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  1. Line boring job to do...looking for inspiration.

    I have an old tractor front-end loader that I'm going to be doing a major overhaul on in the next couple of months and it will require at least two line-boring tasks across the width of the loader...
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    Slitting Saw Geometries and Purposes

    Found this in an email and thought that members on here might get some benefit from it.The Geometries and Purposes of a Slitting Saw - In The Loupe

    Hope this helps someone,
    Kryn


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    Small metal shaper

    Nearly everyone wishes they had a small shaper to do that particular job, but don't have the room. Well your wish has been granted, someone has come up with a SMALL benchtop motorised shaper....
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    France 1785 : Hardening Pistol Parts

    From The book called "Exactly" by Simon Winchester, 2018, ISBN 9780008241773, in a section discussing standardising pistol parts in France in 1785 so that spare parts were readily available and...
  5. Clarkson Mk2 Radius grinding fixture manual wanted.

    I am looking for instructions or a manual for using a Clarkson Mk2 Radius grinding fixture. Can anyone help out?


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    Default The Canning takes no Prisoners

    There isn't a real section for this, but welding could probably have gotten this vehicle to a safe storage place.


    Had this emailed to me, as I was an avid 4WDer and Camper, thought that the...
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    Oxy torch stand that self ignites

    I remember ages ago I saw a video of someone with a special stand / torch rest that extinguished and re lit the torch every time you stowed it away..

    I'm sure these days they are deemed dangerous...
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    Oxy torch stand that self ignites

    I remember ages ago I saw a video of someone with a special stand / torch rest that extinguished and re lit the torch every time you stowed it away..

    I'm sure these days they are deemed dangerous...
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    Standby fellow Binkyphiles

    According to Bad Obsessions' FB page, episode 26 is due next week.

    More brackets, the return of Ralph and the kettle gets boiled....


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    Machine Tool Dial Making Fixture

    Found this in an email and thought I'd share it.

    https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/...um=email&utm_c
    Kryn


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    Looking for inspiration

    Been feeling at a bit of a loose end lately and decided that I need another challenge, so I've decided to venture yet again into the world of sheet metal, probably in aluminium.
    Some of you may...
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    Wrong Drawbar Thread on Collet Chuck :(

    So in buying an MT3 ER32 collet chuck for my mill, I managed to miss the fact that the drawbar size was 1/2" 13tpi, not the 12tpi I need for my machine :~

    Making up a new drawbar would be easy...
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    Arc Welding, Slag from Weld

    Hey guys i have been looking at stick welding videos the past couple of days and one thing i noticed i am looking in front and behind the weld both positions i noticed from the video you are meant to...
  14. Thread: Foggy lens

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    Foggy lens

    Anyone have any tips on how to stop my window in my helmet from fogging up in this cold weather? Apart from holding my breath during welding, I can not think of anything, tried spit and window...
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    Shed Cleanout in Geelong

    Could be some useful bits and pieces here - no connection to the poster, just posting the link in case anyone might be interested.

    Shed clear out

    Frank.


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  16. Thread: Change Gears

    by MWF FEED
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    Change Gears

    Can anyone tell me if there is anywhere in the land down under to get gears
    for a Mk1 Colchester Bantam Lathe.
    I have had one quote from the UK, but at $250+:no::no: I thought a bit of searching...
  17. Measuring location of numerous holes on a mounting face - how would you do it??

    I have a specific job in mind, but possibly this is a general question...

    I need to determine the location of a number of holes in a (transmission) mounting face so I can make up some...
  18. fixed steady. id like to borrow or swap. melbourne vic

    hi every one does any one have a hercus fixed steady that they would be willing to lend to me for a week or 2?
    also i have a couple of fixed steady's for lathes around 15" or 13" id be willing to...
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    A choice of mechanical fitting tools

    I am one of the few people at my employer with a mechanical background (most others are electronic/ electrical by training)
    The latest task I have been given is to strip down and then devise a...
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    Brass bearings.

    Hi Guys,

    I need some advice !

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    I've been trying to make some bearings. The pictures show what I've been making !
    My issue is whilst...
  21. Thread: Reamers

    by MWF FEED
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    Reamers

    After any recommendations for a 8 mm reamer?
    To ream a mild steel bush approximately 15 mm deep.
    Having never ever done this Iím open to guidance
    Do I go cheap from EBay China ?
    A spiral...
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    Cheap plier handle fix.

    Not for everyone so don't jump.
    I inherited some old hand-tools from my dad some years ago but didn't use the pliers and pincers etc as I have newer ones with, plastic coated handles.
    My...
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    Thread cutting with a Hercus C model

    Hi guy's wondering if there is a guide or tutorial somewhere on how to begin cutting threads with the C model?

    Maybe i should have waited and bought a 260 but would love to know if it's possible...
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    threading inserts. 16EL etc

    anyone have a source for 11EL and 16EL threading inserts.

    Ordered some LH threading tool holders form CTC so I can cut cut a thread (travelling away from chuck cos i am chicken and will probably...
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    Bearing Journals, Tig, Spray Welding? Q

    Hey guys a really cool video just popped up on my youtube feed of a guy repairing a electric motor shaft the bearing journals were over worn now he spray welded the journals how come u cannot just...
  26. Thread: First threads

    by MWF FEED
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    First threads

    Well, I'm going to need to be making motorcycle shock mounts, axles, spacial fasteners, all sorts, so I thought I'd best grab some scrap and start trying my hand at threading.

    I cut a few threads...
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    Global wm20 mill

    Whilst still looking for a vertical mill I stumbled on these MILL/MACH GLOBAL WM20 1PH, Turret Mills - Engineering Tooling Supplies and canít seem to find my reference to them on the forum. Just...
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    Technical query.

    Over on the WW Forum, Hand Tools -Unpowered - unusual brace, we were talking about a brace patentee Nelson Spoffard and a statement he made in an 1880 patent.

    A patent update in March 1880 (US...
  29. Thread: Steam Car !

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    Steam Car !

    Hi Guys,

    I managed to get to visit "Ingenuity" at Ironbridge, Telford UK, last week. A really interesting place to visit, particularly aimed at children of all ages. One of the exhibits in...
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    Just got my first Hercus!

    I recently bought a mates Hercus 9 model B. serial no 10270, ex tech school I believe.
    It came with a set of change gears, and the seller also gave me a box of assorted stuff the school gave hime...
  31. HELP with HAFCO AL336D Lathe - leadscrew gears.

    Hi all, just starting with the Hafco AL336-D lathe, and to my disappointment yesterday found that I am unable to engage one of the leadscrew gears. Specifically - gear selection is made via 4 dials...
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    Fuel smell in car

    I have a fuel smell within my car which I have been unable to stop - all hoses have been renewed with unleaded compatible rubber, the tank has been pressure tested and there are no visible leaks -...
  33. Should I be concerned with auto darkening helmet?

    I have been using my auto darknening helmet for Arc and MIG welding for years and it's been fine. I have just gotten myself a TIG welder and am finding that the lens darkens quickly when the arc is...
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    Prototype Hercus Lathe

    I spotted this at an auction a couple of days ago it sold for around $500. It was in good condition too. Quite an unusual Hercus I would have thought.
    ...
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    Bench top metal planer

    I acquired this today,

    Not sure if I will keep it or pass it on. Anyone any ideas on why it was constructed? It is only about 600mm long....
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    Budget Welders

    hey guys,
    I'm looking to buy a welder on a budget of $200 - I won't get a lot I know, but I quite like these two.
    It'd be mainly used for arc but tig is something I'd love to get in to down the...
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    Oilite bearings in Electric floor fan

    Hi guys,
    I would like to explore the collective knowledge regarding oilite bearings.

    My electric floor fan is a ROK 450mm 3 speed 3 blade model about 2 years old.
    When this fan is switched on...
  38. Advice wanted on fixing a brass door threshold plate

    I am replacing an old wood and plastic threshold with a brass one. The brass plate is 1.5mm thick, 1250mm wide, 150mm deep with a right angle 65mm down over the (concrete) step.

    Can anyone advise...
  39. Another "How to attach a collet chuck to my lathe ? "

    Hi all, I have one of the old Tiawanese lathes with a Forbes badge, I rebuilt it some time ago and posted the details in this thread - https://metalworkforums.com/f65/t136...t=forbes+lathe
    It looks...
  40. Down-sizing workshop --- and eventually house....

    My time has come to reconsider my bucket list of projects and then decide what I'm likely to get around to and what not.
    Reason: we are planning to down-size to a smaller property and move 1000 to...
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    Hobart Easy Tig

    Hey guys as u know i have had a few ac/dc tog machines and a few of you have said just stick with an advanced machine and learn the settings, i wipped out my ac tog machine the other week and...
  42. Suggestions for lifting heavy items in the yard

    I've got a 2T gantry in my shed that I use for lifting things on/off the ute or trailers, but could do with something that I can use outside on the grass for slightly lighter duties.

    I'd probably...
  43. Thread: MH-28V Mill

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    MH-28V Mill

    I've been looking for a mill to keep my lathe company since the start of the year. Having increasingly needed one, I thought I should be making some kind of decision. It came down to the HM-46/47/48...
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    Advice working with MIL-A-12560 Class 4

    Hello,

    I'm considering making some custom firing range targets out of military grade steel, MIL-12560 class 4 about 1" thick.

    What goes into working with this type of steel? Looking for...
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    How to make a fan blade?

    Anyone ever needed to make a fan blade? I need one for my small home built compressor but the catch is i have dogs and when i loan it out kids may be around the air compressor, is there some way of...
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    Qualos info help.

    Hi all, I am currently preparing a qualos lathe and am interested in any info available on the company and its production. I believe I have a 5/1/2 but am not 100% yet as I'm only looking in Google....
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    Cartridge Board Query

    I have been asked to make a couple of cartridge board up.
    How would you attach the cartridges to the back?
    I thought of epoxy but think it will get too messy and slow.:?

    Something like this.
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    Cutting a 2mm pitch 3/8 acme thread

    So I'm up to cutting the thread on the replacement compound feed screw.

    Putting the gearbox in 2mm pitch mode works for a normal triangular thread, but looks way too small for the acme thread.
    ...
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    help with MARS tailstock

    Hi All,

    I will get some photos soon but while i remember.
    I need some help with some heavy handed work by myself.

    My tail stock was rusted together and was a real pain to get apart.
    I ended...
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    Any other ideas

    This is the pulley from the lathe that I think is causing problems. When it was initially stripped down 10 years ago, there was a crack from the corner of the keyway going through to that reduced...
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