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    Hello Mark, You have some very interesting...

    Hello Mark,

    You have some very interesting pieces of tooling there, particularly the Mikrokator comparators.

    A place that I used to go to, closed down now, had thrown one into the scrap bin ! ...
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    Hi Steve, Without that pin the screw is a...

    Hi Steve,

    Without that pin the screw is a normal No:2 Philips head, though a Pozi No:2 will fit at a pinch.
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    Hi Apprentice, Initially I had found over time...

    Hi Apprentice,

    Initially I had found over time that when raising the head the bevel gears started to skip teeth, so having bought a DRO and needed to fit it, decided to do any repairs and...
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    Hello Aprentice, Thanks for the video ! It...

    Hello Aprentice,

    Thanks for the video ! It seems that you have overlooked one very important point.

    There are two grub screws that adjust the angle of the pin socket, these are there to ensure...
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    Miscellaneous Pictures !

    Hi Guys,

    These are the last of the pictures taken at Kelham Island Industrial Museum !

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    An interesting display of gears and drills, along with a long case clock and a watch...
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    Transport !

    Hi Guys,

    Warning lots of pictures !

    The theme of this post is transport ! Cars, Motorcycles, and Steam Engine, along with a "Penny Farthing" for good measure.

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    This...
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    Hi Jordan, Guys, Whilst I tend to agree with...

    Hi Jordan, Guys,

    Whilst I tend to agree with your comments, I found that the curators of "Kelham Island" were extremely helpful and very accommodating, particularly with me taking pictures and...
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    Buffing & Polishing !

    Hi Guys,

    The theme of today’s post is Buffing and Polishing !

    Sheffield being the home of not just the tool industry but also of the very fine cutlery and tableware supplied both across the...
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    Hi Mark, Fooled me too ! Until I read the...

    Hi Mark,

    Fooled me too ! Until I read the information card.
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    Lathes !

    Hi Guys,

    Some pictures of Lathes and other bits of machinery !

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    A rather nice "Super Relm" 4" inch, flat belt driven lathe. Seen in the museums workshop display. There are also two...
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    More Hammers !

    Hi Guys,

    Continuing the theme of Hammers !


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    This large steam driven hammer shown in use with the heating furnace behind the operator. Notice the flat cap and dress of...
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    Blacksmiths Hammers !

    Hi Guys, thanks for the feedback :2tsup:

    One of the things that metal workers do is to hammer red hot steel into shape ! Wielding a 2Ib hammer is hard tiring work so various types of mechanical...
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    A File !

    Hi guys,

    I promised that I would reveal what the item in the picture in my previous post was !

    394388 All these items and places are depicted on the surface of the file.

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    Very...
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    Display pictures !

    Hi Guys,

    Some pictures of the various tools and displays !

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    Sorry about the glare from the lighting reflecting on the glass of the display cabinets.

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    A...
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    Hi Jordan, Yes just that it can turn over...

    Hi Jordan,

    Yes just that it can turn over under steam exactly as in the video, though the video doesn't do it Justice ! A number of children started screaming in fear at the tremendous noise and...
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    Thanks Craftsman12, Yes that was mentioned...

    Thanks Craftsman12,



    Yes that was mentioned on the plaque describing the Engine. I had overlooked that fact !
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    Big Lathe !

    Hi Guys, these two pictures are of a large lathe made in Sheffield by "Crookes Roberts & Co" in 1881.

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    Notice the back gear sat on the floor to the left. It would be bolted onto...
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    Boiler !

    Hi Guys,

    Just a few pictures of the boiler used to power the "River Don" engine when it was used to drive the pumps.

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    This is a picture of the rear half of the boiler...
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    Hi Guys, Until I had my cataracts removed,...

    Hi Guys,

    Until I had my cataracts removed, mine was in regular use on the lathe ! Since then its been pushed aside not needed. You don't realise just how bad your eyesight has become until the...
  20. Thread: Unsual Object !

    by BaronJ
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    Thanks Bob, I have no idea why that picture...

    Thanks Bob, I have no idea why that picture didn't crop properly.

    The one that I photographed apparently was used to feed one of the factories, now demolished. Rescued and stood in the museum...
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    River Don Engine !

    Hi Jordan, Guys,

    Kelham Island industrial museum claims to have the only still working steam engine in the world !

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    This is the river Don Engine. The driver stands on the...
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    Hi Jordan, I may have to dispute that claim !...

    Hi Jordan,

    I may have to dispute that claim ! :)

    Kelham Island claims to have the oldest remaining working steam engine in the world, see my next post.
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    by BaronJ
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    The Answer !

    Hi Guys,

    I said in my last post that I would provide the answer to the mystery picture !

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    I didn't discover what this thing was until I looked around the back and saw this plaque. Made...
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    Kelham Island Museum !

    Hi Guys,

    Some pictures from my visit to the "Kelham Island" Industrial Museum in Sheffield UK, yesterday.

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    A rather nice "Crossley Brothers" of Manchester, Gas Engine. ...
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    Knife Sharpener !

    Hi Guys,

    Another related picture, this one of a "Knife Sharpeners bench !

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    Quite unusual in so much as the operator sits on the seat with the flat belt from the overhead line shaft...
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    Another Unusual Item !

    Hi Guys,

    Another unusual item seen yesterday at "Kelham Island Museum" in Sheffield UK.

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    Measuring approximately 32" inches in length and 2.25" inches wide, this item was made...
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    Hi Nigel, Guys, Whilst I don't actually have...

    Hi Nigel, Guys,

    Whilst I don't actually have an induction heater, I have used one and know what it can do ! The claim that it can heat up a piece of metal to more than 1200 centigrade in a few...
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    Hi Guys, Yes I've had one of those illuminated...

    Hi Guys,

    Yes I've had one of those illuminated magnifying lens lamps for probably getting on for 40 years ! I bought it from Farnel Electronics before they became Element 14. Originally they...
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    Hi Sparkiekosten, This thread might be of...

    Hi Sparkiekosten,

    This thread might be of interest to you !

    https://metalworkforums.com/f65/t206308-dro-instalation

    Its one that I did for my mill, which is very similar to the one that you...
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    Museum Pictures !

    Hi Guys,

    I was unsure exactly where to post these photographs that I took yesterday ! Either here or in the "Show & Tell" forum. So since this post is all about knives I decided to post them...
  31. Thread: Unsual Object !

    by BaronJ
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    Thanks Bob ! I had a difficult time trying to...

    Thanks Bob !

    I had a difficult time trying to delete the thumbnail that appeared and I couldn't, so I deleted the whole post and re-did it.

    The Victorians made some very beautiful and ornate...
  32. Thread: Unsual Object !

    by BaronJ
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    Unsual Object !

    Hi Guys,

    I saw this ornate cast iron object today. It stands about 14 feet tall and is about 40 inches in diameter. The top has air vents and it is nicely decorated with cast iron panels. It...
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    Hi Dave, Just place them in any convenient...

    Hi Dave,

    Just place them in any convenient place where they won't interfere with the chuck mounting holes and that they will match the faceplate slots.
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    Hi Dave, Guys, The correct item for doing the...

    Hi Dave, Guys,

    The correct item for doing the new backplate would have been to use a faceplate that fastens directly to the lathe spindle. The faceplate would have been skimmed a couple of thou...
  35. Hi Nigel, Yes they are the start and run...

    Hi Nigel,

    Yes they are the start and run capacitors ! The motor is a 1 Hp Brooks continually rated one. It doesn't have a centrifugal switch like most more modern electric single phase motors. ...
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    Deleted ! Wrong thread !

    Deleted ! Wrong thread !
  37. Thankyou for your kind words ! The style of...

    Thankyou for your kind words ! The style of stand that you have made was my first thoughts until I considered where I wanted to keep it and then how much space it would take up. You have made a...
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    Needle files often have a fine thread file in the...

    Needle files often have a fine thread file in the set, ideal for correcting damaged threads !
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    Hi Simon, Guys, Thick aluminium is not a nice...

    Hi Simon, Guys,

    Thick aluminium is not a nice material to cut, particularly with a thin high tooth count slitting saw. I use diesel fuel liberally on jobs like this. WD40 and the like evaporate...
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    Hi David, Guys,

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    That is pretty much what I did when I picked up a 6X4 bandsaw quite cheaply and refurbished it. The original stand was total rubbish and far too low.
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    Hi Dave, Clamping one chuck in another is...

    Hi Dave,

    Clamping one chuck in another is never going to give you any accuracy ! Once you remove and refit it things will change.

    All 3 jaw chucks have a few thou of runout and that will be...
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    Hi Dave, Guys, The easiest way to ensure that...

    Hi Dave, Guys,

    The easiest way to ensure that the chuck is true, is to fit the backplate on the lathe spindle and take a fine cut across it. If you have already cut the register then only cut up...
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    Hi Simon, A chap we saw in France a couple of...

    Hi Simon,

    A chap we saw in France a couple of years ago was using a satellite dish mount on his camper to erect the panel and track the sun ! Quite interesting watching it working.
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    Hi Guys, I've never had any issue with the...

    Hi Guys,

    I've never had any issue with the chucks on my Myford coming unscrewed, however I was talking to a chap that had a 10" inch faceplate unscrew on him ! He said that he has cured his by...
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    Hi Guys, 3.5 mm and 2.5 mm are good for...

    Hi Guys,

    3.5 mm and 2.5 mm are good for utilising the screws found in computers ! Particularly the Torx socket headed ones.
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    Hi Guys, You could always "Electro Pen" etch...

    Hi Guys,

    You could always "Electro Pen" etch the size on the shank !
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    Hi Guys, I posted not too long ago about how I...

    Hi Guys,

    I posted not too long ago about how I modified my Aldi chainsaw sharpener to sharpen TCT saw blades.

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    I find that this sharpens chains just fine and...
  48. Hi Guys, If I need a hole bigger than 12 mm in...

    Hi Guys,

    If I need a hole bigger than 12 mm in a workpiece, then a boring bar is my first choice.

    Actually I often find that my normal lathe tool turned to face the chuck is fine for larger...
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    Hi Pete, Thankyou for your post correcting my...

    Hi Pete,

    Thankyou for your post correcting my error !

    Yes I should have checked that I was looking at the right line of the table I was referencing. The table ran off the right side of the...
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    Thanks for your post. Yes those are correct ! ...

    Thanks for your post.

    Yes those are correct ! However 1/2" x 20 is a 55 degree thread angle, the UNF is also 55 degrees with a truncated crest.

    EDIT: I made an error here, the thread angle...
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