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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 didnít 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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    Iíve cut sheet Al ok with my Festo track saw with...

    Iíve 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 wouldnít let students apply it in the workshop, youíd 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 wouldnít put plumbing stuff in the pot. There were complete tap bodies in the 20 litre drum of scrap I had.
    Theyíd had explosions from...
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    Andrew Youíre a legend in your own mind. H...

    Andrew
    Youíre 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
  10. Thread: Old folder.

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    It was possibly about 6ft although I didnít even...

    It was possibly about 6ft although I didnít 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...
  11. Thread: Old folder.

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    Old folder.

    This is in Hare and Forbes Sydney showroom.
    Didnít 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’.
  13. Bluey purple coloured tablets, probably borax....

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

    As no one else has replied hereís 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 thereís 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.
    Youíll have then caught up to where Iím at...
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    Iím interested in these but not having seen vice...

    Iím interested in these but not having seen vice grips with removable jaws are interested in how they locate, lock in.
    H.
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    Iím in Concord. Retired, so home most of the...

    Iím in Concord.
    Retired, so home most of the time out in the shed.
    PM me a phone number if you want to arrange pick up.
    H.
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    If this Russian straight edge is of any use...

    If this Russian straight edge is of any use youíre welcome to borrow it.
    H.
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    Alf, hereís those pics of the Mazda floor. H.

    Alf, hereís those pics of the Mazda floor.
    H.
  23. Thread: Smoking mig.

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    Smoking mig.

    I was welding the top on a cyclone Iím making this arvo and after a funny slushy noise the mig quit.
    Turned around and thereís a considerable amount of smoke exiting the welder.
    Turned off and...
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    This is a line shaft driven machine ? We had a...

    This is a line shaft driven machine ?
    We had a post war one at the Uni, I never liked it as the clutch was unpredictable.
    Im no machinist, just the patternmaker who had to use the fab shop gear...
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    Pullmax medium plus other cool gear.

    I was out at the boys today where I’m making a cyclone for my shed and took a few pics of my old Pullmax which is a Medium and their 5 trimmer plus their Eckold.
    Id used mine on thin .8mm body metal...
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    Found the smaller booklet,it doesnít have the...

    Found the smaller booklet,it doesnít have the full range of machines from memory.
    I will have a look for the A4 one over the weekend.
    i donít have a working scanner currently but hereís a few pics...
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    There’s a plate on them saying which model they...

    There’s a plate on them saying which model they are.
    I have the original manuals and sales info on most of these.
    I had an ancient smallest model but moved it on a few years back as it only had the...
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    Thatís will fit mine no probs. Its an ancient...

    Thatís will fit mine no probs.
    Its an ancient Brobo, single speed with a Viva petrol pump for the coolant.
    Im at 2137 here.
    If you PM me bank details I will shoot you off some $.
    Thanks Kryn
    H
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    Kryn, Whatís the dia of the centre hole ? Would...

    Kryn,
    Whatís the dia of the centre hole ?
    Would you be willing to post it, at my expense ?
    Thanks
    H.
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    This is at a local menís shed. From memory...

    This is at a local menís shed.
    From memory pretty much as your proposing but not a swing lid.
    He used 2 gas bottles, it would reach 1200.
    OK for about 9kg of Brass.
    When the lockdowns over I can...
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    I remember my father telling the story about a...

    I remember my father telling the story about a Jeep dropping the tailshaft on the Sydney Harbour Bridge flipping over and killing the driver.
    We were working on my first car and it had a hoop for...
  32. Have your bandsaw tyres arrived from the US ok?...

    Have your bandsaw tyres arrived from the US ok?
    I need to buy 2 for a Jet 18Ē wood bandsaw, could you give me the name of the mob youíre getting yours from.

    Did you get your welding problem with...
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    You have done a good job capturing them. Ravens...

    You have done a good job capturing them.
    Ravens are such smart birds.
    I have some photos of a flock of them on Vancouver Island feeding outside a house in a native village. I would have stayed...
  34. I have US made hydraulic tables picked up from...

    I have US made hydraulic tables picked up from the Boeing auction, these lift heaps high and have wheel locks. Also an I beam with runners, an old Abbey floor crane and a crown lifter. I squashed a...
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    Iím interested and if thereís not too many can...

    Iím interested and if thereís not too many can pick up over the next few daze and stash at Concord for others to pick up later.
    H.
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    Mate was an apprentice sparky at Garden Island...

    Mate was an apprentice sparky at Garden Island (Naval Dockyard).
    It was in the late 60s.
    A recent arrival in Oz fronts for a job.
    Has a claw hammer and a screwdriver, ďI am zee electricianĒ.
    They...
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    How about your daughters name or initials?...

    How about your daughters name or initials?
    Personalise it for her.
    H.
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    Made by GMH. Even has patent applied for!?...

    Made by GMH.
    Even has patent applied for!?
    During the war?
    My father made his own, líve seen photos of it but doubt I could find them now.
    Thats a very tidy unit, from memory dadís was quite...
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    Hafco PD-26 Pedestal Drill NSW

    Unused Hare and Forbes drill.$600.
    Was in a shed with a leaky roof.
    Bit of surface rust on table and column which Iíve cleaned off with scotchbrite.
    Number 3 Morse taper 16mm chuck.
    I can...
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    If you want to go to the woodwork part of this...

    If you want to go to the woodwork part of this forum I posted on the 31st March in General under Shed about getting my shed retrofitted for $33 with LED lights.
    They replaced 30 lights.
    H.
  41. What about some old original mini wheels. Ive...

    What about some old original mini wheels.
    Ive seen them thrown out in the council clean up
    They were 10Ē and you could get radials for them.
    Datto wheels were 12Ē from memory.
    On my 3 bike...
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    Bit late now but as a kid I wanted to paint my...

    Bit late now but as a kid I wanted to paint my 26Ē.
    So my dad (who was a fitter and turner ) gave me a broken piece of hacksaw blade with the teeth ground off to scrape the old paint off with.
    It...
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    Interesting point as a mate explained to...

    Interesting point as a mate explained to me,whenever they are plugged in and switched on they are drawing a lot of power whether youíre welding or itís just warming your pies.:oo:
    H.
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    I use one of these in my shed. So much grunt,...

    I use one of these in my shed.
    So much grunt, easy for a mug welder like me to get good peno all the time.
    I had the earlier model with the exposed contacts but thought Iíd update for the later Art...
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    Thongs, crocs and open toed sandals. Love to see...

    Thongs, crocs and open toed sandals.
    Love to see them doing a pour.
    H.
  46. Barnes had copper patina stuff from memory. I...

    Barnes had copper patina stuff from memory.
    I bought some but never used it.
    H.
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    A mate bought a later model with all the...

    A mate bought a later model with all the jewellery for about a quarter of his asking price.
    The mill had been little used and was in need of a little tlc and sorting of the electrical stuff.
    Iím...
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    Those round things are abrafiles. Handy for...

    Those round things are abrafiles.
    Handy for holes in sheet metal if you have an original holder.(I have my dads).
    If not there are adapters for a normal hacksaw.
    H.
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    Iím no machinist but I learned from my Dad who...

    Iím no machinist but I learned from my Dad who was a Fitter and Turner to just put a 6Ē rule vertically against the job and kiss the tool up to it.
    If it stays vertical youíre on centre, above it...
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    AndrewC is at Windsor but Iím not sure how set up...

    AndrewC is at Windsor but Iím not sure how set up his forge is currently.
    Heíll probably chime in shortly now Iíve dobbed him in.
    H.
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