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    Chelating acid rust removal eg Acetic, Citric,...

    Chelating acid rust removal eg Acetic, Citric, Oxalic will get rid of it. When done don't wash the acid off but blow the acid off the blade with compressed air. Molasses is another but it is very...
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    Poll: We get about 1.4 million Chinese visitors a year...

    We get about 1.4 million Chinese visitors a year to Australia

    Per 1000 inhabitants Australia gets 265 international tourists where as USA gets 191

    The top countries represented are, from the...
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    Yeah especially the rebate plane which has the...

    Yeah especially the rebate plane which has the most definite contact whereas the #5 will mainly get handled by the wooden front handle and rear tote.
  4. Thread: MILs gate

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    MILs gate

    MIL passed away mid last year and we spent months cleaning out her place (a large double storey beachside house - well two houses really one on top of the other, plus a 3 bedroom fibro beach house...
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    Thats what I did a few times when we had lockdown...

    Thats what I did a few times when we had lockdown here in WA - but you have to know what you want.
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    Actually the first thing I blued was in 2012 ...

    Actually the first thing I blued was in 2012

    Before: A tool post and mounting bracket I made for the rotary table for my MW lathe
    The rotary table is a bought one I made the rest.
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    I've done quite a bit of it by now and it depends...

    I've done quite a bit of it by now and it depends of a bunch of things
    - how well the job was done in the first place
    - Storage conditions
    - how much it has been handled

    I have stuff I blued...
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    WANTED:VIC I probably have a nice piece of O1 I can cut cut...

    I probably have a nice piece of O1 I can cut cut from a 3ft long length I bought 14 years ago.

    Can'T have a look right now as we are just about to head off to scatter the MILs ashes.
    Will have a...
  9. Thread: Uploading Photos

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    Sticky: Are your pictures rotating?

    I never had this problem when I was using Photoshop to process my pictures from when I joined the forums up until mid last year.

    All of my 3700 pics (plus the 2000 odd ones that were lost) up...
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    Fume bluing two planes

    In a previous thread I showed/discussed the rust removal by electrolysis and the start of the fume bluing of two planes.

    Here I show the completed fume blued parts - 6 times through the fume...
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    Thanks for the lead on this. I have tested the...

    Thanks for the lead on this.

    I have tested the prefilters on these respirators with air flow meters and even when clogged haven't found them to be that significant in terms of restricting flow. I...
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    Have you seen this post...

    Have you seen this post
    https://www.woodworkforums.com/f11/wood-moisture-meters-calibrated-australian-species-235112#post2191880

    If your meter is mentioned in the list in that post then there is...
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    Large Industrial ventilation fan

    Yesterday I visited two WA country Men's sheds.
    The aim was to provide advice to the Dunsborough Mens Shed on upgrading their DC system,

    First off was a short visit at Busselton Mens Shed where...
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    Have you seen this....

    Have you seen this.
    http://www.tocact.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Timberspeciesandproperties.pdf
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    Specific gravity at 12% is only what what...

    Specific gravity at 12% is only what what moisture meters use but that won't necessarily be the SG or densities available our presented in books or tables. The likelihood of the SG for your piece of...
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    There are apparently 700 Euc species just in WA,...

    There are apparently 700 Euc species just in WA, and 200 in the rest of Australia. OK most of them are no more than stunted shrubs.

    The densities of eucalyptus can be highly variable (the first...
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    VFD Video presentation

    Yesterday I did a 75 minute Zoom video presentation direct from my shed for the Mens Sheds of WA video series.
    It was recorded and is now on youtube.

    The title is a bit misleading - I do mention...
  18. Here is a picture of the CSIRO wool filter ...

    Here is a picture of the CSIRO wool filter

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    Here is the inventor
    https://blog.csiro.au/meet-the-researcher-dr-jurg-schutz/

    As usual production will probably be shifted off shore :(
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    Poll: That's based mainly on the efficiency on the...

    That's based mainly on the efficiency on the average cloth mask media but there's a lot more to it that this,



    Fitting issues lead to masks having two efficiencies - one is efficiency with...
  20. I just looked at my box of Miniso supposedly...

    I just looked at my box of Miniso supposedly Japanese surgical which I have tested and they are indeed very good masks.

    On the box it says in large print:
    Manufactured for : Miniso Japan...
  21. There are plenty of wool masks out there (some...

    There are plenty of wool masks out there (some will even say they are not N95 or P2 masks) but these are not the ones I and referring to. The filter media was announced just week or two ago. I think...
  22. BTW just because the Package sAYS "NOT MADE IN...

    BTW just because the Package sAYS "NOT MADE IN CHINA" doesn't means much.
    Chances are the filter media will still be made in china.

    There is a prototype "woollen filter" media that has recently...
  23. From a post in Redit Medical masks NOT made in...

    From a post in Redit
    Medical masks NOT made in China? : avoidchineseproducts




    Good luck at finding any.

    This may also be of use
    Counterfeit Respirators / Misrepresentation of...
  24. Thread: 2hp 3 phase motor

    by BobL
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    WANTED:TAS The price of used 3P motors seems to have jumped...

    The price of used 3P motors seems to have jumped significantly and their availability almost dried up in the last few years.

    10 years or so ago when VFDs were relatively rare I was picking up...
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    Poll: 1) Unless working in an enclosed/unventilated...

    1) Unless working in an enclosed/unventilated space with heavily infected persons, lone viral particles are relatively rare and have a shorter lifetime in air than if they are in water droplet or...
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    Could be a good size but long term the PVC would...

    Could be a good size but long term the PVC would eventually harden - probably need something more flexible like silicone tubing of some kid.

    I now realize its going to be of limited use for WW as...
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    Those really small bits can't really be used in a...

    Those really small bits can't really be used in a standard router situation as they usually require precision slow feeding on metal mill of some kind.
    Routers have too much weight (inertia) and the...
  28. The sanding sealer is most likely preventing the...

    The sanding sealer is most likely preventing the wood from absorbing the oil.

    Problem is now even if the oil is wiped off and the sanding sealer sanded off some of the sealer will have penetrated...
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    What size (dam and depth) are you after? If...

    What size (dam and depth) are you after?

    If these dimensions are small enough something from a Dremel might suit.

    I should also be possible for someone with a tool and cutter grinder (metal...
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    Here is a pic of that box of plane parts I...

    Here is a pic of that box of plane parts I referred to above.
    The box contained 2 5's, 3 3s and the 78 Carter. Plus loads of other bobs and bobs but not enough to make a complete plan.

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    Revisited another mens shed this morning to...

    Revisited another mens shed this morning to advise on a lingering fine dust problem.
    A thin layer of fFine dust settling out over everything.

    Smallish shed surrounded by inner suburban housing...
  32. Thread: Leveling a garden

    by BobL
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    For a moment I envisaged an existing garden...

    For a moment I envisaged an existing garden needing a demolition.

    In that case I could lend you my dogs.
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  33. Thread: Need a knee

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    good to hear its back on track and hope it all...

    good to hear its back on track and hope it all goes well.
  34. Interesting "sauce of different" duct fittings

    "Sauce" came up on autocorrect so I left it there :)

    Don't know how well they will fit standard PVC ducting etc but this might be useful to some people.

    Exhaust Fans, Heat Transfer, Sub Floor |...
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    I'm think more about making than buying.

    I'm think more about making than buying.
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    Interesting Vac head

    Not sure where it could be used in the shed but the idea is interesting.

    VacuuMax

    It shows a video of vacuuming the dust out of a box full of washers - I guess that's one/.
  37. Clearout raises some important issues, and while...

    Clearout raises some important issues, and while it's not the same type of operation the number a variety of personality clashes I saw and experienced at Mens Sheds does have some relevance. Most...
  38. Really? - my laptop has a 1TB SSD and is being...

    Really? - my laptop has a 1TB SSD and is being written to multiple times a day. Is there a difference between internal and external SSDs?
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    coasting time for grinders

    Finally gave away my green grinding wheel that I bought about 10 years ago as I haven't used it since I added a diamond disc to the side of my first CBN wheel.

    In the green wheels place I have...
  40. They also get special insurance deals through the...

    They also get special insurance deals through the association.



    This could be trickier than it sounds but good luck anyway. :)
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    Insurance.
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    I have successfully used, various thin cardboards...

    I have successfully used, various thin cardboards eg from a cereal box, covers from exercise books, lino, used high grit number ROS sanding discs, and old school blotting paper.

    I once made a car...
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    Here's a side by side with my old Stanley...

    Here's a side by side with my old Stanley (belonged originally to my Uncle who gave it to me in 1967) and the 78 "Carter" I'm R&Ring

    The differences look like the handle krinkling handle pattern...
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    Thanks guys, I reckon Malb has also provided...

    Thanks guys,

    I reckon Malb has also provided lots of help over the years.

    Then there's also a bunch of members that contribute regularly by welcoming and helping newbies with basic forum...
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    Thanks Ian - that is very kind - I will ask said...

    Thanks Ian - that is very kind - I will ask said friend.
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    Yeah thanks Dan have just found that site myself.

    Yeah thanks Dan have just found that site myself.
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    Thanks Ian The blu rebate has an "A78" marking...

    Thanks Ian

    The blu rebate has an "A78" marking on one side and a "WS B'ham, England" on the other.
  48. Something to think about is that while natural...

    Something to think about is that while natural wood appeals to woodies and a few people, most people will not care much about natural wood frames.

    If you want a "budget" sideline for larger...
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    Thanks for the responses Bill and Ian - much...

    Thanks for the responses Bill and Ian - much appreciated.

    I do intend to use my 78 but would like to keep the original threads if I can.

    Interestingly both my working 78 and the one I'm...
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    Sticky: Thanks for that nice clear explanation - yes I...

    Thanks for that nice clear explanation - yes I eventually remembered this (had to drag it back from long lost memories).
    Some time after the start of this thread I made small dyno to test HP...
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