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    I bought a 6M length of 50 x50 x5 mm angle iron...

    I bought a 6M length of 50 x50 x5 mm angle iron some time in November last, and it cost me just over $70. I was surprised at the price, and the sales people told me that they had price rises of over...
  2. Thread: Leaking

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    It will be interesting to see how it goes long...

    It will be interesting to see how it goes long term, but I have found Araldite certainly won't hold against petrol long term, although it will hold for some time, (some days if I recall correctly)....
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    Of course all things being equal, the more...

    Of course all things being equal, the more powerful the motor, the heavier it will be, and the more expensive to make because it uses more material. With a Biax type scraper, it is advantageous to...
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    Did you find a source for replacement bearing?...

    Did you find a source for replacement bearing? You listed the bearing as being2"x3 3/16"x5/8", but I am getting the same bearing number as being 2x3 5/16X5/8 in this link. Probably cheaper options...
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    Also worth looking at the triple claw or TRI GO...

    Also worth looking at the triple claw or TRI GO rivets for distributed load sharing on p52 of the catalogue. A camper trailer we used to own used similar rivets on any fibreglass parts, and we never...
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    The Chipmaster was a seriously good lathe Simon,...

    The Chipmaster was a seriously good lathe Simon, right up there with the likes of lathes like the Monarch 10EE. The Kopp Variator drive could be an issue, but these days it is easily removed and a...
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    Thanks David for the great link to the Goebel's...

    Thanks David for the great link to the Goebel's cattle dog:2tsup:
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    All good, thanks for the reply and the re-post of...

    All good, thanks for the reply and the re-post of the picture. Thanks to you too Nev, for your reply. I was wondering if it was a site issue or a glitch in my system, but is almost fixed before I...
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    I don't know about everyone else, But I'm not...

    I don't know about everyone else, But I'm not seeing any pictures here, did you post the pic, or is the site playing up?
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    Depending on size you might find that even...

    Depending on size you might find that even Bunnings have them. I have recently purchased 5-3 and 5-4 sealed pop rivets from them, and they had various styles besides the usual truss head, including...
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    The real value is what someone would freely pay...

    The real value is what someone would freely pay with their own money to have it. This "new and unused set from Yank ebay would cost around AU$529 landed in Australia at its present price of US$299.95...
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    Again all the best with it Henry, I'm sure that...

    Again all the best with it Henry, I'm sure that we all hope for a full and speedy recovery for you. With respect to the gliding, my brother Peter who was the skydiver has also for some time been...
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    While your fall was more dramatic than you would...

    While your fall was more dramatic than you would like Henry, it is not the most amazing and dramatic fall through a skylight I have read about. Many years ago one of my brothers was into skydiving in...
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    Hi Clear Out, I echo BobLs comment, and also wish...

    Hi Clear Out, I echo BobLs comment, and also wish you a speedy recovery. That is definitely not the right sort of short cut you need to take, and I do hope that the rest of this new year is much...
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    If you don't find a cheap second hand one this...

    If you don't find a cheap second hand one this new one is worth a look. I have purchased from this outfit in the past and have been very satisfied with my purchases, but have no affiliation other...
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    Gee Bob, they look really sweet, did you cast...

    Gee Bob, they look really sweet, did you cast them before machining, or machine from solid bar stock? I would hate to think what that would cost today, but they are real lathe bling:2tsup:
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    G'day Bob, I remember that my mother had a jar of...

    G'day Bob, I remember that my mother had a jar of the stuff for years, it was like clear honey in appearance, clear as water, while the stuff that I have used is like soy sauce in colour and like...
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    If you know anyone into making bio-diesel, beg...

    If you know anyone into making bio-diesel, beg them for some glycerine. It is a byproduct of soapmaking and bio-diesel production. Wet your hands with water, shake most of it off, then just add a...
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    Thanks Steve, I will check tomorrow, my pillow is...

    Thanks Steve, I will check tomorrow, my pillow is calling for me;-)
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    Perhaps so Michael, but I have just had a look...

    Perhaps so Michael, but I have just had a look and my collection of MEW starts around issue number 116, was a bit hit and miss for the start, but by about issue 120 is pretty solid with only 4 misses...
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    I have heard of people machining the tops off one...

    I have heard of people machining the tops off one piece jaws, and converting them to two piece jaws like American style jaws. The made sets for inside jaws, outside jaws and pie style soft jaws. They...
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    These blokes look like they might have them, I...

    These blokes look like they might have them, I just did a google search and found this page, I have never dealt with them and have no idea of prices, but they look pretty serious and stock high end...
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    In my very much younger days I had a holiday job...

    In my very much younger days I had a holiday job at Edgells in Bathurst N.S.W. During my time there we installed some air conditioning which ran off the plant ammonia based refrigeration...
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    As far as I am aware most if not all nylon...

    As far as I am aware most if not all nylon materials absorb water.
    Lots of carburettors used brass bushes on presumably brass shafts. They did eventually wear, but usually lasted many years first....
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    All looking pretty nice there Phaser.

    All looking pretty nice there Phaser.
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    Grahame, the link you provided has the last...

    Grahame, the link you provided has the last letter (f) missing from the end of the url. and so it won't work. This modified one should work...
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    When I first saw that post, I wondered if it was...

    When I first saw that post, I wondered if it was about air circulation or (mostly) blokes with a fettish for big well upholstered ladies. :roll::B LOL. Fortunately it was the former.
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    I would be in the Takisawa camp on this one. That...

    I would be in the Takisawa camp on this one. That machine looks like it has spent time in a government facility somewhere and has yet to do a real hard days work. When new I think it fair to say that...
  29. Sorry Michael, no pictures wanted, just a bit...

    Sorry Michael, no pictures wanted, just a bit clumsy clicking on the wrong button. I absolutely agree with your sentiments, and am disappointed to hear that you have had some unfortunate experiences...
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    [QUOTE=Turbine Builder;1991304] From what you...

    From what you can see from the pretty ordinary photos, both machines look pretty. I just wonder if it has been a spray can rebuild or if the mechanicals are as good as the cosmetics look.
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    That Holbrook would fit on a tandem trailer, so...

    That Holbrook would fit on a tandem trailer, so you could hire one if you or one of your mates doesn't have one and pick up the lathe yourself. I would suggest something like a Nissan patrol or a...
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    If you don't have a faceplate, you could always...

    If you don't have a faceplate, you could always mount as large as reasonably possible stub of round bar, or even a chunky piece of plate into the largest chuck that you have, face it off and then use...
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    G'Day Dave, Sometimes the forum software seems...

    G'Day Dave,
    Sometimes the forum software seems to go belly up, sometimes I just lose a post, usually when it is quite long and detailed, and it has even happened just after the "Auto-Saved" flag...
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    It probably boils down to a lack of training and...

    It probably boils down to a lack of training and supervision, more than anything else. The average tyre fitter would most likely have started out as an unskilled manual labourer. It's not too often...
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    Thanks MugWelder for the input. I will consult...

    Thanks MugWelder for the input. I will consult with the hierarchy but my instinct is to replace the bottom rails, they are only 2 bits of angle iron, a total of less than 5 metres in length and I...
  36. Thread: Confusion

    by Ropetangler
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    Absolutely agree on the dye check system, If you...

    Absolutely agree on the dye check system, If you can't borrow a set, but can buy the individual cans, just get the dye penetrant. You can clean with any suitable solvent, Prepsol, turps, brakeClean...
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    Unfortunately I don't have a really clear picture...

    Unfortunately I don't have a really clear picture of the bit which is badly corroded, picture 1 shows the area, but my phone picked the ground and my foot to focus on and not the rust patch I wanted....
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    Thanks Iron Triangle and MugWelder for your...

    Thanks Iron Triangle and MugWelder for your replies. There are some comments from both of you that I am unsure just what you mean, but before getting into those, I will just clarify what our plans...
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    Trailer Refurbishment 2

    Hi Folks,
    I am not an experienced welder by any means, so happy to receive advice on this project. Our Community Shed, (like a mens shed but we also have female members) was recently given a...
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    While not wanting to give the impression that I...

    While not wanting to give the impression that I consider all safety regulations as B/S, a 5 year lifetime for oxy gear just provides lots of incentive to just buy the cheapest stuff you can IMO....
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    M&G or aka Mag-Pro have this MT3 set for a...

    M&G or aka Mag-Pro have this MT3 set for a reasonable price. While not having any experience with this particular item, I have been quite satisfied with all my dealings with them. Hard to beat for...
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    Thanks Simon for the great question and thanks...

    Thanks Simon for the great question and thanks too to all the other contributors for the useful info and experience being shared. I have never used a slitting saw either, and would not have...
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    Indeed it is Jack, and it is the large print...

    Indeed it is Jack, and it is the large print version too!:D
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    This is a strange mix of thread standards if this...

    This is a strange mix of thread standards if this is a metric tap set. It has several coarse thread taps' heap of metric fine thread taps and at least one metric special. If a buyer bought these for...
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    Easier to just weld a bolt to the nut and then...

    Easier to just weld a bolt to the nut and then just undo it. Plenty of my old boiler making mates would have it out in no time. The stud would most likely be good to go again, but shortening it a bit...
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    With the limited access available, it might be...

    With the limited access available, it might be difficult to split the nut with a cold chisel, I think that I would go with welding something onto the nut. If the nut was ground out with a rotary burr...
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    Real nice to hear from you again Greg, hope that...

    Real nice to hear from you again Greg, hope that you are travelling well. Sorry for the thread hijack Grahame,
    Rob.
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    That is a very generous offer Eskimo. I was in at...

    That is a very generous offer Eskimo. I was in at one of the local scrapies the other day and my eyes must have bulged. The amount of copper they had was enormous, there would have been container...
  49. Rather than vinegar, I would try using a strong...

    Rather than vinegar, I would try using a strong alkali, caustic soda or sodium hydroxide more correctly should turn any oil into a water soluble soap which should rinse out with warm water. I doubt...
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    Golly all these calcs are making my brain hurt,...

    Golly all these calcs are making my brain hurt, but one thing I can say that is when lifting power poles (made from tree wood), if you choke hitched the pole at a point 1/3 along the length from the...
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