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    Hang on. Showing my age here. Battery drills all...

    Hang on. Showing my age here. Battery drills all have a torque setting. Set that to manageable and back off if it chatters. By the way anyone here ever used a hydraulic powered drill or chainsaw....
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    Anything that gets you more leaverage will do....

    Anything that gets you more leaverage will do. Does not have to be fancy. Even a stick clamped to the handle with hose clamps. As said some drills do have a side handle and they are great but this is...
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    My holdfasts were from Mcjings at about 16 bucks...

    My holdfasts were from Mcjings at about 16 bucks each and work really well. Think they are cast steel. That was a few years back so perhaps 20ish now. 42mm should be fine but if you have to glue a...
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    Novel approach. Regards John

    Novel approach.
    Regards
    John
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    Epic bit of sawing there. My arms feel heavy just...

    Epic bit of sawing there. My arms feel heavy just looking at that.
    The blue stain kind of suits the design.
    Regards
    John
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    Well going by the response perhaps it does have...

    Well going by the response perhaps it does have merit. It would hold the punch perfectly upright. In the end its the result that counts.
    Regards
    John
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    Ok I just have to play devil's advocate here and...

    Ok I just have to play devil's advocate here and ask how it's better than a regular center punch. Surely the important bit is the marking out. The punch itself looks to be a serious solid bit of...
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    Nice looking cabinet. Like the retro look. Nice...

    Nice looking cabinet. Like the retro look. Nice job all round.
    Would look out of place in my house however as her indoors would insist on a very large padlock on it:D
    Regards
    John
  9. Sure are colourful. Think I would look like one...

    Sure are colourful. Think I would look like one of the Village People with that on my tool belt :D. I still prefer a proper wood handle on mine.
    Regards
    John
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    Yes I been thinking of something like that. I am...

    Yes I been thinking of something like that. I am thinking of the top slice as a side table top. Do you gauge a line to guide the chainsaw? I don't want to waste more than I have to. Posted some pics...
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    Not seeing the pic of you'r fence. Invalid...

    Not seeing the pic of you'r fence. Invalid attachment.
    General rule of thumb for secondhand is half to two thirds buying price if in good nick. I notice a few on the marketplace put up a price then...
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    I have the same dilemma. A nice burl thats too...

    I have the same dilemma. A nice burl thats too big for my lathe and would be a shame to cut up and loose some of the nice pattern. Since it is only 2 days off the tree I have plenty time to think...
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    I got the a plane blade and made a small miter...

    I got the a plane blade and made a small miter plane. Very nice blade.
    Regards
    John
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    Could be Tas oak but may be meranti. Kind of hard...

    Could be Tas oak but may be meranti. Kind of hard to tell just from a photo.
    Regards
    John
  15. Went bush camping and these followed me home.

    Hi,
    Some friends of ours have bought a bush block and we camped out there for the long weekend. I noticed some burls on the trees and mentioned they make great wooden bowls. The lady reckoned a...
  16. Down the rabbit hole? Looks more like you are...

    Down the rabbit hole? Looks more like you are hooked.:D
    Pretty nice hooks by the way.
    Regards
    John
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    Lance, I would opt for deeper...

    Lance,
    I would opt for deeper stretchers like you are thinking. They could however be thinner and be cost neutral. It's the depth that prevents wracking. I did in fact glue blocks on the...
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    David, As some say they have got away with...

    David,
    As some say they have got away with just a strait glue up but for the few seconds a wipe with acetone takes would that not be worth the peace of mind. I first learned the acetone trick back...
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    About time sawstop had some competition. Have to...

    About time sawstop had some competition. Have to wait and see how it goes. Mind you my faith in trickle down economics is a bit whittled down now. May have to rely on being alert to keep fingers...
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    I used to have a subscription to Australian...

    I used to have a subscription to Australian woodsmith but after a while the same old projects keep coming around. Good if you want to build a bench as every second issue seemed to have a bench build....
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    Found a Paul Sellers clip where he does something...

    Found a Paul Sellers clip where he does something similar although I reckon my one is better. My dog is L shaped and by turning it round it sits up or flush with the bench top.
    Regards
    John...
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    This is how I did a wood dog for a cheap vice I...

    This is how I did a wood dog for a cheap vice I had. As Derek said wood is actually a better way to go.
    Regards
    John
  23. Thread: cumquat bowl

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    Nice shape. Never done an end grain bowl either...

    Nice shape. Never done an end grain bowl either but seeing that I better get looking for a root ball.
    Regards
    John
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    Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you need help...

    Welcome to the forum.
    Sounds like you need help from these guys.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2Pyu-Cj0gg
    Regards
    John
  25. By what I have just read on hardwax oil it is...

    By what I have just read on hardwax oil it is supposed to be quite durable as it was first produced for wood floors. As it has wax I would be using another hardwax for compatibility. That said the...
  26. Thread: eye muffs

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    Should have said face shield with ear muffs...

    Should have said face shield with ear muffs attached. I have not yet tried those eye muffs and dont have a resperator either but any goggles I have tried tend to steam up from the filter mask. Less...
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    Follow the Snodgrass setup and you cant go far...

    Follow the Snodgrass setup and you cant go far wrong.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGbZqWac0jU
    Regards
    John
  28. Thread: eye muffs

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    I think you will find a full face shield more...

    I think you will find a full face shield more practical if you ware glasses. Also provides some protection for you'r face if things get to flying around.
    Regards
    John
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    Those are way fancier than the ones I made but...

    Those are way fancier than the ones I made but mine cost even less. Scrap wood and some bolts.
    Stewmac has some nice stuff but it is a bit expensive.

    Regards
    John
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    You asked is there anything else to think about...

    You asked is there anything else to think about and there is. Tools, chucks, grinder to sharpen tools and other bits and pieces. Usually getting tooled up can cost as much as the lathe, more if you...
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    Nice work again Derek although I liked the first...

    Nice work again Derek although I liked the first one better. That said both together would be a very nice contrasting set.
    Regards
    John
  32. Like the others said just copy any of the handles...

    Like the others said just copy any of the handles you like the look of. I also dabble with making up my own shapes. Kind of explains why my chisels mostly all have different handles. As to berg...
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    It's an outstanding piece of work Derek. Still...

    It's an outstanding piece of work Derek. Still scratching my head a bit as to making it but won't ask any more as you have to hang on to some trade secrets. Will be doing some research now and see if...
  34. Thread: Workbench top

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    All the above will do as will particle board...

    All the above will do as will particle board flooring. 2 x 18mm and a hardboard top layer that you change out when It gets all chewed up. The bunnings ply these days is unlikely to be flat.
    Regards...
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    An eye catcher for sure and that spiral, well I...

    An eye catcher for sure and that spiral, well I just got to ask how was that done?
    Regards
    John
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    I had a google search on lightening a guitar and...

    I had a google search on lightening a guitar and the general opinion is the sound is not affected too much. They all involve removing wood then either covering up the void or not depending on the...
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    Google sent me back to this forum. This thread...

    Google sent me back to this forum. This thread about 7th post down.
    http://www.woodworkforums.com/f8/woodfast-mc908-manual-115474

    Regards
    John
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    The only way is to remove wood and then cover the...

    The only way is to remove wood and then cover the voids at the back kind of making it a semi hollow. To loose that kg you are looking at 20% has to go and even then it is still heavy. Going to be as...
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    That looks pretty chewed up. Best you can do is...

    That looks pretty chewed up. Best you can do is try using it after the cold treatment to see if it holds together. Would be an idea to take detailed measurements and photos first to assist in...
  40. Welcome to the forum, Thanks for posting that....

    Welcome to the forum,
    Thanks for posting that. Like everything new in woodworking the hardest part is just getting started. Some of the things I make could do with some decoration.
    Regards
    John
  41. Thread: Wood shavings

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    As said over the short term it should be OK. It...

    As said over the short term it should be OK. It does smell nice. Other way is have the shavings in a small cloth bag to avoid direct contact.
    Regards
    John
  42. Welcome to the forum, Breathing in wood dust is...

    Welcome to the forum,
    Breathing in wood dust is not good health wise. Manufactured board like MDF and treated timber even more so.
    Most people who take up woodworking for the long haul invest in...
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    Well looks like I was wrong about them not living...

    Well looks like I was wrong about them not living here. From the Rentokil site.
    https://www.rentokil.com.au/wood-borers/signs-of-wood-borers/
    Regards
    John
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    Hi Anto and welcome to the forum, I...

    Hi Anto and welcome to the forum,
    I cant help with a manual but bevel up is correct. This is basically how I set my jointer. On the video he moves the ruler about 7mm but if you have no...
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    The reason I like playing with tools and wood in...

    The reason I like playing with tools and wood in my shed is that for a few hours I don't have to think about the state things are in.
    Come on folks this is the woodwork forum. The happy place....
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    Thinner layers make laninating much easier...

    Thinner layers make laninating much easier especially with tight bends. Bear in mind Ikea have a full industrial setup and your going to have to do things the hard way. I would not go thicker lams...
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    Woodworm was likely in it when it came from the...

    Woodworm was likely in it when it came from the UK or where ever. I dont think they live here. I got a marples jack on the bay that had signs of worm. Little holes here and there. I gave it a week in...
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    There is something in what you say as I have...

    There is something in what you say as I have tried a few bandsawn boxes. I enjoyed the experience of basically freehand sketching out and cutting the shapes rather than keeping everything square and...
  49. Well done with the saw. Better than my attempt to...

    Well done with the saw. Better than my attempt to cut teeth although the saw cuts reasonably well. Next time I will use that Mr Sellers method. I used the paper printout with the lines but it is hard...
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    I can appreciate the work gone into that. It is...

    I can appreciate the work gone into that. It is very hard timber. I have only ever made small items with it for that reason. It does polish up well and is a handsome looking wood.
    Regards
    John
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