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    Thanks very much for all the above comments. ...

    Thanks very much for all the above comments.

    The Feast/Watson the one I have is a mix of Tung oil and natural oil. Tung oil seems to be ok, natural oil seems an open book and could be any mix in...
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    What to finish platters with

    Hi,

    Wife wanted some platters, so whipped these two up. I
    found this timber had raised this question a little time back and the opinion was merbau, seeing it like this I'm not convinced, the...
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    Thanks, had a feeling thats what it was :2tsup:....

    Thanks, had a feeling thats what it was :2tsup:. Now to make some bandsaw boxes after I find a contrast timber.
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    Timber Identification

    Hi,

    I was given a heap of this timber from a trade college for woodwork apprentices. I gather it was used for flooring. The timber seems reasonably dense and tight grain, no smell to talk about...
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    I should of said that battery price I quoted...

    I should of said that battery price I quoted ($230) was from many years ago, I have not looked at resent prices however at $130, I can work with that.

    My initial decision to buy AEG was my...
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    Looking good, like the exhast fan. Appears like...

    Looking good, like the exhast fan. Appears like you have plenty of room, now, I'm sure that will change quicker than you expect. :roll:.
    Be interested to follow your DC build.
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    Hi, Thanks for the feedback, some interesting...

    Hi,

    Thanks for the feedback, some interesting information provided. I do have a Milwaukee drill however one battery is dead and a replacement was about $230.00, may get it out and run with my AEG...
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    AEG Battery Tools

    Hi everyone.

    Sorry, minor rant first, then question.

    I currently have a kit of AEG battery tools. At the time I purchased them my brother had the same gear and as we were working together...
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    Hi, I know nothing about the carbatec jointer,...

    Hi,

    I know nothing about the carbatec jointer, I did visit Hare and Forbes when I was in Brisbane and found the quality of some of thier gear wanting. I figure built to a price.

    I orignally...
  10. Thread: My Man Cave

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    Good Friday strikes and I figure time to get a...

    Good Friday strikes and I figure time to get a hit on stuff in the shed.

    As they say all good plans need a plan B. Get a great start and find I'm looking after my grandson, don't get me wrong...
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    Progress is being made, I moved temporarily away...

    Progress is being made, I moved temporarily away from my drop saw build and installed some french cleats. Having looked at a number of French cleat systems there does not appear to be any rules re...
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    Nice looking bench, solid litter bugger that for...

    Nice looking bench, solid litter bugger that for sure. Are you going to put a sacrificial top on? A mobile bench is a project I need to do along with a hundred others in my workshop.

    Looking...
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    Hi Rod, I am going to shelf or at least put...

    Hi Rod,

    I am going to shelf or at least put something behind the fence. To must space let unused otherwise. Can you show a photo of your system IE dust deputy as Im thinking of doing something...
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    LOL China, I guess that would solve the problem....

    LOL China, I guess that would solve the problem. Not sure I would get a show of hands from the committee of the Men Shed lol. I have considered taking the outfeed table knobs off, although I feel its...
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    Hi, Well, air conditioners are in :). TV to be...

    Hi,

    Well, air conditioners are in :). TV to be installed soon, I purchased a 50 inch set with the latest wiz bang stuff :D, I never made it past the grass to the shed. Wife spotted it and I've...
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    Hi, Thanks for the advise. As it turns it was...

    Hi,

    Thanks for the advise. As it turns it was an annoying simple fix. One of the other supervisors was on the same page as me to what we believed the cause, and fixed it before I had arrived...
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    Laguna 12″ Parallelogram sniping

    Hi,

    Seeking some help or possible causes to start investigating.

    We installed the above jointer about 8 mths ago and has only recently became operational say (3 mths) as we waited till our...
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    Hi, I agree with the point made about the bench...

    Hi, I agree with the point made about the bench grinder, I was under no illusion the wet stone machine would be used to shape a chisel etc.

    While price is always at the forefront of most peoples...
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    West Stone Machine

    Hi,

    Our Men Shed has decided to purchase a wet stone including some attachments. Attachments would be for doing chisels and maybe drill bits.

    This was discussed and not everyone will have...
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    This is our current guard. 449465 An exit in...

    This is our current guard.

    449465 An exit in the rear and opening in the front would most likely fit the bill. Be good if I could get someone to mould one up however this would be cost...
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    If I'm reading your comment correctly. The blade...

    If I'm reading your comment correctly. The blade guard would be best if it had a rear port and maybe a smaller port in the front so it draws air in to create more flow to pick up the finer dust. I'd...
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    More work carried out with the Sliding Table Saw...

    More work carried out with the Sliding Table Saw it is now connected to our extraction system. Of course this was a bit of a drama with the saw being fully checked out to ensure everything was...
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    Bobl There was a lot of work put into making...

    Bobl

    There was a lot of work put into making that guard. Was interesting to see the dust guard.

    At this stage I do not have the available time to make anything like that, in fact I'm...
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    Well at least it got the paint off lol. I guess...

    Well at least it got the paint off lol. I guess there is two options the hard way or buy silky oak and make them. Another option is to find someone who restores furniture and get them to remove the...
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    Bobl I take your point re the guard, It would...

    Bobl

    I take your point re the guard, It would take some work to modify to have an extraction point in the clear Perspex guard. If I could find someone to weld an extraction port in the Perspex...
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    Brendan, I take your point re the opening of...

    Brendan,

    I take your point re the opening of the gates and turning on the DE. To say it won't happen would be very optimistic of me, to say the least. I'm sure it will happen at some stage, we...
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    Hi Tonto, 449136 this is just show Male to a...

    Hi Tonto,

    449136 this is just show Male to a Female 449137 Stand this up and the measurement is 360 mm from floor to top of pipe, I did not push fitting all the way in still had about 20mm left. ...
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    Hi, Looking to connect our sliding table saw...

    Hi,

    Looking to connect our sliding table saw (STW) to the Dust Extraction (DE) and I have a question. The STW has two ports one at the bottom one from the guard riser (GR) top.

    The bottom port...
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    Hi Without going and measuring the sockets of...

    Hi

    Without going and measuring the sockets of DWV are around 80 mm while SW are on 60. The height from floor to top of bend DWV will be higher than SW.

    Also will depend on the style of fitting...
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    Well I'm pleased the shed is now all painted and...

    Well I'm pleased the shed is now all painted and I can now get my air cons fitted.

    More importantly I want to start building my cabinets. Funny thing is, I have designed and re designed the...
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    Looks like sealing the DE room will be a project...

    Looks like sealing the DE room will be a project down the line.

    Managed to hook up our thinknesser yesterday and it worked a absolute treat. The machine still has its 125 mm outlet in place, Any...
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    Air tight it is not, 448952 The entry to the...

    Air tight it is not,

    448952 The entry to the DE enclosure. The red is the entry to the woodwork area, and are standard exterior doors.
    448953
    The only direct entry point into the shed is via...
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    The cladding between the DE enclosure and the...

    The cladding between the DE enclosure and the woodwork area is a 200 mm Besser block wall with a 100 mm brick exterior. The rest of the woodwork area is Besser block.

    I maybe wrong, I feel the...
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    It was DBA - and I agree with the noise guide in...

    It was DBA - and I agree with the noise guide in regard to frequencies. I am effected by certain pitches of noise. I'm pleased to say the level in the workshop is fine by me, I just would not like to...
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    Bobl - I downloaded a sound metre. Not as...

    Bobl - I downloaded a sound metre. Not as accurate as precision piece of equipment, still did provide reading I can work with.

    I took 5 main readings

    1. Inside the dust enclosure (DE) next to...
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    Tonto - I wish I was that clever to make the...

    Tonto - I wish I was that clever to make the flanges. However, our local plumbing store has been really good to us and the flanges only cost $3.00 inc GST each in all $66.00, not worth engaging brain...
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    A bit of a push from a few members over the last...

    A bit of a push from a few members over the last week or so and the moment of truth emerged yesterday. Our system was fired up to test to see how it would work or in fact would run.

    To be honest,...
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    Hi, Nice looking shed, you have put some...

    Hi,

    Nice looking shed, you have put some thought into it how you want it to look. Looking forward to your continued updates.

    Brian
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    Busy time at the shed and more of the system has...

    Busy time at the shed and more of the system has been installed. Starting to look the goods. One member is constructing the blast gates and a couple of others are installing the pipework. As of...
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    A bit more action and a few more pipes are in...

    A bit more action and a few more pipes are in place. Just ordered another 10 x 150 standoff brackets to support the pipe. As there are nil stocks here they should arrive mid next week. I'm hoping to...
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    Well, I have done my happy dance. The shed is...

    Well, I have done my happy dance. The shed is fully fitted off, I now have power everywhere, fans and lights all working. Just need to install TV and air cons. The air conditioners I will install...
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    Hi Bobl, I agree, its a pity I had to remove...

    Hi Bobl,

    I agree, its a pity I had to remove my two tall trees that where shading part of the shed. At the moment there is little air flow and any breeze about is missed. When I build by lean to...
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    Looking good, sounds like a good landlord. I do...

    Looking good, sounds like a good landlord. I do like your optimism, "if you drop a screw you will be able to find it" in my experience dropping a screw, washer, nut whatever on a workshop floor, is...
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    After what seems ages we have finally started...

    After what seems ages we have finally started installing out system. Of course this is a bad time and I feel mid January will see thing really happen. Why is this, put simply the people that are...
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    Hi, The funny part is. As anyone that's...

    Hi,

    The funny part is. As anyone that's followed this post will be aware this will be converted to a self contained unit at some stage own the track. Hence why a lot of stuff has been put in for...
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    Pleased to say, I'm just about there :2tsup:. The...

    Pleased to say, I'm just about there :2tsup:. The electrician is fitting off and will complete the switchboard, we will then run the main to the house.

    I can now organise for the air conditioners...
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    LOL, At least it was not my phone this time. ...

    LOL,

    At least it was not my phone this time.

    Check the last photo out, I did not notice till I looked at the photo this morning, I left the roll of masking tape in the wall behind the wall...
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    What a diiference a week makes. Electrician...

    What a diiference a week makes.

    Electrician checked the wiring and was happy, I had to install an earth wire, even though every power point has a seperate earth wire attached to the frame. That...
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    A nice step forward last week, the insulation has...

    A nice step forward last week, the insulation has been installed. 445303 The ceiling is 2.5 and the walls 1.5 R rating. I would have preferred to use polyester instead of fibre glass, however I could...
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    Darwin - Brisbane - Darwin

    I'm about to head to Brisbane, leaving tomorrow if anyone wants something picked up, let me know. Hilux ute with canopy.

    I will be heading Via Mt Isa - Winton - Longreach - Blackall - Roma and...
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