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Forum: Welding 11-15-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By clive
That is a horror story, this was my second, the...

That is a horror story, this was my second, the first was about 25-27 years ago and the focus has remained constant although I have macular degeneration and drops everyday. I wasn’t going to get it...
Forum: Welding 11-15-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By clive
I was recommended to wait for three weeks to let...

I was recommended to wait for three weeks to let it settle before getting new reading glasses. So will get them then. I wont need bifocals, only readers, my distance vision has never been this good...
Forum: Welding 11-15-2017, 03:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By clive
Welding for the blind

I had a cataract operation last week and while my distance vision is amazing my short vision is just a blur. I had to get a job done so walked the cup over a lay wire. I couldnt see how it was going...
Forum: Fabrication 11-03-2017, 04:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,044
Posted By clive
He’s probably thinking of a youtube channel on...

He’s probably thinking of a youtube channel on welding.
Forum: Machining 10-30-2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By clive
Saw a thing on TV last night where replacement...

Saw a thing on TV last night where replacement bone joints are printed at the time of the operation for bone cancer, the new bit has a lattice on the non contact part which allows the bone to grow...
Forum: Fabrication 10-10-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,531
Posted By clive
I thought Kwak asaki was a Japanese cartoon...

I thought Kwak asaki was a Japanese cartoon character.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-26-2017, 12:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By clive
I built one back in the '70's, I used a diff out...

I built one back in the '70's, I used a diff out of an Austin Westminster which was a small truck size. I welded the cluster. Took one side off an welded/ plated over and hung it from there. It dug...
Forum: Welding 09-17-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By clive
The law of improbabilities means that you always...

The law of improbabilities means that you always need something just after you have chucked it out.
Forum: Welding 09-10-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,802
Posted By clive
I always liked iron powder rods, but I guess mig...

I always liked iron powder rods, but I guess mig killed them off.
Forum: Welding 09-09-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,802
Posted By clive
Passed my first plate test with a rutile 6013,...

Passed my first plate test with a rutile 6013, Weldcraft, BOC product, still love them 50 years later.
Forum: Welding 09-06-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,701
Posted By clive
No, nor any freeze burns.

No, nor any freeze burns.
Forum: Welding 09-06-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,920
Posted By clive
A placeI worked the bean counters decided propane...

A placeI worked the bean counters decided propane was cheaper, it was a pain and we went back to acetylene, the tips as already said are two piece and finicky, this was in the phosphate fertiliser...
Forum: Welding 08-31-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,305
Posted By clive
They just arrived, the right ones so I ordered...

They just arrived, the right ones so I ordered more.
Forum: Welding 08-31-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,982
Posted By clive
We call hurricanes cyclones, same as typhoon in...

We call hurricanes cyclones, same as typhoon in asia, tornados we call tornados. I think the water swirls clockwise, buggered if I know actually.
Forum: Welding 08-31-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,305
Posted By clive
I have over 50 years with oxy acetylene cutting...

I have over 50 years with oxy acetylene cutting and have heard from others it does a better job on heavier steel although I have not tried it. Plus when I was on site you could always drag the hoses...
Forum: Welding 08-31-2017, 04:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,305
Posted By clive
I have never used my machine for anything other...

I have never used my machine for anything other than 1/16" ! The book says it will cut 16mm which is 5/8 but I'd use oxy acetylene for anything bigger than 1/4
Forum: Welding 08-31-2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,305
Posted By clive
Very similar looking torch and that's the guy I...

Very similar looking torch and that's the guy I ordered from, I got my plasma from Tokentools in NSW. They should be here around Monday so I'll soon find out.
Forum: Welding 08-29-2017, 03:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,305
Posted By clive
Wouldn't have a clue, chinese I suspect, just...

Wouldn't have a clue, chinese I suspect, just that I broke the lastceramic shroud this morning and they were expensive rom the dealer and a lot less on ebay so I took a chance on them being...
Forum: Welding 08-28-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,305
Posted By clive
Plasma question

Question, my plasma torch is a 60 series, is that an international standard for things like the ceramic shroud?
Forum: Welding 08-26-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By clive
Had all the Lloyds numbers on the packet, made...

Had all the Lloyds numbers on the packet, made and branded for an Australian importer so it has to meet local specs.
I got them for part of a line of mailboxes I make, I'll use them on the support,...
Forum: Welding 08-25-2017, 03:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By clive
Surprised

I got some Chinese 6013's 5/32" , $23.00 free post off ebay. Tried them out today, really surprised how well they run, smooth and a good finish, slag came off easy so then tried them vertical up,...
Forum: Welding 08-24-2017, 03:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,701
Posted By clive
We had an apprentice set himself on fire once...

We had an apprentice set himself on fire once when grinding, he had oily clothes and up he went, he was thick as a brick, instead of dropping and rolling he just stood there calling for help, someone...
Forum: Fabrication 08-20-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,154
Posted By clive
A method I have used on quite a few occasions is...

A method I have used on quite a few occasions is to make a cut thru with the gas but leave about half an inch at the ends uncut, then heat them up red and bend. They act like a hinge and the gap...
Forum: Fabrication 08-18-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,124
Posted By clive
I thought it was some exotic disease.

I thought it was some exotic disease.
Forum: Welding 07-17-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,849
Posted By clive
It used to annoy me when I worked for BHP the...

It used to annoy me when I worked for BHP the engineers would print out a weld specs sheet specifying LH 70XX rods when welding mild steel with a 60,000 lb tensile and you couldn't tell them...
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