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    A chain grinder can be used on standard rakers...

    A chain grinder can be used on standard rakers but for a number of reasons I stopped using grinders on most of my chains.

    1) I don't file my cutters to the same length (I stopped doing that back...
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    Here is my testing of these filters....

    Here is my testing of these filters.
    https://www.woodworkforums.com/f200/flow-loss-using-dust-deputy-206585/4#post1962225

    The first part of the post involves using a Dust deputy. Skip to the...
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    It's not necessarily the same factory. Because...

    It's not necessarily the same factory.

    Because of a lack of IP regs, budget tool/machine (in fact pretty well everything) plans/templates and even castings are blatantly copied so everything looks...
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    Remove and fit a bell mouth hood - see sticky at...

    Remove and fit a bell mouth hood - see sticky at top of duct forum one how to modify a generic 2HP DC. If you don't make the mod then the 6" ducting will be wasted. Also 6" ducting should right up to...
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    Yep, had another blood test and my Ca and Ace...

    Yep, had another blood test and my Ca and Ace levels are still up so specialist said restart the higher doses of Cortisone and Pacquenil, and Blood tests every two weeks. I started taking the higher...
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    All the term "Stainless Steel" (SS) means is that...

    All the term "Stainless Steel" (SS) means is that it usually contains more chromium than other steels which makes it rust resistant (NB not necessarily rust proof). As a result there are almost as...
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    GORE WARNING Wood working gear can be very deceptive in terms...

    Wood working gear can be very deceptive in terms of injury rates.

    More pro wood workers are injured by both TS and BS , 30% and 8% respectively for pros, versus 18 and 5% for Amateurs.
    This is of...
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    That is not my understanding - over the last few...

    That is not my understanding - over the last few years industrial diamonds as used on grinding wheels have become relatively inexpensive and are not the same as CBN which is more expensive than...
  9. Thread: Bell mouth hoods

    by BobL
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    There have been quite a few investigations into...

    There have been quite a few investigations into the optimum shape which in the papers I have read is supposed to be a long trombone shape but that is impractical to use in a workshop or in the...
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    We had the same prob with out previous dog but...

    We had the same prob with out previous dog but fortunately there were only 5 steps. I found a crappy piece of ordinary old carpet and cut off a strip about 250 mm wide and screwed it to one side of...
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    A local steel merchant has some very interesting...

    A local steel merchant has some very interesting shapes of scrap available from time to time.
    They do a lot of laser cutting of holes in various materials so they generate lot of scrap discs. in...
  12. Thread: record vice

    by BobL
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    Yep you have to get rid of oil and grease. I'd...

    Yep you have to get rid of oil and grease.
    I'd do something like.

    Take it apart
    Wipe off excess grease and oil.
    Simmer in large pot with some cheap detergent (clothes washing detergent) is...
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    You could be right Neil, except it's just rewet...

    You could be right Neil, except it's just rewet my appetite for it :oo:

    I also decided to measure my rakers on that chain I was using to mill the Sheoak and found they were way too high so no...
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    Thanks for the review Neil - v very in treating....

    Thanks for the review Neil - v very in treating.


    My 180g CBN wheel is almost 5 years old and is currently removing tool steel a lot slower than it did when it was new.
    Some of this may be due...
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    Where possible I have this weird thing that while...

    Where possible I have this weird thing that while making a tool it helps to make itself. I did this with my bench by assembling the basic frame then added the vice and use the vice while making the...
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    I've had two of these on my bench since early...

    I've had two of these on my bench since early 2006. They started out OK to begin with but recently I've noticed the vice on the front of the bench (which has had about 100x more use than the one on...
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    I found it quite easy to do the glue up with the...

    I found it quite easy to do the glue up with the vice on the bench. Just slip a piece of glad wrap in between the leather pieces so they don't stick together.
  18. The problem with epoxies is that they are...

    The problem with epoxies is that they are insulators so don't conduct heat all that well. The way around this would be to use as thin a layer of epoxy as possible and to use a high temperature metal...
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    Welcome aboard. I like panoramic landscape...

    Welcome aboard.

    I like panoramic landscape photography. Used to have a website with some of my stuff on it but I haven't done much in this space for about 10 years.

    I negotiated with SWMBO...
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    Some small timber milling

    Finally got back to some milling with my small chainsaw mill. The milling jobs I have agreed to over the last few months have started to pile up and felt like I really needed to move on them. These...
  21. The parts are still available separately. The...

    The parts are still available separately.
    The naked CV1800 cyclone unit costs about $700 see Accessories and Spare Parts | Clearvueoz.com.au
    BUT
    What are you going to drive it with?.
    It has to be...
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    I was told this trick a few years back but when I...

    I was told this trick a few years back but when I tried it with the masking tape I had available it was tad too thick and left too much of a gap so I use ordinary sticky tape. I use only one layer.
  23. I can understand the use of ceramic guides on BS...

    I can understand the use of ceramic guides on BS in terms of wear but I do wonder about the claims that ceramic guides runs cooler comes from as the Thermal conductivity (TC) of most ceramics is only...
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    Both the links to the cork bonded rubber in this...

    Both the links to the cork bonded rubber in this thread are from Swift.
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    The $26 sheet is cork bonded with SBR If you...

    The $26 sheet is cork bonded with SBR


    If you want something that can handle a higher load and hence a higher grip try this one.
    Premium Grade Nitrile Bonded Cork Gasket Material - 2mm x 510mm x...
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    I completely agree about the need for flexible...

    I completely agree about the need for flexible flexy in some situations. One situation is on the blade guard of my TS. It does not rise easily more than about 100 mm above the table so have to be...
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    Yep - I turn mine on a WW lathe to get a really...

    Yep - I turn mine on a WW lathe to get a really close tight fit.
  28. Thread: want one of these

    by BobL
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    Here's one I made in 2010...

    Here's one I made in 2010
    https://www.woodworkforums.com/f67/constant-smell-bbq-sauce-113266#post1111997

    The whole thing rotates on one lazy susan bearing
  29. Thread: want one of these

    by BobL
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    Look up "tiered cake tray" on google.

    Look up "tiered cake tray" on google.
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    Both Carbatech and Timbecon have cheap 150 mm...

    Both Carbatech and Timbecon have cheap 150 mm flexy.
    I prefer the Timbecon stuff as it is LESS flexible.

    My testing has shown that super flexible flexy is less efficient than the stiffer stuff. ...
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    Dumping straight into a drum is more efficient...

    Dumping straight into a drum is more efficient BUT you will fog the area outside and downstream from your shed with wood dust. Also if there is no breeze your DC will suck some of that the fine stuff...
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    Anything like a cyclone, standard chip collector,...

    Anything like a cyclone, standard chip collector, separator, or a Thein baffle is going to significantly slow down the overall flow and not collect as much dust to begin with

    Anything like a 200L...
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    FWIW I used ordinary Sellers contact adhesive and...

    FWIW I used ordinary Sellers contact adhesive and it was still hold strong after 13 years when I decided to change the faces of one vice.
    The other vice faces are still holding strong.
    It was...
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    I don't think it matters that much. I've had have...

    I don't think it matters that much. I've had have 2 leather vices on my bench and a set of 4" leather faced jaws for my MW vice and they all have have the rough side on the outside..
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    WANTED:WA Absolutely perfect Rick. Thanks for posting the...

    Absolutely perfect Rick.
    Thanks for posting the pics.

    The fact that they are 12V instead of 18V and the slowest speeds of 0-450 rpm are just right.

    Have sent you PM

    CHEERS
    BOB
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    BMH on motor cycle engine.

    Spotted on a Ducati 750 motor cycle at recent national historic motorcycle racing meet.

    Unfortunately this bike had come off the track and sucked up a whole heap of dirt.

    462470
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    WANTED:WA A year ago I had a clean out of all my electrical...

    A year ago I had a clean out of all my electrical wires/vables and managed to reduce the 5 boxes/tubs of these down to 3. One of the types of wire I decided to get rid of was 4 core telephone cable...
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    WANTED:WA That sounds great - Will be in touch by PM.

    That sounds great - Will be in touch by PM.
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    WANTED:WA Stuffed battery power drills

    I am after two identical battery powered drills that I wanted to scavenge the motors out of.
    So the batteries can be stuffed and the chuck etc not working.
    The drills need to be identical because...
  40. Thread: Question

    by BobL
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    That pretty well sums it up.

    That pretty well sums it up.
  41. The fella on that vid has little clue on many...

    The fella on that vid has little clue on many levels about what is going on. For a start, you can safely ignore anyone still using 100 mm ducting on their cabinet and I'll bet he's never made a...
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    love all dogs especially greyhounds.

    love all dogs especially greyhounds.
  43. Thread: BobL's shed fit.

    by BobL
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    Just a quick post to let anyone know that is...

    Just a quick post to let anyone know that is interested that I have been able to reinstall most of the lost pictures from this thread.

    This thread was started in May 2011 and most of the pics...
  44. Thread: band saw mill

    by BobL
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    Thanks Rod, I don't have any suggestions but...

    Thanks Rod, I don't have any suggestions but thought knowledge of the log size might help others that do.
    Also the prospective lengths of log is worth informing members about.
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    by BobL
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    What size logs are you looking at?

    What size logs are you looking at?
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    I will make another cork and do a destruction...

    I will make another cork and do a destruction tests.

    One of the key aspects of the cork I made is the amount of pressure needed to compress the cork into the mould needs to be quite high - much...
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    The only one I would touch is the first one as...

    The only one I would touch is the first one as the cracks appear to go right through the handle.
    I'd tape up the sides and underneath and flood those cracks with a two pack epoxy, may need several...
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    Great new Lappa - sorry I didn't mean to hit the...

    Great new Lappa - sorry I didn't mean to hit the "wants pictures" button.
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    I had one of those but then SWMBO started over...

    I had one of those but then SWMBO started over using it so it suddenly stopped working.
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    Unlike the cyclone itself there should be minimal...

    Unlike the cyclone itself there should be minimal rotational movement of any air inside the bin so the air speed can drop to as low as possible to enable the finer dust to fall out of suspension. If...
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