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    I could easily say that that was a deliberate...

    I could easily say that that was a deliberate typo to see if anyone was on their toes, but that would be handling the truth extremely carelessly.
    In fact that was a seniors moment. A "way past my...
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    A story about lathes and emery. Years ago, when...

    A story about lathes and emery.
    Years ago, when I worked in the power station, there was an incident in the machine shop. I did not witness this incident myself although I was familiar with the...
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    A trick I learnt a couple of years ago for...

    A trick I learnt a couple of years ago for removing a tight DP chuck is to put a bit of pressure on the back of the chuck (my old Richardson has a nut on the spindle that is meant for this or use a...
  4. The "Techo" who installed that probably worked in...

    The "Techo" who installed that probably worked in the caravan construction industry before going to the NBN
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    Thats the trouble with these steel cupboards. All...

    Thats the trouble with these steel cupboards. All that wasted space at the bottom. If you were really pushed for room (and possibly desperate - I have actually considered this myself, but not yet...
  6. Thanks. Unfortunately that didn't get passed on...

    Thanks. Unfortunately that didn't get passed on to my boys.:rolleyes:
  7. Imagine, if motor bikes had not been invented way...

    Imagine, if motor bikes had not been invented way back when, and someone came along now with one and tried to get it road registered.



    That would also prevent a lot of trauma, pain and stress...
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    Currently Iview has 15 episodes of series 2...

    Currently Iview has 15 episodes of series 2 available. I watched eps 1& 2 last night.

    peter
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    Bob. Does she have ADD?. My Linda does and the...

    Bob. Does she have ADD?. My Linda does and the big pile of clothes is common at ours. Apparently its a common issue with people with ADD /ADHD.
    The ADD has been steep learning curve for me.

    peter
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    desiccant based air con

    I came across this youtube vid a short while ago. Not really machining based hence posting here but I found this to be quite interesting. Potential there for efficient workshop aircon as well. runs...
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    Funnily enough, after I made my last post I...

    Funnily enough, after I made my last post I thought to myself "Myself, I have no idea how old Flo is". I just assumed you were a younger person. You are still younger than me though.:U
    p
  12. That damage is not that bad (at least from...

    That damage is not that bad (at least from looking at the picture). I'd braze it up then die grind/file it back to shape. It wouldn't have to be perfect. Its not like its a high speed or high load...
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    No need to be sorry. You are keen to learn about...

    No need to be sorry. You are keen to learn about this stuff and that is something that seems to becoming more and more rare with younger people.
    As for "Not being a machinist by trade" so what? As...
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    Good point Kryn. I sort of forgot that others...

    Good point Kryn. I sort of forgot that others might do a lot more grinding than I do these days. Old Elec blankets are also good for packing rugs in the back of utes etc. You have to pull the wires...
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    You poor bugger. I've seen a few examples of...

    You poor bugger. I've seen a few examples of machine butchery over the years but that has to be right up there with the best.
    Who ever did this was a crap fitter so if you are lucky he was an even...
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    Id reckon it would be, provided the sparks and...

    Id reckon it would be, provided the sparks and debris from your grinding ops are not hitting the dropsheet directly. You could also chuck an old donna or bed spread over the lathe as well. I'm sure...
  17. Thread: HyLo vice

    by bollie7
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    That would be me :D:D Glad its gone to someone...

    That would be me :D:D
    Glad its gone to someone with more inclination to restore it than I had

    peter
  18. Thread: wheel bearings

    by bollie7
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    Geoff. What you have said is pretty much what I...

    Geoff.
    What you have said is pretty much what I reckon as well. When I was working full time on the tools as a fitter I saw various types and size of bearings that were performing remarkably well...
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    Its not just pets either. Now I know some people...

    Its not just pets either. Now I know some people don't like possums for what ever reason, but my wife and I have been wildlife rescuers/carers for about 6 years now and we have done mainly possums....
  20. Thread: wheel bearings

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    wheel bearings

    Couldn't decide if I should put this in the trailer section or not but thought here might be ok as its to do with both trailers and cars.
    So, as we have a small aliner camper, (which I'm hoping ti...
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    Not really. This forum does have certain rules...

    Not really. This forum does have certain rules that you should have read. ie

    3.0 - Material you may NOT post
    You agree NOT to post material or links to web-sites that contain material, that...
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    Very flash :):)

    Very flash :):)
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    Bigger and way more modern than the old Visby I...

    Bigger and way more modern than the old Visby I used to have. Nice looking old thing.
    5hp would probably do it as the others have said. I suppose depending on what you plan to do with it you could...
  24. What he said. It probably doesn't have to be that...

    What he said. It probably doesn't have to be that close (by machining stds)
    If you set your square bar (is it bright or black?) up in your std 4 jaw as close as you need it to be, then mark 2...
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    Flo Have you posted pics of your lathe on the...

    Flo
    Have you posted pics of your lathe on the forum somewhere? How big is it.
    As its a New Visby its probably from around the 1940's. I used to have a "Visby" which had a flat bed and flat belt...
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    this is the user manual for an ISACON HY...

    this is the user manual for an ISACON HY series379771

    I bought one of these the weekend before last, mistakenly thinking it was a Huanyang.

    I think PN32 (page 16) allows you to reset to the...
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    Depending on your $, a crane truck would be the...

    Depending on your $, a crane truck would be the easiest. However, if you are on a budget (like most of us) and decide to move it your self, then it might be safer to pull a few bits off to reduce...
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    If only the figure was that low. I read somewhere...

    If only the figure was that low. I read somewhere recently that its more likely to be 6 million a day.
    Being wild life carers we have seen plenty of dead and dying animals and birds that have been...
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    A lot of the better quality machines can be...

    A lot of the better quality machines can be ordered with right or left hand wheels (or at least they used to be) so Brits and Aussies tended to order the right hand version while the USA favours the...
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    We tend to have right hand sided hand wheels...

    We tend to have right hand sided hand wheels because we are part of the old British empire and that's what the Brits used. The Americans (and I think a lot of Europe) go for the other style. I pretty...
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    Pn 06 set to 2 Pn 08 set to 2 Pn 09 set to 6 ...

    Pn 06 set to 2
    Pn 08 set to 2
    Pn 09 set to 6

    I have tried a few different settings for the above but it still has the thump when it starts.
    I probably wont have a chance to do much more with...
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    HY VFD (Isacon not Huanyang) advise

    Yesterday I picked up an almost new 1.5Kw 3 phase motor and a "still in the box" 4Kw VFD for $125.

    My intention is to fit the motor to my little McMillan lathe (Honden) to make it a bit nicer to...
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    3 phase motor

    Not as "gloat"worthy as some of the recent posts here but today I picked up an almost new 1.5Kw 3 phase motor and a "still in the box" 4Kw VFD for $125. Advertised on Gumtree.

    The motor was off a...
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    I was too tired last night. Usually the first...

    I was too tired last night. Usually the first thing I do is search the net but last night it didn't even enter my head:-. Besides it nicer to talk to someone else - even if it is a conversation with...
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    car trip computer and fuel consumption

    Was thinking about this earlier on tonight. Totally random I know but that's how these things go for me sometimes.
    So, we have a 05 Magna Awd that has a trip computer in it. It gives an "at that...
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    Over 20 years ago we had a Rottie as a pet. Great...

    Over 20 years ago we had a Rottie as a pet. Great dog, but like most rotties, not terribly energetic if they could avoid exerting themselves. At that time I was rebuilding a car so was spending a lot...
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    0.4mm on the diameter - thats bugger all for a...

    0.4mm on the diameter - thats bugger all for a vice screw.:) I'd assume the nominal size at 22.00mm.
    peter
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    But not impossible. There probably a good chance...

    But not impossible. There probably a good chance the spindle is not worn much, with most of the wear in the nut. I'd be making a nut to fit the existing spindle.
    peter
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    I must have led a sheltered life, not ever having...

    I must have led a sheltered life, not ever having seen one of these before. Two people I work with both also remember them. Obviously I need to get out more. :D
    peter
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    Bakelite Drill Stand

    My poor old demented mother in law has gone into a nursing home so my wife and I are clearing out her home prior to settlement of the sale.
    I can across this old Frost, bakelite drill stand and...
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    Dog comes 7th in half marathon

    I just came across this. It made my day.
    Had to share for the dog lovers here.
    peter
  42. I've been putting the Quill feed back together on...

    I've been putting the Quill feed back together on my mill. At this point I wont actually have power feed as one of the gears is stripped (I'm waiting on H&F spares to get back to me to tell me if...
  43. Thread: Facemill

    by bollie7
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    Google is your friend. Search for "cutting speed...

    Google is your friend.
    Search for "cutting speed charts", "face mill cutting speed calculators" etc
    There's lots of them out there in both Metric and Imperial.
    You really need to have a chart with...
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    About 25 years ago we had parts of a tall version...

    About 25 years ago we had parts of a tall version of one of these laying in the back of a workshop. When I say tall, about 1500mm tall. I was told to dispose of the bits. (as in rubbish skip) As I...
  45. Geez - I hadn't even thought of that. I'll give...

    Geez - I hadn't even thought of that. I'll give that a go. I'll check the "levelness" of the bench first (its mobile) and then set the grinder to match. That might be the answer. I did say the answer...
  46. Bill. Using a taper pin is a good idea. I'll keep...

    Bill. Using a taper pin is a good idea. I'll keep that in mind.
    I wont get a chance to have a look at this again until the weekend at least.
    I probably wont use the grinding jig much now though....
  47. Just straining my grey matter a bit more, I...

    Just straining my grey matter a bit more,
    I suppose the guide in the table really has to be at 90 deg to the flat faces on the sides of the grinder that the "protractors" bolt to. Providing they...
  48. Michael & Kryn I'll have to think about your...

    Michael & Kryn
    I'll have to think about your suggestions a bit more. Brain is not working tonight.:(

    peter
  49. Another "how do I do this" - tool grinder table

    Gday All.
    I have a tool grinder (Not a T&C) which I recently made a jig for sharpening chisels for. The tool grinder is a Chinese one that I inherited from my Dad some time ago.
    The table can be...
  50. They appear to be cheap enough although I have no...

    They appear to be cheap enough although I have no idea what other brands are worth now as I haven't bought any rods for a long time.
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