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  1. Well getting the blade to be parallel with the...

    Well getting the blade to be parallel with the mitre slot is the next exiting challenge. I can't move the mechanism that holds the blade, trunnions etc, far enough to one side to align it. The tilt...
  2. Got the saw back together, arbor runs smooth and...

    Got the saw back together, arbor runs smooth and quiet but the adjustment for raise and tilt are very tight. I've had it apart half a dozen times this morning but can't improve things. Well...
  3. My new bearings arrived the other day and I was...

    My new bearings arrived the other day and I was going to put them in myself when I remembered an engineering place that I pass on my daily walk, Dropped in to ask if he could do them and he did them...
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    Another one mentioned quite a bit on the X-Carve...

    Another one mentioned quite a bit on the X-Carve forums is Estlcam. Not free but pretty cheap ($US50 I think)
    Works with grbl
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    Take a look at Fusion360...

    Take a look at Fusion360 from Autodesk. Free for none commercial use and includes an excellent CAM program.
    For grbl, check out grbl controller, better (I think) than ugcs.

    You might want to talk...
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    Well they've supposedly added extra capacity from...

    Well they've supposedly added extra capacity from Telstra but it hasn't made any difference at all.
    Time to switch to another ISP, I'm not on contract and only a couple of days away from my next...
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    Annoying as the slow internet is, it's of...

    Annoying as the slow internet is, it's of secondary importance compared to the power situation. Basslink was a major export of power (from Tassie) with Hydro Tasmania taking full advantage of their...
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    Laser ablation - the rust is turned into plasma...

    Laser ablation - the rust is turned into plasma because it absorbs the energy from the laser where as the bare metal reflects most of it (at infra red wavelengths)
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    And doesn't it make such a cool sound?

    And doesn't it make such a cool sound?
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    Looks like the increase in speed was due to a...

    Looks like the increase in speed was due to a lack of users (probably giving up in disgust) rather than some remedial action taken by iiNet. I'll have to find something constructive to do tonight...
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    The problem that I, and a large percentage of...

    The problem that I, and a large percentage of Tasmanian Internet users, is having is mostly due to the ISP. Most ISP's arranged capacity with Telstra well before the cable was cut (the original fault...
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    Tasmanian internet access

    In December, the Basslink power cable suffered a fault restricting power imports from Victoria (I'd always though it was to export Tassie hydro power?). Apart from the impact on power usage in...
  13. That's some nice looking timber for the price,...

    That's some nice looking timber for the price, and a more than nice looking bench.
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    Not too many in the cab but a heap in the back....

    Not too many in the cab but a heap in the back. There's a caravan style 240V inlet at the rear and the wires have just been cut off. From another forum, I understand that ex-ambulances are a...
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    I know what you mean about 'extra wiring'. I have...

    I know what you mean about 'extra wiring'. I have a van that's ex-police and while some care may have been taken when putting all the lights, sirens etc in, it certainly wasn't when it came to...
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    I know what you mean about painting being...

    I know what you mean about painting being relaxing. Once the prep is done, the applying the paint is an easy, repetitive task that lets you think about other things while you do it.
    I painted the...
  17. I got the rip saw blade and when I was putting it...

    I got the rip saw blade and when I was putting it in, I noticed a bit of side play in the arbor. Hoisted the say up onto the bench (love the overhead hoist) and stripped it down - make that a LOT of...
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    +1 on the bench depth. My main bench is 900mm...

    +1 on the bench depth. My main bench is 900mm deep (green tongue flooring top) and at 190cm tall, it's at the limit of my reach.
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    What an amazing piece of equipment! Looks like...

    What an amazing piece of equipment!
    Looks like it just came out of the showroom. Well done ken!
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    Closest timber suppliers are south of Hobart....

    Closest timber suppliers are south of Hobart. Island Speciality Timber at Geeveston. Strahan is the place to go, a bit of a hike from Hobart though.
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    Musical marbles

    Not your average marble toy!

    The Build

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ0nj6wrjyA

    The Performance

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvUU8joBb1Q&feature=youtu.be
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    A different sort of musical instrument.

    Perhaps this one should be filed under toys - marble!
    [I posted this under Toys as well, mods feel frr to delete this thread if crossposting is a no-no]

    The build
    ...
  23. Thread: Pooped!

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    I've always found Tricleanium...

    I've always found Tricleanium to be an effective cleaner of just about anything. Mix it strong enough and you can strip paint.
  24. I'm guessing that the definition of 'privacy...

    I'm guessing that the definition of 'privacy issue' is one that the scanning software is making up. It could be anything from a virus/trojan to an unexpected web page redirection.

    I run ghostery...
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    Sure, it's all part of CNC. There are quite a few...

    Sure, it's all part of CNC. There are quite a few Mach3 and Linuxcnc users here.
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    I'd like to see someone get council approval for...

    I'd like to see someone get council approval for building one. :)
  27. Thanks for all the advice and suggestions, i feel...

    Thanks for all the advice and suggestions, i feel more confident in proceeding.

    I'll keep the saw guide/splitter on - I'm too old to learn base 9 arithmetic.
    I'll need to make up an additional...
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    Next size up machine is the 6040 which, while...

    Next size up machine is the 6040 which, while double the size in X and Y dimensions, only gives 70mm or so of Z travel.
    The 6040 will take a larger spindle (mine came with a 800W water cooled...
  29. You're right Ian! I should have mirrored the...

    You're right Ian! I should have mirrored the original diagram, not just viewed it from the other side. :-
    Fence on the left seems to meet the necessary criteria.
  30. If I have the fence on the right, the...

    If I have the fence on the right, the guard/spliter hits the fence before I can get to 45

    Another reason to put the fence on the left

    Noted - Just a quick Sketchup image.

    Noted.

    I thought...
  31. Here's the two option I have, fence on the right...

    Here's the two option I have, fence on the right or fence on the left. Is one option safer than the other?
    The bulk of the board needs to be against the fence, the cutoff portion will be too small....
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    I built a large computer desk a couple of years...

    I built a large computer desk a couple of years ago. 2700mm x 800mm, L shaped with an 800mm return.
    All made from 25mm MDF. So far, no sagging of the desk top.
    Here's a thread I started about it,...
  33. I'll pick up a ripping blade as the one I got for...

    I'll pick up a ripping blade as the one I got for the saw is just a general purpose blade.
    Blade tilts to the right and with the fence located to the left of the blade, there's plenty of room for...
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    Back from the dead - the thread, not me. I've...

    Back from the dead - the thread, not me.

    I've decided I need a Pantorouter to go with my CNC router. I've a copy of Matthias's latest plans for the Pantorouter XL. I've an Hitachi TR-12 with a...
  35. Tablesaw technique - ripping long timber at 45

    I'm slowly coming to grips with my refurbished contractor style tables saw. After some practice, my technique has improved to the point where I'm fairly confident my cut pieces are square and...
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    I have one of those Makita routers/trimmers on my...

    I have one of those Makita routers/trimmers on my CNC and it is excellent.
    Lots of accessories available for it too, check out the video..


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCvm7Zw4aQI

    FWIW,...
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    As the spoil board on the XYZ-Carve has a bit of...

    As the spoil board on the XYZ-Carve has a bit of flex and is in need of a good surfacing to level it, I've decided to replace it completely.
    I saw a design that used t-track for clamping with...
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    If not, corn fed chicken is delicious.

    If not, corn fed chicken is delicious.
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    I've had varying success with corn down here....

    I've had varying success with corn down here. Last year failed but the year before was great.
    Here's the current crop, behind the pumpkin/cucumbers and strawberries and to the right of the tomatoes...
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    If you wanted to dip your toe in the 3d printer...

    If you wanted to dip your toe in the 3d printer pool, this would have to be the cheapest way you could do it. . The specs look OK too.
    No ALDI in Tassie - which is perhaps a good thing in this...
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    I guess I was lucky when I moved in that I didn't...

    I guess I was lucky when I moved in that I didn't have that much. A cheap back-haul removalist to take care of the mill, lathe, fridge and washing machine, the rest travelled down in the van with me....
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    Nothing like moving to a new state to force a...

    Nothing like moving to a new state to force a clean up :)
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    It'll be full in no time. :)

    It'll be full in no time. :)
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    If you're looking for serious CAD then you might...

    If you're looking for serious CAD then you might want to consider Fusion360 from Autodesk.
    Also free (for non commercial use) but is cloud based so you need an Internet connection to use it.
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    The manual for my Triton router says to remove...

    The manual for my Triton router says to remove the springs for table mounting.
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    Looks like one from Matthias! ...

    Looks like one from Matthias!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ptXZRrb8gjw
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    Might have to invest in one of these myself, I've...

    Might have to invest in one of these myself, I've just been looking out the window at a pittosporum that is in dire need of a trim.I've let it go and now the branches are too high to get at with a...
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    Every 50mm or so OK for fixing? It will be...

    Every 50mm or so OK for fixing? It will be fastened to an 18mm MDF base.

    EDIT: Checked the hole spacing on a real piece of t-track and it's 75mm so I'll go with that.
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    Went shopping today and bought all the sail track...

    Went shopping today and bought all the sail track that Ullrich had, a total of 25 metres for a price that would have only (just) bought 3 x 1 metre lengths of T-Track.
    I hope it does the job or I'm...
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    I'd love to see a video of this machine in action...

    I'd love to see a video of this machine in action or better still, in person. :)
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