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  1. Thread: Grinder balance

    by BobL
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    The buffer spindle does not look like it's tight...

    The buffer spindle does not look like it's tight up against the buffing wheels bore.
    There should not be any gap at the the of the green arrow or teh wheel can easily throw itself out of balance....
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    Have a read of this...

    Have a read of this
    https://www.woodworkforums.com/f200/draft-faq-dust-extraction-practical-aspects-154136#post1943947
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    With the vice and saw so low down close to the...

    With the vice and saw so low down close to the top of the vice I find it had to see how you can get a file in there to make contact with the teeth?

    With longer saws I prefer to sharpen sanding up....
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    I could reinvent the wheel but instead see Post...

    I could reinvent the wheel but instead see Post #43 in this thread
    Back to milling at last

    Make sure you read the "artistic rationale" in post #44 :D
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    Re "Waving" - not drowning then? :) Welcome.

    Re "Waving" - not drowning then? :)

    Welcome.
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    Good point - that includes the roof/ceiling of...

    Good point - that includes the roof/ceiling of any enclosure - mine was leaking noise like a sieve until I treated it like the walls.
    Colorbond exterior, 32mm melamine 50 mm Rockwool and then 16 mm...
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    This is my small quench tank - a piece of 6mm...

    This is my small quench tank - a piece of 6mm thick x 100mm diameter x 300mm long steel pipe with a 6mm thick steel based welded onto the bottom.
    Its quite heavy so a bit harder to tip over than the...
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    This jig was Tek screwed to the log but it would...

    This jig was Tek screwed to the log but it would be possible to hot glue your workpiece onto a piece of MDF underneath and perch the MDF with the right size hole on a couple of stand offs from the...
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    I preheat the quenching oil (new, left over,...

    I preheat the quenching oil (new, left over, light weight engine oils from a variety of sources) in a metal tank (a 5L olive oil can) on an old electric fry pan.
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    Yep, I put mine in the recycling bin. When we...

    Yep, I put mine in the recycling bin. When we cleared out FILs shed there must have been 40kg of old rusty screws and galv plumbing fittings that went to the scrappies, and that was after I kept...
  11. Extractor motor Current is a guide for larger...

    Extractor motor Current is a guide for larger changes to extraction but it has some limitations for smaller changes.
    Unless you have access to a good quality clamp meter the max current resolution...
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    When I was working at Uni and for some time there...

    When I was working at Uni and for some time there after I used to have access to old pieces of scientific equipment and dismantled many of them for parts and invariable many fasteners.
    The ones I...
  13. Before you buy any measuring gear read this...

    Before you buy any measuring gear read this
    DRAFT: FAQ - Dust Extraction (Practical Aspects)

    Measuring air flow accurately is PITA and takes a long time and in many cases you will just end up...
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    Strengthening it up with steel is a good idea....

    Strengthening it up with steel is a good idea.
    Sand will be way more effective than foam.
    To prevent mould growth in the sand you can always mix in some powered fungicide.
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    I have one of those torches and they easily melt...

    I have one of those torches and they easily melt copper wire (melting point 1083C/1981F).
    Mine's an Iroda and it claims a flame temp of 1300C and when used with a heat shield it can heat a small...
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    That's relatively easy to work out. If the add...

    That's relatively easy to work out.
    If the add says they can deliver in ~10 days to WA, then it's likely to be already on the east coast. When they say 21 or more days, then its not.
  17. Most of the world is still operating under 1960's...

    Most of the world is still operating under 1960's OHS standards which are outdated. The AUS OHS standard is based on 1960's UK OHS standards involving beech and oak and make no allowance for the...
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    Hope you can get some joy Paul. Although I've...

    Hope you can get some joy Paul.

    Although I've done it (and been caught out) I'm now usually wary of buying from lesser known websites that sell tools/cosmetics/petsupplies/housewares/clothes etc...
  19. This is instructive as I haven't show it for a...

    This is instructive as I haven't show it for a while

    The horizontal axis is pressure in "column inches of water".
    A typical 2HP DC produces a maximum of about 8" - see red arrow on horizontal...
  20. :iagree:

    :iagree:
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    Cant help think of how NA are just another form...

    Cant help think of how NA are just another form of smoke and mirrors to keep the pollies looking good.

    Try telling the famers who cannot harvest their crops, people who work in the arts, , the...
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    Up until 2019 somewhere between 3 and 4 thousand...

    Up until 2019 somewhere between 3 and 4 thousand people across Australia died from the flu each year. - replace Covid with the "flu" in your questions and you may have some of the answers - or...
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    I'm doubly vaccinated and have a raft of health...

    I'm doubly vaccinated and have a raft of health issues. When Covid hit my GP told me to stay at home and put up a large sign on the front door telling everyone to stay away. I usually go out of my...
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    Unless they are custom screws that may be needed...

    Unless they are custom screws that may be needed for a specific purpose and are able to be fixed, rusted or damaged screws get chucked out.
    Self tappers - by now I have so many "spares" of these,...
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    I know chalk dust doesn't bother some people but...

    I know chalk dust doesn't bother some people but I'm quite allergic to it and switched to white boards at work as soon as they were available

    When I built my shed I put a sheet of white coated...
  26. Thread: Mineral Oil

    by BobL
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    Reminds me of many moons ago when I went...

    Reminds me of many moons ago when I went hiking/camping with my 4 (much younger) brothers in the Stirling ranges.
    The first morning was cool and cloudy but I convinced them to hike up Bluff Knoll...
  27. Office works accepts the following batteries ...

    Office works accepts the following batteries

    So no vehicle lead-acid batteries, also 6V lantern battery are not listed - I suspect they will take them

    Our local council waste transfer station...
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    Good luck CT - hope it works out for you. I'm...

    Good luck CT - hope it works out for you.

    I'm on my second pair of (multifocal) glasses in 6 months. The previous pair had my usual "no correction" on the top and the minor corrections for close...
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    https://www.woodworkforums.com/f200/draft-faq-dust...

    https://www.woodworkforums.com/f200/draft-faq-dust-extraction-practical-aspects-154136#post1943947
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    I just replaced a 10 year old domestic smoke...

    I just replaced a 10 year old domestic smoke detector in the metal work end of the shed because it started going off all the time and I suspect it is contaminated with fumes and dust.
    The...
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    I guess if you have no option but to run it on...

    I guess if you have no option but to run it on the floor then there's not much you can do about it.
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    I'm going to be really helpful by saying it...

    I'm going to be really helpful by saying it doesn't matter which you get as either would do the job for your machines

    The limitations to air flow are are the machine ports and provided these are...
  33. Thread: Bandsaw

    by BobL
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    New or used? If you bought it from EU then...

    New or used?

    If you bought it from EU then chances are (the motor) is doubly insulated and hence probably certified to run without an earth.
    If you bought it from "China" or "used" then even if...
  34. I'm not sure what sort of plastic it is my guess...

    I'm not sure what sort of plastic it is my guess is it's the same stuff as the cyclone which is PET.
    Perhaps CP can comment?

    If it was PET then maybe polycarbonate (PC) with a 2 - 10 times...
  35. Thread: Midnight's Shed

    by BobL
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    Hummmmmm . . . . . . how often have I heard that...

    Hummmmmm . . . . . . how often have I heard that before :)
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    Depends on what you are welding, unless you are...

    Depends on what you are welding, unless you are continuously welding at ~120+A it will usually be enough to spread the heat.
    I used a 3mm plate (it was actually a base for a market umbrella I...
  37. Thread: Simon's New Shed

    by BobL
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    Our house/block is also long/narrow, with a 100+...

    Our house/block is also long/narrow, with a 100+ year old house with damp brick walls, and they are indeed a wifi killer.

    In 2001 I wired the house with ethernet (7 points).

    A few months...
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    Nice job. Good to see you continuing to locate...

    Nice job. Good to see you continuing to locate the flex inside the fitting rather than the other way around
  39. I installed the impeller in 2016? and I went over...

    I installed the impeller in 2016? and I went over it pretty thoroughly and would have seen something that big if it was there.
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    10 days without a response is not unusual for...

    10 days without a response is not unusual for some folks - some easily get get overwhelmed by the "all the advice"
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    Whats this called then? 500579

    Whats this called then?
    500579
  42. I believe they were going to attempt a repair but...

    I believe they were going to attempt a repair but on closer inspection they found several other cracks and deemed it not worth the trouble.

    Here is one.
    500578

    I'm not sure what they are...
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    As well as the 2400W which is mounted in a table,...

    As well as the 2400W which is mounted in a table, I have a Triton 1010W router. I bought it a few years ago and haven't seen it available in local stores for a few but I have been them on ebay...
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    I used to think that using fans in shed doorway...

    I used to think that using fans in shed doorway to vent ways didn't work all that well as this just creates a negative pressure inside the shed and the make up air has to come from somewhere and that...
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    Yeah I get that. My bother's 4 car bay basement...

    Yeah I get that. My bother's 4 car bay basement garage (2 bays of which are used for a mechanical workshop where he tunes motorcycles) is underground and he needed ventilation though the basement...
  46. There are no hard and fast rules. The smaller...

    There are no hard and fast rules.

    The smaller the trunk/branch the greater the proportion of sapwood which has more water in it hence susceptible to greater shrinkage and cracking.
    The more...
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    I reckon dedicated general exhaust fans that are...

    I reckon dedicated general exhaust fans that are much quieter and use much less power are a better way to go than using a 2+kW DC to scrub shed air.
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    I makes no sense to check blast gate leakage...

    I makes no sense to check blast gate leakage using a particle meter as they leak inwards, which is a good thing. With my DC outside I don't tend to worry about them too much because these sort of...
  49. Thread: Mineral Oil

    by BobL
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    Search results - Bunnings Australia...

    Search results - Bunnings Australia
  50. Yep, Yep and Yep. I am terrible with my...

    Yep, Yep and Yep.



    I am terrible with my iPhone and often let it effectively turn itself off because it has run out of charge. Typically I forget to set the sleep time and I fall sleep with...
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