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    Hi Michael I have just re-entered the workforce...

    Hi Michael
    I have just re-entered the workforce and have gone through this exact same thing.
    About the only thing on your list I can see would be pry bars and perhaps a set of taper punches which...
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    Still watching and still loving this thread John....

    Still watching and still loving this thread John. I'm also getting some great tips and tricks I can use.
    Keep up the great work.

    Phil
  3. Is there a shear pin in the leadscrew that has...

    Is there a shear pin in the leadscrew that has let go? I love the leadscrew covers but they can be a pain at times.

    Phil
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    Hi Michael nah, it's the same governor. It's...

    Hi Michael
    nah, it's the same governor. It's just the more I look at it the more I find wrong with it.
    There will be a complete new ball. It would be remiss of me to put a 'repaired' new component...
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    Pickering governor rebuild

    Hi all
    as some of you know I am restoring a Pickering governor. I will continue this thread here as it started in the general discussion area and seemed to grow a bit. The first part is here:...
  6. Hi Gazza on my compressor I have one of these...

    Hi Gazza
    on my compressor I have one of these and it hasn't missed a beat for nearly 20 years now. It cuts in and out bringing the engine up to full revs then down to idle at full pressure which in...
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    Apologies Simon :D:D Phil

    Apologies Simon :D:D

    Phil
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    Hi Simon planers and shapers will always produce...

    Hi Simon
    planers and shapers will always produce a flatter surface than a mill due entirely to the cutting action being lineal rather than rotative. You will find it 'near' impossible to tram the...
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    I think a sleeve should be ok Michael. It seems...

    I think a sleeve should be ok Michael.
    It seems to be standard practice.
    https://www.skf.com/au/products/seals/industrial-seals/power-transmission-seals/wear-sleeves/skf-speedi-sleeve/index.html
    ...
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    Hi Martin I must be missing something but the...

    Hi Martin
    I must be missing something but the thread in the pic is (what looks like to be) a square thread. If so, you will need to make an ACME nut to suit the new screw as well.

    Phil
  11. Hi Bob I also have an AL 340 and I would use a...

    Hi Bob
    I also have an AL 340 and I would use a form tool and plunge cut but with that grade of stainless I would run the lathe as slow as possible and plunge fairly hard using cutting oil not...
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    Hi Martin in your pic, is the thread on the...

    Hi Martin
    in your pic, is the thread on the right side of your machined blank the one you are copying?
    It looks (from the pic) to be a square thread.

    Phil
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    I'm pretty sure that if it is an imperial pitch...

    I'm pretty sure that if it is an imperial pitch it will be acme and if it is a metric pitch then it will be trapezoidal.
    I'm open to correction but am nearly certain that is the case.

    Phil
  14. Thread: Hello.

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    Welcome Brett Phil

    Welcome Brett

    Phil
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    Hi Steve you could make one of these though it...

    Hi Steve
    you could make one of these though it may be redundant with your grease/oil gun.
    https://metalworkforums.com/f65/t167958-reilang-tip-type-nipples

    Phil
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    Hi oldhack I would absolutely recommend the one...

    Hi oldhack
    I would absolutely recommend the one with the star wheels.
    Also when they wear out you can buy new star wheels...which reminds me.:roll:

    Phil
  17. Hi Bill That brought back a memory. I used...

    Hi Bill
    That brought back a memory.
    I used toothpaste to lap steam valve and safety valve seats. You could comb your hair in the reflection after you were done...when I had hair that is. :D

    Phil
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    In Melbourne but don't want to put a mozz on it...

    In Melbourne but don't want to put a mozz on it until I know more. :oo:

    Phil
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    Hi oldhack If you could machine the disc and...

    Hi oldhack
    If you could machine the disc and screwcut the bore without removing it from the chuck it should be ok.
    Or perhaps do the bore then screwcut a mandrel, screw the disc on and machine it...
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    Yep a bit excited. Hopefully it'll come to...

    Yep a bit excited. Hopefully it'll come to fruition.

    Phil
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    Gees, don't tempt me Simon. I've got the rest of...

    Gees, don't tempt me Simon.
    I've got the rest of my life off.:D
    Well maybe.
    I may have been offered a job at a very large historical steam engine place thanks to a forum member .
    Details...
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    Hi Simon Sitting at Ayers rock at the moment ...

    Hi Simon
    Sitting at Ayers rock at the moment and due to start heading south on Friday.
    Would rather keep going north but all good things must come to an end...eventually. :D

    Phil
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    Hi Simon I'd be interested in the results you...

    Hi Simon
    I'd be interested in the results you get.
    Im out where you were at the moment and I won't say a breakage hasn't crossed my mind.

    Phil
  24. Welcome to the forum Greg, don't be afraid to...

    Welcome to the forum Greg, don't be afraid to give input and as Kryn pointed out we love the pics. Sometimes I think a camera should be the first purchase :D.
    Just remember there is no such thing as...
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    Completely blown away with the popcorn Greg,...

    Completely blown away with the popcorn Greg, great find.

    Phil
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    Hi Bob The square pipe dies are known as...

    Hi Bob
    The square pipe dies are known as 'Warragul' dies just in .case you hear the name in the future

    Phil
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    Sticky: Thanks Vann I sadly don't work there anymore so...

    Thanks Vann
    I sadly don't work there anymore so I guess they don't really have a say in what I post on here.
    I reckon that any full size steam engines I work on could be posted here though.

    Phil
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    Ripper show that one. Got to be impressed with...

    Ripper show that one.
    Got to be impressed with the silver chasing.
    I'd never seen that before.

    Phil
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    Sticky: Thanks Hooksta it was all my pleasure though I...

    Thanks Hooksta it was all my pleasure though I hope others got some as well.
    As an aside it's not a passion, it's a sickness. One I hope there is no cure for. :D :2tsup:

    Phil
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    Hi John the dwell is used for 'sparking out' at...

    Hi John
    the dwell is used for 'sparking out' at the end of the stroke. Normally you extend approx. half the wheel width past the shaft length never going completely past as it will tend to grind a...
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    Hi John the dwell is the pause at the end of...

    Hi John
    the dwell is the pause at the end of each stroke.

    Phil
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    . Hi John I am finding that I have to do...

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    Hi John
    I am finding that I have to do this more and more. There was a time when you could just chuck a bit of bar and it was reasonably close.
    Not so anymore I'm afraid.

    Phil
  33. Thanks Michael but I have a few here I may have...

    Thanks Michael but I have a few here I may have to resurrect.

    Phil
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  34. Very well done Michael. The sequence of operation...

    Very well done Michael. The sequence of operation is way harder than the actual machining and normally also the make or break of the job.
    Ummm, your broach. Did you make it or was it a purchase.
    ...
  35. Thread: Rust ?

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    They came out well John, I might have to throw...

    They came out well John, I might have to throw out my electrolysis bath. :oo:

    Phil
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    I agree with Peter (Bollie7), there is no need to...

    I agree with Peter (Bollie7), there is no need to be sorry. Admittedly there might be other forums around that aren't so forgiving but it's certainly not the case with this forum.
    As they say,...
  37. Hi Bob I would have said creative clamping. :D...

    Hi Bob
    I would have said creative clamping. :D
    I'm not an expert but probably forget any of the plastics. not knowing how tough the quill is I would say you aren't too far away from the mark with...
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    Hi Flo that is fantastic news. It would be a...

    Hi Flo
    that is fantastic news. It would be a good idea to heed Barons advice and make sure the threads are meticulously clean plus the face that meets with the corresponding face on the chuck...
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    Bugga. The chuck will definitely just unscrew...

    Bugga.
    The chuck will definitely just unscrew with a right hand thread on the headstock spindle.
    A couple of years ago where I worked (in the best job I ever had) we got an old Servian lathe and...
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    Flo I think Michael is talking about the collar...

    Flo
    I think Michael is talking about the collar behind the chuck and you are thinking about the collar in the headstock behind the bearing. Mind you I might be terribly wrong as well.
    Normally...
  41. Post ém Dave, even your bodgy setups are...

    Post ém Dave, even your bodgy setups are brilliant. :D

    Phil
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    Hi Michael highly unlikely anyone would notice...

    Hi Michael
    highly unlikely anyone would notice (though I would) plus I'm close to the largest pin I would like to put in in this situation plus thinking about how hard someone is likely to hit it...
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    Thanks Ray but you are being too kind. This bit...

    Thanks Ray but you are being too kind.
    This bit shows the repair to the taper pin in the bevel gear that goes on the shaft in the outrigger arm and the vein opening error I made. :D

    Phil
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    Very kind words indeed Simon. I will miss those...

    Very kind words indeed Simon.
    I will miss those visits that's for sure and from other forum members as well. I have to say that I miss the job terribly but am managing to keep my hand in out in the...
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    You have the best scrap guy John. :2tsup: Good...

    You have the best scrap guy John. :2tsup:
    Good score.

    Phil
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    Thanks Michael and you would be correct. :D And...

    Thanks Michael
    and you would be correct. :D
    And when I figure out the geometry for cutting bevel gears on the Douglas, I'll be able to do the lot. :rolleyes:

    Phil
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    Spot on Peter, that's the best way and I am...

    Spot on Peter, that's the best way and I am enjoying it. :2tsup:
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    Wow, over 8 months since my last post. :- I...

    Wow, over 8 months since my last post. :-
    I managed to machine the outrigger arm successfully which after reaming to final size, I finally had a decent bore to work with. :2tsup:
    Next bit was the...
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    Hi Dave great to see that you are back...

    Hi Dave
    great to see that you are back especially after all the turmoil you went through.
    I am having a ball (pun probably intended) in retirement as I have started a small hobby/business restoring...
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    Spot on John. Phil

    Spot on John.

    Phil
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