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  1. My youngest grandchildren were boy 5 girl 4 and I...

    My youngest grandchildren were boy 5 girl 4 and I couldn't keep them out of the workshop if I had wanted to they would go through the bin and constantly ask can I have this of the off cuts and the...
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    Hi Kryn, Our club has a Vicmarc lathe set up on...

    Hi Kryn,
    Our club has a Vicmarc lathe set up on a adjustable stand that can be adjusted in height and also rotated toward the seated turner or wheelchair to get better access to the machine.

    This...
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    Thanks for the feedback the club will order a...

    Thanks for the feedback the club will order a full set about 90 I think I had seen threads for this supplier on the forum but could not find his add so this information is great thanks again. Regards...
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    replacement cutters for spiral head

    Hi all, I am trying to source new cutter for our thicknesser at our club we need 15x15x2.5 R150 anyone know where we can get them at a reasonable price all advise most welcome. Regards Rod.
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    Thanks again for the replies they are...

    Thanks again for the replies they are appreciated.
    Regards Rod.
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    Cheers Bob thanks for this I have just had a...

    Cheers Bob thanks for this I have just had a quick read of some relevant sections and some serious reading will obviously be needed I shall spend some time absorbing this information thanks again....
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    Cheers Bob, That is why I mentioned Timberspec...

    Cheers Bob,
    That is why I mentioned Timberspec moisture meter that is the brand made in Australia it is an old model probably 20 years old. It states on the meter that it is calibrated to Douglas...
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    moisture meter correction table

    Hi all,
    I am after Australian timberspec moisture meter correction tables can anyone help with where to obtain this information I have tried searching the net but not much success for Australian...
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    Hi Lee roy, These corners can be cut on a...

    Hi Lee roy,
    These corners can be cut on a bandsaw then sanded on a disk sander for the outside curve and a bobbin sander on the inside but you need access to the machinery or you can use...
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    READ ME! New Guniea Rosewood

    Hi all,
    I am building a Victorian sewing table and have built the top section but I have a bit of turning to do and need some larger sections 4@700x40x40 and 1@200x70x70 and 1@ 600x50x50 but it...
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    +1 for Mirotone I have used it for many years and...

    +1 for Mirotone I have used it for many years and always happy with the products.
    Regards Rod.
  12. Thread: Tas oak

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    Thanks for the replies. Regards Rod.

    Thanks for the replies.
    Regards Rod.
  13. Thread: Tas oak

    by Rod Gilbert
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    Tas oak

    Can anyone suggest a supplier of tas oak in S.E. QLD (Sunshine coast) I need about 100 plus meters of 190x19. Any advise would be welcome.
    Regards Rod.
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    Jason you really know how to find them stunning...

    Jason you really know how to find them stunning as always.
    Regards Rod.
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    CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    Hi Artfull, Huon does have a unusual background...

    Hi Artfull,
    Huon does have a unusual background fragrance not unlike a faint decomposing citrus smell,up her when you turn off the lathe the fruit flys are all over it every time you stop until you...
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    collapsable spray booth

    Hi all,
    Our club is wanting to build a spray booth capable of taking large (furniture) and small pieces. As this is not to be used full time I would like it to be fold down to take up less workshop...
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    Hi Flathed, There some of these lathes around...

    Hi Flathed,
    There some of these lathes around but not common so a photo may help those not familiar with the lathe to help with advise.
    Regards Rod.
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    Hi Rick, A fine start to the sometimes...

    Hi Rick,
    A fine start to the sometimes frustrating (how hard can it be it's only a little box:oo:) journey of box making well done, have you started a second one yet.
    Regards Rod.
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    Thanks for the replies I had tried to do that to...

    Thanks for the replies I had tried to do that to no avail, but now has come good and working fine no idea why.
    Regards Rod.
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    Cheers Yes I have restarted still same message.

    Cheers
    Yes I have restarted still same message.
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    Can't open email

    I am unable to get to my email page, click on button to go and get oops can't find page message. Any suggestions for a technophobe.
    Regards Rod.
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    2 pak is a good serviceable finish but for me a...

    2 pak is a good serviceable finish but for me a Tallow top especially if not in full weather I would go with an oil or no finish at all eventually going silver with time Tallow has its own natural...
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    Regards Rod.

    Regards Rod.
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    Very nicely done Fumbler, Beautiful box and...

    Very nicely done Fumbler,
    Beautiful box and frame I agree the MIL will be very pleased indeed.
    Regards Rod.
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    The use of beautiful equipment and tools just...

    The use of beautiful equipment and tools just enhance the pleasure you get from doing the best work you can, these must do the job,especially when made by yourself very nice work stations...
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    VICTORIA I'll take it thank you please PM me bank details...

    I'll take it thank you please PM me bank details and postage costs.Regards Rod.
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    Beautiful platter Bruce, Really nice clean lines...

    Beautiful platter Bruce,
    Really nice clean lines I would leave it as is personally,clean crisp lines great proportions thanks for posting.
    Regards Rod.
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    Beautiful piece there Tony, Great piece of...

    Beautiful piece there Tony,
    Great piece of timber and nice clean lines,I can see some curve to the top a few mm more maybe but I find the shape pleasing to the eye nice smooth curve all the way...
  30. Hi Specialized29er, Yes a cabinet shop should be...

    Hi Specialized29er,
    Yes a cabinet shop should be able to split these for you on their panel saw with the correct blade.
    Regards Rod.
  31. Thread: Old school

    by Rod Gilbert
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    [QUOTE=Fumbler;2046677]Does anyone ever get out...

    [QUOTE=Fumbler;2046677]Does anyone ever get out the old set square and drawing paper and design things tech drawing style any more?

    I most certainly do I have made two drawing boards of late one...
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    Hi Fumbler, Looking great so far,a nice box...

    Hi Fumbler,
    Looking great so far,a nice box indeed.
    Regards Rod.:2tsup:
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    I use a 3mm 14tpi haven't had any clogging issue...

    I use a 3mm 14tpi haven't had any clogging issue I would imagine timber selection could have a lot to do with that. I use thin cut slices of timber as runners/spacer's to the bottom and sides of the...
  34. Thread: persimmon

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    Hi hughie, I have never seen let alone turned...

    Hi hughie,
    I have never seen let alone turned any but having said that I have never turned a fruit tree I didn't likehttp://d1r5wj36adg1sk.cloudfront.net/images/smilies/standard/biggrin.gif usually...
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    Hi, These are finished in this way clear lacquer...

    Hi,
    These are finished in this way clear lacquer then polished with wax and 0000 steel wool. I use Wattle Danish wax or Mirotone furniture wax they are thin waxes and give a beautiful sheen....
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    Caravan re-fit

    I have just done a repair to the front of the van due to water damage and had to remove the cladding of the front from under the boot from the chassis to the first top roof hatch. Having finished the...
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    This trimmer from Makita has soft start so the...

    This trimmer from Makita has soft start so the torque should not be a problem and as for bit changing it has a locking pin on the shaft but that would I believe involve two hands but you can also use...
  38. Hi weekendman, You will have trouble sanding...

    Hi weekendman,
    You will have trouble sanding redwood like other soft timber because of the hard and soft nature of the grain the narrow dark lines are hard and the wide are soft so when sanding you...
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    Never be scared to use the bench no matter how...

    Never be scared to use the bench no matter how beautiful it looks it is a tool to be used with care and reverence as any other to deliver the required result with considered use and abuse to achieve...
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    Nicely done Ruddy, Great looking box I am sure...

    Nicely done Ruddy,
    Great looking box I am sure you're Granddaughter will love it.
    Regards Rod.
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    Hi Jason, Another very fine piece of sculpture...

    Hi Jason,
    Another very fine piece of sculpture from you I am very impressed with the detail it is very well defined. I am sure you're daughter will love it.
    Regards Rod.
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    There will be a pair when you cut it in half and...

    There will be a pair when you cut it in half and how could you balk at $120 for a hunk of fire wood,but then I ain't no trendsetter.
    Regards Rod.
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    Hi graham, What have you sealed them with...

    Hi graham,
    What have you sealed them with already.
    Regards Rod.
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    Great looking bench you should be pleased with...

    Great looking bench you should be pleased with how it is coming along I am sure you will be more than happy when you start to make use of it, there is nothing to substitute for mass when it comes to...
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    Great looking boxes +1 for Mirotone I have been...

    Great looking boxes +1 for Mirotone I have been using it for over 30 years and have had great results consistently with a large variety of their finishes.
    Regards Rod.
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    I use a 3mm blade 14tpi from Peacock saw in...

    I use a 3mm blade 14tpi from Peacock saw in Brisbane and have impressed with the performance of the blade for bandsawn boxes I have cut complex shapes in up to 90mm thick hardwoods with pleasant...
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    Hi Dogs, I also was enjoying the thread I was...

    Hi Dogs,
    I also was enjoying the thread I was sorry to see you selling tools a while ago,I figured circumstances had changed,sorry to hear it was family health but glad to hear things are coming...
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    Hi Gestalt, You can by blades with different...

    Hi Gestalt,
    You can by blades with different rakes for different cutting jobs and materials. A negative rake blade is most commonly used for cutting aluminum and perspex. Blades for cutting melamine...
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    Definitely worth buying better quality blades the...

    Definitely worth buying better quality blades the difference is slight but it makes a huge difference to the cut if you can live with a bit of waver in the blade go for the cheaper option but if you...
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    Back to the pattern making side of things we used...

    Back to the pattern making side of things we used to always use 1/120 contraction for iron in the pattern shop/foundry I spent my apprenticeship in difference between 1/100 and 1/120 is not a lot but...
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