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Peter Hall04/07/2020 09:14:58
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Filing machine here

Chris at Clickspring has a piece about it here

Pete

Michael Gilligan04/07/2020 09:15:49
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Posted by Chris TickTock on 04/07/2020 08:56:11:

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Any one know where a filing machine like in the video can be sourced?

Chris

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**LINK**

https://mlatoolbox.com/MLA-18.html

MichaelG.

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Peter got there whilst I was busy tidying-up my old bookmarks !

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 04/07/2020 09:17:17

Chris TickTock04/07/2020 09:26:30
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Posted by Peter Hall on 04/07/2020 09:14:58:

Filing machine here

Chris at Clickspring has a piece about it here

Pete

Thanks Guys

John Haine04/07/2020 09:39:33
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I'm fairly certain that ages ago there was an article in MEW about adapting an electric jigsaw as a filer. You could also do something similar with a nibbler I imagine. And Harold Hall described his own design.

John Haine04/07/2020 09:45:17
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And quick Google gives lots of results too.

Nicholas Farr04/07/2020 10:55:16
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Hi MichaelG, thanks for the fascinating In Breguets Footsteps link, although I'm unlikely to take up clock making, but I do admire many of the clocks and the work involved that I've seen at shows, it's much to fiddly for me, I'm more of a heavier metal worker and I have enough projects on the go anyway.

Regards Nick.

Chris TickTock04/07/2020 19:28:34
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Post deleted, take it to PM as suggested or move on.

Edited By JasonB on 04/07/2020 19:42:46

Robert Butler04/07/2020 19:41:23
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I think some moderation is overdue on this post! Robert Butler

JasonB04/07/2020 19:43:15
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Posts crossed Robert.

Meunier04/07/2020 19:54:08
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 04/07/2020 08:53:00:

Absolutely inspirational star

... never seen it before.

MichaelG.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 04/07/2020 08:55:01

Four months work !
stunning result yet at first glance the original looked quite simple/minimalist, difficult to express.
DaveD
The original intention of fret/piercing saw work was good too.

Steve Crow04/07/2020 20:07:18
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Chris, I've been watching this thread with interest. I too have a Sherline lathe and mill and we have similar interests.

But please, do appreciate that people on this forum have taken their valuable time to give you good advice based on years of experience.

I have not seen anyone call you or your ideas "silly". Only polite encouragement and opinions. If those opinions differ from yours, don't take it as a criticism or an insult.

I hope you continue to post as I've learnt a fair bit from some of the replies - as I said, we have similar equipment and interests.

Please try to be less sensitive and take on board the massive reserve of knowledge this forum represents.

Like yourself, I've not been in this game for too long but I've learnt a huge amount from delving into this forum.

Back to the original subject. George Daniels "Watchmaking" has very informative descriptions and diagrams for crossing out wheels. He shows which files to use and in which order to get crisp corners etc.

Anyway, best of luck with whatever method you choose and keep us informed.

Cheers

Steve

Robert Butler04/07/2020 20:19:24
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Jason, thank you, I did refer to moderation rather than Moderation but it has served the same purpose. Robert Butler

Neil Wyatt04/07/2020 20:48:08
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Hmmm.

I find it sad and depressing that when I asked people to show some restraint, the immediate responses were two lengthy posts carrying on the palaver.

Hopefully we can be bigger than just keeping things going in the forlorn hope that one party decides the other may have a point.

Neil

Chris TickTock04/07/2020 21:30:07
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 04/07/2020 20:48:08:

Hmmm.

I find it sad and depressing that when I asked people to show some restraint, the immediate responses were two lengthy posts carrying on the palaver.

Hopefully we can be bigger than just keeping things going in the forlorn hope that one party decides the other may have a point.

Neil

Agreed nothing more needs to be said.

Chris

Michael Gilligan11/07/2020 22:57:51
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I am reviving this thread, to post a  **LINK**

https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Levin-Watchmakers-Lathe-Filing-Machine-Clock-Tool-Attachment-Filer-Die-/172822040549

The item is already sold, but it is worth a look if you are interested in building a ‘machine filling‘ attachment for a small lathe.

The design is by Levin; but, given that his book is rather pricey, it’s perhaps worth studying the ebay photos whilst they are still accessible.

MichaelG.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 11/07/2020 23:00:29

Chris TickTock12/07/2020 09:51:12
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 11/07/2020 22:57:51:

I am reviving this thread, to post a **LINK**

https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Levin-Watchmakers-Lathe-Filing-Machine-Clock-Tool-Attachment-Filer-Die-/172822040549

The item is already sold, but it is worth a look if you are interested in building a ‘machine filling‘ attachment for a small lathe.

The design is by Levin; but, given that his book is rather pricey, it’s perhaps worth studying the ebay photos whilst they are still accessible.

MichaelG.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 11/07/2020 23:00:29

Michael, thanks for posting this, all duly noted as it is on my list of to do s. By the way what book is it from?

Chris

Chris TickTock12/07/2020 12:21:50
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Update on Scroll saw adaption to cut brass.

Now finished and tested it so far seems fine.

What I learned was (some of it is basic but worth repeating):

1.Adapt if necessary to hold a jewelers blade

2.Get the right blade,

3.Put it in the right direction.

4 Reduce your centre table holes

5. Learn to get the right tension on the blade

6. Cutting Speed surpisingly was not as crucial as I initially thought but not too fast 500 to 750, maybe more fine

7. Work slowly. (I found the advantage of using the scroll saw was control)

8. Hold the work firmly (still thinking of ways to better hold wheel.

9. Ensure Scroll saw is not vibrating so as to cause an issue.

10. It is not essential to buy the most expensive scroll saw

Chris

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