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    Simon you are trying to distort what i was...

    Simon you are trying to distort what i was saying, if you dont understand... the point is the pure and utter rudeness of forum members in here not replying to posts.
    Actually I can also include you...
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    Hey if any of you people don't want help or...

    Hey if any of you people don't want help or advice or have a different ideas about how to do something or disagree with me about
    anything i say... SPIT IT OUT..... i have my big boy pants on.
    ...
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    Hi John, I had a pretty good look where it was...

    Hi John, I had a pretty good look where it was and wasn't leaking and it is not leaking now so i will just keep an eye on it, the clamp
    and the seal seems to have done the trick and if it does leak...
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    Hi Kryn, "will it hold up"....... i pondered that...

    Hi Kryn, "will it hold up"....... i pondered that very question myself, I thought about all the foam air cleaners and precleaners that i have cleaned and oiled over the years..... and given that it...
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    Coolant stuff

    As you would expect the coolant tank was a swamp, or maybe it was a black lagoon.
    I shoveled it out and cleaned it with hot water and degreaser, cleaned the all the pipe fittings ect and fitted new...
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    Yes RC, that material is not good enough...

    Yes RC, that material is not good enough dimensionaly as it comes for the intended use, here are the specs...
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    justask have you tried griping one of the handles...

    justask have you tried griping one of the handles of your diestock in your vice, with soft jaws or 2 bits of wood, then
    screw the cap screw into the die and cut the thread using an allen key and...
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    steve you can get chrome bar that has been...

    steve you can get chrome bar that has been hardened and tempered.
    I have no idea how good or bad linear rail is to grind but i do know that if it is not tempered (stress relieved) properly that even...
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    G/day Techo, is the threaded hole for a drive pin

    G/day Techo, is the threaded hole for a drive pin
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    "What do you have there" Your 76th drill...

    "What do you have there"

    Your 76th drill press.......?:rolleyes:
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    replaced missing tailstock boot

    Another little job ticked off the list.
    I took some measurements and I found a suitable CV boot in a specials box that I had seen at an auto shop.
    It works like a little beauty :D

    cheers, shed
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    Hi John, if your grooves are a bit tight and you...

    Hi John, if your grooves are a bit tight and you are interested in checking your o ring groove sizes you can have a bit of a read here https://www.sealingaustralia.com.au/oring-groove-design/ there...
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    balancing

    I weighed the 8 flange and mounting bolts, they were up to 1 gram different in weight, i took a bit off the ends with a flap disc
    to get them all the same. Then i dressed the wheel before putting...
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    I fitted this thing in the pic below, it vibrated...

    I fitted this thing in the pic below, it vibrated everything off the bench. The problem seemed to sideways runout so i made a couple of flanges to hold it further from the centre in the hope that it...
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    Hi John, instead of welding that plug in is there...

    Hi John, instead of welding that plug in is there enough meat there to put an o ring groove in it?
    And then secure it by a plate across the back bolted to the mounting plate.

    cheers, shed
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    balancing gizmo

    I still have a couple of other things to do to the grinder so i have not tried it yet.

    The spindle parts are pressed together and turned to within a beez from the finished size then ground to size...
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    swarf

    Simon I made you a boring vid today, there is no need for air down the spindle.
    If you reread my posts and have a bit of a play with your feeds then you will be able to do this.
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    This is wicked.....:D I know nothing about jets...

    This is wicked.....:D
    I know nothing about jets or rockets but this looks like one mean servi-car, make sure you have a good dump before you
    get on that thing :wink:

    cheers, shed
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    This blind hole is about 31mm dia, 58 deep,...

    This blind hole is about 31mm dia, 58 deep, triangle insert, 20mm dia bar on an angle, 4140, 400 rpm, feed is .082,
    DOC .5mm.
    As you can see the swarf comes out to the rear of the boring bar,...
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    When you increase the feed rate to get chips on a...

    When you increase the feed rate to get chips on a small hole the chips cling to the bore
    and deposit themselves on top of the boring bar, they build up and can wedge between the bore and the bar,...
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    G/day Chas, I guess it was the intense heat from...

    G/day Chas, I guess it was the intense heat from the bushfire, there was some debate about the temperature that day but I think that the consensus was 46 degrees, a mate that is in the SES reckoned...
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    I think you need to get your lathe up to scratch...

    I think you need to get your lathe up to scratch then tackle the jobs you need it for.

    Only 3 speeds, no compound slide and a tall wobbly tool post are gunna cause you grief every time you just...
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    60mm deep at 25 dia I would probably drill close...

    60mm deep at 25 dia I would probably drill close to size and use a 14 to 16mm dia boring bar, material bright mild steel about 400 rpm, if you get chatter drop the revs down.

    If the chips formed...
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    Simon we were lucky here, we had temps of 40 - 42...

    Simon we were lucky here, we had temps of 40 - 42 deg and fires burning 240 degrees around us for 2 wks, the black range had fire most of the way around it and if a north wind had of picked up i...
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    In 2009 i was standing on my back verandah...

    In 2009 i was standing on my back verandah watching and waiting for a 1 klm or so wide fire front to hit me, there was no noise like sirens helicopters ect they were all hiding, you could only hear...
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    Back in the good old days when my daily earner...

    Back in the good old days when my daily earner was strucual steel onsite fabrication i made made a
    rule that there was no smoking in the van until driving 1 klm with the window down.
    Another rule...
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    I have a Servian power hacksaw, the name is cast...

    I have a Servian power hacksaw, the name is cast into the side covers so i assume that it was made in oz by Servian.

    Some pics of your drill would be gr8 m8.

    cheers, shed
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    Hi John, I set my cylinder to slow and control...

    Hi John, I set my cylinder to slow and control the cutting speed through thin material and leave it at that setting for all cutting.
    Then it feeds at it's own rate as it cuts thicker material and...
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    Finished the wheel weights

    Here are the finished weights, the longer weight is a spare, when i say spare i mean that if it is needed it gives me the option of using it as is or cutting it in half and having 2 smaller weights....
  30. Might be a good idea to fit one of these on the...

    Might be a good idea to fit one of these on the return, between the valve and the oil tank.
    Something like this with a hydraulic filter screwed on.
    ...
  31. Hey Gazza, I call it pain....ting cheers, shed

    Hey Gazza, I call it pain....ting

    cheers, shed
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    Simon by the time that you have finished PeteO's...

    Simon by the time that you have finished PeteO's shaper the third one (mine) will be a breeze.:D

    I am also enjoying this thread and kick myself for missing the scraping classes.

    cheers, shed
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    Hi John, there will be a grub screw at the centre...

    Hi John, there will be a grub screw at the centre line of the 2 halfs.
    With a bit of luck i will get the threaded holes done in the next day or so..... actually... it might be a little longer...
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    Yeah.....you had me worried also, I have been...

    Yeah.....you had me worried also, I have been walking around the backyard looking for the other parts to the chipper :D
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    Hi Simon, I was looking at the pics on my phone...

    Hi Simon, I was looking at the pics on my phone earlier, now i am looking at it on the poota and see that the shaft does extend
    through to the other side so no need for a jig, that makes it pretty...
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    It would be an idea to use that as a jig to make...

    It would be an idea to use that as a jig to make a jig to hold the new shaft when fitting/welding it in
  37. Yes elan, you are correct, getting confused in my...

    Yes elan, you are correct, getting confused in my old age and probably thinking about internal mics :)
  38. It is a bit hard measuring balls with a mic as...

    It is a bit hard measuring balls with a mic as the anvils are spherical, you really want flat anvils and something that repeats more accurately, something like a mitutoyo 523 snap micrometer.
    I have...
  39. Hi John, this is a differant chinese mic but...

    Hi John, this is a differant chinese mic but should be much the same as the ausee one, i measured an old (could have been owned by Noah) 1/4" gauge block with 3 differant mic's.

    cheers, shed382338...
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    Grinding wheel balance weights

    I noticed that when the grinding wheel was running that I could see the work head vibrating, it wasn't much of a vibration tho and it felt only slight...... but...

    There was no weights in the...
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    generator drive

    I found some pulley's to drive the generator, I made a drive pulley out of an old howard bantam pulley and bored it to suit the shaft on the test motor pictured in the previous post.
    I then cleaned...
  42. I have never used one of these but am am eager...

    I have never used one of these but am am eager for someone else to try one:D

    They are called a Delta VFD, so 220 single phase input and 380 3 phase output, a sample here...
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    Make bush from pb barstock in lathe, leave bush...

    Make bush from pb barstock in lathe, leave bush on bar and put in mill and machine flat to centre of bush, put back in lathe and part off, repeat proceedure.

    shed
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    It is simple, any new job you are to repair you...

    It is simple, any new job you are to repair you take what you have and make a start, the simplest task and you seem to have half the tools out of the workshop, so you need to do the job to know what...
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    Hi John, maybe fill the hole, you could try...

    Hi John, maybe fill the hole, you could try tightening a cap screw in them and they might hold tighter with less distortion/flex/crush in the collet.

    cheers, shed
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    Stand on your head when looking at my comic :) ...

    Stand on your head when looking at my comic :)

    Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
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    Eskimo this how i cut R/H threads away from the...

    Eskimo this how i cut R/H threads away from the chuck, there is no turning cutters upside down.
    I am pretty sure the inserts that you need would be available on aliexpress but without the tool...
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    Eskimo when i had a look for your insert numbers...

    Eskimo when i had a look for your insert numbers i found circlip groove inserts?...
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    You might might get away with not lubing them but...

    You might might get away with not lubing them but the oil on a new bush might only be a packing oil, best to play it safe and lube them.
    You always knew when you put your foot on a clutch and the...
  50. I had a little Cranville Wombat backhoe that I...

    I had a little Cranville Wombat backhoe that I used as a yard crane, I have seen them for sale recently but the prices they want for them seem to be over the top now.
    I paid 1500 bucks for mine with...
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