The Mint

Been away for a week or so, visiting Canberra fwiw.  Been a good trip with the family, which is why it has been quiet around here.

While visiting the Royal Australian Mint (and seeing all the coins being made), happened to notice their air filtration system.  Look familiar?


Suspended in the workshop area (where all the dies are made, as well as any other component they need) are not one, but two of the larger Carbatec air filtration units.



A drum full of $2 coins – about $500,000 worth apparently.

mint-3Titan – the coin tipping robot.  Its job is to pick up drums of coins, or their blanks, and tip it into the hopper above.  The robot weighs 4.6 tonne, and is one of the world’s most powerful robots, capable of lifting and maneuvering 1000kg at a time (equal to that of the current record holder).


Woodworking Warehouse

Been some rumours flying about over the past year or so about the Woodworking Warehouse (Melbourne) closing its doors.

Guess what – complete fabrication.  Dropped in there today to pick up a replacement starting capacitor for my drill press, and had a bit of a sticky beak at the Jet drill press which they have on special, and the Laguna range they now stock.

For a business that is meant to have gone, their doors are still wide open.

Granted their website has had an issue recently (still being resolved, although it is up again), and they have had a change of email address because of it, but they are still there in Citrus Street, Braeside.

You can also contact them via email at their new address

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