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  1. I am not at all adverse to looking out of place...

    I am not at all adverse to looking out of place to save myself some dollars.

    I shoot .54 cal round ball which uses a 37 mm diam patch. Gun Shop plastic bag pack price is $18
    ...
  2. I can sympathise with you.Flint locks are for...

    I can sympathise with you.Flint locks are for masochists. Not many own them ,mostly for the reasons you described.
    Undoubtedly a smoking ember through the flash channel from pan to chamber.

    These...
  3. Hi eskimo I can tell you from 30 years of...

    Hi eskimo

    I can tell you from 30 years of experience that ramming the powder is quite safe. I have shot beside black powder muzzleloader shooters and have seen multiple thousands of the ramming...
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    Hi uj33, Welcome to the MetalWork Forums We...

    Hi uj33,
    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums
    We have great bunch here very helpful and supportive of one another. You will find many like minded folk here, perhaps with same interests as you.

    If you...
  5. I guess as we get a bit older we get particular...

    I guess as we get a bit older we get particular in how we like to be treated as a client or customer.

    I believe it gets back to respect for your customer.

    I will not be taken for granted by...
  6. Hi Spitlight Welcome to our MetalWork Forums....

    Hi Spitlight

    Welcome to our MetalWork Forums.

    We have great bunch here very helpful and supportive of one another. You will find many like minded folk here with same interests as you.

    There...
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    Ok ! fair enough Grahame

    Ok ! fair enough

    Grahame
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    For those still chasing a lathe the Nuttal is...

    For those still chasing a lathe the Nuttal is here

    https://metalworkforums.com/f223/t207575-nsw-nuttall-lathe-sale

    Grahame
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    It good that you are getting a pro to move...

    It good that you are getting a pro to move it.peace of mind and all that.

    What about getting into your shed?

    I am sure we shall all love to see the pics that follow?

    Grahame
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    I disagree with the above statement and this is...

    I disagree with the above statement and this is why.

    The come along at no stage would bear the entire weight of the lathe, unless there was a catastophic failure of the main lift sling/chains. In...
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    Not that I have moved a lathe as big as 3tonnes...

    Not that I have moved a lathe as big as 3tonnes myself but I have been present as one around that size was lifted and moved.

    The big points to observe were its balance and center of gravity.
    ...
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    Hi moorebrm Welcome to the MetalWork forums. ...

    Hi moorebrm

    Welcome to the MetalWork forums.


    We have great bunch here and are very helpful and supportive of one another. You will find many like minded folk here, perhaps with same interests...
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    Hi Riverbuilder, Photos would provide an...

    Hi Riverbuilder,

    Photos would provide an excellent place to begin from.

    Grahame
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    Hi Barry, Welcome to the MetalWork Forums, ...

    Hi Barry,

    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums,

    We have some fine folks here who are supportive, friendly and helpful.

    Please take the time to navigate around the forums to view the varied and...
  15. Mr Crankyboots and dealing with businesses who won't provide an email address

    I had occasion to ring my ophthalmologist this morning.I wanted to ask if a referral needs updating.
    I am going to my doctor later in the morning and wanted to ask family doc for another referal,...
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    Fingers crossed then that things are not going to...

    Fingers crossed then that things are not going to be too bad for you.
    regards
    Grahame
  17. For those boilermakers/welders who were ...

    For those boilermakers/welders who were involved in confined space welding.

    You learned very quickly that essential points were the
    efficiency of the work return connections ,
    the forced air...
  18. I am not even sure if 2007 is the most recent...

    I am not even sure if 2007 is the most recent update.

    These standards are compiled by a committee of professional level experts in their particular field.

    They come from industry and it takes a...
  19. AS 1674 Safety in Welding and Allied Processes -...

    AS 1674 Safety in Welding and Allied Processes - 2007 ?

    according to Google


    It will cost you $234 or so to find out.

    The Standard is a low production run publication-that is why they cost...
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    Hi Barry, Welcome to the MetalWork Forums. ...

    Hi Barry,

    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums.

    We have some fine folks here who are supportive friendly and helpful.

    There is a dedicated lathe Forums here so there is a good place to start or...
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    Getting down to your Cigweld 185 problems . I...

    Getting down to your Cigweld 185 problems .

    I am afraid it may be a case of of not enough welder for the volume of weld. With a ten amp GPO you can't expect miracles.

    If you know how you might...
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    Hi Scottymac, Welcome to the MetalWork Forums....

    Hi Scottymac,
    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums.
    There is lots of metalwork facets here besides welding .

    We have a excellent membership base of members compromising of many experienced,...
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    There's more than a few:rolleyes:

    There's more than a few:rolleyes:
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    Gidday Hoggo1951, Welcome to the MetalWork...

    Gidday Hoggo1951,
    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums

    We have an top group here who are experienced,knowledgeable and willing to offer a hand if and when it is needed.

    To find the rest of what we...
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    Hi eskimo Nice pick up, then! I would bet...

    Hi eskimo

    Nice pick up, then!

    I would bet it not even 10% of the current new price.

    Really great condition too!

    Grahame
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    Say the machine was a Hercus of that similar...

    Say the machine was a Hercus of that similar model and year of production, all and Brightly painted up up real spiffy but without a motor.

    Would you pay pay $4000 of your hard earned dollars?
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    Thank you all, I am sure many of our non tech...

    Thank you all,
    I am sure many of our non tech members ( like me) will be grateful for pointing out the how to's of picture posting.

    Thanks
    Grahame
  28. Thread: Hm 46b

    by Grahame Collins
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    Not morons ,but almost slaves, press ganged...

    Not morons ,but almost slaves, press ganged labour.

    Possibly farm labourer types ,forcibly shipped from the country in to the manufacturing cities. Working long hours , with poor pay and housed in...
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    How to get scammed

    Its too easy

    A person, who is a brand New member, who has yet to post, who just happens to be located overseas - PMs you.

    He offers that hard to find WIDGET you have advertised for -right...
  30. [QUOTE=bob ward;1993051] From what I see of hex...

    [QUOTE=bob ward;1993051]
    From what I see of hex steel its mainly leaded steel. [QUOTE]

    Best NOT to weld on leaded steel then.:doh: My bad!

    Grahame
  31. Getting further out of the box! Why does it have...

    Getting further out of the box! Why does it have to be a hex section? Would a round bar drilled and tapped and with two parallel turning flats suffice?

    If no mill, Hacksaw and file or tack a hex...
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    Hi Iron Triangle In view of that disaster,...

    Hi Iron Triangle

    In view of that disaster, have you thought about the soundness of the remainder of the van frame construction.? Your draw bar in particular.

    If the makers can make a poor job...
  33. Do you mean 5" long Morrisman ? Or .5" -half...

    Do you mean 5" long Morrisman ? Or .5" -half inch?

    If ss is alright to use, what about two stainless steel joiner nuts tacked together?
    I have seen them in smaller sizes ,so assume you can get...
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    Hi and happy New year to the lot of you. If I...

    Hi and happy New year to the lot of you.

    If I may have 2 bob's worth please, can I mention the area around and inside the fracture?

    It looks wet as there has been water laying inside the welded...
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    Ok You are now eligible to join the Fell off (or...

    Ok You are now eligible to join the Fell off (or through) the roof club.I been there and done that,too.

    You are not the first nor the last of us who will probably now heed what the SO says to us...
  36. Follow up to the Reported posts thread

    Feed back from Admin indicated this person is a bit of a nutter. More in post below.

    He has 5 reports against him on SFS not including ours.

    Thanks to all who reported him.
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    I have a cheap set and use them to check hardness...

    I have a cheap set and use them to check hardness in knife blade materials.

    I was given an electric furnace and will use that to harden the blades and for me, thats where the hardness checking...
  38. Follow up to why the post above was placed in OFF...

    Follow up to why the post above was placed in OFF Topic

    A New poster - joined and used his 1st post to post essentially gibbersh recommending toggle clamps.
    He was reported and I thank those who...
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    Hi Steve , Maybe you have already ready perused...

    Hi Steve ,
    Maybe you have already ready perused the info in the link and maybe you haven't.

    No matter it might be useful to those who are about to build a trailer.

    The underlying message is to...
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    Great to hear !:2tsup:

    Great to hear !:2tsup:
  41. Hi Donny, Do not fret too much about being new...

    Hi Donny,

    Do not fret too much about being new and not used to our systems.

    While you are picking it up there's always some one here to help.

    We all shall look forward to seeing pics of the...
  42. Reporting a post and what to do if not sure about it.

    To all members,

    You might believe you have occasion to report a post. Let's say it doesn't seem quite right but you are not quite sure about it.

    Please view the suspect post through the...
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    Hi Benizel, Welcome to the MetalWork forums, ...

    Hi Benizel,

    Welcome to the MetalWork forums,

    Why not tell us about your self and your metalwork interests and tools ,equipment you have.

    There's an ideal place at the Welcome Wagon forum -...
  44. Hi NZ - OldStuff Welcome to the MetalWork...

    Hi NZ - OldStuff

    Welcome to the MetalWork forums.

    You have joined a great bunch of people always willing to help.

    ou will find plenty here who have the same interests as yourself.

    Please...
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    Raggsie has time on his side ,so why can't we, as...

    Raggsie has time on his side ,so why can't we, as a group, use our accumulated lathe knowledge to provide him with a lathe pre purchase inspection list.

    Our new member can then at least be...
  46. The link below may contain interesting...

    The link below may contain interesting information to the Hercus 270 shaper which had a history before Hercus acquired it.

    Douglas & Hercus ShaperAustralia

    Grahame
  47. Ueee last posted in 2017 . His business, 84...

    Ueee last posted in 2017 .

    His business, 84 Engineering was manufacturing his range of linishers and and spare parts for a retail mob Artisan crafts or something like that.

    Last time I sought...
  48. Hi Donny , Welcome to our Metalwork Forums. I...

    Hi Donny ,
    Welcome to our Metalwork Forums.

    I deleted your mobile number as this forum can be internationally accessed. That means that scammers worldwide only have to read our forum and bingo,...
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    First class diagnostic and repair. It sure...

    First class diagnostic and repair.

    It sure sounds like you have helped quite a few linisher owners.

    Thank you

    Grahame
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    Hi Frank Welcome to the MetalWork Forums, ...

    Hi Frank

    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums,

    You have landed among a great group of metalwork enthusiasts .

    There are very experienced and knowledgeable people who are willing to help each...
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