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  1. Hi mate were are you . Iíd take it for the...

    Hi mate were are you . Iíd take it for the supports etc if itís convenient to get it picked up for me
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    Thanks whenyou type in st marys LC comes up with...

    Thanks whenyou type in st marys LC comes up with the swim centre lol
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    hi guys what’s the st Mary’s LC ? Thinking I ...

    hi guys what’s the st Mary’s LC ? Thinking I Ishtar try and make one ?
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    I don’t know that model but I have an old English...

    I don’t know that model but I have an old English made bandsaw that wasn’t overly solid. I cut some 2” black plate by use 3 claw blade and taking it easy
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    great small grinder. Like all Macson stuff was...

    great small grinder. Like all Macson stuff was quality and functional
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    RCDs and old machines

    Slowly setting up the workshop . Most of the machines will be wired through a vass busbar. I couple of the machines like the 3phase bandsaw are quite old. The mill, lathe and drill donít have a...
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    Thanks Malb i think the wear you See is just...

    Thanks Malb

    i think the wear you See is just lighting for the shot, it’s actually a still from a video I took but couldn’t post. . There is absolutely no play between the worm and pinion gear ....
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    Thanks everyone. The plate is good condition iirc...

    Thanks everyone. The plate is good condition iirc but not perfect. Hasn’t been used much for years. I really like the CertiFlat tables but they just need to be thicker like the strong hand so the...
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    Making a welding table from a surface plate

    I have a 1000x500 surface plate that I am thinking of drilling with 16mm holes @50mm or 100mm centers to be multi use. Iíve never used it as a high accuracy surface plate and would have just as much...
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    Had an Italian friend look up OEMS and...

    Had an Italian friend look up OEMS and unfortunately they were taken over then the parent company went out of business . So not much chance of getting any further info
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    Thanks. Thereís an adjusting bolt on the end but...

    Thanks. Thereís an adjusting bolt on the end but am reluctant to take up the play from one end or another because it will mean it rides up one side or the other on the worm. There is no backlash on...
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    yeah agree James. BAC are ducks guts, secondhand...

    yeah agree James. BAC are ducks guts, secondhand they either seem to be a zillion dollars or missing bits . This is for a home workshop that will be lucky to get used a day a month sadly so think...
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    Great score, wonít find a better B&F head. They...

    Great score, wonít find a better B&F head. They are a bitch new though , very tight. I had a new one like that with the tool holders still wrapped. I sold it about 18yrs ago for $3k !!! Bloke knew...
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    Thanks Mark yes that’s what I am looking at . I...

    Thanks Mark yes that’s what I am looking at . I know the maxim tool chests , they are good but still not tooling quality imo . Great toolbox’s not tooling cabinets .
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    Waking this up from ages ago. i have the MEC...

    Waking this up from ages ago.

    i have the MEC 90 version of this saw. Seems okay but there is 1.5-2mm end float in the blade and was wondering what’s normal for a cold saw ? It seems to center...
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    Hare and Forbes tooling cabinets

    I am tired of trying to make do with old cupboards etc and was thinking of biting the bullet and buying one or maybe two of there dedicated tooling cupboards. To start with one for the lathe on...
  17. Yes great to see! I have a news universal angle...

    Yes great to see! I have a news universal angle vice thats like new ;-) and the quality is stunning. Right up there with mitsguzchi
  18. The Jones and shipman 540 was arguably one of the...

    The Jones and shipman 540 was arguably one of the best tool room surface grinders you could buy. If it's in good nic it will perform well. I've seen clapped out ones perform well.
  19. Planetary grinder showing angle plate and...

    Planetary grinder showing angle plate and mandrels.
  20. Heald internal grinder & Heald Planetary grinder

    Anybody looking for these?

    i have each in good working condition. They are old but fine. Mechanical feed models so no hydraulics. Not looking for a fortune probably around $500 each. But talk to...
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    I have a couple a standard flip open and my dads...

    I have a couple a standard flip open and my dads trolley one that canterlevers open. It's in good nic too other than a can of gasket cement spilt all over the top. I think I shall restore it as it...
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    Free Surface grinder

    Churchill surface grinder. Pulled apart years ago to be restored and left. Free to a good home. It's located in the Bankstown area and there is no lifting facilities other than a gantry approx 2.5m...
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    110% that's been repainted as others have said....

    110% that's been repainted as others have said. But besides the kack colour looks to be a reasonable job which you don't usually do on a crap machine not worthy of it! Again look around the bed up...
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    Generally the bed will bind up if too much wieght...

    Generally the bed will bind up if too much wieght is placed on a turret mill.

    if you must bolt a machine down use loxins nothing else, unless your workshop has access to a fork or over head crane....
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    File the broken tooth back and drill and tap for...

    File the broken tooth back and drill and tap for fine pitch screws. Insert them cut them back and file or machine to gear profile. You can also build up over the screws with brazing if you want to...
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    Have never bolted or seen a turret mill bolted...

    Have never bolted or seen a turret mill bolted down, and I was involved in moving machinery for a lot of years.
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    When the old guy down Annandale (had handle bar...

    When the old guy down Annandale (had handle bar mostuche ) used to regrind the hercus beds he would do the saddles as well irrc
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    todays tools gloat

    Yep that's same as mine. Pretty sure I don't have a manual though but if I do find something I'll post it up.
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    I have a Victoria dividing head. Well made...

    I have a Victoria dividing head. Well made quality equipment. I look forward to seeing its resurrection. Fwiw the dividing head is dark green colour. I can take a pic some time if your interested in...
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    Thanks again this is now sold

    Thanks again this is now sold
  31. Thread: Moving a mill

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    Definetly lowers the CoG too

    Definetly lowers the CoG too
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    Can't seem to edit this post! This is now in ebay...

    Can't seem to edit this post! This is now in ebay and offered up there thanks
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    Yes sunnen stuff was predominatly honing...

    Yes sunnen stuff was predominatly honing equipment, extensively used in manufacturing too anywhere honing was required or internal grinding. Most of there other non honing reconditioning equipment...
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    Funny as I have a few Pratt chucks including the...

    Funny as I have a few Pratt chucks including the revered 6 jaw and except for the convenience of eccentric adjustment on fine stuff they are a vastly over rated chuck imo . Certainly not as strong or...
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    Make us a reasonable offer if anybody is...

    Make us a reasonable offer if anybody is interested
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    FS Radius turning attachment

    MSE Radius turning attachment as can be seen a bit rusty but works and restorable I don't know what these are worth but sure someone will tell me :-) would have been heaps new ?

    Starting at...
  37. Thread: FS Pin Hone

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    FS Pin Hone

    Pin hone. Could be used for other honing Used as in condition $200 ono pick up Bankstown area limited lifting available

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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170701/af44ea70...

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    FS Colchester Chipmaster

    Colchester chipmaster 5 x 20 advertised here first . One owner all its life. Cross slide screw been replaced. In good condition variator works.3 jaw with reverse jaws. Face plate and Dickson quick...
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    FS Mecha Dividing Head Semi Universal.

    FS a Mecha technique dividing head. These were the Rolls Royce of dividing heads, supplied as options with Bridgeports, Kondias and other milling machines. Purchased new in 1978 and used maybe a...
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    Finally found myself a cold saw. It's an OMES MEC...

    Finally found myself a cold saw. It's an OMES MEC 300 trying to find a manual or more importantly oil spec for the head?
  42. Thread: valve guides

    by achjimmy
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    have made hundreds of guides both ground and...

    have made hundreds of guides both ground and turned. Yep use a mandrel it's the only way. If it's only the odd few after makeing the guides plus ten thou you then turn a mandrel on the lathe out of...
  43. yeah I always found Kero the best, but makes me...

    yeah I always found Kero the best, but makes me sneeze �� so wd it's always been. Keep your speed up.
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    Got a picture of the tig? .

    Got a picture of the tig? .
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    DSG were exceptional as was grazianos. Both had...

    DSG were exceptional as was grazianos. Both had large spindle bores, I think the graziano could be optioned with 6" bore as well? I never thought bearing accuracy was the issue but spindle speed as...
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    I had a southbend 9" with that funny American...

    I had a southbend 9" with that funny American long taper chuck mount. Been restored by a bloke in the Sth highlands. Didn't have it for long. I thought it was just an average lathe.
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    Demco finished up in greenacre on the highway....

    Demco finished up in greenacre on the highway. They closed and the auction was either 99 or 2000 as I attended it whilst with my current employer. Purcelll lathes were made at Lidcombe or Granville I...
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    Yeah there was one where I worked years ago....

    Yeah there was one where I worked years ago. Quite a neat compact hoz mill.
  49. Sticky: Good reminder on the full face protection. What...

    Good reminder on the full face protection. What do most get? Can you still get those ones combined with muffs?
  50. Sticky: You have to wonder looking at that list. You...

    You have to wonder looking at that list. You can't buy an electrical item or a plumbing item without them ramming into you to use a licensed tradesman. But tools like angle grinders and chainsaws are...
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