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    WEST AUST 100mm PVC fittings

    My 100mm extractor stash has grown too large so I am offloading these.

    A) Threaded couplers with holes in threaded cap suit joining flex to PVC ducting
    B) 90 bends
    C) 45 degree bends
    D) 15...
  2. Thread: What's goin' on??

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    HEY... WAKE UP! Sheds maybe too full? FEIE I've already got 3...

    Sheds maybe too full?

    FEIE I've already got 3 guides and rarely use them.
  3. Thread: Bit Cabinet

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    Great idea Derek. I really like being able to see...

    Great idea Derek. I really like being able to see things like bits without having to open endless boxes etc.
  4. This is where you could use my BIL. He's a...

    This is where you could use my BIL. He's a boiler maker but for the last 30 years he's been Al bending and welding of boats/ships. For a few years he was an apprentice supervisor and "the trouble...
  5. Thread: To cyclone or not

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    Filters don't have much of an effect on cyclones...

    Filters don't have much of an effect on cyclones because most of the sawdust has been removed. Most people that vent an efficient cyclone (like a Clearvue) outside don't usually bother with filters...
  6. Thread: To cyclone or not

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    It depends if you are prepared to empty bags/bins...

    It depends if you are prepared to empty bags/bins and clean the filters regularly
    When filters are fresh and the bin is empty filters reduce flow by about 1/4 that of a conventional cyclone.
    When...
  7. Thread: Fire in Flexy

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    Yep.

    Yep.
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    This is how I used to have mine setup. 517053...

    This is how I used to have mine setup.

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    Having two sanders means you can reduce belt/grit swapping.
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    The bar and chain set up is not that different to...

    The bar and chain set up is not that different to many chainsaws.
    The grinder will do about 12000 rpm which is about what a small petrol powered chainsaw will do.
    One difference is that grinder...
  10. Thread: Fire in Flexy

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    Here are a few photos 517049 After flexy...

    Here are a few photos
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    After flexy replacement

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  11. Thread: Fire in Flexy

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    Back in the naughties I had a large Makita belt...

    Back in the naughties I had a large Makita belt sander sitting upside down in an MDF frame that I used as a general belt sander/linisher.
    For dust extraction I had a length of 2" translucent flex...
  12. About 10 years ago I acquired a Steelfast. I...

    About 10 years ago I acquired a Steelfast. I already had a 19" WW BS (with VFD) and a smaller, horizontal cutting, MW BS, and usual problem of no room left in my shed. I did consider selling the two...
  13. Thread: Fire in Flexy

    by BobL
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    Fire in Flexy

    I just got call from a mate of mine that runs small wood workshop in a set of 6 factory units. He was cutting a piece of wood with his big Altendorf panel saw and hit a nail. He saw a few sparks so...
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    If they are 8 x 2 and 6-7 years old they should...

    If they are 8 x 2 and 6-7 years old they should be air dry by now.

    I agree with what others have said about it continuing to move. the extent of the possible movement depends on which part of the...
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    Good luck with all that Matt. 10 years ago I...

    Good luck with all that Matt.

    10 years ago I remember spending 14 hot days at a caravan park down south, with two dogs on a wire by the end of the fortnight the campsite had decidedly...
  16. The data i was referring to was for a mix of...

    The data i was referring to was for a mix of mostly DIY and some pro use. I agree re-sawing is probably a bit safer than miscellaneous use but is not without risks especially near the ends of cut, ie...
  17. If it's primarily in terms of safety, then...

    If it's primarily in terms of safety, then Bandsaws are involved in ~3.5x more incidents per hour of use than table saws.
    The reason that we hear of many more TS than BS incidents is probably...
  18. Might be a bit soft - would get dinged pretty...

    Might be a bit soft - would get dinged pretty easily.
  19. There is usually a significant difference between...

    There is usually a significant difference between the heights of dining tables at which people sit and most kind of work tables where people usually work standing, especially wide tables where you...
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    Motor upgrade on an older ventilation fan,

    Some seven years ago I rescued this 50+ year old old blower/motor out of a skip at work. The blower had been part of a chemistry lab fume hood ventilation system so was covered in sticky chemically...
  21. +1 on the larger bandsaw. Mine is a 19", but have...

    +1 on the larger bandsaw. Mine is a 19", but have no trouble running 6mm wide bands on it.

    A bigger saw also gets you a bigger throat, a bigger motor to power your way through long rips and...
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    +1 on replacing the existing fitting with a Nitto...

    +1 on replacing the existing fitting with a Nitto fitting. A plastic spray bottle with water and drop of dish washing detergent can be used to spray onto any joints to check for leaks. Alternately...
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    I got some from office works $5 for a packet of...

    I got some from office works $5 for a packet of 120. They did not come with washer

    I only needed 3 and this is how I used them

    This is my 3D printer enclosure and it's lined with 1mm...
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    I don't know about routinely - only one of the...

    I don't know about routinely - only one of the houses I visited or lived in in the US had one and because of my interest in radiation I usually asked the occupants about this.

    I tried to find out...
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    Just a heads up that buildings should not be...

    Just a heads up that buildings should not be completely air tight as this can result in a build up of radioactive Radon gas from the earth under a building. This can be especially a problem for...
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    Thanks for posting that Tony. One thing to bear...

    Thanks for posting that Tony.
    One thing to bear in mind is it's not just cancer - its many, many other medical conditions as well.

    People who live in areas with higher PM2.5 concentrations have a...
  27. Smoke detectors are even more problematic if you...

    Smoke detectors are even more problematic if you do some metal work, especially welding or any hot works, and may to certain extent explain why my smoke alarms fail after 3-5 years. I do have fume...
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    Thanks everyone - they're exactly what I want - I...

    Thanks everyone - they're exactly what I want - I only want 2 but it looks like I have to buy 100!
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    what do you call it

    Small (usually brass) clip/pin for holding papers together.

    They have a small mushroomed head like a small button and the pin is about 3/4" long, flat and splits in half.

    After the pins are...
  30. Turning alarms off while making dust is not...

    Turning alarms off while making dust is not enough as the dust still gets inside and can affect sensors so’s they won’t work correctly when turned back in. Usually the alarms build up enough dust...
  31. Last night I tumbled across this firewood cutting...

    Last night I tumbled across this firewood cutting rack on you tube

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    Based on the one above this morning I came up with these variations for splitting along the grain with the chainsaw...
  32. Brass screws can be used as chainsaw chain will...

    Brass screws can be used as chainsaw chain will chew straight thru those without any problems.
  33. If log is a big enough log a couple of wedges...

    If log is a big enough log a couple of wedges tapped into the kerf will prevent that. For logs that are not big enough for wedges this is usually not a problem.

    Another approach is to make a...
  34. Get some pieces of 4x2 timber and make ~3 large...

    Get some pieces of 4x2 timber and make ~3 large "X's" and join the bases of each so the X's face each other about 1ft apart
    Put the pieces in the top section of the X's and saw away.

    With a bit...
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    a) For quick and dirty, get yourself a short...

    a) For quick and dirty, get yourself a short length of flex hose, connect on end to the saws dust outlet and shove the other end up inside the bell mouth hood.

    b) Better would be to bring the PVC...
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    If a mask is effective for bugs and viruses...

    If a mask is effective for bugs and viruses riding on aerosols etc, it will work also for dust and mostly VV.
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    FREE: WA OK no response from David so anyone else in WA...

    OK no response from David so anyone else in WA want these - still pick up from my place.
    There are 5 couplers and a couple of PVC Bell mouth hoods of odd sizes going.
    They don't fit what I have but...
  38. Really nice work on the printing. :) One way...

    Really nice work on the printing. :)

    One way to get the closest possible fit would be to print the pieces slightly over length, install them into the fence and then, using a high tooth count blade...
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    As long as you are aware that it's not as simple...

    As long as you are aware that it's not as simple as the Youtube vids show.
    When a branch is only cut from above they rarely make a clean cut.
    The branches usually snap off before the cut is...
  40. Thread: downloading pics

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    That's what I do. I think FB market place...

    That's what I do.

    I think FB market place might be (in vain) trying to stop people copying the image.
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    A simple guide to stiffness for budget end...

    A simple guide to stiffness for budget end machinery is weight - the heavier it is the more metal there is in it and the stiffer it should be.
    I had quick look at the links you provided to those...
  42. Thread: Room Air Cleaner

    by BobL
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    Beware, those things (like all axial fans) are...

    Beware, those things (like all axial fans) are pretty noisy.

    Look for the fans bought by the "grow your own" community - they have an interest in VERY quiet , high air movement



    Try...
  43. Thread: Redgum for jigs

    by BobL
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    Cut and thickness a piece and leave it in your...

    Cut and thickness a piece and leave it in your shed and periodically see how much it bends/bows over time etc - if it stays straight over 12 months then its worth a go.
  44. Thread: Room Air Cleaner

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    Settling is not considered. The Standard test...

    Settling is not considered.
    The Standard test for a Room Air Filter (RAF) is
    A) what is the concentration of dust of a given particle size in the air going into the filter
    AND
    B what is the ...
  45. The reason they leave the stump behind is because...

    The reason they leave the stump behind is because cutting the trunk down low is much more likely to encounter rubbishs like rocks, glass etc embedded in the low part of the trunk and especially...
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    The issue of floor standing versus bench standing...

    The issue of floor standing versus bench standing and DP flex can be confusing.
    If you are drilling work placed on the table mounted to the column, and the columns for the floor standing and the...
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    Yep - we had a CHerman bootmker in the small...

    Yep - we had a CHerman bootmker in the small country town I grew up in and I distinctly recall him welding that style of hammer on Dad's boots. If it was a simple job he would fix footwear while you...
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    No, definitely not.

    No, definitely not.
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    JB Weld is good stuff. In 2007, one of my big...

    JB Weld is good stuff.

    In 2007, one of my big chainsaws developed oil leaks from the oil tank. The saw must have been used to cut palms by a previous owner. Unless a saw is washed after use on...
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    WANTED:WA I agree with Col. I could make you a custom...

    I agree with Col.

    I could make you a custom rest
    BUT
    I would have to charge more than buying the used Roval lathe suggested by Col - my estimate would be 2X more.
    HOWEVER
    The rest from the...
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