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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    I wonder if roger has a guitar to spare

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    Well there is the end of your son's musical aspirations.

    Edit: And a repeat of the Texas chainsaw massacre in Ballarat ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    Well there is the end of your son's musical aspirations.

    Edit: And a repeat of the Texas chainsaw massacre in Ballarat ?
    It doesn't interest me. It looks very fatiguing to use. Looking at it, it's to unbalanced with the big bar. It would be a hell of a workout to use.

    Once I get the last few pine trees down here. I have no real use for a chainsaw other than pruning ( it sure nice and easy to prune with a chainsaw ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    It doesn't interest me. It looks very fatiguing to use. Looking at it, it's to unbalanced with the big bar. It would be a hell of a workout to use.

    Once I get the last few pine trees down here. I have no real use for a chainsaw other than pruning ( it sure nice and easy to prune with a chainsaw ).

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    Shane,

    Just consider the bragging rights. You would definitely have the longest bar regardless of which forest you were in.
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    But will it start??
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIVEDOOR View Post
    But will it start??
    The other side has the dog drive for the air starter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post

    If it were me I'd look for scrapped UPS and rob the transformer from that.
    From the info given about parallel transformers, it seems like this is the way to go. And I am comfortable with 240. But where would one find a scrapped UPS ??

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    kerbside collection? Garage sale?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beano View Post
    From the info given about parallel transformers, it seems like this is the way to go. And I am comfortable with 240. But where would one find a scrapped UPS ??
    I've picked three "triplets " from a kerbside collection a few years ago.

    Two had the batteries replaced and are doing sterling service on Pc equipment and an electric roller shutter.

    The last one , found with a "cooked" circuit board is now the battery charger.

    Ebay is a possibility but prices, for what is essentially junk when the batteries have failed, can be ridiculous.

    The transformers from 500w to 1000w (VA)watt units is what you need.

    Rubbish skips in office complexes can be a good place to look.

    I'd place an ad on Af, surely someone has access to discarded Ups'

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    These are the transformers I'm using.

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    They must have some fancy steel in the lams. Because it is very small cross section for 500VA transformer.
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    The Stihl 076 AV Super is a brilliant saw. Mine starts every time, most reliable chainsaw I have. Grunty! Shane saw it the day I bought it.

    The 36 inch bar I already have is quite long enough for my needs. Any longer and you can't hang onto it.

    Anyway, I would not swap my Yamaha 12 string electric guitar for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    Hi Guys,

    has anyone tried the cheap battery chargers you can buy these days

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/12v-24v-...item4ad090893d

    this webshop is in ballarat. That sounds to be a nice grunty battery charger Last time I tried to charge the battery in one of my cars (after the interior light ran it down) I found I'd killed both of the cheap smart chargers here ( I don't think they can handle discharged batteries. they prefer to top of partially charged batteries).

    I'm back to using the old power supply I made years ago as a battery charger again ....

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    I grabbed one of those chargers.... It seems really nicely made. Nice manual "clunk .. clunk" switches. Manual timer. The leads are heavier than most jumper leads you can buy. The spring clamps are good and strong. I hooked it up to the big tractor battery and put it on fast charger with timer for an hour. It started charged at 24amps ... and slowly dropped back to 4 amps (so the battery was still quite charged).

    I haven't start the jump start function yet.... It's "real" basic tooling. Weighs about 25kg I'd say. Its just a big huge transformer and a few diodes no doubt.

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    Engine crane wheels .... Has anyone managed to find a source of the little caster wheels that aren't junk my engine crane is back to 3 wheels, so not much use ( again !).

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    The specialist tool shops can help. I just picked up a VEK catalogue and there are lists of them from 30kg to 700 kg capacity. 100 kg polyurethane swivels would probably do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasink View Post
    The specialist tool shops can help. I just picked up a VEK catalogue and there are lists of them from 30kg to 700 kg capacity. 100 kg polyurethane swivels would probably do it.
    The issue isn't so much the load capacity, it is they sheer the bolt through the center readily. Mine has had at least 1/2dozen wheels now. I'll try the local bearings place possibly

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    Check out high tensile king pins. They tend to be in the larger wheel sizes, 100mm up.

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    You have a lathe.

    Make some heavy duty wheels and press in a ball race.

    Uprate the axle and use an unbrako shoulder bolt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    You have a lathe.

    Make some heavy duty wheels and press in a ball race.

    Uprate the axle and use an unbrako shoulder bolt.
    Yeah... Ok. That IS the best fix. I'll pencil it in for 2040 .... when I have some spare time
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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    You have a lathe.

    Make some heavy duty wheels and press in a ball race.

    Uprate the axle and use an unbrako shoulder bolt.
    Yeah... Ok. That IS the best fix. I'll pencil it in for 2040 .... when I have some spare time
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    Yeah... Ok. That IS the best fix. I'll pencil it in for 2040 .... when I have some spare time
    A case of "I haven't got time to sharpen the axe"
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    Easy for a retired bloke to say!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Wilkinson View Post
    Easy for a retired bloke to say!

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    I'm sure I can get to it .......

    er, after I cut the grass that is ....
    and change the clutch in the 407 as it died on the weekend ...
    and after I fix the suspension bushes in the range rover that are rapidly disintigrating ... the shocker rubbers have no disolved and fallen out ..... not nice to drive at all.
    Oh, and finished fitting the half assembled laundry in the house ... and all the holes and dents I put in the wall trying to fit the benchtop
    ... and cleaned up all the packaging boxes around the decked are.
    ... and I probably should put a gate in the big hole I cut into the fence a few weeks back ... to keep people driving in from behind the place.
    ... and and finish the raised garden beds SWMBO wants... I've got as far as getting two huge piles of dirt dumped into the back yard.
    ... to do that I probably need to figure out how to sharpen ground augers so they will dig our ground

    and then we'll get the stuff ... that we really need to get done.. Fiddling with engine cranes comes in at about priority 8047 on the list of "to do" stuff

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    Shane just use the next few nights of sleep deprivation as the heatwave passes to do things. Just make sure they are reasonably quiet, the dear wife is NOT going to thrilled with grinding at 3:00 AM (Mine frowns upon this).
    If you can't sleep then sometimes getting up and doing something just might help the Sandman appear, the Orange is better than the Lime!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Wilkinson View Post
    Easy for a retired bloke to say!

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    Roger,

    Retiring had the result of making me even busier.

    And carte blanche for SWMBO to insist all "unfinished projects" completed.
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    G'day Shane,

    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    I'm sure I can get to it .......

    .......... to do that I probably need to figure out how to sharpen ground augers so they will dig our ground..........
    the ones here that work on the concrete clay have two faces, one is a sharpened scoop like a drill, the other has a couple of points that hang down more or less vertical and stir up the clay....

    Easiest done on dry clay, wet stuff gets picked up and sucks the bloody auger down like a great big screw.... quickly

    At which time you have to go and get a rather large wrench to unscrew the bugger out of the errr, dirt...

    I'm assuming that, like me, you have to use a hand held auger - some lucky people have twiddly bits that hang off the 3-point...

    cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob View Post
    G'day Shane,



    the ones here that work on the concrete clay have two faces, one is a sharpened scoop like a drill, the other has a couple of points that hang down more or less vertical and stir up the clay....

    Easiest done on dry clay, wet stuff gets picked up and sucks the bloody auger down like a great big screw.... quickly

    At which time you have to go and get a rather large wrench to unscrew the bugger out of the errr, dirt...

    I'm assuming that, like me, you have to use a hand held auger - some lucky people have twiddly bits that hang off the 3-point...

    cheers,
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    Nah, on the back of the tractor. The ground is so hard at the moment the couple of augers that would cut, dug a few holes, then just started polishing the rock hard clay. They must need to be in top order to cut into hard compacted clay ground.

    I'm not overly concerned. I'll get to it before I plant any more trees. It was a hell of a job just trying to hook the post hole digger up. The older ones are to tractor specific. The one here was probably made for an old Ford tractor that had really long linkage arms.

    https://www.aulro.com/afvb/general-c...le-digger.html

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    Default Kincrome tool trolley - a good buy

    Trying to motivate myself to do the cam belt on the Scenic - needed retail therapy to get going.
    Tired of toolbox on the floor, tools spread around. Went to Bunnings to pick up the Kincrome cheapie, but SWMBO pushed me onto the more expensive one - me not arguing.
    It was worth the difference, very strong, easy to assemble (all captive nuts - rivnuts), big castors, should last many years. Recommended. Kincrome Contour $279.

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