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Forum: Fabrication 03-18-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 681
Posted By clive
Around his second post I was thinking “are you...

Around his second post I was thinking “are you f@#$&ng serious” then I began to wonder but you guys were ahead of me.
Forum: Machining 03-11-2019, 05:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By clive
Bandsaw mod

Made this mod up ages ago, it allows me to put 5 lengths of 12mm round in the saw at once, the clamp lines up the steel in the right position before I put it in the vise. I use two clamps and just...
Forum: Machining 02-19-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By clive
That reminds me of my Dad, he ran a machine shop...

That reminds me of my Dad, he ran a machine shop in UK and they had a customer who would change what he wanted, create a nightmare and then try to stiff them come payment so Dad sacked him as a...
Forum: Welding 01-23-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,722
Posted By clive
Welding fumes from stick of flux cored are really...

Welding fumes from stick of flux cored are really bad news. I find I have to weld these processes with a fan behind me to blow away the fumes. Of the two flux core is worse for me.
Forum: Welding 01-06-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,841
Posted By clive
Have to agree with you on machining the stuff, a...

Have to agree with you on machining the stuff, a stainless nut and shaftcan grab so bad you have to cut the nut to remove it, plus it can walk all over the place when welding.
Forum: Welding 01-05-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,841
Posted By clive
I cut the threads but if I had any all thread...

I cut the threads but if I had any all thread laying about would have used that.
Forum: Welding 01-05-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,841
Posted By clive
Lew, I had intended to make a rivetting tool but...

Lew, I had intended to make a rivetting tool but in the end just whacked it with a hammer, did the same thing just not as neat.
Forum: Welding 01-05-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,841
Posted By clive
I rivetted it but I think if I make some bigger...

I rivetted it but I think if I make some bigger ones I will use bolts. I just used scrap and have another one nearly done but need some more 1/8 for one of the legs.
Forum: Welding 01-05-2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,841
Posted By clive
Took a while to get round to it but here it is,...

Took a while to get round to it but here it is, thanks Lew
Forum: Welding 12-21-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By clive
Normal practice.

Normal practice.
Forum: Fabrication 11-22-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,614
Posted By clive
I have never heard of sodium filled valves, what...

I have never heard of sodium filled valves, what is the purpose?
Forum: Welding 11-20-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,120
Posted By clive
When this runs out I’ll try it, found it leaves a...

When this runs out I’ll try it, found it leaves a baked on coat which resists rust so I’ll give them a quick flap disc in future before rusting.
I am making a few more wheels for Xmas.
Forum: Welding 11-19-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,120
Posted By clive
Anti spatter

Had to use the flux core today but I always find it a pain to clean up as I use it gasless and the spatter goes everywhere, borrowed the canola spray from the kitchen and gave it a liberal dose...
Forum: Machining 11-03-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,211
Posted By clive
I was lucky, my lathe came with an internal...

I was lucky, my lathe came with an internal thread so was able to make one up pretty easy. They are really worth it, I used 3 bolts but it would have been better with four.
Forum: Machining 11-02-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By clive
A mining company I worked for had a key holder on...

A mining company I worked for had a key holder on top of the lathe with a switch in it, you had to put the key in before the lathe would turn on. I guess someone had left the key in the chuck one...
Forum: Fabrication 09-24-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,567
Posted By clive
Just a thought, someone on here rigged his...

Just a thought, someone on here rigged his trailer so it couldn’t be hitched to anything other than his vehicle to stop some lowlife taking it.
Forum: Welding 09-22-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,229
Posted By clive
A maintainence shop I worked at tried propane but...

A maintainence shop I worked at tried propane but found it underperformed in dirty rusty conditions compared with acetylene but I did a shutdown at a steelmill and they were trimming the slabs about...
Forum: Welding 09-17-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,294
Posted By clive
Getting screwed is part and parcel of it here....

Getting screwed is part and parcel of it here. And you have to provide your own K-Y too.
Forum: Welding 09-17-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,294
Posted By clive
Yes they are CIG Weld, which is a British Parent...

Yes they are CIG Weld, which is a British Parent company I believe, used to be years ago, the biggest manufacture and supplier for Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands, changed name a while...
Forum: Welding 09-17-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,375
Posted By clive
Yes, have to agree with you there.

Yes, have to agree with you there.
Forum: Welding 09-17-2018, 04:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,294
Posted By clive
Rod costs

Just curious, I bought a 5kilo pack of 1/8” 6013 rods today and they cost US$42.60; there are 145 rods in a pack, what does a similar product cost in the US?
Forum: Machining 08-08-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,134
Posted By clive
Thats how I learned back in the 60’s, never saw...

Thats how I learned back in the 60’s, never saw an edge finder till years later.
Forum: Welding 07-25-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,277
Posted By clive
Oz, I have to wear glasses to weld so that gives...

Oz, I have to wear glasses to weld so that gives added protection. I have never ever had arc flash but was just wondering seeing as the helmet was so cheap.
Forum: Welding 07-25-2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,277
Posted By clive
I spent more time on it, turned the dark up to...

I spent more time on it, turned the dark up to max, put the sensitivity to about 80% and the kick in to the fastest setting. I’m happy with it now, just had to spend a bit of time setting things....
Forum: Welding 07-24-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,277
Posted By clive
Thanks for pointing me in that direction, my...

Thanks for pointing me in that direction, my cheap Chinese one arrived today, it is definately a short term fix, very clear but had spots in in front of my eyes after. Funnily enough it has...
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