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  1. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Is your bodyfilla the featherlight type or the harder one to sand? You have not mastered the application and that makes a hell of a lot of extra work.The featherlight filla is quick to sand of but if...
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    Re: Home distilling rum

    I am wondering what would be a good size urn/still to start with.?How many liters of wash is a good easy to handle vs reward to start with.

    Using a geyser like many guys do seems very cumbersome....
  3. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Theres alot of forgiveness in gears. I would be very suprized if that gear cant be used because of the splines. That vintage video. He uses a horizontal mill thats built like a russian tank. Could...
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    Re: Material Source for hobbyist machiners

    I wonder what material they use. ?
  5. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Karl hasnt got to it yet. Give him a chance.;D.Its gonna shine when hes done.The problem with gear cutting is getting the gear cutters.
  6. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    What is the purpose of clearcoating your orange motor.?
  7. Thread: Copper still.

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    Re: Copper still.

    Thanks for the help. What is the purpose of adjusting the condensor. I thought it is sopposed to cooldown as quick as possible. ?Or is this how you control the temperature of the boil. ? So much to...
  8. Thread: Copper still.

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    Re: Copper still.

    Good thing Ive got some camping equipment.Do you think this could work.?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjn_HLZUoO8
  9. Re: Wanted - wooden lathe head and tail stock.

    Could you not make one.
  10. Thread: Copper still.

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    Re: Copper still.

    The finished still looks like this.
    But there is a small technical problem. It doesnt fit on my gas stove because of the extractor.
    580894
  11. Thread: Copper still.

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    Re: Copper still.

    I finished it today. I used a 35mm pipe and brazed a 15 mm pipe inside it.I connected some 15 mm pipe to the 35mm pipe so I can attach my 12v bilge pump to it.

    I didnt have a 15mm holesaw so I...
  12. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    The security inspector looks a bit shady.You know those types thats looking for a bit of a backhand.Those shifty eyes are a give away.
  13. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Nicely said.
  14. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Yes I am a plumber and cant do maths .But I think Jonny Simple actually will just use a tap size that he reads up. He wont know its a 75 % thread.He just wants the job done. But someone who is...
  15. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    No you miss the point . A 50 % thread has much less chance of breaking a tap in metals with inconsistent carbon content than a 75 % tap hole. But what I was trying to convey is that a 50% thread is...
  16. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    I always thought the very last hole you tap is supposed to break. ;DAt least that what happens with me. I hate tapping small holes in weird steels like cast.

    What I learnt recently is that a...
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    Re: Geyserwize temperature reading error

    I have found geyserwise to answer questions quite well. Perhaps try them again and just be more persitant with an answer.
  18. Re: Fixing a southbend lathe from the late thirtys.

    Ja I never get a luck with stuff like that, .Im still waiting for Karma to reward me for my exceptionally good behaviour.;D
  19. Re: Fixing a southbend lathe from the late thirtys.

    Today I tried finishing the broken pulley. Its bust in a few places and a chunk was missing. I ground a piece of mild steel to fit in place of the lost piece.

    Now this was a good learning curve...
  20. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    I believe the majority of three phase motors under 4kw are dual. 230v/400v. You just need to change from star to delta.
  21. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    From what I understand it will only make 230v three phase. Your motor is 380v three phase. At least that is what I understood from a previous post of yours. Hopefully and many of the smaller motors...
  22. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    This lathe is going to be so pretty I wonder if its going to be used. ;D. How is the vfd going to run a 380v motor.?Just asking cause Im electrickery challenged.
  23. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    I was going to say that smooth on makes good stuff but you need to sit down when you get a price.Why bother for a machine screw ,just use locktite .Its probably better suited and much easier.

    But...
  24. Re: Fixing a southbend lathe from the late thirtys.

    Yes but it needs a dedicated 19 mm slotted bush.And if your hole was 20mm you need a 20mm slotted bush. I was too lazy to machine one so thats why I was tempted to just put the broach in the toolpost...
  25. Re: Fixing a southbend lathe from the late thirtys.

    I think you are right . It would have worked in this application but maybe to much spring in metal.
  26. Re: Fixing a southbend lathe from the late thirtys.

    In the last pic I was hoping to ask one of the machinests if this would work in a lathe. I never had the broach bush for a nineteen mm hole . I wonder why I could not just put the broach in the...
  27. Re: Fixing a southbend lathe from the late thirtys.

    Yes shes my baby.The countershaft came out real nice.I made a pulley from some plastic as we had no aluminum. I hope its not too slippery. We are planning to use a old cambelt upside down.I never had...
  28. Fixing a southbend lathe from the late thirtys.

    My mate bought a very beat up southbend 9 lathe. We are going to try get it running again.
    The lathe has many problems. We have had to weld the lathe spindle up and get the gear on the end of the...
  29. Thread: Copper still.

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    Re: Copper still.

    Im nearly finished making my copper small still. Ive tried to make it look old. I am not sure if this will work. The colum can come free of the main kettle as its like a lid.
    I made a nut to fit...
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    Re: fathers day fishing.

    Virginia beach
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    fathers day fishing.

    I went with my BIL fishing today on my kayak. I went away double up with tuna. The taxman chose to have one whole fish and a nibble on my other one.

    Anyway it was still a nice way to spend...
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    Re: Home distilling rum

    Where can you buy a 25kg container like you have there
  33. Thread: Radial arm saw

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    Re: Radial arm saw

    I think on a cut off saw gravity is your friend,It will prevent the blade from jamming .But on a radial the table will prevent this.

    A steel carbide blade cuts relief on the left and right sides...
  34. Thread: Radial arm saw

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    Re: Radial arm saw

    Interesting question. but how would a carbide blade work instead of an abrasive blade. ?The delta radial does about 2500rpm and these carbide blades work within that range. I think a normal cutoof...
  35. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Yes we do but Carl looks seriously dedicated.Can you buy phosporic acid by the 5 liter. ?Where are you buying it.?
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