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  1. Thread: Window covering?

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    Our Bouganvillias grow like like weeds and need a...

    Our Bouganvillias grow like like weeds and need a good trimming twice a year.



    Wouldn't work around our parts. They'd be queuing up for a stickybeak if they saw a hint of something different. ...
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    Thanks Paintman, good first effort. That is a...

    Thanks Paintman, good first effort.
    That is a reasonable price too. The 100mm ones from BUNNINGS re almost the same price.
    I'm a bit fan of using old Al road signs although for a high use...
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    It's not even close to a maximum rating, it's a...

    It's not even close to a maximum rating, it's a rough indication as to what the impeller can suck with no filter or cyclone attachments. To further add to the inflated and erroneous info around, the...
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    Not oil, but try a little bit of graphite.

    Not oil, but try a little bit of graphite.
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    The argument that i don't need to worry about "X"...

    The argument that i don't need to worry about "X" because my "X "is already stuffed reminds me of the old timers at the mens shed who, while using certain machines should be using ear muffs to...
  6. Thread: Window covering?

    by BobL
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    Not exactly a window shade but a bougainvillea...

    Not exactly a window shade but a bougainvillea growing across one window I think acts as a bit of a shade and an entry deterrent.
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    That gets some of the fine dust off the outside...

    That gets some of the fine dust off the outside but the insides of your clothes will also be full of fine dust. The human body acts like a pump whereby movement against clothing sucks fine dust...
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    The only time this will happen is if there is no...

    The only time this will happen is if there is no wind.
    Fine dust rises like smoke as it and shed air is slightly warmer than its surroundings and stays suspended for many minutes and even hours....
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    Relying on a respirator is better than nothing...

    Relying on a respirator is better than nothing but in OHS terms it's a poor choice

    Unless it's collected while it's being made, because woodies are so close to wood dust sources and they often get...
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    READ ME! A plate rate prepaid 3kg satchel DIRECT FROM AUST...

    A plate rate prepaid 3kg satchel DIRECT FROM AUST POST costs $14.55, if you buy 10 they cost $14.35.

    Ebay prices range from about $11 if you buy bulk to ~$15!
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    That is also what I am talking about. It starts...

    That is also what I am talking about. It starts out as invisible dust so if it's vented while its been made or soon thereafter your neighbours won't see it, Some of this dust is so fine it will pass...
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    "Satisfied with the performance of the 2300CFM"...

    "Satisfied with the performance of the 2300CFM" DC usually means it collects the saw dust you can see (ie chips) but is not collecting anywhere near enough of what's eventually settling out every...
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    Well that seemed to work nicely. AT 9am I...

    Well that seemed to work nicely.
    AT 9am I advertised 3 things on GT but this time put a price on them of ~2/3rd to 1/2 the average GT asking prices for said items.
    The have been some 20 visitors to...
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    Yep but note I did write, "and easily safely...

    Yep but note I did write, "and easily safely grind lightly on the side".

    Like I said, tool and cutter white wheels have been ground on "lightly" on their sides for decades.
    Tool and cutter...
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    Giving stuff away on GT

    When I have previously given stuff away on GT (eg an old workbench) there have usually been half a dozen enquiries and have always offered items to the first enquirer. Sometimes its pretty obvious...
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    Before you buy an air filtration unit, OHS wise...

    Before you buy an air filtration unit, OHS wise it's considered best practice to tackle these issues.

    1) Failure to use dust extraction for all tasks that generate dust.
    Some sort of lock out...
  17. I've encountered this on both my older and new Mac

    I've encountered this on both my older and new Mac
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    [QUOTE=AndrewK01;2148782]My Bandsaw currently has...

    [QUOTE=AndrewK01;2148782]My Bandsaw currently has 2 ports on it
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    Those ports are the same as mine.

    Step one: remove the cross hair filter from the lower post - those cross cars reduce...
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    Did you think off at running DC ducting up there...

    Did you think off at running DC ducting up there before you seal up the ceiling? I guess it would then be a bit of a PITA if you wanted to modify it,

    I guess when you run out of room you can...
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    I agree with the concept of building a cupboard...

    I agree with the concept of building a cupboard around the base and column.
    While you can cut it the column you can't really put it back together.
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    I don't know much about the shark guard MAYBE...

    I don't know much about the shark guard

    MAYBE LOOK AT THIS
    Shark guard VS. Penn Industries overhead dust collection - by eflanders @ LumberJocks.com ~ woodworking community
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    Terrific looking shed but it seems a pity to lose...

    Terrific looking shed but it seems a pity to lose access to all that ceiling space??
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    Many white wheels on tool and cutter grinder...

    Many white wheels on tool and cutter grinder setups have tools applied on the sides of the wheel so you should be able to run a 40 mm wide wheel at 2800 rpm and easily safely grind lightly on the...
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    I've found out it's best not assume anything. ...

    I've found out it's best not assume anything.
    Some 3P machines without anything written on the motor plate like TSs and DCs are connected as 415V 3P ∆ (remember these cannot be used on 240V 3P and...
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    Nominal 3P 400V machines will run on a supply...

    Nominal 3P 400V machines will run on a supply anywhere from 380 to 440.
    European machines are nominally 220-230V SP and 380V 3P, North American machinery is 120 SP / 240V 3P.

    AS Chris says...
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    bout 5 years ago I gave away/sold 4 of my 5...

    bout 5 years ago I gave away/sold 4 of my 5 single phase (SP) grinders and all associated wheels. Son, friend, Menshed and Turning club. The one SP grinder I kept has a Scotchbrite wheel on one...
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    Nope on the torque. HP = torque x rotational...

    Nope on the torque.
    HP = torque x rotational speed .
    A SP motor producing 1HP at a nominal RPM MUST be producing the same torque as a 3P motor producing 1HP at the same RPM.

    The issue of...
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    The amount of air captured by a 2.5" duct will be...

    The amount of air captured by a 2.5" duct will be enough to capture most chips but unfortunately a spinning TS blade drags large amounts of fine (invisible) dust from under the table and sprays it...
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    Grab a beer or a coffee and read through this...

    Grab a beer or a coffee and read through this thread for ideas.

    Improving machine cabinet dust ports
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    Thanks for the responses by EJ and Damian - they...

    Thanks for the responses by EJ and Damian - they are exactly what I was driving at

    HSS takes many hours to soften at high temperature - a typical annealing profile is
    Heat to 920șC, then cool in...
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    Firstly welcome. Then a couple of questions....

    Firstly welcome.

    Then a couple of questions.
    Why are you sharpening HSS with white wheels at such a low speed?
    Why do you want to use such a fine grit CBN ?
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    There are at least 3 other one piece gates like...

    There are at least 3 other one piece gates like this buried further back in the dust forum. I made my first one piece gate back in the early 80's at work. They gate was made of painted plywood, as...
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    And a few posts further back still, a one piece...

    And a few posts further back still, a one piece version
    http://www.woodworkforums.com/f200/blast-gate-gallery-211987/2#post2010153
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    HSS won't lose its hardness under silver...

    HSS won't lose its hardness under silver soldering temperatures. It can even be heated to red heat without affecting its hardness as this is what it was designed to do. To soften HSS it has to be...
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    Chemically resistant wise I agree, but the...

    Chemically resistant wise I agree, but the leather has still done a fair job in this regard.
    As well as coming into short term contact with various two stroke mixes and mineral the darker of the...
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    I played around a bit more with the delayed off...

    I played around a bit more with the delayed off circuit I made and described back up at this post
    http://www.woodworkforums.com/f200/shopvac-auto-start-adapters-227930/2#post2144121

    I added a...
  37. Thread: Dust Extraction

    by BobL
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    Good to hear you are happy with it but turning...

    Good to hear you are happy with it but turning Acrylic or most plastics is not really a good test for an extractor because the material will comes off as strings even if a less than sharp chisel is...
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    I figured it was time to replace the rawhide...

    I figured it was time to replace the rawhide leather faces on my main vice so I thought I would give Crubber a go.
    Here's what the old rawhide leather faces looked like.
    As you can see pretty beat...
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    The only one I have used is the Stihl you refer...

    The only one I have used is the Stihl you refer to above.
    They use a teeny weeny chain and they do fair rip through wood.
    In hard wood you will have to sharpen often - I'm talking about after every...
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    It's not really a fly wheel - its just a big...

    It's not really a fly wheel - its just a big pulley and you right - its stuffed.
    'As CT sats you will need to get the hub off the compressor pump section shaft so you can see what the connection to...
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    They are unlikely to be generic. It might be...

    They are unlikely to be generic.

    It might be repairable - Some photos would be useful.
    What sort of material is is - I assume it's Al of some kind?
  42. Thread: Power in the shed

    by BobL
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    I'n the same, I started out with 1 x 15A, and now...

    I'n the same, I started out with 1 x 15A, and now I have 6 x 15A.
    Compressor on a single socket 15A GPO
    AC on a single socket 15A GPO
    TS on a double socket 15A GPO - other socket is for a router...
  43. Thread: Power in the shed

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    The 30 A you are referring looks more like it's...

    The 30 A you are referring looks more like it's the 30mA which is the RCB triggering current - there's no indication of the current rating of those RCBs unless you can decipher the Lanson model...
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    If you think CSMing wastes a lot of log by the...

    If you think CSMing wastes a lot of log by the amount it converts it into sawdust, then splitting will waste an awful lot more. Logs split along grain lines so if you have any slight twist or bends...
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    2 hours would be ~50 mm slabs provided you know...

    2 hours would be ~50 mm slabs provided you know what you are doing and that would only be slabbing ie not cut into beams/board/planks.

    The difference in cutting time can be as much as a factor of...
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    As long as you know that chainsaw milling is...

    As long as you know that chainsaw milling is painfully Slooooowwww even with really big saws.

    Some comments:
    Before you make any decisions goto CS Milling 101, Hints tips and tricks |...
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    Even WW turning at low speed is not a problem as...

    Even WW turning at low speed is not a problem as one rarely applies heavy loads for more than a few minutes at a time.

    The heaviest load my 1HP WW WW lathe experiences at lowest speeds is when...
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    Lost of water pumps motors are made to operate...

    Lost of water pumps motors are made to operate outside so they are made super rugged even if they are often located under some sort of cover.
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    [QUOTE=liam marshall;2147117]Thanks for all the...

    [QUOTE=liam marshall;2147117]Thanks for all the quick replies and good suggestions. I should have been a little clearer in my original post about some details.

    As I've been using a triton I only...
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    I've had 11 different motors on machines with...

    I've had 11 different motors on machines with VFDs in my shed for up to 9 years and yet to see a compatibility problem with these motors. The only time I saw a hint of this was at the mens shed on an...
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