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    A small 'win' today

    I was snooping inside a scrap metal skip at work today, when I saw a Mitutoyo Mag Base with a broom handle attached to it.
    I fished it out, removed said handle and found the lever jammed. Magnet...
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    Good stuff. Will have to keep that method in mind...

    Good stuff. Will have to keep that method in mind in case I need to do the same.
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    I have never needed reverse on my HM-45, but I...

    I have never needed reverse on my HM-45, but I don't use it that much. I have to make sure I select forward every time.
    Can't think of a need for reverse.....
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    How far below the surface? Silly idea 1: spot...

    How far below the surface?

    Silly idea 1: spot weld a small bolt to it and use a slide hammer to draw it out.
    Silly idea 2: Would a small 'ezy out' grip the inside of the roll pin?
    Any space...
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    The bits arrived and one of them fits...woo hoo....

    The bits arrived and one of them fits...woo hoo.
    'Plan B' not required.....

    Thanks everyone.

    Steve

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    Yep, that's 'Plan B'.:2tsup:

    Yep, that's 'Plan B'.:2tsup:
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    If these bits don't work, I'll look at doing...

    If these bits don't work, I'll look at doing something dastardly and getting on with it.
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    Thanks guys. I went to the local Tool Mart and...

    Thanks guys.
    I went to the local Tool Mart and got blank looks....Says they can't get them.....

    So I went to the link given and ordered one of each. Job done.

    Another crises overted....lol....
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    Not sure it has the hole in the centre...worth a...

    Not sure it has the hole in the centre...worth a look though, thanks.
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    Don't really want to do that. They are visible...

    Don't really want to do that. They are visible and don't want to change them out, if I can help it.
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    Thanks. 'Philips' didn't even enter my mind, but...

    Thanks. 'Philips' didn't even enter my mind, but looking at it, it makes sense.
    Maybe I could drill a hole in a philips screw driver...will see.
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    Close....but too many lobes..... 394468

    Close....but too many lobes.....

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    Not seen a screw head like this before.

    Hi Guys,
    Does anyone know what this head type is called and/or when I can get a bit for it?
    Its on our security sliding fly wire door. It looks like its stopping me from replacing the door rollers...
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    I bought a similar machine a few years ago from...

    I bought a similar machine a few years ago from H&F. I just do the basic stuff.
    If I had my time again, I would get a power feed, head raising/lowering motor and a keyless chuck instead of what I...
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    I'm in the same boat....

    I'm in the same boat....
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    Thanks, I will check it out. Have already...

    Thanks, I will check it out.
    Have already started looking at installing keyboard buttons as per a u tube vid I saw.
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    I have actually taken a change in direction. I...

    I have actually taken a change in direction.
    I have put a deposit on a 6090 a company in Perth is importing, and it comes with an Offline Controller similar to yours, I think?
    It's DDCSV3.1.

    ...
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    He must be 'fishin'..... Only needs one to...

    He must be 'fishin'.....
    Only needs one to bite......


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    A 3 phase motor can be run on single phase, in a...

    A 3 phase motor can be run on single phase, in a pinch.
    Not a particularly efficient way to go, but cheap, realatively easy to do and works fine.
    Just letting you know....not reconending it.
    We...
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    Nice work Bollie ( and Dave for the idea ) Re:...

    Nice work Bollie ( and Dave for the idea )

    Re: keyless chuck

    Would a strip wrench help with that?


    Steve

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    Very nice Mr Baron.

    Very nice Mr Baron.
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    Geez.. I was convinced it was the right...

    Geez.. I was convinced it was the right stuff.......
    I don't like the idea of it going off after a single use.


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    Thanks John, It doesn't sound like liquid wire...

    Thanks John,
    It doesn't sound like liquid wire is the way to go.

    Have seen Zebra strips in devices I've pulled part, but not bought any.
    A quick google didn't find any in Oz and the ones I did...
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    Lap Joining 2 PCB's

    I am looking into a project to make a CNC keyboard using a emulator from a keyboard.
    A guy on, from the UK, U Tube has made a 'expander' pcb to make more room to solder the wiring to it.
    He has...
  25. Sounds like a bargain! Good stuff.

    Sounds like a bargain!

    Good stuff.
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    Couldn't find a ball handle for resonable cost so...

    Couldn't find a ball handle for resonable cost so I relented and made a different one.

    Checked the orientation of the handle on the crane:ok
    Made the handle, so just need to do a couple spot...
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    Engine Crane Bleed valve Mod

    Since I bought my engine crane, I've always wanted a more controlable way to lower the arm.
    I saw something similar to this on utube so I thought I'd use it as a stating point.

    I wanted to it be...
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    Picture shows the puller in its fully operated...

    Picture shows the puller in its fully operated position. Bottom beam would be next to the chains otherwise. Correct?

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    Are gas struts your preferred option? Have you...

    Are gas struts your preferred option?

    Have you looked at others?
    Just wondering,....

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    Oooohhh...nice. I want one....lol Sent from...

    Oooohhh...nice.

    I want one....lol

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    'The' sign of a true tinkerer....lol

    'The' sign of a true tinkerer....lol
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    If its brand new, sent it back and ask for a...

    If its brand new, sent it back and ask for a replacement. Its obviously not a correctly functioning product.
    They probably won't swap it but they should fix it.
    Good luck.
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    As you know, these are rare in these parts. I...

    As you know, these are rare in these parts.
    I assume you are keeping an eye on Gumtree and Facebook marketplace.
    They come up sometimes.
    Stece

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    Thanks Pip, I saw video today that outlines...

    Thanks Pip,

    I saw video today that outlines some options. its 4 years old, but still seems to have usefully info.

    Ends up on Masso.
    I had seen that one before but had forgotten about it.

    PS...
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    Thanks Snapatap, It certainly is worth a look. ...

    Thanks Snapatap,
    It certainly is worth a look.
    I'm a bit surprised no-one else has chimed in to say they are using it, yet. Maybe the cost is a bit high for most hobbyists.

    I'll keep reading.
    ...
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    Centroid Acorn CNC controller

    Anyone using this hardware and software , coming from Mach3 or 4?
    I'm tired of Mach 3 and not sure I want to try Mach 4......Might try something different.....

    It sounds pretty like its pretty...
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    Update: I have come across a business who are...

    Update:
    I have come across a business who are importing some 6090's, refitting them and then selling, for less than this s/h one so I've locked it in. ( just snuck in )
    Will be 3 months before I...
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    Is it open at the other end? Can you slit the...

    Is it open at the other end?
    Can you slit the offender with a hacksaw at either side of the hole and deform material inwards?
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    Exciting indeed.....Better than Christmas!

    Exciting indeed.....Better than Christmas!
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    What ya mean?......lol My gloves are fairly...

    What ya mean?......lol

    My gloves are fairly dextrous. Alot thinner than what we used to use.

    I'll pull the gun apart and have a look.




    They look nice. Will consider them if my...
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    Cigweld 200 trigger spring

    Hi gents,
    Has anyone fitted a stronger spring to their Tweco gun? I think its a No 1, from approx 2004.
    I keep on accidently pressing the trigger, while moving into position.

    I looked at a...
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    I've got a HM-45. I use the 'witches hat' just...

    I've got a HM-45.
    I use the 'witches hat' just to keep the shaft clean and corrosion free. Yes, its a pain.....
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    Thanks Phill, yeah, thats what I was thinking. ...

    Thanks Phill,
    yeah, thats what I was thinking.
    I doubt he will go that low, so I guess its a 'no go'.


    Will keep an eye on it ...you never know.....

    Steve
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    Anyone own a ZK6090 CNC Router?

    I saw one for sale , fairly close to me and was mildly interested.
    Guys says its 4-5 years old, and he wants $6k for it. Way too much me thinks.
    Its got round rails which I definatly don't want....
  45. Thread: Mig Gun Stand

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    Mig Gun Stand

    I finally got around to making a stand for my Mig Gun today.
    I copied one I saw on the net but I lent mine forward,to shift the cg, due to the weight of the hose.
    It will sit on the welder and I...
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    No expert but, I *think*.......the figure '0.390'...

    No expert but, I *think*.......the figure '0.390' represents the relationship between the spindle 'counts' and the leadscrew 'counts' on Clough42's Lathe?
    You have to do the calcs for your Lathe...
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    Think I'm leaning towards this option. Had a...

    Think I'm leaning towards this option.
    Had a play in CAD to see how to get the angles right and doing at the top will look neater, but a bit harder to implement.
    Cutting out a 160mm Vee will give...
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    Thanks guys. No trees nearby and no gutter...

    Thanks guys.
    No trees nearby and no gutter guard.
    Shed is new so thats a bummer...lol
    Will have to think on it some more.

    Steve
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    Shed downpipe Mod

    I got my downpipes installed inboard of the end of the shed, to make it easier to pipe to the soakwell.
    I then got a path laid ( while I was at work ) and when I got home this one was over the...
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    Hmmmmmm...Hammer....

    Hmmmmmm...Hammer....
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