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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
  2. 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...
  3. 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 .
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  7. 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
  9. Thread: glass jar

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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...
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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...
  13. Thread: re pump

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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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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
  24. 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/
  25. 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/
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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
  29. 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...
  31. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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...
  43. 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
  44. 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...
  45. Thread: Coffee Tamps

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    ok got a small chunck of stainless from evil bay...

    ok got a small chunck of stainless from evil bay and had a crack at making a tamper . this is the result of the first attempt . see how well it works over the next few weeks , or few hundered coffees...
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    bloke comes and checks and tags mine twice a year...

    bloke comes and checks and tags mine twice a year ( at great expence i might add ). it has to be done or i get in the poo from council and insurance company .

    johno
  47. Thread: heads up

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    bought it last week and have already done what...

    bought it last week and have already done what needs to be done except adding a ball valve to isolate the tank from the compressor .had to make one of the fittings on the lathe cos i could .

    johno
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    picked this up in inverell today . i like it ,...

    picked this up in inverell today . i like it , and i needed it .and it was cheap enough that i could not leave it behind .
    johno
  49. Thread: Abranet

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    just checked this stuff out online , and it looks...

    just checked this stuff out online , and it looks zacly the same as stuff i was using in the 70s and later when i was sanding and polishing floors for a living . only back then the stuff we used was...
  50. Thread: heads up

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    heads up

    just spotted ( cos i am going to toowoomba tomorrow so i had a quick look at the cattledog) super cheap pressure pots on special from tomorrow and for i think 2 weeks .
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