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    Thanks yowie. The thing was also sold under the...

    Thanks yowie. The thing was also sold under the Rexon brand apparently! Did manage to free the roller a little the other day after a lot of spray every now and then and back and forth manipulation,...
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    table roller removal

    Wondering if anyone has had cause to remove the rollers on their planer/thicknesser?

    A mate has had a Taiwanese brick outhouse Craftmaster 16" auto-planer since the 80s, he's trying to locate the...
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    Unless the fills drop a lot, or a light user,...

    Unless the fills drop a lot, or a light user, still a way to go!

    After giving the last supplier the A, a 10m G, best price I have at present is $50 and 13/month. Acetylene is the expensive one...
  4. Thread: The Holden Story

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    A recent trade mag, had manufacturing at no.3...

    A recent trade mag, had manufacturing at no.3 still in employment, 900,000 odd, health, no.1 at 1.3m. Seems SA in for a rough trot shortly, with 8000 to get the chop in component suppliers - and the...
  5. Sounds like a cat or an old style air...

    Sounds like a cat or an old style air injection....which might offer some explanation for the bizarre cutting, no chance it clogged?
  6. Was thinking along the lines of a generic...

    Was thinking along the lines of a generic muffler, there's probably a small mountain of stock mufflers sitting out there somewhere, that have been replaced by noisy go-fast versions in carbon or...
  7. Weld, linish > finishing with scotchbrite, then...

    Weld, linish > finishing with scotchbrite, then buff.

    For that sort of stuff, I use a caustic bath that removes carbon/oils/etc. Probably could mechanically clean or blast it though. Muffler...
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    A touch of OCD methinks. Thought Gedore was...

    A touch of OCD methinks.

    Thought Gedore was from Seth Efrica, live and learn!

    Hazet did seem to concentrate on the automotive trade here some time back. Stahlwille seems to have faded with...
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    Thanks for that Bob. That torque shimming...

    Thanks for that Bob. That torque shimming terminology is a bit wide of the mark in my very humble opinion - had visions of thin shims being inserted at various points in the interface to tweak...
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    Are there really lathes so poor in construction...

    Are there really lathes so poor in construction they shim the headstock from factory new......if I'm following correctly, yikes!!
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    I'd probably try a euro car or bike dealer and...

    I'd probably try a euro car or bike dealer and then have to take it dry on the price. 16mm seems to be default now at all the fastener suppliers I use.

    More than likely, they'll be flat or...
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    This month a G bottle (8.3m) is quoted at $990...

    This month a G bottle (8.3m) is quoted at $990 replacement in the threatening letter. Very important to keep the original rental agreement, not the first time the spivs apparently lose track of...
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    How bout a wheelbarrow and shovel, fill the drain...

    How bout a wheelbarrow and shovel, fill the drain with mud - apples!
  14. Guess it comes down to quantity and how serious...

    Guess it comes down to quantity and how serious you are. One Hydrabend we had several years back did have the correct bottom former for a very narrow U - not that it was ever used as I recall - ...
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    Does it take that 44 to fill it up - assuming...

    Does it take that 44 to fill it up - assuming everything near the pallet came up too?
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    With the sk40 moniker, pretty sure they were for...

    With the sk40 moniker, pretty sure they were for the DMU pair, so not cat - only thing I can imagine two parties bought one machine each and were determined to get the bits they thought belonged. I...
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    Was expecting someone in the back operating a...

    Was expecting someone in the back operating a winch, grinder on rollers, pulling it in - then when they break the seals on arrival, find the mummified remains - like the old ship building days!

    If...
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    Time is nigh, at least until it's time to...

    Time is nigh, at least until it's time to recommission! Must see a pic of the big bugger being dragged into a container - somehow. :fireworks:
  19. I've done powder coated wheel centres in a blast...

    I've done powder coated wheel centres in a blast cabinet, by the time one was finished, and looking at 7 to go, decided my time could be better spent elsewhere - anywhere else! I think a caustic bath...
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    Had a look at the mate's one, it's 220v and the...

    Had a look at the mate's one, it's 220v and the serial # there starts with an A, looks like Bob's starts with a B to me....so I'd have to wonder what Sopko are talking about!

    His seems to have...
  21. One of the toolmaking apprentices who won the end...

    One of the toolmaking apprentices who won the end of year prize to work at the "UK" factory a few decades ago mentioned they weren't much in demand as far as he could tell, as that sort of machining...
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    Should be a doddle compared to that previous job...

    Should be a doddle compared to that previous job on here, save being crushed by the thing. :D



    With the amount of phlegm and other unspeakables coming out of me for the last few days, I'd...
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    Mate has an old Dumore 44 I can't see him ever...

    Mate has an old Dumore 44 I can't see him ever using and might be willing to offload too - must be from the 30s or 40s going by the list prices in the box.
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    Never mind the foundation, might find it sitting...

    Never mind the foundation, might find it sitting in a creek if it finds any bridge load limits enroute, big bugger!

    Pommy buyers identity still a state secret?
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    Goes without saying. From what our bin man...

    Goes without saying.

    From what our bin man has been bitching to us about, scrap has fallen off a cliff - although he'd love a large casting like that rather than the swarf and rubbish we feed...
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    I'll throw some in the kitty too. What's the...

    I'll throw some in the kitty too. What's the scrappie looking for it, not hard to give him a few multiples of his bid!
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    Someone was complaining about Midwest rusting a...

    Someone was complaining about Midwest rusting a while back I recall, so maybe usa isn't the be all and end all, if that's a big thing in purchase decisions.

    Have wiss(usa), midwest, yellow/purple...
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    Think it's highly unlikely the slab would be 4...

    Think it's highly unlikely the slab would be 4 inch....looking at various industrial units in construction over the years, unless it was pretty shoddy! The old Dehavilland/Boeing facility at...
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    Had a look at that shop last year or the year...

    Had a look at that shop last year or the year before on a quick tour, seemed to have hopes for the 3d biz and they gave me a sample of their work....supposed to be the way forward locally, but if...
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    Hare & Forbes should have them, in stock even, at...

    Hare & Forbes should have them, in stock even, at a premium price. I think Align grew out of the old Wells Setting power feed, normal wear parts seem interchangeable.
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    I understand Bohler have Wollongong and Newcastle...

    I understand Bohler have Wollongong and Newcastle warehouses, doubt that would be economic for a few bibs and bobs. Guildford the other one, closed 6 or 7 years back, I'd be surprised if Parra was...
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    Seems to be just a few bending loads on that...

    Seems to be just a few bending loads on that frame and fork v the normal cargo bike, if you loaded it up without a compression tube, even with the brace. You could try Peter Bundy, who was over at...
  33. If that's the one in Brookvale, thought they'd...

    If that's the one in Brookvale, thought they'd consolidated into one shop now, rather than gone bust.

    Best we can do here is $60/ 10cm G argon, still screwed on rental, will do same day delivery...
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    Philips head screw drivers, looxury! I...

    Philips head screw drivers, looxury!



    I still think you're making it way too dramatic for something relatively simple. The Mary Magdalene point I was trying to make was more directed at...
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    If I recall long ago, we were taught a file isn't...

    If I recall long ago, we were taught a file isn't flat, bowed.
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    I think you must be rather naive in the trades!...

    I think you must be rather naive in the trades! If anyone here or elsewhere claims never having used less than the approved tool, you've either found a saint, or a liar....and I'm inclined to the...
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    A mate who worked at the steel mill on their...

    A mate who worked at the steel mill on their rather large currents - and more often than not, live - is a firm believer in not using pins/ferrules, with their other introduced failure modes. Find...
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    ^^ Ye olde style ones used to, haven't paid...

    ^^ Ye olde style ones used to, haven't paid attention to modern versions. Cranes and large forks, probably another source?

    Engine blocks sound unlikely source with water jackets and, more...
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    Have quite a few pairs of midwest snips and...

    Have quite a few pairs of midwest snips and various other brands, which I must say, probably do look better cosmetically in comparison. Do nothing special with them other than throw them back in the...
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    I don't think the road toll has been 2000 in Oz...

    I don't think the road toll has been 2000 in Oz for some decades! Injuries due to mv crashes in NSW alone are over 25,000 though, say 100,000 pa aust wide. Does seem odd, lethal danger has been...
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    Good buying. Probably find you won't have enough...

    Good buying. Probably find you won't have enough tool holders - not too many, looks like the larger machine kept with tradition and Dickson! I'd make sure they're secured, or pick up as soon as...
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    Woodwork forums have a cycling forum, who...

    Woodwork forums have a cycling forum, who knew....seems to be a massive number that could be culled I must say, probably this one too going by the numbers.

    Anyhow, the old rego furphy. If you go...
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    Couldn't remember the tee slots on that one, was wondering what sort of engineers would store something that way and have the possibility of a fork or similar running into it....looks like a car...
  44. Sticky: I see there's another pricey chunk of granite...

    I see there's another pricey chunk of granite coming up in a couple of weeks from the boeing auctioneers....stored outside rather than a climate controlled room, yikes!
  45. Thread: Hydroforming

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    ^^^No flies on you!

    ^^^No flies on you!
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    Around these here parts, for going on 30 years,...

    Around these here parts, for going on 30 years, 8.8, 10.9 and 12.9 have been known as high tensile according to the boxes. Thinking of shcs perhaps?

    You have got to wonder about some of the Indian...
  47. Sticky: Hartford

    A mate does have a Hartford he's had since new, he said he was thinking of selling...too many machines, not enough floor space.....I think he was mentioning he'd include a vice and rotary - and maybe...
  48. Maybe a bit more clear now, yet one more...

    Maybe a bit more clear now, yet one more sell-off! I recall the Smithsonian rated it as one of the few intact Victorian era work places too. Anyone for steam hammers?
    ...
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    I think he was being facetious, given the opening...

    I think he was being facetious, given the opening line! :wink:

    2400rpm might require a brave operator too.
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    Next stop faro arm or two? ...

    Next stop faro arm or two?

    http://cal.cagp.com/event/marussia/


    Looks like you can even buy a chow hobby lathe, blocks or granite do look nice though!
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