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    If you don't have a faceplate, you could always...

    If you don't have a faceplate, you could always mount as large as reasonably possible stub of round bar, or even a chunky piece of plate into the largest chuck that you have, face it off and then use...
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    G'Day Dave, Sometimes the forum software seems...

    G'Day Dave,
    Sometimes the forum software seems to go belly up, sometimes I just lose a post, usually when it is quite long and detailed, and it has even happened just after the "Auto-Saved" flag...
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    It probably boils down to a lack of training and...

    It probably boils down to a lack of training and supervision, more than anything else. The average tyre fitter would most likely have started out as an unskilled manual labourer. It's not too often...
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    Thanks MugWelder for the input. I will consult...

    Thanks MugWelder for the input. I will consult with the hierarchy but my instinct is to replace the bottom rails, they are only 2 bits of angle iron, a total of less than 5 metres in length and I...
  5. Thread: Confusion

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    Absolutely agree on the dye check system, If you...

    Absolutely agree on the dye check system, If you can't borrow a set, but can buy the individual cans, just get the dye penetrant. You can clean with any suitable solvent, Prepsol, turps, brakeClean...
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    Unfortunately I don't have a really clear picture...

    Unfortunately I don't have a really clear picture of the bit which is badly corroded, picture 1 shows the area, but my phone picked the ground and my foot to focus on and not the rust patch I wanted....
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    Thanks Iron Triangle and MugWelder for your...

    Thanks Iron Triangle and MugWelder for your replies. There are some comments from both of you that I am unsure just what you mean, but before getting into those, I will just clarify what our plans...
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    Trailer Refurbishment 2

    Hi Folks,
    I am not an experienced welder by any means, so happy to receive advice on this project. Our Community Shed, (like a mens shed but we also have female members) was recently given a...
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    While not wanting to give the impression that I...

    While not wanting to give the impression that I consider all safety regulations as B/S, a 5 year lifetime for oxy gear just provides lots of incentive to just buy the cheapest stuff you can IMO....
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    M&G or aka Mag-Pro have this MT3 set for a...

    M&G or aka Mag-Pro have this MT3 set for a reasonable price. While not having any experience with this particular item, I have been quite satisfied with all my dealings with them. Hard to beat for...
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    Thanks Simon for the great question and thanks...

    Thanks Simon for the great question and thanks too to all the other contributors for the useful info and experience being shared. I have never used a slitting saw either, and would not have...
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    Indeed it is Jack, and it is the large print...

    Indeed it is Jack, and it is the large print version too!:D
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    This is a strange mix of thread standards if this...

    This is a strange mix of thread standards if this is a metric tap set. It has several coarse thread taps' heap of metric fine thread taps and at least one metric special. If a buyer bought these for...
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    Easier to just weld a bolt to the nut and then...

    Easier to just weld a bolt to the nut and then just undo it. Plenty of my old boiler making mates would have it out in no time. The stud would most likely be good to go again, but shortening it a bit...
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    With the limited access available, it might be...

    With the limited access available, it might be difficult to split the nut with a cold chisel, I think that I would go with welding something onto the nut. If the nut was ground out with a rotary burr...
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    Real nice to hear from you again Greg, hope that...

    Real nice to hear from you again Greg, hope that you are travelling well. Sorry for the thread hijack Grahame,
    Rob.
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    That is a very generous offer Eskimo. I was in at...

    That is a very generous offer Eskimo. I was in at one of the local scrapies the other day and my eyes must have bulged. The amount of copper they had was enormous, there would have been container...
  18. Rather than vinegar, I would try using a strong...

    Rather than vinegar, I would try using a strong alkali, caustic soda or sodium hydroxide more correctly should turn any oil into a water soluble soap which should rinse out with warm water. I doubt...
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    Golly all these calcs are making my brain hurt,...

    Golly all these calcs are making my brain hurt, but one thing I can say that is when lifting power poles (made from tree wood), if you choke hitched the pole at a point 1/3 along the length from the...
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    Nice buying at that price.10.50

    A nice looking DSG (in the U.K. unfortunately) if only that was the buy it now price.:D...
  21. Yes please on the MetalMaster CRO traces.:2tsup:

    Yes please on the MetalMaster CRO traces.:2tsup:
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    Just a flap wheel away from being a real good job...

    Just a flap wheel away from being a real good job Stu.:2tsup::)
  23. Yes Steve, I was originally thinking of a U...

    Yes Steve, I was originally thinking of a U Shaped piece fitted internally, with the cutouts duplicated, but much easier to fit to the outside, as I think you are suggesting, just need a bit more...
  24. G'day Simon, I missed this post of yours earlier...

    G'day Simon,
    I missed this post of yours earlier thank you for the good wishes for a positive outcome, I'm hoping for it too! Yes the 600 series Victron BMS has most of the features of the later...
  25. That would certainly be easier than my idea of...

    That would certainly be easier than my idea of removing the light channel sections, cutting out the internal flange joint and fabricating a "U" shaped insert, faithfully duplicating all the cutouts,...
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    The centre flange joint. This will need removing to fit a one piece strengthening insert,...
  27. Good evening all, Lots of interesting comment...

    Good evening all, Lots of interesting comment here, Simon, I was pleased to hear that you were refunded for the panels that the vendor must have known were never going to deliver his claimed output....
  28. Definitely no offence seen or taken Simon, they...

    Definitely no offence seen or taken Simon, they certainly can be a bit loud, ours has silencers on both air inlet and exhaust, and to be honest it could be a bit loud if we ran it all night and you...
  29. Trial and tribulations of remote area camping

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    Simon posted in another thread
    Just recently came back from a 4 week trip through the Flinders Ranges. Also been along the...
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    This thread is veering a long way from the OP, so...

    This thread is veering a long way from the OP, so I might start another thread to continue any points others may want to raise re camping in remote areas.
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    I am not unsympathetic to anyone not liking...

    I am not unsympathetic to anyone not liking diesel heaters or portable generators for that matter, I wish that both were unnecessary myself, but unfortunately both can become necessary at times when...
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    That is my experience too, some particulates and...

    That is my experience too, some particulates and smell on initial startup but once running, no smoke and no soot from the exhaust, but some smell just like a diesel engine if you are close to the...
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    I can't say about the particulates, but the heat...

    I can't say about the particulates, but the heat emissions are all good.:)
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    That does look like a good project. It appears to...

    That does look like a good project. It appears to me that this drill may have a powered downfeed, and as a bonus the table looks to be in excellent condition too. Both these conditions sadly missing...
  35. I may be wrong, but with anything like a 200:1...

    I may be wrong, but with anything like a 200:1 reduction gearing using worm drives, I doubt that you will need any braking mechanism at all, no matter how steep the hill. I think, (but you need to...
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    Good luck with it all, I hope that you get...

    Good luck with it all, I hope that you get through with out too much drama. Might I suggest a diesel heater for some protection from a Melbourne Winter. They can be built into something like an old...
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    No, No, you've got that all wrong Shed, if you...

    No, No, you've got that all wrong Shed, if you have water in the tyres, when you get a puncture, you know where it is, 'cos all the water is squirting out! No need for soapy water to find the leak.:D...
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    Good evening Bob and All, I am wondering if some...

    Good evening Bob and All, I am wondering if some of the DC motor controllers which I think work on a pulse width modulated principal might give you the slow speed with good torque that you need, and...
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    Boring head on UK eBay

    There is a sweet little Kaiser boring head on U.K.eBay, complete with tiny boring bars, collets etc. Probably the smallest boring head that I have seen....
  40. That is probably just fine Alex, but when you...

    That is probably just fine Alex, but when you mentioned pine and Bunnings in the same breath, I felt a sudden uneasiness. I would much rather you used good hardwood rather than that pine, or another...
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    Very nice work Michael, as every one else has...

    Very nice work Michael, as every one else has noted. It looks just like a factory accessory.
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    I am with Pipeclay on this, I think that it would...

    I am with Pipeclay on this, I think that it would be better bored or perhaps drilled and then reamed if a particularly good hole is required. Holesaws in my experience aren't really round, but could...
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    I also think that Scotchbrite is probably the way...

    I also think that Scotchbrite is probably the way to go, and depending on how pitted the worst parts are, it may be quite practical to just do it by hand. Some years ago I had a badly rusted shaper...
  44. At a rough guess I would say cost to make would...

    At a rough guess I would say cost to make would be about 50 cents. This is low for some mark up rates. I have read reports of when television was a new industry, Mullard, an English electronics...
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    All good there Scott, I must say that from your...

    All good there Scott, I must say that from your description, I wondered if a bend in your threaded bar was the likely cause of the vibration, and I will await your result with interest. I also see...
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    :whs:

    :whs:
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    Sticky: Welcome to the forum Zeth4500, I'm not sure...

    Welcome to the forum Zeth4500, I'm not sure whether you realise it or not but this is an Australian based forum, and although we welcome members from all over the world, most here are Ausies with an...
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    It's a shame it isn't a 24TPI thread, cos this...

    It's a shame it isn't a 24TPI thread, cos this tap from GBR Engineering in the UK is a bit cheaper


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  49. One further suggestion would be to remove the...

    One further suggestion would be to remove the post altogether if the top fixings have been better shielded from the weather, and can be removed easily, and take the whole post to a strong (Steel?)...
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    Nothing wrong with Bobs idea either, just as long...

    Nothing wrong with Bobs idea either, just as long as the replacement is straight:U
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