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    http://www.bbssystem.com/manuals/Lathe-Tutorial.pdf

    Thanks to chengdave2003 for suggesting a link to this interesting publication here. The Austrailian Hercus lathe is one of the more prominent South Bend clones, and this book is sort of their answer to SB's "How To Run A Lathe". It's great for the Hercus owner, and a good manual on turning-in-general.

    Paula

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    Paula, thank you so much for this link, you are a darling. The local school sold 10 Hercus lathes this week, for $300 each. I bought one, had no idea how to work it. I’m a wood worker, this is my first venture into metal. See www.alstin.com.au to see what I make.

    I downloaded your file last night, read til very late and had a great day playing with my new (old) toy. I have passed on your pdf file to a few of the other blokes who bought a lathe, they too are greatly thankful to you. It will be immensely helpful.

    I joined up here, just so I could say thank you. Best wishes, Andrew Alstin ( Australia)

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    Hi Andrew,

    Congratulations on your recent purchase. I'm glad that the link helped you out -- that's what this forum is about. Hope you enjoy using your "new" tool.

    I enjoyed browsing your website, too. That is some truly beautiful work!

    Paula

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    Not to put a dampener on it .

    but think you should link it like so.

    http://www.bbssystem.com/viewtopic.php?t=89

    then you see the original uploader... Moi thankless task

    and bring people into the hosts site ..

    Adrian owner of metalillness.com hosts these files , so you can reward him by at least joining in and posting on the site ..

    all the best.mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboard_epsilon View Post

    but think you should link it like so.
    Sorry, I didn't compose the link, just copied it from another post within the PM forum. It didn't occur to me to wonder who uploaded it.


    Adrian owner of metalillness.com hosts these files , so you can reward him by at least joining in and posting on the site .. and bring people into the hosts site ..
    Indeed. Looks like he could use a few more moderators over there.

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    Default Hercus Lathe "Text Book of Turning"

    Without trying to get into a peeing contest, are you sure the Metalillness site was the original uploader of the book? I see his post was on 31 March 2005; a quick search found the same book posted on 01 Nov 2004 on Yahoo's 9x20 forum....

    Quote Originally Posted by aboard_epsilon View Post
    Not to put a dampener on it .

    but think you should link it like so.

    http://www.bbssystem.com/viewtopic.php?t=89

    then you see the original uploader... Moi thankless task

    and bring people into the hosts site ..

    Adrian owner of metalillness.com hosts these files , so you can reward him by at least joining in and posting on the site ..

    all the best.mark

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    original as in ...

    i was the one who uploaded it to the metal illness site ...

    yup i got it from else where ..

    depends on how you read into it ......


    think i got it from an american old books site . probably before november 2004..

    cant remember it was that long ago .....when adrian opend his site i up loaded it there .

    a whole load of stuff was on that site including the army training lathe one .

    from here probably

    http://digital.lib.msu.edu/collections/index.cfm?

    all the best.markj

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    Default hercus manual

    Hi all; I've used a Hercus AR for about 35 years in my school shop. I bought a Hercus AU last summer for my pre-retirement gift. I have learned a great deal more from this manual about the Hercus and also wish to thank you all who copied this manual and posted it for us to use. Wayne

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    why do all links to the Hercus manual go to a bitcoin site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejebreen View Post
    why do all links to the Hercus manual go to a bitcoin site?
    I have all the same problem! Can anyone help with a new link?

    Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejebreen View Post
    why do all links to the Hercus manual go to a bitcoin site?
    Not ALL of them. Time has marched on. Yah need to apply Google to Paula's original full topic title to find more current info is all:

    https://tokentoolroom.com/files/Text...%20turning.pdf

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    Thanks for that Thermite!

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