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Offline Buksie

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Hello from South-Africa.
« on: August 30, 2013, 02:53:58 AM »
I am so excited after I discovered this site, there is a wealth of information and good practical knowlege not to mention the new ideas I got for future projects, I really look foreward to share some information with the guys.
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Re: Hello from South-Africa.
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2013, 03:35:44 AM »
Hi Buksie,

Welcome...

Tell us a bit more about yourself please....Hobbies/interests...

Where is SA are you? I used to live in Germiston back in the 80's... (that's the 1980's.... :coffee:)
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Re: Hello from South-Africa.
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2013, 05:29:57 AM »
Hi Buksie.  :wave:

Welcome to the Collective!  :borg:

And..... While you're telling us about your hobbies/ interests....... Don't forget the pictures!  :worthless:

Join in...... Enjoy!  :thumbup:

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Offline Buksie

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Re: Hello from South-Africa.
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2013, 08:49:05 AM »
Hi Guys

I live in Pretoria. I have quite a few hobbies but due to time constraints they do not get an equal amount of attention especially with the other half always thinking of "higher priority" chores that must be done first.
I have a backyard foundry with an oil fired burner, I mainly do lost foam casting for most of my projects.
In my home workshop I have a chinese lathe milling machine combination (HQ800) which I aquired recently and then there is my favourite, old trusted Myford ML7, probably older than me but still working perfectly.
I also belong to a rifle shooting club where I shoot full bore and air rifle, I absolutely love my PCP air rifles.
I attached two photos of recent projects, (I hope the attachments are successfull) the first one is a casting I did for a steady for my Myford lathe and the second photo is two tangential tool holders one left and the other right hand, they are made out of 2 parts, and welded together and just to be a little fancy I parkerized the surface.

Thank-you for the warm welcome.

Buksie

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Re: Hello from South-Africa.
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2013, 09:34:58 AM »
Welcome aboard Bucksie.

How are you doing your parkerising? Kit or home brew?
Andrew Mawson
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Re: Hello from South-Africa.
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2013, 09:59:06 AM »
Welcome aboard Bucksie.

How are you doing your parkerising? Kit or home brew?

Thank-you Awemawson

It is a homebrew mixture of manganese dioxide (the black stuff in torch batteries) and some phosphoric acid (rust remover) and water. Just boil the part in he mixture for about 20 minutes.

B.

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Re: Hello from South-Africa.
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2013, 11:17:26 AM »
Thanks - tell me your recipe, as I bought the manganese dioxide and phosphoric acid a few months ago to have a go and never got round to it. How much, how long, how hot. In fact just HOW ?
Andrew Mawson
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Re: Hello from South-Africa.
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2013, 02:02:46 PM »
Hi Buks and welcome to MadModder's  :)

Glad you are excited to be here - what took you so long  :lol:

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Re: Hello from South-Africa.
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2013, 09:43:19 AM »
Welcome Buksie! It looks like you're going to have to start some threads right off.  Andrew wants your Parkerizing secrets and I'd like to see more of your tangential tool holders. I don't imagine that's an end to it either  :)

Looking forward to your posts!

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Re: Hello from South-Africa.
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2013, 02:38:35 PM »
Hi Guys

I will start a post for the two topics, I will try to do them in the next day or two. Thank-you for the interest.

DaveH I guess it's I was a bit slow to sign up, but at least now I see the light.  :D

B.

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Re: Hello from South-Africa.
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2013, 04:17:07 PM »
Buksie

Hi and welcome to MadModder Buksie. Glad to finally have you here.  :wave:

You might find a few old friends here and you will make lots of new ones. If you have any questions just give a shout. There is always someone around to give a hand or at least an opinion.   :D :D

We look forward to your future participation in the various forums.  :mmr:

Cheers  :beer:

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Re: Hello from South-Africa.
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2013, 06:04:51 PM »
hi and welcume

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Re: Hello from South-Africa.
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2013, 01:30:27 AM »
Hi guys

Thank-you again for the warm welcome, as promised I started a post outlining my parkerising technique under "Finishing".

Next I will do a write-up for the tangential tool holders I made as vtsteam did ask some more information about them.

Have a nice one.

B.

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Re: Hello from South-Africa.
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2013, 05:00:35 AM »
Hi guys

Thank-you again for the warm welcome, as promised I started a post outlining my parkerising technique under "Finishing".

Next I will do a write-up for the tangential tool holders I made as vtsteam did ask some more information about them.

Have a nice one.

B.

Very good. Nice to see people showing their projects. Both projects interests me. I have experimented with homebrew parkerizing and tangetial toolholder is still "in design stage" :lol:

Pekka

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Re: Hello from South-Africa.
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2013, 09:52:12 AM »
Hi Bulksie

Welcome to the collective. :borg:

Looking forward to reading your posts.

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Re: Hello from South-Africa.
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2013, 04:34:09 PM »
Nice om jou te ontmoet, hoe gaan dit?
I know some other phrases, but perhaps not for this forum ;-) I was born in Newcastle, bit further south than you, been here over thirty years and still miss the sun, and biltong, and droewors. Now I'm gonna cry!
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Re: Hello from South-Africa.
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2013, 05:02:16 AM »
Hi Bucksie
                       
                  Welcome to MadModder, like your recent projects , look forward to seeing more.

                                                          Cheers David