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  1. Thread: Am I not smart?

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    Let's run my numbers. Bought the land 20 years...

    Let's run my numbers.

    Bought the land 20 years ago - $80K.

    Built a house in my spare time while living on site. $80K.

    Built a big workshop 16m x 13m by 4.4m to the bottom of the trusses -...
  2. Thread: Am I not smart?

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    Rubbish. You're totally ignoring the cost of...

    Rubbish. You're totally ignoring the cost of renting/leasing when you say that.

    If you don't OWN a place, you're paying rent (or living under a bridge which has other issues WRT running a shop)....
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    Got a 5" one of those in the cupboard. It's going...

    Got a 5" one of those in the cupboard. It's going on the Chipmaster as soon as I get a round tuit. Currently in short supply seeing as the weather is decent enough to go sailing...

    PDW
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    Yeah that's the plan. Just looking into whether...

    Yeah that's the plan. Just looking into whether my credit union can issue me with one before buying one at the local Post Office.

    It's not the potential loss of money that I care about, it's the...
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    Pay by credit card, dispute the charge, goods not...

    Pay by credit card, dispute the charge, goods not as described, copy it to the ACCC.

    Or realise up front it's a scam and don't play.

    Looking at buying something via AliExpress ATM. First I...
  6. The OP is just here to get support & confirmation...

    The OP is just here to get support & confirmation for the decision he's already made.

    The fact that pretty much everyone thinks it's a really bad idea and would never even consider taking either...
  7. Thread: Universal mill?

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    The horizontal needs a shit-ton of side & face...

    The horizontal needs a shit-ton of side & face cutters, slitting saws et al to get the best out of it. They can be really cheap at auction or bloody expensive if you need to buy new.

    But that...
  8. Thread: nuttall lathe

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    Try METALWORK GENERAL...

    Try

    METALWORK GENERAL

    Aussie forum - far more likely to get info on Nuttal lathes.

    Same comments apply though - you MUST give proper information. Model number, swing, and PHOTOS.
    ...
  9. We've been over this heaps of times. You need...

    We've been over this heaps of times.

    You need to consider the rpm of the IC engine - if it's not running at the design max HP/torque it delivers FAR less than nameplate.

    On another forum we had...
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    I'm always on company time. PDW

    I'm always on company time.

    PDW
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    Exactly. An employee is basically a small single...

    Exactly. An employee is basically a small single person business selling a single commodity - hours of their life in return for money.

    If the employers have no long term loyalty and no long term...
  12. Engineer friend of mine advised me that this sort...

    Engineer friend of mine advised me that this sort of thing had happened to boats too and sometimes, rarely but sometimes, the engine could get started and then cook itself because the salt water...
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    Yep, that's for sure. One job my GF had, they...

    Yep, that's for sure.

    One job my GF had, they issued her with a cell phone, told her it was OK to use it for private calls etc as long as she kept that use 'reasonable'.

    The flip side rapidly...
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    Agree the texturing would add to the stickiness....

    Agree the texturing would add to the stickiness.

    The deep recesses of my memory dredge up a CINVA ram setup that was a manual block making device. IIRC they used a sheet of newspaper for just this...
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    Drink beer. Go sailing. Repeat.... PDW

    Drink beer.

    Go sailing.

    Repeat....

    PDW
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    The pix on lathes.co.uk seem to indicate it's on...

    The pix on lathes.co.uk seem to indicate it's on a chunkier base. Anyway, those figures are good to have so thanks for that. Gives me a better idea of total mass. Right on the margins of do-able.
    ...
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    Ralph: Thought you might pop by - might give you...

    Ralph: Thought you might pop by - might give you a call.

    My impression is it's a DIN nose from the appearance, same basically as the A series I think. It was made in 1955 though, lots of time for...
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    I know the 17 is heavier than the 13 - I was...

    I know the 17 is heavier than the 13 - I was hoping someone would know the actual figures.

    Attached are a couple pix - the spindle nose doesn't look like fastlock to me, more like some form of...
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    Gentlemen: A possibility of acquiring a DS&G...

    Gentlemen: A possibility of acquiring a DS&G 17x48 has come my way. It is a 1955 model with taper attachment.

    Can anyone tell me what the mass of the lathe is?

    Second, has anyone certain...
  20. Plastic transaxles? Just when you think they...

    Plastic transaxles?

    Just when you think they can't possible sink any lower - they do. Maybe I'll keep my IH TD9 after all...

    PDW
  21. Ah, sorry, I meant those new useless POS ride-on...

    Ah, sorry, I meant those new useless POS ride-on mowers misleadingly labeled as garden tractors. Not the old Ransom crawlers.

    PDW
  22. I've got a baby Kubota 4WD diesel tractor with...

    I've got a baby Kubota 4WD diesel tractor with rear & belly PTO, 3 point hydraulics and mid mount mower deck. 16HP, might be 18HP 3 cylinder diesel. Can't remember the exact HP. Fantastic little...
  23. My girlfriend's brother in law has one. It's been...

    My girlfriend's brother in law has one. It's been parked in the shed for over 2 decades. He's a hoarder so no chance he'll sell it, and with hundreds of acres of prime agricultural land no reason to...
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    Cheaply made POS. Don't waste your money. ...

    Cheaply made POS.

    Don't waste your money.

    PDW
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    Just double the bill. If that doesn't stop them...

    Just double the bill. If that doesn't stop them coming back, double it again. Repeat as required.

    Aggravation compensation adjustment.

    PDW
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