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    Well, 17 mths have passed and an untold number of...

    Well, 17 mths have passed and an untold number of meetings with various government representatives, council and the community bodies. The stress and frustration is now just part of the process and we...
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    Well a bit of an update. Our plans to build...

    Well a bit of an update. Our plans to build received a big set back a few week ago. The land that was earmarked for us was taken out from under us as the council decided to re propose the land for...
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    You recall well. It will be an industrial shed,...

    You recall well. It will be an industrial shed, all walls and roof will be insulated and some walls facing workshops will be sound proofed. While we do try to maintain a clean environment we could do...
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    Building new men shed (hopefully)

    Hi Everyone,

    Seeking help / advise / for the brains trust on here.

    As with many sheds the words you don't want to here -- You need to relocate. Well those words fell on our shed last...
  5. Nice photo, have to admit I was wondering (what...

    Nice photo, have to admit I was wondering (what the hell) at first glance till I enlarged the image and spotted the post not near the footings. Footing size I had to do 1.8m x 600 for my posts, damn...
  6. I made the knife and used the existing lock...

    I made the knife and used the existing lock points. I have attached the knife and it has about 5 mm space between the blade and knife feed point. When its in position and locked I cannot move the...
  7. Well, the current situation gave me the...

    Well, the current situation gave me the opportunity to make a riving knife for my saw. I tried to purchase one and this became a challenge and rather a pain in the butt not to mention the cost was...
  8. I just checked my saw, model is a 172, damn good...

    I just checked my saw, model is a 172, damn good saw, I thought the Elu saws were french made mine says West Germany, close I guess. The riving knife on the net is showing different to your one. I...
  9. What model did that come off - I'm sure mine...

    What model did that come off - I'm sure mine looked a bit different, mind you I'm relying on memory, a dangerous area to engage with lol.
  10. Pleased to say, bruising is subsiding and I'm...

    Pleased to say, bruising is subsiding and I'm about reconnect with my saw and get back in the program. My ELU saw I have had for over 20 years and is a flip saw, so when in normal position a docking...
  11. I should have said, this is a small portable...

    I should have said, this is a small portable table saw, an ELU guess its similar to a Dewalt in size. In hindsight and reflection of what happened there were many things I did wrong and short cutting...
  12. Lesson learnt table saw - brusing yet to come out :(

    Today I received a wake up call.

    Project was ripping ply for screw boxes. Now, I've worked with timber for best on 40 years and have not had any issue to date. Today was a bad judgement call and...
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    The cost of the machines was not the issue. I was...

    The cost of the machines was not the issue. I was after input into what people think about the machines. I'm all for safety and I don't want to be involved when or if an injury occurs. I would not...
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    Our shed already has a sliding table saw, for...

    Our shed already has a sliding table saw, for panel sheets. We were after a smaller machine to do the smaller stuff and maybe small sheet works. The Dewalt does do the job, however its the only...
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    Input on table saw purchase

    Hi,

    Our Mens Shed is considering purchasing a new table saw to replace our DeWalt saw. While the Dewalt is ok, it is limited in size sheets you can put across it without major efforts and its very...
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    Hi, For anyone that is interested, the...

    Hi,
    For anyone that is interested, the fault/adjustment has been identified and has now been rectified I would like to thank Gregory Machinery Brisbane who spent time yesterday on the phone talking...
  17. The only advise I can put in here is - before you...

    The only advise I can put in here is - before you purchase anything check for availability of parts. Vicmac are made in Australia (I believe) and we have one in our Mens shed VL200 no issue after two...
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    Help Issue Laguna Thicknesser

    Hi,

    Our Mens shed has a 24 inch 4 post Laguna thicknesser spiral/helical head and has been working a treat since 2017. We have put a bit of timber thought it in this time period with excellent...
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    I was not aware there was a Mens Shed in...

    I was not aware there was a Mens Shed in Queenstown. Where are you located in Queenstown, opening times and any contact details etc. Also any information as to what you are more into. My brother...
  20. Thread: Glue advise

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    Hi, Thanks for the relies - not using for any...

    Hi,

    Thanks for the relies - not using for any extreme stuff, just general cabinet and light construction works. You answered what I kinda figured, I guess I was after more up to date knowledge....
  21. Thread: Glue advise

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    Glue advise

    Hi,

    Looking at purchasing some glue for our Men Shed. Currently we use Titebond 3 for our cutting boards etc. People are also using it as general purpose glue, while this is ok, it is rather...
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    Thanks very much for all the above comments. ...

    Thanks very much for all the above comments.

    The Feast/Watson the one I have is a mix of Tung oil and natural oil. Tung oil seems to be ok, natural oil seems an open book and could be any mix in...
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    What to finish platters with

    Hi,

    Wife wanted some platters, so whipped these two up. I
    found this timber had raised this question a little time back and the opinion was merbau, seeing it like this I'm not convinced, the...
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    Thanks, had a feeling thats what it was :2tsup:....

    Thanks, had a feeling thats what it was :2tsup:. Now to make some bandsaw boxes after I find a contrast timber.
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    Timber Identification

    Hi,

    I was given a heap of this timber from a trade college for woodwork apprentices. I gather it was used for flooring. The timber seems reasonably dense and tight grain, no smell to talk about...
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    I should of said that battery price I quoted...

    I should of said that battery price I quoted ($230) was from many years ago, I have not looked at resent prices however at $130, I can work with that.

    My initial decision to buy AEG was my...
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    Looking good, like the exhast fan. Appears like...

    Looking good, like the exhast fan. Appears like you have plenty of room, now, I'm sure that will change quicker than you expect. :roll:.
    Be interested to follow your DC build.
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    Hi, Thanks for the feedback, some interesting...

    Hi,

    Thanks for the feedback, some interesting information provided. I do have a Milwaukee drill however one battery is dead and a replacement was about $230.00, may get it out and run with my AEG...
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    AEG Battery Tools

    Hi everyone.

    Sorry, minor rant first, then question.

    I currently have a kit of AEG battery tools. At the time I purchased them my brother had the same gear and as we were working together...
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    Hi, I know nothing about the carbatec jointer,...

    Hi,

    I know nothing about the carbatec jointer, I did visit Hare and Forbes when I was in Brisbane and found the quality of some of thier gear wanting. I figure built to a price.

    I orignally...
  31. Thread: My Man Cave

    by Brian45
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    Good Friday strikes and I figure time to get a...

    Good Friday strikes and I figure time to get a hit on stuff in the shed.

    As they say all good plans need a plan B. Get a great start and find I'm looking after my grandson, don't get me wrong...
  32. Thread: My Man Cave

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    Progress is being made, I moved temporarily away...

    Progress is being made, I moved temporarily away from my drop saw build and installed some french cleats. Having looked at a number of French cleat systems there does not appear to be any rules re...
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    Nice looking bench, solid litter bugger that for...

    Nice looking bench, solid litter bugger that for sure. Are you going to put a sacrificial top on? A mobile bench is a project I need to do along with a hundred others in my workshop.

    Looking...
  34. Thread: My Man Cave

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    Hi Rod, I am going to shelf or at least put...

    Hi Rod,

    I am going to shelf or at least put something behind the fence. To must space let unused otherwise. Can you show a photo of your system IE dust deputy as Im thinking of doing something...
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    LOL China, I guess that would solve the problem....

    LOL China, I guess that would solve the problem. Not sure I would get a show of hands from the committee of the Men Shed lol. I have considered taking the outfeed table knobs off, although I feel its...
  36. Thread: My Man Cave

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    Hi, Well, air conditioners are in :). TV to be...

    Hi,

    Well, air conditioners are in :). TV to be installed soon, I purchased a 50 inch set with the latest wiz bang stuff :D, I never made it past the grass to the shed. Wife spotted it and I've...
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    Hi, Thanks for the advise. As it turns it was...

    Hi,

    Thanks for the advise. As it turns it was an annoying simple fix. One of the other supervisors was on the same page as me to what we believed the cause, and fixed it before I had arrived...
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    Laguna 12″ Parallelogram sniping

    Hi,

    Seeking some help or possible causes to start investigating.

    We installed the above jointer about 8 mths ago and has only recently became operational say (3 mths) as we waited till our...
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    Hi, I agree with the point made about the bench...

    Hi, I agree with the point made about the bench grinder, I was under no illusion the wet stone machine would be used to shape a chisel etc.

    While price is always at the forefront of most peoples...
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    West Stone Machine

    Hi,

    Our Men Shed has decided to purchase a wet stone including some attachments. Attachments would be for doing chisels and maybe drill bits.

    This was discussed and not everyone will have...
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    This is our current guard. 449465 An exit in...

    This is our current guard.

    449465 An exit in the rear and opening in the front would most likely fit the bill. Be good if I could get someone to mould one up however this would be cost...
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    If I'm reading your comment correctly. The blade...

    If I'm reading your comment correctly. The blade guard would be best if it had a rear port and maybe a smaller port in the front so it draws air in to create more flow to pick up the finer dust. I'd...
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    More work carried out with the Sliding Table Saw...

    More work carried out with the Sliding Table Saw it is now connected to our extraction system. Of course this was a bit of a drama with the saw being fully checked out to ensure everything was...
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    Bobl There was a lot of work put into making...

    Bobl

    There was a lot of work put into making that guard. Was interesting to see the dust guard.

    At this stage I do not have the available time to make anything like that, in fact I'm...
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    Well at least it got the paint off lol. I guess...

    Well at least it got the paint off lol. I guess there is two options the hard way or buy silky oak and make them. Another option is to find someone who restores furniture and get them to remove the...
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    Bobl I take your point re the guard, It would...

    Bobl

    I take your point re the guard, It would take some work to modify to have an extraction point in the clear Perspex guard. If I could find someone to weld an extraction port in the Perspex...
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    Brendan, I take your point re the opening of...

    Brendan,

    I take your point re the opening of the gates and turning on the DE. To say it won't happen would be very optimistic of me, to say the least. I'm sure it will happen at some stage, we...
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    Hi Tonto, 449136 this is just show Male to a...

    Hi Tonto,

    449136 this is just show Male to a Female 449137 Stand this up and the measurement is 360 mm from floor to top of pipe, I did not push fitting all the way in still had about 20mm left. ...
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    Hi, Looking to connect our sliding table saw...

    Hi,

    Looking to connect our sliding table saw (STW) to the Dust Extraction (DE) and I have a question. The STW has two ports one at the bottom one from the guard riser (GR) top.

    The bottom port...
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    Hi Without going and measuring the sockets of...

    Hi

    Without going and measuring the sockets of DWV are around 80 mm while SW are on 60. The height from floor to top of bend DWV will be higher than SW.

    Also will depend on the style of fitting...
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