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  1. Thread: Thank you Doug

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    and "permanently offensive"

    and "permanently offensive"
  2. Thread: New CS mill owner

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    I usually don't like directing WWF members off...

    I usually don't like directing WWF members off site but the amount of CSM activity in WWF has really died off in the last few years and with the great picture loss of pre 2012? posts lots of really...
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    Some of the best fiddle I have seen have been in...

    Some of the best fiddle I have seen have been in straight trees that were in the middle of a fairly dense patch of forest which one would think would not cause much stress. The ones that stick in my...
  4. Thread: Micro workshop?

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    An 80+ year old friend of hours lives in a...

    An 80+ year old friend of hours lives in a retirement village and he has converted a room ~2.2 x 2.8m into a workshop. He has a 10" bandsaw, a mini lathe, a bench grinder with a belt sander and...
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    It uses 2 small so called HEPA filters , same as...

    It uses 2 small so called HEPA filters , same as used on our robot vac. I haven't done an exhaustive test but the air coming out the back is barely above the rooms background. One of the problems...
  6. Thread: New lathe advice

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    That depends if you need to factor in decent dust...

    That depends if you need to factor in decent dust extraction, plus maybe a chuck or two, plus, plus. . . . .

    I do agree with trying some turning before you buy via clubs, a friend etc.
  7. Thread: New CS mill owner

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    Looks like an interesting rig Pete, two about...

    Looks like an interesting rig Pete, two about some closes up pics of how it is all put together?

    If you want to see more serious chainsaw milling action and lots of useful info try this
    Milling &...
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    The safest way to do this is to get a sparky to...

    The safest way to do this is to get a sparky to install a non volt switch
    The next safest way is to zip tie the "on" button down.
    You may have to loosen the switch housing from the DC to get Zip...
  9. Thread: Food safe woods

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    Interesting to see Olive wood listed and yet...

    Interesting to see Olive wood listed and yet kitchen utensils made of Olive wood have been used in Europe for millennia.

    As far as Aussie timbers are concerned apart from Cooktown Ironwood...
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    This is the main problem with my DP. Its not so...

    This is the main problem with my DP. Its not so bad with the quill unextended so for improved accuracy I try to get the workpiece has close as possible to the bit. Starting some holes with a Centre...
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    Epoxy ceramic dust capture

    SWMBO has started repairing ceramics following the folks on the "Repair Shop" TV program plus a bunch of things she's seen on youtube.

    To keep her out of the shed I have suggested she undertake...
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    Yeah those chucks never recovered after using...

    Yeah those chucks never recovered after using multi grips to undo bit and the occasional belt with a hammer.

    Buying a new budget level one will be a bit of a lottery with respect to runout.
    ...
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    Yes it is - especially if you can implement a VFD...

    Yes it is - especially if you can implement a VFD to enable you to spin the 3P motor At 60Hz.

    If you have 3P power you will need a 3P to 3P VFD
    If you only have 240V you will need a 240V to 3P...
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    I've got a bunch of chucks and FWIW here are some...

    I've got a bunch of chucks and FWIW here are some of their runouts in mm, performed in the same manner as you have tested

    DP MT spindle <0.005
    Original Keyed chuck that came with the DP 0.65
    ...
  15. Thread: Food safe woods

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    The most toxic part of the Cooktown iron wood is...

    The most toxic part of the Cooktown iron wood is the young foliage so I looked up to concentration of the 1080 in the cooktown ironwood foliage and that's where the 200 toothpicks comes from. The...
  16. Thread: Food safe woods

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    CSIRO'S "Forest trees of Australia" describes the...

    CSIRO'S "Forest trees of Australia" describes the relative toxicity of the cooktown iron wood plant parts. The young leaves and and shoots are the most toxic probably developed as a defence mechanism...
  17. Thread: Food safe woods

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    There is no toxicity list most likely because...

    There is no toxicity list most likely because either because no testing has been done or because the amount of wood likely to be ingested is so small that the toxicity is not important.

    One of...
  18. Thread: Steamer Trunk

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    Sorry no plans but my father's family have some...

    Sorry no plans but my father's family have some Austrian Heritage and while dad came out to Australian in the early 1950s he brought with his a battered steamer trunk that belonged to his great...
  19. A few years ago the police officer that runs the...

    A few years ago the police officer that runs the WA police auctions called us at the mens shed and said were offering mens shed to come and help themselves to stolen tools before their next auction. ...
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    I'd say its either a labelling cock up, or MAYBE...

    I'd say its either a labelling cock up, or MAYBE someone mention start up currents and checked out the start up current and found them to be ~30A so they said they have to go on a 15A circuit so lets...
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    Great job. Did you have the CI hot when you...

    Great job.

    Did you have the CI hot when you welded it? I found the weld flows better if its hot which of course improves the strength.
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    I'd say it's a plain and simple cock up. I tested...

    I'd say it's a plain and simple cock up. I tested quite a few 2HP DCs (including some that are about 25years old) and never seen them draw more than 8A at full load - ie fully opened impeller.
    Now...
  23. Thread: The Woodturner

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    Love it! The only thing that makes me wince a...

    Love it!

    The only thing that makes me wince a touch is the rod up the jaxci.
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    OK I must be thinking of something else. We...

    OK I must be thinking of something else.

    We had a nutty professor at work who would come out with strange sayings, one of his favorites was : Araldyte - the Greek Goddess of Adhesion.
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    If it was me I would use two pack epoxy instead...

    If it was me I would use two pack epoxy instead of Araldyte.
    You can use as little or as many coats of oil as you like, same with re-oiling.
    You can re-oil after every wash if you are obsessive or...
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    I think I still have the email address of the...

    I think I still have the email address of the bloke who set it up - twas some time ago - and will contact him and ask him to send me a photo.
  27. 1 cubic metre of air at STP has a mass of 1.225...

    1 cubic metre of air at STP has a mass of 1.225 kg or roughly 1000g

    5mg in 1000g is 0.005g in 1000g, OR 5 micro grams per gram or air - "micrograms per gram" is often abbreviated as "ppm"...
  28. I wasn't rigorously monitoring the particulate...

    I wasn't rigorously monitoring the particulate levels coming from the cooking but I did see numbers over 500 ppm, but what concerned me was how long they hung around indicating the particles are very...
  29. I realize I did not make it all that clear where...

    I realize I did not make it all that clear where the particles are coming from. They are not smoke from the high smoke point oil but rather from what is being cooked being converted into particles...
  30. New dust source - high smoke point cooking oils.

    Last night SWMBO decided that instead of the usual friday night takeaway we would eat healthy home made Veggie burgers. We've had them before and I admit they do taste pretty good, mainly because of...
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    A really simple alternative to a hatch is a small...

    A really simple alternative to a hatch is a small sliding window installed at the right height as this at least allows opening from the inside.
    I've even seen one with an adjustable height roller...
  32. Thread: 1850's sea chest

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    1850's sea chest

    SWMBO has been cleaning up her recently deceased mum's place and a couple of weeks back we decide to bring home a circa 1850's camphor wood sea chest that has been in the family for at least that...
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    [QUOTE=QC Inspector;2151826]It’s made by Harvey...

    [QUOTE=QC Inspector;2151826]It’s made by Harvey Industries in China. Harvey G700 Gyro Air | Harvey Tools I have been waiting to see an impartial test by someone that knows what they are doing. It is...
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    Its been around for some time- I think someone...

    Its been around for some time- I think someone posted about it last year or in 2017.
    There's nothing really special about it.
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    Minor point, but FWIW no native hardwoods in the...

    Minor point, but FWIW no native hardwoods in the US are exceptionally dense and heavy, compared to trees found elsewhere in the world. I belong to a saw milling website where North American...
  36. Thread: "Shed" Stool

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    Nice job :2tsup: especially on the recycling. ...

    Nice job :2tsup: especially on the recycling.


    FWIW one of my shed stools is a wooden one pretty similar to yours which I picked up during council pick up day. It also happens to be almost...
  37. There are a zillion ways to remove the rust but...

    There are a zillion ways to remove the rust but the most reliable certain long term methods starts by disassembling the pieces and using either electrolysis or soaking in what is know as a chelating...
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    Apparently part of the stench was contributed to...

    Apparently part of the stench was contributed to by the impurities (which included arsenic) which together with the CO and the silica didn't help the miners lungs.
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    How long do you persist with a repair?

    I found a small (about the size of a Cobb loaf) oil free, medical compressor by the side of the road about 5 years ago and brought it home and put it under the house.
    Saw it the other day and...
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    I agree - sandpaper or similar is a last resort....

    I agree - sandpaper or similar is a last resort.
    I prefer to use weak acid soaks or electrolysis to remove corrosion and then various forms of polishing.
    I've been using a fine 8" Scotchbrite...
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    Aussie timbers I have experimented with for...

    Aussie timbers I have experimented with for hammer handles include; Spotted Gum (Corymbia maculata), Red Gum (both WA and Eastern states varieties), Rock oak, Sheoak, Jarrah, Tuart, Karri, Olive and...
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    If you really want to key the brass use a sharp...

    If you really want to key the brass use a sharp metal working scribe and scribe multiple times at shallow angles and right angles to creates a criss cross pattern.
  43. Yes I don't know whey machines are not made with...

    Yes I don't know whey machines are not made with 6" outlet and a simple 6 to 4" adapter fitted for those eating to stay with 4" ducting.


    Better still are those sold on line as bass speaker...
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    One of the other pluses for the contract type saw...

    One of the other pluses for the contract type saw is the base is separate from the cabinet. This makes easy to put a inverted pyramidal hopper in between the base and the cabinet and a 6" dust port...
  45. Hello Ashley, Luckily my lungs are up till...

    Hello Ashley,


    Luckily my lungs are up till now unaffected and last time I was checked I scored 97% on my lung function test. The only symptoms I have is that when the sarcoidosis flares up and...
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    Thanks Ian, it is indeed made in the USA. This...

    Thanks Ian, it is indeed made in the USA. This one is doubly useless because the adjustment thread is so worn it slips along most of its length The grandy who chose it did so because he likes the...
  47. Someone else resurrected this thread and back...

    Someone else resurrected this thread and back April I wrote this


    For the record I no longer have a peeing disorder. I started seeing an endocrinologist who ran a bunch a tests across my raft of...
  48. I also have sarcoidosis but from my research,...

    I also have sarcoidosis but from my research, advice fro my specialist, and that of a family member who is a research GP, sarcoidosis has never been associated with dry wood dust. It has a slight...
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    Nice work on the restore. Your collection...

    Nice work on the restore.

    Your collection looks like a VERY similar range of gear I collected out of FIL's Shed a month or so back, although yours look in far better shape. FIL's leaky shed was...
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    Mine flips over and like this. 459117 459118

    Mine flips over and like this.

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