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    Backyard Sauna build

    Ever since I spent some time in Finland I wanted to have my own sauna retreat in the back yard. It's such a relaxing feeling after a hard day to sit in the heat and then cool off afterwards.

    I...
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    OK, not looking good for the hand riveters.. I...

    OK, not looking good for the hand riveters..

    I will look at the long arm type and reconsider air-powered ones

    Thanks for the feedback
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    As I said, I did not buy a 'cheapy', at least $40...

    As I said, I did not buy a 'cheapy', at least $40 is not really what I call cheap. The gun was supposed to handle steel rivets but could not even handle 1/8" ally.
    Stanley tools = absolute rubbish....
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    Wow happyinmotion, that is an awesome solution. ...

    Wow happyinmotion, that is an awesome solution. Someone could make a few quid designing unobtainable spares for old Tritons I dare say
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    Can someone recommend a decent pop rivet gun??

    Looking for a pop rivet gun which actually works.

    Avoided the cheapies, and been through 2 Stanley models, both of these fired less than 10 rivets before jamming and becoming unusable...

    Surely...
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    That's an idea I suppose malb, but it would have...

    That's an idea I suppose malb, but it would have to be pretty sturdy as the thing is quite out of round.

    The problem with half the cheap stuff (and not only the cheap stuff) around is that it...
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    Best way to true cheap sanding drums?

    Hi

    As the thread title suggests, I have a cheap chinese set of sanding drums which I bought to use in my drill press. They are of the 'tighten the screw until rubber drum squashes out to hold...
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    Looking for advice to build a kantele

    Hi

    I am looking at a musical instrument build, this will be a kantele, which is stringed instrument traditional to Finland and the baltic countries. I have found a couple of websites for plans...
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    I take all of your points, however the estimated...

    I take all of your points, however the estimated insurance value of $850,000 is well over twice what I believe the house is worth, then I think I am correct to question this.

    Much of my...
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    Determining home insurance cover level

    Hi guys and gals,

    It's that time of year when I am about due to pay my yearly home+contents insurance premium. As usual I am looking for a way to reduce the cost, and I am wondering how people...
  11. I think we still have one at my work, I will make...

    I think we still have one at my work, I will make sure and get back to you. East coast though...
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    Have not tried to turn it, but it is generally a...

    Have not tried to turn it, but it is generally a fairly easy timber to work with. Much easier than Radiata Pine and nowhere near as hard as say, Norfolk Island Pine with those horrible knots. My...
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    Mitre 10 in Nowra still bits and pieces, no power...

    Mitre 10 in Nowra still bits and pieces, no power tools left, just Triton accessories, router bits etc. Going cheap.
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    I get the feeling that as long as people keep...

    I get the feeling that as long as people keep asking for the Triton stuff, stores like B*nnings aren't going to give it away for nothing if they can sell it at (or near) full price, because from...
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    Where did you find this?

    Where did you find this?
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    I believe it was the other way around -...

    I believe it was the other way around - Techtronic Industries chose to have a single outlet for efficiency of distribution. Bunnings will chew them up and spit them out though.
  17. Thread: Sheoak

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    There are many different species commonly known...

    There are many different species commonly known as she oak, I love the grain and colour of it, but they are all far from easy to work with. Some of them crack very badly, and when they dry out can...
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    Stop listening to that raving lunatic for a...

    Stop listening to that raving lunatic for a start.

    GMC were more than happy to deal with Bunnings when they thought that it would be the way of the future. The public has made Bunnings the...
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    Eagle try calling your own company's 1300 number...

    Eagle try calling your own company's 1300 number and then come back and tell us that people are answering the phone and that GMC is doing a great job. In case you do actually get through to someone,...
  20. Why should any store support your brand when you...

    Why should any store support your brand when you don't seem interested in selling it to them? There are a million other company reps out there who do visit even small stores and believe me it makes...
  21. Times have been tough and GMC has had some...

    Times have been tough and GMC has had some issues. I don't think they are in any more danger of going under than, say, De Walt.
  22. Just regarding Mitre 10: I can tell you that...

    Just regarding Mitre 10:

    I can tell you that Mitre 10 itself harbours much resentment about the Ryobi-Bunnings deal. Techtronic Industries will no longer sell Ryobi to Mitre 10, indeed their...
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    So are the 4-pack clamps exactly the same ones as...

    So are the 4-pack clamps exactly the same ones as in the 2-pack?

    Sometimes these multi-packs are packaged to look the same, but when you open the hermetically sealed plastic you discover that...
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    I heard of a youth perpetrating a 'laser attack'...

    I heard of a youth perpetrating a 'laser attack' upon a police helicopter being arrested last weekend. What is stupider than attacking a police helicopter with a harmless optical device? Being...
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    If you don't wish to tip out, and are sure that...

    If you don't wish to tip out, and are sure that your reading of 1.020 is correct then I would definitely go out and buy a quality dried brewing yeast, such as Safale US05 and add it to the fermenter....
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    I didn't even have luck with the old owners...I...

    I didn't even have luck with the old owners...I ordered things online from them several times, and every time there was a problem of some sort. I won't go into details, since the new owners can't be...
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    Apart from Iodophor, which can sometimes be hard...

    Apart from Iodophor, which can sometimes be hard to get hold of, there are also peroxide-based sanitisers which are equally as effective as Iodophor and don't stain like Iodophor does. One...
  28. Thread: Triton Parts

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    Ozkaban, Sorry to hear about your...

    Ozkaban,

    Sorry to hear about your misadventure, we have all done something like this!

    I have had some experience with sourcing parts from Triton in the past and they had always been fairly good...
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    Iain, you may have already sorted this out by...

    Iain, you may have already sorted this out by now, but since noone else has posted a reply I'll give it a shot.

    40 PSI is way too high for the slow carbonation technique you are using.

    There...
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    Thanks very much fellas. I feel such a fool for...

    Thanks very much fellas. I feel such a fool for not nutting this out, but I really didn't want to make a mistake with it. That was a nice link Joe, seems like plenty of rare hardware for sale there!
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    Locating optimum position for lid stay - how?

    OK,

    I am just finishing a project (storage box)and bought some nice brass stays like this:
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    Iain, how do you know that it is still...

    Iain, how do you know that it is still fermenting? Airlock activity is not a reliable indicator of fermentation! As has already been suggested the best way to judge is by a stable hydrometer...
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    Brissybrew...hmmm. I recognise that name from...

    Brissybrew...hmmm. I recognise that name from somewhere. Would that be the same Brissybrew that sells my Fridgemate controller :;

    Top product by the way!

    I spend most of my forum time on...
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    Cedar looks good with any finish! If I were...

    Cedar looks good with any finish! If I were making a coffee table/bar I would be looking for functionality. While polyurethane may not be the trendiest finish around, but it sure beats shellac...
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    Wanted: Project ideas for offcuts/scrap

    Hello users,

    I have collected (actually chosen not to dispose of) many small offcuts of cabinet timbers over the years and the pile has grown and grown. I always knew that they would come in...
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    Hi all, I just read this thread and thought I...

    Hi all,

    I just read this thread and thought I should add something, because I too have the insufferable router table with all of its flatness problems and for me the biggest issue is not the...
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    Thanks guys for all of your advice. I re-tried...

    Thanks guys for all of your advice. I re-tried with a new grinder disc, a light touch and a new attitude - success! There is no substitute for learning from your mistakes I guess - except maybe...
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    Drilling & Cutting S/S Beer Keg

    Hello all,

    This is my first post to the forums, I am a woodworker but occasionally need advice on a bit of metalwork, like now:

    Am making a brewing kettle (beermaker in my spare time as...
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