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    Simonds Morse to hex adapters

    I recently bought a used Logan 200 lathe which I am slowly cleaning up. It also came with a box of mysterious odds and ends including a range of these: The red and gold label indicates that they were manufactured by "Simonds Saw and Steel Company" and they are engraved 2M.T. 7/16 Hex...
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    The Hobby~Machinist. The "Un"-Friendly Machinist Forum?

    A Google search a few hours back led me to a thread on The Hobby~Machinist Forum. The thread had some interesting information but as only registered members are able to view the images I decided to register. After filling in the registration information, reading through and agreeing to the...
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    What is this lathe attachment?

    As my little Unimat is too small for almost anything I really want to make I have been keeping my eye out for a larger replacement. As funds are limited and I am not in any pressing hurry, I thought that it might be worth holding out in the hopes of finding a reasonably priced used machine...
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    New (Grizzly) South Bend lathe - $1000 discount

    For some time I have been looking to replace my Unimat lathe with something more substantial - around 8 to 10" swing. Not having a fortune to spend the obvious choice would be something like one of the Chinese 9x18s, but not being in a huge rush either, I thought that it might be worthwhile...
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    Solenoid engine info ?

    I came across this engine in a junk shop a few years ago. It looks to be a commercial product that has subsequently been repainted by a five year old. The first image shows the engine alongside a 6" rule, the solenoid is covered by a removable pierced metal cover. The knob on the left appears...
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    Canada, a land of terrorists? Probably according to McMaster-Carr.

    Yesterday I ordered a few items from McMaster-Carr. Nothing too subversive I don't think, some timing belts, a few metric end mills and some metric fasteners. Oops it must be all that metric stuff that gave me away because a few hours ago I received this email from their export department: Due...
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    Timing belts - what to get and where to buy?

    So my workshop activities have come to a temporary halt because my little lathe has broken a drive belt. The lathe uses three timing belts according to the manual they are: MXL 90Z-3/16 MXL 110Z-3/16 MXL 150Z-3/8 Are those standard timing belt codes, a brief web search didn't turn anything up...
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    Zeroing a vernier height gauge ?

    A while back I bought a 10"/250mm vernier height gauge on eBay. It is marked "Fowler" but has no model number on it so I had no luck with an online search for a manual. Yesterday while struggling to mark out the little rectangular block of brass that is to become a cylinder for my Elmer's...
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    A raw beginner attempts an Elmer's 25

    It didn't take long for reality to set in before I put aside my plans to build a 5" gauge loco in favour of something more suited to my limited equipment and even more limited experience. A rummage through the storeroom-cum-garage-cum-workshop soon unearthed a box containing two sets of rusty...
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    FreeCad - free 3d software

    I recently came across FreeCad http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/free-cad/index.php?title=Main_Page billed as free 3d parametric Cad which is open source and cross platform running on Windows, Linux or Mac. I spent a little while playing with it last night after following this basic...
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    Newish ...

    I was an occasional lurker, who soon become a frequent lurker, who in the past few months has become a registered lurker :) I grew up in South Africa before moving to Vancouver Canada in the early 90's where I develop software for a living. The last few years have seen me as more of an...
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