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  1. Accomodation Required for the Hamilton Area

    Looking for accomodation for 4 adults for the duration of the Sheepvention, at Hamilton or anywhere close, PLEASE?
    My boss decided at short notice to exhibit at the Sheepvention, consequently...
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    That's a big problem in a lot of places "That's...

    That's a big problem in a lot of places "That's the way we've always done it!!" attitude.
    Sometimes businesses need to have a "consultant" come in and work with employees and management to work...
  3. In your budget, I take it that also covers the...

    In your budget, I take it that also covers the concrete for the floor and removal of the existing "shed". While you're running around getting quotes, contact several electricians and get quotes from...
  4. Hi Bill, Are the knives new or used? How blunt...

    Hi Bill, Are the knives new or used? How blunt are they, these questions determine the grit to be used. I have the multitool linishng machine that I use to sharpen my woodturning chisels, and I use...
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    It's amazing as to what was stored in Tobacco...

    It's amazing as to what was stored in Tobacco tins and the likes. Some of the old tobacco tins a worth a bit of money. When wife number 1 Grandfather passed away, I was privilaged to go through what...
  6. Could we please get back to the subject at hand...

    Could we please get back to the subject at hand and leave the personal stuff out of it!!!!!
    Have seen where this sort of thing has either seen someone banned, or severely reprimanded.
    Kryn
  7. How much available space do you have where you...

    How much available space do you have where you live. I know you mentioned a single garage, but any extra available space. How close are the neighbours, is the property sort of terraced/sloping block....
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    Thanks for the tip about using HSS drill bits as...

    Thanks for the tip about using HSS drill bits as a filler for Hardfacing. A good excuse for keeping the broken drill bits that seem to accumulate.
  9. Sorry Greg, still no piccy's:( Kryn

    Sorry Greg, still no piccy's:(
    Kryn
  10. When I'm folding toolboxes for example I work...

    When I'm folding toolboxes for example I work from the edges in, just make sure you don't get creeping. That's where you start with the sides at 150 high and the base 150 also, if you're not careful,...
  11. Sorry to say this Greg, but your pics don't work....

    Sorry to say this Greg, but your pics don't work. It comes up with "Invalid Attachment specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator"
    Kryn
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    I've seen where a shaft is assembled inside a...

    I've seen where a shaft is assembled inside a gearbox, then the bearings fitted.
    I still say that the bush/s needs to be screwed out, it seems to be only half a thread showing, and a retaining...
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    Thanks for the sketch Matt, puts a whole new...

    Thanks for the sketch Matt, puts a whole new light on the matter. To bend your sheet, it could be bent around something as simple as a drum of a suitable size, I'd put an edge around the panel, to...
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    Can't see why not, mind you it would help to know...

    Can't see why not, mind you it would help to know how much experience you had welding.
    Any chance of a pic or sketch of what you're trying to make, please? It would help in determining how to go...
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    20190716_204355.jpg...

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    In these 2 pics, it appears to me to be threaded in there, try unscrewing these before going any further with the knocking them out.
    Have seen where the shaft...
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    Hi Michael, I've not experienced hard facing with...

    Hi Michael, I've not experienced hard facing with TIG before, but found this from CIG.
    https://www.cigweld.com.au/range/welding-consumables/tig-rodsgtaw/
    A lot of different rods for different...
  17. Thanks for clearing that up for us:2tsup: Kryn

    Thanks for clearing that up for us:2tsup:
    Kryn
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    Might be easier to get a block of cast and...

    Might be easier to get a block of cast and machine one up. I know it won't be original, but after a couple of coats of different paint and chipped back, who's going to know.
    Getting one cast would...
  19. Just be aware that some of the minimills like the...

    Just be aware that some of the minimills like the X2 etc, have plastic gears inside of them.
    When you do find something acceptable to you, I'm pretty sure that some of the members on here would be...
  20. Don't know the condition of it, but the rotary...

    Don't know the condition of it, but the rotary table alone would be worth the cost.
    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/east-maitland/miscellaneous-goods/denbigh-milling-machine/1223131822
    Do you have...
  21. Your best bet would be to consult an Engineer who...

    Your best bet would be to consult an Engineer who specialises in that sort of thing. MichaelG wrote an excellent article as to the why's and wherefore's in the following article, which is worth...
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    Some places will charge you for the full sheet,...

    Some places will charge you for the full sheet, as most people won't ask for the offcut, and the "offcut" will be charged out again at a full sheet. I found this out by a friend who worked in a place...
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    That's very tempting Michael. Could you PM me a...

    That's very tempting Michael. Could you PM me a price for the lot, please.
    Thanks,
    Kryn
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    I'm not saying you will use them, but if you...

    I'm not saying you will use them, but if you happen to see them at a salvage yard etc, grab them. You could use it for replacing/repair a seat mount in a boat, extra folds on an auxilary outboard...
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    When you get around to making the removable...

    When you get around to making the removable fingers, have a look for some Gooseneck Tooling, they'll allow you to put return folds on the panels. It'll be a handy item to have.
    380661
    380662
    Kryn
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    Hi Ralph, I have cut you a piece 128 X 30 X 38...

    Hi Ralph, I have cut you a piece 128 X 30 X 38 and will be in the post today to you.
    Kryn
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    Hi Ralph, I reckon there's some in the shed about...

    Hi Ralph, I reckon there's some in the shed about that size or maybe a bit more.
    Send me a PM with your address please.
    Kryn
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    Hi Chris, I use flap discs, they're available in...

    Hi Chris, I use flap discs, they're available in a variety of grits from 40 upwards. We're now trying Ceramic Flaf discs to see how they go, they're more expensive but seem to last longer.
    I've...
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    If you have nothing else, that would be fine, but...

    If you have nothing else, that would be fine, but remember a doona or bedspread are usually made of cotton or have cotton in them, and cotton catches fire easily. I'd also get an old wool blanket to...
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    Issue 280

    Issue 280 is now out. Several interesting articles, making your own Sine Bar, a Carbide Insert tooling for small lathes, miniature bearing puller, tips for turning Acme Worm threads. Adding a...
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    Welcome to a TOP FORUM Kryn

    Welcome to a TOP FORUM
    Kryn
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    Thanks for the pics. :2tsup: What make of car is...

    Thanks for the pics. :2tsup: What make of car is it, looks like it's a Mopar breed? Am I close?
    When you say was going to scrap, is that before you got it, if so, why, was it rusted out?
    Kryn
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    Hi, very nice paint job under the dust. What do...

    Hi, very nice paint job under the dust. What do you mean "was going to scap"??
    What make and model is it??? Is there a story behind it??
    Thanks
    Kryn
  34. Tried to find out on Google, to no avail. I'd say...

    Tried to find out on Google, to no avail. I'd say at a guess that the max over the full width would be about 1mm maybe 1.2mm. You could roll 1.6 but only about 600 wide. These are guesstimates from...
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    Australite Metal Shaper

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/adelaide-cbd/miscellaneous-goods/metal-shaper-for-sale/1221430879
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    Herless RF30

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sheidow-park/miscellaneous-goods/milling-drilling-machine/1220606754
  37. As your welds are inconsistent, then the only...

    As your welds are inconsistent, then the only cure is practice, and more practice. If you're only welding occasionally, next time you go to weld, you'll need to spend a bit of time getting the "feel"...
  38. Without pictures makes it hard to recommend, as...

    Without pictures makes it hard to recommend, as it could be a multitude of things. I'd say at a guess, that it could be your speed, not wire but your movement!!!
    A suggestion, is to cut across your...
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    Thanks for this Michael, I knew you couldn't...

    Thanks for this Michael, I knew you couldn't actually design something (other than work stuff) but I didn't know that you legally couldn't suggest either.
    I wonder if this will effect some of the...
  40. How to use a semi Universal Dividing rotary head

    There are no doubt new members or even old ones (me included) that are perplexed by the thought of a dividing head. I found this in an email sent to me and found it interesting, so I thought I'd...
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    Machine Dollie

    Found this in an email that I get about twice a week, and thought as we get a few members wanting ideas, I'd post it here.
    Machine dollie - HomemadeTools.net

    Hope this helps someone.
    Kryn
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    In your budget have you allowed for tooling???...

    In your budget have you allowed for tooling??? This can easily get in excess of your budget!!!
    I agree with Caskwarrior, look for a good second hand machine, they are available, sometimes they come...
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    To get around the nasty anal bill, I pay $20.00 a...

    To get around the nasty anal bill, I pay $20.00 a fortnight to them, as I use about 1 E size every 2 years, it automatically pays for the refill also.
    Gasless has it's place, particularly if a lot...
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    Hi Creesy and WELCOME to a TOP FORUM. I know...

    Hi Creesy and WELCOME to a TOP FORUM.
    I know this may sound silly, but when you screwed the regulator in, did you then screw the knob on the regulator in at all, only needs about a turn, after...
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    Welcome to a TOP FORUM Kryn

    Welcome to a TOP FORUM
    Kryn
  46. Sticky: Sorry to tell you PDW, but it's not spelt...

    Sorry to tell you PDW, but it's not spelt Fauxbook, but Feacebook!!!!
    It's a bit like some of the modern so called music, they keep leaving letters off or out of the words, like rap should have a C...
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    Nice set up. Just a suggestion, if the...

    Nice set up. Just a suggestion, if the alternator/generator has a circuit board, get one as a spare.
    We've got one at work that's about 15 years old, only done 400 hours, and the "electrician" blew...
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    Hi, they utilise the same stand for the chop...

    Hi, they utilise the same stand for the chop saw/abrasive saw as the mitre saw.
    HTH
    Kryn
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    Thanks for this, hope you don't mind, but I've...

    Thanks for this, hope you don't mind, but I've added it to CONVERSIONS & CALCULATIONS, for future reference of all.
    Kryn
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    Tap Drill Size Calculator

    Tap drill size calculators

    Thanks to Ropetangler for this.
    Kryn
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