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    Toolex 14inch bandsaw woes

    Hi all,

    I was tuning up my Toolex 14inch bandsaw today following some tips from the wood whisperer.
    I was having issues with the tyre on the top wheel, it's tho original rubber tyre and no matter...
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    The project car is a 1963 EJ Holden wagon, going...

    The project car is a 1963 EJ Holden wagon, going right back to bare metal and a lot of work. It has been sitting pretty idle for the past 6 years as I moved a fair bit with work. With my own shed,...
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    Finally my own shed

    I have been pretty quiet on the forum lately, having spent the past few years moving around a lot and not having a permanent place to set up my workshop, I am finally building my own home and with it...
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    CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    Special batch

    Nice work Corbs, how did you do the brass rings noting the discussion on this topic at work recently?
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    Here a few I did in a very cheap, portable and...

    Here a few I did in a very cheap, portable and good light tent.

    Don't look at the pens, they are my starters and have been very much used and abused over the past couple of years.
    ...
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    If I plan on turning pens of a weekend (no matter...

    If I plan on turning pens of a weekend (no matter if it's 2 or 20), I drill and glue my blanks on Friday night and then have either Saturday or Sunday to turn them. If I'm doing a batch of single...
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    Redgum, Jarrah, Western Red Cedar. the Cedar will...

    Redgum, Jarrah, Western Red Cedar. the Cedar will be lighter both in colour and weight than redgum or Jarrah. Redgum can split a fair bit as it dries out, and even after being a fence post for 100...
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    You can get it at Bunnings or any other hardware...

    You can get it at Bunnings or any other hardware store. Specialised paint places can also order it in for you. Some people use the resin from fiberglass kits although I don't know how well that...
  10. Thread: Pen Box

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    Fantastic looking box, I'm sorry but I'm going to...

    Fantastic looking box, I'm sorry but I'm going to have to try replicate that one.
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    Well done to the Ballarat Woodworkers Guild, not...

    Well done to the Ballarat Woodworkers Guild, not just for the show but all the other community work you do.
    This was my first time to the show and I was pleasantly surprised. I didn't quite know...
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    Okay, here is a bit of an ad but I think it is a...

    Okay, here is a bit of an ad but I think it is a genuine option...What about the Defence force? Disclaimer...I am in the Navy but not as an electrician. With the Navy for example, you get paid a...
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    Great work, do you get better sound reproduction...

    Great work, do you get better sound reproduction with the timber being more dense than the original plastic?
  14. I had this problem with a cheap brand grinder and...

    I had this problem with a cheap brand grinder and my 6" Abbott and Ashby grinder. Fortunately for me I have a lathe so I turned up some bushes out of redgum and with a bit of strategic sanding,...
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    I use Glow on my slimlines, takes 30 seconds to...

    I use Glow on my slimlines, takes 30 seconds to get a really nice, smooth finish. With a bit of friction, you get a subtle glossy finish on most timbers. Sometimes I do a base coat of Glow, followed...
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    Happy birthday JT. I have to agree, not even...

    Happy birthday JT.

    I have to agree, not even my workmates recognise my birthday like this forum does. Have a good one.
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    I sell my slimlines for $20, doesn't matter the...

    I sell my slimlines for $20, doesn't matter the timber (although the special blanks I save for more exotic kits) and they are all finished with Glow.
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    Thanks for all the replies everyone, I'll take...

    Thanks for all the replies everyone, I'll take the capacitor out tomorrow and get a replacement. I'll also give the switch a good clean out while I'm at it but I tend to keep those parts fairly clean...
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    Problem with MC900 lathe

    Hi everyone, I have done a search and not found any info so I'm goint to ask...my MC900 lathe has stopped starting under its own steam. The spindle will turn if I give it a spin to start with but...
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    Thanks Fred, unfortunately the Exif can't be...

    Thanks Fred, unfortunately the Exif can't be relied on...the photos were taken on Velvia 120 slide film in a Mamiya TLR. The exif date would be the last time I modified the digitised scans.

    Cheers...
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    Hi Marsolen, Welcome to the forum. For your...

    Hi Marsolen,

    Welcome to the forum. For your problem, this is what I would do. Cut a series of kerfs through the area you want roughed out with your regular saw. Then use your chisel and hammer to...
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    Hi Ian...photo would have been taken in 2004. It...

    Hi Ian...photo would have been taken in 2004. It was Nowra so they might be a bit behind the times...
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    And a few more

    Some more of my shots.

    http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f47/paulphot/20081015pjm_055.jpg

    http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f47/paulphot/20080112pjm_045.jpg
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    Time to show some images

    Hi everyone,

    Just thought is was time I joined the photography folder and show some of my images.

    http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f47/paulphot/Bridge.jpg
    ...
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    I can't believe you haven't asked me...after...

    I can't believe you haven't asked me...after getting me onto the slippery slope of pen turning, I could at least return the favour and get you onto the photography cash cow...:P

    Personally, either...
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    Put me down for 20, I have enough blanks.

    Put me down for 20, I have enough blanks.
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    Check out this website, the guy does podcasts and...

    Check out this website, the guy does podcasts and has just built a curved front writing desk with two drawers.

    The Bois Shop: Crossing the Finish Line

    Cheers

    Paul
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    Well I was all set last night to do a pour but I...

    Well I was all set last night to do a pour but I couldn't get the lid off the resin tin :(

    Might have to buy a fresh tin, this one (although never opened) is about 5 years old.
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    Great looking boxes Fletty, the family over the...

    Great looking boxes Fletty, the family over the other side of the world should be honoured to receive such a gift.
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    I'm about to start casting and have been...

    I'm about to start casting and have been undecided on using PR or Epoxy. Tony, I'm not questioning your methods but, would the epoxy set harder, quicker with more hardener in it or does this not seem...
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    Looks good Les but I have trouble finding the...

    Looks good Les but I have trouble finding the tooth picks when they are in their normal packet, no chance with them camo'ed up ;)
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    Mine is about 3 years old and although I have...

    Mine is about 3 years old and although I have nearly finished the tin, it has a bit of gumming up around the opening but nothing in the rest sitting in the bottom. I have knocked some gummy bits off...
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    I bought a can of Minwax WOP gloss about 18...

    I bought a can of Minwax WOP gloss about 18 months ago in Canberra, only used about 1/3 and even after moving to Victoria, no problem with it going off or turning to jelly. I generally don't use it...
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    Yep, Organoil is my favourite. Was in Tassie last...

    Yep, Organoil is my favourite. Was in Tassie last year and one of the huon galleries used it to finish their works, new what it was as soon as I got out of the car. Love that smell.
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    My lathe is pretty clean but the wall behind it...

    My lathe is pretty clean but the wall behind it and the person in front of it generally cop a spray, especially if I'm not paying attention to how much glow is coming out of the bottle.
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    Fantastic job Steve, I would be very proud to...

    Fantastic job Steve, I would be very proud to have that sitting in my shed. Well done.
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    Chris, yes please...let me know how much and I...

    Chris, yes please...let me know how much and I can pick it up, I live about 45 minutes away.

    Paul
  38. Thread: Fun project

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    Great looking box, I will definately be adding...

    Great looking box, I will definately be adding this to my "to do" list. Thanks for sharing. The plans are in Fine Woodworking issue 075.
  39. Thread: Websites

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    Greg, Well done on getting a website done,...

    Greg,

    Well done on getting a website done, it's something I am still some way off doing (time poor mostly). I noticed on the home page the following paragraph:

    If your choose a distinctive pen...
  40. Thread: Pressure pot

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    Thanks Fly, I had been looking at a few different...

    Thanks Fly, I had been looking at a few different threads and was completely confused. All better now.
  41. Thread: Pressure pot

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    So once you get the Supercheap 10 litre pressure...

    So once you get the Supercheap 10 litre pressure pot, what mods do you need to turn it into a casting pressure pot?
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    Mental note, order monster lathe BEFORE building...

    Mental note, order monster lathe BEFORE building garage to house it...
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    Interesting enough that if I ever need to turn a...

    Interesting enough that if I ever need to turn a set of table legs, I might give it a go.
  44. Thread: One for Me

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    Lovely looking burl and that Osage Orange is...

    Lovely looking burl and that Osage Orange is beautiful. I have some in the shed that is a very dark maroon on the ends but when you cut it, it's like looking at the sun...

    How long does it take...
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    Great looking bowl Willy, good to see something...

    Great looking bowl Willy, good to see something other than your firewood...:q
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    Hey Corbs, I only have a few pen blanks,...

    Hey Corbs,

    I only have a few pen blanks, probably from you, but had I known about it years ago, I would have found a way to level my grandmothers crepe myrtle and had it drying in the shed. I...
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    Missed out on this years due to in the middle of...

    Missed out on this years due to in the middle of an interstate move. Would love to be in this one.
    Paul (Paulphot)
    OS or DOM, or both
    Victoria, Australia.
  48. Thread: Hmas & plfc

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    Daryl1, I'd be keen on learning the way this...

    Daryl1,

    I'd be keen on learning the way this was done too, current serving member.

    Cheers
    Paul
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    I made two side tables for my loungeroom with...

    I made two side tables for my loungeroom with Western Red Cedar about 2 years ago. I finished them with Organoil Hard Burnishing Oil and they have survived quite well with hot coffee cups (I try to...
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    Wow, what an amazing piece of work. I can't even...

    Wow, what an amazing piece of work. I can't even imagine where you would begin on a piece like this.
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