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  1. Thanks Greg :)

    Thanks Greg :)
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    Greg, thanks for the photos of your engines a...

    Greg, thanks for the photos of your engines a very nice collection you have, the Ernst Plank....wow what a beauty :2tsup:

    I was thoroughly enthralled reading about your acquisition of the popcorn...
  3. Sorry Greg :(

    Sorry Greg :(
  4. Sorry Greg I can't see them mate.

    Sorry Greg I can't see them mate.
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    I can't stand the smell of kero either and use...

    I can't stand the smell of kero either and use WD40 for knurling, much better than the slurry you get when using oil.
  6. Supaburner's for Model & Toy Steam Boilers Explained

    Supaburner's for Model & Toy Steam Boilers Explained and how to make one.


    https://youtu.be/G1bpVXj8k7Y
  7. Thanks Greg, I've seen collections that make my...

    Thanks Greg, I've seen collections that make my eyes boggles and I have to pick my tongue up off the floor.

    There's a massive worldwide interest in collecting these old (and not so old) model and...
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    Gavin get everything done now that you want to...

    Gavin get everything done now that you want to get done, you'll never have been as busy as you will be once retired :)

    Enjoy your retirement :)
  9. Tour of my Model & Toy Steam Engine Room

    A Tour of my Model & Toy Steam Engine Room



    https://youtu.be/BlDsp3XCLDM
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    They can be frustrating, but they are fun engines.

    They can be frustrating, but they are fun engines.
  11. Thread: Rust ?

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    I use citric acid now for all my brass/copper...

    I use citric acid now for all my brass/copper pickling after silver brazing operations. Much nice than 98% sulfuric acid that I used to dilute to use and works just as well.
  12. For making brass/copper boxes its just superb....

    For making brass/copper boxes its just superb. The shear is effortless (I didn't show it in the video, but there is a spring loaded lock down device that automatically holds down what is being...
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    G'day, the video should be visible? But...

    G'day, the video should be visible?

    But anyway, here's a link to follow -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ed84iy4r6I
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    Early retirement :)

    Early retirement :)
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    Work Shop Talk - Tour of my Work Shop

    Here's a tour of my small work shop/shed. When you have a small shed its like a boat, you don't waste a square inch of space and all nooks and crannies get utilized!



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  16. Work Shop Talk - 3 in 1 shear brake roller mod

    Work Shop Talk - 3 in 1 shear brake roller mod

    Easy mod to make it much more simple to cut squarely.



    https://youtu.be/Y17glnXqsDI
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    What do use your lathe for?

    What's the main thing you use your lathe for?

    Mine is for my model and toy steam engine hobby/addiction.
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    G'day Chris, "Planet lamp" was the originator...

    G'day Chris,

    "Planet lamp" was the originator of this lamp design in the late 60's early 70's I think.

    Ikea call them Work Lights and they are $14.99 and come in white and black, here's the...
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    For my eyes these 14.5W Philips bulbs are putting...

    For my eyes these 14.5W Philips bulbs are putting out a great amount of light, the Ikea 'Planet' style lights are great for easy positioning and changing direction of the light.
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    Lathe Lighting

    Lathe Lighting
    14.5w LED bulbs made by Philips that give an output of 130w are cool running and long life.



    https://youtu.be/NRS_bCCSEZ4
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    I'd never even touched a lathe or mill before...

    I'd never even touched a lathe or mill before mine came off the back of the delivery truck from Hare & Forbes.

    I watched youtube vids, read books and asked questions on forums and in my steam...
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    Its a pretty hard call for H&F to compete on a $...

    Its a pretty hard call for H&F to compete on a $ by $ basis directly against Chinese ebay sellers.

    I think we're lucky that H&F is still in the game here in Oz.
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    Australia is a big place, how many people have...

    Australia is a big place, how many people have such an option up the road from them?
  24. Much appreciated Tuomas, thank you!

    Much appreciated Tuomas, thank you!
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    Easy Button Die Storage Solution

    Easy Button Die Storage Solution using some 6" x 3/4" pine, two hinges, a clasp and a forstner drill bit.



    https://youtu.be/kCbOGrslDpk
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    Precision Metal Pen Oiler

    Precision Metal Pen Oiler this is a handy little item for a steamer or any tool lover (nice birthday present, stocking filler etc etc :) :) )



    https://youtu.be/bYcewaUHx-s
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    Cheers for the review.

    Cheers for the review.
  28. The tailstock readout is very simple. Just grind...

    The tailstock readout is very simple. Just grind the sharp bits off a cheap digital caliper and drill a hole (need carbide drill bit, this chinese SS is extremely hard!) and then make an ali collar...
  29. Thread: Hello

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    Great stuff, I'm a steam engine nut :)

    Great stuff, I'm a steam engine nut :)
  30. Thread: Hello

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    One of the Kenneth Wells model traction engines?

    One of the Kenneth Wells model traction engines?
  31. Sieg C6, Grizzly G0516, Hare & Forbes AL-60 Metal Lathe Modifications

    Sieg C6, Grizzly G0516, Hare & Forbes AL-60 Metal Lathe Modifications

    Known as the Sieg C6 or the Grizzly G0516 or the Hare & Forbes AL-60 metal lathe. A look at some of the mods that I have done...
  32. Thread: Hello

    by Jim Ferrous
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    Welcome to the forum :)

    Welcome to the forum :)
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    Appreciate the replies everyone. Just had a...

    Appreciate the replies everyone.

    Just had a phone call and my small order will be ready to pick up after 11.00am tomorrow !
  34. Thanks Thomas for this video, I'm going to have a...

    Thanks Thomas for this video, I'm going to have a go at trying to fabricate one of these.
  35. Lubrication for open geared Metal Lathes

    I know everyone has their favourite product, but CRC TAC-2 for me is just absolutely brilliant and lasts and lasts.

    Really quietens down the gear noise.




    https://youtu.be/m5xttRHqvHg
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    Thank you very much Baron.

    Thank you very much Baron.
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    Hi David, You guys are spoilt over...

    Hi David,

    You guys are spoilt over there.....you know that don't you?

    I just went through that website.....WOW !!!!!!!

    :) :) :)

    Jim
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    Caskwarrior, that's extremely generous of you....

    Caskwarrior, that's extremely generous of you. Thank you very much for that kind offer mate.

    Welder, that's also extremely generous of you as well!

    I'm near Milton about an hours South of you....
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    Hi KB My mate and his wife are on long service...

    Hi KB

    My mate and his wife are on long service leave in the US and UK for the next 3-4 months.


    This is like what I end up with using a stepper motor, volt meter and light post.
    ...
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    Yep, the more vintage the printer the better the...

    Yep, the more vintage the printer the better the salvage. The newer generation ones have less and less inside them.

    The DC motors hooked up to a model steam engine will run a lot of LED bulbs, the...
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    12L14 Steel purchasing online

    Does anyone else living far away from a metal supplier like I do have a source for ordering 12L14 steel online?

    Cheers
    Jim
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    I actually asked Baz on HMEM where he got it off...

    I actually asked Baz on HMEM where he got it off eBay as I couldn't find one on there.

    I could use one of these.
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    I'm different from most. I use inserts and HSS...

    I'm different from most.

    I use inserts and HSS and 99.9% of the time turn at 420rpm from thin material to the largest I can chuck up in my 5 1/2 chuck. Be it steel, stainless, brass, aluminium,...
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    I get on really friendly with my long time...

    I get on really friendly with my long time dentist.

    He keeps all the dental burrs etc that are too blunt for him to use but are still sharp enough for my Dremel.
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    Yep I always try and go for the older ones. ...

    Yep I always try and go for the older ones.

    Each new generation of printer has less and less inside of them.
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    Bob its amazing what you can salvage. Just...

    Bob its amazing what you can salvage.

    Just think how much a 3 pin plug and 1.8m of cable costs at Bunnings!
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    Thanks Bob.

    Thanks Bob.
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    Great looking workshop David.

    Great looking workshop David.
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    Just out of interest Bob does ISO 68 Hydraulic...

    Just out of interest Bob does ISO 68 Hydraulic fluid smell much?

    I've found some oils just to be to strongly smelling for use in my relatively small workshop.
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    Thanks :)

    Thanks :)
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