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Waste oil burner. This time with videos.
Last weekend I fired up the oil burner again. This time I prepared a reasonable amount of fuel for pre-heating. I even tried to light it without accelerants. Unfortunately everything was wet and the kerosene was so close to hand. So I did cheat a little. He...
Last weekend I fired up the oil burner again. This time I prepared a reasonable amount of fuel for pre-heating. I even tried to light it without accelerants. Unfortunately everything was wet and the kerosene was so close to h...
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Make sure you fix your mistakes
The other week I was putting a sight glass back in a tank when I managed to overtighten one of the bolts and snap it off. I didn't really need to tighten up those bolts that much so it really shouldn't have happened. But accidents happen. You can see what's...
The other week I was putting a sight glass back in a tank when I managed to overtighten one of the bolts and snap it off. I didn't really need to tighten up those bolts that much so it really shouldn't have happened. But acci...
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Sometimes there's not too much reason
Well, more like excuses. I spent the afternoon yesterday playing with my remaining air compressors. I have now got them set up so the working compressor head which is only rated at about 150W pumps into about 60L of storage. Once I get the un-seized compres...
Well, more like excuses. I spent the afternoon yesterday playing with my remaining air compressors. I have now got them set up so the working compressor head which is only rated at about 150W pumps into about 60L of storage. ...
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Triple Check before the shops close
These ended up stinging a little more than I'd expected. My 2006 Holden Rodeo has been shifting poorly for a little while. Initially I thought it may just be wear, but I wouldn't expect a gearbox to be gone with only 180,000km on the clock. So I decided to ...
These ended up stinging a little more than I'd expected. My 2006 Holden Rodeo has been shifting poorly for a little while. Initially I thought it may just be wear, but I wouldn't expect a gearbox to be gone with only 180,00...
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I can make stuff hot again
So in my experiments with waste oil burning I have reached a new milestone. On Friday night I managed to make something hot using waste oil and compressed air alone. I can also still break hammers. I think I trimmed too much off when I fitted the head on la...
So in my experiments with waste oil burning I have reached a new milestone. On Friday night I managed to make something hot using waste oil and compressed air alone. I can also still break hammers. I think I trimmed too muc...
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It can be better to pay first
Paying for a good tool or a part can be a bit offputting as the initial expense seems to be much higher. However cheaping out and getting something that might not work properly will most likely be more expensive in the long run. I have had that idea highlig...
Paying for a good tool or a part can be a bit offputting as the initial expense seems to be much higher. However cheaping out and getting something that might not work properly will most likely be more expensive in the long r...
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You have to maintain a jacket?!
I had to re-waterproof my rain jacket at the end of last year. (More detail on the process here and here ). This style of jacket needs to have the waterproofing re-applied about every 6 months or when the jacket dries out too much again. So it is a bit over...
I had to re-waterproof my rain jacket at the end of last year. (More detail on the process here and here). This style of jacket needs to have the waterproofing re-applied about every 6 months or when the jacket dries out too ...
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Sometimes it doesn't work out
Over the weekend I tried to save some money. The car we recently bought for my lovely girlfriend needed new tires. We knew that when we bought it though so no shocks there. What I did realize though is that I have a car with tires that still have a little t...
Over the weekend I tried to save some money. The car we recently bought for my lovely girlfriend needed new tires. We knew that when we bought it though so no shocks there. What I did realize though is that I have a car with ...
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A Little more practice needed
So tonight I decided to have a little play with the Lathe. I probably should've gone to bed early for work tomorrow. but it was calling me. You may remember that I am setting up a fixture on my mill to experiment with parts drawn in Fusion 360 then exported...
So tonight I decided to have a little play with the Lathe. I probably should've gone to bed early for work tomorrow. but it was calling me. You may remember that I am setting up a fixture on my mill to experiment with parts...
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How to hold this?
After going through building the stock for this part I'm going to make with the mill the other day I tried to work out how I am going to hold it in the mill. As you can see there is a groove all the way around which I had planned to use to hold on to with s...
After going through building the stock for this part I'm going to make with the mill the other day I tried to work out how I am going to hold it in the mill. As you can see there is a groove all the way around which I had p...
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