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    I think it is about time for Australia to build...

    I think it is about time for Australia to build NEW STEEL WORKS. We have the raw material so why doesn't moneyed people make steel and sell it back to the world at value added prices.
    How dumb are...
  2. Wow!!!! She has talent This evening I am going...

    Wow!!!! She has talent
    This evening I am going to put out some over ripe fruit for our band of possys
  3. Oh Peter.....if you rubbed your name off this...

    Oh Peter.....if you rubbed your name off this Post and inserted mine the story is just about the same. Your Arthritis is a lot worse than mine though. I have a long list of things I could do...
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    Could they be cutters for a head in a Radial Arm...

    Could they be cutters for a head in a Radial Arm Saw for cutting Trenches across a 4 X 2?
    What is the measurement across the double? If its 52 or 35mm I reckon its from a Trenching Head
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    Lately (last couple of years) I have been using...

    Lately (last couple of years) I have been using small bottles from Supercheap. Yeh it works reasonably well but it is not as good as Protectalene. This stuff was really good for grease, oil and even...
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    Sticky: That design for bending RHS looks real good. Do...

    That design for bending RHS looks real good. Do you have some drawings you could share on the Forum? I have been going to make one for some time but haven't come across any details of one
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    Joe, if you were to put a towing ball at the...

    Joe, if you were to put a towing ball at the front to plop the winch on there and when wanting a rear pull just take the winch to the rear tow ball. OK you will have to use longer leads but it will...
  8. Michael, those thoughts are very fair and nobody...

    Michael, those thoughts are very fair and nobody should disapprove.
    The "spirit" behind the Forums is to help one another with an opinion, advise, knowledge or even something made. I have at times...
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    Some years back I was working on the outside of a...

    Some years back I was working on the outside of a mate's place using my extension ladder on a slope. It didn't take long to get sick of packing under the "ladder's feet" to level up the base. The...
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    The method I use to find a drill size for tapping...

    The method I use to find a drill size for tapping is; I use a nut of the thread I want to cut and poke a drill through the hole in the nut. I bought a set of metric drills that are 0.5mm steps apart...
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    You fellas have saved me yet again. The weather...

    You fellas have saved me yet again. The weather is not real pleasant, stormy rain with sunny bits then cooler temps and wind then rain....you know. Anyway as usual I was not wondering what job to do...
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    Just to add another comment....I drive a 60...

    Just to add another comment....I drive a 60 series Landcruiser Station Wagon which I connect to a 3 X 1.5 mt Tandom Box Trailer. The trailer weighs 600kg while the registered weight of the...
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    There is a bloke who lives in the village down...

    There is a bloke who lives in the village down the road from me. He is Mechanic, by trade, but drives trucks for other blokes in the area. His name is Terry. Our local Tow Truck owner picked up a...
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    My son-in-law needed some steering parts for a...

    My son-in-law needed some steering parts for a ride on mower. Its an Ariens brand. He hunted around Australian mower sales mobs and found he could buy cheaper from the USA including freight so he...
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    I meant to mention, yesterday when I was going to...

    I meant to mention, yesterday when I was going to reunite the cross slide with the lathe the area of sanded metal at the scale site had, over night, "tarnished with a fine film of surface rust (the...
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    Sorry for my absence yesterday, I suppose you...

    Sorry for my absence yesterday, I suppose you were all sitting on the edge of your seats waiting for the next action filled episode.....well what I did yesterday was remove the top slide off the...
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    G'Day Kryn, the outside temperature is in single...

    G'Day Kryn, the outside temperature is in single figures so I will do the pix tomorrow. (I don't like the cold". Has winter started in your neck of the woods?
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    You fellas are on the boil with ideas. Michael...

    You fellas are on the boil with ideas. Michael making a ring with graduations is interesting. A ring dropped over the existing scale is good idea. The scale is vertical at about 8mm high with the...
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    Elan you were thinking as I was. Its a very...

    Elan you were thinking as I was. Its a very hostile environment for a glue to stay adhered. The painted "whiskers" may be the go. I used a small torch to try to read the degrees. I shone it from...
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    Self Stick Vernia Scale

    I was making a small part that needed a 5 degree slope. I had a lot of trouble seeing the "whiskers" on the cross slide scale on degrees. My lathe is an antique so I suppose that the scale over time...
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    If you need some one to help you, I live near...

    If you need some one to help you, I live near Tamworth and would be happy to do what ever. Send me a PM and I could give you my details.
    Kryn... do drop in if you are coming. It would be good to...
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    I bought some sanding belts that were old but the...

    I bought some sanding belts that were old but the price was too good. I have had a few "let go" so I did a search and found some joining tape on Timbecon's site. Its a Fast Cap product. As yet I have...
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    FIXED We are back from the "shopping spree". I went...

    We are back from the "shopping spree".
    I went into Incognito, put in "Woodwork Forum" and........you guessed it "Error 403 Forbidden".
    I have also sent an Email to Skymesh and have asked them to...
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    FIXED Thankyou gentlemen for the assistance to date. I...

    Thankyou gentlemen for the assistance to date. I read a PM from Neil this morning but alas I still can't get away from the "403". I cut and pasted the link Lappa put up but no-go "403" again. I have...
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    FIXED Yeh thanks that would be a start

    Yeh thanks that would be a start
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    FIXED I have a regular "user" since 2009. My computer...

    I have a regular "user" since 2009. My computer opens up with my Mail account Woodwork Forum and Metalwork Forum every day. I have not been able to access the Woodwork Forum for more than a month...
  27. Joe, I don't think you could work as rough as the...

    Joe, I don't think you could work as rough as the bloke in the vid. Obviously quality is not a concern of his. It is good for the "concept" though
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    Woodwork forums?

    I know this is not the correct place to talk about the Woodwork Forum but.......for the last week when I bring up the Forum all I get is Error 403. Can some one update me on when we might get it...
  29. The supply of flat washers I have on hand are...

    The supply of flat washers I have on hand are just the common variety from hardware stores. They are large in diameter and vary in thickness. What I ended up doing was to use 80mm of 16mm rod and cut...
  30. Thanks for the replys. By the sound of things I...

    Thanks for the replys. By the sound of things I will need to make a couple or 3 sizes to accommodate varying sizes of washers. The washers that we use now a days are probably good in Carpentry jobs...
  31. How to Hold a Flat Washer While Reducing the OD

    Christmas Dinner over as well as Boxing Day Lunch and its HOT.
    I made some thick washers out of brass for a part on the steering of my WW II Jeep Restoration. I used a bolt as a mandrel while I...
  32. Thread: Bush Fires !

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    Yesterday we went into town to see our daughter....

    Yesterday we went into town to see our daughter. We marveled just how clear it was looking to the horizon because the haze has been so prevalent. By about midday the smoke was back taking away the...
  33. Thread: Bush Fires !

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    We live 18 miles north of Tamworth in NSW. This...

    We live 18 miles north of Tamworth in NSW. This area has,for the last 10 years or so, not had our usual amount of rain! Where there were floods along the coast and out west we were getting none. When...
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    Thanks Grahame. It must be a low priority as I am...

    Thanks Grahame. It must be a low priority as I am still having to go to "New Posts" to see what people are up to. Could you bump it along maybe?
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    No Activity Stream

    I just wanted to bring this minor "problem" to the surface so it may be fixed
    I am using Chrome and have done so for many years. To look into this Forum or the Wood Work Forum I use the Activity...
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    We Are Well Looked After

    Just wanted to how grateful I am for the "Birthday Greeting" the Forum puts up when the day arrives. The first thing yesterday morning I found my self reading the Happy Birthday message at the top of...
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    My pet hate is having to use a cut off saw(Metal...

    My pet hate is having to use a cut off saw(Metal or Timber) on the floor. I have made a very simple "table" out of angle and pipe for the legs. The drop saw just drops in to position and held steady...
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    With the damaged cables and conduit I would take...

    With the damaged cables and conduit I would take the opportunity to upgrade the line from 6mm to at least 10mm. Yes it will be more expense but it will deliver you with a better supply especially if...
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    With one spring broken I think I would be...

    With one spring broken I think I would be replacing ALL the springs. To start off again with fresh springs would give a lot of peace of mind
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    I have been a victim of Depression for just on 20...

    I have been a victim of Depression for just on 20 years. I had to "retire early" because I couldn't cope at work. I had a couple of goes at employment earlier on but ended up on a pension. It still...
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    The wife went to see the Doc the other day and...

    The wife went to see the Doc the other day and during the consultation he mentioned that one of his dogs was bitten by a Brown but the dog didn't make the trip across town to the surgery. The Doc was...
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    Here I stand with cap in hand looking down at my...

    Here I stand with cap in hand looking down at my feet kicking away a rock....I studied for quite a while Plasma Cutters on Ebay and decided on a Cut 50 which stated in large print that it handled...
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    Thank you gentle men for your wise words. I...

    Thank you gentle men for your wise words. I started looking at combination machines that had Tig as well as Plasma Cut (it doesn't cost anything to look)
    I also looked at those toilet roll air...
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    Thanks Crocy and RC. I remembered at the time...

    Thanks Crocy and RC. I remembered at the time there was quite a movement of fellas who bought them but I didn't remember seeing any feedback.
    The job that I have to do is not very big so I am...
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    Plasma Cutting Machines

    Some time back there was a flurry of blokes buying "Cut 40" and "Cut 50" Plasma Cutters for around $250 mark. I have a job coming up where I need to cut 12 plate MS into some part shapes. I was just...
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    Summer time diversion [Sheet Metal Brake]

    At the moment its just too hot to do too much in the shed even with evaporative cooling (it knocks the edge off the heat but you wouldn't call it "cool")

    Sheet Metal Folder Up Grade. I made a...
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    Refrigerator/Cool Room manufacturers would be my...

    Refrigerator/Cool Room manufacturers would be my guess. Some Sheet Metal fabricators may have some as well
  48. The advice given here is just what makes this...

    The advice given here is just what makes this Forum great for any project you are doing.
    I am a Carpenter. I have a mate who is a Mechanic. He showed me how to weld about 40 years ago. He was very...
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    Reading about those mechanics having to wear...

    Reading about those mechanics having to wear helmets made me remember an old mechanic mate of my Dad's who wore a leather skull cap. It fitted snugly to his cranium so protecting him from any gashes...
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    Great photos!!!! The design and detail to be...

    Great photos!!!! The design and detail to be pleasing to the eye is so good. In our "do it/want it now" way of doing things seeing machines that are ornate is great
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