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  1. Thread: Hi, I'm Roy

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    Hello Roy, Mine is a manual type with a...

    Hello Roy,

    Mine is a manual type with a variable speed head.

    The main thing I am chasing for my Indian is a good front cylinder. Apart from that it is time that I need and it will be together....
  2. Thread: Hi, I'm Roy

    by Reidy41
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    Hello Roy It is great to have like minded...

    Hello Roy

    It is great to have like minded people on the Forum.
    I Jointed the Australian Air Force in 1987 as a young apprentice Instrument fitter. I got out in 2013 but still work as a reservist...
  3. Hello John, Thanks for the reply. My Mill is...

    Hello John,

    Thanks for the reply.
    My Mill is a Kondia FV-1 Seial number Q638. In big writing it is called a Powermill Kondia.
    I purchased it from a school in Toowoomba and the original motor...
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    The manual is not very informative on this. It...

    The manual is not very informative on this. It says as follows;

    Vertical Headstock and Feeds Box:
    Shell Carnea Oil 35,
    Socony Gargoyle Vactra Oil and Heavy Oil.

    No quantities are given.
    ...
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    I am also after these as well. Thanks Steve

    I am also after these as well. Thanks Steve
  6. 8 Inch rotary table and ISO 40 to MT4 adapter

    Hello all

    I am after a 8 inch rotary table. I have a 6 inch Indian ebay special and it must have been made the day before the Diwali holiday. It looks like a rotary table and sort of works like...
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    Let me put it another way. Would you and two of...

    Let me put it another way. Would you and two of your mates get up in the roof cavity and stand side by side on the truss? If yes you have your answer.

    If not consider two A frame ladders with a...
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    Baron, thanks for your guidance. It is apart now....

    Baron, thanks for your guidance. It is apart now. I had to resort to a FBH and block of wood.

    Steve
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    Thanks, being 3 phase I don't think it should...

    Thanks, being 3 phase I don't think it should have a CF switch. Am I correct?

    Steve
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    Buffer bearing change

    Hello all

    Has anyone done a bearing change in a buffer like this?
    I removed the four bolts off the end cap and can see the bearing in the main housing.
    I removed the four bolts to remove the...
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    My power question was more thinking if I should...

    My power question was more thinking if I should look at say a 2.2kw motor. I would hate to set up a 1.5 kw motor as stock and find out it would have made a heap of sense to go bigger. One concern...
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    Firstly a big thank you for all the information...

    Firstly a big thank you for all the information so far. It has certainly got me thinking about options.

    I have never owned or used a mill of this size, and also have very limited experience with...
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    Neevo Thanks for posting this. I am keen to...

    Neevo

    Thanks for posting this. I am keen to see how it all works out. Is there any chance once it has been done to give an idea of what it ended up costing excluding your time. That is if you are...
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    Thanks for all of the replies so far. I have not...

    Thanks for all of the replies so far. I have not disassembled the head any further than pulling the motor out. I would be keen to hear if anyone has gone down the path BobL suggested and how they...
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    Electric motor experts

    Hello all

    Here is the situation. I have purchased a Kondia mill with a variable speed head (FV-1) The 3 phase motor is unserviceable. I have had some quotes and am looking at about $800+ to get...
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    Kondia serial number

    Hello all

    Can anyone date a Kondia mill by serial number. Mine is Q638....
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    The mill is now in my shed. Thanks for all of the...

    The mill is now in my shed. Thanks for all of the suggestions.

    I went and picked it up on Monday. I pulled the head, slotting head, ram and turret off it. I then used an engine crane to lift each...
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    Hello Simon Thanks for the offer.I have sent a...

    Hello Simon

    Thanks for the offer.I have sent a PM.

    Steve
  19. Will it allow you to go up backwards. Steve

    Will it allow you to go up backwards.

    Steve
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    Thanks John I would have actually preferred...

    Thanks John

    I would have actually preferred the stepped belt model as I love the look of the head and I need to run a VFD as I only have single phase. I am going to start disassembling it tomorrow...
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    Steve You have got my interest now. We have a...

    Steve

    You have got my interest now. We have a two ton pallet jack at work I could borrow. We also have a stack of pallets.
    I had half thought of this but could not work out how to get the mill...
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    Steve That was my second thought. My first...

    Steve

    That was my second thought. My first thought was to hire a forklift as I have a license and load it myself. I could not get one for a few hours. My second thought was a crane truck. I tried...
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    Thanks, that may be an option, If someone has one...

    Thanks, that may be an option, If someone has one in Toowoomba it was save a lot of transport.

    Steve
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    Wanted to hire 2 ton Gantry SE QLD

    Hello all

    Does anyone have a 2 ton mobile gantry that they would hire me for a day or two next week in SE QLD. I am Ipswich based. The mill is in Toowoomba.

    I am wanting to lift a mill.
    ...
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    Crane truck hire

    I would like a milling machine moved from Toowoomba to Willowbank (93k). The easiest way is a crane truck. The mill weighs about 1600kg. Anyone have one for hire?

    Thanks

    Steve
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    Kondia FV-1 Powerfeed manual wanted.

    Hello metalworkers

    I have put down a deposit on a Kondia FV-1 variable speed powerfeed mill with slotting head. Its serial number is Q638.
    It has electrical issues and is not running.

    I am...
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    That makes me feel a lot better:D. But seriously...

    That makes me feel a lot better:D. But seriously I am glad you saved it. I may be buying a mill tomorrow so I won't have to justify buying two machines in two weeks.

    Steve
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    As I said in the original post I suspect that the...

    As I said in the original post I suspect that the ways may be worn. This is just from a comment that was made to me. Until I get a chance to get a DTI on the table and do some checks that Marcus...
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    It still shows up for me. It is at Fernbank creek...

    It still shows up for me. It is at Fernbank creek NSW...
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    Metal Shaper 18" $100

    I would love this but can't get to NSW.
    Hopefully someone can return the favor and find me one.:U
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/370035104476370
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    Yep that is the one. Yes it does look like a...

    Yep that is the one. Yes it does look like a mighty fine shaper that someone else now has. Maybe it was just about to self destruct and I dodged a bullet, well I will keep telling myself that :).
    ...
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    I know this becomes a difficult question but what...

    I know this becomes a difficult question but what is a good price for a bridgeport? To make it a bit easier.
    A - Very good condition owned by enthusiast.
    B - Works with fair wear and tear.
    C -...
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    Bridgeport or HM46 mill

    Hello all

    I currently have a HM46 style mill and have seen a Bridgport come up for sale. I know some people love Bridgeports, where as others may feel they are over priced and lack rigidity.

    In...
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    Thanks Tony for the detailed reply. I have two...

    Thanks Tony for the detailed reply. I have two questions that have come to mind after reading this. The first is approximately how long is a surprising amount of time. Are we talking hours, days,...
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    Tony or others. I have purchased the diamond...

    Tony or others.

    I have purchased the diamond tool holder, inverted parting tool and the basic turnado of Gary at Eccentric. All have been great tools with my preference in the listed order. I have...
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    Thanks for all of the replies so far. I would be...

    Thanks for all of the replies so far. I would be up for rebuilding a machine if I could find the right machine at the right price.
    The max Length I could practically go would be about four foot...
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    Well for those that have been following along I...

    Well for those that have been following along I have finally received a response from the seller.

    It reads as follows:

    Steve, I'm sorry this has been such a mix up with the Metal shaper. I'm a...
  38. Reasonably priced Shaper in SE QLD or with delivery option

    Hello all

    I am in the market for a reasonable priced shaper. I am located in SE QLD near Willowbank. If you are interstate and have one for sale and know of a way to get it to SE QLD I would be...
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    In the interest of transparency here is the exact...

    In the interest of transparency here is the exact wording of the last message I sent the seller. I am trying to be nice, but suspect the seller does not understand the process or is just difficult to...
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    I could, but then I feel I would be sinking to...

    I could, but then I feel I would be sinking to his level, that is making a false statement.
    I also read Grahame's post and very much appreciate this forum having the marketplace rules it has.

    I...
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    Hello Is it part 28 on this link...

    Hello

    Is it part 28 on this link https://www.toolspareparts.com.au/ryobi-bd12-spare-parts.html

    If so, always happy to help, if not please disregard.

    Steve
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    The contact has been on Ebay, I know it can and...

    The contact has been on Ebay, I know it can and will be sorted, it will just take time and jumping through hoops. I would just like to scream from the top of my lungs, Dont [email protected]#$ people around. If you...
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    I have contacted the buyer, and he freely admits...

    I have contacted the buyer, and he freely admits he sold it to someone else after I agreed to buy. He did not want to cancel the sale as it would look bad for him. I have left the appropriate...
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    I am trying to report to Ebay, the problem is I...

    I am trying to report to Ebay, the problem is I keep getting a message saying I can't report until I pay.
    If someone on here has bought a green 4S shaper from Gumdale please do me a favor and...
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    I thought I had bought a shaper

    I woke up this morning and saw a newly listed shaper in Gumdale Qld on Ebay with a buy it now price of $1000. It was an Alba type 4. I hit the agree to buy, received the confirmation email and I...
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    Thanks I am one of those strange people that...

    Thanks

    I am one of those strange people that don't have facebook, do you happen to remember the approximate cost.

    Thanks

    Steve
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    Scraper for sandvik inserts

    Hello

    I am wanting to do Marcus's scraping course and was going to attempt to make a scraper for the Sandvik inserts. Marcus recommended stainless flat bar, which I will have to source in small...
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    Tool post grinder SE QLD $300

    Link to Tool post grinder in SE QLD for $300

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/cambooya/miscellaneous-goods/toolpost-grinder/1278996082

    To big for me :(

    Steve
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    If you want a cheap and easy solution that will...

    If you want a cheap and easy solution that will allow you to use what you have, but decrease the CFM of the compressor, you can change the pulley size. By doing this the motor won't draw as much...
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    I just wish I had have been in a situation just...

    I just wish I had have been in a situation just to buy 1 Scraper, 1 Surface grinder and a really good lathe, oh and a 1971 Guzzi as they are fetching very high prices now. Not to make money, just to...
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