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    Both explanations seem credible, Haveabeer and...

    Both explanations seem credible, Haveabeer and Auscab.

    But it still leaves the basic questions:

    If you are using Dominos, why do you need the bolt, and
    If you are using the bolt, why do you...
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    519645 Why would you want to mix threaded...

    519645



    Why would you want to mix threaded rod and dowels?

    Sam Maloof had a more sophisticated version of that joint on his tables and a far more sophisticated version on his chairs - he...
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    Thanks. Basically the same technique, except...

    Thanks.

    Basically the same technique, except that I keep the steam flowing until its clamped to the former.
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    Not sure what you mean here, Rustynail. I keep...

    Not sure what you mean here, Rustynail.

    I keep the steam flowing continuously through the bending process. Effectively, the working time is infinite (or the boiler goes dry).
  5. You've got your wires crossed, Ian :roll: I...

    You've got your wires crossed, Ian :roll: I don't think I mentioned conduit or its absense ...

    The wiring runs in 1" plastic conduit to the shed and to exposed powerpoints and light switches. ...
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    Rusty is quite correct, but I regard the...

    Rusty is quite correct, but I regard the continuous bag as expendible. It comes in at least 3 grades - 50, 100 and 200 micron - my current stash is 200μ which is probably overkill - but it is much...
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    Are you sure? Is the standard 10 m2 total, or...

    Are you sure?

    Is the standard 10 m2 total, or
    Is it 10 m2 per shed?


    My reading is that if it is less than 10 m2, less than 2.4 m high, etc, then it is deemed to be "not a building" and is...
  8. I have no idea of the wiring to my shed except...

    I have no idea of the wiring to my shed except for the ciruit breakers on the main switchboard:

    lighting circuit - 10 amps,
    power point circuit - 20 amp.


    The latter is adequate on the...
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    I have used a Wagner steamer for many years -...

    I have used a Wagner steamer for many years - heats up quite quickly and works very well. Only downside is that it is a bit small - you have to top up tank continuously.

    I stopped using a steamer...
  10. Should be fine, Nicola, provided it is thick...

    Should be fine, Nicola, provided it is thick enough and sufficiently rigid - the slightest flex will crack the grouting.

    Your enemies are flexing and moisture. Before tiling, I would coat all...
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    I have had very good experiences with Britton...

    I have had very good experiences with Britton Timbers, based in Smithton, Tasmania.

    They have a branch in Dandenong, Victoria.
  12. Easy; just go shopping 25 years ago.

    Easy; just go shopping 25 years ago.
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    Just a wee bit bigger?

    Just a wee bit bigger?
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    Now, that is what I call a dust collector, BM. ...

    Now, that is what I call a dust collector, BM.

    https://www.woodworkforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=519178&d=1668308129
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    Hopefully, our OP will answer that question...

    Hopefully, our OP will answer that question shortly, Delbs.
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    All good questions, Ray. And I think that is...

    All good questions, Ray.

    And I think that is critical - they are questions.

    The element of general taxation on vehicles is so ubiquitous, I do not think they can do the taxing largely through...
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    So right. They will have to do a really big...

    So right. They will have to do a really big re-think.

    If you add up the total taxes collected by both state and federal governments from cars - import duties, fuel tax and rego - you get a big...
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    Although he hasn't commented on this thread,...

    Although he hasn't commented on this thread, Derek has written fairly extensively on router selection. From memory, he favours the old Elu and its reincarnation under the deWalt brand. IMO, worth...
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    Welcome. ABeanie Have a look at this:...

    Welcome. ABeanie

    Have a look at this:
    Building a Cyclone
  20. I will also back Aarons judgement on this: ...

    I will also back Aarons judgement on this:

    dovetails look machine cut,
    hand cut dovetails almost always have narrow cut pins,
    those nested tables were popular from Hong Kong and Indonesia...
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    Your basic options with the planks, Stu, are as...

    Your basic options with the planks, Stu, are as follows:



    519085
  22. I have never used the Bosch GEX 185 Li ROS so can...

    I have never used the Bosch GEX 185 Li ROS so can make no specific recommendation about the model.

    However, I agree with Pippin's generic comments.

    The advantages of attaching a vacuum to a...
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    FF - You mean that people in Canberra will travel...

    FF - You mean that people in Canberra will travel all the way to Queanbeyan to buy their cars?
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    Let the war begin and escallate; who has the...

    Let the war begin and escallate; who has the prettiest inserts?

    https://www.woodworkforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=518789&d=1667382731 Leading contender Hodgo
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    :doh: I also like Pozi, but frequently divert...

    :doh:

    I also like Pozi, but frequently divert to Phillips because of availability.
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    Precisely my definition, too, Mr Brush. For once...

    Precisely my definition, too, Mr Brush. For once we are all on the same page, I think.

    Also share your dislike of splitters; riving knives are so much more versatile.
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    Mr Brush's method using a stubby splitter would...

    Mr Brush's method using a stubby splitter would probably work for you Hodgo.

    https://www.woodworkforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=518978&d=1667861553&thumb=1


    However, I am very...
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    https://www.woodworkforums.com/attachment.php?atta...

    https://www.woodworkforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=518789&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1667382731

    Hodgo, the cause of the problem seems to be that the size of ihe insert hole on the saw bench is too...
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    https://www.woodworkforums.com/attachment.php?atta...

    https://www.woodworkforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=518789&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1667382731


    Never thought inserts could be pretty - well done Hodgo.
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    Crazy! I can drop my tools and everything else...

    Crazy! I can drop my tools and everything else on the floor quite easily - I don't want the table doing it for me.
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    Rather surprised by your thread, dave; I googled...

    Rather surprised by your thread, dave; I googled Triton Workcentre videos and got heaps of hits for both the mk 3 and the 2000. The principals are the same.

    i had a quick look and was horrified...
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    We had the same problem many years ago, Paul, but...

    We had the same problem many years ago, Paul, but we could not find a way to repair the lid.

    Eventually, I bought a glass saucepans lid of the same diameter. My assessment:
    * Aesthetically -...
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    Wooden boat builders switched from resorcinol to...

    Wooden boat builders switched from resorcinol to epoxy glues 50 years ago.
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    Fully agree. Nuts'n'Bolts ​in New Town "excrete"...

    Fully agree. Nuts'n'Bolts ​in New Town "excrete" on their competitors on quality and price and service. Staff actually know their products.
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    Aaron, we have a king size bed with full width...

    Aaron, we have a king size bed with full width 19mm Tas oak T&G battens. It was bought second hand in c.1985 and still going well.

    Laminating full width curved battens should not be difficult -...
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    What; you do not like screws with detachable...

    What; you do not like screws with detachable heads?
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    A long-shot answer. We were in Japan before...

    A long-shot answer.

    We were in Japan before lockdown and visited a semi-antiques shop specialising sashimono joinery - some really spectacular craftsmanship. I absolutely loved it.

    The doors...
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    I can remember buying VB like that, in the days...

    I can remember buying VB like that, in the days before rip-top cans, and you needed a can opener to access your VB.



    We were in China a little before they locked down, and I can confirm that WP...
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    :wts:

    :wts:
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    Sorry, but you have lost me FF. Cannot see...

    Sorry, but you have lost me FF.

    Cannot see how you can connect a fast charger to a "stupidly long" extension lead - surely it is limited to 10 amps, perhaps 15 amps in some cases.

    Appreciate...
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    Probably right, Paul. But in the short to...

    Probably right, Paul.

    But in the short to medium term, there will probably be "excess thermal power" continuing to be available in the midnight to 6.00 am slot. Those stations do not ramp up and...
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    Tried that, but my bench fell off the ceiling!

    Tried that, but my bench fell off the ceiling!
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    Does it matter? Or why are people obsessed with...

    Does it matter? Or why are people obsessed with fast charging?

    Most people will come home, plug their electrical vehicle in and will want it charged before they drive away the next morning, 10-12...
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    Agree to disagree on this, Chris! My experience...

    Agree to disagree on this, Chris! My experience is that Quick Grips work better through dogholes than Festool Quick Clamps.
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    If you are willing to put salvaged material...

    If you are willing to put salvaged material through your machinery then fine.

    Besides the obvious surface nasties - shells, barnacles, bolts, nails, etc - marine poles may have hidden nasties. ...
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    Yeah; buy Quick Grips.

    Yeah; buy Quick Grips.
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    Every one wants a workshop about 50% bigger than...

    Every one wants a workshop about 50% bigger than they have got ....

    But you can do with less. My first workshop was 2.4 x 2.4 x 2.4 metres, a cube built by the previous owner. Each wall and the...
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    My old Stanley set is not plated. The little...

    My old Stanley set is not plated. The little screw drivers disappeared years ago and I cannot remember if they were black acid treated. I cannot say I even noticed the plating on the "doomed set"...
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    They are different colours? Perhaps all three...

    They are different colours?

    Perhaps all three buy in product from the same Taiwanese manufacturer?
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    No, No, No and No! Ten plus years ago I would...

    No, No, No and No!

    Ten plus years ago I would have agreed with you. My 1983 vintage screwdriver set gave stirling service but was showing its age; I bought a replacement and returned it. Enough...
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