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    Thanks for the responses so far. It would appear...

    Thanks for the responses so far. It would appear the general consensus for nuts is nylock or similar.
    On some applications I have a bolt that holds something like a guard stay and threads into...
  2. Black friction reduction anti corrosion at home

    Hello all

    I am working on a 48 Indian and they have exposed kick start gears. It got me thinking. Is there a practical way to stop the gear corroding, give it a nice black colour and help with...
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    WTB 6 or 8" rotary table or parts

    I would like to buy a six or eight inch rotary table. It isto go on a HM46 mill. I am in SEQLD but have family in Adelaide. I have a Chinese 6 inch but the crown wheel is damaged, therefore I would...
  4. Here is a photo from the day it turned up. It is...

    Here is a photo from the day it turned up. It is in the shed and hard to get a better photo since a clean up. Some of the paint polishes to a nice green.

    I had a suggestion of using a hard floor...
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    Thanks for the really interesting reply. I may...

    Thanks for the really interesting reply. I may have to look into some of the larger ones when I come to replace some rivets in a 1941 Chev truck chassis.

    Steve
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    If I could get it shipped to SEQLD for reasonable...

    If I could get it shipped to SEQLD for reasonable money I would be interested. Some how I don't think Australia post would deliver :U.

    Steve
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    Thanks for the replies so far. The project is an...

    Thanks for the replies so far. The project is an Indian motorcycle. I had an old Triumph that used to shed parts at a regular rate. I was a lot younger and it may have been incorrect application of...
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    Please school me on lock washers

    Hello all

    I know this is not strictly metal work but many of our projects are held together by fasteners.
    I have heard many conflicting stories on the advantage, or disadvantage of lock washers....
  9. Linssed oil, Penetrol, Ankor wax on old paint

    I have a 1941 Chev truck in original farm worn paint. I drove this truck as a child and now it is mine. I am getting rid of a few small bits of rust and some of the dents so I can turn it into an...
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    Thanks to all those that have replied. If a...

    Thanks to all those that have replied. If a shaper and I cross paths one day it may very end up in my shed, if it is meant to be.
    It looks like I don't "need" one but I think I would enjoy using one...
  11. Happy Birthday Air Force (not metal work related)

    If you are not aware, today is the 100th Birthday of the Royal Australian Air Force.
    I would like to wish a happy birthday to all that have been associated with the Australian Air Force.

    The...
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    Why do I need a shaper

    Hello all

    I know very little about shapers. I currently have a 11"X60" lathe and a HM46 style mill. I knew a bit about lathes and mills and had an idea what I would use them for. Now I have them I...
  13. Thread: Moving Query

    by Reidy41
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    I thought I was going to have to move a lathe...

    I thought I was going to have to move a lathe into a situation like this. I was going to buy 4 cheap wheelbarrow wheels. My lathe is on a welded stand. I was going to drill four holes in the stand...
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    Bob If you put the magnet outside the drum on...

    Bob

    If you put the magnet outside the drum on the bottom, all of the metal will be attracted to the magnet through the drum. When you turn the drum upside and remove the magnet the metal will now...
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    At work we use two different brands of paint....

    At work we use two different brands of paint. Both available of the shelf. One uses !/4 of the isocyanates as the other. The higher isocyante paint is cheaper and more readily available in more...
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    Don't forget it is possible to make your own wet...

    Don't forget it is possible to make your own wet and dry vacuum. Essentially use a large bucket with a lid. Put two holes in the lid. One of these will go to your hose you use to vacuum and the other...
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    In the state it is in it is probably a $50 drill...

    In the state it is in it is probably a $50 drill press. I think it is $50 well spent if it makes them happy and gives them the opportunity to express their personality.

    Steve
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    At a place I work 2K paint is used. It has a lot...

    At a place I work 2K paint is used. It has a lot of safety implications and a lot of these get ignored at times on littlejobs. It is my understanding that breathing the stuff is the main point of...
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    HV-6 Rotary table spare parts

    Hello all

    Has anyone discovered an outlet selling spare parts for the HV-6 style rotary tables. I have chipped a couple of teeth on the 90 tooth worm wheel.
    Therefore I require a new worm wheel....
  20. Thread: TiN speeds

    by Reidy41
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    TiN speeds

    Hello all

    I am considering buying a set of TiN milling cutters from a company that has been mentioned here called M&G products.
    I have two questions;
    1. What is the recommended speed for these...
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    China Thanks for the reply. I have seen these...

    China

    Thanks for the reply. I have seen these on line but not in the flesh. It would appear that you would need some way of measuring travel for it to work. I hope to be in Adelaide in a few weeks...
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    Valve spring tester

    Hello all

    I am after a valve spring tester for a mate of mine that does a bit on old bikes.
    He is near Kyogle, northern NSW and I am near Ipswich in SE QLD.

    I am happy to buy and have it sent...
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    I have a suggestion but it depends on how tight a...

    I have a suggestion but it depends on how tight a clearance you are trying to maintain and how long the slot is.

    If you look at a helix from the top it is a straight line. I used this method to...
  24. If you are going laser cut most of the price is...

    If you are going laser cut most of the price is in setup. Therefore would it be practical to have a piece cut out of the center of some of the larger tines. most of the strength of a tine is in the...
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    It is hard to get a true perceive of size but I...

    It is hard to get a true perceive of size but I thought of another crazy idea for something you may not need. It is a bit hard to explain but I will have a go. I am going to call it a sine table.
    ...
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    I will through in a suggestion as the more...

    I will through in a suggestion as the more suggestions you get the more ideas will come up.

    Could you turn the sank so it fits the ram of your tailstock in your lathe.

    Fit a dead center and you...
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    Oldrustytool Do you remember which seller you...

    Oldrustytool

    Do you remember which seller you purchased of. I see a few on ebay around that price and it is good to know the reliable seller.

    Thanks

    Steve
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    BaronJ I would be interested to know how you...

    BaronJ

    I would be interested to know how you cut a dovetail with a fly cutter. No doubt it is simple once I get the concept.

    I am suspecting the fly cutter is one of those mill tools that is a...
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    Economical Milling

    Hello all

    I recently purchased another product from a company called Eccentric Engineering. I am a happy customer as his products work as advertised. They are also economical to use in my opinion...
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    Do you mean something like this. ...

    Do you mean something like this.

    https://www.huntsmanproducts.com.au/products/pair-deemaxx-hydraulic-disc-brake-calipers-with-mechanical-park-brake-levers

    Steve
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    Out of curiosity I put in leaf spring works...

    Out of curiosity I put in leaf spring works Belgium and come up with some results. This was the first https://www.weweler.eu/en
    Not knowing which part of Belgium you are in means it might not be...
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    I saw a piece like that this morning on my drive...

    I saw a piece like that this morning on my drive to work, it was in the middle of a busy intersection and had a nice raised check pattern on it which would help with grease runoff. The funning thing...
  33. Thread: Marble Slab !

    by Reidy41
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    I happen to have access to three large marble...

    I happen to have access to three large marble floor tiles. I know they would not have the rigidity or accuracy of a proper surface plate but for some things the last tenth is not critical.

    I was...
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    The other option that I was thinking of depends...

    The other option that I was thinking of depends on your skills or the ability to find people with the right skill. I will describe theprocess and then how I would find the people.

    The plaque would...
  35. To check your halls effect tachometer I can think...

    To check your halls effect tachometer I can think of two ways. The first is to buy an old rpm counter meter on ebay. They often go for about 15 to 20 dollars. They are just a counter that counts each...
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    I like to think out of the box. My first...

    I like to think out of the box. My first suggestion would be to drop into your local funeral parlor as I have seen similar looking plates at garden cemeteries. If that idea does not work I have a few...
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    The CB200 looks like a very good candidate for...

    The CB200 looks like a very good candidate for this task.

    To take the bonding process one step further if it has merit, I was thinking that the hex tool could be bonded to a dilled collar or...
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    I am guessing all ideas are a starting point, so...

    I am guessing all ideas are a starting point, so here is one. If i understand correctly the hex is rounded out and the bolt is over torqued.

    In the aeronautical industry there are some really...
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    Hello all My knowledge on DTI's is limited...

    Hello all

    My knowledge on DTI's is limited only having pulled one apart. I did an apprenticeship in Aircraft Instrument over 30 yeas ago.

    On the ones that I have seen they sort of can't go out...
  40. Malb, I agree with everything you said, but I...

    Malb, I agree with everything you said, but I would like to share my logic for comment or clarification. If the PO is using his lathe up near top speed he is likely to be machining aluminum or a...
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    I will jump on board about connon motor. I two am...

    I will jump on board about connon motor. I two am another happy customer. I had a few issues about setup and rang them. They were very helpful and steered me in the right direction.

    So back to...
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    Danshell I have a connon motor VFD and I am...

    Danshell

    I have a connon motor VFD and I am wearing through the stop pad on the unit. I was thinking of seeing if I could buy a new pad. Now I have seen your setup that is what I want. Would you...
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    Has the completion date of 31 March 2021 been...

    Has the completion date of 31 March 2021 been chosen for a particular reason.
    The reason I am asking is that there is possibly another small aviation event on around that date, depending on Covid...
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    Thanks for all of the feedback so far. I have no...

    Thanks for all of the feedback so far. I have no doubt that a Mig with bottle would give a better weld than the other two. Like most of you I have a shed that is fixed dimensions. Yes I could build a...
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    Arc or gassless mig

    Hello readers

    I have a tendency to overthink things which can then lead to limited progress. This has been the case with getting a welder and learning to use it.
    So in an effort to combat that I...
  46. Thread: VFD outputs

    by Reidy41
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    I see Bob recommended Conon motors. I would like...

    I see Bob recommended Conon motors. I would like to second this recommendation. I am happy with the one I purchased and it does everything I want it to and more. I have not had much experience with...
  47. I would give this place a try. You can buy the...

    I would give this place a try. You can buy the readout and scales seperate....
  48. Mate Something like this is probably what you...

    Mate

    Something like this is probably what you are looking for. It is the first one that come up on a google search so may not be the best place to buy. ...
  49. To add to the previous post. The knew owner is...

    To add to the previous post. The knew owner is very happy and had a good chat with a very friendly forum member.

    Steve
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    Thanks JohnQ and Monchochos. I spend about three...

    Thanks JohnQ and Monchochos. I spend about three hours last night trying to work out what it was, and I could have saved myself all of that time if I had came here first and ask the team of highly...
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