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    Hi Bob, Thanks for all this information. A lot...

    Hi Bob,

    Thanks for all this information. A lot to contemplate!

    I would need to bring in 3-phase from the street for a new shed build.

    On the wish list is a euro slider. Second hand...
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    Thanks for the replies guys. Chris, if you...

    Thanks for the replies guys.

    Chris, if you were setting up from scratch would you just go single phase with VFDs, given you are using VFD on your 3 phase machines anyway?

    I didn't look at the...
  3. Thread: Fraud/Scam Alert

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    Or even better, send them a really cheap prepaid...

    Or even better, send them a really cheap prepaid Android phone with a tracker app installed (e.g. Spyzie, Hellotracks etc). Could add a cheap power bank to keep it running for a few days. You would...
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    3-Phase service vs VFD??

    Wondering what the pros & cons are of having 3-phase utility service connected vs using a VFD? The driver would be to open up possibilities for buying 2nd hand industrial machinery, which seem to be...
  5. Thread: drilling holes

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    Could you not drill the blanks on the lathe?? ...

    Could you not drill the blanks on the lathe?? I'm nt a turner, but I've seen friends do this (who don't have a drill press).
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    Haha - thanks - but I can't take credit. Just...

    Haha - thanks - but I can't take credit. Just some inspiration found on the Internet.

    However I have done similar french fit cases for friends over the years.

    The red lining has been carved...
  7. Thread: Fraud/Scam Alert

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    But obtaining goods by deception is definitely a...

    But obtaining goods by deception is definitely a criminal offence.

    While this may not stop this scum, you could add some information to your YouTube channel "About me" page - along the lines of...
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    PBD40 should not be discounted. Andy at Manor...

    PBD40 should not be discounted. Andy at Manor Wood Design was using one for large scale commercial work until recently. (He has upgraded to the Nova Voyager!)


    https://youtu.be/iYCYGI0aAWc
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    For offshore manufactured tools (Lie Nielsen,...

    For offshore manufactured tools (Lie Nielsen, Veritas et al) the weak dollar is definitely to blame. Prices in the home market have not markedly increased in my observation.

    Perversely, the weak...
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    The gap did not move, the timber moved!! The...

    The gap did not move, the timber moved!! The drawers look to be about 450mm overall height. With a 0.4mm movement that is approx 0.1% expansion.
  11. Thread: Fraud/Scam Alert

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    Hi Paul, That's out and out fraud - a police...

    Hi Paul,

    That's out and out fraud - a police matter. Have you reported it to the fraud squad? I know its not likely to involve huge dollars, but it is criminal behavior and the cops should know...
  12. Just leave it at 'nuff said. Menzies...

    Just leave it at 'nuff said.

    Menzies inherited the SMS from Ben Chifley, a nation building vision of the then Labor Party, despite that parasite Angus Taylor recently trying to re-write history...
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    Here u go - looks like the first video review: ...

    Here u go - looks like the first video review:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kck-Cq6wNLA
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    Here's some ideas - while not all bench planes,...

    Here's some ideas - while not all bench planes, you can adapt to suit
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    Pseudo-scientific bull crap. Right up there with...

    Pseudo-scientific bull crap. Right up there with the hoax of tobacco causing lung cancer and the viruses causing disease hoax.
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    If you're in a rural area, take a drive & see if...

    If you're in a rural area, take a drive & see if any farmers have workers cottages on the property. Many farms have accommodation that is no longer used due to greater mechanization & use of contract...
  17. I can highly recommend Jim Bode - I've spent way...

    I can highly recommend Jim Bode - I've spent way too much money there over the years, but never been disappointed!! Sadly, the state of the Pacific Peso now makes purchases very expensive - I almost...
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    I've nee meaning to experiment using the current...

    I've nee meaning to experiment using the current rage in smartphone accessories - selfie ring-lights.

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    These are cheap from FleaBay, Amazon or AliExpress e.g see this link (might not...
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    N.S.W. I was looking for quite a long time - the issue...

    I was looking for quite a long time - the issue being that people have VERY unrealistic expectations on how much their used machinery is worth. I eventually bought a Hare & Forbes BP-310 and its been...
  20. Thread: Forstner bits

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    Colt Maxicut or Famag Bormax are the bees knees....

    Colt Maxicut or Famag Bormax are the bees knees. You will need to order from overseas as I don't think anyone is distributing in Oz. However its well worth it for quality of cut & longevity of the...
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    Hi Ian, In fact the modelling shows 450GWh (=-...

    Hi Ian,

    In fact the modelling shows 450GWh (=- 30%) of reserve capacity is required for complete transition to renewable. In a 100% renewables grid, this would likely come from a mix of PHES,...
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    Hi Paul There are many recent studies that put...

    Hi Paul

    There are many recent studies that put capital costs at around $2M/MW - for example the recent Entyra report commissioned by ARENA says "$1.48m/MW for 6 hours storage, $1.70m/MW for 12...
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    We are not talking PHES at that scale, we only...

    We are not talking PHES at that scale, we only require short term off river storage systems. A 200MW project requires about 2 GigaLitres of water. Just before xmas the Qld government started to truck...
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    Hi Paul - sorry for delayed response - off the...

    Hi Paul - sorry for delayed response - off the air (caused by another bloody right wing government screw up - the NBN intervention to "fix" something that never needed fixing - another story!)

    I...
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    Yep - not cheap! If you are prepared to wait...

    Yep - not cheap!

    If you are prepared to wait for the postal system, you can get things a little bit less expensive from the seppos - eg this FleaBay seller is a good source:...
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    Another option is Tool Exchange Stanley Parts 1...

    Another option is Tool Exchange
    Stanley Parts 1 -39 | The Tool Exchange
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    Works fine for me Japan Tool...

    Works fine for me

    Japan Tool
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    Problems 1 & 2 are non issues - often trotted out...

    Problems 1 & 2 are non issues - often trotted out the the fossil fuel apologists.

    Problem 3 requires some political action - it should be either fully funded or at lest underwritten by public...
  29. Thread: Parallel clamps

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    Not sure if McJing have changed their supplier,...

    Not sure if McJing have changed their supplier, but the ones I bought a while back have been great - here's the review I did comparing to my Jet clamps:

    McJing Parallel Clamps
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    There is an easy solution if the political...

    There is an easy solution if the political classes would get of their fat arses and provide the leadership we are paying them for. Pumped hydro can be stood up quite quickly and is very cost...
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    Agree completely - the idiocy of decoupling water...

    Agree completely - the idiocy of decoupling water trading and land ownership. Blind Freddy could see that the financial speculators would game the system to artificially inflate prices.

    To answer...
  32. I sadly shake my head when reading the related...

    I sadly shake my head when reading the related comments above. While aerial firefighting is a welcome addition to the tactical firefighting methods, its not a panacea, but many are now latching onto...
  33. It was (supposedly) about 100 years ago. and...

    It was (supposedly) about 100 years ago. and "They" were not a scientific consensus, but (again, supposedly) urban planners. You are talking about the myth often called "The Great Horse Manure Crisis...
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    Yep - if you remove the keys they may return...

    Yep - if you remove the keys they may return after an update. It should not stop updates from occurring.

    If the DLNA and 3D don't exist in FolderDescriptions, you could try creating such a key -...
  35. Jeez - there is no conspiracy!! I can put my...

    Jeez - there is no conspiracy!!

    I can put my thermometer on the back deck and "record" 65C in the shade. This does not make it a reliable reading and it won't be added to official records. The BoM...
  36. This is a really good example of how those with...

    This is a really good example of how those with an agenda seek to distort the science by deliberately misrepresenting it and quoting studies to try and further their position. (and it's also an...
  37. I really hope this is a tongue in cheek comment....

    I really hope this is a tongue in cheek comment.

    Global warming results in climate change meaning existing patterns will be disrupted. It does not equate to hot weather everywhere. Anecdotal...
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    GJ - Those three look like DLNA media servers....

    GJ - Those three look like DLNA media servers. The {289AF617-1CC3-42A6-926C-E6A863F0E3BA} CLSID should control this. Remove the CLSID from
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    OK - So you don't really want to delete these...

    OK - So you don't really want to delete these items, you just don't want to see them in the file management windows. That's OK - no need to delete anything :D !!
    Here's what to do:

    In Windows 10...
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    That's just a risk management issue. No one...

    That's just a risk management issue. No one should rely on a single technology. Cloud should compliment other forms of storage, not bee seen as a single solution. You could make the same comment...
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    :2tsup::2tsup: While relocating some default...

    :2tsup::2tsup:

    While relocating some default folders to another drive is legitimate and supported by MicroSloth (for example, using the Move function in folder properties) this can cause...
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    Here is the detailed (and fascinating) story....

    Here is the detailed (and fascinating) story. Worth 15 of entertainment:


    https://youtu.be/R-mDqKtivuI
  43. Thread: Parallels vs PC

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    On top of that $110 you will also need to buy a...

    On top of that $110 you will also need to buy a Windows license - another $140 or more depending on the edition. Hardware support for things like USB passthrough from the Virtual machine can be...
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    Chrome.

    Chrome.
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    I'm always logged in - makes no difference.

    I'm always logged in - makes no difference.
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    Can you let us know who "they" are? Might help...

    Can you let us know who "they" are? Might help others from the frustration of finding no availability after placing an order.
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    STILL getting the spam ads in the body of posts...

    STILL getting the spam ads in the body of posts in threads on Android tablets. In fact it seems worse, as there appears to be more of them.
    :frustrated::spam::frustrated:
  48. Still going strong!! I've had zero problems with...

    Still going strong!! I've had zero problems with these clamps. Maybe they have changed suppliers since I bought mine?

    As I said above, if you want a light duty parallel clamp, I'd just buy the...
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    Just tried from the PC - no issues here, so it...

    Just tried from the PC - no issues here, so it seems there is only a problem with Android??
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    What about the Laguna 18BX? An 18" saw, 3HP at 15...

    What about the Laguna 18BX? An 18" saw, 3HP at 15 Amps and gets great reviews.

    Tool Review: Laguna 18BX - FineWoodworking
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