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    Hi, A "me too: for at least wooden 1 chuck...

    Hi,
    A "me too: for at least wooden 1 chuck saddle. Mine meager is 1 only, for a 4 jaw which I made soon after acquiring my lathe.

    Fourteen years later I think it is a good time to start...
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    I had a K-Mac on a a HK wagon. For sure its...

    I had a K-Mac on a a HK wagon.
    For sure its 4140.

    It made a hell of a difference. .

    No idea how well it machines after it is heat treated, which the bars will be.

    Grahame
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    Hi baner, Welcome to the MetalWork Forums, ...

    Hi baner,

    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums,


    To help you explore the other areas of our forum here's a guide on to to navigate our Forum and find all the interesting places.

    Goto the FORUM...
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    Hi November9, Welcome to the MetalWork Forums,...

    Hi November9,

    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums,


    To help you explore the other areas of our forum here's a guide on to to navigate our Forum and find all the interesting places.

    Goto the...
  5. Hi sembul It could depend on other factors too,...

    Hi sembul
    It could depend on other factors too, not just the presence of the copper. It seems doubtful. Otherwise the SUB arc wire would not be coated in copper but in something else.

    Perhaps the...
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    Hi sembul, I'll move your post to WELDING. This...

    Hi sembul,
    I'll move your post to WELDING. This thread is not the most suitable place for it.
    look for your original post
    Looking for SAW wire S2Mo an Ti support

    Grahame
  7. Hi sembul Some thing I should have mentioned...

    Hi sembul
    Some thing I should have mentioned earlier.

    We can probably source the wire you need ,but you will hate the cost as it will be freighted from Australia.We are mainly Aussies on this...
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    Flux can get damp through humidity /wet weather...

    Flux can get damp through humidity /wet weather and also can give rise to porosity. Also re using flux that has not been cleaned will do it as well.

    If you can locate a copy of the Lincoln ...
  9. Hi sembul, Welcome to the MetalWork Forums. We...

    Hi sembul,
    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums.
    We are mainly Australians with a smattering of members from all over the globe. I moved your initial post from General forum as it is welding themed and...
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    He is either dead or has recovered. Please...

    He is either dead or has recovered.

    Please look at the post dates before posting. He made 3 posts in 11 minutes.

    Its an 18th Month old post and the poster did follow up on 13th May 2019.
    If I...
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    Hi ozbilt Welcome to the forums, We have...

    Hi ozbilt
    Welcome to the forums,


    We have great bunch here very helpful and supportive of one another. You will find many like minded folk here with same interests as you.

    If you explore our...
  12. Hi Stephenson, Just so you are aware: Its...

    Hi Stephenson,
    Just so you are aware: Its usually not possible to post up links or photos to other sites until you have ten posts under your belt.

    The software is supposed to auto moderate this,...
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    Nice one, Michael! Grahame

    Nice one, Michael!

    Grahame
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    Please!!! they are cylinders. Beverages come in...

    Please!!! they are cylinders. Beverages come in bottles .Gas comes on cylinders (mostly!!!)

    The trend over the last several years has been to buy the cylinder outright which comes filled and then...
  15. Some extra thoughts on welding thinwall tube. ...

    Some extra thoughts on welding thinwall tube.

    So far, in discussing the welding of thin walled square or rectangular tube no one has made comment on the welding joint configurations and the...
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    Hi, I use Firefox on the iMac and it has not...

    Hi,
    I use Firefox on the iMac and it has not changed for me.

    Is the problem only appearing on The Forum?
    I am thinking possibly some changes due to a recent OS upgrade.

    Grahame
  17. Almost invariably electrode welding novices seem...

    Almost invariably electrode welding novices seem to go to 1.6mm Wall Thickness and SHS and RHS to "practice " on. More than likely it is because the thin section material is cheap and will later...
  18. Hi Jayne, As you will see by my comments in the...

    Hi Jayne,
    As you will see by my comments in the Welcome Wagon section the hold up up was that the photos posted here in the Hercus area generated the auto moderation. If you can see the post and...
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    Hi Jayne. Welcome to the MetalWork Forums.I am...

    Hi Jayne.

    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums.I am sorry you have had trouble.
    Possibly some form of auto moderation may have kicked in. Usually it is operative when a new member attempts to post a...
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    Hi Doctor Bungle, Welcome to the MetalWork...

    Hi Doctor Bungle,

    Welcome to the MetalWork forums. We have many distinct areas of metal work you will be able to fool around in .
    To find them simply do the following:

    Goto the FORUM box in...
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    Bink and you will miss it

    More Project Binky related fare

    No brackets were fabricated in the making of this U Tube!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM5z6DSsQzU

    Obviously our Chrissy present from the Lancashire Lads....
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    Dry graphite is what some manufacturers...

    Dry graphite is what some manufacturers recommend.

    If you have any, perhaps white lithium grease might do?

    I don't see it it around anymore ,maybe its all going into battery manufacture?
    ...
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    Welcome to our forums. To see what else is...

    Welcome to our forums.



    To see what else is on offer in the rest of the forum/s do this:

    To help you explore the other areas of our forum here's a guide on to to navigate our Forum and find...
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    Good on them. I too ,believe in buy Australian...

    Good on them.
    I too ,believe in buy Australian made or at the very least, buy from those who are friendly to Australia.
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    Hi Shedhappens, I had not bought steel in a...

    Hi Shedhappens,
    I had not bought steel in a while but have noticed that fasteners in some sizes are unavailable.

    Take a look at the our trading relationship with that country that most of the...
  26. Hi 1down5up, First up, the meet and greet. ...

    Hi 1down5up,

    First up, the meet and greet. Welcome to the MetalWork Forums.

    A great bunch of people here in the forums.
    They are a good bunch here ,who will give you lots of help if they...
  27. Otonel, It sounds like you may require a LPG...

    Otonel,

    It sounds like you may require a LPG burner fitted to your furnace to achieve the extra temperature.
    I don't forge so I can't talk on the basis of experience.

    A knife orientated site...
  28. Hi otonel, Welcome to the MetalWork Forums. We...

    Hi otonel,
    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums. We are mainly of Aussie members with a sprinkling of overseas member.
    People here will help you if thy can.
    To see what on offer in the rest of the...
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    Perhaps a "You lucky bastard" emjoi Grahame

    Perhaps a

    "You lucky bastard" emjoi

    Grahame
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    Hi Gents, I had originally tried various...

    Hi Gents,
    I had originally tried various googled combinations of flexible shaft, spiral wound cable and spiral metal wound shaft.

    The Jaycar item came up the very first time I Googled in...
  31. Fellas , Agree to disagree , by all means, but...

    Fellas ,
    Agree to disagree , by all means, but please do have a barney over it on my account.
    OK?

    What instigated this whole thing is that we are having a cleaning up of shed and garage. I blame...
  32. Me,being old and lazy ,the motor end is where it...

    Me,being old and lazy ,the motor end is where it looks to be the easiest point of attachment. I have never broken a belts to date, but having said that , fresh belts will be on the agenda along with...
  33. Disc brake for lathe - best location?

    I own a Metalmaster 12 x 36 circa 2007 - same as an AL 335 - you know, same lathe different brand and had a rush of excrement to the brain about fitting a disc brake.

    In terms of efficiency,...
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    Gentlemen, Thank you all. There are some...

    Gentlemen,
    Thank you all.
    There are some possibilities for me to chase up then.

    Racingtadpole. Yes please!
    I would love to have the light and gooseneck.

    I''ll leave it to you when it suits...
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    A wotcha call it is being sought

    Gentlemen,

    I know it has a bloody name but I cannot for the life of me ,think of it, at this moment.

    I would describe it as a hollow flexible, adjustable spiral wound, metal cable employed...
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    I checked with the Global welding ,a welding...

    I checked with the Global welding ,a welding supply chain.

    They confirm that the diopter is only available in the original dimension but fits the Elite and ( their words) most of the other large...
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    All I can offer ,is that the Miller Elite I own,...

    All I can offer ,is that the Miller Elite I own, accepts the diopter lens that I obtained some years back. That size diopters were in vogue well before the advent of the large window shields....
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    Older eyes and welding vision

    hi everyone,

    I chanced upon a U tube last night thats relevant to the topic of vision problems for the older welder.

    It presents some various snippets of information discussed in a previous...
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    Hi Joemag, Welcome aboard the MetalWork forums....

    Hi Joemag,
    Welcome aboard the MetalWork forums.

    A good bunch here ,who will give lots of help.
    You find yourself in good company here.
    To see what on offer in the rest of the forum/s do this:
    ...
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    Hi woolyhead Many of us ,including yours truly...

    Hi woolyhead
    Many of us ,including yours truly will have scant knowledge of trombone water springs.
    It might be real handy for those members who might be able to assist if you provide more...
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    Moved it

    Moved from Forums info,help and discussion page.

    That page is for help with technical and program problems relative the operations of the MetalWork forums.
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    Hi Wheelinaround. Please read my reply in the...

    Hi Wheelinaround.
    Please read my reply in the Off Topic forum as I feel an answer here would be akin to hijacking this thread.It is a bit long and only slightly related to this thread. Not...
  43. Answer to wheeling around in Wot is it thread in General Metalwork

    Hi Wheelingaround,

    Don't be shocked.
    I feel the need to enlighten you.There were a lot of years between and very different circumstances and two radically different groups of students students...
  44. Hi nadroj, A long shot here perhaps. If...

    Hi nadroj,

    A long shot here perhaps.

    If the gear is broken, I take it that the apron gear box will be disassembled in due course.

    If you were to measure and provide all the broken part ...
  45. Hi plm and a welcome,which is a long time overdue...

    Hi plm and a welcome,which is a long time overdue since your join date in 2015.

    First up however is the housekeeping where I must tell you about the MetalWork Forums layout and its rules.

    go to...
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    Hi Andy Welcome to the MetalWork Forums. ...

    Hi Andy
    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums.


    We have great bunch here very helpful and supportive of one another. you will find many like minded folk here with same interests as you.
    ...
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    Hi Bobelix, Welcome to the MetalWork Forums. ...

    Hi Bobelix,
    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums.

    A great bunch here very helpful and supportive of one another.
    If you explore our pages you will find bits and pieces of interesting things all over...
  48. grumpy.i.m Can you see something like this? ...

    grumpy.i.m

    Can you see something like this?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZDosXn8S2g.

    The welder should be able to clearly see the arc, welding wire , nozzle and a small area of the...
  49. Hi grumpy.i.m Welcome to the forums, You do...

    Hi grumpy.i.m
    Welcome to the forums,

    You do not tell us if you wear prescription glasses .
    If you do wear glasses, the focal length of those glasses can be important. Do you require glasses to...
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    Toolmakers clamp. Do I win a prize ? When I...

    Toolmakers clamp. Do I win a prize ?

    When I was teaching we had the prevocs make some.

    Somehow I could not see what a toolmaker would use one for, other than to clamp work into position....
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