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    WANTED:N.S.W.. I'd be a bit wary about buying second hand...

    I'd be a bit wary about buying second hand cartridge filters as chances are they will have leaks. The only way to be sure is to leave them on a running DC with some saw dust in it and check all over...
  2. Thread: Another CSM setup

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    Yeah I forgot Iíve milled quite a few brush box....

    Yeah I forgot Iíve milled quite a few brush box. Like Tuart , some of the BB I milled output the odd spark, apparently itís from small silica grains deposited inside the trunk when the tree becomes...
  3. Thread: Another CSM setup

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    Here in Oz Ash would be considered a relatively...

    Here in Oz Ash would be considered a relatively "soft" hardwood.

    On a comparative scale
    Ash is nominally rated at 1300 lbf
    Tasmanian Oak (widely used here in Oz) is 1350 lbf
    Hickory and Pecan...
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    The fast way chainsaw can cut through leather...

    The fast way chainsaw can cut through leather boots means leather is a complete waste of time.

    The Mohs hardness of carbon fibre is only about 2, its usually embedded in epoxy which has a hardness...
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    From memory if there is no motor connected and...

    From memory if there is no motor connected and you accidentally push "run" either nothing will happen or it will report an error and you mu have to press "stop/reset" to clear the error. This does...
  6. Thread: Womens Sheds

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    You could but had to laugh when I read it. One...

    You could but had to laugh when I read it.
    One of our female friends is a member of SWMBO's book club and she also has a very impressive workshop that I helped set up in 2013
    Not my shed but I get...
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    Check out post #5...

    Check out post #5
    https://www.woodworkforums.com/f132/chaps-chainsawing-224501#post2113995

    Roughly 1/3rd are on the legs, 1/3rd on the left hand/arm, and 1/3rd elsewhere.
  8. Thread: Dust masks

    by BobL
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    Like most facial dust masks, the elephant in the...

    Like most facial dust masks, the elephant in the corner is usually how well it fits and seals and even whether it's even been worn or not. All this is really hard to test for so won't indicate what...
  9. Spyro's particle counter can be bought in ebay...

    Spyro's particle counter can be bought in ebay for under $60.
    I bought one of these about 30 months ago and have done tests against other particle detectors.
    See review at...
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    In my visits of about 20 sheds in 2012-13 I found...

    In my visits of about 20 sheds in 2012-13 I found mobile dust collectors emitted more dust than fixed position dust collectors. I believe this is because as they are wheeled around a workshop they...
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    Interesting to see he still handles the big stuff...

    Interesting to see he still handles the big stuff with a chainsaw - my kinda guy!
  12. I assume your enclosure is inside the shed? If so...

    I assume your enclosure is inside the shed? If so the plasterboard acoustic batt combo will be fine. Door needs to have a really good all round seal. Preferably set into a frame like a room door but...
  13. Cardboard is not very effective. Acoustic...

    Cardboard is not very effective. Acoustic isolation of an enclosure so as to prevent sound escaping is best done with something thick and dense eg not much sound escapes a thick concrete bunker.
    If...
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    I'm 1820 mm tall and 710 mm from floor to pinkie...

    I'm 1820 mm tall and 710 mm from floor to pinkie knuckle (I have short legs and long arms)

    My regular work bench is 905 mm high and is adjustable between about 895 and 945mm high. It has two...
  15. If you are doing to sweep up the chips then a...

    If you are doing to sweep up the chips then a larger DC can deal with the fine dust.
  16. I've seen setups that do that, ie surround the...

    I've seen setups that do that, ie surround the operator with tall HD curtain - the most important location for such a barrier is behind the operator as that is where many of the chips end up.
    BUT...
  17. Note I said "most" power tools. Routers...

    Note I said "most" power tools. Routers especially won't work. The sorts of power tools that will work are those that have a built in fan, as its the fan that is the rate limiting step in the overall...
  18. Thread: Womens Sheds

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    Our mens shed started at the local senior...

    Our mens shed started at the local senior citizens following a survey of the membership and activities. The centre ran something like 28 regular activities and I understand men regularly participated...
  19. Thread: Womens Sheds

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    There have been some developments; According to...

    There have been some developments;
    According to this article. Womenís Sheds | Barry Golding there are 5 Mens sheds in WA that have female members.

    Two I know of are;
    Fremantle shed have 3...
  20. M Class vacs are indeed better than L class, but,...

    M Class vacs are indeed better than L class, but, without going into my usual rant about vacs and if you don't need mobile power tool operation eg building site, I'd be putting the $1500 towards a...
  21. Nothing really works for chip scatter from a...

    Nothing really works for chip scatter from a lathe. The best you can hope for with chips is to reduce the extent of the scatter.
    Even with a 4HP DC and a bell mouth hood the extent of chip scatter...
  22. Sometimes its better to get say a 32A cable run...

    Sometimes its better to get say a 32A cable run from the house switchboard to the shed and then get a small breaker box installed in the shed.
    That way your sparky can quickly and easily add more...
  23. Same here. I've found a lot of uses for my BS,...

    Same here. I've found a lot of uses for my BS, from resawing, to cutting Al and PVC, to cutting dog bones - it gets a lot of use.


    A common problem. The best place for a DC is outside the...
  24. Thread: Hi from Canberra

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    Welcome aboard. I turned your original block...

    Welcome aboard.

    I turned your original block of text into a few spaced out paragraphs to improve readability.
    I "idea" or topic per paragraph generally makes screen text more readable.

    BTW I...
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    My shed extension was only 6x4m and I was going...

    My shed extension was only 6x4m and I was going to do it all myself but I decided to get the planning and build done by a shed company. The main reason was that I working flat out AND I knew that...
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    Congrats - even though it's 10 years ago I still...

    Congrats - even though it's 10 years ago I still remember that new shed feeling.

    Your question is a bit of a how long is a piece of string question but here are some general comments.

    Efficient...
  27. It is indeed a journey. Mine started in ~1978...

    It is indeed a journey.

    Mine started in ~1978 when I started working part time in a tiny (2 x 2.5m) "dust free" mini-lab at uni. It was a converted single user dark room and had a very squeezy ...
  28. Thread: Ducting upgrade

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    What do you mean by just under 150 mm? 150 mm...

    What do you mean by just under 150 mm?

    150 mm pipe is 154mm ID and that extra 4mm is really worth having in that part of the ducting.

    Take a look at the "Generic 2HP modification" sticky to...
  29. No really. It's pretty common to put 10A GPOS on...

    No really. It's pretty common to put 10A GPOS on a 16 or 20A breaker.
    What have you got that powers the workshop?


    Yes
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    enough space for the air exiting any filter bags to escape past the...
  30. Yep - and don't leave it running continuously...

    Yep - and don't leave it running continuously even if a moderately dusty environment.


    Most wood workshops will need a 15A circuit sooner or later.


    Those currents sound like they refer to 2A...
  31. P2 is more than good enough for DIY wood work BUT...

    P2 is more than good enough for DIY wood work BUT if your DC/ventilation is set up right you should not need a mask.
    Save your money and put it towards a half decent DC

    There are more effective...
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    I purchased my DC in 2011 as a Carbatech 3HP DC...

    I purchased my DC in 2011 as a Carbatech 3HP DC with a 13" impeller and below is what it looked like when I first got it.
    At the time it had an RRP of $1300 but I got it on sale for $1000
    488376...
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    Im running a 4HP DC from a single phase supply....

    Im running a 4HP DC from a single phase supply.
    The trick is to use a 3Phase motor and a VFD.
    The VFD is used to generate what is called a slow start so (depending how quickly you program it to...
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    A 3HP is going to struggle in that size shed. ...

    A 3HP is going to struggle in that size shed.
    Are you able to arrange for all the machinery to be within say 10m of the DC

    Have you considered additional ventilation?
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    DSELCHUN 100W Led Flood Light AC 220V 230V 240V...

    DSELCHUN 100W Led Flood Light AC 220V 230V 240V Outdoor Floodlight Spotlight IP65 Waterproof LED Street Lamp Landscape Lighting|Floodlights| - AliExpress
    Now costs $13
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    Following on from Chris Parks suggestion I looked...

    Following on from Chris Parks suggestion I looked at LED panels and I stumbled across these super cheap panels on Ali express.

    The front of the panel looks like this
    488354
    Output claim is...
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    Your pics don't show up because you are a new...

    Your pics don't show up because you are a new member and you have to post a certain number of text posts before you can post images.

    Maybe post about where the the comes from etc? another post can...
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    I did search for "6inch blast gates price" ...

    I did search for "6inch blast gates price"




    Good luck - I think a lot of people will be interested - even if it's to find out that it's not legit.
  39. Thread: Huge Olive tree.

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    FWIW about 5 years ago I was given a whole small...

    FWIW about 5 years ago I was given a whole small 3m? olive by the tree lopper who runs the yard where I mill timber. This millable trunk was ~1.5m long trunk and was about 250 mm at one end and 150...
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    Yeah, like tonight we're having snags while the...

    Yeah, like tonight we're having snags while the dogs are having (thawed) pork spare ribs!

    This morning I was emptying the last of the suss glass jars taken from the kitchen fridge that had not...
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    I think Auotblastgates.com have these - I think...

    I think Auotblastgates.com have these - I think you have to by pass the DC switch
    Chris Parks will know about these.
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    They are both 12" impellers so will perform...

    They are both 12" impellers so will perform about the same.
    Without any filters and using a short/naked 6" inlet expect about 1100CFM
    As soon as you connect ducting, junctions and machinery the...
  43. Thread: Huge Olive tree.

    by BobL
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    I agree about the age. The one large Olive I...

    I agree about the age.
    The one large Olive I have been involved in milling was about that size but it was over 100 years old.
    Growth will depend to some extent on available water. If its been...
  44. Thread: Huge Olive tree.

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    Is that Armadale WA? If the tree is close to...

    Is that Armadale WA?

    If the tree is close to walls and buildings then given its 8m tall you should really get a pro tree-lopper to do it. They should be covered by insurance etc if something goes...
  45. Thread: Axe Handle

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    Spotted gum is used extensively for tool and axe...

    Spotted gum is used extensively for tool and axe handles.
    It has an almost identical Modulus of rupture and Crush Strength to Red Iron bark.
    IB is about 8% denser (ie heavier) than SG which is a...
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    Just spent 2 weeks down on the south coast...

    Just spent 2 weeks down on the south coast escaping the incessant Perth heat.
    Except for one day when it was almost the same as Perth the average daytime max temp was ~10ļ cooler than Perth which...
  47. Thread: Metal protection

    by BobL
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    Watch out for car wax, some of them contain...

    Watch out for car wax, some of them contain silicone and if any of that gets on a workpiece you may not be able to apply other finishes.
    I use Ubeaut paste wax.
  48. Thread: black screws

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    Evaporust is good stuff but at $40/L I don't call...

    Evaporust is good stuff but at $40/L I don't call it a cheap especially if you have to treat large objects.

    The online rumours are that it uses ethylenediaminetetraacetate (EDTA) plus a few other...
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    Not sure I agree - the majority of existing and...

    Not sure I agree - the majority of existing and new table saws don't use instant saw removal and braking tech.

    My take is only when a significant number have such features will that problem even...
  50. I have been offered similar deals many times but...

    I have been offered similar deals many times but the way I explain it is;
    a) Given the size of the tree and its location it would need to be safely brought down by an experience arborist with...
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