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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...
  13. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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.
  25. 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...
  26. 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.
  27. Thread: Micrometer

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    Micrometer

    Picked this up just today $66 from EBay

    Iím quite chuffed with it,original box and paper work !
    Seems to be in fantastic condition.
    Previous owner fixed clocks for a living now retired (85)
    I...
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    Thatís S.... I will keep an eye out I live an...

    Thatís S....
    I will keep an eye out I live an work in eastern suburbs.

    Cheers Matt.
  29. Do you have any hire shops near by, They may...

    Do you have any hire shops near by,
    They may have lifting gear, especially if you only need it a once or twice a year.

    Cheers Matt.
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    Thanks again everyone. Itís on its way, I just...

    Thanks again everyone.

    Itís on its way, I just hit the Buy button.

    Cheers Matt.
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    This is could be difficult to explain [emoji6] ...

    This is could be difficult to explain [emoji6]

    Cheers Matt.
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    Thanks for all the feed back an help, much...

    Thanks for all the feed back an help, much appreciated , I think the point on more than 10 mm travel is a one I didnít think off.
    But possibly not a killer either on just 10 mm of travel.

    As I...
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    Immmm ummmm Some will take me off there...

    Immmm ummmm
    Some will take me off there Christmas card list hear,
    But Iím pretty much with the French hear.

    Thatís metric. Sorry !

    Cheers Matt.
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    Ok will do I will also check out second hand...

    Ok will do
    I will also check out second hand too see if anything decent pops up.

    Cheers Matt.
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    Thatís a good point P C Tho I know i will...

    Thatís a good point P C
    Tho I know i will probably get another one in the future, so being my first decent one.

    I think a 10 mm travel limit will get me started ?

    Cheers Matt.
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    On line Dial gauge.

    Dial gauge

    I know these questions pop up quite a bit,so sorry in advance.

    Iím in the market for a new dual gauge and have found this on line. Iím a bit over junk tools at present.



    Is...
  37. Hi Luke. You etch primer first, this bits into...

    Hi Luke.

    You etch primer first, this bits into the metal chemical.

    You then can apply a few costs of normal primer,you can then either flatterer this down(Light sand)or leave it as it is.
    ...
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    Thanks Micheal, Looking at them now ! I wonít...

    Thanks Micheal,
    Looking at them now !
    I wonít need to worry about the acr being pulled, tho that is interesting,Iím going old school with a gas torch [emoji6].

    Cheers Matt.
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    Thank you for the replies guys, I feel Iím...

    Thank you for the replies guys,
    I feel Iím gently being pushed towards Kryn,s Igor Bobs ideas
    Which are not bad !

    I will try to find it on you tube an idea around using a plastic zip lock bag to...
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    Welding magnetic clamps

    After some recommendations for welding clamps,
    Similar to the link,
    I had a couple I brought when I lived in the UK and they were excellent in that the magnets were strong.
    But ,the labels have...
  41. Thread: Free

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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191124/63205a19...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191124/63205a197df2eb379d146b750bf773f4.jpg

    Sorry Kryn,
    I did post that,but for some reason it didnít show up.

    Cheers Matt
  42. Thread: Free

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    Free

    This came off an old linisher(Total Toolsís brand ?)
    The capacitor smoked!!
    Thatís all know of it
    Iím not electric inclined
    It does still turn over freely tho.

    Was going to get it fixed,(an...
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    What about if you Hand formed some handle grab...

    What about if you Hand formed some handle grab from the front panel.
    Using a former ?

    Cheers Matt
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    Sounds like a load of Bull S.... to me, O come...

    Sounds like a load of Bull S.... to me,
    O come on someone was going to say it lol.

    Cheers Matt.
    I have know idea if this would work or not !
  45. Thread: Reamers

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    Trong, Thank you very much for the offer, I may...

    Trong,
    Thank you very much for the offer, I may have taken you up on that,as Iím in Glen Waverley during the week.
    (High Street Black burn road)
    But Iím waiting on some to arrive from eBay.
    ...
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    A choice of mechanical fitting tools

    I would add in a soft face hammer as well

    Cheers Matt
    Edit [emoji849][emoji849][emoji849][emoji849] just saw soft face hammer
  47. Thread: Reamers

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    Thanks for all the advice so far everyone. I...

    Thanks for all the advice so far everyone.

    I definitely wonít be running the cutting edges backwards an will keep them on the shelf in the little plastic boxes.
    Michael thank you for the offer,...
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    Thanks Bob, I did do a little bit of research...

    Thanks Bob,
    I did do a little bit of research the other day,
    But I have a lot more faith in the information I get here.

    Cheers Matt
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    Thanks Baron, Thatís good to know, I might grap...

    Thanks Baron,
    Thatís good to know, I might grap a cheap one to start with, an see how I go.

    My gauge will be another long term project, donít we all have them.
    As unfortunately my circumstances...
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    Reamers

    After any recommendations for a 8 mm reamer?
    To ream a mild steel bush approximately 15 mm deep.
    Having never ever done this Iím open to guidance
    Do I go cheap from EBay China ?
    A spiral...
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