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  1. Thread: More on orchids

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    Yep, you can get some good results out of the...

    Yep, you can get some good results out of the rescue bench.

    Below is a photo of one of my rescues. Iím showing this because itís a good illustration of reflowering. This orchid was given to me...
  2. Thread: Ugly Skerry

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    Mast and sail appear to be from an early...

    Mast and sail appear to be from an early windsurfer. Maybe the original wishbone boom would work better then a single pole, as it would bend the mast and tension the sail.
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    Ok, thanks for the replies. It’s all too hard...

    Ok, thanks for the replies.

    It’s all too hard - I realised that as soon as I read it was DC.

    I’ll dump the motor.

    Cheers
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    Evaluating a motor for my DIY pottery wheel

    Hi. I recently made a pottery wheel - with much help and advice from people on this forum. I tried first a clutch motor and then a servo motor, both from industrial sewing machines. After a brief...
  5. Thread: Skin Cancers

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    I have been battling melanoma for 16 years now...

    I have been battling melanoma for 16 years now and thus am in a good position to answer your question.

    There is no other way to determine if a suspicious mole is cancerous then through excision...
  6. Always best to ring the manufacturer and ask...

    Always best to ring the manufacturer and ask their technical people.
    However, sounds ok and I do that combination often.
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    To soften it, better to put it in the microwave.

    To soften it, better to put it in the microwave.
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    I use oven cleaner, which works very well. ...

    I use oven cleaner, which works very well.

    Spray on, leave, hose off. Spotless.
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    Donít most epoxies have a fairly short shelf life?

    Donít most epoxies have a fairly short shelf life?
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    Good move. Obviously the Rikon doesn’t come with...

    Good move. Obviously the Rikon doesn’t come with tools. I’d buy a small basic set of quality tools, but I find the tools kind of collect themselves. By the time you buy a few at the markets, get...
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    Hey Arose62, did you get my PM? I’m concerned you...

    Hey Arose62, did you get my PM? I’m concerned you may not have received it.

    Cheers
    Arron
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    Sending pm

    Sending pm
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    So, given a motor pulley diameter of 64mm and a...

    So, given a motor pulley diameter of 64mm and a distance between centres of 280mm, if I target running the motor at 900 rpm I need a pulley of 190mm and a belt of 973mm (or nearby) to get the...
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    Cheers, thanks. That is an excellent resource.

    Cheers, thanks. That is an excellent resource.
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    Cheers, thanks

    Cheers, thanks
  16. Ok, all understood and question answered now....

    Ok, all understood and question answered now.
    Cheers
    Arron
  17. Brilliant, thanks. I had it on auto detect. ...

    Brilliant, thanks. I had it on auto detect.

    Cheers
  18. Did you actually translate my document, because...

    Did you actually translate my document, because I’m just getting gibberish ?
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    More progress and more questions

    Well I found the clutch motor too difficult to use and lacking too many features like reverse and overspeed protection. I therefore swapped it out for a servo motor. Itís a rather cheaply built...
  20. Can someone interpret this Chinese writing for me please

    Hi. I have a little electric servo motor for which Iíve lost the manual. There is some writing on a sticker on the speed controller module. I think itís Chinese, but not sure where the motor comes...
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    Ok, thanks for all the responses I’ve decided to...

    Ok, thanks for all the responses
    I’ve decided to buy a couple of cans of G15. It sounds like a fairly compliant product I’ll be able to keep off the handles. Some of my Addis tools are 150 years old...
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    Is the G15 easy to remove when the time comes?...

    Is the G15 easy to remove when the time comes?
    And will it discolour the handles should it come into contact with a bit with cracked or absent finish.

    Cheers
    Arron
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    Yeah, sorry, I should have mentioned I don’t want...

    Yeah, sorry, I should have mentioned I don’t want brown stains on the handles, which are mostly ash or hornbeam. The last few mms closest to the blade will often get its finish worn off, and the ash...
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    Preserving tools for long storage

    I have about 100 or so high quality carving tools which I need to put away in the garage for Storage for 2 years or so. They wonít be accessed in that time and my main concern is I donít want to pull...
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    Well my Star Mini is an Evo-T and you change the...

    Well my Star Mini is an Evo-T and you change the setup on it just like any other of their guns.

    What I don’t know is exactly what size you can buy. The air in pressure range is the same for both...
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    To measure the speed, not wanting to wait for the...

    To measure the speed, not wanting to wait for the delivery of a cheap tacho, this is what I did.

    Put a large black dot on the edge of the turntable
    Video it in slow-mo with iPad - up real close,...
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    Ok, I had to look up what that is, but it puts my...

    Ok, I had to look up what that is, but it puts my mind at ease.

    Cheers
    Arron
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    And more Ďprogressí

    So I did a bit more to the wheel this morning.

    First thing was that I found another pulley - this one with a grub screw. Unfortunately itís only the same diameter as the previous one. Nevertheless...
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    My solution to that is to soften the splashguard...

    My solution to that is to soften the splashguard in the region of the shaft, bend it upwards to create a dam and then let it harden.
    I hope it works.
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    Yes, good idea. If I had thought of that when it...

    Yes, good idea.
    If I had thought of that when it was in the sewing machine then I would never have had to replace it with a servo motor. :doh:
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    Lappa, Pagie. I think the speed is Ok. It can do...

    Lappa, Pagie. I think the speed is Ok. It can do any speed from zero to 1750 rpm.

    There is no speed controller because it is a clutch motor. Actuate the clutch rod and the drive shaft starts...
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    Progress so far

    I did a bit more work this morning.

    This is what it looks so far. I havenít actually fixed the pulley to the shaft yet as I canít find a tap and die set.
    Iíll be able to remove the three pieces...
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    Late to the party I know, but I wouldn’t expect...

    Late to the party I know, but I wouldn’t expect to move that product through a 1.0 tip.
    I would start at 1.4 but expect to use at 1.8
    Let us know if you have found out otherwise.
    Cheers
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    Ok, that is good to know as a flat will give me...

    Ok, that is good to know as a flat will give me some vertical wriggle-room.
    Thanks
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    Ok, so I drill straight through the pulley. Iíve...

    Ok, so I drill straight through the pulley. Iíve never successfully drilled and tapped something before - but nothing to loose I guess.

    Re the motor mounts, Bob, the way they work in this case is...
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    For belt tightness there is adjustment built into...

    For belt tightness there is adjustment built into the motor mount. Still not enough, though. I can confirm the outside measure of the belt is 585mm, so Iím thinking the belt is probably too wide for...
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    Progress made, tumore help needed

    Ok, using the advice given here, what i did this morning was cut off one of the bearings, go to the bearing shop and purchase a new one, and then manually thinned the shaft down.

    Unfortunately, I...
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    Now you come to mention it, I never actually...

    Now you come to mention it, I never actually measured the shaft myself, but relied on the experts 😉 at the menís shed and the bearing shop. So, pulling a micrometer out, the shaft measures average...
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    Getting some bearings onto a shaft

    Hi. Iím making a pottery wheel. This should be an easy project, and indeed making the frame out of scrap timber, mounting a clutch motor and electrics has been easy, but as usual Iíve come to a...
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    You might get some type of result if you use...

    You might get some type of result if you use hardware store concrete.

    These people, as far as I know, are the only ones in Sydney who retail concrete mixes specifically designed for countertops ...
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    For anyone with a knowledge of these things. I...

    For anyone with a knowledge of these things.

    I also have a rather new industrial sewing machine clutch motor which I recently swapped out for a servo motor.
    These motors are built to run 24x7 in...
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    Ok, so the motor is on a mount that is fixed at...

    Ok, so the motor is on a mount that is fixed at one end only - so the cone is kept against the V pulley by gravity.
    Plus the whole motor and itís mount is able to be moved up and down vertically to...
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    Only rather small stuff planned at the moment. ...

    Only rather small stuff planned at the moment.
    Can you explain what is meant by a ďcone drive rubbing against a rubber ring sitting in a pulley wheelĒ . Please
    Cheers
    Arron
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    That’s a great simple solution Skew. How deep...

    That’s a great simple solution Skew. How deep should the dimple on the shaft be? Do you think?
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    Hi Rasmus. If this was mine Iíd be looking at:...

    Hi Rasmus.

    If this was mine Iíd be looking at:
    A large assembly/finishing table somewhere against the wall.

    Dust collector outside (assuming weather allows).

    Racks for wood storage.

    A...
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    Anyone made a pottery wheel

    Hi. Has anyone ever made a pottery wheel if so, care to share some details on what and how you made it.

    Iím mainly thinking of making a kick wheel (human powered) but may go electric If itís...
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    There is an endless number of videos on YouTube...

    There is an endless number of videos on YouTube about making your own track saw.
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    Ever heard of a ticking stick?

    YouTube

    Give yourself a ďwhy didnít I think of that momentĒ

    Basically, a way to reproduce complex shapes.

    Cheers
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    Could the solution be more about controlling...

    Could the solution be more about controlling temperature.
    I used to have problems spraying lacquer if the temperature of the wood and the mix were dissimilar, especially if you moved something from...
  50. Thread: Sunflowers

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    Very good. Inever realised sunflowers could be...

    Very good. Inever realised sunflowers could be fragrant.mim pretty sure mine aren’t.
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