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 Post subject: Hammer restoration
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:44 am 
Hello, everybody. :hello2:

Today I want to show you how I restored an old hammer. Although I know that it doesn't have too much difficulty, it's something I've never done before and I was excited to give it a second life back to the head of an old sledgehammer that was always in my "workshop". I used my first band sander (very cheap) and my new camera. ...

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 Post subject: Where to buy Metal Side Gate
PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:37 pm 
Hi all,

Hope this is posted in the right section.
I have a customer who was broken into a couple of days ago (East London).
They kicked in the side gate and back door...

My question is... where can I source a decent metal gate to replace the now destroyed wooden one?

The gap is 910, so slightly under what seems to be the standard 914, although maybe I could tweak it when fitting?
Or ...

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 Post subject: Aluminium cutting.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:20 pm 
I have a double up and over aluminium garage door that is cluttering up my garden.
1. I tried to sell it on EBay for next to nothing, no takers.
2. I contacted a scrap metal merchant, but he did not show.
3. Plan three is to take it either to the dump or to another scrap dealer.

Problem: I have a mini.
I understand aluminium cuts easily.
I have a small angle grinder.
Any ...

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 Post subject: Diesel welder generator
PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:54 am 
Hey folks

Im looking to get a welder generator. I will use it about the farm as I have no power supply coming into farm... Would any welder out there know what the attached diesel welder/generator is like?? ... 0amp-10hp/

Any help/advise would be greatly appreciated

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 Post subject: Attaching a kiln-resistant kanthal wire to a gold or copper
PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:58 pm 
Hi guys, I started to make porcelain jewellery. Now I have a task to attach beautifully a porcelain piece to copper or golden base. I have this way in mind:
1. Object: Firing a porcelain piece with a loop of a kanthal wire inside;
2. Base: Taking the copper or gold base;
3. Junction: Melting a small piece of gold into a drop on the copper / gold base and dipping the loop of a ...

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 Post subject: plasma cutter
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:52 pm 
I'm after a cheap plasma cutter for small projects at home cutting up to 6-8mm max
the ones on flea bay are cheap chinese crap by the look of them any ideas or recommendations
i have a compressor already
also I'm after pure argon gas bottler my tig , without monthly or yearly rental , is there anything like a deposit scheme like calor gas ?

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 Post subject: Christmas tree stand
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:58 pm 
Hello all

I'm new to this forum so please forgive any forum protocols that I've overlooked. I know nothing about welding but I'm looking for a guy that does.

You'll probably think I'm crazy but basically, I've tried all the standard Christmas tree stands at Homebase, B&Q etc, even the heavy duty ones, but each Christmas, my two cats love the sight of the baubles on the tree and jump up to play with them, ...

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 Post subject: Is there a name for the type of latch I'm looking for?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:19 pm 
The problem. We have a steel door within a roller shutter door. Great when the weather is fine but, when it is windy, if left open, it catches the wind and slams back and forth to the extent that a hinge has to be re-welded every 18 months or so.

Hence, in windy conditions, it has to be kept bolted, which is an inconvenience. I've looked at 'Suffolk' type latches but, I don't think they'd ...

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 Post subject: Is aluminium ok for this project?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:55 am 
I am converting a small petrol motorbike to electric for my young son. It will be powered by a hub motor ( the motor is actually the hub of the rear wheel.) The hub spins around but the axle cannot itself spin, it is static. The ends of the axles are flattened as in one of the attached photos and the plates that go over the ends of the axle have the same shape ...

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 Post subject: Best way to cut a small square from metal-paneled door?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:44 pm 
Hello peeps :-)

Short version:
What would be the best way to accurately cut a small square (41mm x 41mm) from the inside panel of a metal-paneled door?

Considerably longer version:
I have project in the pipeline where I will need to cut a small square out of the inside of a metal-paneled fire door. This will enable me to insert a network camera in place of ...

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