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  1. Welcome Marion to a Top Forum, and SORRY for your...

    Welcome Marion to a Top Forum, and SORRY for your loss. I'm certain you'll get some assistance, whether it be a local that is able to drop in or via the photos, they may even be able to give an...
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    Thanks for that, doesn't look like there's any...

    Thanks for that, doesn't look like there's any type of thrust washer in any of your pics.
    Kryn
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    I got asked to do a roll bar for a fibreglass VW...

    I got asked to do a roll bar for a fibreglass VW Beach Buggy, that got defected, it was quite an effort that the vehicle had to go through. The plates to the floor was OK, but the bracing plates had...
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    Glad to see that the end is insight for you. Now...

    Glad to see that the end is insight for you. Now all that's needed is the rest of the roof and some doors, hope that the weather is calm for those few days to do them.
    Kryn
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    Would it be possible that it (used to) fit...

    Would it be possible that it (used to) fit between a couple of gears??
    Kryn
  6. Sorry to tell you this, but your attachments come...

    Sorry to tell you this, but your attachments come with the message "Invalid Attachment specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator"
    Your other pic came out fine, they...
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    That's where the digital cameras come in handy,...

    That's where the digital cameras come in handy, take several pics of it, and you have a permanent record for later use to assemble. Best thing is that they can be stored on the computer or to a USB...
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    It's like planing a piece of wood, TRYING to get...

    It's like planing a piece of wood, TRYING to get it flat, I just make it worse.:D
    Taking off a couple of thou at a time, seems like a lot of work.
    Kryn
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    Thanks for that Elan, a looks bit toooo much work...

    Thanks for that Elan, a looks bit toooo much work for me.:D
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    If we had a pic of your existing spring, someone...

    If we had a pic of your existing spring, someone may suggest an existing spring that is of a similar shape.
    Kryn
  11. Probably a Govt vehicle, and a lot of their...

    Probably a Govt vehicle, and a lot of their trailers have Pintle towing hitches, so they can be towed by any vehicle in the fleet???
    Kryn
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    Thanks for the explanation. Wouldn't it be just...

    Thanks for the explanation. Wouldn't it be just as easy to move the compound slide, or the cross feed slide??? Just thinking, as I'm basically a lazy person, why you'd spend time making a tool to do...
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    I'm trying to get my head around how it's set up...

    I'm trying to get my head around how it's set up in the lathe?? :? Is it to wind out the cutting tool to the diameter?? Could you post some pics of it in action please??
    Thanks.
    Kryn
  14. If you find that they need to be moved it won't...

    If you find that they need to be moved it won't be such a drama, just use the engine lifter.
    Kryn
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    Nice score on the Vise,:2tsup: I think you'll...

    Nice score on the Vise,:2tsup: I think you'll find that it's a drill press vise, rather than a machining vise. Just doesn't appear to be bulky enough for machining.
    First time I've seen one with...
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    Nigel, I think you'll find that they are not a...

    Nigel, I think you'll find that they are not a rolled section, probably just mill the steps on them, out of the bar size required. At least that's what mine look like. Would be easy to manufacture...
  17. Nice fix:2tsup:. That's the trouble with springs...

    Nice fix:2tsup:. That's the trouble with springs like that, the ends break off and makes them useless, till NOW, THANKS.
    Kryn
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    Hi Mark, I'll bet you're glad that part is over??...

    Hi Mark, I'll bet you're glad that part is over?? Great to see that the drought is over for you, just hope that it soaks in and gives you plenty of feed.
    Looking forward to the next instalment.
    Kryn
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    It's not as small as the one my father used to...

    It's not as small as the one my father used to have, it was about 150 mm cubed, two terminals on it, and no adjustment for amps or anything else. It came with a carbon arc torch also. It was made by...
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    Thanks for that short clip, not what I'd call...

    Thanks for that short clip, not what I'd call caring for the environment like we do NOW.
    I'm amazed that the bloke was able to crawl out when he "parked" the Jeep.
    They were bred tough in those...
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    They will be fine for the job. As a suggestion,...

    They will be fine for the job. As a suggestion, mount some plates under the trailer with nuts attached, so that all you need to do is screw them in.
    Kryn
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    If Russ doesn't take them, I'll have them too,...

    If Russ doesn't take them, I'll have them too, PLEASE.
    Kryn
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    If I'm not mistaken, Patricks location is listed...

    If I'm not mistaken, Patricks location is listed as Idaho?? Is there a Idaho in Australia??
    If it not in Australia, I'll have it Thanks.
    Should be down in a couple of weeks to collect it....
  24. Trailers in SA have to be inspected, if Home...

    Trailers in SA have to be inspected, if Home Built by a Police Officer.
    How would they know a good weld or not?????
  25. You'd probably be better off getting a few T...

    You'd probably be better off getting a few T pieces and nipples/sockets etc, in 1/4" Brass, and make up a set yourself, as all I've ever seen is the same as you've pictured. Or get a block of brass...
  26. As someone mentioned, they go through a...

    As someone mentioned, they go through a destructive test to make sure that they meet specifications. You say that you're only going to tow a 6X4, that's fine if you did the mods, but should you sell...
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    WARNING: This can become addictive. DAMHIKT, much...

    WARNING: This can become addictive. DAMHIKT, much to my Partners disgust!!!!!
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    At the bottom of the Forum opening page is a sub...

    At the bottom of the Forum opening page is a sub heading OTHER STUFF, in there is CONVERSIONS & CALCULATIONS which is where you'll find;...
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    If we had a pic of the plug/socket that would...

    If we had a pic of the plug/socket that would help us a lot in finding your cord for you.
    Regards and Welcome to a TOP FORUM.
    Kryn
  30. Thats a BUMMER, really nice looking car too....

    Thats a BUMMER, really nice looking car too. Hopefully you'll get it back with no damage.
    Kryn
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    How long does it take to make one? My partner...

    How long does it take to make one? My partner wants to know are you taking orders, as she loves them, as you've really captured the shaping of it.:2tsup:
    Kryn
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    Hi Vic and WELCOME to a TOP FORUM. Don't be...

    Hi Vic and WELCOME to a TOP FORUM.

    Don't be sorry for asking ANY questions, we ALL started in a similar place.:D
    Finding suitable metal for turning is always a problem, unless it's purchased from...
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    Thanks for the tour of the Man Cave, some very...

    Thanks for the tour of the Man Cave, some very nice equipment you have there.
    Kryn
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    Nev, what diameter bar are you wanting to put in...

    Nev, what diameter bar are you wanting to put in the chuck?? Asking as this will determine the diameter of the chuck....
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    Hi CK, I've an 8" one that I no longer use,...

    Hi CK, I've an 8" one that I no longer use, postage might be a bit though, if you don't find anything closer to home, very similar to this one. No idea on price at present, but open to an offer. It's...
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    That's an interesting piece of machinery, thanks...

    That's an interesting piece of machinery, thanks for the details of how you went about repairing it. :2tsup:
    Kryn
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    Who needs a lathe when you have a Drill...

    Who needs a lathe when you have a Drill Press!!!!!
    Have done that quite a few times at work, to make a special sized pin.
    Kryn
  38. My Eclipse is weak on the magnetism side, anyone...

    My Eclipse is weak on the magnetism side, anyone have any ideas besides sending it to a specialist place????
    Thanks,
    Kryn
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    Hi Ned, and Welcome to a TOP FORUM. First, could...

    Hi Ned, and Welcome to a TOP FORUM.
    First, could I ask you to change you location to a town or suburb please??? It makes it easier to suggest any places that you might need later on, for parts,...
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    Making Precision Machinists Squares

    Saw this and thought members on here might be interested,
    https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/making-precision-machinists-squares-scrap-metal-79344?utm_source=newsletter&utm_mediu

    Please don't...
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    Upscaled Knife Sharpening Vise

    For those that like to make knives, heres a sharpening vise to get that fine honed edge to it....
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    To make it easier to remove and instal. I'd sit...

    To make it easier to remove and instal. I'd sit it in the trailer and mark the hole positions, drill the holes, sit a bit of 50 X 5 flat bar under the holes then mark the hole positions and drill...
  43. Thanks for the "How to" TommyG. Hopefully mine...

    Thanks for the "How to" TommyG. Hopefully mine will be that simple to fix!!!
    Kryn
  44. Nigel, the 25X8 would be plenty strong enough to...

    Nigel, the 25X8 would be plenty strong enough to support the cable tray, probably about the 1.2 - 1.5m apart should be fine.
    Nice size shed, what are you planning on doing in it, if you don't mind...
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    I find it amazing that someone else can see...

    I find it amazing that someone else can see something in a product and suggest improvements on it
    Didn't notice the angle not being correct.
    Stewart, an app is no good to me, I can't even get...
  46. Looks like a decent sort of shed that you've got,...

    Looks like a decent sort of shed that you've got, what size is it??????
    Kryn
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    Hope you don't mind Stewart, but I posted this...

    Hope you don't mind Stewart, but I posted this https://www.newmantools.com/tech/tapercalc.htm into the Conversions and Calculations at the bottom of the Forum page.
    Kryn
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    Taper Calculator

    Thanks to Stewart, steran50, for finding this calculator.
    https://www.newmantools.com/tech/tapercalc.htm
    Kryn
  49. Hi Nigel, I'd go with option 2. Not knowing the...

    Hi Nigel, I'd go with option 2. Not knowing the size of the RSJ and the cable tray, all my thoughts/sizing would be speculation, ie if the RSJ was 150mm wide and the cable tray 300.
    Instead of...
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    Making Strap/Hold Down Clamps

    Another bit of kit that I saw in an email. For those that like to make their own bits of Kit, some strap clamps, plus in the background, there's an adjustable stop arrangement for the milling machine...
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