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    Building up worn axe heads

    Hi guys.. Is it possible to weld a piece of harder steel to replace the worn down/ground away section of an axe.. something like a piece of leaf spring or large file ?
    Ken.
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    The nut is 40mm long and 24mm in diameter.

    The nut is 40mm long and 24mm in diameter.
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    Hi Guys.. its a very old Dawn sash clamp looking...

    Hi Guys.. its a very old Dawn sash clamp looking identical to a Saxon..both have the same diameter thread and tpi but the Saxon thread is shallower.
    Must check a modern Dawn , from memory they...
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    Thank's Grahame.. I fully understand and...

    Thank's Grahame.. I fully understand and agree...I should have made the making part an alternative, so will edit my post.
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    11/16 ACME thread

    Hi all.
    I need a length of 11/16 x 8 tpi acme thread rod (approx 240mm long) and nut for a sash clamp I am restoring..cannot seem to find that size anywhere.
    Alternatively If anyone interested in...
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    air compressor water trap

    I want to fit a water trap/regulator (like the one pictured) to my compressor to do some painting... can i mount it to the compressor , or do have to wall mount it and run some hoses ?.
    Ken.
  7. Thread: a new floor

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    a new floor

    My 6 x 4 is in need of a new floor... what is the best option for cost..etc.....Was thinking aluminium tread plate, but the price put me off :C.
    ken
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    All good .. if i remove the spigot with the PIA...

    All good .. if i remove the spigot with the PIA thread it leaves me with a M8 x 1 thread coming out of the gearbox. by using the aluminium line head off my Tanaka i have just enough thread to fit...
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    A very old line trimmer.. I can get the taps in...

    A very old line trimmer.. I can get the taps in RH, but not LH... closest is M10 x 1.5
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    9.5 LH metric nuts

    Hi
    Anyone in Oz stock M9.5 x 1.5 LH metric nuts ?.. I cannot even find a tap in that size !
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    Motor is single phase, 1.1 amp, 120 watts...

    Motor is single phase, 1.1 amp, 120 watts out..AOM Duty.
    Just cannot get any air flowing over the motor..
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    When I was given it, it had an exploded start...

    When I was given it, it had an exploded start capacitor that i replaced with a new one..no re-cabling was done by me...
    10 Min ago I removed the back cover.. will take some pics and update soon as i...
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    Industrial Betts motors... running hot !

    Hi .. Just finished the resto on my Fanmaster industrial fan..goes OK, just seems to run very hot... After a few minutes the motor is so hot you cannot hold your hand on it. What I find unusual is...
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    welding shovels

    I want to replace the damaged tip of a vintage shovel,, normally I just reshape them with a grinder but why not weld a piece of similar steel on and reshape that ..the shovel is 1.7 mm thick and I...
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    Unusual 2 jaw chuck

    Hi.. came across this recently.. can anyone identify ?
    Not sure of its origin or use but holds a 3/32 bit. seems to be a piece missing from inside that the rear of the jaws seat into.
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    The small hole is for the spring to pass thru.....

    The small hole is for the spring to pass thru.. the larger had a stepped pin ...presumably for alignment.
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    Repairing malleable iron

    Hi all ...I have these brace jaws that I want to repair.. I assume they are malleable iron.. easily bent and straightened.
    What would be the best plan of attack.. make a new part and braze it on.....
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    Hi guys.. Even though the switch tested OK for...

    Hi guys.. Even though the switch tested OK for continuity, It appears that this may have been the fault after all... will replace the switch and see what happens after that.
    Ken
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    Hi Guys.. appreciate the input...will check...

    Hi Guys.. appreciate the input...will check voltages at various places at get back to you all.
    Ken.
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    [QUOTE If not, you should probably toss the...

    [QUOTE If not, you should probably toss the charger out.[/QUOTE] :oo: AAAAAAAAAAAGH !!
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    Checked with a meter.. continuity in both...

    Checked with a meter.. continuity in both positions
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    Gayrad battery cherger

    Hi.. This is the charger I would like to get running on 12V again.. for some reason it only runs on 6v, and was expecting to find something burnt inside, but all looks OK. A check of the switch...
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    Thanks guys... put it on my car battery and...

    Thanks guys... put it on my car battery and ammeter showed 3 Amps.. no change when i put on the lights... it looks like the old one is back on the table... ATM only runs on the 6V setting...like to...
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    Test lamp is the old screwdriver type... i use...

    Test lamp is the old screwdriver type... i use chargers for my electrolysis .. have always used a vintage gayrad 6/12 volt charger.. lately it has only been working on the 6 volt setting !!!.
    Hence...
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    bulb for battery charger

    I have a 12v battery charger that I would like to replace the light in. apparently the power light was blown and the previous owner removed the bulb and twisted the wires together ..Having said...
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    You are correct... freight is the deciding factor...

    You are correct... freight is the deciding factor on all my purchases.. that is why I buy from China or India and sometimes the UK.. especially when it comes to something like a rivet.. unfortunately...
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    Waiting to hear back from them.. calculated price...

    Waiting to hear back from them.. calculated price on postage for 20 rivets was around $20 ! :o
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    solid rivets source

    Hi all..
    Looking for 3/16 flat head steel rivets for a resto project im working on. Having trouble finding them in Brissie.
    Ken.
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    Thanks anyway.. the 1/4 I have is a BSF... same...

    Thanks anyway.. the 1/4 I have is a BSF... same as brass thread 1/4
    Ken.
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    Brass Thread Taps 26 TPI

    Hi..
    Need ..3/16 T & D
    5/16 Die.
    3/8 T & D.
    7/16 T & D.
    1/2 T & D.
    Ken.
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    Keys for Jacobs drill chucks

    I am having trouble finding the correct keys for a couple of my Jacobs 1/2 inch Multi Craft drill chucks.. in fact I cannot find a mention of Jacobs MC chucks in any catalogue i have or online !
    The...
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    Makita grinder accessories

    Looking for the planer blade holder set and tool rest for a Makita Bench Grinder 9300
    these are the two items in the lower part of the pic
    Ken
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    No preload.. they sit in housings on either side...

    No preload.. they sit in housings on either side of the cutter head... in fact they (to me) were installed incorrectly.. the thrust side of the bearing was facing inwards.
    I always put back in the...
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    will do... its from a circular saw..

    will do... its from a circular
    saw..
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    Help with jointer rebuild

    Hi.
    I have a 6" jointer/planer that I am rebuilding...Recently I measured the bearings and was quoted $18 ea..When I arrived at the bearing place, with the actual bearings in hand, I was told that...
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    brush holder springs

    Hi.. I need one of these brass springy thingies .. size is 3.5mm dia and about 40mm in length.. alternatively find a supplier in OZ who carries brass springs..No luck there as yet.
    I had a...
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    Thanks guys.. Nice little motors these .....

    Thanks guys..
    Nice little motors these .. aluminium body and ends..biggest problem would have to be the cloth covered rubber wiring.. as opposed to the windings that appear to have been done only...
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    ... Its one of my newer motors...made in...

    ... Its one of my newer motors...made in Scotland, so its gotta be good.
    All caps for sale seem to have a fixed MF rating... either 50, 60, 70 etc
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    Hi Guys. Its off a 1/3 HP Hoover 240V motor...

    Hi Guys.

    Its off a 1/3 HP Hoover 240V motor with centrifugal switch.. It was wired into the start circuit.... No polarity marked on the item but the wires are red and black.
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    Info on condenser

    I need to replace this condenser.. although it may work ok ..the wiring has perished'
    Can someone translate the rating and point me in the right direction as what to buy.
    Ken.
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    cleaning windings

    Looking to get an old 1/2 HP motor back in service.. windings are covered in wood dust and oil... what i can see of the windings look OK except for a small patch that has lost its varnish.
    the front...
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    Thanks guys.. unfortunately I don't have access...

    Thanks guys.. unfortunately I don't have access to any suitable equipment, so I will be sending it out to be done. The crack may have been there for some time as I found two offcuts of shim material...
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    cracked casting... best plan of attack

    Started working on my 6" jointer and noticed this crack.
    it is on the gib side of the infeed table and extends 45mm.
    It will have to be clamped somehow , but what is the best fix.. brazing, welding...
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    scissor knurling tool holders

    Hi.
    Wanted to buy a scissor type holder off ebay.. around the $50 mark.. Indian made.. Has anyone had any experience with one of these cheapies.
    I would assume that as long as the wheels are of...
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    Thanks harry72

    Thanks harry72
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    spanner

    not sure about being a bike spanner, its a foot long (12") !
    ken.
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    What's this spanner for ?

    Hi all.

    Came across this tool recently.. 290mm long with a 19mm hex opening one end, and a triangular opening on the other.
    the RXN logo should be a giveaway, but is unfamiliar to me.
    Any ideas...
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    Acme thread

    an American Barnes c-1919... Was hoping that SKS in the Brisbane area would run it up for me.. I supply the steel.. mates rates for the labour :)
    also need a bronze sleeve nut that I can make 2 half...
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    ACME thread in Oz

    Hi all.
    Need a leadscrew and nut, made up for my lathe. It is 3/4 x 8 tpi..approx 1350 long...apparently an unusual pitch !
    Has anyone had experience in getting one made recently ?.. cost etc
    Ken...
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    WTB 5 Step pulley

    WTB.. 5 step pulley.. 150mm - 75mm... (3/4 inch bore.. Stenco or other known brand pls

    ken.
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