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    I lost out on $55 last year right when covid hit,...

    I lost out on $55 last year right when covid hit, ordered a 125mm back plate ER40 collet chuck for the lathe.

    Shipping was cancelled and I contacted the seller, they told me to cancel the order...
  2. There is another one I'm pretty sure, done to a...

    There is another one I'm pretty sure, done to a small Chinese benchtop lathe.


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    You will have to experiment with how much force...

    You will have to experiment with how much force for each letter, as an I or 1 takes little force, where a W or 8 takes more force.

    Maybe different weight hammers or better still a custom made...
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    Thanks,I have all my pictures in google Sent...

    Thanks,I have all my pictures in google

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    Looks yours will be deleted as well like ours,...

    Looks yours will be deleted as well like ours, best not to bother mate.

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    I've done several jobs in the last few years...

    I've done several jobs in the last few years since re setting up shop where the shaper has paid for itself doing blind internal keyways.
    Way cheaper than buying brouch's for each job and would be a...
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    I couldn't do without my shapers for internal...

    I couldn't do without my shapers for internal keyways mainly, then to flatten a block of steel with a few dollar peice of HSS that can be resharpened over and over again, much cheaper than the mill...
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    I think my blade was well used and knowing...

    I think my blade was well used and knowing nothing about bandsaws then, it then did my head in as every adjustment didn't work.

    On the other side I bought a well used larger saw 7x12 About 9 years...
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    Hi Bob The reader heads are pretty robust. I...

    Hi Bob
    The reader heads are pretty robust.

    I just went through this with the Meister saddle scale with a intermittent fault, it turned out to be a broken wire in the cable near the reader head.
    ...
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    Well over 20 years ago I went to look at a power...

    Well over 20 years ago I went to look at a power hacksaw in a garage sale as I wasn't on the internet and combed the local news papers.

    I turned up late in in the day and it was a 115x100mm...
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    Either buy or make the brackets to suit, the...

    Either buy or make the brackets to suit, the factory brackets make life easy, but do cost.

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    I've seen that reverse knee install, would much...

    I've seen that reverse knee install, would much rather the traditional scale on the column and bracket from reader head to the knee.

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    I had no problems with the Sino when I had it...

    I had no problems with the Sino when I had it installed, you say you have plugged it in and all works so should be fine.

    If you want a 100% check, pop the cover's off the reader heads and the...
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    Being better than expected is a good thing, enjoy...

    Being better than expected is a good thing, enjoy

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    Done thank you, now I just need to find out how...

    Done thank you, now I just need to find out how to do it with the forum on the internet.

    Stupid Tapatalk only allow so many pictures per month as I found out last week unless I pay.

    Looking...
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    Never knew they existed, thanks Sent from my...

    Never knew they existed, thanks

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    Wow, just wow, congratulations mate. It's been a...

    Wow, just wow, congratulations mate.
    It's been a long time coming for you with droughts etc and a massive amount of work and dollars, but the rewards are now paying off for you. You have an arsenal...
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    Some more pictures, 6mm earth clamp spots and...

    Some more pictures, 6mm earth clamp spots and cover over the greased bevel gears.

    Another recycled item is a old wall TV bracket level I had and mounted it close to the winding handle to adjust...
  19. On a light frame like this the concrete is...

    On a light frame like this the concrete is usually my square up, lol.
    Anything heavier I'll tack braces it to save distortion.

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    Nice job on gear, it looks really great. ...

    Nice job on gear, it looks really great.


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    Thanks guys, this was just a quick throw together...

    Thanks guys, this was just a quick throw together project of what I had laying around that I'd collected up.

    The only wait was on the Makita angle sander gears (as advertised) that sized up right...
  22. Skinning it with plywood will also add a lot of...

    Skinning it with plywood will also add a lot of strength.
    Save yourself some grinding by not welding any joints on the outside where the plywood is going on for this job.

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    Also want to add the mill and looks great and...

    Also want to add the mill and looks great and looks virtually knew.

    I was torn between the BM and the HM52 when I bought mine new as there wasn't much between them price wise back then.
    I love...
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    Thank you, I knew I was missing something, I...

    Thank you, I knew I was missing something, I missed the chain, lol

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    I'm in a 7.1x3.6 and have bought at least 28 wall...

    I'm in a 7.1x3.6 and have bought at least 28 wall and ceiling power points so far to set it up, 10A, 15A and 15A industrial outlets with a 16mm cable protect by a 60A breaker.

    My plan is to have...
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    Welding bench (machining content)

    After the long project of the crane I'm glad to be back into the short time builds, this is one of them.

    This one was only a week or so, a new welding bench. I've never owned a dedicated welding...
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    Just a few posts up he said he has the power run...

    Just a few posts up he said he has the power run to his shop.

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    Also nice boring and facing head, I've been...

    Also nice boring and facing head, I've been chasing one myself.

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    Thats a funny picture that made me look twice....

    Thats a funny picture that made me look twice.
    It's lifted off the ground but the straps don't look tight, lol

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  31. After sandblasting it's going to need a lot of...

    After sandblasting it's going to need a lot of rubbing with different grades of sandpaper, then once smooth polish with a mop as described above.

    There are some good tutorials online these days.
    ...
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    Tapatalk has now said I've reached my monthly...

    Tapatalk has now said I've reached my monthly photo upload for the month unless I pay sorry, didn't know there was one.

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    Chain...

    Chain blockhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210316/a8a95cdc35cf5f10865398803a31a130.jpg

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    Here are the pictures of getting the top support...

    Here are the pictures of getting the top support in place, luckily there was a square tunnel where the old combustion fire chimney ran....
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    I ordered a my LH die from AliExpress but it...

    I ordered a my LH die from AliExpress but it didn't say the outside diameter, I wasn't happy having to make a holder for a smaller than usual die just for it to do the job.
    I didn't realise they...
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    Yes post 18 is the top support ties into the...

    Yes post 18 is the top support ties into the 250x50 hardwood floor joists above my workshop of the split story house and the wall studs.

    I missed a picture for the main centre support seen in the...
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    I could see that centre profile easily done with...

    I could see that centre profile easily done with a simple ball turning attachment for your lathe, would be nice but we don't all need CNC.

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    Thanks mate, Might make up for being away from...

    Thanks mate,
    Might make up for being away from the forum for so long, lol

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    Another PM sent after clearing, sorry mate ...

    Another PM sent after clearing, sorry mate

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    Nice job mate Sent from my 5007U using Tapatalk

    Nice job mate

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    PM sent Sent from my 5007U using Tapatalk

    PM sent

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    Thanks Bob, it will and was the main reason...

    Thanks Bob, it will and was the main reason behind building it, as my 10inch rotary table hadn't been out of it's box since moving here.

    Maybe it was all those years twiddling my thumbs doing no...
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    Thanks This project got out of hand honestly....

    Thanks
    This project got out of hand honestly.
    Just started as a simple crane using my old hoist and homemade trolley.
    The beam was bigger than my last crane so needed a new trolley, then the...
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    Thanks, I've already had a boilermaker of a...

    Thanks,
    I've already had a boilermaker of a friend who had a look and after I said I'd built the crane he stated "you obviously bought the hoist" He was supprised to hear I'd built it as well....
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    Wasn't to bad using Tapatalk, through you can...

    Wasn't to bad using Tapatalk, through you can only upload 1 picture per post

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    13thhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210312/f786...

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    I hope that helps, I have hundreds of pictures ...

    I hope that helps, I have hundreds of pictures

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    One of the...

    One of the supportshttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210312/b28b54a6bc6d824133a57180ac36463c.jpg

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    Cranehttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210312/0f0...

    Cranehttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210312/0f0b6d4cf3d99639cfd7680c945ce023.jpg

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