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    Nice mod Steve, will it increase the oil capacity...

    Nice mod Steve, will it increase the oil capacity by much?
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    yeah it's not so much the polishing up, it's the...

    yeah it's not so much the polishing up, it's the fact that the jackets come loose. I had an 'of course' moment when someone on another forum pointed out that the original nuts have a through hole and...
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    Yes they really are an unknown and the few issues...

    Yes they really are an unknown and the few issues I have noticed make me worry they are also possibly made from the cheapest material available. Given that the knurling will ream the hole in the...
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    I hadn't thought of that, is there usually a bit...

    I hadn't thought of that, is there usually a bit of a lead-in on the hole when a fluteless tap is used? It's only the first three turns that have the odd appearance. I don't have a way to get a good...
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    What sort of degradation are you thinking of...

    What sort of degradation are you thinking of Steve?
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    Need advice about my nuts.

    I just received a parcel of wheel nuts in the mail and I'm a bit sus of whether I should use them or not. They're for my 2009 Jag. Like some other pommy cars I've owned, the original nuts have a kind...
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    I have a large number of 1" bored slitting saws...

    I have a large number of 1" bored slitting saws that I bought with a batch of cutters at a clearing sale. It is a problem with horizontal milling, finding the cutters you need with the bore for the...
  8. Thread: Hylo Vice

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    I'm interested in your vice John, it looks like...

    I'm interested in your vice John, it looks like it has a few advantages over my chinesey ones. Can you put up photos of the drill damage? If the base is like swiss cheese I'd be less interested. Also...
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    There's a guy who has some youtube videos that...

    There's a guy who has some youtube videos that are very informative about this, Steve something, Solid Rock Machine Shop; probably the best video from him on this subject is actually on Keith...
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    I particularly liked the on / off switch for the...

    I particularly liked the on / off switch for the lathe, operator #2 I think it was, located on the wall behind him. No doubt this is also the emergency stop for when the flowing pyjamas are dragging...
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    Yes smug sneering is easy for sure, but those men...

    Yes smug sneering is easy for sure, but those men are working very hard in difficult conditions and no doubt serious injuries are common; however is also shows why a product built that way is never...
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    Amazing what can be achieved without those pesky...

    Amazing what can be achieved without those pesky OH&S people constantly peering over your shoulder! And that factory appears to possess not just one, but two, actual dial gauges!
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    ABC Specialty Metals in Hallam, on Hallam Road...

    ABC Specialty Metals in Hallam, on Hallam Road opposite the railway station, have 4140, they also will cut to length but you might wait several days, every time I go in there they are loading semi...
  14. Thread: porosity

    by Pete O
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    Hi Vin, I was hoping someone with far more...

    Hi Vin, I was hoping someone with far more experience than me might reply to your post but having been doing some limited research in preparation for a little bit of yellow metal casting, it seems...
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    My wife presented me with one of those...

    My wife presented me with one of those illuminated magnifiers a couple of years ago as a birthday present; at the time I was a little underwhelmed, but it gets used all the time and not least of all...
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    Thanks PDW, I don't think I would be comfortable...

    Thanks PDW, I don't think I would be comfortable using a borrowed cutter for a job like this either, was more hoping that someone might be in a position to sell me one they don't need. There's no...
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    I had to google YMMV. You teenagers and your...

    I had to google YMMV. You teenagers and your txt-speak.

    TBH (see what I did there) the main barrier to the chicom cutters for me is finding something with a 1" bore so I can use my horizontal mill...
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    That looks like a good source, interestingly that...

    That looks like a good source, interestingly that page shows every cutter in the set except the one I need! Cutter #2 will enable me to do the 60 and 127-tooth gears that I need for metric threading...
  19. The spray putty didn't stick to the plasticine,...

    The spray putty didn't stick to the plasticine, unsurprisingly. I decided that lots and lots of parting powder would overwhelm the stickiness of the plasticine fillet.
    The pattern pulled out of the...
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    Great job, I've been wanting to do this for years...

    Great job, I've been wanting to do this for years but only ever think about it when we're camping. I'll have to look into that system.
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    Yeah I have a 1" R8 slitting saw arbor as well,...

    Yeah I have a 1" R8 slitting saw arbor as well, hoping I might be able to pick up a cutter to suit an arbor that I already have otherwise it just compounds the job. The horizontal arbor on my mill...
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    Involute gear cutters 12dp 1" bore

    Need to cut some change gears for my lathe and having trouble finding cutters with bore size to suit the 1" horizontal mill arbors I have. Specifically need the cutter for 55-135 teeth which is...
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    Not exactly the same, but my U2 horizontal mill...

    Not exactly the same, but my U2 horizontal mill is supposed to be slung that way (i.e. by the overarm) according to the maker. But no, I don't think I'd lift my shaper that way :)
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    A shaper with a vice attached!! That is a rare...

    A shaper with a vice attached!! That is a rare find indeed.
  25. I made a visit to the toy shop yesterday morning...

    I made a visit to the toy shop yesterday morning and came away with a $5 packet of plasticine in a range of fluoro colours, then had at it last night and managed to get quite a nice fillet into all...
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    Yes there is a graduated dial on the crossfeed...

    Yes there is a graduated dial on the crossfeed wheel- the first time I ever noticed it was this week when I was removing the screw after it stripped!
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    Well there would be something pretty badly wrong...

    Well there would be something pretty badly wrong with me if I wasn't happy to part with ten bucks for that gear. :)
    What I should do is see what I need to complete the set for the paradisi dividing...
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    Here's what I have figured out.... to complete...

    Here's what I have figured out....
    to complete the 12dp change gear set for my lathe, I need 35, 45, 60 and 127. To cut the 3mm metric thread i need the 60 and 127.

    All of the above with the...
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    That's a very generous offer Steve, had never...

    That's a very generous offer Steve, had never considered 3Dprinted gears for the DH but I'll get back to you about that.
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    Have to laugh or I'd cry.

    It was all going so well.....I decided yesterday arvo to do a job I'd been wanting to get to for ages- properly bedding in the mag chuck on my surface grinder. I took the chuck off, had to remove a...
  31. Some great tips there Clear Out, thank you.

    Some great tips there Clear Out, thank you.
  32. Yeah I had seen that page Steve, the quantities...

    Yeah I had seen that page Steve, the quantities are a little larger than I was hoping to be able to get. Can't see myself getting through one of those packs in this lifetime.

    I've been using car...
  33. Thanks for that, I just emailed him asking about...

    Thanks for that, I just emailed him asking about fillet wax. Will see how we go.
  34. Where to purchase foundry supplies in hobby quantities?

    I'm hoping to be able to buy some fillet wax strips and parting powder (been using talc with poor results) and fluxes for small brass pours and the like. Does anyone know a supplier- preferably east...
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    Given that back story, some photos showing the...

    Given that back story, some photos showing the whole machine would be great.
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    Package arrived today and I am stoked; one switch...

    Package arrived today and I am stoked; one switch for the muller and one for my furnace blower that I've been switching from the outlet on the RPC. Thanks very much Eskimo.
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    I would be very pleased to take one or both,...

    I would be very pleased to take one or both, thank you. I sent a PM with my address details, please let me know the postage cost.
    Regards
    Pete
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    If there's someone near you who does power tool...

    If there's someone near you who does power tool repairs they will probably have a drawer full of various brushes, might be worth a shot.
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    Definitely not an expert but I'm familiar with...

    Definitely not an expert but I'm familiar with the 'P' and 'F' style housings that use the same spherical self-aligning bearings (pillow block and flange mount; no idea what 'C' would be short for),...
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    I'm not sure from the above replies whether these...

    I'm not sure from the above replies whether these are spoken for but if they're still available I'd be very happy to pay you postage for them, one would be useable for my muller build and I'm sure I...
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    Sand muller build. The MULLMASTER

    I've been wanting to build a muller for ages, as I rarely get a chance to do any casting it is a cumbersome task to get my sand in a reasonable condition after it has been sitting in the bathtub of...
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    I sympathise with your disappointment at being...

    I sympathise with your disappointment at being 'gazumped'. A rotten feeling. One will come up. Pity how they have all lost their vises over the decades.
    On a side note, is that a genuine pommy Alba...
  43. This one has the farmer's name stamped into the...

    This one has the farmer's name stamped into the angled part below the neck- was clearly visible when it came out of the tank, obscured again now by the surface rust. Not that there's any mystery...
  44. The bloke who has done sandblasting for me blows...

    The bloke who has done sandblasting for me blows the things off and then primes them straight away. I guess the big difference is the molasses has to be washed off, so the part is wet when the metal...
  45. The first of the cans was taken out of the tank...

    The first of the cans was taken out of the tank when I only barely had time to rinse it with the pressure washer and then leave it sitting upside down to drain overnight, didn't get back to it for...
  46. Molasses rust removal- post-tank treatment?

    I've got hold of a number of old milk cans that have been sitting in a disused dairy shed for several decades; I plan to use one of them to replace our rusted-out milk can mailbox, will probably make...
  47. I'd be moving that thing a long way from the...

    I'd be moving that thing a long way from the house when hostilities start!

    A lot of the artillery pieces we see here are actually war trophies- enemy guns captured in battle and brought back by...
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    I installed the 25cc pump in the auxilliary power...

    I installed the 25cc pump in the auxilliary power pack this afternoon and could not be happier with the result- a very useable speed in all 3 loader / grapple functions even at idle, very nice lift...
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    Muller wheel bearings

    I am in the process of building a sand muller. I have a question regarding the hub for the roller wheel; I am contemplating using a trailer hub or similar, wondering if this is likely to suffer sand...
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    Not sure how that could be taken as rude...1800...

    Not sure how that could be taken as rude...1800 engine RPM is exactly where 540 PTO RPM happens on this tractor. I guess your point is that I won't be using the loader much with the engine at...
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