi Guys,

    Quite some time ago I had a need to sharpen a countersink, Today I needed to sharpen another ! Back then I made a jig to hold the countersink while rotating it against the grinding...
  34. Token tools Alupulse 210 Pro - who's got one?

    Hi all,

    My original (circa 2007) Token Tools 200a AC/DC TIG is slowly on its way out, so I'm looking to upgrade.

    https://weldingstore.tokentools.com....welder-210pro/

    The different AC...
  35. Thread: Tig settings

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    Tig settings

    Hi I am new to this forum and tig welding. I am doing alright with mild steel and stainless but when I switch to ac to try my hand at that I just can not seem to get a base line on the setting that I...
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    Hercus Leadscrew Handwheel

    I am considering putting a handwheel on the tailstock end of the leadscrew - like Myford Super 7's have, but not much of the leadscrew protrudes from the bearing, and it is 1/2" in diameter.

    First...
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    Castor tray for a large-ish machine?

    I have a borrowed medium size metal bandsaw in my man-cave:
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    which is always in the way. It needs to be near the door for cutting large stock, i-beams, etc, but that prevents me easily...
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    My welders are breeding.

    It seems my welders are breeding.

    Some weeks ago at an online auction I bid on and won a Miller Thunderbolt 300 amp AC stick welder. It is a welder that is single phase, but is 240V or 415V...
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    Badge-less Mill Identification

    I cant seem to find any identifying plates, any ideas would be welcome.

    There is a plate on the Motor, but it does not look to my eyes to be an original part (see photo). The gearbox? that the...
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    Head-mounted pointer for quadriplegic

    Hi Fellas,
    Not strictly metalwork, but I don't know where else to post this.

    I do volunteer technical work for a charity here in VIC. "Assistive Technologies" is the pukka term for what we make....
  41. How To Best Work Thin Galvanised Sheet Met al?

    I'd like to do a bit of work with thin galvanised sheet. Probably about 0.6mm I think it might be.

    Making up boxes of various shapes/sizes would be the general idea I guess. For use around the...
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    What attachment is this?

    Hi guys,

    Just perusing the online classifieds and came across this listing, and I would like to know what attachment is included, the long handle with red knob? I have never seen one of these...
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    Lathe for gunsmithing?

    Just after some advice please. I think I have found my first lathe Iíd like to buy.

    https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/L565D

    Can anyone advise me please if I wanted to progress to gun smithing...
  44. Can Coal Dust be used in Aluminium Casting

    I was wondering if coal dust can be used for aluminium casting?

    If not, what is an alternative that will give a really fine surface finish on castings?

    Does anyone have a really good diy recipe...
  45. Aluminium Castings - Flux and melt Gas release alternatives

    Hi guys,
    i was watching myfordboy on youtube casting aluminium.

    i note that he uses salt and washing soda for flux and removing gases from the molten aluminium.

    Has anyone tried this, does it...
  46. Using Cornice Cement or Base Coat for lost wax molding process

    Hi guys,
    whilst i did some university study in foundry many years ago, and taught a little in my high school teaching days, i havent been involved in foundry work in 20 years...so i am very rusty.
    ...
  47. Help choosing the right welding course!

    Hi guys,
    I hope I am in the right place!
    I want to become an industrial welder; these days, those guys make a pretty good sum every month! I am just an amateur, haven't done any courses or sort in...
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    Milling machine

    Fujian Dong Fang Machine Factory
    Model QW32 (Milling Machine)

    Google search comes up with nothing.
    It is a gear head, 1hp round column machine, fairly old I think.
    Does anyone own one of these...
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    Sometimes it goes to plan!!

    Preface.. Iím not a professional welder..

    1.4m of corner joint, only stopped (twice) for fresh rods, and managed not to dunk the electrode.

    Sometimes it does actually go to plan...
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    Keys for Jacobs drill chucks

    I am having trouble finding the correct keys for a couple of my Jacobs 1/2 inch Multi Craft drill chucks.. in fact I cannot find a mention of Jacobs MC chucks in any catalogue i have or online !
    The...
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