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    Cross head guides for the cross head. Cross head...

    Cross head guides for the cross head. Cross head connects the piston rod to the connecting rod with the little end. Big end is on the crank which can be on the driven wheel, axle or crankshaft. ...
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    My jig is a sheet of melamine with pre drilled...

    My jig is a sheet of melamine with pre drilled holes. 1800 x 445mm 16mm ABS Pre Drilled Melamine Shelving | Bunnings Warehouse Cut down so I am only using one row of holes which I have drilled right...
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    When it comes down to the essentials, most...

    When it comes down to the essentials, most railway engines are the same when comparing them with wheel arrangement and power source. It is only the local embellishments that sets them apart.
    An...
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    To help find a solution can you provide an image...

    To help find a solution can you provide an image or good description of lid construction.
    Have you considered some sort of stay, even a couple of bits of sash cord?
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    You could always consider the cheaper end of the...

    You could always consider the cheaper end of the Makita range. Makita MT Series Router, 1000W M3601G — United Tools Burleigh or Makita MT Series 12.7mm (1/2in) Plunge Router, 1650W M3600G — United...
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    I started off with a 1/4" plunge router. When the...

    I started off with a 1/4" plunge router. When the lock mechanism wore out I bought a trimmer. Only used it for a short time. Difficult to adjust and hard to see what I was doing. This was my...
  7. Thread: Just HNY

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    It is always good to read your posts. Wishing...

    It is always good to read your posts.

    Wishing you and all Forum reader's the best for 2020.
    May you have success at what ever you do and good health.
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    Yes the boiler would not be the easiest to...

    Yes the boiler would not be the easiest to replicate with a tapered section. I would not be surprised if the taper is uneven with more at the top and less at the bottom.
    They came up with some odd...
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    VICTORIA The top can also be changed to take advantage of...

    The top can also be changed to take advantage of T-locs. Upgrade d'un aspirateur Festool CTL MIDI | TravaillerLeBois.com (you may need to translate the page.) I have done this with mine. Very happy.
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    Where to buy

    If you are buying Festool new, the price is basically fixed. If you can get to a retail outlet you may be able to handle the tool before purchase. If they do not have it in stock, no doubt they will...
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    No regret purchase

    When I started cutting boards and panels at home with a circular saw, the first problem was accurately cutting a straight line. To cut straight I bought a guide, but then I had to accurately place it...
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    Great for the fire. Sign at heritage steam...

    Great for the fire.

    Sign at heritage steam railway. "Thank you Santa. We wanted the coal."
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    Well done. Correct! Sorry its not mine....

    Well done. Correct!

    Sorry its not mine. Belongs to someone I do work for.
  14. The best advice I could give you is talk to the...

    The best advice I could give you is talk to the staff at your local paint shop like Paint Spot to steer you in the right direction. Be prepared to spend some money on decent brushes.
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    My bet is that this machine will hold drill bits...

    My bet is that this machine will hold drill bits less than 1mm.

    Can any one tell me what the machine is designed for?
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Here is one available used. Festool Ts 75 Ebq-...

    Here is one available used. Festool Ts 75 Ebq- Plus Aus Plunge Cut Saw
    I do not see the TS 75 very often second hand. Blade condition is not shown, but does come with two clamps for track saw.
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    So is that what happened to Harold Holt? Or was...

    So is that what happened to Harold Holt?
    Or was he hidden in the pool that bears his name?
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    A few months ago I noticed the same thing in...

    A few months ago I noticed the same thing in Melbourne, yet the local stand alone hardware store has the bit alone about the same or cheaper than with the jig.
    Not sure what I am going to do with...
  19. I have been a member and volunteer of a society...

    I have been a member and volunteer of a society for over 35 years. Over this time the average age of volunteers has increased.
    In the last 18 months the number of policies and new requirements has...
  20. There is a Government department that I do casual...

    There is a Government department that I do casual work for. Five hours every four to six weeks. (Very casual.) I have been doing the same job (Technical Officer) for 28 years.
    It is only in the last...
  21. Thread: Newspaper?

    by Handyjack
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    What am I going to clean my paint brushes on...

    What am I going to clean my paint brushes on though?
  22. Thread: Peanuts

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    And I thought it was the circus joke with Peanuts...

    And I thought it was the circus joke with Peanuts the elephant.
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    There are still robberies committed in banks....

    There are still robberies committed in banks. Previously it was done on the customer side of the counter and the police were called. Now it is done on the staff side and the police are not involved.
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    My son learnt to drive a Toyota Corolla, mine...

    My son learnt to drive a Toyota Corolla, mine since new, one year older than him. Once he got his licence at 18 he then drove it for the next 6 years. Had one minor bingle in the first 12 months that...
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    That is a really excellent repair. If you had not...

    That is a really excellent repair. If you had not pointed it out it would not have been seen.
    :2tsup:
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    With those trolleys, the wheels are soft. So do...

    With those trolleys, the wheels are soft. So do not leave them loaded or your wheels will not remain round.
  27. Thread: ANZ Bank

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    Of coarse there are "Late" fees. The customer is...

    Of coarse there are "Late" fees. The customer is dead.
    Good idea to redirect mail to current address and see if they can get money from the ground. Or you could give them the address of their head...
  28. N.S.W. If it was white it would be worth over $100. Made...

    If it was white it would be worth over $100. Made by Tanos so compatible with Festool systainers.
    Postage is a killer otherwise I would take it.
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    An Oldie but a Goodie. It came to mind when...

    An Oldie but a Goodie.

    It came to mind when the Victorian Government announced they were phasing out Old Growth timber harvesting.
  30. 5 years ago I tried to sell a car on GT. I live...

    5 years ago I tried to sell a car on GT. I live in Melbourne Vic. The car was 24 years old with out air conditioning.
    In minutes had an offer to buy the car for a person in the Northern Territory....
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    Those whose heads are below mine are vertically...

    Those whose heads are below mine are vertically challenged.

    Many companies do not employ tall staff. That way they are short staffed. :D
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    What you probably need is a caster in each corner...

    What you probably need is a caster in each corner that with the press of a lever becomes a solid pad.
    Another idea is a lever at each end that as you push down lifts the bench up on to wheels. When...
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    Understand what you are going through. Wife is...

    Understand what you are going through.
    Wife is only child and after FIL passed away ended up cleaning up his place to rent. Charities did not want, or unable to take some furniture. My son sold some...
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    I would have thought that even a simple split pin...

    I would have thought that even a simple split pin through the vertical shaft might work.

    Whirlygigs look great. :2tsup: You have obviously spent a lot of time making them. I am sure the kids are...
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    Yes Makita is good gear. Earlier this year I...

    Yes Makita is good gear.
    Earlier this year I bought a garden blower and there was a 5 Ah battery buy redemption. It took over 3 months, not to mention a couple of phone calls and additional emails...
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    There are multiple tool repair stores in...

    There are multiple tool repair stores in Melbourne. Two I know of, one in McKinnon, the other in Hughsdale. Not sure which area of Melbourne would suit you.
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    You could always make your own guide and use a...

    You could always make your own guide and use a plain circular saw.

    Sorry, I can't comment on the Ozito, but after buying a tracksaw with dust extraction I have no regrets. Accurate cuts and little...
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    I always thought that the Mint made coins, and...

    I always thought that the Mint made coins, and the Note Printing Works made banknotes.
    So no banknotes to pocket at the Mint.
    No wonder you did such a good job.
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    What I am often getting is ads (only at the top)...

    What I am often getting is ads (only at the top) for 25% off fares on Puffing Billy. Google has not worked out that I am actually a member and can get member discounts!
    For everybody else though,...
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    N.S.W. How long is the hose? Approximate cost to send...

    How long is the hose?
    Approximate cost to send to Caulfield, Vic. Postcode 3162?
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    Price dropped to $649.

    Price dropped to $649.
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    Another word which causes problems is if you ask...

    Another word which causes problems is if you ask for a router.
    If you can see this a router has been used.
    I have a reply in another thread where I have used a different router.

    Just remember...
  43. Thread: Colonoscopy

    by Handyjack
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    Here the government sends you a test kit, but I...

    Here the government sends you a test kit, but I can never get around to doing it.
    I have had two colonoscopies though.
    After the first I was bouncing off the walls that night. The following night I...
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    That correct. If only I had known earlier. :doh:

    That correct. If only I had known earlier. :doh:
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    Another I can't remove the bit thread

    Today I had trouble removing a bit from my Festool OF 1400 router. For some reason the green ratchet button would not press for me to undo the bit.

    I could and did get the bit out using two...
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    I have two Makita jigsaws. One was bought in...

    I have two Makita jigsaws.
    One was bought in 1990. Variable speed but otherwise nothing fancy. Sort of does the job but does not get pulled out of the box often. It is corded so may not see the...
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    English is a funny language and at the risk of...

    English is a funny language and at the risk of being banned here are a couple.

    Rubber - just be careful where you mention this. Some might turn red, some beliefs will ban it and others want to...
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    I actually needed to round over a piece of hard...

    I actually needed to round over a piece of hard wood so recorded some images of the work.
    The piece before starting. 463114
    Nice square and sharp edges.

    463115463116
    Round over bit with...
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    Use a router with a round over bit. Set it up and...

    Use a router with a round over bit. Set it up and check on a piece of scrap and adjust if required. You do not need a table for this job, just a solid surface to put your stock on.

    If you do not...
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    Festool Kapex

    Seen on internet.
    Festool Ks60e
    I have not seen the item so cannot comment on its actual condition.
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