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  1. Thread: 14" Bandsaw

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    WANTED:VIC Please disregard this wanted ad as I have...

    Please disregard this wanted ad as I have acquired the bandsaw that I was after.
  2. ANYONE GOING PAST: Mods: Please delete this post

    Please disregard this post. I can't figure out how to delete this post. If a mod can do that please.
  3. Thread: 14" Bandsaw

    by GZBMW
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    WANTED:VIC 14" Bandsaw

    Hi all,

    I am after a cheap 14" bandsaw working or not. Can be broken or incomplete as long as the basic bones are there. Everything considered. Can spend up to $100. Can travel 200 km radius...
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    Homemade dovetail cutter. - Home Model Engine...

    Homemade dovetail cutter. - Home Model Engine Machinist

    This looks like a good alternative.

    George
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    After 35 years, I finally killed one of my 4"...

    After 35 years, I finally killed one of my 4" Japanese made Hitachi's. Has worked well. Every 5-6 years or so I repacked the grease in the bearings and blew out all the crap inside in the motor. Two...
  6. Thread: Ctc tools

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    Me too. I bought a fair bit of tooling from CDCO...

    Me too. I bought a fair bit of tooling from CDCO about a year ago and bought both sizes of piloted tap wrenches. What crap! Mine had at least 1/8", probably more run out. They were made in India. Not...
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    It's supposed to cushion the belt, make it easier...

    It's supposed to cushion the belt, make it easier to use whilst grinding as it's a shock absorber, make the belt last longer and allegedly keep the belt cooler......
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    Thanks to Grahame, Michael and Rob for...

    Thanks to Grahame, Michael and Rob for replying.

    I ended up buying the Hare and Forbes one whilst it was a little cheaper during their sale last week. At $66 it was the cheapest commercial unit...
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    Rubber Linisher Wheel

    Hi all,

    I'm after a rubber linisher wheel. 100-150 mm dia x 50 wide. Has anyone got one for sale?

    Else, where in Oz can I get one? Apart from H&F and Blackwoods.

    Cheers,
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    me too please

    me too please
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    Wood's Metal

    Wood's metal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Like Witch1 said, in DSTO we had access to all sorts of nice stuff and to 'stir' up a few of the oldest metallurgists, we made teaspoons of Wood's...
  12. Thread: Optical flats.

    by GZBMW
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    Optical flats are deemed to be (in the world of...

    Optical flats are deemed to be (in the world of metrology) as the flattest an object can be.

    They offer flatness within 25 nm (0.000001").

    The are use to check out of flatness condition of...
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    toolroom lathe

    "Means SFA" my A###!!!

    Toolroom lathes existed and exist now. If you were lucky enough to work for the defense dept research laboratories in Maribyrnong during the 1950's to 1980's, then you would...
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    Thanks Gents. You are right. The problem...

    Thanks Gents.

    You are right. The problem started when I tried to weld MS with the new argon cylinder. When I was using argoshield supplied by the BOC mafia, all was good. The big bottle of Ar was...
  15. Thread: Rotary Tables

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    It's not hard to make one. As posted before: Mini...

    It's not hard to make one. As posted before: Mini Lathe Workshop is a good guide.

    If you can't get a worm and worm gear, then use any spur gear that will fit and use a vee screw thread that...
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    Hi Justin, I am using 100% pure Argon. Tip is...

    Hi Justin,

    I am using 100% pure Argon. Tip is fairly old. There are 6 power settings and definitely on the highest.

    cheers,

    George
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    Mig Welding Capacity

    Hi all,

    I have a 130 amp SIP mig, about 15 yrs old. Can anyone advise me on what penetration this welder has on mild steel. I use 0.6 wire.

    Reason I ask is that recently I tried to weld up 40 x...
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    Hare and Forbes Mortiser

    Hi all,

    I bought the $319 cheapest model, W347.
    https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/Products?stockCode=W347

    Even brand new and out of the box, it is rough as guts. But, as I am a fitting and...
  19. Thread: Clear Epoxy

    by GZBMW
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    Clear Epoxy

    Thanks to all who replied.

    I reckon the go is to use polyester resin for large holes and to use epoxy to fill cracks for strength.

    Cheers,

    George
  20. Thread: Clear Epoxy

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    Clear Epoxy

    I would appreaciate any advice regarding using clear epoxy to fill knot holes in timber slabs. Can anyone recommend any particular brand, costs, availability in Melbourne?

    Applicability? any tips,...
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