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    Your'e not trying hard enough until you spend >3...

    Your'e not trying hard enough until you spend >3 days bogging up cracks with epoxy :oo:
  2. Greg, don't worry about calling me an engineer,...

    Greg, don't worry about calling me an engineer, I'm not insulted by it.
    I've been called a lot worse and done way worse jobs, like cleaning septic tanks.
    FWIW I have 3 BILS/Brothers that are...
  3. Thread: Which Multimeter?

    by BobL
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    Well it depends on your budget and your intended...

    Well it depends on your budget and your intended use.
    If all you need to measure is continuity and battery voltages, then a $10 meter will do that.
    AS others have said most cheap meters unless they...
  4. Sure BUT these are all bulk densities and I...

    Sure BUT these are all bulk densities and I wasn't referring to the visible stuff on the floor I'm talking about low micron size particles floating in the air which could have most of all of the air...
  5. Thread: Which Multimeter?

    by BobL
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    I will outline some typical meter KPIs, most of...

    I will outline some typical meter KPIs, most of which a not important for simple use but it will outline them in as simple a way as I can..

    That link is to a Kaiweets 2000 count meter
    it will...
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    A 15" bar loses ~6" of cut on those mills so the...

    A 15" bar loses ~6" of cut on those mills so the largest diameter log you could tackle without substantial repeated log turning is 9"

    There are mill designs (one ended minimills) that reduce that...
  7. Back to the foam density. I look into it a bit...

    Back to the foam density. I look into it a bit further and see it's a form of expanded polystyrene? So its chains of styrene, which according to Wikipedia (C8H8)n an actually has a density of about 1...
  8. PM2.5 is the one to look at. and at this size as...

    PM2.5 is the one to look at. and at this size as wood dust particles fall out of suspension from still air at the rate of about 50% every 20 minutes.

    The rate depends on things like the density of...
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    There are many ways to attach the mill to the...

    There are many ways to attach the mill to the bar nose.
    #8 is the one that allows you to take the chain off the bar without removing the saw from the mill.
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    In most cases it's possible to...
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    The tubing looks on the light side. Even with the...

    The tubing looks on the light side. Even with the bolts tightened hard with br and chain oil flying around one good push might see the bar and chain collide with the bar clamp bolts.

    Its actually...
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    Rehandling stuff can be surprisingly satisfying...

    Rehandling stuff can be surprisingly satisfying
    If you like really tactile tool handles, fruit and nut tree timbers are worth a go.
    Even very plain looking apple tree timber somehow feels right for...
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    Probably but I use a Low flame and don't hold it...

    Probably but I use a Low flame and don't hold it too close.



    Depending on what sort of Nylon, it softens at temps between 220 and 270C. At 350-400C, standard shrink fit will shrink and soften...
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    I use heat shrink and then a MAPP gas torch to...

    I use heat shrink and then a MAPP gas torch to seal the end.
    A butane torch also works well.



    [FONT=Verdana]I call them BBQ lighters. Ours never have any gas left in them when I go to use them...
  14. Gronya Matt - exciting times ahead! I can...

    Gronya Matt - exciting times ahead!



    I can understand it that you need your AC where you live.

    Here's an interesting Back of teh envelope calculation
    40L of petrol = 31kg of petrol....
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    Sweet and well crafted. I like it!

    Sweet and well crafted. I like it!
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    BS throat plate evolution.

    When I got my BS it had a plastic throat plate with 14, 6mm holes in it that looks like this.
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    The plastic throat plate lasted about 2 years before it broke so I made one out of Al...
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    +1 for the extractor screw set. Also there is...

    +1 for the extractor screw set.

    Also there is a good chance that either Loctite or gas thread sealant was use so you nee to get it hot than a couple of hundred to melt the sealer while you try an...
  18. Thread: Drum Carder

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    Thanks LD I get dozens of these odd pieces of...

    Thanks LD I get dozens of these odd pieces of wood that end up in the chipper or fire wood pile which is a shame but I simply cannot keep everything. Even the cheeseboard is now going the be a...
  19. I agree it's largely about ventilation. I...

    I agree it's largely about ventilation.

    I looked at the BOM humidity data for Perth for June.

    While it has not been consistent throughout the day, the average humidity at 9am has been 80, while...
  20. How does the she humidity compare to what's...

    How does the she humidity compare to what's outside your shed?

    If it's on average less then ventilation will help

    Take yesterday in Perth.
    From 1:30 am to 7:30 the BOM reports it was 99%
    BUT...
  21. Thread: Drum Carder

    by BobL
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    Last year while making the carding machine...

    Last year while making the carding machine describe in this post I made the large diameter pulley (see below) from piece cut from a large Marri slab.

    The piece of slab was 45mm thick so I split...
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    A DC2 with 4" connection/ducting is barely going...

    A DC2 with 4" connection/ducting is barely going to make a chip collector on a 10" table saw and this will be with the DC close to the saw.

    If the DC2 is all you can afford I would recommend...
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    Sorry to say but you seen to be going about this...

    Sorry to say but you seen to be going about this in a way that doesnt make much sense.

    The manufactures flow rating for DC2s are like most DCs, overblown, they are more like around 360 CFM...
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    There's no difference in terms of particle size,...

    There's no difference in terms of particle size, the terms are used interchangeably. If one wants to get pedantic, Collection is about "collecting dust" while Extraction is about removing it from an...
  25. Thanks for the clarification about the dryness of...

    Thanks for the clarification about the dryness of the timber..

    Unfortunately it sounds like trying to hold back the ocean.

    A dehumidifier to reduce humidity for the whole shed would make sense...
  26. The first thing you can do is improve your...

    The first thing you can do is improve your ventilation to the point where the humidity inside the shed is about the same as outside.
    This then becomes the same as air drying (ie outside drying) but...
  27. Thread: Stick storage

    by BobL
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    This is my stickie storage, its basically a frame...

    This is my stickie storage, its basically a frame suspended from the ceiling.

    It started out as a jarrah wooden frame to hold sticks up to about 2.5m long.
    Then I add weld mesh extensions that...
  28. Thread: Macadamia timber

    by BobL
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    Both are really nice timbers to turn. Just about...

    Both are really nice timbers to turn.
    Just about any fruit or nut tree timber is good for this purpose
    I don't have photos of any macadamia stuff but here are a few olive tunings.

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    The...
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    Good to see/hear you are back in action. How's...

    Good to see/hear you are back in action.

    How's teh hip?
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    To touch up carbide a 6" diamond coated wheel can...

    To touch up carbide a 6" diamond coated wheel can be purchase for about $10 and attached to the same spindle as an 8" wheel like this.
    The grinder is a 240V 3Phase 1HP running on a VFD from a 240V...
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    +1 for a normal speed grinder and CBN wheels

    +1 for a normal speed grinder and CBN wheels
  32. Thanks Paul, the tree lopper who owns the bandsaw...

    Thanks Paul, the tree lopper who owns the bandsaw mills was also impressed and also mentioned selling these boards for that purpose. I don't know about that - as I've said before I'm not that good at...
  33. Thread: Outstanding PM's

    by BobL
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    Very sorry to hear about this. It's really hard...

    Very sorry to hear about this. It's really hard to know what to say or offer other than I hope somehow things eventually work out for you in.
    All the best
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    I really like it. What's the wood?

    I really like it.
    What's the wood?
  35. What can you make from a tapered slightly twisted board?

    Back in Dec 2021 I started milling this Jarrah log on a big bandsaw mill.

    After turning the log into a 3 sided cant (we still haven't milled the cant) we ended up with 3 largish face cut slabs,...
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    DC Noise can be abated by using an enclosure but...

    DC Noise can be abated by using an enclosure but that's not going to be possible for your thicknesser.

    What's behind you in this picture?
    Ie is it open or is there a wall?
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    It's a pity more...

    It's a pity more individuals/corporations/businesses with power/money don't request this sort of thing. I also think of every news desk, morning/afternoon/sevening/current affairs show desks etc on...
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    If sanding is being done inside a shed then it...

    If sanding is being done inside a shed then it sounds like some form of extraction would also be needed otherwise it's just going to contaminate the whole shed. If it affects breathing the PM2.5 is...
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    Meanwhile in WA, us "Croods" are nice and warm in...

    Meanwhile in WA, us "Croods" are nice and warm in our well lit caves.
    This arvo was nice and sunny so I left the coffee machine on and ran the clothes dryer for a good part of the afternoon in...
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    Sticky: Power tool Apaters

    This has come up multiple times so I though I would add a summary here.
    [This is a work in progress so maybe check back a few times as I will add more pics and details]

    The general rule is no one...
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    It looks like the separator already comes with...

    It looks like the separator already comes with plastic bags but usually something is needed to hold them in place inside the bin otherwise they will get sucked up into the cyclone

    What sort of...
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    Don't rely on Bunnings people to know much. They...

    Don't rely on Bunnings people to know much. They typically hire people off the street with minimal to no hardware knowledge and provide very little training.

    Places like Amazon have a wider...
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    Sounds very much like my situation in the past....

    Sounds very much like my situation in the past. Level the ground two sheets of 18 mm ply and a half dozen lengths of water pipe goes a long way.
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    If you hire a specialist machinery moving...

    If you hire a specialist machinery moving business to do the delivery you can probably get them to move it into your shed as well.
    Might cost a couple of hundred more but it will beat taking it...
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    If you hire a specialist machinery moving...

    If you hire a specialist machinery moving business to do the delivery you can probably get them to move it into your shed as well.
    Might cost a couple of hundred more but it will beat taking it...
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    As it is also for metal work you'd be better off...

    As it is also for metal work you'd be better off asking in the metal work forums.

    If you are taking about small and new, for $3000 you definitely won't need 15A.

    Does the $3k include the price...
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    Hanging half a dozen pics with SWMBO yesterday....

    Hanging half a dozen pics with SWMBO yesterday.
    12ft ceiling room with picture rails at about 11ff so up and down ladder multiple times.
    Pic x too high/low, move pic y left/right, swap pics x and...
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    I'm not going to comment on the materials or...

    I'm not going to comment on the materials or finish which look fine to me but I'm prepare to be blunt about the design.
    When I first saw it I thought it was a pot plant stand but someone had made a...
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    A good moisture meter is a pinless Wagner but...

    A good moisture meter is a pinless Wagner but you'll need to fork out over $500
    see Wagner Moisture Meters
    These will give you the closest to absolute moisture content (MC) but all MC meters nee to...
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    Not Quite, All dams silt up - some are faster...

    Not Quite, All dams silt up - some are faster than others - the sorts of numbers thrown around are about 0.5% per year so unless active de-siltation programs (ie expensive) are enacted after 50 years...
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