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    OT - Reshaping spring steel clips

    Zero machining content here but I guess someone on here has played with spring steel.
    I have some of these spring steel clips (hub cap clips) that I need to reshape, they are made from 12.7 x 1.2...
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    Welding magnetic clamps

    After some recommendations for welding clamps,
    Similar to the link,
    I had a couple I brought when I lived in the UK and they were excellent in that the magnets were strong.
    But ,the labels have...
  3. Thread: Sieg C10 info

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    Sieg C10 info

    Could someone with a Sieg C10 please give me base mounting hole dimensions and saddle, cross slid and top slide handwheel centres?


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  4. Preventing flash rust - bunch o' bolts de-rusted using molasses

    I've had a bucket of lightly rusted bolts and other odd fixings sitting in molasses for the last couple of weeks and it has done a lovely job of removing the rust, but they flash rust quicker than...
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    Mystery (to me) items

    My lathe came with a few bits that I have no idea of their purpose,...here are 2 examples:-

    Item 1. The three holes are threaded, and the flat face has had something adhered to it, like a gasket...
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    Nuttall 6.5 conehead and geared info.

    I am hoping to create a sticky for Nuttall lathe information, I have the following questions;
    1/ Maximum spindle rpm, both gear and cone type?
    2/ Metric and Imperial change gear tooth counts?
    3/...
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    How to transport this frame

    Hey guys these pics are 5 years old i still have the frame i was building i have been reluctant to cut it up and throw it out

    Now i have an understanding of welding and i am pretty confident i can...
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    Mill table width information needed

    I'm trying to design up a device* to fit on a mill table. My mill is larger than most home mills with a table width of 235mm, so I'm not sure it is the best thing to base a design around. I would...
  9. Thread: H59 brass

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    H59 brass

    I need to machine some 8mm brass rod . It's a carby throttle shaft . I am milling a section down to 4mm thick for the butterfly . What would be the most suitable milling cutter for a nice clean...
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    For sale hercus with these

    Having trouble with transferring the pic of the lathe but it is a ripper.Easy access to remove as well.

    Peter.
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  11. Thread: Soft Jaws.

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    Soft Jaws.

    Hi Guys,

    Following on from making repairs to my milling machine, I had to cut a recess in the lathe soft jaws to hold the bronze disc for boring the bearing surface. Since I had in the past used...
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    Safety first use gloves

    Hi There, beginner here and I've been practicing MIG and TIG welding. We know safety is of utmost priority. I'm planning to replace my old cowhide gloves handed over by an old friend. So far I'm...
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    Big drill grinder error.

    SAM_0604.jpgSAM_0603.jpgThis old goat made a mistake.
    The first shot shows where the grinder finished up. Second shot is where it was first.
    While reading thru a cutting tool handbook I realised...
  14. Mill Drill opinion/suggestion/recommendation

    I have never owned a milling machine and the last time I've operated one was during my apprenticeship 35 years ago so I'm looking for some advice ... here it goes:

    The need to carry out some...
  15. Thread: Brass turning

    by MWF FEED
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    Brass turning

    Ok as I have mentioned before my metal lathe skills are basically try this and if it worked well done pat on back, so advice please, planning g to chuck a a piece of brass appr, 64mm diam
    and to put...
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    Anyone have a Crown tapping head?

    I bought a tapping head from ebay last week and it has arrived but is non-functional - it has a bit missing (the cam to drive the tap when tapping), feels like it was lubricated with something with a...
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    WALDOWN GOODWILL bench vice

    Hi I'am new to the Forum
    Any one have any info about a bench vice that made by Waldown?


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  18. What should I do with my Dad's Hercus Lathe + Parts ?

    Hi Guys,

    I don't have any experience with metal lathes, apart from using them in high school 30 years ago.
    Was always more into woodworking myself.
    Anyway, my Dad is in a nursing home and my Mum...
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    venom substitute?

    I've been using Trefolex for years for tapping etc, and occasionally in drilling... but I tried some of the Sutton Venom fluid when using a holesaw on plate - pure gold!!!!

    the pack mentions oil,...
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    Kipp Handle Dimension

    Is there any chance that an owner of a 260 fitted with a Kipp handled toolpost could confirm the dimension A in the diagram below?

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  21. Finally getting somewhere with stick welding

    Had to play around with amps at first varying between 60-80amps 2.4mm or 2.6mm Gemini rods (no amp recommendation on packet) ended up at 75amps

    Welds look ok to me, what do u think? There is a...
  22. Thread: Bs-5s

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    Bs-5s

    Can someone who has this model Hafco bandsaw tell me if the power head is supposed to have 10-12mm of shaft float where it attaches to the swivel bracket on the baseplate?
    Also is it normal for the...
  23. Thread: bandsaw speed

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    bandsaw speed

    hi
    is 1300 fpm to fast to cut aluminium on a bandsaw
    cheers steve


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    HM-48 Mill Oil points?

    Not wanting to use the mill recently without oil on all surfaces which require it, I used my ML& Nito32 as the oil plunger was full and only one I have atm.

    Before I get into more work I need to...
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    hercus c extended cross slide

    g'day eveyone. Ive had this casting kicking around for years. I nearly tripped over it a few times.
    I started the cross slide upgrade years ago. At my old work I roughed out the top surface sides...
  26. Hercus 0 Mill Convert Horizontal to Vertical

    I have a Hercus 0 horizontal mill, and have acquired a vertical head for same. I will be attempting to convert. Has anyone undertaken this exercise and able to offer advice of pitfalls etc. I am...
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    Tig Welding gas (Argon)

    Hi Guys,
    I know this topic has been done to death however looking in the search function I am finding it hard to find the info I'm looking for exactly.
    I know there will be other guys looking for...
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    Pay it forward (or back)

    I hope all you welders have got your steel roses ready for tomorrow. Always helps when justifying that next tool to the other half.
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  29. Thread: LibreCAD

    by MWF FEED
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    LibreCAD

    Is anyone on here using LibreCAD, specifically on a Mac?


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    What oil to lubricate Lathe?

    Apologies if this question has already been asked before but a forum search on "oil" returns no results - in fact my forum search appears not to be working at all :sad1:.

    This question is what oil...
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    Anyone want to grind a cutter for me?

    I have a tapered cutter on what I believe is an MT3 shank Iíd like touched up.
    Anyone have a T&C grinder, the skills and the motivation to assist?
    Donít mind paying return postage if youíre...
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    Lincoln powerwave 355m with 10m feeder

    Wondering if anyone has experience or info on a powerwave 355m 10m dual feeder using a push pull gun for aluminum. Thanks


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    Removing valve handle - ideas

    Any ideas would be appreciated, I'm trying to remove the handle from a tender drain valve (see pictures). The handle itself is steel, the valve body is brass. The square brass boss is 1 3/16" square...
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    Electrolysis and Lathe Parts.

    I was thinking about using electrolosis to clean up the parts of my Herus, I read this and wonder if it would have any adverse affect to lathe parts?


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    Horizontal Mill

    I have got the itch for a new machine - a horizontal mill. I watch alot of the usual YouTube channels and like the look of the Kearney & Trecker mills such as the Model H that Keith Fenner uses (I...
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    R8 Collets vs E32

    When I bought my Bridgeport it came with a small number of R8 collets. I decided to purchase a half set of Vertex ER32 (?) collets/R8 adaptor.

    Is there any benefit of using the original R8...
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    Drill Press motor size - help

    Gday All.
    My old Richardson DP had a 3 phase motor on it when I first got it back in the mid 1970's. At the time (not having 3 ph) we removed it and replaced it with a 2 speed, single phase washing...
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    Mill tool storage

    I was asked the other day how to store mill tooling in a drawer. I store mine vertically -
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    but the question was put to me, so using a supermarket chopping board (yellow I think is...
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    It only takes one idiot

    Get a load of what this manufacturer has done.
    I gotta try fixing this, it's so frustrating but not sure how to go about it yet.
    So the pulley cover on my mill has these flip catches. They put the...
  40. Thread: ali plate

    by MWF FEED
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    ali plate

    hi
    any perth members know where to buy aluminium plate offcuts 10/12mm thick
    cheers steve


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    Radius Master ???

    Been trying to get hold of the Radius Master people for a while, number not connected and no answer to emails, anyone know what happened or any way I can contact them? Thanks 🙏


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  42. Thread: Chuck jaws

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    Chuck jaws

    The 200mm 4-jaw I recently fitted to my lathe has been giving me a bit of grief, and it turns out that the jaw surfaces used for gripping pipe/bar (the full length jaw surfaces) are meeting at the...
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    Anisotrophic or Isotrophic?

    Hi everyone,
    I am curious to know whether polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) acrylic is ansiotrophic or isotrophic?
    My understanding is that when the properties of a material vary with different...
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    Hafco AL336 - disconnect leadscrew

    Wondering if any Hafco Metalmaster AL336 owner has disconnected the lead screw from the gearbox?

    My AL336D has a lead screw cover which restricts travel and doesn't allow the saddle to get close...
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    End mill sharpening device

    Got this in an email and thought the members on here might be interested.
    It's from Harold Hall, some of the members who have been on here a long time may have seen it before....
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    Where to get toolmaker vice holddowns?

    I bought a toolmaker vice from Hare and Forbes... had a voucher, wanted one! I stupidly assumed a vice would come with hold downs, but it has not. Now looking it seems they're not a straight forward...
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    HELP!! Machining 420 stainless

    I'm making a couple of small gears in this horrible material and I can't seem to get it to behave.

    I was able to get really tight, long pigtails when rough turning with the following:
    Surface...
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    Whats Is This?

    When I bought my last Hercus lathe, this came with all the bits and pieces.
    Does any one know what it is?

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    This bit slides back and forth.
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    3 axis welding clamp

    Had this emailed to me and thought I'd share it. We all know what it's like trying to hold and tack 3 pieces of metal all square to each other at once. Nigh on impossible, so hopefully this will...
  50. Hare and Forbes band saw with blade cutting askew

    G'day all,

    I thought I'd share my experience with my recent purchase the Hare and Forbes BS-4A band saw.

    Assembled the saw, as per the instructions and proceed to cut 100mm X 5mm SHS. Worked...
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