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    Stanley No:4 Plane.

    Hi Guys, Thank you all for your advice and information !

    I had no idea about how the Bailey name came to be on the sole until you guys put me wise !

    I've another question, the wooden parts of...
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    Thank you for the info about Bailey. As...

    Thank you for the info about Bailey.



    As near as I can tell with a straight edge, dead flat. I did nip it in the mill vise and ran a dial gauge over it. The only place it dips is at the thin...
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    Stanley No:4 Plane !

    Hi Guys,

    I don't know if this is the right place for this post or not !

    I saw this "Stanley No:4" wood plane, the seller was asking 5.00p for it, it looked in reasonable condition so I bought...
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    Hi John, Fred, John thanks for the link, I'll...

    Hi John, Fred,

    John thanks for the link, I'll pop over and see what they have.
    Fred, I used "Wrench" when I first tried, "Spanner" got me some different info.

    I'm waiting for a couple of...
  5. Hi Bill, I use a similar technique to split...

    Hi Bill,

    I use a similar technique to split HSS blanks :) I use my Dremel style multitool to put a groove all the way round then rest it across an old "V" block. Using a cold chisel a quick...
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    Collet Nut Wrench

    Hi Guys,

    Does anyone know of, or have any drawings for ER Collet Nut wrenches. The information I've found on the net is either incomplete or just missing. I'm looking for ER16 and ER40 in...
  7. Hi Bob, Guys, Well I thought I had it made...

    Hi Bob, Guys,

    Well I thought I had it made when I discovered that there wasn't a fuse in the plug :no: No it still didn't run ! The motor has an open circuit in the field coils. I can't be...
  8. Thread: Whisperings

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    Ah, I missed the "The" bit :- I did try to find...

    Ah, I missed the "The" bit :- I did try to find some information on "Vacuum Lubricator Co." without any success. Sorry :-
  9. Thread: Whisperings

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    Hi Phil, http://www.albany-pumps.co.uk/ ...

    Hi Phil,

    http://www.albany-pumps.co.uk/

    Could this be the company that you are looking for ?

    I couldn't find anything on "Albany Lubricators" but these people have been around a very long...
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    Paramo Vice

    Hi Guys,

    Finally got around to stripping, cleaning and repainting the old "Paramo" vice that I picked up a while ago.
    Under the muck I found its serial number (430) so although its quite old it...
  11. Freecycle Find.

    Hi Bob, Guys,

    You know I'm going to have to start avoiding scrap yards and freecycle yards. This tile saw just happened to be sitting next to the gate at the freecycle dump when I drove by. I...
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    Hello sacc51, Just an update to my last post...

    Hello sacc51,

    Just an update to my last post :) I said that mine was German, it's not, it is actually Austrian. :-
    Anyway here is the details that will enable you to find the web site and...
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    Hi Kryn, Don't make any attempt to remove the...

    Hi Kryn,

    Don't make any attempt to remove the armature the magnets will start to loose their strength if you do. Most likely is a brush failure ! or windings have a short in them. Putting the...
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    I have a German one but I can't find the web...

    I have a German one but I can't find the web address at the moment. Its a "Walters" comes with 30 belts of different sizes and grits. It has support arms for 8, 13, and 18 mm belts. I've had mine...
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    Hi Kryn, If the grill above the fan is metal,...

    Hi Kryn,

    If the grill above the fan is metal, connect it to earth. That should bleed off any static.

    HTH
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    These bring back memories of my school days, when...

    These bring back memories of my school days, when I moved up to secondary school and had to take metalwork as well as joinery. We had to make one of these tap wrenches. We had to file out the V's,...
  17. Thread: Whisperings

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    Hi Phil, Sorry about the typo :) It should have...

    Hi Phil,
    Sorry about the typo :) It should have said 55 deg. I don't recall ever seeing a tapered female bore, all the ones I came across were always parallel.

    How do they make a tapered female...
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    Hi Geoff, It may be worth investigating a...

    Hi Geoff,



    It may be worth investigating a computer mouse for the encoder wheel or a scrap inkjet printer. There is usually a very salvageable encoder wheel and photo optic sensor on them.
    ...
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    Hi Phil, I'm no expert so this is from...

    Hi Phil,

    I'm no expert so this is from memory.:)

    The female bore is parallel and not tapered, the thread is a 50 degree Whitworth form. A lot of people seem to mix up the American NPT with the...
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    12 V speed controller.

    Hi Guys,

    Most wiper motors are dual speed and some of the newer ones have a speed controller built in. However a 555 timer and a power FET would easily do the job. I can't lay my hands on the...
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    I concur with previous comments :) As a Myford...

    I concur with previous comments :)

    As a Myford owner I can confirm that there is little to be concerned about. As long as the gibs are clean and undamaged. I would wipe off the old oil and muck,...
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    Hi Arron, Phil, Yes this was my thought too. ...

    Hi Arron, Phil,

    Yes this was my thought too. I have some flexible drive shafts, ex WWII radio equipment. They have a 1/4" inch diameter spindle and bush on one end and a sleeve with a flat on...
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    Sticky: Poll: My Pennyworth !

    Hi Guys,

    OK I'm a pom, but I've been made welcome here. I've been helped and given good advice, all of which is appreciated. Thanks guys. :U

    One of the things that puts me off other metalwork...
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    Hello Phil, Most impressive :U Compared to...

    Hello Phil,

    Most impressive :U Compared to how it was when it came to you, it now looks like new.
    I would have taken one look at it and said "bin job"...
  25. Hi Bob, Sorry my bad the discs are 220mm X...

    Hi Bob,

    Sorry my bad the discs are 220mm X 1.5mm. They are intended for cutting stone or concrete. The angle grinder is nominally 9"
    I've had it for a few years from new and never used it. ...
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    Hi Guys, Just a quick update. The guy at the...

    Hi Guys,

    Just a quick update. The guy at the scrapyard dug the motor out for me. Unfortunately it's not from an EMCO Lathe, in any case its no good the shaft is bent. So back on the heap it...
  27. Thread: LED Lights.

    by BaronJ
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    Note that these are just an aluminium circuit...

    Note that these are just an aluminium circuit board without any components mounted on them. They are also a right royal pain to solder components to them. A hot plate is really needed.
  28. Hi Bob, Right ! I'll get some 125 mm X 1...

    Hi Bob,



    Right ! I'll get some 125 mm X 1 mm discs then. I do have a 250 mm angle grinder and some 250 mm x 1mm discs for it. So far I've never used it, its still in its box along with the...
  29. Hi Bob, Couple of questions. What is the disc...

    Hi Bob,

    Couple of questions. What is the disc diameter that you used ? I have some 115 mm X 1 mm ones and they seem a bit small. Are 6002 bearings ok for this application. My grinder motor...
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    Bad soldered joint seem to be rife with these...

    Bad soldered joint seem to be rife with these control boards. I read a link where the guy said that there were two resistors that got very hot and then become open circuit at the soldered joints. Re...
  31. Thread: LED Lights.

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    Hi Micheal, I don't remember which one of...

    Hi Micheal,

    I don't remember which one of these two it was, either "shenzhen estone trading company" or "esteal.com".

    Assuming these people want repeat business, they don't make ir easy to get...
  32. Thread: LED Lights.

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    LED Lights.

    Hi Guys,

    Just to show that I've not been lazing around for the past few weeks I've made some fittings for LED lights to go into my camper conversion.

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    I started with some off cuts of...
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    Thanks Dean, I should have realised what you...

    Thanks Dean,

    I should have realised what you meant. I actually have a live MT2 with a Myford spindle thread so that I can put the lathe chucks on the tailstock. But I can see the advantage of...
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    Sieg X2

    Hello Kryn,

    I found this PDF file whilst searching for X2 info. Have a look at it and see if it is the right one for your machine.
    Its only one page from a 6.8Mb PDF file, bigger than the forum...
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    A hooked paper clip might do it. I trick I use...

    A hooked paper clip might do it.

    I trick I use when soldering tiny surface mount components is to use a paper clip, straightened out, hit one end with a hammer to make a flat on it then bend it...
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    Hi there, thanks for the thumbs up, At the...

    Hi there, thanks for the thumbs up,

    At the moment the chuck is residing in a bath of diesel fuel waiting for me to get around to scrubbing the gunk off it. Though from just wiping the face with...
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    Hi Dean, Not entirely sure what you mean ! Is...

    Hi Dean,
    Not entirely sure what you mean ! Is it like a tube centre or just to grip the far end of a rod whilst turning the tailstock end ?
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    Hi Jordan, Thankyou for that useful...

    Hi Jordan,

    Thankyou for that useful information. I had no idea that the jaws were reversible.
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    Hi Kryn, The common failure on these boards is...

    Hi Kryn,

    The common failure on these boards is one of the triacs lets the magic smoke out. Usually rectifier failure will blow the fuse.
    Now I've said that there are other things you should...
  40. Thread: Keyway in shaft

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    What a arrangement ! When you get the new...

    What a arrangement ! When you get the new keyway cut, drill and thread a hole for a retaining bolt in the end of the shaft.
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    I feel your pain with the stripped gears. I...

    I feel your pain with the stripped gears. I ended up putting steel ones in my mill to replace the rubbish plastic ones. I would think that the cast ones are not much better.
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    I agree with the comments about brazed carbide...

    I agree with the comments about brazed carbide toolbits. They often don't have the right relief on them and scrape rather than cut. The side thrust tends to push the tool away from the work when...
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    Hi Guys, Stuart beat me to it :U I was going...

    Hi Guys,

    Stuart beat me to it :U I was going to say that a self tapping screw and a pair of pincers would get them out. It seems that the little steel ball that should be in there, escapes quite...
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    Scrapyard find !

    Hi Guys,

    Been nosing around the scrapyard again on Saturday and picked up this chuck.
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    It is an "EMCO" 55 mm diameter chuck. I spotted the name when wiping off the grease that was...
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    Emco

    Hi Joe,

    Its funny that you mentioned "EMCO" I'm just about to post another scrapyard find. Unfortunately I didn't find the rest of it :):):)

    I would think that a watch makers lathe or...
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    Hi Guys, I've found the picture of my Myford...

    Hi Guys,

    I've found the picture of my Myford lathe spindle locking pin. Its just to the left of the spindle.
  47. Hi Bob, I really like your cutting saw, I...

    Hi Bob,

    I really like your cutting saw, I think its a brilliant idea. :U

    You may remember this grinder that I picked up at the scrapyard
    352899 352900
    I stripped it and refurbished it, it...
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    On my Myford lathe there is a pin that when...

    On my Myford lathe there is a pin that when pushed in locks the spindle ! Its at the tail end of the spindle where the gear train is and it pushes into a hole drilled into the large belt pulley.
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    Hi MOA, Depending upon how good your local...

    Hi MOA,

    Depending upon how good your local scrap/salvage yard is, many washing machines have capacitor start and run main motors on them. You could salvage some capacitors that way or even the...
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    I have an "Archer" tapping head the small one...

    I have an "Archer" tapping head the small one that goes up to 1/4" or 6 mm. I used to have lots of 6BA 10 mm deep blind holes to tap in hard aluminium. Spiral flute taps would break very easily. I...
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