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Casting / Re: Casting brass
« Last post by steam guy willy on Today at 02:43:16 AM »
I think you may have to add various other things to the mix like flux and stuff but not too sure....
Willy
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From Plans / Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Last post by steam guy willy on Today at 02:37:16 AM »
more progress with the front web made using a former  and silver soldered in position and the part attached with 12BA screws...lots of tidying up to do though....
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Chatterbox / Re: It's Hot!
« Last post by steamer on Today at 02:34:45 AM »
You guys should live in Australia 45C is when we start to complain :)
Yeah but will it look like this and be -10 c in six months
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Tooling & Machines / Re: Die Filer attachment for the lathe
« Last post by steamer on Today at 02:30:37 AM »
Ok  its beginning to look like a die filer.   On to the crank
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My Workshop / Re: Tour of my Work Shop
« Last post by Ginger Nut on Today at 01:47:38 AM »
Amazing set up.

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My Workshop / Re: Tour of my Work Shop
« Last post by b.lindsey on Today at 01:20:31 AM »
That is an amazing amount of tooling Jim. It certainly is well organized though. Thanks for the tour!

Bill
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Chatterbox / Re: Clausing 8500 series mills
« Last post by Bobsmodels on Today at 12:58:36 AM »
I have an 8530 with 3 axis Shooting Star DRO and a Servo Drive, also equipped with a  3ph motor and VFD.  Equipped it with a an ETYM ER25 collet system.  Replaced the quill lock bolt with a handle.  It is a real nice machine.  It could be more rigid but if you use it for what it was designed for it does a fine job. At this point for my small models I use it for about 80% of the work.  I am fortunate to have a Bridgeport to use for heavy stuff.

I just added a 8540 Horizontal mill with a Bridgeport M Head adaptor.   The M Head was new out of the box with the B3 (aka mini R8) collets.  Have just started using it.  The Adaptor plate was advertised in HSM a bit ago.  I like it because I can use the horizontal features with out removing the M Head.

Bob

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My Workshop / Re: Tour of my Work Shop
« Last post by rjconway on Today at 12:38:54 AM »
Thanks for taking the time to show us your shed.  I like the bottles on the roof,  at least you can see inside all of them.  You would have to have a bloody good memory on where stuff is, although I see the label maker has worked overtime :)  I have like the 10th of the equipment of your workshop and I spend more time looking for tools/fixtures than machining.

is your kitchen pantry as organised as your shed ?

Awesome
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Casting / Casting brass
« Last post by Jim on Today at 12:36:49 AM »
I have an unlimited supply of brass such as taps, tap spindles and other plumbing parts.

How hard is it to cast brass into barstock for turning on the lathe? Is it within the realm of a backyarder?
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Chatterbox / Re: It's Hot!
« Last post by Jim on Today at 12:34:29 AM »
You guys should live in Australia 45C is when we start to complain :)
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