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    Sticky: Anyone after a shaper ...

    Anyone after a shaper

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/174973195321?hash=item28bd371439:g:7i8AAOSwyiBhY~CW
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    Sticky: Everyone wants old ones for some reason, one of...

    Everyone wants old ones for some reason, one of my mates who is a farrier sold one of this vintage ones and bought 2 new ones with the proceeds.
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    I thought all the exhibits go put into long term...

    I thought all the exhibits go put into long term storage and the powerhouse had been sold off to developers?
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    See how the sleepers go, but i think you may have...

    See how the sleepers go, but i think you may have trouble keeping the lathe leveled with them.
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    We use Ashgear over in the usa for stuff like...

    We use Ashgear over in the usa for stuff like that, but their prices might be outside a hobby budget.
    Ash Gear & Supply TEL:248.374.6155 FAX:248.374.6255 - Gear Cutting tools the same day!
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    Nope. I offered $200 and $210 and it got rejected

    Nope. I offered $200 and $210 and it got rejected
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    $1400 for a book!!!!!!

    Ran across this on ebay, do people not realise that Foundations of mechanical accuracy is available from Moore for $150USD

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/124055398453?autorefresh=true
  8. I think the cheap holders will work fine for...

    I think the cheap holders will work fine for hobby use. There isn't enough difference between a cheap and expensive lathe tool holder, for it to matter for hobby use.
  9. The holders we use have a 93 degree approach...

    The holders we use have a 93 degree approach angle. I would also go with holders that use a clamp to hold the insert down, I'm not a fan of the ones that just use friction to hold the insert in...
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    Yep some of their executives spent time in jail...

    Yep some of their executives spent time in jail for that. The other big one was the soviets got their hands on a 5axis Toshiba mill for making propellers during the cold war, through a 3rd party, I'm...
  11. 95% of the od turning i do at work is with a...

    95% of the od turning i do at work is with a TNMG16 or similar sized WNMG. 0.8mm nose rad for roughing, 0.4mm rad for finishing. Square insert in a 45 degree holder for chamfers.

    For boring we use...
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    We have had to do that for our 5axis Doosan that...

    We have had to do that for our 5axis Doosan that is on the way, and to get parts for a 25 year old Mitsubishi controller. Japanese/Korean company's seem to have a thing against WMD's.
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    My boss said i could buy one for work if it cut...

    My boss said i could buy one for work if it cut 25mm plate, was very dissapointed when i read the specs.:(
  14. You will have a very tough time doing them on...

    You will have a very tough time doing them on your mill, it just wont have the rigidity.
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    But if they are out of a 737max, it will make the...

    But if they are out of a 737max, it will make the lathe more likely to crash.
    (sorry for the OT comment couldn't resist.)
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    I have seen this mob advertise the sandvik...

    I have seen this mob advertise the sandvik inserts on facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/PMKEP/

    Not sure what the go is now getting sandvik stuff here in Aus, they have shut their local office,...
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    I have no direct experience, but i did look at...

    I have no direct experience, but i did look at one of their controllers for my cnc bridgeport i had, as they are a popular refit in the USA. I was pretty keen until i shelved the project. Their main...
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    So i don't have any catalogues that old in my...

    So i don't have any catalogues that old in my library, so i did a google image search for "Carboloy FEM 20S" that lead me to this ebay listing.
    ...
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    I agree

    I agree
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    That's a really odd one. Carboloy was bought by...

    That's a really odd one. Carboloy was bought by sandvik in the 80's i think. Will see if i have any catalogues that old in my library.
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    I really don't think there is an advantage to the...

    I really don't think there is an advantage to the extra complexity and tare weight of a dog trailer for a LV. I have carted lots of heavy things on my pig trailer and never had an issue (even when i...
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    They wont be ceramic, ceramic inserts are only...

    They wont be ceramic, ceramic inserts are only for hard turning and cant have a positive rake. They will be cermet and they will be ground. I have tried a couple of knock off inserts, they are...
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    Those inserts you bought are probably...

    Those inserts you bought are probably counterfeit, it happens a lot from china. We buy very similar inserts from Sumitomo and they are $18-22 each insert.

    The hardness of the toolsteel you...
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    EX-defence machines for auction

    Just spotted these on pickles. The lathe looks in reasonable condition apart from damaged rear guard (and design flaws, have i ever mentioned that i think Colchester Magnums are crap). The borer...
  25. Spring washers suck. We make and repair a bit of...

    Spring washers suck. We make and repair a bit of gear for the mining and quarrying industries at work and spring washers have caused more problems than they have solved.

    Its amazing how many...
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    That is a pretty odd gear tooth size. you will...

    That is a pretty odd gear tooth size. you will have hand grind a tool if you want to cut one. 32DP is a common size that is close to what you have printed might be an option to try.
  27. Nice, Mossin Naggat. I helped a mate fit a mount...

    Nice, Mossin Naggat. I helped a mate fit a mount to his receiver many years ago. funny bolt action, you have to treat it like you hate it or it will jam.
  28. Found a drill press for you ...

    Found a drill press for you

    https://machineryesp.com/machines/6628252-raboma-24rh4000
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    Dirt ingress really isn't that much of a problem...

    Dirt ingress really isn't that much of a problem with glass scales, we have 3 lathes fitted with glass scales at work, and have only had 1 failure in 10 years. we managed to clean the faulty scale...
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    Both of the big lathes at work use a magnetic...

    Both of the big lathes at work use a magnetic tape scale, they are cheaper for longer lengths. I'm pretty sure it is less accurate than a glass scale, but i haven't noticed it, and i regularly need...
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    I was thinking the same thing.

    I was thinking the same thing.
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    Sticky: CBN is the wrong insert to be using. CBN inserts...

    CBN is the wrong insert to be using. CBN inserts are prepped with a strong but dull edge and are really only suitable for materials over 45Hrc, using them in softer materials and at slow speeds will...
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    kennards hire?...

    kennards hire?
    https://www.kennards.com.au/gantry-aluminium-3t.html?trackParams=214-8-6-100
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    I had dreams of living in a shed or converted...

    I had dreams of living in a shed or converted shipping container on a few acre block, but sadly the banks don't want to lend for anything that isn't a suburban shoe box.
  35. just email out a RFQ to all the laser cutters...

    just email out a RFQ to all the laser cutters within reasonable freight distance to you. I can guarantee one of they will want your job. at work i have found it pays to shop around and prices can...
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    The ball screws on all our CNC's at work are...

    The ball screws on all our CNC's at work are lubed with slideway 68 from the lube pump that does they ways, so oil should be ok if that is easier for you. our wire cutter uses grease at 1000 hour...
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    EDM or drill it out with a carbide endmill.

    EDM or drill it out with a carbide endmill.
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    I have a makita corded die grinder, works well...

    I have a makita corded die grinder, works well and is good from a quality standpoint. works well with flap wheels but I don't like using it with burrs as it is quite chunky and hard to control, if i...
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    Wish i had a crystal ball, only a few years ago...

    Wish i had a crystal ball, only a few years ago manual machines were going for scrap at most auctions i went to and 20ft containers were dirt cheap. could have warehoused some and made some good coin...
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    Kyocera make good milling inserts, we use a few...

    Kyocera make good milling inserts, we use a few at work. That price is about right for old style milling inserts.
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    If its 15.88 square you need to be searching for...

    If its 15.88 square you need to be searching for snmg150608.
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    I agree that the old Colchesters are pretty...

    I agree that the old Colchesters are pretty bullet proof but the newer ones like in the link are rubbish. We have a magnum at work that is the bigger brother of the one in the link, and i hate it, it...
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    first off, wrong angle for bsp needs to be 55 not...

    first off, wrong angle for bsp needs to be 55 not 60 degree. I'm assuming by proper threading tool you mean a carbide insert type tool? If so i have found that running dead slow 50ish or less revs...
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    colchester lathe on ebay$$$$$$$$$$$

    I think this is the most overpriced lathe i have ever seen:o

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/304017471725?hash=item46c8da78ed:g:fWwAAOSwqdhgteIc
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    Congratulations. I think you will be up to the...

    Congratulations. I think you will be up to the challenge. I hope they are paying you what you are worth, good machinists are impossible to find at the moment.
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    make sure your generator is suitable to run a...

    make sure your generator is suitable to run a welder off. some of the small ones aren't. we fried a ESAB rebel at work with the wrong generator.
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    Do you understand how AC electricity works? You...

    Do you understand how AC electricity works? You cannot just plug 2 generators together without getting the AC waveform generated buy the 2 generators in phase.
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    The other good pics that did the rounds a few...

    The other good pics that did the rounds a few years ago was the 3-4000HP standby genset that ripped it's mountings off and rolled along the floor after being brought online out of sync.
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    I think its a drilling and boring holder that is...

    I think its a drilling and boring holder that is clamped on the wrong way round.
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    That stamping is defiantly causing a stress riser...

    That stamping is defiantly causing a stress riser and helping the blades to shear off. One thing i would try is getting a sanding pad on a grinder, and sanding down the blade to remove the stamping,...
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