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About ianinsa

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    At the Castle, Kyalami,JHB. South Africa
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    Old books,metal all kinds, good single malt, old machinery and travel--not nessisarily in that order

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  1. i thought it was the anvil that was broke?
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    small dishing form

    money ? smart i like , smart Ar.. not so much Thanks ID. seems like a good deal for both parties?
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    It followed me home

    thomas what happened to the pictures?
  4. Das i wouldn't have taken you for a" money before quality of life" kind of guy?
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    small dishing form

    those look good ! if i may be so bold?what do you sell them for?
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    Who keeps the plans?

    i find this thread quite interesting , here seems to be an industry belief that Architects /engineers should " know their stuff" as it were. this might well have been possible 40-50 years ago but today its just not possible , take just one small segment of their game ie. paint , the reps from the manufacturers can barely keep up with "their" brand let alone 5 or 6 brands. technology and chemistry is changing/evolving (and not always for the better) legislation and "best practice" is also in flux , then also mutch of the cad /drawing and specifying packages are self scripting its hard to keep up and stay on top of it all.
  7. yet possibly no less arbitrary than some of the questionable systems currently in use?
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    Axe head?

    i would go with Thomas on this one assuming its the right sort of size ? the pictures don't have a reference for scale? however if it weighs 30 lbs. its probably not a herb chopper
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    Colorado Springs blacksmith?

    hi. i'm just bringing this back up with the hope that someone local will see it.
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    fly press balls

    casting lead ones would probably be easier?
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    Resin for making Micarta question

    here in deepest darkest Africa we can't get the same products/brands as commonly known though one might be surprised as to just how much is available "you just need to know what to ask for" the top coat for surfboards is what you are looking for. virtually all the technical guys in the resin industry understand the requirements for it, ie. clear, non crazing .non yellowing , easy for hand sanding , good adhesion ect. when you start talking about micarta/ wood stabilization and so forth they think about "the dark Arts" and cease to be helpful .
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    Is this too small

    just think of it as the first of many and consider this your "economic" one it will possibly be the go to unit anyway.
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    Deadman switch for electric blower?

    what i use and put on the units that i sell is a sewing machine foot pedal with a manual on/off as well works like a bit of a no-brainer for me! a dream especially with charcoal
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    Hydraulic punch press cylinder

    KE? ..... the OP wasn't sure if it was telescopic thinking there was possibly only one way to find out. to many that would not be the case! i proposed a simple way to discover if it was so, you would not be connecting inlet and outlet you merely want to push some air into the inlet port to push out the piston you might even be able to do it with a bicycle pump(if you are lucky) Ross you'll need a short piece of rubber hose that fits over the thread that has the yellow cap and a hose clamp in the other end you 'll need a reducer , the cheapest will be a plastic(ldpe/hdpe) irrigation one from the local co-op , Build-it ,Mica. (those are in order of cost) probably R7 to R11. the other side to fit your compressor hose probably 6 or 8 mm. if you don't have easy access to a compressor then go to your local tyre fitment shop and ask for an old tyre valve, cut off the bulbous bit and that will give you a 10mm rubber stem to stick into the tube . so all you need is two bits of hose , 3 hose clamps and a reducer if you have the tyre valve you can "test" at your local petrol (gas to our American friends)station. all for less than 1us$ that's R15 for us Ross. if that piston is in good shape it should require less than 1 bar or so to extend it, you are merely testing to see if it is telescopic or not. Good luck Ian