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    Sorry no other pics at this stage, I reposted it...

    Sorry no other pics at this stage, I reposted it here from an unrelated forum as it seems very antique tool like.

    The OP will have access to it again in a couple of weeks and take more pics if...
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    It does a bit, but that's not it. I'm sure it...

    It does a bit, but that's not it. I'm sure it dispenses or applies some kind of substance.
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    Can you identify this mystery tool?

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    Unmarked, appears to deliver small quantities of a thick liquid (or possibly powder/granules) down a brass channel to a pointed tip. Apparently turning the handle causes the tip to...
  4. It's hard to picture what your service corridor...

    It's hard to picture what your service corridor looks like, but the point is that if you can suck your dusty air outside somewhere where it can't harm you (and of course neighbours etc) then you...
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    Thanks Chris, that's awesome inspiration! I was...

    Thanks Chris, that's awesome inspiration! I was already thinking along the lines of some of it - ie, getting away from flexy stuck in the back of the fence, and improving the below-table cross-flow...
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    Thanks for the advice, I will ditch the ring and...

    Thanks for the advice, I will ditch the ring and rotate the impeller housing through 90 degrees so it blows straight down and add a short, nicely flared chute.

    Bob, does this change your opinion...
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    Pic for fun: 482324

    Pic for fun:
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    Thanks Bob, all understood except the last bit. ...

    Thanks Bob, all understood except the last bit.

    I have no bags or filters at all. Perhaps I've used the word 'separator' incorrectly? I'm referring to the steel ring that the bag and filter...
  9. How much space do you have in your 'service...

    How much space do you have in your 'service corridor'? It sounds like the ideal place for the DC if you can manage it!
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    Ok, I've re-read the 2HP thread a couple of times...

    Ok, I've re-read the 2HP thread a couple of times now and my head (and wallet) hurts, but my system is slowly. starting to take shape. I really have to thank the members who have contributed to the...
  11. I use Sketchup a bit, not much more than a...

    I use Sketchup a bit, not much more than a beginner myself but I've picked up a couple of tricks that may help the OP.

    One is that 'guides' often won't connect to the place you want them to (like...
  12. I don't think so, as there would then be nothing...

    I don't think so, as there would then be nothing stopping the fence sliding freely along the line between points A and F. The curve is the secret sauce that deliberately moves the fence to cancel out...
  13. Parabolic curve for pivoting router fence

    Not sure if this kind of thing has been discussed here much, I couldn't find anything in a quick search although I may be using the wrong terms.

    To try and summarize, the idea is for the fence to...
  14. Thread: First plane

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    Righto! :) 480572 480573 480574 I'm...

    Righto! :)

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    I'm happy with it so far, I don't immediately see any missing bits or major issues that would prevent it being fettled into shape. I'm not convinced that...
  15. Thread: First plane

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    Thanks everyone, I found an old Bailey #4 on eBay...

    Thanks everyone, I found an old Bailey #4 on eBay for not much money, it looked complete to my eye and I figured it would be worth its price for entertainment. The pine cupboards in this old...
  16. Thread: First plane

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    First plane

    Yup... Just as the title says, I'm looking to buy a plane.

    I can't call myself a woodworker, constructor is more like it. But I have some (pine) cupboard doors that don't open and close as...
  17. Pottery wheel bats - square drive instead of pins?

    Hi all, my partner is the (novice) potter and we've just set up a proper studio space. She mentioned that she'd like some round bats for her wheel.

    While looking into them it seems they usually...
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    Thanks BobL, so from your description it sounds...

    Thanks BobL, so from your description it sounds like maybe the dust leaves the tool at too high a velocity to be contained by a narrow flow of air, and actually needs a 'diffused' intake to draw it...
  19. Well I guess it depends what you consider...

    Well I guess it depends what you consider 'cheap'. Bunnings sell Ormonoid in 1L for about $13.
  20. Why not just paint it with PVA glue?

    Why not just paint it with PVA glue?
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    Thanks BobL, that's a great help understanding...

    Thanks BobL, that's a great help understanding the relative merits of cyclone vs bags. I may also try just directly venting, there is plenty of space behind the workshop (I could even incorporate a...
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    (Woops, double post)

    (Woops, double post)
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    Youtube is a goldmine of free education,...

    Youtube is a goldmine of free education, especially with some solid channel recommendations to get you started.

    I was listening to a podcast recently (sorry, forget who) and the guy had set...
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    Yep, the '1220mm' dimension of the sheet is...

    Yep, the '1220mm' dimension of the sheet is supiciously close to 48" :-
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    Interesting, that was the first I'd heard of any...

    Interesting, that was the first I'd heard of any 32mm standard, so I did some googling. Looks like it all stems from (pre-existing) 32mm gears being the best option for the line boring machines...
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    Thanks BobL and sorry about the lack of labels -...

    Thanks BobL and sorry about the lack of labels - the diagrams are just a cross-sectional side view. The green bit is the table saw cabinet (the grey shapes inside it are the approximate motor...
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    Table saw & router dust control ideas

    Planning an upgrade. I've done quite a bit of reading on this forum and I hope I've got a reasonable layman's grasp of what's required, but keen to hear all opinions.

    The workshop is a tin triple...
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    Sorry Graeme, I was working on this and it took...

    Sorry Graeme, I was working on this and it took longer than expected to respond to your message.

    It's probably not clear from the pic, but the hardwood elements (rails?) will be 'T' shaped, so...
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    Thanks guys. My experience with the wood is that...

    Thanks guys. My experience with the wood is that yes, it is largely made up of smaller pieces finger jointed. There was no difference in price, the first supplier had a mix of solid and laminated...
  30. Ok, so the concept has evolved a bit, and I...

    Ok, so the concept has evolved a bit, and I figured I'd post updates here for anyone interested, even though the thread title may be becoming obsolete!

    I'm thinking I may take another tack with...
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    Thanks for the replies. By way of background, I'd...

    Thanks for the replies. By way of background, I'd already bought some solid pieces, but my design evolved and I needed more. I can't get to that supplier right now (apparently there's a bug going...
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    Solid vs laminated F17?

    Generally speaking, am I right in assuming that laminated (glue-lam, 2 pieces) hardwood is more dimensionally stable than a single piece?

    I'm putting together a general purpose workbench, the main...
  33. New multipurpose bench - fixed fence, moving router and drill?!

    Hi everyone, I've been a bit of a lost sheep in recent years but I'm finally getting things together and setting up the woodworking side of my workshop. At this stage my level is mostly DIY-grade...
  34. Repeatable oil finish for interior timber features?

    Hi all, I'm doing some renovations on an open-plan farmhouse.

    Some of it is getting painted, but some of the bigger / more interesting bits of rough sawn timber will get a light sanding and left...
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    Thanks for the responses, looks like I'm not...

    Thanks for the responses, looks like I'm not alone but some folks seem to have nailed it.

    Where do we find these 27mm / 36mm vac hoses? And how do we adapt them to fit a shop vac or cyclone?
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    Dust control?!

    Hi all, pretty apt post given my username :D

    I have a dust extractor in the workshop, but I need to do some interior renovations to the house. Every time I buy a new power tool it seems to come...
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    I made this one a few years ago, when I had...

    I made this one a few years ago, when I had limited workshop facilities (I'd like to think I could do better now). Start with a pallet, add 4 legs, 3.5 sides and a roof:

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    She...
  38. Thanks Alex, you are right, lots of good info...

    Thanks Alex, you are right, lots of good info there - unfortunately it doesn't really help me much, other than to clarify that there isn't a 'standard' configuration at the heights I'm looking at....
  39. Table and seat heights - something between dining and workbench?

    Hi all, hoping for some advice from folks that have some experience picking table and seat heights.

    My dining table is doing my back in, as it sees a lot of use as a food prep and meat butchery...
  40. Thanks Ian, you might be right. In the UK there...

    Thanks Ian, you might be right. In the UK there is a commonly-available substitute called Creocote, I'm at a loss to explain why no such substitute is readily available here, it seems like such a...
  41. I've had the pest inspectors in, there is no...

    I've had the pest inspectors in, there is no current termite activity, there is no nest. Nothing to treat.

    I have a bunch of discoloured, exterior timber that I want to stain for aesthetic...
  42. Well, yes, but bulldozing the whole place and...

    Well, yes, but bulldozing the whole place and rebuilding it out of steel isn't an option at this time. Painting the verandah with something to pretty it up is, and in the not-so-distant past the...
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    How portable does it need to be? If a full sheet...

    How portable does it need to be? If a full sheet of formply is both large enough and portable enough then I think that's a really good solution. You could screw some slim batons to the underside for...
  44. Timber beautifier / preservative / termite deterrent?

    I have a little place in southern NSW. The veranda is formed by redgum bush poles set directly into the ground, with a sawn timber (oregon?) framework supporting the tin roof and also forming...
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    Plumbing gravity HWS to wood stove

    I'm about to take delivery of a new wood stove with wet back, which I intend to plumb in to my existing (all gravity) hot water system. I know that a continuous fall/rise is required, but I'm...
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    Great find, thanks Gaza. At 260-290Kg/m3 that is...

    Great find, thanks Gaza. At 260-290Kg/m3 that is a third of the weight of most hardwoods. Even at 10mm thick it would still be half the weight of a 6mm hardwood. Looks like I could 'secret screw' it...
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    Hardwood slats / T&G for caravan lining?

    Hi everyone, I am working on a 'show' caravan and I'd like to line the walls and ceiling with hardwood - preferably aligned longitudinally. The caravan will not be fitted out internally as it will be...
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    Hi gt88, As you can see this sort of question...

    Hi gt88,

    As you can see this sort of question draws a lot of responses.

    The suggestion to buy a corded tool is a good one. They may not be easy to find but you should be able to get a good tool...
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    Here's some more interesting reading - this guy...

    Here's some more interesting reading - this guy is building a 'Kenyan Top Bar Hive' which was designed to be easy to build and maintain:

    Building The Bee Hives In Pictures - AussieHomeBrewer.com
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    12v Lithium tools: AEG, Milwaukee, Ridgid

    Does anyone happen to know if the AEG, Milwaukee and Ridgid 12v Li-ion tools share a common battery?

    The Ridgid and AEG drills look the same to my eye. AEG has a very limited range at this stage...
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