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  1. Is this Hamilton Island?

    Is this Hamilton Island?
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    I got mine from Mick Moyles in Sydney.

    I got mine from Mick Moyles in Sydney.
  3. Have got it pretty well done. Have to weld up...

    Have got it pretty well done. Have to weld up some gaps and pop rivet the tabs in.

    Has worked out OK but I am still no fan of doing sheet metal work. Certainly a lot harder then meets the eye.
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  4. I have got the longer sections bent up that I can...

    I have got the longer sections bent up that I can not do on my Magnabend. It went easier then I thought and also harder as the machine gets in the way and we could not bend symmetrically, so we...
  5. Well I do not want one side 10mm higher then the...

    Well I do not want one side 10mm higher then the other. I have enough hand bent sheet metal stuff I have made that turned out like that already. I have already mastered that part of sheet metal...
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    I see why now, the B suffix means flanged which...

    I see why now, the B suffix means flanged which means uncommon.

    I did not realise they were flanged cups.
  7. Better not drive a car then. We can wrap us...

    Better not drive a car then.

    We can wrap us all up in cotton wool to a far greater level then currently.

    I think alcohol being banned for a start would save a huge amount of money. Won't worry...
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    Is the $434 just for bog standard bearings?

    Is the $434 just for bog standard bearings?
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    You should be able to do it on your mill. Just...

    You should be able to do it on your mill. Just cut and move the part, cut again.

    I cut a new feedscrew for the 10EE on just a bridgeport clone.

    Something that long and a cut on one side,...
  10. Nope, the machine is near brand new and the owner...

    Nope, the machine is near brand new and the owner knows as much as I do about sheet metal bending.
  11. So do I need to visit the local witch doctor...

    So do I need to visit the local witch doctor first and have a sacrificial sacrifice to appease the bending gods before I start? :D

    I measured up the test bends, from the mark from the clamp to the...
  12. Thanks, the box will be made in 4 pieces, it is...

    Thanks, the box will be made in 4 pieces, it is 1100 X 300 X 275 high.

    The top will have a reverse bend so it has a lip standing up to stop water ingress. The ends will be bent separately with...
  13. Bending sheet metal with a panbrake, bend lines

    I am trying to work out bending up a toolbox with a pan brake I am borrowing the use of.

    I did some test bends with some metal today and the machine seems to bend the material from where it...
  14. It is like going to an art gallery and looking at...

    It is like going to an art gallery and looking at some god awful painting of random paint splotches and wondering what th ehell it means.

    I suspect it is about the modern way of life where...
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    Looks really good. I know it can be a nerve...

    Looks really good. I know it can be a nerve wracking time when assembling hoping all your measurements were correct.
  16. Thread: Generator build

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    I am surprised how cheap that freight is. I...

    I am surprised how cheap that freight is. I would have expected for it to be triple that.
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    @ ~$200 a wheel. Probably not. :D

    @ ~$200 a wheel. Probably not. :D
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    The gear pressure angle will also need to be...

    The gear pressure angle will also need to be determined.
  19. Thread: Generator build

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    I am not sure how it was wired but the boss...

    I am not sure how it was wired but the boss electrician came back surprisingly quickly and fixed the problem.

    Now the generator can not run the phase converter properly. Just not enough oomph. ...
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    I usually put 1/1/1901 when websites want your...

    I usually put 1/1/1901 when websites want your birth date. :D
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    This is what you get when you have a society that...

    This is what you get when you have a society that lets a noisy minority dictate to it, encouraged by groups seeking more wealth and power. I better retreat to my safe space.
  22. Thread: Generator build

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    It is an old meter and the internet says these...

    It is an old meter and the internet says these old ones are happy to run backwards hence why on solar installations they replace the meters with digital ones.

    It is a win win.

    Not paying for...
  23. Thread: Generator build

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    Well the changeover switch in our main meter box...

    Well the changeover switch in our main meter box has been fitted.

    Amusingly on generator power the power meter runs backwards. I doubt it is supposed to do that and should be isolated when on...
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    If I had to own one mill it would be a bridgeport...

    If I had to own one mill it would be a bridgeport clone style with a 9X49 or 10X50 table and it is what I do have.


    You want step pulley so less to go wrong, and you can down the track install a...
  25. Thread: Generator build

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    I imagine freight would be $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. I...

    I imagine freight would be $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. I have access to a 225 amp lincwelder, but they have a paltry 25% duty cycle. Usually if I have to start burning 4mm welding rods it means a big job.
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    I swapped a bottle 40 years since last inspection...

    I swapped a bottle 40 years since last inspection at a local swap and go place. :D
  27. Thread: Generator build

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    There are a few universal control boards out...

    There are a few universal control boards out there that will fit many different brands of generators.
    Genaust AVR Automatic Voltage Regulator Generator genaust avr

    This generator does have an...
  28. Thread: Generator build

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    Generator build

    I have been slowly building a decent generator for running the house and also for site work. I had a Kubota D950 engine here to mate to an alternator. The engine is 17hp continuous at 3000rpm.

    I...
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    They do not even work for me.

    They do not even work for me.
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    They could be left as a warning to others. :)

    They could be left as a warning to others. :)
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    Well nope. That was not the problem so no wonder...

    Well nope. That was not the problem so no wonder I could not find any information about it on the internet.

    The problem may be.

    Firstly the brake controller that is advertised as 24V input but...
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    Brake controller induced voltage in wire

    Have an interesting issue on a truck I am wiring up for a trailer.

    The truck is 24V. The controller is a 24V-12V controller of a cheaper variety as the truck is of off highway use only.

    I also...
  33. Thread: Graham. Michael.

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    Religion is not a race. Not that I have a dollar...

    Religion is not a race. Not that I have a dollar in the debate, but I feel the R word does get thrown around a bit too liberally in this day and age and can be used to shut down legitimate...
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    WOOHOO IT'S HERE! Do the rules not contradict themselves. ...

    Do the rules not contradict themselves.

    Allowing videos from off sites to be posted, but then it says no linking to videos, and if you do you will get banned.
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    Yea the days when USPS would use sea freight. It...

    Yea the days when USPS would use sea freight. It was reasonably priced if you wanted to wait. I rarely buy stuff from the US any more. Freight price is ludicrous.
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    Especially when you find out they can buy free...

    Especially when you find out they can buy free machining high tensile steel. I think stressproof is a trade name of it.
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    Those levels that are extremely sensitive are not...

    Those levels that are extremely sensitive are not very useful. They are simply too sensitive.

    The Starrett 199 is just about spot on sensitivity wise for what you want to use. It is slightly...
  38. But in answer to your question. I had a Sanou...

    But in answer to your question. I had a Sanou chuck I fitted to a Hercus 260. It seemed fine.
  39. Before buying a 4 jaw self centering, ask...

    Before buying a 4 jaw self centering, ask yourself if you need one. You do not see them around much because of their very nature they are very poor work holders unless it is for some production work...
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    Looks good. By the size of those fillet welds...

    Looks good. By the size of those fillet welds the crane lugs are not going anywhere.
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    Use some stilsons on it.

    Use some stilsons on it.
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    I would say you will have to remove the lead...

    I would say you will have to remove the lead screw. Should be pretty straight forward. Start with removing the handle.
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    On second thoughts, thinking I may have been...

    On second thoughts, thinking I may have been wrong in the statement above where I said you can not draw 250 amps with the 15 amp plug, I tested it with my clamp on amp meter.

    Of course it is CV so...
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    One thing to be aware of is you can not pull 250...

    One thing to be aware of is you can not pull 250 amps out of these welders unless you at a later date install an upgraded input lead.

    I have a 250 amp transmig and as the instruction manual says,...
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    I have a cat here, but it is too lazy to go out...

    I have a cat here, but it is too lazy to go out killing animals. Just lies around doing nothing and is rather skinny.





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    Yes dear.

    Yes dear.
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    Air rifle eh..... and for something totally...

    Air rifle eh..... and for something totally random those round silver cake decorations :D
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    If F means the field voltage at 200V and A means...

    If F means the field voltage at 200V and A means armature voltage of 160V then like a 10EE lathe it will need a complicated controller.

    I take it it is off something with variable speed and lots...
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    She is a xxxxx and her and her labor cohorts...

    She is a xxxxx and her and her labor cohorts should be run out of Queensland and NSW can have them. The way she has treated rural Queenslanders to garner urban green votes is nothing short of...
  50. Thread: Dislike clickon

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    I suppose a workaround is to write something...

    I suppose a workaround is to write something negative and people can like that. :D
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