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    Beware: With your video link, the &t=95s at the...

    Beware: With your video link, the &t=95s at the end of the address has the effect of taking the viewer to the 95 second mark of the video, skipping the first 95 seconds of the introduction, but...
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    On evilbay there is a camping equipment business...

    On evilbay there is a camping equipment business in Tasmania that used to list various grades, sizes and colours of waterproof canvas offcuts / ends of rolls for something like $10 per metre length...
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    I get it. It's funny to me.

    I get it. It's funny to me.
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    Thanks muchly. I think the 35T, 55T, 65T, 70T,...

    Thanks muchly.

    I think the 35T, 55T, 65T, 70T, 76T (as well as 37T & 47T) would not be commonly found in connection with Hercus. I think I had both a non-Hercus 55T and a non-Hercus 65T once,...
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    Question: Apart from 47T and 37T can you...

    Question:
    Apart from 47T and 37T can you indicate which other atypical (non-standard) change gears you made or needed ?
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    I regret that I do not see a photograph of the...

    I regret that I do not see a photograph of the serial number on the bed.
    The Hercus badge is either painted on or is an adhesive label / transfer. You could call a re-badging process (if that is...
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    I'm sorry but I do not know what the form is...

    I'm sorry but I do not know what the form is either.

    Here is a link to a "Tubalcain" video on Youtube about cutting Acme threads:

    MACHINE SHOP TIPS #24 Acme Threading Part 1 tubalcain - YouTube...
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    It was first listed in March at a starting price...

    It was first listed in March at a starting price of $2500, and the bidding reached $2600 (two parties bidding).

    It was listed for the second time on April 2, with a starting price of $2500, and...
  9. That's very interesting. I wonder if by "The...

    That's very interesting. I wonder if by "The employee had taken it home and used it there." you are saying that the employee took the computer home ? I would do, and have done, the same, myself, as I...
  10. I just looked for and located a page with a...

    I just looked for and located a page with a collection of South Bend patents, it may be of some interest, or provide some ideas for gadgets.

    The SBL Workshop - Projects Index

    There is an...
  11. Ummm, I understand Hercus cloned the South Bend...

    Ummm, I understand Hercus cloned the South Bend 9" lathe from the 1940s onwards. As did Boxford and Sheraton at other times. That looks like theft of US intellectual property to me, with some...
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    Whoops, now I am infected. 373986 Or more...

    Whoops, now I am infected.

    373986

    Or more correctly I was infected all along ? The bird landing on its head corresponds to the file not being at the given location. "To be or not to be ?"
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    Both links worked for me (when I tried them about...

    Both links worked for me (when I tried them about 10 minutes later than KBs PensNmore tried them)
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    373980 Viewers should be able to download that...

    373980

    Viewers should be able to download that image (after logging in) and then zoom in on it for the details.

    This is probably a different (earlier) edition of the Hercus Textbook of Turning,...
  15. According to the forum algorithm I am an...

    According to the forum algorithm I am an intermediate member, which is not an indication of expertise. I am sure I do not know everything, other than the location of serial numbers. It so happens...
  16. On the tailstock I have, which is a different...

    On the tailstock I have, which is a different much older version from what you have, given that yours has a lever action clamp which came later, the serial number is at the handwheel end, on the same...
  17. Apology accepted, forget it. Your Hercus advice...

    Apology accepted, forget it.
    Your Hercus advice is good advice.
    There is still a failure to communicate, some of the good advice is not getting through to ml018. It is usually difficult for a new...
  18. Thanks, this is all good advice, but I think the...

    Thanks, this is all good advice, but I think the problem remains with the "failure to communicate".

    ml018 has not come back with the tailstock serial number, and perhaps will not, ml018 is under...
  19. Here is a somewhat different example of "failure...

    Here is a somewhat different example of "failure to communicate". What follows after the ******* was posted to this thread by ml018 while I was typing a posting to this thread.

    After (or when) I...
  20. The general subject of social media and message...

    The general subject of social media and message postings is of considerable anthropological and sociological interest to me.

    Also of interest are Hercus lathes and their spare parts and production...
  21. Cue the next questions... 1. What is the...

    Cue the next questions...

    1. What is the serial number on the errant 9" tailstock ?

    Hint, the answer should not be 20018 (nor DGM 20018, there is no such thing as a DGM 20018 9" tailstock, for...
  22. There is currently insufficient data, see chart....

    There is currently insufficient data, see chart.

    373245

    There could be some way of using the software to generate an estimated trend line for serial numbers and production figures beyond 1982....
  23. Correction / Clarification I think the 260...

    Correction / Clarification

    I think the 260 models have the serial number on headstock, bed and tailstock. Three places.

    The 9" models have the serial number on the bed and tailstock, two...
  24. Re Is it possible to change the base of 9" the tail stock to a 260 base?

    Alas, I do not know, perhaps someone else can supply an informed answer.

    Even if the top and bottom fit together into a hybrid tailstock, each tailstock is machined accurately to match one and...
  25. Potentially useful for taper turning of highly...

    Potentially useful for taper turning of highly flexible cylindrical material.

    As the original post came from a "New member", who may be misled or confused by some of the wisecrack replies, I am...
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    Yes. Although it is not clear to me why it would...

    Yes. Although it is not clear to me why it would have a serial number 8563.F

    It would make more sense if it was an ARF & 8563 rather than an AR and 8563.F
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    I do not know whether Sheraton lathes have serial...

    I do not know whether Sheraton lathes have serial numbers marked on them.
    If they do, and if the tailstock has a serial number, check that the tailstock number matches the bed number and/or any...
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    Replying to myself... Back in 2009: ...

    Replying to myself...

    Back in 2009:

    Bunnings gives Wattyl the big brush-off

    Then in 2010, Wattyl was taken over by raider Valspar Corporation of the United States, paying $1.30 per share...
  29. And.the.part.number.on.the.taper.bearing.is.usuall...

    And.the.part.number.on.the.taper.bearing.is.usually.not.the.same.as.the.serial.number.on.the.lathe.bed.(unless.you.are.that.one.lucky.proud.Hercus.owner.with.the.magical.lathe.with.the.same."serial".n...
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    Solver paints are sold in NSW. Look for a "Wattyl...

    Solver paints are sold in NSW. Look for a "Wattyl Trade Center". Wattyl used to be an Australian brand until the 1990s, and was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange for a while, since then it was...
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    You are...

    You are correct,Ishouldhavetypedtravellingsteady(spacebarnotworking),sorryaboutthat
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    There are two bolts for a fixed steady on the...

    There are two bolts for a fixed steady on the slide. In my opinion the bolts would not be there if there was not a fixed steady with the lathe (at some time). If you do not have the fixed steady, the...
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    It looks more like three teeth missing, I do not...

    It looks more like three teeth missing, I do not know - and doubt - if the gear would work at all with three consecutive teeth absent.

    You would have been bidding against others who did not know...
  34. I would like to see two extra, digitally...

    I would like to see two extra, digitally remastered, director's cut episodes, namely:

    Day X, Removal of headstock from bed

    Day Z, Re-assembly of headstock on bed
  35. A Youtube series: The adventures of WELDA, saga of the 1970s Hercus 9A restoration

    I had a search in the forum to see if anyone had mentioned the existence of this series on Youtube before, but I did not find any records of it in forum posts, which is not what I would have...
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    (Uneducated guess) Does it fit on the tailstock...

    (Uneducated guess) Does it fit on the tailstock clamping bolt ? i.e.What is the internal diameter?
  37. Part 3 of How to buy a South Bend lathe. ...

    Part 3 of How to buy a South Bend lathe.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU4SkuPzhNQ&feature=em-u
  38. Part 2 of How to buy a South Bend lathe. ...

    Part 2 of How to buy a South Bend lathe.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxAbcoBE73g
  39. Mr Pete's How to buy a South Bend Lathe Part 1, but also mentions Hercus

    This just came up, it is Part 1, there should be a Part 2 available shortly

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gSbQtCTlHw
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    What a ripper !

    What a ripper !
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    I think the alignment will vary from chuck to...

    I think the alignment will vary from chuck to chuck, from spindle to spindle, and from manufacturer to manufacturer, but the original chuck and spindle sold with/fitted to the lathe will be pretty...
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    Here are an ER16 version, an ER32 type, and a...

    Here are an ER16 version, an ER32 type, and a special non-ER version all made for me by Pipeclay. They were for use on an Hercus 9" Model C. I do not know if Pipeclay is still making these.

    363560...
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