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    1800 lumens is not very bright -- even if it's an...

    1800 lumens is not very bright -- even if it's an "upgrade"

    I'm currently using LEDs that deliver 4000 lumens at 4000K.

    Perhaps swap the Osram LEDs for something like this Deta 36W Twin...
  2. You are joking? I thought the beer fridge was...

    You are joking?
    I thought the beer fridge was the second most important item -- after the emergency lights :)
  3. my 2 cents ... so you are looking to build...

    my 2 cents ...

    so you are looking to build something like this

    https://www.woodworkforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=468729&d=1581887619

    it's paint grade.
    I'd use a mix of MDF (the...
  4. To some extent I'm just tossing numbers around. ...

    To some extent I'm just tossing numbers around.

    $14B (AUD) is a starting point based on an inter-connector costing $1M/km. (and let me apologise for not including reference to the post containing...
  5. Paul This discussion is confirming to me that,...

    Paul

    This discussion is confirming to me that, as a country, Australia has to totally rethink what constitutes a "commercial return on investment".
    For those times when the sun doesn't shine and...
  6. nope the main performance difference between...

    nope

    the main performance difference between the vehicles is in the electric motors. Which is not much of a difference at all.
    sub 5 seconds 0-100 is easily achievable with a fully electric...
  7. my calculations were different 10,000 MWh /...

    my calculations were different

    10,000 MWh / 200 MW = 50 (days) x 5 = 200 (days). Factor in something for cloud, etc and 365 is not too big a stretch so sort of reasonable as an order of...
  8. yes one could, but on the scale that is necessary...

    yes one could, but on the scale that is necessary to allow the existing coal and gas plants to be phased out, you need to allow for the times when the sun's not shining (night (duh) and cloudy cover)...
  9. Paul yes my figures for a East-West...

    Paul
    yes my figures for a East-West inter-connector are a little vague. But not, I hope, deliberately so.

    It's more than 3300 km by road from Portland to Perth. Both these cities were selected...
  10. I believe Sir Humphrey's words would have been...

    I believe Sir Humphrey's words would have been something about the venture being courageous




    and now that we're on a new page, the website's address is Auto Blast Gates PTY LTD
  11. Thread: 240v Inverters

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    so how are you powering your fridge ? wi-fi and...

    so how are you powering your fridge ?
    wi-fi and the teenagers' phones and laptops could always be "silent" for 10 hours per day
  12. nope the whole base load thing is about...

    nope

    the whole base load thing is about synchronization. Your 50Hz solar or wind generator must be in sync with everyone else's otherwise you end up with a blackout on the scale experienced in...
  13. I'll buy into this If you want to integrate...

    I'll buy into this

    If you want to integrate the WA and Eastern state grids, you would need a minimum of TWO interconnectors both operating at 330 or 500 kV.
    (you would want at least two links...
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    :whs: and IanW -- don't be too modest your 2...

    :whs:

    and IanW -- don't be too modest your 2 cents worth is a bit more than it's face value
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    Hi Matt you can move the frog on your plane back...

    Hi Matt
    you can move the frog on your plane back and forth to adjust the mouth opening.
    How far is far enough can only be determined once the blade is inserted and the chip breaker set close to...
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    so yesterday I made it to the Calgary store and...

    so yesterday I made it to the Calgary store and had a look at the Narex chisels.
    Given their price, the Narex have to be the best value chisel out there.
    If you what you are planning on making...
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    The issue is presenting the sole of the abrasive...

    The issue is presenting the sole of the abrasive in the condition that the plane will be used.
    The frog, blade and cap iron should be inserted and tensioned because doing so results in a slight...
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    Hi Chris In terms of your time, sharpening a...

    Hi Chris
    In terms of your time, sharpening a plane blade takes very little time compared to tuning just one old plane.
    The steps in tuning an old plane include:
    1. flattening the sole -- probably...
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    trying to setup a "handyman plane" is IMO an...

    trying to setup a "handyman plane" is IMO an exercise in frustration. You may achieve success, but are more likely to get frustrated and give up.

    I suggest you concentrate on getting your "old"...
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    PS really enjoying your "trip", even if it's...

    PS
    really enjoying your "trip", even if it's only vicariously
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    at last some wood :D

    at last some wood

    :D
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    Ross One day you will have to tell me who you...

    Ross
    One day you will have to tell me who you work for, or previously worked for.

    Thank you for that link.
    I'm not sure it references the study I referred to above, my recollection is of a...
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    Hi Biggus It'll be a couple of weeks before I'm...

    Hi Biggus
    It'll be a couple of weeks before I'm back in Calgary, but when I am, it's no problem to check how thick the lands are on a Narex chisel.
    The Calgary LV store has Narex in stock priced...
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    everyone with an interest in great design

    everyone with an interest in great design
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    Ross I take your caution about mentioning...

    Ross
    I take your caution about mentioning trucking water at commercial rates, but feel I must comment on your contention that we -- in Australia -- only require short term energy storage.

    A...
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    Hi Derek The car on the wall looks a bit like an...

    Hi Derek
    The car on the wall looks a bit like an earlier Audi A3 coupe
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    Ross, I'm going to have to call you on this one. ...

    Ross, I'm going to have to call you on this one.
    The Dinorwig scheme in Wales is perhaps the best example of pumped hydro in the world.
    The Dinorwig hydro "battery" has a capacity of 9.1 GWh --...
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    Perhaps the easiest way is to install a socket in...

    Perhaps the easiest way is to install a socket in the ceiling and run a 3 core extension lead to a switched power point inside the house.

    You will need a sparkie (unless you are one) if you want...
  29. Brett I'm pretty certain that the location of...

    Brett
    I'm pretty certain that the location of the Wollemi Pines has been an open secret since the pines were discovered by Dave Noble back in 1994.

    Those in the know are not telling and by the...
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    my understanding is that caravans have a maximum...

    my understanding is that caravans have a maximum length that includes the draw bar and hitch, and to maximise the available van length -- i.e. the length of the caravan body -- the draw bar is made...
  31. Hi Brett Don't get too p1ssed off with The...

    Hi Brett

    Don't get too p1ssed off with The Guardian and the Wollemi Pines.

    The exact area of the pines can be seen on these publicly available satellite images ...
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    Caravans have shorter draw bars because doing so...

    Caravans have shorter draw bars because doing so allows more length for the van.

    Dual axles on the van will give you more options for fitting the load within axle zone of the van itself.
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    Hi Dengy Jim Davey still goes -- up to 2019 --...

    Hi Dengy

    Jim Davey still goes -- up to 2019 -- went to the big wood working shows.
    Jim also used to make knobs and totes for Bailey planes.

    Would be worth contacting him.
    BUT he lives at...
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    me too :D

    me too

    :D
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    OK so what you "could" do is 1. put a...

    OK
    so what you "could" do is

    1. put a single axle, single tire under the front of the boat trailer -- I'm not 100% sure if the "truck" regulations allow a single tire dolly but for the heck of...
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    the problem with a face plate would be the screw...

    the problem with a face plate would be the screw hole.

    if getting the 3 jaw chuck off will be difficult, you could use a chisel to roughly shape the very end of a square blank and start turning...
  37. If I recall correctly, indigenous land management...

    If I recall correctly, indigenous land management practices 230 years ago produced an environment reasonably tolerant to fire -- early settlers talk about "park like woodlands". But I'm not sure the...
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    should have included this link UHMW Length - 1/2"...

    should have included this link UHMW Length - 1/2" x 4" x 24" (12.7 x 100 x 610mm) | Workshop Hardware & Fittings - Carbatec

    The UHMW plastic is also available as pre-cut strips ready to insert...
  39. my sincere apologies my response was intended...

    my sincere apologies

    my response was intended to be tongue-firmly-implanted-in-cheek. It was not intended to be interpreted as a dig at you personally.

    If I've offended you I'm sincerely...
  40. the scribing blade deals with the non-show side...

    the scribing blade deals with the non-show side of a panel.

    the main blade cuts the top surface of the panel.
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    investigate UHMW polyethylene runners from...

    investigate UHMW polyethylene runners from Carbatec -- the stuff can be trimmed with your saw
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    My understanding is that back when governments...

    My understanding is that back when governments owned the generators, the definition used to be "spinning reserve" -- meaning a generator that was spinning but not generating power. A unit that could...
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    make yourself a 27mm or thereabouts diameter...

    make yourself a 27mm or thereabouts diameter plug.
    Use the plug to sort of centre a 30 mm Forstner bit.
    Make a 30 mm plug with a 30 mm tenon cutter

    Robert's your uncle


    Failing that as...
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    Methinks that scenario -- keeping a coal fired...

    Methinks that scenario -- keeping a coal fired plant as an emergency standby -- is very unlikely.
    without divulging trade secrets, realistically how long would it take to get a coal fired power...
  45. seriously, what benefit will we get from a Royal...

    seriously, what benefit will we get from a Royal Commission? and will such a commission need to wait till after the WA, Vic, SA, NSW, Qld and Tas coroners have held their enquiries?

    Conclusion 1...
  46. see

    see
  47. n ice drill. Last produced in 1998. (That's...

    n ice drill.
    Last produced in 1998. (That's more than 20 years ago !! )


    and the price (21 years ago) ...
  48. who remembers Bob Hawke's ONE BILLION trees by...

    who remembers Bob Hawke's ONE BILLION trees by 2000?


    anybody?


    100 million trees is but a drop in that ocean.
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    too true

    too true
  50. WP as I advised in post #2 so your 405 is not...

    WP
    as I advised in post #2
    so your 405 is not really "handed" -- it can be used by both left and right handed people
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