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    If you want to lube it, stick to the dry stuff;...

    If you want to lube it, stick to the dry stuff; graphite, dry bike chain lube, etc. Anything oily/greasy will just attract dust and turn to muck.
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    Well, I had a browse of the Bunnings glue aisle...

    Well, I had a browse of the Bunnings glue aisle and came home with this stuff; cyanoacrylate based gel for porous surfaces.

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    Initial results are promising, I was able to put a significant...
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    Mirka now make a proper hard ROS pad!!

    Those of you who've jumped on the Mirka sander wagon have probably been frustrated by their lack of proper hard pad to compete with the hard Festool pad (IMO that was really the only thing to...
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    See Post #6 for response

    See Post #6 for response
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    Yeah I know, they've lasted well over 5 years...

    Yeah I know, they've lasted well over 5 years (probably closer to 10), I figure I won't make it worse so may as well try
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    Maybe this stuff? 01 - TimbaTech Pty Ltd...

    Maybe this stuff? 01 - TimbaTech Pty Ltd
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    From what I can tell, the shoe glue is just...

    From what I can tell, the shoe glue is just contact adhesive, which really needs a decent size surface area to work. The reviews online for it seem to be less than stellar, but that's another...
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    I've used their larger 4-flute version on the CNC...

    I've used their larger 4-flute version on the CNC at my old work, it does quite a nice job. Aim for a 12-14k rpm router speed.
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    One of these should do then 3 Flute - Surface...

    One of these should do then 3 Flute - Surface Planer - Carbitool
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    Does your router have variable speed?

    Does your router have variable speed?
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    We bought all our glues at work from this guy...

    We bought all our glues at work from this guy TimbaTech Products - TimbaTech Pty Ltd
    The polyurethanes are number by cure time (PU15 = 15 mins, PU60 = 60 mins, etc), you've got about 15-20% of that...
  12. I get it on Chrome as well. I click 'leave' and...

    I get it on Chrome as well. I click 'leave' and my stuff gets posted as normal.
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    Glue for shoes

    Bit of a tricky one here...
    I have a pair of dress shoes that are on their last legs, my regular cobbler says he can't do anything, but I'd like to try to save them as they're factory samples and I...
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    I prefer polyurethane glue over PVA for laminating

    I prefer polyurethane glue over PVA for laminating
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    I've seen that little notch on many normal blades...

    I've seen that little notch on many normal blades as well (Leuco put it on everything), I suspect its there for alignment during manufacturing and/or re-sharpening. FWIW, it's always at the 12...
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    It's not the teeth you need to stop the wood from...

    It's not the teeth you need to stop the wood from hitting, it's the saw plate itself; if it just catches the teeth on the way up all it will do is cut a little bit more, if it grabs the main body of...
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    Honestly, I reckon 0.09" is a bit thick for...

    Honestly, I reckon 0.09" is a bit thick for either; you'd probably get away with it, but I'd be trying to get a splitter in the 2.0-2.1mm (0.080") range.

    EDIT: missed a 0 in the imperial...
  18. I've run Oregon and Kauri (both recycled) with no...

    I've run Oregon and Kauri (both recycled) with no issues. Clear Radiata isn't too bad in my experience, but if there's sappy bits it's all over.

    It also depends on what grit you're running; 80 and...
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    VICTORIA PM sent

    PM sent
  20. N.S.W. If only you were in Melbourne...

    If only you were in Melbourne...
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    Bob, we all know you already know the answer when...

    Bob, we all know you already know the answer when you ask a technical question, you're just checking to see if the person you're asking also knows the answer :p:2tsup:
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    :whs: If you bump up the speed of the white...

    :whs:

    If you bump up the speed of the white wheel to that of a normal bench grinder, you'll get a much finer finish that is usable "as is" or just needs a light hone on a stone if you really want...
  23. Just FYI, this dimension is not listed because...

    Just FYI, this dimension is not listed because it's not fixed. While 5mm from the edge of the 35mm hole to the edge of the panel is generally the dimension used, it is not always 5mm, this is why...
  24. We made a jig at work for this exact purpose; a...

    We made a jig at work for this exact purpose; a piece of 1.5mm thick aluminium (MDF will do fine, we used ally for durability) with a 35mm plug fixed to it that went in the hole so the edge of the...
  25. I hope the content matches the venue upgrade, the...

    I hope the content matches the venue upgrade, the last one I went to at Caulfield racecourse was pretty pathetic...
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    https://www.stihlusa.com/products/chain-saws/speci...

    https://www.stihlusa.com/products/chain-saws/specialty-saw-chains/pd3/
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    Could you get a carbide chain for it?

    Could you get a carbide chain for it?
  28. Yeah...probably would have been better in the...

    Yeah...probably would have been better in the table saw section...
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    It's that.

    It's that.
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    As far as I can tell, this is the only metric set...

    As far as I can tell, this is the only metric set available, couldn't find anything else on the internet anywhere. https://www.timbecon.com.au/sawing/circular-saw-blades/deluxe-dado-saw-blade-metric
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    Sorry, can't help you there.

    Sorry, can't help you there.
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    VICTORIA This is what's left MINUS the 8C and 7C 457709

    This is what's left MINUS the 8C and 7C

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  33. Never used a combo before, so I don't know how...

    Never used a combo before, so I don't know how much of a pain it is to switch modes, but helical heads are pretty much the best thing ever.
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    WEST AUST :whs: Pretty much indestructible too.

    :whs:
    Pretty much indestructible too.
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    Just remember that Accoya is quite acidic, so any...

    Just remember that Accoya is quite acidic, so any hardware in direct contact with the timber needs to be stainless steel. I'd probably give your nice hand tools a good clean after use to make sure no...
  36. He supplied heads for both out jointer and...

    He supplied heads for both out jointer and thicknesser at work many years ago. He doesn't actually make them, just the local distributor.

    If their stock range doesn't suit, he can have a custom...
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    They're a bit too blurry/grainy to see properly,...

    They're a bit too blurry/grainy to see properly, but I'm thinking Redgum.

    I'm pretty confident it's not Blackwood, but there's an easy way to test that; if you can't dent it with a fingernail,...
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    Depends how much you want to spend and if you...

    Depends how much you want to spend and if you want to restrict it to local timbers or if you're happy with imported as well.

    At my old work, our "go to" dark timbers were American Walnut and...
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    Before we start, please note that I am not having...

    Before we start, please note that I am not having a go at you, this is a perfect opportunity to demonstrate how important bit selection is and some of the things to consider. This is the science side...
  40. Whole bunch of sizes here Cone Spanner...

    Whole bunch of sizes here Cone Spanner
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    Dull red is fine, HSS was specifically developed...

    Dull red is fine, HSS was specifically developed to have a high red hardness; it will hold 60 Rockwell C up to 600C, cobalt HSS can go even hotter.
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    Sounds like there's internal checking in the...

    Sounds like there's internal checking in the board that's showing in the surface as well. It's a common defect (I believe it's caused by improper drying) and basically you've just got to live with...
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    If you can't slow it down, 50mm is probably too...

    If you can't slow it down, 50mm is probably too big unless you can feed really fast. Also, don't be tempted by the 6-flute bits, you can't feed fast enough by hand to make them work, 2 flutes is...
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    Well you might need to explain what you mean a...

    Well you might need to explain what you mean a bit better because "how to position the trunnions" sounds to me like "what position should they be in".

    Do you mean how to attach them? Where to put...
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    The centre of the trunnion radius should be at...

    The centre of the trunnion radius should be at the point where the top of the table and the fence side of the blade meet, this will allow it to pivot without changing the position of the blade...
  46. Down to 1/2" I reckon you could get away with it...

    Down to 1/2" I reckon you could get away with it if you feed slowly, maybe even 3/8", but once you get to 1/4" diameter my guess is you'd have to feed so slowly it wouldn't be worth the effort (or...
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    Nothing like resurrecting a 6 year old thread...

    Nothing like resurrecting a 6 year old thread...
  48. +1 :aro-u: One thing to be wary of is the...

    +1 :aro-u:

    One thing to be wary of is the alignment of the head to the tables. On a straight knife head you can compensate for misalignment by just setting the knives to the outfeed table, on an...
  49. The less you pay, the more likely you'll have to...

    The less you pay, the more likely you'll have to go fiddling with it.

    When you pay for a more premium product, you're not just paying for the quality of the stuff in it, but for the extra time...
  50. Thread: Tiny House

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    In Victoria, at least, 3.5m wide is the upper...

    In Victoria, at least, 3.5m wide is the upper limit of oversize vehicles and they can travel fairly freely, subject to some route and time restrictions....
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