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  1. Hi Mike, came across this thread again. I do hope...

    Hi Mike, came across this thread again. I do hope you and your family are well there under the circumstances.

    How's the project going? If at all.

    Greg.
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    Tiprat, any learnings to share? I know it can be...

    Tiprat, any learnings to share? I know it can be used but have no experience. I used what i could get my hands on.
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    It does beg the question Marcus, where does one...

    It does beg the question Marcus, where does one buy gauge pins locally that are trustable? I am soon to embark on a scraping adventure also and am tooling up atm. My lathe is old school so no...
  4. Thanks Simon - I think it is actually inch lbs,...

    Thanks Simon - I think it is actually inch lbs, not ft/lbs. So, 11.25 ft/lbs doesn't seem like a lot ....

    Mind, here is the 450 in/lb version with free shipping to Oz for only a few bucks more:...
  5. fyi: I spoke to Felix at M&G. He says it is...

    fyi: I spoke to Felix at M&G. He says it is 240v. No wattage figure though - so I've pinged him pack.
  6. Shed/Pete, thanks. Yes 135 ft lbs on the torque...

    Shed/Pete, thanks. Yes 135 ft lbs on the torque wrench is a fair bit. Good point both. Thanks. Not apples and apples. But, looking about it seems the M&G one is 135 inch pounds (others that...
  7. X auto feed for bridgeport - is (M&G) '135lbs' enough?

    Hi All,

    Looking at putting an x axis feed on the BP. It is for home workshop use. mag pro sells these: X Feed 135Lbs. Power Feed_Machine Tool Access._M&G Productions, which are rated at...
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    Hi Bob, make a new one from resin? Always...

    Hi Bob, make a new one from resin? Always fancied giving it a go ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNBHtlhlHF4
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    All, thank you. Great info in there. I replied...

    All, thank you. Great info in there. I replied (on my mobile) a few days ago but it doesn't seem to be here. Apols for the late reply.

    As it happens, all the dial indicators were 'fixed' simply...
  10. Btw, I read 'slow' in the title and when I saw...

    Btw, I read 'slow' in the title and when I saw 1000rpm I smiled. 1000rpm ain't slow for old machines! I think I may have only used the upper range of speeds (750-1400) maybe once on the old girl...
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    Dave/Grahame/Baron, thank you. I have to say,...

    Dave/Grahame/Baron, thank you.

    I have to say, I only distantly considered giving it as go myself - I gave one of the millis to a friend and he fixed it - but he's a lot braver than I am with such...
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    The plot thickens...

    The plot thickens...
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    Dial indicator repair in Oz?

    Hi all,

    I have a wonderful collection of not quite working, or sticky, or not quite returning to zero precision indicators.

    389361

    Id really like to make use of some, especially the mit...
  14. Mike, dont know. But, ill ping you his details. ...

    Mike, dont know. But, ill ping you his details.

    The ets ones in that size are not too expensive.

    SURFACE PLATE GRANITE 630X630, Surface Plates - Engineering Tooling Supplies

    But, bung on...
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    Trail, FWIW, my late 30's (or so) Hercus power...

    Trail, FWIW, my late 30's (or so) Hercus power hacksaw cuts towards the moveable jaw and lifts on the return stroke.

    I think it is because the the arm that comes from the axle the drives the saw...
  16. Mike, I contacted him - he doesn't have any in...

    Mike, I contacted him - he doesn't have any in stock of that size. To bering one in specially would be like $2000. But to bring them in as part of a larger order, something more like $1200. I've...
  17. Thanks YBAF. I did see they had same, but they...

    Thanks YBAF. I did see they had same, but they were listing as $300 more expensive than the other - so I figured they we just inflating prices. I didn't realise they were in Melb though - I thought...
  18. Thanks Marcus, got your PM. Appreciated. ...

    Thanks Marcus, got your PM. Appreciated.

    Sounds like a good group on FB. Alas, im not a facebooker.

    Thanks again.

    Greg.
  19. Thanks very much Marcus, would you have any...

    Thanks very much Marcus, would you have any contact details for Daniel?
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    Hi Scott, welcome to the forum. Not that I...

    Hi Scott, welcome to the forum.

    Not that I know much about these thing but might it be the same sort of thing as done to season cast iron cookware? Like, effectively bake/burn on oil.

    I know...
  21. Hi danshell, i know nothing about inserts (but...

    Hi danshell, i know nothing about inserts (but sure would like to) but i do have some experience with a south bend 10. Not an expert, just an owner.

    Im pretty sure you will have plain bearings...
  22. Thanks for that. Very cool. Might even be...

    Thanks for that. Very cool. Might even be something i could make.

    Did you end up mapping out the plate? In spec?
  23. Looks like a bunch of excellent books - nice...

    Looks like a bunch of excellent books - nice score. What mattered then, still matters now I guess. I have a mint 1941 machinery's handbook that I got for $20 on gumtree. Amazing book and so happy...
  24. Thanks Guys. Pippin88 - yes, some details would...

    Thanks Guys. Pippin88 - yes, some details would be great. Thank you.

    simonl - thank ETS hadn't come up in my searching. Re "I think the measuremax plate from H&F is a grade 0 plate whereas the...
  25. Any experiences with H&F granite surface plate ?

    Heya, surface plate time. Any comments on the H&F one?: https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/Q810. Ideally, a slightly larger one would be great, but shopping about, prices are ridiculous for (say)...
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    Looks spankers. Nice.

    Looks spankers. Nice.
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    Nice job danshell - I like the maker plates! ...

    Nice job danshell - I like the maker plates!

    Office works has a laminator for like $30 or something - but reading the reviews they last about 3 times. But, I do read they make life easier. I...
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    Sad to hear re Jim. Thanks.

    Sad to hear re Jim. Thanks.
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    For my South Bend I went pretty old school on the...

    For my South Bend I went pretty old school on the plates I could restore manually - paint, then with sharpened sticks of balsa and bamboo remove the paint from the high areas:
    ...
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    Well done mate! Very well done. Those looks...

    Well done mate! Very well done. Those looks like some excellent first attempts. Better than my first goes I think.

    If you can manage to get paint into the etched areas and get paint of the...
  31. Hi Ray, I was after the t handle type is it is...

    Hi Ray, I was after the t handle type is it is for the taper attachment and clamp for the lathe. Things get a little cramped there.

    There is no emergency though. I have a small spanner I use that...
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    Jack, yes. The bore. When I get there, I'll...

    Jack, yes. The bore. When I get there, I'll likely just use the dremel as a small tpg to make them consistent. When I get there!
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    agree - might be worth modding to go with the...

    agree - might be worth modding to go with the 3/4" range if possible. I got a bunch of different types of 3/4" knurls from ali express last year (erm, or so) for very little $. They seem very...
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    considering painting them? :-)

    considering painting them? :-)
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    Thanks all, I did realise I neglected to add any...

    Thanks all, I did realise I neglected to add any pics of the end result. But, some pics here: https://metalworkforums.com/f65/t205132-boat-anchor-waldown-drill-press/latest/post1974227#post1974227
    ...
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    Etched machine plates - how I did mine

    Hi all,


    I have had a few questions on the etched plates I did for the 'boat anchor' Waldown drill press so I figure I'll post and describe as best I can. This might go over a few posts. ...
  37. shed, nice technique. Thanks. Easy way also to...

    shed, nice technique. Thanks. Easy way also to get a square hole in a boring bar.

    tadpole, I guess I could replace them with caps screws, but, the machine is 80 years old next year and it still...
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    Jwil620, my machine is a Brown and Sharpe, not a...

    Jwil620, my machine is a Brown and Sharpe, not a Reid I'm afraid.
  39. Kryn, tadpole, thanks. Specifically, I was...

    Kryn, tadpole, thanks. Specifically, I was wanting to avoid making something. I'm already like 7 layers of inception away from the thing I'm actually doing, like, fixing something that is to help...
  40. Thanks shed. I didn't think of the 'toolpost'...

    Thanks shed. I didn't think of the 'toolpost' keyword for searching. Doh.

    Though, ebay on that search or some similar ones are not really showing up the t handle type. Just one in the UK. Wrong...
  41. Local supplier of 4 point t handle socket wrenches?

    Hi all, anybody know of a local supplier of the above? These guys:

    388773
    388774

    Many thanks,

    Greg.
  42. Thanks Baronj, Paul, That seems to be the case...

    Thanks Baronj, Paul,

    That seems to be the case - I reckon I'll just bung em in and see. I'll order some of those.

    Then wait a fortnight for delivery!

    Thanks again. 👍
  43. Thanks Paul - bearings are press fit onto shaft. ...

    Thanks Paul - bearings are press fit onto shaft. The gap is in the bearing to housing in each end plate. Many motors I pulled apart have wiggle room there for wave washer or two in them to deal...
  44. Thanks Paul. Not sure if bearings are original,...

    Thanks Paul. Not sure if bearings are original, but they are SKF and have 'Australia' on them - so maybe not that recent. They are a 6200 size, and that is the same size shown in the Max Grant...
  45. motor shaft end float - is 2mm excessive?

    Hi all,

    I'm giving some love to a Waldown C-0 tool post grinder. The shaft has about 2mm of float - which to me seems a bit excessive. Full extended in one direction the fan rubs every so...
  46. Thanks Dave. Emeried back 1.5 thou. All sweet....

    Thanks Dave. Emeried back 1.5 thou. All sweet. Thanks.

    Crisis over. 😀👍
  47. Thanks Dave. Clamp looks good. I can see some...

    Thanks Dave. Clamp looks good. I can see some burnishing inside it in the middle third so I might just be a bit narrower there.

    I had wondered whether it could be from another machine. Who knows....
  48. Waldown c-0 tool post grinder quill dilemma

    Hi all,

    I have a Waldown c-0 grinder. It has two quills, one for external, the other for internal.

    The internal quill has a 0.003" larger OD than the external quill. The external quill (the...
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    For what it is worth, not sure if you've seen Max...

    For what it is worth, not sure if you've seen Max Grant's (of Swan Valley Machine Shop you tube channel) tramming tool. The build is very interesting, actually, as is pretty much all his content.
    ...
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    Thanks mate. You're welcome to visit for sure....

    Thanks mate. You're welcome to visit for sure. Though note, we're not we're we used to be.

    Re the switch, yep, that's how they used to be. I was working from an old image on that one. Funny,...
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