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    Kismet Trolly Compressor (Restoration Round 2)

    Thought the title was wrong for a moment, looked more like a trolley jack at first glance :lol:
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    Countersink bits

    Ill second th G&J Hall gear, use them a lot for metalworking cutters.
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    Stainless steel - what grade?

    If its decorative, on a decent truck, go with 316, if its a working truck and not wanting to look perfect forever, go with 304. I do a fair bit of stainless work. Bright annealed 316 would be a nice choice, and easy to polish up just taht little bit more...if you really want bright, try and get...
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    Where to get hold of an anvil?

    A 5kg anvil isn't much good for forge work, you'd want at least 10x that... unless you are doing very delicate work.
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    What rivets do I need

    I'm probably a bit late to the party, but sounds like Tek screws could well be they way forward....
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    Oxidisation?

    Rub a bit of fine scotchbrite over it. Out of interest, is it galvanised or aluminium? If its Galvanised you could just put a bit of cold galv spray over it once clean.
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    Good drill bits for stainless steel

    Dormer A108 bits are good for stainless. I steer clear of cobalt bits for using in pistol drill, they hold good edge, but seem to snap easier.
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    Colibri - Kinetic Sculpture - Parts

    Have you tried dearching for 'Rose Joints' a common trade name for them... Pretty small size, model engineering/radio controlled gear perhaps?
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    110V Transfomers

    The only time i have ever needed to use 32a 110v is when its been necessary to weld from it, or working a high wattage power tool such as a 9" grinder at the end of a series of long leads. I'd just get another 3.3kva with 2 16a sockets personally... Unless you have any tools with quite large...
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    Staight Cutting Sheet Materials

    Absoloutely, takes seconds... or spend the same on a pack of discs :lol:
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    Staight Cutting Sheet Materials

    Spot on there... a 4.5/5" grinder would happily cut 3mm all day long with a quality disc, and is much easier to control for accurate cuts.
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    Alternative finish.

    What sort of mild steel is it? hot rolled section, like angle? or from cold rolled or drawn steel? A finish i quite like is to give it a really good going over with a twist knot cup brush mounted in a grinder, this will remove dirt and mill scale, and some areas can be cleaned more to suit how...
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    Help or advice please getting small display stands made

    If you wanted to eliminte the welding element, you could drill the plate and tap the hole, then cut a short thread on the bar to screw in....
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    Tool sharpening scam warning

    We had them in last year, offering to regind press tooling, shear blades, drill, broaches, the lot. To be fair, the hardening process must have been pretty good, one of his demos was taking chunks out of bits of steel angle with a hatchet :lol:
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    need a small gas welding set, recommendations sought

    Have a look at http://www.hobbyweld.co.uk/ Not much use in France i'm afraid W.f.
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