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Lynne15/07/2019 22:49:17
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Sometime ago an article appeared in issue ? could anyone give me

the issue number. Lynne

Peter G. Shaw16/07/2019 09:36:29
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My homemade database gives MEW139, page 31, dated Jun 2008.

My notes say:

The author came actoss Tubal Cain's Gibralter toolpost and decided to make his own from mild steel (instead of cast iron or buying) and included a modification for quick change tool holders.

Is this the one you want?

Peter G. Shaw

Mike Poole16/07/2019 10:35:38
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Hemingway do a kit for a Gibralter toolpost, could make life easy.

Mike

Neil Wyatt16/07/2019 13:15:20
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This is actually for a vertical slide, but I made a very similar block, fitted with an M10 stud, for my Mini Lathe as an alternative to the top slide for 'Gibraltar' performance with the standard tool holder.

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Alan Johnson 716/07/2019 14:00:42
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Construction of a Hemmingway kit was published in Model Engineer No. 3618, Volume 145, in 1979.

Lynne17/07/2019 09:38:12
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Thanks for all the responses. Have read the article in 139, useful detail. Will also have a look at the Hemmingway toolpost. Do not often read M.E so it was'nt there that I saw the article. Regards Lynne

Michael Gilligan17/07/2019 09:58:38
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Lynne

I've just found this rather nice variation on the theme, which might inspire: **LINK**

https://youtu.be/pG3YSfgyJPI

MichaelG.

Roderick Jenkins17/07/2019 12:07:08
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The Gibralter Toolpost is also detailed in Tubal Cain's book "Simple Workshop Devices"

Rod

Lynne17/07/2019 23:49:10
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Michael, thanks for the link. interesting, but not quite what I had in mind for the '7'. I like the Aloris toolpost.

I hate Imojis, and I do not visit sites where I know they are mobile>

Rod, thanks for the reference to tubal caine's book. Lynne

Mark Rand18/07/2019 22:28:24
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The residents of the rock, And the late Tom Walshaw might prefer it if folks referred to the Gibraltar tool post by its correct name. cheeky

Edited By Mark Rand on 18/07/2019 22:28:36

Mike Poole18/07/2019 23:02:37
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Oops tripped up there.

Mike

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Edited By Mike Poole on 18/07/2019 23:06:41

Roderick Jenkins19/07/2019 00:00:38
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Posted by Mark Rand on 18/07/2019 22:28:24:

The residents of the rock, And the late Tom Walshaw might prefer it if folks referred to the Gibraltar tool post by its correct name. cheeky

Edited By Mark Rand on 18/07/2019 22:28:36

blush

Michael Gilligan19/07/2019 06:43:57
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... and, just to work this to death [sorry, Lynne]

When I first saw the thread title, I thought "surely there's a double g in Gibber"

MichaelG.

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https://www.everywhereist.com/the-monkeys-of-gibraltar/

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 19/07/2019 06:44:29

ChrisB21/07/2019 09:52:31
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I have a question related to the subject in this thread so I'll ask here rather than starting a new thread. (If not appropriate let me know and I'll open a new thread)

I would like to replace my compound slide with a solid tool post on my WM280. I've seen lots of videos and plans on youtube - every one I saw use cast iron for the base. I would not know where to get hold of a piece of cast iron from my location, so I was wondering if black mild steel would do instead?

Ian S C21/07/2019 09:56:53
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ChrisB, I don't see any problem.

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Tony Pratt 121/07/2019 10:02:18
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I used cast iron but mild steel will be no problem.

Tony

ChrisB21/07/2019 11:28:26
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Great, thanks. I'll get a chunk of steel next week.

ega21/07/2019 11:37:13
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Posted by ChrisB on 21/07/2019 09:52:31:

... I would not know where to get hold of a piece of cast iron from my location ...

Malta has not always been an ME desert; David Urwick of Metal Master fame lived there some years ago.

ChrisB21/07/2019 12:19:44
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Hi ega, unfortunately I'm not much aware of the local ME status on the island, however you got me curious and after a quick check it seems ME is still alive and kicking. From what I've seen of their FB page it's more inclined to scale models of ships and aircraft, but there are also some steam engines as well. **LINK**

As for cast iron, I believe there are a couple of foundries on the island, but as far as I know they do commissioned work such as lamp posts, bollards and other street furniture. So not sure they'll sell raw material as such.

ega21/07/2019 12:45:00
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ChrisB:

Thanks for the link. You seem to have an impressive number of MEs per head of population!

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