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  1. Thread: Building a Cyclone

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    Having built the cyclone, these were the actual...

    Having built the cyclone, these were the actual costs of the major components here in Australia. Mine is a Pentz with a 18" diameter (9" exhaust)
    It is about $200 for the sheet metal for the...
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    I mill on a GT26. Make sure you have the mill on...

    I mill on a GT26. Make sure you have the mill on a good solid bed, with a nice clear path for the operator. Pushing a mill uphill is not fun. We use 2.4m * 200mm * 75mm hardwood sleepers bolted onto...
  3. Thread: Bandsaw blades

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    A trick I use when freehand sawing logs on a...

    A trick I use when freehand sawing logs on a bandsaw is to move the fence up to about 1" from the blade.
    With smaller logs it helps to keep the log from rolling.
    With larger logs (200mm to 300mm)...
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    I thinned out my lubrication mix by doubling the...

    I thinned out my lubrication mix by doubling the water in the tank, and I used a dry blade with no WD40 on it. No slippage, so burning of the tire onto the blade. I'll keep an eye on it, and think I...
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    On the subject of lubricant, we have a 10L tank....

    On the subject of lubricant, we have a 10L tank.

    I put a squirt of dish washing detergent (about a tablespoon) and a bit of chain oil into a 2L milk bottle, fill with water, give it a shake, empty...
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    "Are you using bimetal blades?" I use Lenox...

    "Are you using bimetal blades?"

    I use Lenox woodmaster_B from Henry Bros. 148" x 1.25"x 1 TPI. They are Bi-metal and I get a good run out of them.

    We have discovered 1 or 2 framing nails are...
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    Been testing out our mill in it's new location. ...

    Been testing out our mill in it's new location.

    First Photo is some 1/4 sawn London Plane. I hit 31x nails in the first leveling cut... We persevered and got a couple of usable slabs out of it. On...
  8. Thread: bandsaw mill

    by T91
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    I assume you have run a string line beside one of...

    I assume you have run a string line beside one of the rails to make sure the bed is straight and reasonably level (it hasn't been mentioned). It doesn't matter what sort of mill you have, the first...
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    I dont use moisture meters at all anymore. I cut...

    I dont use moisture meters at all anymore. I cut a sample piece. If it is a big piece, I cut it into slivers (3" * 1/2" square is good)
    weigh it (or the combined bunch of slivers), & record the...
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    balancing is relatively easy,you just need to...

    balancing is relatively easy,you just need to make up a dummy shaft

    This may help Balancing Know-How: Understanding Unbalance - YouTube

    I learned a lot here Centrifugal Blower impeller(Blower...
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    for a beginner a Laguna bx14 or a Rikon 10-326 ...

    for a beginner
    a Laguna bx14 or a Rikon 10-326

    For me I would always go for a brake pedal, so I would actually go for the Rikon 10-353 in a 14"saw
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    the wheels rims have a crown machined in if it is...

    the wheels rims have a crown machined in if it is intended to have a crown, which I believe the carbatec is supposed to have. They will also have a lip machined onto the edge.which is how you tell.
    ...
  13. Thread: Sharpening

    by T91
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    Raffan is the most pragmatic turner I know. you...

    Raffan is the most pragmatic turner I know.
    you would do well to copy his equipment Richard Raffan shapes and sharpens a bowl gouge - YouTube

    In fact use the link to watch all his videos

    T91
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    We have not used the chainsaw mill for a while,...

    We have not used the chainsaw mill for a while, but that looks to be a very practical setup at a good working height.

    For our band sawmill, I have it setup so that the height of the bunks is knee...
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    I thought I'd add a picture of how to add a...

    I thought I'd add a picture of how to add a movable "toe jack" to a mill. It is a 500Kg motorbike jack (about $70 on ebay) in a DIY cradle made of 5mm thick 2" angle, that fits between the rails....
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    That little Log Arch comfortably handles logs up...

    That little Log Arch comfortably handles logs up around 3m and about 200Kg, with 500mm between the axles. Basically you put the crossbar on the balance point of the log, run the chain under the log...
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    For those who don't have a forklift... A...

    For those who don't have a forklift...

    A little log arch can be a very useful tool. We use this one for getting urban logs out through paths & suburban side gates, as well as moving moderate...
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    I am getting Ray Halpin to put together an...

    I am getting Ray Halpin to put together an article on how to get JV to retain its colour.. It generally loses that pink with exposure to light and turns a lightish brown. If he writes the article, I...
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    for anyone who bothers with this thread this is...

    for anyone who bothers with this thread this is what Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus Virginiana) looks like, off the saw/planer
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    I am emptying the kiln tomorrow. Pretty sure I...

    I am emptying the kiln tomorrow. Pretty sure I have some 300 to 400mm wide, 50-60mm thick, 600mm to 1.8m long. DM me with some measurements specifying what you would like and Ill see what I can do. I...
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    which particular Juniper are you after. I have...

    which particular Juniper are you after. I have some Juniperis Virginiana (about 2m3) Eastern Juniper, Pencil Cedar, Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana) | My Garden Life
    and I know Chris Parkes has a...
  22. While we are on the subject of VFD's, Chris... I...

    While we are on the subject of VFD's, Chris...
    I am keen to try out a PowTran. Which model PowTran VFD are Helensburgh running?

    What size motor would you think is best for a 17" impeller? I know...
  23. On the issue of the bin.. A 240 liter bin is...

    On the issue of the bin..

    A 240 liter bin is the right size and shape to replace our 205 liter steel bins, strapped on moving trolleys. I empty a steel bin up to 4 times a day, which are a PITA to...
  24. Variable Frequency Drive, VFD Drive, 5.5KW 220V...

    Variable Frequency Drive, VFD Drive, 5.5KW 220V Phase Converter In 1 or 3 Phase | VEVOR AU
    The specs say 220/380 +/- 15%. 220 + 15% is up to 253V, so it should be OK. If not, it was an ebay...
  25. (WIP) RH Pentz cyclone, DIY 16" BC impeller & 3Kw Teco & Vevor VFD

    This thread spun off from https://www.woodworkforums.com/f200/clearvue-install-shop-layout-feedback-appreciated-243838/4#post2266546

    I (& helpers) am building a Pentz 18" cyclone at the woodcraft...
  26. You can always build your own. We built this...

    You can always build your own. We built this right hand 1.63 coned model without too much effort, incorporating rolled strengthening ribs. We used 1.0mm sheet. Currently getting around to...
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    I dragged out a few slabs of cedrus atlantica...

    I dragged out a few slabs of cedrus atlantica today and machined them up for a bloke to do a clamp rack project. The photos give a fair representation of what it looks like straight off the machine....
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    You can use cedrus atlantica for just about...

    You can use cedrus atlantica for just about anything
    This is a little shaker style table I made a couple of years back, mostly hand plane work.
    Do not put Atlas Blue Cedar through a drum sander,...
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    We use a log arch for moving logs up to 500mm...

    We use a log arch for moving logs up to 500mm diameter & 2.4m in length from peoples backyards through side gates to a place we can load them conveniently into a trailer or a ute. Our Log arch can be...
  30. Thread: Bandsaw reviews

    by T91
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    The most important thing is to make sure you can...

    The most important thing is to make sure you can change the blade successfully then set the machine up from scratch to do whatever it is you want to do.
    From experience the H&F BP255/360 guides are...
  31. Thread: Stanley number 3

    by T91
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    DONE: I have a number_3 Hobart Stanley, in the original...

    I have a number_3 Hobart Stanley, in the original box. It has the original blade, obviously. But it is more of a collectors piece than a user
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    QUEENSLAND without wishing to HiJack your thread.. Could you...

    without wishing to HiJack your thread.. Could you take some photos of your new BP cyclone set-up & post over on Dust extraction pls. I'm sure many would be interested

    tks
  33. Thread: Bandsaw Buddy

    by T91
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    everyone uses a steel ruler and a rare earth...

    everyone uses a steel ruler and a rare earth magnet (behind the blade's gullet). Less colorful but quite effective.
    Its probably even better to just do a test cut with some 1" hardwood, moving the...
  34. Thread: Re-sawing bandsaw

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    absolutely agree with riverbuilder... I would...

    absolutely agree with riverbuilder... I would choose the Rikon, if I was looking for a new 14" machine which I intended to use for re-sawing 150mm and above. The 10-326 will do the job but is light...
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    a quick question Bob.. If I put a translucent...

    a quick question Bob..

    If I put a translucent 240 litre wheelie bin under a ClearVuMax, using a double layer of 19mm MDF laminated as a plug fit in place of the plastic lid, would you expect it to...
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    We are building an 18" BP cyclone with the 1.64...

    We are building an 18" BP cyclone with the 1.64 scaled length cone from 1.0 mm cold rolled steel, in our metalworking shop, at the moment. (it took about a day to get to our current stage, which is...
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    This is the link to Bills spreadsheet...

    This is the link to Bills spreadsheet http://billpentz.com/woodworking/cyclone/cyclonespreadsheetac160629.xls
    simply put in the Hp of the motor, and the size of the ducting... it will recalculate...
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    On the subject of the stop, I don't use one when...

    On the subject of the stop, I don't use one when sharpening. The jig I use has a flat base which I can slide around the table, but in practice I move it up so the wheel is close to the tooth, then...
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    Dave_Stanton "The electric woodfast is...

    Dave_Stanton
    "The electric woodfast is definately an option. I hear people have had issue with the 3 TPI blade and replace with a 1 TPI for better gullet clearance. How has the club found it as...
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    If you'd like to pop down to Canberra for the day...

    If you'd like to pop down to Canberra for the day The ACT WoodCraft Guild has a HardwoodMills GT26, and a few logs of fraxinus pennsylvanica, some fraxinus Ocarpa, some poplar, and some eastern cedar...
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    I warmed the urethane tyres on the dashboard of a...

    I warmed the urethane tyres on the dashboard of a well beaten up ford for 30min(on a nice sunny day). It worked great.

    To put them on I wrapped the tyre to the rim with some 25mm wide...
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    I suspect you mean a Hafco BP16A W430 - BP-16A...

    I suspect you mean a Hafco BP16A W430 - BP-16A Wood Band Saw | Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse which is the link to all the printed material

    This is the direct link to the manual...
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    looking at this logically... A FIT guarantees...

    looking at this logically...

    A FIT guarantees to buy your excess electricity whenever you produce it... There is no other market on the planet that does this...

    A genuine market supplies a...
  44. I run about 7x 3/4" woodmaster_B 1.3TPI blades on...

    I run about 7x 3/4" woodmaster_B 1.3TPI blades on a Wadkin BZB20, which we get about 6 re-sharpens out of each. I re-saw various species up to around 200mm to 250mm depth most days and they do a very...
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    I glued the tires on our Wadkin detailed story...

    I glued the tires on our Wadkin detailed story here Wadkin bzb500

    It has been a successful operation. I am very pleased with the blue max tires. The thicker tires with the inbuilt crown work well,...
  46. Thread: Wadkin bzb500

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    as a bit of an update The tires arrived so......

    as a bit of an update

    The tires arrived so... off with the old tires and on with the new.
    The wheels of the wadkin BZB20 (pre-metric version of the Wadkin BZB500) are aluminium with grooves in...
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    I purchased tires from the bloke in New Jersey...

    I purchased tires from the bloke in New Jersey for our wadkin Wadkin bzb500

    The wadkin has aluminium grooved wheels which have no lip on the edge of the rim, & which had been previously butchered....
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    Just for added clarity (I hope) I sharpen the...

    Just for added clarity (I hope)

    I sharpen the bandsaw blades at the ACT Wood Craft Guild.
    I use exactly the same method, and it has been very successful process

    The only difference in the Jig...
  49. Thread: Into the Lions DEN

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    I would love to do the"big bang" approach, but...

    I would love to do the"big bang" approach, but that invariably results in major opposition due to the amounts involved attracting attention from everyone who ever had an opinion on anything. I think...
  50. Thread: Into the Lions DEN

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    photos

    The first 4 photos are the machine shop
    Photo #1 is Jeremy and Jai under the main extractor piping showing the main junction.The dangling hose is because the sawstop blade guard is off, because Jai...
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