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    Oh jeez,
    It didn't take long for the "agronamists" ? to steal the thread. Start one of your own and leave the real tools etc to us mechanics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildebeest View Post
    Oh jeez,
    It didn't take long for the "agronamists" ? to steel the thread. Start one of your own and leave the real tools etc to us mechanics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuey View Post
    Yep, it's the one from the LM317 datasheet in the link below, fig 20. I used a multi tap transformer I'd picked up when Dick Smith went out of electronics, and the meter is from Altronics.

    https://www.onsemi.com/pub/Collateral/LM317-D.PDF

    As mentioned, I used a multi turn trimmer for the adjust resistance to give very precise adjustment. There are a few useful configurations in that sheet. And the fan fitted is run off one of the transformer taps using a small bridge rectifier. I also have a capacitor across the output for smoothing.

    The fan is real overkill, but as it was there I thought why not. The LM317 is mounted on one of the heatsinks taken from the PSU.
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    No...


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    Hello Shane how is going?
    I was just looking at John`s Sphere filling jig and came across yours now. I want to make one now as well. Your one looks more simple! But I have few questions. Bottom bit to is only to push sphere to top part so it will seal the gas? I need to loosen the top bolt before mounting it on to the jig?
    I guess I need to create space around the top filling bolt and find the way to seal the shaft to close that bolt.
    I was looking at site that Now we can own nitrogen gas bottle!?!??

    You could have ordered techno-sir bulb kit as well???

    Thanks for your post!



    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    Look what arrived in the post here a couple of weeks back





    It's one of those tecnosir sphere regassers that require you to screw there valves into the head of the sphere. I've always wanted to try and buy/make a regasser. In the past I've looked into the cost and it was way out of my reach. Just price 200+bar working pressure rated hose, the specialist crimping connections required, the extreme pressure gas taps and valves, the gauges etc.... all add upto big $$$, especially if you can't make up a gassing head that will work. This gassing tool is 135euro from Tecnosir EPS Idroguide Servosterzi elettrici e idraulici.



    Incredibly simple to use, I think I'll fit the valves to the rear of CX's so I don't need to remove the spheres to regass

    Of course the problem is you need to spend 35euro + postage for the valves for any car you need to regass. I just wanted the gassing tool though

    I figured it would take at least 10 attempts at making one before I got even close. But hey time is free

    So I found some metal that seemed about the right size to turn down and try my hand at making a gassing head with ....



    Don't worry it's a slugomatic shaft, so I'll never have a use for it





    I tried to make up some jigs to grab the bolt.... I'll just use 3 or 4 grub screw to clamp down onto the circular bolt head (it will be pre-loosened half a turn with vice grips).




    I just couldn't turn the outside down though




    There is plenty of tool steel there .... But none would turn it.



    Lots of reading online about grinding cutting tools .... I even made up a jig for the grinder to make sure I got the angles as close to right as possible.



    WTF??? It finally occurred to me the driveshafts must be surface hardened to the same tensile strength as the tool steel.....



    So I grabbed an offcut from quicksales... http://www.quicksales.com.au/myaucti...ts-galore.aspx
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    you need a way of turning the filler once you have pressurised it. yes, you need to push the sphere up against an "O"ring to make the area around the filler plug air tight.

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    Bit more mundane, but picked up 1 m steel ruler from the cheap bin at local Bunnings for $6.00, 600 mm length steel rulers were even better value at $2.50
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    Craftright? I think that's the brand I bought not long ago, a 300 and 600 mm pair with engraved and paint filled numbers.


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    G'day fellow toolnuts.

    Made myself a bitchin' pair of skew chisels out of standard Bunnings fare and at about $13ea I'd say that's great value. Reground and buffed up on a calico wheel they are as sharp as..

    If you try this at home kiddies, be careful you don't cook the metal.

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    In other news I've been accumulating some sheet metal tools mainly from Bunnings and Trade Tools. As someone said, "it's better to have tools you don't need then to need tools you don't have".




    Clecos https://www.ebay.com.au/i/1424071771...=ps&dispItem=1

    Butt welding clamps https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/16pc-But...UAAOSwUfNXR5SV
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    I've just bought some cheap timing tools for the Pug from Hong Kong, $14 on eBay. I shall report back once used. They look like exact copies of the Sealey ones.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuey View Post
    I've just bought some cheap timing tools for the Pug from Hong Kong, $14 on eBay. I shall report back once used. They look like exact copies of the Sealey ones.
    Let us all know we only every need to use once or twice (in my case anyway )

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    Default Hand reamer

    I've been buying these Chinese hand reamers for general workshop use whenever I need them. They are quite cheap I reckon and good enough for amateur use when repairing kingpins, rocker arm re-bushing and the like. I recommend them.

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/19mm-Str...IAAOSwuMZZJbg6

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    I would’ve thought you’d need wood working tools to rebuild that Renault truck Mr G?
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    ^ good for hemorrhoids, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    I would’ve thought you’d need wood working tools to rebuild that Renault truck Mr G?
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    You can keep dreamin’ Kev, I may have a fetish for tools but I have no interest in any truck. Best you cast your fishing line in another direction ��

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    Any ideas how to build a tool to bend 40mm x 3 aluminium bar into a shape like this ? :

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    Hmm, that is a real antenna?

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    You might concoct something with rollers based on a reo bender. Welcome HIT Tool Online

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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    Any ideas how to build a tool to bend 40mm x 3 aluminium bar into a shape like this ? :

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    Maybe something like this Rob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Chisholm View Post
    Hmm, that is a real antenna?
    Is essential a magnetic loop, but by using deviated loop , you reduce the size but don't sacrifice the efficiency.

    That particular loop, covers four amateur radio bands - 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m which is a further advantage.

    And it's only about 1200mm in diameter, and largely non directional.

    The only downside, if you can call it that, is if used for transmitting there are very high voltages present on the top of loop at 100w power input, up 50 KV or so.
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    THE WRENCH WITH THE GRIP THAT WON'T SLIP!

    https://branddevelopers.com.au/shop/...or-better-grip

    you guys have probably covered these but what was the verdict? swipe left or right?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgedweller View Post
    THE WRENCH WITH THE GRIP THAT WON'T SLIP!

    https://branddevelopers.com.au/shop/...or-better-grip

    you guys have probably covered these but what was the verdict? swipe left or right?

    thanks

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    I am wondering what the seller is "gripping".

    Non specific size "bolt and nut destroyers" have been around for ever.

    Basic physics, suggests to me, that a tool that applies force to all sides simultaneously will always work better and maintain the integrity of the nut or bolt too.

    IMO best use of the tool is probably, in vehicle application, as a defence against road rage attackers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edgedweller View Post
    THE WRENCH WITH THE GRIP THAT WON'T SLIP!

    https://branddevelopers.com.au/shop/...or-better-grip

    you guys have probably covered these but what was the verdict? swipe left or right?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoBo View Post
    I got sucked in with a few of those. They were cheap but are only worth scrap
    Goes to show you need to careful of those peddling "alternate tools" And research the sellers credibility.
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