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    Clearly my judgment of vertical and horizontal...

    Clearly my judgment of vertical and horizontal when paring by chisel leaves something to be desired. No surprises there really. :-

    Prior to proceeding to a full dry fit it occurred to me to...
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    After the sockets were chopped out I proceeded to...

    After the sockets were chopped out I proceeded to attack the mitres. I cut a jig to help chisel down the leading corners and then proceeded to pare off the bulk of the waste from the edges by eye...
  3. Obviously there is pallet grade and stuff...

    Obviously there is pallet grade and stuff actually used in pallets. I reused some stuff from a deconstructed pallet awhile ago and it makes that lot look high structural, good 2 face furniture grade....
  4. Thread: MC900 belt

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    I've got 2 lying around. One is a used A22 the...

    I've got 2 lying around. One is a used A22 the other is a new O-560. They look to be about the same length, the A22 is thicker than the O-560. It might depend on the generation of the reeves pulleys,...
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    The reknife just made the original lines all look...

    The reknife just made the original lines all look good. I decided instead to shave the ends of the tails a tad, allowing the pins to seat further in and the pins then started to fit the sockets with...
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    Hi Ian, After a good dinner (roast pork and apple...

    Hi Ian, After a good dinner (roast pork and apple strudel) and a good nights sleep I think I did cut on the right side of the line, they are just a very tight fit. If they were through dovetails in...
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    Not discouraged yet Luke! Today I moved on to the...

    Not discouraged yet Luke! Today I moved on to the sockets. First I knocked up a simply jig to help align the boards so I could mark the sockets from the pins. I also found the sides bowed ever so...
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    Aww come on guys, it can't be that bad! NONE of...

    Aww come on guys, it can't be that bad! NONE of my stuff is defect free. Joints are sometimes a bit open or drawers have an odd personality, BUT they're unique and have handmade character that'll...
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    Hi Luke, What can I say other than "It seemed...

    Hi Luke,

    What can I say other than "It seemed like a good idea at the time."

    I haven't a clear idea on how I am going to approach the mitre bevel yet. Some of the Japanese videos make it look...
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    OK so this build is still limping along. So much...

    OK so this build is still limping along. So much other crud has been getting in the way lately. :(

    Today was pin cutting day. I had previously rebated the lip for the mitre and marked out the...
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    Hi Dengue, I posted the description of a...

    Hi Dengue, I posted the description of a dovetailing (aka Moxon) jig from Robert Wearing's book on the earlier thread, which includes his suggested dimensions. Derek describes his variation for an...
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    I've scanned the pages in Wearing's book re...

    I've scanned the pages in Wearing's book re buiding the Dovetailing Vice if anybody is interested.
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    I can't see why simply placing a board on the...

    I can't see why simply placing a board on the back jaw of a Moxon vice doesn't give you adequate clearance. Derek has specific heights built into his flip up vise ledge so it accurately matches his...
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    E10 is $1.63 on this side at the moment. Last...

    E10 is $1.63 on this side at the moment. Last Tuesday it was $1.23. :censored2:
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    That looks like it was a fair size tree! The only...

    That looks like it was a fair size tree! The only tree I knew was Axe Handle Wood was a fairly small girthed tree on a walking trail in the Bunya Mountains that had name plaques attached to a lot of...
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    Hi Ian, I think it also reminds us that much good...

    Hi Ian, I think it also reminds us that much good was made in the old days with tools that were not engineered to our current aerospace engineering expectations. Earlier this year I was in Morocco...
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    You will probably be lucky to find a router bit...

    You will probably be lucky to find a router bit with an exact match to an existing old profile. There will be a number of matters to be considered in matching the profile.

    1. How important is it...
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    I'd say if his house hasn't burnt down in the...

    I'd say if his house hasn't burnt down in the intervening 10 years, the OP has this one sorted out by now.
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    If you know enough to build a good PC, you should...

    If you know enough to build a good PC, you should be able to answer the question yourself?

    First thing I'd do would be to spec out what you think you want to put in your new PC and check how it...
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    A slight diversion as I knocked up a new...

    A slight diversion as I knocked up a new dovetailing vise that can hold the wide panels required for the carcase joinery. I had made a smaller one some time ago for drawer making (old jaws in the...
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    Got time to knock out a few more trenches today....

    Got time to knock out a few more trenches today. I knew I had a reason for buying a 2" Cobalt chisel when Master's was closing down. Finally I have a good use for it! Scribed a deep enough line to...
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    Thanks Ian. All the trenches in this project will...

    Thanks Ian. All the trenches in this project will be across grain, so no problem with being caught in th egrain so to speak. I think my problem is more to do with impatience and trying to saw the...
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    I finally gave up trying to think the entire...

    I finally gave up trying to think the entire design through and just started working with some recycled Tasmanian Myrtle, deciding what I could manage to cut out of it that would fit the spot I have...
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    I'll take a punt and say Grey Gum or maybe...

    I'll take a punt and say Grey Gum or maybe Carbeen.
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    This link ...

    This link covers a build of the Frank Klausz style workbench and has measured drawings. If all else fails I have a copy of the Workbench Book and could scan the vice details pages for you.

    Cheers,
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    There is Queensland Government legislation...

    There is Queensland Government legislation that covers this. Basically, yes, you are fully responsible for branches that overhang your neighbour's property and the costs to remove them. If the...
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    Your old posts are still here. You just need to...

    Your old posts are still here. You just need to get your login details reset by a moderator if you have forgotten them. No need to create a new id....
  28. Thread: Health Warning

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    This report may be relevant: Quote: "Here, it...

    This report may be relevant:
    Quote: "Here, it was long known as a rare but devastating cause of meningitis in forestry workers and koalas."


    ...
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    I bought 14.4V NiMh Makita replacement batteries...

    I bought 14.4V NiMh Makita replacement batteries (for old NiCds) off ebay last year (Chinese with AU delivery?) and they were a perfect fit and are great performers. Making sure you are buying the...
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    Trade size paint used to commonly come in these...

    Trade size paint used to commonly come in these 20L drums but I think OH&S concerns has made the suppliers shrink the larger tins to be more usually 15L these days. I have seen things like concrete...
  31. Thread: This means war

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    Definitely Canadian. A selection of tooth size...

    Definitely Canadian. A selection of tooth size for green wood and ice.
  32. It's amazing what you can do with a degree in...

    It's amazing what you can do with a degree in Geology! :2tsup:
    I wish I was as productive!
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    I swapped over to NiMH batteries in my Makita...

    I swapped over to NiMH batteries in my Makita 14.4V drill a while ago. My experience is the exact opposite. The original NiCads never held a good charge for long from the first day, I think they were...
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    Not really. Emptying chips out of a dust bag with...

    Not really. Emptying chips out of a dust bag with a 100mm collar is a quite different experience to tipping the contents out of a big bag. Maybe if it wast just dust and ran out like sand it would be...
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    Apart from any discussion of efficiency, my...

    Apart from any discussion of efficiency, my opinion is that it is just a GIANT PAIN IN THE AR#S emptying chips from one of those under bench bags.
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    I have had no problem with the original charger...

    I have had no problem with the original charger supplied with the Makita I have. It was marked as being suitable for both battery types and seems to be working perfectly so far.

    On a slightly...
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    Low tech production method... ...

    Low tech production method...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESt2hgExX_c
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    The magic of machinery designed to save a finger...

    The magic of machinery designed to save a finger or two. How many metres needed to make it pay off?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ladRgZB407I
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    Hi Derek, I went down this path with a Makita...

    Hi Derek,

    I went down this path with a Makita last year. Knowing what I know now I should have ditched the originals years ago and started using Ni-Mh replacements earlier. Faaaantastic :2tsup:
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  40. Sticky: Unfortunately this site appears to be unavailable.

    Unfortunately this site appears to be unavailable.
  41. Non combustible is non combustible, e.g. brick,...

    Non combustible is non combustible, e.g. brick, concrete, steel..... Timber of any type is combustible, BAL rated timber is resistant to springing into flame from ember attack, it is still...
  42. It really was pretty quick and dirty. I scored a...

    It really was pretty quick and dirty. I scored a chunk of oak from the offcuts bin at the men's shed, threw it in the lathe to turn the handle form, then used the Forstner bit set to bore out a...
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    FREE: QLD I'll have to shake them out a bit more first,.....

    I'll have to shake them out a bit more first,.. tomorrow. I'm guessing it will be more of a volume thing than a weight thing.
  44. So I was doing something else and I wanted to...

    So I was doing something else and I wanted to start another dowel for the tenon cutter and I didn't have a spoke pointer yet. So I stopped and hacked out an attempt. I got the blade angles wrong but...
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    FREE: QLD Gone to the tip, but I still have 2 Carbatec...

    Gone to the tip, but I still have 2 Carbatec cloth bags (50cm) if anybody wants them.
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  46. I think you are looking for bandsaw trunnions....

    I think you are looking for bandsaw trunnions. Checkout Hare and Forbes to see if their spares fit. A common problem with several DIY solutions that show up in a google search.
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    FREE: QLD 32cm 10 vane dust impeller

    This is an impeller and housing off an old dust extractor. The current generation of budget 2hp dusties seem to use smaller 30cm 7 vane impellers.

    I thought it worth checking if anybody here is...
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    Adding a vortex baffle

    I must admit my dust collection practices are somewhat ad hoc. I have more of a garbage collection approach rather than a dust minimization issue. My old dusty and garage vac leak terribly, but since...
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    Gumtree to the rescue

    A quick look on gumtree found a reasonably priced 2nd hand Carbatec fm300 style dust extractor just around the corner, for much the same price as getting the old motor serviced.

    It appears to have...
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    Kirbz's reply raises the question - if I scrap...

    Kirbz's reply raises the question - if I scrap the existing motor is it worth recycling the existing motor? There must be a few kg of copper in the windings, do the recyclers take motors as is or...
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