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Steve Richardson 218/09/2020 13:30:49
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Hi All,

Have just rejoined after a long while not posting (but browsing) and not being able to log in.

I think its called a Dore Boring Head but google brings up lots of images if you call it a Westbury boring head.

I recently came a cross some casting kits at a sale (when buying and old pantograph) and it was unexpected to find a Stuart 10h kit along with a kit for the Dore boring and facing head.

Main issue at the moment is that I have no construction plans for the boring head, just a box of casting. While I could probably cobble it together, it would be useful to know roughly what sizes things were meant to be. I have looked around for plans but not finding much available or and suggestions on how best to approach the machining as I dont think you can by replacement bits if something isn;t done right.

I was pointed to Reeves model engineers who have plans for the westbury boring head but at $43 approx to post to me I figured that was just too much and so thought I might try ask here if anyone has made one or has some old plans they could share to help with the build. the kit is bottom right in the image.

Cheers
Steve

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Edited By SillyOldDuffer on 18/09/2020 14:52:10

Bazyle18/09/2020 14:11:41
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Find the ME index online and try a search for the head. Fair chance it was a set of articles. Then you might be able to get someone to scan them for you.

peak418/09/2020 14:56:44
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Steve, I've sent you a PM with my email address.
I have copies of stuff I downloaded off one of the old Yahoo groups, and also the documentation that came with my (already built) one when it arrived.
I still need to scan the latter so it might be a day or two.

Bill

Emgee18/09/2020 16:50:41
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Looks like the old Yahoo has moved to iO groups but not any files or photos listed, perhaps you need to join to see them, link to iO Dore Westbury group, **LINK**

Emgee

DMB18/09/2020 17:30:07
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Hi Steve,

FWIW, the ali casting is about as tough as bluetack - fit a threaded steel bush for the tool locking screw.

John

peak418/09/2020 22:24:07
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Posted by Emgee on 18/09/2020 16:50:41:

Looks like the old Yahoo has moved to iO groups but not any files or photos listed, perhaps you need to join to see them, link to iO Dore Westbury group, **LINK**

Emgee

There's not many files up on the new DW iO group; as mentioned earlier, I do have many of the files downloaded from before the Yahoo group's demise if anyone needs anything.
I also have scans of my own build documentation for the boring head and the drawing blueprint available if they are needed.

Bill

Edited By peak4 on 18/09/2020 22:25:24

Emgee18/09/2020 23:13:10
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Hi Bill

I thought it unusual to not be able to see any Files or Photo folders listed without joining, didn't realize there were none uploaded.
It would help get more members if the group had some files and photos in the list, pity that the group is very quiet as there must be a good number of DW owners using these machines.

Emgee

peak418/09/2020 23:25:59
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Posted by Emgee on 18/09/2020 23:13:10:

Hi Bill

I thought it unusual to not be able to see any Files or Photo folders listed without joining, didn't realize there were none uploaded.
It would help get more members if the group had some files and photos in the list, pity that the group is very quiet as there must be a good number of DW owners using these machines.

Emgee

I'll probably get around to uploading some of the old stuff eventually, but the way I had to download it, the filenames aren't all that helpful, so I'll need to associate things together.
There are currently 3 files there, and three folders of photos though, so if you can't see them, you will need to join.

Bill

Steve Richardson 219/09/2020 01:56:31
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Thanks for the tips on posting images and fixing mine. forgot about passwords....

Just just blown away by how willing and helpful you guys are with all your information and knowledge.

John - thanks re the tip on the castings and the locking screw, I have a few old electronic copies of ME and have got one article by George Thomas on modifications he did, so I might consider doing some of what he had done.

I am a member of a couple of the Yahoo groups (Tom Senior and the pantograph group) but have not yet joined the DW group. I do have an early Westbury machine plus a couple of others.

thanks

Steve

peak419/09/2020 02:17:49
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Steve, should be two documents on their way in separate emails, as one's 6 meg and the other 8 meg.
Check your spam box if they don't immediately show up, as my email address is a bit odd, and is sometimes rejected by recipients.

Night Night
Bill

Steve Richardson 219/09/2020 11:53:32
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Hi Bill,

Big thanks, files have come through and is exactly what I was looking for.

I also tried to set up an album. I was able to identify one more part (screw thread) that was in the box among the random bits. hope the image works this time.

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Looks like I have the main parts needed. I can find the random grub screws and bolts. The screw has a little rust so will clean it up and see if I am happy with it. I might also fit a graduated dial.

Think those parts have been sitting the box for abut 50 years.

Steve

Emgee19/09/2020 13:44:06
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I believe there is a casting missing, the one which is fitted to the bed and supports the wheel adjustment wire when facing.

Emgee

peak419/09/2020 14:07:00
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Posted by Emgee on 19/09/2020 13:44:06:

I believe there is a casting missing, the one which is fitted to the bed and supports the wheel adjustment wire when facing.

Emgee

That would seem to be correct, I have a couple more documents, ex of the Yahoo group, which I will pass on to the two folk that have PMed me already.
I'll deal with them this evening hopefully, but some may need stitching together first.

Bill

peak419/09/2020 21:47:32
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Posted by Emgee on 19/09/2020 13:44:06:

I believe there is a casting missing, the one which is fitted to the bed and supports the wheel adjustment wire when facing.

Emgee

Having looked through some more documents, it appears that this extra casting may have been available separately to those for the head itself.
I've sent another three PDFs to a couple of folk privately, (Steve & John), one of which has a set of plans for the lathe bed bracket(s) for ML7/S7, ML10 & Boxford

Bill

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