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    One of the steel mills here had a 60' wall planer...

    One of the steel mills here had a 60' wall planer for reconditioning, I'd imagine there'd be a reasonably hefty table involved there!
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    Seems to be a bit of spite in old John's use of...

    Seems to be a bit of spite in old John's use of the term. Back in the 60s and 70s it was very derogatory here and that casual epithet was almost expected (mostly directed at Italians and Greeks...
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    Unfortunately yes. Where do you begin. Just on...

    Unfortunately yes.

    Where do you begin. Just on the chassis side on the old ones, silly putty welds that would make a 10 year old blush, doors that won't open when you put them on a hoist, or as...
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    Sounds more like another deceased member more...

    Sounds more like another deceased member more than Mark - John Stevenson.

    Always amuses when Ferrari is brought up as something exceptional!
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    All the ones I've seen over here have been...

    All the ones I've seen over here have been homemade, as they're pretty simple devices, most basic one was just some sched 40 pipe about 4" diameter, probably 10~12" long with in and out connections,...
  6. The Deckels used a jig grinding head (15-160k...

    The Deckels used a jig grinding head (15-160k rpm) in manual operation, tooling always appears to be stones or drum rolls in promo pics....and the only place I've ever seen them in use in the wild,...
  7. Thread: OT Oz wildfires

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    Realistically, burns are all very well and good,...

    Realistically, burns are all very well and good, but they do naff-all when the wind is up, it's a 100F+ and the canopy is alight 50 or 60 feet up! One of the towns here had a hazard reduction burn 6...
  8. Yes the Hurons were considered the duck's guts of...

    Yes the Hurons were considered the duck's guts of universal mills over here. Had to look up a PU77 and it's rather different to the usual Huron style I know, shame if it's scrapped. One machine shop...
  9. Wasn't that many years ago they went cap in hand...

    Wasn't that many years ago they went cap in hand to the government for a hand-out if I remember!

    Friends who did their apprenticeships down there in the 60s and 70s can't believe the vast changes....
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    Not that job lot of 917 parts sold 8 or 10 years...

    Not that job lot of 917 parts sold 8 or 10 years ago? I did wonder what horrors would've lurked there if so!

    Mate built a replica 908 recently, chassis reputedly the same in both cars, except he...
  11. Most of the guys around this neck of the woods...

    Most of the guys around this neck of the woods use plate for one-off (or 2 off at least!) bells, seems to be more uniform in heat treat than bar. There's more stuffing around rough cutting to size...
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    I'm sure Emmanuel Goldstein could, whoosh! ;)

    I'm sure Emmanuel Goldstein could, whoosh! ;)
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    Brother in law was diagnosed with shingles...

    Brother in law was diagnosed with shingles recently, after a week or two of steady deterioration and finally barely being able to make it to the emergency department of the hospital, the red blotches...
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    I'll think you'll find there's been the odd...

    I'll think you'll find there's been the odd person recently on PM saying Nazis were socialists because of what the party was called! Seems to have been a talking point on our mini Fox News channel...
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    I get the feeling this is the usual, "Nazis were...

    I get the feeling this is the usual, "Nazis were socialists" thing that has been peddled in recent years.

    If you believe any of the pre-war election data, actual communist voting figures barely...
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    Might need to attribute quotes to the correct...

    Might need to attribute quotes to the correct people in that response perhaps?

    Your assertion about foreign ships not operating between domestic ports in this country is probably last century out...
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    Might be a big ask, I'd try to find arbors that...

    Might be a big ask, I'd try to find arbors that take imperial cutters, they always seem more prevalent in this neck of the woods - expect enzed isn't too much different.
  18. Can't see the crack or it's extent. Plumbers over...

    Can't see the crack or it's extent. Plumbers over this part of the world have used Ferropre for cast iron stacks, etc....you might be able to get away with that, if it's not too bad. Understand it's...
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    Not that I've ever bothered with a machine, but...

    Not that I've ever bothered with a machine, but used lanolin for bits and pieces that will sit for a while post machining to prevent rust, it's cheapish....if not sheepish!:D
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    Sounds either naive or wishful thinking! There's...

    Sounds either naive or wishful thinking! There's a whole host of trade disputes that overturn national standards, I can think of 3 here that upended quarantine requirements, 2 resulted in importation...
  21. Only tank I've seen here which was bonded, was a...

    Only tank I've seen here which was bonded, was a concoction made by a local composites guy. Two tanks halves joined together, cut above the continuous weld, with vinyl ester and mat holding it...
  22. Thread: Storing Heads?

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    From memory, they were at a toolmaker's shop,...

    From memory, they were at a toolmaker's shop, place had been out of action for a couple of years...and his heirs were going to make a few million from an industrial to residential rezone, so fairly...
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    Pretty sure the obese trope was a talking point...

    Pretty sure the obese trope was a talking point for the neo-nazi groups a little while back. Bit of a worry when someone here brings it up.
  24. Could be lots worse, in Bangkok about 30+ years...

    Could be lots worse, in Bangkok about 30+ years ago, observed them doing this stuff down manholes with just a garden variety face mask as PPE! :ack2:

    Remember a mate who did a brief stint in the...
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    Is there a picture of the drive belt end of the...

    Is there a picture of the drive belt end of the lathe? All these lathes come with end flange mounting of the motors, most off the shelf motors I seem to come across are base mounted - which will give...
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