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  1. Thread: Incra gauge

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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....
  3. Thread: Euro Screws

    by malb
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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...
  4. 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...
  9. Thread: Vacuum Stand?

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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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    For the original poster, NVR switches and...

    For the original poster, NVR switches and magnetic switches are one and the same. Basically the Start switch engages a high power relay, which has multiple contact sets. One or two sets of contacts...
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    HELP I concur with Elan. In Australia you need a...

    I concur with Elan. In Australia you need a license to work with refrigerants due to their implications for the ozone layer and global warming. I doubt that someone would get the required license...
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    Some drawers use a housed end panel rather than...

    Some drawers use a housed end panel rather than dovetailed end panel. With this style, the end is moved forward somewhat so that the end is trapped in the dado in the side and there is sufficient...
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    I worked in education for quite a while at one...

    I worked in education for quite a while at one stage, and one of the admin officers was a nice recently arrived English lady. One one occasion her Head of Department asked her to bring him some...
  16. With the machine times that you were initially...

    With the machine times that you were initially looking at, I was going to suggest that you pay a lot of attention to the router bit, but with the shorter machine times it may not be so critical. MDF,...
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    One thing I didn't mention in my previous...

    One thing I didn't mention in my previous response was the exterior fabric of the house. Our new build, completed a month ago, deteriorated into a bun fight over cladding and gaps therein. This is...
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    Built a steel framed BV house with tiled roof on...

    Built a steel framed BV house with tiled roof on a concrete slab in 1982/83 and lived in for 33 years before selling the property for development. No issues whatsoever related to the steel frame,...
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    Gaza, you don't need to upload the PDF as it is...

    Gaza, you don't need to upload the PDF as it is readily available from the HAFCO site here, so anyone can download it from the source, rather than having potential copyright issues associated with...
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    I have seen videos of this style...

    I have seen videos of this style in use and they seem to work well. Clamps between the blade and blade clamping bolt, turns on when the bade is spinning, off when it is stationary, powered by 3 LR44...
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    One possible avenue to get the pieces of screw...

    One possible avenue to get the pieces of screw out is to try and drill down their centreline with a small left handed drill bit. As the cutting edge of the drill bites into the metal, it is applying...
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    I'm not familiar with your saw model so please...

    I'm not familiar with your saw model so please take this with a grain of salt.

    If you have loosened the table mounting bolts and cannot budge the table across, it may help to mark the current...
  23. I would not be removing bearings with a grinder,...

    I would not be removing bearings with a grinder, or filing shafts to get bearings to accept them. The cutter head revolves at 5000+RPM, and everything needs to be very well balanced, any slight...
  24. Thread: Aquarama

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    I have only played around with model powerboats...

    I have only played around with model powerboats with smallish glow engines and 540/550 series electrics (buggy motors basically) and quite light hulls. I am anticipating that your hull might be...
  25. Thread: Aquarama

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    Interesting project and some nice work. How big...

    Interesting project and some nice work. How big is the boat and what do you intend to power it with? Fairly gutsy servo for the rudder?
  26. Hello and welcome Woodamateur. I am not sure...

    Hello and welcome Woodamateur.

    I am not sure where your issue is. Were you trying to remove the cutter head from the shaft? My unit has been in storage for 4 years now and my memory of the shaft...
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    Do you see a need to be sawing wide panels while...

    Do you see a need to be sawing wide panels while you have the router table set up for work, I would normally consider that you do your cutting to size etc first, and do your profile routing as a...
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    If you were to do your own machining, you...

    If you were to do your own machining, you probably need a jointer and a thicknesser so that you one edge and one face straight flat and at right angles with the jointer, then get the second face...
  29. I used to operate a commercial CNC router in a...

    I used to operate a commercial CNC router in a kitchen factory that used 2400 x 1800 MDF sheets as a vacuum diffuser for the bed, so larger size sheets are available, but you might not get them...
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    Are you aware that electrical cables run directly...

    Are you aware that electrical cables run directly through punched or drilled holes in steel framing have to pass through grommets in the studs? There is a significant danger of damaging overall in...
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    SOLD: This seemed to be flagged as SOLD in the forum...

    This seemed to be flagged as SOLD in the forum Ebay and others sale listings but is still listing on Gumtree as of 6.10pm 29/8/19 EST, so the SOLD flag may not be correct, or Gumtree may be slow...
  32. I suspect that a significant factor for the...

    I suspect that a significant factor for the moisture imbalance would be the actual moisture contained it the glue when applied. Some of this may evaporate along the way, but the bulk of it would be...
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    Used to have cats, hunting can be trained out of...

    Used to have cats, hunting can be trained out of them if they are fed well enough, but it does take a fair bit of time, and I wouldn't guarantee that it is effective if they are outside and free. We...
  34. Some potential issues that I can anticipate; ...

    Some potential issues that I can anticipate;

    Have you checked the flatness of the table saw top?
    Is it pressed metal or cast?
    A pressed metal top will rarely be flat or consistent across its...
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    Often the oversize issue, and drill tips starting...

    Often the oversize issue, and drill tips starting out of place is a very sloppy fit between the quill and the head casting, generally caused by a bell mouth created when the head is being bored....
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    The easiest way to smooth the top is to saw...

    The easiest way to smooth the top is to saw through the glue joint where the step is occurring to recover the previously glued up panels and have a second chance at the job after you rejoint the...
  37. Generally Opera, rare occasions Firefox but I...

    Generally Opera, rare occasions Firefox but I keep that set permanantly for private windows for online banking and use Opera for general stuff.
  38. Thread: Router issues

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    My concern is the chipped brush, there is not...

    My concern is the chipped brush, there is not enough missing to affect conduction to the commutator, but the missing bit is large enough to lock up the motor or bridge connections within the motor. ...
  39. Confirm that you want to leave this page message box when submitting a post

    Hi, I am a fairly slow typer (not typist) and sometimes it takes a while to formulate type and check a post before submitting it. Autosave is my friend here.

    But occasionally when using the...
  40. My reading of the bed layout drawing is that it...

    My reading of the bed layout drawing is that it is open rather than sheeted on the bottom, but I may be wrong.

    Even if I have misinterpreted the drawing, I doubt whether the overall design would...
  41. My reading of the bed layout drawing is that it...

    My reading of the bed layout drawing is that it is open rather than sheeted on the bottom, but I may be wrong.

    Even if I have misinterpreted the drawing, I doubt whether the overall design would...
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    My understanding and experience is that 3ph...

    My understanding and experience is that 3ph motors have more starting torque than 1ph motors of equivalent power. In situations where the motor must start under load this is an advantage and can...
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    A lot of the drills of Asian origin have a sloppy...

    A lot of the drills of Asian origin have a sloppy fit between the quill and head casting caused by poor machining in the factory. This allows the drill tip to contact the work in a fairly random...
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    Once you start talking 4KW single phase, you are...

    Once you start talking 4KW single phase, you are dealing with a potential requirement for close to 20A continuous and 80 to 100A start currents. This puts quite a strain on your mains feeder. I have...
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    Probably Bunnings would not price match for you....

    Probably Bunnings would not price match for you. Price match applies only if you are comparing identical items, not functionally identical items. I.e. Must be the same brand, dimensions, and...
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    Tool and machinery shops as such may not be a lot...

    Tool and machinery shops as such may not be a lot of help as they generally deal with particular brands while they are new and intact. Unless it is a model that they sell, there would be little...
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    Derek, I have had similar issues with them over...

    Derek, I have had similar issues with them over the years, finding the subs renewal section is often the first hassle. For quite some time I have entered Alexandra VIC in the Suburb/Town field and...
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    The standard trick for plunging a fixed base...

    The standard trick for plunging a fixed base router, where depth of cut is fixed before starting was to position over the start point and incline the router so that the base has an edge on the...
  49. Thread: Drill at an angle

    by malb
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    It's often easier to use a spade bit rather than...

    It's often easier to use a spade bit rather than a normal twist drill, the tip on the spade will help keep it in position, where the flutes on a twist tend to want to walk across the face of the...
  50. Thread: Precision levels

    by malb
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    Any form of precision level would be pointless in...

    Any form of precision level would be pointless in my opinion, as you are trying to establish relative heights. Sure, if the outer edge is lower than than the table, a level placed between them should...
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