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    I seen the name LOCK on your toolholders and it...

    I seen the name LOCK on your toolholders and it spurred a memory from the dim dark past so i pulled open a draw and dug these little chaps out.
    Thanks for reminder, these were used on my macson some...
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    I can see the advantage doing this as both cyls...

    I can see the advantage doing this as both cyls will be timed exactly the same, but I think to do it you would need to run the points cam at crankshaft speed and throw a wasted spark in one pot while...
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    Hi Karl, I think they could be made larger if...

    Hi Karl, I think they could be made larger if there was a requirement, the ones in this post will do 60mm diameter, the carbide one I use on my CL410, for example I can hang 300mm of 50mm dia stock...
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    Chris i always thought that you were smarter than...

    Chris i always thought that you were smarter than the average bear :D
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    Hi Dave, yeah maybe.... but then you would need...

    Hi Dave, yeah maybe.... but then you would need some sort of slide for the brgs to attach to so the tool could be advanced into the job.
    The brass slide was a simple choice, i did throw around other...
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    Hi John, Newtons 3rd law states that for every...

    Hi John,
    Newtons 3rd law states that for every action (force) there is an equal and opposite reaction, it was just a matter of
    putting those forces close together.
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    Parting the easy way

    There has been a bit of chatter in here recently about parting, this addition to your parting tool will simplify parting on pretty much any problem lathe, it stops HSS and carbide digging in and...
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    What edge on the insert do you set the height to,...

    What edge on the insert do you set the height to, the centre or the sides?
    I use the centre to set the height.
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    Both those... the insert moves lower as it goes...

    Both those... the insert moves lower as it goes further back into the blade, it takes 5 seconds to check it with a height gauge.
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    Pipeclay i clean the slot and push the insert in,...

    Pipeclay i clean the slot and push the insert in, then sit a block of wood on the insert and tap it with a hammer until it is firm, then set the height.
    Then i would do a start of a part with it and...
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    The 4 x 32mm blade has performed very well and...

    The 4 x 32mm blade has performed very well and the inserts hold up well to abuse.
    I always use coolant when parting
    The smaller blade that l use was a bit problematic when i started to use it ...
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    Karl for my carbide parting I use the gtn...

    Karl for my carbide parting I use the gtn inserts, 2 3 and 4mm. I use the 3's in the 2 mm blade. They are pretty cheap and seem to work ok on most materials.
    The blades were from ebay and the cheap...
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    John the reason that i sugested to check your...

    John the reason that i sugested to check your gearing is because i had what looked like exactly the same problem as yours a few years ago.
    I found that i had not set my thread cutting gears...
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    No worries Steve, ultimately it is your decision...

    No worries Steve, ultimately it is your decision how to proceed with your bolt of doom... Just on a side note I have very little faith in the medical establishment, sure they have saved my life and...
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    John i dont think the rpm would cause any of...

    John i dont think the rpm would cause any of that, yesterday i cut a 5/16 unc left hand thread on a metric lathe using the vfd to to relocate the tool at the start point. I was peeling off metal at...
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    Roll pins are not very strong and will likely...

    Roll pins are not very strong and will likely bend.
    Steve you have ignored 2 of my posts, i am assuming that this is because i have mentioned using a vice, you need to hold the job securely.
    If you...
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    Really???? How hard is it to drill the head off...

    Really????
    How hard is it to drill the head off a bolt????
    How hot would it get, if you are worried about that do it incrementally.
    If you used a drilling guide you can also have it made to stop...
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    Hi John, the wheel hubs on my Repco T&CG would be...

    Hi John, the wheel hubs on my Repco T&CG would be much the same as Steves hubs, they are relieved in the centre.
    I believe this is to support the hub at each end to reduce the chance of the hub...
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    A drilling jig could be made to slide over the...

    A drilling jig could be made to slide over the outer diameter, put a slit along it and a suitable hole in the end to guide the drill.
    Lay on your back comfotably and securely on a work bench, slide...
  20. There is obviously only one bloke in here that...

    There is obviously only one bloke in here that has experience with deep parting, he gave you advice back in post 5 and you ignored him. After you have checked and repaired what is likely causing the...
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    Reidy and Elan I like the sound of the glue, if...

    Reidy and Elan I like the sound of the glue, if it works (and I hope it does) it certainly would be the quickest and easiest route.
    If no joy there then my offer is still open :2tsup:
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    Steve there is a chamfer there between the disc...

    Steve there is a chamfer there between the disc and the bit it is attatched to, that might be enough to engage a matching vee formed into a split cylinder that would be threaded at the other end for...
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    Steve what size allen key is supposed to fit the...

    Steve what size allen key is supposed to fit the bolt?
  24. If this is your lathe Eriksen "Emato" 180-NE,...

    If this is your lathe Eriksen "Emato" 180-NE, 200-NE & 50/200Rv Lathes with a bit of patience and care it should be able to part to
    a decent depth, depends on the parting blade but 100mm should be...
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    In the past to become a prosthetist you would...

    In the past to become a prosthetist you would need to be a fitter and turner cabinet maker or maybe a mechanic, you needed to have skills with your head and hands before you got to even train for the...
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    The bolt in that picture has a right hand...

    The bolt in that picture has a right hand thread....
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    Figure 2 here shows...

    Figure 2 here shows https://www.rehab.research.va.gov/jour/2015/524/jrrd-2014-11-0280.html the parts.
    If it is the same or at least similar you can see that the bolt screws in axially.

    Figure 4...
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    Could you cut a short length off a larger allen...

    Could you cut a short length off a larger allen key, grind it to a press in fit, use a clamp that reaches to the other side to press it in and then use a 1/4" drive socket on the allen key to undo it?
  29. Just as well you are awake, so that would be...

    Just as well you are awake, so that would be about 11.25 foot pounds
  30. Greg 135 ft pounds is quite a bit of torque, if...

    Greg 135 ft pounds is quite a bit of torque, if you have a torque wrench set it to that and pull on it, that will give you an idea of the power the drive should have.
    Is the M&G unit is 240 v ?
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    On the left hand side of the plaque that shows...

    On the left hand side of the plaque that shows your thread cutting gears it shows a gear train that relates to what thread you are cutting, make sure you have those gears in the correct pozzie.
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    a gentle shove

    G/day fella's.

    I ditched the idea of using a micrometer head to advance the job on the table, it was going to be problematic as different sized objects, or at least shorter objects/jigs would need...
  33. Thread: Which one.

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    Its all part of the fun :D A little thing like...

    Its all part of the fun :D

    A little thing like that all you need is an engine/workshop crane, if you have not got one you could hire one.
    Just make sure it comes on a ute not a truck.
    You do...
  34. Thread: Which one.

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    No not a waste, if you get the little table one...

    No not a waste, if you get the little table one you soon will wish you hadn't.
    eg. you will need to fit a dividing head on there as well as the job.
  35. Thread: R u ok?

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    you can have a sneak peek here bob...

    you can have a sneak peek here bob https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HkUWlmjZE4
  36. Thread: R u ok?

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    You know what they say, life is a roller...

    You know what they say, life is a roller coaster.... some dont handle the downhill run as well as others.
    Research has shown that gut health can have an impact on mental health, so if you had or...
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    It's imPRESSive :D

    It's imPRESSive :D
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    Thanks Nev. YBAF read it and draw your own...

    Thanks Nev.

    YBAF read it and draw your own conclusions, i dont intend to force anything down anybodys throats.
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    Mine is an old Yale and it cannot go off the...

    Mine is an old Yale and it cannot go off the conka, but it is still a very handy tool..
    This how i get out the door...dont tell work care :)
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    Hey nice one steve.... no shed should be without...

    Hey nice one steve.... no shed should be without a fork.
    Mine sat for 15 yrs, it was hidden from the world amongst a large patch of rubus fruiticosus.
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    corona virus

    Whoops - OP accidentally deleted by BobL. Thought I hit reply and must have hit edit. Sorry FAT fingers and small phone. Please send Post again if posiible.

    OK Bob, keep your fat fingers in your...
  42. You sound like a P plater

    You sound like a P plater
  43. I think the chuck that i have on my cl410 weighs...

    I think the chuck that i have on my cl410 weighs nearly 40 kgs so i wont be trying that, i have tried thread cutting at those speeds on a smaller lathe, a colchester,
    and was not happy with the...
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    I'm glad you know what I'm doing because I am...

    I'm glad you know what I'm doing because I am actualy only trying to fend off dementia :)
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    Hi John, yes you are correct, but I think that...

    Hi John, yes you are correct, but I think that you first need to position the tool in relation to the table axis, the tool should have an edge that can can be centered with the scope, then this edge...
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    haha....soz...just trying to kick you in a...

    haha....soz...just trying to kick you in a direction where you will have a better outcome.
    Good on you for having a sense of humour AND for having a crack at metalwork :2tsup:
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    Platen work table

    Hi fella's, a bit of an update and some pics.
    For a start I think this should work for me, if I'm not happy I can change it or even just make a different work table to suit whatever, a work holding...
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    I just seen your pics and i am thinking how do i...

    I just seen your pics and i am thinking how do i tell this bloke that this is the absolute worst welding table design i have laid eyes on.
    Sorry to be blunt but you will have multiple problems with...
  49. The cl410 is the same, the number comes around...

    The cl410 is the same, the number comes around and you apply gentle pressure on the lever and it drops in past the line.
    Its no biggie and mosts lathes are probably same.
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    Here is a simply knocked up tool that can be used...

    Here is a simply knocked up tool that can be used for straightening or bending flat, shs and round tube.
    Just add blocks of wood where required.
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