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  1. $235,800 in fact!

    $235,800 in fact!
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    I'd take the Boeing ones Steve. They'll most...

    I'd take the Boeing ones Steve. They'll most likely outlive the lathe.
  3. Yep. I hope they drill out the old epoxy before...

    Yep. I hope they drill out the old epoxy before gluing them in again. And thoroughly remove all the concrete dust. Otherwise the whole exercise will be a WOFTAM.
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    Sticky: I reckon thatís a good idea. Looks like it could...

    I reckon thatís a good idea. Looks like it could use some padding though!
  5. Thanks. The blue is 240 grit. ...

    Thanks. The blue is 240 grit.

    https://www.totaltools.com.au/123449-pferd-50mm-very-fine-quick-change-surface-conditioning-disc-combidisc-5pc-47200083
  6. Here's a pretty good video on the subject....

    Here's a pretty good video on the subject. Includes using an X-Y table with DRO.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY7sCiahxHA
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    Sticky: Actually, I found some. From this paper...

    Actually, I found some. From this paper http://archives.njit.edu/vol01/etd/1980s/1986/njit-etd1986-010/njit-etd1986-010.pdf

    "In an industrial environment requiring an emergency stop motion, faster...
  8. Hello Zeth. If you are reusing the existing...

    Hello Zeth. If you are reusing the existing holes, why are you replacing the bolts?
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    Sticky: I've got no evidence to back this up, but I...

    I've got no evidence to back this up, but I reckon for an emergency stop to be useful you need to use it every time you switch the machine off. It has to be muscle memory. I think for most people,...
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    Did you mean Prusa? Prusa are reckoned to be...

    Did you mean Prusa?

    Prusa are reckoned to be the duckís guts for hobbyists. Postage and GST killed the Prusa for me unfortunately. I got an Artillery Sidewinder and itís been great.
  11. can you please tell me what grit you use? And...

    can you please tell me what grit you use? And given you live in my neighbourhood, where you get them from?
    TIA.
  12. Here are some notes on the subject I found, but...

    Here are some notes on the subject I found, but haven't yet tried. :)
  13. IDK, my lathe motor is only 550W and has no...

    IDK, my lathe motor is only 550W and has no trouble turning a decent sized milling cutter (a sharp one) at a DoC that is adequate for hobby purposes. I find rigidity is a much bigger limitation than...
  14. thanks for the feedback. Oddly, you can get an...

    thanks for the feedback. Oddly, you can get an HM-46 which is 200kg heavier for less money.

    https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/M139D

    What am I missing here?
  15. Thatís not good. It should be very slightly...

    Thatís not good. It should be very slightly concave.
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    Nice work on the repair Steve. I hate those sort...

    Nice work on the repair Steve. I hate those sort of jobs.



    I have a feeling this isn't the last time you'll be working on that digger. I reckon you should move house and not leave a forwarding...
  17. That's what I figured John. For that sort of...

    That's what I figured John. For that sort of money you would be expecting metal gears.
  18. SIEG PREMIUM SX3.5ZDP HiTorque Mill. Thoughts?

    Iím keen to hear your thoughts on this:

    https://www.ausee.com.au/shop/category.aspx?catid=8440

    Seems expensive for the size. But if itís well built, maybe not? I donít have room for a big...
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    That's what I'd be looking at doing. One either...

    That's what I'd be looking at doing. One either side, unless there's a wall against one side. And for good measure, stiffen the bottom chord of the truss with a length of 90x45 MGP10 attached with...
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    Nice work on the DI holder. Do your DI a favour...

    Nice work on the DI holder. Do your DI a favour and fit a cap screw to the face of the holder that the DI probe protrudes from. It works as a bumper to prevent the DI being damaged if (when) you get...
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    That what I use for all lubrication on my Hercus...

    That what I use for all lubrication on my Hercus 260. Lots of it.
  22. Thread: Champher tool

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    I ground up a double-ended chamfering tool. Not...

    I ground up a double-ended chamfering tool. Not as efficient as Joe's all-in-one tool, but works well. Make sure you grind plenty of relief into the end that does the internal chamfer.
  23. Thread: Champher tool

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    I frequently pause YouTube videos and take a...

    I frequently pause YouTube videos and take a screenshot if I see something I like.
  24. I have that exact air compressor. It's a ripper,...

    I have that exact air compressor. It's a ripper, albeit a bit low on the CFMs. Any reason why you don't just replace the cap and keep the compressor as it is? It's already low on CFM. Why restrict...
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    I wouldn't expect any file to last very long on...

    I wouldn't expect any file to last very long on leaf spring steel.
  26. Depends whether the bolt is specified for tension...

    Depends whether the bolt is specified for tension or shear. A grade 5 nut may be perfectly adequate if the grade 8 bolt is in shear.
  27. Agreed. I'd go further. Anyone who tightens a...

    Agreed. I'd go further. Anyone who tightens a nyloc nut with a rattle gun should be publicly flogged. The friction generated can overheat the nylon, reducing its holding capacity. Not to mention the...
  28. Yes. Here you go:...

    Yes. Here you go: https://metalworkforums.com/f189/t205075-solid-toolpost-mount-hercus-260-a?highlight=solid

    I have a slotted cross-slide. You won't be able to ustilise T-nuts for extra rigidity....
  29. Iím sure there are superior nuts, but Iíve never...

    Iím sure there are superior nuts, but Iíve never had a nyloc come loose on any car, motorcycle, go kart or other machine Iíve owned. I canít recall ever stripping one either.
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    Nice work. Can you tell us the cost of that part?

    Nice work. Can you tell us the cost of that part?
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    Good luck with the build. Looking forward to...

    Good luck with the build. Looking forward to watching your progress.

    Mouser are great. As are Digi-Key. Free postage from the USA for orders over USD50. Arrrives in less time than a lot of...
  32. I think you miss-read the chart. Almost every...

    I think you miss-read the chart. Almost every hole saw manuafacturer is recommending 350-500RPM in mild steel.
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    Sticky: That's what I suspected. Thanks for clarifying.

    That's what I suspected. Thanks for clarifying.
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    Sticky: So why canít vBulletin use the EXIF data to get...

    So why canít vBulletin use the EXIF data to get the correct orientation for the photo, THEN strip the data before uploading it?
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    Sticky: It does. iPhones have a 3-axis accelerometer...

    It does. iPhones have a 3-axis accelerometer built in.
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    Mmmm, how does a brass elbow warn you it's about...

    Mmmm, how does a brass elbow warn you it's about to fail?
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    Sticky: I know you have John. So has BobL. That doesn't...

    I know you have John. So has BobL. That doesn't make it any less annoying.



    As I mentioned, my phone was in the "normal" position when I took that picture.



    So here's the thing. The EXIF...
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    Sticky: That's right Nigel.

    That's right Nigel.
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    Sticky: If I had a milling machine I probably wouldn't...

    If I had a milling machine I probably wouldn't miss the slots Dave. I only use them for securing a Myford milling attachment or angle plate (and prior to today, for accumulating swarf).
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    Sticky: 3D printed T-slot fillers

    These are printed with PLA, so I don't know how they will handle the Rapid Tap cutting fluid I use.

    Rotated pic (again). My iPhone was being held in the normal orienation when the pic was taken,...
  41. The tailstock dial is a good idea.

    The tailstock dial is a good idea.
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    Don't be surprised if the seller re-advertisies...

    Don't be surprised if the seller re-advertisies it. Sometimes these chaotic types of sales fall through.
    The buyer decides he doesn't want it after all, can't afford it, can't collect it, won't fit...
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    And I guess Iíd need a new faceplate and dog...

    And I guess Iíd need a new faceplate and dog plate. I think the total cost of the changeover could be quite expensive.
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    Good point.

    Good point.
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    Hi Boris, My collet chuck screws onto the Hercus...

    Hi Boris,
    My collet chuck screws onto the Hercus 260 spindle nose and allows stock of any length to be gripped. It's fantastic. A draw-bar is not an option with this chuck. I also have my original...
  46. Thread: CIG Transmig

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    Seriously!? They must be better at investing than...

    Seriously!? They must be better at investing than I am.
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    It sure would. I reckon it would be worth...

    It sure would.



    I reckon it would be worth whatever it costs just for the safety improvement. But I'm worried about how much work is involved in the changeover. And I'd need to make new backing...
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    There still is. So I assume, that means only 5 x...

    There still is. So I assume, that means only 5 x 10A GPOs on the same circuit fitted with a 20A breaker. Best to consult an expert though (i.e. not me).
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    Youíre selling it already? Didnít you only get...

    Youíre selling it already? Didnít you only get this lathe in May?
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    And this clause implies that a 15A socket doesn't...

    And this clause implies that a 15A socket doesn't have to be on a dedicated circuit:
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