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    WTB 7 inch metal shaper, Atlas 7B, South bend or others

    Hi Henry, thanks for your reply. I solved the problem today and now have a very good finish. I did not have enough top rake on the tool. With about 10 degrees top and side rake the finish was transformed and the machine was making much easier work of it. I do know what the steel was - hot...
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    WTB 7 inch metal shaper, Atlas 7B, South bend or others

    I used my Ammco shaper for the first time yesterday. I had a steel bracket that needed thinning down. I found I could only take very light cuts and the finish wasn't that great. I think there is wear in the ram which was allowing the cutter to move vertically. I tightened the gib strips and...
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    WTB 7 inch metal shaper, Atlas 7B, South bend or others

    I have just restored an old Ammco 7 inch shaper which was in pretty bad condition when I got it. Looks lovely now but I haven't used it yet seriously.
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    Sealing boiler water level glass

    LBSC used to recommend slices cut from rubber tubing and that works ok. As do O Rings. You don't need special O rings, the neoprene ones are fine. Silicone tubing slices work ok too.
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    Single Phase To Three Phase Rewind - Lathe Uprate

    All the 3 phase motors I've seen here in the UK are 440/220 depending on whether they are wired in Star or Delta. You just remove a cover and shift 3 links to changeover. I've done it on 2 motors which I now run on a vfd which is single phase 220 volt. I also ran my lathe motor and a 3 hp...
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    Hello Coilmotorworks. I am trying to do the drawings for a Rumely Model F to 1/8th scale that I want to build. One of the details I can't work out is how the clutch works. I can see that it is a friction clutch working on the inside of the belt pulley but how does the operating linkage work...
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    Small Ignition Coil Drive Question

    I found these on eBay. Will this work for a small hit and miss engine?
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    Considering a 3 phase CNC small lathe - - - have 240V single phase

    I've just converted mine- VFD from amazon for about £60 , easy to install, quiet and you get speed control into the bargain.
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    Ammco 7 inch shaper

    Hello, I've been for a little shaper for a while and have just got an Ammco 7 inch one. It wasn't in a very good state but I paid very little for it so I am prepared to work on it. I have stripped it all down to repaint it and clean up the surfaces etc. I was a bit alarmed to see that the...
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    Another Karl Benz 1886 Engine and Motor Wagon.

    Please could you tell me where you got the castings and drawings? TS models-germany doesn't come up on a Google search.
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    Lanz tractor

    I think more models of vintage tractors would be made but there are apparently no drawings available. I would like to made a model of a Rumely Oil Pull but no drawings can be had seemingly.
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    Oil Pull tractor

    Thank you John, are there any dimensions on those? Which were Rudy's plans you mention?
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    Oil Pull tractor

    Hi does anyone Know where I could get a drawing [general arrangement] of a Rumeley Oil pull tractor. I am thinking of making a model using a Hit and miss engine. Thanks.