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    I welded the base plates today and cut out the...

    I welded the base plates today and cut out the four legs.
    Decided to cant the legs at 20 instead of 5 mainly for asthetics.
    Was a bit tricky cuting at 20 on my drop saw as the scale only went to...
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    Nice! You should get lots of fun out of that.

    Nice!
    You should get lots of fun out of that.
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    Thanks Shed. Sounds like the way to go, if I can...

    Thanks Shed. Sounds like the way to go, if I can get one cheap enough and get it installed cheap enough. ( I can't get on roofs anymore)
    There's one local now for $500. Not sure if thats good or...
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    lol

    lol
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    lol...I did see that website.....Prolly too...

    lol...I did see that website.....Prolly too spendy for me. Also prolly 3 phase, which I don't have.
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    A S/H evap was an option at one stage. I would...

    A S/H evap was an option at one stage. I would have water plumbed in. If I could get it installed for a good price it might work. See them on Gumtree, especially this time of year.
    Would not need...
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    Done that before....Too much work wiring them all...

    Done that before....Too much work wiring them all in.....Most of teh time ppl pull out small fans to fit larger ones, as they are quieter. I have 2 in the shed, on a shelf already....lol
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    Yes...was wondering about that. It might fit...

    Yes...was wondering about that. It might fit between the rows of lights.
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    Thanks Alan, I already have one of those fans...

    Thanks Alan, I already have one of those fans mounted on the wall at the far end of the shed, because of the noise, and the space they take up.....
    I have 96sq m to space that I am fighting to keep...
  10. Thread: Strange Pliers

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    Thats a GOOD thing Chris.....

    Thats a GOOD thing Chris.....
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    Large ceiling fan for shed

    Anyone have a LARGE ceiling fan in their shed?
    My shed is insulated but it still needs the air to move around.
    I have a oscillating industrial fan but its noisey and too small.

    Domestic ceiling...
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    Yep, I plan in using the exisiting holes to...

    Yep, I plan in using the exisiting holes to minimise leaks. They have a raised lip so I will keep that.

    A bit more progress today. Not much as it was too hot.

    Steve

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    Still plenty of time Dave....:2tsup:

    Still plenty of time Dave....:2tsup:
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    Thanks John, I'm a bit OCD....I don't like the...

    Thanks John,
    I'm a bit OCD....I don't like the thought I bolting through a square tube like that, as they will tend to crush.( I know it doesn't have to be that tight....lol ) I would have to fit a...
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    Will keep that in mind Grahame. The stand weighs...

    Will keep that in mind Grahame.
    The stand weighs about 30 kg and the wheel mounts are right in the corners, but I will mock it up and do some testing before I weld fully.

    Working on the mounting...
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    Thanks for the 'heads up' Bob. The tray is 820mm...

    Thanks for the 'heads up' Bob.
    The tray is 820mm long, I think, so it should be ok. I was hoping to have a couple of models to choose from but alas, there was only one.....

    Steve
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    New 4x6 Bandsaw Stand

    I have finally started this project. Not sure how long it will take...I am deesigning it as I go...lol

    Wanted to use a Mill Stand, as they are very solid ( for a bandsaw ) and saves me making one...
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    Stand down everyone....lol I bought a new one......

    Stand down everyone....lol
    I bought a new one...

    Racingtadpole did kindy offer one he head but postage was a killer, so it was not possible.

    I can now get one with making my Band saw stand.
    ...
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    Just take the pressure Switch off . Its a lot...

    Just take the pressure Switch off . Its a lot easier.

    Disconnect the wiring on the PS first. Take cover off and take some pics with your phone before you disconnect anything. It's probably only 2...
  20. Thanks guys. I forgot to mention that I wanted...

    Thanks guys.
    I forgot to mention that I wanted a second battery, as I only have one, at the moment.

    I think you have convinced me....I will just go with genuine AEG.

    I had a genuine battery...
  21. Cheap Ebay batteries vs Genuine from Bunnings

    Hi Guys,
    I am looking at buying another battery 18V 5Ah ( or 6 is it now ?) for my AEG batteery tools.
    The genuine ones from Bunnings are very expensive and the Ebay chinese clones are very cheap!...
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    A small 'win' today

    I was snooping inside a scrap metal skip at work today, when I saw a Mitutoyo Mag Base with a broom handle attached to it.
    I fished it out, removed said handle and found the lever jammed. Magnet...
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    Good stuff. Will have to keep that method in mind...

    Good stuff. Will have to keep that method in mind in case I need to do the same.
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    I have never needed reverse on my HM-45, but I...

    I have never needed reverse on my HM-45, but I don't use it that much. I have to make sure I select forward every time.
    Can't think of a need for reverse.....
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    How far below the surface? Silly idea 1: spot...

    How far below the surface?

    Silly idea 1: spot weld a small bolt to it and use a slide hammer to draw it out.
    Silly idea 2: Would a small 'ezy out' grip the inside of the roll pin?
    Any space...
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    The bits arrived and one of them fits...woo hoo....

    The bits arrived and one of them fits...woo hoo.
    'Plan B' not required.....

    Thanks everyone.

    Steve

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    Yep, that's 'Plan B'.:2tsup:

    Yep, that's 'Plan B'.:2tsup:
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    If these bits don't work, I'll look at doing...

    If these bits don't work, I'll look at doing something dastardly and getting on with it.
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    Thanks guys. I went to the local Tool Mart and...

    Thanks guys.
    I went to the local Tool Mart and got blank looks....Says they can't get them.....

    So I went to the link given and ordered one of each. Job done.

    Another crises overted....lol....
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    Not sure it has the hole in the centre...worth a...

    Not sure it has the hole in the centre...worth a look though, thanks.
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    Don't really want to do that. They are visible...

    Don't really want to do that. They are visible and don't want to change them out, if I can help it.
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    Thanks. 'Philips' didn't even enter my mind, but...

    Thanks. 'Philips' didn't even enter my mind, but looking at it, it makes sense.
    Maybe I could drill a hole in a philips screw driver...will see.
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    Close....but too many lobes..... 394468

    Close....but too many lobes.....

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    Not seen a screw head like this before.

    Hi Guys,
    Does anyone know what this head type is called and/or when I can get a bit for it?
    Its on our security sliding fly wire door. It looks like its stopping me from replacing the door rollers...
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    I bought a similar machine a few years ago from...

    I bought a similar machine a few years ago from H&F. I just do the basic stuff.
    If I had my time again, I would get a power feed, head raising/lowering motor and a keyless chuck instead of what I...
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    I'm in the same boat....

    I'm in the same boat....
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    Thanks, I will check it out. Have already...

    Thanks, I will check it out.
    Have already started looking at installing keyboard buttons as per a u tube vid I saw.
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    I have actually taken a change in direction. I...

    I have actually taken a change in direction.
    I have put a deposit on a 6090 a company in Perth is importing, and it comes with an Offline Controller similar to yours, I think?
    It's DDCSV3.1.

    ...
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    He must be 'fishin'..... Only needs one to...

    He must be 'fishin'.....
    Only needs one to bite......


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    A 3 phase motor can be run on single phase, in a...

    A 3 phase motor can be run on single phase, in a pinch.
    Not a particularly efficient way to go, but cheap, realatively easy to do and works fine.
    Just letting you know....not reconending it.
    We...
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    Nice work Bollie ( and Dave for the idea ) Re:...

    Nice work Bollie ( and Dave for the idea )

    Re: keyless chuck

    Would a strip wrench help with that?


    Steve

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    Very nice Mr Baron.

    Very nice Mr Baron.
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    Geez.. I was convinced it was the right...

    Geez.. I was convinced it was the right stuff.......
    I don't like the idea of it going off after a single use.


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    Thanks John, It doesn't sound like liquid wire...

    Thanks John,
    It doesn't sound like liquid wire is the way to go.

    Have seen Zebra strips in devices I've pulled part, but not bought any.
    A quick google didn't find any in Oz and the ones I did...
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    Lap Joining 2 PCB's

    I am looking into a project to make a CNC keyboard using a emulator from a keyboard.
    A guy on, from the UK, U Tube has made a 'expander' pcb to make more room to solder the wiring to it.
    He has...
  46. Sounds like a bargain! Good stuff.

    Sounds like a bargain!

    Good stuff.
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    Couldn't find a ball handle for resonable cost so...

    Couldn't find a ball handle for resonable cost so I relented and made a different one.

    Checked the orientation of the handle on the crane:ok
    Made the handle, so just need to do a couple spot...
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    Engine Crane Bleed valve Mod

    Since I bought my engine crane, I've always wanted a more controlable way to lower the arm.
    I saw something similar to this on utube so I thought I'd use it as a stating point.

    I wanted to it be...
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    Picture shows the puller in its fully operated...

    Picture shows the puller in its fully operated position. Bottom beam would be next to the chains otherwise. Correct?

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    Are gas struts your preferred option? Have you...

    Are gas struts your preferred option?

    Have you looked at others?
    Just wondering,....

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