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    Second thing is a gimbal type lathe center...

    Second thing is a gimbal type lathe center finder.
    Google: Starrett Number 65 Center Tester.
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    Something to check: Some older equipment will...

    Something to check:
    Some older equipment will have asbestos covered high temperature wiring. The wires will have a coarse slightly uneven braiding compared to fibreglass.
    Take care.
    Neil
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    I recall a discussion on another forum (probably...

    I recall a discussion on another forum (probably Practical Machinist) about changing a motor shaft. The opinion was that it is doable, but with the warning that the laminations each have a slight...
  4. Are logarithmic pots still around?

    Are logarithmic pots still around?
  5. Thread: Fishing spot.

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    Fishing spot.

    Just watch out for the locals!!

    Katmai Bear Cam - Brown Bears at Brooks Falls | Explore.org

    Brown Bear Cam - Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park | Explore.org
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    Fractal Vise Jaws

    Make a set, nice weekend job?

    Rare Antique Fractal Vise [Restoration] - YouTube
  7. Thread: 4140 confusion

    by Neil317
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    You may have material that is hardened then...

    You may have material that is hardened then "peeled and polished" and sold under that description. I have bought it from Bohler, don't know what their finishing process is.
  8. PG = pulse generator (encoder)

    PG = pulse generator (encoder)
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    FWIW, these are in Bunnings: Deta 20 Amp...

    FWIW, these are in Bunnings:

    Deta 20 Amp Lockable Weatherproof Isolator | Bunnings Warehouse

    I used one, but needed to drill an extra hole for a bottom entry 16mm cable gland.
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    Circuit breaker!

    Bit of a worry:
    Inside a fake un-trippable circuit breaker. - YouTube
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    "...speared into my left arm" Thats somthing...

    "...speared into my left arm"

    Thats somthing to think about. Drilling I usually just wear two dollar shop glasses.....
  12. ...."He suggested I needed a few years practice...

    ...."He suggested I needed a few years practice to become novice level"

    Harsh!
  13. Thread: What is this?

    by Neil317
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    Its a displacement cylinder: Delta Hydraulics...

    Its a displacement cylinder:

    Delta Hydraulics - Australian Hydraulic Cylinder & Telescopic Hoist Manufacturers
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    There may be one generic Taiwanese supplier....

    There may be one generic Taiwanese supplier.
    Vertex also sells them.
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    Our Chevalier grinder has one like this (only the...

    Our Chevalier grinder has one like this (only the grubby version)
    Coolant pump at the front.
    The thinner flexible hose is the coolant return, runs into the mesh drawer.
  16. Just 10 days ago I put a cylinder on a little old...

    Just 10 days ago I put a cylinder on a little old 24” Pex, Stow and Wilcox guillotine (old, as in 1895 cast into the blade). I started as Tony suggested in post 9, a test cut using bathroom scales...
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    I reckon 90 and 180 degree rotation is needed. I...

    I reckon 90 and 180 degree rotation is needed.
    I have cut some aluminium as suggested in post 13, and taken some pics.
    We are interested in 4 of the different ways to position plate 2....
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    I agree with Michael that concavity/convexity...

    I agree with Michael that concavity/convexity would be obvious and correctable using the 3 plate method on long narrow straight edges,
    But if one surface is twisted before scraping then I think you...
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    Quoting Post 5 “My (limited) understanding is...

    Quoting Post 5
    “My (limited) understanding is that to do the 3 plate method reliably and optimally requires rotating the plates 90 degrees. Therefore problematic for long thin things like...
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    Sticky: Nah, not too far. Hard to believe the compounding...

    Nah, not too far. Hard to believe the compounding incompetencies that let
    this get away.:~
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    I would like them Steve, sending pm. Neil

    I would like them Steve, sending pm.
    Neil
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    Hard to avoid a chirp in the corners, engagement...

    Hard to avoid a chirp in the corners, engagement angle and all that.
    Maybe try leaving .05mm and then a full depth finish pass ? Needless to say minimize the cutter stickout, a short cutter with...
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    Thanks for posting that, a great idea. Making...

    Thanks for posting that, a great idea.

    Making it here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKOxnBFKKtk
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    We made one using a 400mm disc of 6mm...

    We made one using a 400mm disc of 6mm polypropylene and a geared motor, fairly easy as our coolant tank had a separator built in.
    Also have a Skimpy belt which works ok, probably a little expensive...
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    "... tap for one or two 6mm screws." Thats...

    "... tap for one or two 6mm screws."

    Thats what I would do. Three 5mm csk socket heads. Clamp it while drilling and tapping so swarf doesnt wedge the crack open. Small holes so you can weld or...
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    Hi, thread is 1 inch 16tpi

    Hi, thread is 1 inch 16tpi
  27. I use Rocol cutting paste, high sulphur sticky...

    I use Rocol cutting paste, high sulphur sticky smelly black stuff. From Waughs in Bayswater (Vic) They also have (or did have, been a while) spray cans of layout blue.
    Also in Bayswater - Action...
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    Apex Machinery? http://www.apexmc.com.au/

    Apex Machinery?

    http://www.apexmc.com.au/
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    I've used one of these, seem to be OK:...

    I've used one of these, seem to be OK:...
  30. I think a set of these would be just dandy for...

    I think a set of these would be just dandy for this, from Anyi.
    Hole center calipers.
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    I've had two rewinds done here: ...

    I've had two rewinds done here:


    http://www.eastlandelectricmotors.com.au

    As I recall, not particularly cheap but well done.
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    Google "aluminium brighteners" Lots of...

    Google "aluminium brighteners"

    Lots of products there.
    I have never used any, bit worried about hydrofluoric acid in them. Enjoying having all my bones!
  33. SBA Amalgamated , Bayswater. ...

    SBA Amalgamated , Bayswater.

    https://www.sbagroup.com.au/amal/sba-products/brazing-table/
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    Caskwarrier offers a deal, and you accuse him of...

    Caskwarrier offers a deal, and you accuse him of dishonesty?
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    Actrol? ...

    Actrol?

    https://www.actrol.com.au/products/electrical/capacitors
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    Amazon backdown

    Amazon have decided that banning sales from the US site to Australia was not a great idea…….
    ...
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    I don’t know if it goes off. My first thought...

    I don’t know if it goes off.
    My first thought is that you may have mixed a reverse emulsion, water emulsified in oil rather than oil in water. Try swirling the water in a container and slowly add...
  38. Thread: Sew vfd

    by Neil317
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    I will buy it if Darren's research doesn't work...

    I will buy it if Darren's research doesn't work out.
    Thanks
    Neil
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    I use Renshape ...

    I use Renshape https://www.meury.com.au/our-products/tooling-boards/
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    "I agree with elanjacobs…" +1 I missed by a...

    "I agree with elanjacobs…"
    +1
    I missed by a poofteenth, two or 3 times....!
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    Yes Elan, I am still wrong.

    Yes Elan, I am still wrong.
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    Wrong first time, doubled the pitch. I need a...

    Wrong first time, doubled the pitch.
    I need a another go!
    Whoopsie... still wrong

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    How about 4.1761226mm?

    How about 4.1761226mm?
  44. Thread: collets

    by Neil317
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    Are they OZ25? I would like them if they are....

    Are they OZ25?
    I would like them if they are.
    Neil
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    I was looking for OZ25, DIN 6388A collets. Q24-16 are not what I need.
    Withdrawing my tentative offer.
    Thanks,Neil
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    Don't forget about the "one touch" Nitto...

    Don't forget about the "one touch" Nitto fittings, the collar stays retracted after disconnection.
    I am also getting arthritic hands; they really help when connecting.
    Can't remember how much extra...
  46. I would like the tapered reamers please. Neil

    I would like the tapered reamers please.
    Neil
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    I just bought a tiny one, Amazon...

    I just bought a tiny one, Amazon
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001VXW2AQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Love it. And that is before I've even used it!
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    Yep, copper, I annealed it to thread it round the...

    Yep, copper, I annealed it to thread it round the machine. Would 4mm nylon air tubing be OK? 800psi-ish burst pressure, by the meter at Bearing Wholesalers
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    3 years ago I bought some 4mm tube at George...

    3 years ago I bought some 4mm tube at George White, hard drawn. Pirtek had 4mm olives.
    Neil
  50. My set arrived Friday. My chuck is a Burnerd...

    My set arrived Friday. My chuck is a Burnerd model N130 Griptru, pre-dating Pratt-Burnerd (1970 ish?) They loaded with no problems.
    Neil
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