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  1. Thread: Question for BobL

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    If you want a low cost alternative you could look...

    If you want a low cost alternative you could look at this
    https://www.woodworkforums.com/f200/dc-216419?highlight=Pressure+switch
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    Once the trees are down, I'd measure them up and...

    Once the trees are down, I'd measure them up and take pictures. Then do a yellow pages search for mobile timber millers in the the Toowomba area and send them the details indulging photos. It may be...
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    This hasnít been posted for a while. ...

    This hasnít been posted for a while.

    https://youtu.be/iTgQHWQoatg
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    In this case it doesnít matter but if you want to...

    In this case it doesnít matter but if you want to get the official word the hopefully NCA will be along soon.
  5. Thread: Question for BobL

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    Good so far. Not good after that.

    Good so far.


    Not good after that.
  6. At the same pressures, a 63mm duct will draw 1/4...

    At the same pressures, a 63mm duct will draw 1/4 of that of a 100 mm duct which is about a factor 2 below what is required for a TS.
  7. I agree with DJ. Most milling is a lottery...

    I agree with DJ.

    Most milling is a lottery anyway, but with pine the odds seem longer than average that you can extract something useful, especially if you have to pay someone else to mill the...
  8. Thread: More ER32 Collets

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    Just a heads up that CTC has a sale with 10%...

    Just a heads up that CTC has a sale with 10% discount until Nov 30.
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    Anything that's going to move or vibrate under...

    Anything that's going to move or vibrate under air flow is going to cause more turbulence and reduce flow.

    And don't forget , under the same pressure, 5" ducting has about 1.8x the air flow of...
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    Sticky: It depends on the guillotine. Paper is surprising...

    It depends on the guillotine. Paper is surprising abrasive so if its a high turnover guillotine it would not surprise me if int was made of an A (A2) type tool Steel. These steels are tough and can...
  11. Thread: More ER32 Collets

    by BobL
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    I bought my 19pc ER32 set (1 - 20mm) for CTC...

    I bought my 19pc ER32 set (1 - 20mm) for CTC tools in Hong Kong.
    ER32 COLLET SET (19 PCS) #A07 | CTC Tools

    The down side is their high shipping charges but I reckon they are definitely a cut...
  12. Thread: Lost slabs found

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    Lost slabs found

    A couple of months back my brother asked me if I had any longish slabs that he could use the timber from to make some kitchen bench tops for his house reno. We visited the tree loppers yard where I...
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    WANTED:QLD. I agree - it definitely does not feel right...

    I agree - it definitely does not feel right taking it out - yet I have done it many times.


    Yep - it's a tight fit and is the one blade I have that I don't run with the bottom of the teeth...
  14. Its not going to solve your space problems but it...

    Its not going to solve your space problems but it is possible to reduce the height of those saws by shortening the legs. I'd just cut the necessary amount of and weld new feet onto the cut off legs....
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    WANTED:QLD. My 19" CT BS can take a 32mm blade and while...

    My 19" CT BS can take a 32mm blade and while fitting it is not easy I certainly don't need to take the fence and table off to do it. Although if I had space I have to admit I would use a smaller BS...
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    No worries

    No worries
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    Im in South Perth, send me a PM if you cannot...

    Im in South Perth, send me a PM if you cannot find anyone closer..
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    I rotated some of the pics for you - to good not...

    I rotated some of the pics for you - to good not to see properly.
  19. Yep, especially if for shelves and cupboards. ...

    Yep, especially if for shelves and cupboards.

    Alternatively if you know where they are, you can always hang things from more substantial structures behind the ply. On the gyprock clad section of...
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    Yes, think audio/speaker horns 482865 A far...

    Yes, think audio/speaker horns
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    A far as fine dust is concerned it won't be quite as efficient as a round one as there will be some conflict with air flows at the corners that will...
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    Sounds about usual for Karri.

    Sounds about usual for Karri.
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    Iíve also used blutack with mixed success.

    Iíve also used blutack with mixed success.
  23. Meaning of the term HEPA: Originally the "A"...

    Meaning of the term HEPA:

    Originally the "A" stood for "Arrestance" so "High Efficiency Particulate Arrestance".

    The A = Air was later adopted because most people didn't know the meaning of...
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    Couple of tips. Use LOTS of tape at least 25 mm...

    Couple of tips.
    Use LOTS of tape at least 25 mm either side of cracks.
    Gently warm the wood either side of the cracks with a hot air gun - on hot days I just put the wood in the sun for an hour or...
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    :2tsup: 3 x 4" with BMHs would get about the...

    :2tsup:

    3 x 4" with BMHs would get about the same flow but its a lot more work.
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    Yes you would see a small improvement but this is...

    Yes you would see a small improvement but this is a really poor approach to lathe dust extraction.

    The first thing I would do is ditch the 3x4 outlets on the laguna and convert that to 6" (or 8"...
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    Thanks for that Gregg, I wonder how well it does...

    Thanks for that Gregg, I wonder how well it does with fine dust? It's a very narrow chute but then again its collecting as close to the source as possible.
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    Any chance that some CI of that old thicknesser...

    Any chance that some CI of that old thicknesser would match?
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    Back to files, one trick my metal work teacher...

    Back to files, one trick my metal work teacher taught me in 1967 was to "chalk a file", just rub the file with chalk before applying it to a bit of metal since it reduces the build up of swarf...
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    Of course you could always be a wood AND...

    Of course you could always be a wood AND metalworker!

    Some 9 years ago I got a nice little metalwork lathe for nothing. Have Ended up spending at least double the Nominal value of the lathe in...
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    Reversing an SP motor requires reversal of EITHER...

    Reversing an SP motor requires reversal of EITHER the main/run coil leads OR start coil leads. On your motor it appears this cannot be achieved outside the motor and the motor has to be opened up,...
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    I assume you are just venting exhaust air from...

    I assume you are just venting exhaust air from the Clearvue through the baffle box?

    If so, given that a substantial component of the noise from a Clearvue doesn't come from the air exhaust your...
  33. Thread: SCMS extraction.

    by BobL
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    Here's the saw (almost) in it tucked away...

    Here's the saw (almost) in it tucked away position under the LHS wing of the TS.

    It's about 1 mm too high to pass under the LHS front fence rail when the saw is in the lock down position but...
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    I agree they do look very cool. The seat and back...

    I agree they do look very cool. The seat and back are in such good condition I would just replace the arms with new bits of black leather. I would look on line for vendors of suitably sized pieces of...
  35. I'm sure you will find someone closer to home to...

    I'm sure you will find someone closer to home to make these for you but if you can't I can make them.
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    Here's the picture frame I made. The timber...

    Here's the picture frame I made.

    The timber for the frame was scavenged from the stiffening pieces running through the polystyrene padding/packing from the dishwasher we bought recently.
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    Correct. Apparent this tree had an larger section...

    Correct. Apparent this tree had an larger section of "swollen base ball" below that piece in my photo that was par-buried in the ground but the tree loppers removed that with a stump grinder! :oo:
  38. I haven't done any testing on those particular...

    I haven't done any testing on those particular saws. ThOSe saws also need an air vent cut into the side of the cabinet (opposite the dust collection port) to improved the cabinet venting.

    The only...
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    I agree it can be stunning. High quality Olive is...

    I agree it can be stunning. High quality Olive is one of the most prized woods around. Some semi custom made high end motor vehicles use it in their dashboards and other wooden trim. Large crack free...
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    Yes it is hard but even when dry it turns so...

    Yes it is hard but even when dry it turns so nicely.

    These small slabs came from a 30+ year old tree at my sons place

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    I made this (450mm) long spoon out of one of the pieces.
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  41. If it's just for sanding, I would replace the...

    If it's just for sanding, I would replace the dusties with a couple of bathroom vans venting the shed. A lot less noise too.
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    Good to hear it all worked out. Agree Allan is a...

    Good to hear it all worked out.
    Agree Allan is a top bloke.
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    My 12 year old olive tree story. Tree Lopper...

    My 12 year old olive tree story.

    Tree Lopper Mate (TLM) calls and says,
    "Bob got a 100 year olive tree coming up in the next month or so, are you interested?
    After picking my mouth up off the...
  44. Provided it's placed as close as possible to the...

    Provided it's placed as close as possible to the blade the under table that one will collect the most. If needs be, the top and bottom lips of that BMH can be trimmed to get is closer.
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    Well obviously I didn't do those ones that way :D...

    Well obviously I didn't do those ones that way :D
    I think I just marked an line at an angle across the wood and cut to the line. It was a while ago.
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    Yes it makes sense now. The main advantage of...

    Yes it makes sense now.

    The main advantage of the 3HP over a 2HP is it should handle the higher currents resulting from the increased flow caused by reduced back restriction. However, in such a...
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    1) Start by cutting out a rectangular blank. ...

    1) Start by cutting out a rectangular blank.

    2) Then I used some strips of wood I docked from the ends of wooden Venetian blinds I had to cut to size, and laid these up against the TS fence as...
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    It sure does. It's interesting what personal...

    It sure does. It's interesting what personal perceptions do. My mate who recently started wood working and I am sort of mentoring, and was deemed too incapable to own an angle grinder so his sons...
  49. Thread: Makita track saw

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    Originally Posted by BobL...

    Originally Posted by BobL https://www.woodworkforums.com/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png
    I have used a Festool track saw to break up a number of 50mm thick Jarrah slabs and can report not did...
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    I haven't seen them for a while either. The...

    I haven't seen them for a while either.

    The wing I bought was about 100 mm too short and did not have a T-track so I ended up adding an "L" shaped melamine extension on it anyway.
    My router...
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