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    No problems mate, I seem to always have to revert...

    No problems mate, I seem to always have to revert back to that doing bolt hole circle's.
    My excuse is I have to many projects going on to catch up on in my brain and have to push something out,lol....
  2. To do in the lathe you could tack weld 2 pieces...

    To do in the lathe you could tack weld 2 pieces of HSS together and make a form tool, it machines easy with sharp tooling.

    You could make a radius turning tool for the lathe either from scratch or...
  3. I'd be holding it by the shoulder, not the...

    I'd be holding it by the shoulder, not the thread's


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    I'm always ordering on AliExpress weekly but this...

    I'm always ordering on AliExpress weekly but this one supprised me.

    I ordered 5m of replacement linear scale wipers, ordered on the 19th and arrived today the 30th, 11 days.

    When I inquired...
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    Wow, hope he sorts it out eventually. Evidently...

    Wow, hope he sorts it out eventually.
    Evidently the banks can help

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    Never had a problem with any sort of Duragal or...

    Never had a problem with any sort of Duragal or any other steel, maybe it the way your welding it maybe.

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    Wow just went on a Google search and.found it's...

    Wow just went on a Google search and.found it's not available as I haven't bought it for that many years.
    I remember buying it in Duragal angle with a radius edge


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    I hope this helps, I've gone back to it a few...

    I hope this helps, I've gone back to it a few times as I get rusty and forget.

    https://littlemachineshop.com/mobile/bolt_circle.php


    https://youtu.be/1SQwTBeViK0

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  9. This is what confuses me, most factory control...

    This is what confuses me, most factory control installs are on the left, but full control panels are mounted on the right for some reason.
    Not sure if there reasoning is it includes the DRO readout...
  10. Thanks I'm going to give the left a go once my...

    Thanks I'm going to give the left a go once my current project is done latter this week which I'll post about.

    It's been many years since we had a chat or seen each other John.
    Hope you and your...
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    I don't know about self adhesive, but AliExpress...

    I don't know about self adhesive, but AliExpress has round scales available

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  12. I've never left Australia but actually feel...

    I've never left Australia but actually feel uncomfortable looking to the right myself, that's why I posted about it.

    I looked into it years ago but never changed anything.
    Just lately it's been...
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    Thanks for the link I just skipped through and...

    Thanks for the link
    I just skipped through and will have a thougher read in the next few days when I have time.

    I found the last comment about gib locks, I couldn't be without mine to lock each...
  14. I'm going with this type of design, only chrome...

    I'm going with this type of design, only chrome handle lol.
    It will have 2x potentiometers and 2 RPM displays, not sure about jog buttons as I don't use them now.

    I would have liked the LCD...
  15. Thanks Stuart thanks for the feedback. I also...

    Thanks Stuart thanks for the feedback.
    I also added another arm many years ago, as well as to the lathe.

    I have had the knee power feed on the left for over 10 years along with the Y power feed...
  16. Thank you. On a larger mill it's so much more...

    Thank you.
    On a larger mill it's so much more awkward having it on the right side.
    It seems the factories dictate where we have it, but put the actual on off coolant on the left.

    Sent from my...
  17. Thanks to you both, pretty much confirms my...

    Thanks to you both, pretty much confirms my thoughts.

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  18. Thread: HM 50/52 owners

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    No I didn't see it. Been out of the loop of the...

    No I didn't see it.
    Been out of the loop of the forum and only just getting back into it.
    It was just Pipeclay asking for advice on this type of mill I thought you owned a UK clone.

    Sent from my...
  19. Opinions on DRO display side for a milling machine

    Something I've thought about for many years but done nothing about is the factory installed side of a DRO display on the right.

    I'm just about to make up a full control panel with a DRO built into...
  20. Thread: HM 50/52 owners

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    Are you another member of the club, I think they...

    Are you another member of the club, I think they are called a Chester T universal mill over there in the UK.

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  21. Thread: HM 50/52 owners

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    I think you will be fine using a 100mm, just...

    I think you will be fine using a 100mm, just listen to mill it will soon tell you if it doesn't like a curtaint depth of cut.

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  22. Thread: HM 50/52 owners

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    You will like my next upgrade for the HM52 which...

    You will like my next upgrade for the HM52 which I'll post about soon as I'm just finishing it off.
    Still have several other upgrades behind it which I have all the parts for.
    I'll keep you...
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    I only run a 67mm one I think it is, but have run...

    I only run a 67mm one I think it is, but have run a 210mm fly cutter, lol

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    I would go a block of steel in either of the top...

    I would go a block of steel in either of the top corners bolted, either drill or ream it to suit a round pin.
    The round pin sharpened into a V to suit the gear and a shoulder machined near the V to...
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    Or an outboard support on the shaft would kill 2...

    Or an outboard support on the shaft would kill 2 birds with one stone.
    It would help with any bolt stretch and support the shaft to save elongating the hole over time.
    It could be made to be easily...
  26. Thread: Lathe tool book

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    Thanks, I can only seem to be able to download...

    Thanks, I can only seem to be able to download one page at time, unless I'm a member

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    I agree with Bob about a caravan inlet, plenty of...

    I agree with Bob about a caravan inlet, plenty of models to choose from etc.

    There are also a few online wholesale suppliers like sparky direct, MJS etc, there both on eBay but sometimes cheaper...
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    I don't think machinery dealers did to bad in...

    I don't think machinery dealers did to bad in covid, everyone was home bored with nothing to do.

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    Just to add, I posted about it above and only a...

    Just to add, I posted about it above and only a couple hours later after I posted the new seller of the ER40 collet chuck with the 100mm backing plate for the lathe sent me identical message.
    Your...
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    Wow I went and had a look at the website, I...

    Wow I went and had a look at the website, I honestly didn't realise how expensive these saws have become.
    My son bought the 5s for under $550 about 6-7 years ago delivered from H&F.
    I'm really...
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    Not sure if you still have it, but is this inside...

    Not sure if you still have it, but is this inside measurements?

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    Really good buy for someone, as these have gone...

    Really good buy for someone, as these have gone way up in price.

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    This is the type of model I intend on copying....

    This is the type of model I intend on copying.
    https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/B063V

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    Something I've been planning on for years but...

    Something I've been planning on for years but with all the house moves I'm finally settled again, and been thinking about it again lately.
    I've got scribble drawings and all the parts diagrams to...
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    Totally agree on those pumps attracting magnetic...

    Totally agree on those pumps attracting magnetic particles as I've tried them and I've owned the model aircraft pumps and nowhere near enough flow.

    I'm using a standard coolant pump setup from H&F...
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    Honestly there all about the same, just shop on...

    Honestly there all about the same, just shop on price like eBay etc and don't overlook used.
    Once setup with a little bit of fiddling there a great saw.

    I also bought a used 7x12 from memory and...
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    Looking good so far. I love the jobs with...

    Looking good so far.
    I love the jobs with minimal setup and accuracy.
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    I lost out on $55 last year right when covid hit,...

    I lost out on $55 last year right when covid hit, ordered a 125mm back plate ER40 collet chuck for the lathe.

    Shipping was cancelled and I contacted the seller, they told me to cancel the order...
  40. There is another one I'm pretty sure, done to a...

    There is another one I'm pretty sure, done to a small Chinese benchtop lathe.


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    You will have to experiment with how much force...

    You will have to experiment with how much force for each letter, as an I or 1 takes little force, where a W or 8 takes more force.

    Maybe different weight hammers or better still a custom made...
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    Thanks,I have all my pictures in google Sent...

    Thanks,I have all my pictures in google

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    Looks yours will be deleted as well like ours,...

    Looks yours will be deleted as well like ours, best not to bother mate.

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    I've done several jobs in the last few years...

    I've done several jobs in the last few years since re setting up shop where the shaper has paid for itself doing blind internal keyways.
    Way cheaper than buying brouch's for each job and would be a...
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    I couldn't do without my shapers for internal...

    I couldn't do without my shapers for internal keyways mainly, then to flatten a block of steel with a few dollar peice of HSS that can be resharpened over and over again, much cheaper than the mill...
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    I think my blade was well used and knowing...

    I think my blade was well used and knowing nothing about bandsaws then, it then did my head in as every adjustment didn't work.

    On the other side I bought a well used larger saw 7x12 About 9 years...
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    Hi Bob The reader heads are pretty robust. I...

    Hi Bob
    The reader heads are pretty robust.

    I just went through this with the Meister saddle scale with a intermittent fault, it turned out to be a broken wire in the cable near the reader head.
    ...
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    Well over 20 years ago I went to look at a power...

    Well over 20 years ago I went to look at a power hacksaw in a garage sale as I wasn't on the internet and combed the local news papers.

    I turned up late in in the day and it was a 115x100mm...
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    Either buy or make the brackets to suit, the...

    Either buy or make the brackets to suit, the factory brackets make life easy, but do cost.

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    I've seen that reverse knee install, would much...

    I've seen that reverse knee install, would much rather the traditional scale on the column and bracket from reader head to the knee.

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