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Neat Stuff / Re: Miniatures by a master!
« Last post by Groundhog on Today at 07:34:20 PM »
Pretty incredible.
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Project Logs / Re: Motorbike Lift Bench
« Last post by one_rod on Today at 05:34:54 PM »
So, painting.
Hate it.
For me it's always the  least favourite part of any job.

I will, however say a quick word for this stuff.
20170731_182055 by Mick, on Flickr

Based, apparently on Phosphoric Acid, it converts rust back into metallic iron, keys and passivates  the surface ready for the proper paint. Eye-wateringly expensive, but saves a lot of time with the wire brush / emery paper etc.

Goes on as a thin, milky emulsion. A little goes an awfully long way. Turns blue as it's working.
20170731_185127 by Mick, on Flickr

Then to black as it's finished.
20170731_195513 by Mick, on Flickr


One coat of zinc-rich primer and two of good quality machinery enamel. My shop is a damp old place and untreated steel will rust before your eyes. Boring but necessary.
Strangely, paint is turning out  to be the most expensive part of this whole project.

Time to start bolting it all back together.
20170910_110111 by Mick, on Flickr

Top plate on to be drilled, ready for bolting in place.
20170916_201803 by Mick, on Flickr

And yet more bloody paint.
20170923_134400 by Mick, on Flickr

Nearly there...
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Thanks David, it didn't get much response!

Cheers, Matthew
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I can see it, too!

Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks Matthew!  :thumbup:
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Announcements & Issues / Re: Embedded You Tube Videos Have Disappeared ?
« Last post by philf on Today at 02:23:33 PM »
Snub,

Have you tried viewing the site with another browser?

Phil.
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Weird, I can see it!

Matthew
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Announcements & Issues / Re: Embedded You Tube Videos Have Disappeared ?
« Last post by snub on Today at 01:30:59 PM »
Here is a screen capture of what I see (or don't see);


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Announcements & Issues / Re: Embedded You Tube Videos Have Disappeared ?
« Last post by snub on Today at 12:46:33 PM »
Which videos? I can see the last one I posted.

Regards, Matthew


Yours was the first one I noticed the video missing. I'm thinking this might be a personal problem.

http://madmodder.net/index.php/topic,12289.0.html
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How do I?? / Re: Mini lathe chatter on facing cuts
« Last post by Fergal on Today at 06:41:48 AM »
So you think my problem is due to the headstock bearings? The previous owner changed them to the tapered ones and I've measured the runout on the spindle plate and it's about 0.01mm. I'll check them later.

Surely the movement in the cross slide can't be good? I think maybe I need to shim it as mentioned here:

http://www.mini-lathe.com/Mini_lathe/Tuning/tuning.htm#xbacklash
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