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  1. No one with any experience will accept "wood in...

    No one with any experience will accept "wood in exchange for removal" for a suburban tree. The economics and risk simply say no!

    Yes it is a nice specimen, straight and certainly has potential as...
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    +1 on QMP. Nice non-traditional style & also...

    +1 on QMP. Nice non-traditional style & also looks custom for a left hander.
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    Only one slight problem, most of the vacuum pumps...

    Only one slight problem, most of the vacuum pumps that we use do not like moisture and fail rather quickly.
  4. Thread: Sawstop

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    Good question. Perhaps less than SawStop. :D

    Good question. Perhaps less than SawStop. :D
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    6th Jan 2021 ?? :) And who said "We welcome...

    6th Jan 2021 ?? :)


    And who said "We welcome in the new year and see out 2020 - it can't get any worse." It's not off to a good start in the good ol' USA.
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    Live Center Bearing Cleaning and Repack - YouTube...

    Live Center Bearing Cleaning and Repack - YouTube

    One style of live center though many now use open or sealed ball bearings / roller bearings in the design.
  7. Thread: Sawstop

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    The "reaching over/around the blade to collect...

    The "reaching over/around the blade to collect stock post cut" is a very bad habit to develop. It becomes more hazardous, with far higher risk when the operator is not using a blade guard, and a...
  8. Thread: Sawstop

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    The Felder PCS seems to offer a "better" solution...

    The Felder PCS seems to offer a "better" solution in a number of key areas imo.



    The SawStop relies upon a part of the human body to contact the moving blade to be detected then activate the...
  9. Thread: Sawstop

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    Bob the report is "Table Saw Hazard Study on...

    Bob the report is "Table Saw Hazard Study on Finger Injuries Due to Blade Contact" - UL LLC, well worth the read.

    Back in 2010 I downloaded NEISS & CPSC data initially looking for "Wood Lathe...
  10. Thread: Sawstop

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    The SawStop offerings are certainly of much...

    The SawStop offerings are certainly of much higher quality than many of the offerings in that market segment.

    I agree that overall the lower price point market segments do require "more protection...
  11. Thread: Sawstop

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    Still unconvinced - so the "sausage" dummy that...

    Still unconvinced - so the "sausage" dummy that SawStop use to demonstrate the effectiveness of the technology is dependent upon the size of the "sausage?" or is a "pinky finger" less likely to be...
  12. Thread: Sawstop

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    It appears to be an expensive lesson to learn, if...

    It appears to be an expensive lesson to learn, if in fact that you did something "wrong." One potential source of "false triggering" could be debris within the saws housing, say stray aluminium swarf...
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    :whs: :whs: I agree, just the wonders of...

    :whs:


    :whs:

    I agree, just the wonders of working with a manufactured product produced from a natural material. Sanding to remove the DO is not an option, for the reasons given, its a...
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    I have had mixed experience with wood described...

    I have had mixed experience with wood described as G striata, some absolutely fits the "oozes resin for years" tag while other pieces have been very accommodating. However as Ian rightly points out...
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    It is quite possibly, White Silky Oak - Grevilea...

    It is quite possibly, White Silky Oak - Grevilea hilliana; or Silver Oak - Grevilea parallela.
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    SOLD: 2 packages at $18.50 is OK with me & next year is...

    2 packages at $18.50 is OK with me & next year is fine with me - I'm in no hurry. Have a Merry Christmas.
  17. Thread: Sawstop

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    Ah, it is very different! A motor vehicles...

    Ah, it is very different!

    A motor vehicles disk brakes are designed to slow / stop a vehicle in an acceptable period of many seconds and is not designed to prevent all / any injury. There are...
  18. I would advise not making any further attempts to...

    I would advise not making any further attempts to start the lathe and to fully isolate it from the power supply. Contact H&F re the issue and formalize a warranty claim.


    In general I am...
  19. SOLD: Parcel arrived mid last week. Very well packaged...

    Parcel arrived mid last week. Very well packaged - thank you.
  20. Thread: Sawstop

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    This does not seem at all plausible to me .... if...

    This does not seem at all plausible to me .... if the blade is stationary then rotated at very low rpm (compared to running 5 to 7000 rpm) and the saw is isolated as it should be when changing a...
  21. Thread: Sawstop

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    Not to mention the very high potential for resin,...

    Not to mention the very high potential for resin, dust and debris to inhibit the effective braking.
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    One has to wonder how these would survive in a...

    One has to wonder how these would survive in a typical workshop environment? Perhaps only suitable for use in an A/C's sterile office?
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    Unfortunately the "spin" used by politician's,...

    Unfortunately the "spin" used by politician's, and promoter's of any "beneficial" technology is always over simplified. Trying to win an argument with a 15 yo about why solar & wind is not the magic...
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    We are the fortunate recipients of the Queensland...

    We are the fortunate recipients of the Queensland Solar Scheme.

    QSS FIT 44 c/kWh
    Tariff 11 - general domestic to 30/06/2020 - 23.661 c/kWh
    Tariff 11 - general domestic post 30/06/2020 - 23.661...
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    Vern, try the Qantilda Museum in Winton staff...

    Vern, try the Qantilda Museum in Winton staff there may be able to assist.
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    View the 3'20" mark at STIHL TIMBERSPORTS | 7plus...

    View the 3'20" mark at STIHL TIMBERSPORTS | 7plus as Jamie Head makes custom axe handles for elite axemen.
  27. Joe, look up "Barron River Guitars" on Youtube -...

    Joe, look up "Barron River Guitars" on Youtube - Allen McFarlen has a number of short clips on using epoxy as a pore filler. Epoxy Pore Fill on Concert Ukulele - YouTube
  28. One "red flag" to me with this shed is the most...

    One "red flag" to me with this shed is the most unusual orientation of the "C Purlins" as they are in "Girt" orientation or its more likely that they are "top hat sections."

    "C Purlins" must be...
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    SOLD: Wayne, I will take these. Please add to the...

    Wayne, I will take these.

    Please add to the "tassie pines." I will make payment into your acct for the wood and another when you have the postage details.

    Cheers
    geoff
  30. Best to contact shed designer / supplier for...

    Best to contact shed designer / supplier for specific advice. Very few of these structures are designed for "additional loads" only for the typical structure loads that it will experience during...
  31. Thread: Tassie pines

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    SOLD: That is OK with me. Hope you caught a few trout....

    That is OK with me. Hope you caught a few trout. :D
  32. plus the burning splinter test - refer Bootle's...

    plus the burning splinter test - refer Bootle's comments in "Wood in Australia - Types, Properties and Uses" By: Keith R. Bootle
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    Forstner bits Archives - Dubbeld Wood Tools...

    Forstner bits Archives - Dubbeld Wood Tools
  34. Is it even solid wood? If purchased from a...

    Is it even solid wood? If purchased from a mainstream commercial furniture outlet I would say most probably not.
  35. Thread: Tassie pines

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    SOLD: Hi Wayne, No takers yet?? I will take them as...

    Hi Wayne,

    No takers yet?? I will take them as your wood has always been good quality.

    No rush on postage, the new year will be fine. PM postage when you work it out.

    Cheers
    Geoff
  36. Thread: Sawstop

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    "An oscillator generates a 12-volt, 200-kilohertz...

    "An oscillator generates a 12-volt, 200-kilohertz (kHz) pulsed electrical signal, which is applied to a small plate on one side of the blade. The signal is transferred to the blade by capacitive...
  37. Thread: Sawstop

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    I find SawStops explanation of their technology...

    I find SawStops explanation of their technology oversimplified with

    1. Monitor & Detect


    The blade carries a small electrical signal.



    When skin contacts the blade, the signal changes...
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    I have often wondered just how sensitive the SS...

    I have often wondered just how sensitive the SS technology is and for the reasons you have listed. I decided that I would definitely not be an early adopter.

    Will the SS activate if it hits say a...
  39. SOLD: I will take it. Post Code 4817

    I will take it.

    Post Code 4817
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    That bowl is a little over 350mm in dia. The...

    That bowl is a little over 350mm in dia. The blank it came from and the others are around 450 - 500mm sq and a little over 100mm thick. Certainly appears to have both heart and sap wood. The lot of...
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    Rob that bowl of mine was very frustrating. The...

    Rob that bowl of mine was very frustrating. The chocolate areas were very hard, the spalted areas not as hard but certainly as hard as old dry red gum etc.

    The bowl gouge would lose its edge in...
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    I have turned some QLD Walnut Endiandra...

    I have turned some QLD Walnut Endiandra palmerstonii (Lake) from a few sources and have found it to be quite variable, both in weight, colour and working properties. One board which is the most...
  43. Thread: PVA or Epoxy

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    Now that is a different kettle of fish all...

    Now that is a different kettle of fish all together - you are reglueing, not glueing. Changing glue formulation / type now is not advised nor real practical. Use the same adhesive - and preferably...
  44. Thread: PVA or Epoxy

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    Perzactly! Case in point - AV Syntech AV515...

    Perzactly!

    Case in point - AV Syntech AV515 is a "polyurethane" glue but it is nothing like other "foaming" polyurethane glues. AV515 Polyurethane Adhesive | ABL Distribution Pty Ltd

    In...
  45. Thread: PVA or Epoxy

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    All the above is pretty good advice, however to...

    All the above is pretty good advice, however to recommend the "ideal" glue for your small high strength glue up requires more info. Don't discount CA glue for small projects.

    There is pretty much...
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    Caustic baths, "chemical" / "natural" paint...

    Caustic baths, "chemical" / "natural" paint strippers, heat guns are used to soften the old paint. Soft paint and power sanding is not a great combination as you have found out. Hand stripping with a...
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    Further to the above advice, take light...

    Further to the above advice, take light "supported" cuts with a very sharp bowl gouge right from the start! Aggressive cuts will cause chip-out that is hard to remove even with a "#40 grit gouge." :-...
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    Try a timber recycling yard for old timber house...

    Try a timber recycling yard for old timber house stumps. Or a house removal specialist, they may be happy for you to take them off their hands for nix.
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    In that sort of scenario this is excellent...

    In that sort of scenario this is excellent advice.

    A lesson I learned in my early teens, "value is only what a potential / available purchaser is prepared to pay in your selling time frame &...
  50. :rolleyes: :D Is that a pinky promise. :roflmao:

    :rolleyes: :D Is that a pinky promise. :roflmao:
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