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    Hi Bob, Guys, The spring loaded ones, I remove...

    Hi Bob, Guys,

    The spring loaded ones, I remove the punch, its also easy to make new ones for them !

    I sharpen my centre punches in the lathe using a Dremel in the tool post. About the only...
  2. Thread: Magnetic ?

    by BaronJ
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    Hi Mike, I'll go with Aliens ! Ever watched...

    Hi Mike,

    I'll go with Aliens ! Ever watched "Skinwalker Ranch" on TV ?
  3. Thread: Magnetic ?

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    Naw, The last one was my second Covid19 jab ! ...

    Naw, The last one was my second Covid19 jab ! The next one is the "Shingles" one in a few weeks.


    Grahame, thank you for that info ! I didn't know about that other than I knew that magnets...
  4. Thread: Magnetic ?

    by BaronJ
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    Magnetic ?

    Hi Guys,

    Something weird is going on ! All of a sudden everything is becoming a magnet ! I drilled a 6 mm hole in a piece of steel yesterday and the chips stuck to the drill and workpiece ! I...
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    Hi FamilyGuy, Super glue could very well be...

    Hi FamilyGuy,

    Super glue could very well be the answer ! I've used it quite a few times on the lathe instead of shellac on a wax chuck, particularly if the work gets a bit warm and moves.
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    Yes you are correct, I thought that you were...

    Yes you are correct, I thought that you were referring to the body shape. For the slot you would have to take the bearing off the end of the cutter. Mill the slot first and then do the radiused...
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    Hi Graham.beven, Guys, It reminds me of a...

    Hi Graham.beven, Guys,

    It reminds me of a setting tool for a capstan lathe. Where pointer used to set a drill depth for repeat drilling from the turret.
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    Hi Mathu, Guys, Some lathes, including my...

    Hi Mathu, Guys,

    Some lathes, including my Myford S7 have a pin that is pushed in to lock the spindle whilst the chuck is unscrewed. The trick with preventing a chuck jam, is cleanliness ! Its is...
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    Hi Pete, Guys, 3 inch diameter is a very big...

    Hi Pete, Guys,

    3 inch diameter is a very big and expensive cutter even for a router toolbit ! I very much doubt that you will need one that big. If you are doing the ends in one operation, I...
  10. Hi Mathu, Guys, I agree with Bob ! It could...

    Hi Mathu, Guys,

    I agree with Bob ! It could be any of a hundred or more 1/3, 1/2, 3/4 or 1 Hp motors. If you have access to a "Kilowatt meter or AC ammeter, that would give you some idea. ...
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    Hi Chris, That is exactly what I thought !

    Hi Chris,

    That is exactly what I thought !
  12. Thread: Sine Bar

    by BaronJ
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    Hi Chris, Guys, I have and use a "Wixey"...

    Hi Chris, Guys,

    I have and use a "Wixey" digital angle gauge ! It reads to 0.01 and is 100% repeatable, more than I can say about the Aldi angle finder ! That is supposed to read to 0.01 if you...
  13. Hi Mathu, Guys, Its very easy to run off with...

    Hi Mathu, Guys,

    Its very easy to run off with the idea that you have to have every tool in the book in order to use your new lathe. Spend some time examining it and study its behaviour ! There...
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    Hi Scruntfundle, Guys, Didn't we go through...

    Hi Scruntfundle, Guys,

    Didn't we go through this problem a short time ago !

    I recall that you were asked to check if the clamp plate was flat and did it slide on a machined surface, I don't...
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    Yes it would, only because the workpiece area...

    Yes it would, only because the workpiece area was large compared to the magnet area ! In addition the work would have to be well centred over the magnet. This is most likely the reason the the...
  16. Hi Mathu, I have picked up most of my HSS tool...

    Hi Mathu,

    I have picked up most of my HSS tool steel in the local scrapyard ! Most firms throw it away when moving onto carbide insert tooling. Talking about carbide inserts/tooling my local...
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    Hi Familyguy, Difficult to say ! I would...

    Hi Familyguy,

    Difficult to say ! I would guess at unlikely, simply because the area of the catch plate is the same as the electromagnet surface area and your workpiece area would likely be much...
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    Hi Steve, That looks to be a very nice machine...

    Hi Steve,

    That looks to be a very nice machine ! I particularly like the cabinet and the drawers ! The colours are nice too. [/Envy mode off]

    Two things that I would comment on is the back...
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    Hi Mathu, Threading under power needs care,...

    Hi Mathu,

    Threading under power needs care, things can go wrong very quickly ! Which is one reason a winding handle pays dividends. You have the feel that is missing when using taps and dies...
  20. Hi Mathu, Before rushing out and buying...

    Hi Mathu,

    Before rushing out and buying expensive tool posts, learn about your machine, what play you have in the various parts, are the gibs properly adjusted, is the spindle loose, does it have...
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    My second dial !

    Hi Guys,

    Following a couple of mods I did to the stamping jig I've made and stamped my second dial !

    392006 392004 392005

    Here I've just stamped the index marks using the Pryor stamp. I...
  22. Thread: Rolling Mill

    by BaronJ
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    Hi Bob, Guys, Michael has done a superb job...

    Hi Bob, Guys,

    Michael has done a superb job :2tsup:. You must be quite proud of it.

    Just don't get a hernia lifting that machine ! It looks like at least 100Kg.
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    Hi Mathuisella, I personally would just make a...

    Hi Mathuisella,

    I personally would just make a lathe handle for threading use, its much more controllable as well !

    391997 391998

    This is a couple of pictures of mine. It is made from an...
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    "X" Dial made !

    Hi Guys,

    I've now cut another slice of 50 mm diameter aluminium bar for the second calibrated dial handle to go on the end of the "X" leadscrew. I used the stamping jig that I made specifically...
  25. Thread: Fan Duct !

    by BaronJ
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    Hi Guys, Just a couple or three pictures of...

    Hi Guys,

    Just a couple or three pictures of the duct and the top of the motor so you can see what path the air flow has to take to get out of the motor.

    391963

    This first picture is the...
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    Hi Bob, Guys, I agree with Chris, very nasty !...

    Hi Bob, Guys,

    I agree with Chris, very nasty !

    It just shows how quickly something can turn on you and cause injury, I hope that it heals rapidly.
  27. Thread: Fan Duct !

    by BaronJ
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    Hi Bob, Guys, Thanks for the pictures in your...

    Hi Bob, Guys,

    Thanks for the pictures in your post, very interesting technique !



    I agree ! However the device is intended to sit on top of the mill motor with the fan on top sucking the...
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    Hi Morrisman, Guys, Built this drill...

    Hi Morrisman, Guys,

    Built this drill grinder/sharpener ! There is a picture of mine right at the bottom of the page.

    https://www.gadgetbuilder.com/DrillSharp.html#Facet4

    I t works very well...
  29. Thread: Fan Duct !

    by BaronJ
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    Fan Duct !

    Hi Guys,

    I decided that it was about time that I got my finger out and finished making a fan duct to go on top of the motor on the mill.

    These DC motors get hot quite quickly and since all...
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    Hi Guys, Its quite possible that if the file...

    Hi Guys,

    Its quite possible that if the file has been trapped under the work and damaged when the slag has been hammered off it has flattened the teeth, in which case its not going to be very...
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    Hi Guys, Just an update ! I went for my first...

    Hi Guys,

    Just an update ! I went for my first eye check up following the cataract surgery. My right eye is now brilliant and I can see way better than I used to, I can actually read the smallest...
  32. Hi Guys, My wife's KIA has a battery voltage...

    Hi Guys,

    My wife's KIA has a battery voltage sensor ! If the battery is below 10 volts, the car won't start. Jumping it across a fully charged one and it starts OK. They also use a lot of...
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    Hi Cps, Guys, That "Decathlon" stainless cable...

    Hi Cps, Guys,

    That "Decathlon" stainless cable is tough stuff ! Use a cutting disc on a Dremal. Its not like the old steel bowden cables, it doesn't solder easily either, it really needs to be...
  34. Hi Chris, Me neither !

    Hi Chris,

    Me neither !
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    Hi Cps, I'm in the UK so you would be better...

    Hi Cps, I'm in the UK so you would be better using the links others have provided !
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    Hi Ned, From those pictures they to to be very...

    Hi Ned,

    From those pictures they to to be very workable !
  37. Hi Nigel, Guys, Whilst I can see and...

    Hi Nigel, Guys,

    Whilst I can see and understand what you have done and why !

    I got rid of my QCTP and my four way tool post in favour of making and using a "Norman Patent" tool post. I don't...
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    Hi Chris, Welcome to the forums. You can buy...

    Hi Chris, Welcome to the forums.

    You can buy solder on ends for bowden cable quite cheaply, literally pennies, of if you have access to a lathe make them ! You might find that the hole in them...
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    6 mm Stamp Guide !

    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for the nice comments. :)

    Following my admission that I went out and bought a set of 3 mm letter and number stamps, I've now started to make a guide for them.

    391879

    These...
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    "Y" Dial finished !

    Hi Guys,

    I've finished the calibrated dial and handle. I decided that it would be easier to simply drill and tap holes for grub screws. There are three of them at 120 degrees apart.

    391873
    ...
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    Dial Finished !

    Hi Guys,

    Just a few pictures of the finished calibrated dial !

    OK I admit it I went out and bought a new set of 3 mm stamps... I couldn't see the Pryor numbers. I had a go at stamping the 3...
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    Hi Dave, Thanks ! I followed the video...

    Hi Dave,

    Thanks ! I followed the video instructions and found that it works the same way on mine, but its anything but obvious. Normally I would have just got the RT out and used that.

    Thanks...
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    Hi Rowdy, Thank you for your post ! Yes you...

    Hi Rowdy,

    Thank you for your post ! Yes you are right the hand wheels are 0.02 mm/div !

    I decided to get and fit a DRO, and whilst I was at it sort out some other issues as well. So it turned...
  44. Hi Peter, Guys, When I made mine, some years...

    Hi Peter, Guys,

    When I made mine, some years ago now ! I turned a form tool from a piece of bar the same diameter as the mast tube. I didn't bother hardening it. It was made from 1/4" plate...
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    Hi Rowdy, Guys, I have the Chinese clone of...

    Hi Rowdy, Guys,

    I have the Chinese clone of the Optimum BF20LV, and found that the anti backlash adjusting screws were rattling about in the cavity under the machine.

    How did you go about...
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    These knurlers are designed to clamp in the lathe...

    These knurlers are designed to clamp in the lathe tool post so they are held rigid ! I wouldn't like to be trying to use them hand held :no:.
  47. Hi Guys, Yes adjustable reamers are intended...

    Hi Guys,

    Yes adjustable reamers are intended for hand use, but that doesn't preclude using them in the tailstock at low speed and plenty of lube. I've done this many times, lowest back gear speed...
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    Hi Guys, I don't think that I would like to be...

    Hi Guys,

    I don't think that I would like to be on the pillion at take off...:no:
  49. Hi Steve, Guys, I would have thought that if...

    Hi Steve, Guys,

    I would have thought that if used hand held they would rock in any long hole !
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    Hi Stuart, Guys, They have to be roughly on...

    Hi Stuart, Guys,

    They have to be roughly on centre height like any lathe tool !
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