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    E10 is $1.63 on this side at the moment. Last...

    E10 is $1.63 on this side at the moment. Last Tuesday it was $1.23. :censored2:
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    That looks like it was a fair size tree! The only...

    That looks like it was a fair size tree! The only tree I knew was Axe Handle Wood was a fairly small girthed tree on a walking trail in the Bunya Mountains that had name plaques attached to a lot of...
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    Hi Ian, I think it also reminds us that much good...

    Hi Ian, I think it also reminds us that much good was made in the old days with tools that were not engineered to our current aerospace engineering expectations. Earlier this year I was in Morocco...
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    You will probably be lucky to find a router bit...

    You will probably be lucky to find a router bit with an exact match to an existing old profile. There will be a number of matters to be considered in matching the profile.

    1. How important is it...
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    I'd say if his house hasn't burnt down in the...

    I'd say if his house hasn't burnt down in the intervening 10 years, the OP has this one sorted out by now.
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    If you know enough to build a good PC, you should...

    If you know enough to build a good PC, you should be able to answer the question yourself?

    First thing I'd do would be to spec out what you think you want to put in your new PC and check how it...
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    A slight diversion as I knocked up a new...

    A slight diversion as I knocked up a new dovetailing vise that can hold the wide panels required for the carcase joinery. I had made a smaller one some time ago for drawer making (old jaws in the...
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    Got time to knock out a few more trenches today....

    Got time to knock out a few more trenches today. I knew I had a reason for buying a 2" Cobalt chisel when Master's was closing down. Finally I have a good use for it! Scribed a deep enough line to...
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    Thanks Ian. All the trenches in this project will...

    Thanks Ian. All the trenches in this project will be across grain, so no problem with being caught in th egrain so to speak. I think my problem is more to do with impatience and trying to saw the...
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    I finally gave up trying to think the entire...

    I finally gave up trying to think the entire design through and just started working with some recycled Tasmanian Myrtle, deciding what I could manage to cut out of it that would fit the spot I have...
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    I'll take a punt and say Grey Gum or maybe...

    I'll take a punt and say Grey Gum or maybe Carbeen.
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    This link ...

    This link covers a build of the Frank Klausz style workbench and has measured drawings. If all else fails I have a copy of the Workbench Book and could scan the vice details pages for you.

    Cheers,
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    There is Queensland Government legislation...

    There is Queensland Government legislation that covers this. Basically, yes, you are fully responsible for branches that overhang your neighbour's property and the costs to remove them. If the...
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    Your old posts are still here. You just need to...

    Your old posts are still here. You just need to get your login details reset by a moderator if you have forgotten them. No need to create a new id....
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    This report may be relevant: Quote: "Here, it...

    This report may be relevant:
    Quote: "Here, it was long known as a rare but devastating cause of meningitis in forestry workers and koalas."


    ...
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    I bought 14.4V NiMh Makita replacement batteries...

    I bought 14.4V NiMh Makita replacement batteries (for old NiCds) off ebay last year (Chinese with AU delivery?) and they were a perfect fit and are great performers. Making sure you are buying the...
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    Trade size paint used to commonly come in these...

    Trade size paint used to commonly come in these 20L drums but I think OH&S concerns has made the suppliers shrink the larger tins to be more usually 15L these days. I have seen things like concrete...
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    Definitely Canadian. A selection of tooth size...

    Definitely Canadian. A selection of tooth size for green wood and ice.
  19. It's amazing what you can do with a degree in...

    It's amazing what you can do with a degree in Geology! :2tsup:
    I wish I was as productive!
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    I swapped over to NiMH batteries in my Makita...

    I swapped over to NiMH batteries in my Makita 14.4V drill a while ago. My experience is the exact opposite. The original NiCads never held a good charge for long from the first day, I think they were...
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    Not really. Emptying chips out of a dust bag with...

    Not really. Emptying chips out of a dust bag with a 100mm collar is a quite different experience to tipping the contents out of a big bag. Maybe if it wast just dust and ran out like sand it would be...
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    Apart from any discussion of efficiency, my...

    Apart from any discussion of efficiency, my opinion is that it is just a GIANT PAIN IN THE AR#S emptying chips from one of those under bench bags.
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    I have had no problem with the original charger...

    I have had no problem with the original charger supplied with the Makita I have. It was marked as being suitable for both battery types and seems to be working perfectly so far.

    On a slightly...
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    Low tech production method... ...

    Low tech production method...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESt2hgExX_c
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    The magic of machinery designed to save a finger...

    The magic of machinery designed to save a finger or two. How many metres needed to make it pay off?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ladRgZB407I
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    Hi Derek, I went down this path with a Makita...

    Hi Derek,

    I went down this path with a Makita last year. Knowing what I know now I should have ditched the originals years ago and started using Ni-Mh replacements earlier. Faaaantastic :2tsup:
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  27. Sticky: Unfortunately this site appears to be unavailable.

    Unfortunately this site appears to be unavailable.
  28. Non combustible is non combustible, e.g. brick,...

    Non combustible is non combustible, e.g. brick, concrete, steel..... Timber of any type is combustible, BAL rated timber is resistant to springing into flame from ember attack, it is still...
  29. It really was pretty quick and dirty. I scored a...

    It really was pretty quick and dirty. I scored a chunk of oak from the offcuts bin at the men's shed, threw it in the lathe to turn the handle form, then used the Forstner bit set to bore out a...
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    FREE: QLD I'll have to shake them out a bit more first,.....

    I'll have to shake them out a bit more first,.. tomorrow. I'm guessing it will be more of a volume thing than a weight thing.
  31. So I was doing something else and I wanted to...

    So I was doing something else and I wanted to start another dowel for the tenon cutter and I didn't have a spoke pointer yet. So I stopped and hacked out an attempt. I got the blade angles wrong but...
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    FREE: QLD Gone to the tip, but I still have 2 Carbatec...

    Gone to the tip, but I still have 2 Carbatec cloth bags (50cm) if anybody wants them.
    450518
  33. I think you are looking for bandsaw trunnions....

    I think you are looking for bandsaw trunnions. Checkout Hare and Forbes to see if their spares fit. A common problem with several DIY solutions that show up in a google search.
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    FREE: QLD 32cm 10 vane dust impeller

    This is an impeller and housing off an old dust extractor. The current generation of budget 2hp dusties seem to use smaller 30cm 7 vane impellers.

    I thought it worth checking if anybody here is...
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    Adding a vortex baffle

    I must admit my dust collection practices are somewhat ad hoc. I have more of a garbage collection approach rather than a dust minimization issue. My old dusty and garage vac leak terribly, but since...
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    Gumtree to the rescue

    A quick look on gumtree found a reasonably priced 2nd hand Carbatec fm300 style dust extractor just around the corner, for much the same price as getting the old motor serviced.

    It appears to have...
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    Kirbz's reply raises the question - if I scrap...

    Kirbz's reply raises the question - if I scrap the existing motor is it worth recycling the existing motor? There must be a few kg of copper in the windings, do the recyclers take motors as is or...
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    As posted in the other thread I have found the...

    As posted in the other thread I have found the locking mechanism on the fixed base of the Oriental version I received to be unreliable. A small slip using a straight bearinged trim bit would be...
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    OK, so I'm a masochist and I don't have...

    OK, so I'm a masochist and I don't have particularly high expectations for a cheap tool anyway. I also like fixing things and making things work. Having had a recent need for doing a bit of round...
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    Bob, Off topic but, I was reading something about...

    Bob, Off topic but, I was reading something about front loading washing machines recently where it suggested most FL machines are actually 3 phase to cope with the constant stop start, reverse and...
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    I took the motor off the DC and found the motor...

    I took the motor off the DC and found the motor fan (not the impeller) had been rubbing on the housing and partially melted away. (The impeller, by the way, also had a bit of play on the shaft as the...
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    Hmm. Dusty seemed to run well this morning, I...

    Hmm. Dusty seemed to run well this morning, I felt the cap a few times to make sure it wasn't running hot, all seemed fine. First time I turned it on after lunch, I could hear a rattling sound and...
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    There is another use for these fans, as blowers...

    There is another use for these fans, as blowers not suckers. I found ours very useful on at least two occasions to assist in drying out carpeting after water damage.
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    If it's the one I suspect with the bag attached...

    If it's the one I suspect with the bag attached directly to the fan housing, sell it at the garage sale. I had one and it was a right PITA to empty shavings from the bag. In frustration one day I...
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    I eventually found the matching replacement cap...

    I eventually found the matching replacement cap on the H&F website but actually got one from a local motor rewinder at the same price. Beat waiting for shipping from China and saving a few $. The guy...
  46. Hi Dale, Sorry but I can't definitively answer...

    Hi Dale,
    Sorry but I can't definitively answer that question, I guess I haven't enough experience with sledge hammers to say the manufacturer did it wrong. I'm basing my suggestion on my experience...
  47. Dale I'm just concerned that the head went back...

    Dale I'm just concerned that the head went back on the new handle in the same orientation it came off the original handle. Did you note a flare in the hole through the head when you started? The head...
  48. I'm wondering if the head is actually on the...

    I'm wondering if the head is actually on the handle the right way round. The fact that a tapered shaft fit snuggly into a tapered hole doesn't seem right. Shouldn't the smaller hole be on the side of...
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    The travails of limited knowledge continue.... ...

    The travails of limited knowledge continue....

    I took the capacitor out of the housing and it is marked BMI 400-480uF 125VAC. It looks exactly the same as this one on ebay - apparently the same...
  50. QUEENSLAND Are chisel prices too high?

    Any interest in the mortise chisel at $15 and the firmer at $10?
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