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  1. Thread: Cinese Lathes

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    Odd, image didn't attach! Thinking further,...

    Odd, image didn't attach!

    Thinking further, there was a bloke in NZ in the mold of Bert Monro who did make a complete running radial engine, solely using a sort of a homemade lathe, based on a...
  2. Pirtek? Did one of the mills here several...

    Pirtek?

    Did one of the mills here several years ago - need to fix one line on another now too! The stuff I used was capillary tubing, it was black nylon(??). Trying to remember where I got it,...
  3. Thread: Modern hole saws

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    Hmmm, wrong tool for the job IMO, sheet metal...

    Hmmm, wrong tool for the job IMO, sheet metal yes.

    I'd probably look at an annular cutter, but the price there will make you blush....and breaking one weep!
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    Sticky: Our old supplier closing up shop...

    Our old supplier closing up shop https://www.hymans.com.au/liquidation-auction-premier-fasteners/ . Should be able to pick the odd nut and bolt cheap! Looks like being on-site would be advantageous...
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    There was a runaway truck accident out the front...

    There was a runaway truck accident out the front which took out a power and smashed into the front of the building. The other week, scaffolding was still in place, but pretty sure the roller door was...
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    A fair few overseas cars ended up here via dodgy...

    A fair few overseas cars ended up here via dodgy means and abuses of the carnet system....and bits of junk shipped back to the UK, couple of the major constructors could be classed as crims on some...
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    Bit humorous 13 pages into a thread about making...

    Bit humorous 13 pages into a thread about making holes!



    If the dogs can chew through rubber, there are other options. Stainless steel braid and teflon plus 3/16" bundy should deter even a...
  8. Thread: Bush Fires !

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    Noticed a fair few ironbarks dying down here,...

    Noticed a fair few ironbarks dying down here, even though they're not a huge distant from a major flood plain. There's several instances I've noticed recently of widow makers, that have dropped...
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    Would have thought someone in Melbourne would be...

    Would have thought someone in Melbourne would be more handy given the location? A jigsaw wouldn't strike me as typical for the usual machine tool rebuild service though.

    MTA does offer rebuilds I...
  10. I'm not sure what's available up there or you're...

    I'm not sure what's available up there or you're planning to do more than one. The specialist cable makers down here, usually charge a few tens of dollars to make any cable to spec.....probably less...
  11. Thread: CQ 6230A dial

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    If you do go that way, I'd suggest spoiling...

    If you do go that way, I'd suggest spoiling yourself with a grinding, 1um scale on X too for a few extra shekels.
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    You could try DCL engineering out near Woodville...

    You could try DCL engineering out near Woodville Rd if you can't find a good secondhand crank. They were repairing truck cranks out there when I was having a thermal barrier plasma sprayed on some...
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    One of the welding shops I go to, says there's...

    One of the welding shops I go to, says there's there's always a good demand for these and the power compact 200s. Despite the lack of all the bells and whistles of new chinese stuff, I'd bet these...
  14. Thread: Bush Fires !

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    Dispute that. Not sure if there's an archive of...

    Dispute that. Not sure if there's an archive of Queen's speeches for our English member, but there's probably been 40 years I can recall of her sending condolence messages to her commonwealth...
  15. Thread: CQ 6230A dial

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    For better utility and speed, I'd shove a DRO on...

    For better utility and speed, I'd shove a DRO on it, way, way, before mucking around with dials. Under $500 should get you there.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jvxrUfvfYw ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jvxrUfvfYw

    This came up the other day, only assume Mr Martin operates a RH carriage handwheel normally, or riding on the public road at 180mph makes him...
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    Mate's one is on a pallet - and he moves it with...

    Mate's one is on a pallet - and he moves it with a pallet jack - doubt it improves finish or accuracy! From memory, the 330A thread from last year, had someone who raised their's somehow, maybe with...
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    I'd be more worried about a heavy object...

    I'd be more worried about a heavy object projectile, than valve failure, seem to recall fire extinguisher brackets were supposed to be designed to take 25G to be any good in a car accident....imagine...
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    One of the Eassons here has buzzed virtually...

    One of the Eassons here has buzzed virtually since day 1, going on 10 years now. The lone Sony, doesn't make any noise, but the numbers on the display will zero occasionally for no apparent...
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    A suburb or two out sorry,...

    A suburb or two out sorry, https://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-25/baby-dies-at-bankstown-lidcombe-hospital-after-oxygen-mix-up/7659552. Local health board was exonerated last week, BOC and the...
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    Seem to got a bit away from a dodgy bloke selling...

    Seem to got a bit away from a dodgy bloke selling a rented bottle, ha!

    I remember a time not long ago when natural gas was a waste product of another operation and burnt as useless as an extreme...
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    Yeah, I've heard that. Another mate borrowed a...

    Yeah, I've heard that. Another mate borrowed a forklift for a jobsite and the nongs there took the Supagas lpg tank for one of theirs that was immobile - emptied it and returned it with all their...
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    A mate can probably sell you a CIG cylinder...

    A mate can probably sell you a CIG cylinder cheaper, must be over 30+ years old though!

    Have found record keeping for most of gas suppliers leaves a lot to be desired especially when multiple...
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    Forgot about this being the devil's device! ...

    Forgot about this being the devil's device!

    Might find too, even if the rubber hose is good for unleaded, it doesn't necessarily mean it won't smell. There's an E85 car here with alcohol safe...
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    Assuming it's stockish and has a mechanical fuel...

    Assuming it's stockish and has a mechanical fuel pump, I'd check if there's residue evident around that. Often found stinky carb cars had a perforated diaphragm - they'd still run fine.
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    Sticky: Hard to imagine much to go wrong, knowing the...

    Hard to imagine much to go wrong, knowing the Swiss though, probably something proprietary like unique bulbs! Those SIP measuring machines, looks like you'd only have a use with a clean room,...
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    Sticky: Double!

    Double!
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    Sticky: I personally liked the 10k surface grinder in one...

    I personally liked the 10k surface grinder in one of those sales!

    Mark should get one of those very dusty SIPs too.
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    Hi Ian, not sure what's going on, but can't quick...

    Hi Ian, not sure what's going on, but can't quick reply or "normal" reply to the PM for some reason. If I don't hear from him tonight or tomorrow - left him a message - I'll visit on Saturday and see...
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    Not sure if this is still there, a mate was...

    Not sure if this is still there, a mate was asking my opinion of this Adcock and Shipley the other week....based on a partial picture of the tail-end! Can't imagine he can fit it in his place, but it...
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    I'd expect your mig is something other than a...

    I'd expect your mig is something other than a Jasic rebrand going by 10 years trouble free. Just fixed a unimig tig that's sat idle for a few years after a fault developed 3 months after the last...
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    Should resist and I know you live for this stuff,...

    Should resist and I know you live for this stuff, but let's look at your sig first up, lol! Between that and your WUWT links in the past, relating to a vast scientific and UN conspiracy to...
  33. Thread: Wish me luck!

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    Enlarged some holes in 1/4 and 1/2" 316 about a...

    Enlarged some holes in 1/4 and 1/2" 316 about a year ago. not really a fun task by hand, just working the edges of the bit. Cobalt would usually do about 3~4 holes before trouble, masonry drill...
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    I might try hitting the stud with a heat source...

    I might try hitting the stud with a heat source to see if there's any thread locking compound applied.
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    I think with everything Chinese now, from the...

    I think with everything Chinese now, from the "domestic" suppliers, probably luck of the draw and not much difference. Don't know about the CIG machine, but have that 250C as one mig, touchwood, no...
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    Probably looking at close to 3t towing capacity...

    Probably looking at close to 3t towing capacity of the tow vehicle with a trailer capable of taking the weight. I'd want to be sure the thing was within limits to avoid the usual grey nomad caravan...
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    I notice in one of the chinese machines, 68 was...

    I notice in one of the chinese machines, 68 was specced for apron and gearbox, 32 for headstock....of course all the drums, other than slideway oils are 46 here! Green Goanna will sell 5 litre...
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    Just by coincidence, have got to send some spur...

    Just by coincidence, have got to send some spur gear drawings to a supplier in China, he has bugged me again today and sent pics of a few other odds and ends. With most favoured status and shipping...
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    ^^Shipito will likely still be using fedex or ups...

    ^^Shipito will likely still be using fedex or ups to send outsize goods, which won't be very cheap, plus they'll charge GST so doubt there's going to be much of a saving over a smaller supplier...
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    A friend's new lathe had a missing tailstock,...

    A friend's new lathe had a missing tailstock, doubt it had fallen off in transit because the stop was removed from the bed, but well advised to lock it in position beforehand. He moved his with a...
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    Usafe pocedures online, too many typos from phone...

    Usafe pocedures online, too many typos from phone users maybe?:harhar:

    Funny with the mention of 9" grinders over the page, a lot of sites down here, during all these endless induction courses you...
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    Ha, really all very incestuous that period when...

    Ha, really all very incestuous that period when you talk to people. Quite naive for all these various micro companies to build pure racing cars for a tiny market back then too, your old man...
  43. Have a hard time thinking in terms of a...

    Have a hard time thinking in terms of a horizontal turret coming from a vertical toolpost.

    Found the books, bit difficult to take an off-centre test cut with a drill! I'd expect there's some...
  44. Vaguely remember tool offsets would disappear...

    Vaguely remember tool offsets would disappear when proving??

    600 Group bought a lot of these things in around 89~90. A fair few ended up in govt facilities, along with Cincinatti Milacrons.
    ...
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    Interesting construction, seems there was a bit...

    Interesting construction, seems there was a bit of a spaceframe hangover still. A friend is currently rebuilding yet another South Australian racing car product, a Birrana, which hasn't run since the...
  46. Thread: Brazing Torch?

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    Funnily enough, there were a few "antique" blow...

    Funnily enough, there were a few "antique" blow torches for sale this week or last at Grays....seemed to be stupid money already a few days out....seems bidders as usual had no idea of market price....
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    I think they say the drill press is the most...

    I think they say the drill press is the most dangerous piece of equipment in the workshop. :U I know I've done some silly things on them, so won't stop you!

    Probably not too good for the quill...
  48. Thread: Depression...

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    Can't say I've suffered depression thankfully,...

    Can't say I've suffered depression thankfully, things can annoy me no end on occasion though and result in insomnia if I dwell on them. Generally find exercise the following day will eliminate the...
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    Is the black soot really avoidable? Still have to...

    Is the black soot really avoidable? Still have to put up with it at the beginning in any event.

    Quite amazed, must be 40 years ago, lit off the torch at one place, had smoke detectors going nuts...
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    As a follow up, did fix the stiffness a couple of...

    As a follow up, did fix the stiffness a couple of months back. It was simply because the carriage handwheel vernier was on back to front and somehow binding it up. The spring detents were...
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