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Forum: Fabrication Yesterday, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By clive
I got real lazy and bought a set of plans, it’s a...

I got real lazy and bought a set of plans, it’s a fill in project with no urgency. I just wanted dimensions, I am changing a few things as I felt there are different methods that suit me more. I’ll...
Forum: Fabrication 05-10-2021, 01:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By clive
Thank for the replies, it will just be for steel,...

Thank for the replies, it will just be for steel, as we are metric I plan on using a 50 x 2000 belt.
Forum: Fabrication 05-08-2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By clive
belt sander

I’m in the early stage of building a belt sander, I’m wondering what grit is the most useful? Any help appreciated.
Forum: Machining 02-05-2021, 02:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By clive
The diameter would need to be devisable by the...

The diameter would need to be devisable by the thread pitch but it’s a keeper.
Already thinking of a use.
Forum: Machining 02-01-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,551
Posted By clive
Shawn, when I do a thread that I do a lot of my...

Shawn, when I do a thread that I do a lot of my method is set the compound to zero, then touch off with the cross feed, zero, then only advance on the compound to the depth needed, as an example on...
Forum: Machining 02-01-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,551
Posted By clive
I’m like Keith, I leave it engaged, fast wind out...

I’m like Keith, I leave it engaged, fast wind out and stamp on the brake at the same time, then reverse. I think it’s quicker. My Chinese lathe was made for the US market and is imperial but I leave...
Forum: Welding 01-15-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,575
Posted By clive
No, I had a total break since Xmas, just got back...

No, I had a total break since Xmas, just got back in the shop last week for a couple of hours, might have a crack at it next week using 309.
Forum: Machining 01-13-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,209
Posted By clive
I had to pick a parcel sent by courier last year,...

I had to pick a parcel sent by courier last year, as I pulled into the parking lot they were unloading a truck using a forklift, the driver lost the load and the parcels went everywhere. They just...
Forum: Machining 01-01-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,294
Posted By clive
I have a silversoldered carbide on a steel shank...

I have a silversoldered carbide on a steel shank that I made as apprentice so that would make it 1968 or prior. It is used for cast iron or brass/bronze and still functions well. It will outlast me...
Forum: Welding 12-19-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,575
Posted By clive
I dug them out of the bin, some time over the...

I dug them out of the bin, some time over the next week I might try with a 309 stainless rod.
Forum: Welding 12-15-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,575
Posted By clive
I welded them up, the weld looked good until I...

I welded them up, the weld looked good until I gave them a squeeze and it failed. I chucked them in the bin.
Forum: Welding 12-10-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,575
Posted By clive
Got hold of this stuff, looks like cotton.

Got hold of this stuff, looks like cotton.
Forum: Welding 12-06-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,575
Posted By clive
Terry and LW, thanks I’ll see if I can get some....

Terry and LW, thanks I’ll see if I can get some. The owner of the cutters might use it in jewellery making.
Forum: Welding 12-05-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,575
Posted By clive
MetalWolf, I have used the water immersion...

MetalWolf, I have used the water immersion process before and it worked, it was on a thin stainless milk jug I was silver soldering the handle back on. It stopped the thing burning thru. Water bath...
Forum: Welding 12-05-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,575
Posted By clive
Retired Fitter Machinist who taught apprentices...

Retired Fitter Machinist who taught apprentices for last 6 years before retirement. I agree that they are worthless right now and I have nothing to lose but don’t want to create more problems by...
Forum: Welding 12-04-2020, 04:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,575
Posted By clive
Put them in water to stop the cutting edge being...

Put them in water to stop the cutting edge being annealed. The break is very close to the head.
Forum: Welding 12-04-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,575
Posted By clive
They are jewellers side cutters which sell for...

They are jewellers side cutters which sell for A$140, they are not covered by any warranty. They got delivered this morning, I don't like my chances but will give it a go.
Forum: Welding 12-03-2020, 04:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,575
Posted By clive
Side cutters

I have been asked if I can weld the handle that has been broken on a pair of side cutters, if I used 309 stainless and kept the cutting edge in water I’m sure it can be welded BUT......... would it...
Forum: Welding 09-09-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,096
Posted By clive
[QUOTE=toprecycler;761137]I remember watching a...

[QUOTE=toprecycler;761137]I remember watching a weld.com video a while back and RedBeard was saying that you should have about 1/2- 3/4” stickout when using selfsheilding wire. It helps to heat up...
Forum: Welding 09-09-2020, 02:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,096
Posted By clive
Tried it today, less heat than the Fabshield,...

Tried it today, less heat than the Fabshield, seems to go best on about 3/8 stick out and very smooth. Generally happy with the result.
Forum: Machining 09-07-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,396
Posted By clive
I have made-up a couple of long extensions to...

I have made-up a couple of long extensions to drill out the holes on a flail mower so the next size flails could be used, made up one at 3 foot and the other at 5 foot. Silver soldered them together.
Forum: Welding 09-01-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,096
Posted By clive
TEK, I will be using it on light material. Mainly...

TEK, I will be using it on light material. Mainly vertical up with about 1/16 to 1/8 gap with a copper backing plate. It is a run of parts I make. The backing plate has a shallow groove in for...
Forum: Welding 08-31-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,096
Posted By clive
I ordered the Lincoln, bit of a performance. as...

I ordered the Lincoln, bit of a performance. as neither it or Fabshield are in stock locally. Had to pay upfront which is not a problem, cost $130. I could have got some rebranded Chinese wire which...
Forum: Welding 08-31-2020, 02:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,096
Posted By clive
Thanks, actually it is Fabshield I'm using now...

Thanks, actually it is Fabshield I'm using now not a Miller wire as I posted. I will probably give it a try. The machine is Lincoln SP 170
Forum: Welding 08-30-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,096
Posted By clive
Lincoln flux core

Has anyone got an opinion on Lincoln NR211 MP flux core wire in. 035"?
I am currently using a Miller wire which does the job but is about to run out so I am curious about the Lincoln wire. I don't...
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