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    here is my setup to thread on reverse

    here is my setup to thread on reverse
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    The dial indicator has to do with the thread on...

    The dial indicator has to do with the thread on the leadscrew. If the leadscrew is 8tpi then it takes 8 turns on the leadscrew for the dial to move from #1 to #2 on that dial and the carriage will...
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    Hi Tony, To cut on the reverse, the tumbler...

    Hi Tony,

    To cut on the reverse, the tumbler will still be the same as you go toward the chuck, you just have to put the cutting tool upside down. If you reserve the tumbler you will get lefthand...
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    Hi Chris, If you don't use the back gear at...

    Hi Chris,

    If you don't use the back gear at all then it is ok I guess otherwise you would have to lubricate the back gear, also undo the crews to drop the oil in for the shafts too. Oil also...
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    I think about an hour Chris all up Chris. Trong

    I think about an hour Chris all up Chris.

    Trong
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    Hercus 260 belt replacement.

    I just replaced the link-belt back to V-belt recent as the link belt seems to be too stiff (it came with the lathe when I bought it). I decided to go the the automotive notched belt rather than the...
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    Sticky: The cutting is the insert I bought at the...

    The cutting is the insert I bought at the auction, it is 1" long to I could cut the radius close to 25mm with it. The top and bottom support are 150mm apart, that enables to cut larger die. My...
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    Sticky: I have a project to bend more pipe with larger...

    I have a project to bend more pipe with larger bending radius and the first cutter I made is not side enough for the die (180mm) to I made a new one.
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    I went with 7/8" reamer to make it...
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    I am wondering if one of these will work? ...

    I am wondering if one of these will work?

    https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/search/speedo%20gear
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    "Rust-off" from Bunnings seems to work very well....

    "Rust-off" from Bunnings seems to work very well.

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  11. I am using the 25mm Vinidex pipe and fittings...

    I am using the 25mm Vinidex pipe and fittings from Bunnings, it has been 7 years.
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    Thank you for the idea Baron. I actually have 1...

    Thank you for the idea Baron. I actually have 1 spare earth cable about 1.5m long, that will be perfect for that. I could mount that to the table from underneath through the copper.

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    Thank you everyone, @BobL, it is about 130kg...

    Thank you everyone,

    @BobL, it is about 130kg and 1200mm for the length so rust conversion might not be an option.

    Hi Grahame. I am quite far away from the coast so saltwater won't be an...
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    removing rust/scale

    I just made this welding table. I am wondering what is the best way to remove the rust/scale on the top surface apart from using wire brush and angle grinder?

    Thanks,
    Trong

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    Hi Mathuisella, This looks like yours if you...

    Hi Mathuisella,

    This looks like yours if you are in Vic?

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/133758154677?hash=item1f249b77b5:g:gmcAAOSw0clgm3w0
  16. I used the wood router to cut this dovetail. It...

    I used the wood router to cut this dovetail. It worked with mild steel and aluminium is softer.

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    I used similar magnetic chuck from this link to...

    I used similar magnetic chuck from this link to skim the scooter clutch steel plates and it worked for me.

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    If it failed. PM me your address and more...

    If it failed. PM me your address and more details .ie the cable length +diameter of the hole as in previous post...
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    Yes, just make the "nipple" out of stainless...

    Yes, just make the "nipple" out of stainless steel with a hole to fit though then TIG the end to the nipple.

    https://metalworkforums.com/f316/t206578-metal-cable-cutting
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    It will likely to be 1.5mm for the brake cable...

    It will likely to be 1.5mm for the brake cable then Chris. Something like this has one end already, you might only need to make the other end. I have the lathe here and could make the other end for...
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    if it is stainless steel cable and you have the...

    if it is stainless steel cable and you have the tig then you could weld the end back neatly too.

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    Ah, having a second look and I realised the front...

    Ah, having a second look and I realised the front brake and the back are not the same. Check the old cable diameter and the size of this hole below. Tell me the length of the cable you need, I...
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    Hi Chris, That is the cable end cover. You...

    Hi Chris,

    That is the cable end cover. You can find them at Decathelon, just use the electrical crimper to crimp. those bolts with the hole is how you adjust it, not the end cover.

    PS: Here...
  24. Hi Tony, It is quite simple to remove the...

    Hi Tony,

    It is quite simple to remove the countershaft. Just remove the grub screw on the pulley and the collar then you will be able to slide the shaft out.
    If you have to cut the belt and...
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    You would still need to use the cross slide on...

    You would still need to use the cross slide on the final pass just to lick off the the surface on both sides of the "V" groove.
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    Congratulations, very very nice! It has extended...

    Congratulations, very very nice! It has extended cross slide, does it come with the taper turning attachment too?
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    Sticky: Hi Bill, That brass is the gib lying flat to...

    Hi Bill,

    That brass is the gib lying flat to show the dimples where the crews are going. Here it is with the male/female
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    Regards,
    Trong

    I had another go tonight modifying the...
  28. Hi Peter, I used Pirtek in the past, they can...

    Hi Peter,

    I used Pirtek in the past, they can make the hoses for you. Maybe you can find the branch closer to where you are? If not try this place below.

    902 Princes Hwy, Springvale VIC 3171...
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    Sticky: It was on the agenda to make the sine table for a...

    It was on the agenda to make the sine table for a long time but I never got around it until the recent project where I needed to cut the bib for the dovetail. The “fixture” plate is removeable and I...
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    You might have already done it but just in case...

    You might have already done it but just in case you haven't...
    If you were to use heat don't forget to remove the core inside the valve to make pressure doesn't build up inside the tyre tube.
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    Hi Matt, I have had some luck brazing castiron in...

    Hi Matt, I have had some luck brazing castiron in the past. Also "nickel" electrode with arc welder, I also tried TIG using nickel electrode as filler (remove the flux). I would think Braze would...
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    I think that would be the "hyperoid" gear oil to...

    I think that would be the "hyperoid" gear oil to avoid.
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    I find it is better to use HSS for interrupted...

    I find it is better to use HSS for interrupted cut, the insert tends to chip/break.
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    I normally just draw 2 diagnose lines then...

    I normally just draw 2 diagnose lines then eyeball it with the dead centre on the tailstock if accuracy is not required
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    Hi Afro Boy, I am in Mount Waverley so...

    Hi Afro Boy,

    I am in Mount Waverley so probably be 20-30 mins from you. I have a small folder and you are more than welcome to come around to use it when the restriction is over?

    Trong
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    I reckon you just get the balls with the same...

    I reckon you just get the balls with the same diameter or close to that then reuse the cage and that will work.
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    for small size, I am wondering if we are able to...

    for small size, I am wondering if we are able to get the diamond hole saw to cut out from the big grinding wheel?
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    Sticky: Finally i got around to get the project going. A...

    Finally i got around to get the project going. A slotter for Hercus lathe. I bought the block of brass with dovetail already on it, some sort of grinding attachment. The motor is 12v from car wiper...
  39. Thread: Cinese Lathes

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    Buy once, cry once. With secondhand machines the...

    Buy once, cry once. With secondhand machines the value is there, you can resell when the time comes. Homemade will be a pile of junk when you don't need it anymore.
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    this place? https://espmach.com.au/

    this place? https://espmach.com.au/
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    back in the 90s, I used to collect the bottles...

    back in the 90s, I used to collect the bottles from BOC for my dad panels shop, we just put them in the panel van to drive back not issue and no one cared.
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    It would be very important for the engine crankshaft and the gearbox input shaft to line up on the same axis. Make adaptors where required for this axis on both gearbox and engine, install the...
  43. Oh no, I've been doing 55deg all that time!

    Oh no, I've been doing 55deg all that time!
  44. Thread: Reamers

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    check your inbox Matt...

    check your inbox Matt...
  45. I thought the imperial is 55deg instead of 60deg?...

    I thought the imperial is 55deg instead of 60deg? I cut mine in reverse with HSS
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    What about a impact/rattle gun?

    What about a impact/rattle gun?
  47. Thread: Reamers

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    Hi Matt, I have one and I am in Mt Waverley if...

    Hi Matt,

    I have one and I am in Mt Waverley if you need to borrow it.

    Regards,
    Trong

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  48. I used the backing plate to make/replicate...

    I used the backing plate to make/replicate spindle nose then use that to cut the internal thread...
    The dummy is brass and cut that thread by turning the chuck by hand to the shoulder! Put it on...
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    I am using 85% as reference so the minor diameter...

    I am using 85% as reference so the minor diameter of the bore is 1.6120" for that thread...
    I put the cutter upside down and cut in reverse.

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    I made another one a few weeks ago. I cut 1-3/4"...

    I made another one a few weeks ago. I cut 1-3/4" 8TPI thread on someone lathe with imperial leadscrew and done the rest on the hercus itself.

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