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    WANTED:VIC Funny you should mention that the handle of a...

    Funny you should mention that
    the handle of a blacksmith's hammer is somewhere between 10" (250 mm) and maybe 20" (500 mm) long, maybe 25-38 x about 22 (inch to 1-1/2" x 7/8") oval shaped, with a...
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    Pete reference documents you may care to look...

    Pete
    reference documents you may care to look through

    Looking Good in Print Looking good in print (1993 edition) | Open Library the link, at least on my Windows laptop, shows that some copies...
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    with power costing 25 cents/kWh, that extractor...

    with power costing 25 cents/kWh, that extractor would cost about $200 / hr to run.

    a 20A plug ?? That beast generates about 1000 hp !!




    but would be interesting to see how the ducts are...
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    Some of us can make MS Word sit up and dance, and...

    Some of us can make MS Word sit up and dance, and some can make MS Word lie down, beg, play dead, as well as sit up and dance.

    I won't pretend that I know half of Word's arsenal of tricks, but...
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    I think you could measure the number of doses of...

    I think you could measure the number of doses of the annual flu vaccine administered in 2020 compared to 2019 -- my impression, based on vaguely remembered reports on the ABC news, is that...
  6. That number should be BILLIONS left for you and I...

    That number should be BILLIONS left for you and I as tax payers to "write off".

    From Education: Australia'''s vocational education system is still creating victims (dated April 22, 2018 )
    "It...
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    Speaking as an engineer, I'm not going to...

    Speaking as an engineer, I'm not going to answer...

    That said, if every 2nd or 3rd stud was braced to the opposite wall, the eccentric load bearing capacity of the wall in your photo would be...
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    David, I think the big difference between the...

    David,
    I think the big difference between the US and Aus is that between Australian version of Medicare and the eight State funded public Hospital systems there is little to no cost incentive...
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    Look a "standard" lift for a single fit person...

    Look a "standard" lift for a single fit person (i.e. soldier in the Australian Army) is 100 lbs -- say 45 kg. Yes, the "fit person" can more, but lifting and stretching, is not recommended.
    So...
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    Hi Pete What word processing software do you...

    Hi Pete
    What word processing software do you already have? MS Word? MS Publisher? Google docs? -- I'm very sure there are more options.

    The more important questions are:
    how long -- in pages...
  11. further to the now closed "How much Brainpower would it take" thread

    I'm not sure why the "How much brainpower would it take" thread is now closed ...

    but to continue on from the messages posted in that thread ...

    so is the solution for RossM (who lives in...
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    Hi Michael so you're a lefty. Great looking...

    Hi Michael
    so you're a lefty.

    Great looking bench BTW
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    WANTED:VIC Hi Ross you may have more success using Spotted...

    Hi Ross
    you may have more success using Spotted gum (Corymbia maculata) for your handles as the wood is "springy" enough not to jar your arm when hammering.
    Ironbark (Eucalyptus paniculata) is...
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    ah, but ... is it pencil carbon -- the type that...

    ah, but ...
    is it pencil carbon -- the type that when you use a pen or harder pencil makes a copy on a second sheet,
    or typing carbon -- the type that requires an actual type-writer to hit hard...
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    Hi Pete It's sometimes surprising what's...

    Hi Pete

    It's sometimes surprising what's available on the internet from: Department of Health | Australian Influenza Surveillance Report - No 08 - week ending 26 July 2020



    Activity –...
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    I suspect all of the cases reported and making up...

    I suspect all of the cases reported and making up the annual stats are the real deal.

    Unless your test result is positive for influenza, by definition you don't have it.
  17. I don't believe that I ever claimed to be able to...

    I don't believe that I ever claimed to be able to spel :rolleyes:




    I really don't know, but suspect that once the ethanol percentage drops below 100 proof (i.e. the water content exceeds 50%)...
  18. ah, the confusion between pure methanol --...

    ah, the confusion between
    pure methanol -- CH3-OH
    methyolated spirits -- CH3-CH2-OH , plus up to 50% water and an additive to make the mixture non-drinkable
    and drinkable ethanol --...
  19. Hi Brad 'cause we're discussing chemicals it...

    Hi Brad

    'cause we're discussing chemicals it would pay to be a bit more precise with what posters on foreign forums say

    now why any sane person would deliberately "poison" ethanol with methanol...
  20. Ethanol has a molecular weight of 46, so, while...

    Ethanol has a molecular weight of 46, so, while not "flashing off" like acetone, will evaporate faster than isopropanol (molecular weight about 60). Under some conditions, water will evaporate...
  21. Thread: Jet Drum Sander

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    "red face" I just looked at The SandPaper...

    "red face"


    I just looked at The SandPaper Man's site.
    It appears that "Hermes" is a reputable brand of sanding paper. The company has German roots.

    In turn this suggests that your...
  22. In Australia, Shellite and naphtha are one and...

    In Australia, Shellite and naphtha are one and the same.

    From the Diggers MSDS
    Chemical Entity -- Solvent naphtha (petroleum), light aliphatic -- approximately 100%
    other components (should...
  23. I thought Diggers "stove fuel" was actually...

    I thought Diggers "stove fuel" was actually "white spirit" which is Naphtha.
    Though with recent changes in Australia to product sourcing, there is some confusion as to whether "white spirit" is...
  24. Thread: Jet Drum Sander

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    Jim, Good to hear you are using dust collection...

    Jim,
    Good to hear you are using dust collection with your drum sander.

    I don't know what the pitch of the drum feed screw is on the Jet sander -- but on my Performax (which I believe is a bolt...
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    I can't help with this as I have no knowledge of...

    I can't help with this as I have no knowledge of the quality of "hermes" brand sanding media
    Assuming that the machine is set-up correctly, have you tried
    1. adjusting the depth of sanding so...
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    N.S.W. I'll leave the details of the resaw capacity and...

    I'll leave the details of the resaw capacity and distance from column to blade for DPH to provide, but from what I can see, the bandsaw seems to be a 24" model. BTW, the weight of the current model...
  27. This is what I know ... 100% ethanol (aka...

    This is what I know ...

    100% ethanol (aka grain alcohol) is drinkable. In Australia ethanol is almost always retailed as "metho" and is denatured with either a bittering agent to make it taste...
  28. Have you thought about getting a Parf guide...

    Have you thought about getting a Parf guide system
    https://assets.leevalley.com/Size4/10101/58B3996-mk-ii-parf-guide-drilling-system-f-0044.jpg

    you could always on sell it later
  29. Has anyone been in contact with Luke Maddux lately

    Hi
    I've just realised that Luke Maddux, who used to post semi regularly, hasn't been around for a while.
    Not that Seattle has been badly ravaged by Covid, but I do wonder.

    Has anyone heard...
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    yes, I was a bit too insistent in the other...

    yes, I was a bit too insistent in the other thread ... I should have known better
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    As far as I know no one who has had influenza...

    As far as I know no one who has had influenza will knock back the chance to get a shot of anti-flu vaccine.
    Sounds like your coworker just had a common cold.
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    I've been known to be badly wrong on more than...

    I've been known to be badly wrong on more than one (make that many) occasions :doh:



    The earth just sucks :q

    seriously,
    if the foundation is as I think Bernmc described -- 7 to 8 m long...
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    The OP has confirmed that his house is on...

    The OP has confirmed that his house is on concrete piers.

    It's a very long time since I studied wind loading on structures but my recollection is that on a slope as described (approximately 1:4)...
  34. Thread: 8mm vs 12mm shanks

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    I totally agree

    sums it all up[/QUOTE]I totally agree
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    not really an impediment. Depending on the power...

    not really an impediment. Depending on the power line voltage, you just to arrange for the power lines to be de-energised and possibly a bigger crane.


    adjustable props will mean that your...
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    one further thought ... how is the grain...

    one further thought ...

    how is the grain aligned in the glue-lam "beams"
    if it all goes the same direction then no problems,
    however, if the grain in one half of the glue-lam faces down hill...
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    Just to clarify an 8mm shank bit is exactly 8mm. ...

    Just to clarify an 8mm shank bit is exactly 8mm. It is not an approximation for 5/16". and 8mm is certainly not an approximation of 3/8".

    As far as I know, standard router shank sizes are:
    6 mm...
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    I think it matters to NormC. His riving knife is...

    I think it matters to NormC.
    His riving knife is specified as requiring a blade kerf between 0.102" to 0.126"
    Now 1/8" is 125 thou, which is less than 126 thou.
    But 126 thou is approximately 3.2...
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    What type of foundation do you have? concrete...

    What type of foundation do you have?
    concrete piers -- which would allow the house to be jacked and shimmed back into position.
    timber piles -- which would similarly allow the house to be jacked...
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    Just to clarify for people following this thread ...

    Just to clarify for people following this thread

    Metric SHANK router bits are available in 6, 8 and 12 mm sizes.

    Imperial SHANK router bits are available in 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 inch sizes.
    ...
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    Your bench will be 90 thick? -- which is the...

    Your bench will be 90 thick? -- which is the dimension recommended by Mr Schwarz
    or will it be a thin one, only 40 thick?

    Secondly, when placing the dog holes, Mr Schwarz recommends that they...
  42. From what I've read above, the "problem" was most...

    From what I've read above, the "problem" was most likely an inefficient HEPA filter. "Inefficient" in this context covers all or some of the following
    a filter at or beyond its use by date;
    a...
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    my understanding is that annual flu shots are...

    my understanding is that annual flu shots are about REDUCING the severity of the annual flu strain.
    The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported yesterday that so far this year 39 people have...
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    Hi David Welcome. Your first decision will...

    Hi David
    Welcome.

    Your first decision will be how to sell -- I'm presuming you do want to sell -- the timber.
    The quantity of timber your dad had would be appreciated by a wholesaler who...
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    responding in the spirit of the post ... based...

    responding in the spirit of the post ...
    based on the "moral panic" currently influencing Covid responses in Victoria and Australia more generally, the lead time between "not an issue" and "big...
  46. For those looking on and thinking of using an...

    For those looking on and thinking of using an Australian retailer to register a tool purchased off-shore

    I'm not sure how "smart" the Tooltechnics Systems Australia tool registration website is,...
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    what I don't know is if the "industry standard"...

    what I don't know is if the "industry standard" varies either side of the pond and what that means for a country like Australia which imports almost all of its cutting tools (and all its woodworking...
  48. Thread: Where do I get it?

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    Cypress (Callitris columellaris (= C....

    Cypress (Callitris columellaris (= C. glaucophylla)) should be a good choice.
    Just be aware that you may have to buy significantly more than you think you need (or what the plans call for) to...
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    :whs: to repeat :whs:

    :whs:


    to repeat :whs:
  50. Barry Without seeing the shipping box, I...

    Barry
    Without seeing the shipping box, I estimated 14 lbs. Near enough for now to 6.5 kg.
    Parcel Monkey is estimating about $140 +GST to ship to Australia via UPS.


    Just be aware that the...
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