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    Thomas 4 x 4 tyre pump

    Hi Gang,
    I have this Thomas pump which is need of some work. I have stripped it down and am replacing the bearings. One was marked as 6102Z which I ordered from RS components. didn't think to check...
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    Hercus Restoration Log

    Hmmmm... instead of hijacking my own threads elsewhere, I figured I might be better to just start a new one on the restoration progress :)

    Part #1, The tear down.




    Read the full thread at...
  3. Looking for a welder manual, GIG/NZIG Transtig 250EC

    Hi all,

    Just picked up one of these and am looking for a manual for it. Doesn't seem to be much out there, would anyone have a copy of this manual loafing?

    Thanks!


    Read the full thread at...
  4. MC-60 treadmill speed controller (controller needs a load ?)

    Any help will be greatly appreciated. I have an MC-60 treadmill speed controller. I'm mounting the motor on a drill press. I put switch on the wipe terminal on the pot and added a reverse switch on...
  5. Cleaning Cast iron surfaces : Mill Table & Lathe Ways

    It seems to me that my mill table and lathe ways are always grungy gray compared to the almost silvery shiny surfaces I see on forum photos.

    Scrubbing with a kerosene soaked rag is all I have...
  6. Thread: Power hacksaw

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    Power hacksaw

    Hercus power hacksaw, see market place "one more attempt"

    There has been no interest at all so it is destined to be dismantled a re-purposed


    Read the full thread at metalworkforums.com...
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    power hacksaw plans and designs

    hi, i have been wanting to build a power hacksaw for many years and of course been down the google path over and over. most of what is available is small and cheap type designs but i would like...
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    Wringing cross slide?

    G'day all :)
    I've got a curious problem on my cross slide that I knew about early in my rebuild, but dismissed as just being dry dovetails...
    Here's the story - I pulled all the lathe apart,...
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    My New AC DC Tig Arrived

    After much consideration and searching from, the good the bad and the ugly of AC tigs, I bought the Token Tools Elite 215A combo with plasma cutter.

    Took just 7 days from order to arrival here in...
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    Is there a 'best' way?

    Some of you will know that being the cheapskate I am, I weld up my own bandsaw blades with TIG. The resulting weld needs to be ground down to fit through the guides and I've been doing that with an...
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    Surface Grinder Spindle oil.

    I bought a power Surface Grinder awhile ago. I have only done a single test Grind since I got the machine so I haven't oiled the Spindle , But I have a paying job I need to do This weekend so Will...
  12. General purpose contact cleaner recommendations?

    I use contact cleaner or brake cleaner regularly. To cut costs I would prefer to buy bulk say a 5 litre container of contact cleaner and use a pump type 1 litre spray bottle. Would someone be able...
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    new old sheraton 9" model A!

    Given we now have a Sheraton Forum its a use it or lose it deal.
    I am moving this thread to the Sheraton forum.
    Grahame


    Read the full thread at metalworkforums.com...
  14. Looking at a new small/medium mill - BF-20LV?

    Since selling the old mill a few years ago I have been occasionally thinking about a new mill setup, especially since I am planning on bringing the AL320G back from our storage unit over the summer....
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    Small Linisher / Sander

    Hello all, been looking around for a small linisher / sander similar to the picture that takes a 915 x 50 mm belt
    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/OCcAAOSw98NdevOn/s-l1600.jpg
    For the price of them...
  16. Pedestal Drill - buying guide for used equipment

    I've got way too many hand drills of different flavours, but I am currently looking to get a pedestal drill for the shed. New is out of price range, so looking at used items.

    Chasing advice on...
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    Quick Change Tool Post for Hercus 260

    seems that I cannot find the right post to find the right recommendation

    I am looking to buy the right QCTP for my Hercus 260 - i have two links but not sure which to get -
    one is about $100...
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    Hafco AL 330 lathe stand ideas!

    I have this AL 330 in my shop and itís sitting on the standard blue cabinet legs, itís a bit of a pain as I like to move things regularly to sweep out under them and clean things down of dust and...
  19. Brisbane stainless suppliers for hobbyists

    Hi folks,

    Been trying to find a good way of getting hold of some (hopefully easily machinable) stainless round bar in at least 60mm diameter. I don't need much, just making some coffee tamps.
    ...
  20. The future of metal work in the community

    Hi all,

    I don't usually promote videos in this forum, but the following data may be of interest to members in this particular case.

    YouTube

    The viewer response globally has been pretty...
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    Drawbar not drawing straight :(

    If I mount my MT5-ER32 collet chuck in my lathe by just bashing the face with a hammer and a block of wood, I get 0.02mm runout on the inside face of the taper for the collet. However if I fit my...
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    Jig Borer Restoration

    As shown a while back I purchased of Bob Ward a nice little Jig Borer, finally I have begun the restoration process. I have stripped it down all but the quil/headstock atm need an assistant for that...
  23. Looking for suggestions re Goose Neck Repair

    A Goose Neck is a critical connection point joining a Sailboat's boom to it's mast ... mine is made of either cast Aluminum or some other kind of Cast Alloy (unknown) ... at issue: bushings that were...
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    New to this forum

    Good morning to all

    I am seeking information on casting.

    Call me a novice, I only have had experience as an apprentice many years ago watching patterns being made and helped in painting them...
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    New to this forum

    Good morning to all

    I am seeking information on casting.

    Call me a novice, I only have had experience as an apprentice many years ago watching patterns being made and help in painting them for...
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    Vertical Mill Head Alignment

    I had just finished sharpening my largest end mill (20mm) and while taking a test cut across a 12mm square piece of MS I noticed that as the cutter passed across the face of the work in the X plane...
  27. Belt size(s) or manual for Waldown c-0 tool post grinder

    Hi all,

    I have recently acquired a Waldown type C-0 tool post grinder. Anybody know what belts it takes? .. or have a PDF manual?

    Also, I'm unsure if there are supposed to be different sized...
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    4140 Suppliers Victoria

    I am after some short lengths of 4140 for a project and have approached several steel merchants between Shepparton and the Northern Suburbs and either said no or have not got back to me. Has anyone...
  29. Workholding holding morse taper arbor in a chuck?

    I have a number of morse taper arbors without the tang and wish to drill and tape the rear to fit a stop of kind. How does one go about holding say a 3 morse taper in a 3 or 4 jaw chuck?

    Thanks,...
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    Video of old (113 years) machine shop

    Came across this video last night.
    113 yo machine shop - somewhere in the USA (where else?)

    Some interesting old machines and a lot of clutter.

    YouTube

    My apologies of this has been posted...
  31. Thoughts on running a Bridgeport head lying on it's back?

    I'll be starting a major rebuild and modification of a tractor front-end loader in the next couple of weeks, the project will involve some line-boring of cylinder and linkage pivot points across the...
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    Extend thread on a socket head bolt

    Hello there -

    My question is related to extending existing threads on socket head bolts - Allen Key bolts.

    How do you clamp a socket head bolt into a 3 jaw chuck to cut the existing thread...
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    Cutting #18 sheet steel

    Just wondering, I've never used a plasma cutter . If I was to cut #18 gauge sheet steel with a plasma would the edge finish be nice and clean/sharp ? Would the coating on the steel effect the cut...
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    Waldown gurus... what do I have here?

    This was bought used in the 80s and has sat effectively unused until today when I picked it up.

    https://motofaction.org/wal1.JPG
    https://motofaction.org/wal2.JPG
    https://motofaction.org/wal3.JPG...
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    Small Aluminium Project.

    Hello People, I am after a kind person to help me out with a small ally job. I have an ally face plate (11 inch too big for my lathe) that need a boss turned off and the existing hole to be...
  36. Lathe chuck swapping issues (face plate on threaded spindle)

    So, I have a Hercus, whose spindle is an 8tpi thread, and 1.5" OD?
    Tried to borrow and fit a 4jaw chuck, from a Boxford lathe.


    1) Had a hell of a time getting my existing 4" chuck off. Tried...
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    Gear head drill question

    Hi all,

    I recently got a hafco GHD-32 at a great price, and have a curiosity about it.
    The manual has a couple of mentions of milling in it, so I'm wondering if it would potentially be able to be...
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    Fay and Egan jointer Gibb Screws

    I picked up a 1920ís era J.A. Fay & Egan No 16 12Ē jointer and itís missing some of the gibb screws from the cutter head they are 7/8Ē 16tpi with a 1/2Ē square socket... we question is how hard would...
  39. Looking for a new inverter AC/DC TIG - foot control and CK Flex WP17 required

    I do a bit of auto and motorsport fab stuff, and my almost 10yo Super 200P is starting to give me some grief with the limitations, and tripping the 10A circuit when i set the 'arc force' too high. So...
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    Purpose of this toolpost feature?

    There's a threaded 3/8" hole on one side of a toolpost.
    I suppose it could be handy if I wanted to bolt something to it.
    It's about 5/8" deep. I screwed a UNC 3/8 bolt in it for the photo.
    Anyone...
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    Metal spinning Roller

    I think sometime ago asked about metal spinning on a lathe. Just got this nifty looking spinning roller setup in an email, and thought the members on here might like it....
  42. Anyone know anything about this Peerless unit?

    Doesn't have a country of origin on it and I don't know enough about the brand to date it. The depth gauge is metric as is the capacity on the plate. Originally had a 1/3hp motor on it, has a 1.5HP...
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    Conrik - Mars, Servian, both, other?

    I had thought that Conrik was a brand name used by Mars Machine Tool (got that from the lathes.co.uk site) but I have a drill press here that's branded Conrik and made by Servian:
    ...
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    Milling machine rotary table

    Hi all, Been perusing the internet looking at milling machines again. Just wondering : what advantages does a machine with a rotary table have ?
    Not talking about a rotary table as in an accessory,...
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    Cast iron question

    If I get a pattern made and a foundry to cast off that in cast iron . Iím told or have read that the cast iron chills or is a lot harder on the outside skin and this has an effect on milling the...
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    How to - hex driver with rotating end?

    Hi there

    I am a lathe novice but I tend to make up for lack of skill with blind optimism! A project I would like to attempt in the future is to make my own torx driver. There are a few out there...
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    second hand tools /machinery

    I expect this has been asked and answered before

    Is there anywhere still operating in Melbourne (northern, if possible) you can go and browse second hand tools and machinery

    I remember fondly...
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    Sealer for Aluminium

    Hi, just joined up, and need some advice with Aluminium.

    I have just built a 2.5m long island bar for our new kitchen, it comprises 3x 800mm wide banks of pot drawers joined together, and it has...
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    Quality rotary wire brush

    My Multi Tool linisher had a wire brush mounted on the other end on the grinder motor.

    The 200mm rotary crimped wire brush has come to the end of its life and was beginning to spit wire at me....
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    Lathe identification

    G'day all :)
    As the title suggests, I'm trying to ID my lathe that I just started to restore a couple of days ago...
    I thought maybe some guru's here could help out with my thoughts.
    My leanings...
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