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  1. Thread: Lunch

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    Re: Lunch

    Had a good day on my kayak today and replenished my stock of supper....
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    Re: White metal casting for restoration

    I could see this done in a bridgeport using a round slot drill and a dividing head. If the head of the bridgeport was cocked over at 70 degrees and the the dividing head was a universal dividing head...
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    Re: So I bought a Milling Machine

    Very nice . How did you index it. Are you using a degreed vice.
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    Re: White metal casting for restoration

    Im too embarrassed to say I didnt understand this technique.
  5. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    A cutter like that is very expensive and personally I wouldnt ever take an offer up like that.But if he is a friend and offers its a different story.

    You need a dividing head and this could...
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    Re: White metal casting for restoration

    From research Ive done some guys simply do this by cranking the carriage while the lathe is at its slowest speed using markers on the chuck and bed to give an indication of hand crank speed....
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    Re: White metal casting for restoration

    I think a simple way to do this on a lathe without having to adapt too much could be as follows. You probably need to do one pass only. So it will cut to depth on one pass. I would set the housing up...
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    Re: White metal casting for restoration

    Mygoggie that site you posted about the helical groove can be very helpful. I had a worm and wheel gear that stripped in my vertical bandsaw . With there help and a CAD drawing done by a member after...
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    Re: If only they were sharp.

    I doubt theres a big difference in technology nowadays compared to 100 years ago when it comes to sharpening blades. I dont know how to sharpen a knife or planer blade. I was never taught it. I can...
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    Re: So I bought a Milling Machine

    Will be keen to see the process. Yes its useful to have a rotary table. Something you might use once in a blue moon as a hobbiest.
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    Re: So I bought a Milling Machine

    I still cant figure it out but I could use it as a jig to drill holes in a tube at different degrees. What is it.?
    Explain the blackening process. Nicely made.
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    Re: So I bought a Milling Machine

    A jacussi???
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    Re: White metal casting for restoration

    What would happen if you did a groove where the oil hole is and an oil groove on both ends of the bush and then join them with grooves that run from the oil groove hole longitudinally to meet the...
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    Re: White metal casting for restoration

    Theres nothing in my workshop that can measure to 0.0025mm.;D.I wonder if this couldnt be done in a lathe using a very course thread.Or how is rifling done in a rifle barrel.?
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    Re: White metal casting for restoration

    That looks really smart. Well done . Where do you get the white metals. I wonder if its the same stuff spoons are made of for fishing.?
  16. Thread: Why we fish

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    Re: Why we fish

    I love dorado but havent caught one this season. I dont target tunny,i dont like eating them so why bother. Ive caught enough.I feel bad catching fish if I have no purpose for them .
    I would put a...
  17. Thread: Why we fish

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    Doesnt feel like it . Ive only managed two couta ths season. I seem to have a habit of feeding sharks.
  18. Thread: Why we fish

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    Re: Why we fish

    My Dad owned a house on the beach at Umdloti. He was very clever in how he got me hooked on fishing. He hooked a shad and then handed me the rod and said hes going to fetch a cold beer. He toldme...
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    Re: Fixing up an old Walker Turner table saw

    If you find a friend with a lathe its best he keys it for you as well. I think it would be quite a challange to file that key. you need the right size files and they arent that cheap.Cheap relative...
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    Re: Fixing up an old Walker Turner table saw

    If you find a friend with a lathe its best he keys it for you as well. I think it would be quite a challange to file that key. you need the right size files and they arent that cheap.Cheap relative...
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    Re: White metal casting for restoration

    Okay so its not going to be line bored.
    Many ways to do this .It could be clamped to a faceplate and bored or clamped to a milling machine table and bored .I would think if it were bored true in a...
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    Re: White metal casting for restoration

    Do you think it needs to be lined bored then. ?But 0.05mm is quite forgiving. Reaming can cause problems at times because its not accurate. If you bore a bush in a 3 jaw chuck and ream it to size...
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    Re: White metal casting for restoration

    Does this need to be line bored. ?Why can it not be finish machined and pressed in ?
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Im in the same boat. I bought a victron 30 amp charger and a 180 v lithium battery. For Fluffys suggestion can you mix and match batteries. Could I but a 200 amp lead battery to get the 24v needed....
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    This is a long thread. Im still impressed but getting worried. Have there been a lot of failures on these units. If they fail can they not be fixed perhaps by a pakistani tv guru.

    How complicated...
  26. Thread: Orania

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    Re: Orania

    Where is this Orania you speak of?
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    Re: 81 Jeep CJ 7 rebuild

    Nice project. Whats in this jeep .Is it an original 258 or 252 rambler and the three speed box. Cant see from the pics.
  28. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    What are you trying to do Herman . Drive Mygoggie up the wall.:(:o>:D.Personally it drove me up the wall and I would use a paintroller.;D

    It gives a nice overview of the lathe and I think he is...
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    Re: White metal casting for restoration

    Yes he is anal isnt he ? But then you have to admire his hand skills. He gets alot done with really basic tooling. Just imagine when his lathe is up and running. But I thought I was a procrastinator...
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    Re: White metal casting for restoration

    Case hardening is a waste of time in this application unless Mygoggie will need about eighteen thousands attemps before he gets it right. ;D

    I doubt it will change the modulus of elasticity in any...
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    Re: White metal casting for restoration

    Thats the video.:D
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    Re: White metal casting for restoration

    Mygoggie you have some great handskills. I saw a you tube video of a guy tinning and pouring a white metal bush just like yours . But I didnt save it and cant find it again. But he used brass or...
  33. Thread: Lunch

    by plunger
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    Lunch

    This year so far the fishing has been much better than a couple of years. i managed to catch some lunch on my paddle ski.;D
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  34. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Congratulations Regardt.Now isnt that useful to have a guy like Mygoggie on the forum . You should start a thread about your experience with your new lathe.
    Remember we all love pics. How is the...
  35. Re: Tow a boat from SA to Uganda and have full access to use it on your trip

    How safe is a trip like this through Africa.
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