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    It's a great light - super bright. I mixed warm...

    It's a great light - super bright. I mixed warm and cools strips just to experiment - I think cool would be the way to go. I planned to run them all over the shop, but decided it was too risky once I...
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    I wonder how he's dealing with the heat from...

    I wonder how he's dealing with the heat from those strips. I have 3 x 4m strips attached to a loominim pipe across the shed, and the tube gets pretty close to too hot to touch. I'd be worried if it...
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    This is what the Privates originally anticipated...

    This is what the Privates originally anticipated happening. For a marketing manager with an unlimited budget, Scomo sure struggles to articulate a clear, concise, consistent and coherent message....
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    NEW DRAW I'm in

    I'm in
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    This is one of the many sad and difficult...

    This is one of the many sad and difficult consequences of the pandemic. Having something as scary as surgery cancelled at the last minute is distressing.

    We are trying very hard to conserve...
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    QUEENSLAND probably worth putting the length of the caliper...

    probably worth putting the length of the caliper in the description as this determines the new price (6/8/12")
  7. Thread: Hammer K3

    by Bernmc
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Hammer K3

    Before I go and do something daft, if you have a Hammer K3 (or C3) that you're thinking of offloading, now's the time!

    Let me know if you want to sell it.
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    This is correct. Unofficial excuses along the...

    This is correct. Unofficial excuses along the lines of they already use everything their CNC's can churn out in new machines; very difficult to install and set up etc. I think the reality is that...
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    yeah - checked with Felder. 16-17K + GST. ...

    yeah - checked with Felder. 16-17K + GST.

    Felder have made incremental improvements over the years - like the jointer tables folding up square rather than at an angle, and front lever adjustment...
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    Single phase; 12 years old; straight blades (not...

    Single phase; 12 years old; straight blades (not spiral). Still tempting and if I was closer I’d think about going to have a look.

    Thinking hard about a K3 or a C3...
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    The hydroxychloroquine info is based on a...

    The hydroxychloroquine info is based on a non-randomised study with 9 people. There's no RCT evidence, and no info on dose or timing. It does hurt the virus in a petri dish. Current use/dose is...
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    China is going to be very interesting to watch....

    China is going to be very interesting to watch. They've restricted spread to around 80K case, out of a population of 1.4 billion. That's an awful lot of uninfected, non-immune people. What happens...
  13. Thread: Which SawStop

    by Bernmc
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    I have an upgraded sawstop contractors saw, with...

    I have an upgraded sawstop contractors saw, with the cast iron tables. It does most of what I need. It struggles slightly with a dado stack - the additional power of the cabinet saws would be...
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    The mark of a good company is not when the get...

    The mark of a good company is not when the get things right - it's what they do when things go wrong. And on that basis, this is a company that you wouldn't touch with a barge pole, even while...
  15. Thread: Hammer c3-31

    by Bernmc
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    is that the green one that was on scumtree? Any...

    is that the green one that was on scumtree? Any chance of a screenshot - I don't do FB

    edit - don't worry. got to view without logging in
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    what about MDF? Not the nicest to work with, but...

    what about MDF? Not the nicest to work with, but it's dense and would be stable. I need to knock up a few too so may give it a try.
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    Advice: Height adjustment

    Without thinking things through, I bought a bunch of these little 50mm castors:

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    They're going on the bottom of several mobile workstations which will double up as outfeeds for the table...
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    QUEENSLAND If you overcome your courier aversion I could be...

    If you overcome your courier aversion I could be tempted...
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    Very nearly did the same - only ended up with the...

    Very nearly did the same - only ended up with the Fe$tool because the local shop had an unused 'ex-demo' that they gave me for a very good price. The Mirkas get very good reviews
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    Thanks for the heads-up on this one, David. I...

    Thanks for the heads-up on this one, David. I grabbed a set of 600's and a couple of 800's - missing from the collection since you (with extreme prejudice and malice aforethought) gave up the clamp...
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    just an update for anyone considering the bosch:...

    just an update for anyone considering the bosch: the festool rotating connector for D36 (to connect the hose to the vacuum) has changed part number... twice now I think. The latest fe$tool vacs have...
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    Remember that if you pay by credit card, you can...

    Remember that if you pay by credit card, you can hand the problem over to the cc card company. They have to fight on your behalf, and more often than not will reverse the charge and refund you. I...
  23. So if it's a straight fpm/hz calc, 60Hz should...

    So if it's a straight fpm/hz calc, 60Hz should give me around 4800 fpm, and 12.5 = 1000fpm.

    I may play with it a bit. Need to find a decent server fan before I start dropping speeds though.
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    give microsoft a call (if you click the...

    give microsoft a call (if you click the activation link you should find a phone option). They've always been pretty good at sorting out activation issues when I've spoken directly to them
  25. I've got a Kapex which is probably more accurate...

    I've got a Kapex which is probably more accurate than I am. Still use the crosscut sled pretty often. Just depends on what the various tools are currently set up for.

    And the small pieces comment...
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    A.C.T. If I end up buying anything, consider it a loan....

    If I end up buying anything, consider it a loan. If you decide you want it back in the future, you can have it back for the same $.
  27. Good suggestions there Chris & Bob - I could put...

    Good suggestions there Chris & Bob - I could put a magnet on the back of the VFD keyboard and have it somewhere visible as Bob suggests. It would save me figuring out a separate display and putting...
  28. Hammer N4400 3 Phase conversion - VFD install

    I guess this could go in the electronics section – not sure where is best.

    It seems like this project has been quietly stewing for a very long time – I collected the machine in June/July 2019 - ...
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    The influenza virus kills up to 60000 Americans a...

    The influenza virus kills up to 60000 Americans a year. Every year. There's a vaccine for that, but of course people are afraid of catching autism :rolleyes:.

    This little virus will spread, no...
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    VICTORIA: Major woodwork shop auction

    If you have a morning free and are nearby, this might be worth a look: Auction Sale 3 March 2020 | gollantauctions

    Lot's of nice goodies
  31. mmm. Not a single pic of the actual item. Looks...

    mmm. Not a single pic of the actual item. Looks very sus. Not unheard of for accounts to be hijacked. Worth a look if you were close by though
  32. Very nice work. I quietly lust after a K3..! ...

    Very nice work. I quietly lust after a K3..!

    I’ve had the Jessem guides on my Sawstop since very shortly after I bought it - they are fantastic.
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    Thanks, Man of Paint. Got mine the other way...

    Thanks, Man of Paint. Got mine the other way around at the mo - 5s start, 2s stop. I'll play around a bit.
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    I have an upgraded Sawstop contractor saw which...

    I have an upgraded Sawstop contractor saw which I'm very happy with. I'd have preferred a pro, but there weren't any available in my 2nd-hand price range at the time. I spent a fair amount of time...
  35. Thread: festool 5m rail

    by Bernmc
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    man, I would be too! Bargain of the century

    man, I would be too! Bargain of the century
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    Hammer N4400 owners: Start/Stop times?

    I wonder if any Hammer N4400 owners would mind timing their saw's start & stop times? Just a rough idea of how long it takes for the saw to stop after hitting the button. Probably not that important...
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    SOUTH AUST The lathe alone was worth the asking price. Hope...

    The lathe alone was worth the asking price. Hope it all gets well used now.
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    Bloody useless Aussie dollar probably has...

    Bloody useless Aussie dollar probably has something to do with it. Retrospectascope is always 20/20 vision, but I wish I'd got more bits when the currency was stronger. Paid less for my UK Fe$tool...
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    I saw this beast as I keep a quiet eye out for a...

    I saw this beast as I keep a quiet eye out for a C3. As you say, hard to imagine many hobbyists with that kind of space and money. Certainly out of my league but it does cause drooling.
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    a few electricamabobs for me. Can't seem to keep...

    a few electricamabobs for me. Can't seem to keep an uncluttered desk...

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    Dunning and Kruger were probably 'paid by the...

    Dunning and Kruger were probably 'paid by the government' too :rolleyes:
  42. Fe$tool now own Sawstop so I suspect that may...

    Fe$tool now own Sawstop so I suspect that may have something to do with it - probably going to be doing their usual price-fixing-by-another-name.

    Agree with 2nd-hand dreaming prices. It's endemic...
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    Quality, unbiased reviews are increasingly hard...

    Quality, unbiased reviews are increasingly hard to come by. Please keep it up, and continue to post them here. I'm sure that if the owners/mods had an issue with them, you'd have heard from them...
  44. He's asking too much, but the added value (in his...

    He's asking too much, but the added value (in his eyes) would be the mobile base ($330) and blades.
  45. Got mine 2nd hand. Not common, but they do come...

    Got mine 2nd hand. Not common, but they do come up. SawStop Contractor Saw with Standard 30inch Aluminium Fence | Power Tools | Gumtree Australia Blue Mountains - Katoomba | 1240560832
  46. Ouch! If I was nearer I'd swing around to...

    Ouch!
    If I was nearer I'd swing around to assist, but I'm a long way up the motorway.
    Must be a local firm with a truck and crane that could at least get it home for you. Chuck a tarp over it and...
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    Softalk Antibacterial Black Phone Shoulder Rest |...

    Softalk Antibacterial Black Phone Shoulder Rest | Landline Telephone Accessory (00101M): Amazon.com.au: Electronics

    or your local staples (where you might get a comfy chair and knee rug too) -...
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    Had email dealings in December last. Included a...

    Had email dealings in December last. Included a refund which went through pretty quickly.

    There was mailing list email from them on 15 Jan that mentioned a workshop relocation.being completed, but...
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    exFAT format should be fine then. And worst case...

    exFAT format should be fine then. And worst case scenario, there are 3rd party apps that allow mac to read other flavours like NTFS, so if the drive arrives in Forn Parts, the other bloke should be...
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    Just looked at the description: "USB-C ready,...

    Just looked at the description: "USB-C ready, USB-A compatible" so I think you'll get a USB C cable with it. I think you'll need to buy a USB A cable (or use one you already have) if you don't have...
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