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    Thanks. Yep ferric etch followed by strong...

    Thanks. Yep ferric etch followed by strong instant coffee did the trick nicely.
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    very difficult to photograph but I hope it gives...

    very difficult to photograph but I hope it gives you a good idea of the finished product. I managed to cram in a few different metals! The Damascus is a combo of 15N20 and 1084, bolt is bronze,...
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    So a quick update on my project. I have...

    So a quick update on my project. I have successfully recentered the hole! I used an end mill in the tail stock - 7mm first then moved to 8mm. Once I had a depth of around 25mm with 8mm end mill I...
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    You guys are being a great help - thanks! ...

    You guys are being a great help - thanks!



    Yes I did it on the lathe - I held the barrel in a ER collet chuck on the headstock and drilled using my tail stock. This is a novel approach and yes...
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    Hey thanks for the various replies. Well the...

    Hey thanks for the various replies. Well the feeling is to mark it down to experience and start again but Iím not going to die wondering on this. If it really is stuffed then no harm in trying to get...
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    Boring bars and small holes

    Hey guys

    im looking for some advice on boring bars to re-centre a hole in a long piece of stock. This is a Damascus steel bar that I made and drilled the centre out. I was adventurous and hoped I...
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    Thanks very much Grahame. Material supplies is...

    Thanks very much Grahame.

    Material supplies is a mixed bag. There are quite a few knife making supplies websites based out of the US and a few in Europe as well. USA knifemaker is my go-to if I am...
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    Linerlock folding knife

    Hey guys

    i thought some on here may be interested to see a liner lock knife I recently finished. These are not easy to make but very satisfying when done.

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    Thanks Jack
  10. Thanks Jack The thread is M10 and the inside...

    Thanks Jack

    The thread is M10 and the inside hole diameter for the refill is 6.3mm so probably have enough to sneak it in if I can get a nice fine o-ring.
  11. Tightening up a thread using an o-ring?

    Iím after some quick advice about tightening up a M10 thread on an aluminium part. I have a very nice fit up and feel except there is nothing to really hold the tightness when doing up finger tight...
  12. Any tips on how to navigate on Aliexpress. I find...

    Any tips on how to navigate on Aliexpress. I find it so confusing to search for what I am after and understanding if I am really am looking at all the options available for a certain product!
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    Thanks very much Dave. SO I am getting myself a...

    Thanks very much Dave. SO I am getting myself a bit confused (nothing unusual), I had though teh glass scales were better/more accurate but maybe I am wrong. Other than the potential for getting...
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    I think the KA500 version will work. I wasn't...

    I think the KA500 version will work. I wasn't aware of the mini version - thanks for that!
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    Tool ID please - John Heine punch?

    Hi guys

    I am after some advice on what this tool actually is. I guess a punch but I canít find much info on it. It is John Heine brand and has ď334AĒ on side. I can take more pics if it helps.
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    Compact DRO options

    Hi

    I am looking at DRO options for my little BCA jig borer and know many have been happy with Glass scale DROís from Ali express and the like. I am not having much success looking for compact...
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    Thanks guys - Iíll definitely change my approach...

    Thanks guys - Iíll definitely change my approach - Iíd like to keep my fingers
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    thanks Simon I was thinking of moving the part...

    thanks Simon

    I was thinking of moving the part around the bit by hand and running the bit in the mill.
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    Thanks Steve yep thatís the kind of thing I...

    Thanks Steve

    yep thatís the kind of thing I was looking for. I was thinking to run it in a mill and move the piece rather than the bit but thatís basically it - thanks!
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    End mills with guide - do they exist

    Iím not sure what to call them but am wondering if there are end mills that are set up like a trim router where there is a bearing on the end to allow a piece to be presented and trimmed around? Iíd...
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    Thanks very much The wiring is connected...

    Thanks very much

    The wiring is connected already as you indicate for the 3 phases coming in and going out of the contactor. Yes getting a spray who is familiar with this kind of situation is why...
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    I guess anything is possible with second hand...

    I guess anything is possible with second hand gear but given it was a TAFE machine and the motor looks to be all original matching the colour etc I doubt it. I will remove the E stop and get the DOL...
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    Waldown drill wiring check

    Hi there

    I have a Waldown drill that I purchased ex TAFE machine. It is three phase and has a emergency stop button as well as a safety switch. The lead was cut so requires a three phase plug to...
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    Welcome, Nice to meet another Emco super 11...

    Welcome,

    Nice to meet another Emco super 11 owner. Iíll take a look at you videos over the weekend!
  25. NSW Hi Chris If these are available still I would...

    Hi Chris

    If these are available still I would like to grab them please. Postage is to 2340.

    Many thanks
    Ian
  26. Thread: DRO Hunt

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    Well if you want a challenge you could try a...

    Well if you want a challenge you could try a 1500mm from here https://prairiebearingshop.com/sylvac-ultra-light-bluetooth-digital-linear-scale-0-1500mm-30-814-1515/


    At least this one is in a...
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    A quick google turned up these - is this the kind...

    A quick google turned up these - is this the kind of thing youíre after?

    Shahe does a 1000mm scale Digtal Linear Scale with Remote Square Display (5403-150F/200F/300F/500F/600F/1000F? | Wenzhou...
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    Just a quick update on this. I used a large nut...

    Just a quick update on this. I used a large nut that screwed into a plug that sat nicely in the end of my bar. A threaded rod acted like a draw bar through the round stock keeping the nut securely in...
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    SoÖ.. how is the new mill going?

    SoÖ.. how is the new mill going?
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    on your lathe Jack, are you able to lock the...

    on your lathe Jack, are you able to lock the spindle? Iím not sure how I would go about this setup with mine.

    Thanks
    Ian
  31. Just an update on this in case anyone else has...

    Just an update on this in case anyone else has been thinking along the same lines. I had tried contacting Create tool and had no response so I tried PeWe tools. I emailed PeWe directly using the...
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    pid like to hear more about your tool post...

    pid like to hear more about your tool post mounted motor Jack?
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    Thanks to everyone who posted - there are many...

    Thanks to everyone who posted - there are many ways to skin this cat! I was having a real mental block and I know it wasnít a particularly hard problem, I just needed some ideas to get me thinking...
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    Yes I have a lathe - that's what i used to make...

    Yes I have a lathe - that's what i used to make the part. I guess it sounds like marking out on the lathe then move to mill and eye balling will be best way.

    I was thinking in the order of 8...
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    Holding and indexing round stock

    Hi everyone

    I am looking for some advice on setup for a project I am working on at the moment please.

    I have turned a tail stock tap and die holder on the lathe. The holder is approx 35mm in...
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    Making folding knives common sizes are 2-56, 1-72...

    Making folding knives common sizes are 2-56, 1-72 or sometimes 0-80 so these are down around the 1-2.5mm size. I regularly tap 2-56 in titanium which can end in tears pretty easily but I would never...
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    Good on you Dave, you go ahead if Bill is happy...

    Good on you Dave, you go ahead if Bill is happy to post.

    I will certainly keep you in mind next time I am down that way, as Iím like you and donít know too many local guys with similar hobby...
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    Hi Crocky My understanding is that this unit...

    Hi Crocky

    My understanding is that this unit will have the fan running whilst ever it is on - even if the motor is not running which in a workshop environment starts to get annoying. If I am...
  39. I think this is the route I am going to go down...

    I think this is the route I am going to go down as well. I have sent them a message asking for confirmation on size system I am best to use and from there hope to order this week.

    Thanks for...
  40. Thanks Hunch I made an order via the create...

    Thanks Hunch

    I made an order via the create website and submitted it but no reaction from them (last week) so I guess they are working through whatever they need to by the sounds of things. So...
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    Thanks Bill and Dave I was hoping for no fan...

    Thanks Bill and Dave

    I was hoping for no fan and do probably need a little more time to research how I am going to set up the drill so if Dave is keen I am happy for him to take it. If for any...
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    Hi Bill i have been looking to purchase a VFD...

    Hi Bill

    i have been looking to purchase a VFD for a drill press so am interested in this one. Does it run a fan when on but not in use? Any reason it wouldnít be good for a drill press...
  43. Hi Leigh How long ago did you have contact...

    Hi Leigh

    How long ago did you have contact with create? I cannot get any response from them.
  44. Thanks Baron Yes I did consider it some time...

    Thanks Baron

    Yes I did consider it some time ago and then over time kind of talked myself out of it - I guess I just always thought Iíd like a multifix type. Thank you for the prompt though I...
  45. Source for 40 position multifix style QCTP

    I have been saving for a QCTP for my Emco super 11 and had decided to purchase a set from create tool but it seems they are no longer trading (website still there but I cannot raise a response by...
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    Well I think there are plenty of us window...

    Well I think there are plenty of us window shopping so when you buy please share your experiences! Iíd like R8 but always look at the asset plant mills which are more money (and features) but MT4...
  47. Welcome mate. Interesting that you have a Sieg...

    Welcome mate. Interesting that you have a Sieg SX4 - I could never find much info on them from a users perspective. It would be great to hear you thoughts on it?

    Thanks
    Ian
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    I'm thinking of grabbing some of these ER32...

    I'm thinking of grabbing some of these ER32 collets - any of you guys who bought them had a chance to take a look and can provide any first thoughts?
  49. Thanks Steve - I hadn't though about this....

    Thanks Steve - I hadn't though about this. Something else for me to think about.

    The 3PH extension lead would certainly work - it jut ties up one of the two outlets I have and adds cost to the VFD...
  50. Thank you to all who have replied - excellent...

    Thank you to all who have replied - excellent points of view. I will give it a good look and see if there is a machine there that can be used without too much clean up. If not I think it can stay...
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