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  1. Thread: Chuck jaws

    by franco
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    If that is the problem you should have no trouble...

    If that is the problem you should have no trouble exchanging the chuck; it is definitely a manufacturing fault. But if you are forced into trying to make that chuck usable have a look at this thread:...
  2. Thread: Chuck jaws

    by franco
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    It was over 30 years ago, but I remember it was...

    It was over 30 years ago, but I remember it was well under $100, so had no great expectations. The cost in frustration was much higher though!

    I could never decide whether it was Chinese or...
  3. Thread: Chuck jaws

    by franco
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    There is another thing which can cause this. I...

    There is another thing which can cause this. I imagine it is rare, but it does happen, so it might be worth checking if you decide to grind the jaws instead of returning the chuck. The chuck in...
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    neevo, Sorry, I missed this post earlier. No,...

    neevo,

    Sorry, I missed this post earlier. No, you don't have to approximate them by eye, and yes, Simon is correct: you do have to work in degrees, minutes and seconds of arc. There is a vernier...
  5. Thread: Collet adapters

    by franco
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    Hi Nigel, I have metric and imperial sets of...

    Hi Nigel,

    I have metric and imperial sets of these in the common tool shank sizes which I bought years ago for the mill before I got an ER32 chuck. They still have occasional use in the mill,...
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    neevo, Here is the table of available...

    neevo,

    Here is the table of available divisions for the Vertex HV6 rotary table with the standard dividing plates: from memory I think the HV8 and HV10 have a few less gaps in the available...
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    I don't have a DRO, and would like one...

    I don't have a DRO, and would like one eventually, but of the various accessories I do have, it is the H/V rotary table with the dividing plates which wins on all points.

    Some of the jobs which it...
  8. Thread: 17 tpi thread

    by franco
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    Do you have a 127T metric conversion gear for the...

    Do you have a 127T metric conversion gear for the lathe? That's awfully close to 1.5 mm pitch (1.494 mm), or is that what you are actually trying to cut?

    Frank.
  9. "Manage Attachments" Using Chrome: Had to choose...

    "Manage Attachments"
    Using Chrome: Had to choose a different image: the previous one had automatically been added to the previously posted files after using "Insert Image" in the previous post....
  10. As above, using Chrome: 384386 Works, but many...

    As above, using Chrome:
    384386
    Works, but many attempts needed to find the right file. It only wanted to open an irrelevant file to browse, and no other
  11. To continue,,,, Computer 1B (Same machine)...

    To continue,,,,

    Computer 1B (Same machine)
    Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS
    No search engines tried
    Browsers Chrome and Firefox

    "insert Image"
    Using Firefox
  12. [QUOTE=ubeaut;1962145] Can you all give us a bit...

    [QUOTE=ubeaut;1962145]
    Can you all give us a bit more info

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    Desk top / laptop/ notepad or other
    Brnd or brands
    Opperating System eg: Windows (version) Ipad, Phone, etc (versions)
    ...
  13. I tried a different combination of operating...

    I tried a different combination of operating system and browser, Windows 7 + Firefox, and Manage Attachments is working normally with that combination. It is also working normally with an old copy of...
  14. Hi Baron, I just tried a combination which I...

    Hi Baron,

    I just tried a combination which I did not try before, Windows 7 with Firefox, and with that combination Manage Attachments is working on this computer. Windows 7+ Chrome on this...
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    That way you are taking the thrust on the...

    That way you are taking the thrust on the opposite side of the scroll or screw from where it (and most of the wear) occurs during use. This might or might not be a problem, depending the amount of...
  16. Unable to Browse for Files in Manage Attachments.

    At Grahame's suggestion I have attached copies of my three posts in the General Discussion Forum under the same title, which I hope are self explanatory:

    "It is a while since I posted any photos....
  17. Hi Grahame, Stranger and stranger. I just...

    Hi Grahame,

    Stranger and stranger. I just tried to upload the same photos on another computer running the latest and up to date version of Ubuntu Linux and using Firefox. I was using Chrome with...
  18. Thanks Grahame, Tried that but no go. I got...

    Thanks Grahame,

    Tried that but no go.

    I got a choice of Upload Image from Computer, or from a URL. Upload from Computer is greyed out there too: upload from URL seems to be OK, i.e. not greyed...
  19. Unable to Browse for Files in Manage Attachments.

    It is a while since I posted any photos. Has the system changed? When I click on Manage Attachments now the Choose Files button is greyed out. If I remember correctly clicking on Choose Files used to...
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    Have a look at this video. It shows a jig which...

    Have a look at this video. It shows a jig which allows you to grind the jaws with the load on them in the same direction as when the chuck is in use. This can help to improve the accuracy of the...
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    There is a big gap in the speed range between 660...

    There is a big gap in the speed range between 660 RPM and 1150 RPM.

    Frank.
  22. Thread: A chinese Poem

    by franco
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    My wife's technical description of the process:...

    My wife's technical description of the process: "you unscrew it on".

    Frank.
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    What Michael says - 18 DP, so not Drummond. If...

    What Michael says - 18 DP, so not Drummond. If your Myford is pre-metric and has loose change gears they will be 20 DP. Might be interesting to check some of them to see how close they are to the...
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    Looking at the gears they would probably be...

    Looking at the gears they would probably be either 14 diametral pitch (DP) or 16 DP. Drummond lathes and their clones used relatively uncommon 14 diametral pitch gears with a 5/8" bore, while many...
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    Hi Baron, Fair enough. My ten inch...

    Hi Baron,

    Fair enough. My ten inch countershaft pulley is reasonably accessible: I use it for tapping in the same way as you describe.

    Frank.
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    Some time ago I made a similar arrangement for...

    Some time ago I made a similar arrangement for the old Brackenbury and Austin lathe, but instead of the wheel and handle made a two pin coupling. One half is held in in the headstock spindle as you...
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    Steve, Many thanks for looking, but I think...

    Steve,

    Many thanks for looking, but I think I'll give that one a miss, and put up with this one for a bit longer. I'll buy the right size leather belt if this one dies before me! As far as I...
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    Thanks Steve. At the moment I am using an old...

    Thanks Steve. At the moment I am using an old piece of 1" x 1/4" belting with a 5" to a 2 1/4" pulley on a very short centres drive. It doesn't wrap around the smaller pulley very well.

    Frank.
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    Hi Steve, Leather belting or another type...

    Hi Steve,

    Leather belting or another type which can also use the carded belt hook type joiners? If so I would be interested in say 3 or 4 metres of 1"x 3/16" or metric equivalent.

    Thanks.
    ...
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    Thanks for the explanation Bob. Exactly the same...

    Thanks for the explanation Bob. Exactly the same thing happened to me today with the same result, including the refund. I did suspect leakage from a vendor who I had recently dealt with, and was...
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    Hi Michael, I occasionally come across BA...

    Hi Michael,

    I occasionally come across BA stuff. I have 2BA, 4BA, 6BA and 8BA dies, and would be interested in any of the missing ones up to 10BA. Don't need any BA taps.

    In the 26TPI series,...
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    Is your leadscrew 8TPI pitch, and gear tooth...

    Is your leadscrew 8TPI pitch, and gear tooth numbers increasing in five tooth steps? If so the Brackenbury and Austin thread chart should suit your lathe. I can send a copy if you think it would be...
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    My guess is that it is of UK, Australian, or just...

    My guess is that it is of UK, Australian, or just possibly German origin. The flat ways were uncommon on American lathes, except for the very lightly built and cheap Atlas lathes and their clones, so...
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    Yeah, but...... When I got my annual rental...

    Yeah, but......

    When I got my annual rental account recently I went to BOC and asked to transfer my two nearly full D cylinders to the new scheme.

    Them: have you got the empties with you?
    ...
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    Over the years I have accumulated 3MT mill...

    Over the years I have accumulated 3MT mill tooling needing 1/2 UNC, 1/2W, M12, M10 and 3/8W. I reckon it's much easier to make new drawbars to suit the tooling rather than try to modify the tooling...
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    Shed Cleanout in Geelong

    Could be some useful bits and pieces here - no connection to the poster, just posting the link in case anyone might be interested.

    https://forums.tomm.com.au/index.php/topic,5516.0.html

    Frank.
  37. Hi BaronJ I use one of these:...

    Hi BaronJ

    I use one of these:
    https://www.carbatec.com.au/jig-chisel-grinding

    They are fairly flimsy, but adequate for the purpose. They come with paper templates to make gauges to give the...
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    If there is any Japanese gear maybe JIS instead...

    If there is any Japanese gear maybe JIS instead of Phillips screwdrivers? I understand that the JIS screwdrivers work well with both head types but the Phillips can damage JIS screws.

    Frank.
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    Hi Donaldo, The original gear set was 2x20T,...

    Hi Donaldo,

    The original gear set was 2x20T, then one of each gear from 30T to 65T, going up in 5 tooth steps. In addition to the 37T and 47T gears I have added one of each of:
    25T, 28T, 48T,...
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    If you want to know almost anything you are ever...

    If you want to know almost anything you are ever likely to need about cutting threads on small manual lathes I would suggest getting a copy of "Screw Cutting in the Lathe" by Martin Cleeve.
    ...
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    Once again be aware that these items appear to be...

    Once again be aware that these items appear to be sourced from the USA. Threads on the model you linked to are not specified, but other similar Rolair equipment specifies NPT threads, which are not...
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    Gazza, that fitting has NPT threads, an American...

    Gazza, that fitting has NPT threads, an American standard not interchangeable with BSP threads. The rest of the world uses BSP threads though they sometimes have other local names, but, as with...
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    Hi Gazza, I agree with droog. It sounds like a...

    Hi Gazza,

    I agree with droog. It sounds like a 3/8 BSP thread, which is very common on small airline and gas fittings. A 3/8 BSP thread has 19 threads per inch, so nothing in any of the ordinary...
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    Probably a model maker's planer. Several makes of...

    Probably a model maker's planer. Several makes of these used to be advertised in old model makers' magazines. Apologies for the black background - couldn't get rid of it.

    Frank.
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    How about buying a cheap fan, maybe something...

    How about buying a cheap fan, maybe something like this:...
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    Hi Stewart, I did not intend to resurrect this...

    Hi Stewart,

    I did not intend to resurrect this old thread. Morrisman was looking for information about a Ford lathe, not the lathe which is the subject of this thread, here:...
  47. Thread: FORD lathe

    by franco
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    Hi morrisman, Is it the same lathe shown in...

    Hi morrisman,

    Is it the same lathe shown in the photo in my link above? It was in Victoria, and the weight is in the same ballpark. There can't be many Ford lathes about that size still surviving....
  48. Thread: FORD lathe

    by franco
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    Like this? Posts 4, 5 and 6 ...

    Like this? Posts 4, 5 and 6

    https://metalworkforums.com/threads/172209-Help-please-What-brand-of-lathe-is-this?highlight=franco

    Frank.
  49. Looks like you guessed about right. The data...

    Looks like you guessed about right. The data panel here:
    https://www.pilotair.com.au/product/240-volt-reciprocating-air-compressors-tm-series/
    quotes Piston Displacement 10.7 cfm and FAD as 6.5 cfm...
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    Explanation here: ...

    Explanation here:

    https://www.zena.net/htdocs/FAQ/whatisHFDC.shtml#HFDCdefined

    Frank
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