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catch

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Crazy OK please put this message in the right place if it goes to the wrong one?

I have seen tooling that works off the end so light fittings can be worked, cones and so on, does anyone have any pictures or could tell me what to put in a search?

Would these work on a trumpf also, as I am looking at these types of machines?

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stingshp

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Lawrence
Give this a look :
http://allshops.org/cgi-bin/community/communityalbumdirectory.cgi?searchword=pullmax&Search.x=70&Search.y=8

GordonB

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catch

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Thanks Stingship,

I looked all over there over the last few days and can't find it, I remember Eckold also had a similar thing but can't find a picture of that either!

Maybe I need to build a Mechhammer instead?

Thanks again, best regards Catch

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oldgoaly

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Hey Catch, are you thinking of an external guide for circle cutting or flanging on a pullmax? Seeems to me there is a picture of a Kraftformer doming using a external guide Here is a page from 1960 Pullmax brochure. Take care! tt



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    catch

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    Hi Oldgoaly,

    Nice pictures, I think it is called a goats foot or something like that, that comes out of the tool holders at an angle so small hollow objects can be formed, as with the present tools the clearance is limited.

    I hope this makes sense?

    Best regards Catch

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    stingshp

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    Catch
    I've heard good things on Ben's Mechhammer and I believe someone here has built one. It sounds as if your deciding which tool you need and how many of it's abilities are in line with your needs .Always a tough question to answer .
    After all my building and playing ,size of the part I was making was the deciding factor .With this I find a couple of my Tool projects collecting dust and eating up floor space .
    Define your project needs .
    GordonB

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    catch

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    Hi again,

    Dan Pascoe has a T6 with a tool post that is the closest to what I was thinking of.
    I have heard of 'cutaways', is this literally what some people do, cut away a section of the machine and fabricate a new tool post?

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    oldgoaly

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    Catch, pullmax made a "trimmer" T3,T5 and T6, there are 4 lower arms. Also Tom Hanna cut a P9 to increase the throat hieght, should be pics in the albums. I've heard from a Good source a Trimmer maybe back in Pullmax's/SMV line of machines soon. I have a T3 I'm working on, click on to see some pics, you can click on each pic and get full detail, the thumbnails are good for people with dial-up, each pic is about 3 meg at full resolution. tt http://www.mediafire.com/[...]3952b15

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    catch

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    Well I haven't seen one of those on ebay yet, but it could certainly be adapted to do what I want!
    I'd like one of those, but if I can't get one I'll have to build one!

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    You must have been sleeping!!! one was on there(ebay)this year for almost 2 hours for 4k nicely tooled, I had it on my screen for over an hour debating on how in the "bleep" could i move 2 of them around in my shop, I had already made the deal for this T3, Josh out in the PNW bought it and is real happy with it. I do believe he was surprised when he got and email from me 10-15 minutes after buying his T3. We have a Pullmax Trimmer yahoogroup for discussing Trimmers 12 T3's 2 T5's 3 T6's, I think thats all we have been able to locate. If you look for a gemcor drill/countersinker frame they similar "C" shaped. I'm wondering if the "B" lower tool arm/holder is what your are calling a "goats foot" ???

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    catch

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    Hi, I am in the UK and probably was sleeping
    2000 is more than I would want to pay, I think they would be closer to 3-500 over here.
    I just missed a P21 yesterday I was watching it but realised the seller was bidding it up himself so stopped it went to some poor soul for 900 that is 700 more than they usually go for and 800 of the bids were by the seller!
    I will try having a look at these other machines you mention, thank you very much for your help, it is really quite an interesting and instructive learning curve I am on here!
    Best regards Lawrence

    By the way Thorne is a small town outside my town in England!

    Found a picture of a Gemcor, that is huge, didn't find any on there though.

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