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  1. Thread: Latest on Glues

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    Have not seen it here for many years, but you can...

    Have not seen it here for many years, but you can still get it in the UK -

    Aerolite One Shot Adhesive - Adkwik

    I think Cascamite brand is the same - you can get it via Amazon or order from...
  2. Air was first liquefied by Carl von Linde, who...

    Air was first liquefied by Carl von Linde, who used a very clever trick to use the use air cooled by expansion to pre-cool itself - a feedback effect that produced the low temperatures needed to...
  3. Nup - yours is a crowbar - the Excalibur is a...

    Nup - yours is a crowbar - the Excalibur is a pair of pliers:

    475742

    EDIT: looks like Excalibur has discontinued these. Not listed on the Excalibur or Total Tool website, but C&L show them as...
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    In case anyone wonders, I bought a cheap eBay...

    In case anyone wonders, I bought a cheap eBay machine and it has been working just fine in hardwood and softwood.

    AU Stock 50W Multifunction Pyrography Machine Gourd Wood Burning Pen Craft Tool |...
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    I have not had any issues with mixing - its no...

    I have not had any issues with mixing - its no more difficult than epoxy (which also requires accurate mixing for best results).

    Glueline visibility might be an issue, depending in timber species....
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    One word - resorcinol

    It is immensely strong, can withstand prolonged immersion in salt and fresh water, does not soften in high heat (or become brittle in low temperatures). Has proven its long term effectiveness many...
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    Shinto rasps are a good addition to a rasp...

    Shinto rasps are a good addition to a rasp collection; reasonably priced and available in Oz.

    Shinto Saw Rasp Japanese Tools Australia


    https://youtu.be/afhnVJm8Yn8
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    If you get landlord permission and have the cash,...

    If you get landlord permission and have the cash, you could get a sparky to run a new powerpoint from an exiting GPO circuit. It's possible that the conduit for the a/c has room to pull another...
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    OK. Run a normal extension cord through the...

    OK. Run a normal extension cord through the window & close it as much as possible.
    Measure the gap at the side, and measure the height of the window. This will define a long, narrow triangle....
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    Good luck. Hopefully they will just accept the...

    Good luck. Hopefully they will just accept the issue & offer a replacement, but you do have the right to a refund (your choice).

    Here is the info you might need if they don't want to play nice:...
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    The 5mm or so you will save is not going to make...

    The 5mm or so you will save is not going to make much difference to your heating & cooling.

    Better option would be to use a window insert to fill the gap, and create a hole/notch in the insert for...
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    While pocket hole joinery is probably not...

    While pocket hole joinery is probably not appropriate for this project, you should be aware for any future use that the answer to this question is:

    1. Yes, you should use specialist screws, not...
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    Thin end of the wedge...

    The link below shows the kind of creeping over-reach from government. Which is one very good reason to be wary of government surveillance technology like the Covid Safe App.

    The...
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    Well - under Oz consumer law, for items less than...

    Well - under Oz consumer law, for items less than $40,000 the importer or manufacturer must "... have spare parts and repair facilities available for a reasonable time after purchase unless you were...
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    Yep - I still have 3 of the original Festo tracks...

    Yep - I still have 3 of the original Festo tracks (sold the saw a long time ago, mounted in a Triton MkIII) The good thing is that the old tracks are compatible with the new ones - albeit only one...
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    For anyone considering the cheaper end of the...

    For anyone considering the cheaper end of the track saw market - one consideration is availability of additional rails.
    Many of the cheap brands do not offer additional rails, which is likely to be...
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    @ Lappa - Despite the thinner blade, the saw is...

    @ Lappa - Despite the thinner blade, the saw is flexing the welded joint more than on a wider diameter wheel, so it more prone to breaking. I had a very old 8 inch "toy" bandsaws for a while, and...
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    You won't find anything of worth for $200 (or...

    You won't find anything of worth for $200 (or even $300) so the Aldi is likely a good bet at $130 and probably better than the Bunnings Ozito.

    Be aware that the 200mm wheels means blades are more...
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    These are back again at Aldi. Did anyone buy...

    These are back again at Aldi.

    Did anyone buy one in the past, and if so what was the experience?
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    Welcome! Nice project!!

    Welcome!

    Nice project!!
  21. Thread: Bandsaw Fence

    by RossM
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    And further to this, adjust the blade tracking &...

    And further to this, adjust the blade tracking & tension & you will eliminate drift. (And you must have a sharp blade!!)

    Good Aussy advice:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTjwPo0VtaQ

    Quick...
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    3 coats of Sikkens Cetol Marine Teak, and a final...

    3 coats of Sikkens Cetol Marine Teak, and a final coat of Sikkens Cetol Marine Gloss.
    (Note: the Marine products - NOT the Cetolol from Bunnings)

    You will still need an annual maintenance coat -...
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    Good looking 510mm Casedei for sale here for...

    Good looking 510mm Casedei for sale here for $4500 ex GST:
    (Says single phase? Not sure I believe that!)

    Used casadei CASADEI FS51 510mm PLANER THICKNESSER COMBI Italy Planer Thicknesser Combi...
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    You can get accessories from Axminster. Even with...

    You can get accessories from Axminster. Even with shipping & our crap exchange rate, its often cheaper (and quicker!?!) than ordering locally.
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    If you're wanting to remain colour coordinated, ...

    If you're wanting to remain colour coordinated, then nothing wrong with the Makita, but for same price I think the Bosch is a better saw, just darker blue. If you are already invested in Makita...
  26. Maybe put a wanted ad in the forum market place...

    Maybe put a wanted ad in the forum market place asking for slab flattening.

    Some members may have bought a Torque work centre /slabmaster from Yass Engineering

    Or call Yass Engineering and...
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    Triton had not been Ozzy owned for many years. It...

    Triton had not been Ozzy owned for many years. It is now imported by Carbatec.

    Here is a history if you are interested
    The Triton Revolution - Australian Wood Review
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    The "quality" brands will start at about $700 for...

    The "quality" brands will start at about $700 for a kit. The cheaper brands will be a wash for quality, so you may as well buy the cheapest you can find.

    Festool is the most expensive, but if...
  29. This YouTube playlist from Andy at Manor Wood...

    This YouTube playlist from Andy at Manor Wood will provide you with the information you need

    YouTube play list

    Here is the first video:


    https://youtu.be/aPtQ8kuVfig
  30. The patent was Isaiah Robonson and Henry...

    The patent was Isaiah Robonson and Henry Fairbanks in 1873
    US136714A - Improvement in carpenters bevels - Google Patents
  31. Lance, You bought the "Japanese" Shinwa gauge....

    Lance,

    You bought the "Japanese" Shinwa gauge. They make another gauge that looks to be a copy of the Stanley that you could not find.
    (I know, I know, both are technically Japanese. The one you...
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    So here are some more facts; this could be...

    So here are some more facts; this could be summarised by saying that there probably should be a license to breed and vote (assuming this survey below was being taken seriously & does in fact...
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    Derek, I use G15 extensively due to being so...

    Derek, I use G15 extensively due to being so close to salt water (am 100m from waters edge) and have not seen any problems in finishing.
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    I do exactly this - but use Camelia oil. (Not...

    I do exactly this - but use Camelia oil. (Not throwing the rubber at the duffer, the wad of tightly rolled cloth staged in oil on the bench :D)
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    Call him. It won't be on his site as it can't be...

    Call him. It won't be on his site as it can't be sent via OzPost (hazardous goods)
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    If you are using your own courier, call Jim Davey...

    If you are using your own courier, call Jim Davey & see if he has any available (link above) I'm sure he would be happy to box them for a pickup. (Its good to support Jim!)
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    I've posted this a few times before - Ferro-pack...

    I've posted this a few times before - Ferro-pack G15 !!!!!

    I have not had any real success with WD40 as a preventative. I have used Ferro-pack G15 for a long time with great success. Many items...
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    I usually rough out designs on scraps of paper. I...

    I usually rough out designs on scraps of paper. I do use CAD (Fusion360) for some things, but only when its complex or I want an accurate idea of parts placement.

    I have often pondered if the "3D...
  39. Handle for the village axe - some shaping, some carving, some burning...

    Late last year I was traveling through Rajasthan, and came across a small village that had a working village blacksmith living on the outskirts. This was on the edge of the Thar Desert, northwest of...
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    Hi Derek, Nice fence! Nice table!! How...

    Hi Derek,

    Nice fence! Nice table!!

    How accurate do you find the laser? I've been in two minds about the value of these. If it's not accurate (+- 0.25mm or so) I can't see the point - pun...
  41. Thread: label holders.

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    I looked for these a while back. Best prices I...

    I looked for these a while back. Best prices I found were on Ali Express
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    (Hmm... annoying - I posted this reply yesterday...

    (Hmm... annoying - I posted this reply yesterday morning & for some reason it did not appear ?!?)
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    The red ring must NOT be turned at the same time...

    The red ring must NOT be turned at the same time as trying to loosen the chuck. The red ring is a lock ring, and must be set to UNLOCK position. This is the process:

    1. Turn the red ring to...
  44. Thread: Wifi Boosters

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    Bob - It is far more likely that the VFD will...

    Bob - It is far more likely that the VFD will play havoc with the WiFi signal via radiated noise.

    Any concerns over VFD injecting noise back into the AC wiring can be mitigated to a large extent...
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    Andrew, do you have 3phase power available? If...

    Andrew, do you have 3phase power available? If not that may limit your choices for larger machines.

    Leda and Oltre have lower cost sliders, but not in same league for quality as the Hammer and...
  46. Thread: Wifi Boosters

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    This is likely your best and cheapest option. ...

    This is likely your best and cheapest option.

    HomePlug Powerline Alliance was formed to develop standards and technology for enabling devices to communicate with each other, and the Internet,...
  47. Thread: Wifi Boosters

    by RossM
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    The problem with repeaters (which is what this...

    The problem with repeaters (which is what this device is) is that it cuts the WiFi bandwidth in half, reducing performance. That may or may not be important to you, but be aware. As most things, no...
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    Hi Derek, How did you flatten the sole of that...

    Hi Derek,

    How did you flatten the sole of that plane?? (Great work BTW!)
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    WANTED:VIC I would be interested as well

    I would be interested as well
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    Hi Derek, Any chance of some pictures on the...

    Hi Derek,

    Any chance of some pictures on the new lighting setup on your drill press??

    Were you dissatisfied with the ring lights?
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