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    Could be a good size but long term the PVC would...

    Could be a good size but long term the PVC would eventually harden - probably need something more flexible like silicone tubing of some kid.

    I now realize its going to be of limited use for WW as...
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    Those really small bits can't really be used in a...

    Those really small bits can't really be used in a standard router situation as they usually require precision slow feeding on metal mill of some kind.
    Routers have too much weight (inertia) and the...
  3. The sanding sealer is most likely preventing the...

    The sanding sealer is most likely preventing the wood from absorbing the oil.

    Problem is now even if the oil is wiped off and the sanding sealer sanded off some of the sealer will have penetrated...
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    What size (dam and depth) are you after? If...

    What size (dam and depth) are you after?

    If these dimensions are small enough something from a Dremel might suit.

    I should also be possible for someone with a tool and cutter grinder (metal...
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    Here is a pic of that box of plane parts I...

    Here is a pic of that box of plane parts I referred to above.
    The box contained 2 5's, 3 3s and the 78 Carter. Plus loads of other bobs and bobs but not enough to make a complete plan.

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    Revisited another mens shed this morning to...

    Revisited another mens shed this morning to advise on a lingering fine dust problem.
    A thin layer of fFine dust settling out over everything.

    Smallish shed surrounded by inner suburban housing...
  7. Thread: Leveling a garden

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    For a moment I envisaged an existing garden...

    For a moment I envisaged an existing garden needing a demolition.

    In that case I could lend you my dogs.
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    good to hear its back on track and hope it all...

    good to hear its back on track and hope it all goes well.
  9. Interesting "sauce of different" duct fittings

    "Sauce" came up on autocorrect so I left it there :)

    Don't know how well they will fit standard PVC ducting etc but this might be useful to some people.

    Exhaust Fans, Heat Transfer, Sub Floor |...
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    I'm think more about making than buying.

    I'm think more about making than buying.
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    Interesting Vac head

    Not sure where it could be used in the shed but the idea is interesting.

    VacuuMax

    It shows a video of vacuuming the dust out of a box full of washers - I guess that's one/.
  12. Clearout raises some important issues, and while...

    Clearout raises some important issues, and while it's not the same type of operation the number a variety of personality clashes I saw and experienced at Mens Sheds does have some relevance. Most...
  13. Really? - my laptop has a 1TB SSD and is being...

    Really? - my laptop has a 1TB SSD and is being written to multiple times a day. Is there a difference between internal and external SSDs?
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    coasting time for grinders

    Finally gave away my green grinding wheel that I bought about 10 years ago as I haven't used it since I added a diamond disc to the side of my first CBN wheel.

    In the green wheels place I have...
  15. They also get special insurance deals through the...

    They also get special insurance deals through the association.



    This could be trickier than it sounds but good luck anyway. :)
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    Insurance.
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    I have successfully used, various thin cardboards...

    I have successfully used, various thin cardboards eg from a cereal box, covers from exercise books, lino, used high grit number ROS sanding discs, and old school blotting paper.

    I once made a car...
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    Here's a side by side with my old Stanley...

    Here's a side by side with my old Stanley (belonged originally to my Uncle who gave it to me in 1967) and the 78 "Carter" I'm R&Ring

    The differences look like the handle krinkling handle pattern...
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    Thanks guys, I reckon Malb has also provided...

    Thanks guys,

    I reckon Malb has also provided lots of help over the years.

    Then there's also a bunch of members that contribute regularly by welcoming and helping newbies with basic forum...
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    Thanks Ian - that is very kind - I will ask said...

    Thanks Ian - that is very kind - I will ask said friend.
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    Yeah thanks Dan have just found that site myself.

    Yeah thanks Dan have just found that site myself.
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    Thanks Ian The blu rebate has an "A78" marking...

    Thanks Ian

    The blu rebate has an "A78" marking on one side and a "WS B'ham, England" on the other.
  23. Something to think about is that while natural...

    Something to think about is that while natural wood appeals to woodies and a few people, most people will not care much about natural wood frames.

    If you want a "budget" sideline for larger...
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    Thanks for the responses Bill and Ian - much...

    Thanks for the responses Bill and Ian - much appreciated.

    I do intend to use my 78 but would like to keep the original threads if I can.

    Interestingly both my working 78 and the one I'm...
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    Sticky: Thanks for that nice clear explanation - yes I...

    Thanks for that nice clear explanation - yes I eventually remembered this (had to drag it back from long lost memories).
    Some time after the start of this thread I made small dyno to test HP...
  26. Thread: Wifi Boosters

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    Unfortunately that didn't work, long narrow house...

    Unfortunately that didn't work, long narrow house has 3 levels and multi pitch corro iron roof plus foil insulation so no shed or back yard reception at all when basestation in roof cavity.

    The...
  27. My son uses one of these. USB 3.0 Docking...

    My son uses one of these.
    USB 3.0 Docking Station with LID for 2.5" and 3.5" SATA Drive- black colour | eBay

    but he is constantly covering/testing/hacking drives so it's not exactly a caddy.
    ...
  28. Thread: Wifi Boosters

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    Now I have 3 of them! There's something...

    Now I have 3 of them!

    There's something "anti-wireless" about shape of our house (long/narrow) and the "damp" in our 100 year old soft clay bricks that blocks WIFI, so to cover the whole house...
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    Anyone can wear pretty much anything in Luton as...

    Anyone can wear pretty much anything in Luton as the weather is relatively mild so there's not much of a joke there.

    The real joke is when westerners first went to the middle east or the Aussie...
  30. Thread: Wifi Boosters

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    Thanks Chris. Last night I tested how the new...

    Thanks Chris.

    Last night I tested how the new WIFI base station and the VFDs played together by holding my mobile right next to several VFDs running motors while the mobile was playing a you tube...
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    I agree, the Neis handles are a a real cut above...

    I agree, the Neis handles are a a real cut above the cheaper ones that are around. The weight of them alone says they have more of something in them than just plastic. I'm not going to buy the cheap...
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    78 rebate plane lever cap screw

    I'm resurrecting and old 78 rebate plane and there's no lever cap screw.
    It looks like the screw is 1/4" BSW and a 1/4" BSW will start but only progress about 2 turns.

    Looking at my other 78, the...
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    SWMBO sleeps well into mid morning if she gets...

    SWMBO sleeps well into mid morning if she gets the chance whereas I usually get up around 5am and sometimes times avail myself too he opportunity to go a 24 hour supermarket when there's very few...
  34. Thread: Wifi Boosters

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    A few weeks back I gave a Zoom presentation from...

    A few weeks back I gave a Zoom presentation from my shed and while the WIFI connection was OK from the wood work end of the shed (where i did most of there presentation) it was less than adequate...
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    It sounds like your setup is better than most I...

    It sounds like your setup is better than most I have seen, but with respect to invisible dust my testing of dust removal by fans that blow has been underwhelming. Its a bit like herding cats and...
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    The light and dark shading on alternate teeth...

    The light and dark shading on alternate teeth suggests so.

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    At the risk of sounding like a broken record :)...

    At the risk of sounding like a broken record :) (and for the sake of any newbies reading this) the primary use of a DC is to deal with wood dust that cannot be seen, the stuff that can be seen is far...
  38. Thread: Bench vice jaws

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    An old school engineering buddy old me how he...

    An old school engineering buddy old me how he changed all his vice jaws to mild steel as this produces less damage to object being held.
    If they get damaged Mild steel is cheap and they can easily...
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    Bell Mouth hood and DC on 60Hz (so pretty loud)...

    Bell Mouth hood and DC on 60Hz (so pretty loud) but even that only reduces the chip scatter.
    Instead of a 3-4+ metres the chips are mostly down to 2-3 metres and no fine dust.
    With the DC on 60Hz...
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    For 1-2 hours a week or operation I would suggest...

    For 1-2 hours a week or operation I would suggest a shop vac that "blows" as well as "sucks" and attach an extra hose to the outlet and poke that out the door or window.
    Ryobi wet and dry or similar...
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    Poll: No App has been installed - all that has been...

    No App has been installed - all that has been added is the OS requirements to be able to install and run the Android/Apple COVID tracking App.

    See
    Have Apple And Google Uploaded A COVID-19...
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    I have not used one but I have visited several of...

    I have not used one but I have visited several of Sheds where they were being used and the layer of fine dust all over those sheds showed they were clearly not up to handling the fine dust on...
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    I've consulted in person to about two dozen...

    I've consulted in person to about two dozen different mens' shed in the last few years but I only go back to see what they have implemented if I am asked to sort out follow up problems. Most sheds...
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    Poll: I seriously doubt IT - if so this would be all...

    I seriously doubt IT - if so this would be all over the media AND in in courts faster than COVID19 .

    Don't know about the latest Vic cases but up until last Sunday the App has apparently not...
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    Another mens shed visit today. Inner suburban...

    Another mens shed visit today.
    Inner suburban small shed, with 3 large roller doors - two open today.
    About 20 members present, not much dust making activities happening when I turned up.
    Mainly...
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    Flow claim is 53 L/s which is about 112 CFM which...

    Flow claim is 53 L/s which is about 112 CFM which is the same as a clean empty shop vac.

    You will need about 7x that for an SCMS, for Bandsaws it depends on size but for a 14" you need about 5x...
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    Kipp clamp handles for machinery

    Both fence ratchet adjustment handles on my 14 year old Sherwood combo planer thicknesser carked it about 5 years ago. Basically the plastic handles break off from their metal threaded inserts and...
  48. Yes you can dunk it in PA but for something like...

    Yes you can dunk it in PA but for something like a chuck the PA needs to be carefully washed out. I would boil it in deinioized water for ~10 minutes. Then the water needs to be displaced so heating...
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    Went to a coastal Mens shed this afternoon for a...

    Went to a coastal Mens shed this afternoon for a consult. Nice big shed - nice atmosphere.

    Shed's on a bit of a rise about 3 km from the beach.
    Two very large roller doors at each end of the...
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    The common or star point will be inside one of...

    The common or star point will be inside one of those yellow sleeves.
    The cotton thread will need to be cut way and then a plastic spatula will be need to pry the junctions off the resin
    The star...
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