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    Dimensions and weight might be helpful? Grahame

    Dimensions and weight might be helpful?

    Grahame
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    Is there a keyway cut in the spindle at the 3 ock...

    Is there a keyway cut in the spindle at the 3 ock position? It is hard to tell by the second pic.
    If so, the hole may be to line up a key mechanism which might? engage the keyway.

    Grahame
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    Hello Mike, An old staple I use is the book : ...

    Hello Mike,
    An old staple I use is the book :

    Hardening, Tempering and Heat Treatment: For Model Engineers
    Book by Tom Walshaw

    Look around it is generally available through the Aussie online...
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    Thank You Azzrock That was a great video. There...

    Thank You Azzrock
    That was a great video.
    There is no better use of a wet afternoon watching what these fellows can do with limited equipment and tools.

    My only regret is that I am unable to...
  5. Hi Tony welcome to the MetalWorkForums. As was...

    Hi Tony welcome to the MetalWorkForums.

    As was mentioned we have a dedicated Hercus Forum.

    You can reach it and see all our other goodies by :

    GOTO the FORUM box in the top LH corner of...
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    I agree with Dave J Grahame

    I agree with Dave J

    Grahame
  7. Hi Stan, Welcome to the MetalWork Forums. You...

    Hi Stan,
    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums.
    You find you have joined a pretty good group as far as MetalWorking subjects go.

    To have a look around and see our other sub forums and bits and pieces...
  8. Before worrying too much about the threaded bar,...

    Before worrying too much about the threaded bar, I would be looking for the reason why the tops of the pulleys are not in line with one another.
    The intermediate pulley spindle is way out of...
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    Tobz, Google searches for New Visby and those...

    Tobz,

    Google searches for New Visby and those on the forum itself seem to end up here.

    https://store.lathes.co.uk/print/mp950a.
    I have not seen a post where someone has a copy.

    Purcell is...
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    Hi Tobz, Welcome to the MetalWork Forums. You...

    Hi Tobz,
    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums.
    You have joined an excellent bunch of people here on the Forums.

    To have a look at what we have to to offer goto FORUM in the box at the top LH side...
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    Hi Dell, Welcome to the Metal Work Forum.There a...

    Hi Dell,
    Welcome to the Metal Work Forum.There a great bunch of people here and they are very willing to assist people with their inquiries.
    We have a lot of sub forums here.

    You can move around...
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    Hi tilbey, Thanks for the feedback about the...

    Hi tilbey,

    Thanks for the feedback about the outcomes with your new horizontal bandsaw.

    Hey! We like sheds too and hope you can post more pics as your shed progresses.

    Grahame
  13. Hi Matt98svt, Welcome to our Metalwork forum....

    Hi Matt98svt,
    Welcome to our Metalwork forum. You will find a great bunch of people with varied MetalWork interests.
    You can see the rest of the forum by
    Goto FORUM at the top LH of this page,...
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    Hi guys Just a quick point about sizing pilot...

    Hi guys
    Just a quick point about sizing pilot holes for drill bits.

    I am not sure if the point has been made already but I am short of time ATM and don't have time to go back and read the whole...
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    It is an air powered angle grinder and...

    It is an air powered angle grinder and (technically ) used with an abrasive disk not a cutter.Can also be set up with a flap wheel disk for polishing and blending.
    Air powered disk grinders are...
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    Same here. My iMac did not want a bar of it. ...

    Same here. My iMac did not want a bar of it.

    But there was no statement it was downloadable was there?

    Its free and available and better than a poke in the eye with a burn't stick.

    Grahame
  17. A FREE downloadable Engineering Handbook PDF

    This was posted by Bollie7 in General MetalWork 6th Jan 2020

    fairly easy to read if you are new to engineering metalwork.


    https://issuu.com/glhuyett/docs/glhu...805719/8988809


    Grahame
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    THANKS Bollie7 It would be a good one to keep....

    THANKS Bollie7

    It would be a good one to keep. A very readable publication.

    I'll put a link in the data and calculations section.

    Grahame
  19. Hi A Guy In Town, Welcome to our MetalWork...

    Hi A Guy In Town,

    Welcome to our MetalWork Forums,
    You will find yourself in good company here with a group of very helpful folks. Our collective experience extends far and wide over many metal...
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    In another life , I have used 3.2mm Lincoln...

    In another life ,

    I have used 3.2mm Lincoln FCAW wire to weld Boxed 150 x 100 x 20 Angle sections.There were bigger wires than that,too.

    The boxed sections were for bulldozer tree pusher A...
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    When that sort of thing starts to happen it...

    When that sort of thing starts to happen it worries me.It was always re assuring in a way to know that Dawn was 100% Aussie.

    It is sad that we are losing our engineering history, culture bit by...
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    Something I forgot to add was about the opposing...

    Something I forgot to add was about the opposing welds.
    If you weld bead next to bead and follow the circumference it is possible to bend a shaft, even a big heavy one.

    Conversely this very side...
  23. Hi taras333. Welcome to the Metalwork Forum, ...

    Hi taras333.
    Welcome to the Metalwork Forum,

    If its not a commercial/advertising matter than I possibly may be able to help as the Forum Moderator.

    I can sort out a few things without needing...
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    Thank you J.C. That was interesting. I never...

    Thank you J.C.

    That was interesting. I never knew that Dawn was owned by Stanley for a brief period.

    Last time I visited their website they had a really decent array of different products.
    ...
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    Sorry! This is not possible due to our Forum...

    Sorry! This is not possible due to our Forum rules (Terms of Use).
    read about them by going to the FORUM button Top LH side of page and after clicking then select Forum Home.

    Terms of Use are on...
  26. Hi ariachris56 Welcome to the MetalWorkForums ...

    Hi ariachris56
    Welcome to the MetalWorkForums



    Please see below a guide to navigating your way around.

    Go to the the FORUM box in the top LH portion of the screen and click the down...
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    Snapey is obviously aware but many folks are not...

    Snapey is obviously aware but many folks are not familiar as to why there is a right and a wrong way.

    When I was a young boilermaker at the alumina refinery one thing we were warned against by the...
  28. Thread: Hello

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    Hi Jacob, Welcome to our MetalWork Forums, ...

    Hi Jacob,
    Welcome to our MetalWork Forums,

    You will find a great bunch of knowledgeable and helpful blokes in our ranks.

    Our sub forums cover a big range of topics relative to MetalWorking....
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    Hi rbr77, First up welcome to the forum. You...

    Hi rbr77,
    First up welcome to the forum.

    You might try this. When you need a non fail arc strike -as in first time and every time - an arc striking plate might possibly be able to solve your...
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    Hi Ted, Welcome to our MetalWork Forums. You...

    Hi Ted,
    Welcome to our MetalWork Forums.
    You have com to the right place with a great bunch of blokes who are more than willing to help.

    To check out all we have in our site,just go to the top...
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    Hi Phil, Being the Xmas season I assume many of...

    Hi Phil,
    Being the Xmas season I assume many of the folk who could answer your question are away from their keyboards.

    Those who might be best able to answer your inquiry could be away for a...
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    Hi Mechdraw, Most of us don't have a CQ 6230A...

    Hi Mechdraw,

    Most of us don't have a CQ 6230A lathe so it would help just a little a bit if you can describe the features or lack of, for this dial and why the cross feed dial is not user...
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    Merry Xmas everyone, My curiosity re Alpha got...

    Merry Xmas everyone,

    My curiosity re Alpha got the better of me and I just had do a Google search on them.
    It would appear that they are owned by the Sheffield Group.

    Sheffield Group are a...
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    Seasons Greetings

    To all our Members and guests.

    A very Merry Xmas.

    Grahame
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    I own 3 sets of Alpha drill bits -1 to 13mm ....

    I own 3 sets of Alpha drill bits -1 to 13mm . When I purchased the first set I asked about COO and was told they are made in Europe.

    Mine are 135 degree split point.They are individually...
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    As I said earlier, I first saw one years ago.It...

    As I said earlier, I first saw one years ago.It was featured in the Lincoln periodic booklet for the trade that came out a couple of times a year.

    I marveled at the bark pattern on the stump...
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    Very nice work, I have seen a welded axe and...

    Very nice work,
    I have seen a welded axe and stump before but never one taken to that level of finish.

    It is only pointless to those that can not appreciate the skill and patience needed to...
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    Hi Mike , Welcome to the MetalWork Forums. If...

    Hi Mike ,
    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums.

    If you have not had a look around at all we have to offer you can access it by clicking
    FORUM in the top left corner of the screen- click the down...
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    I am siding with Kyrn on this. To my eye the...

    I am siding with Kyrn on this.

    To my eye the cutting edge is lower than the clearance edge. It may the camera angle, but it sure looks like the grind slopes DOWN to the cutting edge with the...
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    Welcome to the MetalWork Forum. The key is...

    Welcome to the MetalWork Forum.

    The key is supply all possible pertinent info to allow members answer your questions.

    There is a sticky above the general Metal Working page that can be read to...
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    More than likely they will be 52100 series ,a...

    More than likely they will be 52100 series ,a chromium based grade well regarded by the knifemakers since the fifties.
    It produces a fine grain which is tough and retains a sharp edge for a long...
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    Hi Satwinder Singh Welcome to our MetalWork...

    Hi Satwinder Singh

    Welcome to our MetalWork Forum albeit somewhat late.
    Not being from Melbourne all I can suggest it perhaps if you check out scrap dealers you will find cheap metal to weld on....
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    OxxAndBert Here is some reading that may be...

    OxxAndBert

    Here is some reading that may be helpful when sorting out the welder on your bandsaw.

    https://fahringer.com/pwt-article.html

    Grahame
  44. Hi Ben, Welcome to the Forum. The 9 "angle...

    Hi Ben,
    Welcome to the Forum.

    The 9 "angle grinder has been given a bad wrap over the last several years.More so because of the users lack of understanding of the beast and operator failure to...
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    I cannot picture a time, when one us will take a...

    I cannot picture a time, when one us will take a long trip to pick up an old lathe in one of these vehicles.

    Perhaps the phone will ring in Elon Mush's office and it will be Batman- wanting his...
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    It is a beauty. While your saw is built like...

    It is a beauty.

    While your saw is built like a brick dunny but I bet it will run like a swiss watch.
    Nice buy!

    With the flash butt welder I assume you shall be buying your blades in 100 foot...
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    Common sense should have told him that the 4"...

    Common sense should have told him that the 4" grinder was too small for the disc.

    The other way would have been to extend the A/G handle.

    Common sense is not always common.

    Grahame
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    I am sure when we were part of the WW forums...

    I am sure when we were part of the WW forums there was a library.

    I will ask Neil and BobL too as he spends a bit of time at The WWF. Maybe it got put in a cupboard and forgot about when we moved...
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    Does this help? Pauls splitscreen van project:...

    Does this help?

    Pauls splitscreen van project: How to make a metal shrinking disc

    Grahame
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    Hi gazza I would say no. Assuming your press...

    Hi gazza
    I would say no.
    Assuming your press has that capacity. Here's a yank link to check it. https://www.americanmachinetools.com/tonnage_punch_hole.htm

    I would ask is the press manual or an...
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