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  1. Bob I know what you mean, I did a Patternmaking...

    Bob I know what you mean, I did a Patternmaking job for Aero/Mech at USYD after I retired from Civil.
    It was all too hard do become a contractor for what it was worth so I did it gratis as their...
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    I last used a 9” grinder about twenty years ago....

    I last used a 9” grinder about twenty years ago.
    Cutting off hold down bolts on a large bandsaw I’d bought.
    Found it scary so now have that grinder in a same brand chop saw set up which might get...
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    Here is the number on my lathe on the headstock...

    Here is the number on my lathe on the headstock as described by Ray-S.
    Plus what was written on the front of the McPherson handbook that came with the lathe.
    Looks like 1960 made, bought in 1961....
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    Sticky: Grinding sparks and flamible clothing

    Nigel I’ve had similar over the years so when I was working at ACU and they bought leather welding jackets and were throwing out the old leather blacksmiths aprons I purloined them for mates and...
  5. Thread: New Monarch

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    A group of Maoris mooned Liz and Phil the Greek...

    A group of Maoris mooned Liz and Phil the Greek as they drove past on one of their tours over there.
    H
  6. I’ve had a few thoughts about this so maybe these...

    I’ve had a few thoughts about this so maybe these might help.

    Make the pattern in halves to fit over your completed joints.
    Possibly in wax sheet which can be heated and formed to layer around...
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    NSW Moore and Wright combo set.

    Found this in an old suitcase I was about to chuck out in the council cleanup.
    Asking $200 plus postage.
    Kryn if you are interested rather than the protractor etc you have first refusal.
    Sorry to...
  8. Chasing machine knobs for resto project.

    Has anyone purchased round machine knobs lately in Oz?
    Im restoring a large lathe and need a 50mm black knob for the speed change lever.
    Also a 45 mm red one for the brake lever.
    Ive looked online...
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    A dealer was in it up to $4k. H.

    A dealer was in it up to $4k.
    H.
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    Re rusted out vehicles. I had a test drive in...

    Re rusted out vehicles.

    I had a test drive in a Toyota sedan in Alberta back in the early 90s, you could see the road thru the floor :o
    This was from a big dealer in a large country city.
    The...
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    Collet chucks for WF25 mill.

    I did get the WF25 mill I mentioned in an earlier post.

    The Y axis nut was loose so after dismantling/cleaning and reassembling with some locktite that problem is solved.
    The depth stop collar...
  12. I had a look where this should be and it’s not...

    I had a look where this should be and it’s not there?!:doh:

    I must have sold it at a TTTG (tool club) sale.
    Sorry should have withdrawn it.
    H.
  13. Thread: Security

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    Re gardens and thieves. My wife has a couple of ...

    Re gardens and thieves.
    My wife has a couple of Waratahs planted in the front garden just behind the old brick fence.
    We get very few Waratahs but had a beauty last year.
    Somebody from the units...
  14. Maaaaate I’m trying to get my head around ‘I had...

    Maaaaate I’m trying to get my head around ‘I had to leave her there as a deposit’):o
    how does this work?:oo:
    Im not even game to let my missus read your post:C
    Keep this up and we’ll all be...
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    A mate painted the Holden he was given by his...

    A mate painted the Holden he was given by his father using a vacuum cleaner gun.
    Choose a nice orange colour.
    Looked amazing but really needed a twig and a few leaves to complete the effect.:doh:...
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    Sticky: Every time you’d go to an engineering show they’d...

    Every time you’d go to an engineering show they’d be printing those useless spanners as a demo for 3D printing.
    I can’t believe there is actually a use for them:o
    H.
  17. At least it’s bright and shiny. I bought a ‘new’...

    At least it’s bright and shiny.
    I bought a ‘new’ TR4 crank in the US whilst we were travelling across country in the motorhome a few years back.
    The seller wasn’t home just left the wooden box on...
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    Rung fu mill/drill spares availability.

    I’ve maybe doing a swap and getting a 1982 Taiwanese made RF25 mill/drill.
    I haven’t seen it except for a few photos but the mate says it has a couple of problems.

    ‘The bracket holding the quill...
  19. Thread: Tool ID

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    Could this be a handpiece for a Foredom flexible...

    Could this be a handpiece for a Foredom flexible shaft tool.
    Google it.
    H.
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    I had a Thunderbolt also, must have been about...

    I had a Thunderbolt also, must have been about 1968 or 69.
    My First was a Honda 250 dream bloody awful handling thing which I had a few decent stacks on. Gave the bikes away for a couple of years...
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    The jelly won’t work for more than one off, ok if...

    The jelly won’t work for more than one off, ok if you want a few in Al to remachine and mount on a plate.
    If you want to make a circular shape stay round it’s has to be in segments.
    6 were used...
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    I noticed they had quite a few used lathes but...

    I noticed they had quite a few used lathes but most had a tag saying X or Y travel not working.
    H.
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    Adam, I was out at Motorretro today and they have...

    Adam, I was out at Motorretro today and they have one Ewheel not spoken for available now.
    The other one on the pallet is paid for but the bloke hasn’t got his shed together so can’t take delivery...
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    There’s an article in ‘The Conversation’ on...

    There’s an article in ‘The Conversation’ on Magpies outsmarting researchers by removing each other’s tracking devices, the researcher, a lady from New England says it a first.
    Lots of interesting...
  25. Looking at the latest Aldi cattledog they have 1m...

    Looking at the latest Aldi cattledog they have 1m x 1m fire blankets for about $7.
    Why not just buy a few of these for machine covers?
    I pulled out our old Quell blanket from the kitchen cupboard...
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    NSW Ray. The green 4 forged clamps for $125 haven’t...

    Ray. The green 4 forged clamps for $125 haven’t been sold.
    If they are posted in 2 flat rate satchels the postage should be about $13 and $17 = $30.
    Id be happy with $140 including postage if that...
  27. Borax is what the old cotton racing suits were...

    Borax is what the old cotton racing suits were treated with.
    Re electrical stuff like Bobs double pp I have a main switch which shuts off all power next to the door and is turned off whenever I walk...
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    The block is die cast from the look of it. What...

    The block is die cast from the look of it.
    What date is it?
    Really cool looking engine, if you were up here in Sinny I’d luv to have a decko:D
    H.
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    NSW Sold and mailed. H.

    Sold and mailed.
    H.
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    Thanks Chris I always wondered about that rebate...

    Thanks Chris I always wondered about that rebate on the edge of the stone.
    I noticed a key for these expanding locking gadgets in your photos.
    Can you enlighten us on their use.

    I have a spare...
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    NSW These ones in this photo Ray? Not sold, but they...

    These ones in this photo Ray?
    Not sold, but they would be expensive to post I fear.
    They weigh 2.860K for the 8”
    2.055K for the 6” each.
    .720 for the 3”
    Even the little 2” are .5k each.
    H.
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    NSW I have to post off that Rotabroach to Mr Tadpole...

    I have to post off that Rotabroach to Mr Tadpole so I could put another parcel in for Mexico at the same time:D
    They weigh 4kg in total but I’m not sure what size prepaid they will end up fitting...
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    NSW When?

    When?
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    NSW Forged g clamps.

    Sorting crap from under the welding area.
    These are temporarily in a milk crate under a dead car chassis.
    If there’s any interest I’ll drag them out and price and put up here.
    I won’t be giving...
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    NSW Oxy trolley plus a few bits of kit

    Cleaning up.
    I’m keeping my colt 22 type torch for sheet metal so this stuff can go.
    Pick up Concord
    $65 the lot. Or offers on items.
    H.
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    NSW Unused 30mm Rotabroach

    From my bro’s junk.
    $50 posted, negotiable if you pick up Concord.
    H.
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    If anyone wants to make a welding table I still...

    If anyone wants to make a welding table I still have that cast iron printers stone for sale.
    1400 x 1100 with a 16 mm thick top.
    I also have a jig for drilling 16mm holes at 50mm centres which you...
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    Here’s a photo I took in March last year when I...

    Here’s a photo I took in March last year when I was out there.
    Best have a look on their website, they were still getting sets of post dollies cast recently.
    H.
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    Here’s some better pics. Vaughan using one of...

    Here’s some better pics.
    Vaughan using one of their cast iron Ewheels prior to welding a bike tank together.
    Then he and Georgio are going over the welds on a big old Heine wheel.
    That first photo...
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    The boys at Motorretro at Parramatta have classes...

    The boys at Motorretro at Parramatta have classes in metal forming, wheeling could be part of it if wanted.
    They also sell these Ewheels I did the patterns for a while back.
    Made in Oz so not...
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    I did a bit of this at Wollongong TAFE about 25...

    I did a bit of this at Wollongong TAFE about 25 years ago when they were running Foundry down there.
    It was for broken stop brackets for Wadkin panel saws, quite small items.
    Being a pretty basic...
  42. NSW I still have this for sale. Any interest or I’ll...

    I still have this for sale.
    Any interest or I’ll put it on Gumtree etc.
    H.
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    You’ve probably thought of this but what about...

    You’ve probably thought of this but what about giving your scrap a tap to see what sounds like. I’d imagine cups or tankards even plates would let you know how dead or responsive the metal is.
    I...
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    My bro used to do a but of jumping in Darwin...

    My bro used to do a but of jumping in Darwin whilst he working on the Gove start up.( Being a sparky he also had a flash from live gear wot sent him blind for a few daze).

    He had a chute not open...
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    Sorry to hear you’ve got it Nigel. I was in...

    Sorry to hear you’ve got it Nigel.
    I was in there for about 6 hours, had a mask on 90% of the time.
    We have friends visiting and he’s had a major health issue so I really don’t want to be...
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    I don’t think red lines or anything would have...

    I don’t think red lines or anything would have prevented this.
    When I unscrewed and removed the flashing I probably carried it so it obscured my view of where I was walking.
    The clear panel was...
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    A mate who is staying with us walked me back to...

    A mate who is staying with us walked me back to the scene of my ‘step off’ .
    I really don’t know how I survived as the ladder wasn’t under me.
    I must have pivoted enough as I went thru to fly...
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    Stepped thru a skylight

    About 4pm yesterday.
    Was removing some flashing prior to unscrewing roof sheets of iron.
    Stepped back to slide it into the yard below and went straight thru the acrylic skylight.
    Landed on my head...
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    An urban myth. The Ferguson tractor engine was a...

    An urban myth.
    The Ferguson tractor engine was a part of the structural integrity of the tractor and was a massive casting in the crankcase area.
    The Vanguard had a full chassis and was a...
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    My father did a couple of SUs with brass for his...

    My father did a couple of SUs with brass for his Vanguard ute back in the 60s.
    It had a TR4 engine.
    No probs as I remember, I inherited it when he carked it and used it to tow my lightweight mini...
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