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    Back to Oxalic acid here is a document...

    Back to Oxalic acid

    here is a document published by a long term seller of Oxalic acid product.

    quote from there.
    Most finish removers that are used today containorganic solvents that ...
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    you have completely missed my point. pretty...

    you have completely missed my point.

    pretty much nothing will remove deep molud stain without discolouring timber ... iron stain is not mould
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    iron stains on the surface are an entirely...

    iron stains on the surface are an entirely different problem to deep seated mould stains.
    In addition Tas Oak has little or no colour.
    Futhermore, you are showing us one picture with the stains and...
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    not bleach, it's acid and will have pretty much...

    not bleach, it's acid and will have pretty much the same effect on colour.
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    Yeh good luck with that on bare timber that is...

    Yeh good luck with that on bare timber that is already stained with mould.
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    I baught all sorts of magazines, from many...

    I baught all sorts of magazines, from many countries.

    Fine woodworking was the only one that seemed to have any depth or originality.

    The rest suffer from poor method, repetition, crappy...
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    Yes I have made and used a flat board type...

    Yes I have made and used a flat board type straight edge .... yeh worked pretty well.

    BUT

    A long time ago I baught a 6 meter length of 50 x 25mm aluminium box section ..... this I cut down into...
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    you may find that the soot problem is due to the...

    you may find that the soot problem is due to the type of glue used in the MDF.

    There is standard MDF and moisture resistant MDF ...... different glues I understand.
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    once wood has been mould marked, there is very...

    once wood has been mould marked, there is very little you can do ...... even sanding, is unlikley to get that out ... yo could bleach it .... but that will take colour out of the wood.
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    Unfortunatly my saw bench is burried at the...

    Unfortunatly my saw bench is burried at the moment.

    both my sleds only run one side of the blade ...... that is less of an issue than many might expect.
    But the overhead guard and the riving...
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    there is nothing safe about an exposed blade. ...

    there is nothing safe about an exposed blade.

    I very rarely use a miter guage.

    my sleds alow the guard and the riving knife to remain in place.
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    marble is reasonably soft, reasonably porous,...

    marble is reasonably soft, reasonably porous, drills and glues well.

    if you ware gluing direct to marble I'd be looking to a higher order adhesive than liquid nails or silicon ...... marine epoxy...
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    if it is a bandsaw, very few of the parts will be...

    if it is a bandsaw, very few of the parts will be brand specific.
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    Sorry but I am never impressed with any of these...

    Sorry but I am never impressed with any of these sleds that require the blade guard to be removed..

    I've been running a right angle sled and a protractor sled for decades and my blade guards and...
  15. A few years ago fine woodworking dis some actual...

    A few years ago fine woodworking dis some actual testing on sanding, finish apperance and finish adhesion ........ absolutely no doubt no advantage to sanding past 180/240 for film forming finishes...
  16. yeh and 400 is hardly super fine ....... get into...

    yeh and 400 is hardly super fine ....... get into wet and dry and 1200 is pretty common stock, 2400 is far from unobtainable.

    then we get some of the silly grits people get into.

    there are...
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    Lets start with ..... FORGET ever using glue and...

    Lets start with ..... FORGET ever using glue and sawdust as a filler ....... it realy never was a good idea and is a horrible idea using PVA or several other glues.

    using opaque fillers likewise...
  18. In all seriousness, there is very little use...

    In all seriousness, there is very little use sanding bare wood beyond 180 or 240 max.

    all sorts of people have ideas that simply do not work or have no advantage for sanding.

    If you are...
  19. In all seriousness, there is very little use...

    In all seriousness, there is very little use sanding bare wood beyond 180 or 240 max.

    all sorts of people have ideas that simply do not work or have no advantage for sanding.

    If you are...
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    As a general rule drill chucks are a standard...

    As a general rule drill chucks are a standard thing.
    Back in the day I put generic aftermarket keyless chucks on all my makita cordless. I have also changed chucks on some of my air drills.

    The...
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    There are still some very good reasons to change...

    There are still some very good reasons to change belts.

    1/ speed controls are expensive compared to the price of drill presses.
    2/ torque at low speeds ...... you simply cant not achieve the same...
  22. cheaper LEDs have a short lfe and poor colour...

    cheaper LEDs have a short lfe and poor colour balance.
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    HVLP gun at 60PSI does not sound right sounds...

    HVLP gun at 60PSI does not sound right

    sounds like you are splurting it every where due to high pressure and lack pf pattern control ..... thus your wet coat ain't wet and you have excessive...
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    remember these are mostly oil bassed fragrences...

    remember these are mostly oil bassed fragrences ..... ya vinegar and baking soda won't cut much oil ...... I'd be going at it with some sort of spray and wipe or how water, detergent and ammonia .......
  25. as well as visible light, halogen lights all...

    as well as visible light, halogen lights all output large amounts of infrared and ultraviolet light.

    However there are some halogen lights , Dichroics in particular that have next to no IR and UV...
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    This is an on going and very old question. ...

    This is an on going and very old question.

    most of the solutions are likewise old ...... most of them marginally effective.

    Lots of finishes will degrade, regardless even unopened in the...
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    This is an on going and very old question. ...

    This is an on going and very old question.

    most of the solutions are likewise old ...... most of them marginally effective.

    Lots of finishes will degrade, regardless even unopened in the...
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    rather than chasing illusive surface...

    rather than chasing illusive surface contamination issues, look first at the cracks that are in all rotary cut veneers.

    These cracks go the full depth of the veneer and can suck up large...
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    GORE WARNING Be happy you still have a whole thumb.

    Be happy you still have a whole thumb.
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    #1, make sure your router bits are sharp .......

    #1, make sure your router bits are sharp .... especially the very end.
    #2, make light cuts near the surface
    #3, use no smaller than a 1/2 inch router bit for this work.
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    This thread raises an issue that is all to common...

    This thread raises an issue that is all to common in retailing ..and in all sectors.

    Wholesalers/manufaturers will produce a bewildering array of models and packages, for no other purpose that to...
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    why is the Hitachi not an option ........ Bosch V...

    why is the Hitachi not an option ........ Bosch V Makita ........... that is apples and oranges
  33. On the matter of dust masks ...... there is a...

    On the matter of dust masks ...... there is a great variation in price and effectivness ....... but where there is dust .... any mask is better than none. ...... and a reasonably priced better than...
  34. We have to remember the ATO do not want this...

    We have to remember the ATO do not want this ....... this is part of a liberal & big business agenda.

    It will not effect small purchases from places like china.

    there are lots of small sellers...
  35. Sorry .... AHH .... BUNKUM ..... shortcuts are...

    Sorry .... AHH .... BUNKUM ..... shortcuts are made in dust extraction every day, in both home workshops and in industry.

    BobL has been banging on about pretty much unachievable targets for years....
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    Bla Bla Bla ......Yeh Yeh you can bang on all you...

    Bla Bla Bla ......Yeh Yeh you can bang on all you like about unachievable targets and beat your chest about how much you know and what instruments you have.

    Truth of the matter is that the vast...
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    Yeh how about you quote the entire sentence...

    Yeh how about you quote the entire sentence ........ complete air change in about 30 sec .... dust and smoke will always hang around in corners longer.
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    Again ..... going 6 inch makes a whole pile of...

    Again ..... going 6 inch makes a whole pile of extra work and expense. .... by the time you do all that you could buy another dust extractor and take the shortest run across the ground to outside the...
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    Again Bob and as usual a whole pile of...

    Again Bob and as usual a whole pile of unnecessary complication .... a room air filter will have all the same problems of an extractor fan probably more and a whole lot less air flow.

    IF a large...
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    It depends on what you are expecting and what...

    It depends on what you are expecting and what sort of PVA glue you think you are using.

    The glue in question will be plain ordinary PVA glue, not one of the more advanced formulations.

    1 to 2...
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    A 5hp machine is a 5Hp machine. SO .... how much...

    A 5hp machine is a 5Hp machine.
    SO .... how much 240V supply do you have.
    Yeh you might reduce the demand, by using a VFD to reduce the speed ...... but how far do you need to reduce the speed to...
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    OH and another Rather than buying an air...

    OH and another

    Rather than buying an air filter .... buy another dust extractor, so that it can be located closer to the machines/s and have a shorter duct run.

    cheers
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    the other thing lots of people have ... IS ........

    the other thing lots of people have ... IS ..... a big exhaust fan.

    This will change the air in the workshop and reduce the dust load in the air faster than early anything else.

    Yeh I know...
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    I know Bob is always on about big ducts and lots...

    I know Bob is always on about big ducts and lots of air flow ..... and for most of us unrealistic targets...... however.

    There are some simpler easier and cheaper options that while not ideal...
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    Parfix is a plain label product intended for...

    Parfix is a plain label product intended for trade.
    Selleys is a retail product intended for suckers who are happy to pay too much.

    You will note that Selleys is always in high priority shelving...
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    The marine epoxies ( west, boat coat ect) do a...

    The marine epoxies ( west, boat coat ect) do a great deal more than seal the timber.
    The very effectively penetrate into the top layer of the material and bond the fibres together, substantially...
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    not by the hair of my chinny chin chin

    Hmm
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    rusty on wood is different to rusty on steel...

    rusty on wood is different to rusty on steel ....... when you say smooth to touch ...... how exactly smooth?

    this could be achieved with a redish brown base and some darker brown textures...
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    There will always be those who will charge large...

    There will always be those who will charge large amounts for something that should be very cheap to do.

    What are you trying to achieve.

    There are many wasy to achieve a rusty effect.

    cheers
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