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  1. The MFT3 and TS55 will get you right to the line....

    The MFT3 and TS55 will get you right to the line.

    It works best with a jig to automate the cuts.

    Cleanup on very small pieces can be done with a jig and a belt sander laid on its side.

    I...
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    LOVE those monster barrel nuts. I've been...

    LOVE those monster barrel nuts.

    I've been thinking of several ways to join my bench, but the commercial offerings are sad, stingy and small.

    These, however, are MEATY and have HEFT.

    Super...
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    N.S.W. Received with thanks. The way it was packaged...

    Received with thanks.

    The way it was packaged is outrageous! It would have survived the Russian invasion.
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    These buildings are technological marvels. It...

    These buildings are technological marvels.

    It baffles me why they build only one.

    The factories can make one, then they could do 10 or 100.

    Given the housing crises, this seems like the...
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    m is the international standard symbol for...

    m is the international standard symbol for Mystery.

    Its an arbitrary volume, describing mindboggling volumes outside the ken of peons, very similar in usage to the more commonly known Australian...
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    Carbonite! Haha! silly me, thats Star Wars and...

    Carbonite! Haha! silly me, thats Star Wars and what Han Solo was encased in :)

    Carbonate! :)

    Yes carbonate :)
  7. Thread: Briquettes

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    So true. Sarcasm aside, I saw on the site the...

    So true.

    Sarcasm aside, I saw on the site the the RUF that they suggest all kinds of things: cotton, hay, sawdust, woodchips, bark, tobacco, straw and something called Miscanthus.

    I'd imagine...
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    This is pretty real, isn't it. The numbers...

    This is pretty real, isn't it.

    The numbers boggle ones mind.

    It solidifies to me the absolute horror we have created. It may get to a point where we have NO CHOICE but to start driving these...
  9. Thread: Briquettes

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    Being a woodworking forum.... :)

    Being a woodworking forum.... :)
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    Saline Water-Based Mineralization Pathway for Gigatonne-Scale CO2 Management

    Saline Water-Based Mineralization Pathway for Gigatonne-Scale CO2 Management

    Another one for the cynics here! Ill convert you grumpy curmudgeons yet! :)

    This one reacts the huge quanta of CO2...
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    I live in a new subdivision of Canberra. ...

    I live in a new subdivision of Canberra.

    EVERYTHING is either pre-fab pine trusses, LVL or ply overlay.

    LEGO houses :)

    I follow a dutch company and also read an industry magazine called...
  12. Thread: Briquettes

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    There are two here in Canberra. First is at...

    There are two here in Canberra.

    First is at Thors Hammer. It was built as a side project, repaired 300 times, then finally replaced with a commercial machine called a RUF. This was done as it...
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    These look like great fun to make. Ive seen a...

    These look like great fun to make.

    Ive seen a few made with toggle clamps and they seem to have quite a grip.

    These pictures from my treasure-stash might give a little inspiration...
    ...
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    here is another tech that will be useful: High...

    here is another tech that will be useful: High Hopes claims stratospheric breakthrough in direct air CO2 capture

    These things can remove a ton a day of CO2 at USD$50 a ton.

    Nice! Good article...
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    Interested as it something I've been considering...

    Interested as it something I've been considering for ages.

    We've a million photos on film. Getting them onto digital and backed up would be a decent project....

    Something like this perhaps? ...
  16. Coloured leather - Kangaroo - a new source - FYI

    Something to consider...

    Karmine leather craft are newish and have a decent selection of veg dyed kangaroo leathers.

    They are 0.8mm to 1.3mm so should be good for boxes where pig-skin splits...
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    https://www.brimarc.com/downloads/953432_manual.pd...

    https://www.brimarc.com/downloads/953432_manual.pdf

    Page 23 part A31 VR ....

    It looks to be just a 240v variable resistor. I'd wager one could blast it out with compressed air. Some shellite...
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    Like a teenager :)

    Like a teenager :)
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    SOLD: mmmm. Severely tempting!

    mmmm. Severely tempting!
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    I'm disappointed with the lack of solar and wind...

    I'm disappointed with the lack of solar and wind generation in those charts above.

    Obviously nobody is going to invest in a turbine if the price doesn't support it, but that may be because the...
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    Green power

    511543
  22. A cheap set of spring metal feeler gauges...

    A cheap set of spring metal feeler gauges, find one that fits, wrap it around and tap/hammer it in.... or snip a section into the available gap. I seriously doubt it will affect the...
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    N.S.W. Not a sausage. :( I messaged him yesterday...

    Not a sausage. :(

    I messaged him yesterday morning.
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    The music is always in my head. :)

    The music is always in my head. :)
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    hehe. Look at this thing.... 1000 watt motors,...

    hehe. Look at this thing....

    1000 watt motors, 35km distance and 50km/h... kogan.com

    It would be excellent fun.

    Battery minibikes, scooters and motorcycle like things are certainly part of...
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    VERY smart. This is apparently a thing here in...

    VERY smart.

    This is apparently a thing here in Canberra too.

    Parking here is a bit contentious. People see it as a country town and the idea of paying for parking is an obscenity.
    ...
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    This is INCREDIBLY smart. When I was in Sydney...

    This is INCREDIBLY smart.

    When I was in Sydney I was bopped from behind coming down onto the Spit bridge from Warringa (the left corner with that hideous blind street). Car was in the shop for a...
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    Isn't that curious. I would have thought the...

    Isn't that curious.

    I would have thought the BS would be the safest. Its highly predictable, easy to use, doesn't fling things out as the "cut" is downward (generalisation), the cuts are neat and...
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    N.S.W. Ill take the Crosscut tenon saw. Shame that...

    Ill take the Crosscut tenon saw.

    Shame that BEM grabbed the Rip tenon saw, but if that falls through, I'll take that too.

    Post (or I can courier collect) to Wright 2611.

    Evan
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    Big Storage - Long term - Real Cheap

    another solution for long term storage is available: Rechargeable Molten Salt Battery Freezes Energy in Place for Long-Term Storage - Scientific American

    and here is the in-depth non-pap paper: A...
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    Bunnings have them. If you talk to the service...

    Bunnings have them.

    If you talk to the service desk they'll keep them for a time if you guarantee to come get them.

    Otherwise they are put "out the back" and sold in the scraps bin for a...
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    are they going to use a stent? My grandmother...

    are they going to use a stent?

    My grandmother had TWO of these done (she passed at 101). Didn't tell the family until after the event.

    They put a flexible rod into her groin, guided it up an...
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    RB's solution is neat. I assume the inside of...

    RB's solution is neat.

    I assume the inside of the leg has "tracks" routered into the timber for the metal knobs to follow? (or it probably just self guides on the insides of the timber tube!)
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    I don't have a TS any more :( but when I did, for...

    I don't have a TS any more :( but when I did, for years I found myself thinking of these as the two most important steps.

    All the others were mechanical and built in to a design... but I always...
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    Agh! Rustynail beat me to it. Its silica. ...

    Agh! Rustynail beat me to it.

    Its silica.

    Happens in car finishes. Fisheyes are the bane of car refinishers and introducing silica into a shop can result in someone being shot.

    Simple...
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    Bench - moving, retractable castors

    I saw this video which seemed like a good idea.

    The castors hinge down and lock in place. Its elegant. The latch keeps them in place when lowered.

    If the end were covered it could be made...
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    My thoughts on Parfix haven't changed: Parfix PVA...

    My thoughts on Parfix haven't changed: Parfix PVA Wood Glue

    I'd regard it as pure evil.

    My favourite is TB1, but one has to be damned quick with it, but its excellent.

    I have several...
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    I suspect there will be a fair bit of this. I...

    I suspect there will be a fair bit of this.

    I did it after having watched a few youtubes and finding a service manual on b-ok.org .... so it wasn't just an attack-with-spanners thing. I was weary...
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    Ah! I know! A friend of mine bought an...

    Ah! I know!

    A friend of mine bought an original Toyota PRIUS second hand. It was a classic "little old lady car" that didn't have a scratch.... $1500

    FAR OUT!

    Problem was the battery was...
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    I think cars are going to go the same way as...

    I think cars are going to go the same way as planes - there will be a transition.

    Think about Sydney cars during peak hour, creeping along all burning fuel. Its madness. A combo-car with a battery...
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    Video two in the series of "end gain gluing and...

    Video two in the series of "end gain gluing and strengths"


    https://youtu.be/2-cCCdwEhg4
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    Various Joints - strengths and tests

    This mad lad went and did some "science" to determine which is the strongest joint.

    There is a good selection: box, mitre, splined mitre, dovetail, lamello, domino, dowelled and butt.

    Guess...
  43. They are right only twice a day? :)

    They are right only twice a day? :)
  44. Thread: gloss on MDF

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    Just have them post it to you. Haymes is sold in...

    Just have them post it to you. Haymes is sold in heaps of places. The Paint Place is where I grab mine (or used to!)
  45. Thread: gloss on MDF

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    Thats it. Same stuff. Sealer, filler,...

    Thats it.

    Same stuff. Sealer, filler, undercoat.

    Its great, it goes under everything.

    On painting, I hate water based finishes. Undercoats are fine, but finishes just dont flow properly. ...
  46. Thread: gloss on MDF

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    I did a good writeup on painting MDF. I did...

    I did a good writeup on painting MDF.

    I did HUGE quantities of it when I was doing kids furniture on commish for retailers.

    Let me find it.

    Here: Help wanted High Gloss finish on MDF?
    Here:...
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    For 2FA I use Authy. Its free across all...

    For 2FA I use Authy. Its free across all platforms: Authy | Two-factor Authentication (2FA) App & Guides

    On internet passwords, I simply use the embedded password manager in Brave Browser. Its an...
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    Cubism Competition 2022 - woodpixel

    It would BEHOOVE me not to enter a cube competition with a name like Woodpixel.

    I have three ideas, all I can do on my little balcony.

    Not sure if I'll enter the 250mm cube or the 500mm cube.
    ...
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    I took a good look at hydrogen cars today. ...

    I took a good look at hydrogen cars today.

    There is not much more to them than a regular electric car.

    There is a storage tank, a Hydrogen membrane to convert it to electrons, then to shove...
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    Well, my ranting and raving are for naught - my...

    Well, my ranting and raving are for naught - my ideas are hardly novel!

    A quick DuckDuckGo shows there are PLENTY of H2 generators and H-to-e power units!

    H2 Energy Offers Affordable Hydrogen...
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