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  1. For a one off having it LASER cut or water jet...

    For a one off having it LASER cut or water jet cut I believe would be less expensive than having it punched
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    Should not be an issue so long as the material...

    Should not be an issue so long as the material you are marking is softer than the vernier
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    With correct pre treatment as with any steel...

    With correct pre treatment as with any steel product, powder coating will out last out doors pretty much anything other than plating
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    "Powder coating is not a good thing outdoors."...

    "Powder coating is not a good thing outdoors." with all due respect Rubbish
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    I would have them powder coated

    I would have them powder coated
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    Now that is just immoral, takes the fun out of...

    Now that is just immoral, takes the fun out of picking up a handful of taps and spending 10 mins finding the one you want
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    I use BA quite often, common size in older...

    I use BA quite often, common size in older American electrical items e.g. dog clippers (I still maintain these for my SIL ) also hair clippers multi meters, 80's radio control gear servo motors etc....
  8. Thread: Arbor press

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    Hallmarks, will need to be modified, probably...

    Hallmarks, will need to be modified, probably even a little one tonne would do
  9. Thread: Arbor press

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    Arbor press

    Looking for a 2 or 3 tonne Arbor press, ( South Australia ) I know they are very cheap from H&F, just thought I would try here first because I have Scottish heritage and if I can save a dollar I will
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    If this is the same Thomas as made 4x4 winches...

    If this is the same Thomas as made 4x4 winches ,they are known for using custom made components only available through them
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    Sale removed

    Sale removed
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    Pretty much all I have a use for is the stand, so...

    Pretty much all I have a use for is the stand, so all the other bits can go, make an offer
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    Not really sure I don't know what bits will be...

    Not really sure I don't know what bits will be left over
  14. Thread: Power hacksaw

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    Well the stand would make a good replacement for...

    Well the stand would make a good replacement for the flimsy example on my band saw and the other bits and pieces will most likely go into the I might need that one day collection
    I have a...
  15. Thread: Power hacksaw

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    Power hacksaw

    Hercus power hacksaw, see market place "one more attempt"

    There has been no interest at all so it is destined to be dismantled a re-purposed
  16. Thread: Deafness

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    You may have already, investigated this, my...

    You may have already, investigated this, my friend is deaf in both ears also standard aids no use however he has recently had a Cochlear implant, and is quite happy and is going to have the side done...
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    Hercus Power Hacksaw

    Hercus power hacksaw 3 ph, good project machine worked last time I used it 5 years ago owes me $80
    so I will swap it for $80 pick up from Morphett Vale SA

    There has been no interest at all so it...
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    I always silver solder my blades I have never had...

    I always silver solder my blades I have never had a problem, I have only done this on woodworking machines, I have never broken a blade on the metal band saw.
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    Then there is the other option that pattern...

    Then there is the other option that pattern makers used to use and that is to scarf the joint and silver solder it, if done correctly very little clean up is required
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    This illustrates what I am saying...

    This illustrates what I am saying https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxQxQo7ExGE
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    Supply is not the issue in Adelaide supply of...

    Supply is not the issue in Adelaide supply of short lengths is
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    All the band welders and grinders I have used,...

    All the band welders and grinders I have used, use the rim to grind and, and have a rotating guard so you can grind the join top and then underneath, without having it manipulate the band
    Otherwise...
  23. X55 somewhere around $100 per 20lt most chemical...

    X55 somewhere around $100 per 20lt most chemical suppliers can get it
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    I have two multi tools in service both 20+ years...

    I have two multi tools in service both 20+ years old I have never had any issues at all, I recently purchased a used unit, although that one is going to be modified slightly.
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    For that type o work you could just go the tried...

    For that type o work you could just go the tried a proven multi tool
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/white-international-915-x-50mm-multi-tool-belt-sander-attachment_p6322482
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    Barista's steal theirs from their workplace ...

    Barista's steal theirs from their workplace

    That is one of the reasons this one has her name engraved on it
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    I don't know why there are two images, obviously...

    I don't know why there are two images, obviously I did something wrong
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    No! most Quality coffee tampers are definitely...

    No! most Quality coffee tampers are definitely stainless steel, with normally a timber handle, costing in the $300 range many Barristers have them custom made
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    This one I made about 12 months...
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    A mate of mine in QLD purchased done of these and...

    A mate of mine in QLD purchased done of these and is quite happy with it https://www.harborfreight.com/1-in-x-5-in-combination-belt-and-disc-sander-69033.html

    I believe it cost more in freight...
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    The last batch of coffee tampers I made I sourced...

    The last batch of coffee tampers I made I sourced the stainless from Atlas I think they have a branch in QLD, 1/2 metre was about $200 if I remember correctly
    in my experience easily machinable...
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    Yes some hammers are tapered in one direction only

    Yes some hammers are tapered in one direction only
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    Does not matter where the markings are although...

    Does not matter where the markings are although it does matter which way you insert the handle as the socket for the handle is tapered
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    interesting interloy in SA will only sell full...

    interesting interloy in SA will only sell full lengths
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    I doubt you find any company in the entire...

    I doubt you find any company in the entire country that will sell short lengths
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    Some things are just not worth the bother just...

    Some things are just not worth the bother just buy the correct bolts
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    i would like to apply some kind of sealer or...

    i would like to apply some kind of sealer or whatever that may protect the Aluminium so it is easy to clean (greasy finger marks etc) an also to prevent the aluminium from possible oxidation, or...
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    If you want a really tough finish you could have...

    If you want a really tough finish you could have it anodised in natural which is basically a clear finish
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    Tool exchange was still around as of last week...

    Tool exchange was still around as of last week when I made a purchase
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    Thanks for the info I may see if I can obtain one...

    Thanks for the info I may see if I can obtain one as well, Josco in my opinion are really hit and miss some items are good, yet you can buy exactly same item as a spare or backup an find it is...
  40. Thread: Tool Suppliers

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    https://www.lprtoolmakers.com.au/

    https://www.lprtoolmakers.com.au/
  41. Thread: Theater Trailer

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    As mentioned above if you are in Australia there...

    As mentioned above if you are in Australia there are pages of regulations and laws you need to comply with, you need to start with at the least a rough drawing
    and then there is the issue of...
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    Rough it out with a jigsaw and then true it up...

    Rough it out with a jigsaw and then true it up with a boring bar
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    simonl, about two years ago my friends factory in...

    simonl, about two years ago my friends factory in Jamestown burnt to ground absolutely nothing left, except that is for a oxy/acetylene set standing up in the ashes minus the hoses the gauges were...
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    Not a problem for me I have a lPG tank firmly...

    Not a problem for me I have a lPG tank firmly bolted down will stop pretty much any coming forward ( HA! HA!)
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    I have transported oxy And acetylene hundreds of...

    I have transported oxy And acetylene hundreds of times laying down with no issue in the boot BOC don't seem to have any concern, well as of last week any way, loaded the acetylene in to the boot for...
  46. Thread: Bronze or brass

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    I have some of the Loctite Anti Seize never...

    I have some of the Loctite Anti Seize never thought of using it as a lubricant. The ram will be connected to the heated platen so there is little doubt that is will get hot
    just how hot I will not...
  47. Thread: Bronze or brass

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    Thanks for that I thought it would not be...

    Thanks for that I thought it would not be critical, really just so the ram is not sliding steel to steel, I found out the hard way years ago that is not ideal
  48. Thread: Bronze or brass

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    Bronze or brass

    I am building a small hand operated press the ram will be bright bar approx 25mm diam. the main body will be 6mm mild steel, the the platen will be heated to approx. 300deg c
    should I use brass or...
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    If you are restoring something you reproduce it...

    If you are restoring something you reproduce it as the original
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    Although on a much smaller scale this explains...

    Although on a much smaller scale this explains the principle mentioned above https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4feDCcpMH9w
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