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  1. Personally I don't think we can do much about...

    Personally I don't think we can do much about this from a political level.
    The biggest impact we can make is a personal and educational level. Sure some products we can't buy Australian made at the...
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    I have a couple of tips of things you may need to...

    I have a couple of tips of things you may need to look into. I don't know the answers but someone, preferably a trained professional will.

    The first is to look at indemnity insurance and...
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    Jack620, the beauty of this system is the numbers...

    Jack620, the beauty of this system is the numbers that each person comes up with are applicable for that person. There is no generic number like a super expert tells you. If for someone there bottom...
  4. I live in SEQLD. We have humidity and two years...

    I live in SEQLD. We have humidity and two years ago hail that was over 10cm in diameter. We also have a tile roof. In case you are curious the 10cm hail wins over the tile roof.

    I don't really...
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    Yes, I am 51, it takes planning and a clear view...

    Yes, I am 51, it takes planning and a clear view of what you need and want in life.
    I will give a short description of how I have explained this to a few people.
    Please don't take to much notice of...
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    Thanks Kryn, PM sent. That is a perfect option if...

    Thanks Kryn, PM sent. That is a perfect option if I cant easily get it to SEQLD.
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    Bendigo to Brisbane or Adelaide.

    Hello all.

    I have found a 50Kg item near Bendigo that I would like to purchase. Are any member traveling to that area and then going to either Brisbane or Adelaide. I live near Brisbane but have a...
  8. Thread: How to Lap

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    Thanks for the photo, sometimes the simplest...

    Thanks for the photo, sometimes the simplest ideas work the best. I may have to rethink tool post grinders. Just after I decided not to get one there were two reasonable priced ones for sale. The...
  9. With all due respect Steamloco1954, would you...

    With all due respect Steamloco1954, would you mind stop posting videos like this for now. I find it counter productive, for me.
    Please let me explain. I am trying to buy a cheap tool cutter grinder....
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    I am sure someone more experienced will chime in....

    I am sure someone more experienced will chime in. It is my understanding that you would need a set of 60 and 63 gear or 127 and 100 gears. That is assuming you have an imperial lead screw. A photo of...
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    I am not sure if your lathe has it, but inside...

    I am not sure if your lathe has it, but inside the cover of the change gears I have seen a chart that describes this.
    It may look like this...
  12. Thread: How to Lap

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    BaronJ, Do you, or do you feel the need to...

    BaronJ, Do you, or do you feel the need to protect the lathe from grinding dust. I have some confusion. I have heard horror stories about grinding in the same room as a lathe. On the other hand tool...
  13. Thread: How to Lap

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    I would be interested in hearing the pluses and...

    I would be interested in hearing the pluses and minuses of tool post grinders. I don't know what I don't know.

    Steve
  14. Thread: How to Lap

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    How to Lap

    I am on a search to broaden my knowledge and experience. This post is to learn about Lapping and or Honing, not how to Lap dance.

    I thought I wanted a surface grinder and maybe a tool post...
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    This is my take on the above comment, which I...

    This is my take on the above comment, which I should add is 100% true. Ultimately the hobbyists of old and the EE tooling are still using HSS. Therefore no major difference. The plus for me was the...
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    Harden Cast iron Cylinders

    I am wanting to harden the bore and valve seats of some old air cooled cast iron motorcycle cylinders to increase wear resistance.

    I have spoken to people that have had it done and have been given...
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    Hello Amused This may not be the cheapest but...

    Hello Amused

    This may not be the cheapest but I would go this way;

    https://www.eccentricengineering.com.au/products/diamond-tool-holder/the-diamond-tool-holder
    Watch video at bottom of page.
    ...
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    Eccentric Acute tool grinder

    Hello all

    After looking for a while at tool cutters and not finding much I am thinking of getting the Eccentric Engineering Acute tool sharpening system. I have read the other posts and also am...
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    Amused Is there any reason you left out the TU...

    Amused

    Is there any reason you left out the TU 250V https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/L689 or https://www.fioramachinery.com.au/shop/metal-working/lathe-machines/lathes-centre/bench-lathe-5/ .
    ...
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    Thanks for the well worded reply. I am not sure...

    Thanks for the well worded reply. I am not sure if Amused is following along or we have lost him as he is not Amused by the conversation. The quoted reply gives anyone who reads this post a logical...
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    Where were you guys when I started out. It took...

    Where were you guys when I started out. It took me years to discover Eccentrics tool holder and parting blades. It would have saved a heap of cash instead of buying stuff and then me buying the...
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    Hello Snappy, I am not trying to be...

    Hello Snappy, I am not trying to be argumentative. For home use I have not had a job where I could not work around a smaller bore. Sometimes there has been a little metal wastage. I am asking the...
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    I was given the above advice when I first...

    I was given the above advice when I first purchased a lathe and many times since. For me it was the worst advice I was given. Granted you need something big enough to have decent rigidity.

    If you...
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    Hello Amused, There is no best lathe, there...

    Hello Amused,

    There is no best lathe, there will be a lathe that is a good fit for you. I have not seen where you have mentioned what you want the lathe for.

    If you want to get into clock...
  25. Why not drop a similar sized tree on the other...

    Why not drop a similar sized tree on the other bay, then turn both trusses upside down with built in camber. Easy and cheap.
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    The cracked nut will be available, it may be just...

    The cracked nut will be available, it may be just a matter of asking the right question. That is "who has done a CNC conversion on a Rung Fu?"

    I was offered some bits back a bit for free from...
  27. Thread: Fake relay's ?

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    I have problems understanding the mentality........

    I have problems understanding the mentality..... These counterfeiters obviously have some machinery and skills so why not go the opposite direction and build a better relay than the one that they are...
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    The big red button is normally for resetting the...

    The big red button is normally for resetting the motor after it has been tripped....
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    Will it start on the highest speed with no chuck...

    Will it start on the highest speed with no chuck fitted? Steve
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    What size chuck are you using on this? Steve

    What size chuck are you using on this?

    Steve
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    Installing a lathe

    Hello all

    I will be installing a lathe in my shed all up about 700Kg.
    I am wanting to gain a little height and spread the load on the concrete.
    The lathe comes with steel cabinets at each end....
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    Small Surface grinder

    I would like to incorporate surface grinding capability into my workshop. I only intend grinding small items such as thrust washers and such.
    I like many have a couple of limitations, space and...
  33. Thread: T&C Grinder

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    The other issue in my opinion with machine...

    The other issue in my opinion with machine pricing is as follows. A number of people are selling stuff for an elderly or deceased relative. They have no idea what a Hercus tool grinder would sell...
  34. Thread: T&C Grinder

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    China, I don't think you are out of touch. As I...

    China, I don't think you are out of touch. As I see it the only people that are going to be buying this are hobbyists. No modern business will need this. Therefore it is only people with the space to...
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    Lathe Splash back colour

    I have acquired a new second hand lathe, Magnum-Turn SSB-17CA-F. It is a 1988 well cared for Taiwanese lathe. Pictures will come once it is installed.

    The lathe did not come with a splash back. I...
  36. Thread: Sandvik Kosta

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    Sandvik Kosta

    I have a Sandvik kosta quick change system that has a number of attachments. I am not sure if they made a ER32 collet holder for this setup. If they did I would like to buy one. I have seen a collet...
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    Like to hire machinery skates Ipswich

    Hello

    If someone here has a set of Machinery skates that they would hire for a day in the Ipswich area I would be interested.

    I found a lathe that wants a new home.

    Steve
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    Gee they put a lot of effort into that add.

    Gee they put a lot of effort into that add.
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    Thanks, it looks like my lack of knowledge has...

    Thanks, it looks like my lack of knowledge has lead me to overlook possible good lathes. It wont be the first time.
    I wish that I had access to this much information when I was 20. I may not have...
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    I have read that tailstock alignment suffers on...

    I have read that tailstock alignment suffers on flatbed lathes. I normally believe everything I read on the net :D but if DSG used flatbed lathes is it an issue or how is it overcome. Steve
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    Flat bed lathe ???

    Hello all

    Once I get a knew lathe I will slow down on the lathe questions.

    I have seen a few flat bed lathes for sale. As most lathes now have inverted V beds I have dismissed them thinking...
  42. Thread: Post count

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    Is commenting about post counts just a way to...

    Is commenting about post counts just a way to push up your post count so that you look more experienced than you are :).
    If so +1 for me.
  43. Thread: T&C Grinder

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    Thanks for the post. I have a TOS tool cutter...

    Thanks for the post. I have a TOS tool cutter grinder that I purchased sight unseen and have not used due to floor space> I was thinking of getting a small Hercus T&C grinder or build some more floor...
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    I don't think manual would work out as there are...

    I don't think manual would work out as there are 10 sets to be done. CNC will most likely work out better.

    Steve
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    If you do facebook have a look at this...

    If you do facebook have a look at this
    https://m.facebook.com/groups/LostIpswich/permalink/1204038683090574/

    Steve
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    CNC machining SEQLD or NNSW

    Hello

    I am not sure if this is the correct area but it is wanted so I put it here.

    I am wanting to find a CNC machinist in South East QLD or Northern NSW who is interested in small runs or the...
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    As that will weigh about a ton it will not be...

    As that will weigh about a ton it will not be something that is easily moved. Your cheapest way will be as a backload depot to depot. That will mean the seller will have to be happy to put it on a...
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    Thanks Andre That saves me a big drive for a...

    Thanks Andre

    That saves me a big drive for a lot of disappointment.
    I suspected it may have a fault as it stayed on the market for a while.

    Steve
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    Marrickville members into Lathes

    Hello

    I have seen a lathe for sale in Marrickville. Is there a member who is familiar with lathes that would be interested in doing a preliminary inspection. I am in SEQLD and would like to know...
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    Joe The first one looks exactly like what I...

    Joe

    The first one looks exactly like what I need. I will have to do some reading but at first glance it may be the way I go.

    If I buy the assembled kit how long do you recon it would take to...
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