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    lathes UK

    I am familiar with this site I supplied some of the images and was in contact with the owner of the other lJen-son
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    lathes UK

    I am familiar with this site I supplied some of the images
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    lathe rebuild

    DC whilst supplying good speed control, is very unforgiving if you get zapped, also quality controllers are not cheap. The various AC controllers are just as good although you might need some...
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    A rare Jen-son centre lathe

    I only know of one other here in Sydney C.E. Vaughan, Electrical Engineers, Hill st Guildford, serial number 83

    8 speed with current drive, lead screw is internal under the bed with a lay shaft...
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    Yup free hand done pencil and slowly worked out...

    Yup free hand done pencil and slowly worked out with a dremel
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    mods as you go along

    Several years ago I designed and built a sort of suped up Stubby and from time to time I add a mod or two. This one is a steady as my regular steady wont fit this lathe. But I ran into a problem,...
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    lol yes there were times when I did wonder what...

    lol yes there were times when I did wonder what the heck I am doing this for. The fiddliest piece I have ever done as I have been over it several times up to and including the first couple of coats...
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    Lol Jim I did wonder what I had got myself into ...

    Lol Jim I did wonder what I had got myself into at one point as I seem to go around and around finding little flaws each time. One thing I have discovered towards the end I need to put it down and...
  9. Thread: Mallee burl

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    Not sure for this one. But will have a look as I...

    Not sure for this one. But will have a look as I have done several of these. I find the finish as the slowest part of the whole piece, as for time something like a couple of days. Only a couple of...
  10. Thread: Mallee burl

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    For all my pieces I use the Spanish Method. Can...

    For all my pieces I use the Spanish Method. Can be a steep learning curve for some but when you get there its ok :D
  11. Thread: Mallee burl

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    Mallee burl

    This lockdown has produced many things for many people and I am no different. I have a very specific commission from one of my grand daughters and as she has an eye for detail. So it as to be up to...
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    turnin n whittlin

    Finally got this one done, well first couple of coats of oil. Its Redgum with quilting around 150mm dia x 50mm, fiddly and a bit delicate.
  13. I am not sure what you need. The whole VFD type...

    I am not sure what you need. The whole VFD type device or the remote pot or pot on the lathe controls. If its the pot they readily available in all sorts of configuration etc for a few dollars to...
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    Further to that Brett I do have a detachable...

    Further to that Brett I do have a detachable handle that fits most of the hollowers at right angles to counter the twisting motion of long over hangs, also a support bar that sits on the toolrest to...
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    Nah you set the depth of cut on the Pro-Forme to...

    Nah you set the depth of cut on the Pro-Forme to whatever you require. The brass shield on top controls the cut and taking a leaf out of Rolly Munro's book you set a small cut. This has two benefits...
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    Oops sorry forgot to mention, its actually an old...

    Oops sorry forgot to mention, its actually an old linear bearing shaft so its been flame hardened to the surface,very stiff. Normally as these wear out they are thrown away, managed to save quite a...
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    Did this often when working the packaging industry, 120mm cabinet fan fitted the end of the motor solved most of the heat issues
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    catching up during this season

    Catching up on many of those mods/projects that I have put off for years. This one is no except as I had everything on hand. An extension to my #2 Pro Forme head set up to allow a great deal of...
  19. fiddling about

    For me, its fairly simple change speed to suit what I am doing or till run smoothly. A rev counter would be something else to look at. But in Bobs case the young pupil wouldnt have an eye for...
  20. Toys

    Toys Bob :) we all love our toys
  21. pots etc

    I use 10 turn on all my lathes. The pot knobs I use allow me to turn using one finger, so its never been an issue for me.
  22. budget

    Well much depends on your budget.
    But you have to work out where and how your gonna put the three phase motor and if your going to change the pulley set up.Presuming you have already worked out...
  23. Thread: lockdown mods

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    I pretty well only do bowls or hollow vessels and...

    I pretty well only do bowls or hollow vessels and I have seen a banjo with tool post at both ends. I did give the various options a lot of thought. The double ended affair I couldnt see any great...
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    To date the dust falling hasnt been a problem on...

    To date the dust falling hasnt been a problem on my other lathe, although it doesnt have a collet. I had thought it might be an issue, probably go with a soft collar.
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    N.S.W. Bergin bench drill made in Taiwan

    We are downsizing and moving to the south coast eventually and I have two drills so one has to go. I'm looking at 300 for it
    Its heavy duty with a 85mm column, 12 speeds via three pulley set up,...
  26. Thread: lockdown mods

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    lol I had one,I admit this lathe has not had a...

    lol I had one,I admit this lathe has not had a lot of use, so its in the trial stages still
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    Yup, it work well so far

    Yup, it work well so far
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    lockdown mods

    This lock down has it uses. The big lathe banjo had issues on the cam locking shaft. The throw was just a bit tight making it hard to move. So this morning rummaged through the steel box and found...
  29. Thread: ice pick

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    Perhaps,although they are not very sturdy as ice...

    Perhaps,although they are not very sturdy as ice picks tend to be
  30. Thread: ice pick

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    If you really want to make a great job of it try...

    If you really want to make a great job of it try martensitic grade stainless steel its heat treatable
    Stainless Steel Types & Myths | Austral Wright

    But I suspect you're on the wrong continent,...
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    I called it Antiquity

    I called it Antiquity
  32. I would go that way as well, unless you...

    I would go that way as well, unless you absolutely need the extra 30-40mm. Also by the look of the price the speed control would frequency so at lower speed torque goes, with three step pulley you...
  33. Thread: Vicmarc VL150

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    my 2 bobs worth

    Yup 1 HP a walk in the park, if the Vicmarc doesnt have a variable speed drive you will miss it. But otherwise as stated a Rolls Royce of a machine.
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    Yup I rebuilt from the ground up a 1985 Woodfast...

    Yup I rebuilt from the ground up a 1985 Woodfast 400, New three phase motor, VFD , remote control. very well built couldnt fault it. I actually posted the lathe here. Finally moved it ON as the swing...
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    This is pretty well where I sit as well, nothing...

    This is pretty well where I sit as well, nothing I do with my lathes needs any significant alignment that I expected to be there in my engineering side of life. But having said that it doesn't mean...
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    Perhaps they doubt these vaccines due to the...

    Perhaps they doubt these vaccines due to the fact no long term studies have been done especially as some of the ingredients have never been used before.For years they pushed the story of, we have...
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    welding with TIG

    If I was going to have a go at welding I would use TIG setup and Ferro nickel arc rods with the flux removed. Less heat and much easier to use, well if you have a TIG welder handy.
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    But I must admit I do keep out of the breeze :U

    But I must admit I do keep out of the breeze :U
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    Alignment, how much does it matter?

    Ok this comes up from time to time the alignment of the tailstock and head stock.

    So the question is 'If this matters, why?'

    Ok from an engineering perspective, yes, its poor machining I agree....
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    speaking of challenges

    Here we go this one was the most challenging to date done earlier on in the year. 280mm x 150mm oiled

    I was told its a large parasitic mistletoe growth, dunno when done it looked like Redgum
  41. Thread: Sheoak

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    Jim, I actually like turning the difficult stuff,...

    Jim, I actually like turning the difficult stuff, the more difficult the bigger the challenge.
  42. Thread: Sheoak

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    Yeah that rings a bell albeit rather distant :) ...

    Yeah that rings a bell albeit rather distant :) I was also told they grow Sheoak in Europe for fire wood now which variety your would be as good as mine
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    You may have to go over all the joints and...

    You may have to go over all the joints and replace the ptfe tape making sure its wound on the correct way. Be mindful of over tightening may crack a fitting, It doesnt look like there's much ptfe...
  44. Thread: Sheoak

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    Sheoak

    OK thought it might be better to start another thread for the completed bowl
    The concept was and still is to produce an aged bowl. So with that I filled a minimum of cracks with resin in order to...
  45. Thread: identification

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    Life's been busy in a multitude of ways

    Life's been busy in a multitude of ways
  46. Thread: identification

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    Hah looks like I have answered my own post. Well...

    Hah looks like I have answered my own post.
    Well managed to contact the source . Apparently its one of the Sheoaks . It come form along the banks of the Murrumbidgee river common names River Sheoak,...
  47. Thread: identification

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    identification

    Now this is a little strange. Picked this up from a friend in log form as Black Walnut. But.... as you can see its not that yes very m walnutty and perhaps its closer to Silky Oak. Except that its...
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    leaks

    You have a leak and its the rotary union send it back. If it all works before using the union then thats it, not unusual to have a failure. Try connecting the union directly to the vac pump to test...
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    finishes and all that jazz

    Well yeah I have tried most and spent a lot and settled on Minwax Antique Oil using the Keith Byrne method. This method is a 10 minute from start to finish and gives a reasonable shine, nothing to...
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    I refurbished a old Woodfast 400 1987 model, new...

    I refurbished a old Woodfast 400 1987 model, new motor and fitted VFD to it. I kept the stepped pulley set up in an effort to retain and as much mechanical advantage to help at the lower frequency...
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