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    Hi Baron What now?(unless you count a rack or...

    Hi Baron

    What now?(unless you count a rack or I am missing something)
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    Damn things happen fast in your shed. Looking...

    Damn things happen fast in your shed. Looking good.

    You could..... you know.... fix the direction of rotation issue. I wont tell ;)



    Also your normal scroll chuck jaws have pretty dodgy...
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    Hi Dave, Impressive! My latest metal work was...

    Hi Dave,
    Impressive! My latest metal work was drilling 6 holes to mount a "post" to a tow hitch so I can secure a winch rope without having to tie knots.... not so impressive lol
    The part in post...
  4. The oldest one I have is 2009 and there are no...

    The oldest one I have is 2009 and there are no BM20's.(just so people have something to aim at lol)
  5. I assume this is what you are talking about. ...

    I assume this is what you are talking about.
    https://www.practool.com/super-drill.html
    https://www.practool.com/online-shop.html

    Some of them will only cut 25mm deep(and the cheapest only up to...
  6. Along the same lines as the last idea in your...

    Along the same lines as the last idea in your first post, but thread it to replace one of the lock nuts and have it bottom against the right hand side of the worm part.

    If you are worried about...
  7. Ditto. J&H Assuming you decide Its not good...

    Ditto.

    J&H Assuming you decide Its not good enough as is.

    Do you need to be able to adjust preload from each end or can the right side be locked up "some where close " and the finial...
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    Oh so its a tack weld. I can sleep now :)

    Oh so its a tack weld. I can sleep now :)
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    That weld is going to give me nightmares....

    That weld is going to give me nightmares. Still... the trailer is in one piece.
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    I'm not exactly clear what you are trying to do,...

    I'm not exactly clear what you are trying to do, but damping grease could be called sticky.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59F9qUDNwnQ
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    Yeah not cheap, at least where I shop, but...

    Yeah not cheap, at least where I shop, but thought I'd put it out there.



    oops Actually that is what I meant but the name wouldn't come to me and it looks like google let me down:(
    The price...
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    Hey they got within 100mm.. so close. lol I can...

    Hey they got within 100mm.. so close. lol
    I can move it back no problem as long as welding the tray support RHS to the inside of the A frame is ok.

    Yeah its a cheap light duty trailer.(well I...
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    Its not my money. How about some weather...

    Its not my money. How about some weather resistant steel?(looks like BHP call theirs XLERPLATE)
    $198+gst for a 2440x1220x3mm sheet.
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    Sorry for my lack of drawing skills. Left, right...

    Sorry for my lack of drawing skills.
    Left, right or something else?(the top piece is 50 x 2mm angle or thicker if I cant get 2mm locally)

    The back welds seem to have held up ok. Should I put a...
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    Trailer repair

    I have a trailer that needs a new A frame, it's made of 50 x 50 x 2mm tube. A repair has been attempted in the past by welding up the cracks and welding 50 x 2mm angle iron to the outside and bottom...
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    Hi Baron, Doesn't my schematic show the relay...

    Hi Baron,

    Doesn't my schematic show the relay latching removed?

    Not exactly what you had in mind but as Jack says may suit better in some cases.




    I did have a recollection it may...
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    Hi Baron, I get that the DC needs power after...

    Hi Baron,

    I get that the DC needs power after the motor is turned off. I just meant could it be turned on as the motor was being turned off?
    Using a no voltage switch could it be wired up like...
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    Well Rob you were right. TokenTools has 5m Dinse...

    Well Rob you were right. TokenTools has 5m Dinse 35-70 cable for $80. I stumbled across them. My google powers must be slipping.

    Problem solved(unless I what to stick weld that far from the welder...
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    Without fully understanding exactly how its doing...

    Without fully understanding exactly how its doing what its doing. Does the brake side of things need to be powered before the motor is turned off?

    Assuming you have a machine that has at minimum a...
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    Thank you. Plenty to think about. Much like TIG...

    Thank you.
    Plenty to think about.
    Much like TIG welders, MIGs have moved on so much since I had anything to do with them, other than my own MIG which had four V taps, wirefeed, spot and stitch...
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    Yeah I was just talking about how much I thought...

    Yeah I was just talking about how much I thought I would need to spend to be in the upper end of single phase welders. I fully expect it to die from old age than be worn out. Thinking more about it,...
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    I must say I didn't give using the stick much...

    I must say I didn't give using the stick much thought. Given that I haven't done any serious stick welding for 20 something years, perhaps I should give it a go. I'm told invertor stick is much...
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    MIG Welder recommendations

    Evening all.
    I think fixing my trusty old MIG might be to much of a gamble(though I still haven't 100% ruled it out). Even if I fix the transformer, the caps aren't looking the best and it looks...
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    I haven't done it but how about below the coolant...

    I haven't done it but how about below the coolant tray? You are only going to want it twice a day right?


    The lathe likely already has NVR(mine does but it's not from H&F. H&F have been know to...
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    Depends on the machine I guess, it would likely...

    Depends on the machine I guess, it would likely drive me nuts on a lathe, other machines not so much.
    But then I'm not even sure I fully understand the question :D
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    I remembered there something about not using...

    I remembered there something about not using "extreme pressure" gear oils in worm gearboxes, so did a bit of a google. Seems its not the issue it once might have been.

    " Previously, there was a...
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    Mine turned up today. :2tsup:

    Mine turned up today.
    :2tsup:
  28. Thread: winch motor

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    Hi Shed, I believe you only need four wraps on...

    Hi Shed,
    I believe you only need four wraps on the drum to start with. Assuming you are going to be pulling in a straight line, it should self guide from there*. Google "winch fleet angle" if you...
  29. Thread: winch motor

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    Guessing at the size of that drum, just how much...

    Guessing at the size of that drum, just how much cable you have on it will effect your ratio a lot also.
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    I guess it comes as no great surprise that my...

    I guess it comes as no great surprise that my welder is the same.:p
    I might put it on the back burner for the minute and have a bit more of a think.

    thank you
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    Well I'm glad I didn't order anything as yet. I'm...

    Well I'm glad I didn't order anything as yet. I'm not doing very well in this thread. I've no idea how I decided I have Dinse 10-25 plugs with 16mm^2, but the above posts make that seem unlikely to...
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    I'm guessing 16mm^2 what is on the welder now,...

    I'm guessing 16mm^2 what is on the welder now, but will have to check as its not labeled. Based on what you have said maybe I am wrong as it's a 170A stick
    I was planning on going to 25mm^2 as...
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    Well where are the pictures Rob? Am I correct in...

    Well where are the pictures Rob? Am I correct in guessing you used stick? Stick may have been a better option for the tacking I mentioned above, will have to keep that in mind.

    It appears Token...
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    copy and paste from an earlier thread "Nilfisk....

    copy and paste from an earlier thread
    "Nilfisk. Have a couple, they work great. Though new, the sort of vac I'm talking about would cost more than your mill. Ebay is your friend, if I recall...
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    I miss my MIG. :( I was making a rack to mount...

    I miss my MIG. :(
    I was making a rack to mount to a bull bar and just needed a couple of tacks to hold things in place so I could take it off and weld it. MIG welder, no problem, 5 second job, Get...
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    Well that will teach me to measure things.:-...

    Well that will teach me to measure things.:-
    Turns out I have 1.6mm and 2.4mm.
    So I was using 1.6mm

    Still pretty sure I have only used 3.2mm before. But hey I likely got that wrong as well.:D
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    Cheater lens in and new glasses on. Welding up...

    Cheater lens in and new glasses on.
    Welding up some 30 x 2mm SHS
    Started out at 50A, It was way to low so kept cranking it up until I got to 140A, then noticed the current control on the hand piece...
  38. Thread: Steam cleaner

    by Stustoys
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    I use a coffee machine milk frother flash boiler....

    I use a coffee machine milk frother flash boiler. Still in the coffee machine, so not exactly pretty.
  39. Didn't do a lot of SS work but the only thing our...

    Didn't do a lot of SS work but the only thing our scrappy cared about was how dense the scrap was. Think they paid about double per ton for something like a 44g drum with 750kg of 6.5mm x 0.5mm...
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    I thought there was a thread questioning what...

    I thought there was a thread questioning what belt sizes we run as smith & arrow wanted to bring in some new grits not to long ago, but I cant find it.
    I recall the discount being mentioned and...
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    Merry Christmas guys. And a Happy New Year

    Merry Christmas guys.
    And a Happy New Year
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    https://www.binzel-abicor.com/US/eng/products/acce...

    https://www.binzel-abicor.com/US/eng/products/accessories/utilities-and-tools/shielding-gas-flow-check/
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    Yes they have adjustments for material thickness...

    Yes they have adjustments for material thickness and radius.
    I've been out of this to long, I'm struggling to put a post together that makes sense. I think you'll find as you try and fold larger...
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    Pretty sure that will only get you so far. Though...

    Pretty sure that will only get you so far. Though it has been awhile.

    But 5 thou is a start and you can always take more off.:D
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    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/113450889106 You...

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/113450889106

    You mean like this?
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    Wow congrats Plenty to keep you busy there. ...

    Wow congrats

    Plenty to keep you busy there.

    Any idea what the two items between the steadies are? I thought they were parts for the taper turner but later pics proved that wrong.


    As I...
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    Good to hear. How did you pick up the holes...

    Good to hear.
    How did you pick up the holes center for boring after welding?(or even before for that matter given how flogged it was)


    Any tips for silicon bronze?
    I have a roll but as yet...
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    You cant hold 75mm on the mill? Couldn't have...

    You cant hold 75mm on the mill?
    Couldn't have clamped it to the table and taken the middle 50mm out?


    That depends.
    If you are only folding 1mm MS or less and aren't building rockets you'll be...
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    I've been known to be like that at times. The old...

    I've been known to be like that at times. The old man had a saying "I'll give you $1 for everyone that notices", I try and remember that at those times I might be getting just a little to pedantic.:D
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    We were typing at the same time, I just type...

    We were typing at the same time, I just type slower lol. That clears that up :)
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