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stub drill set?


June 29, 2020, 12:03 pm

Anyone know of a source of non-silly-money stub drill sets? Looking for something like 1-13mm by 0.5mm, can get a half-decent HSS jobber set for Peter Fairbrother Read more »

Flat filing


June 29, 2020, 12:00 pm

I recently had to deburr a number of parts by flat filing then Noga-ing them. Unsurprisingly I got better as I went on, but one thing made a surprising difference - the order of hands and part on... Read more »

Gauge fitting


June 16, 2020, 10:30 am

I have a dash on a boat, in centre of dash is an oddment tray ... for sunglasses etc. This is the only free location to fit a 3'5 gauge. The back of this tray slopes away ... so if I just drilled... Read more »

Limit/position switches


May 23, 2020, 9:16 pm

I want to fit some position switches to my mill. I'd like the switching action to be as accurately repeatable as possible and/or reasonable. Any ideas? thx Peter Fairbrother Read more »

BSP Taper threads


May 19, 2020, 8:28 am

Looking for advice on suitability of a BSP fitting. My need is to fit a 1 BSP male thread into a clearance hole is a thin(ish) plate and fix it there with a nut either side of the plate One of th... Read more »

Identify a thread


May 12, 2020, 5:41 pm

Been a while since I have been on this group ..... traffic seems very low ..... has everyone moved to a FB group or similar ? Anyway have a thread I could do with some help to identify. It's on a... Read more »

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 »

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arboga um400

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another one of my long shots. has any one got tucked away in their work shop any accessories or parts for a ARBOGA UM400 miniature combination machine. See pictures of the sort of thing i am after at... Read more »

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 »

Spares for Qualters & Smith power hacksaw

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Hi folks, My Qualters & Smith power hacksaw has stripped a thread in the vice. It's the larger, less common Qualters & Smith machine, sold as their heavy duty hacksaw. 8 inch capacity with serial n... 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 »

elliott 00 omnimill manual

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Anyone got an elliott 00 omnimill manual available??? 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 »

Left Hand Drill?

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Amongst my collection I have a 7/16th Left Hand Twist drill. What would this have ever been used for. First that I have ever seen. -- Richard Email address is valid but remove burrs before sending! 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 »

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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