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  1. Definitely not a patternfakirs contraction or as...

    Definitely not a patternfakirs contraction or as the yanks say shrinkage rule.
    I have a few of those, even double contraction for making metal patterns itís way too large a percentage.
    I have a...
  2. Mag wheel nut cactus ! How to get off?

    A mate whoís doing it a bit tough has bought a Toyota Lightace and possibly started down a rabbit hole.
    Its a grey import, which he didnít realise till he went to buy bits for it.

    Anyhu latest...
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    Iím pretty sure they were cutting form ply in the...

    Iím pretty sure they were cutting form ply in the fabrication workshop at Civil Eng at USYD last time I lunched there. Theyíre in lockdown currently so James or Theo arenít there to ask.
    H.
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    Sticky: I bashed these two out a while ago. See what 5G...

    I bashed these two out a while ago.
    See what 5G does to your brain if youíre not vaccinated.
    H.
  5. This is engine turning isnít it ? Done bit using...

    This is engine turning isnít it ?
    Done bit using a dowel and grinding paste from memory.
    H.
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    I agree that credit unions becoming banks is...

    I agree that credit unions becoming banks is interesting to say the least.
    The NSW Teachers Credit union pulled this stunt a few years back and things rapidly went west after that.
    My wife receives...
  7. Thread: Gíday Guys

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    Hi Hugh, Im a patternmaker by trade and have...

    Hi Hugh,
    Im a patternmaker by trade and have also spent a decade or so in Uni workshops/teaching labs. Made sure I left in good graces with the senior T.O.
    They had a lot of nice equipment back in...
  8. I also have an Arboga I was given and a Waldron...

    I also have an Arboga I was given and a Waldron radial arm bench drill I swapped a bandsaw for. One for metal and one for wood (most of the time)
    When I worked at the uni I had a Waldron radial...
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    I would like this to run off my lineshaft but I...

    I would like this to run off my lineshaft but I donít think Tenterfield is possible atm.
    Pity Ďcause Iím overdue for a trip up to see my bro at Murbah in the ute.
    H.
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    Definitely agree Shed needs to be bigger than...

    Definitely agree Shed needs to be bigger than house.
    Having married a Canadian raised on a farm in the prairies used to huge machinery sheds I got away with it in suburban Sydney. As long as itís...
  11. I bought a few of these locally a few years back...

    I bought a few of these locally a few years back from an aircraft supplies mob as my skinpins were getting a little elderly(like moi).
    A quick look on google and Metal Man Tools appears to stock...
  12. We dropped in one time on the way thru Walcha but...

    We dropped in one time on the way thru Walcha but he was out the back and the lady in the shop couldnít be bothered.
    Iíve since mentioned this to a mate who has transported a bike for him and he...
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    Sticky: New ebike a few mods

    Bought myself a Giant Talon ebike a month ago.
    Need to get it sorted for a ride down Tassie later in the year covid permitting.
    First off bent up a stainless adapter to attach my old rack to hang...
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    Never seen a seller with -1 rating before...

    Never seen a seller with -1 rating before :D:rolleyes::rolleyes::o:roll::rolleyes::rolleyes::no::2tsup:
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    Hereís a few. All except the plastic red with...

    Hereís a few.
    All except the plastic red with the P on it are self contained boxes, that is a surface mount?
    Most appear to lock in when pushed.
    A few are all cast iron you probably could hit them...
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    Nigel I have a few solid 3 phase old stop buttons...

    Nigel I have a few solid 3 phase old stop buttons in the stash. Foot or knee style.
    Dont want to go out in the cold atm to take photos as my left shoulder is throwing a spas:~
    Happy to do it...
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    When we moved to North Ryde in 1968 There was a...

    When we moved to North Ryde in 1968 There was a motor and maybe a chassis for one of these in the vacant lot over the back fence.
    When I saw yours I had to do a search online as I’d forgotten the...
  18. I inherited my dadís blue lenses. I remember him...

    I inherited my dadís blue lenses. I remember him making a twin carby manifold for the Vanguard ute before he put the TR4 motor in it.
    Problem is I now canít find them in the stash.
    I do however...
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    Maybe put fixed castors in the front and the...

    Maybe put fixed castors in the front and the revolvers on rear.
    Like a fork lift you then steer from rear and it wonít get the weight transfer problem.:D
    H.
  20. Dunno how youíd do this but heat to char around...

    Dunno how youíd do this but heat to char around the bolt.
    Maybe arc weld some thing onto the bolt head and heat it thru that with the oxy.
    Whatever you weld on could then be used to start revolving...
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    Iíve had similar probs from the polycarbonate...

    Iíve had similar probs from the polycarbonate panels on my roof.
    We replaced the rusty corro with new painted stuff and put Ďglass/foil under it.
    Of course the drips off the clear were on the table...
  22. I converted an old builders barrow ( council...

    I converted an old builders barrow ( council cleanup throw out) recently into a moveable planter for the warrigal greens which is taking over our vegi patch.
    I just used a big hammer and the 6Ē...
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    Thanks for the link. Iím a bit blown away by...

    Thanks for the link.
    Iím a bit blown away by what heís built.
    H
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    Thereís a mechanic here in Sydney with Simca...

    Thereís a mechanic here in Sydney with Simca Vedette.
    He had a workshop on Parramatta Rd at Strathfield.
    He was a relative by marriage to a bloke I went to school with.
    Dropped into say gíday...
  25. After cutting the groove it could be polished by...

    After cutting the groove it could be polished by using abrasive cord.
    Much easier to get someone with a lathe to do it for you.
    H.
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    Wen I was working at UNSW back in the 70s a...

    Wen I was working at UNSW back in the 70s a student researched these tanks as his major project.
    The production photos are great. Thanks.
    He came up with photos of them test driving them and also...
  27. Thread: Rolling Mill

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    I picked up a rolling mill for my daughter years...

    I picked up a rolling mill for my daughter years ago as she was doing work experience with a friend of my wife who is a jeweller. She seemed a bit interested at the time?
    Anyhow it sat in the shed...
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    Old flat belt Macson lathe for sale by same...

    Old flat belt Macson lathe for sale by same seller.
    H.
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    How would filling it with two part urethane foam...

    How would filling it with two part urethane foam go?
    The two liquid mix not squirt can and then seal the ends as it expands.
    H.
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    I had an accelerator cable let go in my old...

    I had an accelerator cable let go in my old Vanguard.
    In the toolbox I had an plastic covered electric cable connector.
    I smashed the plastic off and used the brass connector to repair the cable....
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    Sanding bog fillets, hours of fun.:doh: What...

    Sanding bog fillets, hours of fun.:doh:
    What sort of filler did you use?
    I use car bog and just grind a few bits of old hand hacksaw blade to the rad I need.

    You could cut a map of Oz out of...
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    100,200,300 amp mains switches.

    Might be of interest if you’ve got 3 phase for your new shed.
    From a large joinery so full of dust.
    Pick up best but willing to post.
    $50 each or offer.
    The Quicklag 100 weighs .75 kg.
    The T200...
  33. Possibly the best bet for decent scrap Al would...

    Possibly the best bet for decent scrap Al would be automotive engine pistons.
    These could be hacksawed or smashed with a hammer into small pieces.
    A lot of modern Al components out there are pot...
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    Had both mine done and no probs. I can see...

    Had both mine done and no probs.
    I can see better than I have for years.
    Keep losing my glasses now as I donít need them all the time and forget where I took them off .
    H:roll:
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    Sydney Clipsal 40Amp PPs for sale

    More stuff from my broís stash.
    As in photo, used on ply. Can take off to post.
    Plus 2 import 50 amp plugs.
    The plugs donít fit the Clipsal pps as the contacts are to large a dia.
    $100 the lot....
  36. Knew Iíd seen this idea before. Picked this up...

    Knew Iíd seen this idea before.
    Picked this up at a welding shop clearing sale.
    Yet to use it, lives with the other clamps under the welding bench.
    H.391482
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    Not sure where the power discussion went but...

    Not sure where the power discussion went but thought Iíd show what my bro installed for me about 40 years ago.
    Its Vass Electrobar which is a bus bar system you can change the outlets as you move...
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    Thanks Nigel. Hereís another attempt. From the...

    Thanks Nigel.
    Hereís another attempt.
    From the 3 that fit. Can do the odd one tomorrow.
    H
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    Ray, The vials are still ok. Its actually quite...

    Ray,
    The vials are still ok.
    Its actually quite a nice combo set, if I didnít have my Lufkin Iíd be keeping it but you donít really need two!
    We are seeing my bro in Murwillumbah and then on to...
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    Bit busy atm but I’ve traced around with a biro...

    Bit busy atm but I’ve traced around with a biro and measured the toolpost body with a vernier.
    Can you scale off this ?
    Also a few quick pics with the phone.
    H.
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    NSW Rapid QA toolpost

    This has been sitting on the bench for a few years now so itís not going to be used by myself anytime soon.
    Iím not a machinist so info a bit sketchy.
    Rapid ISA TIPO-B markings.
    For a 14 to 18Ē...
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    Gears for sale Sydney

    I was left these in trade for a stack of old elec stuff.
    No idea at all what theyíre for.
    13 seem to be same teeth as per sketch and bore of 33.9mm approx.
    Diameter largest is 201mm x 65 teeth...
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    Sold to Nigel. H.

    Sold to Nigel.
    H.
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    Thanks Peter got to the PO about noon. H.

    Thanks Peter got to the PO about noon.
    H.
  45. Got them in the post Bob about noon. H.

    Got them in the post Bob about noon.
    H.
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    Can do. Thanks. H.

    Can do.
    Thanks.
    H.
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    This is still for sale. The dies are 25mm....

    This is still for sale.
    The dies are 25mm.
    Holder the same.
    H.
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    4 Wad punches

    Nice old 2Ē wad punch plus three others.
    2Ē is marked PRIOR MADE IN ENG
    Other 3 are no name 25mm and 8mm ok 7mm cactus.
    Asking $45 includes postage in Oz
    H.
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    Whitworth tap and die set.

    More of my broís.
    Says made in Japan but tap wrench marked P & N?
    One used from memory.
    Asking $25 including postage in Oz
    H.
  50. Moore and Wright depth gauge and mike for sale.

    Depth gauge marked 50 ?
    It is marked to 3.0 on the body and 50 on the thimble?
    Iím vague on how this works itís different to my old Brown and Sharpe.
    Iím a patternmaker not machinist.
    Mike is...
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