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    Thanks Shane! No its a 12" bar. Yeah, it shouldn't be too worn; Dad got it new and only used it a bit, then gave it to aforementioned numpty who handed it back in its current state after giving it a hiding. It came back with the bar and chain covered in sand and we guessed he'd been cutting roots half buried. One of those where you remember a year later that you didn't get a tool back and have to ask for it.

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    It's never even had a sparkplug change. I inherited it a while back and haven't had time to get it going.

    How do you tell if the bar is OK, not worn out? Or do they last ages?
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    Chain bars do last ages but not forever.

    Trying to cut absasive stuff like sand kills chain bars. After a while they get a burr on the edge of the outer surface where the chain runs. You can remove this with a file. Once the surface has worn down so the drive lugs on the chain bottom out the bar is worn out. Another problem is the groove the chain runs in can spread. You can try to close it up with a vice but this might not be successful. If the chain flops sideways more than just slightly the bar is worn out. Also, if there is a sprocket in the tip, the sprocket or its bearing can wear out. I suppose a welded bar could delaminate.

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    Thanks Roger, good info there.
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    Default Metal spinning tools

    They say it's better to own tools you don't need than to need tools you don't own.

    These tools were made from a piece of stick, some skate board bearings and a Renault r10 steering column, they feel lovely in the hand.

    Now I just need to find a use for them..

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    They definitely look like they should have a purpose. What exactly are they?

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    Spinning your own hubcaps?
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    Yes correct, metal spinning is suitable for making things like hubcaps, teapots or any other round sheet metal item. The best I could suggest is have a look on YouTube for 'metal spinning', many examples exist therein.

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    Ah yes. I saw some chaps doing that on a visit to Sovereign Hill in Ballarat, some years back. Brilliant place. There were several workshops with real steam engines, with huge drive belts all over the place, driving machinery.

    Pardon me if this is a silly question, but do you do metal spinning, or were these items more a project for the hell of it?

    Thanks, John

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    John, yes I've played at metal spinning enough to know that you do need good equipment to produce desirable results. The tools above will be a good start to a collection I intend to amass. Projects will follow capability IMHO.

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    Default Decking board straightening tool

    My prototype is working a treat using a car jack.
    I thought about using the Bunnings fastening screw system but decided to go with TigerClaw instead because they are SS.
    It's also obvious why dead straight synthetic decking boards are preferred by installers.
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