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Ratel10mm

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  1. Paint & floor coatings for commercial use are still quite often in metal tins here (Queensland) maybe hit up your local painters, epoxy flooring contractors, etc. on the off chance they have some.
  2. The place I'm thinking of catered to the hobby / artist market. I have a vague idea it was somewhere in the Sunnyside to Union Buildings area. It was a long time ago, it wouldn't surprise me if it's no longer there. Have you tried ringing the industrial places? They'd know of any suitable suppliers for sure.
  3. That's the Transvaal, right? There used to be a pottery supplies place in Pretoria, sorry, can't recall exactly where, if they don't stick kiln components they'd know where to go.
  4. I wish! i was in Cheltenham (U.K.) a couple of years back & saw some shyster selling badly fabricated, badly welded fire pokers & similar - using over heavy rebar as stock - as a 'blacksmith'! And charging ok money for his items too! Felt like I should've reported him to Trading Standards!
  5. G'day Bodger There's a chap in Brisvegas who has some good crane rail, if you have means of getting it to you. It masses around 79kg/m. Happy to put you in touch of it helps? Ausfire, great idea for getting charcoal. @Dale Russell Hey, Cuz Dale, where are you bloke? Bodger, and any other Aussies who haven't yet - please add yourselves to Dale's Oz Roll Call thread?
  6. I was thinking if you dished heavy enough sheet, perhaps you could make a cupping tool. Lol! Blasted auto correct!
  7. A friend of mine uses various sizes of ring for making bowls, in lieu of having a ladle / cupping tool on a sewage block. That works pretty well. The rings are made from suitable sizes of round stock.
  8. Nicely put, Forging Fool. As a field tech in my day job, I find I enjoy using good quality tools. They give better results (for e.g. repeatability in measurements), are better finished, more precise, don't slip anywhere near as often, have better ergonomics (although that is subjective - for example a lot of colleagues use Wera screwdrivers, but I find them a bit awkward & prefer KWB) and make it easier for me to do a quality job. I LOVE my Stahlwille spanners for example. BUT!! In the field, it can be a. difficult to avoid losses b. if you don't have the right tool,
  9. Sorry gang, I'll have to miss it this year. Same reason as last year - I'm in the wrong b#%>>y country at the time! Hey Phil, it looks like your website is down?
  10. Well, it looks like I'll still be in the UK in September, so that's one hurdle cleared. It'd be great to see Mr. Budd again, so I definitely want to attend if for no other reason. Dave, what are we looking at for attendance fees please? I've contacted Alec about the tools course.
  11. I'd love to come, work permitting. And funds permitting, to take Alec's course.
  12. Denise: " I don't know a lot." ROFL!!!!!! Don't listen to her Alex, she's a blimmin good smith! Hello Dale.
  13. LawnJockey, that's some interesting and useful information there. Would you mind explaining the legal terms please? I think I've 'got it' but I want to see if these principles hold in the UK as well, and the yerms may be different?
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