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    Keith I have tried to attach an image of a actual...

    Keith I have tried to attach an image of a actual pair of gauge glasses so you can see how they are connected to a boiler. It has cocks (instead of valves,) and you will notice that the steam and...
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    Yes. Normally there is a pipe to a tundish or...

    Yes. Normally there is a pipe to a tundish or below the floor.
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    Nice work Keith. The gauge glass will have a...

    Nice work Keith.
    The gauge glass will have a connection to the steam space (top) and one below the glass to the boiler, hopefully in the water space. These are generally fitted with (In America)...
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    VICTORIA That's a steal. A lot of new routers are more...

    That's a steal.

    A lot of new routers are more than what your asking. I paid twice that for an OF1400 in fair condition.

    Good luck with your sale.
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    Sliding doors. Fun. Hope they slide easy and no...

    Sliding doors. Fun. Hope they slide easy and no little bits of fuel gets stuck in the slides. Of that's right its a wood burner. Makes it a bit easier, so long as the billets fit through the fire...
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    NEW DRAW I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    Nice picture of the backplate in the cab. Points...

    Nice picture of the backplate in the cab. Points to note - as is normal American practice the Engineer (driver) is sitting on the right in reach of the regulator and the reverser (Johnson Bar). I...
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    Link and pin coupler. Railway coupling -...

    Link and pin coupler. Railway coupling - Wikipedia Not the safest to use but found in North America in the early days of railroading up to the turn of the century (1900).
    The little details are what...
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    PS: Does anyone know if Bunnings or M10 are still...

    PS: Does anyone know if Bunnings or M10 are still open? Does anyone care?[/QUOTE]

    Here in Victoria yes they are (at the moment).
    Yes I care. I need the hardware store open for spare parts and...
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    Sorry to hear what you are going through. Be...

    Sorry to hear what you are going through.
    Be prepared for tougher visiting restrictions. Where I work they have cut visiting hours and only one visitor a day. (With some exceptions.) Also no...
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    Nice smoke box door and ring. Any ideal if you...

    Nice smoke box door and ring.
    Any ideal if you are fitting the "smoke box door" with plain handles, or a handle and wheel? That is assuming the door has not got buttons all the way around which...
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    One positive that has come is the reduction in...

    One positive that has come is the reduction in the number of aircraft been flown which should reduce the amount of greenhouse gases produced.

    CoVid 19 could be more effective than Greta T.
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    Please note that Vegimite in no longer owned by...

    Please note that Vegimite in no longer owned by "Kraft". It is now owned, since 2017, by Bega Cheese.
    Vegemite - Wikipedia
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    You might want to watch this from about 10:30...

    You might want to watch this from about 10:30 YouTube No, that is not the recommended way to eat vegimite. As others have said, spread it thinly on bread, toast or savory biscuits. It is salty and...
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    Sorry to hear Bowls has been curtailed, but it...

    Sorry to hear Bowls has been curtailed, but it does give us more shed time; either that or more time with the partner. :oo:

    Your model is starting to ring a tune. Will need to build up some steam...
  16. If fitting a privacy lock, make sure it can be...

    If fitting a privacy lock, make sure it can be unlocked on the outside.
    I had a client (with young child) who wanted a bolt fitted inside the bathroom. Would make it difficult to access in an...
  17. This may or may not work for you. I needed to...

    This may or may not work for you.
    I needed to paint digits on a wall and like you I had no pattern or stencil. I ended up buying some numbers from a party shop. For the one digit I was missing I...
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    While the GTG at Box Hill may have been...

    While the GTG at Box Hill may have been cancelled, :( gatherings on the Forum are still permitted and perhaps encouraged. :)
    Even though I have not got to any of the gatherings, I feel that I know a...
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    I wonder if it will effect the divorce/separation...

    I wonder if it will effect the divorce/separation rate?
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    On the weekend I used a Bosch 29mm hole saw...

    On the weekend I used a Bosch 29mm hole saw without the pilot to cut a couple of "O"s only a few mm deep. Worked fine for what I wanted. Yes you do need a drill press and a good quality hole saw. ...
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    If cats does not have visible registration, catch...

    If cats does not have visible registration, catch and give to council as a stray.
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    When I expire from what ever cause, I am not...

    When I expire from what ever cause, I am not going to worry about my tools.

    I have a life membership of an organization. Every year they send out a membership card that has an expiry date. Does...
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    Just changed some fluro tubes at home with LEDs....

    Just changed some fluro tubes at home with LEDs.
    Note how the LED tubes come with substiTUBE starter. This replaces the fluro starter.
    Also in the packaging is a sticker (one for each tube) to say...
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    I can understand your pain with NBN. My...

    I can understand your pain with NBN.

    My accountant was moving and the new place did not have NBN. How far was he moving? One floor down in the same building!
  25. I bought a cheap unit second hand. Detroit Double...

    I bought a cheap unit second hand. Detroit Double Green Crossline Laser Lever with Wall&Floor Clamp Bracket | Total Tools (I paid $150 used, and does not have the clamp).
    Has 3 power options. Fits...
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    All things being equal with specs, an extra 1k or...

    All things being equal with specs, an extra 1k or 2k for a saw stop could save much more than if an injury occurs. Read BobL posts on some of his Men's Shed experiences.

    Festool is about to...
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    Yellow Octopus expects supply problems in a...

    Yellow Octopus expects supply problems in a couple of months.
    One furniture retailer is looking to Vietnam.

    Unfortunately Australia does not have the manufacturing industry it once had.
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    Not likely to work with electronic ballast. ...

    Not likely to work with electronic ballast.

    With iron core ballast, you will need to change the starter to an LED starter (which is more like a fuse). If you just remove the starter you will have...
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    Yep its a bargain but how would I transport it?...

    Yep its a bargain but how would I transport it? (On top of an extension ladder.) Where would I keep it and what would I use it on?
    It is still a bargain if cut down to 3 metres but I still have the...
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    Sydney Tools Sydney Tools...

    Sydney Tools Sydney Tools $299
    Total Tools Makita 18V 165mm Brushless Circular Saw Right-hand Blade Skin Only DHS660Z | Total Tools $299
    It appears that Makita has a fixed retail price. If you can...
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    Here is a quick example of an item I am dreaming...

    Here is a quick example of an item I am dreaming of buying.
    Makita 18V 165mm Li-lon Cordless Circular Saw - Skin Only $299 looks like the regular retail price at the tool shops.
    Then eBay Makita...
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    My experience working with an electrician - you...

    My experience working with an electrician - you can replace your standard fluro tubes with LED tubes BUT the regular starter is replaced with a special LED type starter fuse and it can have an iron...
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    And it does not appear to have a handle. I...

    And it does not appear to have a handle.

    I often find that there are no bargains on eBay. Many things are way over priced. Yes it always pays to research the regular retail price of an item.
    And...
  34. Thread: Eyes Checked

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    Lloyd had to see the doctor for his employment...

    Lloyd had to see the doctor for his employment medical. As part of this he had his eyes checked and the doctor put in a couple of drops as part of the test.
    On the way home his vision got mighty...
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    I see you have had a riveting time. No doubt it...

    I see you have had a riveting time. No doubt it was a lot quieter than when the engine was done and more pleasant than doing hot rivets on a hot day.

    Drive motion has come up good. Steam dome will...
  36. Not sure of your access, if it has a ramp or...

    Not sure of your access, if it has a ramp or stairs.
    Perhaps something like this would help STAIR CLIMBER - 500KG TRACK for Rent - Kennards Hire Note capacity may not be sufficient for your machine...
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    Sometimes you can get a good buy from Gumtree. I...

    Sometimes you can get a good buy from Gumtree.
    I bought a sander which I had seen in a second hand store on line for $ 399 plus delivery. Then saw the same item on Gumtree for $ 280 and it was...
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    Spark arresting smoke stack indicating wood...

    Spark arresting smoke stack indicating wood burning boiler.
    Well turned Keith. Probably a lot easier to make than the tapered boiler.
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    You can please some of the people some of the...

    You can please some of the people some of the time but you cannot please all of the people all of the time.

    Are some of the activist just causing a commotion just for change?

    How come some...
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    "They" haven't found a way to tax you for...

    "They" haven't found a way to tax you for laughing yet!

    But I bet the government is working on it.
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  42. Thread: Damper

    by Handyjack
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    Traditional damper is done in foil or camp oven...

    Traditional damper is done in foil or camp oven in the camp fire. No thermometer or thermostat.
    While I say camp fire, it is more hot coals than fire.
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    Cross head guides for the cross head. Cross head...

    Cross head guides for the cross head. Cross head connects the piston rod to the connecting rod with the little end. Big end is on the crank which can be on the driven wheel, axle or crankshaft. ...
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    My jig is a sheet of melamine with pre drilled...

    My jig is a sheet of melamine with pre drilled holes. 1800 x 445mm 16mm ABS Pre Drilled Melamine Shelving | Bunnings Warehouse Cut down so I am only using one row of holes which I have drilled right...
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    When it comes down to the essentials, most...

    When it comes down to the essentials, most railway engines are the same when comparing them with wheel arrangement and power source. It is only the local embellishments that sets them apart.
    An...
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    To help find a solution can you provide an image...

    To help find a solution can you provide an image or good description of lid construction.
    Have you considered some sort of stay, even a couple of bits of sash cord?
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    You could always consider the cheaper end of the...

    You could always consider the cheaper end of the Makita range. Makita MT Series Router, 1000W M3601G — United Tools Burleigh or Makita MT Series 12.7mm (1/2in) Plunge Router, 1650W M3600G — United...
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    I started off with a 1/4" plunge router. When the...

    I started off with a 1/4" plunge router. When the lock mechanism wore out I bought a trimmer. Only used it for a short time. Difficult to adjust and hard to see what I was doing. This was my...
  49. Thread: Just HNY

    by Handyjack
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    It is always good to read your posts. Wishing...

    It is always good to read your posts.

    Wishing you and all Forum reader's the best for 2020.
    May you have success at what ever you do and good health.
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    Yes the boiler would not be the easiest to...

    Yes the boiler would not be the easiest to replicate with a tapered section. I would not be surprised if the taper is uneven with more at the top and less at the bottom.
    They came up with some odd...
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