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    Wow was I that close :o

    Wow was I that close :o
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    Hi Phaser, I've heard of "Multiverse" so try...

    Hi Phaser,

    I've heard of "Multiverse" so try "Multivise" :)
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    Hi Guys, Wouldn't just be more convenient to...

    Hi Guys,

    Wouldn't just be more convenient to put a tap on the output of the pump ?
  4. Thread: plug

    by BaronJ
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    Hi Guys, My concern over this was simply from...

    Hi Guys,

    My concern over this was simply from a safety point of view !

    You cannot fit five wires into a three pin plug safely. You have to have some method of connecting all five wires in such...
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    Hi Guys, I don't know about the high power, 15...

    Hi Guys,

    I don't know about the high power, 15 amp+ plugs and sockets that are used down under, but one problem that does occur here quite often is surface corrosion on the pins and contacts...
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    Hi Guys, I dug this drawing out and cleaned it...

    Hi Guys,

    I dug this drawing out and cleaned it up a little. Its been a while...

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    The drawing shows a block diagram of how a VFD works. This is what is needed to build one. The...
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    Hi Greg, I never used a dark room as such ! ...

    Hi Greg,

    I never used a dark room as such ! No windows or light bulb in the room. That resist is not very sensitive any way, though it was more sensitive after it had dried. But you did need...
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    Hi Greg, Guys, Why not use a silk screen ? ...

    Hi Greg, Guys,

    Why not use a silk screen ? Your halfway there with the toner transfer technique. Once you have made the screen you can clean it and keep it for future use.

    I haven't done any...
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    Hi Guys, You cannot control the speed of an...

    Hi Guys,

    You cannot control the speed of an induction motor with a thyristor or triac dimmer. A universal motor yes !

    You can however use a triac to switch one on and off.

    I do believe that...
  10. Hi Ajax01, Guys, I would go ER32 for the mill...

    Hi Ajax01, Guys,

    I would go ER32 for the mill ! Since it would likely be only for tool holding you will only need four or five collets. Most of my cutting tools, slot drills, milling cutters...
  11. Hi Joe, Does this help ? Its a lot of years...

    Hi Joe,

    Does this help ? Its a lot of years since I did any programming ! I used to hate programming :o
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    Hi Halifax614, Welcome to the forums :) By...

    Hi Halifax614,

    Welcome to the forums :)

    By gum that is some bend in that rack !

    I wouldn't worry too much about the red face smilies, some phone software does things like that !
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    Hi Guys, Talking about new doors, I've just...

    Hi Guys,

    Talking about new doors, I've just had a quote for a new 1 mtr wide 6 ft high door putting into my garage rear wall. Its stone built and only a single leaf, there isn't a lintel, just...
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    Hi Steve, Did you see the picture I posted in...

    Hi Steve,

    Did you see the picture I posted in post 5 ?
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    Hi Neevo, Thanks for your post. I have two...

    Hi Neevo,

    Thanks for your post.

    I have two diamond wheels, one cupped and one flat, both 100 mm in diameter with a 20 mm bore. They seem to only be in 180 grit. I've not found any that are...
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    Hi John, That black thing, in the first...

    Hi John,

    That black thing, in the first picture, is a varistor, not a capacitor. It is used to absorb the transient voltage spike from the coil. It will have minimal affect on the speed that the...
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    Hi Steve, Guys, Some mean looking cutters...

    Hi Steve, Guys,

    Some mean looking cutters there ! Their going to need some HP to drive them !
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    Hi Mr GS, I think the colour you have used is...

    Hi Mr GS,

    I think the colour you have used is quite nice, its different. Anyway my personal preference is green :U
  19. Thread: 350mm rule

    by BaronJ
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    Hi Flo, Guys, Yes ! I was taught that...

    Hi Flo, Guys,



    Yes ! I was taught that they were scales and that rulers were the Kings and Queens. :U
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    Hi Jagger, Welcome to the forums. In my...

    Hi Jagger, Welcome to the forums.

    In my Camper/RV my fridge overflow/defrost tube drains straight through the floor onto the ground.

    Use the existing air con cover as a template for a new one...
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    Hi Russ, I wonder if by any chance that it is...

    Hi Russ,

    I wonder if by any chance that it is a staple pusher used for inserting staples for securing fencing wire to wooden posts !
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    Hi Neevo, My mill is a Chinese copy of an...

    Hi Neevo,

    My mill is a Chinese copy of an Optimum BF20L, the one with an extra long table and MT3 spindle.

    I was going to put a picture here, but it seem that its no longer in my pictures !!!...
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    Hi Neevo, There arenít any on my mill ! Or...

    Hi Neevo,

    There arenít any on my mill ! Or any obvious place to put any !
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    Hi Neevo, Either ! Go for the least...

    Hi Neevo,



    Either ! Go for the least costly. But I think brass plays better with a steel surface, where steel in contact with steel might gall where the oil gets rubbed away. But for the...
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    Hi Neevo, Guys, If it were me I would be...

    Hi Neevo, Guys,

    If it were me I would be getting some 5 thou shim stock and super glueing a piece to the back of the gib and re-measuring. Take the gib locks out completely, you don't want...
  26. Thread: Bismuth help!!!

    by BaronJ
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    Hi Guys, Covid 19 maybe ? The US is rife with...

    Hi Guys,

    Covid 19 maybe ? The US is rife with it and getting worse daily ! Though not according to Trump !
  27. Thread: roof pitch

    by BaronJ
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    Hi Guys, I tried to use some expanding...

    Hi Guys,



    I tried to use some expanding foam a while back to stop a leak in my hut roof. The rain dissolved the foam and left a gooey sticky mess.
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    Hi Phaser, Guys, Making another one would be a...

    Hi Phaser, Guys,

    Making another one would be a test of how accurate your CNC is ! :)
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    Hi Neevo, Guys, The Idea of having a screw...

    Hi Neevo, Guys,



    The Idea of having a screw at both ends of the gib is to stop the gib movement changing the table clearances.
    As far as Turcite is concerned, I have no idea. However I would...
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    Small hole bore gauge tool !

    Hi Guys,

    Just a few notes after having a chance to play about with making some measurement tests with my new tool.

    I found it very sensitive, its easy to get the gauge set to the bore size. I...
  31. Thread: plug

    by BaronJ
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    Hi Steve, Guys, Those motors are intended to...

    Hi Steve, Guys,

    Those motors are intended to be wired to a control box ! It does only need the 240 volt mains supply and earth to be able to run it. One possible way would be to make a...
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    Hi Mr GS, Very nice, I like the colour. Well...

    Hi Mr GS,

    Very nice, I like the colour. Well done :2tsup:
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    Hi Neevo, Guys, It could very well be a...

    Hi Neevo, Guys,

    It could very well be a combination of both wear on the gib and table dovetail. You should be able to lock the table by screwing the gib in, if it doesn't tighten the table up you...
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    Hi Bob, Probably not, though I've played...

    Hi Bob,



    Probably not, though I've played about with motors that have started themselves without the cap even connected and a few where the cap has become very leaky, electrically. I actually...
  35. Thread: plug

    by BaronJ
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    Hi Steve, Guys, You don't ! There is...

    Hi Steve, Guys,



    You don't ! There is absolutely no safe way to wire that motor to a three pin mains plug !
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    Machining Finished !

    Hi Guys,

    Right I've finished machining my calliper fittings.

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    At least they fit properly. I made the measurement surface 2 mm wide and turned a 10 degree taper back to the small...
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    Small Hole Bore Gauge, Fittings.

    Hi Guys,

    I've now started to make the fittings for the divider !

    As I mentioned earlier, I have some bits of brass, however I've discovered that the brass that I thought I had is actually...
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    Hi Steve, Guys, Some interesting posts and...

    Hi Steve, Guys,

    Some interesting posts and techniques in this thread. :)



    I would simply clamp the tube to the mill table for milling the slots. Set a stop so that you are not milling the...
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    Hi Steve, Guys, I would think that the inserts...

    Hi Steve, Guys,

    I would think that the inserts would be set from the side face of the disc using a stop block. Basically a piece of steel with a slot that fits over the insert with a flat face...
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    Hi Mr GS, If the cap value is wrong or shorted...

    Hi Mr GS,

    If the cap value is wrong or shorted the motor will get hot very quickly.

    DE stands for "Double Ended"

    It took me a while before I understood some the abbreviations commonly used !
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    Hi Steve, Guys, What others have said, in...

    Hi Steve, Guys,

    What others have said, in addition, I would leave the material in one piece and set up the mill to step and repeat for each slot, turn over and repeat for the other side. Cut into...
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    Hi Guys, Thank you very much four your notes...

    Hi Guys,

    Thank you very much four your notes and suggestions !

    I've spent far too much time trawling the Internet looking at various types if bore measuring tools. I do like the Mitoyo direct...
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    The amount of heat produced by the motor will...

    The amount of heat produced by the motor will depend upon how efficient it is. Most DE grinders have what is called a 20 minute rating. That is the length of time it should / can be run before it...
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    Hi Neevo, Guys, If you have the room at...

    Hi Neevo, Guys,



    If you have the room at the other end of the gib, I would be very tempted to drill and thread it the same as at the thick end and make a screw so that you can trap the gib and...
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    Hi Neevo, Guys, You might also find that the...

    Hi Neevo, Guys,

    You might also find that the gibb changes shape when you tig those divots.

    I would check that there isn't an adjusting screw or threaded hole for one at the other end. Mine has...
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    Hi Michael, Thank you for that link ! ...

    Hi Michael,



    Thank you for that link !

    How does the song go "I'm just a poor man" :U.
    I think I'll stick to cheap and nasty and buy a bottle of Shiraz with the change. :roll:
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    Hi Neevo, Guys, Those divots will try and push...

    Hi Neevo, Guys,

    Those divots will try and push the gibb around when you tighten the table lock. I'm not sure what would the best thing to do there. Certainly it would be better if they were not...
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    Hi Peter, If you click on the pictures you...

    Hi Peter,



    If you click on the pictures you will get taken to the drawings of the collets.
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    Hi Peter, Guys, Now those I did not know about...

    Hi Peter, Guys,

    Now those I did not know about ! They look interesting. Cheap enough as well.
    From the picture they look to use a taper to open the measuring surfaces. I wonder just how...
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    Hi Elan, Yes I'm aware of them, thank you...

    Hi Elan,



    Yes I'm aware of them, thank you for reminding me. :)

    I had actually considered having a go at making one of those, it shouldn't be too difficult. But then I thought why copy an...
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