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    They made many models. Need more information.

    They made many models. Need more information.
  2. Thread: Bush Fires !

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    All emergencies are state issues. There are no...

    All emergencies are state issues. There are no federal emergency services personnel other then people who give money to the states to pay for the emergencies.

    To add a different perspective, we...
  3. Thread: Drought

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    The drought is really biting here now. Some...

    The drought is really biting here now. Some properties are going better then others. Driving along the highways I have never seen so many vehicles carrying feed. Either hay or liquid supplements.
    ...
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    I ordered opaque polycarbonate for my shed roof...

    I ordered opaque polycarbonate for my shed roof and got supplied clear so used it anyway and the clear is horrible. I had to cover it with shade cloth.
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    Wow, someone really molested that one.

    Wow, someone really molested that one.
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    Depends on what state you are in. They are...

    Depends on what state you are in. They are illegal to be fitted to the trailer in some states.

    Also given the trailer usage I question whether a proportional electric controller is the most...
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    Tell him he's dreaming.

    Tell him he's dreaming.
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    Here is mine....

    Here is mine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucMHk-wJdbQ
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    To be fair Graham to the banks. Given the huge...

    To be fair Graham to the banks. Given the huge number of transactions and clients, how would they know? People complain about bank charges, but then complain when this happens.

    These days for...
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    Well if it is the other way around that would be...

    Well if it is the other way around that would be a TARDIS hydraulic ram. :)
  11. It could still indirectly be the fault of the...

    It could still indirectly be the fault of the workers simply because they are there.

    It would certainly simplify matters if they could be 100% replaced by disposable robots.

    You think of what...
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    Just bush a 6201 bearing. Job done.

    Just bush a 6201 bearing. Job done.
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    It is hard to understand how Adelaide, one of the...

    It is hard to understand how Adelaide, one of the bigger manufacturing places in Australia cannot supply 4140.

    I have found most places who claim to be engineering steel suppliers generally stock...
  14. Thread: Drought

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    Politics is heavily intertwined in the drought...

    Politics is heavily intertwined in the drought situation. Not politics as in this political party is rubbish and that one is fantastic. But that politics in general exacerbates the problem.
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    Unlikely you will get 2" and 4" square bar in...

    Unlikely you will get 2" and 4" square bar in 4140 in anything but a full length if it is even available.
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    I still think cast iron is ideal for a home shop...

    I still think cast iron is ideal for a home shop made one. The problem I have with the options given is firstly you are going to need a really really well centred centre hole at both ends.

    You...
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    I have found it's dimensions to be quite...

    I have found it's dimensions to be quite ordinary. It is suitable for what it is designed to do, but even along short lengths expect a variation on diameter of 0.0254mm
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    Why not just make one onesself out of some cast...

    Why not just make one onesself out of some cast iron bar?

    They are not that difficult.
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    The law says you should not speed either. :) ...

    The law says you should not speed either. :)

    Before we say the law is the law, ask yourself why it is written that way. To me it is the same as the old one rule for absolutely situation because...
  20. Thread: Drought

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    Yea, pretty nasty up here. We even had...

    Yea, pretty nasty up here.



    We even had some weird woolly creatures just turn up out of the blue. No idea where they came from. We suspect they were dumped.
  21. Thread: Drought

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    I will swap you your shed for my drought. :D

    I will swap you your shed for my drought. :D
  22. Thread: Gibb Strip

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    I have made a few, they are surprisingly...

    I have made a few, they are surprisingly complicated things to make more to do with holding the workpiece for machining.

    I have never heard of them being a "standard" item. Usually made out of...
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    Use up the gas, then use it as an air compressor...

    Use up the gas, then use it as an air compressor tank.
  24. If you want to size balls, gauge block set,...

    If you want to size balls, gauge block set, granite plate and very accurate parallel.

    Make a bridge and balls undersize will roll under it. Go from there.

    I did not think of that, Phil...
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    My mechanic told me some ungodly amount if time...

    My mechanic told me some ungodly amount if time to replace one. Six hours or something. Because they positioned it between the V then put all the common rail stuff on top.

    I see in Africa at...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl_kXgxS6Fk
  27. Do not have time to do much yet, so here is one I...

    Do not have time to do much yet, so here is one I did earlier.

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    They still do not do they? As in coils all...

    They still do not do they? As in coils all around rather then just the front like the Landcruiser Cab Chassis's have been like for near twenty years.

    Neighbours have a coil cab Patrol. The rear...
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    At the end of the day these little 4WD's are not...

    At the end of the day these little 4WD's are not designed for those sort of conditions carrying those loads.

    Need a Landcruiser/Patrol sized vehicle or small truck. But it all comes down to $$$$....
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    The arched crane is from this research facility...

    The arched crane is from this research facility https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canfranc_Underground_Laboratory
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    Looks good. Here is an idea for the crane...

    Looks good.

    Here is an idea for the crane rebuild. Get more headroom. :)

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    ROFLMAO $200. Tell him he's dreaming.

    ROFLMAO $200. Tell him he's dreaming.
  33. Thread: Budget Welders

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    I have a cheap Rossi stick inverter welder. ...

    I have a cheap Rossi stick inverter welder. Despite really trying I can not kill it. It will just run 4mm rods. They claim "200" amps, but there is no way it is 200. Might be 160 at the most.
  34. Thread: Mars Planer

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    Here is a VFD powered planer...

    Here is a VFD powered planer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PmoIDvmIbs
  35. Thread: Mars Planer

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    I think I get it now. The two gears free wheel...

    I think I get it now. The two gears free wheel on that shaft.

    When the cross rail goes up and down does the pawl mechanism spin round as the shaft it is pinned to turns from moving up the rack?
    ...
  36. Thread: Mars Planer

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    We need photo's of you mill. I cannot recall...

    We need photo's of you mill. I cannot recall ever seeing a Mars milling machine.
  37. Thread: Mars Planer

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    I see what you mean about the gear knob you pull...

    I see what you mean about the gear knob you pull off and put in on the other shaft to power feed either cross or down.

    It makes you wonder if there is another gear with a knob on it for that...
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    They already have.

    They already have.
  39. I bought a "cheap" compressor head. The head...

    I bought a "cheap" compressor head.

    The head gaskets are like aluminium foil, the valves are just flappy bits of tin. It was a triple head, I think only two cylinders do any pumping now and even...
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    Gumtree. Like this...

    Gumtree. Like this https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/braeside/miscellaneous-goods/roku-roku-universal-milling-machine/1226628892
  41. Thread: Mars Planer

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    I think the clapper box will be needed to get the...

    I think the clapper box will be needed to get the cheapest use out of it. Just use HSS then.
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    So long as the clones are genuine clones (most...

    So long as the clones are genuine clones (most asian made copies) and not machines that just follow the general look of a bridgeport (like a lot of for example Italian made ones) then parts would be...
  43. Thread: Mars Planer

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    Well done, I will have to come over for an...

    Well done, I will have to come over for an inspection when you get it installed. Was there much else there? I never saw any listing, not that I have been looking at local auctions.

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  44. You will need a big petrol motor to drive air...

    You will need a big petrol motor to drive air compressor heads compared to electric motors.
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    2000rpm is miles fast enough. One other thing...

    2000rpm is miles fast enough.

    One other thing to consider is throat depth. That is the distance under the cutter. Sometimes or most of the times the machines with vertical head attachments can be...
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    I would still get a Bridgeport clone. Those...

    I would still get a Bridgeport clone.

    Those big cheap milling machines you see for sale are usually very limited in what they can do.

    They might have a vertical head but it is that big it is...
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    It is not the generator, it is the welder that is...

    It is not the generator, it is the welder that is the switch mode power supply.

    Inverter generator only means it can create 50Hz at a whole range of speeds as the generator generates DC power that...
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    It would not make any difference, it is a switch...

    It would not make any difference, it is a switch mode power supply with no for want of a better term "power factor correction" circuit. So it only draws current for a tiny fraction of time per...
  49. Sellers outside Australia selling direct to...

    Sellers outside Australia selling direct to Australia do not have to "collect" GST if they sell into Australia less then a certain amount a year.

    In reality there is no obligation for any retailer...
  50. Thread: FORD lathe

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    Years ago I remember a Ford made lathe on ebay. ...

    Years ago I remember a Ford made lathe on ebay. It was a large hollow spindle lathe with no chuck.

    Of course we need pictures or it never happened.
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