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  1. Sorry that you haven't had any answer to your...

    Sorry that you haven't had any answer to your query in the week since you asked, but I suspect that it hasn't had a lot of exposure to people who could advise you. I suggest you repost the question...
  2. Appears that the nut is on the crankshaft and you...

    Appears that the nut is on the crankshaft and you need to lock the crank to remove or tighten it. A fairly standard trick is to remove the spark plug and thread a few feet of 1/4" diameter cord...
  3. Running a 2019 Dell XPS 15, 6 core I7, 32 GB Ram,...

    Running a 2019 Dell XPS 15, 6 core I7, 32 GB Ram, 512 GB SSD. Can use a Dell (or other) Lightning dock for external monitor drives etc, but can HDMI into monitor or TV in 4k straight from the...
  4. Have a look at the site for Maxiply in Lilydale,...

    Have a look at the site for Maxiply in Lilydale, a little out of the way from Beaconsfield, but they have a good range of sheet products and can arrange veneered sheets if you want something that...
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    Very tight bar - chain clearances would have more...

    Very tight bar - chain clearances would have more effect on heat build up and chain stretch than a lightweight bar. If the bar is mostly buried in an insulating material (wood), it is not going to...
  6. From a mechanical aspect, the shoulder behind the...

    From a mechanical aspect, the shoulder behind the thread has a lot going for it in that it is larger in surface area (more contact area), further back from the tool zone (less likely to be damaged...
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    From the pics, you are dealing with a thread...

    From the pics, you are dealing with a thread adaptor (internal female thread to fit onto spindle thread, and a male external thread to install a threaded device with a different thread...
  8. I believe that your second link should do the job...

    I believe that your second link should do the job for you, including powering the drive. The SSD should not draw much power from the USB connector, I used to run 500GB 2.5 in regular laptop drives of...
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    Last resort test for the light is to connect to...

    Last resort test for the light is to connect to battery power and pickup to any other spark ign motor available, lawn mower, brushcutter, generator, outboard motor, chainsaw etc and see if that can...
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    Assuming the coils are remote mounted and use HT...

    Assuming the coils are remote mounted and use HT cables to connect to plug, the primary thing that might stop the system working would be the pickup clamp exerting enough pressure on the HT cable to...
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    Know nothing about Falcons later than the X...

    Know nothing about Falcons later than the X series, but normal for central locking is to have Master units on the doors that accept keys to lock/unlock, and slaves on the remaining doors. The...
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    Really requires a dedicated circuit from...

    Really requires a dedicated circuit from switchboard to wall outlet, plus beefed up cables, plugs, switchgear from the wall outlet to the motor, at least in Oz. 15A circuits are supposed to be a...
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    Difficult to tell just from the story above....

    Difficult to tell just from the story above. Stihl chain has their coding on the links, this is a reference to the embossed codes. If you open the page, there is a link to download a PDF of the codes...
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    The earlier generation of electric sewing...

    The earlier generation of electric sewing machines with external motors used carbon pile speed control, rather than rheostats or pots. The carbon pile is a series of carbon buttons arranged in a row,...
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    I am a relative newcomer to the forums, having...

    I am a relative newcomer to the forums, having joined 13 years ago, so I missed all the action of the formative years, but did send a deal of time checking out the threads going back to the start and...
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    Drill presses are not really intended to handle...

    Drill presses are not really intended to handle side loads and I assume (perhaps incorrectly) that you want a bit with a reasonable cutting surface, and intend to move the work on the table or sub...
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    Sent two PM's today, left the link out off the...

    Sent two PM's today, left the link out off the first, so resent with an edit to include the link.
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    Not sure how this came to be recycled, by I went...

    Not sure how this came to be recycled, by I went down from Alexandra and assembled the saw for Nattie and gave her some basic instruction when it was a fresh post a couple of years ago, so that...
  19. The joy of a collet chuck is that you can fit...

    The joy of a collet chuck is that you can fit standard collets within a range of bore sizes. The ER range have a fairly wide grip range compared to many other styles, so there are fewer sizes in a...
  20. HELP Haven't had to replace one in ages as I am...

    Haven't had to replace one in ages as I am retired, but it is normal for the wholesalers to sell the contactor unit and the current limit separately, as it is fairly common to have a higher rated...
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    One thing that I am seeing with all iterations of...

    One thing that I am seeing with all iterations of your plan is that you are looking to use 15A rated switches with a motor rated at 14A. While I accept that the switches would normally have some...
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    Immediately below the Username portion for...

    Immediately below the Username portion for logging in there is a small box with a Remember me or similar legend. If you tick that, fill in your user name and password, then click on login, you will...
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    CLAIMED i'm in

    i'm in
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    WR Timber in Kilsyth have Jarrah in their website...

    WR Timber in Kilsyth have Jarrah in their website species list, can't say what they have in stock, or what the price might be. Have dealt with them in the past, and referred others there way and they...
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    We moved into our new house in December. I had...

    We moved into our new house in December. I had always planned for custom bookcases and display cases in the library, but have been and still are devoid of the barn and workshop that was to go with...
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    I am also familiar with the locally available...

    I am also familiar with the locally available keyhole system you mention from probably 40 years ago. It was used for braced shelf brackets etc in my experience rather than end supporting shelves. C...
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    Likewise my father was a WW2 vet and used his DE...

    Likewise my father was a WW2 vet and used his DE Gillette razor and Gillette blades (possibly carbon steel, not sure what was common back then) all of my junior life. He kept them sharp with a few...
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    Something similar used to be common in the USA...

    Something similar used to be common in the USA and is available in white powdercoat or chrome and lengths to 72 inches. But being American, it is not metric or System 32 so uses different clip in...
  29. Assuming that the ply is placed vertically from...

    Assuming that the ply is placed vertically from floor upwards, and is strong enough to not crumble, the weight of the ply itself should be largely taken by the floor, and mounting into the brick wall...
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    Another possibility for getting curves to match...

    Another possibility for getting curves to match nicely might be to custom shape the curve into a cabinet scraper. Then you can use a plane of whatever description suits you to create the basic form,...
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    Not much help now if you already have the...

    Not much help now if you already have the material cut down to the final size, but generally it would be better and easier to mark out the panel and the hole you wish to cut while the panel is part...
  32. The steaming would be the easy part, but you...

    The steaming would be the easy part, but you would need to fabricate the form to bend it over. I am aware of three ways to set up the form, a male and female pair that can clamp together sandwiching...
  33. Thread: plywood edging

    by malb
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    If you watch the video through, you will see that...

    If you watch the video through, you will see that that they cut the sheets to size/shape to match the gyprock, check size and position, correct if required, then route a rebate on edges that need to...
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    Moved into our new house in December. It is 225m...

    Moved into our new house in December. It is 225m from the road and power line. Quoted cost to run single phase in ground (sharing trench with storm water and water mains) was $8,800, upgrade to 3...
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    A multiborer is as the name suggests, a device...

    A multiborer is as the name suggests, a device for drilling multiple holes in one action of a machine, often a drill press or a hinge borer.

    Typically has one input spindle and as many output...
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    Really dumb question. If sc414 has been banned,...

    Really dumb question. If sc414 has been banned, how did he manage to post that he has been banned?

    Sorry mate, welcome to a great place, and I'm sure the masters will solve the problem quickly,...
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    I am reading 4000 RPM on the tag in the first...

    I am reading 4000 RPM on the tag in the first pic, which means that you are going to need a significant reduction ratio to get to a suitable speed for a pottery wheel, and 4A at 180V DC is not going...
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    Well done, your group!, and well done your home...

    Well done, your group!, and well done your home for having the faith to allow your group of seniors to submit a price, and do the job.
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    Hi, I'm glad that you are happy with your micro...

    Hi, I'm glad that you are happy with your micro lathe, and that it does what you were wanting it to do.

    I am a bit suspicious about getting out a dimmer box to adjust the motor speed though....
  40. Thread: Incra gauge

    by malb
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    Punching on the screw head is not intended to...

    Punching on the screw head is not intended to accept drive from a tool like a screw or other driver. The end of the screw is split 3 ways so that the plastic knob has a decent key to the metal of the...
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    I have mentioned this before, either here or in...

    I have mentioned this before, either here or in metalworkforums. I was factory foreman in a metal furniture factory and in charge of cutting and prepping materials before they went on to the welders....
  42. Thread: Euro Screws

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    Yeah, finally got in on Dec 4th, but have been...

    Yeah, finally got in on Dec 4th, but have been waiting since October to have the new barn engineered (done in November) and costed and quoted (still waiting). 16m x 13m American Barn with mezzanines...
  43. Thread: Euro Screws

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    Have done a fair bit of IKEA for home office fit...

    Have done a fair bit of IKEA for home office fit out in our new house in the last month, they use something like a mushroom head screw for their hinge plate mounts and draw slides, so not standard...
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    Crocy, Velcro may not be the best for what you...

    Crocy, Velcro may not be the best for what you want to do. Both the hook and the loop components are made of plastic that deforms under pressure, and will stay deformed if much heat is involved. You...
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    Based upon the original concept design, instead...

    Based upon the original concept design, instead of using 150sq material, I would look to laminating each member from three layers of 140 x 45 or similar, with the joints created by overlapping the...
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    One eighth of a cubic metre of water is 125kg,...

    One eighth of a cubic metre of water is 125kg, and soil is heavier, though some potting mixes are lighter than water and will float on water, so a fill of damp soil will be heavier than 125kg. Also...
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    Smidsy, If you have access to a reasonable...

    Smidsy,

    If you have access to a reasonable cassette player and a computer with external sound input/outputs it should be fairly easy. You won't get better quality than the original recording...
  48. Thread: Vacuum Stand?

    by malb
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    I have blown up the second pic as much as I can...

    I have blown up the second pic as much as I can to look at the seal and it seems OK to me, assuming that the white is dust residue, but obviously, if you can see defects in the real thing that I miss...
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    Ah yes, but in Oz a hooter is frequently a...

    Ah yes, but in Oz a hooter is frequently a breast, so do you refer to the audible warning device as a hooter or a horn, risky either way.
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    Some people who do not understand the basic...

    Some people who do not understand the basic principles of sharpening and have used them as a counter to learning the methods of doing it properly have fairly destroyed chains in about 6...
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