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    Does that mean you already found one? I have...

    Does that mean you already found one?
    I have built one 45 years ago, used it for 20 and then got a band saw....
    I'm happy to pass mine along (would have to check if I have a suitable motor for it,...
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    Michael, when you have a list of WW, BSF, NF and...

    Michael,
    when you have a list of WW, BSF, NF and NC taps and dies that you don't want to keep let me know and I'll see if they can fill any of my collection gaps. I do use them quite a bit restoring...
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    Is Echuca too far away for you? Rich river...

    Is Echuca too far away for you?
    Rich river dealers, 48/50 Mundarra Rd, Echuca Vic (03) 5480 6505
    is definitely worth a "pilgrimage".


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    The hex holes of my cap screws always fill with...

    The hex holes of my cap screws always fill with swarf. I've made a few square head bolts out of ordinary hex bolts by milling their heads. Quick and easy job... Much better.

    Sent from my GOME...
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    Hi JC. Great idea! Please publish the STL files...

    Hi JC. Great idea!
    Please publish the STL files when you have a final design.

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    https://s535.photobucket.com/user/joe_hovel/librar...

    https://s535.photobucket.com/user/joe_hovel/library/Servian%20Drill%20press?page=1
    These are the "as acquired" photos of mine...
    And here are a couple of the same press when the resto was...
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    I too have a Servian drill press. I restored it...

    I too have a Servian drill press.
    I restored it some years ago and described the progress here somewhere....
    Welcome to the forum!

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    Not a good idea without measuring the...

    Not a good idea without measuring the distribution of wear first, and correcting the geometry. He isn't regrinding but coarse lapping. All that will do is generate a new 'average' geometry which is...
  9. There are VFDs that are certified for downstream...

    There are VFDs that are certified for downstream switching. I have a 415V VFD on my Arboga which is like that. But I still would only switch the motor speeds with the motor made stationary by the...
  10. Exactly WHERE we are going isn't clear yet. We...

    Exactly WHERE we are going isn't clear yet. We have looked at and are following real estate markets in Jervis Bay area, Ballina area and Sunshine coast area....
    But it is complicated: my daughter,...
  11. Down-sizing workshop --- and eventually house....

    My time has come to reconsider my bucket list of projects and then decide what I'm likely to get around to and what not.
    Reason: we are planning to down-size to a smaller property and move 1000 to...
  12. Yes, Russ. I read the entire thread now. Very...

    Yes, Russ. I read the entire thread now. Very interesting insights - and lots that went WAYYY over my head.
    However, I pulled the trigger on one. A DDCSV2.1 4-axis. See what I can do with that....
  13. First dipping of toes into the CNC world... bought a little engraver/mill

    Well, I finally did it...
    I bought a desktop fixed gantry CNC engraver.
    381724
    It is a few years old and came from an industrial environment but appears to have very little wear - other than the...
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    No, its for our 2.4 l TDDI donk.... identical oil...

    No, its for our 2.4 l TDDI donk.... identical oil filter though I believe....
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    Tricky aluminium project

    Pam and I have been travelling for the past 3 months in our (15year old) Ford Transit mobile home.
    On the way, a couple of oil changes were due. I had to use considerable force to remove the plastic...
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    Simon, were the electrodes you used 6013? Many...

    Simon, were the electrodes you used 6013? Many other electrodes need higher open circuit voltage than 24 or 26V....
    Its the voltage that starts the arc. Voltages as low as 16 or 17 will then...
  17. Thread: Generator build

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    You did a great job there! Looks a lot more...

    You did a great job there! Looks a lot more reassuring than my 12hp commercial 22A (supposedly) standby generator.... Looking forward to longer-term evaluations in the future, especially of the...
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    That's a wood working chuck, if I'm not...

    That's a wood working chuck, if I'm not mistaken....
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    Congratulations Michael! See you soon.

    Congratulations Michael!
    See you soon.
  20. Thread: Bismuth help!!!

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    Bisnmujth is considered very safe. It is used as...

    Bisnmujth is considered very safe. It is used as lead replacement in solder for food production utensils, as well as in large quantities in cosmetics and medicines (e.g. for diarrhoea).
    So it is...
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    eskimo: what happens? What heat source are you...

    eskimo: what happens? What heat source are you using? What have you tried? What are you brazing? How have you cleaned? Photos of the results?
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    They work OK. They do need an oxy set (oxy LPG is...

    They work OK. They do need an oxy set (oxy LPG is fine). Air-gas burners can't seem to get the heat into aluminium focused enough, because aluminium transport the heat away too quickly.
    Just...
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    Seems fair. The hacksaw is at ny place now - in...

    Seems fair. The hacksaw is at ny place now - in readiness to take to MichaelG in about 3 weeks' time. So I can have a closer look and take some photos. I believe the saw is moved by a scotch yoke...
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    Since it is in conduit, you may be allowed to...

    Since it is in conduit, you may be allowed to pull in new bigger building wires instead of cable. That may mean the conduit is big enough for the bigger wires.... just a thought.
  25. Thread: Depression...

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    Gazza, thanks for sharing your experiences! You...

    Gazza,
    thanks for sharing your experiences!
    You might have opened my eyes to the "lots of projects on the go" defense mechanism. It does indeed gives you something to keep thinking about - maybe...
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    OOps :C:B My bad.... As I said, the saw and the...

    OOps :C:B
    My bad....
    As I said, the saw and the compressor are gone. The WELDER is still available. This is a good one guys! If you want a slightly smaller and lighter transformer welder, I'll sell...
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    ... and yes, even the cheap ones can give you a...

    ... and yes, even the cheap ones can give you a good boot! Just like the old school crank handle ones. Don't ask how I know :zap::)(:burnt::damn::doh:
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    Some Items Sold

    Hi all again.
    The hacksaw is going to Michael G and the compressor was sold locally.

    So only the air compressor still left, and the tools in the woodwork forum.
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    Waldown NH B set pulleys

    Hi Matt,
    RayG has an NH drill with ONLY the B set of pulleys. He hasn't been active here for a while, but send him a PM. I'm sure he could help you with dimensions.
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    :exactly: :whs: :wtg:

    :exactly: :whs: :wtg:
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    That reminds me Simon: I have been using...

    That reminds me Simon: I have been using electroless nickel plating in the past. You could mask of everything you don;t want plated and just immerse the shaft end in the solution and let it plate...
  32. Thread: Depression...

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    Pain mangement

    I noted that pain experience and management has raised its ugly head in this thread.
    There is a strong correlation between chronic pain and depression. If you read my previous posts, you will see...
  33. Thread: Depression...

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    Glad to hear you got on the right track quickly....

    Glad to hear you got on the right track quickly.
    It took me months and months, because like many, I thought it was somehow "giving in" - and fearing side effects. As a result I had side effects from...
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    Just in case it hasn't come up in people's...

    Just in case it hasn't come up in people's thoughts, it IS possible (and done a lot) to scrape the centre back to where it belongs with a triangular bearing scraper. It's tedious but not very time...
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    Simon, the point you make about the cutter not...

    Simon,
    the point you make about the cutter not running true between centres immediately told me that one of the shaft ends is bent. That might be the root cause for the bearing seat wearing as it...
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    Diamond Brick saw for sale

    Admins - same deal as the post above.

    This is an electric diamond brick wet saw mounted on a trailer. Saw could be removed and used on ground - and trailer used separately.
    The trailer has...
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    Boat for sale in Bendigo

    This is not metal related, so I was hesitant to put this in the 'For Sale' Forum.... Admins, please move or delete if in appropriate here.
    I mentioned there that I was helping my sister in law...
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    Single phase portable Air compressor

    This is an Australian made 8CFM single phase two cylinder air compressor.
    Run and works well.
    Looking for $100. Offers considered.
    Please PM me. Too heavy for postage. Consider that in your...
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    Healy Transformer welder

    Oldie but goodie.
    An Australian made 160A single phase transformer type welder.
    This is more powerful than most of these old school welders and runs 4mm Iron Powder rods without any stress.
    It is...
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    Portable power hacksaw

    I'm helping my sister in law dispose of some gear as she and her (now seriously ill) husband move into a smaller house.
    I'll be posting a few tools here and some on the Woodwork forum.

    First off...
  41. Thread: Old Scroll Saw

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    So this could well be the "up-market" version of...

    So this could well be the "up-market" version of the DIY version your dad built.
    I'm pleased to learn that it could be used for any kind of blade - and re-register my interest in this machine...
  42. Boy, that is great to see! I know how much...

    Boy, that is great to see!
    I know how much effort it was to resurrect this machine.
    Thanks for letting us listen and watch the story unfold.
  43. Thread: Depression...

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    Just a bit more info on depression and its...

    Just a bit more info on depression and its manifestations...
    Feeling "down" is so unpleasant for humans, that we NEED a reason to assign the feeling to. We say things like "I got out on the wrong...
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    Hi all. On the strength of this thread, I asked...

    Hi all. On the strength of this thread, I asked my Chinese friend Felix Mu (M&G Productions) if he has any sets or can source good quality ones. He is currently in China looking after his...
  45. Hi Michael. I think Bob Ward's suggestion is...

    Hi Michael. I think Bob Ward's suggestion is probably the most likely to succeed. As he suggested, you could use a long screw or allthread to control the movement easily. If you can get the pivot...
  46. Thread: Old Scroll Saw

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    Could it be a dier filer / filing machine? Just...

    Could it be a dier filer / filing machine? Just curious....
  47. Thread: Old Scroll Saw

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    I'm also looking for a scroll saw... So I'll put...

    I'm also looking for a scroll saw...
    So I'll put my hand up too.
    However,
    I can't figure out from the photos how this one works. The bow appears to be a solid casting and part of the base. How is...
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    ow that you mention that, BobL, I'd forgotten...

    ow that you mention that, BobL, I'd forgotten about that. It happened one one of mine too (on the surface grinder). It developed a "dead spot" where the motor would stop about the position of the...
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    Hi Peter, certainly sounds like some...

    Hi Peter,
    certainly sounds like some bad/corroded connections. Undo all the control connections at the VFD, wriggle the wires and tighten the connection screws again. Then try again. If that doesn't...
  50. Thread: Depression...

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    What is 'Anxiety'?

    Looks like this thread has hit a spot for many of us to 'talk' about a subject we would not have so easily a decade or two ago.
    I think that is a great development in our society!
    As some of you...
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