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Re: Die Filer attachment for the lathe
« Reply #30 on: June 09, 2019, 12:44:46 PM »
Dave,

Those files look good.  Can you confirm a couple of things for me.

What is the diameter of the shank, I need to ensure will fit in the Excel clamp mechanism.  On the basis these are clamped below the table do the files all cut on the down stroke.

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Re: Die Filer attachment for the lathe
« Reply #31 on: June 09, 2019, 02:05:24 PM »
Hi Colin    Ill measure them up today and report back here
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Re: Die Filer attachment for the lathe
« Reply #32 on: June 09, 2019, 09:23:36 PM »
Hi Colin

I measured up 3 and got a range of 0.248" to 0.251"   (6.30mm to 6.375mm)  The shanks are soft.

They all cut on the down stroke

They are made by Nicholson, a pretty well respected file company in the day. and are die filer files, not modified hand files

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Re: Die Filer attachment for the lathe
« Reply #33 on: June 10, 2019, 12:48:24 PM »
Dave,

Thanks for that.  They will fit in the Excel clamp mechanism.  I made some small steel blocks and drilled them out to use chainsaw files.  I used Araldite to secure the files.

This works well, so could repeat if necessary for these.

Colin

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Re: Die Filer attachment for the lathe
« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2019, 02:07:33 AM »
A little more done tonight

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Re: Die Filer attachment for the lathe
« Reply #35 on: June 23, 2019, 12:22:04 AM »
It's beginning to look like something now
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Re: Die Filer attachment for the lathe
« Reply #36 on: June 23, 2019, 01:36:44 AM »
It's coming along nicely Dave. Looks good.

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Re: Die Filer attachment for the lathe
« Reply #37 on: June 23, 2019, 02:09:32 AM »
Looking good Dave your going to enjoy using it.  :ThumbsUp:


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Re: Die Filer attachment for the lathe
« Reply #38 on: July 20, 2019, 11:41:36 AM »
A little more yesterday

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Re: Die Filer attachment for the lathe
« Reply #39 on: July 21, 2019, 02:30:37 AM »
Ok  its beginning to look like a die filer.   On to the crank
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Re: Die Filer attachment for the lathe
« Reply #41 on: July 28, 2019, 10:39:52 PM »
Yep, sure is. Looking good too!!

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Re: Die Filer attachment for the lathe
« Reply #42 on: August 04, 2019, 10:50:03 PM »
OK   made a pivot support  and a clamp washer today....I had my daughter helping me on Samantha bell with the washer...she had fun

next is the over arm for top support and the work hold down finger.....then a nice coat of paint to match SB.

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Re: Die Filer attachment for the lathe
« Reply #43 on: August 17, 2019, 02:15:07 AM »
the overarm support is done, minus the thumb knob....I'll get to it

Now to make the hold down.   I've come up with a very simple design, and I'll get on it tomorrow I think

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Re: Die Filer attachment for the lathe
« Reply #44 on: August 17, 2019, 03:13:03 AM »
Looking great Dave and yeah buddy piccys would be nice... :ThumbsUp:


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