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    Watch Sam Blasko on YT, he is a MM rep in the US...

    Watch Sam Blasko on YT, he is a MM rep in the US and a master of sliding table saws.
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    Making a Large Format Camera

    I was going to put this in Photography but it might not be seen by everyone, Patrick Sullivan's take on making a large format camera.

    Building a Large Format Camera - YouTube
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    I had the Excel file and I think it might be...

    I had the Excel file and I think it might be attached to this post.

    Edit, surprisingly that worked, I still think the octagonal/Hexagonal cabinet is the nicest solution.
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    One image survived Small parts boxes...

    One image survived Small parts boxes
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    That's unfortunate, the forum experienced a lot...

    That's unfortunate, the forum experienced a lot of lost images sometime ago for a reason I can't recall then there was the photoshop debacle as well. I have just spoken to Brett and he will see if he...
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    Prusa is the go, it has never given us any...

    Prusa is the go, it has never given us any problems at all. As for boxes for storage I build them out of 3mm MDF and it takes about three minutes per box using super glue. It is a 32mm system that...
  7. Thread: Sawstop

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    Graham, sorry I missed your question but all I...

    Graham, sorry I missed your question but all I can say if it does not look safe don't do it, I use mine on long lengths but thinner timber is not suitable, what constitutes too thin is of course up...
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    I have the exact same problems as you describe...

    I have the exact same problems as you describe and put a floor in as you describe. First step before doing anything is waterproof and stop all leakage as one the water gets under the floor it is slow...
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    DONE: Paul, they are useful to do full size drawings on.

    Paul, they are useful to do full size drawings on.
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    I wonder how many in the US expect Biden to see...

    I wonder how many in the US expect Biden to see out two terms due to his age. Those that oppose him will go nuts if they finish up with a female president who is not white and was not elected to the...
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    I agree but nothing tried nothing gained.

    I agree but nothing tried nothing gained.
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    Brett, as we discussed a while ago, have you...

    Brett, as we discussed a while ago, have you tried it on another computer?
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    Three phase is always useful in a workshop if you...

    Three phase is always useful in a workshop if you intend to add used machinery from commercial sales or auctions so if you think that may be the case getting it run to the shed is never a bad thing....
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    A Festool style clamp goes into the original slot...

    A Festool style clamp goes into the original slot as well.
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    I tend to agree you Neil but I was just wondering...

    I tend to agree you Neil but I was just wondering if any new gee whiz advances had been made to prevent yellowing. As for bending, it is made from 40mm thick slabs so that shouldn't be too much of a...
  16. Thread: New A3-31

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    Mine has a single push to stop switch which has...

    Mine has a single push to stop switch which has to be manually reset every time. It appears that the stop switch on this machine is a momentary switch which does not need re-setting at all. It can be...
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    So why is it not on my other machines, one made...

    So why is it not on my other machines, one made by the same company? Do other small table saws etc have it?

    Signed
    Puzzled
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    The most important question will be how big is...

    The most important question will be how big is the impeller. Unfortunately good dust extraction can be expensive and a good ducted system will cost a lot of money to install after you buy the...
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    I am not sure about that Elan but others may be...

    I am not sure about that Elan but others may be able to clarify things.
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    On the overhead it is 35>100>150, the cabinet...

    On the overhead it is 35>100>150, the cabinet runs a separate independent line 100>150 and it can't be made 150 from the cabinet but due to the clear cover on the debris trap it sure pulls heaps of...
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    Mine is throttled because of the 35mm opening...

    Mine is throttled because of the 35mm opening into the hood, that is adapted to a 100mm flex line to a blast gate and it has so much air flow that it is always sucking up small thin offcuts.
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    Flames and Sparks

    Those following Fletty's adventures using the timber he got from the school tree might be interested in this. He kindly gave me some to use in a project I am building for Mrs P. and we cut it today...
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    F & F jig is the simplist and safest way to rip...

    F & F jig is the simplist and safest way to rip on a slider. I never use a rip fence and it sits on a shelf gathering dust except for some rare occasions and in it place a 200mm long piece sits in...
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    Pine Cabinet

    I have had some very nice furniture grade pine for a lot of years and recently my son decided he would use it to build a TV/Lego cabinet. Is there any finish that will stop it going yellow over time...
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    WANTED:QLD. Ron makes some good points and what he proposes...

    Ron makes some good points and what he proposes was the original thinking when the Max was designed. The Max at 50hz will flow about the same amount of air as the 1800 at 60hz. The problem was that...
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    WANTED:QLD. If you are going to make the cyclone make the...

    If you are going to make the cyclone make the whole lot, buy a three phase motor locally, (I used Teco motors) and the impeller from Clearvue. A VFD can be obtained from many sources including...
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    To add to Lappa's comments, you can bet money on...

    To add to Lappa's comments, you can bet money on the fact that if it does break the salesman who sold it with all the assurances and standing on a stack of bibles won't be working there when it...
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    WANTED:QLD. Have you thought about making one, the plans are...

    Have you thought about making one, the plans are available on Bill Pentz's website. In all the years since I started importing them I have seen exactly one used CV cyclone for sale and it had never...
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    In suitable areas I can see a future for local...

    In suitable areas I can see a future for local micro grids to lessen the impact on the wider e=grid. This has been done in WA mainly to try and ensure better reliability over long distances in remote...
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    Bernie, see what Elraco have got, I have always...

    Bernie, see what Elraco have got, I have always found their prices fair and service good.

    Drawer Slides | Elraco Distributors. Hardware Online
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    Our local mine is closing for 8 weeks from early...

    Our local mine is closing for 8 weeks from early January and there is some discussion in town as to whether it will be re-opened. On a personal note I would welcome permanent closure due to local...
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    Paul, no need for the apology as I find it all...

    Paul, no need for the apology as I find it all very interesting. I am interested also in the peer to peer possibilities of electricity supply which I touched on as I think that idea has legs so to...
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    I have both Fisch and Colt and both are...

    I have both Fisch and Colt and both are excellent. The colt came from the same group buy via FF and the Fisch from Amazon.
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    All very good and pertinent points. I think that...

    All very good and pertinent points. I think that there will be a demand for peer to peer electricity trading and a few ideas have already been tried IIRC. The seller pays a price to use the grid...
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    It is a game of we will give you a deal if you...

    It is a game of we will give you a deal if you sign up today. I was just given a quote of 17c/kwh FIT by Origin for the first 12 months and a buy rate 4c lower than what I am paying at present. I...
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    Solar Panel Feed in Tariff

    I am in NSW so things may be different in other states but the other day I received a email saying that our feed in tariff was being reduced to 9.5c/kw (Energy Australia) due to the fall in wholesale...
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    Exactly, just like gutter guard has the same...

    Exactly, just like gutter guard has the same issues. I have tried them all over the years with limited to no success. The down pipe guards are only truly successful where there are no trees. I gave...
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    Mick, you can buy down pipe grids from Bunnings...

    Mick, you can buy down pipe grids from Bunnings and the leaves get washed off the grid in theory.

    Rain Harvesting 90mm Leaf Beater | Bunnings Warehouse
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    That was not clear to me, he asked how things...

    That was not clear to me, he asked how things were going in Oz with no specific reference to Pfizer in the sentence.
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    Back to the drawing board Coronavirus...

    Back to the drawing board

    Coronavirus Australia: UQ COVID vaccine deal cancelled after HIV false positive results in participants

    Taken from here for extra reading

    Australian Breaking News...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqE6dGJKFVc&list=P...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqE6dGJKFVc&list=PLEb0Ut6A7deZhW9Sbf0EGMmTaxGrJpTyJ&index=72
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    I presume the S2000 uses a form of CANBUS? If so therein lays the problem. I know enough about CANBUS to be dangerous and to retrofit stuff is usually a major headache. As you say it will need...
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    It has been run in and works?

    It has been run in and works?
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    I can safely ignore that one.

    I can safely ignore that one.
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    I know that under bench storage drawers/shelves...

    I know that under bench storage drawers/shelves etc seem like a good idea and if you are prepared to accept the problems then go for it but my experience has been that sooner or later they collect...
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    Let's not be too pessimistic :) Actually this was...

    Let's not be too pessimistic :) Actually this was done on the advise of someone else and I have never been happy with the result at all. I would rather have cut it out of a single piece and if I can...
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    One of these is the answer. ...

    One of these is the answer.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXRbZltYMmI&list=PLEb0Ut6A7deZhW9Sbf0EGMmTaxGrJpTyJ&index=41
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    It is in a bent lamination made in Sydney blue...

    It is in a bent lamination made in Sydney blue gum that was has become unglued by my poor methods or inexperience. The laminations are about 5mm thick and the gaps are on the outside of the...
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    PVA or Epoxy

    Does anyone know if PVA is any less strong than epoxy or is epoxy used strictly for its water resistant properties and long open time. OR has anyone got any hard evidence that one brand of epoxy is...
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    So your advice is not to use them at all Bob?

    So your advice is not to use them at all Bob?
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