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    Talk about travelling the world--a couple of...

    Talk about travelling the world--a couple of years ago I had a small parcel posted from the UK, the tracking and subsequent postmarks on the parcel saw it sent via Ascension Island, way down in the ...
  2. Thread: Rolling Mill

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    Thanks for that China, I know what to look for...

    Thanks for that China, I know what to look for now.

    Peter
  3. Thread: Rolling Mill

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    China, Looking forward to any info you can glean....

    China, Looking forward to any info you can glean.

    Peter
  4. Thread: Rolling Mill

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    My daughter is into jewellery and has a rolling...

    My daughter is into jewellery and has a rolling mill and I have been thinking of motorising it. Could you tell me what the motor and gearbox unit is on yours? It looks to be what I am envisaging.
    ...
  5. The Toughs I saw when they still made them were...

    The Toughs I saw when they still made them were painted silver with the wording on the front in red. This was in the mid 60's and beyond. They may have used a different color prior to that, perhaps a...
  6. Hi Quentin. ...

    Hi Quentin.

    https://www.cromwell.co.uk/shop/lubricants-and-chemicals/hot-dip-coatings/1106

    Try this mob in the UK. the blocks for 4 pounds odd seem to be reusable, postage shouldn't be too...
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    Parcel costs from UK to Australia

    This has probably been asked before but I haven't been able to find the thread. Has anyone had any dealings with a parcel sending outfit Parcels2Go.com ? I would like to have a small parcel weighing...
  8. Thread: Deckel KF 12

    by Peter Fou
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    Deckel KF 12

    I have a Deckel KF12 Copy/pantograph mill in excellent working condition in need of a new home. If any member is interested in taking it off my hands for no money send me a PM. It is in my shed in...
  9. Bill, No trouble to come up to Sydney any time...

    Bill,

    No trouble to come up to Sydney any time to suit you. Youngest daughter and grand children in Surry Hills need a visit periodically so a detour on the way is no trouble, either by road or...
  10. If it is not already taken I would like#18. I...

    If it is not already taken I would like#18. I could come up to Sydney when you have sorted everything out.

    Cheers, Peter
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    Having owned an Emco V10 P many years ago, while...

    Having owned an Emco V10 P many years ago, while being well built and well suited to a small home workshop environment it has a couple of minus points, the first being that unlike its bigger brothers...
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    Just a word of caution about replacing an Acme...

    Just a word of caution about replacing an Acme leadscrew with a ball screw. Ball screws have so little friction inherent in there design that without restraint {which is given with a servo motor on a...
  13. https://www.nortonabrasives.com/en-gb/sticks-stone...

    https://www.nortonabrasives.com/en-gb/sticks-stones-sharpening-stones-triangular-file

    Try this. They are called among other names, Bench stones, Slip Stones, Die makers stones.
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    Bob, I have sent you a private message Peter

    Bob,
    I have sent you a private message

    Peter
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    Bob, My instruction book is in English so if I...

    Bob,

    My instruction book is in English so if I can scan it successfully I will email you a copy.

    Peter
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    Ralf, Your Centricator is similar to mine. You...

    Ralf,

    Your Centricator is similar to mine. You will find that the parallel sleeve on it fits over a 1MT integral shank. The Green plastic piece with a cord attached should have a magnet in the...
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    What you have there is a Centricator, a high...

    What you have there is a Centricator, a high class centering instrument made in Germany (under licence in Oz?, but I doubt it) and although not made by Deckel, listed among the Deckel accessories and...
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    While it sounds like butchery, a thin abrasive...

    While it sounds like butchery, a thin abrasive disc on an angle grinder will do the job. I have cut 12mm aluminium plate successfully with a 1.5mm disc on a 125mm grinder. Just light pressure to...
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    Years ago I helped a friend move an Elliot mill,...

    Years ago I helped a friend move an Elliot mill, Bridgeport size and configuration, over a lawn much the same as you are contemplating. we used scaffold planks and round-bar rollers about 20 mm...
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    Every time a piece of abrasive cloth/paper is...

    Every time a piece of abrasive cloth/paper is used. If the lathe has a coolant system it is critical to prevent any abrasive dust from entering the system by blocking off the drain to the tank so...
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    You are right in saying that some professional...

    You are right in saying that some professional machinists don't bother protecting their lathe beds but I guess that firstly, time is money, and secondly their lathes are simply tools to be used and...
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    If I remember rightly I probably bought my...

    If I remember rightly I probably bought my Brazillian lathe file from Blackwoods in Perth round about the time Anorak Bob bought his. Like him the file new was fairly aggressive so I stoned one side...
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    Bob, I have just measured my files and the...

    Bob,

    I have just measured my files and the three lathe files are all 45 degrees. the doctored mill file is 65 degrees. I have many other 'normal' flat files and all are round the 65-70 degree...
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    The three I have are all Nicholsons, one made in...

    The three I have are all Nicholsons, one made in Canada and has 'Lathe File Fine' engraved; the next is made in Australia and has 'Mill Long Angle Lathe" engraved: and the third made in Brazil has...
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    I have had long angle lathe files for many years...

    I have had long angle lathe files for many years and concur that they are nice to have but not essential. Filing on a lathe is among the purists, frowned upon. However in our home workshops filing...
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    Just be aware that many purveyors of cheap...

    Just be aware that many purveyors of cheap Diamond wheels call them CBN or "Diamond/CBN. CBN is cubic Boron Nitride, vastly different in composition from diamond which is a form of carbon. Genuine...
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    Many years ago I modified a Tough drill, which...

    Many years ago I modified a Tough drill, which was similar to a Richardson with the extended shaft, by shortening the complete shaft. This entailed machining the nose down to shift the bottom bearing...
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    Coming from a crane operator and rigger...

    Coming from a crane operator and rigger background I can see why that hoist rope broke. Wire rope for hoists/cranes in my experience do not have fibre cores. Fibre cored wire ropes are used for...
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    Unusual looking QCTP...

    Unusual looking QCTP

    Jim,

    If you click on the above link to Practical Machinist you will come across a few posts I submitted about the Drehblitz tool holders I made a few years ago. No drawings...
  30. Thread: Magnetic DRO

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    Fairly recently I installed a 3 axis DRO with...

    Fairly recently I installed a 3 axis DRO with magnetic tapes and reading heads, purchased from Allendale in the UK, on my Deckel FP1. For many years previously I had a Mitutoyo system on my previous...
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    Michael, email sent. Peter

    Michael,

    email sent.

    Peter
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    http://www.fuchs.com.au/Product-Details?productId=...

    http://www.fuchs.com.au/Product-Details?productId=39143&productCategoryId=31

    My two bobs worth.

    I have been using Ecocool 420 for many years after hearing of it through "Australian Model...
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    When is Easter?

    Just had a look at "What's going on" in the forums opening page and according to it, Good Friday is on 1st of April 2016. Rather strange!!
    Peter
  34. If no one else closer responds, bring it to...

    If no one else closer responds, bring it to Mittagong and I will do it gratis.

    Peter
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    The problem appears to have been solved. I...

    The problem appears to have been solved. I removed the table today and ran the pump as Richard suggested. there was a minimal amount of oil coming to the rear way and much less to the front way which...
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    Not yet Richard. That seems to be the next move....

    Not yet Richard. That seems to be the next move. I have done a bit of searching on the PM site with confusing results. One chap, Adama in the UK mentions that he thinks there is an adjusting screw in...
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    Mike, I have the manual for the grinder, one...

    Mike,

    I have the manual for the grinder, one generation earlier than mine but the differences are really only in the placement and shape of the electric controls consol. The manual is pretty basic...
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    Jones & Shipman 540P table lubrication

    Is there provision for adjusting the flow rate of oil to the table slides?. The manual simply says that it is automatically fed from the hydraulic pump with no mention of varying the flow rate. My...
  39. Bob, When I sharpened a couple of 3" slab...

    Bob,

    When I sharpened a couple of 3" slab cutters on the Hercus I used a 6" plain wheel so I can really only say that it worked for me and the set up was as per the drawing. A 6" plain wheel will...
  40. if you restrict the feed to .0005" there should...

    if you restrict the feed to .0005" there should be plenty of wheel to do the job. I see you are using a cup wheel so the wheel head should be set at 1 degree so that there is no chance of the cutter...
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    From the wilds of Mittagong, Merry Christmas to...

    From the wilds of Mittagong, Merry Christmas to you all.

    Peter
  42. The post is spiggoted to a ball race nested in a...

    The post is spiggoted to a ball race nested in a steel base so the tree revolves. It really only takes up the base diameter space which is 165mm plus whatever tool hang out is.
    Peter
  43. Bob, I agree entirely. To get back to the...

    Bob,

    I agree entirely. To get back to the origins of this thread, I have had a trawl through mountains of photos in my picture library and found one showing the "Xmas tree". I have forgotten how...
  44. Bob, When I get the thread up the on PM the...

    Bob,

    When I get the thread up the on PM the photos are still there. Maybe this is because I have the photos in my pictures folder on my computer? In any case I could put them on here if anyone is...
  45. Bob Thomas posted a response to this thread but...

    Bob Thomas posted a response to this thread but it seems to have disappeared. He said that I made a "xmas tree" for my Drehblitz holders, and had a photo of it he could post. I have no photos of it...
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    Manufacturers specifications for slab thickness...

    Manufacturers specifications for slab thickness for their industrial machines are pretty much based on the assumption that there will be many other machines adjacent to theirs, perhaps a 50 Ton...
  47. Thanks Neil, That sounds like the right one. I...

    Thanks Neil, That sounds like the right one. I will get on to them tomorrow. The hardened washers are 1/64' and the balls are 1/8'' giving 1/4'' thick, no grooves. A couple of these bearings have...
  48. Typo error, 31/32" OD is correct. I did have an...

    Typo error, 31/32" OD is correct. I did have an SKF catalogue with Imperial sizes and numbers but it has become lost in the move from WA to NSW.
  49. Thrust bearing for Cincinnati Monoset leadscrew

    Does anyone know of a source for Imperial single direction ball thrust bearings? I am in need of a couple for my Monoset T&C grinder. They are pretty simple, 1/2' bore, 32/32' OD, and 1/4" thick. Two...
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    Probably the easiest piston rings to get over the...

    Probably the easiest piston rings to get over the shaft are the old style Cord rings which were made from steel and are very flexible. Pretty hard to find these days. Rings from old stationary...
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