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    Thanks for answering so clearly.I do see banggood...

    Thanks for answering so clearly.I do see banggood does have cheap cutters .It would simplify buying the right cutter. But our exchange rate and dismal 3rd world postal system would ensure this...
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    Thanks for the help guys. Dont you need a surface...

    Thanks for the help guys. Dont you need a surface grinder to clean up the top of the button cutter. ?At least that is what you see most guys doing. That method where they use a hob looks simpler....
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    understanding gear cutters.

    I would like to try help my friend make some gears for his southbend 9 lathe.I have a couple of questions .
    1)Can a flycutter get the job done in steel.?
    2)Can brass be used for these gears ?
    3)If...
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    What did you braze it with.

    What did you braze it with.
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    You dont say where you live. ?Maybe you are...

    You dont say where you live. ?Maybe you are spoilt for choice. Where I live you either buy a chinese lathe of dubious quality at a ridiculous price or you buy a second hand machine and fix it up....
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    I am curious to know if the tailstock on original...

    I am curious to know if the tailstock on original southbends is a left hand thread. I see this tailstock is a right hand thread .In order to drill you need to wind anticlockwize.
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    I visited my mate today with my camera. We have...

    I visited my mate today with my camera. We have many more questions. But I could not take pics of the spindle as he took it to an engineering firm and they will braze it up and recut the gear for...
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    I will try get pics. I guess its not so easy to...

    I will try get pics. I guess its not so easy to work out what gears are needed if you change the tooth count of the spindle gear. At least he will have auto feed.
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    I would think to make a gear that could be...

    I would think to make a gear that could be locktited to the spindle I would have to machine the damaged gear off . Then the gear would have to have more teeth than the original gear. It looks like...
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    I dont quite understand the tumbler as its not in...

    I dont quite understand the tumbler as its not in front of me but do they actually effect the gear train ratio.Could any gear here not be used .Isnt it more like an idler gear ,just changing...
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    My mate removed the spindle and informs me there...

    My mate removed the spindle and informs me there is damage to the spindle bearings as well as headstock journals.But google tells me this looks worse than it is in reality. I dont know if this is...
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    I will have a closer look when he has taken the...

    I will have a closer look when he has taken the centuries of grease off it. There are alot of videos but strangley I could not find a video of the repair of the gear on the spindle. I wonder if it...
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    Southbend spindle question.

    My mate bought a old southbend lathe. It looks to have sat unused for a long time. I dont think its bigger than a nine. These are not that common in Africa as we have chinese lathes. I breifly looked...
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    If you dont drink you dont know what you are...

    If you dont drink you dont know what you are missing. You can get run over and dont feel it.:p Just happy your brain wasnt affected,I think you had the forum worried for a while.
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    Oh thank goodness. I thought you were maybe drunk...

    Oh thank goodness. I thought you were maybe drunk and staggering in the road.;)
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    Clumsy bastard.

    Clumsy bastard.
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    Nitrogen gas test combined with acoustics.

    Nitrogen gas test combined with acoustics.
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    I made one from free plans from HMEM. They used...

    I made one from free plans from HMEM. They used two bearings but I changed it to have a third,a thrust bearing. It works real well.
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    Pity you cant take a pic. Its not easy to...

    Pity you cant take a pic. Its not easy to desolder a pipe. I often do it but often because we use thin wall tube that corrodes it just breaks off .It helps alot to use a fluxed paint brush to help...
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    Also be careful not to break loose any other...

    Also be careful not to break loose any other solder joints. If they start to ooze little balls of solder its best to flux the whole tee and resolder the whole tee.Its maybe easier to cut the pipe if...
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    Yes I would machine a mould and cast 80 shore...

    Yes I would machine a mould and cast 80 shore polyurethane.
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    What kind of finish do you get off a spade drill.?

    What kind of finish do you get off a spade drill.?
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    Rich nice work. I didnt understand the holes. I...

    Rich nice work. I didnt understand the holes. I get the center hole for alignment and the four countersunk holes to bolt to the rt . I get all the hold down tapped holes but what are the holes...
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    Damn ,thats cheap

    Damn ,thats cheap
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    Where I live electroplishing is very reasonable...

    Where I live electroplishing is very reasonable but a pain to drop of and fetch .Wouldnt 316 just solve everything.?
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