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  1. If your board isn't suitable, you could try using...

    If your board isn't suitable, you could try using an SCR controller feeding into a bridge rectifier.
    This YouTuber is Australian, so his setup is for nominal 240V.
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    7" X 20" Lathe in Blaxland NSW

    7" X 20" Lathe in Blaxland NSW.

    Looks to be a Colt, which is an Asian clone of a Myford. $1200 Neg.
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  3. Have you considered using steel wall framing...

    Have you considered using steel wall framing components?

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/our-range/building-hardware/building-boards/plaster-accessories/steel-studs

    I have used the lipped version...
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    Tool Angle

    Because the tool is presented to the work at an angle, the cutting is being done along the flank of the tool. The only time that the point is cutting is in the root of a shoulder.


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    I watched this video last night. Interesting....

    I watched this video last night. Interesting. Couple of things that he did not address were re-sharpening and using the tool on steel. (Remarks in the comments suggest that it is used for machining...
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    Transmig 200i Manual

    Try this one;

    http://www.cigweld.com.au/doclib/manual/Transmig-200i-Operating-Manual.pdf

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    Welcome, Another site if you haven't already...

    Welcome,

    Another site if you haven't already found it is Deans Photographica

    Taig Lathe Machining Projects

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    Search results

    That is partly due to Google optimizing search results towards sales.

    Try using a different search engine such as the quaintly named DuckDuckGo.

    https://duckduckgo.com/

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    Some pictures here of Bossweld MIG 186 PCB. ...

    Some pictures here of Bossweld MIG 186 PCB.

    https://www.bobthewelder.com.au/PCB-Bossweld-Mig186-156.html

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    When I made mine I didn't have a working milling...

    When I made mine I didn't have a working milling machine so I made a jig using an existing 32T gear as a master and made it on the shaper. I made a form tool and set the jig at the helix angle of the...
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    Chicago Screws

    If you have a lathe you can make them fairly easily.

    OR

    Look for "Binding Posts" or "Chicago Screws" on the web;



    Chicago Screws : Buy Online
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    Have you considered using a modified socket...

    Have you considered using a modified socket ratchet?

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    Lathe AL320G

    On Gumtree; AL320G for sale in Blackheath, Upper Blue Mountains - $1698

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/blackheath/power-tools/metal-lathe/1231648776
    Cheers,

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  14. Thread: Copper Tube

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    I can give you a choice of sizes. These sizes...

    I can give you a choice of sizes.

    These sizes are close but not exact. Where they are, they are awkward to measure.

    OD = 60mm Wall thickness appears to be +3mm (could be some burring on edge)...
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    Handles cut on bandsaw

    For a different approach to tool handles using a bandsaw:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUkFxkWYZCI

    I haven't tried it yet as I need to sort out tyres for my little 3 wheel bandsaw but it...
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    It should be possible to buy a bag of fireclay...

    It should be possible to buy a bag of fireclay but if you want to just mix your own, a 1:1 mix of Plaster of Paris and sand can be used.
    Not sure how long it would last though.
    This is a You Tube...
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    If you ping the site by name, it gets resolved to...

    If you ping the site by name, it gets resolved to an IP address> 12.150.35.100

    I started to type that in my URL bar and got to 12.150 which triggered the firewall notice.

    Could download the...
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    It's not the Hobby Machinist (Ex Nelson site)...

    It's not the Hobby Machinist (Ex Nelson site) which is blocked.

    The blocked site is homeshopmachinist (The Home Shop Machinist & Machinist's Workshop Magazine's BBS)

    It is a pity that whoever...
  19. Thread: Micro Lathe

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    China, Congratulations on your new Unimat. My...

    China,

    Congratulations on your new Unimat. My son has a similar lathe (still in my shed!).

    I have a few relevant ebooks including Operating Instructions for the Emco-Unimat. It is nearly 4Mb...
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    Looks like yours is an earlier version with plain...

    Looks like yours is an earlier version with plain headstock bearings. The drive arrangement also looks home-brew.
    My son has one of the later ones with taper roller bearings.

    Not sure if you have...
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    Float Vice

    There is a comprehensive set of drawings for a float vice on Home Metal Shop Club of Houston's project list.

    http://www.homemetalshopclub.org/news/11/newsletter1104.pdf#page=6

    Worth having a...
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    Hobbymat Lathe - Glenbrook NSW

    Hobbymat lathe in Glenbrook NSW.

    Not mine BTW.

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/glenbrook/power-tools/hobbymat-lathe/1191346968

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  23. Small Horizontal Milling Machine - Glenbrook NSW

    Small horizontal mill in Glenbrook;

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/glenbrook/power-tools/milling-machine/1191371996

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    Simso Panbreak folder

    I do remember, and I do have something to offer.

    I collected the relevant posts, pictures and drawings and rolled them up into a pdf file.
    I also have a number of dfx files in a separate folder....
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    Hare & Forbes currently have a sale on (ends...

    Hare & Forbes currently have a sale on (ends tomorrow). Promax 350 for $100 + $10 GST.

    https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/Welding-Helmets

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    Hello SD Artist, You are welcome. Another...

    Hello SD Artist,

    You are welcome.

    Another text that you might find useful is The Textbook of Turning, issued by Hercus
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    Metalworking books

    Just to let everyone know that the Book Depository (UK Based) has a sale on.

    There are reasonable discounts on most of the "Workshop Practice" series (some over 60%) and free shipping worldwide.
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  28. There was an interesting on-line discussion about...

    There was an interesting on-line discussion about these sharpening jig and what needed to be done to improve them.

    This resulted in an article by Graham Meek, where he discusses the issues and the...
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    I think that this is what you are looking for. ...

    I think that this is what you are looking for.

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    GordonE I have sent you a PM. You will need to...

    GordonE

    I have sent you a PM. You will need to PM your email address.

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    Powerhouse Museum 500 Harris Street ...

    Powerhouse Museum
    500 Harris Street Ultimo NSW 2007
    Located in the old Ultimo Power Station building adjacent to Darling Harbour.
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    Vernon, I have a 21 page .pdf which appears to...

    Vernon,

    I have a 21 page .pdf which appears to cover 2M, 4M, 6M.
    File size is ~ 1.7Mb.
    It seems to be a basic document covering setting up the machine and the various functions. According to a...
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    Warren & Brown seem to offer spares. Scope...

    Warren & Brown seem to offer spares.

    Scope Metal Etching Pen - Warren and Brown Precision Tools

    Looks like you are on the right track with the Tungsten. A quick google found a thread on another...
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    Looks a lot like mine. Although mine is an early...

    Looks a lot like mine. Although mine is an early '50s round ram.

    Thanks for the piccy.

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    Joshua Rose books

    The Joshua Rose books are no longer in copyrite.

    Download links https://sites.google.com/site/lagadoacademy/useful-links#booksfree

    Just a different form of "print on demand"

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    I have already scanned the relevant G.H. Thomas...

    I have already scanned the relevant G.H. Thomas articles from 1990 & 91.

    I have saved them as .tif format - each file is ~2Mb. If you want them, I will convert them to smaller files then send you...
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    Looks like a good sized machine. There is a...

    Looks like a good sized machine.

    There is a thread on MadModder forum where a guy is making the spindle adapter. He seems to have had a false start but got there in the end. His second attempt at...
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    There is a set of tables for various tapers on...

    There is a set of tables for various tapers on the LittleMachineShop site:

    http://littlemachineshop.com/reference/tapers.php

    You don't mention the manufacturer of the lathe but if you know the...
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    The catalogue I have says its 1.5in, 8tpi, USS....

    The catalogue I have says its 1.5in, 8tpi, USS. This is United States Standard, also known as Sellers Standard Thread. Its 60 degree thread.

    345227

    Cheers,

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    The titanium studios page is still around - URL...

    The titanium studios page is still around - URL has changed a bit.

    http://archives.dcemulation.org/www.titaniumstudios.com/titaniumstudios.com/tooljunkie/advance.html

    Also found another...
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    My son has an Advance lathe. I have a few web...

    My son has an Advance lathe. I have a few web pages I saved a few years ago. No manual. Is yours plain bearings or taper roller bearings? Although he has left home - the lathe is still in my...
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    If by KAT books you mean [email protected] Torrents - they...

    If by KAT books you mean [email protected] Torrents - they are showing 0 seeds.

    I might have an electronic copy on a backup drive....

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    This page discusses using a cheap pair of folding...

    This page discusses using a cheap pair of folding binoculars;


    https://sites.google.com/site/pjoptical/home/centering-microscope

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  44. Yes, I can see both sets of pictures. There are a...

    Yes, I can see both sets of pictures. There are a couple of new ones on the MEM site.

    I believe that the spring is to maintain pressure on the pivot as you surmise.

    From MEM, Post 12;
    The...
  45. Mmmm - the thread on MEM doesn't add much in...

    Mmmm - the thread on MEM doesn't add much in terms of actually modifying the device - I now realize that he has added an angle section behind the eccentric, there is also a spring in there somewhere....
  46. Sorry 'bout that. :no: I was actually playing...

    Sorry 'bout that. :no: I was actually playing with my drill grinding jig.

    There are differences between the photos. Looks like any further info will be on Model Engine Maker.

    Depending on...
  47. The Graham Meek thread started on the Model...

    The Graham Meek thread started on the Model Engineer site. It appears that Gray is no longer a member there?! There is further information in that thread and more pics. I am not a member - I can see...
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    Marv Klotz's Utilities

    You could also try Marv Klotz's utilities. A number of useful tools there.

    http://www.myvirtualnetwork.com/mklotz/

    If you have a newer computer with Win 7 or Win 8 in 64 bit, you will need to...
  49. I have a Rabone 12" level (with a broken vial). ...

    I have a Rabone 12" level (with a broken vial).

    The end caps are push fit - there is some straight knurling on the plugs.

    I also have a Starrett vial holder that I picked up at a garage sale a...
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    A Different QC Toolpost

    Was browsing the web last night and stumbled on a different style of QCTP. Thought it might be of interest to some people here.

    308581

    There is a higher resolution image here; ...
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