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    It's thinking outside the square which I like! ...

    It's thinking outside the square which I like!

    True, it's slow but it's an option for sure.

    Simon

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    Hi there, If it's made by servo which is a US...

    Hi there,

    If it's made by servo which is a US made brand then it will have what is called a Universal motor. These can run on either AC or DC.

    I think the speed control circuitry uses a...
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    Yep. I reckon it's the best attempt I've seen on...

    Yep. I reckon it's the best attempt I've seen on YouTube.

    The donor tool is a ripper. The cast alloy case is a great match, creating more mass and balance.

    Simon

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    Ok. I took a roll of the dice and bought a S/H...

    Ok. I took a roll of the dice and bought a S/H Makita JR3050T with a broken shoe for $75 delivered.

    I thought the price was right and I won't be needing the shoe.... if it's suitable.

    I'll...
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    Hi Steve, An option would be to lay on top of...

    Hi Steve,

    An option would be to lay on top of that a thin T slider plate which has the pin.

    Whether that will fit inside the existing case or require a modified or a new fabricated case is...
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    Hi Joe, I've seen that model at Total tools. For...

    Hi Joe, I've seen that model at Total tools. For $150 it may be a good proposition.

    I notice that the 4501KB is $9 dearer but includes variable speed, 0 - 2800 spm.

    However I think this...
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    Ive had a look on both eBay and gumtree for S/H...

    Ive had a look on both eBay and gumtree for S/H reciprocating saws.

    I do like the look of the Makita JR3050T 240V saw. The parts diagram indicates it uses a Scottish yoke design so is suitable....
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    Good idea. ...

    Good idea.


    https://metalworkforums.com/f303/t207599-biax-bunax-project

    Simon
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    Biax/Bunax making group project

    As suggested, I decided to start a Thread relating to the group project of making a Biax type powwer scraper.

    I'm not really sure how this group project will progress or what direction it will...
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    Good ideas there Joe. I like the idea of each...

    Good ideas there Joe.

    I like the idea of each person assigned to a specific part. So much quicker/easier to set up tooling for one job and do all the same.

    Cheers,

    Simon

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    Seriously though, I nice mod and well made! ...

    Seriously though, I nice mod and well made!

    Simon

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    Lots of people. It's not like Len had a huge ...

    Lots of people.

    It's not like Len had a huge choice in what vehicle to use back then!

    [emoji16]

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    Hi all, I'm in need of a power scraper but I...

    Hi all,

    I'm in need of a power scraper but I just cannot justify the expense of a Biax machine.

    I would be keen on a group online project to build a Metalwork forum project copy!

    There a few...
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    Last time I sourced a belt for my Pacific mill, I...

    Last time I sourced a belt for my Pacific mill, I found these guys sell the belt I needed.

    H & W machine repair. They are in the US and I have found them very helpful in the past....
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    Same same here. Sent from a galaxy far far away

    Same same here.

    Sent from a galaxy far far away
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    Thats ! It seems that when you direct import...

    Thats !

    It seems that when you direct import something, every bustard wants a piece of the pie!

    Simon

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  17. Thread: Bandsaw tension

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    When I first started using my bandsaw, I got hung...

    When I first started using my bandsaw, I got hung up on what tension to set but in the end I just do it up till it feels firm enough. I looked into making my own tensioning gauge but figured the...
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    Hi Joe, Some people mount their winch so that...

    Hi Joe,

    Some people mount their winch so that it is demountable and can be removed and fitted to the rear as required.

    Sounds like a practical idea but it does require quite a bit of...
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    Hi there, Running a DI over your mag chuck...

    Hi there,

    Running a DI over your mag chuck (with the DI attached to the wheel or column) does not guarantee flatness, even if it shows no run out.

    If your surface grinder has wear on the ways...
  20. Thread: Ladder Brackets

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    Hi all, I'm a bit late into this thread sorry....

    Hi all,

    I'm a bit late into this thread sorry.

    At work if we need to get on a roof, we throw a cordage line from one side of the house/building to the other. We then anchor each end to a...
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    Thanks everyone. I'll make enquiries regarding...

    Thanks everyone.

    I'll make enquiries regarding laser engraving.

    Simon

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    Engraving an axe

    Hi all,

    I'm looking for some advice. My best mate turned 50 this year and so I've bought him a Granfors Bruk Forrest axe.

    I'd like to get it engraved but I'm not sure if engraving works on this...
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    I had similar problem in the past with stainless,...

    I had similar problem in the past with stainless, trying to drill with a blunt drill bit and being lazy. The blunt drill work hardens the stainless and makes it very difficult to finish the hole,...
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    Thanks for sharing that idea Steve. That's a good...

    Thanks for sharing that idea Steve. That's a good one and probably best solves the OP question/issue.

    Simon

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    You're welcome. Simon Sent from a galaxy...

    You're welcome.

    Simon

    Sent from a galaxy far far away
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    I'll have a guess and say incorrect welding...

    I'll have a guess and say incorrect welding sequence leading to warping/movement of the welded joins.

    It's a guess because I struggle with keeping things square/flat when I weld up frames. However...
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    Thats a good question. I've been thinking of...

    Thats a good question. I've been thinking of building a trailer for some time and wondered the same thing.

    I get the impression that most people just rely on the floor of their shed being...
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    Hey I forgot to reply! Thanks Stu. I know what...

    Hey I forgot to reply!

    Thanks Stu. I know what you mean now.

    Thanks iron triangle.

    Anyway, there quite a few things in the design of that trailer that was not keen on so decided not to buy...
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    Hi Stu, I don't follow. Can you please explain...

    Hi Stu,

    I don't follow. Can you please explain your idea. Maybe I'm just tired and emotional but I'm not sure what you mean.

    Simon

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    I hope it all goes well but something telling me...

    I hope it all goes well but something telling me you are about to be shafted!

    Simon

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    I could cut the angle down its length so that it...

    I could cut the angle down its length so that it becomes simply a flat bar and then just weld that (along the length) to the underneath of the chassis.

    Simon

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    Have to be a scam. Ignore it. Or, pay me...

    Have to be a scam.

    Ignore it.

    Or, pay me $10 and I can take care of it for you... [emoji16]

    Simon

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    Good question Nev, not sure but the springs are...

    Good question Nev, not sure but the springs are rated to 1900kg for the pair. If you really wanted a trailer to carry these loads then thin walled rhs would not work anyway.

    I can't see an issue...
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    Leaf Spring Attachment To Chassis

    Hi all,

    I'm considering the purchase of a 3/4 built 7x5 trailer.

    It looks to be reasonably well made however, the seller has yet to attach the slipper leaf springs.

    They are shown attached...
  35. Thread: Lathe alignment

    by simonl
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    Never tried it that way. I'll try it next time. ...

    Never tried it that way. I'll try it next time.

    Simon

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  36. Thread: Lathe alignment

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    Hi there, Out of interest, what is the...

    Hi there,

    Out of interest, what is the sensitivity of your level? Is it 1 thou/foot? on the graduations?

    Also how did you level your lathe across the bed, just sitting the level on time of the...
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    Mount on a face plate and trepan it? Or mount...

    Mount on a face plate and trepan it?

    Or mount on a rotary table and gang drill using 5mm drill bit.

    Or, measure out, centre punch and drill on a drill press. Then use a jig saw.

    Simon
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    No I bought another mill S/H. It was sight...

    No I bought another mill S/H.

    It was sight unseen and required interstate travel with a Bunnings tandem to pick it up. It was an epic undertaking on my behalf.

    Finished nightshift in the...
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    Before I bought my first mill, I considered one...

    Before I bought my first mill, I considered one of the Metex 45 mills. I went and looked at one in the flesh.

    I can't guarantee what yours will be like but the one I looked at certainly seemed to...
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    Hi everyone, I appreciate all the replies....

    Hi everyone,

    I appreciate all the replies. Lots of helpful info in all that.

    I suspect many of you are dead on with your suspicions;

    Aluminium was quite hot by the end, DOC probably way to...
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    Feed rate was hand fed by "feel". Quite slow and...

    Feed rate was hand fed by "feel". Quite slow and backing out from time to time to aid chip removal when the cutting sounded laboured.

    Simon

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    What did I do wrong?

    Hi all,

    Using a slitting saw (3-1/2" x 1" 1mm thick and approx 140 teeth) on the mill, conventional milling into aluminium (unknown grade) and doing approx 600 rpm using WD40 generously for lube...
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    It's a very satisfying feeling when you produce a...

    It's a very satisfying feeling when you produce a top quality item.

    Nice work!

    Simon

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    Here's a screen shot of the tracking module that...

    Here's a screen shot of the tracking module that drives the system.

    It was pretty straight forward to wire up. From a metal working POV it's about as basic as a project gets on this forum but the...
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    Here's a...

    Here's a pichttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211007/d11406dcf8f670acda285e830831e50b.jpg

    Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
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    A Solar Tracker For My Campimg Solar Panel

    Inspired by a fellow camper on another forum, I decided to make a Solar tracking system for my 200w Solar panel.

    With Solar panels so cheap nowadays, Solar tracking systems have lost alot of...
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    Wrt what Baron said, I have seen a video of...

    Wrt what Baron said, I have seen a video of someone who made a jig to take several letters/numbers and they had to individually grind some of the stamps so that their letters/numbers were all at the...
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    There are stamping jigs you can make, where you...

    There are stamping jigs you can make, where you slide the stamp into a guide before hitting with a hammer.

    For a single stamp, it would be relatively easy to make. I have seen people do this while...
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    Number and letter stamping, a quick and easy way...

    Number and letter stamping, a quick and easy way of turning a mickey mouse, professional looking piece of work into something that looks like it was made at kinder!

    I always struggle to line up...
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