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  1. Thread: Boxwood.

    by motormaker
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    Re: Boxwood.

    Well, doc, I work in a three dimensional world. When I asked about size needed, I expected length, width, and depth not 4mm. Merely 4mm means nothing. Apparently that was asking too much. I have...
  2. Thread: Boxwood.

    by motormaker
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    Re: Boxwood.

    I am not playing a guessing game. Forget it. It sure is difficult to give gifts to some people. I could have cut, wrapped, and shipped out scraps of boxwood in less time.
    Jim
  3. Thread: Boxwood.

    by motormaker
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    Re: Boxwood.

    Wrong question. I have pieces 4 feet long and logs about the same. I am not offering them. Last time: What do you think you need for polishing pinions?
    Jim
  4. Thread: Boxwood.

    by motormaker
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    Re: Boxwood.

    LarFure;
    About 30 years ago I bought a lifetime supply of boxwood for several items that I was making. What size do you want for your immediate needs?
    Jim
  5. Re: Please help me troubleshoot my lathe problem

    I currently have and regularly use 3 old WW lathes and have never had bearing problems. In addition to these, I have also had 3 other WW lathes which were sold. None ever had bearing problems. You...
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    Re: Lathe part needed

    Wayne, you really want the larger diameter so that you can get the nut tight enough. I would machine one from brass 1/4" thick so that the nut has enough threads to do the job. If you were local,...
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    Re: Machining a Watch Stem on a Lathe.

    That is a nice solution to the problem. Thanks for sharing.
    Jim
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    Re: Cote de Geneve Tool

    I hope that it goes without needing to be said but here it is anyway ...
    The tool must be angled slightly in two directions to obtain the correct approach to the metal. The smallest easiest...
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    Re: Cote de Geneve Tool

    I really should mention some additional things. Craytex makes cylindrical abrasive filled rubber useful for such work. They even sell the holders for the cylinders. Also, for very detailed work...
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    Re: Cote de Geneve Tool

    Doc,
    I have literally hundreds of pounds of boxwood. If you are in the US, I'd be glad to send you a few chunks for experimentation.

    I have a small machine designed to do such work. It utilizes...
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    Re: What's Your Lathe?

    Bangster,
    So true - especially for efficient work.
    Jim
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    Re: Magic center finder?

    Steve,
    Maybe down under such things are termed trade secrets and special voodoo; but here in the US are easy to discover. Many old time spinners mixed up their own lubricants. I buy mine by the...
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    Re: What's Your Lathe?

    Here is my lathe assortment from small to larger and by type:

    175318 WW modified to two range variable speed
    175319 WW lathe and a few of the accessories.

    175320 WW dedicated to making lantern...
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    Re: Need nickel-plating for a very small part

    Why do you insist on doing this simple job the hard way? Knurl the shaft, "tin" it, or make an L tab. Sheesh.
    Jim
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    Re: Need nickel-plating for a very small part

    Doug,
    You could lightly knurl the shaft to increase its diameter.
    Jim
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    Re: Watch and clock sized gear hobber

    wefalck,
    Yes , that web page describes/shows things pretty well. You can have your browser translate the text then read and correct mistranslations by hand.
    Jim
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    Re: Watch and clock sized gear hobber

    Please restate the question.
    Jim
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    Re: Watch and clock sized gear hobber

    Tool steel turned on a screw cutting lathe using a tool bit precision ground to the "tooth gap" shape. The resulting screw shape gets drilled/reamed to fit the hobber, teeth ground in to create a...
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    Re: Watch and clock sized gear hobber

    No, my new toy is a real hobber. As I indicated on the web page, the cutter and wheel being cut are geared to turn together. The hob will be screw shaped (with cutting teeth) and having the...
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    Watch and clock sized gear hobber

    Guys;
    I just picked up this hobber and thought some of you might want to see it. Enjoy.
    Jim

    http://jamesriser.com/MiniatureGear/Hob.html
  21. Re: Ant one making tower clocks? I am nterested in Alec Price half size tower clock

    Frank,
    Could you send me the link for purchasing the Alec Price tower clock plans? Thanks.
    Jim
  22. Re: Tiny boring bars: Is there anyone selling them for a reasonable price?

    Luke;
    Even though I have a selection of commercially made boring bars, I usually use my home made ones. For over 50 years I have made my boring bars fron Allen wrenches. The long end of the wrench...
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    Re: Wax chuck for large lathe

    Use sealing wax (from stationary or candle shop for impressing seal on envelope flap) or dop wax (from lapidary/jewelers supply shop). Both are hard waxes and set up within seconds. You are making...
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    Re: Wax chuck for large lathe

    A wax chuck works just fine on a larger lathe and perfectly for what you have in mind. Since what you want to make has good surface area, you will be fine. Your wax chuck will grip better if you...
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    Re: Cowell lathes

    Jere, I enjoy your web pages and thank you for putting them up. If I did not already have an assortment of various machines, I could be very happy with a Cowell lathe and accessories. Nice web...
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