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    Just popping my head in,because I really want a...

    Just popping my head in,because I really want a mill,and am interested to see what others do.

    Cheers Matt.
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    Droog, Is right on the money, I would be...

    Droog,

    Is right on the money, I would be trying to use a cold chisel to split the nut.
    Iíve done this many times in a past career(Panel Beater).
    Granted itís not easy,you do need to be careful...
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    Thanks Greg, that would be fantastic. Cheers...

    Thanks Greg, that would be fantastic.

    Cheers Matt.
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    It was all I could find that was precision...

    It was all I could find that was precision ground, also i intend to polish it up,an it seems to take too polishing better than mild steel.

    Cheers Matt.
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    .5 mm Slot need help

    .5 mm slot needing done in some )01 Tool steel(supplied).Have a small request, commission preferably in the Easter Suburbs of Melbourne,Iím based in Glen Waverley tho i could post out as well.(due...
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    Manually folding A Saw Back ...

    Manually folding A Saw Back
    ...
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    Baron,it does have that Japanese look too it, but...

    Baron,it does have that Japanese look too it, but no itís a western style push saw.
    I will post a link from the Wood work forum,on how I folded the back up.

    Cheers Matt
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    I got over sanding my finger prints off,...

    I got over sanding my finger prints off,
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210825/fa54c3743d0c2db782b7fb31b6579b5d.jpg
    still more work to do,the top front of the saw plate(Bull noose)is getting a...
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    I think its hot rolled flat bar ?. Cheers Matt.

    I think its hot rolled flat bar ?.

    Cheers Matt.
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    Thanks BC, The problem is not so much being able...

    Thanks BC,
    The problem is not so much being able to bring up the gloss level, itís the annoying under lying staining that is bothering me(Un polite words)

    Cheers Matt.
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    I had actually brought some Silver Polish,only to...

    I had actually brought some Silver Polish,only to find out when reading the fine print its only for Brass or Copper [emoji17].

    Cheers Matt.
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    Polished Mild steel looks Blotchy

    Thanks for the offers on the Bead Blasting an that is a nice look,but I was wanting a bit of Spit an polish on this one.

    Cheers Matt.
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    I had considered it might just be grain pattern...

    I had considered it might just be grain pattern showing through, if thatís the case Iím pretty mush stuck with it.

    Cheers Matt.
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    Polished Mild steel looks Blotchy

    Ive recently folded a piece of Mild Steel up to become a Hand Saw back, Iím now wanting to polish it up to a high lustre(mirror Finnish) if I can,its only 19 mm wide by about 160 mm long,so not a...
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    Window weights all gone. Cheers Matt.

    Window weights all gone.

    Cheers Matt.
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    Thereís about 3 or 4 left now, I think. ...

    Thereís about 3 or 4 left now, I think.

    Cheers Matt.
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    Window weights

    Have some old window weights, for free if anyone wants them, pick up only Glen Waverley, Victoria.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210226/4ed67fa45c3cd6abe75dd28120a1e4b8.jpg

    Cheers Matt.
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    Thanks for all the help, and thanks for the offer...

    Thanks for all the help, and thanks for the offer of help as well everyone.
    Iím going to try Elan,s super aviation glue first.
    See how that goes.

    Cheers Matt.
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    Except I do t have a mill, But I could do it by...

    Except I do t have a mill,
    But I could do it by hand.

    Cheers Matt.
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    I never even thought of that...

    I never even thought of that Pete.[emoji106][emoji106]

    Cheers Matt.
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    Steve thatís not a bad idea either. I do want to...

    Steve thatís not a bad idea either.
    I do want to keep it looking original,but your suggestion could be made to work as well.

    Cheers Matt.
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    Broken cast bracket

    Need some suggestions on the best way to fix this,

    Just got a this from Dale(member hear)https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210130/9f34eaae0fbcbc6b90928701a5497941.jpg
    Power Hacksaw
    An this...
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    Steve, I take it, Can pick up either this...

    Steve,
    I take it,
    Can pick up either this coming weekend or the following one.

    Cheers Matt.
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    Painting a lathe bed.

    Follow what Auto guys do, on body work.
    I would suggest rub your paint back to key the surface, and apply a thin coat of Auto body filler, and smooth that out using sandpaper on a block.
    Then re...
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    In the auto trade Talking as a ex paper...

    In the auto trade

    Talking as a ex paper beater.

    New or repair, steel Panels in our case.

    Wipe down with Prep wash(just use some paint thinners).
    One light coat of Etch primer.

    Two or...
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    I think there a bit off confusion hear, This...

    I think there a bit off confusion hear,
    This competition is for making a wood working plane from eithe Metal or wood, or anything really.

    Nothing to do aeronautical wise.

    Cheers Matt
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    Wanting to step up from the steel ruler, I...

    Wanting to step up from the steel ruler,
    I actually put two steel rulers edge to edge the other day, an there was notable gap,
    I check them tomorrow again!

    Cheers Matt.
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    Straight Edge.

    Iím after a medium size straight edge, 300 mm

    Iím not wanting to spend more than about $80 Au at present,
    So , Iím not expecting to be able to buy a high end precision edge.

    I will be mainly...
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    Just to tip my head in , Iím still following...

    Just to tip my head in ,

    Iím still following all this, but just trying to keep up.


    Cheers Matt.
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    Just re reading all this , and it takes a while...

    Just re reading all this , and it takes a while to absorb all the new stuff [emoji6].

    Michael, what is a Wing surface plate ?
    Or is that just a brand as opposed to just a normal Surface plate,...
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    Thanks Baron, Will do, cheers Matt.

    Thanks Baron,

    Will do, cheers Matt.
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    Really appreciate all the feedback, and yes in...

    Really appreciate all the feedback, and yes in hindsight 3 mm wide is pushing it, especially as Iím a complete newborn to all this,
    (10 mm wide ??)
    The other question is ,that the bars have to be...
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    Hypothetical Lapping Question

    Hypothetical Lapping question for the brains department.

    Been doing a little research on precision tolerances extra lately.
    Mainly watching You tube videos.
    And Iím finding the whole subject...
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    Elan I did find them,but thought they might be...

    Elan
    I did find them,but thought they might be too pricey,
    Maybe I should just give them a call tomorrow.

    Cheers Matt.
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    Thanks for the reply Bob,but why would I need to...

    Thanks for the reply Bob,but why would I need to re harden the HSS,
    It would work fine as a plane sole in its soft state.

    But saying that the big picture is just finding some precision ground...
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    Hammering HSS steel.

    Can HSS steel in its soft state
    Be penned ie
    Whatís it deformation characteristics like.?
    Will it yield like mild steel,? or is more prone to flaking an splitting.?

    I would like to use some...
  37. Thread: 350mm rule

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    Looks like they ran out of ink tho after 31 tho...

    Looks like they ran out of ink tho after 31 tho [emoji6].

    Still a good find.

    Cheers Matt
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    Just because itís a wet miserable day here in...

    Just because itís a wet miserable day here in Melbourne.
    Some of you may have heard of Mr Studley and his tool chest.

    Itís a very inspiring thing, I actually think itís a work of art....
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    Thanks SH. Will call them for a price tomorrow?....

    Thanks SH.
    Will call them for a price tomorrow?.

    That would be perfect

    Cheers Matt.
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    Thanks Kryn, I think itís definitely worth...

    Thanks Kryn,

    I think itís definitely worth looking into.

    Actually itís definitely definitely worth looking into.

    Thereís a place in Melbourne that sell Oregon ,
    They have a monster bandsaw...
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    Thatís not a bad idea I will give that a go. ...

    Thatís not a bad idea
    I will give that a go.

    Cheers Matt
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    S,H If itís 1095 (Which I think most commercial...

    S,H
    If itís 1095 (Which I think most commercial bandsaw blades are)
    I would be happy like a pig in mud,
    Tho the sizes I would need ,are minimum would be say 60/70 mm wide by say 200 mm long....
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    Ye piano wires probably on the small side. But I...

    Ye piano wires probably on the small side.
    But I appreciate the thought.

    Cheers Matt.
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    I will look into it. Thanks Peter. Cheers...

    I will look into it.
    Thanks Peter.

    Cheers Matt.
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    Thanks for the suggestions so far, everyone. ...

    Thanks for the suggestions so far, everyone.

    Cheers Matt
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    1095 Spring Steel were are you.

    1095 spring steel were are you.

    Iím having no luck trying to find 1095 spring steel in Australia at .5 mm or there about in thickness.
    I can get 1095 in thicker sections ie 1/8 3 mm.
    But no luck...
  47. Body shops use this method a lot(well they did...

    Body shops use this method a lot(well they did when I was a beater)
    Itís ďokĒ if you canít get in behind the dint,such as in a sill.
    But it can make a mess,
    We use to have an attachment that went...
  48. Bullseye picks are really only for raising small...

    Bullseye picks are really only for raising small dents, once you get to the level weíre you would start to use a body file.

    Cheers Matt.
  49. You could fabricated a raising stake similarly...

    You could fabricated a raising stake similarly too the this one.
    You slide the cylinder over the stake , an push down the cylinder down hard over the stake,while using a Planishing Hamer around the...
  50. Thread: Micrometer

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    Sorry [emoji3064] He has re listed his imperial...

    Sorry [emoji3064]
    He has re listed his imperial one tho!

    Cheers Matt.
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