View Poll Results: HOW SHOULD THE INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT BE APPORTIONED?
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6th Mar 2011, 03:12 PM #46
FenceFurniture - put me down for about $250 worth of the drills.
In terms of sharpening the Colt forstners, this can be easily done using just a fine diamond hone (like the DMT), plus one small curved diamond needle file. The actual cutting edge is designed so that the bit presents just one large flat surface to be honed, and there is only a tiny portion of curved "nicker" on the outside of the cutter that requires the diamond file. This is in contrast to conventional forstners which present a multitude of curved/serrated surfaces needing to be sharpened.
I've had my Colt forstners for about 12 months, used them in a variety of hardwoods with a drill press (including some quite abrasive timbers like brushbox), and have only needed to resharpen once so far. Haven't used them on a lathe, but I believe some other forumites have tried this (with the extension).
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6th Mar 2011, 04:31 PM #47
Meh, on HCS a triangular file is all you really need. But a flat file or diamond hone makes it easier on the chipping edge.Cheers, Ern
6th Mar 2011, 06:51 PM #48
I am in for about $300.00
6th Mar 2011, 09:34 PM #49
Keep them coming...
Well, we just hit $5000 Aussie. It'd be very cool to hit 5000 Euros.
BTW, I've invited Juergen to have at look at this thread, but that may not happen until Monday 8pm. He may be a little surprised at the strength of the response. The point being that the more he can see in a short period of time will give us some reasonable clout.
He's gunna read that isn't he! Oopsie. Nah, all's cool. My original email said something about "excellent factory direct prices". Didn't it Juergen?
6th Mar 2011, 09:47 PM #50
6th Mar 2011, 10:19 PM #51
Groggy, I'm shocked at you. Surely you don't mean that your current intent of $300 for say 40 drills could be increased to 60 drills for $300??
6th Mar 2011, 10:26 PM #52
7th Mar 2011, 06:37 AM #53
I`m in for $300,maybe a little more.
7th Mar 2011, 11:35 AM #54
OK, indications so far in $A:
d5k........... 230 ..... Part # list received
FenceFurniture 947 (get real lad)
Kiwibrucee.... 300 (in same order as Groggy)
Mr Brush...... 250
Pops ......... 200
Ruffly Rustic. 200 (possible SEQ ditributor)
Sawdust Maker. 100
Tankstand..... 390 (possible SA distributor)
thumbsucker... 200 ..... Part # list received
7,454 other active members....TBA
TOTAL ..... $5,462 (4048 E)
On the understanding that your orders may change when we finalise pricing, it may be a good idea to send me a PM (rather than cluttering up the thread) with your rough list of part numbers only (don't worry about the names or descriptions). That way I can get a bit of a head start on entering the data into my spreadsheet (that phase will require a bit of programming, which takes time).
BTW, you may have noticed that the sets of 5 or 7 etc don't seem to show much, if any, savings (I can do without a free wooden case, coz it'll only go into a pile of other empty cases anyway). On the odd occasion there is a saving (metric forstners) but other times it actually costs an extra $2 to get a case (that I don't want anyway). If you haven't noticed, there is a summary to the right of the set totals. If the figure is +ve and black it's a saving. If it's red (or another colour) and -ve it means you pay extra.
I'm yet to find out why this is the case but will certainly get to the bottom of it, in due course.
I only remembered after I put the spreadsheets online that I use a different colour palette to the standard boring one that Excel provides. This means that you could well be getting some very weird looking colours in the sheet, as Excel will probably revert back to it's palette in your machine (the colour is represented by it's position in the chart, and so if I have a really nice blue where your burgundy is then you'll get burgundy, which is really dumb Bill).
7th Mar 2011, 12:01 PM #55
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7th Mar 2011, 12:08 PM #56
FenceFurniture what is the difference between - Colt 5 Star HSS Brad Point and the FCE Professional HSS Drill Bits? As they both seem to have the same Part No.
7th Mar 2011, 12:21 PM #57
7th Mar 2011, 04:47 PM #58
I'm interested in joining this group buy. No details yet, but put me down for approx $100.00 if not too late.
9th Mar 2011, 03:01 PM #59
9th Mar 2011, 10:02 PM #60
PDFs to check
Attached are the PDFs for those members who have sent me the part numbers.
Reminder to those who haven't........
By FenceFurniture in forum ANNOUNCEMENTSReplies: 1Last Post: 7th Mar 2012, 09:32 AM
By FenceFurniture in forum ANNOUNCEMENTSReplies: 0Last Post: 12th Dec 2011, 07:53 PM
By FenceFurniture in forum ANNOUNCEMENTSReplies: 5Last Post: 14th May 2011, 08:38 AM
HEADS UP Colt drills - last orders pleaseBy FenceFurniture in forum ANNOUNCEMENTSReplies: 0Last Post: 11th May 2011, 05:18 PM
By benupton in forum WOODTURNING - PEN TURNINGReplies: 17Last Post: 3rd May 2011, 09:00 AM