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    That looks to be a very nice job Apprentice, my...

    That looks to be a very nice job Apprentice, my only other comment would be to suggest if you haven't done it already, that you lift the VFD from the base of the drill, to a point out of the way of...
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    It looks fine to me Phil. O.K there are some...

    It looks fine to me Phil. O.K there are some machining marks, but they aren't likely to effect the performance of it all, and not that many have a surface grinder to add the extra bling, so all in...
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    Yes Shed, a bit spendy I thought. You would have...

    Yes Shed, a bit spendy I thought. You would have a pretty wide choice of materials costing less, silver and gold might be out, but copper, most bronzes, titanium would be in I think, not sure about...
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    This sized board (450 X 450mm) that Manx brings...

    This sized board (450 X 450mm) that Manx brings to our attention is much cheaper than the 750 X 450mm size that the same seller offers (on a volume basis). For some reason I can't load the link, when...
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    I agree that you need to be careful when running...

    I agree that you need to be careful when running a motor at less than 50Hz, but you will get usable power at much less than 40Hz if you use a good vector drive, and you would need strong fingers...
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    You may still need a bigger motor when running...

    You may still need a bigger motor when running slow with a big drill bit or trepanning tool Peter. The bigger tool needs more power but slowing from 400 rpm to say 50 rpm reduces power, assuming...
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    That looks really nice Shed, well thought out and...

    That looks really nice Shed, well thought out and nicely executed. Like John (Barron) I am watching and learning too.
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    I wishI could remember the build, but I would...

    I wishI could remember the build, but I would have to look over a heap of YouTube video content, which while it is very interesting, is also very time consuming and right now I have lots of stuff to...
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    Hi Simon, I can't remember where I heard or saw...

    Hi Simon, I can't remember where I heard or saw it, but most likely from one of the gurus, Tom, Stephan Robrenz etc, but whoever it was specifically said that he wasn't going to use ball bearings for...
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    Be careful what you wish for, private industry is...

    Be careful what you wish for, private industry is profit driven, not service driven, and guess where their profits come from.... not regional Australia. Most things that the government has sold which...
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    Thanks to BC and C47 Alan for filling in the...

    Thanks to BC and C47 Alan for filling in the gaps. As a matter of interest were those Servian machines made in Australia, or did they appear after Servian started sourcing machines from outside...
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    That certainly looks to be a nice bit of kit, Was...

    That certainly looks to be a nice bit of kit, Was it manufactured by Servian, or just attached to one of their T&C grinders?
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    Racket and pinion?? is that a noisey diff...

    Racket and pinion?? is that a noisey diff perchance?:U
    More seriously, one of my brothers has one (Jeep that is) and he is into old tractors and fuel bowsers as well, so if you have contacts in...
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    I'm not sure how much different the heat ingress...

    I'm not sure how much different the heat ingress would be having the light panels in the wall or the roof, but at a place I worked at years ago, they did put translucent panels high up in the walls,...
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    All understood Simon, in that case I would think...

    All understood Simon, in that case I would think that you have made a pretty sound decision and hopefully repair too, if the 316 holds up as we would expect.
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    G'day Simon, I'm late here but have been doing a...

    G'day Simon, I'm late here but have been doing a similar job on our wood fired central heating furnace myself. I think that I would have used heavy walled pipe such as steam pipe or scaffold tube...
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    [QUOTE=eskimo;1959419] They should be ok if the...

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    They should be ok if the holes are through holes, but if they are blind holes you will need a spiral flute tap.

    Sorry but didn't notice that there was a second page of...
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    In general the slinging method shown by Dmac 666...

    In general the slinging method shown by Dmac 666 Dave is not good rigging practice. Leaving aside the lifting from the headstock for the moment, it is much safer to use 2 seperate slings, in Dmacs...
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    You and all the rest of us as well John:)

    You and all the rest of us as well John:)
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    Apologies Steve, I know that you wrote linear...

    Apologies Steve, I know that you wrote linear shafting, but I saw line shafting, different specs altogether. While 19 microns is a bit higher than you would want, it is the worst case scenario, and...
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    You're right Steve, you could certainly make one...

    You're right Steve, you could certainly make one with shafting as you say, but whereas shafting may be within a thou or two of being circular, I think that a gudgeon pin from a Caterpillar engine say...
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    while most anodised goods will have been polished...

    while most anodised goods will have been polished first, there is no prerequisite for this to be done. You can just sand or bead blast the aluminium to get the patina you desire and then have it...
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    Thanks Michael for the heads up on that one. Your...

    Thanks Michael for the heads up on that one. Your explanation reminds me of a report I read several decades ago now, about a Japanese firm, Fujitsu rings a bell, but I am not too sure of that given...
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    Hard to imagine it being a fastening point used...

    Hard to imagine it being a fastening point used during manufacture, the only other suggestion I can think of is for an indicator mount. Did you buy the tool post new, or was it secondhand, and might...
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    I too have been looking for a large gudgeon pin...

    I too have been looking for a large gudgeon pin to use as a cylindrical square or even to use in lieu of an angle plate on the mill. I have asked my local Caterpillar dealers and have been told...
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    While not a method using original manufacturing...

    While not a method using original manufacturing techniques, I wonder if an acceptable result could not be achieved with 3D printing of the logo and just adhering it to the panel with suitable...
  27. A lot of those tools appear to have square shanks...

    A lot of those tools appear to have square shanks which may indicate that they are Hardie tools, made to fit in the Hardie hole of an anvil. Like others here, I think that they are tools for forming...
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    Thanks Frank, I suspected / wondered if it was...

    Thanks Frank, I suspected / wondered if it was some kind of pulse control, or even DC with some AC superimposed over it, I can't be sure but I think the former for sure and probably the latter as...
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    Good luck to you Simon, a lot to be said about...

    Good luck to you Simon, a lot to be said about travelling light, it sure is much easier all round. Not so much stuff to organise, not as much to cart and not so much to lose. The trouble is as you...
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    Anyone know what Zena is on about when they are...

    Anyone know what Zena is on about when they are talking High Frequency DC? D.C. is by definition 0 frequency, the only possibility that I can think of is some kind of pulsed DC, but I would have...
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    I am no expert either on this subject, but at a...

    I am no expert either on this subject, but at a mine site I used to work at had an 80 Km pipeline and a long steel jetty to protect and they used the same system BobL referred to. I have no technical...
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    Great news Phil:2tsup::2tsup:. Are we talking of...

    Great news Phil:2tsup::2tsup:. Are we talking of a place near the mighty Murray perhaps?
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    I think that it is probably close enough. 3/8" is...

    I think that it is probably close enough. 3/8" is a touch over 9.5 mm, and I would be amazed if a 3/8 drive socket did not fit the heads of the bolts. It would be pretty simple to weld up a T bar to...
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    I'm not sure that there will be that much...

    I'm not sure that there will be that much difference between the two sanding machines, in terms of scorching wood. The Carbatec one referenced would have a maximum peripheral speed of around 1380...
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    I would agree with both Michael and Phil, too...

    I would agree with both Michael and Phil, too high a speed will burn timber, but not worry metal at all IMO, but the machining of the disk needs to be carefully undertaken if vibration is to be...
  36. Looks like the/a previous owner was setting it up...

    Looks like the/a previous owner was setting it up for flood coolant of biblical proportions.:oo:
    Nice looking replacement you have now.:2tsup:
  37. This is quite an old thread which has been...

    This is quite an old thread which has been resuscitated, but I don't recall seeing that very nice Fehlmann drill press Bob, most likely the best I have seen. Most of the Swiss style drill presses I...
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    My knowledge is meagre here to say the least...

    My knowledge is meagre here to say the least John, but just wondering if the proposed second check valve in photo 3 isn't a pilot valve, ( a hydraulic relay), and for what its worth the little globe...
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    It is just possible that the company doing the...

    It is just possible that the company doing the rebuilding uses seals which are good for ATF, whereas original equipment seals may indeed be unsuitable for ATF. If you know for sure that your pumps...
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    Make sure that you get any substitute right, a...

    Make sure that you get any substitute right, a place I worked at for many years had to overhaul cylinders when someone substituted some other oil, after that they made sure the plenty of Enerpac oil...
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    I think that BobL has a point here, but if you...

    I think that BobL has a point here, but if you speak with a motor rewinder, they may be able to just clean and revarnish the windings to basically make it like new again, worth asking about it anyway...
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    G'day there Greg, I too would like to thank you...

    G'day there Greg, I too would like to thank you for all those wonderful photos, if ever I get to Germany, I certainly want to go to that museum. I hope that you continue to have a great trip and an...
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    Hi Matt, I don't want to be negative about your...

    Hi Matt, I don't want to be negative about your quest, but it seems to me, judging by the questions that you have asked, that with your present skill and experience level, you may find this a...
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    Try this bloke, I have had several very...

    Try this bloke, I have had several very satisfactory dealings with him, and if you deal direct rather than going through his fleabay shop you may miss the GST component. You will find his contact...
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    :aro-r::aro-r: +1 for Smith and Arrow. Ben at...

    :aro-r::aro-r:
    +1 for Smith and Arrow. Ben at Smith and Arrow was offering a discount to forum members, not sure if this is still the case, but within the last year, he came to the party for me and...
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    If that is just the one damaged tooth, have you considered repairing it. If the parent material is unhardened you could possibly just run a weld bead along it and recut the tooth, or if it has been...
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    Thanks for the response Phil, but I have to say,...

    Thanks for the response Phil, but I have to say, Loctite has a pretty big future at my place :B:U:doh:
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    Great thread Joe, and very nice work. Thanks for...

    Great thread Joe, and very nice work. Thanks for taking us along:2tsup:
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    Really nice work Phil, I have only just come...

    Really nice work Phil, I have only just come across this thread, I have no idea how I have missed it, but mis it I did. Thank you so much for the write up and all the great photos and captions. That...
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    I have to agree, as I said in an earlier post, I...

    I have to agree, as I said in an earlier post, I have not had any dealings with Token Tools, other than a phone enquiry, but any reports on them have always been particularly favourable, and so have...
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