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    Unless multiple short lengths of vac hose are...

    Unless multiple short lengths of vac hose are left permanently connected to most or all ports I wouldn't bother with any blast gates or any automation.

    If a single hose is moved from port to port...
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    A 2kW vac with s 32/35mm diam corrugated hose...

    A 2kW vac with s 32/35mm diam corrugated hose loses between 1/5 and 1/3rd of its vacuum pressure when using ~5m long hose..
    Vacs generally have plenty vac pressure to begin with so they can afford...
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    There are at least a couple of members who have...

    There are at least a couple of members who have done this. John Samuel is one I recall who did an excellent implementation and he has described his in detail in the dust forum.

    If you already have...
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    Had my latest blood test results back. Calcium...

    Had my latest blood test results back.

    Calcium is back up, DANG! as are my ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) levels which are an indication of increasing activity of my sarcoidosis.

    My ACE...
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    Latest VFD install, not for workshop machinery...

    Latest VFD install, not for workshop machinery but for my coffee machine!

    The coffee machine is plumbed in with water direct from a water purification system, and waste goes directly down the...
  6. In 2010 I visited the Inside Passage wood working...

    In 2010 I visited the Inside Passage wood working school in British Columbia.

    The way the school works is, students are asked to turn up with a few chisels and a saw or two and spend some time...
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    The amount of gas that dissolve back out of the...

    The amount of gas that dissolve back out of the metal can be minimized by repeatedly pouring boiling water into the bottle. What is much harder to remove is any mercaptan that has bled into any...
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    I don't think it matters but the water trap might...

    I don't think it matters but the water trap might affect the pressure so I'd have trap before the regulator.
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    Al alternative to a fixed wall might be a heavy...

    Al alternative to a fixed wall might be a heavy curtain?
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    ebay Automatic Electronic Timed Air Compressor...

    ebay
    Automatic Electronic Timed Air Compressor Condensate Auto Drain Valve 220V 1/2" | eBay

    ~$35 from Oz suppliers or $23 ($21 + GST) from China.
  11. All the best Pete.

    All the best Pete.
  12. Thread: Log tongs

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    VICTORIA Heres' a pic of some cant hooks I made about 12...

    Heres' a pic of some cant hooks I made about 12 years ago.
    The longer one is 48" long and the smaller one is about 38" long.
    I just use half inch mild steel plate for the hooks.
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  14. Thread: What is it?

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    Thanks for the responses folks. I guess I should...

    Thanks for the responses folks. I guess I should have looked it up on the web.
  15. Thread: Triton respirator

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    Maybe consider upgrading to a ducted dust...

    Maybe consider upgrading to a ducted dust extraction system?

    I also have a Triton Respirator but only use it outside the shed for things like cutting up bricks and limestone blocks, eradicating...
  16. Thread: What is it?

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    What is it?

    Found this amongst FILs tools, 'twas all rusted and when I took the rust off this showed up.

    Not clear in photo but it has 3 straight flutes on the shank and a sharpish pointed tip.
    The fact that...
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    Powtran have sent through their full list of the...

    Powtran have sent through their full list of the PI150s available now
    The 160's will now be discontinued.
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    The Bell mouth hood is THE most efficient hood -...

    The Bell mouth hood is THE most efficient hood - it allows you to locate the hood inlet at twice the distance away from the work and get the same suction as not using a hood.

    I have mine on a...
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    [QUOTE=jpdv;2154472] Most of the Ozito gear I...

    Most of the Ozito gear I bought when I couldn't afford anything better. The demolition hammer was cheaper to buy than to rent a decent one for a day and it is now some 14? years old - still works...
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    You need to look in my power tool cupboard,...

    You need to look in my power tool cupboard, plenty of Ozito's in there. :D
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    Sure I agree, for actual use the absolute power...

    Sure I agree, for actual use the absolute power is what matters, but efficiency is important because lost power is converted to heat and this will reduce its longevity.
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    There is something wrong with the claimed power...

    There is something wrong with the claimed power ratings on the Linishall.
    450W output for 2A or 480W input makes it 94% efficient which is impossible for a small single phase motor, only very high...
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    I couldn't find the Garrick Grinder on the Trade...

    I couldn't find the Garrick Grinder on the Trade Tools Website but I did find it on the Toolmart website.

    At $119 you are basically getting what you pay for, a light duty, low power and efficiency...
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    Mum is OK - getting slowly more confused about...

    Mum is OK - getting slowly more confused about where she is and who belongs to whom.
    She won't let anyone help her wash and she's fallen over twice in the shower in the last few months - nothing...
  25. Thread: Lining shed walls

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    I made a corner where I hang gardening tools...

    I made a corner where I hang gardening tools (rakes, spades, mattock, pick, block splitter, axe, whipper snipper, hedge trimmer etc) direct off the walls out of 12mm ply and the rest of mine is a mix...
  26. Thread: New CS mill owner

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    Yes it is 2000. I will try to fix fix your pic....

    Yes it is 2000. I will try to fix fix your pic. It's probably no good me telling you how I do it as I'm on a Mac with Photoshop.
  27. Yeah hang in there. Hope you can at least stay...

    Yeah hang in there. Hope you can at least stay active.

    I'm also a bit rotten inside. Only one kidney that's not working properly, Over active lymphatic system that sends all the alarm bells...
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    Cheers Derek, I spent WAAAAY to much time on it...

    Cheers Derek, I spent WAAAAY to much time on it but it was a fun project and use much more than I thought I would.
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    I agree with Derek, the easy rider approach is...

    I agree with Derek, the easy rider approach is simpler that retrofitting a rack and pinion.

    These are easy to make yourself, The weight does not have to go inside the DP column , I just attached...
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    If TC works in this application then I don't see...

    If TC works in this application then I don't see any difference between TC and the fully hardened steel. I doubt the TC has much elasticity, or that any wood would challenge a fully hardened piece of...
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    Given the DC you are using, connected to 5"...

    Given the DC you are using, connected to 5" ducting it will draw a typical max of 786 where as 6" draws up to ~ 1250 CFM - opening up the ports on machines to 6" will be well worth doing.
    I would...
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    For a WW hand tool, just Hardening is fine as...

    For a WW hand tool, just Hardening is fine as gives maximum hardness and minimum wear.

    The reasons for tempering are
    - if the tool is going to be struck with mallet or hammer - fully hardened...
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    It really depends on compressor usage, and the...

    It really depends on compressor usage, and the airtightness and volume of the enclosure.
    If usage is light (compressor does not continuousl) enclosure is "air loose" and/orbig enough then...
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    I seriously considered the Iwata but @ 4 times...

    I seriously considered the Iwata but @ 4 times the price I couldn’t justify this as SWMBO is unlikely to use it that much. If on the off chance she does take it on seriously we’ll worry about it then.
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    I bought SWMBO her own "toy" compressor yesterday...

    I bought SWMBO her own "toy" compressor yesterday for her birthday. It's a 1/5th HP, 3L tank, oil free, 53dB at 1m and it has no exhaust noise at the end of the recharge cycle. She plans to use it...
  36. Thread: Lining shed walls

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    Insulation definitely, and if you want to hand...

    Insulation definitely, and if you want to hand stuff 12mm is better than anything thinner.
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    Since I last posted in this thread I’ve fitted...

    Since I last posted in this thread I’ve fitted silencers to the 3 auto drain valves (ADVs) in my retic comp air system. Two of the 3 ADVs are outside the shed so the noise reduction is for the...
  38. 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...
  39. 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.
  44. 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...
  48. 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...
  50. 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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