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  1. Well, I am a long, long way from being an expert,...

    Well, I am a long, long way from being an expert, but you could try what I did. Although I have a 260 with a gearbox, I was still a bit confused by the charts and what have you. So I bought a cheap...
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    Thanks for the wisdom. And yeah, I have a 16mm...

    Thanks for the wisdom. And yeah, I have a 16mm bar ordered - the perfect fit for the boring bar holder that fits my new QCTP. I hear you on the smaller tips for finer threads, too.

    I started out...
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    382035 azz - Yep, see pics attached....

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    azz -

    Yep, see pics attached. These are just cheap Chinesium, the inside threading insert on a 12mm boring bar and the outside insert on a standard square bar. Both of these have...
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    azz, Baron, thanks for the input. azz, no, I...

    azz, Baron, thanks for the input.

    azz, no, I didn't offset, I just went in straight. I watch a lot of This Old Tony on YouTube and have a lot of respect for the quality of his work and he advised...
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    Just a little more with each pass, yeah. What...

    Just a little more with each pass, yeah. What other options are there? Like I said, I'm new at this...



    Moz
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    azzrock - What method did I use? Umm...I...

    azzrock -

    What method did I use? Umm...I squinted, zeroed, ran a scratch pass, then backed out, put the lathe in reverse, headed back to the start and repeated the process over and over until I...
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    First threads

    Well, I'm going to need to be making motorcycle shock mounts, axles, spacial fasteners, all sorts, so I thought I'd best grab some scrap and start trying my hand at threading.

    I cut a few threads...
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    Congratulations Johnny on a fine machine. I'm...

    Congratulations Johnny on a fine machine.

    I'm new to this machining caper too and always learning. Working on bikes, mostly race bikes though. This is a great forum and the Hercs are amazing...
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    Okay. So today I went out to the shed, took a...

    Okay.

    So today I went out to the shed, took a deep breath and stripped the peripherals off the spindle of my 260ATM, exposing the bearings, intending to pull the spindle in order to fit the new...
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    Scotty, Baron, Jackaroo, everyone...again, thanks...

    Scotty, Baron, Jackaroo, everyone...again, thanks for your input here. You are all helping me better understand the whole process.

    Scotty, Whilst eventually I do indeed intend to buy all the gears...
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    Simon, Jackaroo...thanks for the tips and advice!...

    Simon, Jackaroo...thanks for the tips and advice!


    Cheers,



    Moz
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    Scotty, guys; I think you make a good point....

    Scotty, guys;

    I think you make a good point. Mind you, I'm new to this...until very recently I didn't even realise that a collet chuck that screws onto the spindle was on option - mostly, of...
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    Hey that'a pretty cool Baron, thanks for the...

    Hey that'a pretty cool Baron, thanks for the pics.

    It's got the wheels turning in my head.

    (Stand by to see smoke coming from my ears...)



    Moz
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    Baron - good thinking, but unfortunately, nup. ...

    Baron - good thinking, but unfortunately, nup.

    In fact I even made up a headless pin to give it a try, but there's nowhere near enough clearance. The genuine bull gear pin arrived in the post...
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    Good thoughts both Baron and Michael, thank you....

    Good thoughts both Baron and Michael, thank you.

    At this stage I reckon that the drawbar option would be easier (for me) to set up. I'll definitely fit one of Mal's spindle thread protector collar...
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    Maybe? Although I have concerns regarding what...

    Maybe? Although I have concerns regarding what could happen if it was to fail at speed. As unlikely as it might be, I don't relish the idea of a gear eating an errant pin and suffering as a result......
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    ER32 collet setup?

    Hi folks, me again, the Serial Pest from the South.

    I've had a search around but haven't found any direct answers on this, so all feedback is appreciated.

    I have a Hercus 260ATM and a lot of...
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    It's a good question you ask, pipeclay. And if...

    It's a good question you ask, pipeclay. And if the answer is something along with lines of "I dunno. Maybe just add some red Loctite, spin it up finger tight and pray?" then that looks like a bodge...
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    Thanks pipeclay. Yeah, I ran a file over my...

    Thanks pipeclay.

    Yeah, I ran a file over my broken pin and it's pretty hard. I think that the two-piece pin plan has bitten the dust and the spindle will indeed be coming out. It's all learning,...
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    nadroj - Funny you should mention that; the...

    nadroj -

    Funny you should mention that; the same occurred to me last night as I lay awake in bed, pondering this issue. I may just give this a go. I'll post pics if I get a bullgear pin build...
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    Thanks pipeclay. Well, in that case it looks...

    Thanks pipeclay.

    Well, in that case it looks like the quest for a miracle is over and the spindle will be coming out. There's no way I'm carving up my baby to fit the new pin. I haven't had it for...
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    You want pics? You got 'em! Hopefully you can...

    You want pics? You got 'em!

    Hopefully you can see the spindle layout and my space crisis in these. Note that the bullgear pin you see here is the short, broken pin I have, inserted into the bull...
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    Magic bull gear pin trickery?

    Folks -

    You might have seen a recent post where I lamented that I had the nose of a broken bull gear pin stuck in my cone pulley.

    The good news is that I managed to remove it. So now I need to...
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    Thanks Michael, very generous offer...but I...

    Thanks Michael, very generous offer...but I understand that the original pin is hardened and ground? Think I'l stick with genuine, but appreciate your offer.


    Moz
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    Update - problem solved! :cool: By squinting,...

    Update - problem solved! :cool:

    By squinting, sticking my tongue out the corner of my mouth and poking with a sewing needle at the barely visible broken nose of the bullgear pin as it sat in its...
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    Thanks Baron, appreciate your suggestion. ...

    Thanks Baron, appreciate your suggestion.

    Yeah...problem is, the cone pulley and bull gear are still 'locked together', it seems by the broken off nose of the bull gear pin stuck in the cone...
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    Bull pin blues - opinions, help?

    Hi folks.

    I am loving my ex-school 260ATM and until recently, I believed that its scars from school abuse were limited to a banged-up tailstock quill and a couple damaged chuck adjustment...
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    Bob - Talk about a deep dive! I'm just about...

    Bob -

    Talk about a deep dive! I'm just about to try fitting a cheapo ebay tacho onto my Hercus 260. My Huanyang has a 12V output, so I'm hoping I can make it work. Thanks for the inspiration!

    ...
  29. A quick update for those still awake. I...

    A quick update for those still awake.

    I picked up a '100 size' AXA type QCTP from Ausee Machines and Tools (no affiliation although they were great to deal with). The actual model is 111, it's a...
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    I absolutely love it. Little touches like this...

    I absolutely love it. Little touches like this are practical but really bring a sense of fun to the shed.

    Legendary.

    Hmmm....I have a couple Bosch and Metabo blow-moulded tool cases stored...
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    Nice work, Bob. Is that VFD display/tacho really...

    Nice work, Bob. Is that VFD display/tacho really mounted inside an old blow-moulded screwdriver/socket set case?

    If so...outstanding! :2tsup:



    Moz
  32. Thanks for the tip! Haven't tried the reaming...

    Thanks for the tip!

    Haven't tried the reaming yet but who knows, if the result is a bit average I might yet give the lapping a go. As I said previously, if I really stuff it up I can always just...
  33. For those still awake: Today I purchased a new...

    For those still awake:

    Today I purchased a new 3-16mm keyless chuck and Mt2 arbor. So at least the MT2 arbor is fresh.

    I also ordered an Mt2 reamer. So, step 1 in this experiment will be to...
  34. I've purchased a little bit of Chinesium carbide...

    I've purchased a little bit of Chinesium carbide tooling already and thus far, my experience has all been positive.

    (Mind you, I am very new to all this.)

    In particular, I am using a negative...
  35. I'm not sure it's exactly an apples-to-apples...

    I'm not sure it's exactly an apples-to-apples comparison, but virtually everything I buy for my Tig welding is Chinese made and it does the job just fine for a tiny fraction of the cost of the...
  36. A large collection of holders? C'mon man, that...

    A large collection of holders? C'mon man, that won't scare me off!

    Some year ago I bought an ACDC Tig welder. Ask me how many torch heads, cups, gas lenses and so on I have.

    "I regret...
  37. That is GREAT information Chris, thanks so much....

    That is GREAT information Chris, thanks so much. Knowing that I can potentially run 16mm, 14mm and 12mm tool holders in an AXA 100 post is a huge help. And also good to hear that you feel this is a...
  38. Michael, Ropetangler - My sincere thanks for...

    Michael, Ropetangler -

    My sincere thanks for your input. Yes, constantly messing around backing off fasteners, shimming and changing tool holders drives me nuts! Seems that it's just a chore that...
  39. Thanks for the feedback pc. Do you have the AXA...

    Thanks for the feedback pc. Do you have the AXA 100 yourself?

    'Bring it off?' As in sand, linish or similar?

    Don't have a mill, but if my evil plans come together I will hopefully be able to...
  40. AXA100 type quick change tool post feedback?

    Me again, sorry.

    So, I have a Hercus 260 as some of you will know. New to turning, love it, I'm out there every evening after work having a go and getting the hang of it.

    'Turning is learning'...
  41. Yeah, it is for sure. I did the classic...

    Yeah, it is for sure. I did the classic 'propellor' trick with a steel rule in between the centres and it spun as flat as a tack. Apart from the wear inside the tailstock quill, this old lathe really...
  42. Yeah, 60 degrees is what I have now, so happy...

    Yeah, 60 degrees is what I have now, so happy with that.

    Setting the compound that way was a mistake, pipeclay. Just teaching myself, learning as I go. Always very conscious of what is where, but...
  43. A couple pics of me turning up a centre using...

    A couple pics of me turning up a centre using some SS bar.

    Nothing spectacular, just learning pics. Have since revisited this - spun the spindle speed up higher and changed the angle from 45 to...
  44. Update on this for those still awake: Did some...

    Update on this for those still awake:

    Did some practise turning on Friday, just turning up a dead centre, with pretty good results. Limited in materials...would like some cold rolled bar but only...
  45. Hey, nice idea...thanks for sharing! Moz

    Hey, nice idea...thanks for sharing!



    Moz
  46. Hi Scotty. Really appreciate the offer but...

    Hi Scotty.

    Really appreciate the offer but hey, I'll give it a go - first with reaming, then the drilling/boring route. The way I see it, if I stuff it up too badly, the decision to buy a new...
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    China - My apologies, on further...

    China -

    My apologies, on further investigation that chuck isn't the right fit for my machine.

    Good luck with your sale!



    Kym
  48. Scotty - I appreciate your point of view on this....

    Scotty - I appreciate your point of view on this.

    Kryn has offered to loan me a reamer, so this might be my first port of call in this pursuit. I hope I won't need to go so far as reboring the...
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    Pipeclay - Thanks. Yes, not sure if I'm...

    Pipeclay -


    Thanks. Yes, not sure if I'm mistaken but I am seeing Hercus at 1.75 X 8tpi and this chuck at 1.5 X 8tpi...don't want to risk damaging my spindle nose threads...will do some more...
  50. Kryn - Have not raced in a couple years but...

    Kryn -

    Have not raced in a couple years but still have race bike (in avatar) and will get back into it. Pitted for nephew recently at ASBK/Asia Cup round at The Bend. Always working on, modifying,...
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