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  1. Thread: Kafer indicator

    by BaronJ
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    Hi John, It looks beautiful ! A unique gauge...

    Hi John,

    It looks beautiful ! A unique gauge I must say.
  2. Hi Mx39, Did you try the live chat ?

    Hi Mx39,


    Did you try the live chat ?
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    Hi Vic, Not easy to see, but is there a spring...

    Hi Vic,

    Not easy to see, but is there a spring on the shaft at the back ? And does the shaft move backwards and
    forwards ?

    I think that is a spring and spring pressure holds those retaining...
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    Hi Phill, A very innovative solution. :2tsup:

    Hi Phill,

    A very innovative solution. :2tsup:
  5. Hi MX39, Have you tried the manufacturer ? ...

    Hi MX39,

    Have you tried the manufacturer ?

    https://www.hwacheon-europe.com/

    https://hwacheonasia.com/
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    Hi Guys, When I needed some extra wall...

    Hi Guys,

    When I needed some extra wall storage, I went and bought some kitchen style wall mounted cabinets. Plenty of room to hang tools on both the back and the doors. Plus you have a shelf or...
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    Hi Guys, I Emailed Banggood last Friday...

    Hi Guys,



    I Emailed Banggood last Friday again, complaining about non delivery and that its been over three months. They Emailed back saying I could have a refund ! If its anything like the...
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    Hi Bob, Guys, I thought I recognised that...

    Hi Bob, Guys,

    I thought I recognised that picture ! I have recollections of discussing it at the time. As you mention, lots of flow but not too much pressure.
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    Hi Ratters, Guys, I would have used an old...

    Hi Ratters, Guys,

    I would have used an old front loading washing machine pump ! I bet you could pick one up from the scrap yard for pennies, including the hoses !
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    Hi Guys, This blade looks to be the same...

    Hi Guys,



    This blade looks to be the same type of blade that I use on my chop saw for cutting aluminium. My chop saw runs at 2800 rpm.
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    Hi Guys, That word "steel" on the blade likely...

    Hi Guys,

    That word "steel" on the blade likely refers to the fact that the blade is made of steel. I have some old Black & Decker circular saw blades that say steel on them, but since I've...
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    Hi Steve, Yes I have ground them already and I...

    Hi Steve,

    Yes I have ground them already and I do agree with you. Fortunately the chuck is essentially new and wear free. The jaws as they were are unacceptable. However the good bit is I've...
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    Hi Guys, You are going to love this Utube...

    Hi Guys,

    You are going to love this Utube video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcWbhTBYLms
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    Hi Guys, Apparently the chuck jaws are ground...

    Hi Guys,

    Apparently the chuck jaws are ground with a 2 to 3 thou taper towards the back. This is done to allow for the tolerances in the jaw guides. The sort of measurements, 20 thou, that I was...
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    Hi Guys, I have to agree ! I cannot see...

    Hi Guys,

    I have to agree ! I cannot see anywhere where that washer came from either.

    It does beg the question why is there both pieces in there ? If it had dropped or fallen from some other...
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    Hi J3D, Remember oil floats on top of...

    Hi J3D,

    Remember oil floats on top of water/coolant ! So any tank that has a weir across the top extending a couple of inches or more below the water surface will trap oil on one side and the...
  17. Hi Guys, This is all about collecting data ! ...

    Hi Guys,

    This is all about collecting data ! The Emails they send contain trackers and other nice bits of code, designed to find information about you. A bit like all those cookies that web...
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    Hi Ratters, Expansion ! Particularly if...

    Hi Ratters,



    Expansion ! Particularly if its got the sun on it from one side.

    I have a plastic garden table that is nicely solid and level when the weather is poor, but when the sun comes...
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    Hi Steve, Guys, Thanks for your post. Since...

    Hi Steve, Guys,

    Thanks for your post.

    Since its a four jaw chuck it shouldn't matter as long as the jaw cannot migrate one way or the other. If it were a three jaw scroll chuck then I agree...
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    Hi Jon, Guys, It reminds me of something out...

    Hi Jon, Guys,

    It reminds me of something out of a windmill, a bit like a husk separator. Particularly with the patterned areas and steel bar running through it.

    I could be totally wrong. :)
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    Hi Guys, Way back in the sixty's Hoover...

    Hi Guys,



    Way back in the sixty's Hoover made a single tub washing machine with a hand wringer. The agitator was a black Bakelite disc with three ribs on it secured in a slight recess in the...
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    Grinding chuck jaws. Setup.

    Hi Guys,

    I'm not really sure if this shouldn't be in its own thread ! But here goes.

    These are pictures of the setting up to grind the four jaws of an independent four jaw chuck. It was...
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    Hi Guys, Actually I don't think that its a...

    Hi Guys,

    Actually I don't think that its a table at all !
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    Hi China, I understand what you are...

    Hi China,



    I understand what you are getting at ! My point was that the shoe shop/cobbler was on every high street in almost every town ! They simply barely exist any more. I know of a...
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    Hi Kenny, Guys, Just use the nearest value...

    Hi Kenny, Guys,



    Just use the nearest value with the closest physical size. Go larger in value rather than smaller.

    Is the motor from a single tub machine, the one with a hand wringer on...
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    Hi Guys, No ! It is an oiled paper one.

    Hi Guys,



    No ! It is an oiled paper one.
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    Hi FamilyGuy, Thanks for your suggestions. ...

    Hi FamilyGuy,

    Thanks for your suggestions.

    The way It was said that I could grind the jaws true was to do it in the chuck itself, one jaw at a time. Lock the chuck at 90 degrees to the bed...
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    Picture added.

    Picture added.
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    Hi Guys, Its not just in Au, its happening all...

    Hi Guys,

    Its not just in Au, its happening all over the world ! Britain used to be a big producer of all sorts of things that you can no longer get made here. There are a few countries in Europe...
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    Hi Dave, Guys, Somewhere I have a picture of a...

    Hi Dave, Guys,

    Somewhere I have a picture of a lathe that would use that type of chuck. But I do agree that with all the holes in it, it would be very useful as a plain faceplate. The problem...
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    Hi FamilyGuy, Thankyou for your post. At...

    Hi FamilyGuy,

    Thankyou for your post.

    At the moment a dremal grinder is all I've got ! I've spoken to a guy at 600 group who own PB and is going to come back to me at some point. In the...
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    Hi Dave, Its intended to hold thin parts for...

    Hi Dave,

    Its intended to hold thin parts for turning. Sometimes called "Wheel Chucks" ! I've seen these maybe four feet in diameter.
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    Hi Morrsisman, Its not a faceplate, its an...

    Hi Morrsisman,

    Its not a faceplate, its an independent four jaw plate chuck.
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    Hi John, I thought that was supposed to be...

    Hi John,



    I thought that was supposed to be salt :o
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    Hi Vic, Guys, If you can see into the box...

    Hi Vic, Guys,

    If you can see into the box where that lever is, you might be able to see a recess where that thrust washer belongs. It might be there to ensure that some gear or other lines up...
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    Hi Steve, :roflmao: Pity there aren't any...

    Hi Steve,

    :roflmao:
    Pity there aren't any giggle icons ! :no: Love the mug. :D But no way I would insinuate that you were fat. :innocent:
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    Hi Guys, Probably not applicable here, but...

    Hi Guys,

    Probably not applicable here, but I've seen carbide insert holders that have been rubbed on the front face because the tool has been set slightly high.

    One thing that did surprise me a...
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    Hi Steve. It looks as though you could pick up...

    Hi Steve.

    It looks as though you could pick up an elephant with that !

    Re the angle plate, you confirmed my guess at about 100 mm, comparing it with the vise jaw width. I actually have two...
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    Hi John, Guys, How about a metric thread...

    Hi John, Guys,



    How about a metric thread and imperial dial ? Or even a leadscrew and nut from a different lathe.
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    Hi Guys, I've got one of those ! Its been...

    Hi Guys,

    I've got one of those ! Its been hiding in the back of the garage for the past four decades, ever since we got a flymo. I had totally forgoten about it until the wife saw that picture...
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    Not forgotten !

    Hi Guys,

    Nothing really to add at the moment !

    I had discovered an issue with the jaws of the slim body Myford lathe chuck. The jaws after much measuring and checking have turned out not to...
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    Hi Greg That looks like a double row ball race...

    Hi Greg

    That looks like a double row ball race cage. You need to get at the designations on the outer rim of the race !
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    Hi Mathew, Guys, I've seen an oxygen...

    Hi Mathew, Guys,



    I've seen an oxygen bottle regulator blast the glass face and tube out of the housing when the bottle valve was cracked rapidly rather than slowly. No one was injured but it...
  44. Hi Takai, Probably a bit of swarf or dirt...

    Hi Takai,

    Probably a bit of swarf or dirt under the moving plate. I would strip it and clean under the plate, use a paper towel.
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    Hi Guys, Since it has an anti rotation key, I...

    Hi Guys,

    Since it has an anti rotation key, I reckon that it goes on the end of a shaft and between it and the sidewall of the box !
    Could be that when it was originally fitted, it wasn't...
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    Hi Steve, Guys, Shame about that slotted...

    Hi Steve, Guys,



    Shame about that slotted bracket ! It would make a great angle plate though. Convenient size as well. :oo:
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    Hi Nigel, Guys, That one on the left in the...

    Hi Nigel, Guys,

    That one on the left in the first picture looks to be a nice machine vise !
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    Hi Steve, Guys, Didn't take long to press that...

    Hi Steve, Guys,

    Didn't take long to press that new mill of yours into service, now did it :2tsup:

    Nice job there ! How many passes did it take ?
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    Hi Guys, No if you look carefully you can see...

    Hi Guys,

    No if you look carefully you can see the rub marks where something has been running against it !
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    Hi Steve, For tapping through holes like that...

    Hi Steve,

    For tapping through holes like that I bought some spiral taps. I've found that you can go all the way through at about 100 rpm and the chip comes out like it does when drilling. When...
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