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  1. I had an issue a bit similar to yours. It was an...

    I had an issue a bit similar to yours. It was an incorrect default setting on my VFD. I have been hesitating to reply as I can't remember which setting it was. I do know I found a hint on one of the...
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    This guy lives around the corner from me. ...

    This guy lives around the corner from me.

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/OVAAAOSwstxVCXyN/s-l400.webp
  3. Harry, I have sent a PM. I have a PFD of the user...

    Harry, I have sent a PM. I have a PFD of the user manual. Steve
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    Anyone else see the irony in this?

    Anyone else see the irony in this?
  5. Thread: reamers

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    Thanks Pipeclay, I made the mistake of confusing...

    Thanks Pipeclay, I made the mistake of confusing Market place with the other Marketplace. I had sent a PM for the price and had not heard anything. When I first saw the add I did not see the price. I...
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    It would have been nice to give us the price...

    It would have been nice to give us the price here, as we all are not on marketplace.
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    QLD PM sent for reamer price. Thanks Steve

    PM sent for reamer price. Thanks Steve
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    If you come up with a price for the reamers I...

    If you come up with a price for the reamers I would be interested in buying. I only say this as I am not what you would call a regular marketplace/gumtree viewer and will probably not see them.
    ...
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    It amazes me some of the paint condition on these...

    It amazes me some of the paint condition on these old lathes. It has stood the test of time very well.
  10. Thread: reamers

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    It will mostly go to waste, you will never be...

    It will mostly go to waste, you will never be doing an odd job and go gee a reamer would be handy. To save precious workshop space I could take them off your hands :).

    Steve
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    Thanks for the comments. I took note of the...

    Thanks for the comments. I took note of the comment about having a rigid frame. The humble hacksaw can be a very useful tool. I must admit I have not given any consideration to the hacksaw frame I...
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    Hacksaw blades Starrett or ?

    I need to buy some more hacksaw blades. I see Bunnings and other shops have hacksaw blades in a brand I don't recognise. I have often used Starrett.

    Is there much of a difference between the...
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    It looks to have a lot of dirt build up. I would...

    It looks to have a lot of dirt build up. I would give it a good wash with clean water. If you have access to an oven I would bake on very low heat for a few hours, if not sun dry. There is a high...
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    Thanks, I was about 99% sure I did not need or...

    Thanks, I was about 99% sure I did not need or want it. The 1% curiosity got the better of me. I could not, and still do not fully comprehend the full workings of it. I decided to satisfy my 1% to...
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    Baron has let me know why I don't have a career...

    Baron has let me know why I don't have a career in IT, thanks Baron. I have tried a link to the facebook add. Steve
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    What is this please (Lathe?)

    Hello all, I have seen an add describing this as a multifunction lathe.

    It does not look like anything I am familiar with. I don't think I need it either :U.

    Apparently the picture did not...
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    Hello Bob, I feel for you. I can see the pain in...

    Hello Bob, I feel for you. I can see the pain in your writings. Just getting things out there often helps to clear our thoughts. In typical fashion I am sure what you have shared is helping others to...
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    Metalwork Forum Why?

    Hello all

    I guess most of the regular readers would be aware of a recent discussion about Tin, Lead, Copper and putting the squeeze on things.

    As not to keep that thread going to far of course...
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    Well said.

    Well said.
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    I second the opinion of not soldering motorcycle...

    I second the opinion of not soldering motorcycle wires. Solder causes a rigid part of wire that fatigue cracks. There is a good reason car and aircraft manufactures don't solder connections.
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    Thanks for the reply's, it looks like it may be a...

    Thanks for the reply's, it looks like it may be a case that it worked well when new but it is no longer new spec. That little piece of information changes my approach. Now to find if it is gummed up,...
  22. Have you considered magnets?

    Have you considered magnets?
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    Barron, my drill press is similar to the one...

    Barron, my drill press is similar to the one pictured, I undo the two square headed bolts and the motor slides forward. It is the pushing back part that I have to lever,

    Kryn, I may have to modify...
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    Richardson drill press

    Hello all

    I have an old Richardson drill press. When I change speeds the motor slides forward on two slides and needs to be "levered" back to put tension on the belt.

    It does not appear very...
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    I was looking for cloth tape today and saw your...

    I was looking for cloth tape today and saw your post. Which supplier did you get it through. It saves a lot of stress knowing you had good results as there are heaps to choose from.<br><br>Thanks...
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    I was looking for cloth tape today and saw your...

    I was looking for cloth tape today and saw your post. Which supplier did you get it through. It saves a lot of stress knowing you had good results as there are heaps to choose from.

    Thanks Steve
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    What concerns me about this add is the photo's...

    What concerns me about this add is the photo's are 4 years old, a lot can happen in 4 years.
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    QANTAS must have changed, pay is only part of the...

    QANTAS must have changed, pay is only part of the story. I guess some people are built different and will sell there soul for money, whilst others may want an employer who offers a positive working...
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    I think we can thank McDonalds for this. Their...

    I think we can thank McDonalds for this. Their management worked out that if every process can be broken down to a simple task they can train staff very quickly and have less impact with staff...
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    Jackaroo, are the shelves painted plywood? I am...

    Jackaroo, are the shelves painted plywood? I am aiming for something similar.

    Steve
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    Milling tool storage

    Hello all

    I am in the process of trying to organise my shed. I will be building something to hold NT40 tooling and my rotary table plus vice for the mill.

    It will either be out of plywood,...
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    Freedie One thing to consider is weight. Not...

    Freedie

    One thing to consider is weight. Not knowing you, I don't know if you mind lifting a 50kg rotary table up onto the mill.

    Steve
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    Nice work and good description. Do you put a wax...

    Nice work and good description. Do you put a wax or something similar on the finished product so it retains its shine?

    Thanks

    Steve
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    You could try plugging the drain and filling it...

    You could try plugging the drain and filling it with a water molasses mix for a week.

    Steve
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    If I remember correctly, the sellers father...

    If I remember correctly, the sellers father wanted it to go to a good home. From what I have seen you have given it more love and attention than it has had in a lot of years, plus you retained its...
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    Hopefully the fix works and it is not a problem....

    Hopefully the fix works and it is not a problem. What I have seen on some with a wheel on each end is the "drive" wheels drive against and protrusion on the shaft. What this allows is if the outer...
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    I know you are not asking a question about why...

    I know you are not asking a question about why this failed. If all the wheels are on a common shaft, when the seeder goes around a corner there will be a big differential in what speed the inner and...
  38. I must be mixing with the wrong crowd. Just about...

    I must be mixing with the wrong crowd. Just about all of the under 30 males I know have a trade. In my opinion it is better to voluntary learn a trade than conscription. I have spent over 30 years in...
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    Thanks for the replies so far. I am just trying...

    Thanks for the replies so far. I am just trying to make an educated choice and may keep both. To make make the educated decision I need as much info as I can get.

    One saying that I often see on...
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    The slotting head came with my Kondia mill.

    The slotting head came with my Kondia mill.
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    Shaper or slotting head

    Hello all,

    I have recently acquired a P.K. Douglas shaper. When I purchased my mill it came with a slotting head that I have not used.
    I would like to keep the amount of machinery I own to a...
  42. Thread: Project POND

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    If you find you need the dust extraction and you...

    If you find you need the dust extraction and you think it has merit a duct running up the wall to a roof mounted extractor would work.

    In saying that sometimes it pays to see if it is actually...
  43. Thread: Project POND

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    I like the horizontal surface law, I might build...

    I like the horizontal surface law, I might build a shelf and put that law on a sign and put it on the shelf. I have been looking at my own shed and I know I have to stop myself of falling into the...
  44. Hello Stustoys Thanks for your comments. I...

    Hello Stustoys

    Thanks for your comments. I guess I misinterpreted my audience and did not clearly make my point. I will try and keep it simple to avoid ambiguity.

    I personally thinks there may...
  45. This thread has deviated from the title, but I...

    This thread has deviated from the title, but I can go with the flow. As stated earlier one of our biggest problems is not producing electricity, but storing it.

    I have long thought we are looking...
  46. Personally I don't think we can do much about...

    Personally I don't think we can do much about this from a political level.
    The biggest impact we can make is a personal and educational level. Sure some products we can't buy Australian made at the...
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    I have a couple of tips of things you may need to...

    I have a couple of tips of things you may need to look into. I don't know the answers but someone, preferably a trained professional will.

    The first is to look at indemnity insurance and...
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    Jack620, the beauty of this system is the numbers...

    Jack620, the beauty of this system is the numbers that each person comes up with are applicable for that person. There is no generic number like a super expert tells you. If for someone there bottom...
  49. I live in SEQLD. We have humidity and two years...

    I live in SEQLD. We have humidity and two years ago hail that was over 10cm in diameter. We also have a tile roof. In case you are curious the 10cm hail wins over the tile roof.

    I don't really...
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    Yes, I am 51, it takes planning and a clear view...

    Yes, I am 51, it takes planning and a clear view of what you need and want in life.
    I will give a short description of how I have explained this to a few people.
    Please don't take to much notice of...
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