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    Thats Ok for RHS but !! Angle section can be a...

    Thats Ok for RHS but !!

    Angle section can be a pain in the whats it, when the cutting opposite hand. It is a section profile that does not lend itself well to flipping over and cutting the reverse...
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    Please consider the following. Maybe just ...

    Please consider the following.

    Maybe just small points,but compare some of the the specifications of the BS4 and the Total Tools unit. Both are around the same price $500.

    The net weight of...
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    Hi Baron J Thanks for the heads up, but there's...

    Hi Baron J
    Thanks for the heads up, but there's nothing this end.yet!

    Grahame
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    Thanks for the post. My ophthalmologist was...

    Thanks for the post.

    My ophthalmologist was mention i will need the cataract surgery at some point in the future and i have been been apprehensive about it.

    To hear the outcome from a person...
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    Hi Nigel, If you are like myself you must...

    Hi Nigel,

    If you are like myself you must really disappointed in purchasing a new tooling item that should be ready to go and then requires extensive work just to allow it to fit.

    Perhaps we...
  6. Cannot read the Food Nutrional lables

    Hi guys

    BaronJ's thread on cataracts /eyes got me thinking. Yeah! I know it does not happen a lot ,so here goes!!:doh:

    If you are like me and peruse the labels on food packaging, have you have...
  7. I have a Metalmaster 12 x36 circa 2007 that came...

    I have a Metalmaster 12 x36 circa 2007 that came like that with a wonky gasket plus free metal shavings and lumps of painted casting sand in the sump. Great fun to remove.

    The gasket I used was ...
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    Hi Steve, The company I buy my bandsaw blades...

    Hi Steve,
    The company I buy my bandsaw blades through, can probably help you with made to specified length.

    They supply all sorts of bandsaw blades to all sorts of Industries.
    Best part is that...
  9. Hi Inigo Montoya, Please take the following in...

    Hi Inigo Montoya,
    Please take the following in the spirit it was written. We want to help ,but gee whiz please make it easier for us .

    You are not the first person and will not be the last, to...
  10. Hello Inigo Montoya, Welcome to the MetalWork...

    Hello Inigo Montoya,
    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums

    We have some fine folks here who are supportive friendly and helpful.

    Please take the time to navigate around the sub forums to view the...
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    Hi Wheelinround, To me there is no better...

    Hi Wheelinround,

    To me there is no better satisfaction than to be able to resurrect a once good tool and bring it back to being useful.

    Will you use it or just keep it as a collector piece?
    ...
  12. Happy Birthday RAAF.

    Happy Birthday RAAF.
  13. Do you recall at high school man arts? I do and...

    Do you recall at high school man arts? I do and they used to make us back off the blade tension screw on the hacksaws before we put them away.

    Years later as a man arts teacher I have seen plenty...
  14. That rib that was mutilated was there to resist...

    That rib that was mutilated was there to resist deflection of the B/saw bow under tension from the blade.
    I think it was once said you should relieve the tensioner after each use, but I have never...
  15. Hi Kyrn I contacted the Op and he is ok with...

    Hi Kyrn
    I contacted the Op and he is ok with this but I found a problem with attempting the transfer.

    The post date of this Horizontal Bandsaw thread being earlier would precede my thread....
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    Hi Morrisman, Just a rush of poo to the brain...

    Hi Morrisman,

    Just a rush of poo to the brain :oo:

    Outside of buying the dies if you don't happen to already have them, the preference would be to cut them on a lathe to permit customising...
  17. A hex is an easy thing to attach to The BS frame....

    A hex is an easy thing to attach to The BS frame. I opted to not to fix mine as I can always find a hex key in the shop. all the cap heads are the same-(bearings) so I know the size and there no...
  18. Hi BaronJ I have looked at the saw with a view...

    Hi BaronJ

    I have looked at the saw with a view to change as many adjustment fasteners, as possible, to make them a tool less operation . Many of the later model horizontal band saws have hex head...
  19. Hi Kryn I'll contact the Op and only if he...

    Hi Kryn
    I'll contact the Op and only if he agrees will move the posts.

    Grahame
  20. Horizontal Bandsaw Central - everything for Tips, Tricks and Mods

    Hi Guys
    Bandsaw topics seem to crop up quite a bit lately. Members are seeking more and more information on them.

    This should be an easy to search for resource for members who own,or are about to...
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    Hi Michael It is a really useful tool but I...

    Hi Michael
    It is a really useful tool but I could not stretch the budget that far just as a jaw spacer.

    I have about 30 odd pairs of vice grips and their cheaper copies so I can sacrifice one of...
  22. What weld sequence shall you use to avoid...

    What weld sequence shall you use to avoid distortion ?

    The frame will need to be square so that all four castor wheels will touch the ground at once.

    Grahame
  23. You say it is a coffee cart that is going to be...

    You say it is a coffee cart that is going to be skinned in plywood.

    Don't weld those open curved surfaces if they will be covered.
    It is a coffee cart and will carry bugger all. Too many newbies...
  24. Hi Jim, There is a cheaper alternative....

    Hi Jim,
    There is a cheaper alternative.
    Remember the old thongs. No not the undies, i am speaking of the the thongs you wear on your feet.

    They were many colours on the sole but always has a...
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    From my my own experience Wear on one side of...

    From my my own experience

    Wear on one side of the blade.Once this occurs it usually is only corrected by using a new blade and checking/resetting the blade guide.
    With a worn blade, no amount of...
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    There are people on the Woodwork side that...

    There are people on the Woodwork side that recondition and scratch build wood planes. I recall a bloke called Derek Cohen was prominent in one of the sub Forums. A post in that sub forum may yield a...
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    As some one who has frequented the Forums in both...

    As some one who has frequented the Forums in both the WoodWork and now Metalwork versions for almost twenty years, I can't personally recall any body posting about rope knurls.

    That might indicate...
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    A nicely made video. Well done Michael. Grahame

    A nicely made video.
    Well done Michael.
    Grahame
  29. Hi mote, First up Welcome to the MetalWork...

    Hi mote,
    First up
    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums

    We have a great bunch of people here who are very helpful to those who are seeking answers to various metalwork questions.

    Its a big forum...
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    Ah sheet! I hate that:doh: Grahame

    Ah sheet! I hate that:doh:

    Grahame
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    G,day Farmer John Welcome to the MetalWork...

    G,day Farmer John
    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums

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

    Goto the...
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    If ya win the Lotto tonight buy a Bramely from...

    If ya win the Lotto tonight buy a Bramely from New Zuland. If you don't win lotto buy one that,s built like a Bramely.
    Built like a brick outhouse.

    Grahame
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    Look at it this way. The units are likely made in...

    Look at it this way. The units are likely made in machining fixtures. All that is needed is a bit of uncleaned
    swarf in the fixture to cause a defect rendering that particular unit unusable.
    ...
  34. Hi MarkTheAttist Welcome to the MetalWork Forums...

    Hi MarkTheAttist
    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums

    We have some skillful and talented folks here who are supportive friendly and helpful.

    Please take the time to navigate around the forums to...
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    Hi Blair 62, Welcome to the Metalwork Forums,...

    Hi Blair 62,

    Welcome to the Metalwork Forums,

    We have some fine folks here who are supportive friendly and helpful.

    Please take the time to navigate around the forums to view the varied and...
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    Hi Eclipse Aus Welcome to the MetalWork...

    Hi Eclipse Aus

    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums,

    We have some fine folks here who are supportive friendly and helpful.

    Please take the time to navigate around the forums to view...
  37. Hi d4qual, Welcome to the MetalWork...

    Hi d4qual,

    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums,

    We have some fine folks here who are supportive friendly and helpful.

    Please take the time to navigate around the forums...
  38. Hi Scrunfundle. We are all allowed to forget...

    Hi Scrunfundle.
    We are all allowed to forget things as we get older, OK :)

    Excess soot can be caused by:

    1.) too long of an arc length, either by operator stick out, or excess voltage.
    2.)...
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    Hi Goldtang, Welcome to the forums, We...

    Hi Goldtang,

    Welcome to the forums,


    We have great bunch here very helpful and supportive of one another. You will find many like minded folk here with same interests as you.

    If you explore...
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    I think the Chinese manufacturing sector is in a...

    I think the Chinese manufacturing sector is in a world of hurt and things won't return to what they once were for a long while yet.

    Remember the old saying-"follow the money". I think it may have...
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    Ok ! It sounds like the spinney end to hold the...

    Ok ! It sounds like the spinney end to hold the plastic cable drum/dispenser thingy.
    Any possibility of machining a suitable spindle that sported a 10 x 1.5 spindle in LH.?
    It could be cheaper...
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    Hi Xavier, Below is a chart on the entry...

    Hi Xavier,
    Below is a chart on the entry qualifications for American Welding Society ( AWS ) Inspector.
    Also a chart indication different endorsements for the Certificate - read lots of extra...
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    Hi xavier22wc3, Welcome to the MetalWork Forums....

    Hi xavier22wc3,
    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums.
    We have some excellent people here who are supportive friendly and helpful.Bear in mind a lot of us are Aussies and our attitudes and approach to...
  44. Hi Nedshead The impurities I have experienced...

    Hi Nedshead
    The impurities I have experienced have been lead oxide,paint, bituminous materials and the like.

    When I cast balls, the ingot generally has been cast twice to refine the metal to...
  45. I shoot a blackpowder rifled muzzleloader in .54...

    I shoot a blackpowder rifled muzzleloader in .54 cal.

    The requirement for this firearm is a pure cast lead '535"round ball. They ask $35 /100 for RCB balls and these are not consistent in their...
  46. Hi STEVEMORSE, Welcome to the MetalWork...

    Hi STEVEMORSE,

    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums,


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

    Goto the...
  47. Sticky: Common sense is not so common.Too many wannabees...

    Common sense is not so common.Too many wannabees are receiving their "training" from U Tube.
    Yes there are many good You tubes but hell there are many bad ones,too.

    You don't have to watch a lot...
  48. Hi qmuddy2, Welcome to the MetalWork Forums,...

    Hi qmuddy2,

    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums,
    Hopefully someone will be along to help you soon.

    We have some fine folks here who are supportive friendly and helpful.

    Please take the time to...
  49. UPdate 2021 Finally! I removed digit from...

    UPdate 2021

    Finally!
    I removed digit from rear end and got to building and finishing a stuck ball extractor tool. The 200 kg gorilla not needed.

    It consists of :


    An 8mm rod some 350mm...
  50. Hi Lee, Thank you. The above sounds like the...

    Hi Lee,
    Thank you. The above sounds like the very thing I seek.

    The set -up can be made to be portable,which is what I need when I am chasing scrap lead.

    Now is the time to loacte and store...
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