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    I just looked at our maintenance single acting...

    I just looked at our maintenance single acting shop press and it has been fitted with one of these units...
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    I also paid $300 for this one, I havenít looked...

    I also paid $300 for this one, I havenít looked for a badge but it has Barron Sydney cast into the top blade guide arm, the original owner had a gravity coolant setup but Iíll just plumb it up to my...
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    Not really a gloat but this thread seemed the...

    Not really a gloat but this thread seemed the most appropriate to post in.

    A mate was moving workshops and asked if I was interested in his old bandsaw, I've been looking for one and jumped on it....
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m5qxZm_JqM
  5. Thread: Tramp oil

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    Supercheap Auto also take tramp oil free of...

    Supercheap Auto also take tramp oil free of charge.

    I guess making an oil skimmer won't be possible due to already having poor access?
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    I was hoping to finally hear one ring!

    I was hoping to finally hear one ring!
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    Hooked up to a shop vac?

    Hooked up to a shop vac?
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    Will you use a water trap on the vacuum side?

    Will you use a water trap on the vacuum side?
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    I paid about $250-$275 (can't remember exactly)...

    I paid about $250-$275 (can't remember exactly) to have my lathe sent from Adelaide to Albury weighing around 450kg with the stand, they lifted it off my ute with a forklift onto a pallet and it was...
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    G'day Steve, It's definitely head gasket but I...

    G'day Steve,

    It's definitely head gasket but I haven't dived into it yet,

    I paid a bloke with a rated trailer $100 to tow it to my place (about 20kms) and I've been gutting and cleaning up the...
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    Sticky: It looks as though it fell off the back of a ute,...

    It looks as though it fell off the back of a ute, quill handle is beat up.

    It wouldn't surprise me if this was it
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    Sticky: I wonder if he still has the "rotary anvil"...

    I wonder if he still has the "rotary anvil" attachment for it:U
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    Sticky: "Machinist Anvil"

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/elizabeth-north/collectables/collectable-machinist-anvil/1293085342

    :doh:
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    If you want to see some scammers getting hacked...

    If you want to see some scammers getting hacked and shut down have a watch of this guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLyrc_JZmF4
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    G'day China, You might want to contact the...

    G'day China,

    You might want to contact the Zeiss local rep, or catch him when he's in your area (gun shops are a good for that)

    The high end European optic manufacturers tend to look after...
  16. Thread: Hot Knife

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    I pulled this transformer out of the skip at work...

    I pulled this transformer out of the skip at work the other week with the idea of rewinding it to use as a spot welder,

    The sparky upgraded all the halide flood lights to LED and tossed the ...
  17. I was under the impression that a hobby is...

    I was under the impression that a hobby is allowed to generate some income up to a certain point before requiring ABNís etc?
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    I have one of these air guns...

    I have one of these air guns https://www.jamecpem.com/air-blow-gun

    it has two air delivery modes

    #1 off

    #2 blast the part out of your fingers across the workshop

    No matter how careful I...
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    yours might be the same as mine, only ft/lbs, Iím...

    yours might be the same as mine, only ft/lbs, Iím the 3rd generation to use it, I canít justify buying a new one when Iíve got something that works.

    Just have to remember to push the button in...
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    Well I'm jealous, how does the engagement...

    Well I'm jealous, how does the engagement mechanism work, is it a cone clutch on the flywheel?
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    Pretty cool Steve, it's my first time seeing one...

    Pretty cool Steve, it's my first time seeing one too
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    My local Men's Shed has one of those fitted to...

    My local Men's Shed has one of those fitted to their AL336 and it works really well, my only frustration is a weak magnet in the base, if it were my personal machine I would dig it out and replace it...
  23. Thread: Scrap steel

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    How come the need for total disconnect to the...

    How come the need for total disconnect to the flywheel? With the top die at bottom dead centre it's still clear of the bottom die, would it be purely a safety thing?

    The plan was to ditch the...
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    I've only had it 2 days and I've already had...

    I've only had it 2 days and I've already had offers...
  25. Thread: Scrap steel

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    In case anyone hasn't seen one, here's a pic of a...

    In case anyone hasn't seen one, here's a pic of a Clay Spencer tyre hammer

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    And now an electrical question for BobL;

    normally these hammers are powered by varying the friction of a...
  26. Thread: Scrap steel

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    Scrap steel

    I see a Clay Spencer power hammer in this pile of scrap

    What do you see?:wink:

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    The round bar is 220mm diameter x 950 long, i milled the ends flat in case I do decide to lug it home...
  27. Thread: Scary welder

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    For laughs, If that were mine I'd put it in the...

    For laughs, If that were mine I'd put it in the corner of the shed, clearly unplugged but with an electric fence energiser in the case:D
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    Is the drill bit in a pink packet? I drill a lot...

    Is the drill bit in a pink packet? I drill a lot of 50mm deep 5mm thermocouple holes in inconel 718, 945, Rene 41, waspaloy etc.. with those drill bits.

    I reckon theyíre your best chance other...
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    Finally got her home:2tsup: 396711

    Finally got her home:2tsup:

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    I figured it was easier to turn up a threaded...

    I figured it was easier to turn up a threaded intermediate piece and silver solder the fitting to that instead of trying to get the brass and aluminium to play the game, I put a bit of high pressure...
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    Soft Soldering Brass/Aluminium

    Is this possible?

    I had a couple of attempts at joining an aluminium fitting to a brass fitting today without success, all the solder flowed to the brass fitting, I used the standard low temp...
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    Set up for racing track, train track:cool: ...

    Set up for racing track, train track:cool:

    Sounds pretty sweet mate
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    I hope you're right! it does seem odd that it...

    I hope you're right! it does seem odd that it starts and runs so well.
    to me, it feels and sounds like exhaust and it's coming from the back of the block/head

    The plan was to get it running and...
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    I really hoped it was the manifold but it feels...

    I really hoped it was the manifold but it feels like it's blowing straight out the back of the motor, somewhere between what felt like welch plug and the cylinder head, but it's hard to say because I...
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    Gíday Commander, Iíll have to pick up a...

    Gíday Commander,

    Iíll have to pick up a compression gauge so I can test the cylinders, itís a tool I donít have but probably should. When you need it, you need it!

    Iíll take the pressure...
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    Land Rover First start up Issue

    Video- https://youtu.be/BM8b3zw0bGY

    So I bought a Defender 200tdi that has sat in a paddock under a tree for the past 5 years and today I returned to get it running.

    After cleaning the air...
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    There was a guy routinely selling them on one of...

    There was a guy routinely selling them on one of the machining/metal work facebook pages, I can't recall the name of the page as I deleted facebook a while ago.

    He was selling ground pairs of...
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    So.. you're the guy walking around Spotlight with...

    So.. you're the guy walking around Spotlight with a micrometer in hand:U
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    You must get the same youtube recommendations as...

    You must get the same youtube recommendations as me, I watched this just last night:2tsup:
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    this appears to be there base model @ $150, next...

    this appears to be there base model @ $150, next model up is $160

    https://www.totaltools.com.au/1010w-reciprocal-saw

    sounds good to me, if the working end are the same people could choose...
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    I had my eye on one of these...

    I had my eye on one of these...
  42. I notice it doesnít have the large capacitor/s...

    I notice it doesnít have the large capacitor/s found on some of the other boards, I have no idea if that matters at all?

    It would be nice to finally have a working, economical solution to the...
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    I see a few different controller options on Aliexpress for running treadmill motors, I've link a couple for more knowledgeable people to look over and give their thoughts.

    ...
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    If the ads I saw are correct the bimbo was...

    If the ads I saw are correct the bimbo was whoring herself to 15 guys or girls, wont be long before they chuck in a couple of farm animals
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    Count me in on a group buy/build, I have a...

    Count me in on a group buy/build,

    I have a 25x25 Sandvik scraper blade around here somewhere... just waiting for a use

    I can cut out a batch of parts on the water jet at work if it helps
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    No idea, but maybe a variable speed reciprocating...

    No idea, but maybe a variable speed reciprocating saw could be adapted, they have enough torque to cut so I would think they’d have enough to scrape, and they come 18v cordless
  47. Thread: Fred Dibnah

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    Fred Dibnah

    With the talk about falls and ladder safety I figured it's a good time to watch a video featuring Fred Dibnah,
    Enjoy.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R3-YwDZrzg
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    I reckon those acrylic sheets should have a steel...

    I reckon those acrylic sheets should have a steel mesh molded into their core by law, it might catch someone before they fall through. worst fall I saw was a plumber walking across A verandah roof...
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    Looking good so far:2tsup: I've seen some old...

    Looking good so far:2tsup:

    I've seen some old fridges converted into pretty decent sand blasting cabinets, being a cheapskate I'll probably take that route when I eventually make one
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    Bloody hell that was a close one, awesome missus...

    Bloody hell that was a close one, awesome missus though:2tsup:
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