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    H&F and MacNaught Retracta

    More of a service review than a product, but thought I'd post a positive as we're so quick to complain when things go wrong.

    I bought a Retracta retractable garden hose from Hare and Forbes around...
  2. Pretty old machine (1989), buyers premium of 16 %...

    Pretty old machine (1989), buyers premium of 16 % and an $1100 removal surcharge... bidding already over $1000. It's easy to miss those auction add-ons that start to make bargains much less of a...
  3. Thread: Tawny Frogmouth

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    I love Tawnys. We have a family that occasionally...

    I love Tawnys. We have a family that occasionally appears with new chicks around September. The chicks sometimes peck at their reflections in our patio doors - we were perplexed by the noise when it...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    WITHDRAWN: This is a great lathe - if it was nearby I'd be...

    This is a great lathe - if it was nearby I'd be around to look pretty quickly.
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    I don;t have either saw, but my DeWalt tools are...

    I don;t have either saw, but my DeWalt tools are for brute force and ignorance, the Hikokis are more refined and nicer to use
  7. Thread: Thermal cameras

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    Thanks John They sound like the Flir one...

    Thanks John

    They sound like the Flir one attachment for the iPhone mentioned in the original post. My concern with this type of imager is that the phone connectors will likely change, making the...
  8. Thread: Thermal cameras

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    I don't think the mobile phone apps do true...

    I don't think the mobile phone apps do true thermal imaging (can't see how they could with no sensor). They just use some sort of thermal mask and a fudge... may be wrong there.

    I'd be interested...
  9. Thread: Thermal cameras

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    Thanks Nick - I'll take you up on that. Saves me...

    Thanks Nick - I'll take you up on that. Saves me spending on something I may only use once. If I find it's more useful than expected I'll get one.
  10. Thread: Thermal cameras

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    Thermal cameras

    Wondered if anyone had any experience of these things here?

    I want to get something to start sorting out all the draught spots and insulation issues in this old house, as well as possibly going...
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    Yup - they've mixed up pictures of the 5 and 700....

    Yup - they've mixed up pictures of the 5 and 700.

    The ad is for the previous model number 700. New one is 576429. I don't know if there's any real difference, apart from the new gen systainer. So...
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    $6K is a bargain. tell them to take your money

    $6K is a bargain. tell them to take your money
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    I've just checked. $1450 inc post to Aus (UK VAT...

    I've just checked. $1450 inc post to Aus (UK VAT gets deducted), although there are a few varieties.

    And, at risk of sounding like a stuck record:
    Axminster price to aus includes all taxes and...
  14. Thread: rotary axis

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    You could have a look at this page: Avid CNC...

    You could have a look at this page: Avid CNC Rotary Axis - the two installation and calibration guides may give you some ideas. They're mach4/avidCNC specific, but you may be able to do something...
  15. Been a while since I looked at the reviews, but i...

    Been a while since I looked at the reviews, but i seem to remember Hitachi/Metabo featuring well for comfort and a go-to tool when you didn't need brute force and ignorance.

    I've got a festool...
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    I started off with a generic torquata 50mm...

    I started off with a generic torquata 50mm surfacing bit, and always seemed to get some burning. Problem with those cheaper bits is they usually don't come with any cutting data. I'm not experienced...
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    Welcome to Australia. Fines apply

    Welcome to Australia. Fines apply
  18. Thread: Tap n Die mixed

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    SOLD: and paid

    and paid
  19. Thread: Tap n Die mixed

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    SOLD: I'll take both

    I'll take both
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    For a basic plug & pray, Woodpixel's BSide...

    For a basic plug & pray, Woodpixel's BSide suggestion looks hard to beat - I may get one just to have lying around for random checking
  21. Thread: Pallets wood

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    One of these would help ...

    One of these would help
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    If you can afford them, Wurth's proprietary Assy4...

    If you can afford them, Wurth's proprietary Assy4 drive is really good. They do a range of decking screws - Decking Screws - Premium Quality, Stainless Steel - Wurth Australia

    We've just replaced...
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    ATC the Hornberger way

    I thought a geneva mechanism rotating tool changer might be challenging to build and program, but our friend Marius Hornberger levels it up and takes auto tool changing to dizzy heights.

    My Best...
  24. Thread: Avid Upgrade

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    Thanks for that- I hadnít thought of the tool...

    Thanks for that- I hadnít thought of the tool length
  25. Thread: Avid Upgrade

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    Avid/Mach4 comes with a pre-install setup program...

    Avid/Mach4 comes with a pre-install setup program that checks and disables all the windoze quirks that might upset your machine - including auto-updates. I manually update my windows regularly, and...
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    Just had a look at Masso and see that it's a...

    Just had a look at Masso and see that it's a complete system, so not possible to swap at leisure. Looks interesting, and it's local, which is a +. I like their integrated touchscreen contoller....
  27. Thread: Avid Upgrade

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    I'm very happy with the AvidCNC. Sadly I don't...

    I'm very happy with the AvidCNC. Sadly I don't get enough time to play with it.

    Had a quick peak at Avid's website, and most things have gone up by about 15% since I bought, except the rotary,...
  28. Thread: Driftwood Lion

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    That is incredible

    That is incredible
  29. Thread: Avid Upgrade

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    Avid Upgrade

    Got fed up with mouses and keyboards dangling around the workshop #firstworldproblems so I got myself a touch screen monitor for the CNC controller.

    Mach4 running on an ancient Intel NUC which I...
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    SOLD: Thanks Tony. I'll hold off for now. We may be...

    Thanks Tony. I'll hold off for now. We may be doing a bit of a road trip to Bight next month so I'll see if they're still around then.
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    SOLD: Tony I'd be interested in the lot, depending on...

    Tony I'd be interested in the lot, depending on the freight cost. Delivery would be to Merewether Heights 2291
  32. Pity it's not Newcastle!

    Pity it's not Newcastle!
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    I had a quick internets scout around -axminster...

    I had a quick internets scout around -axminster UK now stock them, as do toolstoday (US). Neither will ship it to Aus (Axminster will ship most things, but seem to have tightened up a bit on...
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    Peter is that spiral cutter Felder's Silent...

    Peter is that spiral cutter Felder's Silent Power? Odd comment "It has a spiral cutterblock which was professionally installed" suggests it's not something that came with the machine.

    I'm...
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    Some 2FA pointers: An authenticator app is...

    Some 2FA pointers:


    An authenticator app is more secure than SMS messaging (as SMS's can be re-routed). The authenticator does the code math on your device, so it never travels through the...
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    So the OTP/2FA has worked to protect you - they...

    So the OTP/2FA has worked to protect you - they tried to log in. Amazon sent a OTP request. It went to your phone. The hackers did not get it, so could not continue and get into your account to buy...
  37. Thread: CNC Help!

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    Probably easiest if there's someone near you as...

    Probably easiest if there's someone near you as post to-and-fro may be a pain, but it's a pretty easy project. Unfortunately I've sold my parf guide, or I could have cnc'd one for you and checked...
  38. Do a forum search. There's been a fair amount of...

    Do a forum search. There's been a fair amount of discussion around kitchens/cutting/banding - it won't be specific to yours, but its good general advice.
    Easiest, quickest and most accurate would be...
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    Well, I've put a $60 Fe$tool dowel boring bit...

    Well, I've put a $60 Fe$tool dowel boring bit through a $60 Fastcap clamp, so that'd pay for 154 hours of vacuum...!

    Like all of these non-commercial projects we mess about with, the value is in...
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    WARNING: If you are Australian, your government...

    WARNING: If you are Australian, your government has decided you are too dumb to work with electricity, so don't try this at home or you and yours will all die horribly. It's as bad as dividing by...
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    Some useful suggestions. I have a 3D printer,...

    Some useful suggestions.

    I have a 3D printer, with another large format beast on order. I may get around to making some pucks for specific tasks, but my setup would be better served with a large...
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    CNC Vacuum Table Build (WIP)

    Thought I'd post my vacuum table build progress here - it'll be a slow WIP due to limited time in the shed.

    I'm not a vacuum expert, so I'd welcome thoughts, opinions and discussion here. I'm...
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    It may also be worthwhile looking around at...

    It may also be worthwhile looking around at different dealers.
    Our local stihl dealer has been pretty good (depending on which staff member you get to deal with). Service has been good, although...
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    Pretty sure the kreg drill bits and plug cutter...

    Pretty sure the kreg drill bits and plug cutter will work fine with the armor tool stuff - I have a small kreg jig that still comes out occasionally for hard to reach areas on things already built,...
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    Go into a shop if you can and have a look at the...

    Go into a shop if you can and have a look at the Ego stuff. It is cr4p.

    Husqvarna do a 2mm twisted line, which is what I have. No idea whether you can stick thicker stuff in.

    I decided on Husq...
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    Timbecon have a substantial special on all...

    Timbecon have a substantial special on all Armortool until midnight 21/03. Up to 35% off - and the pocket hole jig is included.

    If you were considering one, now is the time:...
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    I've had a stihl FS400 for many years. Just...

    I've had a stihl FS400 for many years. Just bought a Husqvarna 535iRXT. It is phenomenal. I wonder around wreaking carnage and wonder why I waited so long to get it.

    I already have a couple of...
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    Max diameter on the bit is 12mm and I was making...

    Max diameter on the bit is 12mm and I was making 12mm holes, so it was all from one side.
    They do another flavour with fewer and larger steps if you planned on making lots of smaller holes in a...
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    I'll try the DW's if I wear the MW out. Put it...

    I'll try the DW's if I wear the MW out.

    Put it in the drill press and through a bunch of 8mm steel plates yesterday, and it made 12mm holes without trouble. The added impacts in the driver...
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    N.S.W. I'll put these on scumtree now - will leave the...

    I'll put these on scumtree now - will leave the ad here in case of late interest
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