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Hi Harry

I like but I don't know why why not just buy a new one for 1.00 or so.. or better yet just a new set of 10 for just 20.oo they he has extra ones on hand..plus extra ring nuts..

http://www.carbatec.com.au/power-too...0551498d1abf25

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No.1, it isn't mine and I don't ask questions, I do these things because it gives me great enjoyment, both the repair work and helping someone not in a position to do it themselves.
No.2 they cost far, far more than that over here.
No.3 I bet that you to Bob get a kick out of doing this sort of thing.

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Hi Harry

hahahahahahaha

Did you take your pills today,,,one or more downers would help I think

You must have the same as the HF in the AU, I recall one you posted ...I don't recall the name..

- Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices
http://www.carbatec.com.au/power-too...0551498d1abf25

Or maybe you have a Rockler/Porter Cable outlet,then you can get a STEEL one

or get them off eBay AU. it's a small world now but I will say the shipping is high to AU.all that water you have around you, I think

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/NEW-10PC-ROUT...d=p3286.c0.m14

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/NEW-10PC-ROUT...d=p3286.c0.m14

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/10-pc-Router-...d=p3286.c0.m14

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No.1, it isn't mine and I don't ask questions, I do these things because it gives me great enjoyment, both the repair work and helping someone not in a position to do it themselves.
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If I had a metal lathe, I'd probably try making one too.

Not because it would be cheaper than buying a mass produced set (which I did) but because I COULD!

But I do have a question for Harry. Why not solder in the rod BEFORE drilling the hole in its center. Wait and drill the hole after fixing it into the body. Wouldn't this assure you that the hole was centered? Likewise, you could put in the rod as an oversized piece for its O.D. and mill it down in place to again guarantee it was centered (concentric). Just thinking out loud here. I can see some issues with tool shapes and clearances to get in and make the cuts to the O.D. of the rod soldered in place.

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Hi Harry

Just had to say "great job", like you I enjoy the challenge of doing something, especially if I have never tackled it before. Helping out is always a great feeling.

Scott and I are planning on getting a small metal lathe and small mill (February is my slow down date) and building a smaller metal CNC router, and upgrading some parts of the first one. I know who to get some good tips from,, As usual Scott wants to convert them into a CNC. He would have the toilet lid controlled by a computer if it was feasible.

Your post has made me want the lathe even more.

When people say to me when I build something I could likely buy cheaper "why did you build that", my answer is usually "because I can" Great job Harry.

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Boy Harry you had me wondering. You always said the the brass bushings were no good you didn't own any. Nice save buddy.

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Harry,that guide bush looks a little familiar?? Your instructional photos are a great way to learn....even the wife was impressed looking over my shoulder........great workmanship! Regards.........AL
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Great job, Harry.

Glad to see that you are staying out of mischief,,,,,,

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PS, my laptop has stopped working, can I send that over for repairs....LOL
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WOW, thanks everyone. I've never made a secret of the fact that I own a set of these stupid three piece Brass guides that I use once every blue moon if I need an odd size and it's for a one off job.
Rob, there are many ways that the repair could have been carried out but, consider that we are going to use it for woodworking, a couple of thou" are insignificant, also, I make no claim to be a precision machinist, I'm a self taught hobbyist who somehow manages to "get by" with my MYFORD ML7 lathe made in 1947!

I must mention to all the members out there who crave a metal lathe, you must have a purpose for it, you can't just stick a rod in the chuck, engage the auto traverse and stand and watch it! I go out of my way to find things to make or repair using it, I derive a great deal of pleasure as I know Bj does, we rely on each other for new challenges!

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