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    Thanks for the replies, Tonzeyd via Midnight mans...

    Thanks for the replies, Tonzeyd via Midnight mans link I managed to find the explanation and you are right.

    Here is Festool’s info on it Festool - Explained: M Class Dust

    I am a bit surprised...
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    I get confused by what I say myself sometimes lol...

    I get confused by what I say myself sometimes lol

    What I was meaning is that you are not creating any thermal barrier so any heating or cooling being done internally is easily lost through the...
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    That only works if you are not trying to...

    That only works if you are not trying to artificially control the temperature internally so is only of use in a shed type scenario, it is of no value to a habitable space.
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    I have no experience with the solar light but...

    I have no experience with the solar light but another option would be to just buy a solar panel, a battery and some 12v lights. It will give you at least what the solar light will give you plus light...
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    Just a note on termites and new homes ...

    Just a note on termites and new homes

    Regardless of what you build your home with including full brick. The warranty on your termite treatment is validated by annual inspections from your termite...
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    Chief Tiff, sure you can build two storey homes...

    Chief Tiff, sure you can build two storey homes out of steel frames, my point was that they are more expensive to do than timber which is why they are not common like timber framed ones.

    Where...
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    I am not a fan and would definitely go timber if...

    I am not a fan and would definitely go timber if you have a choice.
    If you look at all the major project home builders you will see that there is only a couple that choose to use steel frames and...
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    Size (and other) polyurethanes have a shelf life...

    Size (and other) polyurethanes have a shelf life of 12months unopened. I have had tubes go hard on me on the shelf
    There is a manufactured date stamped on each tube if you need to check but most...
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    The blades are sharpenable but most use the...

    The blades are sharpenable but most use the disposable blades these days, they come standard on Makita planes, I havenít checked but assume the others do the same. I just buy the genuine ones as they...
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    They are not a very precise tool to use but good...

    They are not a very precise tool to use but good to remove stock
    You could consider removing the bulk with it and then running through your thicknesser but a bandsaw or table saw would be a better...
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    Makita has a new model out that does that and the...

    Makita has a new model out that does that and the reviews are very good, the dust collection on it is a big improvement on previous models too
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    Dust filtration levels

    I am looking at purchasing another vacuum and struggling with the filtration levels.
    What is the difference between a L class with Hepa to an M class? The filtration levels appear to be basically...
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    They may call the Meranti is often referred to as...

    They may call the Meranti is often referred to as Maple, Bunnings does carry it. The ply cut in strips would not be as strong as any of the timber options available
    I don’t know how dear the...
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    Don’t overthink it all. If the structure is...

    Don’t overthink it all.
    If the structure is suitable to put plasterboard on then you just need to upgrade the material to what is aesthetically pleasing and strong enough to hang a screw off it....
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    It doesn’t matter if they are from the Green Shed...

    It doesn’t matter if they are from the Green Shed or not or what mainstream brand you buy as they are nearly all made in China although they do tend to carry the lower spec items in the respective...
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    I have both a 7 and a 8 and apart from the...

    I have both a 7 and a 8 and apart from the differing features consider them identical in quality.
    I have done tens of thousands of cuts with the older 7 without any issues apart from calibration of...
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    I haven’t known them to be called a French Cleat,...

    I haven’t known them to be called a French Cleat, they were always referred to as mitred hanging rails or mitred hanging battern.
    Regardless they are very handy
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    Thanks for the info Seb cheers

    Thanks for the info Seb

    cheers
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    Thanks for the feedback, I haven’t seen the...

    Thanks for the feedback, I haven’t seen the fleece covers I have only seen the vac at Total tools and they don’t seem to know a lot about it or have any accessories, did you buy them online or have...
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    How are you going with the new Vac Seb? I was...

    How are you going with the new Vac Seb?
    I was looking at them yesterday and comparing to the Festool and they look ok.
    appreciate any feedback
    cheers
  21. The odds are against you with the floor running...

    The odds are against you with the floor running through to the exterior
    You could get a metal flashing folded up to cover the external flooring with a small upturn under the door or there are a...
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    Can’t help you with an alternate I haven’t had...

    Can’t help you with an alternate
    I haven’t had to replace mine yet but have had no trouble with them coming off.
    I am careful though to not rest them on the strip edge
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    A good mate of my fathers spent quite a bit of...

    A good mate of my fathers spent quite a bit of time in the outback with Len retracing some of our early explorers tracks. I really enjoyed listening to his stories, they were a tough breed back then.
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    I read elsewhere that he had a GVM upgrade and...

    I read elsewhere that he had a GVM upgrade and airbags .

    Apparently they upgraded the diff housings from 2017 onwards as a result of a couple of similar failures.

    The problem is is that people...
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    I agree with you about the load but there has...

    I agree with you about the load but there has been a couple of incidents similar to that and I believe they have upgraded the housing in the later models
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    N.S.W. Yes I would take it as well but not close enough...

    Yes I would take it as well but not close enough to make it work
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    Shouldn’t you be referencing off the table to get...

    Shouldn’t you be referencing off the table to get it square? When you are using the saw that is what will be happening so that is the only relevant point
  28. Thread: Best Sheds

    by Beardy
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    I have a 12 metre long one that I built about 4...

    I have a 12 metre long one that I built about 4 years ago. No problems at all and the quality is no different to any of the others.
    I can see no difference with their colorbond to any other brand on...
  29. I was thinking a set casing bead so there is no...

    I was thinking a set casing bead so there is no border. Alternatively you could do a timber cap and use a P50 shadowline bead as a slightly different detail or cut a MDF stringer and infill under...
  30. You can use biscuits or glue in a tongue but...

    You can use biscuits or glue in a tongue but there is still a chance it will crack. Kitchen bulkheads were often done in MDF but they would often crack so we used to still clad them in plasterboard ...
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    Glaziers use the silicone like mentioned and...

    Glaziers use the silicone like mentioned and double sided tape to hold it in place, supported by timber blocks until the silicone goes off
    I think the other advantage of the double sided tape is...
  32. Thread: New Leadlight

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    New Leadlight

    I am looking to have a piece of lead light done for an entry door. Does anyone know of someone who would be interested in making it?
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    I just had a look at that document and the way I...

    I just had a look at that document and the way I read it the maximum height of the building is 2.4m which has nothing to do with wall height but overall height so it would be ridge on a gable or the...
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    Usually they would be referring to the highest...

    Usually they would be referring to the highest point but I would be checking the wording they use or contact them to clarify what they want
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    I received an email last week from Makita with...

    I received an email last week from Makita with redemption specials of free items when you buy selected goods, google Makita Redemptions and you will see what is currently on offer, I assume the other...
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    Nice one, it is good to get rid of them. I think...

    Nice one, it is good to get rid of them. I think you will find that another cat will move in now that one isn’t there to defend its territory

    On another note, we stayed at a B&B recently and the...
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    I have the 18v Makita one and it is far from...

    I have the 18v Makita one and it is far from gutless and would happily buy again. The Ryobi stuff is handyman gear so any of the other brands you mentioned will be far superior to it.

    Pick a...
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    I needed another track for my Festool saw today...

    I needed another track for my Festool saw today so went to Total Tools to get one, the Festool one is $215 and the Makita $99
    I got them both out and there is more play in the Makita one but you can...
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    Do you think they added the extra keel for...

    Do you think they added the extra keel for stability for the cabin when it was added or for the bigger motor?

    It is not ideal to have your prop too exposed if you intend on navigating a lot of...
  40. Thread: Dovetail table

    by Beardy
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    The looks great. did you mill and dry the timber...

    The looks great.
    did you mill and dry the timber yourself or get it done?
  41. My local Bunnings loses over 2 million a year to...

    My local Bunnings loses over 2 million a year to theft and I don’t think that is unusual for them

    4 foot Stabila levels down the tracksuit pants even dropsaws get pinched.
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    Congratulations Dom, the doors look great. The...

    Congratulations Dom, the doors look great. The proportions work well too
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    I would ditch the tape idea and just use Sika...

    I would ditch the tape idea and just use Sika Pro or equivalent, it will hold up just fine externally as is commonly used externally on commercial projects

    Set the glass into a bead of Sika and...
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    If not using putty I assume you are using a...

    If not using putty I assume you are using a timber glazing bead?
    If it was me I wouldnít bother with the tape and would use a polyurethane sealant rather than silicone or you could use a mastic and...
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    Yes I took the Metabo out of the box to have a...

    Yes I took the Metabo out of the box to have a closer look at it and asked the salesman for some paper to check it and the hole pattern from the standard paper blocked a lot of the holes which turned...
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    Interesting you say that, I went in to my local...

    Interesting you say that, I went in to my local tool shop to buy the Metabo but found all the sanding disks they sold did not fit the hole pattern including Norton
    I ended up coughing up the $$ and...
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    Hi just as easy to unscrew a polycarbonate...

    Hi

    just as easy to unscrew a polycarbonate sheet as a metal one ......both don’t offer security
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    I have got a set of English made Marples I bought...

    I have got a set of English made Marples I bought 35 years ago and are fantastic. I donít think the current ones would be in that league though but still a great buy.
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    FF makes a good point, do you want to hold colour...

    FF makes a good point, do you want to hold colour or go silver?

    I recently did a big job with over a thousand metres of tallowood cladding and it was coated with the Cutex but the intention was to...
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    I will be laying a Blackbutt deck soon and plan...

    I will be laying a Blackbutt deck soon and plan to use Cutek with one of their tints. I prefer the natural oil look but it doesn’t hold up over time
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