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    Home built tap grinder

    Afiando Machos - Grinding Taps - YouTube

    Hello again.
    It's not my work but this site has a lot of build info for home made attachments.
    We do need a tool grinding forum.
    Regards
    BC


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  2. Thread cutting on a HAFCO AL960-B Lathe

    Hi,
    I am new to thread cutting and having done a few today fell short of the mark when it comes to appearance.
    The threads work OK but look like the dog has chewed them. Very coarse / rough finish....
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    SNMG160608 milling inserts

    Hi all,

    I bought a Valenite facemill at an auction a few years ago. It has 3 square carbide inserts on it. When I bought it most of the corners on the inserts were used and I have finally used up...
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    Alum TIG Filler

    I have some cracks in unknown aluminium tube to weld up.
    I haven't TIG welded Alum for 30ish years.
    I purchased some ER5356, partly because I remember almost nothing about this sort of thing and...
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    HM-45 Column Bellow Repair

    I am in the process of re-commissioning my Mill after the move, so I can use it, and found the Bellows that protect the Column dovetail was hanging at a 'less than desirable' attitude....
    I thought...
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    Boring a hole in cast iron hand wheel

    Hi all,
    New to any form of metalworking. I am making a woodworking workbench and I'm looking to bore a hole in a hand wheel to fit 1-1/8" vise shaft. The only drill bit I have in that size is a spur...
  7. BOC Smootharc 200 ACDC Foot Pedal Connections.

    Does anyone know the foot pedal connections for the Smootharc 200 ACDC?

    Is there a service manual?

    Thanks. Anyone would think it is a trade secret.

    Jack


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    GP rods for 1.6 to 2mm steel

    Hi forum - can anyone suggest alternatives to satincraft 13 2.5mm rods for welding thin material - from 1.6 to 2mm thick. Was going to try wia 12p 2.5mm - having trouble with mig due to dirty steel...
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    Tailgate fastening

    Hi folks what is the best form of tailgate fasteners - looking at antiluce (drop bolt style), over centre latches (seem to be popular), basic lever style on cheaper trailers, and ute type side board...
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    Getting a smooth finish on threads

    Hi, I have been testing the thread cutting feature on my new HAFCO AL960-B Lathe.
    The threads work OK but the finish is terribly rough looking.
    I am running the speed at 170RPM -3/4" BSP 14TPI -...
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    Adventures in TIG

    Background.
    Semi proficient “stick welder” (MMA) as a kid in the ‘70’s. Including a TAFE course while still at school.
    Tiny bit of “oxy” “back in the day”

    Virtually no welding for approx 30...
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    My first fly cut worm wheel

    In the course of my somewhat rushed training to learn literally everything about cutting gears in the space of 2 weeks, a rush custom job came in the door yesterday. Unfortunately, a communication...
  13. Tamper resistant screws to hold on number plates.

    Several vehicles (including one of ours) in our St have have number plates stolen. Can anyone recommend tamper resistant fasteners to use in these circumstances?


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  14. Thread: CIG Transmig

    by MWF FEED
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    CIG Transmig

    Hi all new to this forum.
    I have acquired a CIG Transmig from mid 1980’s.
    I do very little welding and this is a big unit and it is not worth the cost of the argon bottle just to have it sitting...
  15. AIG TIG 200P AC/DC Pulse welder - Setup & discussion...

    When I was looking online early this year for user feedback on this budget machine there was very little information around, even though it has been available for a few years already.
    Usually that's...
  16. Angle vs SHS - Which profile for a privacy screen project?

    Hello all.

    I just purchased a 140 amp arc welder, and some 6013 GP welding rods for my next project in the garden.


    Now I am in the process of designing a privacy screen frame. I would...
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    Stuck 9” grinder nut

    My 9 inch grinder nut won’t come off. Have had the thing in the post vice with stilson on it and I cannot shift it - now seemed to have rounded off the lock button mechanism inside the grinder head!...
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    What the hell is this steel alloy?

    Its some type of antiabrasive steel priced at nearly 10euro per kg and is supplied in 15mm plates. Its plasmacut and has an funny wavy pattern and features large cracks halfway through the plates. It...
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    Got a promotion...I think

    In the space of 2 weeks, 2 of the older guys at work (including the foreman) are leaving and taking nearly 30 years of combined experience with them, so I've been upgraded to the large gear hobbing...
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    My Latest Restoration

    A couple of pictures of my latest restoration, has been on the road for a year now and already done over 2000 miles.
    It goes very well, the only issues I have had have been with instruments, speedo,...
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    Macson lathe book

    https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-498089063....obj-498089281


    Read the full thread at metalworkforums.com...
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    Tap and die for Stanley handplane

    Hello all.
    First post in Metalworking.
    I need to beg, borrow or buy a tap and die for a Stanley handplane.
    My research says it is a 12-20. Used for the tote and front knob and the rods.
    Can...
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    Straightening threaded rod

    I have a 15” long 5/8”-11 threaded rod in a machine I’m building that’s being spun by a 3,600 RPM motor. The rod is held on each end with 10K RPM bearings and spun by a squared off end with a nylon...
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    DSG type 21 lathe question

    Was looking online (as you do), and came across a type 21 Dean Smith & Grace - with what is possibly an electrically powered saddle. It’s the motor looking item in the bottom RH corner of this photo....
  25. How to remove rusty 10mm bolts from Timber upright posts

    Hi Guys, I have another hard one for you to ponder, if you will....Seems I alwys get these....

    Our verandah stirrups are corroded and need replacing.
    The old 10mm , 120mm long bolts are stuck...
  26. replacement for the burnerd 4 jaw independent chuck

    As some of you may be aware, most of the independent 4 jaw chucks available from asia, are roughly twice the weight of the original Pratt-Burnerd's 4.5kg, which are very hard to find at the moment. I...
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    Removing arbor from old drill chuck

    I have an old Jacobs chuck that isn't worth fixing, and wanted to get the MT3->JT arbor out of it. But of course it wouldn't budge.

    My first thought was a gas torch on the chuck.

    Before I could...
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    Saw blade holder

    Hi, I have to make a custom saw to cut grooves in aluminium bar etc. Already have a spindle motor with set of collets. Need to find a shaft to hold/clamp the blade and then attach to the collet on...
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    Drilling the tube plate.

    SAM_0818.jpgSAM_0819.jpgHello to all.
    I sometimes get asked why I have a shed full of dinosaurs.
    it took more time to lube it all than to ream the tube pate.
    Regards
    BC
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    Gave this a try out

    This is likely too cold too thick material too slow travel speed, material is old shaggy steel that has seen heaps of salt water its 2.5mm wall, i tried 80amps, 70amps, 60ampsthan settled on 40amps...
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    8 x 6 trailer design

    Long time forum guest here
    Trying to design an 8x6 box trailer to build myself with idea of ditching my ute so I can use the trailer on a Pajero - usually for crushed granite, gravel for concreting,...
  32. KRRASS Chinese machine tools, press brakes, sheet metal rolls etc - Anyone have one?

    Hi All,

    New forum member, joined to post this question and hopefully more in the future. Do any of you own a KRRASS machine of any sort from China, here is their webiste Press Brake | NC Press...
  33. Lenses or sheild for A/O gas welding aluminium

    Hi,

    I picked up most of a O/A kit couple year ago including a Dillon torch. I'm after lenses or shield for gas flux welding aluminium that reduce orange sodium flare. Read about Tinman Tech 2000s...
  34. After a manual for older cigweld wire feeder

    Hi all,

    Trying to get hold of a manual for an older cigweld wire feeder, think it is from around early 2000 to mid 2000.

    The model of it is Cigweld VRF4

    Not necessary after a manual on how...
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    Condensation in metal shed

    The last few days, and last Saturday week, had a lot of water dripping from the roof in my shed. (actually it is a 130m2 industrial strata unit, so a little bigger than most of your sheds, but I'm...
  36. Anyone willing to make some custom bolts?

    Hi guys

    I need some new bolts for my slasher so that I can put different blades on it.

    Existing blades are 10mm thick but need to put 13mm ones on.

    So the shoulder where the blade sits needs...
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    HSS or Tungsten Steel for taps

    Looking at taps and dies online I see that Sutton Tungsten steel taps are quite a bit cheaper than their HSS taps ie M6 HSS $50 and M6 Tungsten steel $30 - I would have thought that the steel cost...
  38. Bending steel bar - is a Bullfinch autotorch a good way to go?

    I want to bend up some 5mm (or even better, 6mm) x 32mm steel bar to make a wheelbarrow undercarriage. There's some slightly compound angles, some wider radii and most of it is not 90 degree bends.
    ...
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    Source small dia 440c rod

    Hi everyone

    I have been trying to find a Source of small diameter 440c rod. something in the 8-12mm range would be great. Smallest I found was 45mm. If anyone knows of somewhere I can grab some...
  40. Thread: 9/32 hex rod

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    9/32 hex rod

    I have been trying to find 9/32 hex steel rod for a batch of 3000 nuts I have to make. Does anyone know of a source that can supply free machining stock in lengths 1 metre or above, prefer a local...
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    1/3/8. 4 TPI ACME Leadscrew

    Hi All,

    I was wondering if anyone could recommend a source in Australia for leadscrews. I want to replace the worn out lead screw on my old Macson.

    It's a 1/3/8 - 4 RH. I haven't been able to...
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    Steelfast bandsaw lubrication

    Hi I have a steelfast bandsaw and I was wondering what is the correct lubrication to use for the bearing on the top wheel (first picture) and for the bush on the cone pulley (second and third), it...
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    Voltage reduction device

    How to build a vrd tester with variable resistance


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    What is better than Unimig

    Anyone know what mig welders are better more advanced/features than a unimig razor 200, i want akemppi 170 mig but just cant afford it

    The unimig is a great welder but itsvery basic 3 dials thats...
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    New use for old tools

    SAM_0814.jpgSAM_0815.jpgHello again.
    While making a drift to bead over copper boiler tubes I needed a radius cutting tool. A piece of 1/4" round HSS fits in the old holder well. A quick grind on the...
  46. Secret trove of 1000+ pdf lathe manuals, catalogues, parts lists and bulletins

    I say this is a "secret" trove because none of it shows up in a Google search. There are 1130 items in total -- Myford, Harrison, Colchester, Clausing, Schaublin, Graziano, etc etc etc etc.
    ...
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    Weird collet/holder on eBay?

    Anyone ever seen one of these before?
    Morse taper with tang on one end, weird collet/sleeve on the other:
    s-l1600.jpg
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/31357620...r=612397616147

    I might try ordering...
  48. Thread: Knurling info

    by MWF FEED
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    Knurling info

    Conrads Easy Knurling Method


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    Lincoln 200M, reviews

    Anyone bought and used the lincoln 200m powercraft for $1999....seems great but what's the catch. Been welding at home for years but wanted a tig to do aluminium (my mig works kind of on thicker...
  50. Thread: What a tool!

    by MWF FEED
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    What a tool!

    I was looking through the virtual clearance bin on a website the other day and saw these -
    DSCN8122.JPG DSCN8121.JPG DSCN8120.JPG DSCN8123.JPG
    A company (US I think) has modified a pair of sheet...
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