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Offline sshire

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It followed me home from Cabin Fever
« on: April 14, 2013, 11:19:12 PM »
Just couldn't resist. I had an empty space in the shop.
http://photobucket.com/albums/l604/sshire/Oliver%20die%20filer

Had it set up within an hour of arriving at home. Runs like a well oiled machine.
Old American Iron.
« Last Edit: April 14, 2013, 11:24:31 PM by sshire »
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Stan

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Re: It followed me home from Cabin Fever
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2013, 11:43:25 PM »
Oh man, I want one. How did you steal that one. Did it set you back some?

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Re: It followed me home from Cabin Fever
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2013, 12:15:10 AM »
Under $200. 1971-72 vintage. Oliver is sending me manual and other info. I filled the gearbox with oil. Runs like a good watch.
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Stan

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Re: It followed me home from Cabin Fever
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2013, 12:33:13 AM »
You know models in bad shape cost well over $400. You made a steal Stan.

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Re: It followed me home from Cabin Fever
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2013, 12:41:17 AM »
Nice find Stan...that's a beauty!! Glad you and it both got home safely too.

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Re: It followed me home from Cabin Fever
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2013, 01:42:29 AM »
Sweet find!

Congrats!

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Re: It followed me home from Cabin Fever
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2013, 02:29:10 AM »
Stan,
This is a serious question...what will you do with it?

Pleasure hanging with you, too.

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Re: It followed me home from Cabin Fever
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2013, 11:34:56 AM »
Do with it? Who needs a reason.
Seriously, I grabbed a piece of brass from the scrap box to test the filer. What a treat! Very nice surface, very square (or angled precisely by tilting the table). Much more precise than my hand filing ( which I didn't think was too bad). With the assortment of "new, old stock" Nicholson files that I got for $8 each in square (course and fine), round (course and fine) and triangular, I can easily and controllably file in corners and tight spaces. I can also see attaching abrasive paper to a 1/2" square or round bar.
Looks to be very useful, plus I did have an empty spot in the shop to fill.
Hoping that other members can give me some hints for using it.
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Stan

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Re: It followed me home from Cabin Fever
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2013, 11:41:59 AM »
That is a seriously nice hunk of machine - and for just about scrap value!  :ThumbsUp:
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Re: It followed me home from Cabin Fever
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2013, 01:27:26 PM »
I have a Butterfly filer, and use it a good bit. When working small pieces the file will occasionally grab the work on the up-stroke, then pull it back down with a bit of skin  under the part- hurts a lot  >:( I have not found a way to beat that, except to use a clamp or some kind of holder for small parts.

What followed (or is following me) as I go to NAMES is the Multiplaz 3500 combination TIG and plasma cutter. I am afraid it may be one of those purchases you later realize was over sold- remember  the old VitaMix salesmen at shows? But I watched the guy behind the curtain cutting and welding and it sure looked nice. When I get home and get to try it Ill start a new thread on it.
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Re: It followed me home from Cabin Fever
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2013, 01:46:26 PM »
I've been eyeing that torch....and am very curious....look forward to the write up Ron!

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Re: It followed me home from Cabin Fever
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2013, 02:43:48 PM »
That's a homerun Stan.  I've never used one, but I'd imagine  it would be great for making the square hole in a boring bar.  Nice find and goodluck with it.

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Re: It followed me home from Cabin Fever
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2013, 09:53:26 PM »
Ron
The Oliver has a hold down to eliminate the finger pinching problem. If you'd like detailed pix I can post them.

I spoke to a lovely lady at Oliver this morning (Mary). She sent me a PDF of the manual, parts breakdown and the brochure for my model (S-4)
She also told me that it was ordered by Pierce Governor Co. in Anderson Indiana in 1964. It was ordered with a special 16" table instead of the standard 11-1/4" one.
I'll bet Grizzly would have a hard time telling me when I ordered my lathe less than two years ago.

I sent her pictures.
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Stan

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Re: It followed me home from Cabin Fever
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2013, 11:14:43 PM »
Stan,
Keeping in mind that there are some out here who are "filiing-disadvantaged", I think it is encumbent on you to post some early filing works. Show us what this machine can do, please. I just spent a couple of hours making a contact plate out of .060 aluminum, filing by hand, and sanding the circumference. Betcha you could have done it in minutes with that wonderful new machine.
By the way, I really enjoyed dining with you and the other guys, especially the one who makes tiny wobblers on a Haas turning center.
We loved the part when the check came and we all signed your name.
Mosey

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Re: It followed me home from Cabin Fever
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2013, 01:11:11 AM »
How useful you will find a die filer depends to a great extent on what type of projects you do and what level of finish you want to achieve.  I have a Milwaukee (presently dismantled for a rebuild) and a clunky old Oliver, both table-top models, and the die filer has become one of my most useful tools.  I use it constantly and I've done a couple of jobs I couldn't have done any other way.  I love the nice crisp edges and smooth curves I can get with it and the older I get the smaller (in scale) I expect my projects will become and the more useful I expect my die filer to be.
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Harry