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    Hi @contrebasse looks very much like an early...

    Hi @contrebasse looks very much like an early Mars Mars Lathes - Hercules and 6-inch but without the power shaft across the front and associated lever on the apron. The tool post handle is very...
  2. Thread: Mars Mill

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    @YBAF I well understand the compulsion! Do you...

    @YBAF I well understand the compulsion! Do you have any pics?
    Im glad Im in good company.


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  3. Thread: Mars Mill

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    Morning @YBAF, what models of Mars lathes - just...

    Morning @YBAF, what models of Mars lathes - just curious. I have a Great Scott - had the bed re-ground.


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    Afternoon ratters. I use Power Twist Plus...

    Afternoon ratters.

    I use Power Twist Plus https://www.carbatec.com.au/rockler-adjustable-link-belt-vibration-reduction

    For your consideration. Cheers, Mark


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    It's a cut off slide - back tool post(s) can be...

    It's a cut off slide - back tool post(s) can be added, but also use for form tools. Handy in production work.


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  6. Evening Greg, you probably have seen the vid...

    Evening Greg, you probably have seen the vid https://youtu.be/7QoXMNJueDs which details a strip down of a Waldown TPG. (But Robs vids remain the best IMO). Enjoy the new toy!


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  7. Thread: Mars Planer

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    Well done John! I'm looking forward to the pics....

    Well done John! I'm looking forward to the pics. You will have seen reference to the Mars Lathe Mars Lathes for info on this company. They were based at Eagle Farm for some years.

    Unfortunately...
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    Bike spanner. The two pins used for adjusting the...

    Bike spanner. The two pins used for adjusting the crank bearing.


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    Thanks Michael, your copy looks a major...

    Thanks Michael, your copy looks a major improvement. (Interesting discussion on how to tackle the job).


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    Thanks for the article Michael-enjoyed it. You...

    Thanks for the article Michael-enjoyed it. You did well with the CVA. Was good to also see some of your projects - in particular the milled 'fast' thread in pic 16. Was this a baler? Mark.


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    Thanks for this information. I'd sprayed a...

    Thanks for this information. I'd sprayed a grinder a while back and thought bubbles were a result of my poor prep. By the way do you know if a primer (ie matte grey) makes a difference before the...
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  13. Qin, the process for printing the dial is to use...

    Qin, the process for printing the dial is to use a Gelatin bun. The machine to do this can be seen as Watch Printer Tool Watch Printing Machine Dial Printing Machine | eBay




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  14. Would RS be a start? https://au.rs-online.com ...

    Would RS be a start? https://au.rs-online.com


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    Great news. Thanks for seeing this through Mal....

    Great news. Thanks for seeing this through Mal. [emoji106]


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    Thanks for this piece of nostalgia Steve. I...

    Thanks for this piece of nostalgia Steve. I particularly enjoyed their 'hints' page! A lot of effort to sell / promote their lathes.


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    I would seek out the Steel store for Bohler...

    I would seek out the Steel store for Bohler Uddeholm. The steelstore is in Belmont. Their Manager is Paul. I'll pm you with his details after work this evening.


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    Wow, and that runs with 3 HP? I noted in...

    Wow, and that runs with 3 HP? I noted in lathes.uk that there was a splined shaft which run at the rear, and supplied power to the relieving equipment on the slide. You have that also? Interesting...
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    Holbrook lathe relieving

    Looking forward to those pics. That's some machine Holbrook Model T Lathes. What vintage, was this an AU purchase?


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    Hi Steve, congratulations on tackling this. The...

    Hi Steve, congratulations on tackling this. The outcome magnificent. Small thing, but I notice that both the McPhersons tag, and the Hercus thread chart are likewise in good nick. Was this original,...
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    Thanks gents. I used thread tape also, but still...

    Thanks gents. I used thread tape also, but still leaks (some). Better redo - otherwise loctite. Cheers.


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    Yep, that was my experience. Clive I'd be...

    Yep, that was my experience. Clive I'd be interested in hearing of your success, and what you used as a (re)sealant. Sounds like you have a plan.


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    Yes Clive, they apply a sealant to these and...

    Yes Clive, they apply a sealant to these and similar size compressors. You might want to confirm the base metal before using the propane torch to warm it. Mine seemed to have all the qualities of die...
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    IKEA also stock these Ken. In fact at my local...

    IKEA also stock these Ken. In fact at my local store they keep them in buckets near the purchase counters. Cheers, Mark
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    [emoji2] now that's pretty clever! Thanks for the...

    [emoji2] now that's pretty clever! Thanks for the ID. Does anyone know whether there's also a Mars at the Naval Dockyards in Sydney as well? Thanks for that Phil. Mark


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    Thanks for these pics. Looks like the 'Great...

    Thanks for these pics. Looks like the 'Great Scot' model. They were produced at Eagle Farm, by Mars for Rapson & Dutton (amongst others). Did you get a serial #?


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    Thanks for your advice Joe, I've since read the...

    Thanks for your advice Joe, I've since read the posts, and now have a clue why the hoped for deceleration isn't happening! I'll let you know if I make any progress on this one. All the best, Mark
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    Top job Joe. I'm just completing the controls for...

    Top job Joe. I'm just completing the controls for my HY01D523B and included the recommended braking resistor, but have as yet to wire it in.
    My query tonight is about the Tacho - is this the one...
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    Well done Neevo. Chris's comments notwithstanding.

    Well done Neevo. Chris's comments notwithstanding.
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    Hi Neevo, you can remove the pins by tapping...

    Hi Neevo, you can remove the pins by tapping lightly on the retaining 'forks' which protrude to hold the screws in place. Just use a fine pin punch/ tap lightly from front of chuck - ensure there is...
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    Sticky: Don't know anything apart from Welcome to ANTRAC...

    Don't know anything apart from Welcome to ANTRAC Non-Ferrous Castings Pty Ltd It's also NOT at Tony's lathes/uk site. Interesting. Mark
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    Thanks Rob, just seems such an obvious/smart...

    Thanks Rob, just seems such an obvious/smart solution. Good on you.
    Mark.
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    Evening Rob - what a saga! I wonder if you're...

    Evening Rob - what a saga! I wonder if you're willing to post a pic - 1. because I've been following your work with the Waldown TPG, and 2. Your bronzed tip on the centre sounds like a really good...
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    Good on you Rob; it's been great to follow this...

    Good on you Rob; it's been great to follow this build along with your utube. Great looking machine; good strong stand. Happy machining.

    Thanks for pics too.

    cheers

    Mark
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    Sticky: :::::::::::::::::::::::::::)))))))) I hope you...

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    I hope you can in German?
    you will edge with him tracers a lot of joy have

    I would need for the post still your phone No. then I can give them with sent...
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    Evening Bollie, not sure if Eweee's pm'd you re...

    Evening Bollie, not sure if Eweee's pm'd you re the Nuttal ls. I measured mine - it looks to be 1400mm x 22.2m. I'm interested in your electronic ls - has anyone on the forum trialled this? Mark
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    Thanks - I've never seen that before - trying to...

    Thanks - I've never seen that before - trying to work out what is holding it together - was it pinned with an internal shaft? You're right your thread form is also totally diff - Acme, rather an...
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    Evening gents, Eweee's answered the query about...

    Evening gents, Eweee's answered the query about the long keyway - yes, it is for the power feed, and it is engaged by sliding a knurled sleeve at the left hand end. I checked the diam of my spindle...
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    G'day John, the duplicate gear is 30. Ueee...

    G'day John, the duplicate gear is 30. Ueee suggested the serial number on the right hand end of the bed - correct, unless (like me) you've surface ground the bed, therefore another location for the...
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    Hi John,pics of Great Scot #249 quadrant/banjo...

    Hi John,pics of Great Scot #249 quadrant/banjo for your reference . . . it's a substantial casting. Hope the pic helps with the colour - a close current available colour is Rust Guard 'Sky Gray'. ...
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    For those who don't know Diameter Tape, Precision...

    For those who don't know Diameter Tape, Precision Diameter Tape by Pi Tape Corporation, the original manufacturer of Pi Tape brand precision measuring tape, outside diameter, linear, Go/No-Go, inside...
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    I don't know what a Pi tape is - so thanks...

    I don't know what a Pi tape is - so thanks Pipeclay - another thing to find out about. The thing I like here Ueee is that it's all done on a 60+ year old Mars Great Scot - with accuracy. Well...
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    Sticky: Only 3 tonne from Heidelberg to ACT! I notice...

    Only 3 tonne from Heidelberg to ACT! I notice the same item new is price: 93,000 yuan price reduction X6132C_ϳ_۸93000Ԫ_̳ Problem is that it's in Guangdong Province. ($14,495 AUD=93k...
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    Sticky: Ueee, did you see the Mars? Great Scot! Went...

    Ueee,

    did you see the Mars? Great Scot! Went for a song.

    eBay Australia: Buy new & used fashion, electronics & home d

    Obviously no DC 1.5HP, braking, DRO etc.

    Mark
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    Hi Marcus, according to research done by...

    Hi Marcus, according to research done by knowledgable others on this site, the serial number series 8440-8999 relates to manufacture in 1963.

    Mark
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    Welcome to the forum Marcus. There (at least...

    Welcome to the forum Marcus. There (at least three) places which are stamped with the number - the right-hand end of the bed; the tailstock (hopefully they match); and the gearbox plate - see pics. ...
  47. Thread: Shaper ATLAS

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    Just as a guide, this is the Harprit who authored...

    Just as a guide, this is the Harprit who authored the Workshop Practice Series "Spindles" book. Spindles (Workshop Practice): Harprit Sandhu: 9781854861498: Amazon.com: Books

    Mark
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    full link = Page Title...

    full link = Page Title

    no 'm' -

    Mark
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    Thanks Rob. I will treat ATF with more respect....

    Thanks Rob. I will treat ATF with more respect. Appreciate the details.


    Mark
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    Thanks for this Rob. My response earlier was a...

    Thanks for this Rob. My response earlier was a direct quote from Guy Lautard's Reader. I have no reason to doubt your comments though. Interesting. Maybe a lame question, but why detergents in...
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