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    Help identifying indexable inserts

    For $5 I bought a 2ltr ice cream container of inserts at the local Sunday morning car boot sale some used and some appear to be unused I recognise a quite a few but others have me stumped with regard...
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    Making a Cylindrical Square.

    I've thought about making a CS for quite a while and recently saw a YT video, YouTube, about making one from a large diesel engine Gudgeon Pin. I need a large one, about 60 to 70 mm diameter and...
  3. LEGS - Sheraton Model C 9 inch metal lathe

    Was wondering if anyone else has these cast legs on their lathe?

    Does anyone know if there were rods between the legs or if there were cast wheels attached near the bottom? (hook)

    Sheraton...
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    Brass oiler (thumb & pump)

    I am looking for a period correct (prior to 1950?) brass oiler for my lathe

    Does anyone have any favourites or recommendations (details or pics please)

    Especially those that can be repaired or...
  5. Thread: cam bearing

    by MWF FEED
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    cam bearing

    I bought a new cam bearing for the jeep engine , the original front bearing is a babbit type , well, the new bearing is dura bond brand . The new bearing surface is somewhat rough, under the loupe I...
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    Unimig mig 120 synergic under $300!!!

    Holly molly they are really bringing out some modern technology if these little machines work anything like the razors these will be a massive hit
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    Making a workshop apron

    I have seen the light.
    I used to think aprons were things for sexy housemaids and the CWA (in my experience, mutually exclusive).
    But as I go on, found they do in fact have a use around the home...
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    Sheraton Model C 9 inch metal lathe

    Some pics below (off ebay) of the Sheraton Lathe I purchased last month for under $1000

    I will be doing a restoration over the coming months

    Starting with a trip to the powder coaters soon
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    Tool Suppliers

    I'm looking for a decent lathe / milling tool supplier of mid to upper range quality. I'm based in Perth Western Australia. At the moment I'm chasing MT3 Collet chuck set, centre drills and end /...
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    Can I achieve this?

    Is it possible to achieve a chamfer like the one pictured, without a compound slide on the lathe?
    Cheers.

    Adaptor plate 2 .jpg
    Attached Images

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    Australian drill press ID - who made it?

    This found it's way into the workshop today:

    https://motofaction.org/h2.jpg

    https://motofaction.org/h3.JPG

    https://motofaction.org/h2.JPG

    https://motofaction.org/h3.jpg...
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    Help Boring Longish Holes

    Hi all,

    This is a what I assume to be a very basic question, yet it's been one I have been meaning to ask every time I need to bore a longish hole.

    It seems that whenever I need to bore a long...
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    Transporting oxy-acetylene

    I need to move my oxy-acetylene bottles a short distance about 1 km as iím moving. I only have a sedan to move it so am thinking of putting it in the boot, have read of safety concerns but opinions...
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    Involute gear cutter thickness

    I'd never checked but had assumed that involute gear cutters in a set would be the same thickness. Found out tonight they aren't (or at least the M1.5 ones I've got aren't).

    Not an issue if you...
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    Turning aluminium

    I need to remove a LOT of material from the centre of an ali billet (disk), so I tried to use an 86mm hole saw that I happened to have, mounted in the tail stock, but the chatter was horrendous so I...
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    Bossweld Welders

    Hi Guys,
    I'm buying a welder on Monday, and unless anyone has anything bad to say about it I think this is the welder I'm buying.
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/bossweld...elder_p6380041

    $250 is my...
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    Sony DRO noise common?

    Hi Fellas,

    I have a Sony LG10 DRO on my milling machine, I gather it's a mid 1990's model (two axis DRO). I've only had it a short while (along with the mill) and have hardly used it, but when...
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    removing elec motor fan

    Gday All.
    Ive got a 1.5Kw 3 phase motor that I intend to fit to my lathe with a VFD. I bought the motor and VFD pretty cheap a few months ago from a bloke who had fitted a single phase. The motor is...
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    Homemade Angle Clamp How to.

    https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/...1-19#post97133
    Hope this helps someone,
    Kryn


    Read the full thread at metalworkforums.com...
  20. Unimig Razorweld 200 Welding 2.5mm Aluminium, Love this machine

    Hey guys i chose to fab my own fuel tank no great loss if it leaks it will be a water holding tank.. however the welds are turning out really well, i bought a sheet of 2.5mm quality aluminium from...
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    Looking for Servian content

    Hi all;

    I have come into possession of a Servian drill press and as with all tools that fall into my hands, I can't help but research the company. There's not a lot of solid information out there...
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    Theater Trailer

    Hello, dear forum frequenters

    I'm an amateur builder in need of your expertise.

    I want to build a charriot that opens up into a stage, something like what is seen in The Imaginarium of Doctor...
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    Bronze or brass

    I am building a small hand operated press the ram will be bright bar approx 25mm diam. the main body will be 6mm mild steel, the the platen will be heated to approx. 300deg c
    should I use brass or...
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    Old Fuel in a MC tank

    My bro picket a 1980's BMW for $300.

    He reckons it had been sitting stationary for at least 10 years and the remaining fuel in the tanks smells like turps.
    It has also turned some of the rubber...
  25. New Lathe - Emco super 11 - lots of questions!

    Hey everyone

    I have recently purchased an Emco Maximat Super 11 lathe and wanted to start this thread to capture all of the questions I am going to have as I learn about the machine as well as...
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    Machine stitched rasp

    Saw this on Facebook, I hope think works.

    https://www.facebook.com/10000336948...858214?sfns=mo


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    What weight hammer?

    Recently I was looking for another (ball-pein) hammer and started thinking about hammer weights. At the moment I have a couple of 16oz hammers for general use plus a 32oz for really belting things. I...
  28. Threadmilling...because threading on a lathe is for chumps :p

    One of my jobs this past week was a batch of 3/8"-24 LH UNF shafts on our Mikron threadmill. Fun fact: the Swiss are so concerned about precision that, not only are the carriage ways and tailstock...
  29. Thread: Gibb Strip

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    Gibb Strip

    Does gibb strips come in standard sizes, or are they all proprietary to each manufacturer/machine?

    I have a machine that is missing one and Iím wondering if it can be bought off the shelf and cut...
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    Letís Make It Expo. -Melbourne

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191003/64adcdefa55dae8ea9508987a277ed0e.jpg

    Some of you maybe interested in this event this weekend.

    I have been invited to exhibit and will have a display...
  31. Handy bits of kit to make or modify for the workshop

    Hopefully the Mods will allow this, as it was in an email sent to me?
    Modifying a Vernier Height gauge to incorporate digital read outVernier to Digital height gauge. - HomemadeTools.net

    Simple...
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    making press dies

    Got a project on the go. My Ford jeep originally had the Ford script logo pressed into the rear body panel, ( panel is 18 gauge ) a chap in NZ was fabricating repro rear panels but he died some years...
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    KURODA Automatic Boring Head

    So picked up a Kuroda boring head a few days ago. I was kinda excited as I had been looking for one for quit a while.

    I have seen a few identical to the one I acquired, although mine has 2...
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    Sort of metalwork related...

    The guy in this video (a kiwi) was given an old excavator by his neighbour, the catch being it was abandoned on a track somewhere. He managed to get it going after it had been there for 16 years and...
  35. Has anyone ever tried NT30 spring collets?

    I'm not sure how long they have been around for (the last time I searched for NT30 a month or so ago they never came up) but I've never seen or heard of them.
    I've just noticed tonight on a search...
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    Toms too store

    Any body know if Toms Tool Store still exists


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    Aluminium welding explained (a bit)

    Could perhaps be in the videos section, but I think a good explanation of Aluminium weld settings worth watching if you are new to Al welding or don't understand what settings are what.

    YouTube
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  38. Ball type stainless steel handles with a form tool

    I'm not much of a handle making person as I usually just buy them, really could do with making a ball turner.
    I wasn't able to buy something similar to what I wanted so I tried free hand, no didn't...
  39. Thread: Laser Welding

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    Laser Welding

    Happened to be watching a YouTube video on aircaft restoration and saw that they are now using Laser Welding, to be able to repair/recondition components that are worn to the limits of viable repair....
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    Buy/sell /swap for Hercus?

    Is there a dedicated forum for buying, selling or swapping Hercus bits?
    Or is it allowed here?


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    Max Thickness for Pneumatic Planishing?

    I'm working with a 1/4 in aluminum disc trying to make a captain america shield for a gift for a friend. At first my planishing hammer seemed to be doing the trick; I got a small amount of curvature...
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    Cold tig welding seems to be a new trend

    Check out the video below seems cokt tig welding is taking off

    YouTube


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  43. New Clickspring video is craftsmanship on a whole other level

    Two words: Holy cr@p :o

    YouTube


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  44. New Clickspring video is craftsmanship on a whole other level

    Two words: Holy cr@p :o

    YouTube


    Read the full thread at metalworkforums.com...
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    Cold tig welding seems to be a new trend

    Check out the video below seems cokt tig welding is taking off

    YouTube


    Read the full thread at metalworkforums.com...
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    drill/reamer size

    A question, I need to drill a 3/8-9.53mm x 100mm hole in Aluminium, this needs to be reamed to size, what is the standard amount I should
    allow for the reaming process.


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    Brazing Carbide Tips

    My current project is to make a 105mm core drill for use with soft sandstone. I have already made the core drill using some steel pipe. I cut material clearance slots in the business end then cut...
  48. Warren and Brown Utility Head ex Dept of Munitions

    Thought this might be of interest.
    Its a WW2 W&B utility head from The Dept of Munitions workshop. I contacted W&B a while back chasing info.
    Still turns freely and chuck works.

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  49. Can anyone tell me more about these metalwork tools?

    Hoping to gain some insight on what these tools are used for and any particular names they might have. I am a woodworker and was given these through family but not sure of their purpose or if they...
  50. Chrome Steel Ball Measure with Digital Micrometer

    I currently have a thread running that describes issues with the X-axis ball screw off my CNC turrett mill:
    - https://metalworkforums.com/f308/t20...rew-nut-re-fit.
    My focus at the moment is the...
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