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  1. Thread: G'day from WA

    by BobL
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    Welcome Rob, i agree turning is fun and can...

    Welcome Rob,

    i agree turning is fun and can even be addictive. I have to control myself because I also have a metal work lathe and that is just as addictive.

    Being a bit more specific about...
  2. I did that yesterday. I found a 19mm square...

    I did that yesterday. I found a 19mm square chrome pated steel bar (SR - from an old hospital gurney) in my stash that fits neatly into the mitre slot - then I used my long precision square (SQ)...
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    Definitely worth a go.

    Definitely worth a go.
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    It depends on the amount of onboard smarts it has...

    It depends on the amount of onboard smarts it has but the most common fault i've heard of with oloder units is the control board dies. If you can find someone to repair it make sure you get a quote...
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    The Auto vent valves from ebay like these, 220V...

    The Auto vent valves from ebay like these,
    220V 1/2inch Electronic Timed 2way Air Compressor Gas Tank Automatic Drain Valve | eBay
    These have their electronics too close to their vent point so...
  6. Makes sense thanks

    Makes sense thanks
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    Use some dishwashing detergent in a cup of water...

    Use some dishwashing detergent in a cup of water and a small paintbrush to paint joints and look for bubbles. It sounds like is doesnít have much water in it.

    An easy way to vent water from a...
  8. If the blade is not close to parallel to the...

    If the blade is not close to parallel to the slots isn't that just going to cause major jamming problems when sawing, whether the mitre gauge is adjusted to the slots or the saw.
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    Once compressor air receivers accumulate a...

    Once compressor air receivers accumulate a substantial amount of water in the tank the compressor will be constantly starting and stopping - is it doing this?

    The other concern regarding a...
  10. Hum . . . . . wouldn't it be better to use the...

    Hum . . . . . wouldn't it be better to use the blade as the reference point?

    I use a 400mm Japanese precision square and holding one arm along the full width of the blade (careful to ago between...
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    That looks like my machine (except mine was a...

    That looks like my machine (except mine was a carbatech) and its 13".

    Looks like its hooked up to a foam cutter.

    They used to be available in both single a 3 phase. If it's a 3P unit you can...
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    I bought 1 t0 6mm, and 6 to 10 mm sets, in 0.1mm...

    I bought 1 t0 6mm, and 6 to 10 mm sets, in 0.1mm increments from Mcjing in about 2006. Have drilled a plenty of hard stuff with them, including lots of Stainless and Bisalloy, without any problems....
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    Good point - I have a set of magnifiers gathering...

    Good point - I have a set of magnifiers gathering dust that I should use. Even using my reading glasses would help.
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    It's the same wheel. Played around with mine a...

    It's the same wheel.

    Played around with mine a bit more today.

    I have several sets of 0.1mm increment bits between 1 and 10 mm that are usually reserved for holes that will be threaded. Those...
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    Here's a WIP of one I made in 2018. Dualling...

    Here's a WIP of one I made in 2018.
    Dualling banjos
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    Yeah I heard its a no-no.

    Yeah I heard its a no-no.
  17. A safest quick solution for cross cutting big...

    A safest quick solution for cross cutting big stuff is a chop or SCM Saw.
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    Visits to mens sheds to discuss dust issues...

    Visits to mens sheds to discuss dust issues invariably turns to masks, COVID and this time th vaccine rollout.
    As for the coffin my plan was to be cremated and my dust scattered into the Swan River...
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    I also have dozens of old bits (mainly from FILs...

    I also have dozens of old bits (mainly from FILs shed) tucked away in boxes, that I have started to set up as sets for specific tasks.

    One specific set I have almost completed is of "shorts"....
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    A Forstner bit has a centre point that is much...

    A Forstner bit has a centre point that is much smaller than a spade bit - might be able to just sand divot out.

    Another way would be to make up a clamped sandwich of 2 pieces of the wood you want...
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    Just after I wrote my last post I went to a...

    Just after I wrote my last post I went to a hardware store which is not that far from H&F so I popped in to check out their drill $79 bit sharpener and ended up buying it.
    Despite being mainly made...
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    Humm . . . . floor no longer that shiny, several...

    Humm . . . . floor no longer that shiny, several generations of dogs in the house have seen to that.



    The doors actually already have solid ply backs is they are already well braced. It's the...
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    I sharpen my bits by hand but admit I have been...

    I sharpen my bits by hand but admit I have been thinking about buying a sharpener especially for smaller bits ( < 6mm) - trouble is these grinders won't sharpen anything smaller than 3 mm.

    When I...
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    Yep

    Yep
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    This is fairly typical

    Just spent 2 hours at a local mens shed reviewing their dust extraction issues.
    Very pleasant fellows.

    I first visited them about this time last year and noted.
    - 7.5HP cyclonic DC
    - 250 mm...
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    The cottage was bought in 1979? and we re still...

    The cottage was bought in 1979? and we re still here although we have been away many times for periods of up to 2.5years. When we first moved in the floors were covered in budget lime green shag pile...
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    About 40 years ago when we moved into our inner...

    About 40 years ago when we moved into our inner city "workers cottage" it had ZERO storage and one of the first things I did was built a wall of robes Its 4.8m long x 2.6m high by 600mmm deep.
    I...
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    I second that - but even then don't expect it to...

    I second that - but even then don't expect it to last too long - will you be able to park under cover most of the time?
  29. Thread: What to get,

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    If you are thinking of just having a 10A GPO...

    If you are thinking of just having a 10A GPO swapped out for a 15A then that is unlikely to be legal.

    15A GPOs should be on their own circuit and breaker which means installing a separate breaker...
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    I have a couple of the circlip types I got from a...

    I have a couple of the circlip types I got from a flea market and all had pads that would come off easily. They look like they are prone to eventual failure as they are a close fit. Even with oil,...
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    What others have said- adding a dab of Vaseline...

    What others have said- adding a dab of Vaseline or grease will help./
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    An interesting insight into tradie tools was a...

    An interesting insight into tradie tools was a visit by pour mens shed a few years back to our local police warehouse where recovered stolen tools were stored awaiting auction. The pyramid of tools...
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    If full suction is not applied (ie by leaving a...

    If full suction is not applied (ie by leaving a gate open or uses a damper valve) I don't expect a well treated wheelie bin to collapse.
    However that also depends on how the bins are treated as...
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    Trying to get mens shed members to always leave a...

    Trying to get mens shed members to always leave a gate open has not been that successful so we installed this at the end of the trunk line.
    It looks like shed users might hit their heads on it but...
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    No screws. I just made it out of a couple of Al...

    No screws. I just made it out of a couple of Al scraps I had laying around. That pic was my first use - I subsequently added thin suede leather jaws for a better grip.


    That's how mine is made as...
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    No screws. I just made it out of a couple of Al...

    No screws. I just made it out of a couple of Al scraps I had laying around. That pic was my first use - I subsequently added thin suede leather jaws for a better grip.


    That's how mine is made as...
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    Interesting method, somewhat similar to how I...

    Interesting method, somewhat similar to how I prepare the blade guides for the BS sawmill.
    The guides are ~75 x 50 x 50 blocks of Ironbark or Wandoo ie very hard wood.
    BTW these guides are not like...
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    Last year (middle of COVID) while looking for a...

    Last year (middle of COVID) while looking for a SCMS all the stores had the same price but no one had the one I wanted in stock. As I have a Bunnings trade card I ordered one through Bunnings for...
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    At work we used many gas plates as vacuum chamber...

    At work we used many gas plates as vacuum chamber covers. It doesn't make much difference, but the vacuum was about 0.000000001 atm
    The old ones were pain 3/4" thick plate glass covering a 120mm...
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    For a simple long skinny vacuum pot a length of...

    For a simple long skinny vacuum pot a length of PVC sewage pipe can be used on its side, with push fit cap glued on at one end and a screw capped coupler as a lid.
    Stuff can be slid into the tube on...
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    I have 2 T-tracks on my router fence, one 100 mm...

    I have 2 T-tracks on my router fence, one 100 mm above the router table top and one at 200 mm

    Lets me use feather boards on tall objects
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    And use tall jigs like this centre-less circle...
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    I wonder if their prices will be different to...

    I wonder if their prices will be different to their main stores, if they're lower they will run into price guarantee issues. My guess is they will sell different stuff at the specialty shop.

    RE:...
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    I suspect they would have filled the casting...

    I suspect they would have filled the casting between the bearings (middle hole) maybe even originally with an oil pump, until oil oozed out of the ends of the bronze bushes.
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    If you like I can send you a piece of 1mm thick...

    If you like I can send you a piece of 1mm thick PC that will fit in a standard envelope and you can test it in your next batch.

    That's sort of why I suggested a smaller PC window in a steel lid -...
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    If you're referring to clear casting resin,...

    If you're referring to clear casting resin, bunnings sells it for ~$40 a liter so you would need ~$60 worth.


    Are you talking pressure or vacuum? Everything I've referring to is for vacuum.
    ...
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    How large is the piece of timber. A photo of...

    How large is the piece of timber.

    A photo of your setup and the wood you are routing would be useful.
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    Last year I made a similar thing for my Dispersed...

    Last year I made a similar thing for my Dispersed Oil Particulate generator.
    SWMBO glass cutting gear came in real handy.
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    If I decide to build a bigger pot my plan was to...

    If I decide to build a bigger pot my plan was to use a piece of 6mm thick steel (which I can get as an off-cut from a steel merchant) as a top, and cut a hole in it for a viewing window made out of...
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    275mm or 27.5cm and 2.5 cm thick translates to ...

    275mm or 27.5cm and 2.5 cm thick translates to
    (27.5/2)^2 x Pi x 2.5 = ~1500 cubic cm, or 1.5L of resin
    I don't how cheaply you can get resin but that wold seem like a waste of resin to me.
    ...
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    What your BS has are called plain bearings. ...

    What your BS has are called plain bearings.
    Roller bearings are different in that steel rollers are used instead of balls.

    The other thing is, many old machines use "grease nipples" as oiling...
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