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    I would think you would need to remove the cross...

    I would think you would need to remove the cross slide screw as well and slide the upper section off - I just pulled the cross slide off on the Hembrug and that doesn't have enough gap created by...
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    I'm guessing they have changed the gib to a...

    I'm guessing they have changed the gib to a tapered type which is quite common. On my Hembrug that has a tapered gib that is adjusted from one end (the front) - the gib has a notch where a shouldered...
  3. Thread: Gear train help

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    I can do a sample for you - PM sent. Ray

    I can do a sample for you - PM sent.

    Ray
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    Just saw this on eBay - the tooth count of the...

    Just saw this on eBay - the tooth count of the change gears supplied might of interest?
    I see it doesn't have anything like the spacers you mentioned on the cross-slide.
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    That went quick - you are safe. :U

    That went quick - you are safe. :U
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    Older Lathe change gears on Gumtree?

    There is a set of 13 old change gears (2 with chipped teeth noted) of unknown origin on Gumtree that might be a treasure for someone with an old lathe?
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    Jayne, this very old thread has reference to the...

    Jayne, this very old thread has reference to the change gear sizes so may be of interest?

    https://metalworkforums.com/f65/t168629-lathe-finish?highlight=bagear+lathe

    Ray
  8. Thread: Hi!

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    Welcome aboard Jayne. Ray

    Welcome aboard Jayne.
    Ray
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    Just had a look on Lathes.co.uk as that machine...

    Just had a look on Lathes.co.uk as that machine isn't one I've come across and that is a really nice bit of kit you have there - particularly good score with such a swag of the original...
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    Do you know anyone in the UK who could post these...

    Do you know anyone in the UK who could post these for you - these old stock items look very similar to your sample and aren't too expensive?
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    I'm wondering if this has at least some of it...

    I'm wondering if this has at least some of it made as a 'one-off' machine?
    The rack appears to made up from multiple sections that don't all have exactly the same profile which strikes me as...
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    Grahame, I might be misunderstanding the...

    Grahame, I might be misunderstanding the application but the valves for toilet mini-taps are 10mm?

    These taps are so cheap that most people would just throw the tap away but the tap valves can be...
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    The 10" description started in Catalog 28 - if...

    The 10" description started in Catalog 28 - if you look at the actual swing for the 9" machine listed in Catalog 27 and earlier it is 10 1/8" and the actual swing of the 10" model listed in Catalog...
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    There are several earlier catalogs on Vintage...

    There are several earlier catalogs on Vintage Machinerry.org that you may not have seen? One of these (catalog 27 second edition) has a parts list that would be close to your machine I would think....
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    Yours looks to be a bit later than mine having...

    Yours looks to be a bit later than mine having the star shaped feed knob - the patent dates cast into the front of the bed are a reasonable indicator (within 10 years or so).
    Mine started life as a...
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    Welcome to the forum. I have a 9" Senecca Falls...

    Welcome to the forum.
    I have a 9" Senecca Falls lathe (piccy in my profile) so would be interested to see a picture of a 10" one here in Oz - they aren't very common here.
    Ray
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    Nice save!

    Nice save!
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    I would think that the oilers are possibly 1/8"...

    I would think that the oilers are possibly 1/8" BSP. I have a mid '40's Macson which is another older Aussie made machine and it has 7 oilers that have a couple of different capacities but all of...
  19. Thread: g'day all

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    Welcome aboard.

    Welcome aboard.
  20. Does the application have to a tube spanner or...

    Does the application have to a tube spanner or could it be a flat type square drive ?

    This is a 7/16" square spanner to suit an old Lock tool holder I picked up that I use for the tailstock on the...
  21. Thread: New Member

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    Welcome aboard Mike.

    Welcome aboard Mike.
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    Small job for the Macson with 'scope creep'

    So, it was a relatively small task to make a threaded plug for the headstock oil top-up hole on my old Macson.
    This has always been missing whatever the original threaded plug was and has had a...
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    Tony, my apologies - you were absolutely correct...

    Tony, my apologies - you were absolutely correct in picking that it wasn't a Lancaster as pointed out by the more eagle eyed chaps above.
    There were Lancs with radial engines but I didn't look...
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    Tony, there was one version of the Lancaster that...

    Tony, there was one version of the Lancaster that had Bristol Hercules radial engines - I would think this one is a pretty rare bird.

    I saw a picture on the 'net some time ago and went digging as...
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    Interesting point - I hadn't made that...

    Interesting point - I hadn't made that connection.
    Just double-checked the very faint stamping on the knurled nut that holds the handle on and it is definitely only 'MADE IN GERMANY'.

    I actually...
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    I doubt that this would be a functional issue - I...

    I doubt that this would be a functional issue - I would go with it myself.

    Have you seen this article on the UK Lathes website that has some good points around fitting a chuck (including a tip...
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    Nice! - the badge came up well in the end.

    Nice! - the badge came up well in the end.
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    I have seen the same issue with Chrome on my old...

    I have seen the same issue with Chrome on my old Mac - it does load OK using Safari.
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    I had a similar dilemma trying to fit an 8" 4-jaw...

    I had a similar dilemma trying to fit an 8" 4-jaw chuck to my old Macson. In my case the backing plates to suit the headstock flange are not an off the shelf thing and to make one from scratch would...
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    BECON 2-Speed Hand Drill

    I have had an old BECON drill hanging around in the 'round tooit' box for years.
    I inherited this German made two-speed hand drill with a box of tools from my father and remember getting into...
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    One thing to double check is the bolt pattern for...

    One thing to double check is the bolt pattern for that chuck against the bolt pattern for the applicable D1 backplate.
    Those existing 4 mounting bolts are well toward the centre and could interfere...
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    I think that your machine should have a D1-3...

    I think that your machine should have a D1-3 spindle when you are looking for either a backplate for a generic 4-jaw or a 4-Jaw with built-in D1 mounts.

    There are heaps of references around the...
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    Wow, some elbow grease has been expended there....

    Wow, some elbow grease has been expended there. Nice work.
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    Welcome aboard - nice part of the world where you...

    Welcome aboard - nice part of the world where you live.

    Ray
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    Your profile doesn't show where you are in...

    Your profile doesn't show where you are in Australia but if you happen to be in Melbourne then I would be happy to face that off for you in the Macson.
    The other caveat of course is that we are...
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    Greg, I think you should be appealing the local...

    Greg, I think you should be appealing the local 'Boat Anchor' designation at this stage.
    A re-classification is definitely in order.:D
    Very nice work.
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    Gavin, yes that was my mistake going by the...

    Gavin, yes that was my mistake going by the thread title and not reading the details closely enough.:doh:

    I see that H&F have the AL320G manual online and the circuit diagram (as rough as it is)...
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    There is an old thread regarding an AL320G only...

    There is an old thread regarding an AL320G only running in reverse and that mentions the forward and reverse switching being done via relays so a faulty contact also be in the reverse relay?
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    I have been poking around and found this...

    I have been poking around and found this reference to the Burman CP gearboxes fitted to Ariel motorcycles. This might be of use to you as it covers the original lubrication recommendations.
    This UK...
  40. Thread: Another newbie!

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    Welcome aboard.

    Welcome aboard.
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    Macson Flatbed Travelling Steady

    Yes, I know this is a tall order but just in case someone has a flatbed Macson travelling steady gathering rust & dust under a bench and is willing to part with it.

    My Macson is a 1946 17" Flatbed...
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    I can't identify the mill off the cuff but the...

    I can't identify the mill off the cuff but the gearbox looks to be from a pre-war Ariel single motorcycle with v-belt pulleys fitted in place of the clutch & rear sprocket.
    I think that is a...
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    What about the head clamp section of a workshop...

    What about the head clamp section of a workshop shield? The face shield bit pivots so can be removed leaving two potential mounting points for the brush holder.

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    Edit: Having just read...
  44. Another amateur here - I am using one of the...

    Another amateur here - I am using one of the Cocoon Create Touch printers that Aldi had a couple of years back (it is a rebranded Wanhou Duplicator I3Plus).
    This has a limited print area (200mm x...
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    I burnt some time during the first lockdown here to get my head around the basics of Freecad and have also done some workshop goodies.

    The black gear here is an fancier 50T metric conversion...
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    Thanks Robert - that helps confirm what I...

    Thanks Robert - that helps confirm what I suspected because I can't see a way to safely hold the pin in a disengaged position.

    Yes, there appears to have been destructive attempts to unscrew a...
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    Yes, :iagree: - that does look pretty good!

    Yes, :iagree: - that does look pretty good!
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    Rexman Bull Gear locking pin

    Does anyone know what the original retaining set-up was for a Rexman Bull Gear locking pin?
    This is an earlier, relatively small flat-belt model.

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    I am helping a friend get one back...
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    Welcome aboard.

    Welcome aboard.
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    Have you come across the Lathes.co.UK website -...

    Have you come across the Lathes.co.UK website - there is some info on there that might relate to your machine?
    Does the thread chart shown there match yours as it is much easier to read and gives a...
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