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  1. Thread: oil can

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    looking good there Michael. I haven't started...

    looking good there Michael.

    I haven't started mine yet but have the plans on my bench and think I have most of the materials. just need to make time to do it.
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    smart and brown model L

    think its a smart and brown model L, not well described - https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/moe/power-tools/metal-lathe-1905-very-accurate-pickup-3825/1285180970
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    might be lucky to find one, no harm in asking. ...

    might be lucky to find one, no harm in asking.

    if you are after general info on shaper use there are manuals online Kay Fisher's Metal Shaper Columns

    this one is a good manual on the southbend...
  4. Thread: oil can

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    have seen a few made with just a brass tube and...

    have seen a few made with just a brass tube and everything else aluminium, may be lighter that way also.

    Michael, think you are already doing me a favour on the rotary tables, so if you want some...
  5. Thread: oil can

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    I am sure you are right about soldered seams. ...

    I am sure you are right about soldered seams.

    I think the original eagle 66 didnít have soldered seams at the bottom and was pressed or formed from one piece.

    The clone is meant to be sealed...
  6. Thread: oil can

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    an original394672 and one basically made to...

    an original394672

    and one basically made to the plan 394673
  7. Thread: oil can

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    oil can

    Just found this site talking about the eagle 66 oil can and someone making a clone of it, the page has a pdf plan at post #6 https://www.homemodelenginemachinist.com/threads/made-an-oil-can.26811/
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    those thread sizes/TPI's are also same at BSW

    those thread sizes/TPI's are also same at BSW
  9. have you got the 60 tooth running on the 120 or...

    have you got the 60 tooth running on the 120 or 127? looks like its on the 127.
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    here's the river don in action...

    here's the river don in action
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcoLiTFzXAg

    this one is good too - but not of river don. its the kempton park big triple. I like the small engine that is used to...
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    thanks for the pictures Baron. thats a good...

    thanks for the pictures Baron.

    thats a good size lathe. It reminds me of the large one we had in the fitting shop at the old Osborne power station in Pt Adelaide. I didn't get to use the large...
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    didn't know they made shapers and not much...

    didn't know they made shapers and not much information that I could find at a quick look.

    be good to see some more images
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    couldn't have said it better. though it sounds...

    couldn't have said it better. though it sounds like it may turn into more than a hobby?
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    curious as to why you are using tool steel for...

    curious as to why you are using tool steel for the back? had some on hand?
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    I assume its the threaded rod with the plastic...

    I assume its the threaded rod with the plastic knob on it?

    can you get the plastic knob off and dismantle any further? As others have said, use some heat, but...

    get a few cycles of heating...
  16. Thread: drill doctor

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    Simon, that was the method we used ( the u shape...

    Simon, that was the method we used ( the u shape steel) ours was more like a flat bar with a pointed hook on the bottom that fitted in the centre of the drill - mainly used for the larger...
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    Gumtree - Shaper Adelaide hills

    Small shaper Royal brand - think its 10.5 inch stroke https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mount-pleasant/power-tools/-pending-till-wednesday-milling-machine-single-phase/1279969984
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    is that actually a 7/64 BSW die? thats an unusual...

    is that actually a 7/64 BSW die? thats an unusual size
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    Thanks Bob, thatís exactly what I mean

    Thanks Bob, thatís exactly what I mean
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    I finally got around to taking apart the...

    I finally got around to taking apart the mechanism on my hercus dividing head and the mechanism Bob has drawn up is basically identical - apart from being longer. Good to know.

    I also realized...
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    I have a similar sized 3 jaw chuck (TOS brand)...

    I have a similar sized 3 jaw chuck (TOS brand) without outside jaws.

    I was able to at least find some soft jaws after measuring up my existing jaws, There are no second hand machinery dealers here...
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    I understand the Ueee is no longer in the ACT...

    I understand the Ueee is no longer in the ACT (has moved to bigger premises).

    However I am (in ACT), and can bore it out for you, but as Techo1 has said for best results I will need the shaft.
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    Thanks for going to the trouble taking that apart...

    Thanks for going to the trouble taking that apart and photographing, thats awesome.

    While what you bought is 80:1, any idea if the worm/worm wheel is the same DP as Tinkerer77s parts? not a lot of...
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    Thanks for the pictures Bob, Any chance of...

    Thanks for the pictures Bob,

    Any chance of pictures of the left side where the locking mechanism is? (I assume its similar construction to the dividing head with a split cotter type lock)

    I...
  25. Thread: Thread cutting

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    as said use A. You will most likely lose...

    as said use A. You will most likely lose syncronisation if you use the tumbler gears.
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    I would say that without seeing the other end of...

    I would say that without seeing the other end of it, that your "unusual arbor without thread" is a taper sleeve. It would let you fit a different tapered arbor into the mill and still use a draw...
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    if you are considering linseed oil or wax then...

    if you are considering linseed oil or wax then you should also consider shellac. I have used ordinary shellac to protect and restore paintwork on old bicycles. It brings out the colour and gives a...
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    https://www.chronos.ltd.uk/omega-search/?q=u2

    https://www.chronos.ltd.uk/omega-search/?q=u2
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    Hercus milling machine Specifications 2 slot and 3 slot machines

    After about three years from my first post above.... I recently got a copy of another Hercus mill manual (recently posted on this forum). I later discovered that this new manual was in fact for the...
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    there is this thread not sure of how much use....

    there is this thread not sure of how much use. does have one diagram at bottom of this page https://metalworkforums.com/f65/t170073-varnamo-ev-3-shaper-rebuild/page-3
  31. Thread: MIG Pliers

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    :o I have to cover up. My skin burns after...

    :o

    I have to cover up. My skin burns after about 60 seconds of Mig welding
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    one of the hercus rotary tables would be nice. ...

    one of the hercus rotary tables would be nice.

    according to the manual, the ratio for the rotary table was 80:1 and quote that it was twice the ratio of the dividing head
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    Phaser its for when you are using an arbor and...

    Phaser its for when you are using an arbor and you have a drive dog screwed on the arbor that locates in the slot in the yoke (your project, gear blank, or whatever is on the arbor). The screws in...
  34. Thread: Wot is it then?

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    I have quite a few. they are great for clamping...

    I have quite a few. they are great for clamping small (or larger) components together for drilling purposes, spotting holes, marking out etc.

    Alternatively you can use them to hold components...
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    I managed to track down some plans for the boring...

    I managed to track down some plans for the boring head and since building the stuart 10h I have been slowly working on machining the castings

    this is the alloy saddle
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    then doing the...
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    interesting post. looks like you have a metric...

    interesting post.

    looks like you have a metric Chippy?

    Are the imperial cross feed handles likely to be the same?

    Hopefully I don't need to do mine anytime soon, but now have some idea of...
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    with that shape its definitely cast, and if it...

    with that shape its definitely cast, and if it has any much rebound then probably cast steel.

    being cast its also probably more recent such as like c1950s/60s etc or later.

    there are some...
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    I think you will find a 'Manual" on the woodwork...

    I think you will find a 'Manual" on the woodwork forum half way down the first page of this thread post #7 and a brochure on #6 https://www.woodworkforums.com/f189/hercus-olm279-169821
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    While I am not going to be mean much help here ,...

    While I am not going to be mean much help here , your question reminds me of the time back in the ETSA apprentice training centre wher one of the instructors got tired of us taking smallish cuts with...
  40. Thread: RongFu clone

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    Michael - you saying that the dimension of the...

    Michael - you saying that the dimension of the D1-'X' type mounts vary between manufacturers?

    Lathe Spindle Nose Mounting Systems
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    Hi John, That is a nice little shaper. Any...

    Hi John,

    That is a nice little shaper.

    Any chance to get a few more photos from different angles?

    Cheers
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    John, your grinder looks like its basically a D...

    John, your grinder looks like its basically a D bit grinder. not sure if thats already been said.

    The finger you refer to is for aligning a D bit in the collet. It doesn't clamp at all it remains...
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    total cost would be $43 ! just for some drawings...

    total cost would be $43 ! just for some drawings and postage.

    might have to look elsewhere
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    would agree, might be my inaccurate attempts to...

    would agree, might be my inaccurate attempts to measure it, or maybe threads not properly clean or a combination of those.

    A few more tries and I was getting closer to 0.054 which based on 6-3/16...
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    the rotary work table measures right on 6 inches...

    the rotary work table measures right on 6 inches in diameter with the step down to the rack an additional 1/8" each side, and is graduated with 24 markings around the edge, 12 'dots' and 12 'dashes'....
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    Early Taylor Hobson Pantograph c1890

    I recently came across this old pantograph and thought worthy of posting here for interest sake. Not sure if anyone here saw it for sale?
    388155 388157

    I later discovered when picking it up that...
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    thanks, might have to give them a try

    thanks, might have to give them a try
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    dore westbury boring and facing head

    I recently had the good fortune to find some relics from the past, including a Stuart 10H casting kit, a Potts milling spindle and a dore westbury boring and facing head kit of castings.

    might be...
  49. Thread: Chipmaster oil

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    Hi appleton I use Shell Morlina S2 BL 10....

    Hi appleton

    I use Shell Morlina S2 BL 10. this is the equivalent of the oils listed in the manual.

    Can be used in the head stock and gearbox. Think blackwoods and other places probably sell...
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    interesting...that middle one looks like they...

    interesting...that middle one looks like they used a Bradford Kendall (BK Sydney) pattern.

    think I have also owned one like the bottom one - mine had the same marking and shape.
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