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    There are lots and lots of South Bend clones. See...

    There are lots and lots of South Bend clones. See Tony Griffith's Lathes UK web site.
    I have a "General" that he does not list, and a No Name / No Serial number lathe as well - much like yours.

    I...
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    Speak English! I don't understand "computer...

    Speak English! I don't understand "computer speak!"
  3. Hello John. I would like a 30, 36 and 48 please....

    Hello John.
    I would like a 30, 36 and 48 please. PM sent.
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    It is Sunday, so brain not engaged yet,...

    It is Sunday, so brain not engaged yet, but.........

    Hercus Compound screw is a Left Handed thread. The photo showing the two threads are different hands or are they?
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    If you haven't repaired it already perhaps this...

    If you haven't repaired it already perhaps this different Solution will work.

    Run a bit of soft solder into the nut, and sharpen the end of your threaded "bolt" as shown on the Practical Machinist...
  6. Thread: Old linisher

    by A J in WA
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    If is is 415 volts, and 0.75 amps (from what I...

    If is is 415 volts, and 0.75 amps (from what I can see from the photograph) gives a HP = 0.722. So I think the "3" means 3/4 HP.

    Note also the motor plate has "INT" on it, which I think means...
  7. Thread: Change Gears

    by A J in WA
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    I have started making a 127 tooth gear for my...

    I have started making a 127 tooth gear for my mates Bantam and my Harrison M250, which is the same beast really. I purchased some 100 tooth gears while in the UK last year (for the translation set)...
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    I have a NewGregCo lathe. I found a bit of...

    I have a NewGregCo lathe. I found a bit of information about it on Tony Griffith's Lathes.UK website. Australian Lathes / Blackenbury & Austin is where to look on Tony's site. You may find some...
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    I would like one please. PM sent. Regards,...

    I would like one please.
    PM sent.
    Regards,
    Alan.
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    One for me too if any are left. PM sent....

    One for me too if any are left. PM sent.
    Regards,
    Alan.
  11. If you are lucky enough to have an older...

    If you are lucky enough to have an older electrical installation with a rotating disc kilowatt hour meter, you can get a fair idea of the consumption over a short period by counting the number of...
  12. There is another way to use / construct a rear...

    There is another way to use / construct a rear cut-off (parting) tool for the South Bend lathes (and clones).
    It is described in Popular Mechanics in the August 1945 edition, on page 131 (page 195...
  13. [QUOTE=caskwarrior;1948014]Ahhh yep I have found...

    [QUOTE=caskwarrior;1948014]Ahhh yep I have found a good article by john, I think that's worth pursuing for sure.

    Does anyone in Melbourne have a copy of Ivan laws book I could photocopy? Or know...
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    I'll take it! PM sent I

    I'll take it!
    PM sent
    I
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    Monster Maxen Lathe in Bakers Hill W.A.

    On Gumtree a real Man's Lathe has just been offered for sale.
    Bakers Hill is about 60 - 70kM east of Perth - that's close to me.
    $800 - a real snap!
    If the garage door behind the lathe is about...
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    Waldown Toolpost Grinder

    Gumtree Mandurah area in W.A. $550.00 I don't need another one.
    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/meadow-springs/miscellaneous-goods/waldron-tool-post-grinder/1207340888
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    Hercus No. 12 Grinder

    Located in Bentley, W.A. $200, but it looks like it needs some / much TLC!
    I won't get a chance to see it until about the 29th. January at the earliest....
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    Thanks China. PM sent. Regards, Alan.

    Thanks China.
    PM sent.
    Regards,
    Alan.
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    Good Morning China, I would love to buy it if...

    Good Morning China,
    I would love to buy it if you would post to me in W.A. - my cost.
    Regards,
    Alan.
  20. Bunnings sell chain. It comes in plastic tubs...

    Bunnings sell chain. It comes in plastic tubs about 300 x 300 300 high with a 200 or so screw lid. They discard them when empty. I check if there are any empty, or near empty ones when I go in....
  21. Thread: Worm drive

    by A J in WA
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    Workshop Practice Series number 17 (Gears and...

    Workshop Practice Series number 17 (Gears and Gear Cutting) can be downloaded from the US Archive.org site. Quality is not the best, but for gaining an understanding of gears etc. it could be useful....
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    Good Evening China, If not sold, I am...

    Good Evening China,
    If not sold, I am interested. I reckon it will fit my Harrison M300 or my mate's Colchester.
    Regards,
    Alan.
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    Hello Johnny, I have sent you a PM. To find it,...

    Hello Johnny,
    I have sent you a PM.
    To find it, at the top of the page after you log on there is a tap "Notifications."
    Regards,
    Alan.
  24. I have a 5E. "A real man's drill press!" I moved...

    I have a 5E. "A real man's drill press!" I moved it in two pieces. Head, and Base / column / table (without table - the round bit). Workshop crane on 500Kg picked up each piece. 900Kg 6x4 trailer...
  25. Good Morning John, I would like to buy the lot...

    Good Morning John,
    I would like to buy the lot unless someone else has beaten me to them. PM sent.
    Regards,
    Alan.
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    I own VB400. Looks like we are close relatives!...

    I own VB400. Looks like we are close relatives!
    Regards,
    Alan
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    There may not be graguations on the cross slide...

    There may not be graguations on the cross slide or compound. Common on older / low budget lathes.
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    Bob, PM sent. Regards, Alan.

    Bob,
    PM sent.
    Regards,
    Alan.
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    Linked belts are wonderful! They slip if the tool...

    Linked belts are wonderful! They slip if the tool gets stuck in the job, or the piece moves in the chuck and jams. Better than something (usually expensive) breaking.
    Alan.
  30. Fred Hercus started making lathes after he...

    Fred Hercus started making lathes after he arrived in Australia after World War 1. He made bar-bed lathes. These were copies or parallel developed lathes made by "the twins." They had no name on...
  31. Thread: Lathe Oilers

    by A J in WA
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    Model Engineer Workshop (July 2011 Issue 178,...

    Model Engineer Workshop (July 2011 Issue 178, page 46) published an oiler for Myford lathes which could be adapted to your problem. It has a central pin that depresses the ball on the oiler, and at...
  32. Thread: Layout fluid

    by A J in WA
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    I purchased a 200ml or so bottle from Radio...

    I purchased a 200ml or so bottle from Radio Spares about a year ago. Can't find the same size on their website. It had to come to W.A. by "special" courier because it is soooo dangerous, so it cost...
  33. Model Engineer published an article in the...

    Model Engineer published an article in the September 14, 1950 edition (Issue 2580) called "Gear Cutting with the Shaper" written by "Base Circle" - a nom de plume, but I don't know whose. I found a...
  34. Two speed motors for washing machines are usually...

    Two speed motors for washing machines are usually a two pole 2840 rpm or so) and a 4 pole motor (1440 rpm or so) in the same case - but not always - see later. Each motor consists of a "start" and a...
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    Thanks for the replies. I do have the same...

    Thanks for the replies. I do have the same problem with slitting saws - but don't use them often and had forgotten (nothing to do with age) about this. I had thought about an indicator but thought...
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    Hafco HM46 Spindle / Quill Wobble

    When cutting steel gears on my HM46 Hafco mill the involute gear cutter does not cut continuously - full depth cut at lowest speed - 95 rpm. Several gears were cut with different cutters - Module...
  37. I'm interested. PM sent.

    I'm interested. PM sent.
  38. Thanks MasterSpoon. I did not know how to add a...

    Thanks MasterSpoon. I did not know how to add a link. Perhaps I should have asked my Grandson - he is 4!
  39. Hercus Cylindrical Grinder Dandenong South Gumtree

    Hercus cylindrical grinder. Dandenong South, Victoria. Looks like it has been sitting idle for a while. Needs a new home. So far away........
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    Armature Undercutting Attachment

    South Bend once sold an armature undercutting attachment. I would like to have one / make one. I have found photographs and the Patent Drawings on the internet, but not one recently for sale. Are...
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    Good Morning, I would like to buy your vice -...

    Good Morning,
    I would like to buy your vice - but not your vices!!
    I will send you a PM.
    I am in Perth too.
    Regards,
    Alan
  42. Good Morning, I tried to send you a private...

    Good Morning,
    I tried to send you a private message, but your "in box" is full.
    Regards,
    Alan.
  43. Good Evening, I would like to purchase your...

    Good Evening,
    I would like to purchase your magazines.
    I have sent you a private message.
    Regards,
    Alan.
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    Good Evening Michael, I would like to purchase...

    Good Evening Michael,
    I would like to purchase your magazines.
    You will have to post them to me in Western Australia.
    Please send me a personal message.
    Regards,
    Alan.
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    It is a Hercus No.3 Surface Grinder. It is not a...

    It is a Hercus No.3 Surface Grinder. It is not a Tool and Cutter Grinder. On the table there is NOT a V and inverted V at the back of the table - as there should be on a T&C Grinder. I have the same...
  46. I have found a serial number on my "new" Hercus...

    I have found a serial number on my "new" Hercus Surface Grinder!

    It is located on the right hand rear corner of the table.
    Serial number is 3A 201.

    It seems odd, as it is not a "3A" machine,...
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    I will pick up my newly aquired No.3 about the...

    I will pick up my newly aquired No.3 about the 10th. September, so I will be able to measure it after that. I am overseas on Friday for a while.
    By chance do you have the accessories? I have none...
  48. Hercus Surface Grinder. Serial Number location?

    I have acquired this most wonderful machine!

    It is Hercus of course, and it is set up as a surface grinder. It has been re-painted.

    Did they make such a machine, or is it a Tool and Cutter...
  49. Unusual Hercus for Sale on Gumtree at Caboolture QLD

    There is on Gumtree a Hercus that I have not seen before - but then I have not seen many! Can anyone identify it for me please?
    Here is a picture from the advertisement.
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    The Colchester Bantum, Mark 2, with 1600 RPM has...

    The Colchester Bantum, Mark 2, with 1600 RPM has a two speed motor. I can send you a pdf of the wiring diagram page from the handbook if you send me a private message with an email address. It may...
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