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  1. Thread: Powtran Problem

    by BobL
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    I had quick look at the manual and cant see...

    I had quick look at the manual and cant see anything related to that output either.

    When you say "start up" do you mean "starting the motor" or just "turning on the mains power to the VFD"?

    If...
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    All wood is naturally anti-bacterial, some, more...

    All wood is naturally anti-bacterial, some, more so than others, Aussie woods are all on the high anti-bacterial side.
    As for the hot water immersion - even the pine boards I made 40+ years ago...
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    I agree about using a P or S trap , we had small...

    I agree about using a P or S trap , we had small frogs crawling back up into the sink and depending on what I put down there it sometimes stank.
  4. Thread: Help

    by BobL
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    If you mean the photos in old posts? then no....

    If you mean the photos in old posts? then no.
    Around mid 2012 there was a an unfortunate loss of almost all photos prior to that date during a forums software update.
    A few members have been able...
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    If I stopped to think about who to buy from I...

    If I stopped to think about who to buy from I probably wouldn't buy much, so I tend to give my meagre custom to stores that provide some form of service whether its on-line or in the store. There are...
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    Back in the mid 90s we did a house extension that...

    Back in the mid 90s we did a house extension that included one and half flights of jarrah stairs the offcuts of the treads being perfect sizes for bread boards so I made about half a dozen boards for...
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    Thanks Ian. The Scissors type knurling tool...

    Thanks Ian.

    The Scissors type knurling tool does seem to find an optimum quickly and the way just thumb and forefinger pressure on the pressure nut is enough to cut knurls in brass is a bonus....
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    My experience is the opposite. Back in 2020 a...

    My experience is the opposite. Back in 2020 a local Total Tools branch were the only ones that responded to my email enquiries about a SCMS I was chasing.
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    When I was working there in 2010 it seemed pretty...

    When I was working there in 2010 it seemed pretty similar to our regs. At uni we were not supposed to work in a lab alone and if you got caught by security you got reported to the head of...
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    The recycled redgum should look pretty nice. ...

    The recycled redgum should look pretty nice.


    This was made as a gift but I didn't take any photos.
    Here are some of the boards I used.
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    I've lost count of the timbers I have used for...

    I've lost count of the timbers I have used for cutting boards - these are some I can remember.

    - WA redgum
    - Spotted gum
    - Jarrah
    - QLD Red Box
    - Pine
    - Tuart (that'll be pretty rare in your...
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    I thought for a moment you were referring to and...

    I thought for a moment you were referring to and electric vehicle charging station :D
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    I m surprised a single person is permitted to use...

    I m surprised a single person is permitted to use a managed workshop facility. DIY is different to managed group for which the management bears some responsibility. If the sole person has an...
  14. I found the dust versus time data for another...

    I found the dust versus time data for another large country shed, NO swampy.
    An average of about a dozen members attending at any one time - lots of standing around and chin wagging.
    Big Roller...
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    I say enforce the on-line booking system. If...

    I say enforce the on-line booking system.
    If users really want to use the shop they will learn.
    If you leave it optional they will always take the easy way out.
  16. I've been to over 30 mens sheds and have seen...

    I've been to over 30 mens sheds and have seen some very surprising things including the following.

    A large mens city shed (200 members with up to 40 members attending at any one time) plumbed...
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    Definitely agree about two batteries and...

    Definitely agree about two batteries and eventually even get a spare that sits on the charger.



    Why's that?

    I guess it depends what you are into?

    I can understand someone who has to...
  18. The other thing worth considering is improved...

    The other thing worth considering is improved ventilation. At the mens sheds I've visited even those with decent DCs there still seems to be continual pall of fine dust generate by power tools....
  19. Reminds me of the member using a router I waved...

    Reminds me of the member using a router I waved the SPL meter showing over 90dB in front of, and he said "S'ok I've taken my hearing aids out"
  20. Yep I agree. I couldn't get many of our blokes to...

    Yep I agree. I couldn't get many of our blokes to even turn the DC on let lone change a speed.
    At the mens shed I was a member of, only the supervisor could change the speed and he typically left it...
  21. I don't have a ClearVue but I do have a 4HP 3P on...

    I don't have a ClearVue but I do have a 4HP 3P on a VFD extractor and run it at different speeds depending on what I'm doing. Mind you I have a dust/particle counter running constantly so I can...
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    I have a small AC in my 42m^2 shed which is also...

    I have a small AC in my 42m^2 shed which is also sealed and insulated. If we have series of hot days the whole thing gets and stays really hot so if I want to do shed work after not using it for a...
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    A half decent evap AC will move about 10X what a...

    A half decent evap AC will move about 10X what a whirlybird can move (when the wind is blowing hard). They are also VERY effective against fine dust. I've monitored dust levels at the mens shed (WW...
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    Here we go. Doesn't look like brass but let me...

    Here we go.
    Doesn't look like brass but let me reassure that it is.
    I think it's the greenish tinge of the old fluroro desk lamp lighting I used for the photo.

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    For those interested...
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    I've had a similar experience. When I really...

    I've had a similar experience.
    When I really started getting into wood work abut 20 years ago i bought 2 green Bosch corded drills and they've had a hard life. A few years back one overheated and...
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    From my experiences at the mens shed where we had...

    From my experiences at the mens shed where we had a heap of different brands they are all pretty much the same.

    FWIW I settled on Makitas about 8 years ago and am very pleased with them. 3...
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    Don't forget It also works the other way. We...

    Don't forget It also works the other way.

    We have 14 panels on our corrugated iron front veranda and were told the same thing and was looking forward to having a slightly cooler outside spot to...
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    Wow! its really gone up in price. Just 12 months...

    Wow! its really gone up in price.
    Just 12 months ago I got 6m for ~$50
    was that DWV or stormwater, I think you will find that latter is cheaper
    I got mine from here.
    PVC PIPE - STORMWATER PIPE -...
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    I can believe the solar powered whirlies work...

    I can believe the solar powered whirlies work well, not only because they don't rely on wind, but supposedly, but if we can believe the manufacturers blurb (doubtful), they move about 5 to 7x more...
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    If you want something with a greater measurement...

    If you want something with a greater measurement range, has a solid cast iron base and easy, to use try this one.

    Mini Digital Height Gauge 0-150mm/6"/Frac

    I have the 300mm version /
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    Good idea to start/plan early. I rediscovered...

    Good idea to start/plan early.

    I rediscovered wood working in a bigger way about 8 years before I retired. at that time I had planned to work for considerably more than 8 years but I ended up...
  32. Wood has been known for many years to be...

    Wood has been known for many years to be antibiotic which is why wooden cutting boards and food containers are usually safe to use.

    However, it's the same compounds that probably cause issues when...
  33. WANTED:SA. I have the same problem with my pavers but...

    I have the same problem with my pavers but fortunately that section is only about 3m long and on one side of the footpath so I lay down a couple of pieces of thin sheet metal (old advertising signs)...
  34. I fixed it for you. If the image comes straight...

    I fixed it for you.
    If the image comes straight from a phone or camera it most likely has orientation information (EXIF data) attached to it.
    This need to be removed to get it to present in the...
  35. Thread: Simon's New Shed

    by BobL
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    Our house bought in 1978 had "lime green" shag...

    Our house bought in 1978 had "lime green" shag pile carpet, wall vents, and door frames. The kitchen had orange and green laminex, the lounge room had 3 pink walls and a wall with lime green, fluoro...
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    I've installed whirlybirds on top of lots of...

    I've installed whirlybirds on top of lots of shipping containers and I have to say that unless the wind is really blowing I have been largely underwhelmed.
    I measure a few airflows tru whirly birds...
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    Yep no worries. Yep Yep, that would...

    Yep no worries.


    Yep



    Yep, that would save a lot of effort.
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    In Southern California (but also in lots of...

    In Southern California (but also in lots of places in the USA) domestic buildings including multi storey apartment buildings are made of timber. The cladding is often coarse chipboard covered with...
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    That is going to be an issue for fine dust...

    That is going to be an issue for fine dust collection from most machinery but especially a mitre saw.

    Most DCs can only extract a max of ~425 CFM through 4" ducting,
    If the DC is up for it the...
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    You'd be better off hooking up your DC. Have you...

    You'd be better off hooking up your DC. Have you converted it to use 6" ducting ? If not that will make a big difference.
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    If its the rubber hood immediately under the dust...

    If its the rubber hood immediately under the dust pick up point, then in my thread on this I discuss the deflector and a different larger shroud which helps but not much on 45 blade tilts. ...
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    US$57 (including Shipping) will get you this one...

    US$57 (including Shipping) will get you this one from CTC tools in Hong Kong.
    13MM KEYLESS HIGH PRECISION DRILL CHUCK - MORSE TAPER SHANK - TANG #G62 | CTC Tools
    Its a precision item with 0.08 mm...
  43. WANTED:SA. I made a trolley similar to this one. 506434 ...

    I made a trolley similar to this one.

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    Mine is about 1m long and is wide enough so that it gets through the side gate but provided the sheets are stood close to upright it doesn't tip so...
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    Mitre saws are one of the dustiest machines in a...

    Mitre saws are one of the dustiest machines in a shed.
    Some saws are better than others at extracting dust at source using a shop vac but none have built in attachments that capture everything...
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    Old socks make good tool protectors. Maybe try a...

    Old socks make good tool protectors.
    Maybe try a second hand clothing store as they may have an odds and sods collection.

    You don't even need a sock for every tool. I've carted some of my home...
  46. Thread: Blood blister

    by BobL
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    About 10 years ago I dropped a 2m long x 50mm...

    About 10 years ago I dropped a 2m long x 50mm galv water pipe onto a big toe and it swelled up like balloon and a huge blood blister accumulated under the nail.
    Ended up using a red hot needle...
  47. Thread: Retirement.

    by BobL
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    "You vill verk till you DIE!"

    "You vill verk till you DIE!"
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    The plan is turn and centre tapped a short piece...

    The plan is turn and centre tapped a short piece of 20 mm rod that can be held in a chuck and then to bolt thru the piece with the narrow end up against the cylinder. The head of the bolt will have a...
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    I'm going to have a go at this for Dave in the...

    I'm going to have a go at this for Dave in the next few days.

    The large diameter that needs knurling is 25mm and the small one that could be used for holding is 16mm. I have a set of ER16 and ER32...
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    Something to operate blinds, curtains or shutters...

    Something to operate blinds, curtains or shutters perhaps?
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