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    I do like this idea and shall try it, just for...

    I do like this idea and shall try it, just for Shitz and Giggles as the yanks say.

    Thanks

    Grahame
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    Hi Azzrock Yes machine out the damaged or...

    Hi Azzrock

    Yes machine out the damaged or corroded bits.

    The term undercut was used by the fitters and turners I worked with when a shaft was cut or turned below its original diameter.

    The...
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    I am reminded of an old saying my Uncle had. ...

    I am reminded of an old saying my Uncle had.

    When something or someone was slow to appear.

    "Its on a slow boat from China". It seems fit current times quite well.

    Grahame
  4. Michael Welcome to the MetalWork forums. ...

    Michael

    Welcome to the MetalWork forums.

    You have found a great bunch of blokes who are more than willing to help. We are mainly Australians but have a good measure of people from all over the...
  5. A point to consider, is that Commander Keen is...

    A point to consider, is that Commander Keen is limited 1.2 SQMs of wall area, available.

    Using shadow board only, means that only a certain amount of tools can be shadow boarded in that small...
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    CO2? A typo perhaps Do you mean carbon % ? If...

    CO2? A typo perhaps

    Do you mean carbon % ? If you do,and in relation to increasing knife blade hardness, the answer is, not effectively. Reducing carbon % in steel, no,idea.

    I believe...
  7. Hi Mr GS Welcome to the MetalWork Forum. ...

    Hi Mr GS
    Welcome to the MetalWork Forum.


    The following is a guide to getting started on the navigation of the forum.

    Click on the down arrow in the FORUM box -Top LH corner of the page.
    ...
  8. Hi Commander Keen I tended to use a lot of...

    Hi Commander Keen

    I tended to use a lot of steel and ali materials that I had on hand and screwed them to the plywood sheets on the wall of my steel shed.
    Bunnings metal hooks, clip and...
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    azzrock, Great looking mower. The Brisbane City...

    azzrock,
    Great looking mower. The Brisbane City Council used them to mow the footpaths when I was a kid in the late 1950's.
    They cut beautifully.

    A heads up,should you opt for welding. Don't...
  10. Elan, That is great news. Grahame

    Elan,

    That is great news.

    Grahame
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    Sticky: Free = 0$

    Free = 0$
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    Any lights, or fan noise,then? Disregarding...

    Any lights, or fan noise,then?

    Disregarding the spark gap adjustment for the moment, I would ask if the pedal plug is disconnected when the local mode of operation is attempted.

    Could it be...
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    Hi Valley, Could possibly take a picture of the...

    Hi Valley,
    Could possibly take a picture of the front of the Transtig EC case showing the controls.?

    Also another maybe another showings specs label usually on the back panel.

    It will help a...
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    The black oxide is applied typically to the end...

    The black oxide is applied typically to the end of Low Hyd. electrodes. It is to there start what are sometimes, difficult to cold start LH electrodes.

    The problem there is that the new LH rod ...
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    I agree with Commander Keen above but I think...

    I agree with Commander Keen above but I think there is something else to add.

    On the shop floor as a young tradesman, I saw welders who wasted like electrodes that. I think that they were not...
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    Hi Nolan, A word or two about the steel used to...

    Hi Nolan,
    A word or two about the steel used to make a knife. When you make your next knife this hopefully will be good information to have.

    We are talking of steel that came from the junk pile...
  17. G day Tig From one ( retired ) boiler maker...

    G day Tig

    From one ( retired ) boiler maker welder to another, welcome to the MetalWork forums.

    You have come to the right place with a great bunch of blokes who are more than willing to help....
  18. It is quite legitimate to ask the potential value...

    It is quite legitimate to ask the potential value of metalwork related item in the general forum.

    However if this item is to be for sale, it belongs in the METALWORK - Machinery, Equipment,...
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    Nolan, I watched your video and must say it is a...

    Nolan,
    I watched your video and must say it is a really good effort for a first knife. It should work well for you.

    I like the plum handle timber- very attractive.

    It is a good stout knife and...
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    Brian is correct, Its is a bit like being...

    Brian is correct,

    Its is a bit like being drawn to the dark side. Oh! I will only make a few knives. Famous last words.

    Into the shed and work with your hands mainly. Sometimes a knife costs...
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    Hi Husnu, Welcome to our Metalwork Forums. ...

    Hi Husnu,


    Welcome to our Metalwork Forums.

    The following is a guide to finding your way around on the forum.

    If you click on the down arrow in the FORUM box -Top LH corner

    A pull down...
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    Is it a blade for cutting aluminium section? I...

    Is it a blade for cutting aluminium section?

    I saw one like it in the joinery where I had had some aluminium windows made. This was on a rather sophisticated saw with a pneumatic lock down system....
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    Hi Nolan F Welcome to our MetalWork Forums. ...

    Hi Nolan F

    Welcome to our MetalWork Forums.

    You are in good company.There are a few knifemakers here.

    To explore the other areas of our forum here's a guide on how to to navigate our Forum...
  24. Hi MarionN Welcome to our MetalWork Forums. ...

    Hi MarionN
    Welcome to our MetalWork Forums.

    To explore the other areas of our forum here's a guide on how to to navigate our Forum and find all the other forums and help pages.

    Goto the FORUM...
  25. Follow up emails about services you have had performed.

    Just had the big gas LP gas cylinder refilled. Its easy !

    The truck comes to the house and rolls out a hose fills up the cylinder and goes.

    A few hours later I get an email.

    Hi, how did we...
  26. Hi jonjon, Welcome to the METALWORK FORUMS. ...

    Hi jonjon,
    Welcome to the METALWORK FORUMS.

    Certainly it is history and it is also predominantly timber. I have to agree with elanjacobs and will say a Metalworking Forum is an odd place to seek...
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    Well I was wrong. I never cease to be amazed...

    Well I was wrong.

    I never cease to be amazed at the depth and breadth of the knowledge found in our membership.

    Well done sir!

    Grahame
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    island HDM 0227301201

    Hi RIJA,

    Welcome to the Metalwork Forum.

    I have shifted your post to the General MetalWork area as it was reported and posted in completely the wrong area.

    The forum is mainly a Australian...
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    Hi Mick, From one old boilermaker to another, a...

    Hi Mick,
    From one old boilermaker to another, a big welcome to the forum.Please feel free to tell us about yourself and what you are interssted in MetalWork wise.

    To help explore all the areas of...
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    Hi Valley Welcome to the the Metalwork Forums....

    Hi Valley

    Welcome to the the Metalwork Forums.

    Here is a guide to exploring our forum. Things including the rules Terms of Use may have changed and well worth keeping up with.

    If you click...
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    I believe the top plate could be upgraded as its...

    I believe the top plate could be upgraded as its inevitable that someone will ways want to bend just a little bit thicker than the finger brake was designed for.

    I have a bit of 75 x 20 ready to...
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    Hi Reidy41, Welcome to the Metalwork Forums. ...

    Hi Reidy41,

    Welcome to the Metalwork Forums.

    To help explore the areas of our forum here's a guide on to to navigate our Forum and find all the goodies.

    Goto the FORUM box in the top left...
  33. Close down and start up procedure for Oxy Acetylene plants

    Hi Guys
    Given one of our members has had an incident with an oxy Acetylene Set I think its timely to visit the close down and Start Up procedures.

    Shut Down and Start Up procedure for Oxygen...
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    Hi Matt, There is only one defect I can think...

    Hi Matt,
    There is only one defect I can think of what may cause that sort of explosion.

    That is the presence of oil or grease on the threaded bull nose that screws into the cylinder.

    That can...
  35. Good one! Tuomas. It will be so very handy and...

    Good one! Tuomas.

    It will be so very handy and dispense with any guesstimation on my part.

    Grahame
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    Hi, Use earplugs when machining. Mine dates to...

    Hi,

    Use earplugs when machining. Mine dates to 2007 .

    I drained the oil and cleaned the sump and refilled it in 2008.

    It doesn't make a damn of difference. It rattles and clangs at higher...
  37. We are talking tig yet we are unaware of what...

    We are talking tig yet we are unaware of what tools the OP has and that's only IF he chooses to pursue the repair himself.

    I have repaired cast iron over my 50 plus years in the trade.I spent the...
  38. Hi Kenny, Without question if you are dealing...

    Hi Kenny,
    Without question if you are dealing with cast iron, the best repair is to braze the repair.

    The advantage is that you will have a strong repair and it is quicker to perform than the...
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    u tube perhaps? Non authentic? ...

    u tube perhaps? Non authentic?

    https://www.hunker.com/13425389/how-to-build-a-hibachi-flat-grill-top

    or a Sukishi? It looks a lot like a Mongolian Steamboat( no joke thats what they are called...
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    A Hibachi perhaps? Grahame 386527

    A Hibachi perhaps?

    Grahame

    386527
  41. It stops RIGHT NOW!. There are inaccuracies on...

    It stops RIGHT NOW!.
    There are inaccuracies on both sides of this argument. In any case it is not a post suitable for this forum. Instead of disrupting and upsetting our normally harmonious...
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    ScottyD I think you have missed the point of...

    ScottyD

    I think you have missed the point of the OPs whole question.

    You came at from your own point of view as Man Arts teacher.The poster lives in a fairly remote area and therefore there's...
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    hi Justin Welcome to the MetalWork Forums, ...

    hi Justin
    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums,

    The following is a guide to getting started on the forum.

    If you click on the down arrow in the FORUM box -Top LH corner

    A pull down menu appears...
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    Hi nearnuf Jaycar sell this. ...

    Hi nearnuf

    Jaycar sell this.

    https://www.jaycar.com.au/3-pin-multi-pin-plug-socket/p/PP2022

    You would have to go there to check dimensions as they are not listed in the Advert.

    Grahame
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    Not Binky, but at least the are talking BRACKETS....

    Not Binky, but at least the are talking BRACKETS.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHL8WfTLgR4

    Grahame
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    Here is nearnexus -one of our members- AKA...

    Here is nearnexus -one of our members- AKA Xynadu on Utube explaining to us in 2017 how cheap you can pick up steel for home engineering.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_89hJUSa2U

    Is a trip...
  47. Sorry to hear that.I hope you get it back soon. ...

    Sorry to hear that.I hope you get it back soon.

    Grahame
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    Hi nearnuff, Welcome to the MetalWork Forums....

    Hi nearnuff,

    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums.

    To explore the other areas of our forum here's a guide on how to to navigate our Forum and find all the other forums and help pages.

    Goto the...
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    The local tip if it recycles is often a good...

    The local tip if it recycles is often a good source of used metallic engineering materials and usually at an affordable price.

    There will be other members who live out in the sticks who can...
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    Hi Vicval01 Definitely something to crow...

    Hi Vicval01

    Definitely something to crow about!

    Well done!

    What was the process you used to weld them up.? Oxy ,Mig, Tig or Stick?

    Grahame
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