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    FWIW: I have addressed this several times on...

    FWIW:

    I have addressed this several times on the forum previously. I have a set of tool guides from 4' to 8'. I use them a lot. I have a saw with a router wing and incra fence. It is my go to...
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    QUEENSLAND On the off chance someone buys this but doesn't...

    On the off chance someone buys this but doesn't want the wonder fence I'd be interested as a seperate item.


    I dropped something on the right half of mine and the top track is distorted. I expect...
  3. See above. The only thing I'd add is bunnings...

    See above. The only thing I'd add is bunnings also sell reject studs. If you are resawing them cutting them down etc you can find sound sections even though the stud as a whole is under spec. They...
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    Given my sight problem verniers have become a...

    Given my sight problem verniers have become a problem and I can't be bothered with batteries so I bought a dial caliper from ebay. I've not done an exhaustive calibration but it seems accurate. 2c..
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    I am so sorry.

    I am so sorry. <3
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    The boss bought the electric ozito, the larger...

    The boss bought the electric ozito, the larger corded unit. She isn't very strong but she can mow with it. I've used it a few times and it's great apart from the cord problem. I don't run over it but...
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    The OP just bought a machine and asked a question...

    The OP just bought a machine and asked a question pertaining to that. He posted his decision making process in another thread and it seemed reasonable enough to me.


    Yes 4 strokes are nice, but...
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    EXACTLY what he said. The smoke I don't care...

    EXACTLY what he said.

    The smoke I don't care about so if it says 25:1 that's what I run. I keep 50:1 for my stihl stuff and 25:1 for some other stuff. At 35:1 probably anything from 25 - 50 will...
  9. Wanted driver with ute/van/truck brisbane west/ipswich NDIS

    I put this in the general ads area but it's probably better here ?


    Hopefully the moderators will sort it out. I apologise for any trouble I cause.


    In 2020 I had 2 strokes which have left me...
  10. Silverglide is fine but expensive. Silverglide...

    Silverglide is fine but expensive. Silverglide helps the work slide on the table and doesn't contaminate the wood as some lubricants can. See old threads.


    Do not use a blanket. I used a doovet...
  11. kitchen makers often have seconds and cover...

    kitchen makers often have seconds and cover sheets for free or nominal prices. It's often melamine faced or mdf but I've seen a fair bit of chipboard also. Worth a look gumtree fb marketplace etc......
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    VICTORIA Lucky I live in brisbane or I might not be able...

    Lucky I live in brisbane or I might not be able to help myself. I have the smaller sher drill which might fit the frame. A very nice collectors piece. I hope you find a buyer.
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    Believe what you will. I made a proper study of...

    Believe what you will. I made a proper study of oil chemistry in the 80's when I was younger and keener. I've endured the endless oil threads on various forums. I'm too old and cranky to keep...
  14. So I'm planing a piece of timber 24" wide. How...

    So I'm planing a piece of timber 24" wide. How much is this planer going to cost me and where am I storing it when not in use ?
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    Please take it all. If you find you don't use...

    Please take it all. If you find you don't use some of it I might be keen to take it off your hands later.
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    1, It's not the oil it's the machine. Stihls and...

    1, It's not the oil it's the machine. Stihls and omc outboards run on 50:1. Most "common" 2 smokes are designed for 25:1. There is nothing magic about stihl oil, apart from the price!


    2. The...
  17. 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...
  18. 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....
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    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...
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    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...
  38. 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...
  40. 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...
  43. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. 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
  49. 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...
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