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    Gearotic will spit out the code for a CNC mill...

    Gearotic will spit out the code for a CNC mill but uses an end mill to cut the gears like this. It also does a lot of different types of gears.

    It seems a perfectly satisfactory method to cut...
  2. Thread: DIY A/C Recharge

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    I doubt they are bypassing the paws, just like...

    I doubt they are bypassing the paws, just like R134A is also used for those medical puffers for people with asthma.
  3. Thread: DIY A/C Recharge

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    R134A being sold unrestricted totally legally in...

    R134A being sold unrestricted totally legally in a pressure container in Australia for the sole purpose of putting it all into the atmosphere.

    What was that again about the purpose of restricting...
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    Rat tests are currently in very short supply here...

    Rat tests are currently in very short supply here Baron. This country has been fortunate enough that the virus levels in the community up until a month or so ago were at very low levels.

    Then...
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    I use Septone Protecta pink.

    I use Septone Protecta pink.
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    I believe soil with fools gold in it (iron...

    I believe soil with fools gold in it (iron sulfide) when exposed to air/rain will react to form iron oxide and sulphuric acid.

    Country around here has lots of granite loaded with flakes of fools...
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    Looks like those crankshafts are for Perkins...

    Looks like those crankshafts are for Perkins 3.152 engine. They have even gone so far to cast a Perkins logo and name in the casting.

    However I suspect the Perkins 3.152 engine should have a...
  8. Thread: Generator AVR

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    A lot of modern small single phase generators are...

    A lot of modern small single phase generators are 120/240v output. phase to phase is 240v and phase to neutral is 120v

    I wonder if someone had fiddled with the wiring.
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    Sticky: Must be drugs involved. The prices are insane. ...

    Must be drugs involved. The prices are insane.

    https://www.tvaa.com.au/auctions/9935/lot/12051-Blacksmith-Anvil-%26-Stand...
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    Sticky: There must be some gold in one of those anvils. ...

    There must be some gold in one of those anvils.

    https://www.tvaa.com.au/auctions/9935/lot/12267-Blacksmith-Anvil-%26-Stand

    The Qld state government will be happy. Most of the stuff at that...
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    Sticky: I did not think anvils were that rare. ...

    I did not think anvils were that rare.
    ...
  12. Thread: LOck brand shaper

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    Any photo's? Lock was a tooling manufacturer...

    Any photo's?

    Lock was a tooling manufacturer in Australia.
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    It is probably a typo. $140.

    It is probably a typo. $140.
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    A ratchet drive? Or an overrunning clutch sort...

    A ratchet drive? Or an overrunning clutch sort of thing? Dog clutches are positive drives that run both ways.
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    Years ago some Mitutoyo CMM's were discovered in...

    Years ago some Mitutoyo CMM's were discovered in Iran or some country they were not allowed and Mitutoyo suffered severe reprisals from the USA. The machines got there through a third party buying...
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    Apparently some high end CNC machines have...

    Apparently some high end CNC machines have accelerometers in them so that should the machine be moved from where they were installed the machine controller will be locked out and require a service...
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    Sticky: I know what it is really for. It is to stop the...

    I know what it is really for. It is to stop the 5G signals that are emanating from the microchips in people who got covid vaccinations. :D
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    Just remember that if you make one to fit your...

    Just remember that if you make one to fit your machine, it may not fit others where the hitch plate might less worn.

    I had that experience, where a plate would fit my worn dingo, but it would not...
  19. Must have been a sub standard job of putting the...

    Must have been a sub standard job of putting the bolts in. Done properly they should rip out the concrete.
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    Stick welding and MIG welding are nothing alike. ...

    Stick welding and MIG welding are nothing alike. If you are fair at stick welding then it is easy to migrate to MIG. If you are fair at MIG welding, your stick welds will be really crappy.

    I...
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    Looks to me like the first photo weld was done...

    Looks to me like the first photo weld was done with a MIG.
  22. I think these rods cost $7 for a 5kg packet. ...

    I think these rods cost $7 for a 5kg packet.

    High quality chiense. :D
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    Power supply to power a 48V induction heater. ...

    Power supply to power a 48V induction heater.

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/123392293107
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    I am only starting a motor generator that runs...

    I am only starting a motor generator that runs the 10EE, I currently run it off a plain old power board that has it's own overload reset button on it so even when starting the MG unit it only draws...
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    I googled grinder. Yea those results probably...

    I googled grinder. Yea those results probably not helpful. :D
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    I thought 13's were for the type of AC...

    I thought 13's were for the type of AC transformer welder a lot of farms and home enthusiasts has. We like most people in the 80's used a lot of satincraft 13's.

    We and from what I have seen of...
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    It is a dealer though. Centurion Machinery.

    It is a dealer though. Centurion Machinery.
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    Probably steel clad with a chromium manganese...

    Probably steel clad with a chromium manganese hard facing surface, commonly used in jaw crushers as manganese work hardens.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP_ZGeVrZxA
  29. Very very impressive.

    Very very impressive.
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    Find out what people do after sandblasting. ...

    Find out what people do after sandblasting. Because that flash rusts pretty quick as well.
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    Cigweld 60 amp plasma cutter

    I needed to cut up a heap of railway line and my unimig 45 was not up to the task and after a friend bought a cigweld cutskill 60, I gave it a test run and was quite impressed.

    Here is a video I...
  32. Thread: NSW to SA

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    I know of one available and cheap. :D

    I know of one available and cheap. :D
  33. Thread: NSW to SA

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    Sounds like you want a Talyvel :wink:

    Sounds like you want a Talyvel :wink:
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    Welding it on the bottom of the legs is the...

    Welding it on the bottom of the legs is the easiest and I cannot see that much disadvantage power loss wide compared to welding it between the legs. Around these parts what you are making are made...
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    Could be like the magic pudding. You take one...

    Could be like the magic pudding. You take one away and magically a new one still in the original packaging takes it's place. :D
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    I have a 300 amp miller thunbderbolt welder here....

    I have a 300 amp miller thunbderbolt welder here. It is 240V and 415V capable, only runs off two wires. Will make a good autotransformer to run 415V three phase motors via a VFD.
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    The 225 amp lincoln tombstone welder I have seen...

    The 225 amp lincoln tombstone welder I have seen has a 32 amp plug.
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    Never seen a 40 amp single phase plug. Although I...

    Never seen a 40 amp single phase plug. Although I see now EU 63 and 100 amp single phase plugs and sockets are for sale.
  39. Thread: Lathe Way Wipers

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    Another option is to 3D print them.

    Another option is to 3D print them.
  40. Thread: NT30 Collets

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    I acquired some that came with a vertical head....

    I acquired some that came with a vertical head. Problem is the NT/ISO series spindle are non stick and drives via the drive dogs, not the grip on the taper.
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    I seem to have no trouble crashing my lathe or...

    I seem to have no trouble crashing my lathe or mill where they currently are. :D
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    Just as likely to have been bought to be cut up...

    Just as likely to have been bought to be cut up for kitchen tops.
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    Nope, you forget bureaucracy is an industry and...

    Nope, you forget bureaucracy is an industry and like any other industry it likes to grow bigger. Like I explained before. The people in the regulatory industry having got the big issues sorted go...
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    I would start with a 50 taper to ER40 collet...

    I would start with a 50 taper to ER40 collet chuck. You will probably find that will do most of what you want bar face milling and boring.
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    Where is the problem. It has a tag on it so none...

    Where is the problem. It has a tag on it so none of us are qualified to determine anything. :D
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    Only thing I can think of is some Dingo models...

    Only thing I can think of is some Dingo models put out near 3400psi so plan according to what pressure you have.
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    Sticky: I can see bob will soon be wearing an 18th...

    I can see bob will soon be wearing an 18th century nobelman's wig. :D
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    I am going to get one think. Just waiting on...

    I am going to get one think. Just waiting on stock. It seems they are going to be as good as the brands like Unimig which I think are sort of middle of the road in quality and priced along those...
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    Given house holds are not required to test and...

    Given house holds are not required to test and tag, I wonder why we are not seeing mass electrocutions of everyone who lives in a house with electricity.

    I believe now in the halls of government...
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    This is Australia in 2020. You no longer have to...

    This is Australia in 2020. You no longer have to prove competence once you get that bit if paper showing you have done training. From then on you are an expert.

    Yes and I have heaps of those...
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