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    Id consider straight up reengineering it, I dont...

    Id consider straight up reengineering it, I dont really think there's anything you can do with such small surfaces to get it to really last? Some kind of hard pin and bronze bush will do for a while...
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    Sorry I misinterpreted WW as webster whitcombe a...

    Sorry I misinterpreted WW as webster whitcombe a format of watchmakers lathe apologies my comment is irrelevant.

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    If its a ww spindle id just make a blank collet...

    If its a ww spindle id just make a blank collet with your desired thread on. Normally take standard 8mm or 10mm watchmakers collet pretty easy to make a blank.

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    It looks very similar to a monarch and a hendey...

    It looks very similar to a monarch and a hendey in places, both very sound machines to do anknock off of. Think you got a real good buy there.

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    Id be in to help, no handy cnc but I'm a decent...

    Id be in to help, no handy cnc but I'm a decent operator be happy to do some modifying of existing parts thats suited to manual ops

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    If you don't have a photo make and model would...

    If you don't have a photo make and model would help. Some lathes like cazenuves you need to make a steel truss and wooden pads that clamp to the ways and have a lift point, that way you can get the...
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    If you give us some photos of the back gear train...

    If you give us some photos of the back gear train and the box we can piint you in the right direction. Most likely its an imperial machine so it'll be very simple, count the threads per inch of your...
  8. NSW I would be very interested, would you be happy to...

    I would be very interested, would you be happy to post to Melbourne at my cost?

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    Wow that is really impressive, simulating all of...

    Wow that is really impressive, simulating all of a ships systems and loading and ballast would be really intense.

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    In Victoria you would still be eligible for the...

    In Victoria you would still be eligible for the state payment, does Queensland state have anything similar?

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  11. I think like a lot of people you are looking for...

    I think like a lot of people you are looking for a way to spend your time creatively. There is a lot of satisfaction to be had in making things purely to express yourself. I would try doing some...
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    Im in the same boat isolating at home, I wish I...

    Im in the same boat isolating at home, I wish I could give you better advice but if you just want someone to chat to send me a PM.

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    I wouldnt be that concerned about the thread...

    I wouldnt be that concerned about the thread depth, but I hear wheels are important for cars so I wouldn't run anything I felt doubts about.

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    Id probably just make a new backplate where all...

    Id probably just make a new backplate where all the registers fit properly and you can trust it? But if you want to save that one i would spot face where all the bolts sit round the back so they are...
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    Check out the eccentric engineering flexichuck...

    Check out the eccentric engineering flexichuck perfect for your job i think.

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    I can really reccomend rather than an aggressive...

    I can really reccomend rather than an aggressive hand cleaner I use a Wurth hand protecting cream. I work on filthy stuff and it really makes washing off easy. Need to wash off and reapply after a...
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    Thanks for the info about XRF testing Bob. Ots...

    Thanks for the info about XRF testing Bob. Ots worth noting the guns have got a fair bit cheaper. Both scrapyards near me have them. They are in the 20 - 30k range now

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    I dont know of any way other than an xrf test, id...

    I dont know of any way other than an xrf test, id take it to my local scrapyard and get them to test it. Beryllium copper is a pretty unpleasant material and can be quite dangerous.

    Sent from my...
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    Id consider annealing a set of hard jaws then...

    Id consider annealing a set of hard jaws then machining them or hard milling them?

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    I also, for kid of similar features use a stick...

    I also, for kid of similar features use a stick of hss in the boring head with the correct angle ground on it, you need to nibble away but can get good results at no cost.

    Grinding a drill is a...
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    Im seeing quite a few on US ebay, how quickly do...

    Im seeing quite a few on US ebay, how quickly do you need one? I would think piper tools in Sydney would also make or stock one with no issue.

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  22. Yeah I use knipex, I flog them pretty hard and...

    Yeah I use knipex, I flog them pretty hard and I've never had a tip snap, whereas every non knipex pair I've ever owned has died.

    I do have some internal external ones made by Wright tool in the...
  23. I have a machine which uses MT1 as well an astoba...

    I have a machine which uses MT1 as well an astoba uw1 and I have made one successful internal mt1 socket and it was not at all fun. Because its so small it cannot really be bored very easily. I...
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    Some photos or even a maker or part number would...

    Some photos or even a maker or part number would be very helpful

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    Watch wes work and edge precision are both good...

    Watch wes work and edge precision are both good also.

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    I would think some kind of gun drill? Sent...

    I would think some kind of gun drill?

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    All the best with recovery. Listen to the little...

    All the best with recovery. Listen to the little voice in your head when you think about straining yourself. 10 weeks of absolutely nothing is better than decades of inability.

    Im no rigging...
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    Mostly that it does not require an indicator and...

    Mostly that it does not require an indicator and is very cheap. The part does need a centre pop or centre drilled hole though.

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    I've used one of these a fair bit and I really...

    I've used one of these a fair bit and I really don't think you need the scale, just bring a centre close in the tailstock and point the needle at it when adjusting. Its a nice touch if you want the...
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    Someone like a railway or foundry might have, but...

    Someone like a railway or foundry might have, but I think you would find war tags or some branding. We didn't have a real unbranded machine export market at the time.

    We didn't get going until...
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    Hmm do you have a lathe? I would use the three...

    Hmm do you have a lathe? I would use the three jaws on a three jaw chuck (or four on the 4 jaw) with a block under the jaws to lay out scribed lines, then index the part by eye to reduce the number...
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    Im interested in the chuck and collets PM sent. ...

    Im interested in the chuck and collets PM sent.

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    If he will still accept the parts returned i...

    If he will still accept the parts returned i would at least try them, thats not the worst finish I've ever seen but thats definitely night shift material.

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    Yeah, using a special oversize tap and tapping...

    Yeah, using a special oversize tap and tapping before hardening is possible but still sucks as your tolerance is wholly dependant on repeatability of material and treatment. I think your only hope...
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    Maybe you could cut the blanks a little wide then...

    Maybe you could cut the blanks a little wide then after cutting then skim both sides in the lathe. You'll still have a burr but it will be a lot weaker and easier to deal with.

    Shaving and...
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    I find climb milling the teeth rather than...

    I find climb milling the teeth rather than conventional milling can really help. Tough do do on a worn machine but if you drag the table locks a bit it works.

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  37. Pewe are just the same Chinese sourced stuff...

    Pewe are just the same Chinese sourced stuff painted gold. There is a genuine made in Germany multifix here:

    https://www.stahlhalter24.de/

    They are as good as the genuine article. I also have...
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    I really looks like a diamond to me but there's...

    I really looks like a diamond to me but there's some subtle differences. They do have the overarm pinch bolts facing up like that.

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    Are the fasteners unc/unf or whitworth? Sent...

    Are the fasteners unc/unf or whitworth?

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    I think that last item might be a cut knurler, if...

    I think that last item might be a cut knurler, if you need wheels for it i have bought them from Millers tooling in qld (zeus brand) but they will only work if its a 15 degree angle on those end...
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    Sorry. Trying to send you a PM but your inbox is...

    Sorry. Trying to send you a PM but your inbox is full.

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    All the aerosol zinc would be very very bad for...

    All the aerosol zinc would be very very bad for you. I have done a bit of spray mettalisation and there is a fair bit more to it than you would think. Also cold galvanisatipn products already exist....
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    Milling an accurate even accurate ish circle is...

    Milling an accurate even accurate ish circle is the hardest part of a 3 axis cnc machine. All the early point to point machines that still used trapezoidal screws could do lines and pockets okay a...
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    As Steve said, without knowing either how many...

    As Steve said, without knowing either how many steps the motors are doing or having any way to repeatably and controllably energise them like a servo or stepper you can't make anything remotely...
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    I would enlighten you into finding any other way...

    I would enlighten you into finding any other way to do it, even make a pair of A frames or take the lathe outside and do the work with an engine crane or hired gantry

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    Id consider welding some all thread to it, and...

    Id consider welding some all thread to it, and using a nut and washer over a spacer to jack it out.

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    Sticky: That is one hell of a bracket! What's it for? ...

    That is one hell of a bracket! What's it for?

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    Sticky: Made some little spring detents the other day as...

    Made some little spring detents the other day as I needed some with adjustable...
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    If it lost its edge that quickly id sharpen it...

    If it lost its edge that quickly id sharpen it straight into the bin and replace it.

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  50. Welcome! I'm sure you'll fit right in! Sent...

    Welcome! I'm sure you'll fit right in!

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