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By Pappous
#136355
Hi,

Does anyone know where I can buy spares for my Record Dowelling Jig 148, which is about 20 years old? Preferably to be ordered online, as I live in Greece?
Cheers
Bill
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By Colin C
#136386
Hi Bill,

Welcome to the forum and what are you after as I should be getting some spares very soon :wink: .
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By Paul Chapman
#136405
Hi Colin,

Do you have a source of supply for spares - specifically the drill guide bushes?

Cheers :wink:

Paul
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By Colin C
#136414
Hi Paul,

I am was try to get one on Ebay but some one with on history started biding with 5 minutes to go and beat me to it :evil:

I think some one was trying it on and if they where, they will have to repost it :evil:

Some thing does not smell right with that one :roll:
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By Paul Chapman
#136417
Bit of a b***er when that happens :evil: I'm after some 10mm guide bushes. I've plenty of the other sizes but only two of the 10mm size. If you hear of any going, let me know :wink:

Cheers

Paul
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By Colin C
#136420
The set I was looking at had all the bars in ( 2" and 3" too ) plus lots of extras, which would have been all I needed :(
By Pappous
#136803
Colin,

I have a whole shopping list - most importantly, a pair of long slide rods but various other parts too. If you do come by any, perhaps you could email me at Missshand*hotmail.com (replace the * with the usual 'at' symbol). Happy to share costs of ebay purchase.

Cheers
Bill
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By Paul Chapman
#136807
Pappous wrote: most importantly, a pair of long slide rods


Hi Bill,

You could always make up some long rods from some suitable metal rod :wink:

Cheers

Paul
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By Colin C
#136828
Paul Chapman wrote:
Hi Bill,

You could always make up some long rods from some suitable metal rod :wink:

Cheers

Paul


I had a problem finding rods the right size as the 9.4mm rods where too small ( the ones I bought :roll: ) and the 10mm too big.

I guess I will have to look harder :(
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By Colin C
#136829
I was think to try and find out how much the bushes would cost to get made but have not got a round to it :-k
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By Paul Chapman
#136844
Colin C wrote:I was think to try and find out how much the bushes would cost to get made but have not got a round to it :-k


Colin,

I seem to remember seeing some guide bushes somewhere on the internet. They looked similar to the Record ones so they might fit. I'll have a smurf around sometime and see if I can find them again - if I do I'll let you know. Having them made might be quite expensive if it's only a small quantity.

Cheers :wink:

Paul
By Scrit
#136849
Colin C wrote:I had a problem finding rods the right size as the 9.4mm rods where too small ( the ones I bought :roll: ) and the 10mm too big.

The Record bars were chrome plated 3/8in (9.53mm) steel bar - you should still be able to get 3/8in precision ground silver steel rod from an engineering merchant. The alternative might be to buy a parallel reamer and ream out the holes to 10mm so you can use the more widely available metric bar stock, then again maybe not. The screws on the jig are all BSF threads and round-head BSF screws are still available from various supply houses.

Scrit
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By Colin C
#136853
Thanks both of you :)

I was thinking it might be expensive to get the bushes made ( more than like why I have not look in to it ) but it would be good if the ones you have seen Paul work [-o< .

It is a good jig that I could get more out of if I could get some more bit :(
I will have to start looking for some bar to fit :)
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By Paul Chapman
#136861
Colin C wrote:I was thinking it might be expensive to get the bushes made ( more than like why I have not look in to it )


Hi Colin,

There are firms like this http://www.boneham.co.uk/drill_jig_bushes.htm who do drill guide bushes in all shapes and sizes and would make to order, but the cost of having just a few made would probably be prohibitive :cry: Might be better to find someone who does metalworking as a hobby and would be happy to have a go at making up some :wink:

Cheers

Paul
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By Colin C
#136878
Paul

Good link,

There is one thing :-k
If a few of us with the record jig want them, may be we could do an order together to keep the cost down.

It might be worth an email :)