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Member postings for Mark Eisen

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Thread: Death.
01/07/2022 04:18:41

Very sorry to here of this.

Thread: My Hercus 9 Restoration.
08/04/2020 10:29:50

I have used degreaser and scourer, nylon bush, repeatedly, tried a wire brush but that was to aggressive.

How would you remove it?


08/04/2020 10:25:07

Had a few attempts with the the car bog never used it before, finally got it right

There was a few holes in the name so started to scrap it out eventually removed the lot.


Raped up ready to paint

Note the name


Edited By Mark Eisen on 08/04/2020 10:25:52

08/04/2020 10:17:16

Now that I am in gaol I have be getting back into my Hercus, before I came home Bunnings and car accessories places had mobs of empty shelves, managed to get the last two tins of spray putty and the last tin of car putty.

After giving the cabinet and tray a citric bath, went over them with a wire brush on my angle grinder.

Asked some one to get me a tin of Killrust Etch Primer.


08/04/2020 10:02:31

I made a box up so that I could put the bed in a citric bath, I am a convert to citric acid now.p2230485.jpg

08/04/2020 09:58:20

Before I had to go down south we had our first rain in two years, which made every thing go a funny colour.Had to buy a trap to cover the patient.



Thread: low profile vise
08/03/2020 06:26:23

Most impressive Celso, will have to make one when I get back in to the shed.yes

Thread: brazilian lathe restoration
08/03/2020 06:25:06

You done a great job there Celso.thumbs up

Thread: old hand shaper restoration (1908)
08/03/2020 06:18:32

G"Day Celso, that is a great job you done on that hand shaper, Well done.thumbs upthumbs up

Thread: My Hercus 9 Restoration.
07/03/2020 23:48:28

p2270497.jpgp2270498.jpgNow that I have the big parts of the bead and head stock cleaned up with citric acid, what would you do with cracks and holes in the bog?

I have a can if spray bog the will cover the small crazing cracks in the third photo, should I get a can of car panel bog to fix the damage?p2270499.jpg

07/03/2020 23:42:48

The joys of Aust postal system the counter shaft and bearings ordered on 02/02/2020 arrived in the P.O. on the 03/03/2020, lucky it wasn't urgent medical supplies.angryangry

29/02/2020 09:50:12
Posted by Hopper on 26/02/2020 06:24:26:

Tenant Creek. Bloody hell that's out there. Lucky you can get anything delivered. Last time i was there -- long time ago -- the only metal supplies were fencing wire and beer cans. And the wire was put of stock.

I worked up the Track a bit at Katherine at a little one-horse outfit called DJ Engineering for a while. Was not much better in those days. But we did have the only crankshaft grinding machine for about a thousand miles around so got plenty of work. Living in a caravan out front of the workshop and spending my entire pay packet at the pub up the street. Ah those were the days!

Edited By Hopper on 26/02/2020 06:42:23

The place has gone down hill, when we got here in the 80s there was 2 meat works operating, at lest 5 big gold mines, Warrego mine had its own township there, including a copshop. More people there than in Tennant.

A lot of interesting characters, in the mid 80s federal copper turned up and took 22 blokes away, never came back again.

DJ Engineering, my mate in Katherine talked about them, think they are still going.

28/02/2020 07:05:06

I Know but I was trying to make the most of the cooler weather.laugh

26/02/2020 05:33:58

I have been blowing them off with my air compressor, then let them sit in the sun. 15 or 20 miniutes in the mid afternoon sun picked up on part of the vice and burnt my hands,secret the other bit I left till after dark.

25/02/2020 07:32:43

On an Aussie forum, I ask a couple questions about electrolysis, a couple of the bloke recommended citric acid.

As I had run out of washing soda, and non available in Tennant CK, I thought I would give citric acid ago, ordered some on epay, 5 days later it was here, unbelievably fast in this part of the world.

I have an old vice I want to restore, that I had put in the electrolysis a couple of days before, the difference is unbelievable 150 percent better, Now on the second lot of Hercus parts.

Thread: Coolant Pump For Bandsaw.
23/02/2020 07:47:01

Thanks for your replies, lot of good information there.

I ordered a window washer kit from epay comes with a roll of hose etc.

I my box of power packs ( 2 boxes to be honest) I found this one.


I will keep the on I found for my lathe.

I like Mikes set up in his website.

Thread: My Hercus 9 Restoration.
19/02/2020 09:09:24

Jon, I found new counter shaft and bearing, ordered on 02/02/2020 still waiting joys of Aust post.

Been removing the rust using electrosis, this pulley was in the electrosis bath for over 24 hrs , the brown is baked on dirt and grease, tried cleaning up the parts using degreaser, it would touch it.


Finally remembered I had some very strong detergent cleaner call vantage, put the parts in a tub of water left it 24hrs, gave them a scrub with a green scouerer the crud came pretty easy.

Thread: Coolant Pump For Bandsaw.
19/02/2020 08:49:31

I was having a clean up I came across a new 12V windscreen washer pump.

I was wondering if this would be too small for BS5s bandsaw as long as I have very good filtration?


Edited By Mark Eisen on 19/02/2020 08:50:02

Thread: How TO Copy And Paste.
14/02/2020 09:51:21

I opened in edge, I still get the same message.angry

14/02/2020 09:46:28

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