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    The plan was to suck the gas out of the parts car...

    The plan was to suck the gas out of the parts car then use that gas to recharge the good car, that way i don't have to obtain the gas.
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    Good to know i'm not the only one that dreams up...

    Good to know i'm not the only one that dreams up diy AC repairs, i have been considering buying a vac pump so i can top up the gas in my daily, from my parts car.
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    Sandvik came out with a tooling and software...

    Sandvik came out with a tooling and software package for doing this on 5axis mill/turn lathes about 5 years ago, they called it invomilling.
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    I had a fair bit of trouble sourcing material for...

    I had a fair bit of trouble sourcing material for work last year (4140, 1045), lots of delays getting stuff from overseas. i hope things settle down this year. I imagine that the delays and cost...
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    I can fish my coborne power scraper out the shed...

    I can fish my coborne power scraper out the shed and check it on the weekend if you want. I have often wondered why nobody has made a cheaper copy, I would have assumed the patents would have expired...
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    They are pretty cool and really shouldn't be as...

    They are pretty cool and really shouldn't be as expensive as they are, I'm pretty sure its due to patents and licensing the design.
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    Considering how rare these seem to be what are...

    Considering how rare these seem to be what are they normally used for?
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    I believe it was designed so that it could be...

    I believe it was designed so that it could be converted to standard gauge (4" 8 1/2"), as the whole country was talking about going standard gauge back in the 1930/40's, look how fast they got that...
  9. Thread: Workshop, SA

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    The ad is now gone, so what was there and how...

    The ad is now gone, so what was there and how much?
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    A new trailer that size would be 10-12K, so thats...

    A new trailer that size would be 10-12K, so thats pretty good.
  11. These might be suitable ...

    These might be suitable

    https://www.unitedfasteners.com.au/products/fasteners-fixings/bright-steel/nuts/bright-steel-deep-nut#product-list
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    From what i can tell from the pics i think the...

    From what i can tell from the pics i think the threads have been done with a fluteless tap, that's why the crest looks a bit funny, but hard to be 100% certain from the pics. 90% of the time...
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    you might need to take a trip to specsavers :q

    you might need to take a trip to specsavers :q
  14. My work has a 150amp supply, and we have had 3...

    My work has a 150amp supply, and we have had 3 VMC's running, 2 large (600mm + swing) lathes running +compressor, lights admin, and still had plenty of spare power.
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    one of the guys at work just imported a 20ft...

    one of the guys at work just imported a 20ft container of ute canopys from china. He got charged $300 just to weigh the container.
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    The fumes/dust from it can cause extremely...

    The fumes/dust from it can cause extremely serious lung problems.
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    Iso 30, NT30 & BT30 all have the same taper, ISO...

    Iso 30, NT30 & BT30 all have the same taper, ISO and NT are mainly for manual machines, ISO has a metric drawbar thread and NT is imperial. BT30 has a thicker flange with a groove to engage with a...
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    This is clearly a case of a missing...

    This is clearly a case of a missing turboencabulator.
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    Some good Youtube channels: Scott Manley -...

    Some good Youtube channels:

    Scott Manley - really good space related content
    Plainly difficult - nuclear incidents and other disasters
    Mark Felton productions - mainly obscure WW2 videos...
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    You must be skinny, Mark. doesn't look like a lot...

    You must be skinny, Mark. doesn't look like a lot of working room between those lathes.
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    Shaper vice SA auction

    Anyone after a shaper vice?

    https://www.mgs.net.au/auction/catalogueitem.html?a=8778&ps=521373
  22. We just switched to the TAG style tool, everyone...

    We just switched to the TAG style tool, everyone in the shop says they are the best parting tools they have ever used.

    https://www.iscar.com/eCatalog/Family.aspx?fnum=2272&mapp=TG&app=51&GFSTYP=M
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    My thoughts exactly. I now understand why the...

    My thoughts exactly. I now understand why the quality of after market tractor parts are so poor, i have to rework about 30% of the parts i buy.
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    A large machine would be something that is...

    A large machine would be something that is multiple crane lifts and truck loads to shift, and it mainly manual machines that are getting the chop as they are obsolete. A lathe up 1.5M swing and 3M...
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    good luck, machine tools are in short supply, and...

    good luck, machine tools are in short supply, and prices are wayyyy up, and anything getting scrapped will be $$$$ to fix. I have been looking for a VMC for home and everything that comes up is...
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    only way to thread steel that hard is to...

    only way to thread steel that hard is to threadmill in a very good cnc mill, or 4 axis EDM. tapping will not work
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    doubt you will find parts, you will have to...

    doubt you will find parts, you will have to repair what you have or make your own replacement
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    I'm glad you saved that planer, It's the best one...

    I'm glad you saved that planer, It's the best one i have ever seen. cant wait to see it in action.
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    I have always just put the level on the top of...

    I have always just put the level on the top of the carriage and moved the carriage along the lathe. That's how all the techs that have done installs at work have done too.
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    Link worked, planer looks good. one piece of...

    Link worked, planer looks good. one piece of constructive criticism, hold your phone horizontally when taking the video, so it comes out in a wide screen format, which is better for youtube.
  31. Thread: Where to live

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    Coastal South Australia

    Coastal South Australia
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    wind the quill of the tailstock out, mount a...

    wind the quill of the tailstock out, mount a indicator to the carriage and check that the quill is parallel.
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    Use some thin aluminium between the part and the...

    Use some thin aluminium between the part and the jaws, 1-2mm is good 3mm max. the aluminium will deform and take up some of the wear in the jaws and give better contact on the part.
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    The headstock on the hercus is mounted on the...

    The headstock on the hercus is mounted on the vee's of the bed so the only way to get alignment is scraping or twisting the bed. on a larger lathe, the headstock normally has provision for adjustment.
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    seems like a headstock alignment issue to me. Is...

    seems like a headstock alignment issue to me. Is the headstock adjustable on that lathe? or is it mounted to vee's.
    If i was doing that test i would put my bar in a 4jaw chuck and dial all of the...
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    Sticky: Anyone after a shaper ...

    Anyone after a shaper

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/174973195321?hash=item28bd371439:g:7i8AAOSwyiBhY~CW
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    Sticky: Everyone wants old ones for some reason, one of...

    Everyone wants old ones for some reason, one of my mates who is a farrier sold one of this vintage ones and bought 2 new ones with the proceeds.
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    I thought all the exhibits go put into long term...

    I thought all the exhibits go put into long term storage and the powerhouse had been sold off to developers?
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    See how the sleepers go, but i think you may have...

    See how the sleepers go, but i think you may have trouble keeping the lathe leveled with them.
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    We use Ashgear over in the usa for stuff like...

    We use Ashgear over in the usa for stuff like that, but their prices might be outside a hobby budget.
    Ash Gear & Supply TEL:248.374.6155 FAX:248.374.6255 - Gear Cutting tools the same day!
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    Nope. I offered $200 and $210 and it got rejected

    Nope. I offered $200 and $210 and it got rejected
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    $1400 for a book!!!!!!

    Ran across this on ebay, do people not realise that Foundations of mechanical accuracy is available from Moore for $150USD

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/124055398453?autorefresh=true
  43. I think the cheap holders will work fine for...

    I think the cheap holders will work fine for hobby use. There isn't enough difference between a cheap and expensive lathe tool holder, for it to matter for hobby use.
  44. The holders we use have a 93 degree approach...

    The holders we use have a 93 degree approach angle. I would also go with holders that use a clamp to hold the insert down, I'm not a fan of the ones that just use friction to hold the insert in...
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    Yep some of their executives spent time in jail...

    Yep some of their executives spent time in jail for that. The other big one was the soviets got their hands on a 5axis Toshiba mill for making propellers during the cold war, through a 3rd party, I'm...
  46. 95% of the od turning i do at work is with a...

    95% of the od turning i do at work is with a TNMG16 or similar sized WNMG. 0.8mm nose rad for roughing, 0.4mm rad for finishing. Square insert in a 45 degree holder for chamfers.

    For boring we use...
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    We have had to do that for our 5axis Doosan that...

    We have had to do that for our 5axis Doosan that is on the way, and to get parts for a 25 year old Mitsubishi controller. Japanese/Korean company's seem to have a thing against WMD's.
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    My boss said i could buy one for work if it cut...

    My boss said i could buy one for work if it cut 25mm plate, was very dissapointed when i read the specs.:(
  49. You will have a very tough time doing them on...

    You will have a very tough time doing them on your mill, it just wont have the rigidity.
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    But if they are out of a 737max, it will make the...

    But if they are out of a 737max, it will make the lathe more likely to crash.
    (sorry for the OT comment couldn't resist.)
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