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    Splinter probes. Very handy...

    Splinter probes.
    Very handy...
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    Sticky: I can't get anything that sharp... 😢

    I can't get anything that sharp... 😢
  3. Thread: Unsual Object !

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    Back of a posting box brought back by jack, of...

    Back of a posting box brought back by jack, of beanstalk fame as a souvenir...
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    So, since mine regulators that is) are now...

    So, since mine regulators that is) are now approaching 40yo, is it feasible or practical to have them tested or refurbished? Or should I just replace? 😔
    I did replace the hoses not very long ago.
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    Woodwork forum dead?

    Every post read results in a data base error message.
  6. That does seem to fit but i would have thought...

    That does seem to fit but i would have thought 12ths for the minor units would be more useful (ie feet and inches) rather than 10ths of a foot.

    A quick check suggests shrinkage allowances are <2%...
  7. Thread: Close..

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    Close..

    Not me, just popped up in my feed.
    https://youtube.com/shorts/Uh7SAsD53G0?feature=share
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    Quite definite shaking here in ringwood. But no...

    Quite definite shaking here in ringwood. But no damage.
    Was in a large online meeting, so we had instant reports from Berwick to Ballarat.

    I told my twins we'd do something special for their...
  9. Seem to recall Tomato juice being touted as an...

    Seem to recall Tomato juice being touted as an effective treatment for mercaptan.
    Havent tried it though.
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    Thanks for the advice baron I left the step...

    Thanks for the advice baron

    I left the step because it is only just wide enough. I figured that would help keep it centred and prevent rotation.
    In normal operation, there is a brief time where...
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    The donor 393710 The outcome, after a bit of...

    The donor
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    The outcome, after a bit of filing.

    393709

    I'll try it out tomorrow. What could go wrong?
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    The lms ones are close, but with shipping and...

    The lms ones are close, but with shipping and conversion to aud, comes in at nearly $40.
    I spoke to a lovely lady at Schunk in Melbourne who have a good range, she identified some i could probably...
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    Since I never throw anything away, i may have a...

    Since I never throw anything away, i may have a couple of dead brushed motors hiding somewhere.
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    10mm wide 3.4mm thick With 25mm spring...

    10mm wide 3.4mm thick

    With 25mm spring preferably as it looks like the failed one may have the wrong spring
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    I might have to go that path. What concerns me...

    I might have to go that path.
    What concerns me is the motor is supposed to be 750w which seems high for the size of the brushes, so they could be (supposed to be at least) copper loaded.
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    I know why my lathe doesn't work...

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    Spot the difference...

    Anyone know where i can get replacements? 10x3.4, > 13long. Spring 25mm long, 6.4mm dia.
    Ebay isn't my friend, can't find anything that thin.
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    I reckon moving the whole thing would be the best...

    I reckon moving the whole thing would be the best outcome. A patch over the hole in the gutter won't be noticeable.

    Or, cut a notch out of the path and run your pvc below path level. Does it go to...
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    Sticky: Hardly a project, but Before: 393554 After...

    Hardly a project, but
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    Finally the s/s panel from some old fridge came in handy...
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    Depending on how long you want, just buy a couple...

    Depending on how long you want, just buy a couple of 600mm tubes to act as links / extenders..
  20. A bit of sandpaper and polish the larger one...

    A bit of sandpaper and polish the larger one until it matches the other.... ��
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    So you suggesting my 53yo hws could be...

    So you suggesting my 53yo hws could be approaching end of life? I have replaced the elements once. Or is it twice?
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    Repair to use or restore to original? Maybe a...

    Repair to use or restore to original?
    Maybe a new large baseplate either square or cut to shape and bolt the pieces to that.

    Would tig silicon bronze work? Less heat and localised.
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    Possibly not.. Parallel series pair will average...

    Possibly not..
    Parallel series pair will average out the variation between them, but if they were all from the same batch, they are likely to be all very close anyway, even if on the edge of their...
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    I don't think it would mind... Maybe a resistor...

    I don't think it would mind...
    Maybe a resistor across the output, to replace the missing battery. Say 2k ohm, just to eliminate the possibility of a high voltage spike going somewhere it's not...
  25. Ah, transparent tank. Now I understand. I'm...

    Ah, transparent tank. Now I understand. I'm thinking more like staining than corrosion. If vinegar doesn't work, or CLR (Calcium lime rust remover), maybe evaporust. Options getting dearer, but your...
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    tagged several power tools that did not work as...

    tagged several power tools that did not work as being a pass

    T&t isn't supposed to confirm the item is functional, only that it is electrically safe.

    Would you rely on a 'competent' tester to...
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    Ouch Hope you heal quickly. Reminds me to...

    Ouch

    Hope you heal quickly.

    Reminds me to make sure my wound dressing pack is where it is supposed to be.
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    It does sound like low voltage, which causes...

    It does sound like low voltage, which causes increased start up current which trips the phase converter.
    The phase converter is a commercial unit? Does it have any adjustment to the output voltage,...
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    Sounds like it may have been marginal anyway, if...

    Sounds like it may have been marginal anyway, if reducing the supply voltage made that much difference.
    Are you able to measure the supply voltage now, and do you know what it was?
    How is the...
  30. If i get a blocked can, more than just the...

    If i get a blocked can, more than just the nozzle, sometimes remove the nozzle and inverting the can into solvent (ive used thinners) will clear it. Press the tube into the bottom of the container. ...
  31. Only last week I was looking at some 'vintage'...

    Only last week I was looking at some 'vintage' aluminium saucepans. Didn't look like they were anodised.
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    May have missed the special. Farmer john's...

    May have missed the special. Farmer john's original post was nigh on 2 years ago... 😁
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    Search for home foundry - smelting is turning...

    Search for home foundry - smelting is turning metal ore into metal. You want to cast.
    You'll need a lot more heat than a bbq style burner. But they can be fabricated.
    You need a furnace, burner,...
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    And it seems Holden didn't make tractors, but...

    And it seems Holden didn't make tractors, but Holder did..and does still apparently.
    https://images.app.goo.gl/3rTtuA77dMuvXaxJA

    Sorry, can't seem to find an image I can upload.
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    Didn't actually take many.:no: But I didnt know...

    Didn't actually take many.:no:
    But I didnt know Holden made tractors... :roll:
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    Scorsby steam fest 2021

    Is on, this weekend, including Monday 8th
    Not quite as many exhibits as usual but still pretty good, all things considered.
    Booking recommended but apparently tickets still available at the gate...
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    Gal pipe fittings

    Bunnings Ringwood has a clearance bin of gal pipe fittings, 15, 20 and 25 T's, elbows, reducers etc. All at $0.20. Guess they've not been selling well...
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    Pilot Point... Always wondered what they are...

    Pilot Point... Always wondered what they are called...
    For a while one of the sets aldi sold had those, at least from 4mm up

    .
    Think bunnies may have had something similar. Worked quite well.
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    I heard there was some reason they weren't posted...

    I heard there was some reason they weren't posted overseas. If you have a subscription I'd contact them and ask for your copy.
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    Just realised my dillon/henrob torch is now 38...

    Just realised my dillon/henrob torch is now 38 years old.... But I have replaced hoses, o rings done 10 years ago. Still working nicely.
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    Could awa have used it on munitions work?

    Could awa have used it on munitions work?
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    If you can get it refurbished, remember hoses...

    If you can get it refurbished, remember hoses only have a limited life as well. 10 years according to some.
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    Beefed up the puller, a few doses of wd40, and...

    Beefed up the puller, a few doses of wd40, and its off...
    Thanks everyone for the suggestions.

    (and now my lawn is cut...)
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    I bought these from China for about $30, so I'm...

    I bought these from China for about $30, so I'm not very unhappy. Compared to 250+ from optician.
    I try to get rimless, no screws.
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    Hardly jewellery quality

    And we don't have a forum for spectacle repair so I thought it ought to go here.
    The wing of my specs broke, alleged to be titanium.390598
    Turned a bit of brass rod down and managed to drill a...
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    Thanks everyone - looks like some good tips Use...

    Thanks everyone - looks like some good tips
    Use a puller with penetrant, try heat as well. And tap firmly on the tire

    Try vinegar soak if a few cycles of above doesn't work
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    Stuck wheel removal

    Looking for out there suggestions..

    Mate has a few ride-on mowers. (Cox). He acquired one to strip for spares, including spare wheels/tires.
    Problem is, the wheels won't come off. They are...
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    This popped up following a link from my wife.. ...

    This popped up following a link from my wife..

    https://youtu.be/EuDeI3SNDWg
    (the whole series is interesting)
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    Binky is (nearly) back.

    Friday 7pm gmt
  50. Thread: Gear train help

    by russ57
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    If you only need a few perhaps you could find...

    If you only need a few perhaps you could find someone who could 3d print thrm

    A guy in UK has started printing gears for old Drummond lathes, apparently work very well.
    I would expect coil...
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