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    I haven't used the product, but somewhere along...

    I haven't used the product, but somewhere along the way of absorbing knowledge, I recall being advised that is a synthesised rather than naturally derived product with similar properties to hide...
  2. Thread: What's goin' on??

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    HEY... WAKE UP! Sorry, I also opted to stay out of this one as I...

    Sorry, I also opted to stay out of this one as I have a different type of system in place and feel that I should not reduce the chances for those who could make good use of the items. I still...
  3. I suspect the doors are a composite with teak...

    I suspect the doors are a composite with teak veneer facing/edgings, rather than solid teak. If so, the face veneers would be quite thin initially and a subsequent light sanding could make them...
  4. Thread: Fire in Flexy

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    I used to work in a metal shop where we had...

    I used to work in a metal shop where we had dusties for polishing and grinding waste. One strict rule was never bring wood into the grinding/polishing room, for the exact same reason, residual wood...
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    You can generally buy generic Asian Nitto style...

    You can generally buy generic Asian Nitto style fittings at hardware and auto parts stores. I have found that the bundles of fittings in a card and blister pack mate the couplers with the opposite...
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    The original TRA collet set had a female threaded...

    The original TRA collet set had a female threaded body and a male threaded collet similar to early series Makita's and no through table height adjust. Then the intermediate model MOF came out with...
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    My read on the original question is that the unit...

    My read on the original question is that the unit is one of the smaller ones that uses a chuck taper mounting direct to the spindle rather than use a morse taper arbor between the chuck and spindle....
  8. Have used the Eclipse brand ones for about 40 yrs...

    Have used the Eclipse brand ones for about 40 yrs without issues, both in hand held and drill chuck mounted situations. Justtools have a range of them, this is one that covers the size range you are...
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    As others have said, they are largely obsolete if...

    As others have said, they are largely obsolete if there is decent internet connectivity, so may be hard to move on and sell. They also require the appropriate receiver to function, no receiver makes...
  10. I'm in my late 60's and grew up on the beach with...

    I'm in my late 60's and grew up on the beach with a chippy for a father. There were a few common types of plywood 'surfboard' in use in our area in the 60's and dad made some of each type.

    The...
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    Motor will be either around 1450RPM or 2900RPM,...

    Motor will be either around 1450RPM or 2900RPM, cutter head speed would be typically around 4000RPM, so you want to step up either about 2.75:1 for 1450 motor or1.38:1 for 2900 motor.

    To calculate...
  12. Best bet would probably be to check that the...

    Best bet would probably be to check that the boss's unit is 100% and do a midnight swap. Chances of getting parts would be extremely low if you could find someone to repair it. A little research...
  13. Thread: Need a bandsaw Dr

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    Hate to disillusion you, but I suspect that the...

    Hate to disillusion you, but I suspect that the Jet comes from the same country, and quite likely the same manufacturer. You might be better organising to retrofit cheap and nasty screws/bolts with...
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    There used to be two weedwacka versions, the all...

    There used to be two weedwacka versions, the all metal version you linked to, and another that uses replaceable plastic tip blades instead of the metal tip blades in your link. Primary difference is...
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    My test for slop in the head casting and bore is...

    My test for slop in the head casting and bore is to test with the down feed 5-6mm below fully retracted, and again at 5-6mm fully extended. Reasoning is that at full extension or retraction, the...
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    When you say 440V 2 phase, and rural property, I...

    When you say 440V 2 phase, and rural property, I am thinking that the property is supplied via a single line SWER (Single Wire Earth Return). As the name suggests, these supply a high voltage low...
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    You have a problem with 101/2's. I am naturally a...

    You have a problem with 101/2's. I am naturally a 13 extra wide, currently wear American SAS shoes in 14 wide (last couple of pairs 2 years ago $400pr) for general shoes, last me around 10yrs...
  18. I found a video on youtube...

    I found a video on youtube today which appears to be the source of the pic in the original post. I involves gluing up a blank in a sequence very much like that in the pic , then turning a vase with a...
  19. I suspect that the material in your picture is...

    I suspect that the material in your picture is not true baltic birch, base on ply count. 18mm baltic (closest size to 3/4", 1mm thinner than true 3/4") normally has 13 plies, rather than the nine you...
  20. Thread: Bandsaw blades

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    If you are in the eastern suburbs, try specialty...

    If you are in the eastern suburbs, try specialty saws in Croydon. They can make to length from top grade European or US rolls of blade stock, provide advice on matching blade stock to specific...
  21. HEADS UP I have always found Neil and his lady very...

    I have always found Neil and his lady very approachable, informative and helpful when I encounter them at shows etc, or in responses on the forums and they would be sadly missed when they do retire...
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    Couple of thoughts on this. Firstly, it's...

    Couple of thoughts on this.

    Firstly, it's often good advice to buy individual bits when you have a need for them, rather than sets. Reasons for this are that people often don't use some of the...
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    Any chance that you can identify the belt prior...

    Any chance that you can identify the belt prior to someone coming to help? I'm guessing not from the initial message, but if TTI could supply the information or belt, I would be happy to visit and...
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    There was no indication of exactly what operates...

    There was no indication of exactly what operates the blade on the unit shown running, but the handle for blade control operates a long pushrod heading toward the front, and whatever does lift the...
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    Somewhat later than Paul's post correcting me,...

    Somewhat later than Paul's post correcting me, but Jpaydirt on Youtube has posted a video explaining the system that International used with their petrol start diesels, including demonstrating things...
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    I operated (loaded and pushed buttons) a...

    I operated (loaded and pushed buttons) a presumably earlier version of the machine for a few years. The only visible differences I can see between what you have and the unit I worked with is the the...
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    The link provided by Paul is to a file on his...

    The link provided by Paul is to a file on his computer and thus inaccessible to anyone other than him. This is a link to the appropriate page at Carbitool's site.
  28. Thread: fuel prices...

    by malb
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    Apparently not always in the minds of pollies!

    Apparently not always in the minds of pollies!
  29. I looked at the pic in enlarged form to try and...

    I looked at the pic in enlarged form to try and work out what was on the chain. I believe it's a pin. I also noted what appears to be a hole on the start switch housing side and a corresponding hole...
  30. Thread: Time Warp

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    Tony, I used to live about 20min from their...

    Tony, I used to live about 20min from their current site and similar from their previous site as well. I used to attend that weekend quite regularly, but are not really good with temps above about...
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    Not trying to take sides in this, but thought I...

    Not trying to take sides in this, but thought I had seen it and went back to check. Third line in the first post "A problem I have occasionally is pin holes/bubbles in the finish, and I am looking...
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    For text messages etc, they normally don't rely...

    For text messages etc, they normally don't rely on knowing that you will be on the receiving end, they simply program in a range of numbers to receive the spam and have a computer send the message to...
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    Was ready to chime in with a couple of points...

    Was ready to chime in with a couple of points here but the OP has his answers and has acted upon them. I went with Makita 18V about a month after it arrived in USA, and about 2 years before it...
  34. Thread: 25/32 arbor dado?

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    The benefit of a dado set is that they can be set...

    The benefit of a dado set is that they can be set to any width in the sets range from min to max, by combining blades and shims of various widths. The sleeve would need to match the width of the...
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    Was blocking every time it loaded the forum front...

    Was blocking every time it loaded the forum front page (initial load, plus every return from a subforum) last night, have come back twice today and the issue has gone completely. Appears that you...
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    Thanks Neil, I have logged out, cleared all cache...

    Thanks Neil, I have logged out, cleared all cache etc from the browser, logged in again and it did exactly the same as this afternoon, i.e one popup. I have made a rough screen grab video and PM'd a...
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    Hi Neil, Came back to it just now, same...

    Hi Neil,

    Came back to it just now, same procedure, now getting a single BD popup saying the same thing as the browser is finalising loading the sponsors adds. Could do a screen capture/step...
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    Hi Neil, Win 10 on auto update, Opera on auto...

    Hi Neil,

    Win 10 on auto update, Opera on auto update so believe it would be most current version, Bitdefender Internet security updated automatically 2 hrs prior, was last entry into BD...
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    AV saying certificate expired.

    Hi, first time I have had this for the forums but my AV is reporting that the sites security certificate has expired. Text of notification below.

    Online Threat Preventionopera.exe attempted to...
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    One possibility would be a twin screw vice as an...

    One possibility would be a twin screw vice as an end vice, allows for multiple rows of dog holes and leaves the bench top clear unless you have dogs inserted. Use a 50mm+ board for the moving jaw on...
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    Hi auscab, I have seen these guys...

    Hi auscab, I have seen these guys advertising regularly on facebook for a few years. They appear to use a pressure injection technique and can work with the tank full and leaking. Seems to suggest...
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    One simple solution is to wrap a cable tie and...

    One simple solution is to wrap a cable tie and secure it, easily cut off if you need to use the unit for general work.
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    Running stationary engines and IC traction...

    Running stationary engines and IC traction engines on Kerosene but starting them on petrol was common into the 1950's. Stationary engines generally had a small bowl attached to the carby with its own...
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    Another aspect (not fuel quality related) is that...

    Another aspect (not fuel quality related) is that CEE are based on Townsville airport in, I believe, one portion of a former airline maintenance hanger, and other parts of the hanger are currently...
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    Tiger, there are three appliance spare parts...

    Tiger, there are three appliance spare parts places along Heatherdale Rd (Ringwood/Heatherdale) and a couple mention washing machine parts. All closed at the moment but may be open again by Tuesday....
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    Sorry, you need to read more, either the original...

    Sorry, you need to read more, either the original post (2mm solid timber edging) or the info on the links you provided, (flush cutters handle to 0.635mm, edge trimmer handles to 0.5mm). Somewhere...
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    I have been living with constant Warfarin for 15...

    I have been living with constant Warfarin for 15 years after 2 bouts of clotting in my legs. Had veins that had blown up like salami's stripped from one lower leg, and six months of Warfarin about 20...
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    CLAIMED Congrats to the three winners and mucho thanks to...

    Congrats to the three winners and mucho thanks to two the donors and Ubeaut for the book donation, organising the give away, and keeping the Forums online.
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    If you can go to 1100 sqm, your only problems are...

    If you can go to 1100 sqm, your only problems are finance and the wife's insistence on 11m W, but you might need a scooter or similar to traverse the 100m length regularly. My floor area at ground...
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    I have a largish American Barn (16m L, 2x 3.75m...

    I have a largish American Barn (16m L, 2x 3.75m skillions, and a 5.5m centre section) side walls 5.3m H, centre 7.5m at ridgeline. One complete skillion and 2/3rds of the other have mezzanines giving...
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