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    Hi Steve, Guys, The pictures I promised ! No...

    Hi Steve, Guys,

    The pictures I promised !
    No peeking at the disarray in the workshop ! I know where everything is :o:no:.

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    This is mine, purchased from Lidl in 2018. ...
  2. Hi Rodger, Guys, I'm sure that you know my...

    Hi Rodger, Guys,

    I'm sure that you know my opinion about QCTP's ! They are great time savers in a production environment and I don't have a problem with that. But for hobbyists use they are an...
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    Hi Familyguy, Whilst an air bearing is...

    Hi Familyguy,

    Whilst an air bearing is preferable and a very nice thing to have, the cutter being ground is not pushed towards the wheel but pulled back away from the wheel. The last thing you...
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    Sticky: Hi Guys, Try aluminium welding using Oxy, it...

    Hi Guys,

    Try aluminium welding using Oxy, it just collapses into a puddle :U
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    Hi Steve, I hadn't realised that yours was...

    Hi Steve,

    I hadn't realised that yours was plastic ! Mine is all cast alloy, mazac I think. I'll take a picture later.
  6. It would make a very good learning project for...

    It would make a very good learning project for the lathe. I did a write up for it on here.

    https://metalworkforums.com/f303/t202306-norman-toolpost?highlight=Norman+toolpost
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    Hi FamilyGuy, Thank you for your post ! ...

    Hi FamilyGuy,

    Thank you for your post !



    I made and fitted a finger rest but found it too flimsy to accurately repeat on each tooth. That is why I made the index pin arrangement shown in the...
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    Hi Steve, I have one very similar that I...

    Hi Steve,

    I have one very similar that I bought from Lidl ! I've found it to be very effective in several ways. I've used mine not only to keep chains in trim, but to sharpen slitting saw blades...
  9. Hi Mathu, Thanks for the video ! I noticed...

    Hi Mathu,

    Thanks for the video ! I noticed several things. First that tool holder needs to be properly sorted, the way its mounted is not good, too many interfacing layers that will allow...
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    Hi Stuart, Its a bugger when you have to...

    Hi Stuart,

    Its a bugger when you have to correct someone else’s bodge !

    Though I can't say I'm surprised at what I see there. I've seen a lot of joints like that, particularly in automotive...
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    Collet Indexing !

    Hi Guys,

    Today is the first chance that I have had to be able to do anything on the Brooks TCG for a little while.
    Sorry for the delay in getting on with it !

    I was having problems with the...
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    Hi Stuart, ...

    Hi Stuart,

    https://metalworkforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=392639&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1624354945

    Really bad soldered joints ! You need flux and a lot more heat. The solder should become a...
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    Hi Morpheous, Welcome to the forums. :) The...

    Hi Morpheous,
    Welcome to the forums. :)

    The nut is so that you can remove the chuck by screwing it down onto the chuck. It breaks the taper holding the chuck onto the spindle.

    The front...
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    Hi Neevo, Guys, I would mill a slot in a tool...

    Hi Neevo, Guys,

    I would mill a slot in a tool holder just wide and tall enough to be able to slide the blade in, then the pinch screws would grip it. It would also ensure that the blade was as...
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    Hi Joe, Guys, I used 3 mm aluminium chequer...

    Hi Joe, Guys,

    I used 3 mm aluminium chequer plate, I think what you called "Treadplate" for the step surface on mine. But I did put a length of 1.5 mm square "U" section steel bar underneath from...
  16. Hi Mathu, If you haven't got a copy of the...

    Hi Mathu,

    If you haven't got a copy of the book I mentioned, drop me a PM with your Email and I'll send you a copy !
  17. Hi Neevo, I found this, I don't know if it...

    Hi Neevo,



    I found this, I don't know if it is correct for your lathe, its from the South Bend lathe manual !

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  18. Hi Neevo, On the "Hercus" area there is...

    Hi Neevo,

    On the "Hercus" area there is mention of shimming the retaining plate at the back to reduce or prevent the carriage lifting.
  19. Hi Mathu, I've not been able to find any...

    Hi Mathu,

    I've not been able to find any drawings of your lathe parts to be able to identify the gibs or the adjustment screws for it.

    On my lathe the gib and the adjusting screws are on the...
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    Hi Snapatap, My reference to ""cold and damp"...

    Hi Snapatap,

    My reference to ""cold and damp" rising up from the floor" was in relation to your feet being stood on a cold floor in winter !

    But I do take your point !
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    Hi Snapatap, Forgive me for disagreeing with...

    Hi Snapatap,

    Forgive me for disagreeing with you ! But the fact that it isn't solid as you put it, is exactly why it is good for the job. It gives enough to take up the roughness of a concrete...
  22. Hi Nigel, Guys, Two or three thou run out is...

    Hi Nigel, Guys,

    Two or three thou run out is not unusual for even a new chuck.

    I got a new expensive 125 mm three jaw chuck and a commercial Myford backplate. I faced it off so that it was as...
  23. Hi Mathu, Those two pictures don't even look...

    Hi Mathu,

    Those two pictures don't even look as though they have been turned on the same machine !

    I don't think even sanding or filing would produce such a rough finish. Something else is...
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    Hi Mike, Guys, Do as I've suggested to someone...

    Hi Mike, Guys,

    Do as I've suggested to someone else, use some 1/2" inch thick conveyor belting under the lathe ! The rubber will give and provide a solid surface that will adsorb any small...
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    Hi Guys, Some of these electronic power...

    Hi Guys,

    Some of these electronic power supplies are designed to current limit ! That is the voltage varies whilst the current is limited to a set value. The only way that you can test that is...
  26. Hi Nigel, Guys, If the original chuck is as...

    Hi Nigel, Guys,

    If the original chuck is as bad as you seem to suggest, then do as I do and keep it for rough and rusty pieces to clean them up for subsequent machining.

    I think that you have...
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    Hi Guys, I have had an Indian made all cast...

    Hi Guys,

    I have had an Indian made all cast iron X-Y table on my drill press for some years now ! I did the same strip clean and re-build, it was very much the same as in the video. I did bore...
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    Hi Familyguy, Guys, Yes those are the ones...

    Hi Familyguy, Guys,



    Yes those are the ones ! They seem a bit more expensive at $100 (£50 aprox) than they are here, around £30 ($60 assuming $2 to the £.)
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    Hi Guys, The embedded and wall mounted meter...

    Hi Guys,

    The embedded and wall mounted meter enclosures here in The UK seem to be made from some kind of glass fibre reinforced plastic. There are metal ones around but are very expensive in...
  30. Hi Guys, From the look of the grass and weed...

    Hi Guys,

    From the look of the grass and weed growth around that thing, it hasnít moved for a while !
  31. Surprising things you see in the countryside !

    Hi Guys,

    My wife and I decided to have a drive down into the Lincolnshire countryside seeing that it was such a nice day and have a picnic whilst we were out. As you can see, a cloudless blue sky...
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    Hi Guys, I said that I would report back in a...

    Hi Guys,

    I said that I would report back in a few days ! First many thanks to you all for your good wishes !

    Its now been a week since the surgery and the slight bloodshot has gone and my eye...
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    Hi Guys, I agree ! Mine is about 10 Mt...

    Hi Guys,



    I agree ! Mine is about 10 Mt away on the end of a plastic hose. It collects very little water but then again it doesn't see a lot of use.
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    Hi Joe, Guys, I started my design by using a...

    Hi Joe, Guys,

    I started my design by using a piece of flat wood pressed against the underside of the chassis member protruding out under the sill. I found that on my van the sill was level with...
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    Hi Joe, Guys, When I made the step for my Ford...

    Hi Joe, Guys,

    When I made the step for my Ford transit 280 camper van, now scrapped, I used a motor driven screw and a pair of roller rails to support it !

    A battery electric drill drove the...
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    Hi Steve, Guys, Yes you are right, multi head...

    Hi Steve, Guys,

    Yes you are right, multi head was used in that way !

    Multi spindle was used for items like cylinder heads or gearbox casings where you might have eight or ten holes to drill. ...
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    Hi Steve, Guys, Mine is a similar hot water...

    Hi Steve, Guys,

    Mine is a similar hot water system ! 150 Ltr very thin, 1.5 mm wall stainless steel tank surrounded by a thick foam jacket inside a cardboard tube. Its a high water pressure...
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    Hi Chris, Guys, I've just found the picture...

    Hi Chris, Guys,

    I've just found the picture that I wanted to post !

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    Showing how I use the bandsaw vise when cutting wide flat stock.
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    Hi Guys, A multi spindle octopus drill is one...

    Hi Guys,

    A multi spindle octopus drill is one to watch out for ! 8, 10 or 12 spindles driven by a chain in the head. Half the spindles running the opposite way. Woe betide you if you got it...
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    Hi Matthew, Guys, A very useful machine ! ...

    Hi Matthew, Guys,

    A very useful machine ! Pity about all the missing handles and ancillary bits.
  41. Thread: motor noise

    by BaronJ
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    Hi Guys, One of the original "Brooks Motors"...

    Hi Guys,

    One of the original "Brooks Motors" made in Huddersfield UK !

    I've not seen a "Cub" in maybe 50 years or more ! A good solid motor, very heavy for its power output.

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    Hi Steve, Guys, That is about the size of it !...

    Hi Steve, Guys,

    That is about the size of it ! You do have to take care that the arm doesn't suddenly drop at the end of a cut and land hard on the switch. I place a block of wood under the arm...
  43. Hi Steve, Its difficult to know what to...

    Hi Steve,

    Its difficult to know what to advise, taking the metal cover off the pot could help, but its 50-50 ! Replacing it with a plastic cased one, since those are usually sealed could be the...
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    Hi Guys, That was the reason that I created a...

    Hi Guys,

    That was the reason that I created a lip on both vise jaws, though you do have to take care to set the work so that the blade cannot grab and pull the work upwards.

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  45. Hi Steve, Guys, I've had issues with metal...

    Hi Steve, Guys,

    I've had issues with metal cased pots suffering micro condensation internally, particularly with rapid changes in humidity and temperature. Plastic cased ones don't seem to be...
  46. Thread: Thread cutting

    by BaronJ
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    Hi Chris, Maybe I should have qualified that...

    Hi Chris,

    Maybe I should have qualified that by saying "For an external thread" !

    Though it won't be the first time or the last that I've unintentionally cut a left hand thread. :o
  47. Thread: Thread cutting

    by BaronJ
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    Hi Stuart, Guys, I used to think that ! There...

    Hi Stuart, Guys,

    I used to think that ! There is only one tooth difference between the two tumbler gears on my lathe, so it would require 22 or 23 spindle turns to make any real difference. The...
  48. Thread: Thread cutting

    by BaronJ
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    Hi Tony Guys, NOTE: For a right hand thread...

    Hi Tony Guys,

    NOTE: For a right hand thread with the chuck turning clockwise looking from the tailstock the tool is not used upside down ! You are simply threading away from the chuck.

    This is...
  49. Thread: Thread cutting

    by BaronJ
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    Hi Tony, Guys, This is where I often cheat and...

    Hi Tony, Guys,

    This is where I often cheat and thread away from the chuck. Running the lathe in reverse with the tool at the back. Saves running into the chuck, particularly in a blind hole. I...
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    Left Eye Done!

    Hi Guys,

    Its nearly 11:00 here in the UK and I'm back from having surgery on my left eye !

    A different surgeon and a different experience ! The surgery wasn't any more painful but I could...
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