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    Thanks Bob, I have slowly been assembling the...

    Thanks Bob,

    I have slowly been assembling the drill in the tin shed. Out of harms way. :U

    My intention is for the drill to end up in the hands of my eldest daughter so I might make up some sort...
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    No Mop.

    Thank you Dale.

    The column and the spindle have been cleaned up in the lathe using carborundum paper and Scotch-brite. All the other shiny bits are 316 which I gave a wipe over with a Scotch-brite...
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    391087 391088 391089 391090 391091 The...

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    The little Tough equipped with the cast aluminium belt guard. I will probably just repaint it, fit it and move onto the next job on the list.
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    That is a very generous offer Racingtadpole but I...

    That is a very generous offer Racingtadpole but I have the cast aluminium guard that Tough provided to suit the drill with the intermediate pulley. It's just that I had gotten used to seeing the...
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    Tough Drill Belt Guard Swap

    There is no provision for swapping in the forum's Market Place so I'm asking the question here.

    Does anyone have a cast iron spindle pulley belt guard, as per the first photo, from a late model...
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    Bill, I have two Toughs, one a two bolt the...

    Bill,

    I have two Toughs, one a two bolt the other, the single. Neither have a maker's plate nor do they have the four holes required for fixing the plate with U-Drive screws. Also, both drills...
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    Bill, You mention that your drill was...

    Bill,

    You mention that your drill was purchased new around 1973-74. Does the head cast have one or two bolts securing it to the column? Mine has a single fixing and I assume the drill is a late...
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    Biil, The Waldown column has on OD of 2.4985"...

    Biil,

    The Waldown column has on OD of 2.4985" and a bore of 2.045".

    Something I had overlooked when I made the Waldown suggestion was that Waldown pedestal drills have a cast column support...
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    Bill, Waldown used the same 2 1/2" diameter...

    Bill,

    Waldown used the same 2 1/2" diameter column, albeit hollow, on their 8SN and Workmax drills. They may still have columns available as spare parts.

    I am using a Waldown column on my...
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    Your friend Laurie has done a fine job Alan....

    Your friend Laurie has done a fine job Alan. :2tsup:
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    They don't have to always spin...

    They don't have to always spin Simon...https://metalworkforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=371054&d=1509928900
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    Bob, I've only used steel wool for soot...

    Bob,

    I've only used steel wool for soot removal. How would a brass bristled brush go like one you get in a pack of three brushes, steel, brass and nylon, from the likes of Bunnings?

    Bob.
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    Pretty flash Michael! :2tsup: Had I known you...

    Pretty flash Michael! :2tsup: Had I known you were going to get stuck into it I would have provided a working drawing!!:U

    Turns out I require yet another knob, the plastic gear looking things are...
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    Michael, I would use the existing die cast...

    Michael,

    I would use the existing die cast handle as the pattern, avoiding any machining trickery.

    Bob.
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    Thanks Bob. One obstacle removed. Thanks...

    Thanks Bob. One obstacle removed.



    Thanks for the suggestion Phill. If I was happy with a plastic substitute I would use a handle I already have, a German Lanker. I bought a bunch of them in...
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    Hello Greg, Wesley's video certainly makes it...

    Hello Greg,

    Wesley's video certainly makes it look easy.

    My superficial investigation into the process so far suggests that a means of degassing both the silicone and the resin is required...
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    The length isn't really too much of an issue Kryn...

    The length isn't really too much of an issue Kryn because the handle requires a spacer to raise it up enough to clear the bosses for the stop rod. The spacer could be a threaded extension to...
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    A Hunt for a Handle

    A while ago, during a conversation with BobL, I mentioned that I sometimes had a yearning to return to my woodie days and how it would be nice to have a small combination machine to facilitate that...
  19. Peter, The arms look similar but not identical...

    Peter,

    The arms look similar but not identical to those featured in this 1967 Verdict Gauge catalogue. The radiused top to the post's bottom flange is the same but the knurling on the thumbscrews...
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    Thank you Ian. You were not alone when it came...

    Thank you Ian.

    You were not alone when it came to close abandonment. Many times I found things difficult, difficult enough to think that it was too hard and I had easier things to do. What...
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    Thank you Alan.

    Thank you Alan.
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    Thank you Picko.

    Thank you Picko.
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    Thank you Bob.

    Thank you Bob.
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    Thank you Simon.

    Thank you Simon.
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    Nearly

    I posted these images elsewhere and thought there might be one or two here who may have wondered whether I ever got around to completing this .....

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    Clicking the like button doesn't do justice. What...

    Clicking the like button doesn't do justice. What a superb job!!:2tsup:

    Bob.
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    5/8" wide across the top.

    5/8" wide across the top.
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    Something like this JP? The body is 2" long...

    Something like this JP?

    The body is 2" long and 1" in diameter, the slot, 5/8 "wide. The slot starts 3/8" from the bottom and is 1 1/8" in length. The base is 11/16" wide and it's 11/16" from the...
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    Come on Greg!! You left the knurling off the...

    Come on Greg!! You left the knurling off the eccentric tensioner lever!!!:D

    You have done a marvelous job on the Waldown. It is what I had expected after seeing your Bridgeport and the Ten.
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    Hello Lex, Back in 2011 I purchased an...

    Hello Lex,

    Back in 2011 I purchased an internal wheel from Abrasiflex. It was the smallest they stocked over here measuring 13 x 13 with a 4mm bore and a 6 x 6 counterbore. I didn't have the...
  31. I thought I was getting on top of it then a...

    I thought I was getting on top of it then a fellow I know gave me another project!!! :D

    https://www.woodworkforums.com/f153/tale-woodfast-combination-machines-235983-post2198168#post2198168
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    Nice finish Lex:2tsup:. Can you tell me a bit...

    Nice finish Lex:2tsup:.

    Can you tell me a bit more about the stone, its dimensions and where you acquired it?

    I have a Dumore 44 TPG and struggle to achieve a reasonable finish on ODs. I am...
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    Nice work Lex.

    Nice work Lex.
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    Hello Alan, It is Eric in Adelaide who has the...

    Hello Alan,

    It is Eric in Adelaide who has the tailstock castings, not I.

    Sorry mate.

    Bob.
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    Richard, This quote was from 2005. I can't...

    Richard,

    This quote was from 2005. I can't imagine the price has gone down.

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    And Greg needed three pulleys!!!

    Bob.
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    You need the collar Terry. It is a simple...

    You need the collar Terry.

    It is a simple thing to make and given that you only need to use it once it could be made from 1214 or aluminium.

    Bob.
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    A tough job done well. Nice work Greg.:2tsup:

    A tough job done well. Nice work Greg.:2tsup:
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    Ulf, Good chance the wheel handled version...

    Ulf,

    Good chance the wheel handled version fits a lathe. It looks the same as the one I use in my 9" spindle and it isn't long enough to be used in the O's spindle.

    Bob.
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    Ulf, Eric 'Lamestllama' asked me a question...

    Ulf,

    Eric 'Lamestllama' asked me a question about 3C drawbars only the other day and I photographed my collection.

    Hercus made a number of drawbars ( or draw in tubes ) of varying lengths to...
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    Ha Eric!! I bet those castings were sitting on...

    Ha Eric!!

    I bet those castings were sitting on a dusty shelf when I carved my pretender from a block back in 2009. If only.....
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    Ulf, You could purchase a blank end arbor and...

    Ulf,

    You could purchase a blank end arbor and turn the blank to suit the gear's bore. This example has a M12 drawbar thread which can be ignored because a drawbar isn't required since the gear is...
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    [QUOTE=Ulfr;1970824]Thank you so much Terry for...

    [QUOTE=Ulfr;1970824]Thank you so much Terry for the pic and thank you NHO for those instructions.

    The mill is wrapped up in storage until I get the workshop finished but I took some pictures of...
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    Hello Eric.

    I was under the impression that the 3A and the 1 shared the same table. Not the case? Subtle enough differences for the workhead base not to fit?

    The casting in part two is the...
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    Hello Col, One option for tooling is eBay. You...

    Hello Col,

    One option for tooling is eBay. You can buy 30 taper ER chucks and arbors relatively inexpensively -
    ...
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    A masterful job. Well done Greg. Bob.

    A masterful job. Well done Greg.

    Bob.
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    Nice looking grinder GS.:2tsup: I don't know...

    Nice looking grinder GS.:2tsup:

    I don't know whether you intended reusing the original U Drive screws to fix the GMF name plate in place but an upgrade to stainless steel screws is a possibility....
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    My pleasure Greg.

    My pleasure Greg.
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    The Collar

    It is tapped 3/8" BSW.

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    First the Latch

    Greg,

    The latch is 1.0mm thick. Print the first photo to scale and off you go.:)

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    Bob.


    PS. the 5/32" bit is a good fit in both internal...
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    Greg, I may be able to help you with a couple...

    Greg,

    I may be able to help you with a couple of items on your 'yet to make list'.

    I can photograph and measure both the belt guard spring latch and the 'just about essential to have' table...
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