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  1. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Its a South African mill called a Mitco.
  2. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Youre a sucker for punishment. ;D When I got my mill I just finished doing my lathe and vowed that no matter how ugly and peely the paint is ,Theres no way Im touching it with a paint brush.:)
  3. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    I hope you guys are not charging by the hour.;D
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    Re: Kayaking anyone?

    Im also in the market for a macski in Durban area.But Im a bit fatter. 100kg plus kg of pure fatness.
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    Re: Kayaking anyone?

    Damn ,their are some talented guys on this forum,making your own kayaks.
  6. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    He has lost his mind.:o>:D. Its been confirmed when he started fixing the inside of the cover. He obviously has multiple personality schizophrenic issues. :).How else can you have so many projects...
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    Re: Kayaking anyone?

    I enjoy sea kayaking. But my dog doesnt want to join me;D
  8. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    You are doing alot of it .;D;D;D
    I found the perfect bobajaan spanner for Mygoggie>:D
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    Re: Please help me fix this tractor.

    Hell you learn something everyday.Ill have to get a facebook account. Had one but forgot the password.
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    Re: Please help me fix this tractor.

    I didnt know you could do that on facebook. I get frustrated buying second hand engineering equipment and would have thought there would be plenty stuff with covid. What do you look under if you go...
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    Re: Please help me fix this tractor.

    Thats brilliant thinking out of the box. Nice grinding machine you got there. Its paid for itself on this job because that grinder cant be cheap.

    Did you use a die or die nut. Ive never been able...
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    Re: Circular Saw Technique

    Is a ryobi up for the job? Some of the diy tools just dont have the bulk and mass to get perfect results. Is the blade sharp.
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    Re: Please help me fix this tractor.

    I cant read afrikaans but is it possible to take the pump and put it in a four jaw chuck, set the center drill hole up with a live center, clock the taper shaft so it runs true. Jam the shaft so it...
  14. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    You will love this filler compared to the other stuff.
  15. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    I used to use black spot primer and its a bitch to use. When I converted to this stuff it did make me worry but cars arent meant to be banged around.

    Your lathe is a tool. It will look nice for a...
  16. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    When you use that featherlight you are going to worry that if you sneeze the filler is going to fall out. It is supersoft and super easy to sand. The paint is going to give you the strength.Nicely...
  17. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    It is quite daunting at times to fix something when nothing is written on it. We live in different times now with the internet. Its kind of strange cause I feel guys like you are a dying breed. The...
  18. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    I see your write ups have made a few different forums around the world. It must be very time consuming to do a write up. This is priceless to colchester owners who have to go down the fix it road.
  19. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    I would have lost patience a long time ago. Im more the kind of guy that would have said"hold my beer and pass the paint roller.";D
  20. Thread: Shared Recipes

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    Re: Shared Recipes

    Do you think they can be accurate enough for the job. What would be the bare essential equipment.ph tester,alchoholmeter and hydrometer?
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    Re: Victa Lawnmower restoration

    Whats it look like. Can something be adapted
  22. Thread: Copper still.

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    Re: Copper still.

    i did not quite understand the video, couldnt here what hes saying.I wonder if the angle has any bearing on vacuum , I notice his is horizontal.
  23. Thread: Copper still.

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    Re: Copper still.

    I had lots of fun.The still seems to work very well.The bilge pump works extremely well. I was going to put a ballvalve on the leiberg but cant really see why I need to. Off course this statement is...
  24. Thread: Copper still.

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    Re: Copper still.

    My problem is I dont really know how much to expect out of the first amount. I notice what I thought was the weak stuff also burns. Does that mean its still good enough to use. Can flammability be a...
  25. Thread: Copper still.

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    Re: Copper still.

    Today I tried my still. I had 6 l of pineapple beer.I fired her up and wasnt sure what to expect. I used my pool as a resouvoir and a bilge pump . It started drippin at about 78 degrees. Ive heard 78...
  26. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Sometimes I have cheated and used the yellow ms primer and just hand painted it on using masking tape as a dam.
    It high builds difficult areas fast . The purists will say it is not designed for...
  27. Thread: Copper still.

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    Re: Copper still.

    Im going to go buy some of these mutis ,but it will stay far away from my still. Ive worked real hard to keep the patina on my still.But I would like to use it inside my still to get it clean for its...
  28. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Is your bodyfilla the featherlight type or the harder one to sand? You have not mastered the application and that makes a hell of a lot of extra work.The featherlight filla is quick to sand of but if...
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    Re: Home distilling rum

    I am wondering what would be a good size urn/still to start with.?How many liters of wash is a good easy to handle vs reward to start with.

    Using a geyser like many guys do seems very cumbersome....
  30. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Theres alot of forgiveness in gears. I would be very suprized if that gear cant be used because of the splines. That vintage video. He uses a horizontal mill thats built like a russian tank. Could...
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    Re: Material Source for hobbyist machiners

    I wonder what material they use. ?
  32. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Karl hasnt got to it yet. Give him a chance.;D.Its gonna shine when hes done.The problem with gear cutting is getting the gear cutters.
  33. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    What is the purpose of clearcoating your orange motor.?
  34. Thread: Copper still.

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    Re: Copper still.

    Thanks for the help. What is the purpose of adjusting the condensor. I thought it is sopposed to cooldown as quick as possible. ?Or is this how you control the temperature of the boil. ? So much to...
  35. Thread: Copper still.

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    Re: Copper still.

    Good thing Ive got some camping equipment.Do you think this could work.?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjn_HLZUoO8
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