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    I built a loft/attic in our steep roofed house...

    I built a loft/attic in our steep roofed house with access via a 150kg rated Al folding ladder.
    We use into store all manner of stuff but mainly camping gear.
    Carrying anything large/heavy up the...
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    Yes - sometimes I change blades 3-4 times a day....

    Yes - sometimes I change blades 3-4 times a day. My biggest headache when changing is remembering to close the 6" blast gate directly under the cabinet, otherwise if I drop the arbor nut/washer they...
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    A friend of mine worked as an engineer for an...

    A friend of mine worked as an engineer for an international Scientific instrument maker and they delivered a 1 ton instrument to a Uni lab in Beijing.
    When he arrived for the installation the...
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    One way to reduce the effort is to fill your shed...

    One way to reduce the effort is to fill your shed with so much gear you simply cannot fit large pieces of anything in there. :D

    The most obvious way to move heavy things is to get help, but I...
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    Some picture frames

    SWMBO has an endless collection of stuff she's collected over the years that she wants me to frame and when I bought my SCMS last year, one of the "rationales" was, "it can do picture frames" , so...
  6. Perhaps worse, if any social media is reflective...

    Perhaps worse, if any social media is reflective of the world it's FB/Instagram etc.
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    Essential; one ~60 toothed blade. Many of...

    Essential; one ~60 toothed blade.
    Many of them will come standard with this sort of a blade.

    After than I would go for a higher tooth blade.
  8. In theory 2 x MPR1000s in series should be equal...

    In theory 2 x MPR1000s in series should be equal to or slightly better than one MPR1900.

    Just be aware that a conventional room air filter ie used for a domestic dwelling has limited filtration...
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    Most bandsaws have ordinary to useless dust...

    Most bandsaws have ordinary to useless dust collection. Start by removing any Grilles inside dust ports. Then as already stated , improve ventilation to the bottom cabinet by adding vents. The key...
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    Yesterday at bunnings (small one with limited...

    Yesterday at bunnings (small one with limited parking) a bloke pulls into the carpark and, apart from the disabled bay, the only free spot is next to the disabled bay but it has a shopping trolley in...
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    Yeah its better if it is etched as this breaks up...

    Yeah its better if it is etched as this breaks up the skin produced by finishing the concrete. The etching opens up pores so the epoxy can produce a better bond.
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    The range of 5/8 or 16 mm bore blades will be...

    The range of 5/8 or 16 mm bore blades will be fewer than those with 20/25/30 mm bores.

    Then, you have to make or purchase a bush to reduce the blade bore to suit your saw shaft.

    Tool places,...
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    The hook angle determines how self feeding the...

    The hook angle determines how self feeding the blade is.

    A higher angle means more self feeding. This eases the work needed to push the wood through the saw
    BUT
    May also increases the risk of...
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    In the late 70's the top floor corridor of our...

    In the late 70's the top floor corridor of our ~100m long Uni building was fitted with beige and chocolate brown carpet tiles.

    One night during rag week a bunch of students relaid the tiles so...
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    WANTED:VIC The Acecresinternet.com site says the Mac 1010...

    The Acecresinternet.com site says the Mac 1010 was series/assembly no. 600016

    Being a 1977-83 production you will be lucky to find the parts but you never know someone out there might have one.
    ...
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    Good to hear this as I've decided the Ozito might...

    Good to hear this as I've decided the Ozito might be getting to the end of its days. Its not just the dust, but some of the adjustment knobs are broken/missing. It could also be blunt although it...
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    Dustiest power tool in my shed.

    Finally my ankle has improved where I can spend some time back in the shed. Hooray!

    This morning I decided to cut (8) slots for 4 biscuits in some 100 year old jarrah fence pickets so I got out...
  18. Thread: lathe chuck

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    SOLD: some information that will help sell it will be...

    some information that will help sell it will be the size, looks like a 100mm.
    Does it have a base plate, a plate with a big threaded hole in the back, if so what size is the thread.
  19. In case you haven't seen it my sink is an old...

    In case you haven't seen it my sink is an old laundry trough that I rescued when some relatives demolished their house and rebuilt.
    Spash back is 6mm thick HDPE sheet which together with the lab tap...
  20. I sharpen with a water stone table straddling the...

    I sharpen with a water stone table straddling the sink.



    Yep and Yep.

    Plus I do a fair bit of metal work and use chemicals (electrolysis, metal plating etc) for which a sink is invaluable.
  21. I reckon leave the sink in. After 10 years of use...

    I reckon leave the sink in. After 10 years of use I haven't regretted installing a sink in my shed. I did my own plumbing using PVC connections to a garden tap and the waste has a diverter so it can...
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    Those mats are nice to walk/stand on but can be...

    Those mats are nice to walk/stand on but can be problematic for moving (even wheeled) gear around on. If you are going to use them consider using them just in walks ways which is where the majority...
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    There's no need to use a grinder to form the...

    There's no need to use a grinder to form the basic tang, use an angle grinder with a thin kerf cutting disc, and then use a grinder to round off the edges.



    I've bought a range of steels from...
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    I've made a few HSS chisels and a few more out of...

    I've made a few HSS chisels and a few more out of old files, tempered back so they weren't rock hard and liable to snap but I wasn't that impressed with the old file versions.

    If you want a longer...
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    He's tried the motor on teh bench and that is...

    He's tried the motor on teh bench and that is fine too - he didn't say if the pulley was still on there - I assume so.
  26. Perfect. Reminds me a bit of the following. ...

    Perfect.

    Reminds me a bit of the following.

    A few years back one of the neighbours did a major house reno including replacing the circa 1970's orange and brown laminex kitchen with tasteful...
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    He's already tried running it without the belt...

    He's already tried running it without the belt and he still gets the vibe so it's unlikely to be the cutter head.
  28. Thread: AJ's Projects

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    Nice work - good idea to put all your projects in...

    Nice work - good idea to put all your projects in one thread. We should probably all do some of that.
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    While I agree in most cases, the difference here...

    While I agree in most cases, the difference here is the OP said he was setting up as a business so he's obviously not a DIYer and needs to think a bit more carefully about it.

    However, even for...
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    Bondcrete is more of a moisture barrier than a...

    Bondcrete is more of a moisture barrier than a final hard coating for floors is it wears more quickly on floors than something like epoxy.
    I looked into using Bondcrete for my shed floor but after...
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    Be really careful with the concentrated...

    Be really careful with the concentrated Hydrochloric acid. Carefully follow instructions and wear appropriate PPE and old clothes - even small drops on clothing will seem OK but turn into holes...
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    Do a search on line and you will get plenty of...

    Do a search on line and you will get plenty of ideas

    Here is one "How to" - it explains the acid dilution and bicarb soda recipe
    How to Acid Etch Concrete (with Pictures) - wikiHow
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    There is no need to flood anything let alone...

    There is no need to flood anything let alone flood rinse. Once the acid has reacted and etched the surface you can apply a neutralising solution (bicarb soda) and suck any liquid up with a wet and...
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    It sounds like you have a resonance problem, ie,...

    It sounds like you have a resonance problem, ie, some part of the cabinet is resonating with small vibrations from the motor.
    You could try using thick/stiff rubber gaskets washers between the motor...
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    SOLD: I'll take it. I'll PM you soon.

    I'll take it.
    I'll PM you soon.
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    Agree about the routing - especially moving...

    Agree about the routing - especially moving clamps.

    I've got a job where I though something like that would be handy but teh workpieces are weathered/cracked pickets from a fence - I doubt they...
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    Interesting but I still wonder if it's really...

    Interesting but I still wonder if it's really needed?

    I usually use a piece of soft dimpled foam kitchen drawer liner on the bench top and put the workpieces on top of that and they don't go...
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    I'm really surprised the Thein gives you an...

    I'm really surprised the Thein gives you an increased flow as Bill Pentz reckons Theins are the devil for restricting flow.
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    Heres my Franken plane...

    Heres my Franken plane
    https://www.woodworkforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=477238&d=1595127382
    details here, https://www.woodworkforums.com/f152/fume-bluing-planes-235862#post2198296
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    If you glue the piece to the post the cladding...

    If you glue the piece to the post the cladding will definitely crack as it dries. Even if the gluelike/biscuits hold it will crack elsewhere. Given its just decorative it may be better to make the...
  41. Thread: switch problem

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    LOL - great - I'm glad. Sounds a bit like the...

    LOL - great - I'm glad.

    Sounds a bit like the FACEBOOK drop out recently - turned out they changed something and just forgot to restart their (DNS) Servers.

    All good.
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    Hang on Im not saying what I suggested would fix...

    Hang on Im not saying what I suggested would fix it - I was trying to diagnose the source of the problem.
    Try again;

    Connect machine to GPO
    Start with red button - LEAVE IT RUNNING
    Turn off at...
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    id say your green switch Electomagnet is probably...

    id say your green switch Electomagnet is probably jammed on (maybe cooked) - pretty unusual.

    turn on power at GPO and use red switch to turn it on.
    now leave it running and turn power off at the...
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    True but they can still move more air than...

    True but they can still move more air than generic 2HP because they use 2 (usually) larger filters, which more than halves the output air resistance, and taking twice as long to get clogged. A 3HP...
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    It sounds counter intuitive but I'll bet the...

    It sounds counter intuitive but I'll bet the green button is permanently jammed on by sawdust.

    Since the red button overrides the green one its acting as an on off switch.

    Also suggest opening...
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    SWMBO's craft/fabrics room is also pretty dusty.

    SWMBO's craft/fabrics room is also pretty dusty.
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    You don't even need to take it out to the street....

    You don't even need to take it out to the street. Just take it into a kitchen where someone is doing a simple fry up or using an oven.

    Apart from my shed the highest I've seen my particle detector...
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    A very good candidate for forced ventilation...

    A very good candidate for forced ventilation :2tsup:
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    The most effective thing you can do for your...

    The most effective thing you can do for your health is either move the DC outside the shed, or enclose the in an air tight enclosure and vent the enclosure outside the shed.

    Next is modify the DC...
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    If you are going to do it I'd be looking at a...

    If you are going to do it

    I'd be looking at a P3 mask.

    A WW vac is not even going to come close to preventing the whole kitchen from becoming contaminated.
    Consider hiring some serious forced...
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