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  1. Tripan 111 tool post with or with out tool holders

    Wanted a Tripan 111 tool post with or with out tool holders , let me know what you have available
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    Its a Hercus No 3 tool and cutter grinder,...

    Its a Hercus No 3 tool and cutter grinder, difficult to use as a surface grinder as the "Z" feed is quite course
  3. The pad on a Schaublin is on the front on the...

    The pad on a Schaublin is on the front on the right hand side on the "AWA" lathe the pad is on the rear right hand side, and interestingly the pad has machining marks that look like the were made...
  4. AWA No 18 is not a tag, its engraved on a boss...

    AWA No 18 is not a tag, its engraved on a boss cast into the bed of the lathe, the other tag is "This equipment is the property of Ministry of Munitions etc" is the asset tag, years ago my place of...
  5. Schaublin 65. / Australian made AWA Lathe

    A recent addition to the workshop an Australian made Schaublin 65 knockoff, it appears to have been made in 1943 by Amalgamated Wireless Australasia and has a Commonwealth Munitions tag

    has any...
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    Sutton "Viper" line

    does any one know were Suttons make their "Viper" line of drill bits are made ?
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    "I could perhaps partially put the extreme amount...

    "I could perhaps partially put the extreme amount of interest down to certain youtubers owning type 13's but in recent months Covid had made the secondhand market go ballistic. it wasn't that long...
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    Unimac on Gumtree

    Unimac any one ??

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/morphett-vale/miscellaneous-goods/unimac-lathe-milling-machine/1259416801
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    Nice work, looking forward to a Video on that,...

    Nice work, looking forward to a Video on that, what is the spindle taper 3 morse ?, good move on getting a gantry, engine crane's are for lifting engines out of cars, or for tipping over when moving...
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    Materials on hand

    This may be an odd post but what materials to people keep on hand, this just for machining i have some sheet material but that's not what this is about, most of the things i get up to are on weekends...
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    Ian i think for the American market by adding...

    Ian i think for the American market by adding "Gunsmithing" to the title implies that its an accurate lathe, i assume if the lathe you buy is big enough to fit the size work you want to do, then its...
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    after reading my reply , i don't think i made it...

    after reading my reply , i don't think i made it clear the parts (comb) been machined are stacked as well providing support for the thin individual parts, with ganged multi dia. slitting saws,...
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    i don't thing they were made in a CNC , too slow...

    i don't thing they were made in a CNC , too slow ,i think they would be gang milled with the different dia, slitting saws in a stack, i don't understand your confusion as to the cost of this sort of...
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    Vibro shear / Pullmax

    No association with auction , but some one might be looking for one of these

    ...
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    Maybe try a different saw doctor , the last...

    Maybe try a different saw doctor , the last invoice i got was for a slitting saw was $15 and from memory an end mill was $12, cold saw blade was i think $42
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    Most saw doctors can sharpen milling cutters,...

    Most saw doctors can sharpen milling cutters, find one local to you and have a chat to them
  17. I too was a benefactor from the scraping classes...

    I too was a benefactor from the scraping classes Phil and Marco ran in Melbourne, i was aware of Phil been banned from this forum , a loss to the forum i think,

    i hope the Perth thing gets off...
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    "In my business I'm swapping from China made to...

    "In my business I'm swapping from China made to Flexovit cutting wheels and tig spares will come from USA when this virus BS is over."

    i fail to see how this is going to help manufacturing in...
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    Paul have you tried Weber Abrasives in Welland ?

    Paul have you tried Weber Abrasives in Welland ?
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    How are you doing it now that is proving to be...

    How are you doing it now that is proving to be unsuccessful and what equipment do you have ? what tolerance do you have to work to for this ?
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    asbestos and high probability of of the...

    asbestos and high probability of of the capacitors having PCB's as well

    My father still welds with one i think its older as it has a squarer case and the blade switches are exposed, unfortunately...
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    I am following this out of interest, if you are...

    I am following this out of interest, if you are wanting to bore cylinders ,you don't need a lathe, a boring machine is what you after, motorcycle cylinders are usually done a flip over jig then a...
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    at the risk of sounding obvious, try Brobo, ...

    at the risk of sounding obvious, try Brobo, https://brobo.com.au
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    Bravo Michael it looks good one question that...

    Bravo Michael it looks good

    one question that always come up about a free vice jaw arrangement, does it bow the mill table ? would you be able to put a dial gauge on and then clamp on the vice to...
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    i am intersted in the 26tpi ...

    i am intersted in the


    26tpi


    https://metalworkforums.com/blob:https://metalworkforums.com/9711f948-58e5-4092-9e7e-135cd8d0435eDies – 5/16 (x2), 1⁄4, 7/16, 1⁄2, 3/8
  26. The only advantage R8 has over Morse 3 is the...

    The only advantage R8 has over Morse 3 is the ease of ejection, that been said i have seen but not used an Optima machine in morse 3 with a captive draw bar that ejects the tool ,i have not seen that...
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    Hi Michael I am intersted in the 26TPI taps if...

    Hi Michael

    I am intersted in the 26TPI taps if available
  28. Manufacturing won't be as we remember big...

    Manufacturing won't be as we remember big factories with big queues of employees,

    Australia still has an electronics industry that still exists because its automated,

    Sanjeev Gupta is re...
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    I grabbed one as well from your eBay link, i hope...

    I grabbed one as well from your eBay link, i hope the packing is good
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    Yes I had Hercus 9” that I’d did a few years ago,...

    Yes I had Hercus 9” that I’d did a few years ago, and sorry no photos , removed the lead screw and apron put a ballscrew in there for the Z , used the original acme for the X but put roller bearings...
  31. Some thing to keep in mind is how the folder is...

    Some thing to keep in mind is how the folder is set up as to what sort of folds you get , is the top clamp set back for material allowance or is that set on the clamping line and the front “ apron”...
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    Makita 4351 FCT jigsaw

    unboxing a Makita 4351 FCT


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS-momqJ-ws&t=6s
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    Testing a KBPB DC motor drive

    Testing a reversible DC motordrive


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_1yeL_8LQQ&t=6s
  34. CNC Galil MSA 12 80 servo motor driver

    Testing a Galil MSA 12 80 servo motor driver

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esfyscXmHho
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    CNC Hercus DTM 320

    Hercus DTM320 CNC Demo, tapping


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUFgyDxrMGk
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    Magnum Tig 200 P Ac/Dc welder

    Unboxing Magnum Tig 200 P Ac/Dc welder


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fppO34AnMvo&t=10s
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    Vertex VMB70 review

    A new indicator stand for the workshop, cheaper than a Noga and seem quite good


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyAOWB_uq0s&t=9s
  38. I am still at a loss here ,this is a drill press...

    I am still at a loss here ,this is a drill press and an angle grinder job, yes some one could do it on a jig borer or a CNC mill, get it water jet or plasma cut, but at the end of the day ,you don’t...
  39. You are aware you could make the parts in less...

    You are aware you could make the parts in less that a week using hand tools ? A rule ,a pair of dividers, centre punch and a file or a grinder, a drill or better a drill press and some drill bits, or...
  40. Are the preload springs intact on your machine ?...

    Are the preload springs intact on your machine ? As this may affect the variations on depth of cut
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    I would have to agree with screw cutting a...

    I would have to agree with screw cutting a thread, boring a hole ,flycutting and milling a slot
  42. I had a quick look through some of the video ,...

    I had a quick look through some of the video , was there a survey done on the machine ? As all I can see that he has done is repainted a lathe and replaced the spindle bearing, and is there a post...
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    There is a place here in Adelaide that has a...

    There is a place here in Adelaide that has a machine for doing this , there bead and butter work used to be for the steel tubed furniture industry( think tapered kitchen table legs), may be worth a...
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    Glad it's going well, what is kerning ?

    Glad it's going well, what is kerning ?
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    Have you looked at "Stick Font" NCPlot -...

    Have you looked at "Stick Font"

    NCPlot - Stick Font

    its free I have used it and it works well, not on a router but A Cnc mill I assume the G code will compatible with your system
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    Has the negative for the photo of the lathe been...

    Has the negative for the photo of the lathe been reversed or was the lathe built with the chuck on the right ?
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    Converts the hole in the paper tape to a signal...

    Converts the hole in the paper tape to a signal for the servo motors
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    There is no computer and the machine has no...

    There is no computer and the machine has no memory, the tape controls the movements, the tape must be reloaded to cycle again.

    It works in a similar way to a Jacquard loom that dates to early 1800...
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    Thank you Roger, Andrew and the gentleman that...

    Thank you Roger, Andrew and the gentleman that stayed back to talk about pressure , a very informative afternoon
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    Flights booked and looking forward to the day

    Flights booked and looking forward to the day
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