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    Drill presses are not really intended to handle...

    Drill presses are not really intended to handle side loads and I assume (perhaps incorrectly) that you want a bit with a reasonable cutting surface, and intend to move the work on the table or sub...
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    Sent two PM's today, left the link out off the...

    Sent two PM's today, left the link out off the first, so resent with an edit to include the link.
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    Not sure how this came to be recycled, by I went...

    Not sure how this came to be recycled, by I went down from Alexandra and assembled the saw for Nattie and gave her some basic instruction when it was a fresh post a couple of years ago, so that...
  4. The joy of a collet chuck is that you can fit...

    The joy of a collet chuck is that you can fit standard collets within a range of bore sizes. The ER range have a fairly wide grip range compared to many other styles, so there are fewer sizes in a...
  5. HELP Haven't had to replace one in ages as I am...

    Haven't had to replace one in ages as I am retired, but it is normal for the wholesalers to sell the contactor unit and the current limit separately, as it is fairly common to have a higher rated...
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    One thing that I am seeing with all iterations of...

    One thing that I am seeing with all iterations of your plan is that you are looking to use 15A rated switches with a motor rated at 14A. While I accept that the switches would normally have some...
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    Immediately below the Username portion for...

    Immediately below the Username portion for logging in there is a small box with a Remember me or similar legend. If you tick that, fill in your user name and password, then click on login, you will...
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    CLAIMED i'm in

    i'm in
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    WR Timber in Kilsyth have Jarrah in their website...

    WR Timber in Kilsyth have Jarrah in their website species list, can't say what they have in stock, or what the price might be. Have dealt with them in the past, and referred others there way and they...
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    We moved into our new house in December. I had...

    We moved into our new house in December. I had always planned for custom bookcases and display cases in the library, but have been and still are devoid of the barn and workshop that was to go with...
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    I am also familiar with the locally available...

    I am also familiar with the locally available keyhole system you mention from probably 40 years ago. It was used for braced shelf brackets etc in my experience rather than end supporting shelves. C...
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    Likewise my father was a WW2 vet and used his DE...

    Likewise my father was a WW2 vet and used his DE Gillette razor and Gillette blades (possibly carbon steel, not sure what was common back then) all of my junior life. He kept them sharp with a few...
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    Something similar used to be common in the USA...

    Something similar used to be common in the USA and is available in white powdercoat or chrome and lengths to 72 inches. But being American, it is not metric or System 32 so uses different clip in...
  14. Assuming that the ply is placed vertically from...

    Assuming that the ply is placed vertically from floor upwards, and is strong enough to not crumble, the weight of the ply itself should be largely taken by the floor, and mounting into the brick wall...
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    Another possibility for getting curves to match...

    Another possibility for getting curves to match nicely might be to custom shape the curve into a cabinet scraper. Then you can use a plane of whatever description suits you to create the basic form,...
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    Not much help now if you already have the...

    Not much help now if you already have the material cut down to the final size, but generally it would be better and easier to mark out the panel and the hole you wish to cut while the panel is part...
  17. The steaming would be the easy part, but you...

    The steaming would be the easy part, but you would need to fabricate the form to bend it over. I am aware of three ways to set up the form, a male and female pair that can clamp together sandwiching...
  18. Thread: plywood edging

    by malb
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    If you watch the video through, you will see that...

    If you watch the video through, you will see that that they cut the sheets to size/shape to match the gyprock, check size and position, correct if required, then route a rebate on edges that need to...
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    Moved into our new house in December. It is 225m...

    Moved into our new house in December. It is 225m from the road and power line. Quoted cost to run single phase in ground (sharing trench with storm water and water mains) was $8,800, upgrade to 3...
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    A multiborer is as the name suggests, a device...

    A multiborer is as the name suggests, a device for drilling multiple holes in one action of a machine, often a drill press or a hinge borer.

    Typically has one input spindle and as many output...
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    Really dumb question. If sc414 has been banned,...

    Really dumb question. If sc414 has been banned, how did he manage to post that he has been banned?

    Sorry mate, welcome to a great place, and I'm sure the masters will solve the problem quickly,...
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    I am reading 4000 RPM on the tag in the first...

    I am reading 4000 RPM on the tag in the first pic, which means that you are going to need a significant reduction ratio to get to a suitable speed for a pottery wheel, and 4A at 180V DC is not going...
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    Well done, your group!, and well done your home...

    Well done, your group!, and well done your home for having the faith to allow your group of seniors to submit a price, and do the job.
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    Hi, I'm glad that you are happy with your micro...

    Hi, I'm glad that you are happy with your micro lathe, and that it does what you were wanting it to do.

    I am a bit suspicious about getting out a dimmer box to adjust the motor speed though....
  25. Thread: Incra gauge

    by malb
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    Punching on the screw head is not intended to...

    Punching on the screw head is not intended to accept drive from a tool like a screw or other driver. The end of the screw is split 3 ways so that the plastic knob has a decent key to the metal of the...
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    I have mentioned this before, either here or in...

    I have mentioned this before, either here or in metalworkforums. I was factory foreman in a metal furniture factory and in charge of cutting and prepping materials before they went on to the welders....
  27. Thread: Euro Screws

    by malb
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    Yeah, finally got in on Dec 4th, but have been...

    Yeah, finally got in on Dec 4th, but have been waiting since October to have the new barn engineered (done in November) and costed and quoted (still waiting). 16m x 13m American Barn with mezzanines...
  28. Thread: Euro Screws

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    Have done a fair bit of IKEA for home office fit...

    Have done a fair bit of IKEA for home office fit out in our new house in the last month, they use something like a mushroom head screw for their hinge plate mounts and draw slides, so not standard...
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    Crocy, Velcro may not be the best for what you...

    Crocy, Velcro may not be the best for what you want to do. Both the hook and the loop components are made of plastic that deforms under pressure, and will stay deformed if much heat is involved. You...
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    Based upon the original concept design, instead...

    Based upon the original concept design, instead of using 150sq material, I would look to laminating each member from three layers of 140 x 45 or similar, with the joints created by overlapping the...
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    One eighth of a cubic metre of water is 125kg,...

    One eighth of a cubic metre of water is 125kg, and soil is heavier, though some potting mixes are lighter than water and will float on water, so a fill of damp soil will be heavier than 125kg. Also...
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    Smidsy, If you have access to a reasonable...

    Smidsy,

    If you have access to a reasonable cassette player and a computer with external sound input/outputs it should be fairly easy. You won't get better quality than the original recording...
  33. Thread: Vacuum Stand?

    by malb
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    I have blown up the second pic as much as I can...

    I have blown up the second pic as much as I can to look at the seal and it seems OK to me, assuming that the white is dust residue, but obviously, if you can see defects in the real thing that I miss...
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    Ah yes, but in Oz a hooter is frequently a...

    Ah yes, but in Oz a hooter is frequently a breast, so do you refer to the audible warning device as a hooter or a horn, risky either way.
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    Some people who do not understand the basic...

    Some people who do not understand the basic principles of sharpening and have used them as a counter to learning the methods of doing it properly have fairly destroyed chains in about 6...
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    For the original poster, NVR switches and...

    For the original poster, NVR switches and magnetic switches are one and the same. Basically the Start switch engages a high power relay, which has multiple contact sets. One or two sets of contacts...
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    HELP I concur with Elan. In Australia you need a...

    I concur with Elan. In Australia you need a license to work with refrigerants due to their implications for the ozone layer and global warming. I doubt that someone would get the required license...
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    Some drawers use a housed end panel rather than...

    Some drawers use a housed end panel rather than dovetailed end panel. With this style, the end is moved forward somewhat so that the end is trapped in the dado in the side and there is sufficient...
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    I worked in education for quite a while at one...

    I worked in education for quite a while at one stage, and one of the admin officers was a nice recently arrived English lady. One one occasion her Head of Department asked her to bring him some...
  40. With the machine times that you were initially...

    With the machine times that you were initially looking at, I was going to suggest that you pay a lot of attention to the router bit, but with the shorter machine times it may not be so critical. MDF,...
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    One thing I didn't mention in my previous...

    One thing I didn't mention in my previous response was the exterior fabric of the house. Our new build, completed a month ago, deteriorated into a bun fight over cladding and gaps therein. This is...
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    Built a steel framed BV house with tiled roof on...

    Built a steel framed BV house with tiled roof on a concrete slab in 1982/83 and lived in for 33 years before selling the property for development. No issues whatsoever related to the steel frame,...
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    Gaza, you don't need to upload the PDF as it is...

    Gaza, you don't need to upload the PDF as it is readily available from the HAFCO site here, so anyone can download it from the source, rather than having potential copyright issues associated with...
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    I have seen videos of this style...

    I have seen videos of this style in use and they seem to work well. Clamps between the blade and blade clamping bolt, turns on when the bade is spinning, off when it is stationary, powered by 3 LR44...
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    One possible avenue to get the pieces of screw...

    One possible avenue to get the pieces of screw out is to try and drill down their centreline with a small left handed drill bit. As the cutting edge of the drill bites into the metal, it is applying...
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    I'm not familiar with your saw model so please...

    I'm not familiar with your saw model so please take this with a grain of salt.

    If you have loosened the table mounting bolts and cannot budge the table across, it may help to mark the current...
  47. I would not be removing bearings with a grinder,...

    I would not be removing bearings with a grinder, or filing shafts to get bearings to accept them. The cutter head revolves at 5000+RPM, and everything needs to be very well balanced, any slight...
  48. Thread: Aquarama

    by malb
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    I have only played around with model powerboats...

    I have only played around with model powerboats with smallish glow engines and 540/550 series electrics (buggy motors basically) and quite light hulls. I am anticipating that your hull might be...
  49. Thread: Aquarama

    by malb
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    Interesting project and some nice work. How big...

    Interesting project and some nice work. How big is the boat and what do you intend to power it with? Fairly gutsy servo for the rudder?
  50. Hello and welcome Woodamateur. I am not sure...

    Hello and welcome Woodamateur.

    I am not sure where your issue is. Were you trying to remove the cutter head from the shaft? My unit has been in storage for 4 years now and my memory of the shaft...
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