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    Spreading Clamps DIY

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    This allows you to glue kerfings on both sides and wind in later for removal - first test works really well.
    Threaded rod, 2 nyloc nuts, 2 T-nuts, 2 washers, scrap timber and about 10...
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    Spool Clamps DIY

    I was looking at buying a set from stewmac - predelivery almost $10 ea - after delivery more like $16
    Threaded rod 1/4" - one length does 4, Tnut pk 4, Tube - 1 roll does 100, hard nylon for washer...
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    N.S.W. Sold - best of luck to dozerz

    Sold - best of luck to dozerz
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    N.S.W. Yes - still available

    Yes - still available
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    N.S.W. Yes - still available.

    Yes - still available.
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    N.S.W. Ryobi Bandsaw Sydney

    Ryobi 400W Bandsaw - $150
    As far as I can tell box was never opened, I can't give any opinion on it as I have no intention of opening it.
    Selling for someone who purchased years ago and will never...
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    CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    Works well, turns well finishes beautifully but...

    Works well, turns well finishes beautifully but the dust is like breathing pepper - I've never worked another timber quite as harsh on the dust side.
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    Ok I might have this wrong but you may be better...

    Ok I might have this wrong but you may be better off with the domino machine flat on a surface and the piece vertical for one cut and face down for the other.
    If you are referencing then taking a...
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    A little hard to see how you are using this jig...

    A little hard to see how you are using this jig without the workpiece or domino cutter in the frame.
    Domino in a standard set up will be very close to the middle of the thickness of a 19mm board. ...
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    Nice toy! I had trouble finding it - Stanley...

    Nice toy!
    I had trouble finding it - Stanley calls it an angle divider hence the right angle end for measuring half the alternate angle. (I think)...
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    I was doing it old school (calculator not trig...

    I was doing it old school (calculator not trig tables) - nice online calculator though - thought I'd leave the maths out as the only thing which might be needed is the centre of the chord
    eg curve...
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    Drawing large arcs

    I was trying to draw an arc with a radius of around 2.4m and thought there has to be an easier way.
    The usual method is to bend a metre rule but I was a little obsessed with it being symmetrical and...
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    Farewell Google Sketchup Hello Trimble

    Just did a fresh download as warehouse wasn't working - Google is no longer the owner of sketchup. It has been purchased by Trimble. This may or may not be a good or bad thing, but the free ride has...
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    If left too long I have found the stone can...

    If left too long I have found the stone can soften on the saturated side which can then become eccentric due to differential wear - easily corrected but annoying. Good practice to just drop the...
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    I'm happy to sit on the fence on this one as I...

    I'm happy to sit on the fence on this one as I use both methods with a reasonable degree of proficiency. The wet grind whatever brand it is has one serious advantage which has been overlooked in this...
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    After I used this tool for the first time I gave...

    After I used this tool for the first time I gave it a full recharge and put it away. Nearly 6 months later I have pulled it out and have done 30 - 45 mins of on / off trimming without any further...
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    I haven't managed to run it out yet. I don't have...

    I haven't managed to run it out yet. I don't have kms of hedge but the LiIon are pretty impressive - it is the same battery as the standard 18v cordless drill. If you wanted multiple batteries it...
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    When you lift the roof, you might as well put in...

    When you lift the roof, you might as well put in the sisalation that has air bubbles - it is like bubble wrap and will do both jobs (moisture and insulation). It will work better with a gap, ie over...
  20. Thread: Bessey clamps

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    Artarmon has discounted with the 250mm going for...

    Artarmon has discounted with the 250mm going for $25 down from $36, the 150mm going for $15 down from $28 and the really small ones in similar lengths going for $8 and $10 respectively. Nowhere near...
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    Bosch 18V Cordless Hedge Trimmer

    Ummmd and Ahhhhd for a long time over petrol vs cordless and ended up getting an 18V Li Ion Bosch cordless hedge trimmer.
    So far I love it.
    I have borrowed a friends petrol model - mostly for...
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    I've used other electric chainsaws and they have...

    I've used other electric chainsaws and they have usually performed quite well. I bought a Makita 1800W the other day as I have borrowed too often and am tired of maintaining other peoples tools...
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    Rail option

    I call this an option as I'm not sure if it is an improvement till I test it a bit more. The extrusion is from a slot construction system - kind of a grown up Meccano. This one is by a company called...
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    Assume you mean with the veneer of your choice -...

    Assume you mean with the veneer of your choice - expensive! The main manufacturer in Australia (Brims I think) closed down leaving only small boutique manufacture. Last time I checked caporn marine...
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    Improved thread boss

    Winding cramps in and out by hand is sooo boring. I tackled this by adding an allen head bolt to the end of the handle boss - insert cordless drill and speed wind :U (if worried about unwind add...
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    Appreciate the caution. If anyone wanted to do a...

    Appreciate the caution. If anyone wanted to do a straight copy then do a patent search - the full plans are made available by the patent. (ironic)
    The protection that a patent offers does not cover...
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    Diy cramp with acme thread on the cheap

    I decided to have a serious go at this and wanted to improve it in a few ways. First was to have an acme thread - hmmm. Acme thread costs about $90 for a 12 ft length and around $10 to $15 for a nut...
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    We have basically the same saw fence on a...

    We have basically the same saw fence on a woodfast table saw of the same vintage. Keep the lubrication up to the ring which the adjusting rod passes through (to the left of the table in picture) The...
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    I'm sorry if you have taken offence - I was...

    I'm sorry if you have taken offence - I was having a gentle dig at your pulling due to sap which is also not quite right - I did assume you meant sapwood but couldn't resist.
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    Pull due to sap is an interesting sounding...

    Pull due to sap is an interesting sounding phenomenon - not sure what you meant by it. Timber can close behind a cut meaning the inside is pulling or open behind a cut meaning the outside is pulling....
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    As far as possible you should mill green near to...

    As far as possible you should mill green near to finished size ( with allowance for some cup, warp, shrinkage etc and further dressing) Reason: If you mill a slab 300mm wide and down the track you...
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    Makita saw has a great advantage in the way the...

    Makita saw has a great advantage in the way the depth stop can flick out of the way. Meaning you can leave a depth set, flick to a full cut then go back to that depth - priceless. Also very accurate...
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    It most likely is teak but not old growth...

    It most likely is teak but not old growth forests. The best teak used to come from Burma which is now Myanmar and had a much darker colour, was oilier and denser. Teak is now grown in plantation as...
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