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  1. Bob, will do. Might not be for a while though. ...

    Bob, will do. Might not be for a while though. I've moved into a new place 3 months ago, and despite having a 8mx8m shed to play in, only yesterday did the BP mill head even get turned up the right...
  2. I haven't seen that actually. Thanks for the link!

    I haven't seen that actually. Thanks for the link!
  3. Bewdy. Thanks for vid link. I thought you might...

    Bewdy. Thanks for vid link. I thought you might be *that* Rob. 😁 I've been through your pages online for the grinder. Good info there. I also subscribe to your channel. 👍

    Re the slide lock, yeah....
  4. Thanks Rob. Cool. Keen to give it a go. 👍

    Thanks Rob. Cool. Keen to give it a go. 👍
  5. Thanks Rob, I've emailed you. Do you also get...

    Thanks Rob, I've emailed you.

    Do you also get your wheels from brobo or are those a fairly common thing out there?

    Yes, I am a tpg newb.

    Thanks again.

    Greg.
  6. Belt size(s) or manual for Waldown c-0 tool post grinder

    Hi all,

    I have recently acquired a Waldown type C-0 tool post grinder. Anybody know what belts it takes? .. or have a PDF manual?

    Also, I'm unsure if there are supposed to be different sized...
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    ABC specialty metals in Hallam.

    ABC specialty metals in Hallam.
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    A visiting mother in law made some for me. Not...

    A visiting mother in law made some for me. Not leather. Just the thickest demin that spotlight had. Nothing fancy at all - no pockets etc, it has a neck strap and a waist strap to tie at the back....
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    PM'd.

    PM'd.
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    Still available?

    Still available?
  11. A vintage car / motorcycle restorer friend of...

    A vintage car / motorcycle restorer friend of mine said .... "you can have my bridgeport when I'm dead". Guess he liked it.
  12. Thread: Mars Planer

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    "without pictures, it didn't happen" :-) ...

    "without pictures, it didn't happen" :-)

    Really enjoying Keith Rucker's (youtube) series on the New Haven planer resto atm. Well done.
  13. Bridgeport milling .. erm, shaper anyone .. ?

    Now I have seen everything ...

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Bridgeport-Milling-Machine/303263029349?hash=item469be29865:g:MrcAAOSw8ttdYQIT&frcectupt=true

    edit: darn, just saw this post:...
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    I bought some ones like this (of different grits)...

    I bought some ones like this (of different grits) a few years ago and really like them:
    ...
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    Hey Bob, no troubles. I'm learning here and am...

    Hey Bob, no troubles. I'm learning here and am happy for the input.

    Greg.
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    Hey Pumpkinate, re pics just Google "clarkson...

    Hey Pumpkinate, re pics just Google "clarkson autolock r8" and choose images and you'll see it. A commodity item.
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    Clarkson autolock - I like it

    Recently I picked up a clarkson autolock chuck for the mill. I'm a bit of a newb so didn't really know too much about them.

    I got it for a song because it came for free with another item.

    Over...
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    Mate, your secret is safe with us. 😁

    Mate, your secret is safe with us. 😁
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    Bob, you have too much time on your hands. I envy...

    Bob, you have too much time on your hands. I envy you! 😀
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    heh, heh. I had noted your requests for photos,...

    heh, heh. I had noted your requests for photos, but as they were on posts that had photos I figured I knew what you meant. No stress. :)
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    Thanks all for the 'likes'. More pics: ... I...

    Thanks all for the 'likes'. More pics:

    ... I wanted the hacksaw to be mobile-ish so it got some small roller feet - they were very cheap at $3-4 each.

    380132380133380134380135

    With the...
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    There is not much point in a hacksaw that does...

    There is not much point in a hacksaw that does not cut somewhere near perpendicular to the workpiece. Sure, if for lathe only you can face stuff off. If for welding/fabrication - nope.

    This old...
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    The machine is very worn. Like ... it has been...

    The machine is very worn. Like ... it has been flogged and after it went beyond normal repair - flogged more.

    As an example of wear - this is from the main shaft.

    380066380067

    The main...
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    Hercus hacksaw refurb - pic thread

    Hi all,

    First, although this thread is about a Hercus machine, it is more about general restoration and machining and not specifically Hercus, so posting here and not in the Hercus area.

    Now,...
  25. Hi all, I ditched the last cheap Bunnings rollers...

    Hi all, I ditched the last cheap Bunnings rollers for another (cheap Bunnings) type - the blue type I showed in some pics in a previous post had no great way to secure them to the machine so when...
  26. Solved

    Steve, Shed, Gavin, and all who offered advice: we're finally there - it is working now, and very well to boot.

    I made this 'cap' for the valve thingo. Yes, I made it badly, but it was an...
  27. Wow - I picked up about 30 NOS HSS blades for it...

    Wow - I picked up about 30 NOS HSS blades for it for like $60. Might last me then ....
  28. Interesting Shed: "I don't think that it makes...

    Interesting Shed: "I don't think that it makes that much difference to blade life". I would have thought the rubbing on the backstroke would kill the blade. There you go.
  29. Steve, I might try that thank. I'll need to...

    Steve, I might try that thank. I'll need to bodge up something to keep the darn bearing from going rogue, but I'll try that and see what happens.

    With dropping at that rate you'd best not lift it...
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    Jim, I get my 12L14 from ABC Specialty Metals...

    Jim,

    I get my 12L14 from ABC Specialty Metals in Melbourne. Run by a couple easy going Brits. I have no idea whether they mail or not but I have found their prices to be pretty good.

    Greg.
  31. the machinist with no hands - worth a watch

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC87Ga2R7IghA26_0mPjicHw/videos

    Makes pretty cool stuff from what he has, including his own lathe. It seems he has no hands - occasionally, you see a prosthetic...
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    I come across those as well. All very...

    I come across those as well. All very impressive. The 'still' from the vid above where the guy is pasting the body-filler on is pretty impressive. I wish I could do it that quick ... and with...
  33. Hi Shed, thanks - I tried the...

    Hi Shed, thanks - I tried the ball-bearing-resting-on-top thing. When the ram is lifted the sudden influx of oil dislodges it and the bearing then just roams around the innards. With nothing to...
  34. Hi Shed, thanks. A contraption like that has...

    Hi Shed, thanks. A contraption like that has passed my mind. I had a pretty frustrating day on this yesterday - testing stuff. I do wish a Hercus hacksaw owner would chime in here with a pic or...
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    Thanks for vid link Kryn, I am absolutely going...

    Thanks for vid link Kryn, I am absolutely going to give that a go at some stage. I have made a spreadsheet and diagram for myself of all the angles and trig and measurements etc. I liked the...
  36. Back to the shed. Some more photos. I did...

    Back to the shed. Some more photos.

    I did some experimenting with it today. Back to iso68 hydraulic. When working, that should be fine - so I'm aiming to make it work nicely with that.

    The...
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    As it happens, I needed some iso 68 hydraulic oil...

    As it happens, I needed some iso 68 hydraulic oil so today I went to the guys I mentioned above (no affiliation btw). A 20lt drum of said oil was the princely sum of $80. 5lt was $25. Repco wanted...
  38. Apols.. I haven't been able to get back to shed...

    Apols.. I haven't been able to get back to shed to take more pics. Will do.
  39. Shed/Steve - thanks. It might be experiment...

    Shed/Steve - thanks.

    It might be experiment time. If a ball is at the base, then something needs to stop it coming out. If the ball is on top something needs to stop it just coming off. I...
  40. Thanks Gavin. That setup is way different to...

    Thanks Gavin. That setup is way different to mine! Mine is belt drive to a darn big steam engine size pulley. But .. it sounds like the end result is counter clockwise. That is how i have the VFD...
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    I bought a 20lt drum of proper way oil from these...

    I bought a 20lt drum of proper way oil from these guys: https://www.oilstore.com.au/ for like $120. This stuff: Slideway Oil | PEAK OIL. I kept 5 litres and passed on the rest at cost to forum...
  42. Thanks Gavin, very much appreciated. Looking from...

    Thanks Gavin, very much appreciated. Looking from the left side of the machine (the side with the pulley attached to the main shaft) does the pulley/shaft rotate clockwise or counter-clockwise?
    ...
  43. Oooohhhhhh.... I was wondering if it was somehow...

    Oooohhhhhh.... I was wondering if it was somehow supposed to function as a valve!

    That just might be it. Nice one!!!

    Can any hercusaurus owners confirm?
  44. Steve, Michael, Gavin - thank you. These old...

    Steve, Michael, Gavin - thank you.

    These old things are not complicated - no piston rings and such - just a smooth fit inside of a bore. Well, two actually. There is a hole at the base where oil...
  45. Hercus hacksaw hydraulic lifter - oil and other questions

    Hey all,


    I posted over on the Hercus area a week ago with no luck - so, posting here.


    I am getting an old hacksaw back on its feet and am trying to figure the hydraulic lifter. With 140...
  46. What oil for Hercus hacksaw hydraulic lifter - and position of eccentric?

    Hey all,

    Getting an old hacksaw back on its feet. I've put ISO 68 in the hydraulic lifter reservoir and I believe I have flushed out the air but no lifter joy happening.

    What oil should I use...
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    PDW, Simon, Techo1, Bill - thank you. PDW -...

    PDW, Simon, Techo1, Bill - thank you.


    PDW - I used an online calc then slowed it down from the recommended. Felt too fast. :)


    Simon - I am ditching the chinesium boring head. But I get...
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    Thanks Michael, I won't say the finish was...

    Thanks Michael,

    I won't say the finish was amazing, but acceptable. Likely I could have run it faster - I was on about 500rpm or so for the 1" bore. The 'wear' thing is maybe realistic. The...
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    That's a lot of replies for two hours! Don't you...

    That's a lot of replies for two hours! Don't you guys have jobs!! :)

    Thank you all, very helpful and valid points there.

    Some more info. The quill is has no detectable slop - it is in very...
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    How did I bore a taper?

    Hi all, newb question here - I used a boring head for the first time the other day. I've used the lathe up until now. I used the auto-downfeed on the mill to widen a 1" ID 3" deep bore out about...
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