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    DRAWN The winner is posted in the thread. (post 356 for...

    The winner is posted in the thread. (post 356 for this one, two pages back)
  2. HELP You do have to bring installations up to current...

    You do have to bring installations up to current standards but only if you change them in any way. The main thing to ask your sparky is if he will provide you with an electrical safety certificate....
  3. N.S.W. Assuming it can be broken down a bit and will fit...

    Assuming it can be broken down a bit and will fit in the back of a ute, Id be happy to take it the last leg from the top of the hill to the ChiDamn estate. We haven't played machine relay for a...
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    Our benevolent dictator's Trad Wax works a treat....

    Our benevolent dictator's Trad Wax works a treat. Pretty sure you should be able to get it in NZ.
    Just checked, WR Owen Woodturning supplies and Carbatec in NZ
    Distributors List
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    The linear actuators are rated to 65C working...

    The linear actuators are rated to 65C working temperature. I would try to avoid installing it somewhere that will regularly be subjected to those sorts of temperatures though. Even moving it a few...
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    Hi Tom, Auto Blast Gates pricing can be found...

    Hi Tom, Auto Blast Gates pricing can be found here https://autoblastgates.com.au/pricing
    We also have a remote control unit. 10A or 15A.
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    Unfortunately Tom it's the exact same device. Or...

    Unfortunately Tom it's the exact same device. Or the internals are anyway. Not sure where they get the 40A from. A contactor is just a high current relay. You could use any one of those remote...
  8. I agree with BZ. It looks like you are tilting...

    I agree with BZ. It looks like you are tilting the plane toward the workpiece. Causing the non right angle rebate and the depth stop dig in. Make sure the blade is as sharp as you can get it, then...
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    Reclaimed a bit more room today. The Auto Blast...

    Reclaimed a bit more room today. The Auto Blast Gates controller boxes have been living in the cardboard boxes they arrived in from China. I thought it was time to give them their own space.
    Knocked...
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    N.S.W. I'll grab it Fumbler. Sending you a PM

    I'll grab it Fumbler.
    Sending you a PM
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    N.S.W. None of my business but DL hasn't said he wants...

    None of my business but DL hasn't said he wants to buy it. If you want to buy an item but want more info first you should state 'I'll buy it, subject to..more info.' RB has clearly stated that he...
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    I'm with Dave, 30A resistive or 1/2 HP inductive...

    I'm with Dave, 30A resistive or 1/2 HP inductive load relay.
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    Nice find KM. I had a bit of a hunt but couldn't...

    Nice find KM. I had a bit of a hunt but couldn't find much at all.
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    N.S.W. I'll grab these ones Andy. I'll pick up Saturday...

    I'll grab these ones Andy. I'll pick up Saturday (or Sunday)
  15. Clearly autocorrect there :doh: I don't know what...

    Clearly autocorrect there :doh: I don't know what you call small but the PB I just looked at has nearly 700mg per 100g
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    I don't think you have any choice but to get it...

    I don't think you have any choice but to get it machined. Try posting in the metalwork forum. Should be plenty of members that could do that for you. It's small enough to post so it doesn't have to...
  17. Before you add too much salt you might want to...

    Before you add too much salt you might want to check the sodium content already in PB. It's a big no no for me. My cardiologist would have a heart attach if he thought I was eating PB
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    Do it Matt. I really like it. When I started this...

    Do it Matt. I really like it. When I started this I ripped some pine down the middle at 45. Half went on the wall and rest is being used for the other half of the cleat. I still have quite a bit of...
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    Couple more holders on the french cleats. ...

    Couple more holders on the french cleats.

    First one is my usual multimeter
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    Next is another multimeter that I use when I need to take more than one measurement at a time.
    This...
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    That was discontinued years ago. I doubt you will...

    That was discontinued years ago. I doubt you will find one.
  21. Brett, I think you should make a cup from the...

    Brett, I think you should make a cup from the snow that is predicted to fall here tomorrow as I have heard that recently fallen snow makes the best coffee. You need to hold the coffee pot on your...
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    N.S.W. Do you have a Unilift aarggh? If you don't I...

    Do you have a Unilift aarggh? If you don't I would be happy to buy the rings off you.
  23. You need to add Mick T to that list. Katoomba...

    You need to add Mick T to that list. Katoomba water comes from Duckmaloi too. I think we might have found the source of the contamination Brett.
  24. Thread: Mystery tool.

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    I knew I'd seen that mechanism before. I sub to...

    I knew I'd seen that mechanism before. I sub to HTR. Well spotted.
  25. I immediately thought wattle as well

    I immediately thought wattle as well
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    But always interesting and on topic with very few...

    But always interesting and on topic with very few disagreements.
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    I'm guessing 4 days. 2 days as quoted and 2 extra...

    I'm guessing 4 days. 2 days as quoted and 2 extra for additional Covid-19 procedures. I hope they get it there quicker then you can have it finished ready for Friday's lunch time zoom meeting. :D
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    DRAWN I'm in

    I'm in
  29. Thread: New Additions

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    I have spent a bit of time trying to get it...

    I have spent a bit of time trying to get it organised over the last few months. The french cleat setup on the wall has got a lot of gear off the bench.
  30. Thread: New Additions

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    New Additions

    Since Auto Blast Gates kicked off I'm spending much more time at the electronics bench. I thought I deserved a few items to make my life easier.
    First one is a solder pot.
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    Was really cheap...
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    I couldn't post photos last night. Gave up after...

    I couldn't post photos last night. Gave up after a while. It looks like it is trying to load the existing gallery but can't find it.
  32. Thread: DC Motor

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    The motor I linked to is 3.5W, draws 0.06 amps...

    The motor I linked to is 3.5W, draws 0.06 amps (according to the specs but that seems too low). The speed controller, basically, reduces the voltage to the motor to make it go slower but the power...
  33. Thread: DC Motor

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    Look for a geared output DC motor. Add a cheap...

    Look for a geared output DC motor. Add a cheap electronic speed control and you can dial in the correct speed for your automaton.
    Something like this: DC12V Geared Motor 25mm 5-1000RPM 25GA-370 Low...
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    Knocked up a few more. Every time I make a holder...

    Knocked up a few more. Every time I make a holder I see heaps of possibilities for tools and consumables but I'm trying to keep this just for stuff I use with electronics.

    Wire Strippers
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    Sneaked a few more in today. Technically I'm in...

    Sneaked a few more in today. Technically I'm in New Zealand to attend the Spec Fiction World Convention in Wellington. Because of Covid the convention is now virtual so I am home in the shed :U
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  36. My blue card was also a couple of hours online....

    My blue card was also a couple of hours online. It is only for removal of, I can't remember, but around 10m of non-friable asbestos. To be honest, I don't want anything to do with the friable stuff....
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    Additional wall space can be found under the junk...

    Additional wall space can be found under the junk you have piled on the bench. :D
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    Spent a bit of time over the weekend making some...

    Spent a bit of time over the weekend making some more holders.
    Slowly freeing up bench space

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    First one is my Bosch screw driver, various glues and an IPA dispenser

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    Next one...
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    Just ask him for a 3 phase sub board in the...

    Just ask him for a 3 phase sub board in the shed/workshop. 1x 20A 3 phase 5 pin outlet should handle pretty much anything you might acquire. Ask for some spare modules in the sub board so you can add...
  40. Thread: Train Whistle

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    Great tutorial Keith. I made one for my kids a...

    Great tutorial Keith. I made one for my kids a long time ago. It was a favourite for many years.
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    French Cleat Storage

    Made a start on a small French Cleat storage area over the electronics bench.
    The old multimeters work perfectly but they are just for show. Thoroughly enjoyed making the holders for them today....
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    Yeah you're right, I didn't look at it that...

    Yeah you're right, I didn't look at it that closely. It looks like the closest blade was grabbed by the cartridge and the others kept rotating till they also hit the cartridge.
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    He's not paying for it but he sacrificed 3x dado...

    He's not paying for it but he sacrificed 3x dado stacks and 6x regular blades and of course 9x Sawstop cartridges. I was surprised by the shattering of the carbide and welds on the teeth not in...
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    Here's the difference in needles. No.2 Harness...

    Here's the difference in needles.
    No.2 Harness needle on the left, standard leather stitching needle on the right.

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    You need to ask for a John James No.2, or size 2. Not the 2/0 that is...
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    Nice work Larkan. That needle looks a bit large....

    Nice work Larkan. That needle looks a bit large. Is it the ones with the large eye? If it is get yourself some No.2 harness needles. World of difference for hand stitching.

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    I made...
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    Why would you rely on "a colleague who (like me,...

    Why would you rely on "a colleague who (like me, doesn’t have a trade background) and is going from what he’s been told" rather than the advise of the manufacturer and a professional who works with...
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    Watch some of his other videos. It involves a...

    Watch some of his other videos. It involves a router. On another painting he removes the wood and just leaves the paint which is then glued to canvas. I'm in awe of his skills.
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    Normal until you get your post count up a bit. To...

    Normal until you get your post count up a bit. To stop spammers. I think your first 10 posts are moderated.
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    If I had a shed I would probably snap that up....

    If I had a shed I would probably snap that up. But I don't :C
    Happy to give it a once over if anyone is tempted.
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    I have now subscribed to that channel. I find the...

    I have now subscribed to that channel. I find the conservation work fascinating.
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