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  1. This is one of the best reasons to deliver your...

    This is one of the best reasons to deliver your parts. Some of my customers now see me almost as an extension of their own machine shops, ie they ask me first before going elsewhere, as they know ill...
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    At the local steelworks I work in, I was in the...

    At the local steelworks I work in, I was in the hot strip mill machine shop/roll shop, i used to work in bearing chock maintenance but would occasionally grind a pair of pinch rolls for the mill on...
  3. There is a very good chance that could work! I'm...

    There is a very good chance that could work! I'm having a look now, seems like some 32mm plate (1.25") would be sufficient to use and mill down to 29.5mm thickness for the new plate (the "plate"...
  4. The bent cross feed screw I was able to salvage...

    The bent cross feed screw I was able to salvage as the bend was very localised, and I put it in one of my lathes, heated the area and bent it back, run out is within 20 thou at the very end so I'm...
  5. The broken bracket, and the accompanying bent...

    The broken bracket, and the accompanying bent cross feed screw, made it move very erratically in the Y axis when used with rapid. Along with a crunched cross feed screw, it had major backlash (like...
  6. The overarm supports I grabbed from the tin house...

    The overarm supports I grabbed from the tin house were both BLACK with grime from sitting in these large, drafty mill buildings, along with the boys grinding and oxy cutting near by.

    I've cleaned...
  7. I arranged to have the machine picked up and...

    I arranged to have the machine picked up and hoped the truck driver would call me when he was on his way to my shop, but he did not and so dropped the machine off still sitting on the pallet. I...
  8. Cincinatti #2 MI Universal Horizontal Mill Repair

    G'day Gents, I posted a thread about a cincinnati #2 vs #3 to see if the parts were interchangable with the answer, most probably not. Some items have proven to fit.
    During that thread I mentioned...
  9. I’ll be sure to do it, this forum has helped me...

    I’ll be sure to do it, this forum has helped me many times, now it’s my turn to contribute.
  10. And that link you posted I’ve downloaded that...

    And that link you posted I’ve downloaded that manual and put it all in an A4 binder, handy book to have when working on the machine!
    Page 76 of the actual book (page numbers printed on the pages) is...
  11. Thanks John, I got the bracket off yesterday and...

    Thanks John, I got the bracket off yesterday and it wasn’t as complicated as I imagined. The braze repair someone had done was garbage, did not penetrate whatsoever, but that’s life when buying old...
  12. Ok so The #3 at work is a #3U Dial Type...

    Ok so
    The #3 at work is a #3U Dial Type
    B5603-22. Tag says made in Birmingham.

    My cinci is a #2 MI Universal.
    F5406-3
    Tag also says made in Birmingham

    One of the reasons I initially...
  13. The #3 is a #3U Universal table Powered overarm...

    The #3 is a #3U
    Universal table
    Powered overarm vertical spindle
    I took the overarm supports and the dividing head as well. Unfortunately no change gears for the table for helical milling, but...
  14. Thanks John, I’ll record the numbers and post...

    Thanks John, I’ll record the numbers and post back here next week. I figured the parts could be larger, but thought I’d ask anyway. It really doesn’t cost or affect me in any way to tell the boys to...
  15. Cincinatti #3 Miller vs Cincinatti #2 Miller

    Hi Gents
    I’ve got a cincinatti #2 MI universal miller here in my shop, I’ve just gotten her going today after some small repairs - still needs more but for now I can at least use it.
    Now my...
  16. I couldn’t agree more. Trades assistants were an...

    I couldn’t agree more. Trades assistants were an absolute luxury in the eyes of some, and that attitude is what brought our manufacturing to a dead end.
    I’ve heard many similar stories, I work with...
  17. I figured you guys would’ve haha

    I figured you guys would’ve haha
  18. Bugger me. You’re right. I should be thankful for...

    Bugger me. You’re right. I should be thankful for earning an hourly rate as a tradesman fitter in a steel mill that is merely a few dollars above what one can earn at Bunnings. I should just shut my...
  19. Australia is as bad as any other western country...

    Australia is as bad as any other western country with the perception of some sort of social ranking that parallels with your job. I own and operate a manual/repair machine shop and have several...
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    I’ve never used a Nardini so I can’t comment on...

    I’ve never used a Nardini so I can’t comment on them. From the photos they look a little “cheap”er than a victor. Boxy headstock, little less beefy.

    My main small lathe is a victor 1630 that I’ve...
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    I have a victor lathe with an original manual....

    I have a victor lathe with an original manual.
    email me

    [email protected]
    (gmail.com - i wrote it like that to prevent spam)
  22. Thank for the replies boys These shafts are...

    Thank for the replies boys
    These shafts are under no more torque than what a human can apply with their hands on a 250mm long handle.
    These shafts only turn a 1/16” of a turn to engage the “latch”...
  23. A key seater can use a single point tool? Like a...

    A key seater can use a single point tool? Like a HSS bit in a boring bar type situation?
    I thought they had to use a broach looking tool

    Machine shop at one of the rolling mills is closing down...
  24. Cutting 5/8” keyways in 316 s/s with a slotter

    G’day Gents
    Quoting some stainless parts for local steel mill, 316 or 304 stainless (still in design stage, material is dependant on which is easier to machine) They are a replaceable insert for a...
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    Thanks Tom!

    Thanks Tom!
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