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Hopper26/02/2020 06:24:26
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Tenant Creek. Bloody hell that's out there. Lucky you can get anything delivered. Last time i was there -- long time ago -- the only metal supplies were fencing wire and beer cans. And the wire was put of stock.

I worked up the Track a bit at Katherine at a little one-horse outfit called DJ Engineering for a  while. Was not much better in those days. But we did have the only crankshaft grinding machine for about a thousand miles around so got plenty of work. Living in a caravan out front of the workshop and spending my entire pay packet at the pub up the street. Ah those were the days!

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Derek Lane26/02/2020 10:18:05
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Posted by Mark Eisen on 26/02/2020 05:33:58:

I have been blowing them off with my air compressor, then let them sit in the sun. 15 or 20 miniutes in the mid afternoon sun picked up on part of the vice and burnt my hands,secret the other bit I left till after dark.

You should know better with it being nearly 50deg on the veranda when you cleaned the workshop the other day.devillaughlaughlaugh

Mark Eisen28/02/2020 07:05:06
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I Know but I was trying to make the most of the cooler weather.laugh

Lainchy28/02/2020 07:23:24
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Following this thread, can't wait to see this one restored Many thanks

Mark Eisen29/02/2020 09:50:12
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Posted by Hopper on 26/02/2020 06:24:26:

Tenant Creek. Bloody hell that's out there. Lucky you can get anything delivered. Last time i was there -- long time ago -- the only metal supplies were fencing wire and beer cans. And the wire was put of stock.

I worked up the Track a bit at Katherine at a little one-horse outfit called DJ Engineering for a while. Was not much better in those days. But we did have the only crankshaft grinding machine for about a thousand miles around so got plenty of work. Living in a caravan out front of the workshop and spending my entire pay packet at the pub up the street. Ah those were the days!

Edited By Hopper on 26/02/2020 06:42:23

The place has gone down hill, when we got here in the 80s there was 2 meat works operating, at lest 5 big gold mines, Warrego mine had its own township there, including a copshop. More people there than in Tennant.

A lot of interesting characters, in the mid 80s federal copper turned up and took 22 blokes away, never came back again.

DJ Engineering, my mate in Katherine talked about them, think they are still going.

Mark Eisen07/03/2020 23:42:48
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The joys of Aust postal system the counter shaft and bearings ordered on 02/02/2020 arrived in the P.O. on the 03/03/2020, lucky it wasn't urgent medical supplies.angryangry

Mark Eisen07/03/2020 23:48:28
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p2270497.jpgp2270498.jpgNow that I have the big parts of the bead and head stock cleaned up with citric acid, what would you do with cracks and holes in the bog?

I have a can if spray bog the will cover the small crazing cracks in the third photo, should I get a can of car panel bog to fix the damage?p2270499.jpg

Hopper08/03/2020 06:28:41
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A tube of automtive spot putty would fill those cracks. Same here in Cairns on PO delivery from Sydney. Quicker from the UK.

Mark Eisen08/04/2020 09:58:20
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Before I had to go down south we had our first rain in two years, which made every thing go a funny colour.Had to buy a trap to cover the patient.

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Mark Eisen08/04/2020 10:02:31
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I made a box up so that I could put the bed in a citric bath, I am a convert to citric acid now.p2230485.jpg

Mark Eisen08/04/2020 10:17:16
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Now that I am in gaol I have be getting back into my Hercus, before I came home Bunnings and car accessories places had mobs of empty shelves, managed to get the last two tins of spray putty and the last tin of car putty.

After giving the cabinet and tray a citric bath, went over them with a wire brush on my angle grinder.

Asked some one to get me a tin of Killrust Etch Primer.

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Mark Eisen08/04/2020 10:25:07
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Had a few attempts with the the car bog never used it before, finally got it right

There was a few holes in the name so started to scrap it out eventually removed the lot.

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Raped up ready to paint

Note the name

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Mark Eisen08/04/2020 10:29:50
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I have used degreaser and scourer, nylon bush, repeatedly, tried a wire brush but that was to aggressive.

How would you remove it?

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