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  1. I second duckduckgo, very clean. I also run...

    I second duckduckgo, very clean. I also run different users, so use one with browser in private mode (delete all cookies etc on shutdown)for "fun browsing" but have to login as a different user for...
  2. It might be more work than the job is worth......

    It might be more work than the job is worth... but if the end gear on the leadscrew has an even number of teeth, is it possible to make a replacement gear with half the teeth? If so and if you can...
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    I had one of these for lots of years. although in...

    I had one of these for lots of years. although in 240volt. I would suggest you order a larger tip for the bigger work I think you want to do.
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    Thanks for your suggestions but I think you may...

    Thanks for your suggestions but I think you may have misread my original post.
    Using a square of plate isn't on because plate is nigh on impossible to get hold of here. The only way would be to buy...
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    Sorry, I thought I had given enough detail of...

    Sorry, I thought I had given enough detail of what I wanted to do. Not specifically looking for a new way of produce guns commercially. Just trying to make one for my own amusement BUT.. as I said in...
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    Originally here I thought I was asking a simple...

    Originally here I thought I was asking a simple engineering question about threads. Show how much things have changed in my lifetime. I am glad I was born when I was. I think I had the best of it....
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    Fair enough, but the gun I have planned is black...

    Fair enough, but the gun I have planned is black powder so legal in France without any paperwork being necessary. Actually legal on two scores, one blackpowder and two a replica of an 1870's British...
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    You know, I am beginning to get the impression...

    You know, I am beginning to get the impression that not all of you are entirely enthusiastic about this project. That is a bit sad as in all probability it will be the last project for me and my...
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    Thanks for the reply. Will just have to...

    Thanks for the reply. Will just have to experiment and test fire with a long piece of string and overloaded cartridges:)
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    Advice on threads wanted

    I have a project to make a revolver but I have some constraints.

    I can neither weld or forge or do a lot of filing the frame due to my health so need to construct it with my old lathe and a cheap...
  11. The gear train starts from the main lathe spindle...

    The gear train starts from the main lathe spindle with a 42 tooth straight gear wheel. This powers a pair of "rocking gears which allows using the back gear to drive the feeds and threading forwards...
  12. Plain white metal bearings about 4-5 inches in...

    Plain white metal bearings about 4-5 inches in diameter. I noticed this when I recommissioned it some years ago.
  13. The T at the end means it has been hardened and...

    The T at the end means it has been hardened and tempered ready for use. It says machine as for stainless, but I think this might be a bit harder than 316L and lathe not fast enough for indexing tools...
  14. how to machine hard steel with an old lathe

    My lathe is an old Holbrook with max speed of 400 rpm. min 15 rpm :) the finest cut is 112 per inch about 9 thou or 1/4 a mm
    I need to make some cylinders about 1 1/2 inches internal diameter from...
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    Thanks, is that T9 or something else ?

    Thanks, is that T9 or something else ?
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    I have a very old Holbrook lathe and generally...

    I have a very old Holbrook lathe and generally use it for one offs. It is kept where it can get damp so would like to be able to flood it with oil to protect and lubricate the working surfaces from...
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    I used diesel and wire wool to bring my old...

    I used diesel and wire wool to bring my old Holbrook back to being good. teh tailstock slide now like acurling stone on ice.
  18. Thanks for that. I have tried to match it with...

    Thanks for that. I have tried to match it with photo's but they seem to be very rare for my lathe. I did not know that the model B had a fully geared headstock, never seen another. Or one with the...
  19. Can anyone identify this Holbrook lathe model/age ?

    Hi
    I have retrieved an old Holbrook lathe from a field, and cleaned the beds etc and it is now running quite well. I have no idea what model it is. It has a all gearded headstock and all imperial...
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    In the mid sixties I worked in a factory in...

    In the mid sixties I worked in a factory in Cornwal UK that were still using a number of "war finish" machines.
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    I have a Holbrook lathe, but not sure what model,...

    I have a Holbrook lathe, but not sure what model, never been able to see another like it. Just re commissioned it after it had been lying outside for 13 years,
    The tailstock glides now like a...
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