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    Hi Wooly, Thanks for the extra bit of info, I...

    Hi Wooly,

    Thanks for the extra bit of info, I originally got the impression that the key was a folded part, that was why I suggested small washers.

    I look forward to the pictures.
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    Hi Stuart, Guys, Yes I agree that you could...

    Hi Stuart, Guys,

    Yes I agree that you could end up with a flat starter battery, and with only a small solar panel that would be quite possible. That is why I went for a single domestic panel of...
  3. Thread: Marble Slab !

    by BaronJ
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    Hello Mark, Nice to hear from you, its been a...

    Hello Mark,

    Nice to hear from you, its been a while...

    I guess that its part of just being there when someone needs a hand ! Its saying Good Morning and how are you.
    To be honest its...
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    Hi Wooly, I don't think that a pair of washers...

    Hi Wooly,

    I don't think that a pair of washers would impact the spring at all, indeed if you didn't want to solder them a dab of super glue would do the same and could be removed if needed with a...
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    You have this the wrong way round ! The diode...

    You have this the wrong way round ! The diode prevents the leisure battery from draining into the starting battery. It doesn't stop the engine alternator from charging all the batteries, and it...
  6. Thread: Marble Slab !

    by BaronJ
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    Marble Slab !

    Hi Guys,

    I got a nice gift this morning !

    A friend dropped off a piece of white marble plate 30 mm thick, about 30" by 20 " inches in size. I can barely lift it up, but at least it will be...
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    Hi Wooly, Can you solder a pair of small brass...

    Hi Wooly,

    Can you solder a pair of small brass washers to the inside of the lever ?
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    Hi Nev, Guys, Just put a diode in between the...

    Hi Nev, Guys,

    Just put a diode in between the two batteries so the leisure battery cannot discharge into the starting battery. I use a 100 amp 50 volt one, literally between the terminals of an...
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    EN1 bar.

    Hi Guys,

    The piece of 32 mm diameter EN1-RB3 bar turned up yesterday afternoon. I queried what the (RB3) was, and was told "Round Bar - 3 Mtrs long" ! Apparently that is the length that they buy...
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    Hi Guys, Now I know what it is, Thanks Steve. ...

    Hi Guys,

    Now I know what it is, Thanks Steve. I wouldn't think that it would matter ! It would only disconnect the leisure batteries during the starting period.

    Using a diode just prevents...
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    Hi Ratters, Guys, Use the square tang of a...

    Hi Ratters, Guys,

    Use the square tang of a file to get the remains of the old part out ! Gently tap the blunt end of the file in with a hammer and unscrew the carcass. You might have to grind a...
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    Hi Kryn, It might be worthwhile checking for...

    Hi Kryn,

    It might be worthwhile checking for grinding debris round the commutator !
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    Hi Nigel, Guys, Some time ago, I was machining...

    Hi Nigel, Guys,

    Some time ago, I was machining slots in long pieces of steel for bearing guides. I ended up using a 1/2 thou Mititoyo digital gauge to measure at each end of a long piece of steel....
  14. Hi Elan, Guys, Just don't drop it on the floor...

    Hi Elan, Guys,

    Just don't drop it on the floor :U you will never see it again !
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    Hi Guys, I'm a little confused at what a VSR...

    Hi Guys,

    I'm a little confused at what a VSR is.

    I have a large 300 watt solar panel on my camper roof and feed three batteries. Two 120 amp leisure batteries plus the main vehicle battery. A...
  16. Hi Sparksy, Easy :) Pi X D 1000 / D X 50, ...

    Hi Sparksy,

    Easy :) Pi X D 1000 / D X 50, 60 / D = rpm.
    Pi = 22 / 7 times diameter to get length per turn, D
    1000 mm divided by D. Or 50,000 for 50 mt., to get number of turns in 60...
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    Hi Steve, Guys, Pity you are about as far away...

    Hi Steve, Guys,

    Pity you are about as far away as you can get, because I have a tube of Locktite hydraulic thread seal that you could have had. Its a 550 ml tube that I've never opened and will...
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    Hi Steve, Yes you are correct ! Used for both...

    Hi Steve,

    Yes you are correct ! Used for both taps and dies. There should be a 1.5" inch die holder in there as well.
    From the picture it looks to have been well hammered.

    I was going to...
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    Hi John, Guys, Neat idea, using the work piece...

    Hi John, Guys,

    Neat idea, using the work piece as a steady rest ! Very effectively stopping dig in.
  20. Hi Geoff, If you edit your pictures, I just...

    Hi Geoff,

    If you edit your pictures, I just crop and rotate mine, then save them, they will come out the right way round on the forum.
    Doing this removes the data stored by the camera with the...
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    Hi Karl, Guys, I agree with AJ, the electrical...

    Hi Karl, Guys,

    I agree with AJ, the electrical joints in a solar panel system need regular checking. The power inverter should be in a sealed fire retarding steel cabinet along with the battery...
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    Hi John, Steve, Guys, I said this earlier....

    Hi John, Steve, Guys,



    I said this earlier. Well I've stripped the slide off and found that it was full of oil, in fact very well lubricated surprisingly. I've never applied any lubrication...
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    Hi Karl, Guys, It might be that the...

    Hi Karl, Guys,

    It might be that the manufacturer has made an allowance for tool flex !

    From some of the videos that I've seen there seems to be an awful lot of lathes that flex when parting, or...
  24. Hi Geoff, Guys, I would have thought at 2 mm...

    Hi Geoff, Guys,

    I would have thought at 2 mm thick it would be screwed to a timber support. Though there are UPV plastic sections that might do the job.

    One thing that would bother me is the...
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    Hi Steve, Have you got a spare one ! It could...

    Hi Steve, Have you got a spare one ! It could be used to solve the voltage issue. Two in series in parallel.
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    Hi Guys, The scrap price for cast iron is 7...

    Hi Guys,

    The scrap price for cast iron is 7 pence per pound ! Not even worth using the fuel to take to the scrappy. At one point they would come and take old machines and appliances away for...
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    Hi Guys, A chap I used to know of, used to...

    Hi Guys,

    A chap I used to know of, used to cast and make brass plaques for models had a set of wood letters and shapes intended for printing on paper. He used them to make sand biscuit moulds for...
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    Hi Steve, Guys, If both 110 volt solenoids are...

    Hi Steve, Guys,

    If both 110 volt solenoids are intended to be activated at the same time, wire the coils in series for 220/240 volts.
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    Hi Steve Thank you for your notes. With all...

    Hi Steve
    Thank you for your notes.

    With all due respect that piece of material is in its final resting place, the bin !

    I do understand where you are coming from, but for my own peace of mind...
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    Hi John, Guys, Thanks for your comments and...

    Hi John, Guys,
    Thanks for your comments and help.

    I don't have a thread indicator, so I leave the halfnuts closed, back off and wind back the saddle, usually under power.

    The appearance of...
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    Hi Steve, The Ward 2A, 3A and the 5's were...

    Hi Steve,

    The Ward 2A, 3A and the 5's were very popular war time machines, particularly in munitions. I see from the boxes of tooling that you have the threading boxes. Sadly I watched several...
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    Hi Danger Mouse, Fly cutters are not difficult...

    Hi Danger Mouse,

    Fly cutters are not difficult to make. Mine took about an hour on the lathe and drill press. I think the hardest part was tapping the M6 thread in the right place.

    389721...
  33. Hi Guys, I bought a laser one a couple of...

    Hi Guys,

    I bought a laser one a couple of years ago ! But I have checked it against against a reference and found that if you aim it square to the shaft or wheel hand held, it will pick up your...
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    Hi Steve, Guys, Thanks for your help chaps, I...

    Hi Steve, Guys,

    Thanks for your help chaps, I thought I was doing well... :C

    I plunge straight in and yes I do use Temaxol as a cutting oil. Because I was supporting the workpiece with the...
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    Hi Steve, Guys, Are you absolutely positive...

    Hi Steve, Guys,

    Are you absolutely positive that it is a left hand thread, because the picture pointed to earlier seemed to show a normal RH thread ! Otherwise putting a thread in the screw could...
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    Hi Karl, I've just posted these pictures in my...

    Hi Karl,

    I've just posted these pictures in my TCG thread. They might be of interest, AG11-60 inserts.

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    All three broke in quick succession, I've...
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    Inserts !

    Hi Guys,

    I got the microscope out and took some pictures of the failed threading inserts. I put another new one in the tool holder and it lost the tip within a couple of threads.

    The more I...
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    Hi Karl, Apart from everyone trying to make...

    Hi Karl,

    Apart from everyone trying to make maximum coin, I suspect that you are looking at industrial "I want it now prices" !

    You do right to compare prices, but I think you might find that...
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    Hi Wooly, Guys, This thread really belongs in...

    Hi Wooly, Guys,

    This thread really belongs in metalwork general, but not to worry !

    You will have to anneal the steel ball before you can drill a hole in it, unless you can get a soft one. ...
  40. Hi H614, What you are seeing is quite normal !...

    Hi H614,

    What you are seeing is quite normal ! +/- 10 % As long as the reading is consistent over time. ie the same in an hour, a day, next week.

    If you want to accurately calibrate your...
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    Threading Problem !

    Hi Guys,

    I've hit a problem ! I've got the taper turned on my work piece and have now started to cut a 1 mm thread into the 16 mm diameter part.

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    I ground a piece of 1/2" by...
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    Hi Guys, I've had a warning pop up on this...

    Hi Guys,

    I've had a warning pop up on this thread telling me that the page is insecure (pictures) nothing else I'm afraid.
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    Hi Steve, That is a mean machine ! It ainít...

    Hi Steve,

    That is a mean machine ! It ainít going to take prisoners. Its really nice !

    Re: "Joe Pieczynski's" video. Yes I had seen that one, thanks for the link anyway.
    I'll post more...
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    Hi Guys, Actually that occurred to me last...

    Hi Guys,

    Actually that occurred to me last night ! If the head was drilled off, would there be enough of it left to be able to grip it and unscrew the stub. The same would apply if the head...
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    With thin material it would be likely to hit the...

    With thin material it would be likely to hit the jaws !
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    Spring Centre !

    Hi Guys,

    This is my spring centre, I usually use it for keeping taps straight when threading holes.

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    Its home brew and very simple to make. Though not a good tool for centre finding !
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    Hi Ian, Guys, That is basically the technique...

    Hi Ian, Guys,

    That is basically the technique that I use ! Draw a pencil line from corner to corner and prick punch the centre. I have a 10 inch length of 5 mm silver steel rod with a point on...
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    Angle Gauge !

    Hi Guys,

    I've been making an angle gauge for setting the lathe compound to the correct angle for turning the male and female tapers. The gauge is intended to be used in a similar fashion to a...
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    Hi John, Thanks for the link. Aah that...

    Hi John,

    Thanks for the link.

    Aah that makes sense. Because my taper is very short and steep would there be any advantage in relieving the centre ?

    I've actually made a pair of gauges to...
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    Hi Steve, Is that the one where he uses a dial...

    Hi Steve,

    Is that the one where he uses a dial indicator to follow an existing taper ?
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