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Wildmechanic 08-06-2018 06:14 AM

Hi from Scotland
 
Hi,
I'm a car restorer and metal working mechanic working in Central Scotland

Had an old I'd here but been many years and it was linked to an old email address I no longer use
🙄

Anyway i Just bought an very ancient cast iron burfree nibbler and hoping to share some pics get some help with tooling etc.
I will be doing 3phase conversion. Vfd etc. Which I've done before will milling machine but I'm sure this may take some time before I can even get the thing nibbling

It's small but heavy duty only 12" throat. Hoping it will help me at worst with my repetitive tin snip elbow pain..🤣🤣

At best turn it into a mini pull max type machine.

Regards
Fraser

galooph 08-06-2018 09:31 AM

Welcome back, Fraser :)

Kerry Pinkerton 08-06-2018 09:42 AM

Fraser, we can fix your old logon if you want. Pm Galooph or me if you want to do that.

Wildmechanic 08-07-2018 05:36 AM

Hi guys

No worries this log in will be fine I wasn't exactly prolific so not lost anything

Off to pick up nibbler tommorow no idea if it's functional as no 3 phase to test it but I got it cheap enough I don't mind taking a punt
And it's rated at 3/16 :) so at worst the frame will be strong enough to build on

Cheers
Fraser

Gareth Davies 08-07-2018 07:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wildmechanic (Post 148036)
Hi,
I'm a car restorer and metal working mechanic working in Central Scotland

Had an old I'd here but been many years and it was linked to an old email address I no longer use
��

Anyway i Just bought an very ancient cast iron burfree nibbler and hoping to share some pics get some help with tooling etc.
I will be doing 3phase conversion. Vfd etc. Which I've done before will milling machine but I'm sure this may take some time before I can even get the thing nibbling

It's small but heavy duty only 12" throat. Hoping it will help me at worst with my repetitive tin snip elbow pain..����

At best turn it into a mini pull max type machine.

Regards
Fraser

I had one of those some years back and was going to keep it to see if I could turn it into something useful but never got the inspiration to do anything with it and eventually sold it. I'll be interested to see photos of yours. Whereabouts did you buy it from?

Peter Tommasini 08-08-2018 08:24 AM

Hi Fraser welcome to the forum
Peter

Wildmechanic 08-10-2018 12:57 PM

Hi Peter

Watched your monaro rear quarter in one piece video a few weeks back actually. Wow 😮😶 amazing work man..

Gareth got it from Boston... Uk Boston
🤣🤣 But yeah long trip. Made it pay as was collecting a brand new chassis for Austin Healey customer tho 😉 also managed to sneak a huge cast-iron table under it too.
Hehe nibbler still stuck in my car as need to get table off trailer first tho must be 3/4 ton easy and I've no fork lift
😌 😬🤔🤣🤣 Post pics once it's out. Its got a huge cast flywheel and clutch mechanism... 😯

Wildmechanic 08-18-2018 06:23 AM

Finally got it running 😁👍

Took a bit of work rebushing and welding up a few worn out parts with aluminium bronze... Bit of machining and Im running it off the inverter for my mill so the E stop and speed control is a short walk away 😬😳🤦 but yeah she nibbles
😁👍

Even on the original worn out punch and die

Clutch works awwsum

This machine has done some workin it's time

Will post a rebuild thread when I figure out how to upload pics etc but here she is

https://youtu.be/2utt3rQyPBE

Cheers
Fraser


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