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    I didn't think of that - I assumed Dawn would...

    I didn't think of that - I assumed Dawn would make these but maybe not?
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    Small mill vice

    I am looking for a small vice for my BCA jig borer (mini mill if you will) and wondered what members miht reccoemnd? There are lots on ebay and similar sites with chinese origin and of course they...
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    Thanks very much. I was looking at the same...

    Thanks very much.

    I was looking at the same kind of size from Dawn. Trying to support an Aussie business and pay for good quality but the Dawn is close to $500 and I’m just not so sure I’ll notice...
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    Looks good. I am after a small vice like that...

    Looks good.

    I am after a small vice like that - what did you buy and are you happy with it? Have you checked it out for precision at all?

    Ian
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    I'm also very interested in the recomendations...

    I'm also very interested in the recomendations here. For my mill being so small I think I am going to need compact scales so this is another consideration and teh Ali express site is often hard to...
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    Thanks, and yes I tossed up which way to go. I...

    Thanks, and yes I tossed up which way to go. I donít have a fly cutter yet and the fact that I want to turn a register for a small 3 jaw chuck onto the rectangular piece drove me to the lathe. My...
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    I have been looking at buying some carbide...

    I have been looking at buying some carbide tooling and came across these guys - https://www.cutting-edge.net.au/

    I hope I am not hijacking this thread - I can start a new one if the Mods deem it...
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    Yep will be very light cuts using HSS so...

    Yep will be very light cuts using HSS so hopefully will be OK.
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    Centering rectangular stock in 4 jaw

    I am working on a project where I want to face off some rectangular stock and if possible drill a centre hole (although I could do that on mill later). I intended on facing one side, then flipping...
  10. no worries, send me a PM of your address and I...

    no worries, send me a PM of your address and I can get it in mail tomorrow for you.

    Ian
  11. Iíve got some 12mm diameter rod I think of that...

    Iíve got some 12mm diameter rod I think of that is any use?
  12. Thread: Multitool

    by Danger Mouse
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    Iím not sure which machine you mean - maybe a...

    Iím not sure which machine you mean - maybe a foredom tool?
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    Thanks Damien I was too slow on two I was...

    Thanks Damien

    I was too slow on two I was after, but thanks for your efforts and Iím glad to see you have been successful so far.

    best wishes
    Ian
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    Thanks Damien, yeah I was actually interested...

    Thanks Damien,

    yeah I was actually interested in the back plates to see if they would fit or could be made to fit my lathe rather than buying and turning new back plates.
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    Any chance you could give some measurements of...

    Any chance you could give some measurements of the hole size in mounting plates please or an idea of the lathe they may have come from as I am very interested?

    Thanks
    Ian
  16. That has turned out great - I have my dads Dawn...

    That has turned out great - I have my dads Dawn that I really should have a crack at bringing back to top order.
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    thanks for the likes guys. It is a torx Jack -...

    thanks for the likes guys.

    It is a torx Jack - maybe the photo playing tricks? These kinds of things are always hard to to good pics of.
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    Thanks guys, Iím using 12mm tooling and can buy...

    Thanks guys, Iím using 12mm tooling and can buy holders for either the 06 or 09 size so that was why I was asking. I guess it sounds like it wonít matter too much. Any real negative of using 09 with...
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    Framelock knife

    Hi everyone

    I thought Iíd share a recent framelock Golding knife Iíve made. These folders are a lot of fun and a good challenge for an amateur like me. The frame is titanium, blade RWL-34 and...
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    Thank you everyone with the excellent...

    Thank you everyone with the excellent information. One other question is around insert size. If I go with CCMT inserts for instance what would drive me toward CCMT06 versus say CCMT09?
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    These are really great and something Iíve wanted...

    These are really great and something Iíve wanted to have a go at for some time. Thanks for posting!
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    Insert tooling beginner question

    Hi all

    I am looking for some advice on lathe insert tooling. I have an Emco super 11 and so far use HSS tooling via an eccentric engineering diamond tool holder. This has been a good setup but Iíd...
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    no mate but Iíll try and send you one now and see...

    no mate but Iíll try and send you one now and see if that works
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    Looking good. Iím in process of designing a heat...

    Looking good. Iím in process of designing a heat treat kiln myself so Iím interested to see how you go. With respect to elements how many ohms are you looking at? Would you care to share your power...
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    Thanks very much Matt I think they are...

    Thanks very much Matt

    I think they are probably 3C collets which are not so readily available and the piece that sits in the spindle nose of the lathe seems like it will be loose in my lathe. I am...
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    Thanks Matt - it looks like it might fit. I'd...

    Thanks Matt - it looks like it might fit. I'd like to try and confirm the size of the collet holder that fits into the spindle nose and what collets these actually are.

    For the collet holder I...
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    Thanks PDW No doubt you are right that the...

    Thanks PDW

    No doubt you are right that the ebay linked chuck would be easiest for 5C option. With a backplate adaptor added it mades sense. I had though the through spindle collet option would get...
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    Hi Matt Iíve measured my lathe and would like...

    Hi Matt

    Iíve measured my lathe and would like to check with you what length the collet holder is from the collar that rests against the outside of the headstock (hand wheel end) to the part that...
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    Thanks Matt. - Iím in Tamworth. Iíll remeasure my...

    Thanks Matt. - Iím in Tamworth. Iíll remeasure my lathe tomorrow and ask you for a couple more measurements.

    the reason I was looking at 5c was to hold short pieces like screws which I believe 5c...
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    Thanks Matt Having never owned a collet...

    Thanks Matt

    Having never owned a collet drawbar setup I am unsure if this is going to fit for me - it will certainly fit through my spindle (mine is 26mm) but I just don't know about the way it...
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    send me a message with your email and Iím happy...

    send me a message with your email and Iím happy to help however I can.

    Ian
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    Thanks for the detailed photos. I recently...

    Thanks for the detailed photos.

    I recently bought a BCA mark 3 so if you think there is anything I can help with in terms of photos etc please let me know.

    I gather yours is a mark 2? Looks a...
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    Hi Matt Iíve sent you a message re collets....

    Hi Matt

    Iíve sent you a message re collets. Iíd like a collet setup on my Emco super 11 and wondering if the drawbar may fit. If you could provide some critical dimensions of the drawbar like...
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    Fantastic!

    Fantastic!
  35. Thread: Titanium

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    Do you have any idea what grade of Ti you have?...

    Do you have any idea what grade of Ti you have? Iíve only used 6AL4v (grade 5) but with this heat colours are quite bright and it anodises very well. There are quite a few online tutorials with...
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    Thanks guys - looks like I better add this to my...

    Thanks guys - looks like I better add this to my list of projects. My mill is small and largest collet is 3/8 so that will have to be the shank size.
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    Clarkson threaded slitting saw

    Iíve not been able to find if there is such as thing as a slitting saw using a 3/8 threaded Clarkson style end like you see on threaded end mills?

    I am wanting to set up a small slit cutter and...
  38. Iím really enjoying seeing your vice restorations...

    Iím really enjoying seeing your vice restorations - thank you for posting. I have my dads Dawn vice and it has a lot of cuts and gouges in it from use over many years - what is your normal approach...
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    From the switch there isnít any single phase and I have it running successfully now. Interestingly on the machine from the initial isolation switch a single phase line does go to another box that...
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    Small boring heads for milling

    Hi there

    I have recently picked up a BCA jig borer and intend on using it for light milling and drilling operations. Amounts the tooling that came with it are two boring heads with arbours in size...
  41. Thank you Baron, that had been my first thought...

    Thank you Baron, that had been my first thought and then I started to second guess myself.
  42. 2 speed switch wiring - 3 phase motor

    Hi there

    I am hoping someone may be able to chime in with some advice on wiring up a switch that is on an old BCA Jig borer. The machine has a 3 phase 2 speed motor. The three phase power comes...
  43. I would seriously consider giving this guy a...

    I would seriously consider giving this guy a call.....

    https://metalworkforums.com/f282/t204718-setup-getting
  44. Welcome to the forum Andrew. I have been looking...

    Welcome to the forum Andrew. I have been looking for a mill and lathe seriously for about a year. I think I was in a very similar situation to you but no terms of budget, location (5 hrs from Sydney)...
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    Thanks Baron Looks exactly like what I am after....

    Thanks Baron
    Looks exactly like what I am after. Does this use the inserts Steve mention in his post above?

    Ian
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    Thank you everyone - that has really cleared it...

    Thank you everyone - that has really cleared it up for me. Iíll go and see what I can grab on eBay.

    Ian
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    Boring bar threading?

    As a complete beginner when it comes to insert tooling I have what I think will be a silly question! I have a very nice little boring bar and I wonder if I can use a 60deg threading insert mounted on...
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    Hi Aaron Do you have any experience with...

    Hi Aaron

    Do you have any experience with transport companies moving gear like this? I am very interested in your mill but located in northern NSW. If you have any thoughts or connections that may...
  49. Thank you for the excellent advice everyone. An...

    Thank you for the excellent advice everyone. An atlas would be great but not the kind of money I am looking to spend at the moment. In all honesty Iím likely to play AliExpress roulette with the...
  50. ER or 5c collet chuck for small screw making I have read

    Hi everyone

    i have ave been looking at setting up a collet chuck in my Emco super 11 lathe and am looking for some advice please. I have read many previous posts which has lead me to the...
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