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    I use the stuff from Sandpaperman and I'm pretty...

    I use the stuff from Sandpaperman and I'm pretty happy with it.
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    The vintage Car Club in Toowoomba used to have...

    The vintage Car Club in Toowoomba used to have adjustable jigs for that purpose, they may be worth contacting, I imagine there would be some expertise as to what type of timber and method also.
    I...
  3. I have had vertical shaft version of that on a...

    I have had vertical shaft version of that on a lawnmower for a few years now and it is excellent, much better than the old Briggs and Stratton that used to be on it.
    For the price they are great...
  4. Thread: riving knife

    by BRADFORD
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    From your post, it sounds like one used to be...

    From your post, it sounds like one used to be available, in which case it should be possible to fabricate one.
    I made a riving knife for my table saw from an old saw blade which I cut out with an...
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    I have got quite a lot of second hand 3/4 pipe...

    I have got quite a lot of second hand 3/4 pipe from various sources and threaded it on the lathe, works fine and is not hard work, although doing 16 ends took me a little while.
  6. Welcome to the forum, you have had no reply, so...

    Welcome to the forum, you have had no reply, so I'll give my UNexpert advice.

    I think what you are planning should be ok, the only problem I see is the variation of expansion and contraction of...
  7. I have a very comprehensive owners manual for...

    I have a very comprehensive owners manual for that bandsaw.
    It is yours if you want it.
    PM me if you are interested.
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    If you only have 2 to do then just dig a hole...

    If you only have 2 to do then just dig a hole beside them and push them over.
    I've had to do it this way a couple of times when the posts were in a tight spot where I couldn't get the tractor, it's...
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    You will end up over maximum legal width, maybe a...

    You will end up over maximum legal width, maybe a tilt tray setup might work.
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    Hi Geoff, I'm no where near Armadale but I...

    Hi Geoff,

    I'm no where near Armadale but I have relatives living there, so if you can't find anyone closer, I might be able to organize a pickup for you.
  11. Welcome to the Forum I think solid doors won't...

    Welcome to the Forum

    I think solid doors won't look or be any good, frame and panel would be the way to go.
    If you google it, you will find plenty of info on this type of construction
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    I've got a couple of these in different lengths...

    I've got a couple of these in different lengths and they are brilliant.
    I combine them with a right angle drive that I use occasionally and there are not many places I can't get to.
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    It was a challenge, and if you are anything like...

    It was a challenge, and if you are anything like me you can't let a challenge go unbeaten.




    Hell Bob you're a terror for punishment
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    By the time you buy the unit and battery and...

    By the time you buy the unit and battery and charger you are up to the price of a "proper" bandsaw, new, and as Bob says, they are available second hand for a good deal less.
    If it is a one off job...
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    Looks good Geoff. Original solution to engaging...

    Looks good Geoff. Original solution to engaging the different threads, I like it.
    Do you know what machine the gears came from?
    I put the word out around here and also checked out every old machine...
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    Hi Bob, If you connect the VFD output to the...

    Hi Bob,
    If you connect the VFD output to the line side of a contactor on each grinder (connected in parallel) and then electrically interlock the contactors so only one can operate at a time, you...
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    I don't know anything about that model, but...

    I don't know anything about that model, but inverter welders in general are just magic compared to the old transformer type arc welders.
    Get one you'll love it.
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    I did this job on my Patrol some years ago, can't...

    I did this job on my Patrol some years ago, can't remember what the bearing was, but I do remember having some trouble getting it.
    The vehicle has done approx 150,000 km with the replacement with no...
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    The old contactor is an AD40, we used heaps of...

    The old contactor is an AD40, we used heaps of them when I was an apprentice.(shows how old I am)
    They were only fitted with 2 overload heaters, the theory was that if there was an overload on the...
  20. Thread: help needed

    by BRADFORD
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    I have that welder, great little machine. ...

    I have that welder, great little machine.

    Tips? Difficult without knowing your level of experience, and what exactly you are trying to do.

    More info would be good.
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    Yes you could use one of those, but you will only...

    Yes you could use one of those, but you will only be able to draw 10 amps.
    I think for light work your thicknesser may not draw more about 10 amps anyway. With heavier work you might trip the...
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    I bought a GMC set like that a few years ago for...

    I bought a GMC set like that a few years ago for $149.00, have used them all although not the framing gun so much and had no problems with them at all. At that price they are throw away items if they...
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    Welcome to the Forum, you will find plenty of...

    Welcome to the Forum, you will find plenty of useful information here.

    I'm no expert on this stuff, but my kitchen cupboards have single raised panel doors and they are the same top and bottom,...
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    I've got no idea what that is, but I do notice it...

    I've got no idea what that is, but I do notice it seems to only be in the horizontal pieces, the vertical groove in the pic looks clean, maybe it did get wet or at least damp.
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    I've got some small pieces of Jarrah Burl he can...

    I've got some small pieces of Jarrah Burl he can have for the cost of the freight, not sure how many or how big, I will check tomorrow.
    They are leftover from a project a mate and I did some years...
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    A pendulum must be ok as a level of sorts. In...

    A pendulum must be ok as a level of sorts.
    In the late sixties/early seventies I worked on many slipped formed buildings, and the system they used to ensure the buildings were vertical was a cable...
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    I've been using them for years and never had that...

    I've been using them for years and never had that problem, although I only occasionally use extension hoses.
    The fittings I have do not come apart easily when they are under pressure.
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    Gotta Love this Forum, doesn't matter what it is,...

    Gotta Love this Forum, doesn't matter what it is, somebody will have the answer.
    Keep up the good work gentlemen, oh and ladies.
  29. If you use one of those die grinders, you can...

    If you use one of those die grinders, you can grind fairly accurately.
    I use arc for duragal, no grinding, just weld it, seems to come out reasonably neat.
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    You could try here ...

    You could try here www.partspronto.com/Shop/DownloadManuals.aspx
    There is a lot of SCM manuals on that site.
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    They look like gears from an old harvester or...

    They look like gears from an old harvester or seeder.
    I've got a ton of very similar gears out in my junk pile.
    The gears you have look to be in serviceable condition for that application,...
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    Seems more likely that the crank was only turned...

    Seems more likely that the crank was only turned in one direction and the fine thread was used to feed the auger bits, while the course l/h thread was engaged to withdraw the auger bits from the...
  33. I don't know anything about your site, but have...

    I don't know anything about your site, but have you checked and tested for wind quality, quantity and consistency? If you do not have a good wind site you may be spending a lot of money for very...
  34. What is the purpose of the turbine, is it to...

    What is the purpose of the turbine, is it to provide off grid power, or maybe just backup?
    Given the tower and infrastructure required there maybe cheaper alternatives.
    An affordable tower of that...
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    Somebody had to say it, I've been looking at the...

    Somebody had to say it, I've been looking at the last few posts and thinking I didn't want to be the first. :)
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    I worked service/repairing certain types of...

    I worked service/repairing certain types of domestic appliances for many years and I would see this at least 4-5 times a year, as well as other unbelievable electrical "work", some of which was so...
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    I have used a nibbler, good on flat sheet but...

    I have used a nibbler, good on flat sheet but difficult on corrugated.
    One of those sheet metal blades that fit a circular saw, had it for about 30 years, works well but doesn't give as clean a cut...
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    I have used a twin blade cutter to cut trim deck...

    I have used a twin blade cutter to cut trim deck and it worked very well.
    No heat problems, no sparks, and pretty quick with minimal burr. I would say if you can clamp a straight edge to the fence ,...
  39. Thread: Last Post

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    Me too :)

    Me too :)
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    This is almost exactly how I do it, except I...

    This is almost exactly how I do it, except I mostly reverse and don't disengage the half nuts, works spot on every time.
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    I am in a fairly remote area so the prices around...

    I am in a fairly remote area so the prices around here are probably on the high side.
    I have been quoted $4500 for the slab of my 6m x 6m shed which works out to $125 per sq met.
    If I have concrete...
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    Have you considered a second hand shed, there are...

    Have you considered a second hand shed, there are some good ones around, you just have to be prepared to wait for the right one to come up.
    I have just recently bought a 6m x 6m colourbond shed...
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    I have had the same lathe for a few years and...

    I have had the same lathe for a few years and when I bought it, it came with a vertical mill slide, which took a fair bit of adapting to fit.
    While it is very limited, I have used it to make many...
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    Never underestimate the talent available here...

    Never underestimate the talent available here (not from me but so many others have it)
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    Most of my power tools are from the 1970's and...

    Most of my power tools are from the 1970's and without exception have all been worked very hard but are still going strong.
    All of them are either AEG or Makita.
  46. I've got exactly what you are looking for, it's a...

    I've got exactly what you are looking for, it's a shame you are so far away.
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    Keep up the stretches. I found doing them for...

    Keep up the stretches.
    I found doing them for only a minute or two about 10 to 20 times a day that I had improvement within days and the problem completely disapeared in about 6 weeks, the trick is...
  48. Because of my remote location I buy a huge amount...

    Because of my remote location I buy a huge amount of stuff online and have done so for a good many years, mostly with Australian suppliers.
    My experience has been positive with excellent delivery...
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    I have had a 320G for about 2 years and am quite...

    I have had a 320G for about 2 years and am quite happy with it.
    The main shortcoming is the lack of a quick change gearbox, but it has a lot of other features for the price.
    Modifications I have...
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    It looks like it could be, but I wouldn't swear...

    It looks like it could be, but I wouldn't swear to it.
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