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    How would filling it with two part urethane foam...

    How would filling it with two part urethane foam go?
    The two liquid mix not squirt can and then seal the ends as it expands.
    H.
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    I had an accelerator cable let go in my old...

    I had an accelerator cable let go in my old Vanguard.
    In the toolbox I had an plastic covered electric cable connector.
    I smashed the plastic off and used the brass connector to repair the cable....
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    Sanding bog fillets, hours of fun.:doh: What...

    Sanding bog fillets, hours of fun.:doh:
    What sort of filler did you use?
    I use car bog and just grind a few bits of old hand hacksaw blade to the rad I need.

    You could cut a map of Oz out of...
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    100,200,300 amp mains switches.

    Might be of interest if you’ve got 3 phase for your new shed.
    From a large joinery so full of dust.
    Pick up best but willing to post.
    $50 each or offer.
    The Quicklag 100 weighs .75 kg.
    The T200...
  5. Possibly the best bet for decent scrap Al would...

    Possibly the best bet for decent scrap Al would be automotive engine pistons.
    These could be hacksawed or smashed with a hammer into small pieces.
    A lot of modern Al components out there are pot...
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    Had both mine done and no probs. I can see...

    Had both mine done and no probs.
    I can see better than I have for years.
    Keep losing my glasses now as I don’t need them all the time and forget where I took them off .
    H:roll:
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    Sydney Clipsal 40Amp PPs for sale

    More stuff from my bro’s stash.
    As in photo, used on ply. Can take off to post.
    Plus 2 import 50 amp plugs.
    The plugs don’t fit the Clipsal pps as the contacts are to large a dia.
    $100 the lot....
  8. Knew I’d seen this idea before. Picked this up...

    Knew I’d seen this idea before.
    Picked this up at a welding shop clearing sale.
    Yet to use it, lives with the other clamps under the welding bench.
    H.391482
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    Not sure where the power discussion went but...

    Not sure where the power discussion went but thought I’d show what my bro installed for me about 40 years ago.
    Its Vass Electrobar which is a bus bar system you can change the outlets as you move...
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    Thanks Nigel. Here’s another attempt. From the...

    Thanks Nigel.
    Here’s another attempt.
    From the 3 that fit. Can do the odd one tomorrow.
    H
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    Ray, The vials are still ok. Its actually quite...

    Ray,
    The vials are still ok.
    Its actually quite a nice combo set, if I didn’t have my Lufkin I’d be keeping it but you don’t really need two!
    We are seeing my bro in Murwillumbah and then on to...
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    Bit busy atm but I’ve traced around with a biro...

    Bit busy atm but I’ve traced around with a biro and measured the toolpost body with a vernier.
    Can you scale off this ?
    Also a few quick pics with the phone.
    H.
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    NSW Rapid QA toolpost

    This has been sitting on the bench for a few years now so it’s not going to be used by myself anytime soon.
    I’m not a machinist so info a bit sketchy.
    Rapid ISA TIPO-B markings.
    For a 14 to 18”...
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    Gears for sale Sydney

    I was left these in trade for a stack of old elec stuff.
    No idea at all what they’re for.
    13 seem to be same teeth as per sketch and bore of 33.9mm approx.
    Diameter largest is 201mm x 65 teeth...
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    Sold to Nigel. H.

    Sold to Nigel.
    H.
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    Thanks Peter got to the PO about noon. H.

    Thanks Peter got to the PO about noon.
    H.
  17. Got them in the post Bob about noon. H.

    Got them in the post Bob about noon.
    H.
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    Can do. Thanks. H.

    Can do.
    Thanks.
    H.
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    This is still for sale. The dies are 25mm....

    This is still for sale.
    The dies are 25mm.
    Holder the same.
    H.
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    4 Wad punches

    Nice old 2” wad punch plus three others.
    2” is marked PRIOR MADE IN ENG
    Other 3 are no name 25mm and 8mm ok 7mm cactus.
    Asking $45 includes postage in Oz
    H.
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    Whitworth tap and die set.

    More of my bro’s.
    Says made in Japan but tap wrench marked P & N?
    One used from memory.
    Asking $25 including postage in Oz
    H.
  22. Moore and Wright depth gauge and mike for sale.

    Depth gauge marked 50 ?
    It is marked to 3.0 on the body and 50 on the thimble?
    I’m vague on how this works it’s different to my old Brown and Sharpe.
    I’m a patternmaker not machinist.
    Mike is...
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    4 micrometers for sale Sydney.

    More stuff from my bro.
    I think he picked up a Toolmaker’s kit at some stage, He was a sparky.
    The Mitutoyo is 3” to 4”.
    The Etalon is 4” to 5”
    The two Moore and Wright 1-64 015625 are both 2” to...
  24. Moore and Wright protractor plus Starrett 18” rule.

    Spare reversible Moore and Wright protractor plus an 18” Starrett rule which fits it.
    I have a chrome 18” rule so don’t need two.
    This rule is too thick to fit the Goodel Pratt Combo.
    Asking $100...
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    Goodell Pratt Combination set.

    This was in my bro’s stash, I have a Lufkin set.
    Asking $170 that includes postage to anywhere in Oz.
    H
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    The bloke charging the cupola would swallow salt...

    The bloke charging the cupola would swallow salt tablets by the handful.
    We always went to the ‘Pot for a few cool drinks after a pour.
    Ballina. S G White slipway and foundry 1974.
    H.
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    When I fabricated my dust cyclone I had a squiz...

    When I fabricated my dust cyclone I had a squiz online for cone layouts having forgotten how to do it.
    Im a Luddite so can’t post a link but ‘Red bag. cone strike out’ should bring it up.
    Making it...
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    Old pistons used to be good scrap, back in the...

    Old pistons used to be good scrap, back in the day they were ‘Y’ alloy.
    Dunno what they are nowadaze.
    H.
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    Thanks for that info, it looks a nice machine,...

    Thanks for that info, it looks a nice machine, the uk site gives a good description.
    I have a 66 Macson which is good enough for my skill set.
    Just need a mill of similar quality to pop up.
    H.
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    I agree Welding is one skill that a decent course...

    I agree Welding is one skill that a decent course makes all the difference.

    I’ve done numerous TAFE welding courses starting with oxy in 1965 in a draughty nissan hut at Gore Hill to TIG at...
  31. Can you see what your doing? I just about gave...

    Can you see what your doing?
    I just about gave up on Welding a few years back.
    I realised I couldn’t see what I was doing.
    So for oxy I’d take off my multifocal specs and get so close that my...
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    Schaublin mill on Facebook Brisbane.

    Anyone on here buy this?
    I was interested and onto it in the first few minutes of it being posted but stuffed up contacting the seller so missed out.
    It was very early about 1953 and had been...
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    There was a cupboard full of letters of all sizes...

    There was a cupboard full of letters of all sizes at the Toowoomba Patternshop when Grays auctioned it a few years ago.
    Being in Sydney I didn’t bid even though it only went for a few $ from memory....
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    I took a few pics of Rays little tools and also...

    I took a few pics of Rays little tools and also some traditional Foundry lettering.
    I do have a few loose Foundry letters still and will post pics if there is any interest.
    These can still be...
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    I know a bloke in Brisbane who was a patternmaker...

    I know a bloke in Brisbane who was a patternmaker in his previous life.
    He decided to make some high end woodworking tools as he was working in an investment Foundry at the time.
    He made the...
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    I’ve cut sheet Al ok with my Festo track saw with...

    I’ve cut sheet Al ok with my Festo track saw with the appropriate blade.
    Some cutting grease or kero would help.
    H
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    Good score. I inherited one of these a few years...

    Good score.
    I inherited one of these a few years back.
    Found abrasive belts scarce to buy so get wider ones at Bunnies and cut into 3.
    H.
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    Love the smell of kephos :no: At North Sydney...

    Love the smell of kephos :no:
    At North Sydney TAFE the head teacher at our resto class wouldn’t let students apply it in the workshop, you’d be banished to outside.
    Works on Tools if your workshop...
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    When I was doing the Foundry course at Wollongong...

    When I was doing the Foundry course at Wollongong TAFE they wouldn’t put plumbing stuff in the pot. There were complete tap bodies in the 20 litre drum of scrap I had.
    They’d had explosions from...
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    Andrew You’re a legend in your own mind. H...

    Andrew
    You’re a legend in your own mind.
    H
    :):D:D:D
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    How well did it cut initially? Just wondering if...

    How well did it cut initially?
    Just wondering if the surface of the CI was hard(chilled).
    Or built up a hard surface which your drilled holes broke up.
    H
  42. Thread: Old folder.

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    It was possibly about 6ft although I didn’t even...

    It was possibly about 6ft although I didn’t even realise it was wooden initially, my mate pointed it out to me. We were there measuring up bits on their Chevy.
    Its a display piece, like their old...
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    Old folder.

    This is in Hare and Forbes Sydney showroom.
    Didn’t know whether to post here or on the Woodwork forum.
    It is mainly wooden construction.
    H.388061388059388060
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    Ad says 930mm. 3 feet minus the shrinkage. H....

    Ad says 930mm.
    3 feet minus the shrinkage.
    H.
    Elan, You beat me to it , I was busy looking at the 100 plus ‘other items’.
  45. Bluey purple coloured tablets, probably borax....

    Bluey purple coloured tablets, probably borax.
    Ive possibly got the TAFE notes in the stash somewhere.
    H.
  46. As no one else has replied here’s a my experience...

    As no one else has replied here’s a my experience in batch mixing exothermic stuff.
    I was making stupas for Buddhist temples in a 10 to 1 sand and epoxy mix.
    These took a long time to ram as the...
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    I remember my dad who was pre war trained Fitter...

    I remember my dad who was pre war trained Fitter and Turner saying the guys who did the enamel process on baths had the most unhealthy job in industry.
    H
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    I’ve never seen it used as scrap in the ferrous...

    I’ve never seen it used as scrap in the ferrous foundries I’ve worked in.
    An old iron founder I know who was making chairs etc in isocyanides ( foam)was using iron swarf as filling in the epoxy...
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    I made a vacuum chuck for my wood lathe from an...

    I made a vacuum chuck for my wood lathe from an old scuba tank a mate gave me.
    Heres a pic of it when I was truing it up in the RS.
    Can post more of it in use if there’s any interest.
    H
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    Immediately pull everything apart and spread said...

    Immediately pull everything apart and spread said parts throughout your shed.
    Mix well and forget about for a few years whilst you start more projects.
    You’ll have then caught up to where I’m at...
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