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  1. My second go at a solid body - WIP

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulyboy1960 View Post
    Hi Mike,

    This is something I threw together from odds and sods laying around
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    Two bolts for thick and thin solder, plus another for solder wick. It is copper braid impregnated with flux, you just use it between the iron and excess solder and it will soak it up. Some people swear by it while others swear at it .
    The foam is a tip wiper to keep the iron tip clean and save your trousers. Get it from Jaycar or similar, its in a jar lid velcro'd to the wood. Keep it moist but not saturated, and wipe the soldering iron tip on it before starting a joint. The stand is just a strip of metal bent to suit your iron so it doesnt tip backwards.

    Just a thought, soldering is like welding, practice on something that doesnt matter till you are happy.

    Cheers, Paul
  2. Interested in using Template Guides?

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  3. Comfortable stools

    by , 18th Jun 2014 at 06:05 PM (The Muddleheaded Woodworker)
    It has been a long time since I have posted to this blog. That doesn't mean that I haven't been doing any woodwork. It just means that between that and all the other things in my life (work, children, rest of family), I haven't had time to do a proper write-up of my projects. However, I thought I would resume posting, because I have a new and interesting project to talk about.

    Earlier this year I took a relatively brief overseas holiday and during that break I read Christopher Schwarz's book on Campaign Furniture. One project that struck me as interesting was the camp stool. As the father of children who play sport and otherwise do outdoor activities, having a comfortable seat to sit on during those activities is highly desirable and the $9 folding chairs from the green box store tends not to be either comfortable or long-lasting.
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    Updated 16th Jul 2014 at 01:23 PM by jmk89

  4. Lathe is finished plus three point steady

    Quote Originally Posted by fozz View Post
    Gday Folks,

    After much help from Sam-Q, NeilS, Paul39, Uncle Al, Old Croc, pjt, BobL, Mobyturns, and hughie, the Omega Lathe I've been restoring in these two threads, and is now finally finished.

    Guys, you all have a generosity that is limitless, patience in abundance, and a willingness to help that is inspiring. Without your help over these last few months I would still have a boat anchor in the garage instead of a lathe that is everything I'd imagined it would be and for that I can't thank you enough.

    Since last posting I still wasnt happy with the rev range so I sourced a step pulley from AA Bearings in Nunawading that gives me a 4 gear range of,

    at 10hz the speeds are 58, 132, 245, 424 and
    at 70hz the
  5. Identifying a lathe.

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    Good evening folks,

    I'm wondering if any of you knows what brand this lathe may be and what age it my be.
    Any information will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,

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