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    I'm just lucky that my heated garage has a flat...

    I'm just lucky that my heated garage has a flat floor and I can sweep the grit out every week or so.
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    yes I am back in Canada. But I'll be back in...

    yes I am back in Canada.
    But I'll be back in Sydney for about 3 weeks in November. We have a house to settle on and I have a stack of specialist appointments.
    Sorry that we didn't get to catch...
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    wouldn't you just brush the snow off? Saskatoon...

    wouldn't you just brush the snow off?
    Saskatoon gets as cold and dry as Alberta
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    Hi Chris As some know I'm renting here in...

    Hi Chris
    As some know I'm renting here in Canada.
    The typical automated ducted vacuum system uses a series of gates strategically located around the house. The system turns on and sucks whenever...
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    I'm pretty sure that what you are seeing is an...

    I'm pretty sure that what you are seeing is an autocomplete "feature" within the web browser you are using. The autocomplete feature may also store your passwords.
    What I think you need to do is to...
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    While you still have some of the major tools rebuild the cupboard so that the hand tools are readily accessible. I suggest that each group of tools be stored on a single layer arranged by task. The...
  7. Thread: Dead Horse Theory

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    being serious for a moment -- I know it is a...

    being serious for a moment -- I know it is a forum for jokes, but ...
    I'm not sure that the head of air conditioning is "wrong". Without installing monitoring units in every carriage, it could be...
  8. Thread: veneer edging

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    22mm is a bit on the narrow side if the OP is...

    22mm is a bit on the narrow side if the OP is looking for around 40 mm.
    Perhaps make your own from a suitable 40mm thick board?
  9. Thread: Any ideas?

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    might be a nail puller

    might be a nail puller
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    I'm not sure that some of the gas won't have...

    I'm not sure that some of the gas won't have dissolved into the metal of the cylinder. Pays to be sure.
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    I'm not sure that attacking an LPG bottle with an...

    I'm not sure that attacking an LPG bottle with an angle grinder or gas axe is a good idea. Too greater risk of a BOOM
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    Not wishing to be "that person" -- but last I...

    Not wishing to be "that person" -- but last I looked Swap'n'Go would only accept bottles still in certification
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    are you bothered by the fires further north?...

    are you bothered by the fires further north?
    Hopefully you are OK
  14. Thread: comparing saws

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    as my profile says, I'm back in Canada. I'm...

    as my profile says, I'm back in Canada.
    I'm pretty certain that the 10-353 model is the Australian voltage (240 volt, 50 Hz) version of this saw Rikon® 14" Deluxe Bandsaw (Model 10-326) - Lee...
  15. Thread: Cows

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    only if forcibly removed

    only if forcibly removed
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    I don't like to say this, but perhaps it will be...

    I don't like to say this, but perhaps it will be more economic to replace all of them?
    I don't know for sure, but recertification possibly is more expensive than buying new.
  17. Thread: comparing saws

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    not necessarily in this order Hammer 4000...

    not necessarily in this order
    Hammer 4000
    Hammer 3400
    Laguna 14"
    Rikon 14" Delux
    Generic 14" saw
    should all readily resaw at least 300 mm, some will cut pieces up to 400 mm thick
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    Have you thought about replacing the "10 sq.m of...

    Have you thought about replacing the "10 sq.m of Household storage" with a compactus or similar ?
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    Hi Derek from a Nicholson publication...

    Hi Derek
    from a Nicholson publication https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81h0ZOhlOXL.pdfForming teeth: The teeth are formed by a rapidly reciprocating chisel that strikes successive...
  20. Thread: Surprise!

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    bloody good idea perhaps even veneer the legs...

    bloody good idea

    perhaps even veneer the legs and back splats as well
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    perhaps a source of veneer to repair / restore Mr...

    perhaps a source of veneer to repair / restore Mr Bean's desk
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    Charles Bean wrote the definitive history of...

    Charles Bean wrote the definitive history of Australia's contribution during WWI
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    what you have there is a "standard" repair to a...

    what you have there is a "standard" repair to a wooden plane.
    Not seen all that often these days, but still a "standard" repair.

    It's presence indicates a plane sole that has been flattened...
  24. Thread: Table saw fence

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    I suspect that if you swap the fence around so...

    I suspect that if you swap the fence around so that it is on the RIGHT hand side of the saw, the problem of the nut jamming will go away.


    But if it doesn't I think you are up for more $$ in...
  25. Thread: Table saw fence

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    However, you will need to match the extrusion ...

    However, you will need to match the extrusion

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190623/4db084fcb716d8729bde693308d41f76.jpg
  26. Thread: Table saw fence

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    There is nothing inherently wrong with your saw...

    There is nothing inherently wrong with your saw that replacing the two part fence rail with a single piece extrusion won't mostly fix.
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    so the truck could go about 70 km on a tank of...

    so the truck could go about 70 km on a tank of fuel?


    My car gets about 7.1 l/km, so when I've driven 640km it should take 6.4 x 7.1 = 45.4 litres



    What I find particularly difficult is...
  28. Thread: Table saw fence

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    for starters you have a LEFT tilt saw and the...

    for starters you have a LEFT tilt saw and the fence is on the LEFT side of the blade. Very much NOT a good idea.

    Can you swap the bolts in the fence so the it is positioned to the right of the...
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    I think it more likely that all of that carriage...

    I think it more likely that all of that carriage (all three compartments) was "First Class". After all they were based on the stage coach of the time where "1st Class" was inside, "2nd class" in the...
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    What I think you have done is stop the spinning...

    What I think you have done is stop the spinning blade -- which is not required once the blade has dropped below the table.
    So once the blade is below the table it can spin down -- or electro brake
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    Hi Derek my thoughts ... The harlequin table...

    Hi Derek
    my thoughts ...
    The harlequin table will act as a stretcher so you don't really need to add any stiffeners.

    The legs could be attached from the inside using 3 or 4 screws -- so the...
  32. Thread: Surprise!

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    could be because fletty's using a WOP

    could be because fletty's using a WOP
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    Too true

    Too true
  34. Thread: Surprise!

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    the "a poor workman always blames their tools"...

    the "a poor workman always blames their tools" has it's origin in ignorance.

    The "poor workman" blames their tools because they don't know how to properly tune what they have so they "have at" a...
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    wet and dry vacuum would be the quickest...

    wet and dry vacuum would be the quickest (provided the vac has a float shut-off valve), but a 2 litre jug (or can) on the end of a stick would be the cheapest by three orders of magnitude.
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    two main issues here. 1. the if I cut my...

    two main issues here.
    1. the if I cut my fingers or hand off that's my problem brigade -- so "p1ss off" and take your technology with you.
    2. mandating SS technology would remove the "plastic...
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    Are you being a dinosaur? Seriously, if you...

    Are you being a dinosaur?
    Seriously, if you need PCS technology available on ALL your machines before you will consider upgrading it will be a very long wait before you need to consider an upgrade....
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    I believe it does

    I believe it does
  39. Thread: Advice needed

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    Do you need to remove all the tar? or just some...

    Do you need to remove all the tar? or just some of it?
    If you can flip the boat and treat the "loose" boards, could you leave the tar where it is?
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    thanks for posting that as the presenter says...

    thanks for posting that

    as the presenter says "innovation takes courage"
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    you're right. I got my "Fs" confused. As...

    you're right.
    I got my "Fs" confused.

    As you go on to say, it will be interesting what attitude Festool take to the SawStop patents ...
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    sorry John from memory Felder bought SawStop's...

    sorry John
    from memory Felder bought SawStop's "flesh sensing" technology about 2 years ago
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    funny you should have observed that "behaviour"...

    funny you should have observed that "behaviour" by "mumsie". Around here the schools actively discourage reversing to protect the "poor little turds" from being run over by the SUV
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    three broad options 1. ventilate your shed...

    three broad options

    1. ventilate your shed using a number of higher capacity fans (from memory BobL recommends using squirrel cage fans). The downside is noise.

    2. capture the chips in a...
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    what are you complaining about? AFAIK...

    what are you complaining about?

    AFAIK
    Adelaide has NO toll roads -- Sydney has ten (M2, LCT, M7, M5, M4, CCT, ED, SHT, SHB, Military Rd) with 4 more under construction. Of those, only the CCT is...
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    Thinking about it, a "typical" coal wagon of the...

    Thinking about it, a "typical" coal wagon of the time probably tared at around 500 kg. and carried around a a ton of coal -- which works out to be 9 wagons behind the loco. Which seems 4 too many,...
  47. Thread: Advice needed

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    "very rusty screws" implies either zinc plating...

    "very rusty screws" implies either zinc plating or plain metal rather than galvanised.
    sounds very much as though you're the 3rd or 4th restorer.

    Leo Sampson's restoration is rather ambitious...
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    Pretty certain that you can purchase single...

    Pretty certain that you can purchase single sheets from Mr Ply&Wood
  49. Thread: Advice needed

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    there's a guy on YouTube (Leo Sampson) doing...

    there's a guy on YouTube (Leo Sampson) doing something similar to what you are contemplating.
    Sampson Boat Co.
    well worth a longish look
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    :whs:

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