Lance Hildefuns

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    Perth, Western Australia
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    Knife making, SCA fighting, armouring, cold beer, warm women and a good laugh
  1. G-day Burkey. Good to have ya on board.
  2. I love this idea. Living in WA. However BAWA seems to be a very popular indian word when searching for this page.
  3. Hi I have a friend who is currently in Brisbane and would like to see some of the local smithing. Does anyone have any information about local workshops, clubs or upcomming events he could check out. Please feel free to pm me if you are uncomfortable about putting the information up here for all to see. Your privacy will be respected
  4. Thanks heaps for this thread guys. I always find it interesting to find out the silly things we used to do in past industrial ventures. I myself have noticed a massive change in attitudes in the last 10 years alone! The "just get it done" hero is a dying breed. Mostly because they are now actually a dying breed. Which tends to limit any feedback that can be had on the practices of the day. Unfortunatly I have noticed the "cotton wool" approach causing its own problems in the youth of today. Regardless of work environment.
  5. Congratulations on the new vice Blake. Getting something for free, in serviceable condition, is bound to put a smile on your face. :rolleyes: Happy hammering
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    Good call, a little charisma goes a long way. It looks like the top steel plate is about 1/2" thick. Should be fine IMO as long as you don't do anything rash on that side. I am definatly developing a warm spot for old tooling myself, the more I look around this site.
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    CNC Cut Anvil

    Very nice. Keep that pattern handy.
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    IMG 0001

    I am so crushed right now. I looked at your profile and saw WA thinking Western Australia, but crushed. Going to cry myself to sleep and dream of hidden treasure hoards of anvils and leg vices lol
  9. Thank you Bob S .....I got a real kick out of that :) dmac2 (Don McNeil) Machining out the pulley shouldn't prove to be much of a problem for any local machine shop. I would consider that part almost hobby lathe size capable. The pulley is able to be held on the inside of the rim by reversing the jaws on the lathe chuck. (You remove them, spin them 180 and re-insert them so that the stepped tier is largest on the outside and stepps down in towards the center of the chuck. This effectivly reduces the diameter you are trying to grip. If done carefully (packed with sandpaper to prevent jaw marks) and dailed up true. It is possible to do this without leaving any marks. You shouldn't have any problems with this method due to the softness of the bearing material being machined. The bearing material sounds remarkably similar to what I have heard called "old school, white metal" and is relativly soft due to the lead content and machines very easily. Modern "white metal" no longer has the lead content due to health and saftey issues. It's a little harder but very similar otherwise. If you get a young machinist, just tell them that "she's an old girl, treat her gently" If they go hard there is the possibility (though slight) of damaging the bond of the soft bearing material to the housing. Either pushing it through or causing it to spin in the housing at a later date. Hope this helps.
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    The top still looks in pretty good nick though. Congrats on the purchase. I look forward to seeing what you produce.
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    Wow! That is some pretty serious pitting! How are you planning to fix it? Weld and grind?
  12. Nice! I especially like the upward curve of the twist bar towards the tip. Lots of character
  13. I am curious to see pics of this. I have never heard of "pouring" a bearing before. I have only ever seen one white metal bearing and it was a press fit insert.