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    I found the same Gavin. Just before last...

    I found the same Gavin. Just before last Christmas I shouted myself a new Speedglas helmet. I had spoken to a few contacts at a local engineering company and they mostly used Miller helmets which...
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    I think that you may be able to hire the tooling,...

    I think that you may be able to hire the tooling, if you only had a short term single use need, but am not certain of that. U.S. eBay would also be worth looking at at those prices. From memory the...
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    Yes Mark, I can only reiterate the comments...

    Yes Mark, I can only reiterate the comments above, I too wish you both all the best and hope that you can soon take her dancing, and that she is able to wiggle those hips just like she could when you...
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    I realise that most won't need the extreme...

    I realise that most won't need the extreme performance that these Huck bolt deliver, there are times when they can really save the day. At the mine and concentrating mill I worked at for nearly 18...
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    Great to hear John that all has gone well for...

    Great to hear John that all has gone well for you. The same goes for all you other blokes too who have had eye surgery and had such positive results.
    Now if only you could go in and have something...
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    :2tsup::2tsup:

    :2tsup::2tsup:
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    Geez Mark, the new shed looks really cluttered up...

    Geez Mark, the new shed looks really cluttered up already, you sure that you don't want a few of us to come up and clear some of that "junk" out of your way to give you some room?:wink:
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    Great work there Dave, especially when you...

    Great work there Dave, especially when you consider what your budget was.:welldone:
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    Government purchase order it seems, possibly a...

    Government purchase order it seems, possibly a few more out there too in the same sequence. Is that the one you plan to keep? While not in the same class as other more industrial class lathes like a...
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    Looking even better now Mark. I hope that the...

    Looking even better now Mark. I hope that the weather treats you well, and that you don't end up with way too much of a good thing.391297
  11. Why? At the moment, (Yes I know it may change)...

    Why? At the moment, (Yes I know it may change) you could pick up the drill bits you wanted and leave all the rest, including the drill, and still be laughing all the way to the bank. Actually I...
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    Nah! If you win the Lotto, get a Hossfeld, with...

    Nah! If you win the Lotto, get a Hossfeld, with all the dies and attachments. You won't have much money left, but you will have one hell of a bender:U...
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    Wow Betnorm, I would have expected him to...

    Wow Betnorm, I would have expected him to accepted that in a heartbeat. Mind you taps and dies in that size range do have eye-watering prices for new tools, but this one is not new and quite possibly...
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    Here is a 2 1/2"-12 die nut, P&N brand presumably...

    Here is a 2 1/2"-12 die nut, P&N brand presumably second hand, in good condition the seller says, for a lazy $261, you probably don't want it that much. ...
  15. GBR used to do a lot of free shipping, well worth...

    GBR used to do a lot of free shipping, well worth checking their offerings too Bob, haven't checked their current shipping policies, but check to see that you are dealing directly with them and not...
  16. You blokes are shopping at the wrong shops, have...

    You blokes are shopping at the wrong shops, have a look here:Uhttps://www.ewequipment.co.uk/search?type=product&q=M10+x+0.75
  17. Try GBR Engineering in the U.K. Bob, but get onto...

    Try GBR Engineering in the U.K. Bob, but get onto their own site as distinct from their eBay store. GBR Engineering Services Ltd . That way you will most likely avoid paying GST, as the eBay store...
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    Let me inform you Oldbuggermike, that water and...

    Let me inform you Oldbuggermike, that water and molten aluminium is not a good combination, and a bit of porosity could be be the least of your problems. Many years ago I worked for a short time at...
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    Nuts and Bolts in Tasmania are great too. Sadly...

    Nuts and Bolts in Tasmania are great too. Sadly they closed my local store but the remaining two branch stores have friendly and knowledgeable staff and a huge range of stock at good prices. Details...
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    Karl, my welding skills would best be described...

    Karl, my welding skills would best be described as rudimentary, but my gut instinct would be to braze this part with silicon bronze as first choice in any repair operation. Next would probably be...
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    Sounds great, if your wiring can handle a shade...

    Sounds great, if your wiring can handle a shade over 31 amps, you should be right if you ever need all those 10 horsepower. Good luck with it, I and many others I'm sure are almost green with envy....
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    No experience but I have read somewhere that...

    No experience but I have read somewhere that aluminium car wheels are to use a much over hyped phrase, "Gold Standard".
  23. Thread: Dust masks

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    I think that you are probably spot on, but the...

    I think that you are probably spot on, but the sticker shock may be just about as deadly as the dust:((. I have an idea that the 3M version, (think Speedglas welding helmet with PAPR, but with a...
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    I agree that most cable manufacturers will mark...

    I agree that most cable manufacturers will mark their cables with the spec, but these cables are not so marked that I can see. They do appear to be of reasonable quality and have what I expect is the...
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    Sorry Stu, no pictures at the moment. Yes I did...

    Sorry Stu, no pictures at the moment. Yes I did use stick. some very old Weldskill electrodes which had been sitting around for years, so I put them in the oven @200C for a couple of hours which...
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    Hi Stu, I also got my welder out for the first...

    Hi Stu, I also got my welder out for the first time today to make a small repair to some support brackets which hold a sunshade for the green house. Even with a dodgy extension lead, 10A plug, 15A...
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    G'day Bill, I was really just being a bit of a...

    G'day Bill, I was really just being a bit of a smart ar*e when I said that it may disengage but be a problem to re-engage, because I imagine that it would be very difficult to make half (ball)nuts...
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    I have no idea, but thinking about it I feel that...

    I have no idea, but thinking about it I feel that disengaging may well be possible, but re-engaging may be more difficult:D.
    Perhaps the really clever amongst us might use a rotary encoder to...
  29. Thread: Hi!

    by Ropetangler
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    G'day again Jayne, Probably not your fault, both...

    G'day again Jayne,
    Probably not your fault, both your posts are coming up here, sometimes stuff happens (or doesn't happen), and all forums can misbehave and generally not respond as expected. The...
  30. Thread: Hi!

    by Ropetangler
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    Hi Jayne and welcome to the forum. You have come...

    Hi Jayne and welcome to the forum. You have come to a good place to get tips and help in many aspects of lathe ownership and use. If I may suggest, some pictures and a description of your lathe, and...
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    A couple of good operators.

    In line with Clear Out's last comment, Bob Moffatt with Weld.com and Jody Collier with Welding tips and tricks, both on YouTube are two very good operators in my opinion. No doubt there are many...
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    Thank you Grahame for this thread, it is just...

    Thank you Grahame for this thread, it is just what I need. I have just ordered a new multi process AC/DC tig plasma and stick welder, but having had trouble over the years seeing my welding pool, I...
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    Looks good Stu, I have been following your new...

    Looks good Stu, I have been following your new welder venture on the side as I have been in the same situation myself, just a bit further behind you. Like you I have chosen a Metalmaster 215, but my...
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    Thanks for posting your project Bob, it looks a...

    Thanks for posting your project Bob, it looks a nice piece of kit. I have no experience in Blueing operations, but from what I have read, the better the surface finish and the cleaner it is, the...
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    It may be worth your while investigating electro...

    It may be worth your while investigating electro polishing. That will remove embedded ions which will lead to rust. The trouble is, it will also remove the brushed finish, and you would have to re-do...
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    389974This will make it easier to get the oil in...

    389974This will make it easier to get the oil in the oil cups:), and keep your stuff on the bench.
  37. Nice fix, but are your vision issues fixed as...

    Nice fix, but are your vision issues fixed as well? Well hopefully so, I must say that I really enjoy seeing a repair to something which was designed never to be repaired.
    One story I have was a...
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    Remind me never to get into a scrap with you...

    Remind me never to get into a scrap with you Tuomas, if you can swing an axe like that, I'd have no chance:D. Very nice work and thank you for sharing with us.
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    Hi Stuart, one way would be with 2 diodes back to...

    Hi Stuart, one way would be with 2 diodes back to back, with the alternator output coming onto the 2 cathodes, and one anode to each +ve terminal on the 2 batteries.
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    Nothing like a really old thread resuscitated,...

    Nothing like a really old thread resuscitated, but just on the availability of Titanium. I'm not sure of how much the Americans have but it has been well documented that they set up a lot of "front...
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    Somewhat off topic

    The mine I used to work at bought a new fleet of Cat 777 80 Ton dump trucks, and when they bought them Caterpillar said that there was a problem with the differentials, and that it was going to be 2...
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    So Bob, if you had to go out today for another...

    So Bob, if you had to go out today for another new washing machine, would your experiences with all these machines inform your choice for a new one in any way? A bit of an unfair question I know, as...
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    Gee Bill, I bet that made a rattle or two as it...

    Gee Bill, I bet that made a rattle or two as it came to a grinding halt!:o
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    Hi Russ, If you do get it going, even if only...

    Hi Russ,
    If you do get it going, even if only limping along, sadly I think that you should keep it. When the new one $hits itself, about a week after the warranty period has elapsed, you will still...
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    If you would enjoy a project, and you can access...

    If you would enjoy a project, and you can access a timing diagram, you could program an Arduino or similar microprocessor to replace the logic board. If that doesn't interest you or is beyond your...
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    I'm not sure what is going on here, because...

    I'm not sure what is going on here, because concrete is alkaline and that should prevent steel rusting and not promote it. It could however, strip the protective zinc or zincalume layer off the steel...
  47. That looks quite promising Grahame, as you say...

    That looks quite promising Grahame, as you say some experimenting with rivet length should tidy it up and make the look more consistent. Well done.
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    Here is the thread from PM. ...

    Here is the thread from PM. https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/antique-machinery-and-history/english-metal-planer-australia-265508/
  49. For what its worth, Enerpac cylinders have female...

    For what its worth, Enerpac cylinders have female couplings and the hose end on an Enerpac pump is male.
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    It's a shame that your step down transformer for...

    It's a shame that your step down transformer for the work light isn't a bit more robust. With windings for 415 and 240V, you would be able to get your 240V right there, but at only 63VA it would...
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