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  1. Hi mate I'm interested sent you a message

    Hi mate I'm interested sent you a message
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    I've got all the taps minus 3/16

    I've got all the taps minus 3/16
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    I should have all the taps your looking for. Will...

    I should have all the taps your looking for. Will have to double check though. No dies unfortunately
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    Hi mate I will take the Unc set it is it a...

    Hi mate I will take the Unc set it is it a mixture ? Will send you a message.
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    Well I got it going. I had another look at the...

    Well I got it going. I had another look at the terminal box. And despite it saying in 4 places on the machine it was wired for 400v. The motor was infact be already configured to 220. Just hooked...
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    The coolant pump is a seperate unit and I will ...

    The coolant pump is a seperate unit and I will be using its own VSD. At the moment I'm just still trying to get the spindle motor hooked up. The side with two connectors is marked W and Z the one...
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    The coolant pump is three Phase. I'm still not...

    The coolant pump is three Phase. I'm still not 100% how to move the flexible cables. at the moment it's 440v. But I'm thinking.
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    Thanks Bob I will give it a go. It's strange...

    Thanks Bob I will give it a go. It's strange being a star wound motor.
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    VSD connection help

    I'm trying to figure out how to hook up this motor too a VSD. What's confusing me is it has 9 leads UVW U1V1W1 and XYZ. If anyone can help ,Thanks in advance guys
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    Wow Mark that's definitely an accomplishment I...

    Wow Mark that's definitely an accomplishment I love it.
    How the years fly by, I remember back in 2017 you letting me tag along with that adventure it's a great memory. I will have to come visit...
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    Would you post. The mechanical who serviced my...

    Would you post. The mechanical who serviced my ute drove off with my ute unlocked and My imperial R22 gauges ended up on the street.
  12. Thread: Cinese Lathes

    by welder
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    Mate a 9" inch lathe is only 300 ish kg. It's...

    Mate a 9" inch lathe is only 300 ish kg. It's very easily moved with a single person and an engine hoist. A lathe like a myford or Hercus is very easy too dismantle and the individual components are...
  13. Thread: CNC retrofit

    by welder
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    I bought a Masso to retrofit my CNC lathe. It's...

    I bought a Masso to retrofit my CNC lathe. It's not a bad controller. It's expensive yes but in my situation it was worthwhile as I could use the 1984 steppers drivers and I had a analogue output for...
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    Like Pipeclay says you need a dial indicator,...

    Like Pipeclay says you need a dial indicator, mounted in the spindle. To clock in the bore to the Axis of the lathe both up an down and lengthwise. This ensures your parallel too the lathes travel....
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    That's interesting Mark. I have a mate who has...

    That's interesting Mark. I have a mate who has the same laser inferometer. Hes repaired it but we are missing all optical reflectors to be able to do surface plate measurements. It turns out it's...
  16. Hi mate I would be interested in a couple of...

    Hi mate I would be interested in a couple of liters.
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    Wow Mark it's really starting too look like a...

    Wow Mark it's really starting too look like a workshop now. You've definitely been busy. I will have to come visit when you've got all the machines installed, I was almost thinking of visiting last...
  18. Hi mate I would love to come have a look at it.

    Hi mate I would love to come have a look at it.
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    Surface Grinder Spindle oil.

    I bought a power Surface Grinder awhile ago. I have only done a single test Grind since I got the machine so I haven't oiled the Spindle , But I have a paying job I need to do This weekend so Will...
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    I bought a square from another Source. With The...

    I bought a square from another Source. With The surface plate Group buy recently. It was slightly more expensive but not much more it's also a grade 00
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    Over The weekend I got the Machine unloaded and...

    Over The weekend I got the Machine unloaded and in position. I was definitely not using the Engine hoist for its intended purpose and had visions of it failing.
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    The dovetails aren't worn and are pretty...

    The dovetails aren't worn and are pretty parallel. I did give them a trickle with the straight edge but I don't want to change the geometry. I was just chasing even contact.
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    My latest project is scraping the Cross slide on...

    My latest project is scraping the Cross slide on my Hafco 960 lathe. I have done the slide and now will use it to spot the carriage.
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    Down the Rabbit hole. Boxford 240 lathe

    I just bought this Boxford 240 CTl CNC lathe pick it up in a few weeks. I am not sure what I've gotten myself in to I have wanted to learn abit about CNC and thought this might be the right avenue....
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    Thanks Bruce mate its good too hear from you...

    Thanks Bruce mate its good too hear from you again I may very well take you up on the offer of advice once the time comes.
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    Ropetangler , I understand what your saying I...

    Ropetangler , I understand what your saying I will be using the tandem axle trailer from work so I can't drill holes but it does have sturdy tie rails welded too the frame.
    I will be removing the...
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    Lifting points Power surface grinder

    So I just bought this beautiful old Power Surface grinder. Would be a late 1950s model I would guess I am now trying too figure out the Best way to lift it onto my trailer their doesn't seem too be...
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    Where on the south coast are you?. I am happy to...

    Where on the south coast are you?. I am happy to give you some.
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    Yea these drives aren't anything like a Powertran...

    Yea these drives aren't anything like a Powertran or a HY. I just wanted a cheap drive for a 3 phase machine I
    Wish to sell. I just find it strange it's only putting out 48volts.
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    Bob the manual on these units Is rubbish. They...

    Bob the manual on these units Is rubbish. They have very limited settings I haven't even found a mention of a factory reset in the manual.
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    Is a con VFD output voltage

    I just bought the cheapest VSD on eBay a mistake I know. turns out it's an Isacon 1.5kw I tried to set it up tonight and .. . Nothing the motor makes the VFD wine but doesn't rotate. I Get the meter...
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    Surface plate group buy

    A Friend of mine is buying some Surface plates from China, any size you want is available as well as granite Squares and parallels 00 grade . I am just posting too see if anyones interested I will...
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    Funnily enough it's an all Imperial machine with...

    Funnily enough it's an all Imperial machine with a threaded spindle. It does have every change gear for thread cutting and has power cross slide. Unfortunately only a 22mm spindle bore.
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    Which lathe should I keep ?

    Hey guys I'm in a dilemma I have 2 nice lathes and only have room for one. I've owned a Hercus 260 G for a few years and love it as a small lathe. But last week I stumbled upon an Emco v10p with...
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    CVA milling machine

    I spotted this on Facebook thought someone might be interested they are good machines.
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    I am more interested in the 240 volt input 380 v...

    I am more interested in the 240 volt input 380 v output feature.
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    Have you heard back about the new smart inverter....

    Have you heard back about the new smart inverter. I would be interested in one for my lathe perhaps I should email powertrans.
  38. Thread: CVA upgrade

    by welder
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    I will be interested in what solution you come up...

    I will be interested in what solution you come up with. My CVA spindle is a little scored up as well but it's still functional.
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    Have you named the Boat yet. Looks like a nice...

    Have you named the Boat yet. Looks like a nice vessel :2tsup:
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    Nice shifter Bob I wouldn't have thought you...

    Nice shifter Bob I wouldn't have thought you would own such a thing :U
    If I was closer I would grab it.
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    The main difference is the G is a gear driven...

    The main difference is the G is a gear driven model Mine has 18 speeds 50 rpm too 2580 rpm. They also have both a lead scew and drive shaft for powered feed. I believe the hardened bed was just an...
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    Oh wow got a link too the greys auction ? I...

    Oh wow got a link too the greys auction ?
    I paid $1700 for my 260G
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    Sorry just got home from a 12 hour day at work...

    Sorry just got home from a 12 hour day at work I've sent you an Email Bob.
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    Intresting old brochures

    I went too a garage sale yesterday and picked up a few old machine brochures and books. Amongst the pile was this broucher. For what I consider the ultimate multi purpose machine , I couldn't see...
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    Intrested Bob.

    Intrested Bob.
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    I have been semi Busy. I have got the Hercus 260g...

    I have been semi Busy. I have got the Hercus 260g running with some parts from Mal , and got the Hartford going. I bought a "Digital phase converter " from a mob in Melbourne and whilst I haven't...
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    A new lathe in the stable 260G

    I Saw this lathe pop up on Facebook. Thinking It it would be a perfect replacment for the little Myford Ml 10 I Had in my Sydney workshop. So I went to look at it yesterday and $1700 later I am the...
  48. Do you still Have the pipe bender. I am in...

    Do you still Have the pipe bender. I am in Brisbane for work Atm but can collect it next weekend.
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    https://www.minitech.com.au/milling-machine-150x66...

    https://www.minitech.com.au/milling-machine-150x660-metric-grad
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    Picked up this old Brobo super 12" today for a...

    Picked up this old Brobo super 12" today for a slab :U
    I am hoping I can find a single phase motor for it now.
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