May 2, 2024

3D planner _ kaboodle kitchen.pdf

Oree Laser OR-H series 6 kiloWatt fiber laser CNC

January 22, 2024

Used for full sheet metal fabrication.  Takes full size 2400x1200mm and 3000x1500mm sheets. Comes with an electronically movable / swappable feed out tray. Uses CypCut file parser and XYZ spindle control software. User manual: CypCut-user-manual-V6.5.pdf “Do not look directly into laser with remaining eye”. – amazing piece of equipment. Software can process raw DXF files […]

Spray painting Hyundai Getz

October 16, 2023

Before After Notes Wash car with pressure cleaner and soap / water to get rid of dirt and grease before sanding. Sanding Try to get back to even coat of basecoat / topcoat.  Goal is to obtain a nicely spread-out even rainbow gradient pattern of bare metal / basecoat / topcoat.  Avoid  ‘islands’ or ‘snaking […]

Aerosol spray paint – how to avoid spitting and splatter

October 13, 2023

Your spray technique could be causing the problem. Notice as you put pressure on the spray nozzle that it flexes, and can be angled forward or back. Also notice where on the nozzle you place your finger. Don’t position your finger over the nozzle in such a way that your finger gets paint on it […]

AS 3740 – Waterproofing of domestic wet areas

June 14, 2023 Australian Standards AS 3740 states that: In the shower, the whole floor must be waterproof and the shower walls should be waterproofed to at least 1800mm. Bathroom walls need to be waterproofed to at least 150mm. If the bathroom floor is made of or contains wood or if the bathroom is on the second […]

MPCNC part 7

June 9, 2023

When cutting 6mm HDPE in a single pass, I experienced lost steps and a glitching sound when steppers were kept enabled after the job had completed:   GRBL is arguably better suited to CNC milling operations than Marlin (position updates during arcs, better compatibility with CNC.js). Geeetech GTK2560 v3.0 board uses an Arduino Mega.  I […]

Sheet metal brake

May 19, 2023

Also called a pan brake or sheet metal folder.  Not to be confused with sheet metal guillotine shear.  A sheet metal brake is for bending sheet metal. Part names: Bending leaf Bending leaf handles (2x preferred) Stationary Bed Clamping bar (acute angle wedge shape with sharp corner, horizontally adjustable to perfectly align with bending inner […]

Chainsaw MS260

October 20, 2022

Twenty five to one (25:1) or 4% is one of the easiest 2 stroke ratios to calculate, you simply multiply the litre amount by 4 and add a zero. To make it easier you can use the following reference chart. Fuel (L) Oil (mL) 1 40 2 80 3 120 4 160 5 200 7.5 […]

Toro Timecutter SS4200

October 15, 2022

Timecutter SS 4200 425cc single cylinder timecutter_ss_4200_74720.pdf Toro Timecutter Service Manual.pdf Toro 136-7848 Oil Filter replaces 120-4276 Toro Air filter 127-9252 136-7806, foam pre cleaner # 127-9288 Toro spark plug Champion RC12YC, Autolite 3924, NGK BCPR6ES airgap 0.76 mm Penrite Small Engine 4 Stroke Engine Oil – SAE30, 1 Litre – 15 Oct 2022 Connect […]


October 1, 2022

Intergrain Heavy Duty – previously known as Doors Windows Decking (DWD) Water based paint that forms a ‘thin fleece’ on top of material.  Initially gummy when drying.  Dries hard but remains somewhat elastic like silicone.  Full sun protection requires thicker ‘fleece’ and need multiple coats. [!] Do not apply in full sun and/or when timber […]