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  1. Neil, have a look at some of his videos, he is...

    Neil, have a look at some of his videos, he is truly a master craftsman albeit self taught.
  2. Tom, my point was that all VFD's are not...

    Tom, my point was that all VFD's are not programmed for spindles as you suggested in fact apart from the VFD's sold on Ebay in spindle kits very few or none more likely are programmed that way and...
  3. Rocking blast gates are simple to make, can't...

    Rocking blast gates are simple to make, can't clog and somewhere in this forum Bob spplied all the information for them. The big plus is they can with a bit of organisation be operated remotely by...
  4. None of the VFD's I buy direct from the...

    None of the VFD's I buy direct from the manufacturer are set up for CNC spindles as they don't supply spindles, in fact most VFD's are not programmed that way.
  5. This is a small workshop and how he does...

    This is a small workshop and how he does professional grade videos in there has everyone puzzled


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyUPwMgfJwc&ab_channel=Clickspring
  6. Yes it can be a bit like that but in the end it...

    Yes it can be a bit like that but in the end it becomes quite simple, the bigger the impeller the more air is moved and to move that air for the average workshop such as yours use 150mm pipe, job...
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    As I mentioned in an earlier post blades with...

    As I mentioned in an earlier post blades with parallel sides can be squared off the side of the wheel with no need to muck around with small squares at all.
  8. Bandsaws have to be just about the easiest...

    Bandsaws have to be just about the easiest machine to change a motor on if needed to suit circumstances and could even be driven by a remote mounted motor via a belt drive.
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    I must give Illawarra Fasteners in Unanderra a...

    I must give Illawarra Fasteners in Unanderra a shout out for exactly the same reasons, my other choice which is about the same distance away is far more expensive so they only get the very occasional...
  10. Been there, done that and their warranty/return...

    Been there, done that and their warranty/return policy is in my experience a dead end brick wall, I definitely will never spend another dollar with them.
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    I also use a lot of SS screws and the main...

    I also use a lot of SS screws and the main problem is they are very soft and when the bit cams out it does a lot of damage to the screw head and I have thrown out hundreds when I have installed...
  12. HP means nothing, it is the impeller size that is...

    HP means nothing, it is the impeller size that is critical and that should not be less than 14". A given size of impeller, let's say 14" if driven by a 5hp motor or a 50hp motor will not pump any...
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    Greg, that is why I am going to build one though...

    Greg, that is why I am going to build one though not a bench just a sheet of MDF I can put on a few saw horses, add dogs or fixtures and assemble projects on. I can see fixtures being handy to square...
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    Thanks for the compliments and a new totally...

    Thanks for the compliments and a new totally different one should be ready within a month.
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    The primary mod in metal work is very ill so a...

    The primary mod in metal work is very ill so a bit of patience is required until he recovers.
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    For those who agree with Toyota & BMW concerning...

    For those who agree with Toyota & BMW concerning ICE motors fuelled by Hydrogen this is an interesting watch. I have seen a video showing electric vehicle only cities in China but the most...
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    I am going to make one for jigging and clamping...

    I am going to make one for jigging and clamping during assembly with fixtures which will hold things and square them up at the same time. What problems do you see with the links?
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    This one is made without special layout tools ...

    This one is made without special layout tools


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3rFr39P354&ab_channel=Rag%27n%27BoneBrown
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    Bernard, generally the skins are very thin and...

    Bernard, generally the skins are very thin and the deeper the internal grid the stronger it becomes, making the upper and lower skin of thick material is defeating the whole premise of why they are...
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    Torsion Box Question

    I have built torsion boxes before, one was 3.6 metres long but I have never built a torsion box with unequal top and bottom thickness. I need to make some shelves which will be heavily loaded and...
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    Failing to find a pulley you could install a 240V...

    Failing to find a pulley you could install a 240V 3 phase motor and use a VFD to control the speed. As a way to control speed it is a far better solution and a single pulley can be sourced from a lot...
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    Good on him, is it possible for him to join a...

    Good on him, is it possible for him to join a Men's Shed that has experienced wood turners who can guide and teach and develop his interest? One of our members here Neil S is in Adelaide and a member...
  23. It might have been, it certainly isn't wood.

    It might have been, it certainly isn't wood.
  24. Why would anyone go to the trouble of casting one...

    Why would anyone go to the trouble of casting one with the Stanley logo into it. I know that Stanley made more than one version of this tool as I have one that does not have the screw in it to bend...
  25. This might have been a better...

    This might have been a better one518569518570518571
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    I have no idea and just suggesting obvious quick...

    I have no idea and just suggesting obvious quick issues to check.
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    I bought an electric Victa in 1978 and it is...

    I bought an electric Victa in 1978 and it is still mowing our lawn, starts first time every time and I have never run over the cord and all I have replaced is the blades.
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    An article on the hype surrounding Hydrogen in...

    An article on the hype surrounding Hydrogen in transport

    Whatís more efficient? Hydrogen or battery powered? (volkswagenag.com)

    >With the hydrogen-powered electric car, the losses are...
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    I have quite a few of them as well but the...

    I have quite a few of them as well but the Festool type do jobs they can't.
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    I get this when I try to access the link ...

    I get this when I try to access the link

    Invalid Attachment specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator
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    He might have got the direction of rotation...

    He might have got the direction of rotation wrong, it is normal to assume if it blows air then the DOR is correct but in fact it will blow air both ways but the correct way is far stronger. The other...
  32. I gave up on pristine as new cast iron surfaces...

    I gave up on pristine as new cast iron surfaces years ago.
  33. Why is it totally redundant? it might be for you...

    Why is it totally redundant? it might be for you but there are a lot of people out there that haven't got on the mobile hype wagon and don't pay a lot of money to buy and use mobiles. I have used a...
  34. My landline costs me zero unless I make calls...

    My landline costs me zero unless I make calls overseas and then it is 2c/minute. My mobile is used if I am mobile and either have a problem, something happens etc. so you could say I am of the...
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    Amazon makes anything possible Amazon.com : klein...

    Amazon makes anything possible Amazon.com : klein screwdriver

    There is an ad for a new Wiha driver on that page, it looks good and the price is excellent. Personally I would not buy a set as most...
  36. I had to put my Dad's machines into storage and...

    I had to put my Dad's machines into storage and used a CRC product which left a protective plastic film on the cast iron and that was very successful but it was not in Qld. I use a cotton bed sheet...
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    Festool Quick Clamps

    I have two Festool quick clamps, the screw type that Microjig copied and I notice they no longer appear on Festools website. They have been widely criticised because they lose clamping pressure and I...
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    I was given a full set of Snapon screw drivers...

    I was given a full set of Snapon screw drivers and I forever grateful I did not pay good money for them. Wera, Wiha, Stahlwille, PB Swiss, Beta, in fact any of the good brands out of Europe. Perhaps...
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    The biggest problem is not shaft runout but poor...

    The biggest problem is not shaft runout but poor nut to shaft tolerances. If you want to test this put a nut on the shaft, if you can move the nut then the tolerances are poor and I think conical...
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    This is mine, read the entire thread as there are...

    This is mine, read the entire thread as there are two lots of photos and questions are asked.

    Noise Reduction - CV1800 (woodworkforums.com)
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    Bradford sell an acoustic batt.

    Bradford sell an acoustic batt.
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    You could make a variable speed grinder using...

    You could make a variable speed grinder using bearing blocks, a cheap & small 3 phase motor and a VFD. It would be far more versatile than a dedicated single speed bench grinder. I Have seen a sort...
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    SOLD: Now Sold and thanks for the interest.

    Now Sold and thanks for the interest.
  44. After treatment always leave a cover on it when...

    After treatment always leave a cover on it when not using the saw, this prevents condensation at night when it becomes cooler.
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    I certainly did not pay those priced and wouldn't...

    I certainly did not pay those priced and wouldn't buy them for that. I bought the Tormek jog and angle gauge when it first came out and from memory the whole lot was about $150 but don't quote me on...
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    I have the Tormek jig with a CBN wheel and it...

    I have the Tormek jig with a CBN wheel and it excels in setting up the blade square very quickly if the blade or chisel has parallel sides. I put the blade in the jig and push it against the side of...
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    Those that weren't members then missed a rich...

    Those that weren't members then missed a rich time in this forum's history all because Trevor was posting here to show his talent in his peculiar hobby....making art from junk in ways no one else...
  48. I can remember when VW Beetles were sealed and...

    I can remember when VW Beetles were sealed and happily driven into water. Matt, a better option would be a hovercraft as it goes over any surface.
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    WANTED:WA That was a softwood pallet not rated to carry...

    That was a softwood pallet not rated to carry that sort of weight, a hardwood pallet in Oz will handle that all day. Softwood pallets here are only rated to 500kg from memory, hardwood pallets to...
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    And the UK government have already started...

    And the UK government have already started replacing natural gas with Hydrogen. I wonder if that idea will become the second diesel fiasco in a few years.
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