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    Came from an plantation eucalypt, bluegum to be...

    Came from an plantation eucalypt, bluegum to be specific. It was from a short length off the base of one tree, no other tree in the block was like it. From the outside it looked like that butt...
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    Plane and simple. This is one I knocked up...

    Plane and simple.


    This is one I knocked up earlier in the year.
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    Nice work Halifax. What wall thickness did you...

    Nice work Halifax. What wall thickness did you use on the main beam? Would be interested to hear some feedback after you have done some heavy cuts. I would like to do something similar with my 336.
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    Depends on the the size tool that the tool post...

    Depends on the the size tool that the tool post can accommodate. Tool holders with a 12mm shank will generally use 06 inserts while 16mm holders take 09
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    Plenty of good info above for you to make your...

    Plenty of good info above for you to make your choice. I have an H&F 336 lathe (300mm by1000mm) and went with the ccmt inserts, 0.2 nose radius. Purchased a set of holders with inserts off ebay. The...
  6. This is one example, not sure if it is the best....

    This is one example, not sure if it is the best. Im guessing that it would be strong enough. 24V, 470 rpm variable speed 3.4 kg.cm torque, $70 inc postage...
  7. Thanks J&H, have seen carbide flat bar on ebay...

    Thanks J&H, have seen carbide flat bar on ebay including 20 *2 *200mm for $30. Claimed to be Chinese YG8 grade which is supposedly roughly equivalent to Sandvik H10. Ill order some and see how it...
  8. J&H would you mind measuring the Sandvik scraper...

    J&H would you mind measuring the Sandvik scraper insert please, length and thickness.
    If I can get my lathe to somewhere about the point where you have got yours to then I think I will be happy. I...
  9. Thanks Marcus. What length do you make the metal...

    Thanks Marcus. What length do you make the metal shank in the scrapers? If you happened to get down to Tassie at some point in the future would you be interested in running a course and if so what...
  10. Thanks again J&H, I haven't got any excuses not...

    Thanks again J&H, I haven't got any excuses not to give it a go. Wont happen this year though and
    if I had a reason to go to Brisbane I would be happy to pay for a day or two of tuition from Marcus.
  11. Thanks for the detailed reply J&H. My learning...

    Thanks for the detailed reply J&H. My learning process sounds similar to yours, reading on the internet and you tube. Encouraging to see that acceptable (to me) results can be obtained.
    Did you...
  12. Nice write up J&H, thanks for taking the time to...

    Nice write up J&H, thanks for taking the time to post it here. I have a 336 and pulled the compound and and cross slide off for a good clean when I got it. The ways on mine look about the same...
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    318 and 324 are weird numbers for a rotary table....

    318 and 324 are weird numbers for a rotary table. 360 would make a lot more sense.
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    If anyone ran something like that in Tassie I...

    If anyone ran something like that in Tassie I would be interested, Not an option for the foreseeable future though. A working week (40 hrs) at $30 per hour would be cheaper that a Richard King...
  15. I've an AL 336 and same problem. Trying to take...

    I've an AL 336 and same problem. Trying to take an exact depth cut has a bit of a guess factor in it, needless to say an accurate result isn't guaranteed. Was looking at setting up an 50mm dial...
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    Purchased a couple of items of aliexpress on the...

    Purchased a couple of items of aliexpress on the 16th June and two of the packages turned up yesterday, just over a month. Happy enough with that.
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    Cant complain about that, I've waited that long...

    Cant complain about that, I've waited that long for things to come from Brisbane.
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    I use an old sheet. Am mainly wanting to keep...

    I use an old sheet. Am mainly wanting to keep dust of the machines. Have notices on woodworking machines that horizontal surfaces rust much faster than vertical surfaces. I believe that dust on a...
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    Will go the end mill route and see how I get on. ...

    Will go the end mill route and see how I get on.
    Thanks for the offer Kryn but I can see myself wanting to counterbore for cap screws from time to time so will buy instead.
    Thanks for the...
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    Counterboring options

    Am wanting to counterbore M12 capscrews in 4140, a dozen holes. An M12 counterbore from Sutton is well over $200 so that's not an going to happen.
    What options do people use?
    Would a 20mm 2...
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    They would carry a bag of coal on the back seat...

    They would carry a bag of coal on the back seat if needed for the return trip. Getting that out of the car into the gas producer was also a dirty job.
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    That is pretty cool Bob. I have heard about these...

    That is pretty cool Bob. I have heard about these from my father but have not seen one set up for use. They were used during second world war when petrol was rationed and were gutless as all hell...
  23. I also have a 336d from H&F. I stripped the chuck...

    I also have a 336d from H&F. I stripped the chuck down, de-burred and washed it then repacked it with grease. There was a significant amount of grit in the chuck. What I did was based on one of...
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    Thanks John. keep us umm ... posted. I dont mind...

    Thanks John. keep us umm ... posted. I dont mind waiting for one or two months as long as the goods eventually arrive.

    Tony
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    That's an impressive example of improvisation Pete

    That's an impressive example of improvisation Pete
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    Thanks Dave A quick google search found this ...

    Thanks Dave
    A quick google search found this


    About half of the air cargo carried worldwide normally flies in the belly of passenger jets rather than in dedicated freighters. But deep flight...
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    Thanks for the replies, looks like its about to...

    Thanks for the replies, looks like its about to get a whole lot slower with what our gov is about to introduce. Might leave any purchase until things settle down.
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    Anyone bought from China lately

    Has anyone bought off Aliexpress recently and received their goods. As best as I can tell from a google search sea freight is starting to crank up again but what little air freight there is is taken...
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    To use google type in site:metalworkforums.com ...

    To use google type in
    site:metalworkforums.com
    then space followed by your search query. That restricts google to this site
    The following will search the forum for posts on 4140...
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    The JET GHB-1236 lathe is very similar. I have...

    The JET GHB-1236 lathe is very similar. I have found for other machines that JET have thorough manuals and they are based on the same generic Chinese machines that many of us have. I have downloaded...
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    Am in a similar situation, have been able to...

    Am in a similar situation, have been able to clamp the vice to the table with 4 regular hold down clamps but it looks messy. Picked up a couple of clamps similar to the ebay specials in #4 above but...
  32. Thread: Bush Fires !

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    Fuel reduction burning certainly has an important...

    Fuel reduction burning certainly has an important role to play in helping to reduce the impact from wildfires, I've been involved with many fuel reduction burns both as a firefighter and in planning...
  33. Thread: Bush Fires !

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    Today in NSW, a day of milder weather, the major...

    Today in NSW, a day of milder weather, the major fires are at advice level. Compare that to a few days ago when hot dry winds produced extreme fire behaviour. The fuel levels haven't changed, its the...
  34. Thread: Bush Fires !

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    Disagree, The fuel has always been there, its the...

    Disagree, The fuel has always been there, its the extreme dry coupled with the extreme temperatures and high winds that are causing fires, the likes of which we haven't seen before.
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    if you are quick enough to answer the call do you...

    if you are quick enough to answer the call do you still get charged.
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    Simon, if you do set up your copper plate for...

    Simon, if you do set up your copper plate for polishing I for one would appreciate a brief description of the process.

    Thanks
    Tony
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    I've cleaned up a few woodworking machine tables...

    I've cleaned up a few woodworking machine tables and my technique is to use a razor blade scraper first. This will remove the majority of the rust, follow up with a scotch brite pad using wd40 as a...
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    Having drunk WA's salty water I can understand...

    Having drunk WA's salty water I can understand you going to a bit of trouble to get pure water, but definitely obsessive. Tas has some of the best drinking water in Oz so no such treatment required...
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    What model espresso machine are you running Bob ...

    What model espresso machine are you running Bob

    Good coffee is worth being obsessive about

    Tony
  40. We all think of OH&S as being a recent phenomenon...

    We all think of OH&S as being a recent phenomenon but that is not altogether true. I read a story a little while ago of a warrior, Isadas, from Spartia (which is part of modern day Greece) from...
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    If I read your post correctly Bob I assume that...

    If I read your post correctly Bob I assume that you built the acute using the kit rather than starting from scratch and using the drawings.
    How long did it take to put together?

    Thanks
    Tony
  42. Wouldn't have thought that cleaning the parts...

    Wouldn't have thought that cleaning the parts before assembly would be that expensive. De-burring I can understand is a fiddly job and would take some time. None the less when you look at what you...
  43. Took my chuck apart and cleaned it before I used...

    Took my chuck apart and cleaned it before I used my Chinese lathe and washed what seemed like a lot of dirt and filings out of it. Back together with a bit of grease and runs beautifully, or at least...
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    Was talking to a bloke recently who had a similar...

    Was talking to a bloke recently who had a similar issue to you and ended up getting the nuts cast out of brass in Launceston. Think it may have been at Rankin and Bond.

    Tony
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    Michael Could you set the piece up on your...

    Michael
    Could you set the piece up on your rotary table at a radius of say 200 and then use a combination of X feed and rotary feed to give the desired shape. Only working in my head but something...
  46. Thread: Lubricants

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    I have heard of people using chainsaw bar oil on...

    I have heard of people using chainsaw bar oil on the ways because it is stickier than regular hydraulic oil. Any thoughts on that??
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    Thanks Bob.

    Thanks Bob.
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    Thanks for the replies folks. The thanks button...

    Thanks for the replies folks. The thanks button isn't working for me.



    Does this mean that the merchant doesn't see the credit card number if you don't tick the save details box.
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    Buying tooling off Aliexpress

    What payment system have you used when buying tooling off Aliexpress. They provide a long list of payment services providers and while I didn't look at all of them but they either seemed to required...
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    Simon, what size is your surface plate? Tony

    Simon, what size is your surface plate?

    Tony
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