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  1. Sticky: Well then lucky I'm not asking you to. :) I...

    Well then lucky I'm not asking you to. :)

    I already have a vertical head for my mill, however it is a "universal" type that sits closer to the table than the standard head does. A standard head...
  2. If the CNC stuff is still functional, why convert...

    If the CNC stuff is still functional, why convert it back to manual? ... it looks like the manual controls are still there.

    Best of both worlds :)
  3. Nice. Is it CNC?

    Nice.

    Is it CNC?
  4. I've got an old trailer with a painted steel...

    I've got an old trailer with a painted steel checker plate floor. Things slide on it easily. The paint on the top of the bumps has work off, but it will take a very long time to ever rust through....
  5. Sticky: BTW - if he is interested in selling just the...

    BTW - if he is interested in selling just the vertical head and/or the tooling separately, I could be a potential buyer.
  6. Sticky: That looks to be the same model as mine, except...

    That looks to be the same model as mine, except newer. Very solid machines.
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    How about LPG ... it's heavier than air and...

    How about LPG ... it's heavier than air and should displace the air in the tin without too much trouble.

    Just put out your cigarette before opening the tin next time you go to use it. :)
  8. Thread: Oil burner

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    I had a burner from an old central heating...

    I had a burner from an old central heating system, but found it unsuitable for use in a furnace, as it was designed to heat a bigger area and the confined space of a furnace just choked it.
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    The success of using water to extract posts does...

    The success of using water to extract posts does depend on the soil type. We have heavy clay soil and when it is wet it expands and grips the posts even tighter ... and on occasion actually creates a...
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    A tripod made from some lengths of timber or...

    A tripod made from some lengths of timber or steel and your lever hoist should do it. With no access to a tractor, that is how I do it.
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    If you look at the specs of the one I linked to...

    If you look at the specs of the one I linked to it is only 50W if mounted on an appropriate heatsink ... otherwise it is 20W (note the 25W one is only 12.5W). I selected that one because it was the...
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    As Alan said, you have linked to the wrong value....

    As Alan said, you have linked to the wrong value. Try this one - http://au.rs-online.com/web/p/panel-mount-fixed-resistors/0158323/
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    The motors in those things are tiny. I have a...

    The motors in those things are tiny. I have a couple of older MIGs and the motors in them look more like windscreen wiper motors.
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    Lucky they advertise on the web as apparently...

    Lucky they advertise on the web as apparently that place is very hard to find.

    :D
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    Yeah I did have a look for a stock gear, but...

    Yeah I did have a look for a stock gear, but could only find this anti-backlash gear - http://www.reliance.co.uk/shop/products.php?16385&cPath=32_355_362

    EDIT - here is one from the same mob -...
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    You could certainly use a fly cutter to do it,...

    You could certainly use a fly cutter to do it, but as you mentioned you would have a hell of a time grinding the profile.

    Maybe you could use a magnifying glass when grinding the profile?

    Can...
  17. It seems the amount of time you spend driving has...

    It seems the amount of time you spend driving has little to do with your actual skill level ... although maybe it just improves your perceived skill level :rolleyes:.

    My wife and daughter did a...
  18. I did some tempering of some firing pin springs...

    I did some tempering of some firing pin springs and the information I found said to wrap the springs in steel wool and then al foil. Seemed to work ... springs came out clean as a whistle.
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    I also prefer function over form, but I think...

    I also prefer function over form, but I think that statement is a little harsh and quite generalistic.

    While I agree that changing a bolt handle is sometimes done for purely aesthetic reasons, it...
  20. Thread: Plasma cutter

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    I've got two WeldSmart (they are in WA) plasma...

    I've got two WeldSmart (they are in WA) plasma cutters, a 50 and 60 amp models. The 50 amp has a pilot arc which is handy and cost around the $400 mark (maybe $450, can't quite remember).

    The 50...
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    Sticky: Poll: That depends on the answer you are looking for. :)

    That depends on the answer you are looking for. :)
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    It would now appear so ... the only difference...

    It would now appear so ... the only difference being you say "wrong", I say "less than ideal". :)
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    Yes, that's what I was getting at also. No,...

    Yes, that's what I was getting at also.

    No, the actual lantern post provides the rearward pressure, not the bar in the lantern post ... you would do so by manually holding the saddle handwheel so...
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    He is probably talking about the forcing bar ......

    He is probably talking about the forcing bar ... however you could use the saddle (crossslide and toolholder/post) to provide a rearward force.
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    Thank you for the write up ... I do find this...

    Thank you for the write up ... I do find this subject very interesting, although I've only ever done Parkerizing (with mixed success).

    One question I have is why does the rust go black when boiled...
  26. Thread: Poor Mans DRO

    by Vernonv
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    That is what I had to do when I was using the...

    That is what I had to do when I was using the normal LCD readouts. When I upgraded to using Touch DRO it has a feature which allows you to reverse the reading ... too late for me as I already rotated...
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    Here is a pic of a couple of drawbars I use. One...

    Here is a pic of a couple of drawbars I use. One is M16 the other 5/8". Very simple - just a nut welded on the end with a loose locking nut and a loose collar to centre the drawbar. Also shown is the...
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    Sticky: Poll: Nothing it truly free. :)

    Nothing it truly free. :)
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    Sticky: Poll: [/LIST] As posts do for the reno forums?

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    As posts do for the reno forums?
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    Sticky: Poll: No you don't. All the posts are listed on the new...

    No you don't. All the posts are listed on the new posts list. It a convenience thing ... sure it doesn't take long to open a new tab, log in, go to the new posts list, etc, but as I browse...
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    Sticky: Poll: Whereas I was in there quite a bit before the...

    Whereas I was in there quite a bit before the split.

    But I still am interested in reno's (and are still in the process of doing some), but I don't go to the reno forums because I don't have any...
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    Sticky: Poll: This is only my personal opinion/perspective ......

    This is only my personal opinion/perspective ...
    I now very rarely (never) go to the Renovate forums anymore ... this has been a progressive thing over time since they split, as I think I just...
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    That is not really what an RPC is ... although...

    That is not really what an RPC is ... although they sometimes have a smaller single phase motor they use just to "spin up" the larger 3 phase motor, but that's pretty rare.

    With the caps on the 3...
  34. I just got my 6.5Kg Co2 cylinder retested and...

    I just got my 6.5Kg Co2 cylinder retested and refilled at the local fire extinguisher place - $130 (refill only normally around $70-80). So in the 5 years I've owned it it has cost me around $350 ......
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    AKA Triton saw stabiliser kit. :) I'm pretty sure...

    AKA Triton saw stabiliser kit. :) I'm pretty sure that is not the only thing holding the saw in place ... but let's not let that stop the righteous indignation. :rolleyes:

    Personally I pity any...
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    While I agree that it is far from "safe" by...

    While I agree that it is far from "safe" by modern standards, it's not that much "unsafer" than using any conventional table saw, or circular saw (maybe even safer than a circular saw).

    What...
  37. Maybe it's just an issue with your multimeter?...

    Maybe it's just an issue with your multimeter? Are you running it at over/around 100hz?
  38. Thread: 2 phase welder

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    No there will be little change in the output...

    No there will be little change in the output voltage, as you need to connect the input voltage to different taps on the transformer.
    I'm not sure you will see significant "improvement" running at...
  39. Asbestos?

    Asbestos?
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    I just realised that the link in that other...

    I just realised that the link in that other thread is no longer valid, however I can't edit or post to that thread because of it's age ... so here is a valid link if you wish to use it -...
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    +1

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    From my experience that hasn't been the case. I...

    From my experience that hasn't been the case. I set my pressure to around 90psi and don't change it regardless of the thickness of steel I am cutting, however I do adjust travel speed (ie faster on...
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    Must be expensive were you come from. :) I...

    Must be expensive were you come from. :) I actually bought a 2.4m length of it - use it for lots of other projects as well.

    Yes, it's called a hammer. :D A gentle tap dislodges the ISO/NT40 taper...
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    They all seem very fancy compared to mine :) ......

    They all seem very fancy compared to mine :) ... I use ISO40 tooling and just made up drawbar out of M16 threaded rod with a nut welded to one end. It has a second loose locking/tightening nut and I...
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    I use closer to 90-100psi with mine. Tip life...

    I use closer to 90-100psi with mine. Tip life seems fine.

    I've heard that dragging the tip causes accelerated wear.
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    I find this comment interesting - it's odd that...

    I find this comment interesting - it's odd that the recorded "difference in current" can be used to determine if the discharge was rogue or genuine after the fact, however the saw can't use it to...
  47. Here is one I found (different package and higher...

    Here is one I found (different package and higher rating) - http://au.element14.com/bourns-jw-miller/5300-13-rc/choke-10uh-1-5a-10-25mhz/dp/1103703

    Here is another, but it has a slightly lower...
  48. "L" normally denotes an inductor. So I would...

    "L" normally denotes an inductor. So I would guess they are 10uH inductors ... I'll see what else I can find.
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    From this guy on ebay -...

    From this guy on ebay - http://www.ebay.com.au/usr/ozmestore1

    He was the cheapest supplier I could find at the time, however it appears he has none in stock, or has stopped selling them.
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    Yes it is a bit of a novelty. :) The other...

    Yes it is a bit of a novelty. :)

    The other thing I like about it is the fact that I can use the tablet for more than just a DRO when on the mill eg. I can use a speeds and feeds app to get a...
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