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    Ian, good to hear from you, are you back in...

    Ian, good to hear from you, are you back in Canada? At this stage I am only kicking tyres so everything is on the table and I have no hard plans on how it would work. Conventional vacuums rely on...
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    Doug, take my word for what it is worth, there...

    Doug, take my word for what it is worth, there will be better value things happening soon but I can't say more than that at the moment.
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    A good point lappa, I was going to use 40mm PVC...

    A good point lappa, I was going to use 40mm PVC not the whole system but it definitely is something to think about. I have never had any experience at all with domestic ducted systems. Does the...
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    Another advantage of using a designed for...

    Another advantage of using a designed for ducting vacuum is that a lot of them don't use bags and if there is one thing I detest on this earth it is dust bags. I could use a small cyclone though and...
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    Mike, I am only tossing ideas around to see who...

    Mike, I am only tossing ideas around to see who has done what and not re-invent the wheel so to speak. I would have to buy a vacuum of some description so a vacuum meant to run a ducted system makes...
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    That is not what I want because the vacuum takes...

    That is not what I want because the vacuum takes up floor space and generally gets in the way, has to be moved each time to a new tool position and the whole thing is a pain. I spoke to John many...
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    I have got vacuum cleaner that I use in that...

    I have got vacuum cleaner that I use in that fashion and it is a major PIA without a boom and is always in the way when I want to leave the bench or move to a new tool etc. I am thinking of an...
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    High Pressure Ducted System

    Has anyone thought about installing a high pressure ducted vacuum system utilising a house central vacuum unit for small tools such as sanders, workshop cleaning etc. The ducting is very cheap and...
  9. As a firey we were shown a series of videos on...

    As a firey we were shown a series of videos on BLEVE incidents and one in which a fire fighter in the US died. He was on top of a ladder with a hose putting water on a LPG rail tanker and it blew and...
  10. Keeping the band saw is a good idea and then...

    Keeping the band saw is a good idea and then splash out and buy this which I think would be ideal for an apartment but it sure is spendy with the AUD in the basement. I wonder of it would be good for...
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    Good job there Paint man. I wonder why it needs...

    Good job there Paint man. I wonder why it needs so many screws to hold it down, surely two would be enough and reduce the changeover time. The K3 is the same BTW so I think two screws might be left...
  12. Don't measure, just cut ...

    Don't measure, just cut


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrAAglKLPh8&t=218s
  13. If you have not installed the wiring, lights and...

    If you have not installed the wiring, lights and power points make sure they are installed external and not in the wall cavities and all lights are on 3 pin rose outlets, trust me you will find any...
  14. It may well do Ian, I used 20kg cylinders for...

    It may well do Ian, I used 20kg cylinders for portable compressed air tanks before such things were popular and it took a lot of washing and compressed air to rid them of the odour.
  15. I did it with bottles out of date but they may...

    I did it with bottles out of date but they may have changed their policy since then as I seem to recall it was one of their big marketing advantages.

    Found this

    SWAP'n'GO BBQ gas bottle...
  16. Try a Swap'n'Go and get new bottles, they then...

    Try a Swap'n'Go and get new bottles, they then certify the old ones.
  17. You have 3.6 metre head height at one end which...

    You have 3.6 metre head height at one end which is a huge advantage as a mezzanine floor could be built & used for household storage reducing the floor area required for items that can't be stored...
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    I hate the tool exchange, it always makes my...

    I hate the tool exchange, it always makes my credit card emit loud sounds of pain and distress.:C
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    I believe that LV have stopped making them and it...

    I believe that LV have stopped making them and it is not available these days. I was lucky and bought one of the last that Carbatec had when I heard that LV had stopped making them.
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    VFD's are all 3 phase out in my experience.

    VFD's are all 3 phase out in my experience.
  21. WOW! Illawarra Festival of Wood October 12 &13

    Early tickets now available for this fantastic event in a great part of NSW

    Illawarra Festival of Wood / Sat 12 + Sun 13 October, 2019 Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite
  22. To ask the obvious, what do you see a different...

    To ask the obvious, what do you see a different fluid's advantage over water? Diamond you can use just about anything because they are impervious to water and do not absorb fluid at all, water stones...
  23. As a suggestion to save buying another vacuum...

    As a suggestion to save buying another vacuum cleaner why don't you use a 3D printed adaptor. I have a Domino and a 3D printer, if I had the details of your problem and the Bosch vac I could make one...
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    One excellent improvement to the P1150 and P1500...

    One excellent improvement to the P1150 and P1500 series is that the fan is now temperature controlled so that constant irritating fan whine is now a thing of the past and only occurs on cooling...
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    Shooting Boards Explained

    This popped up on YT and appears to be a rather good explanation of shooting boards, different types and how they are used


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5BgSiar3Ws&feature=youtu.be
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    I use a retractable tape for landscaping because...

    I use a retractable tape for landscaping because that is all most of them are good for. There are some which comply to a standard such as the BMI tapes but they are exy and not generally easily...
  27. The TT is madness at the highest level but no one...

    The TT is madness at the highest level but no one is forced to run in the event and Guy Martin has retired and perhaps family responsibilities have forced that. Irish road racing is a close second in...
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    Bent in what way? Have you taken it off the legs...

    Bent in what way? Have you taken it off the legs and sat it on a flat surface and undone all the bolts to see what happens? When I had mine I used the biggest circular saw I could buy from memory but...
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    Derek, that could be said with every new tool...

    Derek, that could be said with every new tool ever invented that made old ones redundant through the ages.
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    I knew there would be those who would question...

    I knew there would be those who would question the need for a digital marking gauge and I can understand that but have those who express their doubts ever used a digital anything on a day to day...
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    Digital anything has been invented for...

    Digital anything has been invented for repeatability in my book.
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    I use large used brake discs off cars. They...

    I use large used brake discs off cars. They didn't cost anything and fortunately I was able to get them machined for nothing but even paying for the machining it is still a cheap way to do it. A...
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    QUEENSLAND Yes, that bugs me and my cheap Chinese 300mm...

    Yes, that bugs me and my cheap Chinese 300mm calipers have auto on as well.
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    QUEENSLAND I don't think it reads fractions, only inches to...

    I don't think it reads fractions, only inches to a decimal place. My IGaging Absolute vernier only reads inches but not fractions and I am a disappointed in that but it does have a USB port for which...
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. 8020 Extrusion

    Has anyone got a short length of 8020 extrusion they would like to sell? it does not have to any longer than a couple of hundred MM as I just want it to prototype something on my table saw.
  36. In my experience major slippage occurs when too...

    In my experience major slippage occurs when too much glue is used because the wood floats on the glue so to speak. I sometimes let the glue go off a bit as well, I certainly don't rush the job at all...
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    If I recall correctly someone reported in this...

    If I recall correctly someone reported in this forum that he regretted building one of his saws but I have no idea who it was or how long ago.
  38. There are specialised bearing pullers that go...

    There are specialised bearing pullers that go into the bearing between the rollers, Sykes Pickavent were one company that made them Skf were another but it would be an extreme answer to buy just for...
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    Derek, The P&N set I linked to has a chuck in...

    Derek, The P&N set I linked to has a chuck in each holder and can be opened as in a drill chuck can be opened and the bits replaced. I too have the C12 and agree you don't need anymore but I mostly...
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    I think you are barking up a dead tree Derek, I...

    I think you are barking up a dead tree Derek, I can't see where any adaptors for any drills can be bought without the bit. You can buy this Centrotec adaptor Festool – F&K POWERTOOLS PTY LTD which...
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    Pat, I only use flat blades as you know and using...

    Pat, I only use flat blades as you know and using the hollow grind approach to establish the primary bevel negates the need to use a jig, something I found out after spending a not inconsiderable...
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    I deliberately did not do that in case someone...

    I deliberately did not do that in case someone thought I was trying to sell them via this thread. They are a Worksharp and a Veritas Mk2 system. The only think I might think I can use the LV system...
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    Sharpening Systems

    I have several different sharpening systems that cost a lot of money to buy and they have cobwebs on them because I have shifted to hollow grinding and hand sharpening for blades & chisels. I have...
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    Me too, they do a kit that comes with multiple...

    Me too, they do a kit that comes with multiple chucks that I have debated buying but that ship has sailed until the dollar comes up for air.
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    The underside clip is another good thought but I...

    The underside clip is another good thought but I can't see why it is needed TTTT. The blade on its own won't contact the ZCI after the initial cut during which it would be mechanically held down and...
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    I would like to know your thinking before I do...

    I would like to know your thinking before I do something I might regret. I can't see any problems but others might.
  47. How to do Tapered Legs on a Combination Machine

    it is in Italian but you will get the drift


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oK-Gqah4Uac
  48. For my intended use 18mm plain MDF will do the...

    For my intended use 18mm plain MDF will do the job as it is only an assembly table. I wonder how slick impregnated MDF is, form ply could be used but it is always very cold to the touch and very...
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    I do use them but not daily and not often,...

    I do use them but not daily and not often, putting them in a glass case sounds like a good idea sometimes but that would be a total waste of good tools which should be used.
  50. Is this the same as impregnated MDF FORESCOLOR |...

    Is this the same as impregnated MDF FORESCOLOR | Engineered Coloured MDF | Porta
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