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  1. Assuming this is a road going unit.. If i had...

    Assuming this is a road going unit..
    If i had 1000kg of water on a trailer, I'd be looking for quite a bit more tongue weight than that.
    I'd be looking to achieve around 8-10% of the ATM on the...
  2. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! That's funny!! I...

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
    That's funny!!
    I did use them once on a gate frame for a dog run!!

    I have a pathological hatred of tread plate too.. the only place that should be seen is in the...
  3. Punkah - Wikipedia...

    Punkah - Wikipedia



    You have me beaten on both a technicality and my inability to connect the dots.. I had always thought the operator was a coolie, with the wallah being the movement...
  4. The section isnít really deep enough to hold any...

    The section isnít really deep enough to hold any significant load across its minor axis as is for the application I had intended to use it for. Truth be told, I was mostly certain of that fact when...
  5. I bought it to make roof bars with, but over the...

    I bought it to make roof bars with, but over the length required to span the roof of my car it turned into spaghetti.
    It did look the business though.

    Its actually a commercial louvre profile...
  6. A man of your talents could build a decent sized...

    A man of your talents could build a decent sized electric punkahwallah.
    Yours if you want it
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    Interesting. I work for Australiaís largest...

    Interesting. I work for Australiaís largest supplier of iron ore, production didnít slow during COVID restrictions, it actually increased. Autonomous haulage in the Pilbara has been a massive game...
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    The one I bought would do 3.5ish mm if you did it...

    The one I bought would do 3.5ish mm if you did it in several passes, worked really well for 5-10mm material before I dropped it and fractured the body of it.
  9. Can I have the isolation mounts please

    Can I have the isolation mounts please
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    They use a triangular carbide insert. If you’re...

    They use a triangular carbide insert.
    If you’re doing a lot of heavy structural section that requires bevelling to weld, they are the ducks.. They are also very handy for a thousand other things...
  11. I would do all the operations on the left side...

    I would do all the operations on the left side first, then flip it over and cut the threaded side, then mill the flats. Iíve also been known to do things backwards too :U
  12. SA Free Aero/louvre profile aluminium

    I have around 4.5-5m in a couple of 2m lengths and a shorter piece of louvre/aero profile aluminium to find a new home for.

    67mm wide
    15mm high
    Outside radius is 268mm from memory
    End return...
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    I was referring to rods being back ordered for...

    I was referring to rods being back ordered for 6months and a supplier up selling 5mm angle because heís overstocked and giving you the ĎBat stew virus supply issueí line.
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    Or itís time to find a supplier that is actually...

    Or itís time to find a supplier that is actually interested in your business...
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    Except they are more expensive, require a second...

    Except they are more expensive, require a second operation in the form of a pilot hole, donít leave as good a surface in the hole as an annular cutter, and require sharpening more often.
    A large...
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    The above sale appears to have fallen through,...

    The above sale appears to have fallen through, still available for anyone that would like them.
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    I can bend 900 lengths of 1.6 if thatís of any...

    I can bend 900 lengths of 1.6 if thatís of any use to you
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    If you can adapt your 50 to MT2 I have an MT2 to...

    If you can adapt your 50 to MT2 I have an MT2 to annular adapter you can borrow
    I would choose an annular cutter over a drill bit for what you are doing, A it’s cheaper to buy, and B they will do...
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    2mm angle is an obsolete size in hot rolled, has...

    2mm angle is an obsolete size in hot rolled, has been for about 30ish years. You can buy duragal in smaller material, but in 50mm the smallest material is 2.5mm

    For those suggestions of buying...
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    Oven cleaner to get rid of the paint.

    Oven cleaner to get rid of the paint.
  21. Completely up to your customer. Better to ask...

    Completely up to your customer. Better to ask them what they want and lose the job because your quote is beyond their budget than to make assumptions, build what you think they want and then find...
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    Iím known for doing some things the hard way, but...

    Iím known for doing some things the hard way, but even I would go buy some 3mm wall.
    The cost in time and material to make the broach will waaaaaaaaaaay exceed the cost of new tube.

    On a 75mm...
  23. A couple of pictures of an outdoor table frame I...

    A couple of pictures of an outdoor table frame I made.
    Material is 50x75x3mm wall (supplier didnít have any 1.6 or 2.0 in stock at the time)
    The connections are bolted, I made some threaded slugs...
  24. I do furniture to order on a semi regular basis....

    I do furniture to order on a semi regular basis.
    I wouldn't make that out of anything smaller than 40x40. 20x20 will hold it, but will look aesthetically unpleasing.
    1.6 Wall is more than adequate...
  25. I put mine on the left because on a smaller...

    I put mine on the left because on a smaller machine like the RF45 I have itís away from the quill handles
  26. If the bolts have been previously torqued to...

    If the bolts have been previously torqued to yield then it stretches them slightly which isnít always visible to the naked eye.

    If you decide to replace the bolts, beware that most bolt shops do...
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    Chipped edges circled on the picture You also...

    Chipped edges circled on the picture
    You also asked for a postage quote, the $100 price includes postage anywhere in AU
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    Most of that 42% is a result of the last...

    Most of that 42% is a result of the last 12months, I priced one late 2019 as part of an insurance settlement, the quote from the supplier was $724 on my door. With the advent of bat stew virus...
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    Fortunately for you, things happen slowly around...

    Fortunately for you, things happen slowly around here, itís still here collecting dust, so you get an added bonus :U

    Internally 15x30
    Externally 20x38
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    With the cost of the 5s just shy of double the...

    With the cost of the 5s just shy of double the 4s, Iíd sort of expect a few extra features to justify the extra spend
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    Various Insert holders

    These came to me as part of a job lot of other stuff.
    The two on the right have been thinned down, the left two are original dimension
    $25 plus $10 posted anywhere in Australia if required
    ...
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    SA 9 piece 12mm Lathe tool set

    Nine turning tools in a wooden case. Some never used, some have a chipped corner on the insert.
    Parting tool
    External threading
    Internal threading
    Boring tools x 3
    General turning tools x 2...
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    I just use a short of SHS to clamp angle, nothing...

    I just use a short of SHS to clamp angle, nothing more complicated is required.
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    Iím not sure I understand what all the fuss about...

    Iím not sure I understand what all the fuss about returning it zero is about. Takes a couple of minutes with a protractor to set the cut angle, and then a couple of minutes at the end of the job to...
  35. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pCBp84xOK9M Link...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pCBp84xOK9M
    Link to part one of its construction
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    The simple green website shows they make their...

    The simple green website shows they make their own 110L parts washer. It has a filter housing on the outside so I would assume itís just filtered. The small parts cleaners at work are identical with...
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    At work they were using Simple Green as the go to...

    At work they were using Simple Green as the go to until the massive steaming cabinets arrived a couple of months back. I believe the smaller parts washers still have Simple Green in them though.
    I...
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    Bi-Metal is just marketing spin for we didnít...

    Bi-Metal is just marketing spin for we didnít make the rest of of the blade out of the same material we made the teeth. As for whether or not you get extra life out of a Bi Metal depends on several...
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    Theyíll work. My personal preference is Freud,...

    Theyíll work.
    My personal preference is Freud, but since Bunnings stopped selling them they are harder to get.
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    Sticky: VSB 1 R6 Update

    VSB 1 was updated to R6 in Feb 21

    https://www.infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/vehicle_regulation/bulletin/files/vsb1-rev-6-20210222.pdf#page68
  41. There are apps available for both Android and iOS...

    There are apps available for both Android and iOS devices that can look it up for you by scanning the barcode with your phone camera
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    For funsies I had a look at second hand tooling...

    For funsies I had a look at second hand tooling through eBay, that brings the cost of the pneumatic over hydraulic set used for the larger ones down to about USD 1300. The plain pneumatic tool used...
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    Locally sourced tooling for Huck Bolts starts at...

    Locally sourced tooling for Huck Bolts starts at over $1200 (if by larger you are talking 3/8 diameter, the tooling is just shy of $6k locally sourced). The bolts themselves are cheap enough, 50...
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    Take the blade off the saw, wind the adjustment...

    Take the blade off the saw, wind the adjustment all the way in so the wheels are at the closest. Use a dress makers tape or piece of string and measure total length. Wind the adjustment all the way...
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    Be around $800ish if my recent experiences are...

    Be around $800ish if my recent experiences are any indicator
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    Correlation does not equal causation If you have...

    Correlation does not equal causation
    If you have other equipment that runs on the phase converter and the compressor used to run on the phase converter but now doesnít, the compressor has an issue...
  47. For the price of the vice grips and the other...

    For the price of the vice grips and the other material you can buy an Irwin quick clamp
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    Have a read of Carrol Smiths book, Nuts Bolts...

    Have a read of Carrol Smiths book, Nuts Bolts Fasteners and Plumbing handbook. Likely you’ll never use a spring washer again after you do.
  49. Withdrawn from sale.

    Withdrawn from sale.
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    Opened my mouth with a counter opinion to my...

    Opened my mouth with a counter opinion to my other half yesterday and it didn’t end well, the bright side being I got left alone in the shed for a protracted period and knocked out a couple of things...
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