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  1. Thread: Redneck Lathe

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    Thats why they invented loctite! [emoji16] ...

    Thats why they invented loctite! [emoji16]


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  2. Thread: Redneck Lathe

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    Nice work. I like the can-do attitude! It...

    Nice work. I like the can-do attitude!

    It actually looks pretty good.

    Edit: special mentions goes to the cylindrical grinding setup!!

    Simon

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    Thats old school! Sent from my SM-G970F using...

    Thats old school!

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    I didn't need a shaper either but then one day...

    I didn't need a shaper either but then one day one of the members here were selling theirs, a Macson 18" originally from ministry of defence. I couldn't resist!

    I'm in the process of scraping it...
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    +1 for Michael's video. A swivel head is so much...

    +1 for Michael's video. A swivel head is so much more usable than a swivel jaw. The old Heska has a swivel jaw and it's a PITA.

    But, she performs well and for her age does a great job!

    Simon
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    I've put some thought into it as well. Since...

    I've put some thought into it as well.

    Since its a comparator, it's not critical as long as all the dimensions stay the same (as they would) when moving from one measurement to the next.
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    Cheers! Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk

    Cheers!

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    Nice work John. Can I ask what radius did you...

    Nice work John.

    Can I ask what radius did you decide on for the front bumper?

    I've read differing opinions on this, some say there is a specific method to determine the correct radius while...
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    What an awsome machine! I got drill sharpener...

    What an awsome machine!

    I got drill sharpener envy!

    Leaves my drill doctor for dead!

    Simon

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    They are anti sway bars/ anti roll bars also...

    They are anti sway bars/ anti roll bars also known as stabiliser bars.

    They are often removed from 4x4 vehicles when people heavily modify their suspension as they limit suspension travel.

    I...
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    Thats a great idea, making and radiusing some T...

    Thats a great idea, making and radiusing some T nuts for the RT.

    Talking about akward, some of my most dodgiest setups have been on my RT!

    I got an 8" and there always seems to be not enough...
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    Thats exciting. I'm excited for you. It will be a...

    Thats exciting. I'm excited for you. It will be a long wait I bet!

    Simon

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  13. After tearing down and rebuilding the CVT...

    After tearing down and rebuilding the CVT arrangement on my mill, I can see that well built CVTs on machines are not cheap. Building one for a standard DP would make it very expensive. Certainly the...
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    I can't stop folding stuff! While it all comes...

    I can't stop folding stuff!

    While it all comes down to how much elbow grease i have, it folds everything I throw at it so far.

    I'm very happy with initial results. It will fold more than ill...
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    Is it the bearings running hot? The reason I...

    Is it the bearings running hot?

    The reason I ask is that in once took apart a 3ph motor to convert to delta. It was in good condition, in fact I think it was new old stock.

    But when I pushed to...
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    Thanks mate. I can see i will need a couple big ...

    Thanks mate. I can see i will need a couple big counter balances for the leaf.

    The leaf itself being 7/8" is heavy enough to hinge from gravity. Add the folding forces and its bloody hard work!
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    Nearing completion of this folder, thank...

    Nearing completion of this folder, thank goodness!

    I have got better at making things whilst building this project and certain things done on it in the past annoy me because they are not as good...
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    Or just use one of these. ...

    Or just use one of these.
    ...
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    Although in fairness, a higher end machine from...

    Although in fairness, a higher end machine from Taiwan may attract a higher level of after sales service than I experienced from China.

    My purchase from China had to be paid upfront via TT in $US...
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    I'm imported a mill direct from a supplier in...

    I'm imported a mill direct from a supplier in China. The price was FOB to Melbourne. The freight from Shanghai to Melbourne was not much more than $150. But then there was 5% import duty, 10% GST,...
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    Thats just around the corner from me.... The...

    Thats just around the corner from me....


    The wife would not be impressed! [emoji2955]

    Simon

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  22. Thread: Rolling stand

    by simonl
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    Hi Michael, That looks like a work of art....

    Hi Michael,

    That looks like a work of art. Very solid. Nice work.

    Excuse my ignorance but what does it do?

    Simon

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  23. Alot of thought and work has gone into that! ...

    Alot of thought and work has gone into that!

    Simon

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  24. Are you talking about your standard $20 aluminium...

    Are you talking about your standard $20 aluminium diamond cup wheel?

    I never attempted to true it up BUT, I did have to bore out the mounting hole to fit my Hercus no.3 so in doing so, maybe I...
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    My local steel supplier stocks alot of steel made...

    My local steel supplier stocks alot of steel made in aus including rhs.

    Must admit I don't know what percentage of their steel is made in aus but much of the rhs and flat bar i buy from them has...
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    Understand what your saying. Thanks Stuart. ...

    Understand what your saying.

    Thanks Stuart.

    Starting working on the clampy bits that clamp the fingers to the beam.

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    What do you mean isn't that how all the...

    What do you mean isn't that how all the commercially available pan brakes work?

    https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/S255

    I took 5 thou off last night and they still felt sharp, so I took 10 thou...
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    Hi Michael, Take to my hard work with an angle...

    Hi Michael,

    Take to my hard work with an angle grinder? Maybe the done thing if you live in Adelaide! :doh:

    You gotta try harder than that to wind me up these days michael!

    Take the width...
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    Hi Stu, No I can't hold 75mm wide piece in my...

    Hi Stu,

    No I can't hold 75mm wide piece in my mill and mill the entire surface in one go.

    The question was not in relation to the actual fold radius. I can do that by sliding the top beam back...
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    I'd like to ask a question about these fingers if...

    I'd like to ask a question about these fingers if I may;

    Currently these fingers finish to a 45 degree point and are sharp. Im not really interested in putting a radius on each finger but I think...
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    Done a bit more on this project. Made a start...

    Done a bit more on this project.

    Made a start on the fingers. I currently have 900mm of the 1200mm required.

    The fingers are mainly 75mm wide although I'm hoping to cut two down and make a...
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    I'd have to agree with Stu. Braking systems...

    I'd have to agree with Stu. Braking systems remove energy from a system. This is done by generating heat. The spindle, gearbox, motor system is a coupled system and can be approximated by a single...
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    Well done Stuart. I'd love to be at your level...

    Well done Stuart. I'd love to be at your level with tig!

    Cant wait to see more..

    Simon

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  34. Thread: Oxy-LPG cutting

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    Hi Steve, Some years ago I had a need to cut...

    Hi Steve,

    Some years ago I had a need to cut some large pieces of steel. I bought an oxy lpg kit S/H, mainly for the same reasons about cost.

    I had never done any acetylene cutting before this...
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    Thanks guys. Interesting! So many ways to skin...

    Thanks guys. Interesting!

    So many ways to skin a cat.

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    What a piece of history. Thats pretty good. ...

    What a piece of history. Thats pretty good.

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    Nice axe too. You guys do make nice axes over...

    Nice axe too. You guys do make nice axes over there!

    Simon

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    Thats a really clever design! There's alot of...

    Thats a really clever design!

    There's alot of quality art out there that I really don't appreciate but I do enjoy functional art and yours is a top example!

    Nice.

    Simon

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    Oh boy. A whole new old has just opened up to me!...

    Oh boy. A whole new old has just opened up to me!

    I got to try that. I assume the usual carbide on Al cutting speeds apply?

    Simon

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    I should also add that I only bought stuff i...

    I should also add that I only bought stuff i needed and none of what I wanted, I would have stopped buying stuff years ago!

    The joys of having a job in a first world country that allows me to buy...
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    Nice knob Michael! Is that a router bit in...

    Nice knob Michael!

    Is that a router bit in your collet?

    If so, I didn't even know that was a thing you could do!

    Simon

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    I hand sharpen when I can't be bothered using my...

    I hand sharpen when I can't be bothered using my DD. Sometimes I get it right other times I don't and end up back at the DD.

    Getting the point centred by eye and equal cutting height is easy on...
  43. Thread: drill doctor

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    Correct, it is a good skill to have. Sent...

    Correct, it is a good skill to have.

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  44. Thread: drill doctor

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    Hi there, I have the DD750. They are...

    Hi there,

    I have the DD750. They are expensive, overpriced IMO. I bought a 110v version for a good price from the US so I can't complain and for the price I paid im happy with it.

    The drill...
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    Thanks Joe. Thats interesting. Cheers mate. ...

    Thanks Joe. Thats interesting.

    Cheers mate.

    Simon

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    Hi Joe, I'd be interested in the mechanism as...

    Hi Joe,

    I'd be interested in the mechanism as to how the titanium from Chernobyl becomes radioactive. Does it contain trace radioactive nuclide impurities?

    Simon

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    Thats looking nice. Bet you can't wait to...

    Thats looking nice.

    Bet you can't wait to crush some stuff!

    [emoji16]

    Simon

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  48. Hi there, I took the gearbox apart when I...

    Hi there,

    I took the gearbox apart when I bought mine too. Found similar issues. I didn't paint the inside but I did end up replacing all those cheap Chinese bearings with Japanese, Taiwanese...
  49. Thread: Brass Type

    by simonl
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    Our thermal imaging camera at work uses a...

    Our thermal imaging camera at work uses a Beryllium window for the lens of the ir camera.

    Beryllium, being a very light metal allows IR to pass through it.

    Simon

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  50. Its looking much better. The red oxide is a nice...

    Its looking much better. The red oxide is a nice touch. One thing, just be careful where and what you paint. Its not advisable to paint precision mating parts such as the column to base join. This...
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