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Editing a video on the construction at the moment. 

Need to reset the pallet stones in a vostok which was loaded up with too much shellac. Unfortunately my pallet warmer is missing - searched high and low - I suspect it's in pallet warmer heaven. So I made a new one. Hopefully this will be an interesting video for some. In fact - I made two. Will do a giveaway to a winner for one of them. Details will be announced in my next video which will show how I made these and the video after that will the Vostok restoration where I will demonstrate how they are used.

In the meantime - if anybody wants to build one themselves, I have attached the plans to this post. If you do make one then post pics :)

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Pallet Warmer Plans.pdf

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32 minutes ago, watchweasol said:

Hi  Likewise Old H do you remenber Andy Pandy and Teddy , Watch with Mother,   not forgetting the Interlude....

Watch with Mother Monday

Andy Pandy Tuesdays

Rag Tag and Bobtail Wednesday

Bill and Benn Thursday

The Wooden Tops Friday.  

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A nice video Mark. What type of lathe are you using?
@oldhippy Sorry for late reply.
It's a mini bench lathe made by a company called Optimum. A relatively new addition to the workshop along with the mill.
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1 hour ago, TheFixer said:

I have the copper plate so just need some brass.

Any chance of a picture with the wooden holder without the tool itself?

You can see it clearly in the video Mark uploaded, he shows the machining out process but it could be easily done with a chisel or by tacking sides onto a flat piece.

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1 hour ago, m1ks said:

You can see it clearly in the video Mark uploaded, he shows the machining out process but it could be easily done with a chisel or by tacking sides onto a flat piece.

Thanks will take a look.

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On 11/15/2019 at 10:59 PM, oldhippy said:

Thank's Mark for the reply and nice photo. That's a new one on me I'll look that one up. 

Is it the Light Duty Lathe Optimum TU2004V 240v Variable Speed?

Absolutely - thats the one. So far I have had a few issues with it but noting major.

The gib in the compound slide was bent - easy fix but I need maybe add a couple more gib screws to make it more smooth and it came with an extraordinary amount of grit on the lead screws and ways. This is common with chinese lathes I think but didn't expect it with "German quality" - lesson learned :D

I would like to install a thrust bearing too, to minimise  backlash. But the parts I have made so far are quite accurate not bad for a light duty lathe. Not unhappy.

 

13 hours ago, TheFixer said:
I have the copper plate so just need some brass.
Any chance of a picture with the wooden holder without the tool itself?

There you go9fd5114a1d5f9cd0f0957a0133eaa82d.jpg

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8 hours ago, Mark said:

Absolutely - thats the one. So far I have had a few issues with it but noting major.

The gib in the compound slide was bent - easy fix but I need maybe add a couple more gib screws to make it more smooth and it came with an extraordinary amount of grit on the lead screws and ways. This is common with chinese lathes I think but didn't expect it with "German quality" - lesson learned :D

I would like to install a thrust bearing too, to minimise  backlash. But the parts I have made so far are quite accurate not bad for a light duty lathe. Not unhappy.

 

There you go9fd5114a1d5f9cd0f0957a0133eaa82d.jpg

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Thank you Mark that is very helpful.

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