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    I would go with something along the lines of...

    I would go with something along the lines of BobL's suggestion and photos. However for stability, you want to make the recess a mm or so deeper than the material you want to place within it to ensure...
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    I haven't used either on raw wood, but eucalyptus...

    I haven't used either on raw wood, but eucalyptus oil and tea tree oil do a magnificent job of removing pressure sensitive adhesive residues on everything I have used them on. Both are normally...
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    You may also want to consider feed speeds, a slow...

    You may also want to consider feed speeds, a slow feed generally leaves the bit rubbing against the sides of the cut, heating the timber, the bit and the swarf. A faster feed (if the router and bit...
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    Wood changes dimensions with changes in moisture...

    Wood changes dimensions with changes in moisture content, and a well designed table will have the top attachments arranged so they can cope with a reasonable range of movement as the top expands and...
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    I use two solutions. I have a fair sized toolbox...

    I use two solutions. I have a fair sized toolbox for storing the bulk packs etc which tends to stay in one spot. I also bought a fishing tackle bag from Aldi probably 10 Years ago. This has two...
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    I have been on board with them for a number of...

    I have been on board with them for a number of years and have missed a couple of copies along the way, but can access electronic copies anyway, so I haven't been concerned enough to contact them...
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    Not so I'm afraid. I have looked up the model no...

    Not so I'm afraid. I have looked up the model no from the pic in post 1, (instruction and installation manuals and parts list) and the unit definitely operates on what we would class as split phase...
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    Hi, and welcome to our Forums. First things...

    Hi, and welcome to our Forums. First things first, we are based in Australia and our members are generally southern hemisphere people but we do have some from the USA, UK, Europe and other Northern...
  9. Thread: avid cnc 4x8 pro

    by malb
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    I used to operate an industrial 2400 x 1800 bed...

    I used to operate an industrial 2400 x 1800 bed machine with an 8KW spindle cutting kitchens etc, plus some plastic and ali. 800W AC servo motors on the table for feeds, never used more than about...
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    There are limits to single person lifts and...

    There are limits to single person lifts and transfers with OHS legislation and rules, some people may be willing to chance it with assistance from the customer, others may not. I used t be good to...
  11. Thread: 24V drill doctor

    by malb
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    I wouldn't have bothered doing it for bulky tools...

    I wouldn't have bothered doing it for bulky tools etc, but for the Mak chargers it was worthwhile since the gear wasn't available here at the time. I then bought a surplus thumping great toroidal...
  12. Thread: 24V drill doctor

    by malb
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    I can understand their CYA attitude about this,...

    I can understand their CYA attitude about this, however I have a nice 240V-110V 1200VA isolated stepdown transformer at home that has been powering my US sourced Mak 18V Lithium chargers etc since a...
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    Probably beyond your available tooling but the...

    Probably beyond your available tooling but the now hard to get here Triton routers and guide bushings use bushings in a punched metal mount that allows a vacuum to draw at least some of the chips...
  14. Thread: Edge banding

    by malb
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    Having spent some years cutting kitchens on a CNC...

    Having spent some years cutting kitchens on a CNC machine then banding them, personally I would not bother trying to cut and band melamine myself for a kitchen or similar project. There are a few...
  15. Thread: Happy meals.

    by malb
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    Nearly but not quite. The fractions system...

    Nearly but not quite. The fractions system relates to what the log is sawn to when green, the timber is then stacked and stickered to cure, and in that process it shrinks and or warps. If it is...
  16. SOLD: Hi Scribbly Gum, I take both of them, will send a...

    Hi Scribbly Gum, I take both of them, will send a PM now.
    Mal
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    Smidsy, Century do batteries in a range of...

    Smidsy,

    Century do batteries in a range of grades, and I would suggest that in the lower grades, 3 years is a reasonable life span, you might get more from a higher grade battery, or if the...
  18. Thread: Gmail & Spam

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    I check the spam folder in gmail whenever I open...

    I check the spam folder in gmail whenever I open the account, just in case. WRT the original issue, the domain that your sender operates through can be blacklisted if someone else on the domain is...
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    Remember that for extraction to work, it has to...

    Remember that for extraction to work, it has to be able to draw air in from somewhere, across the area where the dust is falling, and then out through the exit system. While some air may be admitted...
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    DRAWN 1 CLAIMED 1 UNCLAIMED I'm in

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    Check your Win 10 version/build. Build 20 has...

    Check your Win 10 version/build. Build 20 has been installing itself and replacing Build 19 for a while, and has a bad habit of re-initialising a lot of customised options. If the first 2 machines...
  22. The Bangood device could give an accurate outline...

    The Bangood device could give an accurate outline for straight sections and convex curves similar to the table top in the pic above, however your pic of the rubber mat a few posts above shows a...
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    Where did your blades come from, off the shelf...

    Where did your blades come from, off the shelf somewhere or from a saw doctor/blade company that can make to order?

    Quite often off the shelf blades with the retailers branding are fairly poor...
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    I don't like the chances of getting parts if you...

    I don't like the chances of getting parts if you need any, I couldn't get any parts for a similar aged Echo saw in Aus or USA 8 years ago when I tried to get one of mine rehabilitated. Seems to be...
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    SOLD: I will take these if still available please Col....

    I will take these if still available please Col. Postage to Alexandra 3714 and details for payment please, can pay via Paypal, direct deposit or even post you a cheque, whichever suits you best,...
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    Hi Arron, I am assuming that you are talking...

    Hi Arron,

    I am assuming that you are talking about dress or closing panels that go at the end of a run of cabinets to hide the carcass material used in the run. From previous posts, I get the...
  27. Read your post, followed the link, first thing...

    Read your post, followed the link, first thing that struck me was that it's based on a generic wall paper remover. Never needed one, so have very little understanding of what is available in Oz...
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    I looked at your video of machining the spoil...

    I looked at your video of machining the spoil board, but my experience is limited to commercial high power machines (8KW spindles and 1KW AC servo motors) so may not be appropriate for your...
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    When I was CNC cutting, we allowed for 2mm gaps...

    When I was CNC cutting, we allowed for 2mm gaps horizontally and vertically, and an extra 2mm on top if immediately below an overhanging benchtop. Only exception I can think of would be where the...
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    Still have it, and moved from one storage...

    Still have it, and moved from one storage situation to another last year so I can get to it now to measure and read data plates. My memory wasn't too bad since I hadn't seen it for 4 years when I...
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    Not fully secure and strange popup

    Hi, logged in 12.05 pm Sunday morning, very slow loading. While waiting for forum to load, received a popup asking me to draw a circle or rectangle and watch it be turned into a Valentine's heart....
  32. EStop switches are often configured as a change...

    EStop switches are often configured as a change over switch positioned in the mains power circuit to isolate downstream electrics when pressed, i.e. they often have 3 accessible contacts labelled...
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    The first thing that I would be finding out would...

    The first thing that I would be finding out would be how your farmer neighbours are sourcing the water you use now, and how difficult/expensive it would be to replicate that process at a scale to...
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    Hi Dave, My second AB is now about about 8...

    Hi Dave,

    My second AB is now about about 8 months old. My first was up for 9 years in the back yard of a metropolitan 1/2 acre block in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The second is on 2.5 acres...
  35. My first look at this thread, and probably a bit...

    My first look at this thread, and probably a bit late but here goes.

    I would not dado or rebate the base for the uprights, just glue and screw from below via pre drilled holes. Dado and rebates...
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    Sorry for my duplicate post above, prepared the...

    Sorry for my duplicate post above, prepared the first and thought I had posted it, sent to work on tea and the draft was still showing on screen as though not saved when I returned, so I saved it...
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    I have run Universal brand (US) manual feed heads...

    I have run Universal brand (US) manual feed heads from my former local mower shop for more than 20 years. The actual plastic head assembly mounts to an adaptor that screws onto the BC spindle and is...
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    I have run Universal brand (US) manual feed heads...

    I have run Universal brand (US) manual feed heads from my former local mower shop for more than 20 years. The actual plastic head assembly mounts to an adaptor that screws onto the BC spindle and is...
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    I've been down the American barn route twice now,...

    I've been down the American barn route twice now, 16mL x 12mW x 3.8mH side walls (5.5mH ridge line) in Eastern suburbs in 2006, and a two storey 16m x 13m x 5,5m side (8mH ridge line) in Alexandra...
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    I would hate to be a misery guts, but if the...

    I would hate to be a misery guts, but if the table was a wool classing table for any appreciable time, the timber will be fairly heavily impregnated with lanolin, and fairly impervious to water or...
  41. Thread: ryobi ra2500

    by malb
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    From google there are lots of spammers claiming...

    From google there are lots of spammers claiming to have PDF copies of the manual, but no obvious current genuine sources, including Ryobi themselves. The best suggestion I can make would be to...
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    My response was based on using basic logic level...

    My response was based on using basic logic level signals to control the device, e.g. Mach 3/4 CNC controller outputs a high state to run the router motor and a low state to switch it off.

    Bernmc's...
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    Reading the fine print in the documents section...

    Reading the fine print in the documents section of the web page in your link, the unit can be controlled with a low voltage, low current signal, signal high relay closed, signal low relay open.

    If...
  44. Woodsmith magazine had one some years ago that...

    Woodsmith magazine had one some years ago that was adjustable for hinge length and width. They have a YT video about an updated version here.
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

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    DRAWN & CLAIMED Three deserving winners there, congratulations...

    Three deserving winners there, congratulations chaps. Special thanks to the anony mous donor, Ubeaut and the crew that keep this forum functioning.
  47. How high is the door opening? If you are...

    How high is the door opening? If you are considering a fixed gantry, one as close to the front wall as practical may be viable if you could get the gear that you might bring in under the top of the...
  48. Thread: Old Lathe problem

    by malb
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    Hi Mick, From the pic that you put up of the...

    Hi Mick,

    From the pic that you put up of the tailstock, it is apparent that the lathe is home made, potentially with limited machinery resources. This in itself, does not suggest to me that it may...
  49. I have a new barn and have just completed moving...

    I have a new barn and have just completed moving around 20 ton of gear out of storage into it with a ute, a pedestrian fork at the loading end and a H&F 1T gantry system at the unloading end. You...
  50. I'm on my second C channel main frame with...

    I'm on my second C channel main frame with purlins and girts to support cladding and roof, both fairly large (16m x 12m or larger, 5 main frames 4m apart). Both have had the rafter apex reinforced by...
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