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  1. A few millimetres is a lot. Get a bit of scrap...

    A few millimetres is a lot.

    Get a bit of scrap about 60mm long (long enough that more than half sticks out from the chuck when fully gripped in jaws)
    Face the first end
    Turn down half the length...
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    Seems to be well regarded from mentions I've seen...

    Seems to be well regarded from mentions I've seen at CNCZone.

    Mach3 is well and truly outdated and buggy.

    Haven't heard a lot of love for Mach4.

    UCCNC gets mentioned a fair bit...
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    620-25 H10 - Scraper was $79+GST (included one...

    620-25 H10 - Scraper was $79+GST (included one insert which I didn't realise)

    620-2525 H10 - Scraper insert $45+GST each

    Shipping was $15+GST

    [email protected]
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    I bought the Sandvik scraper from PMK Engineering...

    I bought the Sandvik scraper from PMK Engineering
    https://m.facebook.com/PMKEP/

    Brad was happy to sell inserts in small numbers as well.

    BTW The Sandvik scraper comes with an insert
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    A lot of standard house circuits have 16amp...

    A lot of standard house circuits have 16amp breakers. On that table, a 15amp socket counts as 15amps if using a 16amp breaker.

    Whereas on a 20amp breaker, the 15amp socket counts as 12amp.
    ...
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    I wonder whether the use of the word tungsten is...

    I wonder whether the use of the word tungsten is to confuse people into thinking they are getting tungsten carbide tooling
  7. Welcome. Good to see another novacastrian.

    Welcome. Good to see another novacastrian.
  8. O rings require a properly sized groove with an...

    O rings require a properly sized groove with an appropriate finish. If you are doing this for a hydraulic piston then I don't think you can do it without a lathe (or using a mill as a lathe)

    If it...
  9. Thread: Boring head

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    I am amazed they are still making these if that...

    I am amazed they are still making these if that is the asking price.

    Seems like pricing yourself out of the market to me.

    Nearly $9k for a boring head. That's a fair chunk of the coin it takes...
  10. Thread: Gcode enquiry

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    GCode is pretty simple. There are setup codes and...

    GCode is pretty simple. There are setup codes and then relatively few movement codes (for hobby use, unlikely you'll be doing canned cycles etc)

    You don't need to be able to code by hand to get...
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    Nice work. I'm using levelling castors a fair...

    Nice work.

    I'm using levelling castors a fair bit. Best of both worlds.
    Can get a set of four for $70-80 on eBay.
    GD-80 is the model I have.
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    I know it doesn't have a quill, but it's a nice...

    I know it doesn't have a quill, but it's a nice looking mill

    Servian Sermac X8130 Universal Milling Machine with Accessories...
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    They are not easy to come by. I've converted a...

    They are not easy to come by.

    I've converted a $100 Ozito reciprocating saw. Has variable speed.

    I did plan on variable stroke, but the gear was too hard and my mill / workholding too crap....
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    I've been thinking about this. My experience...

    I've been thinking about this.

    My experience is that metal bandsaws end up being quite messy. The cut needs lubrication.

    If you had a coolant setup that you could turn off that might work...
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    Large 26inch DoAll vertical bandsaw

    I'm very tempted but not sure I've got the space and don't have the lifting gear (yet... Bought the materials for 2ton gantry crane)

    26inch DoAll vertical bandsaw
    ...
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    My straight edge: 1232mm long Base is 73mm...

    My straight edge:
    1232mm long

    Base is 73mm wide, 22.3mm thick

    Spine is 15.7mm thick
    There is a top along the spine - 53.3mm wide, 16mm thick.
    Highest point is 212mm from spotting surface to...
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    I would have been interested, however I acquired...

    I would have been interested, however I acquired a 48" a couple of weeks ago.

    22kg sounds very light. Not sure what mine weighs but it is a solid lift.

    Some on mine is 73mm wide (no dovetail,...
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    Looks fantastic

    Looks fantastic
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    My Inox spray bottle has to be coming up on 10...

    My Inox spray bottle has to be coming up on 10 years also. Works fine.
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    Tapatalk? On the Tapatalk home screen, at top...

    Tapatalk?

    On the Tapatalk home screen, at top right hit the person icon, then settings, then signature. Turn off.
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    Great work.

    Great work.
  22. Very belated reply.... Weight is ~300kg. ...

    Very belated reply....

    Weight is ~300kg.

    The answer is with difficulty.

    The difficulty started with the plate getting delivered late one evening by lift gate. I have a long narrow driveway...
  23. Round column, no thanks. Limits use substantially.

    Round column, no thanks. Limits use substantially.
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    I follow now. Didn't think it through and assumed...

    I follow now. Didn't think it through and assumed going on the bottom plate
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    Nice implementation RPG. Looks great

    Nice implementation RPG. Looks great
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    Can't see how that would not get in the way of...

    Can't see how that would not get in the way of the plate sitting flat
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    Room for a locking nut?

    Room for a locking nut?
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    Colin Furze

    Colin Furze
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    Looks great I'd like to know $$$ on the laser...

    Looks great

    I'd like to know $$$ on the laser cutting also please.
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    Alternative: can you hold it sideways and side...

    Alternative: can you hold it sideways and side mill the whole area flat. Not as nice looking possibly
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    Threads are for clamping not precision locating....

    Threads are for clamping not precision locating.

    You could use or make shoulder bolts. Threads to clamp and precise shoulder to locate
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    Does Chuck and associated rings behind it need to...

    Does Chuck and associated rings behind it need to come off first?
  33. CAD ain't CAD.... Depends vastly on the...

    CAD ain't CAD....

    Depends vastly on the software.

    I have not found a free or cheap CAD that allows parametric / dimension based sketching / modelling.

    I'm most familiar with Solidworks and...
  34. Material?

    Material?
  35. I'm keen to hear what it costs

    I'm keen to hear what it costs
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    Re V rollers: Needs of plasma (no cutting...

    Re V rollers:

    Needs of plasma (no cutting force) and routers are quite different. V rollers are a poor choice for a router but might be fine for plasma.

    Cost of linear bearings has come down a...
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    I'm not so sure. Dollar is king

    I'm not so sure. Dollar is king
  38. Looking at the AliExpress listing - related...

    Looking at the AliExpress listing - related items: they are available already in housings with mounting holes.
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    Sandvik says on centre, or just above if long...

    Sandvik says on centre, or just above if long tool stick out
    ...
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    Able to lie down and hold in vice from the side?...

    Able to lie down and hold in vice from the side?

    A picture of the stuck piece in situ would make it much easier to suggest best removal.
  41. Ah, sorry I just assumed AC.

    Ah, sorry I just assumed AC.
  42. Do you mean switches the neutral? Switching...

    Do you mean switches the neutral?

    Switching earth/ground would not actually switch power off at all just make it dangerous if there was a short.
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    Concrete should not be in contact with the steel...

    Concrete should not be in contact with the steel like that.

    My shed the Colourbond was only resting against the edge of the slab (not slab poured up to the sheets) and it was rusting. I installed...
  44. I think ETS Engineering in QLD has some better...

    I think ETS Engineering in QLD has some better prices but I never got the finer details.

    I got my plate through a enthusiast in QLD who has been importing plates and squares as group buys.
    ...
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    STEP is a model file format. It's made of...

    STEP is a model file format. It's made of triangles I think.

    G Code is not a model format. It is toolpath instructions. It does not contain direct information about the model.
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    Do you mean axially (in and out along the line of...

    Do you mean axially (in and out along the line of rotation)?
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    Maybe just the photos but the finish looks...

    Maybe just the photos but the finish looks rougher than I would expect?

    I am considering a resin printer. They are getting better and cheaper rapidly
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    Bolt the top layer. Then you can shim to get a...

    Bolt the top layer. Then you can shim to get a flatter surface
  49. My 900x600x200 plate bought through Dan (that...

    My 900x600x200 plate bought through Dan (that Marcus is talking about) was $850 (plus shipping from Dan's place to me)
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    Marcus, What is the name of the Facebook...

    Marcus,

    What is the name of the Facebook group?

    I bought a 900x600x200 plate through Dan. Also got a master square and a straight edge.
    Starting to acquire metrology gear.
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