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    The metric/imperial translation set I have is a...

    The metric/imperial translation set I have is a 100/127 tooth gear set. I think 127/120 is "non standard." My opinion - just my two penneth worth.
  2. Okuma Lathe, a Vertical Mill & a Surface Grinder - Malaga W.A.

    On Gumtree in Malaga W.A. is a vertical mill, a surface grinder and an Okuma lathe. Looking at the single photograph of the lathe I wondered "...with the slings where they are laying ...was it lifted...
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    90 tooth gear

    I am contemplating making a worm to mesh with Hercus gears (18 DP). I have been studying Ivan Law's book "Gears and Gear Cutting," and I have worked out that I need two 20 tooth gears, a 30 tooth...
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    Never built one myself, but I gave a friend - who...

    Never built one myself, but I gave a friend - who is an electronic / SCADA / computer engineer a microwave oven transformer, and he cut the secondary off, and made two turns (2 vots) of some...
  5. Mill, Lathe, T&C Grinder, Pressbrake, Pipebender, Cutoff Saw Mandurah WA

    Interesting collection of machinery. Some seem complete, others are in pieces. The advertisement:
    2 x John Heine 202a Press brakes; Pipe bender brand unkown; Nuttal Lathe; Milling machine; Fusion...
  6. Douglas 10" Shaper Mulgoa NSW on Gumtree

    Douglas Shaper on Gumtree in NSW. Wants $1900. Seems a bit high, but does have a vice that seems correct.
    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mulgoa/miscellaneous-goods/metal-shaper/1270930767
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    Harrison 12" Lathe Country W.A.

    On Gumtree:
    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/noggerup/farming-equipment/new-holland-tractor-75hp-4x4-fel/1270797553

    In NOGGERUP (east of Bunbury W.A.) at a farm clearing auction this coming...
  8. Hercus Tool and Cutter Grinder in Armadale, W.A. maybe!

    Advertised on Gumtree among an advertisement for a "Workshop Clearance Sale" on Gumtree
    No pictures. Advertisement was posted on 10/3/2021, so it may have gone.

    TOOL and CUTTER GRINDER HERCUS...
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    Glassblowing Lathe in W.A.

    An interesting EXE lathe on Gumtree in Kelmscott, W.A. Claims to be a "glassblowing" lathe. As I have never seen one, I can't comment....
  10. Not sure about Hercus. Looks like a Portass, but...

    Not sure about Hercus. Looks like a Portass, but they all look the same! And there were lots of manufacturers at that time. An old McPhersons catalogue may shed some light!
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    My friend who made the "Tough" drillpress badges...

    My friend who made the "Tough" drillpress badges also has the technology (that he made himself) to make 0.3120" projectiles. If you fail in your endeavours he may be willing to share his knowledge...
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    RCBS make a 0.310" lead bullt swaging die. It...

    RCBS make a 0.310" lead bullt swaging die. It might work - for a few. Roy Alexander (himself) and Sons in Maylands sold them. I have one.

    Often it is easier to "bump up" a smaller projectile, but...
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    On this Forum, I am sure I have seen a post of a...

    On this Forum, I am sure I have seen a post of a Hercus flatbed lathe - like a Portass, with Hercus decals on it.

    Also, when Mr Fred Hercus arrived in Australia afer World War I he started by...
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    Turning Double Ended Cones

    In Home Shop Machinist Volume 29, Number 2 (March/ April 2010) Page 28 there is Part 2 of an article about an "Anti-gravity Machine" Attached is a scan (jpeg) of the page. Essentially it is a...
  15. CNC Milling Machine on Gumtree, Jandakot W.A.

    There is a CNC Milling Machine on Gumtree, Jandakot W.A.
    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/jandakot/power-tools/milling-machine-cnc/1269237653
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    Good Evening Bob, The pipe if it does not go. I...

    Good Evening Bob,
    The pipe if it does not go. I have to put up a couple of hundred signs in th bush for a club..... all about 2 metres long! The Mig-o-Mag Mig welder if no-one else is inerested too....
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    Good Evening Delux, I have sent you a private...

    Good Evening Delux,
    I have sent you a private message.
    Regards,
    Alan.
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    Hercus lathes were sold with or without legs. It...

    Hercus lathes were sold with or without legs. It depended how much you wanted to pay - or needed!

    Many were sold as bench mounting lathes as this is all the buyer wanted. eg. a small garage and...
  19. I'll buy it - if still available, and you would...

    I'll buy it - if still available, and you would post it to me in Western Australia.
    PM in a moment.
    Regards,
    Alan.
  20. Welcome to the Forum. I have found it to be a...

    Welcome to the Forum. I have found it to be a group of people with a wealth of knowledge, and are happy to share it. A picture would help!
    My Premo is different, and they are not that common any...
  21. Sheraton Lathe in Herne Hill, W.A. on Gumtree

    Seller is asking $4,500.00
    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/herne-hill/power-tools/sheraton-metal-lathe/1267576845
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    Lathe in Wembley, W.A., $700 on Gumtree

    Fairly large three phase lathe in Wembley for $700. Seems to have a three and four jaw chuck and a face plate. Probably lots of bits of bar stock too!...
  23. Great Scott Lathes (2 off) Gumtree Perth area

    Two Great Scott lathes on Gumtree in the northern suburbs.
    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sinagra/other-tools-diy/two-great-scot-metal-lathes/1266146666
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    The fan is supposed to keep the motor cool. ...

    The fan is supposed to keep the motor cool.

    Was it running before you started your work?
    Did you do any re-cabling of the supply?

    I take it the fan is single phase?
    If yes, does it have a...
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    Good answer Bob. Real test with real results...

    Good answer Bob. Real test with real results always beats theory!
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    Good Morning Bob, Are the horns "Klaxon" types...

    Good Morning Bob,
    Are the horns "Klaxon" types with a motor?
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    Re-reading post #1 the stated 3.9Amps is probably...

    Re-reading post #1 the stated 3.9Amps is probably the stall current. If you multiply 3.9Amps by 240Volts you get 936VA which is about three times the rated output.

    Starting current will be as you...
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    ................. Did I read your reply right? ...

    ................. Did I read your reply right?
    the motor spec of 3.9amps is the FLA and does not include starting amps. It is the max amps at full load under running conditions.

    3.9 Amps is the...
  29. Was the green "eau de Nil" or "British racing...

    Was the green "eau de Nil" or "British racing green"?
  30. Calculating the inflation for the purchase price...

    Calculating the inflation for the purchase price for a back geared lathe with compound slide (in the 1939 advertisement) which is listed as 16/10/- (full price, not sale price), would equate to...
  31. Good Evening Jayne, Plainly not much wear,...

    Good Evening Jayne,

    Plainly not much wear, which equates to not much use. You have had a lucky purchase!

    I have a 1950's Hercus B model that came with the original Inspection documentation...
  32. Good Evening Jayne. Welcome to the Forum. An...

    Good Evening Jayne.

    Welcome to the Forum. An awful lot of knowledge here that the members will happily share.

    I have three bar-bed lathes. None have the "Burden" or "Bagear" name on them. Mine...
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    ....... With a lot of cables etc coming from our...

    ....... With a lot of cables etc coming from our Chinese friends, many items have underrated cables to supply them. These can be hard to recognize visually as the crafty devils worked out that PVC is...
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    Simple answer: the kind of wire you would find in...

    Simple answer: the kind of wire you would find in an extension cord. It has a rating of 10 Amps or higher - usually!

    More complicated answer: drill presses are usually started in a "no load"...
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    I have a Douglas (11"), so an original is not a...

    I have a Douglas (11"), so an original is not a problem.
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    I will ask him. He is not so fast any more, so...

    I will ask him. He is not so fast any more, so you may have to wait a little bit! His lungs are suffering from a career working with acidic chemistry.
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    Tough Drill Press Badge

    My friend Laurie made six of these by lost wax casting. They are cast in aluminium from an original Tough Drill Press badge (the original is sand cast in aluminium). There are four (4) left. They...
  38. Thread: hand shaper

    by A J in WA
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    Yes. I will dig it out this week. I will send...

    Yes. I will dig it out this week.
    I will send you a PM.
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    Finished! Laurie broke a bone in one hand, so has...

    Finished! Laurie broke a bone in one hand, so has been a bit slowed down, so it all took him a little longer than planned! Still brilliant results.
    390031390030
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    Mon dieu monsieur! Have you tried UK...

    Mon dieu monsieur!

    Have you tried UK suppliers?

    I have a "vintage car" friend in the UK (he has BRITISH cars ONLY), and even though I am NOT ALLOWED to
    say the "M" word, he tells me that many...
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    I made a Hercus stop from a short piece of 25x25...

    I made a Hercus stop from a short piece of 25x25 square bar, and a M6x1 threaded rod for adjusting the stop. Didn't take long to make.

    Parallels. Old bearings, and bearing rollers, and HSS make...
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    On second thoughts, I don't think you have a...

    On second thoughts, I don't think you have a Mars. Well certainly not "The Great Scot."

    Look at the one currently on Gumtree in W.A....
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    Mars Great Scott, Sorento, W.A.

    Mars Great Scott $1200
    Gumtree:
    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sorrento/power-tools/great-scot-metal-lathe/1262075943
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    Drummond 3 1/2" M Type Perth area

    Drummond 3 1/2" M Type, Kallaroo. $1000
    Gumtree:
    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/kallaroo/power-tools/drummond-3-1-2-m-type-lathe-metal/1262150117
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    I think you have a Mars lathe (read "Conrik"...

    I think you have a Mars lathe (read "Conrik" lathe as well) with an "after market" tailstock, and carriage handwheel.
    I have a Mars Great Scott.
    It would not be surprise me that the tailstock went...
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    Most electronics equipment can cope with 50c...

    Most electronics equipment can cope with 50c ambient temperatures. Quality equipment - 55 to 65c. It depends on who made it, and for what conditions. They tend to shut down in over-temperature...
  47. "..... data plate says 1420 rpm, whilst the led...

    "..... data plate says 1420 rpm, whilst the led tacho shows 1496, which is about + 5%"

    The synchronous (theoretical) speed of a four pole motor on a 50 Hz supply is 1500 RPM. The common electric...
  48. Steam engine, Bolton No 7 horizontal mill engine.

    Manjimup, W.A.
    $1500
    75% complete built to very high standerd and finish, I have 2 indenticaly built will part with one, take your pick...
    Gumtree...
  49. Thread: Bead Roller

    by A J in WA
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    I ended up purchasing a H&F SJ-24D - Bead Roller....

    I ended up purchasing a H&F SJ-24D - Bead Roller. Local pick-up for me - so no delivery costs.

    Should create a worthwhile learning experience!

    Thanks for the comments from Forum members. Most...
  50. Thread: Bead Roller

    by A J in WA
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    Bead Roller

    I am considering purchasing a bead roller, but I don't know much about them.

    Sheet metal projects that have a rolled wire edge caused me to consider purchasing a bead roller, and as Hare and...
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