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    Something to operate blinds, curtains or shutters...

    Something to operate blinds, curtains or shutters perhaps?
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    My limit for hand grinding is ~5mm, for sizes...

    My limit for hand grinding is ~5mm, for sizes between 5 and 3mm I use my drill drill sharpener.
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    Yep - never too late. One of the most pleasant...

    Yep - never too late.

    One of the most pleasant things I did when I first retired about 9 years ago was assist a female friend in setting up a workshop.
    She had been dabbling with small pieces...
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    Oh we have seen many more powerful that this one....

    Oh we have seen many more powerful that this one. The Krakatoa eruption sonic boom echoed right around the world 3 times. The way the atmosphere focusses the pressure waves if the wave goes far...
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    Why cant you just sharpen them? :2tsup: ...

    Why cant you just sharpen them?


    :2tsup:

    FWIW I have about 8 sets of HSS twist ranging from 0.4 mm to about 28 mm.
    One of the best thing in my deceased FIL's shed was a couple of boxes full...
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    That Sutton set is made of HSS (M2 steel) coated...

    That Sutton set is made of HSS (M2 steel) coated with Titanium compound which is harder than HSS and has a lower coefficient of friction than straight HSS. Being harder means the bit should stay...
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    If the knife breaks and fall onto the blade you...

    If the knife breaks and fall onto the blade you could end up with a high speed projectile headed your way. My guess is, with a high surface area to weight ratio a piece of acrylic riving knife...
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    If there is the slightest breeze any fine dust...

    If there is the slightest breeze any fine dust will ride the breezes away from your shed. The half residence time of fine dust is about 30 minutes so even a 1km/hr breez will disperse the dust a long...
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    If there is the slightest breeze any fine dust...

    If there is the slightest breeze any fine dust will ride the breezes away from your shed. The half residence time of fine dust is about 30 minutes so even a 1km/hr breez will disperse the dust a long...
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    I can do it for you. PM me for details. BTW...

    I can do it for you.
    PM me for details.

    BTW the MWF is still very active.
    Currently there are 39 members on line and there have been more than 50 active threads in the last week.

    EDIT:...
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    I got my 12" contractor saw in 2006 and removed...

    I got my 12" contractor saw in 2006 and removed the stock splitter/OH guard a few months later as I wanted to improve OH dust extraction. I replaced the guard with a stock Big Gulp Hood on a stock...
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    We've been cutting up some Red Ironbark at the...

    We've been cutting up some Red Ironbark at the tree loppers yard.

    This was one log.
    It didn't seem all that much harder compared to what else we've been cutting, eg Tuart and Spotted Gum, but it...
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    Have a look here....

    Have a look here.
    https://www.woodworkforums.com/f200/baffle-box-muffler-dc-enclosures-193797?highlight=Baffle
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    I think the wheels are Al so magnets will not...

    I think the wheels are Al so magnets will not help.

    Technical fix.

    Fill the holes with JB weld or similar and note the weight of JB Weld used.

    Then make an equivalent weight/radius steam...
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    The actual shape (height and width) of tidal wave...

    The actual shape (height and width) of tidal wave that strikes a coast depends on a bunch of factors one being the shape of the seafloor in between the initial earthquake centre. A tidal wave might...
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    Sorry _ didn't read all of your post :)

    Sorry _ didn't read all of your post :)
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    Are you referring to the compressed air filter?...

    Are you referring to the compressed air filter?

    If so that would have been about 15 years ago so I don't remember what the filter was.
    Maybe have a look on line?

    I remember it being expensive...
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    FWIW A muffler will only work on a cyclone. If...

    FWIW A muffler will only work on a cyclone.

    If you have to house your DC inside your shed build a sound reducing cupboard inside the shed and put the DC inside that and then if possible vent the...
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    Itís a cover for the back of an LED spotlight.

    Itís a cover for the back of an LED spotlight.
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    I got my contractor saw in 2006 and took the...

    I got my contractor saw in 2006 and took the splitter off a few months later and replaced the stock OH dust guard with a Big gulp hood on the end of a dust picker arm. I added a Pc shroud to the Big...
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    Yeah, nah . . . and way too much MDF in last...

    Yeah, nah . . . and way too much MDF in last nights prog.
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    The locking mechanism (large double hole steel...

    The locking mechanism (large double hole steel washer/plate) and shorter slots on the Welder looks pretty well impossible to defeat. I was referring to long slots and just a screw head holding a...
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    I had a quick look but cannot find it, perhaps...

    I had a quick look but cannot find it, perhaps other might remember where it was.
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    The long slots in your knife worry me. Not...

    The long slots in your knife worry me.

    Not long ago there was post from a member who was using slotted riving knife and it struck the blade and the blade tore it out of the slots and fired it...
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    AS soon as any air is being pulled by the wearer...

    AS soon as any air is being pulled by the wearer through the N95 mask that means the pressure inside the mask is lower than atmosphere and more likely to leak round the edges. Thats why some people...
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    Yes it's very nice. Its not my gear though. I...

    Yes it's very nice.
    Its not my gear though.
    I get access through assisting with maintenance.
    And I get to see some very interesting bits and pieces.
    But I need to start thinking about stopping...
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    When using an Alaskan I rotated very few logs,...

    When using an Alaskan I rotated very few logs, what I tended to do was just cut slabs and transferred these to a pair of saw horses and cut boards or posts using a second chainsaw or circular saw. We...
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    Good idea about a roof over the mill - then you...

    Good idea about a roof over the mill - then you could mill rain-hail or shine. At the tree loppers yard we have a 36" bandsaw mill outside under some Spotted gums that are nice and shady but I won't...
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    AS EJ says, breathing is not a uniform airflow...

    AS EJ says, breathing is not a uniform airflow activity. For about half a breath there's no air going in but rather its going out, this at least doubles the air flow requirement during the "in" part...
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    An alternative to a carriage rail chainsaw mill...

    An alternative to a carriage rail chainsaw mill is this style which uses an Alaskan in a collapsible frame. If you already have an alaskan it requires relatively little additional construction

    I...
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    The day after you finish making it you'll find a...

    The day after you finish making it you'll find a tree that's too big for it. :D



    It sounds like you don't need to have it on a trailer then, which will make things a lot easier. If that is the...
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    I don't use one but I have seen a couple and they...

    I don't use one but I have seen a couple and they both had the rails on top of the trailer frame.

    Chainsaw mills on a rolling frame have the advantage of not needing to be lifted on/off logs but I...
  33. I agree about the ALOX wheel - if you have spares...

    I agree about the ALOX wheel - if you have spares go for it.

    Just after I posted yesterday I also thought of a dremel :)

    As for quickly creating a hollow, a round flap wheel in a drill night...
  34. I'm pretty sure white wheels are the same - a...

    I'm pretty sure white wheels are the same - a minimum speed is needed otherwise lots of grit is lost for relatively little metal removal



    A decent grinder should not make that much noise...
  35. Thread: Natural Sculpture

    by BobL
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    Natural Sculpture

    I've been milling logs with a big bandsaw at the tree loppers yard and come across all sorts of interesting pieces of wood.
    I mainly turn logs into billets by basically cutting off the irregular...
  36. Thread: router tables

    by BobL
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    My router setup is here. ...

    My router setup is here.

    https://www.woodworkforums.com/f200/ducting-update-205361#post1953623

    this was set up as a temporary fix, 6 years later this is still how I use it.
    I'm not a big...
  37. Most people do not realize that CBN wheels have...

    Most people do not realize that CBN wheels have an optimum speed range of 15-30 m/s which works out to between 2800 to 5600 rpm on an 8" wheel.

    Optimum means "most steel removed for least...
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    My concern with these devices (especially the...

    My concern with these devices (especially the cheaper ones) is that they may not always supply enough air to provide sufficient over pressure to keep dust out when inhaling. This is especially the...
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    New Covid Checkin App

    Just spent 1 and 3/4 hours sorting this new App out. This one has just been released here in WA (ServiceWA) and does the, QR code checkin linked to Vax certificate and G2G pass.

    I downloaded the...
  40. Thread: Shed Overhaul

    by BobL
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    With us its more like the reverse ie getting into...

    With us its more like the reverse ie getting into a car when its +40+ļC.
    Very few of our garages are insulated so the closest to this would be houses with underground garages although the typical...
  41. More efficient than a Bug Gulp" with a...

    More efficient than a Bug Gulp" with a constrictive 100mm ports is a Bell Mouth Hood (BMH), especially when connected to 6" ducting and a decent DC.

    https://youtu.be/xjtHCmR-N3M

    BMH offer near...
  42. Thread: Shed Overhaul

    by BobL
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    I sent years building so called dust proof...

    I sent years building so called dust proof rooms/labs and its MUCH harder than it seems.

    To start with we need to determined which way you are referring - stop dust getting in or out? or is it...
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    I can't see how you would incorporate an "auto...

    I can't see how you would incorporate an "auto rise and fall" mechanism that lifts the hood when wood get poked under the guard and falls back down after the wood has passed.

    If you are going to...
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    I wouldn't recommend it for the following...

    I wouldn't recommend it for the following reasons.
    The first reason is that the column of swirling dust generated inside a vertical filter and collection bag is that this creates a basic cyclonic...
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    Nothing I can think of. Sorry don't...

    Nothing I can think of.



    Sorry don't understand what you mean.
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    This photo showing "air streamers" show where...

    This photo showing "air streamers" show where bristles can be useful.

    Below is with no air being extracted from the OH guard
    Air gets sucked IN from the back and side gaps alongside the blade and...
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    Boat winch and some pieces of water pipe as...

    Boat winch and some pieces of water pipe as rollers for the sloped driveway, and just the pipes once inside the shed.
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    by BobL
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    It sounds Water or moisture has got into the...

    It sounds Water or moisture has got into the ducted heating system electrics.

    Unplug the heater and use a multimeter to check heater plug resistance between Active and Earth and report back...
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    I made lots of round handled things before I got...

    I made lots of round handled things before I got a lathe.

    These are made from WA redgum using a spokeshave
    505906
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    It might collect the dust on one side but very...

    It might collect the dust on one side but very little from the other.
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