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  1. Thread: New CS mill owner

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    The ants often line their passages thru the wood...

    The ants often line their passages thru the wood with soil/clay. If this lining contains even small amounts of silica it acts like sandpaper on the cutters. The chain will even appear to easily slice...
  2. Thread: New CS mill owner

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    Even a small amount of white anting is a chain...

    Even a small amount of white anting is a chain killer.
    If you are using skip then it will definitely be faster to sharpen the chain on the bar so finding a way of doing that will save you a lot of...
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    I wouldn't use an angle grinder on a routine...

    I wouldn't use an angle grinder on a routine basis either are they are tricky to tie down, just way too fast and aggressive and a slightly slip and you have to start all over again, plus they spray...
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    I have a Makita and use it "a lot". I got a...

    I have a Makita and use it "a lot".
    I got a Makita because I already have Makita 3 drill drivers and 4 batteries.
    At the mens shed I put a demolition TC blade on it and used it to cut through a...
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    The answer to this OPs question (oral toxicity of...

    The answer to this OPs question (oral toxicity of Aussie timber) is that no one knows because the research simply has not been done. The Chart provided by Kryn lists some Aussie timbers, but in most...
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    In many cases, because of the flat surfaces...

    In many cases, because of the flat surfaces available, shaping can be done better/easier with a sander.
  7. My sister has a similar condition and had to stop...

    My sister has a similar condition and had to stop gardening because she could no longer hold gardening implements. Our solution was to buy some copper hot water pipe insulating foam rubber and cuts...
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    It's all a bit relative. I've had grinders...

    It's all a bit relative. I've had grinders ranging in size from 4" to 12" and anything smaller than 8" looks like a toy to me.

    Perhaps before offering further advice, what else apart from drill...
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    I've used one of those 370W Ryobis with the belt...

    I've used one of those 370W Ryobis with the belt sander attachment at a men's shed and I was quite surprised at how much grunt it had for a 6" grinder.
    It would be fine for drill bits.
    The belt...
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    Willow's potential worst was a half a maggoty...

    Willow's potential worst was a half a maggoty roo. Luckily it was on a beach and we dragged her into the surf to par-wash her off. Still stunk to high heaven by the time we got back to the car but...
  11. Thread: Micro workshop?

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    I also have a lot of trouble with dwarf, they get...

    I also have a lot of trouble with dwarf, they get caught up in my boot treads and I track them into the house.
    The dogs also get dwarf entrained in their fur and then I find it on the sofa and...
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    This thread has a "dogs doing gross things" theme...

    This thread has a "dogs doing gross things" theme so I though I would add to it.

    Border Collies are gorgeous dogs EXCEPT when they decide to roll in poo .
    This poo was another (yes Willow has...
  13. Thread: Micro workshop?

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    This is a good point. As a kid when we live in...

    This is a good point. As a kid when we live in the country Dads "workshop" was the extended end of a single garage - something like 3 x 4m. Dad was pretty ham fisted, he specialised in bending...
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    Homework or assignment or take home test?

    Homework or assignment or take home test?
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    Another approach is to successively grind away a...

    Another approach is to successively grind away a small amount on the sides of a spade bit and trial drill the hole.
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    How tight a fit are you after? Do you still want...

    How tight a fit are you after? Do you still want the holes to be removable by hand?
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    The problem here being, because folks can see...

    The problem here being, because folks can see dust they think they are safe.

    Sanding wood typically produces a small fraction of fine dust smaller than about 2.5 microns which is invisible unless...
  18. Thread: Thank you Doug

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    and "permanently offensive"

    and "permanently offensive"
  19. Thread: New CS mill owner

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    I usually don't like directing WWF members off...

    I usually don't like directing WWF members off site but the amount of CSM activity in WWF has really died off in the last few years and with the great picture loss of pre 2012? posts lots of really...
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    Some of the best fiddle I have seen have been in...

    Some of the best fiddle I have seen have been in straight trees that were in the middle of a fairly dense patch of forest which one would think would not cause much stress. The ones that stick in my...
  21. Thread: Micro workshop?

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    An 80+ year old friend of hours lives in a...

    An 80+ year old friend of hours lives in a retirement village and he has converted a room ~2.2 x 2.8m into a workshop. He has a 10" bandsaw, a mini lathe, a bench grinder with a belt sander and...
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    It uses 2 small so called HEPA filters , same as...

    It uses 2 small so called HEPA filters , same as used on our robot vac. I haven't done an exhaustive test but the air coming out the back is barely above the rooms background. One of the problems...
  23. Thread: New lathe advice

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    That depends if you need to factor in decent dust...

    That depends if you need to factor in decent dust extraction, plus maybe a chuck or two, plus, plus. . . . .

    I do agree with trying some turning before you buy via clubs, a friend etc.
  24. Thread: New CS mill owner

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    Looks like an interesting rig Pete, two about...

    Looks like an interesting rig Pete, two about some closes up pics of how it is all put together?

    If you want to see more serious chainsaw milling action and lots of useful info try this
    Milling &...
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    The safest way to do this is to get a sparky to...

    The safest way to do this is to get a sparky to install a non volt switch
    The next safest way is to zip tie the "on" button down.
    You may have to loosen the switch housing from the DC to get Zip...
  26. Thread: Food safe woods

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    Interesting to see Olive wood listed and yet...

    Interesting to see Olive wood listed and yet kitchen utensils made of Olive wood have been used in Europe for millennia.

    As far as Aussie timbers are concerned apart from Cooktown Ironwood...
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    This is the main problem with my DP. Its not so...

    This is the main problem with my DP. Its not so bad with the quill unextended so for improved accuracy I try to get the workpiece has close as possible to the bit. Starting some holes with a Centre...
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    Epoxy ceramic dust capture

    SWMBO has started repairing ceramics following the folks on the "Repair Shop" TV program plus a bunch of things she's seen on youtube.

    To keep her out of the shed I have suggested she undertake...
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    Yeah those chucks never recovered after using...

    Yeah those chucks never recovered after using multi grips to undo bit and the occasional belt with a hammer.

    Buying a new budget level one will be a bit of a lottery with respect to runout.
    ...
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    Yes it is - especially if you can implement a VFD...

    Yes it is - especially if you can implement a VFD to enable you to spin the 3P motor At 60Hz.

    If you have 3P power you will need a 3P to 3P VFD
    If you only have 240V you will need a 240V to 3P...
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    I've got a bunch of chucks and FWIW here are some...

    I've got a bunch of chucks and FWIW here are some of their runouts in mm, performed in the same manner as you have tested

    DP MT spindle <0.005
    Original Keyed chuck that came with the DP 0.65
    ...
  32. Thread: Food safe woods

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    The most toxic part of the Cooktown iron wood is...

    The most toxic part of the Cooktown iron wood is the young foliage so I looked up to concentration of the 1080 in the cooktown ironwood foliage and that's where the 200 toothpicks comes from. The...
  33. Thread: Food safe woods

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    CSIRO'S "Forest trees of Australia" describes the...

    CSIRO'S "Forest trees of Australia" describes the relative toxicity of the cooktown iron wood plant parts. The young leaves and and shoots are the most toxic probably developed as a defence mechanism...
  34. Thread: Food safe woods

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    There is no toxicity list most likely because...

    There is no toxicity list most likely because either because no testing has been done or because the amount of wood likely to be ingested is so small that the toxicity is not important.

    One of...
  35. Thread: Steamer Trunk

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    Sorry no plans but my father's family have some...

    Sorry no plans but my father's family have some Austrian Heritage and while dad came out to Australian in the early 1950s he brought with his a battered steamer trunk that belonged to his great...
  36. A few years ago the police officer that runs the...

    A few years ago the police officer that runs the WA police auctions called us at the mens shed and said were offering mens shed to come and help themselves to stolen tools before their next auction. ...
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    I'd say its either a labelling cock up, or MAYBE...

    I'd say its either a labelling cock up, or MAYBE someone mention start up currents and checked out the start up current and found them to be ~30A so they said they have to go on a 15A circuit so lets...
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    Great job. Did you have the CI hot when you...

    Great job.

    Did you have the CI hot when you welded it? I found the weld flows better if its hot which of course improves the strength.
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    I'd say it's a plain and simple cock up. I tested...

    I'd say it's a plain and simple cock up. I tested quite a few 2HP DCs (including some that are about 25years old) and never seen them draw more than 8A at full load - ie fully opened impeller.
    Now...
  40. Thread: The Woodturner

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    Love it! The only thing that makes me wince a...

    Love it!

    The only thing that makes me wince a touch is the rod up the jaxci.
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    OK I must be thinking of something else. We...

    OK I must be thinking of something else.

    We had a nutty professor at work who would come out with strange sayings, one of his favorites was : Araldyte - the Greek Goddess of Adhesion.
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    If it was me I would use two pack epoxy instead...

    If it was me I would use two pack epoxy instead of Araldyte.
    You can use as little or as many coats of oil as you like, same with re-oiling.
    You can re-oil after every wash if you are obsessive or...
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    I think I still have the email address of the...

    I think I still have the email address of the bloke who set it up - twas some time ago - and will contact him and ask him to send me a photo.
  44. 1 cubic metre of air at STP has a mass of 1.225...

    1 cubic metre of air at STP has a mass of 1.225 kg or roughly 1000g

    5mg in 1000g is 0.005g in 1000g, OR 5 micro grams per gram or air - "micrograms per gram" is often abbreviated as "ppm"...
  45. I wasn't rigorously monitoring the particulate...

    I wasn't rigorously monitoring the particulate levels coming from the cooking but I did see numbers over 500 ppm, but what concerned me was how long they hung around indicating the particles are very...
  46. I realize I did not make it all that clear where...

    I realize I did not make it all that clear where the particles are coming from. They are not smoke from the high smoke point oil but rather from what is being cooked being converted into particles...
  47. New dust source - high smoke point cooking oils.

    Last night SWMBO decided that instead of the usual friday night takeaway we would eat healthy home made Veggie burgers. We've had them before and I admit they do taste pretty good, mainly because of...
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    A really simple alternative to a hatch is a small...

    A really simple alternative to a hatch is a small sliding window installed at the right height as this at least allows opening from the inside.
    I've even seen one with an adjustable height roller...
  49. Thread: 1850's sea chest

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    1850's sea chest

    SWMBO has been cleaning up her recently deceased mum's place and a couple of weeks back we decide to bring home a circa 1850's camphor wood sea chest that has been in the family for at least that...
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    [QUOTE=QC Inspector;2151826]It’s made by Harvey...

    [QUOTE=QC Inspector;2151826]It’s made by Harvey Industries in China. Harvey G700 Gyro Air | Harvey Tools I have been waiting to see an impartial test by someone that knows what they are doing. It is...
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