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  1. Yep - and don't leave it running continuously...

    Yep - and don't leave it running continuously even if a moderately dusty environment.


    Most wood workshops will need a 15A circuit sooner or later.


    Those currents sound like they refer to 2A...
  2. P2 is more than good enough for DIY wood work BUT...

    P2 is more than good enough for DIY wood work BUT if your DC/ventilation is set up right you should not need a mask.
    Save your money and put it towards a half decent DC

    There are more effective...
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    I purchased my DC in 2011 as a Carbatech 3HP DC...

    I purchased my DC in 2011 as a Carbatech 3HP DC with a 13" impeller and below is what it looked like when I first got it.
    At the time it had an RRP of $1300 but I got it on sale for $1000
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    Im running a 4HP DC from a single phase supply....

    Im running a 4HP DC from a single phase supply.
    The trick is to use a 3Phase motor and a VFD.
    The VFD is used to generate what is called a slow start so (depending how quickly you program it to...
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    A 3HP is going to struggle in that size shed. ...

    A 3HP is going to struggle in that size shed.
    Are you able to arrange for all the machinery to be within say 10m of the DC

    Have you considered additional ventilation?
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    DSELCHUN 100W Led Flood Light AC 220V 230V 240V...

    DSELCHUN 100W Led Flood Light AC 220V 230V 240V Outdoor Floodlight Spotlight IP65 Waterproof LED Street Lamp Landscape Lighting|Floodlights| - AliExpress
    Now costs $13
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    Following on from Chris Parks suggestion I looked...

    Following on from Chris Parks suggestion I looked at LED panels and I stumbled across these super cheap panels on Ali express.

    The front of the panel looks like this
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    Output claim is...
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    Your pics don't show up because you are a new...

    Your pics don't show up because you are a new member and you have to post a certain number of text posts before you can post images.

    Maybe post about where the the comes from etc? another post can...
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    I did search for "6inch blast gates price" ...

    I did search for "6inch blast gates price"




    Good luck - I think a lot of people will be interested - even if it's to find out that it's not legit.
  10. Thread: Huge Olive tree.

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    FWIW about 5 years ago I was given a whole small...

    FWIW about 5 years ago I was given a whole small 3m? olive by the tree lopper who runs the yard where I mill timber. This millable trunk was ~1.5m long trunk and was about 250 mm at one end and 150...
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    Yeah, like tonight we're having snags while the...

    Yeah, like tonight we're having snags while the dogs are having (thawed) pork spare ribs!

    This morning I was emptying the last of the suss glass jars taken from the kitchen fridge that had not...
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    I think Auotblastgates.com have these - I think...

    I think Auotblastgates.com have these - I think you have to by pass the DC switch
    Chris Parks will know about these.
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    They are both 12" impellers so will perform...

    They are both 12" impellers so will perform about the same.
    Without any filters and using a short/naked 6" inlet expect about 1100CFM
    As soon as you connect ducting, junctions and machinery the...
  14. Thread: Huge Olive tree.

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    I agree about the age. The one large Olive I...

    I agree about the age.
    The one large Olive I have been involved in milling was about that size but it was over 100 years old.
    Growth will depend to some extent on available water. If its been...
  15. Thread: Huge Olive tree.

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    Is that Armadale WA? If the tree is close to...

    Is that Armadale WA?

    If the tree is close to walls and buildings then given its 8m tall you should really get a pro tree-lopper to do it. They should be covered by insurance etc if something goes...
  16. Thread: Axe Handle

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    Spotted gum is used extensively for tool and axe...

    Spotted gum is used extensively for tool and axe handles.
    It has an almost identical Modulus of rupture and Crush Strength to Red Iron bark.
    IB is about 8% denser (ie heavier) than SG which is a...
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    Just spent 2 weeks down on the south coast...

    Just spent 2 weeks down on the south coast escaping the incessant Perth heat.
    Except for one day when it was almost the same as Perth the average daytime max temp was ~10 cooler than Perth which...
  18. Thread: Metal protection

    by BobL
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    Watch out for car wax, some of them contain...

    Watch out for car wax, some of them contain silicone and if any of that gets on a workpiece you may not be able to apply other finishes.
    I use Ubeaut paste wax.
  19. Thread: black screws

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    Evaporust is good stuff but at $40/L I don't call...

    Evaporust is good stuff but at $40/L I don't call it a cheap especially if you have to treat large objects.

    The online rumours are that it uses ethylenediaminetetraacetate (EDTA) plus a few other...
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    Not sure I agree - the majority of existing and...

    Not sure I agree - the majority of existing and new table saws don't use instant saw removal and braking tech.

    My take is only when a significant number have such features will that problem even...
  21. I have been offered similar deals many times but...

    I have been offered similar deals many times but the way I explain it is;
    a) Given the size of the tree and its location it would need to be safely brought down by an experience arborist with...
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    link works but survey does not show up. the...

    link works but survey does not show up.

    the screen says

    You need permission
    This form can only be viewed by users in the owner's organization.
    Try contacting the owner of the form if you...
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    This chart will provided recommended air flows...

    This chart will provided recommended air flows for specific sizes of machinery.

    Just bear in mine that to just collect chips you need the flow from the orange column but to deal with fine dust...
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    Some more details regarding the size of you ...

    Some more details regarding the size of you machines would be useful in providing advice.
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    That Artisan unit is wired and programmed for a...

    That Artisan unit is wired and programmed for a grinder.
    The problem is the cable lengths and program will not suit a wood lathe.

    The most likely program issue is I'll bet the the stopping...
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    I have bought and installed a Conon motor for...

    I have bought and installed a Conon motor for myself and been involved with the installation of more than half a dozen of these motors for other people. I'm not sure that I would use the term "Rock...
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    According to this table from the Bill Pentz...

    According to this table from the Bill Pentz website, a 6" jointer only requires 350 CFM for chip collection, and 436 CFM to meet Medical Euro (fine/invisible dust) collection
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    Chip collection...
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    When I was about 4 years old I was eating...

    When I was about 4 years old I was eating strawberries in the veggie garden. I pushed aside a bunch of leaves revealing a small blue tongue which opened its mouth and hissed. According to mum who...
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    Sounds like good way to make pretzels.The wood...

    Sounds like good way to make pretzels.The wood near the heat pad will get too hot compared to the rest of the wood and dry out too quickly. This will set up strain between the hot and cooler rods and...
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    Forced drying plus vac can becomes expensive in...

    Forced drying plus vac can becomes expensive in terms of electrical power.

    To run say a large fridge size kiln most vac pumps don't move enough air internally to generate evenly heated air so at...
  31. short answer in no. You can just let cedar go...

    short answer in no.

    You can just let cedar go grey and I believe it will still be OK.
  32. Thread: I'm Sorry, but

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    Definitely agree there's too many guns all round.

    Definitely agree there's too many guns all round.
  33. Thread: I'm Sorry, but

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    Humm . . . . the 46.5% don't own ALL the guns...

    Humm . . . . the 46.5% don't own ALL the guns with registered republicans are about twice as likely to own a gun as others. To make matters worse most gun owners (on all sides) are not competent gun...
  34. Thread: I'm Sorry, but

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    In terms of total votes, DT got 46.5% - so not...

    In terms of total votes, DT got 46.5% - so not really just under, Biden got 51.3% that's closer to "just over" but in comparative terms it was pretty decisive.

    However, in terms of electoral...
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    Here's the WIP on that bench with lots of photos...

    Here's the WIP on that bench with lots of photos
    From log to workbench
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    We have 3 of these plants obtained from the...

    We have 3 of these plants obtained from the centenarian (Bert) neighbour who had a number of them growing all over his (homemade) outdoor brick with lime mortar dunny. The dunny was always in danger...
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    Yesterday, nearly 8 years since I helped set it...

    Yesterday, nearly 8 years since I helped set it up, I finally got back to visiting this shed.
    The main woodworker, Sandi, has really developed as a wood worker and been creating lots of products, eg...
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    a min speed of 500 rpm will limit how large ...

    a min speed of 500 rpm will limit how large drill bit you can use.
    If possible I'd be looking for something with a lower minimum speed
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    Not quite as big but an interesting mill...

    Not quite as big but an interesting mill nevertheless.

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    Down south escaping Perth heat although today...

    Down south escaping Perth heat although today we're supposed to get to 36C max (Perth's having a 41). The caravan park has WiFi but I doubt it will cope with a Zoom meet. heading for beach where it...
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    In this case VFD is not necessary. Or having...

    In this case VFD is not necessary.


    Or having a 415V circuit run to my shed as 3-phase power is already connected to my house just no spare outlets to use is.[/QUOTE]
    The cost of running a 3P...
  42. Thread: black screws

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    Thats a quick commercial way of doing it but...

    Thats a quick commercial way of doing it but there are a lot of easy/quick ways to blue screws using a paint or dip "bluing solutions" eg from Caswells.

    This one ($80) will blacken Zn plated...
  43. Thread: black screws

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    I assume Graeme is referring to metal bluing?...

    I assume Graeme is referring to metal bluing?
    This cannot be done on galvanized or nickel plated steel unless these are removed.
    A couple minutes in concentrated hydrochloric acid will remove the...
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    Even though it has 5V logic outputs an arduino...

    Even though it has 5V logic outputs an arduino won't be able to direct drive Malbs suggested relay. To do this with an arduino it will need a secondary relay with attached logic level circuitry....
  45. All sounds very familiar. Fingers crossed.

    All sounds very familiar.
    Fingers crossed.
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    So about 700W and a universal motor? Not sure...

    So about 700W and a universal motor?

    Not sure about Universal motors - but probably better than an induction motor.
  47. Thread: Tanya From HR

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    I played 3 songs. Then I quit Spotify and...

    I played 3 songs.
    Then I quit Spotify and reloaded - still sitting at "1 song per month"
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    You would be surprised - I hear people will even...

    You would be surprised - I hear people will even pay money for that sort of kinky stuff.
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    I've looked for in 240V varieties but have yet to...

    I've looked for in 240V varieties but have yet to find one.

    If you are hoping to use them for long term induction motor control, it's most likely the relays are not suited to this.

    Relay...
  50. Thread: Midnight's Shed

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    Sparky direct have the Clipsal 15A Double GPO for...

    Sparky direct have the Clipsal 15A Double GPO for $52 and a weather proof double for $60
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