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    i want the timber for some building i want to do...

    i want the timber for some building i want to do at home . mainly 4x2 4x4 5x3 type stuff and if i build a band mill also could mill floor boards for the verandah
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    very handy having all that gear . i would love a...

    very handy having all that gear . i would love a band mill but dont really think i could justify the outlay . only way for me would be to build one which i may still do yet , have to wait and see if...
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    i know about the saw requirements i have done...

    i know about the saw requirements i have done some milling before though not much river red gum and iron bark . i have a few bigger old saws 076. 07s and a few others but i cant think what they are...
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    i built an alaskan mill many years ago . i dont...

    i built an alaskan mill many years ago . i dont do aluminium welding never tried to actually so i built it all out of steel to take a 48" bar and 10kg of stihl powerhead and the thing weighed more...
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    thanks for your reply bob but in my case i think...

    thanks for your reply bob but in my case i think that style of mill will suit my needs . i will only be milling on my block ( i think ) and my iron bark trees will fit on that mill , i wont have to...
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    re procut style mill

    just wondering if anyone in here uses this style of chainsaw mill and also if anyone can tell me why the angle iron track that the carriage runs on is set inboard rather than on top of the main rhs...
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    i have been free hand grinding my tools for 40...

    i have been free hand grinding my tools for 40 years .nothing wrong with that .

    johno
  8. cant complain about my cheap carbatec lathe , i...

    cant complain about my cheap carbatec lathe , i have been using it for quite a few years and made a few thousand pens i have replaced the little belt twice in that time . also made a some bowls and a...
  9. Thread: vl200

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    they are still trying to come up with a figure of...

    they are still trying to come up with a figure of how much they want for it .
  10. Thread: vl200

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    vl200

    what would an old ( late 80's model ) vl200 be worth . its the one made from C channel not cast bed and has the out board turning toolrest aswell .
    and what would be ball park cost figure to turn it...
  11. Thread: A Log for ID

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    grain looks to open or not tight enough for iron...

    grain looks to open or not tight enough for iron bark , though the bark looks close and the border between the sap wood and the heart wood is not sharp enough for iron bark , well the iron bark that...
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    was quite a common job years ago for my old man...

    was quite a common job years ago for my old man as a marine engineer ( which keith fenner is by the way ) in the merchant navy .
    it was very often done at sea to keep something running and very...
  13. Thread: glass jar

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    i put it in a 20lt plastic bucket for that very...

    i put it in a 20lt plastic bucket for that very reason or more to save mess if the manure did hit the fan , however i could not get a photo of said setup while the whole lot was in the bucket .
    ...
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    i have had those blanks sitting on a shelf for...

    i have had those blanks sitting on a shelf for many years and i dont live on the coast .

    johno
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    glass jar

    found glass jars in coles . they are fairly thick glass and they are about 250mm tall by 100mm OD they have a silver screw top lid if you are looking for them and they are in the isle where the soup...
  16. most steel places should sell it , and it is...

    most steel places should sell it , and it is normally threaded on the ends . if i was doing it i would be going 2" though much more air storage like a bigger tank by quite a bit too.

    johno
  17. Thread: re pump

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    oh bugger well that shot that idea straight out...

    oh bugger well that shot that idea straight out the window .

    johno
  18. Thread: re pump

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    ok picked up a vacuum gauge on wednesday from...

    ok picked up a vacuum gauge on wednesday from toowoomba fitted it yesterday and ran the pump messed around with a few different pullys and the best i could get the old milking machine to pull was 24...
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    yeah but milking machines operate with...

    yeah but milking machines operate with restrictors and pulse valves in the system which pulses the milk flow rather than a continual suck .this one had a 2 outlet stainless diaphram valve in the line...
  20. Thread: re pump

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    re pump

    G,day just wondering if anyone has ever tried a milking machine pump for vacuum , and if they pull enough vac .
    i want to get into the casting and stablising ( been selling quite a few pens the last...
  21. Thread: A build thread

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    cant be a post hole digger and a ripper as well ....

    cant be a post hole digger and a ripper as well . two very different tools . and he is using a generator as he has already said in post number 5 .

    johno
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    i can see a few there maybe 4 or 5 that are maggy...

    i can see a few there maybe 4 or 5 that are maggy flywheel pullers i rekon .

    johno
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    local tyre bloke has 2 inch gal pipe running all...

    local tyre bloke has 2 inch gal pipe running all over his workshop . the large pipe and a fair bit of it acts as a another storage tank .,

    johno
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    ok the rf128 hdr is now out of the running , cos...

    ok the rf128 hdr is now out of the running , cos no body seems to have a complete one in stock that i can get to .
    so i have narrowed it down to either the BS-7L or the or the BS-5S and either way...
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    so anyone in the forum got one of these .rf128hdr...

    so anyone in the forum got one of these .rf128hdr saws
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    been doing some more sniffing around and have...

    been doing some more sniffing around and have found this one which is easier to get for me because i think i can get it in toowoomba . its more money but looks like a good thing .

    RF128HDR ....
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    i had already decides i would be using the...

    i had already decides i would be using the bimetal blades because one of the first jobs for the saw is cutting up the steel to make a stack of qctp holders so thats a bit of cutting solid stuff. but...
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    thoughts on bandsaws

    ok here is the story . i want ( need ) a bandsaw horizontal metal cutting . i was looking at the swivel head green machine that h&f sell cos its a good size and i thought the next one up which is the...
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    not once it has a tool holder hanging off the...

    not once it has a tool holder hanging off the side of it .

    johno
  30. could be worth giving this mob a ring on the 1800...

    could be worth giving this mob a ring on the 1800 number . they helped me out with some oil a few times .

    http://www.eclubes.com.au/
  31. Thread: axle steel

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    just found this after sniffing around . ...

    just found this after sniffing around .

    http://www.steelprofilecutting.com.au/blog/what-is-duraflex/
  32. Thread: axle steel

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    i had trouble at first with 100 foot long chips...

    i had trouble at first with 100 foot long chips untill i went for a deeper DOC and upped the feed rate then the chips were about 6 inch long and i had no trouble at all . i am using a indexable...
  33. Thread: axle steel

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    axle steel

    i have just been turning a short bit of steel that i cut off an old box trailer axle its 1 3/4" dia and the stuff turns very very well , i am getting a great finnish straight off the tool like glass...
  34. Thread: smith and arrow

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    ok , i will give that a go , thanks johno

    ok , i will give that a go , thanks

    johno
  35. Thread: smith and arrow

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    smith and arrow

    G,day
    can anyone tell me if we are still getting a discount with smith and arrow, and if we are what is the code for the checkout . i have tried the attachment in the forum and it comes up blank ....
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    been watching him for years , he has a lot of...

    been watching him for years , he has a lot of followers , he is a third generation machinist and is a full time machinist and yep he is very fussy about his work .
    adam works a lot on larger...
  37. Thread: phase 11

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    phase 11

    can any one tell me who carries the phase 11 toolpost in oz , enco in us have them but looks like a major job to get them shipped here .

    johno
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    mate they were a pretty good lathe in 70's i...

    mate they were a pretty good lathe in 70's i almost bought one cos they were so rigid and made localy . the chuck is called an universal expanding combination chuck ( or something like that the...
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    good do upper if the bed is ok . but as norm no...

    good do upper if the bed is ok . but as norm no where near me .

    johno
  40. Thread: Guess what?

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    its a left and right turning tool just waiting to...

    its a left and right turning tool just waiting to be cut in half straight down the middle.

    johno
  41. Thread: more rust removal

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    interesting cos oxalic acid is in rhubarb leaves...

    interesting cos oxalic acid is in rhubarb leaves . maybe we should grow rhubarb to to our gear rust free .

    johno
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    Sticky: seems like they are always to far away . i like...

    seems like they are always to far away . i like this old machine .
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/171567066784?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

    johno
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    off topic but i like the link . i went for a...

    off topic but i like the link . i went for a wander down the rest of that link and at the bottom of page 104 is a good un ,, a hat that sucks your hair to make it grow .

    johno
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    looks like i may have it sorted now thanks...

    looks like i may have it sorted now thanks everyone . just got email from grizzly this morning saying they are very sorry for the trouble with the online ordering and for me to give them the...
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    i went through all that stuff . and when i got...

    i went through all that stuff . and when i got through it and clicked on australia in the checkout section a message popped up the parts i wanted are not available for export . they would however...
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    ok ta mate , i will go have a look there . i went...

    ok ta mate , i will go have a look there . i went back to grizzly with my increased order and went through the channels to pay and it comes up with i can buy the stuff i didnt realy want but added to...
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    i kinda got the min purchase thing sorted out by...

    i kinda got the min purchase thing sorted out by adding a few items , what i could not get my head around was how i could pay them . i thought my only option for over sea's was paypal didnt realise i...
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    buying from grizzly

    just wondering if anyone in oz has bought from grizzly in the usa .
    i am trying to but getting nowhere.
    the parts i want only come to $110 us and they have a $200 min for overseas orders , ok so i...
  49. Thread: A Whatsit..

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    i would say sewing machine as stated above looks...

    i would say sewing machine as stated above looks to be spot on . the colour is very singer looking too .

    johno
  50. Thread: Coffee Tamps

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    the base that i just made has an 8mm tapped hole...

    the base that i just made has an 8mm tapped hole in it then a 8mm stainless threaded rod ( bolt with the head cut off actually ) screwed in and extending into the handle about 40 mm . i just drilled...
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