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    I agree Variacs are not cheap and conditioning...

    I agree Variacs are not cheap and conditioning may not be a task for the everyday DIYer especially for "once of" occasions.

    Most decent AC repair shops should have a Variac and it should not be...
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    Yes. If you have VFDs attached to machinery...

    Yes.
    If you have VFDs attached to machinery that you don't use for long periods the need for cap reconditioning can be avoided by running the motor/VFD for say about once a month for half an hour...
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    Thats not necessarily how I read what the OP...

    Thats not necessarily how I read what the OP said. ie "I did a bit of box making in those days but it did not get a lot of work. I would think both might have run for max!! 2 hours a week."
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    It wilf be too late for your VFD but for others,...

    It wilf be too late for your VFD but for others, if a VFD is not use it for more than about 12 months the capacitors have to be reconditioned or it can die very quickly.

    Basically you need a...
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    I also wouldn't use spots for general lighting ...

    I also wouldn't use spots for general lighting



    You can't say you have 2285 lumens per square meter unless you actually have all 24 lights actually running. All you have is 4000 lumens output...
  6. Thread: Losing Mobility

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    Last year my GP diagnosed me with gout in the...

    Last year my GP diagnosed me with gout in the right ankle and set me on 2 different gout meds over 4 weeks all to no avail. My mate who is a retired Paediatrician looked at my ankle and doubted the...
  7. Thread: Losing Mobility

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    In general I agree but all my doctor and a second...

    In general I agree but all my doctor and a second doctor opinion wanted to do was replace my knee which I refused to do.

    Was just about to go for a 3rd opinion when I found a specialist sports...
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    It's not just chook stocking density that...

    It's not just chook stocking density that determines egg quality - if the birds are fed a "budget" diet they will produce below average eggs.
  9. Thread: Losing Mobility

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    I'd be seeing the Dr about this.

    I'd be seeing the Dr about this.
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    Not any more - look how quickly they get patients...

    Not any more - look how quickly they get patients moving after hip and knee replacements.

    A few years ago I had a biopsy of lymph nodes around my heart - this involved sending a bunch of probes...
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    The depth of plunge is one thing, but unless the...

    The depth of plunge is one thing, but unless the mill is large (hence very expensive and heavy) the vertical space under the bit is limited especially when compared to a pedestal drill.
  12. I have not tried it on an actual saw medallion...

    I have not tried it on an actual saw medallion but this wheel I recently purchased is proving very effective cleaning up similar things.
    It' apparently used by jewellers for initial polishing of...
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    You can compare what PM2.5 you are measuring with...

    You can compare what PM2.5 you are measuring with this
    Melbourne CBD, Australia Air Pollution: Real-time Air Quality Index

    Measurement of especially PM10 but also PM2.5 below 10 g/m^3 is...
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    That design does has a couple of good features...

    That design does has a couple of good features including; open at the back to let air in and air extracted at the correct location ie in front of blade
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    However, there are still a couple of...
  15. Thread: Convince Us!

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    My 32kg mitre saw - don't use it that often -...

    My 32kg mitre saw - don't use it that often - lives on a jack up trolley under the left hand wing of my TS.
    This type of trolley is not a cheap solution but it is very flexible - including being...
  16. Thread: Losing Mobility

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    I agree. Feet have been my problem for about 15...

    I agree. Feet have been my problem for about 15 years and am convinced they contributed to my right knee problems. I wore orthotics in my work shoes which I also used to walk to work but when I...
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    The concentration of anything airborne depends...

    The concentration of anything airborne depends not only on the total amounts emitted by sources but things like the volume into which the "stuff" has to expand into, (suspect your workplace is much...
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    N.S.W. I measure as much as 35A as an inrush current for...

    I measure as much as 35A as an inrush current for 2HP DCs.
  19. Thread: Losing Mobility

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    I forgot to add in my previous post that I think...

    I forgot to add in my previous post that I think you might have sciatica. I've had it for the first time a few times in the last couple of months. The pain went from my lower back to my right ankle...
  20. Thread: Tiny workshop

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    Several inlets preferably on the wall opposite...

    Several inlets preferably on the wall opposite the fan would be the way to go if you can. You would need to get the flexy outlet past the garage door by as much as you can otherwise the fine dust...
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    You can do a lot with a proper exercise plan and...

    You can do a lot with a proper exercise plan and some anti inflammatories and pain killers. Normally I dont think much of physios but mine got me from where I could only walk 50m with strong...
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    I did some checking out of this when we got the...

    I did some checking out of this when we got the bandsaw. The former owner of the mill recommended 2000 PSI on the gauge, for a 2" x 0.05" blade that works out to 20,000 psi across the blade dross...
  23. Thread: Cyclone Seroja

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    Our failing Niece and Her family were affected -...

    Our failing Niece and Her family were affected - house OK but lost some big sheds. They were really grateful for the rain so they can start their seeding.
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    Thanks OH - I will give it a try. The mill has...

    Thanks OH - I will give it a try.
    The mill has a hydraulic piston pushing the wheels apart and a pressure gauge that reads the pressure. The fella we bought the mill told us what to set it at but I...
  25. Thread: Tiny workshop

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    Even with a decent vac the main dust problems...

    Even with a decent vac the main dust problems with hand held power tools will be escaped dust that has to be dealt with by capture OR ventilation.
    Regular DCs cannot do the capture very well which...
  26. On the PI500, Parameter 7.41 is supposedly for...

    On the PI500, Parameter 7.41 is supposedly for VFD fan control.
    ie


    0: Fan running only when running
    1: Fan always running
    Factory default is "0" so it should work out of the box.

    Its the...
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    Back to some milling.

    Due to some health issues over the last few years the only milling I've been doing has been with my small chainsaw mil,l but today I used the 36" bandsaw mill at my tree lopper mate's (Jeff) yard for...
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    Why do you need to remove the motor and arbour? ...

    Why do you need to remove the motor and arbour?

    Before doing that I'd take it outside and
    a) shove a vac wand down the space for the throat place to get all the dust out?
    b) the use a...
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    Not just hand tools, sound can be just as useful...

    Not just hand tools, sound can be just as useful a guide as to what is going on in terms of operational efficiency and safety on machinery . I was constantly amazed at the mens shed with blokes...
  30. Pretty well anything sold in hardware stores as a...

    Pretty well anything sold in hardware stores as a timber finish is safe so unless you are rummaging around in grandpas shed looking for a finish you should be OK.
  31. The more machines and tools you have the more...

    The more machines and tools you have the more maintenance time is required is dead right.

    When I had a single tool box and bench consisting of two cardboard boxes and a door there was practically...
  32. Thread: Convince Us!

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    How long is ". . . the entire length of one...

    How long is ". . . the entire length of one side"?

    I've seen a full length bench along a wall with a gap in it to hold a same height mobile bench that could be wheeled out into the middle of the...
  33. Thread: would this work?

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    That's the main problem - every time you swivel...

    That's the main problem - every time you swivel the saw left or right plus allowing for the tilting compounding angles, they all get in the way of what you are proposing.
    That's why about the only...
  34. "It's a sure sign that you have too many tools...

    "It's a sure sign that you have too many tools when" . . . .

    You constantly come across tools that you have "never used".

    You forget that you have a certain tool and end up buying another one ...
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    What matters is - if you tighten up a saw in it...

    What matters is - if you tighten up a saw in it does it rattle when filing teeth located in the middle of the vice - if not then leave it alone.
    It makes have even been made that way.
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    Initially I only put a tacho on my ww lathe...

    Initially I only put a tacho on my ww lathe because I ordered 4 of them at the same time and after fitting one each to my MW lathe, DP and Metal Mill I had a spare. The tachos I bought were from...
  37. OK not the gismos you requested but this is how I...

    OK not the gismos you requested but this is how I did mine.

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    The table is a special to hold my 35kg chain saw mill while servicing and re-fueling etc- the plastic caps act as sockets to...
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    Absolutely. An alternative is to connect a bit...

    Absolutely.
    An alternative is to connect a bit of flexy to the ducting and add a length of 4" ducting and use it like a vac. This is better than a broom which generates heaps of fine dust during...
  39. Thread: dream time ideas

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    I would use threaded couplers and screw caps for...

    I would use threaded couplers and screw caps for bases. Theyre more expensive but heavier and so will be more stable. They can be castellated to make rooks. The couplers can also be used as heads....
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    I remember using poly foam as lossy formers when...

    I remember using poly foam as lossy formers when I worked in high rise concrete form work 40 years ago. Quite complex service ducts, even some AC ducts were packed with foam and concrete poured over...
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    How rough would fiberglass over foam be?...

    How rough would fiberglass over foam be? Smoothness become really important on elongated slots which have a high perimeter to cross sectional area ratio.
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    Slicing the former up would work BUT The...

    Slicing the former up would work
    BUT
    The joints would need to be very smooth because when the PVC cools it shrinks and would force the pieces together.
    Slcing would also have to allow for kerfs.
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    The small adapter definietely - although I'm...

    The small adapter definietely - although I'm certain I could beat most of them in terms of time and cost.
    The bigger one - not many consumer level printers have a big enough foot print - yet.
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    I've made a couple that way but it doesn't work...

    I've made a couple that way but it doesn't work when the narrower dimension of the rectangular end is smaller than the diameter of the round.

    Check this out.
    Its my attempt to make a PVC former...
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    Square to round adapters

    Anyone wishing to make custom "square to round" adapters for machinery may like to take a look at this Youtube video clip by Ron Covell.

    https://youtu.be/9wR4mj3M3q0

    The first half shows how to...
  46. Thread: New shed costs

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    I also did all my own site prep but there's no...

    I also did all my own site prep but there's no way I could no it now. Slightly sloped block turned into ~64 (72 and 64 kg) limestone block retaining wall and 8 cubic metres of sand barrowed 60m...
  47. Thread: New shed costs

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    This is a bit of a how long is a piece of string...

    This is a bit of a how long is a piece of string question because design and quality affects pricing and need to know the complexities of the site (eg what's there, slope etc).
    You best be is to get...
  48. Thread: Hello from WA!

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    I stand corrected - I've visited quite a few...

    I stand corrected - I've visited quite a few community sheds in the last few years and get many of them confused.
  49. Thread: Hello from WA!

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    Welcome, look forward to seeing your output. I...

    Welcome, look forward to seeing your output.

    I note you put Perth as your location but if Wandi wood turners are around the corner isn't that more like Mandurah than Perth?
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    Thanks but before I take any more credit here,...

    Thanks but before I take any more credit here, when I say "we" in those posts above, the work of putting the music and photo stuff together was done by my sisters. All I did was provide one of the...
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