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    I'm 173cm and started with a standard 900mm...

    I'm 173cm and started with a standard 900mm bench, but that left me hunching over to see fine detail when sanding or working with hand tools so I jacked it up to 1050mm and my back was much happier
  2. Apparently they rely on the natural lignin in the...

    Apparently they rely on the natural lignin in the material; it melts at 170C (340F), so I'd imagine you'd want to get over that.
    From what I've been able to find online, MDF production presses...
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    Gotta disagree there. A poorly filtered extractor...

    Gotta disagree there. A poorly filtered extractor will just take the dust from a small area, potentially chop it up even finer, then spew it out over a larger area.

    Not saying that's necessarily...
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    Except it doesn't move enough air to be useful on...

    Except it doesn't move enough air to be useful on a bandsaw...just because it fits, doesn't mean it works
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    Painted = MDF.

    Painted = MDF.
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    I think he's just a bit cross with it :p

    I think he's just a bit cross with it :p
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    Not sure if this is spalting or not, but...

    Not sure if this is spalting or not, but something has definitely changed these bits of US White Oak, not just in colour, but it's much denser and smells sweeter as well.

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  8. Ummm... thread date 10th Aug 2004?

    Ummm... thread date 10th Aug 2004?
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    I've found that the best rust preventative is to...

    I've found that the best rust preventative is to actually let the whole thing rust, then scrub it off with a stainless kitchen scouring ball. This leaves a dark patina that seems to be much less...
  10. When I say "solved" I mean there are proven...

    When I say "solved" I mean there are proven solutions available on the market, not necessarily that they're widely implemented.

    Re: kickback, beyond using a powerfeed with anti-kickback fingers,...
  11. :whs: Didn't want to rain on the party, but...

    :whs:

    Didn't want to rain on the party, but yeah...the problem has pretty much been solved by the industry already.
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    If it helps, this bed has 120mm high rails with...

    If it helps, this bed has 120mm high rails with 230mm under the rail.

    Great Dane Bed Oak | Great Dane

    You will also need a centre rail to support the slats for a king size.
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    Bessey clamp sale

    Saw this, figured people might be interested New bessey SALE Original Bessey Clamps Clamps & Jigs in EMU PLAINS, NSW
  14. Do not buy either of them, they will not do what...

    Do not buy either of them, they will not do what you want because you need VOLUME to get proper extraction on machinery. 1hp units are basically paperweights with a fan (IMO it shouldn't even be...
  15. Is your sander a plain orbital (rectangular) or...

    Is your sander a plain orbital (rectangular) or random orbital? Plain orbital sanders are not very useful for rough work in general and have relatively poor dust extraction, so no matter what paper...
  16. I'm just finishing a mature age fitting and...

    I'm just finishing a mature age fitting and turning apprenticeship (after 10 years in furniture) and the guys above have basically summed it up: can you afford it? The current award (effective from...
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    +1 for silicon

    +1 for silicon
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    Yep

    Yep
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    3-phase gives you access to more powerful...

    3-phase gives you access to more powerful machines that are designed to remove a lot of material fast. The downside is that the cost goes up in to 5-figure territory because, aside from the machines...
  20. I'd say the chance of finding parts is exactly...

    I'd say the chance of finding parts is exactly zero. The handle would cost more than the entire clamp to buy as a spare part.
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    Don't forget to factor in dust collection; 2hp is...

    Don't forget to factor in dust collection; 2hp is minimum viable, don't even consider a 1hp collector.

    Helical head is a HUGE advantage, not just for noise and finish, but also for managing chip...
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    Basically, no. The capacity of the smallest...

    Basically, no. The capacity of the smallest diameter in the system is all the air you'll get out of it.
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    We did that with a 2" brush at my old work for...

    We did that with a 2" brush at my old work for moulding ply, I was there for 10 years and used the same brush the whole time. Just make sure you get one with a stainless bristle-clampy-thing or it'll...
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    Ah that makes sense...except it then works out...

    Ah that makes sense...except it then works out around 3x the price to get 2 panels worth of glulam :/

    2x 1.8m lengths of the glulam comes to just under $300
    2x 18mm thick panels comes to $92
    ...
  25. Honestly no idea, I've never used a wooden plane...

    Honestly no idea, I've never used a wooden plane so I don't know how it would behave.
  26. Merbau is notorious for "leaking" resin/tannins,...

    Merbau is notorious for "leaking" resin/tannins, the heat from the friction has probably caused it to harden on the sole of the scraper.

    You could try increasingly aggressive solvents to get it...
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    Well in that case he REALLY needs to clarify,...

    Well in that case he REALLY needs to clarify, because Bunnings don't do laminated timber panels in anything other than 18mm as far as I can see
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    You're gonna have to tell us who BGS is because...

    You're gonna have to tell us who BGS is because there's a whole lot of stuff showing up on google that has nothing to do with timber panels...
  29. Thread: New A3-31

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    Chris, your stop button would satisfy the...

    Chris, your stop button would satisfy the requirements on its own
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    Interesting read for anyone interested in the...

    Interesting read for anyone interested in the whole "Can China sustain this?" thing
    Why China is anti-fragile - Asia Times
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    I seem to remember a little German socialist...

    I seem to remember a little German socialist party in the 30s that wasn't very socialist :rolleyes:
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    Call around to local sheet goods suppliers, they...

    Call around to local sheet goods suppliers, they will be the best ones to ask. I've found some thick CD ply on the East coast, but freight to you will probably be a killer.

    Keep in mind that...
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    Beats me... Perhaps the standard off switch was...

    Beats me... Perhaps the standard off switch was deemed sufficient on the other machines?

    The standard is the 2014 revision, so might have been different if your machines are older than that?
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    We installed 4 of them (the Jet version, but...

    We installed 4 of them (the Jet version, but they're all the same) at work and it made a huge difference to the air quality (measured with eyes and nose, not a particle counter :wink: )

    We later...
  35. Thread: New A3-31

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    Here ya go, legal requirement Machinery Safety...

    Here ya go, legal requirement

    Machinery Safety & Hazard Guidance - E-stops: Plant Assessor

    AS4024.1604:2014 Safety of Machinery – Design of controls, interlocks and guarding —Emergency...
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    I see 16, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50mm, how many more...

    I see 16, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50mm, how many more sizes do you want? :?
  37. SOUTH AUST I would say yes, duty cycle is based on 10 mins,...

    I would say yes, duty cycle is based on 10 mins, so that is 4 mins load, 6 mins no load or 40%.
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    Not sure what kind of hardware stores you're...

    Not sure what kind of hardware stores you're going to, but my local has a full range and so does bunnings Search - Our range | Bunnings Warehouse
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    Yep, almost definitely a legal requirement.

    Yep, almost definitely a legal requirement.
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    My old work had some 6m gal pipe clamps and if...

    My old work had some 6m gal pipe clamps and if they slipped you'd just give the release lever on the sliding jaw a tap down to make it really bite, then you could swing off the screw with a 2' bar...
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    Because that's the easiest place to reach it when...

    Because that's the easiest place to reach it when in use.
  42. Many (all?) industrial machines have the 2 pins,...

    Many (all?) industrial machines have the 2 pins, but it's really only necessary with quick-change blade locking systems; the standard left-hand nut is self-tightening and will not slip in use.

    I...
  43. That's gonna be tough I think... You could try...

    That's gonna be tough I think...
    You could try bicarb soda, that's a pretty common odour remover. I doubt it will get it entirely, but it can't hurt.
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    Kinda; it affects how much of the cabinet side is...

    Kinda; it affects how much of the cabinet side is covered by the door when closed, but there's usually 2-3mm of adjustment so you can probably tweak it after assembly.

    Attach the hinge to the...
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    Well that doesn't sound very fun :p

    Well that doesn't sound very fun :p
  46. The vernier graduations on the body also start...

    The vernier graduations on the body also start about 1/4" from the edge, so when the end of the ruler bit is flush with the edge of the body it will read zero. I'd say it's almost definitely a depth...
  47. You can fix the problem for $25 :2tsup: ToolPRO...

    You can fix the problem for $25 :2tsup: ToolPRO 150mm Digital Vernier Caliper with Case | Supercheap Auto
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    Wood can be treated to remove a lot of the...

    Wood can be treated to remove a lot of the moisture; can't find exact numbers, but Cambia (heat treated) has much lower moisture content than normal.

    I also wonder if the remaining water could be...
  49. Pretty sure he means he doesn't advocate his...

    Pretty sure he means he doesn't advocate his practice of NOT using one
  50. The following is based simply on the physics of...

    The following is based simply on the physics of how the blade spins and, in my experience, it seems to hold up in reality:

    High blade = less resistance to feed, generally safer (regardless of what...
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