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  1. Well, it certainly looks "pro-military-grade"...

    Well, it certainly looks "pro-military-grade" :2tsup: and it sounds like its doing what you wanted. It would be really useful to post at least a link to this post in the dust forum where people would...
  2. Propellor type air speed indicators are fine for...

    Propellor type air speed indicators are fine for AC ducts where the ducts are relatively large compare to the size of the device.
    As soon as the measurement devoices starts to significantly impede...
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    Today I had to sand a both sides of 600 x 900mm...

    Today I had to sand a both sides of 600 x 900mm veneered piece of chip board and decided to use the Ozito ROS connected to the DC by a 50 mm flex.

    Immediately before I started the shed dust...
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    Fridges have motors in their compressors but...

    Fridges have motors in their compressors but these are not worth messing about with in terms of getting a useful motor out of them.
    Most Washing machine motors are open frame so must be enclosed...
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    Pat has covered this pretty well. It sounds like...

    Pat has covered this pretty well. It sounds like you have some specific pieces you want to turn but if you just want to practice, green, straight grained (no knots) pine is where to start.
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    The Diresta design needs a mod as in its current...

    The Diresta design needs a mod as in its current form it can chip the hell out of a concrete floor especially on a heavy machine.
  7. Maybe have a read of this to see why they can't...

    Maybe have a read of this to see why they can't be used to accurately measure DC related air flows.
    https://www.woodworkforums.com/f200/draft-faq-dust-extraction-practical-aspects-154136#post1932353
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    I dislike wheels on any machine because that...

    I dislike wheels on any machine because that means connecting and disconnecting DC flexy/ducting. However, most of us are pressed for space so I also have some Machines on wheels (Planer thickener,...
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    It sounds like that is the case FWIW I don't...

    It sounds like that is the case

    FWIW I don't clean the nozzle by inverting the can - I remove the spray can nozzle and sit the nozzle inlet hard up against the tip of a spray bottle full of turps...
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    Some the small MW lathe tool tips I touch up on...

    Some the small MW lathe tool tips I touch up on CBN wheels result in my hands being very close to the CBN wheels. Because of this I tested out how long I could lightly keep a finger on a new CBN...
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    32kg, I can lift it OK but I'm looking at putting...

    32kg, I can lift it OK but I'm looking at putting mine on a hydraulic lifting trolley.
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    Well, bit the bullet and went and bought the...

    Well, bit the bullet and went and bought the Bosch 12" glide saw. The decision was made easier by my mate giving me a Total Tools gift voucher for helping him with his workbench, and a Bosch $200...
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    I don't think its essential. Even though I could...

    I don't think its essential. Even though I could run my grinder at slower speeds I rarely use the CBNs at these speeds and nearly always use 2850 rpm. It takes a little getting used when the wheel is...
  14. Thanks Think of a streamer fluttering in a...

    Thanks


    Think of a streamer fluttering in a stiff varying breeze ie fluttering all over the place. The closer to any junction or machine restriction the worse it is going to be. Averaging is...
  15. If you are hoping to insert a hot wire anemometer...

    If you are hoping to insert a hot wire anemometer into a DC ducting line and get a sensible reading then you could well be wasting your time as most DC systems have too much turbulence in space and...
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    The tests are made using an incorrect testing...

    The tests are made using an incorrect testing standard - this has been know for years.
    I have tested a few 2HP DCs and they have been pretty much all the same.
  17. HELP Your garage has a 16A breaker at the breaker box...

    Your garage has a 16A breaker at the breaker box so you should have at least a 16A cable running to the garage (its probably a 20A cable)
    Hence a single 15A plug can indeed be connected to that...
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    Here we go - ladders again.

    No details but
    "Founding Skyhooks guitarist Peter Starkie dies in 'stupid ladder accident' "
    Founding Skyhooks guitarist Peter Starkie dies in '''stupid ladder accident''' - ABC News
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    This chart is from...

    This chart is from https://graffdiamond.com/files/common/tech-notes-013522.pdf

    Once it get you head around it chart you will see it shows that the most efficient removal of stock using a Dry CBN...
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    FREE ANYWHERE: OK, send me a PM. BTW I can always paint the 6"...

    OK, send me a PM.
    BTW I can always paint the 6" hood blue if you like?
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    Because of space limitations I was seriously...

    Because of space limitations I was seriously considering the Makita 1019 (like a 1018, but with forward facing slide rails) but since the chancellor of the exchequer gave the go ahead am now going...
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    The second photo suggests the RHS of the red...

    The second photo suggests the RHS of the red throat plate is maybe sightly lower than the right hand side of the table alongside it?
  23. Thread: Plane Blades.

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    Maybe this is only available in WA but I visit...

    Maybe this is only available in WA but I visit the local (Welshpool) BU branch about once a month to look through their offcuts, mainly rod and bar - they have a wall of shelves about 5 shelves tall...
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    I finally made a replacement lever cap screw from...

    I finally made a replacement lever cap screw from a dodgy bit of 16mm steel rod for the 78 I have been reconstructing out of "parts in a box"

    9/32" 19 TPI, no die for this so cut the thread on the...
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    I believe it's a positive "surfy dude" term. It...

    I believe it's a positive "surfy dude" term. It goes back a while but I doubt that was your scene Bob.
  26. Thread: Plane Blades.

    by BobL
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    It looks like Creative man just getS his O1 from...

    It looks like Creative man just getS his O1 from Bohler-Uddeholm so what about going direct to Bohler-Uddeholm - you might need to buy a longer length and split it up between you?
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    I did likewise. A 3mm HDPE strip cut from a large...

    I did likewise. A 3mm HDPE strip cut from a large sheet and attached it with counter sunk screws with threads cut into the under underside of the Al fence. It completely fills the gap. It does not...
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    Not just "ideas" but tested ideas. :D ...

    Not just "ideas" but tested ideas. :D

    [QUOTE]I'm hoping that someone can unstick me on a couple of questions...These are all theoretical sofar. I have no existing system yet, or test gear...Assume...
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    Looks good bob - I love "crisp" knurling.

    Looks good bob - I love "crisp" knurling.
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    Looks great! BTW I tidied up your post layout...

    Looks great!
    BTW I tidied up your post layout to make it a bit easier to read.
  31. Thread: why?

    by BobL
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    A "clever solution" to anything is still "clever"...

    A "clever solution" to anything is still "clever" and can still be creative no matter how it's done.
    So I seriously disagree that programming cannot be highly creative and that fancy machines cannot...
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    We had a couple of FLIRs at work we used for uni...

    We had a couple of FLIRs at work we used for uni student experiments. This is going back more than 10 years so I imagine the newer ones are quite a bit better. They used them to map heat...
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    Yeah it would certainly show uniformity of...

    Yeah it would certainly show uniformity of heating. Although I don't know how much resolution would be available within a specific higher temp range.

    Its not for everyone by I have an optical...
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    Thanks Phil. First - Love sourdough! :hungry:...

    Thanks Phil.

    First - Love sourdough! :hungry: . . . . . .too much.

    Good point about evening out temperatures using a thermal mass. The shape of our cast iron baking dishes would be unsuitable...
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    Usual disclaimers when working with AC. The...

    Usual disclaimers when working with AC.
    The electrical currents involved are serious representing both serious and electrical and fire risks.
    The said item will be checked by the Men's shed sparky...
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    Sorry I couldn't make the last meet as I have...

    Sorry I couldn't make the last meet as I have built 4 chainsaw mills and used about about a dozen others so feel I could have contributed.

    One of the best on-line sources for getting started with...
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    FREE ANYWHERE: Bell mouth hoods and a blast gate

    Having a clean out.
    Forget the PVC offcuts they've already been disposed of.
    Available are 1 Green 4" and 1 Yellow 6" Bell mouth hoods BMHs.
    These are my prototype MDF versions of the BMHs - I...
  38. Thread: Laminated Mallet

    by BobL
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    There's Marri and there's Marri. 480520 480522...

    There's Marri and there's Marri.
    480520
    480522

    Sometimes the Gum veins are so numerous these would not make a good handle.
    480521

    The slabs cut from the log above in 2009 all cracked along...
  39. Thread: Small bench

    by BobL
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    My friend finally got round to completing the...

    My friend finally got round to completing the sanding, crack filling, and finish on his bench.
    It still needs a backboard fitted but we ran out of timber so yesterday we finally got down to the...
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    Love the repurposing of old lintels :2tsup:

    Love the repurposing of old lintels :2tsup:
  41. Thread: Laminated Mallet

    by BobL
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    If the PE is thick enough, it can have either an...

    If the PE is thick enough, it can have either an angular or stepped lip milled into the edge with the reverse cut into the mallet face. The PE can then be incorporated into a laminated head without...
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    If the gear is 3P, an alternative to an...

    If the gear is 3P, an alternative to an expensive contactor is a VFD which enables motors to stop/start with a 10V rated switch.
  43. Thread: Forstner bits

    by BobL
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    You can't really do that with Forstners - well...

    You can't really do that with Forstners - well you can if they're used in a metal mill that can hold the work super steady.
  44. Thread: Forstner bits

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    My saw toothed Forstener set is from CT and have...

    My saw toothed Forstener set is from CT and have had it for almost 15 years. The main thing I drill with them is Al and have not touched them up yet although the 19 and 25 mm sizes could probably do...
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    Sorry to hear this Shed. It sounds like you have...

    Sorry to hear this Shed.
    It sounds like you have lots of good memories to remember.
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    Many vacs just mince some of the dead skin cells,...

    Many vacs just mince some of the dead skin cells, skin cell bugs, and their faeces and spray them all around the place. Its not all human skin related, even in low natural dust zones there's lots of...
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    Read this thread - Improving machine cabinet dust...

    Read this thread - Improving machine cabinet dust ports - yes read all 226 posts (so far)!

    Around post #66 it shows how I made/making the first of the 4" hoods, 6" hoods are a little further in ....
  48. I wouldn't use paint stripper while the soiled...

    I wouldn't use paint stripper while the soiled part is on the stove. I'b be taking it off teh stove and making sure the parts are well washed before replacing them.
  49. Thread: Laser fumes

    by BobL
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    I don't read a lot of manuals, in fact SWMBO...

    I don't read a lot of manuals, in fact SWMBO reckons I have manual phobia :) although she admits I have improved the the years. That tip was given to me by a friend who has a CO2 laser engraver but I...
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    Unless its hardish alloy I'd remove Al from any...

    Unless its hardish alloy I'd remove Al from any design spec.

    MDF with a melamine slider is one of the better arrangements. Some plastics work OK too.
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