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  1. Thread: Pegus Clamps

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    I'm a bit late in responding to this thread, but...

    I'm a bit late in responding to this thread, but here are my thoughts.
    I purchased the Pegas blade holders about 12 months ago and am happy with them.

    I find that the tension is better than the...
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    Hi Stevo Ditto to all suggestions above,...

    Hi Stevo

    Ditto to all suggestions above, particularly the bamboo skewers.
    I also use these to fasten the axles when mounting wheels when using the stubby axles with the hub on the end.

    I...
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    Some more little rascals

    Hi All

    Some more cars that I made recently.
    Scored an old Oregon (Douglas Fir) post from a mate and milled it down to a usable size.
    Nice to work with, but wouldn't use it on small pieces. ...
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    That's a nifty trick using double sided tape and...

    That's a nifty trick using double sided tape and the blocks to split the guards down the middle.

    Thanks for sharing your progress

    Cheers
    Rod T
  5. Thread: Latest Toys

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    Hi John I purchase the plans from Shop All Toy...

    Hi John

    I purchase the plans from Shop All Toy Plans
    I sometimes modify them a bit to suit my capabilities or equipment etc.

    Cheers
    Rod T
  6. Thread: Latest Toys

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    Latest Toys

    Hi Everyone.

    Just a few photos of my latest toys that I made over the xmas break.

    Bought myself a new scroll saw back in Dec. So much better than the old one.
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    toymakingplans.com have a few doll house plans. ...

    toymakingplans.com have a few doll house plans.

    Cheers
    Rod T
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    toymakingplans.com have a few doll house plans ...

    toymakingplans.com have a few doll house plans

    Cheers
    Rod T
  9. Thread: 1950's Porsche

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    Thanks Crowie Not really my kind of car...

    Thanks Crowie

    Not really my kind of car either, but it was in a group of 4 plans, so I had to do it to complete the set.

    The toys go to my 2 daughters. I keep getting pestered for more "girl"...
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    VW Beetle Convertable and Kombi Van

    Hi Guys

    A VW Beetle Convertable and Kombi Van that I made recently.

    These were made at 200% size which allowed the inclusion of the windscreen on the beetle. Plans from toymakingplans.com
    The...
  11. Thread: 1950's Porsche

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    1950's Porsche

    Hi Guys

    Here is the 4th car out of this series. A 1950's Porsche

    Timbers are Poplar for the light timber in the body, then Coachwood, then Tassie Blackwood on the outside with Poplar trims.
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  12. Thread: 1950's Jag

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    1950's Jag

    Hi Guys

    A 1950's Jag that I made recently
    Another plan out of the group of 4 cars that came from toymakingplans.com in the US.

    Bit of a mixture of timbers in this one.
    The lighter main body...
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    Skid Steer Loader

    Hi Guys

    Here is a Skid Steer Loader that I made recently.
    Main body is Silky Oak, the arms are Jarrah and the front forks are Walnut.

    The Silky Oak (Haven't used it before) is quite open...
  14. Thread: 50's Cadillac

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    50's Cadillac

    Hi Everyone

    Another one that I finished on the weekend.
    Poplar for the lighter timber and Tassie Blackwood for the darker timber.
    Pine exhaust pipes.

    Plans from toymakingplans.com
    ...
  15. Thread: 1957 Chev

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    1957 Chev

    Hi Everyone

    A 1957 Chev that I made a few weeks ago.
    Made out of Pine and Tassie Blackwood.
    Finished with Orange Oil.

    Plan was from toymakingplans.com

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  16. Thread: Bobcat

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    Bobcat

    Hi Everyone

    Another one that I finished on the weekend.
    The light timber is Poplar which I picked up at the Masters closing down sale.
    The darker timber is American Walnut.

    Plan was from...
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    Camaro out of a couple of pallets

    Hi Guys

    I missed out on the xmas pallet challenge, so thought I would post this one.
    I found a couple of hardwood pallets and set about making something out of them.

    Fist job, pull apart and...
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    Hi Andrew I have a different Bandsaw, but can...

    Hi Andrew

    I have a different Bandsaw, but can help with Item 7. regarding blade drift.
    I had issues with this and once I learned how to deal with it, I find the whole experience much better.
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    Tractor and Animals

    I everyone, it's been a while, I have been making a few other things for the house and have finally managed to get back to making another toy.
    Here is a Little Tractor and Animals that I made a few...
  20. Thread: Rocking Horse

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    Awesome job Wasi I have this plan and its on my...

    Awesome job Wasi
    I have this plan and its on my to do list for my 3 month old daughter.
    500 hours...... I had better get cracking. She might just get it for her 21st...

    Cheers
    Rod T
  21. Thread: Some more toys

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    Thankyou

    Thanks for the kind words everyone.

    Went away for the long weekend, so no furniture as yet. I'll be sure to put some pics up when I have it done.

    Cheers
    Rod T
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    Recently with purchased plans, I have been...

    Recently with purchased plans, I have been printing them out on self adhesive. It is a paper one, so I stick it on the wood, cut and then wipe some turps over it. The turps soaks through the paper...
  23. Thread: Some more toys

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    Some more toys

    Hi Everyone

    Here are some more toys that I have made recently.
    The Truck here is from toymakingplans.com but the fishing boat, trailer and slide on camper are my own design.
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  24. Thread: Couple of cars

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    Thanks Dalboy I'll make some templates and see...

    Thanks Dalboy

    I'll make some templates and see how it goes

    Cheers
    Rod T
  25. Thread: Couple of cars

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    Thanks Dalboy, I'll give it a crack. Do you use...

    Thanks Dalboy, I'll give it a crack.
    Do you use double sided tape to stick the template to the piece to be routed?

    Cheers
    Rod T
  26. Thread: Couple of cars

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    Hi Crowie Took about 3 weekends these ones....

    Hi Crowie

    Took about 3 weekends these ones. The little racing car took about 3-4 hours all up.
    The gluing up takes the longest time, as I was waiting for the glue to dry at various times, I would...
  27. Thread: Couple of cars

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    Couple of cars

    Hi Everyone

    Couple of cars that I made over the last few weekends.

    This fist one has Pine for the body, African Sapelle for the sides (The thin bit with windows), Camphor Laural for the Guards...
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    Great car, I love the wheels Cheers Rod T

    Great car, I love the wheels

    Cheers
    Rod T
  29. Thread: 1950 Truck

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    1950 Truck

    Hi Guys

    New bub arrived on 30th June. All good, home and settled in.

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    Managed to get out into the shed (Between nappy changes) the last couple of weekends, dam cold but made this 1950...
  30. Thread: First Toys Post

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the kind words folks.
    I'll be sure to post others as they are produced.
    Bit of down time soon... new baby arriving in about 2 weeks.

    Cheers
    Rod T
  31. Thread: First Toys Post

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    First Toys Post

    Hi everyone.
    I have been a member for some time, so thought I had better contribute and post some of my latest work.

    First one is a batch of Jeeps that I made last year. Plan for these was out of...
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    Sticky: I'll give it a crack, I'm in.

    I'll give it a crack, I'm in.
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    Hi Muzza Try Bunnnings, they have 16mm, 25mm &...

    Hi Muzza

    Try Bunnnings, they have 16mm, 25mm & 30mm brads in the tool section

    C-Brads I think they are called. Can't remember the guage, but they are very thin.

    Cheers
    Rod T
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    Thanks for the warm welcome guys. I'll have to...

    Thanks for the warm welcome guys.

    I'll have to check out the Canberra Woodies Club, thanks for the tip Ray.

    Cheers
    Rod T
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    Sent the file Allan, but it looks like you have...

    Sent the file Allan, but it looks like you have found another one.

    I'll go and check it out.

    Thanks Powertoolman for your posting, I'll check that one out as well.

    That bench looks pretty...
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    Newby in Canberra

    G'Day all

    Never been one for joining forums, but this one looks great, so joined up today.

    I'm only a hack hobbyist and enjoy the "sport" in my free time. I am quite impatient, so power tools...
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    Hi ajw The Missus gave me one of these for my...

    Hi ajw

    The Missus gave me one of these for my birthday last year. Best power tool known to man.

    First thing to do is calibrate it. There is an "Unreleased Draft" of an extended users manual...
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