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  1. Thanks Karl - sounds like a practical option....

    Thanks Karl - sounds like a practical option. Machine is 12v so no issues there.
    I had a quick look online and can't find any of those valves jumping out at me so might make a visit to the...
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    I'm local so can likely help out if anyone is...

    I'm local so can likely help out if anyone is chasing something particular or needs a pickup/hold/freight option.

    Steve
  3. Thanks Tony. An inline valve would be a simple...

    Thanks Tony. An inline valve would be a simple solution.
    Since its only a low flow system anyway I wouldn't expect any issues with it moving too quickly and false triggering the valve.
    Any chance...
  4. Thanks Karl. I was already thinking about the...

    Thanks Karl. I was already thinking about the age/condition of the hoses, particularly the one on the raising side of the ram as the previous owner has already had to replace the pressure hose...
  5. Thanks. Haven't come across calipers like those...

    Thanks.
    Haven't come across calipers like those before.
    Those particular ones are outside my budget at the moment, but the concept has triggered some new ideas.

    Steve
  6. Thanks - but not quite getting what you mean. I...

    Thanks - but not quite getting what you mean.
    I understand locating a hole based on distance and angle from a center point. I can see how it would be useful to locate something like equally spaced...
  7. Measuring location of numerous holes on a mounting face - how would you do it??

    I have a specific job in mind, but possibly this is a general question...

    I need to determine the location of a number of holes in a (transmission) mounting face so I can make up some...
  8. Our place is flat, so side slopes definitely...

    Our place is flat, so side slopes definitely aren't an issue.

    Already has hydraulics Kryn, tested this morning and good for at least 750kg, likely close to 1000kg (but not sure I'd want to...
  9. Just rear steer. Articulated would have been...

    Just rear steer.
    Articulated would have been nice - a backyard mini-Franna!

    Steve
  10. 16hp, ST2 engine manufactured in 1979 from what I...

    16hp, ST2 engine manufactured in 1979 from what I can work out.
    Not sure what the KG ratings on the chassis plate mean.
    ...
  11. You read my mind! A leveling frame/blade to...

    You read my mind!

    A leveling frame/blade to keep her driveway manicured, forklift mast, tipping bucket to load the ute with...

    Amazing what becomes possible once you have mobility and...
  12. It's under control Kryn. I've kept an old Falcon...

    It's under control Kryn. I've kept an old Falcon wagon and a $100 Discovery for this exact situation ;)

    No treasures will be harmed by this deal :)

    Steve
  13. Not sure as to lifting capacity, but the guy I...

    Not sure as to lifting capacity, but the guy I bought it off was using it to lift/drag cars around in a paddock and pull engines etc.

    Cost me $1600 and a commitment to management that I reduce...
  14. Thanks, but I think I've found a solution :) ...

    Thanks, but I think I've found a solution :)

    4WD, rear steer, powered by a 2cyl air cooled Lister diesel.

    Was a small construction tipper in a prev life - likely 1970's.

    Most importantly,...
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    Beaver turret mill - Braybrook VIC

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BEAVER-TURRET-MILLING-MACHINE/183952784390

    Useful speed range and 40 taper spindle - $1950 or best offer

    Steve
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    Aldi Plasma cutter

    I bought one for a birthday present when they were on special back in April. Gave it a quick test on some old 4mm steel checkerplate just to check it wasn't DOA. It cut that nicely.
    It then had to...
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    The paving paint I use is a one-part...

    The paving paint I use is a one-part polyurethane. Seems to hold up well and you can see how it looks after 4 years on the carport floor in the photos back in post #2299.
    Needs a touch up in a...
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    Yes, epoxy would be nice - but unfortunately we...

    Yes, epoxy would be nice - but unfortunately we had a pretty dry summer and my money tree hasn't produced so well ;)
    My better half can't see the need for paint at all, but I've seen the difference...
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    Etch the floor - not sure where you got "deck"...

    Etch the floor - not sure where you got "deck" from ;)
    New concrete so I'll acid etch it before painting with grey paving paint.

    Steve
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    Etch the floor - not sure where you got "deck"...

    Etch the floor - not sure where you got "deck" from ;)
    New concrete so I'll acid etch it before painting with grey paving paint.

    Steve
  21. Following on from the ideas here has turned up...

    Following on from the ideas here has turned up something that will hopefully be a good solution. I'll have more info on the weekend :U

    Steve
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    Mainly vehicle storage (cars and her 14'...

    Mainly vehicle storage (cars and her 14' caravan), but one bay will have a small workbench so she's got her own space for a bit of hobby work etc (whatever she's into at the time).
    It will also have...
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    Making good progress, doors are hung and clad -...

    Making good progress, doors are hung and clad - just all the fiddly stuff to do now like the laserlite, flashings, lock pins etc
    ...
  24. Yeah - they look like a tough old beast. Don't...

    Yeah - they look like a tough old beast.

    Don't think the Landrover is up to this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhWu6XBKtqA

    Steve
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    Your latest project

    Since my better half has claimed a third of our new shed and decreed that the other two thirds is for vehicles (pffft - who puts vehicles in a shed :D) I've been allowed to take over the old carport...
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    Only difference I can see is warranty. The S2 is...

    Only difference I can see is warranty. The S2 is 2 years, the cheaper one says 1 year but 2 years Briggs???

    Steve
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    Won't hijack your build, but just a quick note to...

    Won't hijack your build, but just a quick note to say thanks for the QCad recommendation.
    Checked it out and it felt reasonably intuitive so I bit the bullet a couple of nights ago and bought a...
  28. Suggestions for lifting heavy items in the yard

    Thanks Grahame - hadn't heard of the term Jin Poles.
    I've actually used a similar arrangement a couple of years back while helping erect the portal frames for a mate's shed. Frames were assembled...
  29. I'd love to say that the majority of my...

    I'd love to say that the majority of my Landrovers are functional and driven regularly, but I'd be lying.
    I only have 3 that are. Doesn't make them a majority.... ;)

    Steve
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    Hobart Easy Tig

    Sorry. Misunderstood and thought you had the Viper already
    In that case I disagree - the Viper actually has more functions than what you have now - just less knobs!

    Grab a piece of cardboard and...
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    Gaz - my MIG is a Unimig 250K inverter. Its a...

    Gaz - my MIG is a Unimig 250K inverter. Its a multi-process machine but I've only ever used it for steel MIG and MMA (stick) welding.
    I've got an old Chinese 200P style AC/DC TIG (no pulse) and use...
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    Gaz - the pulse migs I've had a look at are...

    Gaz - the pulse migs I've had a look at are around the $2000-$2500 range (200-250A single phase). Under $1000 is pushing the price point for a decent standard mig IMO so I'd be VERY hesistant buying...
  33. If I catch one of the hoons outside our place I...

    If I catch one of the hoons outside our place I won't be ripping off his wheels, more likely to end up with something to hang from the towbar :D
    Since I suffer from Landrover Accumulitis (among...
  34. Very cool Joe - two projects in one (get it to...

    Very cool Joe - two projects in one (get it to work, then get it to make stuff)!!
    Watching with interest!

    Steve
  35. Thanks Kryn. Found a piccy online with exactly...

    Thanks Kryn.

    Found a piccy online with exactly what you describe.
    Using the engine crane type jack also solves the issue of getting the jib back on the ground afterwards to disconnect from the...
  36. Thanks. It was bought a few years back with a...

    Thanks.
    It was bought a few years back with a dead engine and destined to be turned into a decent tourer. Unfortunately Vicroads and I don't share the same dream and they won't let me fit my...
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    I must be missing something. If you only have...

    I must be missing something.
    If you only have material and thickness settings to set - how does it work out that you're welding eg downhand and not flat and then change settings to suit?

    TIG...
  38. Is this the sort of railway crane you mean Malb?...

    Is this the sort of railway crane you mean Malb?

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190903/2b5b1240591957e0f5423861d923bf05.jpg

    Steve
  39. Suggestions for lifting heavy items in the yard

    Something like this might have potential: https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/durable-1000kg-lifting-equipment-mini-portable_60691304477.html

    I'm not so sure on the counterweight systems they...
  40. Yes, I've seen those. Very nice - but expensive...

    Yes, I've seen those. Very nice - but expensive to buy. Hiring would be OK for a one-off, but I need something permanent.

    Steve
  41. Suggestions for lifting heavy items in the yard

    I've got a 2T gantry in my shed that I use for lifting things on/off the ute or trailers, but could do with something that I can use outside on the grass for slightly lighter duties.

    I'd probably...
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    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Mistral-3-Spee...

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Mistral-3-Speed-Fan-in-Perfect-Working-Condition/174016510698?hash=item2884313aea:g:ZlkAAOSwfbhbzQSo

    Maybe pick up something like this??

    Steve
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    Good suggestion Pete - Thanks. At the moment...

    Good suggestion Pete - Thanks.
    At the moment I've only got 2 normal toolholders plus the usual cutoff and knurling ones - so will definitely employ one of these as an indicator holder.

    Steve
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    How big is the compressor Gazza? Would the likes...

    How big is the compressor Gazza? Would the likes of a larger diam (125mm) electric equipment cooling fan be enough airflow? They are shrouded around the outside and if mounted close to the...
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    Good idea shed - thanks!! Have to admit that...

    Good idea shed - thanks!!
    Have to admit that after measuring twice and realising I'd cocked it up I turned off the power and lights and walked away...:C

    Its still mounted in the vice at the...
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    Adventures with my Klopp shaper

    I've been running in the slowest gear (it has 3) as in second gear wanted to launch itself across the floor. Finally took a good look at the speed chart and worked out that it was only running about...
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    Adventures with my Klopp shaper

    Yes, a different grind has improved things. I had a bit more success the other night after realizing I had virtually no rake on the tool.
    ...
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    Thanks Shed. Nose radius, feed and Trefolex I...

    Thanks Shed.
    Nose radius, feed and Trefolex I can try easily.
    Tool hangout is more difficult, as currently those monster brazed-HSS tip ones I'm using are all I have that will get into the...
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    I've been able to get a reasonable finish on the...

    I've been able to get a reasonable finish on the top surface using a shear tool, but the finish is poor in the dovetail area.

    Any tips from you experienced shaper guys? Particularly when machining...
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    Clapper set the right way and a couple of new...

    Clapper set the right way and a couple of new tools ground. Making good progress with no further dramas so far.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190826/cfc32c910d691c427c926b0f5792f286.jpg
    ...
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