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    Have you seen this....

    Have you seen this.
    http://www.tocact.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Timberspeciesandproperties.pdf
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    Specific gravity at 12% is only what what...

    Specific gravity at 12% is only what what moisture meters use but that won't necessarily be the SG or densities available our presented in books or tables. The likelihood of the SG for your piece of...
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    There are apparently 700 Euc species just in WA,...

    There are apparently 700 Euc species just in WA, and 200 in the rest of Australia. OK most of them are no more than stunted shrubs.

    The densities of eucalyptus can be highly variable (the first...
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    VFD Video presentation

    Yesterday I did a 75 minute Zoom video presentation direct from my shed for the Mens Sheds of WA video series.
    It was recorded and is now on youtube.

    The title is a bit misleading - I do mention...
  5. Here is a picture of the CSIRO wool filter ...

    Here is a picture of the CSIRO wool filter

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    Here is the inventor
    https://blog.csiro.au/meet-the-researcher-dr-jurg-schutz/

    As usual production will probably be shifted off shore :(
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    Poll: That's based mainly on the efficiency on the...

    That's based mainly on the efficiency on the average cloth mask media but there's a lot more to it that this,



    Fitting issues lead to masks having two efficiencies - one is efficiency with...
  7. I just looked at my box of Miniso supposedly...

    I just looked at my box of Miniso supposedly Japanese surgical which I have tested and they are indeed very good masks.

    On the box it says in large print:
    Manufactured for : Miniso Japan...
  8. There are plenty of wool masks out there (some...

    There are plenty of wool masks out there (some will even say they are not N95 or P2 masks) but these are not the ones I and referring to. The filter media was announced just week or two ago. I think...
  9. BTW just because the Package sAYS "NOT MADE IN...

    BTW just because the Package sAYS "NOT MADE IN CHINA" doesn't means much.
    Chances are the filter media will still be made in china.

    There is a prototype "woollen filter" media that has recently...
  10. From a post in Redit Medical masks NOT made in...

    From a post in Redit
    Medical masks NOT made in China? : avoidchineseproducts




    Good luck at finding any.

    This may also be of use
    Counterfeit Respirators / Misrepresentation of...
  11. Thread: 2hp 3 phase motor

    by BobL
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    WANTED:TAS The price of used 3P motors seems to have jumped...

    The price of used 3P motors seems to have jumped significantly and their availability almost dried up in the last few years.

    10 years or so ago when VFDs were relatively rare I was picking up...
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    Poll: 1) Unless working in an enclosed/unventilated...

    1) Unless working in an enclosed/unventilated space with heavily infected persons, lone viral particles are relatively rare and have a shorter lifetime in air than if they are in water droplet or...
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    Could be a good size but long term the PVC would...

    Could be a good size but long term the PVC would eventually harden - probably need something more flexible like silicone tubing of some kid.

    I now realize its going to be of limited use for WW as...
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    Those really small bits can't really be used in a...

    Those really small bits can't really be used in a standard router situation as they usually require precision slow feeding on metal mill of some kind.
    Routers have too much weight (inertia) and the...
  15. The sanding sealer is most likely preventing the...

    The sanding sealer is most likely preventing the wood from absorbing the oil.

    Problem is now even if the oil is wiped off and the sanding sealer sanded off some of the sealer will have penetrated...
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    What size (dam and depth) are you after? If...

    What size (dam and depth) are you after?

    If these dimensions are small enough something from a Dremel might suit.

    I should also be possible for someone with a tool and cutter grinder (metal...
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    Here is a pic of that box of plane parts I...

    Here is a pic of that box of plane parts I referred to above.
    The box contained 2 5's, 3 3s and the 78 Carter. Plus loads of other bobs and bobs but not enough to make a complete plan.

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    Revisited another mens shed this morning to...

    Revisited another mens shed this morning to advise on a lingering fine dust problem.
    A thin layer of fFine dust settling out over everything.

    Smallish shed surrounded by inner suburban housing...
  19. Thread: Leveling a garden

    by BobL
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    For a moment I envisaged an existing garden...

    For a moment I envisaged an existing garden needing a demolition.

    In that case I could lend you my dogs.
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  20. Thread: Need a knee

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    good to hear its back on track and hope it all...

    good to hear its back on track and hope it all goes well.
  21. Interesting "sauce of different" duct fittings

    "Sauce" came up on autocorrect so I left it there :)

    Don't know how well they will fit standard PVC ducting etc but this might be useful to some people.

    Exhaust Fans, Heat Transfer, Sub Floor |...
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    I'm think more about making than buying.

    I'm think more about making than buying.
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    Interesting Vac head

    Not sure where it could be used in the shed but the idea is interesting.

    VacuuMax

    It shows a video of vacuuming the dust out of a box full of washers - I guess that's one/.
  24. Clearout raises some important issues, and while...

    Clearout raises some important issues, and while it's not the same type of operation the number a variety of personality clashes I saw and experienced at Mens Sheds does have some relevance. Most...
  25. Really? - my laptop has a 1TB SSD and is being...

    Really? - my laptop has a 1TB SSD and is being written to multiple times a day. Is there a difference between internal and external SSDs?
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    coasting time for grinders

    Finally gave away my green grinding wheel that I bought about 10 years ago as I haven't used it since I added a diamond disc to the side of my first CBN wheel.

    In the green wheels place I have...
  27. They also get special insurance deals through the...

    They also get special insurance deals through the association.



    This could be trickier than it sounds but good luck anyway. :)
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    Insurance.
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    I have successfully used, various thin cardboards...

    I have successfully used, various thin cardboards eg from a cereal box, covers from exercise books, lino, used high grit number ROS sanding discs, and old school blotting paper.

    I once made a car...
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    Here's a side by side with my old Stanley...

    Here's a side by side with my old Stanley (belonged originally to my Uncle who gave it to me in 1967) and the 78 "Carter" I'm R&Ring

    The differences look like the handle krinkling handle pattern...
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    Thanks guys, I reckon Malb has also provided...

    Thanks guys,

    I reckon Malb has also provided lots of help over the years.

    Then there's also a bunch of members that contribute regularly by welcoming and helping newbies with basic forum...
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    Thanks Ian - that is very kind - I will ask said...

    Thanks Ian - that is very kind - I will ask said friend.
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    Yeah thanks Dan have just found that site myself.

    Yeah thanks Dan have just found that site myself.
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    Thanks Ian The blu rebate has an "A78" marking...

    Thanks Ian

    The blu rebate has an "A78" marking on one side and a "WS B'ham, England" on the other.
  35. Something to think about is that while natural...

    Something to think about is that while natural wood appeals to woodies and a few people, most people will not care much about natural wood frames.

    If you want a "budget" sideline for larger...
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    Thanks for the responses Bill and Ian - much...

    Thanks for the responses Bill and Ian - much appreciated.

    I do intend to use my 78 but would like to keep the original threads if I can.

    Interestingly both my working 78 and the one I'm...
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    Sticky: Thanks for that nice clear explanation - yes I...

    Thanks for that nice clear explanation - yes I eventually remembered this (had to drag it back from long lost memories).
    Some time after the start of this thread I made small dyno to test HP...
  38. Thread: Wifi Boosters

    by BobL
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    Unfortunately that didn't work, long narrow house...

    Unfortunately that didn't work, long narrow house has 3 levels and multi pitch corro iron roof plus foil insulation so no shed or back yard reception at all when basestation in roof cavity.

    The...
  39. My son uses one of these. USB 3.0 Docking...

    My son uses one of these.
    USB 3.0 Docking Station with LID for 2.5" and 3.5" SATA Drive- black colour | eBay

    but he is constantly covering/testing/hacking drives so it's not exactly a caddy.
    ...
  40. Thread: Wifi Boosters

    by BobL
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    Now I have 3 of them! There's something...

    Now I have 3 of them!

    There's something "anti-wireless" about shape of our house (long/narrow) and the "damp" in our 100 year old soft clay bricks that blocks WIFI, so to cover the whole house...
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    Anyone can wear pretty much anything in Luton as...

    Anyone can wear pretty much anything in Luton as the weather is relatively mild so there's not much of a joke there.

    The real joke is when westerners first went to the middle east or the Aussie...
  42. Thread: Wifi Boosters

    by BobL
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    Thanks Chris. Last night I tested how the new...

    Thanks Chris.

    Last night I tested how the new WIFI base station and the VFDs played together by holding my mobile right next to several VFDs running motors while the mobile was playing a you tube...
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    I agree, the Neis handles are a a real cut above...

    I agree, the Neis handles are a a real cut above the cheaper ones that are around. The weight of them alone says they have more of something in them than just plastic. I'm not going to buy the cheap...
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    78 rebate plane lever cap screw

    I'm resurrecting and old 78 rebate plane and there's no lever cap screw.
    It looks like the screw is 1/4" BSW and a 1/4" BSW will start but only progress about 2 turns.

    Looking at my other 78, the...
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    SWMBO sleeps well into mid morning if she gets...

    SWMBO sleeps well into mid morning if she gets the chance whereas I usually get up around 5am and sometimes times avail myself too he opportunity to go a 24 hour supermarket when there's very few...
  46. Thread: Wifi Boosters

    by BobL
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    A few weeks back I gave a Zoom presentation from...

    A few weeks back I gave a Zoom presentation from my shed and while the WIFI connection was OK from the wood work end of the shed (where i did most of there presentation) it was less than adequate...
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    It sounds like your setup is better than most I...

    It sounds like your setup is better than most I have seen, but with respect to invisible dust my testing of dust removal by fans that blow has been underwhelming. Its a bit like herding cats and...
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    The light and dark shading on alternate teeth...

    The light and dark shading on alternate teeth suggests so.

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    At the risk of sounding like a broken record :)...

    At the risk of sounding like a broken record :) (and for the sake of any newbies reading this) the primary use of a DC is to deal with wood dust that cannot be seen, the stuff that can be seen is far...
  50. Thread: Bench vice jaws

    by BobL
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    An old school engineering buddy old me how he...

    An old school engineering buddy old me how he changed all his vice jaws to mild steel as this produces less damage to object being held.
    If they get damaged Mild steel is cheap and they can easily...
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