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    Part of the issues with the benchtop (or lunch...

    Part of the issues with the benchtop (or lunch box) thicknessers is the chassis which is generally fabricated from pressed sheet metal sections. The design and construction is OK for small sections...
  2. Thread: Celtic Knot

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    Use a spacer block against the stop. Make the...

    Use a spacer block against the stop. Make the first cut without the spacer, then insert the spacer for the second cut. Make sure the ends of your blank are square!

    Alternate method - use a stop...
  3. Thread: Celtic Knot

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    The insert and the removed section (saw kerf)...

    The insert and the removed section (saw kerf) must be the same thickness. As Skew mentioned, if you want a 10 mm band for the knot you must remove 10 mm of the blank, or if you are using a 3.2 mm saw...
  4. Not fun finding animals suffering a slow painful...

    Not fun finding animals suffering a slow painful death.
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    Are we talking ripping or cross cutting? size &...

    Are we talking ripping or cross cutting? size & length?

    Cross cutting boards using a sled, the appropriate fence setup & toggle clamps is pretty straight forward. - on a conventional table saw.
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  6. I was reading an article about how Noisy Miners...

    I was reading an article about how Noisy Miners are also dominant and drive other species out, however this story about its close relative the Bell Miner is a concerning behavourial trait. It seems...
  7. Thread: Phalaenopsis

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    A nice specimen, bit extravagant using Red Cedar...

    A nice specimen, bit extravagant using Red Cedar as a mounting board. They really are a great species for dabbler gardners like us. This one we accidently broke off the flower spike while moving...
  8. A couple of local Men's Shed's here in Far North...

    A couple of local Men's Shed's here in Far North QLD were making and selling Mynah traps, perhaps try them.

    They are quite intelligent birds so learn to adapt quickly. Traps don't work for long....
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    C:\Users\greg.j\AppData\Local\Temp\msoAE98.tmp (carterproducts.com)


    No need to remove wheels. I replaced tires on a small Ezycut bandsaw a few years ago with urethane tires and followed the...
  10. There are certainly many tips and tricks that can...

    There are certainly many tips and tricks that can be used to improve the pen making process that don't necessarily require a huge investment in new gear. Search "kurt Hertzog pen turner" for a heap...
  11. The video is not very reassuring, still seems to...

    The video is not very reassuring, still seems to be a fair bit of material bypassing the "cyclone." Also pretty poor H&S procedures with handling the dust and chips. Seems more like a chip collector...
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    Hopefully you may find a fellow spirit from the...

    Hopefully you may find a fellow spirit from the USA to assist. We Aussies don't have much experience with identification of North American woods.
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    Unfortunately, it does not seem to apply to...

    Unfortunately, it does not seem to apply to Australian fronts for Chinese based businesses.
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    I can sympathize with both sides of this issue. ...

    I can sympathize with both sides of this issue.

    Hardware retailers have to face the economics of running their business and also the glaring fact that they are competing in a global economy....
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    With a spray gun the operator has control over...

    With a spray gun the operator has control over spray pattern, solvent ratio, atomization etc however with a spray can you do not have those options. The dry powder is the result of solvent...
  16. No one with any experience will accept "wood in...

    No one with any experience will accept "wood in exchange for removal" for a suburban tree. The economics and risk simply say no!

    Yes it is a nice specimen, straight and certainly has potential as...
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    +1 on QMP. Nice non-traditional style & also...

    +1 on QMP. Nice non-traditional style & also looks custom for a left hander.
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    Only one slight problem, most of the vacuum pumps...

    Only one slight problem, most of the vacuum pumps that we use do not like moisture and fail rather quickly.
  19. Thread: Sawstop

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    Good question. Perhaps less than SawStop. :D

    Good question. Perhaps less than SawStop. :D
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    6th Jan 2021 ?? :) And who said "We welcome...

    6th Jan 2021 ?? :)


    And who said "We welcome in the new year and see out 2020 - it can't get any worse." It's not off to a good start in the good ol' USA.
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    Live Center Bearing Cleaning and Repack - YouTube...

    Live Center Bearing Cleaning and Repack - YouTube

    One style of live center though many now use open or sealed ball bearings / roller bearings in the design.
  22. Thread: Sawstop

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    The "reaching over/around the blade to collect...

    The "reaching over/around the blade to collect stock post cut" is a very bad habit to develop. It becomes more hazardous, with far higher risk when the operator is not using a blade guard, and a...
  23. Thread: Sawstop

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    The Felder PCS seems to offer a "better" solution...

    The Felder PCS seems to offer a "better" solution in a number of key areas imo.



    The SawStop relies upon a part of the human body to contact the moving blade to be detected then activate the...
  24. Thread: Sawstop

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    Bob the report is "Table Saw Hazard Study on...

    Bob the report is "Table Saw Hazard Study on Finger Injuries Due to Blade Contact" - UL LLC, well worth the read.

    Back in 2010 I downloaded NEISS & CPSC data initially looking for "Wood Lathe...
  25. Thread: Sawstop

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    The SawStop offerings are certainly of much...

    The SawStop offerings are certainly of much higher quality than many of the offerings in that market segment.

    I agree that overall the lower price point market segments do require "more protection...
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    Still unconvinced - so the "sausage" dummy that...

    Still unconvinced - so the "sausage" dummy that SawStop use to demonstrate the effectiveness of the technology is dependent upon the size of the "sausage?" or is a "pinky finger" less likely to be...
  27. Thread: Sawstop

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    It appears to be an expensive lesson to learn, if...

    It appears to be an expensive lesson to learn, if in fact that you did something "wrong." One potential source of "false triggering" could be debris within the saws housing, say stray aluminium swarf...
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    :whs: :whs: I agree, just the wonders of...

    :whs:


    :whs:

    I agree, just the wonders of working with a manufactured product produced from a natural material. Sanding to remove the DO is not an option, for the reasons given, its a...
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    I have had mixed experience with wood described...

    I have had mixed experience with wood described as G striata, some absolutely fits the "oozes resin for years" tag while other pieces have been very accommodating. However as Ian rightly points out...
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    It is quite possibly, White Silky Oak - Grevilea...

    It is quite possibly, White Silky Oak - Grevilea hilliana; or Silver Oak - Grevilea parallela.
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    SOLD: 2 packages at $18.50 is OK with me & next year is...

    2 packages at $18.50 is OK with me & next year is fine with me - I'm in no hurry. Have a Merry Christmas.
  32. Thread: Sawstop

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    Ah, it is very different! A motor vehicles...

    Ah, it is very different!

    A motor vehicles disk brakes are designed to slow / stop a vehicle in an acceptable period of many seconds and is not designed to prevent all / any injury. There are...
  33. I would advise not making any further attempts to...

    I would advise not making any further attempts to start the lathe and to fully isolate it from the power supply. Contact H&F re the issue and formalize a warranty claim.


    In general I am...
  34. SOLD: Parcel arrived mid last week. Very well packaged...

    Parcel arrived mid last week. Very well packaged - thank you.
  35. Thread: Sawstop

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    This does not seem at all plausible to me .... if...

    This does not seem at all plausible to me .... if the blade is stationary then rotated at very low rpm (compared to running 5 to 7000 rpm) and the saw is isolated as it should be when changing a...
  36. Thread: Sawstop

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    Not to mention the very high potential for resin,...

    Not to mention the very high potential for resin, dust and debris to inhibit the effective braking.
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    One has to wonder how these would survive in a...

    One has to wonder how these would survive in a typical workshop environment? Perhaps only suitable for use in an A/C's sterile office?
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    Unfortunately the "spin" used by politician's,...

    Unfortunately the "spin" used by politician's, and promoter's of any "beneficial" technology is always over simplified. Trying to win an argument with a 15 yo about why solar & wind is not the magic...
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    We are the fortunate recipients of the Queensland...

    We are the fortunate recipients of the Queensland Solar Scheme.

    QSS FIT 44 c/kWh
    Tariff 11 - general domestic to 30/06/2020 - 23.661 c/kWh
    Tariff 11 - general domestic post 30/06/2020 - 23.661...
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    Vern, try the Qantilda Museum in Winton staff...

    Vern, try the Qantilda Museum in Winton staff there may be able to assist.
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    View the 3'20" mark at STIHL TIMBERSPORTS | 7plus...

    View the 3'20" mark at STIHL TIMBERSPORTS | 7plus as Jamie Head makes custom axe handles for elite axemen.
  42. Joe, look up "Barron River Guitars" on Youtube -...

    Joe, look up "Barron River Guitars" on Youtube - Allen McFarlen has a number of short clips on using epoxy as a pore filler. Epoxy Pore Fill on Concert Ukulele - YouTube
  43. One "red flag" to me with this shed is the most...

    One "red flag" to me with this shed is the most unusual orientation of the "C Purlins" as they are in "Girt" orientation or its more likely that they are "top hat sections."

    "C Purlins" must be...
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    SOLD: Wayne, I will take these. Please add to the...

    Wayne, I will take these.

    Please add to the "tassie pines." I will make payment into your acct for the wood and another when you have the postage details.

    Cheers
    geoff
  45. Best to contact shed designer / supplier for...

    Best to contact shed designer / supplier for specific advice. Very few of these structures are designed for "additional loads" only for the typical structure loads that it will experience during...
  46. Thread: Tassie pines

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    SOLD: That is OK with me. Hope you caught a few trout....

    That is OK with me. Hope you caught a few trout. :D
  47. plus the burning splinter test - refer Bootle's...

    plus the burning splinter test - refer Bootle's comments in "Wood in Australia - Types, Properties and Uses" By: Keith R. Bootle
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    Forstner bits Archives - Dubbeld Wood Tools...

    Forstner bits Archives - Dubbeld Wood Tools
  49. Is it even solid wood? If purchased from a...

    Is it even solid wood? If purchased from a mainstream commercial furniture outlet I would say most probably not.
  50. Thread: Tassie pines

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    SOLD: Hi Wayne, No takers yet?? I will take them as...

    Hi Wayne,

    No takers yet?? I will take them as your wood has always been good quality.

    No rush on postage, the new year will be fine. PM postage when you work it out.

    Cheers
    Geoff
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