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    Metal detection sensitivity is related to things...

    Metal detection sensitivity is related to things like depth, orientation and size of the metal pieces.
    Most security type detectors are designed to pick up relatively large pieces of metal so may...
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    My original bench vices were clad with 5mm...

    My original bench vices were clad with 5mm rawhide (one vice still is) but the other vice got soaked in ATF. I did manage to get the ATF out to the point here it does not mark wood but as I was...
  3. Dereks implementation has two useful features...

    Dereks implementation has two useful features going for it.
    The main one is that it's easy to see how full the bin is.
    There are a couple benefits to emptying the sawdust before it reaches the...
  4. I think Derek Cohen has installed a hard drum on...

    I think Derek Cohen has installed a hard drum on his 2HP DC and used a section of plastic collection bag as a large connector to mate the Drum and DC bag housing.
    Unfortunately it does not remove...
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    I can imagine the last thing you will want when...

    I can imagine the last thing you will want when painting is to have a screaming vac or dust extractor running all the time so something really quiet should seem appropriate.

    Unfortunately "quiet...
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    Without taking the bin size into account the...

    Without taking the bin size into account the depth requirement for the Clearvue is 21.5" so it sounds like you could be out of luck there as well.
    The other sizing issue some folks find problems...
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    It sounds like you missed the bus, eg solar...

    It sounds like you missed the bus, eg solar panels have taken off big time.
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    I detest the fact that energy generation and supply has for years been rabidly held onto by large entities (ie...
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    Given you mainly use hand tools, in your small...

    Given you mainly use hand tools, in your small workshop the AF22 would be fine as long as you use 6" ducting and open up machine ports to that size. I have a 42m^ shop (yours is <half that) and I had...
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    It depends on the type of commercial transport....

    It depends on the type of commercial transport. We tend to think of long distance commercial haulage, but most commercial vehicles operate in and around industrial centres and cities. Short distances...
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    Magnum is a secondary name used on some higher...

    Magnum is a secondary name used on some higher end Stihl models eg the 93cc 056AVSE an 056 AVSEQ, the 92cc 066 and 122cc 088/880/881.
    Usually it means a few % more HP although there are also slight...
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    Been there done that. My monorail mill firmly...

    Been there done that.

    My monorail mill firmly holds onto the saw in any orientation
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    This means it can even cut with the back of the bar which shoots most of the sawdust downwards...
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    From that article Interestingly, Tesla has 3...

    From that article


    Interestingly, Tesla has 3 billion miles of fully self driven vehicle data, mostly collected in "on the road driving conditions by a wide variety of drivers".
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    Sweet. 070 - good saw that one. They don't...

    Sweet.

    070 - good saw that one. They don't make them like that any more.
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    If you are going to go with a chainsaw I reckon...

    If you are going to go with a chainsaw I reckon you might as well go with a decent alaskan mill.
    Much cheaper, more portable, takes up far less space, reasonably quick to set up, can cater to any...
  15. While RZ masks appear to be very good performers...

    While RZ masks appear to be very good performers they are still an uncertified mask so the likelihood of cheap knock offs that don't work as well as the originals are high. This means the only RZ...
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    Thanks Chris. That's also what I told the...

    Thanks Chris.
    That's also what I told the supervisor at the mens shed.
    The value of a transparent cover is that one can see if something like a rag has wrapped itself onto the impeller.

    That...
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    Thanks Chris. At first I thought the...

    Thanks Chris.

    At first I thought the Corrimal's shed repair would be easy because it would save dismantling the cyclone but it looks like they had to drop the cyclone anyway. In that case I...
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    I reckon 2.4m max length is on the short side, by...

    I reckon 2.4m max length is on the short side, by the time the cracks are docked off the ends of lumber after its dried, it could be down to 1.8m.
    I'd be looking at at least 3m.

    I've done a fair...
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    Trouble at Mill, . . . . . er Shed

    The supervisor from the mens shed contacted me last week to say their CVMax had all of a sudden much less such than usual.
    Asked about collector drum seal etc - Nah - all good.

    This morning he...
  20. The poke in the eye with a plant tip reminds me...

    The poke in the eye with a plant tip reminds me of,


    Follow up health circus was same as Paul's. That Bouganvillia stings pretty badly to - maybe I'm a bit allergic to it but even the smallest...
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    Yeah sometimes I think that way too. About 95%...

    Yeah sometimes I think that way too.

    About 95% of the machine is still original, and apart from the pump and pump switch switch I have generally used brand name parts so I think it can still be...
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    Yes I am a hard core double or triple espresso...

    Yes I am a hard core double or triple espresso drinker although in summer I do have the odd iced coffee (double shot over a mug full of ice topped off with milk)
    I have a Ca metabolism problem so...
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    The most likely thing is a leak in the collection...

    The most likely thing is a leak in the collection bin.
    It only needs to be a small leak and chips will escape.
    If its leaking chips then it will be leaking lots of invisible dust.


    The other...
  24. Ouch. Here's one where no tools were...

    Ouch.

    Here's one where no tools were involved.

    Early one morning about 15 years ago, just before I went to work, I ducked out to the side of the house (wearing my thongs) to see if a piece of...
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    Did a search for like images and found this. ...

    Did a search for like images and found this.

    Said it was a vintage "pipe reamer" I assume a "smoking pipe"

    The link was to eBay but the link is no longer active.

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    About 6 years ago I was asked to look at an ~70...

    About 6 years ago I was asked to look at an ~70 years old motor from the mens shed and Like Auscab's bearings one was chocka with saw dust. I pulled the bearings out and could not get any...
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    If ethanol was used as a majority vehicle fuel it...

    If ethanol was used as a majority vehicle fuel it would be OK in a few high rainfall places, but the worldwide demand would place the planet into a serve water shortage and compete for food cropping...
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    Just a minor point but don't get "slitting disc"...

    Just a minor point but don't get "slitting disc" mixed up with "slitting saw"

    A slitting saw blade looks like this and these are definitely not recommended.
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    My shipbuilder boilermaker...
  29. After getting a good payout from my insurance...

    After getting a good payout from my insurance company and purchasing a replacement vehicle (valued at $26k), when I got quote from the insurers for the replacement vehicle lucky I was sitting down as...
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    Have you got a table saw? You could buy a...

    Have you got a table saw? You could buy a non-ferrous blade for it.
    Then you can use the TS mitre slide and dock off very sort pieces if required.
    Somewhat safer than waving a 12,000rpm angle...
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    Should be fine, I use so much epoxy I usual by it...

    Should be fine, I use so much epoxy I usual by it by the half litre :oo: and that's nothing compared to some people I know.
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    On a joint that size , if it has more than two...

    On a joint that size , if it has more than two holes I would probably fill them with epoxy.
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    I mean just fill the holes with epoxy and then...

    I mean just fill the holes with epoxy and then glue using whatever you were going to use. Filling the holes with a high strength material like epoxy would helps prevent the joint splitting along teh...
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    If you want strength I would use epoxy. Some...

    If you want strength I would use epoxy.

    Some photos of the pieces might be useful to help determine what might work.
  35. Thread: Setting a handsaw

    by BobL
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    Yep chainsaw are tricky to work with to get log...

    Yep chainsaw are tricky to work with to get log straight cuts.
    When I first started out after a few logs I saw the opposite effect to yours with the slab getting a few mm thicker as it got towards...
  36. Back in 2010 an idiot "driving while texting" ran...

    Back in 2010 an idiot "driving while texting" ran into my 2004 Hiace van. Thankfully it was relatively slow speed - I was almost stopped and he was doing about 30-40 kph. Thankfully no one was...
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    Thanks for the update Skot. It sounds like you...

    Thanks for the update Skot. It sounds like you and mum are doing relatively well considering everything.

    My mum has been slowly becoming more and more paranoid and spiralling inwards and backwards...
  38. Thread: Setting a handsaw

    by BobL
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    I've played around with kerf measurements but...

    I've played around with kerf measurements but mainly on band saws and chainsaws and my experience is that kerf sizes can be quite a bit wider than "blade width + 2x set"

    For example the milling...
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    I went through the same decision last year (in...

    I went through the same decision last year (in the middle of COVID) and ended up with the Bosch.
    After a lot of uhmming-and-aahhing I chose the Makita (I even put in a special order for it at...
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    https://youtu.be/27YCUMzKcfE

    https://youtu.be/27YCUMzKcfE
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    In those vids, as far as the featherboard on the...

    In those vids, as far as the featherboard on the table itself is concerned I would normally call that position in "front" of the blade?
  42. Thread: Dust masks

    by BobL
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    I wouldn't wash them as it could affect the...

    I wouldn't wash them as it could affect the filtration fibre distribution.
    You could remove and lightly tap the filters to knock off the outer dust layers.
    Don't tap them too hard as it could break...
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    IMHO cracks like those are just part of the...

    IMHO cracks like those are just part of the overall patina of theses sorts of tools.
    Filling them with anything can even detract from this.
  44. Thread: Lathe upgrade

    by BobL
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    I would use double sided tape to hold the steel...

    I would use double sided tape to hold the steel plate in the approximate place and then drill two pilot holes through the plate into underside of the tail stock.
    Remove the plate and tape, and open...
  45. Thread: Going hand tools.

    by BobL
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    I agree our timbers do vary considerably in...

    I agree our timbers do vary considerably in hardness

    My reading suggests most Eucalypts vary by about 10% on the same tree and a further 10% between trees (especially those growing in different...
  46. One method I have heard of to even out the heat...

    One method I have heard of to even out the heat on those electrically stamps is to make up a mini oven or heat proof cover into which the stem can be inserted while it heats. This prevents convection...
  47. Thread: Going hand tools.

    by BobL
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    I'm the same. Apart from it being quite warm here...

    I'm the same. Apart from it being quite warm here in winter these last few years my dickey knee over heats my right leg so I wear shorts all year and even sleep with my right leg out from under the...
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    Sticky: Also look shere...

    Also look shere
    https://www.woodworkforums.com/f200/blast-gate-gallery-211987?highlight=blast+gate+gallery
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    A 610 mm improves the flow on a modified 2HP DC...

    A 610 mm improves the flow on a modified 2HP DC with a basic needle felt filter by about 10%, I would expect a 1220mm to not quite double that.
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    Sticky: Sorry if you misunderstood. My recommended...

    Sorry if you misunderstood. My recommended location for blast gates is not in the trunk but in the 6" ducting just as it leaves the trunk line.

    If the trunk line is not too high above the shop...
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