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Case harden 316l?


March 4, 2020, 11:08 pm

Possible? Easy? thx Read more »

Where to buy a good screw cutting lathe?


January 5, 2020, 10:53 pm

I'm thinking of selling my Holbrook C10 and buying something a little smaller. Where do people advertise good quality used lathes these days? Read more »

Multitool Chucks- Lidl Parkside


December 21, 2019, 11:20 am

I have several Dremel 'clones' and have replaced the collets with small chucks off Ebay on 2 of them without any issue- they seem to be the same size as the Dremel shank (or quill, if that is ap... Read more »

Death throes


December 18, 2019, 9:29 am

It's a sure a newsgroup is near death when spammers, junkies, deviants and other low-life scum move in. I'll give it a few more months before rigor mortis sets in. -- Clifford Coggin Kent En... Read more »

How to buy weed online


December 16, 2019, 5:30 pm

Medical Cannabis buy and sell' TEXT: (+19164678651........ High Grade Medical Marijuana Sativa and Indica strains, Hash, (RSO), BHO, HEMP OILS, THC OILS, Cannabis Oil and Ed ibles FOR SAL... Read more »

tube / pipe fit over scaffold tube


November 7, 2019, 6:20 pm

Hello all I've asked on a couple of newsgroup during the last month, but not their thing... I want to find a tube / pipe, readily available, which will slide over a scaffold tube. For making jig... Read more »

Hobbymat tumbler reverse instructions


August 3, 2019, 1:48 am

Hi, Does anyone happen to have a copy of the instructions for the Hobbymat tumbler reverse add-on? I have a partial copy (the first page) dated 5.11.89 (C.I.) but need the rest. Regrettably my hou... Read more »

ball milling media


July 29, 2019, 7:57 am

Anyone know where to get some ~3mm ball milling media, preferably alumina? Thanks. Peter Fairbrother Read more »

Name for lozenge head screws


July 28, 2019, 1:02 am

I have a small FJ Edwards guillotine likely for jewellers as the blade is about 6.25 wide and I have just made a guide to suit the T slot to keep the sheet square to the blade. The T slot has bli... Read more »

Pedersen milling machine vpf31 Electrical Drawing


July 13, 2019, 2:43 pm

_I Desperately Need Above Model Electrical Wiring Diagram https://www.polytechforum.com/img/6f Read more »

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Electric motor knowledge required!

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I wonder if one of you electrical geniuses can help? A while back I acquired a small portable compressor. It is a 240v, single phase, brushless, capacitor start machine. Marketed by SIP under th... Read more »

Boxford lathe electical fault

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Hi everyone I have a Boxford gearhead lathe a STS10-20. This is a 3 phase machine running off a Transwave converter. Well last night I went to start it for the first time in two weeks and big proble... Read more »

Surface grinding on a shaper?

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I recently bought a book on tool room grinding published by the Carborundum Company. It's quite old but makes interesting reading. One picture is of a shaper with a grinding attachment being used as ... Read more »

Barrier hand cream

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For years I have used US made DX88 barrier hand cream and Gent-L-Kleen hand cleaner which I bought from Brown Brothers. Now I need some more of both I discover that both Kingfisher, the UK importer, ... Read more »

What to do with a Dyna CNC mill?

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Some time ago I bought a s/h Dyna DM2400. After some effort and expenditure the mechanics were fine, but the electronics (not my area of expertise) were dead. After 2 years with an 'electronics w... Read more »

Small Power Hacksaw

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I could do with a small power hacksaw that can be stashed under the bench - I don't have space for a big one. Does anyone either have the plans for one, a redundant one or have built one from a kit (... Read more »

Chinese Lathes

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I was looking at the Warco 918 and Chester DB10G as a potential buy (the lathe has to be benchtop and these are the biggest that will go on my bench!), but the lowest spindle speed is around 125rp... Read more »

Kennedy Hacksaw

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Hi All I've just bought a Kennedy hacksaw and I'm trying to cut with it and I need some advice. When I got the saw I couldn't lift the arm up and I dismantled it to discover the damper was stuck. I ... Read more »

MEC super Brown saw

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I am convinced all MEC brown saws, of any age, make that awful grinding/vibrating/knarling sound when cutting steel. A bit like the gearbox is about to fall into pieces, new blade or not, makes lit... Read more »

Chris Heapy's website - back from the dead?

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That clever chap Ishimura in Japan, who make lots of his own bits and pieces has put Chris Heapy's entire website out on his own web space. No idea if it was done with permission, but I hope it stays... Read more »

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