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  1. Yep tried that, followed Joe Pie's video with...

    Yep tried that, followed Joe Pie's video with mixed results. I only cut 2 or 3 metric threads a year, everything else is Imperial.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
  2. This has really got off course. Yes I do have...

    This has really got off course. Yes I do have metric taps and dies up to 12mm. I have 3 metal lathes, an imperial Nuttall and 2 metric Emco's, one is belt drive the second is a full gearbox model.
    ...
  3. Wow from comparing timber terminology to metal...

    Wow from comparing timber terminology to metal thread forms. BTW I love BSW, most of my old machines are BSW. I repair a lot of old stuff and it's easier to cut a BSW thread than any metric thread,...
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    Everyone else has said it all, the best bit of...

    Everyone else has said it all, the best bit of all is generally how friendly the members are in this forum. The number of our American friends joining indicates that.
    Thanks and best wishes to the...
  5. Nah, a pre 60's model. Crocy.

    Nah, a pre 60's model.
    Crocy.
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    I don't own a computer so the tablet is quite ...

    I don't own a computer so the tablet is quite limiting so it's CAD for me, that's Cardboard Aided Drawing. Loved tech drawing at high school and have never changed.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
  7. When I get down to the shed tomorrow I will...

    When I get down to the shed tomorrow I will measure them, but true story, I do a lot of metal machining and a mate regularly gets me to make bits for his dragster. He will give me rough dimensions...
  8. Well if you have never walked into a US timber...

    Well if you have never walked into a US timber (lumber) store try and work out their sizing system. I grew up with imperial measurements so I can do both, if only I had kept an inches tape measure,...
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    Hi Owen, thanks for the reply. I am getting...

    Hi Owen, thanks for the reply. I am getting towards the final stages of my move and I found a large quantity of Red Cedar slabs and boards that I milled around 30 years ago that were buried at the...
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    I can't comment directly on your question, but I...

    I can't comment directly on your question, but I have a Morse taper one and it has a recess machined in it to grip it in the Chuck jaws. If I am doing lots of spindles it's in the headstock, one...
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    Owen, what thickness boards did you use? Thanks,...

    Owen, what thickness boards did you use?
    Thanks,
    Crocy.
  12. Thread: Acacia Wood

    by Old Croc
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    We can get you heaps, but the freight will kill...

    We can get you heaps, but the freight will kill you.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
  13. Thread: Euphorbia

    by Old Croc
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    Paul, sadly the big green shed and lots of people...

    Paul, sadly the big green shed and lots of people on FB Marketplace sell Euphorbia's without any warning as to the danger of the sap. I have been a Cacti/Succulent grower for 55 years and have seen...
  14. Thread: Euphorbia

    by Old Croc
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    One extra thing to consider, if you get the sap...

    One extra thing to consider, if you get the sap in your eyes it can cause permanent blindness, so be very careful.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    Or you could come around to my place and have a...

    Or you could come around to my place and have a look at my home made leather strop on my Tormek, using red cutting compound.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
  17. Exactly where are you teesquare, I spend a bit of...

    Exactly where are you teesquare, I spend a bit of time around Asheville each year, but sadly the chinavirus has put paid to my trip this year.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    Lockdown adventures.

    On one of the other Forums I use, they ran an online budvase competition to keep everyone motivated. Here were my entries, little fat guy is Maple Silkwood, midsize is False Sandlewood and the tallie...
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    I think you lot scared him off, talking metric. I...

    I think you lot scared him off, talking metric. I find it funny how most, not all, Americans hate metric, but they happily use their metric money system.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    I have been considering changing to LED's. My...

    I have been considering changing to LED's. My mate bought some replacement led tubes and the light output is fantastic. I have tried to buy the same ones, but no luck.
    When you look at the tubes...
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    Wow Rich, you are so similar to me, hopefully if...

    Wow Rich, you are so similar to me, hopefully if and when they get this virus under control I will drop in and see you next time I am in LA.
    We had a Subway restaurant in one of our biggest shopping...
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    They walk amongst us.

    I was at the checkout of a local Walmart.
    The cashier rang up $46.64 charges.
    I gave her a fifty dollar bill. She gave me back $46.64.
    I gave the money back to her and told her that she
    had made...
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    Nice comments from everyone Joe. For all who...

    Nice comments from everyone Joe. For all who don't know, after seeing the work he did on this, he was able to twist my arm and I parted with some special timber from my private collection. Believe...
  24. Matt, thanks for the reply. I was trying to get...

    Matt, thanks for the reply. I was trying to get the best recovery from a lot of split and twisted branches and pen blanks were the lowest common denominator. So I have about 40 odd stunning blanks,...
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    QUEENSLAND All sold to Garry and Harry, Rgds, Crocy.

    All sold to Garry and Harry,
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    QUEENSLAND Still 6 of this batch still available. Rgds,...

    Still 6 of this batch still available.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    QUEENSLAND 20 put aside for you as well. PM me your address...

    20 put aside for you as well. PM me your address to do the postage quote.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    QUEENSLAND 20 put aside for you Gary, I will get the postage...

    20 put aside for you Gary, I will get the postage worked out tomorrow.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    QUEENSLAND European Olive Pen Blanks.

    I have these pen blanks for sale at $1.00 each plus postage. They have been misted with alcohol for the photo, standard size. There are lots of them and they came from a tree I harvested at the...
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    It keeps on triggering the over temperature...

    It keeps on triggering the over temperature cutout. I got the installers and the local energy supplier to have a look and as I am very close to the supply transformer, which is set at 251 volts, on...
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    I just thought I would throw this in. I have a...

    I just thought I would throw this in. I have a standard 5kW North facing system, paid itself off quicker than estimated. Only issue I have had is I have to turn it off to use the plasma cutter in the...
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    Beaver, I use the free local timber, Chinee...

    Beaver, I use the free local timber, Chinee Apple. I have been using it since 1988, never had a failure.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
  33. Thread: I'm back!.

    by Old Croc
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    I know this is going to sound terrible artme, but...

    I know this is going to sound terrible artme, but sadly I am getting older and my memory is buggered, I thought we lost you. ����������
    Anyway, welcome back, I always liked your posts and replies...
  34. :wtf1::whs: Seeing you are in the US, it may be...

    :wtf1::whs:
    Seeing you are in the US, it may be different. I only sold mine 2 years ago as it was just not accurate enough for me. As Moby said, they can climb over the piece you are cutting and it...
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    I wonder if there are figures for males over 60....

    I wonder if there are figures for males over 60. I had a crash, well actually a slow motion fall onto my side when the mountain bike went right and I went left. The nurse 2 doors down saw it happen...
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    Tony, you have opened up the biggest can of worms...

    Tony, you have opened up the biggest can of worms these forums has ever seen. A lot of people are going to tell you that the Tormek is too slow, yes it is for setting up the profile. I have a Tormek...
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    I can't help with the ID, but if you are going to...

    I can't help with the ID, but if you are going to do all that work, take the opportunity to convert the 3phase motor to VFD. That is the single most important change you can do. Search in the...
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    And while you are searching, look up how many...

    And while you are searching, look up how many people have died, had severe unrepairable nerve damage worldwide before you get involved in it. My whole working life was with High Voltage electricity...
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    That definitely looks like New Old stock, love...

    That definitely looks like New Old stock, love the pile of hammers. Whilst it's very hot and humid here, I don't envy you for one minute.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
  40. Gazza, I have found that for stuff like this, if...

    Gazza, I have found that for stuff like this, if after a few days in the electrolysis bath, it has not loosened, heat it up to drive any water out. Then several days of application of Boltoff, I...
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    Just after I posted, the daughter walked by and...

    Just after I posted, the daughter walked by and she told me it was a humbug lolly, I have to admit that the artwork is deficient, I thought it was a striped pillow.
    Anyway, anymore cheek from...
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    A photo of the stand would have been helpful. If...

    A photo of the stand would have been helpful. If it has a cabinet below the shelf you want to cut into, I would rout out a piece the same as the base for the TV and then screw a new baseboard...
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    OK Cliffie, I know that I am a bit slow, but you...

    OK Cliffie, I know that I am a bit slow, but you are going to have to explain that to me, I can't figure it out.
    Crocy.
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    Merry Christmas everyone, I very much appreciate...

    Merry Christmas everyone,
    I very much appreciate the work, the time and effort that Neil, Steve and all the mods put in all year long to give us this platform of knowledge and information.
    I have...
  45. Well I am glad I am not the only one who bought...

    Well I am glad I am not the only one who bought one of these pieces of crap. I gave up and threw it under the Mulberry tree, I might have to find it and have a go at your mods to see if it will work....
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    Jimmie, I discussed this at length with Moby at...

    Jimmie, I discussed this at length with Moby at Prossie Turnout quite a few years ago and I just decided to stop making candle holders.
    BTW, I used to go to all house fires as part of my job and the...
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    Jimmie, there was once a law, in Queensland as...

    Jimmie, there was once a law, in Queensland as far as I can remember that stated you had to have a metal barrier in candle sticks. I think Mobyturns may have some information about this. Hopefully he...
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    For your information, Lightburn used to make...

    For your information, Lightburn used to make washing machines and then they used the same bowl to make cement mixers.
    I made my own from a washing machine about 38 years ago and the pinion gear is...
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    Roy, I use the Lennox Woodmaster B blades in...

    Roy, I use the Lennox Woodmaster B blades in 32mm. Same problem. I bought a few of those 25mm diamond discs with the mandrel from McJings at one of the woodshows a few years ago and I just used...
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    Thanks for everyone's help. I contacted HFCF's...

    Thanks for everyone's help. I contacted HFCF's and the lady said that the fine Velcro has more gripping power than the coarse, so I will Park my idea for a while. As an experiment I used my inertia...
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