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    Gidday Xhinsy, A big welcome to our Metalwork...

    Gidday Xhinsy,
    A big welcome to our Metalwork Forums. There are a wide range of helpful members here and good blokes they are, too.

    We have a large range of subforums related to metalworking...
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    Hi Kyrn I had a look through Google for diy DD...

    Hi Kyrn
    I had a look through Google for diy DD repair and found this on the Renovate forum

    https://www.renovateforum.com/f216/drill-doctor-750x-125419/

    Just maybe, there is something...
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    ptrott From your OP I realised that you had...

    ptrott

    From your OP I realised that you had one piece of metal and you did not know what it was.

    I gave specs for the double griffin as we had chisels from it in the seventies and had a...
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    I don't know about the durax but here is the...

    I don't know about the durax but here is the specs for double griffin from an old Eagle and Globe steel handbook.

    If it helps.



    Eagle & Globe.
    Double Griffin- shock resisting steel....
  5. Hi Elan, nice work. Seeing it certainly brings...

    Hi Elan, nice work.
    Seeing it certainly brings back memories of my dad.

    On jobs like these, the first step is to fix the bottom of an apron to the base of the machine and the the loop around...
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    Yep. We have a few jewelers here. Try over in...

    Yep. We have a few jewelers here.

    Try over in the Jewelry sub Forum. That's where ,the question is best asked.

    Silver solder, and revelant fluxes and techniques will have moved on from the...
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    Like Baron J, I think that with the volume of ...

    Like Baron J, I think that with the volume of tooling ( and everything else) purchases crashing to rock bottom due to the bat stew virus, the minimum availability have caused the prices to climb.
    ...
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    OOps! I might change my mind there. I found this ...

    OOps! I might change my mind there. I found this at Safety Australia.

    " Beryllium (CAS 7440-41-7) is a grey metal that is found in nature as a mineral with silica or with aluminium and silica....
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    Thank you Steve, That is an excellent piece of...

    Thank you Steve,
    That is an excellent piece of info. I have a copper faced hammer on the back burner and and an old computer tower to junk.

    Grahame
  10. Wall thickness and length/s required ? There...

    Wall thickness and length/s required ?
    There seems to be any amount on Australian Ebay.

    Do not know about ground brass tubing, though.

    Not so sure about using tube as bearings .My father was a...
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    Has there been contact with the Australian...

    Has there been contact with the Australian company / agency who sold the lathe?

    I think a rather large rocket is in order. Someone has some explaining to to do as the lathe would have been...
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    Well don't keep us all in suspense then. Tell...

    Well don't keep us all in suspense then. Tell how far out the speeds are.

    Grahame
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    Yeah! It's got me as well. I am finding I "...

    Yeah! It's got me as well. I am finding I " need" to login a couple of times a day to see if the birds have flown.

    I have a thing for birds and having "raised" quite a few sets of Sunbirds...
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    I can't complain about the price of F & P spare...

    I can't complain about the price of F & P spare parts. Someone didn't ever clean out the filter in the front loader and when I tried to pull the filter I snapped the top off it while the rest was...
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    Hi China, Are you sure it is not the opposition...

    Hi China,
    Are you sure it is not the opposition brand the Linishall. that you remember?

    The Tafe had them and at that time they were purchased separate from the usual 3 phase electric motor....
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    I do wonder if the OP is suffering what I endured...

    I do wonder if the OP is suffering what I endured with my new lathe in 2007 . Not a Hafco but a similar clone ( Metalmaster 12x 36) with 4 knobs (levers?) on the bottom square plate.

    When the...
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    Hi Woolyhead Welcome to the MetalWork Forums ...

    Hi Woolyhead

    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums

    To explore the remainder of the Forums do this

    Goto the FORUM box in the top left hand cnr of the page and click the down arrow. This will bring...
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    It just never ends. I followed through and found...

    It just never ends.
    I followed through and found the recommended washers- thanks guys.

    Replaced them and laundry sink taps work as they were made to.

    Next I replaced all the washers in the...
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    Hi Charlie. You are a new member ,so welcome to...

    Hi Charlie.
    You are a new member ,so welcome to the MetalWork Forums.
    To see other areas of the Forum do this:
    Goto the FORUM box in the top left hand cnr of the page and click the down arrow....
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    Check the sacrificial pin at the left hand end of...

    Check the sacrificial pin at the left hand end of your lead screw.

    If it is snapped the lead screw might not rotate.

    Typically lathes are constructed in this way so if you have crash, the pin...
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    Enough! The trolling stops right now! ...

    Enough!

    The trolling stops right now!

    Grahame
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    Hi China, Last time I looked it was these guys....

    Hi China,
    Last time I looked it was these guys.

    https://www.whiteint.com.au/brands/equipment/pa-multitool

    Grahame
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    Thanks Simon, You are a lifesaver! It seems I...

    Thanks Simon,
    You are a lifesaver!

    It seems I had to use the right combination of google search words.:?

    I finally came across a KINETIC 10MM Brass Tap Valve I/N: 4920337.

    Going by the pic...
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    Washing machine tap woes!

    One of my regular "honey do" jobs is the tap washer.

    It probably was made to last a lifetime but due to childhood training my wife tightens the bejesus out of said tap when the exhibit a tendency...
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    As we age, it is not, if we are going to suffer a...

    As we age, it is not, if we are going to suffer a Bumblefinger attack, it is when.

    Grahame
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    Try an old time watch maker, or failing that an...

    Try an old time watch maker, or failing that an instrument maker.

    Grahame
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    Get to know an old time watchmaker. Not one of...

    Get to know an old time watchmaker. Not one of these new fangled digital watch repair guys.

    By definition that will make him old. One of these guys should be well capable of freeing up the...
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    Hi joolstacho, Welcome to the Metalwork Forums,...

    Hi joolstacho,
    Welcome to the Metalwork Forums,
    I don't recall that we have any luthiers on our Forum so you might well be the first.

    We have a great bunch of people here who are very helpful to...
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    We all break taps. Its how we break them that...

    We all break taps. Its how we break them that will vary.

    In my own case, the ones I seem to break in the manner you have described above are those special ones.

    They are the one offs ,those...
  30. Masterspoon, Please take note the last...

    Masterspoon,
    Please take note the last paragraph of Faux Forg's post.



    Grahame
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    To be brutally honest I think your problem is a...

    To be brutally honest I think your problem is a bit more complicated than straight rust.

    I believe what you have going on there is electrolytic corrosion. While the sheetmetal is in active...
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    High speed steel even with the necessary tool...

    High speed steel even with the necessary tool holder is way cheaper than carbide and stands up well to intermittent cuts.

    Carbide has a tendency to chip at the point while doing intermittent...
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    If Aussee is out of stock LPR toolmakers will...

    If Aussee is out of stock LPR toolmakers will likely have some HHS lathe bits as they have recently had new shipments of tools and other bits and pieces.

    Understand that that shipments of all...
  34. Hi Scott, Welcome to to the MetalWork forums'...

    Hi Scott,

    Welcome to to the MetalWork forums'

    To help you explore the other areas of our forum here's a guide on to to navigate our Forum and find all the interesting places.

    Goto the FORUM...
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    Ueee (sorry I mistyped his name earlier ) does...

    Ueee (sorry I mistyped his name earlier ) does indeed make this MultiTool upgrade and other knife making related gear under the name of 84 Engineering.

    He is a long term member but I suspect he...
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    Very nice indeed. Uee makes some nice stuff. Did...

    Very nice indeed.
    Uee makes some nice stuff. Did you have to wait long for it or did he have them in stock?

    Grahame
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    If there's any justice in the world the chicks...

    If there's any justice in the world the chicks are being fed feral cat.:D

    Grahame
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    Guyproc, Hi and Welcome to the MetalWork Forums....

    Guyproc,
    Hi and Welcome to the MetalWork Forums.

    A better bunch of metal working enthusiasts it would be hard to find, so you have landed in a good place.

    I am sure your tips on backlash will...
  39. Hi Faux Forg Hi and welcome to the MetalWork...

    Hi Faux Forg

    Hi and welcome to the MetalWork Forums.

    The wording of your ad indicates that you may have advertised your machines in other venues. Grays, Ebay ,Gumtree etc

    <Takai Spotted this...
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    Hi Souto50, Welcome to the MetalWork forums. ...

    Hi Souto50,
    Welcome to the MetalWork forums.

    Just to explain ,we are basically Aussies with a good number of folk from other countries.

    That may help explain our sometimes wry humour and...
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    If you don't have it, here is the manual, ...

    If you don't have it, here is the manual,

    https://www.welding.com.au/assets/docs/Manuals/MC105-40_RevA_Weldarc_200i-ACDC_Manual.pdf

    pages 14 & 15

    Sections
    15,15.1 and 15.2

    If that does...
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    Hi Wmegl, Welcome to the MetalWork Forums....

    Hi Wmegl,
    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums.
    Firstly please bear in mind most of our members are Aussies as the forum originated in Australia. We don't have branches of Home Depot shops here. I have...
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    Metal King multi purpose Machine

    Hi Ozdog,
    Thats the crowd. At one time I believe they had a Trademark /Copyright legal battle with the Metalcraft mob as they sported a way too similar trade name and colour scheme on their...
  44. Hi Yvan Welcome to the MetalWork forums, ...

    Hi Yvan

    Welcome to the MetalWork forums,

    Grahame
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    Hi James, Welcome to the MetalWork Forums. ...

    Hi James,
    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums.


    Since your inquiry was posted in the Forum for reporting tech and operating problems, i moved it here . In Welding

    Here's a guide I offer to new...
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    Hi Ozdog , Welcome to the MetalWork Forums,...

    Hi Ozdog ,

    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums,
    Thank you for taking the time to introduce yourself. Many new posters don't bother. We have a very helpful group here.

    First of all here is some...
  47. Hi Fellas , Continuing from yesterday I have now...

    Hi Fellas ,
    Continuing from yesterday I have now riveted 2 pieces of Z/anneal together.

    From several more rivets in the overlapped sheets I found a few things that were important.


    The set ...
  48. A possible low cost alternative for hard to obtain sheetmetal rivets

    Maybe!
    I was sorting out my nails and fasteners and came across some fiber cement sheet clouts.

    The sizing is 25 x 2mm shank with 5.5mm diam head. Instant rush of excrement to the...
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    Hi perrycas, Welcome to the MetalWork forums....

    Hi perrycas,

    Welcome to the MetalWork forums.

    You will find yourself in good company here.
    To see what on offer in the rest of the forum/s do this:

    Goto the FORUM box in the top left hand...
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    Hi Len, Welcome to our forums. General...

    Hi Len,
    Welcome to our forums.

    General Metalwork Forum is where most of our Manual machining discussion occurs.

    To see what on offer in the rest of the forum/s do this:

    To help you explore...
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