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    As to the original question: I also am a...

    As to the original question:
    I also am a satisfied user of freecad.

    Peter
  2. Thread: RongFu clone

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    As Old Croc said, it appears to be a d1-3 or d1-4...

    As Old Croc said, it appears to be a d1-3 or d1-4 camlock quick change for lathe chucks an face plates etc.
    I have a d1-4 on my lathe and think it is a marvelous system. I have never seen one used...
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    Hi BC, Thanks for your explanation. I found both...

    Hi BC,
    Thanks for your explanation. I found both books for download on the vintage machinery website, the Cincinnati book even in different versions.
    I also found a book "Universal Cutter and Tool...
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    Isn't this what it's essentially all about?...

    Isn't this what it's essentially all about? Everybody wants the best product but most people ultimately choose for the lowest prices because they want to buy new stuff when fashion changes (which...
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    I have replaced plenty ball bearings without...

    I have replaced plenty ball bearings without cages on bikes. They used to sell the balls at bike repair shops over here in the Netherlands, not sure if they stil do.
    If you go that route, just put...
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    Thank you for your shop tour. I am impressed with...

    Thank you for your shop tour. I am impressed with your nice machines. Nice small radial drill!!
    I hope you will document your work on the Cincinnati t&c grinder. I have a AI Hembrug t&c grinder that...
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    I have no idea about what you are talking about...

    I have no idea about what you are talking about ;-)
    But I have a couple ideas that might work for insulation if you go that way. Either lightweight fire bricks (can be worked with hand tools) or...
  8. Another possibility is something similar to what...

    Another possibility is something similar to what I have done:
    I have attached 2 heavy duty rails/beams high up on the posts that support my storage floor. Along both long sides of my shop.
    I have...
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    Hi BC, Thanks for the explanation! I thought...

    Hi BC,
    Thanks for the explanation!
    I thought taps were ground in the flutes, but from your explanation and the pictures my understanding is they are ground on the circumference of the point i.e....
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    I for one would love to see a shop tour. A short...

    I for one would love to see a shop tour. A short explanation of how a tap is ground with this fixture would be appreciated too!
    Thanks,
    Peter
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    I may be telling the obvious, but since not doing...

    I may be telling the obvious, but since not doing this usually has disastrous consequences:
    If you were planning to use the original switchgear and only use the vfd as power supply as could be...
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    I can't help you with using a thread dial, but if...

    I can't help you with using a thread dial, but if you have the right change wheels you can cut the thread. If all else fails use the method we use in metric country:
    Engage the half nuts and don't...
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    I am not ready to store my grinding wheels yet,...

    I am not ready to store my grinding wheels yet, but am planning for it. Tom Lipton from oxtools, YouTube, recently showed the very nice rack (in a drawer) he made from sheet metal. The stones are...
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    "If a man complains in the middle of a forest and...

    "If a man complains in the middle of a forest and there is no woman around to hear him, is he still wrong?"

    Peter
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    And lives.... I won't have either of those...

    And lives....
    I won't have either of those problems!
    Peter
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    Findlay, Thanks for the link, I will take a...

    Findlay,
    Thanks for the link, I will take a look.

    Peter
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    Ken, have seen pictures of this kind before, but...

    Ken, have seen pictures of this kind before, but never seen one “in the flesh". Are you planning on documenting the build process? I would be interested to see how the inner workings of this kind...
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    Techno1, I noticed the curved body of your...

    Techno1, I noticed the curved body of your beautiful tapwrench and wondered how the fixed jaw was fixed. I didn't notice the vee ways but when you mentioned them I went back to your post and checked...
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    Thanks Bob, I am going there now! Peter

    Thanks Bob, I am going there now!
    Peter
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    Bob, is that drill vise one of your projects? I...

    Bob, is that drill vise one of your projects? I recognize the type, but this one looks to good to be bought [emoji16].
    If so, did you document it's built?
    Peter.
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    About the target for a laser tacho: in another...

    About the target for a laser tacho: in another recent thread/forum about tacho's the following methods were mentioned (apart from the included reflective tape).
    - aluminium foil
    - aluminium tape...
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    I am having a hard time understanding why a...

    I am having a hard time understanding why a movable head is by default more rigid than a movable table (knee)? The forces are the same for the same work.... And a large kneemill has a substantial...
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    Is the lubrication label original? I am quite...

    Is the lubrication label original? I am quite sure machines from that era would not be labelled in English if they weren't specifically meant for export!
    Peter
  24. About combining different metals in a wet...

    About combining different metals in a wet environment: be very cautious!
    I assume you have heard about anode's on steel ships and bronze propellers? If electrically connected in a wet environment ...
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    That's great info Simon, thanks! Peter

    That's great info Simon, thanks!
    Peter
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    Greg, Any chance you can point me in a direction...

    Greg,
    Any chance you can point me in a direction to see how that is done?
    Thanks,
    Peter
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    Mark, Thanks for your reply. With that kind of...

    Mark,
    Thanks for your reply. With that kind of pricing the old ones will have to stay. That's half the price of what I paid for the machine. That was before my "TLC", but still....
    I am kind of...
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    Looks like a nice machine and a great job! Hope...

    Looks like a nice machine and a great job! Hope you find the electrical gremlin soon and get it working.
    How are you planning to replicate the oiling plate? I have some machines with really bad...
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    It is not impossible to make your own jaws. I...

    It is not impossible to make your own jaws. I think Stefan Gotteswinter has a video on YouTube where he does just that. Something to consider if the chuck is worth the trouble.
    Peter
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    0,008 " equals 0,2032 mm. Maybe they are rooted...

    0,008 " equals 0,2032 mm. Maybe they are rooted in the metric system and their dials are "inched"?
    What brand are they? I think I have a set like that but is metric for sure. Not sure if it has an...
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    Don't worry, you can always become president of...

    Don't worry, you can always become president of the USA
    [emoji48][emoji56]
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    Bob, What a marvelous tool! Well done. It is on...

    Bob,
    What a marvelous tool! Well done. It is on my project list also, but since I have an original AI retractable toolpost it has not earned a high place yet ( and given the length of my list.....)....
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    Hi Dan,Finally got around to picking up the...

    Hi Dan,Finally got around to picking up the centre gauge and drawing/taking pictures. Got a real bad case of the flue that kept me out of the shop :C
    I hope this is what you need, Let me know....
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    Dan, Sorry for the late reply, there are all...

    Dan,
    Sorry for the late reply, there are all kinds of things going on in my family that keep me busy. I have not had the time to tinker with my AI grinder. As a matter of fact, I am still busy...
  35. Don't know, but Thorin's will know what to do...

    Don't know, but Thorin's will know what to do with them. Heard they are prone to compound error though[emoji16]
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    Ken, finally got around to looking for the...

    Ken,
    finally got around to looking for the adapter. the weights are split and it looks like the threaded hole was made as a last operation. The weights have dovetail sides that match the groove....
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    Toggy, I have seen weights that were split and...

    Toggy,
    I have seen weights that were split and fixed by clamping it in the groove by turning a setscrew between the two halves. That should work for you. I can't remember how the original j&s are. I...
  38. It might be a good idea to mark the hole...

    It might be a good idea to mark the hole locations anyway. By indexing the holes off the previous set you may likely introduce compound error and by having all holes marked you will at least be aware...
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    Since I am challenged in the English language...

    Since I am challenged in the English language department I can't really help with the name. I would assume the two square pieces are "drive dogs" to transfer the torque directly from the quill to the...
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    If removing the screws fails with all mentioned...

    If removing the screws fails with all mentioned techniques ( I think I did not see the "soak with penetrating oil" idea) and you need to drill out the old screw this might be some ideas:
    - There are...
  41. Thread: D Bit Grinder

    by WoodBee2
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    YouTube has some videos where sellers demonstrate...

    YouTube has some videos where sellers demonstrate this kind of grinder, also the sharpening of helical milling cutters, grinding of lathe tools and sharpening of drills. Personally I like this one:...
  42. Thanks very much! That gives me a starting point...

    Thanks very much! That gives me a starting point to get the machine operational.
    Peter
  43. Kryn, I am sure it had something to do with me...

    Kryn,
    I am sure it had something to do with me looking over my shoulder if someone else was showing interest too [emoji39]
    Peter
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    I also think Kryn is right about the name D bit....

    I also think Kryn is right about the name D bit. They are also known as single lip cutters, which may me a lot easier to understand.... [emoji16]
    Peter
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    Bill, I recently bought a used D-bit grinder so...

    Bill,
    I recently bought a used D-bit grinder so I can hardly be called an expert, but I have done some research before I bought it. Here are my thoughts:
    The D bit grinder is especially suited for...
  46. New tool: Jones and Shipman 540 surface grinder. Any information welcome!

    A few weeks ago I stumbled over this surface grinder.
    370995
    I was looking for a surface grinder, not to big and capable of producing a quality of work fit for making tools. I asked for opinions...
  47. I hope you have realised you may need a little...

    I hope you have realised you may need a little work height above the head? For example when you need to remove/change the drawbar. For example, I need to change the drawbar when I want to use the...
  48. Thread: Strange Tool

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    That's a nice one, good score. I have two...

    That's a nice one, good score. I have two different sizes but both are cheap Chinese and are quite thick which prevents them from fitting sometimes. I wouldn't mind having a nice one, because they...
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    Ralph, I have not made these gears myself, but...

    Ralph,
    I have not made these gears myself, but have a friend who manufactures gears professionally and who has made the fiber wheels for different sellers. All I can tell you is he makes them for...
  50. I received some pictures. I have an appointment...

    I received some pictures. I have an appointment for next week, time do dig in to the specifics of this machine!
    ...
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