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  1. Buchanan

    What is the best paint for an old machine restoration.

    The heading says it all. I am restoring an old Acorn tools Shaper and want to repaint it as best possible. I need a good paint that will resist oil and also stick to the old casting filler. I would like to brush it on as well as spray, with a final cut and buff to get a good polished paint...
  2. Buchanan

    Atlas acorn tools shaper.

    I have a 'spare ' Atlas or acorn tools shaper that I would like to sell. Is any body interested, if so I can post a few photos. It is near Sydney, Australia. Its slide ways look in really good condition but it is missing a few belt guards and a motor mount. 6 inch stroke.
  3. Buchanan

    Astro Skeleton clock.

    I thought I might post a link to a website showing the build of an astronomical clock for a client. I send him regular photos and then he compiles a monthly report, so if it is acceptable I will post the link every time his website is updated. It is not an engine but has cams, chains, gears...
  4. Buchanan

    Hobbs for sale.

    Hobbs for sale in Australia;http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/162359419386?ssPageName=STRK:MESCX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1554.l2649
  5. Buchanan

    milling machine table castings

    For sale in Australia.http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/milling-machine-table-castings-/162359458948?
  6. Buchanan

    Sharpening files.

    Has any body first hand experience in resharpening files with battery acid or by means of electrolysis. I have a large number of very good quality fine second cut files that have lost their edge and do not cut brass any more. I would like to resurrect them if at all passable. You can see what I...
  7. Buchanan

    Hardinge belts

    Hello All I have two! hardinge HLV-H lathes. I have had belt slip for a while and have kept adjusting the belt tension on one of them for the last few years. A few weeks ago one belt snapped. :wall:Nobody here in Australia knows what the nunbers on the belt mean. It has worn narrow because...