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    Are you going to mull the sand down from rocks?...

    Are you going to mull the sand down from rocks? What a beast of a build.
    Mark
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    Chinese high pressure propane regulators cost...

    Chinese high pressure propane regulators cost about €15 /USD15, and have the advantage of giving constant flow until empty. A better proposition than constantly having to manual regulate.
    Mark
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    Hi Phil, I am still going to put in a sand dump...

    Hi Phil, I am still going to put in a sand dump door. I'll just have to cut the base plate.

    The motor I have my eye on is an industrial three phase motor with reduction gearbox. I originally...
  4. The main panels are quite nice enamelled thick...

    The main panels are quite nice enamelled thick sheet steel.
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    Mark's Muller

    Hi Guys,

    I have been collecting the parts for a Muller for a couple of years. This will be a rotating arm, fixed drum Muller, based on the a small hot water cylinder. The shell of this hot water...
  6. Thread: New Lathe

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    5C native spindle. Nice. Boley obviously wanted...

    5C native spindle. Nice. Boley obviously wanted to show off as lathe makers when mine was designed. The collet threads are M21x1,1mm pitch.

    We are still waiting to see a photo of the logan with...
  7. Thread: New Lathe

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    How is that Logan working out for you? Were you...

    How is that Logan working out for you? Were you able to track down any collets yet?
    Mark
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    What blower are you using?

    What blower are you using?
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    I didn't realise you can get to Aluminium pouring...

    I didn't realise you can get to Aluminium pouring temp just with an old cooker ring. What wattage is it rated for? Will be interesting to see how long it take to mel a pot of metal. Please keep...
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    Was your sprue thicker than the thickest section?...

    Was your sprue thicker than the thickest section? If the sprue froze first then your casting feed the sprue.
    Mark
  11. Good on you for a first attempt. Especially for...

    Good on you for a first attempt. Especially for jumping straight to bronze. You can put that one on a fine polished wooden base and call it an artwork. Not easy to get such a fine form, texture and...
  12. What metal are you working with? My skimmer for...

    What metal are you working with? My skimmer for aluminium is a stainless steel serving spoon I bought from IKEA. Cost about €3 and has lasted for years.

    For skimming cast iron, I just use scrap...
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    Very promising start. Subscribed. Mark

    Very promising start. Subscribed.
    Mark
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    Looking good. Will be interesting to see how you...

    Looking good. Will be interesting to see how you gate it, an what the core look like.
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    You'd better get some grime on that before the...

    You'd better get some grime on that before the wife decides it is too nice for the shed. Nice work.
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    Good on you. Have you done this sort of intricate...

    Good on you. Have you done this sort of intricate casting before?

    My cousin has a Darmah he bought new.
    Mark
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    Extremely cool post and video. Thanks for sharing...

    Extremely cool post and video. Thanks for sharing that.
    Mark
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    Cool. What is the motivation to cast your own?...

    Cool. What is the motivation to cast your own? Are they no longer available? Is there a common fault you will improve on, or is it the most valid reason of all, because you want to, and like a...
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    I saw that movie at the theatre. As far as I can...

    I saw that movie at the theatre. As far as I can tell, the only constant in the world since then is the Kim dynasty in N.Korea are still around.
    Mark
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    3500 for the Simpson? That would be a load of...

    3500 for the Simpson? That would be a load of money for very simple and primative piece of technology. So far I have most of what I need to make one, and I think im up to about €28. Still looking for...
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    Hi Luke, On the Phillips, the control station is...

    Hi Luke,
    On the Phillips, the control station is only a keyboard and monitor. The CPU is a card in the control cabinet. Mine was a very early 432/10, which was not fully 3D capable, only 2.5D. It's...
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    Spot welder?...

    Spot welder?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4q4oMVtW4FI
  23. Really nice integrated design work you are doing...

    Really nice integrated design work you are doing there.
    Mark
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    A cafe racer needs Clip-on's. I talked to your...

    A cafe racer needs Clip-on's. I talked to your Chiropractor, and he agreed with me.

    Nice build
    Mark
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    The head of pressure is the same whether the...

    The head of pressure is the same whether the liquid column is directly above or off to the side, it is soley dependant on the height of sprue.

    You have a fair bit of gas porosity there. How are...
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