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    A bit more done, thats alot of wires





    Someone has been messing about with the head. its supposed to have allignment dowels and then bolted. No dowels, so that would of been fun aligning it to the tail stock.








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    I assume you have an overhead gantry setup? With that filler do you use anything special to sand it down? Does it clog up your abrasives?

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    No gantry crane, I wish. Just two block and tackles hanging off the roof joists. I'm pleased I used reclaimed timber when I built my shop, I cant imagine new stuff would hold the weights I put on it.

    I use a hoover on my sander which saves a lot of mess, when block sanding you just bash the block off something to un clog the sand paper, I use abranet.

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    I have this super thick beam I saved from an old Queenslander demolition which measures 95mm x 165mm. No idea what type of timber it is but could be iron bark, I recon it's good for at least 1000kg if I was to make a wooden gantry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallace1973 View Post
    No gantry crane, I wish. Just two block and tackles hanging off the roof joists. I'm pleased I used reclaimed timber when I built my shop, I cant imagine new stuff would hold the weights I put on it.

    I use a hoover on my sander which saves a lot of mess, when block sanding you just bash the block off something to un clog the sand paper, I use abranet.
    With this being an OZ forum, there maybe members that won't know what you mean by "hoover"

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    Thatís US isnít it.Hoover was an American.
    Same as a fridge generic names are pretty universal.
    Lets not mention crescent wrenches or the yanks might get shifty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clear out View Post
    That’s US isn’t it.Hoover was an American.
    Same as a fridge generic names are pretty universal.
    Lets not mention crescent wrenches or the yanks might get shifty.
    H.
    Yes Hoover's are US made, but everyone in the UK who could afford to spend money on this new technology bought an Hoover (back in the day when they first came out) I have said in conversation over here "you need to give that an Hoover" and the reply was "what you talking about".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camelot View Post
    With this being an OZ forum, there maybe members that won't know what you mean by "hoover"
    My thoughts too. I tried it on my 17yo daughter and she didn't know what a "hoover" was. Although it's an American brand, I think it's the English who call any vacuum cleaner a "hoover".

    Hoover probably had a manufacturing plant in Britain because I feel sure I've seen Hoover electric motors for sale on Trademe with "Made in England/UK/Great Britain" on the tag.

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    I remember the brand hoover as a kid, rectangular shape that you dragged around the floor by its hose. Hoover is the generic name for vacuum cleaner. Even a dyson or henry would be a hoover.

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    A little bit more done.








    The only good thing about people using hammerite to make machines look newer back in the day is that they very rarely prepped anything so it comes off quite easily. Its tedious but just a wood chisel is good for getting it off.





















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    Default Hoover - of Scotland.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vann View Post
    ...Hoover probably had a manufacturing plant in Britain because I feel sure I've seen Hoover electric motors for sale on Trademe with "Made in England/UK/Great Britain" on the tag.
    I knew I'd seen them somewhere.

    Hoover1.jpg Hoover.jpg

    1/3 hp. Made at Cambuslang, Scotland.

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    Spray primer applied

















    After lots of sanding a coat of primer








    For some reason I find boring jobs quite relaxing






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    Quote Originally Posted by wallace1973 View Post


    For some reason I find boring jobs quite relaxing




    I think you might have screw loose.
    Hoover was an English company.

    The Hoover Companyís huge British factory, built at Perivale near Wembley in the 1930s, produced smart-looking machines which appealed to the modern consumer.
    Those were the droids I was looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCArcher View Post
    I think you might have screw loose.
    Hoover was an English company.
    Nah. Definitely Scottish - it says so on the tag.

    Hoover.jpg

    I think your photo isn't really taken in England. That's just a "false flag" taken inside a Russian film studio especially set up for propaganda purposes .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vann View Post
    Nah. Definitely Scottish - it says so on the tag.

    Hoover.jpg

    I think your photo isn't really taken in England. That's just a "false flag" taken inside a Russian film studio especially set up for propaganda purposes .

    Cheers, Vann .
    Beyond all doubts Scotland is part of England, just as is Wales.

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