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  1. Thread: Hello!

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    Welcome...

    Welcome...
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    That belongs to Gary sneesby, of eccentric...

    That belongs to Gary sneesby, of eccentric engineering.

    Maybe next year he will fire it up if we all ask nicely...
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    Great to meet you today dale. Russ

    Great to meet you today dale.

    Russ
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    Fascinating - engineering and origami

    https://youtu.be/ThwuT3_AG6w
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    Case hardening

    There are certainly secret blacksmith ways to (case) harden steel using leather. The item is placed in a sealed tin with some carbon based materials, eg, leather, bone, etc, then heated and held at...
  6. Thread: And here tis

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    Looks like I'm also in the future... But that is...

    Looks like I'm also in the future...
    But that is ep 25 from the past?
  7. Thread: And here tis

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    Time travellers?

    Are you guys time travelling? It's only 9.51 here, but your messages are Stamped up to 10.30pm....
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    You could also consider differential mode adc -...

    You could also consider differential mode adc - eg ADS1115.

    This should help with sensors like the thermocouple and flow.



    Russ
  9. The uv protection is built in. Russ

    The uv protection is built in.


    Russ
  10. Thread: MH-28V Mill

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    Indeed... Drill chucks are for drills. I'm...

    Indeed... Drill chucks are for drills.

    I'm sure you know that the mill is the cheap bit, the tooling is the 'essential accessory'..

    Get some collets to hold your cutters.

    ER seems to be very...
  11. But your original question - the uv protection is...

    But your original question - the uv protection is always present, regardless of shade, battery, sensitivity etc.
    That's what does the damage, so auto darkening helmets are 'intrinsically safe'.
    ...
  12. The DDCSV controller seems to have a bit of...

    The DDCSV controller seems to have a bit of following on mad modder, with at least one guy producing some much improved software.


    Russ
  13. Nope, no collection of gst from purchasers for...

    Nope, no collection of gst from purchasers for low value imports.

    It is collected via customs for goods over $1000.

    I suppose 'they' may collect stats on low value 'exporters' to decide if any...
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    This is not an optical illusion...

    And I pray I never see it being towed...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190828/b4f3681f3e738d407cc92fb136c66e8e.jpg

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    Only if you cover it... My bucket of molasses...

    Only if you cover it...
    My bucket of molasses just 'disappeared' when I wasn't watching...

    No leaks, no residue.
    I assume something drank it [emoji848]

    (and it's best if it is not near a...
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    Make sure you get a certificate of electrical...

    Make sure you get a certificate of electrical safety when he finishes the job...



    Russ
  17. Thread: Welding HSS

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    I found after a few that I 'tuned in' to the...

    I found after a few that I 'tuned in' to the accent and while I wouldn't say I don't notice it, I have no problem with it
    Did take a few episodes though.

    Russ
  18. Thread: Welding HSS

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    https://youtu.be/qyaodDtC7X0 Russ

    https://youtu.be/qyaodDtC7X0



    Russ
  19. Thread: Welding HSS

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    Been watching doubleboost? He did that exactly...

    Been watching doubleboost? He did that exactly last week....

    Russ
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    If it's not clean now it never will be. Original...

    If it's not clean now it never will be.
    Original post was 2015...



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  21. Thread: Rubber Rope

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    The biggest o ring ever seen? Make a new seal...

    The biggest o ring ever seen?
    Make a new seal for your dust collector?

    Russ
  22. One of the YouTube guys (Ave I think) did a vid...

    One of the YouTube guys (Ave I think) did a vid on air compressors and 'specs'

    The upshot is that compressors are rated at 'free air delivery' which is as I understand it a measure of the air...
  23. Thread: Knife handles

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    The best bit for a given knife will be the piece...

    The best bit for a given knife will be the piece you didn't keep....

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    One of the mods I made to mine was judicious...

    One of the mods I made to mine was judicious application of an angle grinder to the hinge "stop" so now it is almost vertical when raised. It originally elevated to about 70 degrees. As soon as I...
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    Better to be too small than too large... Russ

    Better to be too small than too large...


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    Using old drill bits as hard facing was one of...

    Using old drill bits as hard facing was one of the tricks the 'Dillon' salesman taught when I bought my oxy/acet torch. (aka henrob)


    Russ
  27. I am a little bit familiar with the current rules...

    I am a little bit familiar with the current rules around permits and owner-builders etc (just put in above ground pool)
    -you will need plans showing the building, location on the block, neighbouring...
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    Can be found on iview Russ

    Can be found on iview

    Russ
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    I have extracted the list of parameters and valid...

    I have extracted the list of parameters and valid settings from the download into a spreadsheet.
    I can post here if anyone is interested.

    My plan is to flag the ones that are 'interesting' so I...
  30. Thread: Flame licker

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    I hope not.. I have one in progress. I've read...

    I hope not.. I have one in progress.
    I've read lots of advice about careful piston fits, low friction etc.



    Russ
  31. Thread: Flame licker

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    Flame licker

    Looks like no one told this guy that flame licker engines must be built carefully to good tolerance to run at all

    https://youtu.be/IU2q9Cu1sbc



    Russ
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    The biggest flypress I have ever seen...

    Not visible is the 'press' plate, about 400x400https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190708/7f781be5f678723c44790cf9a5668388.jpg

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    Blowhorn stake Sheet metal work ...

    Blowhorn stake
    Sheet metal work

    https://www.google.com/search?q=blowhorn+stake&oq=blowhorn+&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j0l3.5572j0j9&client=ms-android-samsung-ss&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#imgrc=y
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    Thanks for the confirmation guys. I hadn't...

    Thanks for the confirmation guys.

    I hadn't thought of just super glue for the magnet.
    Might need to put a small packer below to make sure the sensor is clear of the drive belt.



    Too easy..
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    Just the magnet, above and outside the diameter...

    Just the magnet, above and outside the diameter of the Step pulley.
    Mounting the sensor itself on the side of the belt cover probably.

    Even though the magnet is small and I'll make the bracket...
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    6x26 mill questions

    Good evening collective wisdom...

    I have a "toptech" 6x26 mill. (same factory as optimum)

    I want to install a tacho on the spindle, but not sure exactly where it could fit.

    This is a photo...
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    It is! Come along and show off your hobby! ...

    It is!

    Come along and show off your hobby!

    Russ
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    I do like his lead screw project, he's clearly...

    I do like his lead screw project, he's clearly learning but explains why he is doing it as he is so the viewer can judge.


    Russ
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    The 160 control panel is *tiny*. Definitely...

    The 160 control panel is *tiny*.
    Definitely needs a remote panel for me to have any chance of using it comfortably.



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    Pretty sure I have read that the co2 does react...

    Pretty sure I have read that the co2 does react with the base metal acting as a flux and provides some cleaning. OTOH, pure argon as used with tig, does not clean hence the need to preclean. (I was...
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    Best I know, pipe in general goes like this... ...

    Best I know, pipe in general goes like this...

    Once upon a time, 1" pipe had an ID of 1", wall thickness 1/4 and therefore od of 1 1/2.

    Then pipe making got better and 1/8 wall was adequate....
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    Gunna put the original mini engine in........

    Gunna put the original mini engine in..... [emoji23]




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    For wood or light use may be able to use the die...

    For wood or light use may be able to use the die to create a tap.


    Russ
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    If you post the manual or a link the collective...

    If you post the manual or a link the collective may spot something...

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    This is for a vise, no idea if plastic would be...

    This is for a vise, no idea if plastic would be suitable. Love to know though!

    Russ
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    I think the issue here is the thread is not...

    I think the issue here is the thread is not standard, at least it doesn't seem to be.

    Know anyone with a cnc lathe or at least electronic lead screw?



    Russ
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    Shed , it's a 5.5hp b&s. Be spectacular if you...

    Shed , it's a 5.5hp b&s.

    Be spectacular if you do... [emoji16]

    Russ
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    Oops My bad...brain freeze... [emoji3061] ...

    Oops

    My bad...brain freeze... [emoji3061]

    It is of course a straight shaft with keyway. I have no idea where the idea of a tapered shaft came from. [emoji848]

    If it was a taper it would...
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    Tapered fitting to shaft

    My mate has a chipper/mulcher.

    It threw a blade which bent the crank.
    :(

    Removing the cutter disk from the crank, which is a taper fitting locked with an axial bolt proved extraordinarily...
  50. Worth trying on madmodder as well. A few guys...

    Worth trying on madmodder as well. A few guys there playing with old cnc stuff.



    Russ
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