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    I have fixed both my VFD's, one got the fan wire...

    I have fixed both my VFD's, one got the fan wire cut and one got a temp sensor, no more fan noise. Building design is where the problems start, get it right and the dust problems are minimised...
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    Everyone has different priorities, in fact my...

    Everyone has different priorities, in fact my priority was not my health when I bought my Clearvue but to keep my shed clean and I absolutely did not want bags or filters or wear respirators. In a...
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    Good work and something a bit different. I was...

    Good work and something a bit different. I was given a scroll saw and I am yet to use it for doing patterns.
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    I am not asserting anything at all, you were the...

    I am not asserting anything at all, you were the one who made the statement. For Felder to refute that statement by you or someone else there needs to be proof that is irrefutable in nature and that...
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    I have seen that argument many times and that is...

    I have seen that argument many times and that is all I have seen. Accusations require proof so until there is proof there is nothing to defend.
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    It sounds like a CNC spindle would go into one of...

    It sounds like a CNC spindle would go into one of these lifts as well, just a thought.
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    Readability is what it is all about for me,...

    Readability is what it is all about for me, having used the Voyager the older screen lacks contrast and the large dots were terrible. This screen is larger as well so I guess they had a reason to...
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    I have heard and seen accusations that the Hammer...

    I have heard and seen accusations that the Hammer machines, saws, combinations, BS's etc are made in China but no one seems to have any proof of that happening and until someone does have the proof I...
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    The old one had a dot matrix screen so anything...

    The old one had a dot matrix screen so anything beyond 1960's technology is ok with me.
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    And it has a TFT screen instead of an ancient dot...

    And it has a TFT screen instead of an ancient dot matrix screen.
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    Excellent result there Alan, I think I solved the...

    Excellent result there Alan, I think I solved the exhaust adapter issue yesterday as well so full speed ahead.
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    I'm biased, everyone knows it and so read...

    I'm biased, everyone knows it and so read everything I wrote with that in mind. I have suggested to Roy if he is interested enough to call BBT and see if they have sold one locally that he could see...
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    I have never seen anyone report a real time...

    I have never seen anyone report a real time review on one. Spending that sort of money is a definite h(w)ealth hazard if it doesn't work and I know a Clearvue works.
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    Interesting, I have checked Bunnings online...

    Interesting, I have checked Bunnings online stocks and they show no 150mm Diablo mesh discs at all. I must have dreamed it all but I have got some here so can I blame it on old age? I did buy them...
  15. Good one Dennis, you have found a niche that is...

    Good one Dennis, you have found a niche that is almost never addressed. A lot of people review stuff but generally not at the cheaper scale of tools that us poor people buy.
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    I used to drive trucks between Eden and...

    I used to drive trucks between Eden and Wollongong for a living and had an experience one night that I nearly called the police for. I caught a car going in the same direction doing well under the...
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    What would that have achieved in your case? it...

    What would that have achieved in your case? it would have done zip for me but I was one of the last drivers in NSW to avoid going on P's by about three months.
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    Everyone gets used to their region or city and...

    Everyone gets used to their region or city and habits grow within that area. I went to live in Melbourne from Sydney and thought the locals were on a suicide mission until I got used to it.
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    N.S.W. The 150mm Diablo I bought from Bunnings did not...

    The 150mm Diablo I bought from Bunnings did not have a pad in the box.
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    Having watched his comments over many years I...

    Having watched his comments over many years I would recommend Stan Covington if anyone needs a guiding hand from someone living in Japan. Covington & Sons Tools – Information about using and...
  21. The first death recorded from working with Corian...

    The first death recorded from working with Corian in the US. I wonder how many have died before the connection was made.

    Man Dies of Lung Disease After Working With Countertops, Doctors Report
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    Where is the air coming from when the plate is...

    Where is the air coming from when the plate is covered during cutting?
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    You could bolt a linear rail to the table edge,...

    You could bolt a linear rail to the table edge, that would fix the problem.

    2Pcs SBR20 Slide Guide Rod 650-2200mm Linear Rail + 4Pcs SBR20UU Bearing | eBay

    Attach the bearing blocks to the...
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    You can make them as hard as you like but if the...

    You can make them as hard as you like but if the skills learned during that period are not practised then they are lost very quickly. If you learned to control a spin in a car at aged 17 and did not...
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    My pet peeves People using an entry ramp and...

    My pet peeves

    People using an entry ramp and trying to merge at half the traffic speed instead of getting to the speed limit on the ramp and then merging. They are causing a huge potential...
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    Rob, try making a band saw sled, here is an...

    Rob, try making a band saw sled, here is an Italian video YouTube, the bookmark is where he shows the sled but it is all worth watching. I can't understand a word but I could listen to him talk for...
  27. I may not have made myself clear, I am not a...

    I may not have made myself clear, I am not a member of any Men's Shed and if they choose to change it then it is no skin off my nose as I have no interest beyond helping. I have found the management...
  28. I am in the process of helping a Men's Shed build...

    I am in the process of helping a Men's Shed build a system and my initial fear was their management committee system getting in the way but so far so good and they appear to just be grateful to...
  29. Thread: Surprise!

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    I had to move one of those chairs this morning...

    I had to move one of those chairs this morning and it was damned heavy.
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    Lance I thought that would be case also and...

    Lance I thought that would be case also and nightmares are made of that stuff. I haven't got enough years on this earth to put it all back together again.
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    Auto Complete Addressing in GMAIL

    I have had an issue in the last few days that I have not encountered before so I thought I might pass along the fix as a lot of wrong answers get given when you Google the problem.

    When composing...
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    My favorite rant subject... Every driver...

    My favorite rant subject...

    Every driver thinks every other driver is a dill and they themselves are perfect.

    120 hours just allows every bad habit the instructor has to be drilled into the...
  33. I helped with one of these conversions albeit a...

    I helped with one of these conversions albeit a different machine. The blade cutting diameter is greater than the new head because the cutters do not protrude from the head anywhere near what...
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    I could see where an Incra rule could be used for...

    I could see where an Incra rule could be used for this and it would be very accurate.
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    The problem was the speed controller was the...

    The problem was the speed controller was the wrong design, something about Hall Effect control IIRC. They disappeared from the market for about a year then re-appeared, Wood Pixel bought one IIRC...
  36. Hand fed Platen machine? they were great and all...

    Hand fed Platen machine? they were great and all the apprentices got to use them because no tradesman was stupid enough to use one. I never saw one injure anyone but I did see a fellow student cut...
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    Most Embroidery file discs have the data files...

    Most Embroidery file discs have the data files visible and it is a simple matter to copy the files across from the disc, these have the files locked and invisible behind the .exe file. The crap that...
  38. I never get scam emails but I think it must be...

    I never get scam emails but I think it must be because I run my email through Bigpond and then Gmail and the combination of filters must knock them out. I was looking for solar a few years ago and...
  39. Thread: Surprise!

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    I am building a chair out of Sydney Blue...

    I am building a chair out of Sydney Blue (Bastard??) Gum and it must be closely related to the timber you have and I was advised strongly not to sand it back any finer than 120 or the finish would...
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    The .exe file is not zipped or doesn't react to...

    The .exe file is not zipped or doesn't react to unzipping and yes the attempts at security by those involved in the embroidery file and software publication business is ludicrous and apart from one...
  41. I reported on a scam threatening to cut off our...

    I reported on a scam threatening to cut off our phone line a week or so back and thought I had seen the end of it but Mrs P. reported that she has answered three more calls that were the same but...
  42. That's the pot calling the kettle black. :D

    That's the pot calling the kettle black. :D
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    These are at least equivalent to Colt and...

    These are at least equivalent to Colt and possibly better as I have used both Fisch FSF-364740 Metric Brad Pt. Drill Bit Set: Amazon.com.au: Home Improvement

    The Star M drills are like looking at...
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    N.S.W. Sold via Metalwork forum.

    Sold via Metalwork forum.
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    N.S.W. Brand New Unused Haunyang 2.2kw VFD

    I got this with a spindle kit but won't be using it as I already have another VFD to do the job. It has the speed pot installed from the factory so need to bodge one into it. It is 240V in, 240V out...
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    All I want to do is extract the embroidery files...

    All I want to do is extract the embroidery files from the disc at the end of the day. I am flat out for the next few days with family and business matters so I will get back to it early next week as...
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    I haven't looked at Lappa's YT link yes but here...

    I haven't looked at Lappa's YT link yes but here is the back story to the problem. These are CD's copyrighted in 2002 so the software is older than that and the data is a series of Embroidery files...
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    Thanks Poundy, I will send a PM.

    Thanks Poundy, I will send a PM.
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    I was a member of an emergency service and we...

    I was a member of an emergency service and we attended a multiple fatality involving a semi trailer carrying a stock order for a supermarket. The trailer had gone off the road and and emptied a large...
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    I would have no idea on that, if so why would 10...

    I would have no idea on that, if so why would 10 refuse to run a .exe file? I get an error message saying that this version of windows cannot run the file. I also tried on a WIN7 computer with no...
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