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    Some good Youtube channels: Scott Manley -...

    Some good Youtube channels:

    Scott Manley - really good space related content
    Plainly difficult - nuclear incidents and other disasters
    Mark Felton productions - mainly obscure WW2 videos...
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    You must be skinny, Mark. doesn't look like a lot...

    You must be skinny, Mark. doesn't look like a lot of working room between those lathes.
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    Shaper vice SA auction

    Anyone after a shaper vice?

    https://www.mgs.net.au/auction/catalogueitem.html?a=8778&ps=521373
  4. We just switched to the TAG style tool, everyone...

    We just switched to the TAG style tool, everyone in the shop says they are the best parting tools they have ever used.

    https://www.iscar.com/eCatalog/Family.aspx?fnum=2272&mapp=TG&app=51&GFSTYP=M
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    My thoughts exactly. I now understand why the...

    My thoughts exactly. I now understand why the quality of after market tractor parts are so poor, i have to rework about 30% of the parts i buy.
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    A large machine would be something that is...

    A large machine would be something that is multiple crane lifts and truck loads to shift, and it mainly manual machines that are getting the chop as they are obsolete. A lathe up 1.5M swing and 3M...
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    good luck, machine tools are in short supply, and...

    good luck, machine tools are in short supply, and prices are wayyyy up, and anything getting scrapped will be $$$$ to fix. I have been looking for a VMC for home and everything that comes up is...
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    only way to thread steel that hard is to...

    only way to thread steel that hard is to threadmill in a very good cnc mill, or 4 axis EDM. tapping will not work
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    doubt you will find parts, you will have to...

    doubt you will find parts, you will have to repair what you have or make your own replacement
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    I'm glad you saved that planer, It's the best one...

    I'm glad you saved that planer, It's the best one i have ever seen. cant wait to see it in action.
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    I have always just put the level on the top of...

    I have always just put the level on the top of the carriage and moved the carriage along the lathe. That's how all the techs that have done installs at work have done too.
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    Link worked, planer looks good. one piece of...

    Link worked, planer looks good. one piece of constructive criticism, hold your phone horizontally when taking the video, so it comes out in a wide screen format, which is better for youtube.
  13. Thread: Where to live

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    Coastal South Australia

    Coastal South Australia
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    wind the quill of the tailstock out, mount a...

    wind the quill of the tailstock out, mount a indicator to the carriage and check that the quill is parallel.
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    Use some thin aluminium between the part and the...

    Use some thin aluminium between the part and the jaws, 1-2mm is good 3mm max. the aluminium will deform and take up some of the wear in the jaws and give better contact on the part.
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    The headstock on the hercus is mounted on the...

    The headstock on the hercus is mounted on the vee's of the bed so the only way to get alignment is scraping or twisting the bed. on a larger lathe, the headstock normally has provision for adjustment.
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    seems like a headstock alignment issue to me. Is...

    seems like a headstock alignment issue to me. Is the headstock adjustable on that lathe? or is it mounted to vee's.
    If i was doing that test i would put my bar in a 4jaw chuck and dial all of the...
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    Sticky: Anyone after a shaper ...

    Anyone after a shaper

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/174973195321?hash=item28bd371439:g:7i8AAOSwyiBhY~CW
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    Sticky: Everyone wants old ones for some reason, one of...

    Everyone wants old ones for some reason, one of my mates who is a farrier sold one of this vintage ones and bought 2 new ones with the proceeds.
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    I thought all the exhibits go put into long term...

    I thought all the exhibits go put into long term storage and the powerhouse had been sold off to developers?
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    See how the sleepers go, but i think you may have...

    See how the sleepers go, but i think you may have trouble keeping the lathe leveled with them.
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    We use Ashgear over in the usa for stuff like...

    We use Ashgear over in the usa for stuff like that, but their prices might be outside a hobby budget.
    Ash Gear & Supply TEL:248.374.6155 FAX:248.374.6255 - Gear Cutting tools the same day!
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    Nope. I offered $200 and $210 and it got rejected

    Nope. I offered $200 and $210 and it got rejected
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    $1400 for a book!!!!!!

    Ran across this on ebay, do people not realise that Foundations of mechanical accuracy is available from Moore for $150USD

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/124055398453?autorefresh=true
  25. I think the cheap holders will work fine for...

    I think the cheap holders will work fine for hobby use. There isn't enough difference between a cheap and expensive lathe tool holder, for it to matter for hobby use.
  26. The holders we use have a 93 degree approach...

    The holders we use have a 93 degree approach angle. I would also go with holders that use a clamp to hold the insert down, I'm not a fan of the ones that just use friction to hold the insert in...
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    Yep some of their executives spent time in jail...

    Yep some of their executives spent time in jail for that. The other big one was the soviets got their hands on a 5axis Toshiba mill for making propellers during the cold war, through a 3rd party, I'm...
  28. 95% of the od turning i do at work is with a...

    95% of the od turning i do at work is with a TNMG16 or similar sized WNMG. 0.8mm nose rad for roughing, 0.4mm rad for finishing. Square insert in a 45 degree holder for chamfers.

    For boring we use...
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    We have had to do that for our 5axis Doosan that...

    We have had to do that for our 5axis Doosan that is on the way, and to get parts for a 25 year old Mitsubishi controller. Japanese/Korean company's seem to have a thing against WMD's.
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    My boss said i could buy one for work if it cut...

    My boss said i could buy one for work if it cut 25mm plate, was very dissapointed when i read the specs.:(
  31. You will have a very tough time doing them on...

    You will have a very tough time doing them on your mill, it just wont have the rigidity.
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    But if they are out of a 737max, it will make the...

    But if they are out of a 737max, it will make the lathe more likely to crash.
    (sorry for the OT comment couldn't resist.)
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    I have seen this mob advertise the sandvik...

    I have seen this mob advertise the sandvik inserts on facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/PMKEP/

    Not sure what the go is now getting sandvik stuff here in Aus, they have shut their local office,...
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    I have no direct experience, but i did look at...

    I have no direct experience, but i did look at one of their controllers for my cnc bridgeport i had, as they are a popular refit in the USA. I was pretty keen until i shelved the project. Their main...
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    So i don't have any catalogues that old in my...

    So i don't have any catalogues that old in my library, so i did a google image search for "Carboloy FEM 20S" that lead me to this ebay listing.
    ...
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    I agree

    I agree
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    That's a really odd one. Carboloy was bought by...

    That's a really odd one. Carboloy was bought by sandvik in the 80's i think. Will see if i have any catalogues that old in my library.
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    I really don't think there is an advantage to the...

    I really don't think there is an advantage to the extra complexity and tare weight of a dog trailer for a LV. I have carted lots of heavy things on my pig trailer and never had an issue (even when i...
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    They wont be ceramic, ceramic inserts are only...

    They wont be ceramic, ceramic inserts are only for hard turning and cant have a positive rake. They will be cermet and they will be ground. I have tried a couple of knock off inserts, they are...
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    Those inserts you bought are probably...

    Those inserts you bought are probably counterfeit, it happens a lot from china. We buy very similar inserts from Sumitomo and they are $18-22 each insert.

    The hardness of the toolsteel you...
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    EX-defence machines for auction

    Just spotted these on pickles. The lathe looks in reasonable condition apart from damaged rear guard (and design flaws, have i ever mentioned that i think Colchester Magnums are crap). The borer...
  42. Spring washers suck. We make and repair a bit of...

    Spring washers suck. We make and repair a bit of gear for the mining and quarrying industries at work and spring washers have caused more problems than they have solved.

    Its amazing how many...
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    That is a pretty odd gear tooth size. you will...

    That is a pretty odd gear tooth size. you will have hand grind a tool if you want to cut one. 32DP is a common size that is close to what you have printed might be an option to try.
  44. Nice, Mossin Naggat. I helped a mate fit a mount...

    Nice, Mossin Naggat. I helped a mate fit a mount to his receiver many years ago. funny bolt action, you have to treat it like you hate it or it will jam.
  45. Found a drill press for you ...

    Found a drill press for you

    https://machineryesp.com/machines/6628252-raboma-24rh4000
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    Dirt ingress really isn't that much of a problem...

    Dirt ingress really isn't that much of a problem with glass scales, we have 3 lathes fitted with glass scales at work, and have only had 1 failure in 10 years. we managed to clean the faulty scale...
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    Both of the big lathes at work use a magnetic...

    Both of the big lathes at work use a magnetic tape scale, they are cheaper for longer lengths. I'm pretty sure it is less accurate than a glass scale, but i haven't noticed it, and i regularly need...
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    I was thinking the same thing.

    I was thinking the same thing.
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    Sticky: CBN is the wrong insert to be using. CBN inserts...

    CBN is the wrong insert to be using. CBN inserts are prepped with a strong but dull edge and are really only suitable for materials over 45Hrc, using them in softer materials and at slow speeds will...
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    kennards hire?...

    kennards hire?
    https://www.kennards.com.au/gantry-aluminium-3t.html?trackParams=214-8-6-100
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