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Forum: Welding 07-08-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,794
Posted By Ed.
The new Fronius are quite well regarded and are...

The new Fronius are quite well regarded and are quite expensive, they do not look like that anymore. They are sold in OZ as well.


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Forum: Machining 04-02-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By Ed.
I had a Sandvik Rep visit me once as I rang them...

I had a Sandvik Rep visit me once as I rang them up trying to find inserts for one of their tool holders, he left me with 3 A4 books, stacked up they were 6.5" high, plus an additional smaller B5...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-03-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,016
Posted By Ed.
I have a cheap piece of Chinese made crap that...

I have a cheap piece of Chinese made crap that the pull start went out on it, and naturally parts aren't available for it, so with a bit of modification I connected a nut on the shaft and use a...
Forum: Fabrication 11-01-2017, 05:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,571
Posted By Ed.
Some people should not be allowed near a welder.

Hi all, we have all seen some pretty bad welding but this was a first for me that I saw on a wood lathe that I bought recently. It just goes to show, that if you throw enough pigeon poop at some...
Forum: Fabrication 10-05-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,166
Posted By Ed.
Hi Cutter, for what I do it won't be an issue, I...

Hi Cutter, for what I do it won't be an issue, I won't be turning anything that small, if it is a larger square piece of timber I can just open it up and the corners of the timber will fit between...
Forum: Fabrication 10-05-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,166
Posted By Ed.
Made a set of small jaws to fit a wood lathe

I bought a small Vicmark VL120 wood lathe chuck to fit a Vicmark VL300 lathe that I am working on, the chuck came with a standard set of jaws which close up to approx., 50mm diameter.

So I wanted...
Forum: Shop & Safety 10-04-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,663
Posted By Ed.
Well the Dewalt RAS had a very short stay at...

Well the Dewalt RAS had a very short stay at home, got an offer on it I couldn't refuse. I am not too disappointed in parting with it as I threw a bit of gumtree hardwood at it and apart from the...
Forum: Shop & Safety 10-04-2017, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,663
Posted By Ed.
Hi Norcal, yep, 3 phase installed several years...

Hi Norcal, yep, 3 phase installed several years ago when I got some 3 phase machinery. Not sure of what you mean by harmonized 400V as ours is a bit higher, using the base voltage of 245V AC combined...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-26-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,663
Posted By Ed.
A few more pics.

A few more pics.
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-26-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,663
Posted By Ed.
Went looking for something and a few other things followed me home.

I went looking for a wood lathe chuck as the large wood lathe I made a few years ago has been designated to continue working as a drum sander (with an attachment I made to fit it) and will continue...
Forum: Fabrication 05-03-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,926
Posted By Ed.
Wink Gerry, I am not sure on that as I have only used...

Gerry, I am not sure on that as I have only used it on 0.5- 0.75mm stainless sheet so far and 6mm stainless rod isn't a problem but I would imagine welding the rods is different to flat or sheet, as...
Forum: Fabrication 05-03-2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,926
Posted By Ed.
Pic 6. Base of the arms which get bolted to a...

Pic 6. Base of the arms which get bolted to a block of hard wood (for insulation.)

Pic 7. Made two arms to hold the copper electrodes., drilled and threaded one end to connect the cables to...
Forum: Fabrication 05-03-2017, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,926
Posted By Ed.
Smile Made a spot welder out of an old 140A arc welder

Here is the spot welder I made, it started off as having a modified MOT transformer as the power source but ended up with the transformer out of a 140A CIG arc welder. Bigger is better right! ;)
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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-23-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,007
Posted By Ed.
Thanks Digger Doug, hadn't heard of Kapton tape...

Thanks Digger Doug, hadn't heard of Kapton tape before so I found some and bookmarked it for future reference in case I need some. Looks like good stuff!

I thought about the tapping the secondary...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-22-2017, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,007
Posted By Ed.
Last pic.

This is the last pic of the front panel.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-22-2017, 06:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,007
Posted By Ed.
Built a battery charger out of an old microwave oven transformer

Hi guys, I decided to build a battery charger using a rewound microwave oven transformer. The weather has been crappy lately so good time to do something different.

I had rewound this one before...
Forum: Welding 03-19-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,961
Posted By Ed.
Thank you all, now have to go through the gear...

Thank you all, now have to go through the gear and sell off the excess bits and pieces.

Cheers
Ed.
Forum: Welding 03-08-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,961
Posted By Ed.
The cross centre is just a holder with 4 threaded...

The cross centre is just a holder with 4 threaded posts and they just hold 4 more tips each, between the two of them the tips range from size 1 to a size 6 tip. Those tips just screw on the blowpipe...
Forum: Welding 03-07-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,961
Posted By Ed.
Picked up some more Oxy-Acet gear cheaply

Hi Guys, went on a holiday and found some more Oxy-Acet gear for sale at a good price that I couldn't refuse, the guy was selling his late fathers gear off, who was a mechanic/engineer and as the son...
Forum: Welding 03-07-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,330
Posted By Ed.
Thanks Ozwelder, I don't think that they are...

Thanks Ozwelder, I don't think that they are nicked as they are the old C.I.G cylinders which was bought out once or twice. Probably got lost in the system changes decades ago. I think that they are...
Forum: Welding 01-17-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,782
Posted By Ed.
My bad, I forgot about the capacitor I installed...

My bad, I forgot about the capacitor I installed to smooth out the ripples on my step down transformer which is where the voltage kicked up. :o
Forum: Welding 01-17-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,782
Posted By Ed.
As far as I know, when you convert the AC into DC...

As far as I know, when you convert the AC into DC using a full bridge rectifier the conversion will raise your output voltage up, something to do with RMS, so you will get approximately 1.414 x your...
Forum: Welding 01-15-2017, 01:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,330
Posted By Ed.
Thank you guys, I appreciate all the you suck...

Thank you guys, I appreciate all the you suck replies, :D
Went out to the shed late this afternoon to do a couple of welds with the arc welder as I was waiting for the temps to drop down a bit, we...
Forum: Welding 01-14-2017, 02:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,330
Posted By Ed.
Thanks Guys, I think that I will be able to put...

Thanks Guys, I think that I will be able to put these to good use, the guy who sold them to me was apparently an very old retired carpenter cleaning out his shed. What surprised me the most was that...
Forum: Welding 01-13-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,330
Posted By Ed.
I figured that a spot welder would come in handy...

I figured that a spot welder would come in handy if I make a box or two out of sheet metal or ally as in the past I have had to either use rivets or use a MIG on the lowest settings.

The Oxy-Acet...
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