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  1. Try the local Op shop.They should have old...

    Try the local Op shop.They should have old leather belts. I am sure there will be one there good enough to make a strop.

    Grahame
  2. In my humble opinion the impregnated paper...

    In my humble opinion the impregnated paper wheels are more orientated to the manufacturing maker of knives where time matters.

    For the likes of us who sharpen a few knives for the missus and...
  3. Hi Bill, I think I know what you are getting at...

    Hi Bill,
    I think I know what you are getting at now.

    Do you mean , one of these jigs? This is just one example.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG8mO6NX2Es


    There are others out there...
  4. Hi Bill, I sharpen knives all the time. ...

    Hi Bill,
    I sharpen knives all the time.

    Sharp, to me means being able to lop the corner off a sheet of A4 printer paper.

    The multi tool, I use only when the blade needs re shaping.

    The...
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    Hi juaniv37 Welcome to the MetalWork Forums, ...

    Hi juaniv37

    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums,

    First I would to direct you to to the the "Sticky" entitled:< New? Asking a Question - Read This>

    that appears above this General MetalWork...
  6. I am not tolerating yours. Serial trolls have no...

    I am not tolerating yours.
    Serial trolls have no place here. You are banned again !
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    As BobL says above you will need to take a...

    As BobL says above you will need to take a segment out of your pipe for a ring.

    Me, I would use black pipe, as welding a galv pipe will be difficult.

    To obtain the precise size, measure the...
  8. Hi and welcome to the MetalWork Forum. Someone...

    Hi and welcome to the MetalWork Forum.

    Someone will soon respond to your enquiry to advise about pricing of your machinery.

    If you wish to advertise it must be advertised in the

    METALWORK -...
  9. Hi and welcome to our forum, In Australia,...

    Hi and welcome to our forum,

    In Australia, aftermarket automotive accessory shops carry heat proof exhaust paint .

    You need to look in your own country for this. its around $25 - $30 for a...
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    Hi BobL, In your pic with the three blacked...

    Hi BobL,
    In your pic with the three blacked items,what do you call the third one with the hinge pin?. I see them on machinery but can't find a name for them. Hoping to buy some of them for projects....
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    Hi TEK, Welcome to our forum. Chisel and file...

    Hi TEK,
    Welcome to our forum.
    Chisel and file handle makers sometimes use a similar device called a ferrule to reinforce the end of their wooden handles to reduce the possibility of splitting. ...
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    Lets try to behave like mature adults OK. ...

    Lets try to behave like mature adults OK.

    Enough!

    Grahame
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    I reckon its down to what you encounter at the...

    I reckon its down to what you encounter at the particular time and circumstances when you ask for a quote.

    It is just a guess and unless someone is on the spot they would not knowwhat really...
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    HI GUYS, Thanks to Eskimo for posting the PDF....

    HI GUYS,
    Thanks to Eskimo for posting the PDF.
    I made sure to save a copy to my files.
    Grahame
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    Hi Crocy, I have used Dead Finish on a few...

    Hi Crocy,

    I have used Dead Finish on a few knives.

    It was readily available around Emerald when I lived there.

    It seemed a pretty tight grained tough timber that polished up well.

    Grahame
  16. Auto moderation feature is intermittent.

    The Auto moderation feature in our Forum appears to be intermittent.

    A new poster Weekend Warrior-8th 9.09 AM July 2019 in Metalwork General posted a link to his Utube channel.

    Normally the...
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    When this sort of problem occurs -the following...

    When this sort of problem occurs -the following is the place to put it.

    FORUMS INFO, HELP, DISCUSSION & FEEDBACK

    No matter! I'll move it for you.

    Grahame
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    When this sort of problem occurs -the following...

    When this sort of problem occurs -the following is the place to put it.

    FORUMS INFO, HELP, DISCUSSION & FEEDBACK

    Grahame
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    Hi Mark, Its looking good. Grahame

    Hi Mark,
    Its looking good.
    Grahame
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    I use my lathe to make the bits and pieces needed...

    I use my lathe to make the bits and pieces needed in the reloading chain for my blackpowder muzzleloader rifle.

    This includes a stainless steel loading rod and the various brass jags needed for...
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    Well! Thank god for that! I thought it was only...

    Well! Thank god for that!
    I thought it was only me that did things like that.

    Grahame
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    A useful pick up for minimal cash. Grahame

    A useful pick up for minimal cash.
    Grahame
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    Basically the wiring was completed and Nick did...

    Basically the wiring was completed and Nick did some brilliant work on a combination bracket. I like his use of Amish cad and his expert fabrication of a very complex piece of work.
    Grahame
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    Hi Joel Welcome to the MetalWork Forums, I am...

    Hi Joel
    Welcome to the MetalWork Forums,
    I am sure many Fronious owners here will welcome your input and experience.

    To navigate our Forums click on the FORUM box at the LH top of the page.
    A...
  25. The recycle centre is where is obtained the ( out...

    The recycle centre is where is obtained the ( out of date ) cylinders.
    It would not surprised if the centre is double dipping on cylinders .Get paid to accept and then charge the bloke who buys...
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    Good on ya for doing something about the Mynas...

    Good on ya for doing something about the Mynas -vermin birds

    Good idea on the birdsmouth too ?

    56% percent silver. Can't be cheap? Is it a coated stick?

    Grahame
  27. I thought that may someone local might be in to...

    I thought that may someone local might be in to making choofers. They might want one or all,
    Grahame
  28. HI VC, Just invert them and open the valve and...

    HI VC,
    Just invert them and open the valve and drain them this way, out the gas because it is heavier than air.
    My local recycle place take them this way as I have puchased the scrapped cylinders...
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    Hi creesy, No you are probably right .Its been...

    Hi creesy,

    No you are probably right .Its been quite a while since I have opened a gas cylinder and I wasn't aware they have this new ( to me) addition. Are you far away from Bunnings. Perhaps you...
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    Hi creesy, Welcome to the forum, Perhaps an...

    Hi creesy,
    Welcome to the forum,

    Perhaps an obvious question, but have you unscrewed the blue valve handle on the top of the cylinder.

    Try it with out attaching the gas line. A open it and...
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    Hi Palex, Welcome to, arguably one of the best...

    Hi Palex,

    Welcome to, arguably one of the best Forum's of its type.

    There's a wealth of knowledge here so don't be shy tells us what you would like to get involved in.

    To have a look around...
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    Sort of! No ban here in Australia but...

    Sort of!

    No ban here in Australia but overseas, there is.

    I would expect soon will be it on the legislators to do list.

    If your selected paint stripper is made offshore its a fair...
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    Welcome to the Forum ,Harry Grahame

    Welcome to the Forum ,Harry
    Grahame
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    The topic was surely one that had the ability to...

    The topic was surely one that had the ability to polarize people. Shortly after that that comes the name calling and bad feeling. There are another venues for expressing heartfelt opinion on those...
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    Take it somewhere else- Not here !. This...

    Take it somewhere else- Not here !.

    This thread is closed.
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    HI Michael, After 24 episodes of Binky, I would...

    HI Michael,
    After 24 episodes of Binky, I would hazard a guess and say it won't be an engine anyone is expecting.
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    Hi Michael, Here tis in part 1 ...

    Hi Michael,

    Here tis in part 1

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HXSigszx5w&t=1409s

    Goals and intentions stated at around 1 minute in.

    Grahame
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    More Bad Obsession- Escargot Pt 2

    It might be the last thing I post before my iMac kaks itself!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU0bHi-JFiQ

    Grahame
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    Reminds me of an instrument that might be played...

    Reminds me of an instrument that might be played in a one man band.
    I love it.
    Grahame
  40. Hi Guys, Another method of fitting a...

    Hi Guys,

    Another method of fitting a mechanical drill press table is to convert it to a counterbalanced table.
    If you don't want to make one they are still aavailable from Timbercon.
    ...
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    A fine example sir. I wish many more people...

    A fine example sir.
    I wish many more people would follow it.
    Grahame
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    According to the stats I have read, cats kill a...

    According to the stats I have read, cats kill a million wildlife animals a day. I have no reason to believe the figure is untrue.

    At that rate it is a wonder we have any wildlife at all.
    ...
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    Hi Kyrn, My blade is flat. I have seen other...

    Hi Kyrn,
    My blade is flat. I have seen other peoples blades where there is a dish perhaps 1mm across a 12mm wide blade,but there is no gap under a rule place on edge, on my saw blade. Sorry I had...
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    People get upset by loud noises in suburban...

    People get upset by loud noises in suburban areas. Seems to attract those flashing blue light taxis.
    Of course this is only to be considered academic, but I would favor immersion controls as this is...
  45. Hi Bob Ward, It is fun to watch them but I...

    Hi Bob Ward,

    It is fun to watch them but I like the car squasher better! :D

    Grahame
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    Sick of other people's cats

    New neighbors with 3 cats and the damn things are all over my property at night. I have lost my sunbirds nest to one of them.

    I spoke to the neighbors when they first moved in. The attitude was...
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    More bad Obsession

    Be seated!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1acf86iB7A

    Grahame
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    The Qld LNP mob should be ringing Bob Brown up to...

    The Qld LNP mob should be ringing Bob Brown up to thank him for his help in the CQ coal belt.

    Talk about getting shot in the foot.

    Good old Bob and his caravan managed to do a bit more than...
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    What ever space you do have,it will never be...

    What ever space you do have,it will never be enough.

    I have as many machines as practical mounted on castors.Whenever I need space I can wheel them away from the others that are stored all grouped...
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    Heres a link that may help with regards to sheet...

    Heres a link that may help with regards to sheet metal bending.

    https://www.machinemfg.com/sheet-metal-design-guide-bending/

    Grahame
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