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    My order from Banggood took less than a month to...

    My order from Banggood took less than a month to arrive - ordered in April. Guess it's a lottery.
  2. Thankfully I have not personnally not experienced...

    Thankfully I have not personnally not experienced total failures (other than car LPG cylinders letting go) but have seen a number of training videos covering it. The safety valve/fuse will vent a...
  3. You can get signage from places such as BOC and...

    You can get signage from places such as BOC and from eBay.

    Acetylene is extremely dangerous (probably one of the most dangerous) to us for several reasons;

    it burns easily from a very lean...
  4. Thread: Auction

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    Few small items. None of the big stuff. I...

    Few small items. None of the big stuff. I missed out on the Victoria rotary table due to the internob dropping out.
  5. And label the outside of your shed/garage so that...

    And label the outside of your shed/garage so that us firefighters know there is acetylene inside........
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    Thans for the input all. Ally would be easier to...

    Thans for the input all. Ally would be easier to mill also. Not sure cost wise..
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    I don't think making one will be too hard. If I...

    I don't think making one will be too hard. If I can get the overhead arm holes right then I can use the horizontal spindle to spot a hole for the bearing. Cast iron or steel? Would it make any...
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    Dufour 624C Overarm Support

    Does anybody have or know of a Dufour 624C overarm support that I may be able to purchase? Failing that, would anybody have any idea of where I might find some plans for one so that I can make it? ...
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    Grrr at Online Auctions

    Why does the internet always have issues when you are trying to bid on a lovely rotary table :?
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    If I used hydraulics on the gantry it would only...

    If I used hydraulics on the gantry it would only be for height adjustment without a load. The load would be lifted by a chain hoist.
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    Possibly. I have the pump/motor/tank assembly so...

    Possibly. I have the pump/motor/tank assembly so all I would need is a pair a cylinders with a suitable stroke. Ultimately I would use pins to lock the height rather than have all the weight on the...
  12. Thread: My Widgets

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    Reading back I think I did misunderstand your...

    Reading back I think I did misunderstand your post - sorry.

    To date my teachers have been Adam Booth, Keith Fenner and Keith Rucker!!!! I am learning now ready for my retirement in 10-15 years...
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    Steve, I am shortly going to be making a...

    Steve,

    I am shortly going to be making a similar gantry crane. I want mine to be able to park straddeling one of my machines so that it takes up little additional room. I have a motor and pump...
  14. Thread: My Widgets

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    Based on replies above I think I got so blinkered...

    Based on replies above I think I got so blinkered that I had to have the large diamter THEN the small diameter that I didn't think about a RH tool being able to do the small diameter then part off to...
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    Cheers Steve. I have not been able to find a...

    Cheers Steve.

    I have not been able to find a wiring diagram for the Dufour 624 machine so I cannot tell if the spindle motor is direct on-line start or star-delta. I also do not know if there is...
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    I have 16mm2 wiring to my shed and a 40Amp...

    I have 16mm2 wiring to my shed and a 40Amp breaker. I will need to investigate the limits of this.

    I was only aware of a VFD being used from 1 to 3-phase. I will do some research on 3-3 phase.
  17. Thread: My Widgets

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    Baron, the way you described it is exactly the...

    Baron, the way you described it is exactly the way I did it although due to my small range of tools, machining the smaller diameter was a pain. Didn't know you could have a toolholder on the back of...
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    Cheers pipe. It is def a WNMG. I will look to...

    Cheers pipe. It is def a WNMG. I will look to get some CCMT or TCMT as they look like they will be much easier to get in there.
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    Horizontal Mill Motor Size

    I am looking for a horizontal mill and currently am looking at 2. One is a smallish machine that is listed as having a 2Hp motor (Adcock & Shipley 1ES). This I can easily run with my phase...
  20. Thread: My Widgets

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    My Widgets

    I am very new to machining and not very good - just as well I like to learn!!

    Today I made some widgets - they are spacers/washers that adapt an M12 bolt to an M20 hole. I was in a rush so was...
  21. Thread: Horizontal Mill

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    there are 8 BT40 new tool arbours on a...

    there are 8 BT40 new tool arbours on a graysonline.com auction (ending in 30 minutes). I won't grab them knowing what you said. Cheers
  22. Thread: Horizontal Mill

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    Is a BT40 interchangeable with NT40 or are they...

    Is a BT40 interchangeable with NT40 or are they different???
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    thanks for posting.........grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...

    thanks for posting.........grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :angfire:
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    :cry4::cry4::cry4: too late

    :cry4::cry4::cry4: too late
  25. Thread: Metrology Tools

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    Thanks for the offer Kyrn. I had thought...

    Thanks for the offer Kyrn.



    I had thought about a piston pin from a large diesel but I would then be in a position of not knowing if it was ground exactly square or not until I make my...
  26. Thread: Metrology Tools

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    Thanks for the videos - I have pretty much worked...

    Thanks for the videos - I have pretty much worked thru Tom's archive. He has some great stuff.

    Making a squareness comparator is possibly first on the list but it is useless without a standard to...
  27. Thread: Metrology Tools

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    Metrology Tools

    Now that I have a lovely granite plate in my shed (thanks Greg and John :2tsup:) I need to buy or make some metrology tools. (I am new to machining so have limited stuff)

    I think my plan is to use...
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    Nice...anybody driving from WA to SA soon? lol

    Nice...anybody driving from WA to SA soon? lol
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    heeeeeelp :)

    heeeeeelp :)
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    1.3m of 130mm diameter 4140 in an auction (with a...

    1.3m of 130mm diameter 4140 in an auction (with a whole lot of other metal) for $100!

    Now I have to build a crane to move it around.....
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    Ummm....thanks Dr Phil.....I have only just...

    Ummm....thanks Dr Phil.....I have only just learned my ISO40 from NT40 so that might be a little deep for me..... :B LOL
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    Still need a hand if anybody is coming to...

    Still need a hand if anybody is coming to Adelaide?
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    Evaporust all the way........

    Evaporust all the way........
  34. Thread: Horizontal Mill

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    I have taken a look at a Dufour 624C and a 160. ...

    I have taken a look at a Dufour 624C and a 160. Not heard of this French company before but then again I am new to the machining world. One says NT40 spindle and the other ISO40 spindle. Are those...
  35. Thread: Horizontal Mill

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    Will keep that in mind. Probably would be...

    Will keep that in mind. Probably would be looking for a higher HP machine but don't really know yet.
  36. Thread: Horizontal Mill

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    Cheers Oxx. Don't really know what I am looking...

    Cheers Oxx. Don't really know what I am looking for but it won't be to big as I am just a hobbiest and need it to fit in the 12x6 shed I have. Something substantial enough to do some reasonable...
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    Horizontal Mill

    I have got the itch for a new machine - a horizontal mill. I watch alot of the usual YouTube channels and like the look of the Kearney & Trecker mills such as the Model H that Keith Fenner uses (I...
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    R8 Collets vs E32

    When I bought my Bridgeport it came with a small number of R8 collets. I decided to purchase a half set of Vertex ER32 (?) collets/R8 adaptor.

    Is there any benefit of using the original R8...
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    I would have thought the item you showed would be...

    I would have thought the item you showed would be suitable however it looks like there is no allowance for a fine adjust to get the gauge smack on zero.
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    Am I allowed to bump this?

    Am I allowed to bump this?
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    Still looking for somebody. Name your...

    Still looking for somebody. Name your brand/price.........
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    Lots of googling. Will try contacting Nagase.

    Lots of googling. Will try contacting Nagase.
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    Much appreciated. However the seller cannot get...

    Much appreciated. However the seller cannot get it to you in time :(
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    Nagase SWG-4 Operators Manual

    Just bought a Nagase SWG-4 surface grinder. Does anybody have a PDF of an operator's manual or service manual that may help me out with this machine. Looks reasonably simple to operate but would...
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    yes what they said....... 600 x 400 x ?

    yes what they said....... 600 x 400 x ?
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    Melb to Adelaide

    Looking for somebody willing to bring a granite surface from Melbourne to Adelaide......
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    Heat Treating Book

    I am building a small heat treating oven to harden some 123 blocks and other tooling that I want to make. Can anybody recommend any books relating to heat treating?
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    I should ask, is anybody coming to Adelaide who...

    I should ask, is anybody coming to Adelaide who would be willing to meet up somewhere with it for a slab of beer??
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    Driving over to Adelaide any time soon????? :(:(

    Driving over to Adelaide any time soon????? :(:(
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    I just bought a $75 core drill bit and will see...

    I just bought a $75 core drill bit and will see how it goes. Do you suggest a slowish speed and lots of water? Any other tips? I will be using a Husqvana DM230 core drill.
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