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    NEW DRAW I'm in

    I'm in
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    In addition to the metal stud wall frame and...

    In addition to the metal stud wall frame and Hardie panel, there is quite likely a metal foil vapour barrier behind the Hardie panel. With this in contact with the meta studs, it effectively creates...
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    At 15kg, I suspect there is not a lot of metal in...

    At 15kg, I suspect there is not a lot of metal in the base, column, or table so it could be fairly prone to flexing and misalignment. I also note that it has a maximum spindle travel of 50mm, so for...
  4. I bought a range of 18V Makita gear in from the...

    I bought a range of 18V Makita gear in from the US before they were ever released in Oz, used them when needed for four to five years and only lost one 3AH battery by overloading on a rattlegun...
  5. Thread: Triton saw

    by malb
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    To the best of my understanding, White Industries...

    To the best of my understanding, White Industries were the last local distributor for Triton and relinquished the agency at the end of June, so it is most likely that anything you do find would be...
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    Supply line size is a function of what your...

    Supply line size is a function of what your potential peak load is. If you are running gas cooking or heating as well as HWS you need larger feed pipes to maintain appropriate flow and pressure to...
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    What you say is true, the two fuels use different...

    What you say is true, the two fuels use different sized orrifices. Here in Oz a lot of appliances come from the distributor configured for one fuel but with a set of orrifices for the alternate fuel...
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    Symptom or cause? The two things that contribute...

    Symptom or cause? The two things that contribute most to Triton's having elevating difficulties when mounted in a table are that the return (elevating) spring has not been removed, but is supplying a...
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    We had natural gas storage hot water and a gas...

    We had natural gas storage hot water and a gas hotplate in Melb until we moved to Alex 5 years ago. Old house has a Bosch 26l/min instantaneous on 2 x 45kg cylinders with auto changeover. I am prone...
  10. Some people have had issues with the original...

    Some people have had issues with the original style collets and reducers on the early series TRA001 units. The collets were the cause of a lot of complaints with US users, and 1/2' shank bits were in...
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    Interesting 1904 Sliding table saw video.

    Found this interesting video of a 1904 slider in regular use in the USA in a coach making shop. Machine has two arbours and two blades mounted, so you can change between a ripping blade and a...
  12. DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    I tend to agree with Lappa that CANBUS is...

    I tend to agree with Lappa that CANBUS is controlling the high beam relay coil but the relay is controlling the lights, and even with faulty globe detection, an additional 100mA draw for the coil on...
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    Sorry, not much help in identifying the machine...

    Sorry, not much help in identifying the machine for you. It is fairly old and there would be little chance of finding off the shelf jointer knives for it. However, if you can access a proper...
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    Hi, First thing I would do, given the saw's...

    Hi,

    First thing I would do, given the saw's age and sheet metal frame would be to measure and compare the diagonals of the top of the frame to check that it hasn't be knocked out of square at...
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    Not familiar with the actual saw you have, but...

    Not familiar with the actual saw you have, but they have two general structures for mounting the blade arbour. What matters is how the trunions (blade support pivot mechanisms) mount to the saw.
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    Yeah, the torsion box is the upper surface of the...

    Yeah, the torsion box is the upper surface of the window box. It sits on a framed up carcass with full height dividers between the drawers/storage areas. The carcass would normally sit on a kicker...
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    One solution that I would be looking at would be...

    One solution that I would be looking at would be a torsion box, basically two sheets of ply separated by a honeycomb array of supports and structural edging. That way you get the support of a thick...
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    SOUTH AUST Picked up at the PO this arvo in good condition....

    Picked up at the PO this arvo in good condition. Thank you
    Mal
  20. Thread: Cladding Feature

    by malb
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    Try Shotts in Clifton Hill. They have a variety...

    Try Shotts in Clifton Hill. They have a variety on their website in the Hardware -Other Hardware section.
  21. Stay away from the 'rust converter' type...

    Stay away from the 'rust converter' type products. They only work where there is rust, and convert it to a hard black substrate that is fine to paint over, but looks ghastly as a black polka dot...
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    As Elan has said, its a matter of length and...

    As Elan has said, its a matter of length and practicality, jig can be a little longer than material (room for clamping each end to grip material) to get a straight edge on part, versus having to...
  23. Thread: Stanley quality

    by malb
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    Old rule of measuring things- 'Never swap tapes...

    Old rule of measuring things- 'Never swap tapes midway through a job'.

    Either tape is OK for made to measure work, i.e you use a tape to measure up what you need to do and use the same tape to...
  24. I generally use the 25mm or so thick camping...

    I generally use the 25mm or so thick camping floor mats with the edges punched so that the sheets can be set up to interlock. Advantage is that a couple of sets can be arranged to break down full...
  25. HELP Technically, I believe that what you have at the...

    Technically, I believe that what you have at the moment is legit provided that the house is not a rental. However that status is only until you have any electrical work done, at which time it should...
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    SOUTH AUST I'll buy this if still available Rev. Please send...

    I'll buy this if still available Rev. Please send me a PM with details of how you prefer to be paid (Direct deposit, Paypal etc) and I will transfer funds ASAP. Postage will be to PO BOX 146...
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    CLAIMED Congrats Enfield Guy, and many thanks to Mr...

    Congrats Enfield Guy, and many thanks to Mr Anonymouse, Neil, and any others involved in organising things. Best wishes and thanks to all concerned.
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    The seven thou between the straight edge across...

    The seven thou between the straight edge across the tables should not be an issue provided that the red insert that the blade passes through during the cut is at the same level as the straight edge....
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    Are you measuring things at the cut or on the...

    Are you measuring things at the cut or on the machine? A lot of blades have the disk slightly hollow ground on both sides for clearance in the cut, then have the carbide chips weld on overhanging...
  30. Thread: Remember Me?

    by malb
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    Thanks Neil for returning Rod to the fold, he was...

    Thanks Neil for returning Rod to the fold, he was around when I joined long ago and always seems to have a worthwhile contribution with his posts.
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    Based on the info that the chain seems to bind...

    Based on the info that the chain seems to bind about every couple of turns of the height adjuster, and the fact that the thicknesser was secondhand, I wonder if there might be rust around the chain...
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    One general word of warning regarding cutting...

    One general word of warning regarding cutting metals, the chips are very hot when they come off, and are quite capable of embedding themselves into any plastics in their path. If you use the metal...
  33. Thread: Trim Routers

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    I looked through EBay with a filter of Australian...

    I looked through EBay with a filter of Australian sellers only and found one 2200W trimmer for about double the indicated price. Reading the listing, the vendor is claiming a 'peak power' of 2200W...
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    Track them down through the Jet site and they are...

    Track them down through the Jet site and they are in Archerfield QLD, go to their own web site (c 2018) and they are in Bendigo Vic. Same contact email address though.
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    Keep your power runs above floor level, rather...

    Keep your power runs above floor level, rather than under concrete, and you can change layouts etc as needs change, new equipment appears etc. Drops from the ceiling/trusses etc are a lot more...
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    CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
  37. I'm thinking a Woodfast myself, I have the Gilbro...

    I'm thinking a Woodfast myself, I have the Gilbro super smoother and can see some obvious differences, though the general layouts are similar. There is nothing to indicate effective working width.
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  38. You should be able to charge the current pack...

    You should be able to charge the current pack faster than 2A, 30AH capacity at a 2A rate would be a minimum 15hrs, so what you are experiencing is what I am expecting. No battery pack will return...
  39. It's rare for Bob and I to disagree on electrical...

    It's rare for Bob and I to disagree on electrical matters, but I just checked my online references and find 18650B cells to be rated at 3.4 AH. Fourteen cells in series will be in the region of 52V...
  40. Thread: Gimmick or handy?

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    Chipsaway have an i Gauging digital tape for a...

    Chipsaway have an i Gauging digital tape for a little more than the one in the link, circular and about the size of a standard 8m tape, maybe a bit narrower. Theirs can be set to read imperial...
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    A planer will likely cause chip out if you try to...

    A planer will likely cause chip out if you try to use it to level the assembled box joints later as the joint segments perpendicular to that being planed will have unsupported edges. Use a...
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    Each stud may carry 3000kg in compression, you...

    Each stud may carry 3000kg in compression, you are applying a moment to them because you are effectively applying the load at least half the width of the board (assuming wide boards arranged 1 wide...
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    For the most part, the calls come from offshore...

    For the most part, the calls come from offshore (China, India or similar) via VOIP (voice over internet protocol) and just pop up in the Aussie phone system. They spoof an unallocated number for...
  44. We built a new house to a custom plan last year,...

    We built a new house to a custom plan last year, neither of us need wheel chair at present, but may in the future, spouse has had two ankle reconstructions and both knees replaced, my knees and...
  45. 99.x% Isopropyl is available from electronics...

    99.x% Isopropyl is available from electronics stores like Jaycar and Radio Parts, it used to be used for cleaning tape heads etc but is also used for cleaning printed circuit boards and such....
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    I would prefer 3 holes to two to minimise chances...

    I would prefer 3 holes to two to minimise chances of the insert rising on one side and throwing things out with setups etc. Also don't make the holes 120 deg apart, make a pair about 110 degrees...
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    If I have the option, and need consistent and and...

    If I have the option, and need consistent and and smooth edges, I stack as Skew suggests before cutting to final length then run a couple of screws through the stack face to face each end to...
  48. Thread: 1/8" Blade

    by malb
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    My first suggestion would be to get the saw...

    My first suggestion would be to get the saw behaving with the blade supplied with it. You suggest that it is tiny and cheap, which also suggest that it would be folded sheet metal, quite flexible in...
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    How flat ply will be is a function of how it is...

    How flat ply will be is a function of how it is installed and how well you can manage moisture levels on the faces. My father sheeted out a large sunroom (22' x 15') with 1/4" inch ply over hardwood...
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    I assume from the mention of oak faced ply that...

    I assume from the mention of oak faced ply that the intention is to keep the timber surfaces exposed rather than upholster the unit and conceal the frame surfaces. Based on that alone, I make the...
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