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    That's how I do it. I wrap a bit of paper tightly...

    That's how I do it. I wrap a bit of paper tightly around the pipe so that the overlapping edges are aligned and line it up with the mark, then draw a line around using the edge of the paper as a...
  2. I have always used casting resin. Diggers brand....

    I have always used casting resin. Diggers brand. Can get at most hardware shops. It is water-clear.

    I filled the voids in this with it:...
  3. Thread: Rabbit Poop

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    I've used horse poo fresh but I put it on like a...

    I've used horse poo fresh but I put it on like a mulch and keep it away from the base of the plants.

    I've got an industrial scale compost set up and all manure that I get hold of goes into the top...
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    The consolation is that fresh wood shavings...

    The consolation is that fresh wood shavings create a nitrogen debt as they break down, so that might help even things up for you.

    With the next batch, I would grab a heap of shavings and mix it...
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    A couple of points: You really should compost, or...

    A couple of points: You really should compost, or let it rot for a few months before using it, same as with poultry manure. That's mainly because raw manure gives off a lot of nitrogen and ammonia,...
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    Just make sure you don't forget where your dip...

    Just make sure you don't forget where your dip switch is like a lot of people seem to these days. I hate the things when they're coming the other way and the idiot behind the wheel forgets to dip his...
  7. Having mucked about a bit with old Stanley...

    Having mucked about a bit with old Stanley planes, I've arrived at the conclusion that the single most important factor is the quality of the blade (and your ability to put a decent edge on it). At...
  8. That's why if the tower/pole is of light...

    That's why if the tower/pole is of light construction it must be guyed. Of course if a guy wire snaps, all bets are off.

    I was considering putting one of these in myself a few years ago. I had...
  9. Why is that? You know the usual way to get a...

    Why is that? You know the usual way to get a small turbine up or down is to use a gin pole to raise/lower the whole pole/tower, with the turbine attached. A mid-hinged pole allows you to do that in a...
  10. A VAWT does not need as much wind to generate...

    A VAWT does not need as much wind to generate power and so can be closer to the ground. They are simpler in operation because they don't need directional mechanisms to point them into the wind. The...
  11. I use a card scraper on casting resin in...

    I use a card scraper on casting resin in preference to any other method of getting it flat. Then just sand the whole surface to be finished as per usual.
  12. Can't help with the pole but I would consider...

    Can't help with the pole but I would consider something different. With a monopole, you have to get up there to do anything with the turbine. You can make a tower that articulates in the centre so...
  13. It's called allthread rod or you can just cut the...

    It's called allthread rod or you can just cut the head off a bolt. You'll probably want to use stainless steel.
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    Standard weather boards aren't made from 20mm...

    Standard weather boards aren't made from 20mm thick Jarrah though...

    Anyway it's all speculation unless you can find a live example of something similar. The screen I posted the photo of above is...
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    I was looking at this one last Tuesday: 330981...

    I was looking at this one last Tuesday:

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    I think the spans are similar to what you're proposing, maybe closer to 1.8, but they have used thicker boards, looks like 140 x 30mm decking....
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    Most commonly done with a tapering jig on the...

    Most commonly done with a tapering jig on the table saw.

    eg: http://www.finewoodworking.com/how-to/video/tablesaw-tapering-jig-is-safer-and-faster.aspx

    Or you can cut the taper with a bandsaw...
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    Back in 1998, we had our floors sanded and...

    Back in 1998, we had our floors sanded and polished. The people who did it gave me a piece of black cloth-backed felt. I cut it into shapes to fit the bottom of the chair leg and glued it on with PVA...
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    An end vice is found at the right hand end of the...

    An end vice is found at the right hand end of the bench (for a standard right-hander) and extends across the width of the bench. It may or may not have double screws.
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    A tail vice is also...
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    It's a bit hard to tell from the picture but if...

    It's a bit hard to tell from the picture but if you are talking rail to leg, then traditionally it would be M&T or some type of bridle joint. Dowels would only be used in situations where the shape...
  20. Thread: ouch!

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    Up-cut bits are for doing plunge cuts like...

    Up-cut bits are for doing plunge cuts like mortices etc. The up-cut action is to clear the waste which improves feed rate and reduces overheating of the bit. Down-cut bits are also usually for plunge...
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    Standards only apply to items manufactured or...

    Standards only apply to items manufactured or imported for sale in Australia.

    Workplace health and safety only applies to a commercial or government enterprise.

    To the best of my knowledge...
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    Cupping is where the board curves across it's...

    Cupping is where the board curves across it's width, so it forms a cup shape in cross section. It depends on where it has come from in the tree and how it has been dried as to how likely it is. I'm...
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    There's also Modwood, which is basically a...

    There's also Modwood, which is basically a composite material made from recycled plastic and wood fibre. It has a permanent finish.

    http://www.modwood.com.au/screening/
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    You said you were starting to think about...

    You said you were starting to think about Colorbond, I think lapped and capped hardwood is a step up from that :)

    Anyway, to answer your original questions:

    1. Merbau does leach a bit, I don't...
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    Why don't you just erect a 6' lapped and capped...

    Why don't you just erect a 6' lapped and capped hardwood fence? Posts can be bolted or you can core drill the concrete. The lapped fence allows for movement of the palings and provides a continuous...
  26. Thread: ouch!

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    This is why for many operations it is safer to...

    This is why for many operations it is safer to take the router out of the table and use it in plunge mode. That way your hands can't possibly come into contact with the bit because you are holding...
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    Yes I can understand that, it's a big job with a...

    Yes I can understand that, it's a big job with a lot of mucking about to do afterwards too, like splash backs etc.

    If you just want to bog it up to stop it getting worse, you could just clean up...
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    Yeah I like that idea too. Brass inlay is pretty...

    Yeah I like that idea too. Brass inlay is pretty common and looks good, so you could achieve the same affect without having the steel go right through.

    But if you can make it work, you may have...
  29. Thread: ouch!

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    I haven't used them but a guy who used to be a...

    I haven't used them but a guy who used to be a member here a few years ago bought some and reckoned they were pretty good. He used his on the table saw for cutting large sheets.

    I think the height...
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    These have been around for awhile too: ...

    These have been around for awhile too:

    http://www.amazon.com/Woodstock-W1104-Board-Buddies-Yellow/dp/B0000223VK

    You can get them in different configurations and they include one-way action for...
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    Often they do, and it is recommended in many of...

    Often they do, and it is recommended in many of the routing books. My Triton router table has one, albeit removable.

    However as mentioned earlier, in a lot of cases it is safer to take the router...
  32. Thread: Nescafe tins?

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    I entertained the idea of taping a stack together...

    I entertained the idea of taping a stack together end to end to make ducting. Would need a lot of them though...

    I hate chucking things out, so I have a few Milo tins that I don't know what to do...
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    Just out of curiosity, I did a bit of a google...

    Just out of curiosity, I did a bit of a google and found this:

    http://eltongroup.com/woodwall/what-is-it/

    It's basically a very thin (0.5mm) veneer which comes in sheets and is designed to be...
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    Whilst strictly speaking this is true, if it were...

    Whilst strictly speaking this is true, if it were always the case then MDF core veneers would fail, which they clearly don't. If the veneer is thin enough then it can't exert enough force to cause a...
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    Never tried that and don't know how it would work...

    Never tried that and don't know how it would work but it probably wouldn't be as bad as you think.

    However why not just make a wooden base and route out a hollow then fix a big lump of steel in...
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    Yeah you'll need to take out the sink and the...

    Yeah you'll need to take out the sink and the drop in cook top if you have one to sand it all back anyway. In fact I'd be inclined to pull the whole thing out and do it in the shed to avoid the mess....
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    Frontpage no longer exists and I would not...

    Frontpage no longer exists and I would not recommend it's replacement, Expression Web, to anyone that I didn't have a deep feeling of ill-will towards :)

    Much as they are anathema to someone like...
  38. Depends how careful you are. A guillotined edge...

    Depends how careful you are. A guillotined edge will be better but you can cut it almost as good with snips.
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    If you use Estapol 7008 or some other finish...

    If you use Estapol 7008 or some other finish suitable for bench tops in wet areas, it shouldn't matter what timber is underneath. The problem comes about because water is able to get under the...
  40. The labour will probably be more than the...

    The labour will probably be more than the material for something like that :)

    I reckon your best bet is to see if you can get them to sell you a scrap about the right size and cut it yourself. If...
  41. Thread: Incident

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    Absolutely. I'm not justifying the cop's actions,...

    Absolutely. I'm not justifying the cop's actions, just giving you a possible explanation for why he chose not to turn a blind eye. I don't know if you've noticed but there has been a lot of...
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    If you're going to use a hard finish again, it...

    If you're going to use a hard finish again, it doesn't really matter. I would probably use some Timbermate wood filler. You can get it in many different colours and mix them to get as close a match...
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    Looks like it has been coated with a polyurethane...

    Looks like it has been coated with a polyurethane finish. I think you are going to have to strip it right back and refinish the whole bench to do it properly. Take it back to raw timber with a belt...
  44. http://www.yellowpages.com.au/find/aluminium-fabri...

    http://www.yellowpages.com.au/find/aluminium-fabricators-and-manufacturers/central-coast-nsw
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    That's largely due to the level of ignorance and...

    That's largely due to the level of ignorance and intolerance that is often displayed when such questions are asked by non-cyclists. But in this particular case, you will probably find that, far from...
  46. That's funny! I even wrote cm myself and still...

    That's funny! I even wrote cm myself and still thought it was 29mm...

    OK so it doesn't have to be 5mm thick (what was the 5mm measurement you mentioned then?) If you lived down here, I would send...
  47. So it's a hexagonal shape, 29cm square and from...

    So it's a hexagonal shape, 29cm square and from 5mm thick aluminium and you need one of them?

    Hacksaw and file. 5mm is probably too thick for the average guillotine.

    You could go to the...
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    Sorry to hear it mate, sounds painful. It...

    Sorry to hear it mate, sounds painful.

    It sounds as though you had the router mounted in a table? I find with things like that it's often better to take the router out of the table and use it in...
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    I typically cut mine around 2 1/2". The rule of...

    I typically cut mine around 2 1/2". The rule of thumb is one year per inch for drying, so that means I leave them around 2 years before doing anything else with them. When I have a project for them,...
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    I rarely, if ever, put a full-width slab through...

    I rarely, if ever, put a full-width slab through the thicknesser. What I usually find myself doing is breaking it down into smaller boards with the circular saw or bandsaw first, then I flatten one...
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