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    Thanks for the replies, seems as though there may...

    Thanks for the replies, seems as though there may have been some justification depending on his experience
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    Stick welding and stubs

    The other day I was looking on as an acquaintance was doing some stick welding, every time he finished a run he changed the electrode weather it be only half used or or not.
    this person has been...
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    I disagree the the although the photo is low...

    I disagree the the although the photo is low quality teeth appear to have no set and are a shorter rounder tooth, the original photo has teeth that have a set and are pointed
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    I am no expert although cold saw blades normally...

    I am no expert although cold saw blades normally have round gullets and a rounded tooth profile
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    Try the Woodwoork Forum

    Try the Woodwoork Forum
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    The cost of becoming internationally competitive,...

    The cost of becoming internationally competitive, I can remember before we were internationally competitive and we were doing just fine, I could go to a shop and have trouble not buying Australian...
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    Problem escalates because the cheap imports force...

    Problem escalates because the cheap imports force the local manufacture to increase prices so they they can make a living
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    Funny you say that people like you and me, I had...

    Funny you say that people like you and me, I had a quote to have some brogues made because there are non off the shelf in Australia I was quoted $1600 ouch!
    needless to say I ended up with a...
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    Cobblers don't make shoes they repair them, Shoe...

    Cobblers don't make shoes they repair them, Shoe makers make shoes ( Just being pedantic)
    I fairly regularly check auction sites for bargains as you do, the other day I reflected on the fact, the...
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    "Who will help to bring our industry back" We...

    "Who will help to bring our industry back"

    We will import Chinese workers on 457 visa's of course
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    Great Idea, I wonder how it will be before we see...

    Great Idea, I wonder how it will be before we see this a an accessory
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    Funny about that!

    Funny about that!
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    Pool supplies 15 ltr $30

    Pool supplies 15 ltr $30
  14. Thread: Korean bbq plans

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    Thanks for the suggestions, I did a Google search...

    Thanks for the suggestions, I did a Google search an came up with zillions or recipes, but nothing on the actual unit there are a few pictures so I think I can go from that.
  15. Thread: Korean bbq plans

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    Yeah sort of, usually have some vent on the side...

    Yeah sort of, usually have some vent on the side ( charcoal) and they sit in a cut out in a table, everyone cooks their own , I can probably come up with some thing that will do the job just wondered...
  16. Thread: Korean bbq plans

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    Korean bbq plans

    I have posted under this topic as I am guessing the this where the it would happen has any one ever built a Korean BBQ, charcoal it in table style or know of any plans
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    It is just a bolt on replacement, any trailer...

    It is just a bolt on replacement, any trailer shop would have one on the shelf.
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    Thanks for the suggestions I will rummage through...

    Thanks for the suggestions I will rummage through my "I will need that one day pile" and see what I come up with.
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    Home made boring bar

    I have been trying to purchase a HSS Boring Bar for my small Lathe, tool holder takes 10mm/3/8 tools can't seem to find anything, I have decided to make one is 4140 ( I have plots of it) suitable for...
  20. I have flattened coils from precious metals many...

    I have flattened coils from precious metals many many times using a rolling mill, can't see why it would not work with ferrous or stainless metals.
    Signature, I would use a rolling mill slip rollers...
  21. As said a rolling mill would do job the may have...

    As said a rolling mill would do job the may have been hardened after flattening, how many do you need to produce, for a one off job a simple set of rollers could be fabricated
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    Nothing new! yet again a copy of Kieth Spencer's...

    Nothing new! yet again a copy of Kieth Spencer's adaption of the Lansky system 20 years ago
  23. Thread: Tig welding

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    Just going buy all my oxy rods which state are...

    Just going buy all my oxy rods which state are suitable for oxy acetylene or TIG process, I have had most of them for well over 35 years something must have changed over the years
  24. Thread: Tig welding

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    oxy filler rods and TIG filler rods are the same...

    oxy filler rods and TIG filler rods are the same thing
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    I have a item that has been sitting in Victoria...

    I have a item that has been sitting in Victoria for nearly three weeks, I have had two deliveries from the UK while waiting.
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    I have learnt something new today

    I have learnt something new today
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    I must be missing something here, I am no expert...

    I must be missing something here, I am no expert I have had dealings with three different makes of surface grinder none of them needed a puller or had any way to use one
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    AS far as I am aware if you follow what I...

    AS far as I am aware if you follow what I suggested the wheel and hub will come off together
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    Should not require a puller, remove the nut and...

    Should not require a puller, remove the nut and the hub and wheel should come off, may need to gently tap with a soft hammer if it has been in place for a very long time
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    I'm Impressed

    I'm Impressed
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    I remember, a story from my Grandfather who owned...

    I remember, a story from my Grandfather who owned a tailoring business around the 1940's and employed some Chinese workers, the Chinese opinion was that if they could not take over the world by force...
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    With out a doubt we should use this situation to...

    With out a doubt we should use this situation to restart manufacturing in Australia, not something that could be completed overnight and as you say,go back to "fix this" rather than chuck it in the...
  33. Thread: Auction

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    Auction

    There is pretty much one of everything here for metal workers
    https://www.mgs.net.au/auction/preliminaryphotos.html?a=8508
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    It is not only China having the same trouble in...

    It is not only China having the same trouble in Aus.
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    I purchased a replacement set of cutters about 3...

    I purchased a replacement set of cutters about 3 years ago from a company in Adelaide GRH, for around $40, I do not remember which brand my dresser is I will have a look tomorrow,
    apart from the...
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    https://www.blackwoods.com.au/abrasives/bonded-abr...

    https://www.blackwoods.com.au/abrasives/bonded-abrasives-wheel-dressers/wheel-dresser-sievert/wheel-spare-50mm-dresser-tf7010-12/p/00647803

    Pretty much all the good tool suppliers have them,...
  37. RF45 has both left and right wheel so can be...

    RF45 has both left and right wheel so can be fitted to either end
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    He put a lot of work into it, for what is a $10...

    He put a lot of work into it, for what is a $10 gear AU, that gear is a sacrificial gear and is designed to fail under overload, hopefully the alloy one will do the same
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    No point in giving advice when the person asking...

    No point in giving advice when the person asking takes no notice and goes their own way and then complains because they had no success
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    Yep you nailed it, Grahame

    Yep you nailed it, Grahame
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    I give up!

    I give up!
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    The bump is caused by the cheap over lapped...

    The bump is caused by the cheap over lapped joints on the belt
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    Just carefully use a fine needle, plus a fine...

    Just carefully use a fine needle, plus a fine file if required
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    Many people replace the motors on these with more...

    Many people replace the motors on these with more powerful units, plus using butt jointed belts will all but eliminate the bump
  45. Thread: Ball knob cutter

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    As Grahame said Hercus pretty much made the...

    As Grahame said Hercus pretty much made the Lathes and not accessories
    Have a look at this one
    https://www.lprtoolmakers.com.au/universal-radius-ball-turning-lathe-attachment-10mm-3-8-shank/
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    Unless you use some type of oil coolant the lathe...

    Unless you use some type of oil coolant the lathe will rust make sure the lathe is coated with oil or grease and clean thoroughly after the job is done.
    normally tips are brazed with bronze not...
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    Are the belts overlapped or butt jointed.

    Are the belts overlapped or butt jointed.
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    Update, I ground a new tool and left it with no...

    Update, I ground a new tool and left it with no top rake made a big difference not a perfect but the best I can expect from my lathe, just leave a small touch up by hand.

    Question No. 2 Should I...
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    Gazza that is interesting, I have never looked...

    Gazza that is interesting, I have never looked them up as having operated one for 18 months I would not want one even if it was being given away for free believe it or not
    the are manufacturers that...
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    It will be very interesting to see the the final...

    It will be very interesting to see the the final product and the result you you achieve on the cylinder, I may be corrected but I think you may get a lot of replies in the vane of we told you so, I...
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