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  1. There are quite a few examples on youtube and...

    There are quite a few examples on youtube and elsewhere showing basically what he did. That is the first one I've seen that uses those aluminium extrusions, which are popular with 3D printer and...
  2. 3018s and alternative introductory machines

    I have been thinking of playing with a CNC router. timber only not metal.


    The default seems to be the 3018. If I went that way I'd buy one with aluminium rails rather than bakelite as my long...
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    I have one of those. Great machine. Can't help on...

    I have one of those. Great machine. Can't help on the chain. Mine is a very early example. Metabo own them now and do supply some spares. They might be able to help.
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    I fitted normal WBs to my garage years ago. The...

    I fitted normal WBs to my garage years ago. The reduction in heat and increased air flow was profound. I have posted details previously. WBs don't really pump air out, they are really a glorified...
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    The only difference between the politician you...

    The only difference between the politician you think is bent and the one you think honourable is the latter hasn't been exposed yet.


    Secretive ? Yes. Illegal ? Unlikely. Corrupt ? Yet to be...
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    Hikoke was Hitachi rebranded. It is a japanese...

    Hikoke was Hitachi rebranded. It is a japanese brand.


    Metabo is a completely different company.


    Unless one bought out the other, but the branding would make no sense.


    I have some...
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    Thank you. I am rather under the gun at the...

    Thank you. I am rather under the gun at the moment but if I do get fed up with chrome I'll look into a bootable stick and give some distros a try.


    So far apart from the spyware I'm fairly happy...
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    Above is the conventional wisdom. In practise...

    Above is the conventional wisdom. In practise it's slightly more complicated. If you are just cutting grass the blade can actually load the machine less than a line. The problem arises when you hit...
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    I have a question or 2 if I may. My needs are...

    I have a question or 2 if I may. My needs are specific but simple.


    If I had mint on a stick (see what I did there) would I be able to connect to a wifi lan ? and could I send jobs to my printer...
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    Is installing linux still hard ? I did my...

    Is installing linux still hard ?


    I did my first install redhat 4 in the 90's. It came with a book which showed me how to write my own drivers. I didn't find it difficult but I'm not normal...
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    I happen to have bought a laptop last week....

    I happen to have bought a laptop last week. $145ish brand new delivered from ebay. It's a basic spec acer chromebook. If you are used to windows it takes a little learning but it's not hard....
  12. I absolutely would not plant natives and...

    I absolutely would not plant natives and especially gums.


    20 years ago I made the mistake of not mowing down a few blue gums that stuck their heads up near my house. They are now 100 ft tall and...
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    As an experienced veteran of most of Brisbane's...

    As an experienced veteran of most of Brisbane's hospitals I can attest to the massive differences in care from one to the next. I don't know where you are so I can offer no direct experience away...
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    Possibly put a skillion roof on it pitched toward...

    Possibly put a skillion roof on it pitched toward the sun and put your solar on there aswell ? Just a tought.


    Pity you can't use solar panels as roofing. At $5-10 each they become competitive...
  15. There are on gumtree etc very cheap solar panels....

    There are on gumtree etc very cheap solar panels. I have been told these do not comply with the government rebate scheme so were unable to be installed for grid connected systems. They can be had for...
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    2c for what it's worth. Jaycar sell a range...

    2c for what it's worth.

    Jaycar sell a range of meters. Possibly slightly dearer than teh equivalent online BUT they guarantee them for life, so provided you don't drop it in a bucket of acid or...
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    Which begs the question how do they get hired ? ...

    Which begs the question how do they get hired ?


    I always thought Ray Martin was a life support system for a hairdo. Maybe that is it. Being pretty is more important than having a clue...
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    Fair point. Thank you for the correction.

    Fair point. Thank you for the correction.
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    This has been discussed many times before,...

    This has been discussed many times before, recently in the jokes thread we have been tealed...


    Metric is great for people who prefer not to divide by 12. The issue I have always had with it is...
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    Every time I hear a "journalist" say X Olympic...

    Every time I hear a "journalist" say X Olympic swimming pools or "centered around" I want to stab them in the neck. English is the basis of their "profession" (or perhaps it's hairspray). If my maths...
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    Bring back gils and cubits I say. The thing...

    Bring back gils and cubits I say.


    The thing is the "old" measurement systems were based on real life situations and assumed the user could divide by 12. The metric system is based in fantasy for...
  22. WANTED:QLD. If most of the cost is postage maybe worth...

    If most of the cost is postage maybe worth organising a group buy ?
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    I created a thread about this some years back. I...

    I created a thread about this some years back. I suggest you find and read it. To summarise:

    People assert all sorts of things. I did the experiment. I deployed tem sensors to monitor ambient...
  24. Thread: Facebook

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    :roflmao:

    :roflmao:
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    Exactly what I was thinking. I would not buy...

    Exactly what I was thinking. I would not buy another triton unless I could be sure they have solved the problems.
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    Nearly any pump will pull that head. It won't be...

    Nearly any pump will pull that head. It won't be a problem. If you want to prevent backflow as said a 1 way valve but a piston pump for example will do that automatically. 1 way valves are cheap and...
  27. Thread: Dilemma.

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    Make your best guess (keep it to yourself) deduct...

    Make your best guess (keep it to yourself) deduct 20% and give her that. Unless you are a hopeless guess you will be low and she should be delighted.


    If not suicide is the easy option...
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    What do you want to know ? It's not...

    What do you want to know ?


    It's not particularly efficient. Infra red is just the spectrum we recognise as heat. They are basically radiators. Fan heaters just add convection by forced air.

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    You probably already know this but when I got my...

    You probably already know this but when I got my incra I fit it to a table saw with router wing and incra rails. It completely solves the problem you describe. You could probably throw a sling around...
  30. Thread: True story..

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    True story..

    A bus station is where a bus stops.
    A train station is where a train stops.
    On my desk, I have a workstation..

    I came up with this years ago and can't remember if I posted it here. I hope some...
  31. China ? Ebay ? I don't know about now but some...

    China ? Ebay ? I don't know about now but some years back people were getting obscenely cheap flatpacks from china and as usual there are local resellers of them.
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    Yeah that's definitely underengineered, could...

    Yeah that's definitely underengineered, could fall apart at any moment :D
  33. Sounds disturbingly like my lab, except I never...

    Sounds disturbingly like my lab, except I never skated around on a chair. I had about 15 XT's running at one point cleaning them up to repurpose for repeat calculations and other trivial things when...
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    Sounds like a wonderful thing. You need to ask...

    Sounds like a wonderful thing.

    You need to ask yourself some questions. We know we are cutting full sheets and big stuff. What we don't know:

    Are you only working at home ? Does it need to go...
  35. I "rescued quite a few of those from the skip and...

    I "rescued quite a few of those from the skip and they live in my workshop. I've never fallen off a 4 wheeler, but then I don't lean backwards trying to extract things from drawers when getting my...
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    That assumes you can find an expert stihl dealer....

    That assumes you can find an expert stihl dealer. The ones around here don't know where their a*'s are...
  37. Thread: Obituary

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    No you're just out of step...

    No you're just out of step...
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    Sigh. I've answered this several times before but...

    Sigh. I've answered this several times before but here we go again, different day same answer.


    First those of you advocating specific solutions need to remember everyone is in a different...
  39. Well I don't know if my 2c is of any use. ...

    Well I don't know if my 2c is of any use.


    Some of the answers above seem to have missed the OP wants the TS to make straight square cuts for jigs. A TS is next to useless for making guitars.

    ...
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    2c Obviously I live in Brisbane where it's nearly...

    2c Obviously I live in Brisbane where it's nearly always hot and humid.

    I often put an old pedestal fan behind me. Keeps me cool, blows fine dust out the door which fertilises my lawn :D

    There...
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    It looks like the small jaws on a pattern maker's...

    It looks like the small jaws on a pattern maker's vice, the holy grail..
  42. Thread: Slice of Heaven

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    The Brisbane river is at the bottom of my street,...

    The Brisbane river is at the bottom of my street, maybe 500 yards. We used to go swimming there but the $%^& water authority have fenced our side off. You have to cross the weir and climb down the...
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    The internet wasn't invented by an Australian. It...

    The internet wasn't invented by an Australian. It started as a cross site network between USA military and academic sites.

    The World Wide Web, which is a protocol that runs on servers connected by...
  44. Thread: Per Ardua

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    I saw it coming a mile off but I was caught like...

    I saw it coming a mile off but I was caught like a bunny in the headlights and couldn't escape....oh the pain...
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    "I would post more but in all honesty I have...

    "I would post more but in all honesty I have nothing worthwhile to say."


    True of me also, although it's never stopped me before...


    Since my strokes everything takes 10x longer and I've all...
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    That one made me laugh out loud. Thanks!

    That one made me laugh out loud. Thanks!
  47. Thread: fuel prices...

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    My driving annoys the boss and was a constant...

    My driving annoys the boss and was a constant source of amusement.


    She is a brilliant driver. So fast and SO smooth. It is a joy to ride in the passenger seat.


    I can be fast if I want to...
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    They are very popular and well thought of in the...

    They are very popular and well thought of in the USA.
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    I am away from home. If you check the wanted...

    I am away from home.


    If you check the wanted section I asked for sources for cheap pocket hole screws a while back. I was referred to an australian company who have screws and if you spend X...
  50. Thread: fuel prices...

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    When you get to analysing specific vehicles the...

    When you get to analysing specific vehicles the driving factors also become specific.


    If you holden has aerodynamic foils they may be designed for looks and be an aerodynamic disaster, or they...
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