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    Tool and cutter video.

    Hi from Steamloco. YouTube
    If you follow the link it leads to a poor video of a mason tool and cutter grinder.
    I put this up as it shows some good ideas toward building same or some...
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    Lithgow Small Arms Milling Machine

    Hi All.
    Thanks for adding me

    I have an old multi purpose type milling machine from the Lithgow Small Arms factory. It is basically a horizontal machine with a couple of vertical heads, one gear...
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    Flat belt slipping

    My New Visby lathe 1940s era is somewhat worn but it's capable still. I fitted a new 2" belt a laminated belt ,outside is a fabric inside looks like a layer of rubber. The belt slips badly with even...
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    Edge and Centre finders

    Edge and centre Finders, which type do you prefer ?

    YouTube


    Read the full thread at metalworkforums.com...
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    Metrology Tools

    Now that I have a lovely granite plate in my shed (thanks Greg and John :2tsup:) I need to buy or make some metrology tools. (I am new to machining so have limited stuff)

    I think my plan is to use...
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    Painting metal flake

    Iíve bought a used BMX for my 7 year old and am keen to restore/modify it for her. Itís currently stripped down and most of the steel parts have already been stripped ready for paint, just have to...
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    Hercus 260 Fine Feed Gear

    In the Hercus 260 Attachments Brochure circa 1980 there is Part Number: 5HY 94 Fine Feed Gear A - AM. Reduces feed rate to 1/4 normal.

    Does someone have details about the gear, and how to fit it...
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    Lapping Mill spindle taper

    I've got a 1987 Hafco clone mill that spent the first 21 years of its life in a jobbing machine shop being used almost daily. Its got a few scars as would be expected. Its got an R8 taper.

    Even...
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    Hairy Forbes drill sharpener

    Yeah, I know, but my eyes are getting old. I just can't see drills under about 10mm these days to sharpen them, and my magnifying glasses make it hard to set angles.

    Has anyone got one of these...
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    Not happy Jan..... :-(

    I bought a "not cheap" adjustable square a few years ago, and recently discovered that the blade slightly protrudes past the stock, making it useless for for measuring inside squares. :~

    Try...
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    Better finish on brass

    Hi all

    I am in the process of turning some Brass, ( see att.)if possible I would like to, gain a better finish, I am using hand fed HSS hand ground tool
    Can I use a knife edge type tool as can be...
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    Tool and cutter grinder videos.

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    Hello from old Steamloco.
    If your at home like me and would like a walk thru a big professional tool grinding shop with an expert giving advice, the above links will keep...
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    Misadventures with an ARM

    About 18mths or so ago when I took the 9Ē out storage I plonked a massively oversize single phase motor on it, which made the motor brace and live side belt guard not fit, and meant I havenít had...
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    Homemade lathe in the making?

    Possibly a light duty homemade metal lathe C channel is 6mm back wall 10mm top and bottom

    Looking to use cnc linear rails but they are really hard to find on aus atm

    Will pick up a couple new...
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    Brass Round bar etc.

    Where can I get approx 75 mm dia X 50 mm brass round bar or 75 mm X 5 mm flat bar.?
    Also 28 mm aluminium tube with a minimum 6 mm wall thickness?

    No one I have sent emails to have bothered to...
  16. 130 amp gas/gasless mig welder [rossi,edisons]

    hi,this welder was approx $ 230 two years ago.I Bought this unit just as a starting point to do small jobs around the house nothing too serious as it is only on a 10 amp plug.Anyway i did not receive...
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    navy apprentice hand fitting job

    back in the day when the navy had apprentices. before you were allowed near a mill,lathe or shaper. we had to make things like this.
    By hand with files drilling and hack saws.

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  18. Will this cheap ebay chamfer cutter be adequate for aluminium?

    I want to mill a 45 degree angle across some 40mm x 160mm aluminium T-slot rail (the type used for CNC router or 3D-printer gantries). It's an internal cut, i.e., I can't tilt the vertical milling...
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    Rotary Broaching Tool

    In another Email was this item,
    https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/...utm_campaign=0
    Hope Everyone is OK
    Kryn


    Read the full thread at metalworkforums.com...
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    Lapping Cheap Micrometer Anvils.

    In the same email as the adjustable machinist's jack, is an article on Lapping Micrometer Anvils, https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/...m_medium=email
    Towards the end of the video, he discovers...
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    Adjustable Machinists Parallel Jack

    Saw this in an email, and though with the lockdown, members would get bored after reorganising their shed several times, :D, and could make this adjustable machinist's jack.Machinist Jack/Adjustable...
  22. Mitutoyu Micrometers - new to me, refresh and questions

    I donít own any micrometers... until now :)

    A chap locally was clearing his old measuring equipment and they caught my eye. Managed to snag a 1Ē and 2Ē and now Iím doing what I always do......
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    lining up for vertical illing

    I bought a vertical milling slide from India recently, first & last purchase from there.
    The base of the slide, that sits on the cross slide, is 35 thou out of square with the slide itself. (The...
  24. Thread: Worm drive

    by MWF FEED
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    Worm drive

    Does anyone cut nylon worm gears.
    Dia of attched is about 52 x 10 and has 50theeth. Overall depth is 25
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    Attached Images

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  25. Thread: Cinese Lathes

    by MWF FEED
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    Cinese Lathes

    Hey guys anyone know the max diamter these lathes can spin? eBay


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    TIG was working fine. Now this...

    Hoping for some advice. I tried some TIG welding on my inverter last year and it worked well. However, I've just set it up again in exactly the same way and the welding arc is terrible! The torch,...
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    Advice on welding helmets

    New to the forum so a bit of background, I am a self taught welder (had a useless instructor) did quite a bit of welding building crushing plants and general heavy equipment repair welding, but that...
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    Gear conversion

    My plan is to convert the intermediate gear bearings in the transfer case in my WW2 Jeep . The original setup has a 3/4" hardened shaft and caged needle bearings running through the bore of the gear...
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    COVID19 Helpers needed

    If anyone feels capable of contribution to tech/management/design/fab of any COV19 related equipment/logsistics/solutions/quick fixes etc you might want to check this our

    Mobilise Aus COV19...
  30. A gear cutter grinding jig for tool and cutter grinder.

    SAM_0617.jpgAnd a big hello from this old bloke. Hope you all stay well.
    Sorry the pic isn't better, can't fit my fat guts past all the stored treasures. I took the pic to show a gear cutter...
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    Lockdown Projects

    I would like maintain sanity by using this time of mass restriction to make some useful and possibly time saving metalworking accessories.
    I am posting pictures of a couple of simple to make items...
  32. Threading on a Schaublin 125...it's weird

    For those of you following the gloat thread, you probably saw that we got a new Schaublin 125C lathe at work. I had to clean up a tight collet thread last week so it was a perfect opportunity to to...
  33. Small diameter plastic oil lines on mill - what sort of tube?

    Looks like I need to replace one of the small oil lines on the knee of my TOS mill as its about 20mm too short to connect to the pump.
    There's no pressure as such, just a few drops of oil every 5...
  34. Who knows things about tin snips? Restoring some.

    I have inherited a heap of vintage tin snips. Mainly Gilbow, English made, 'vintage' (AKA much older than me- probably 1960's)
    I've buffed off the surface rust and any remains of paint from the...
  35. Tool and cutter grinder video. How to build a work head.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWvu...QJvu3JYxfMY4Y0
    A quick call out from the old goat.
    This came up on face book and I had to share. So much foreign language info is lost to translation.
    A...
  36. Thread: Spring Saddle

    by MWF FEED
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    Spring Saddle

    I have a worn spring saddle on my Jeep rear axle housing , the spring bolt centre locating hole is elongated to a large degree . I am thinking of welding up the worn area and then boring the hole to...
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    Henry 22lr lever action.

    Gday Gang,
    Has anyone had experience with Henry 22lr Lever action.
    Cheers Bruce


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    How to extend these axles

    Hey guys more progress on the boat trailer finally got my spring hangers hung i dry test fit my velox deep dish disc hubs and they came up with no clearance

    What is the best way to extend the...
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    RF30 captive drawbar questions

    This isnít a question about how to make it work, Iíve already done that. But my first design had some challenges and Iím in to version 2.

    The original design broke because I had too large a roll...
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    Small boring heads for milling

    Hi there

    I have recently picked up a BCA jig borer and intend on using it for light milling and drilling operations. Amounts the tooling that came with it are two boring heads with arbours in size...
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    Bending rectangular tubing

    I'm new to the forum, so thanks in advance for you help and patience with my noob questions...

    I'm a weekend DIY type of guy and I like to do things myself rather than hire things out. I'm...
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    Kmart Spanners

    I was going through my fathers old tools and found an almost complete set of Kmart combination spanners, I didn't realise Kmart actually had their own brand of tools. Has anyone else seen sets like...
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    Buffalo Forge Drill

    Hi,

    I picked up a Buffalo Forge Post Drill the other day.

    I'm wondering if I should leave it as is and use it for a decorative piece for outside or strip it back and paint it up for a...
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    Qualos Junior Lathe Handbook

    Hey everyone I picked up a Qualos Junior Lathe today just wondering if any one has a handbook for it or knows where I can get one. Plus if you have any other info thatíd be awesome. Thanks
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    Clarkson Chuck Collet Problems

    Got a Clarkson NT30 chuck with metric and imperial collets some time ago (auction ?) that I have only recently tried to use.

    The metric collets work fine, a number of various sizes screw in...
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    Lathe headstock adjustment

    I just faced off the drill press table, and the result is that it is now cupped in the centre by 0.2mm.

    First question is, do I try to get it better?

    Second question, if the DIAMETER of the...
  47. Anyone bought from Mag-pro (M & G Productions) recently?

    I ordered a collet chuck from Felix a couple of weeks ago, and it hasn't arrived, and I didn't get sent a tracking # so I tried to email him on both the email addresses and got this: (for both email...
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    Anyone bought from China lately

    Has anyone bought off Aliexpress recently and received their goods. As best as I can tell from a google search sea freight is starting to crank up again but what little air freight there is is taken...
  49. Thread: CNC retrofit

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    CNC retrofit

    Hello fellow metalworkers,
    I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a good CNC controller to retrofit my [small] mill.
    There are plenty available on eBay/aliexpress, have any of you guys installed...
  50. 2004 US Lubricant comparisons between different suppliers

    I came across this comparison table between different lubrication suppliers on a Facebook site.

    https://cfemedia1.wpengine.com/wp-co...SOXIAdSr5LBo7w


    Read the full thread at...
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