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  1. Thanks for the replies, I purposely gave it a...

    Thanks for the replies, I purposely gave it a flogging for hours yesterday (harder than it will ever work) and the motor hardly even got warm.
  2. Why I asked is that my new compressor had a...

    Why I asked is that my new compressor had a warning on the 3 pin plug and in the instruction manual.

    My old 2.5hp compressor (cheap chinese) went for 16 years (motor is still fine, vessel rusted...
  3. Thanks for the link Tony, appreciated. This...

    Thanks for the link Tony, appreciated.

    This is from the compressor's user manual -

    452152
  4. The thickest HPM make are all 1.5mm core - ...

    The thickest HPM make are all 1.5mm core -

    https://hpm.com.au/extension-leads/
  5. Thanks for the replies so far all. 15amp heavy...

    Thanks for the replies so far all.

    15amp heavy duty cables at Bunnings are stated as 1.5mm cores -

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/hpm-20m-15a-caravan-extra-heavy-duty-extension-cable_p4430369
  6. Query - Running Air Compressor on extension lead

    G'day all,

    I often see the statement "You shouldn't run an air compressor on an extension lead" its gotta' be straight to a wall socket.

    My query is if your shed is say 15 metres from your...
  7. Thanks fella's I had know idea that there was...

    Thanks fella's I had know idea that there was Myford knockoffs......ya' learn something everyday. Thanks for the knowledge.
  8. I never knew H&F imported Myford lathes

    But from the look of this lathe, they did -

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/281721469617?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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    How do they get away with this?

    How blatantly fake -

    Precision Dial Test Indicator 0 01mm Scale 0 40 0 | eBay
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    That would be a Lithgow I'd say.

    That would be a Lithgow I'd say.
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    Came yesterday, exactly the same, H&F must source...

    Came yesterday, exactly the same, H&F must source them from the same place.
  12. Just went right through that whole thread Ew :)

    Just went right through that whole thread Ew :)
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    PM'd and much appreciated.

    PM'd and much appreciated.
  14. The 'What make and model lathe I own thread'

    Just for reference, it would be handy just being able to look at a thread and see what lathe make and model a member owns so that someone in the future maybe able to ask a question from the owner...
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    Wow how bloody ingenious!

    Wow how bloody ingenious!
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    Hi Ew, I have noticed that the BS5 is...

    Hi Ew,

    I have noticed that the BS5 is differently set up than the others.

    Just doing a search now.
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    Ahh.....that's EXCELLENT Bob !

    Ahh.....that's EXCELLENT Bob !
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    I love my bandsaw, but.....

    ......the clamping setup/mechanism is a bit of a ba-st-ard and could have been thought out a whole lot better.

    It's great for biggish lumps of metal, but smallish pieces are almost impossible to...
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    Don't take a micrometer apart to see how they...

    Don't take a micrometer apart to see how they work and what's inside them ...... they ain't as easy to put back together as they are to take apart :oo:
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    I thought this one would have gone off quickly as...

    I thought this one would have gone off quickly as well, but it's been passed in and re-listed at least once now -

    Hercus ARL Lathe Professionally Reconditioned in Sydney, NSW | eBay


    Too...
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    How does an old Hercus like this (if its in good,...

    How does an old Hercus like this (if its in good, accurate working condition) compare to a Chinese lathe?
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    Why do you reckon this lathe hasn't sold?

    This lathe has been advertised for auction week after week after week and never receives a single bid -

    Hercus Lathe in Sydney, NSW | eBay

    Why do you reckon it hasn't been snapped up for $750?
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    Rob, would that method still induce pressure on...

    Rob, would that method still induce pressure on the spindle bearings of the headstock of the lathe?
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    Could be, but anyway the originals are made in...

    Could be, but anyway the originals are made in China as well (is anything NOT made in China these days????)
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    For a beginner, probably easier for me to explain...

    For a beginner, probably easier for me to explain what I'm trying to accomplish.

    I've made some small brass cannons and they have turned out (if I do say so myself) rather brilliantly, so I wanted...
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    Totally understand overheads Ew such as rent,...

    Totally understand overheads Ew such as rent, electricity, shop insurance, public liability, wages, telephone, advertising, shop fit out etc etc these all add to the real cost of running a...
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    Much appreciate all the replies everyone.

    Much appreciate all the replies everyone.
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    No, not having a problem knurling brass. It's...

    No, not having a problem knurling brass. It's actually something that turns out real nice for me :)

    What the worry was, the knurler I'm using. Someone told me that I'm putting a huge amount of...
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    G'day Bob, I was wondering if it was ok to put a...

    G'day Bob, I was wondering if it was ok to put a nut on that, because I was thinking that its limited as is to how much finger pressure one can apply.
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    Knurler for small hobby lathe

    What's a good knurler for a small hobby lathe?

    At the moment I'm using (successfully) the knurler below -

    http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3738/10848635673_4e60a5d057_o.jpg

    But.....someone told...
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    Do you find when you tighten up though, things...

    Do you find when you tighten up though, things can go out of whack :?
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    Looks like I just need to practice practice and...

    Looks like I just need to practice practice and keep at it till I work out a system.
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    You could be on to something. Have a look at...

    You could be on to something.

    Have a look at these for sale on ebay for $38.95 + $12.95 postage and they have sold 48 of them.

    20 Drawer Storage Plastic Boxes Fischer Organiser Cards 2000 CT...
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    Will do for sure.

    Will do for sure.
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    I'm using a steady. I'm boring into the bar. ...

    I'm using a steady.

    I'm boring into the bar.

    Its a small (hobby size) AL60 lathe.
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    It's definitely a point because the U.S and U.K...

    It's definitely a point because the U.S and U.K sellers must be making money, or they wouldn't be selling. And the oft used excuse of that they have a bigger market, doesn't fly either, because...
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    Well I must admit, that thought never crossed my...

    Well I must admit, that thought never crossed my mind.
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    Ordered something from 'Big Red Toolbox' a U.K...

    Ordered something from 'Big Red Toolbox' a U.K seller on eBay and something else from a Melbourne seller. They posted the same day, I received the U.K parcel in 3 days and the Melbourne parcel took 4...
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    Is it a casting,or a piece of stock,has it...

    Is it a casting,or a piece of stock,has it already been machined?

    Round brass (machined 65mm round)

    Is it an OD or ID your setting up?

    OD

    Is it a short piece of stock or is it long?
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    Setting up in a 4 jaw independant

    New to this............jeez it takes a long time and a lot of fiddling. There HAS to be a secret!!!!
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    Thanks Ray. Just bit the bullet and ordered...

    Thanks Ray.

    Just bit the bullet and ordered one from the U.K. if worst comes to worst I'll have a hunk of metal to muck around with if it doesn't fit, if it does, I know I can order more.
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    Thanks for the replies. I'd like to get 'em,...

    Thanks for the replies.

    I'd like to get 'em, but I might get stuck with them if they don't fit.

    I might just order one and see how I go? and if it fits get more.

    How many do *you* have for...
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    Nice workmanship......what does it do?

    Nice workmanship......what does it do?
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    Do you reckon these are the same?

    Do you reckon these are the same?


    I've asked Chronos twice now over 6 days for the measurements, but they haven't gotten back to me.

    I wanted to get some more of these holders because I've...
  45. Fantastic Andrew - Thank you!

    Fantastic Andrew - Thank you!
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    Though that still doesn't answer or show reason...

    Though that still doesn't answer or show reason though of the massive difference in prices. These items are not made in either the U.S or Australia, they are all sourced from Asia and then marked up....
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    LOL I was thinking the same thing! Ah but what...

    LOL I was thinking the same thing!

    Ah but what the hell.....lets give those hard working pollies a 30% increase in their salaries and pensions for life......they work so hard :p
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    Yes. But your argument would hold more weight...

    Yes.

    But your argument would hold more weight if I was purchasing say a 3" machinists vice that was local company by employed Australian workmen. I would happily pay a premium for such a vice.
    ...
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    G'day Martin, I've never heard of them before and...

    G'day Martin, I've never heard of them before and just Googled them. Very interesting site that I will explore tonight when I have time.
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    R016 | DP-1 Dividing Plate |...

    R016 | DP-1 Dividing Plate | machineryhouse.com.au


    There's the H&F special for the dividing plates.
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