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    Guys the design may not be finished there is...

    Guys the design may not be finished there is always still time to make changes like the trailer bunks i can replace the structual timber 200x75 with 200x100x4mm steel bunks that can run from the rear...
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    It will sit like the tape measure in the pics i...

    It will sit like the tape measure in the pics i done all these measurements a year ago when i planned it all out just over time i have forgotten
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    Im out here measuring it now Boats hull is...

    Im out here measuring it now

    Boats hull is 5.7m

    Center between axles leaves 2m over the rear axle

    From center of axles leaves 3.7m of hull over the front axle

    Than i have the engine...
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    Michael read your post in the email notification,...

    Michael read your post in the email notification, i can only see a bike falling off a rack if its a 40x40mm or the smaller square towbars mine is the 50x50mm im not saying mine wont break but i have...
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    Thanks J i have never head of calculating bending...

    Thanks J i have never head of calculating bending moments i looked it up on youtube i will calculate it when the sun comes up, do u possibly have a link to a chart or scale for the results so i can...
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    Hey Karl the hull alone weighs 850kg, engine...

    Hey Karl the hull alone weighs 850kg, engine weighs 182kg, the aluminium from capral was marked 90kg

    I have added around 70kg of steel 45kg of that actually weighed on bathroom scales

    Things i...
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    I am the engineer Michael, this is the aluminium...

    I am the engineer Michael, this is the aluminium i am using below in pics, was thinking of adding one shs 75x75x5mm steel just in front of the.last cross member just to hel0 with the rear load of the...
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    Measured my trailer last night i totally forgot...

    Measured my trailer last night i totally forgot how long i made it, measured 7.06 meters i recall not wanting to cut my expensive i beams, i also kept the bend very light from memory i bent them 8.1...
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    Racing haha yeah aluminium trailers carry a...

    Racing haha yeah aluminium trailers carry a massive price tag and most are bolt together quiet strange really

    I can see the money in a steel fabricated trailer all the welding than galvanizing on...
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    I have plenty of build pics but here's a few last...

    I have plenty of build pics but here's a few last ones, Trailer will have 4x 9inch wheels and long bed bunks made from 190x75mm treated pine if i can find that thickness so it adds some rigidness
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    I must admit i started early last year around...

    I must admit i started early last year around january to build this trailer i put a side $2,000 to build the trailer with salvaging parts from my old trailer but as the build progressed i wanted all...
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    Racing, my trailer is about 6.2 meters to buy one...

    Racing, my trailer is about 6.2 meters to buy one that size professionally made from Australian aluminium would cost around $7,000 or around $5,000 imported from China

    Mine is made from aluminium...
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    This is how some are built at the Y section...

    This is how some are built at the Y section...
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    You guys will probably flame me for using the...

    You guys will probably flame me for using the rusty steel... it was suppose to be a quick build 90% bolt together 10% welding design i pretty much have 90-95% all parts of the trailer its just...
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    I want to leave the drawbar on the bottom plate...

    I want to leave the drawbar on the bottom plate as pictured as my first steel angle iron cross member is bolted to the bottom of the aluminium i beam

    (Top plate not finished 2 more bolts/holes...
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    I was going to either machine some beefy steel...

    I was going to either machine some beefy steel spacers to go between the upper plate and top of drawbar and between lower drawbar and lower plate i could make these on the late but even just using...
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    Its a bit more difficult than that this is the...

    Its a bit more difficult than that this is the sandwich

    Top: 6mm plate

    Space: x size

    Top of drawbar shs 100x100mm: 3mm

    Bottom of drawbar shs 100x100mm: 3mm
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    Need some more help guys if anyone is willing to...

    Need some more help guys if anyone is willing to help with my unsafe practices

    Im working on my 6 meter aluminium trailer i need to drill 2 vertical holes thru the Y section it consist of multiple...
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    Pretty sure someone has flogged my allen key set,...

    Pretty sure someone has flogged my allen key set, i previously mentioned i needed the allen key to tighten the dp bed i dont have anyway of getting a new set of AK's

    Yes it was reckless i was...
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    There is only one person u should go see and that...

    There is only one person u should go see and that is Greg Balls Engineering in Sutherland top bloke and his right hand man is his son i use them for jetski, outboards and motorcycle cranks he...
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    A bit of a short clip of progress using those two...

    A bit of a short clip of progress using those two second hand drill bits from ebay, still cannot find my allen keys

    https://youtu.be/eURRa8m7otU
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    Yeah thing is this new 11mm drill bit is quiet a...

    Yeah thing is this new 11mm drill bit is quiet a bit quicker at drilling the steel than the Viper drill bit i broke, this new 11mm drill bit from ebay/c tool was actually taking off whirly bits of...
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    well those drill bits the two i picked out of the...

    well those drill bits the two i picked out of the container work great i drilled in total 9x 5.5mm pilot holes and 9x 11mm holes all up 90mm of steel in about 1 hour, i was a bit unorganized i...
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    the bad i didn't get a 12,13mm drill bit i only...

    the bad i didn't get a 12,13mm drill bit i only got to 11mm, The good i sharpened a 5mm and 11mm bit and it actually sharpened and worked great

    to cut thru the 10mm angle iron with the 5mm pilot...
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    This is what i got its probably worth a couple...

    This is what i got its probably worth a couple hundred bucks but just not exactly what i needed 2-3 drill bits of the same size i only needed one of each
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    Not what i call a super deal i just picked up the...

    Not what i call a super deal i just picked up the drill bits i asked for metric and was told there all mixed and i thought i got one of each 3mm to 13mm but i got what ye grabbed out kind of bummed i...
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    it looked like the easiest sharpener to use, 2...

    it looked like the easiest sharpener to use, 2 settings 1 for the main cutting edge and another setting to cut the relief, a basic twist to sharpen and done

    sounds quiet simple

    still waiting...
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    I like that drill set for $50 thats a bargain and...

    I like that drill set for $50 thats a bargain and would fit my budget

    I cant splash out a huge amount of cash on a sharpener another case of u get what u pay for but the drill dr i think i seen...
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    Yeah they are cheap, not sure if the chewed...

    Yeah they are cheap, not sure if the chewed shafts are a problem? If i do up my chuck tightly the motor stalls before the drill bit spins in the chuck

    The resharpening, i watched quiet a few free...
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    Thing is today we have a vast varity of tools...

    Thing is today we have a vast varity of tools some poor some mild and some wild takes a lot of shopping around
    , searching and asking for advice just due to how many products we have available
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    I reckon the second hand bits from c tool charles...

    I reckon the second hand bits from c tool charles will be great he sells some great quality tools i rememver going to a nut and bolt shop i asked about a 6mm fine tap they didnt have one and suggest...
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    I bought a set of these...

    I bought a set of these...
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    Seems like those Sutton Frost bits are really...

    Seems like those Sutton Frost bits are really poorly made, they say the Sutton Vipers are aggressive which i dont mind one bit, they mention some UK brands but i really dont want to wait weeks for...
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    Racingtadpoles i ruled them out as someone...

    Racingtadpoles i ruled them out as someone commented earlier they were made in China but i'll pick up a pack and see how i go with them

    As for sharpening i plan on using the hole thru a nut just...
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    Theres a local guy selling quality second hand...

    Theres a local guy selling quality second hand bits all big brand names 19pc for $20 multiple lots or the milwuakee is a kit of i think 10 pc new for $45

    Just seller of the 19 pc is away for...
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    Are there any problems using hex drill bits on a...

    Are there any problems using hex drill bits on a lathe and drill press?...
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    Thanks for all the help, i will be buying either...

    Thanks for all the help, i will be buying either the milwakee helix drill bit set or the sutton drill bit set but i need to be careful as that bit i dropped last night and snapped was a $23 sutton...
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    Thanks for noting that guys i just grabbed the...

    Thanks for noting that guys i just grabbed the bit from the shed as im usually up all hours of the night came back inside trying to take a picture and dropped it on hard tiles, game over bugger
    ...
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    Baron that whole tip was ground in two goes one...

    Baron that whole tip was ground in two goes one each side

    Gavin i donno its only a simple little machine if u put a little bit of pressure on the hand the drill stops completly i donno if this is...
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    Guys i get that i dont take safety precautions.....

    Guys i get that i dont take safety precautions.. i have goggles i also have clamps i just learn the hard way and to this day the clothes line has injured me more than any of my drills by a peg...
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    Hey Kryn i spent a good 35mins looking for my...

    Hey Kryn i spent a good 35mins looking for my allen key set couldnt find it anywhere as i was going to do up the plates bolt
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    Com yeah i know i should have clamped it down but...

    Com yeah i know i should have clamped it down but after years of using the drill press without it working properly i just used it as it was... when i do the other pieces i'll clamp them down

    That...
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    https://youtu.be/tknAEBHKHGI

    https://youtu.be/tknAEBHKHGI
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    This is private but let me know if it works, the...

    This is private but let me know if it works, the drill bit was wondering quiet a bit but once i got it on the hole she drilled really well

    https://youtu.be/tknAEBHKHGI
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    Found the problem with the bench drill, the whole...

    Found the problem with the bench drill, the whole time i have owned it probably 3 years i have used it like this today i opened the lid while trying to drill a hole in the steel and both pulleys and...
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    I am trying... trying to teach my self, i just...

    I am trying... trying to teach my self, i just sharpened these two bits i first sharpen the Sutton 12mm bit that worked great so i tried to sharpen the 4mm 4.5mm bit i tried to keep to the same angle...
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    I cant understand half of that barron sorry, i...

    I cant understand half of that barron sorry, i butchered my self sharpen bit but good thing is it can be resharpened

    I am thinking about just buying a sharpening machine
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    Looking back at that link Racingtadpoles posted...

    Looking back at that link Racingtadpoles posted that is quiet easy to sharpen and that is what i tried to do but i may have ground between the cutting edge and the back too wide i also didnt know i...
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    Thanks fellas and yeah i usually just leave th he...

    Thanks fellas and yeah i usually just leave th he drill bits laying around that are blunt too embarrased to show the one i have sharpend, i'll look into getting the Sutton set and a sharpener i...
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    I made this from 10mm plate took me forever to...

    I made this from 10mm plate took me forever to drill those holes main center hole is 18mm and i used the metal hole saw pictured the outside holes i used i think a 12mm normal drill bit, now...
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