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    DRAWN Lucky Bendigo Bob! We should ask to see what...

    Lucky Bendigo Bob!

    We should ask to see what is built with this loot! :)

    GREAT PRIZE
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    Me too, PM sent :)

    Me too, PM sent :)
  3. Banana! :( Oh no!

    Banana! :(

    Oh no!
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    Shhhh ... Dont mention the B-word! These must...

    Shhhh ... Dont mention the B-word!

    These must have been smuggled by a far-travelled friends acquaintance, from an exotic continent and obtained under the harshest conditions. Great risks were...
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    bloody hell! Theres even a book now! Spalted...

    bloody hell! Theres even a book now!

    Spalted Wood: The History, Science, and Art of a Unique Material - $60.00 : Schiffer Publishing
    ISBN13: 9780764350382

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    Here we go! Sara C. Robinson Assistant...

    Here we go!

    Sara C. Robinson
    Assistant Professor, Anatomy of Renewable Materials
    Department of Wood Science and Engineering
    Oregon State University


    These are the emails I have for her, but...
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    I'll post in the morning, but use this as a...

    I'll post in the morning, but use this as a placeholder.

    A while back I spent some time talking with a SCIENTIST about this and she wrote a whole PhD in it. She gave me a copy plus a few hefty...
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    So much hard work! Give it a blat with G15.......

    So much hard work!

    Give it a blat with G15.... great stuff. --> LUBRICANT FILM G15 SOFT 400G AERO | Blackwoods

    Its $15.50 a can from Blackwoods.

    This was recommended by the forum in another...
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    Oh man, now Im off on youTube dreaming of monster...

    Oh man, now Im off on youTube dreaming of monster lounge room filling marble machines :)
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    Science it!

    Lets do some science!

    -- Freeze those pen blanks
    -- Pop them into a vacuum chamber
    -- Give it full blast for a day
    -- Pretzels?

    Remember kiddos - knowledge matters - I before E except...
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    Vacuum drying

    Interesting this is mentioned.

    I'm aware that libraries that preserve books do exactly this.

    I'm a little foggy, but a while back a flood swamped a large number of rare expensive books. USA...
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    I also had two, now odd thoughts: -- Hotels...

    I also had two, now odd thoughts:

    -- Hotels and motels were public infrastructure, like the library or roads. I believed that pretty much every large building was somehow "the government". I had...
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    I believed that movies were made just by a whole...

    I believed that movies were made just by a whole lot of people turning up and being spontaneous.

    Filming just started. No planning.
  14. Alkahestic, those disks are incredible. I did...

    Alkahestic, those disks are incredible.

    I did a trailer with a rusty floor a while back. It ripped off all the paint and rust and left a lovely polished surface in absolutely no time flat.
    ...
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    a variable speed motor - use a tool?

    Question for the gurus....

    Would it be feasible to make a motor out of a power tool, such as a router?

    It has a variable motor already.... a bolt, a few wooden wheels for "pulleys" and a fan...
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    a few thoughts

    Would it be feasible to simply make one out of timber?

    It seems to me that a giant chunk of iron is useful, but if one were to make it of LVL or ply, it would be pretty strong.

    I saw a dude...
  17. These are the very worst to clean up. The paper...

    These are the very worst to clean up. The paper gums, the varnish is horrid and its messy.

    Perhaps try a flap brush, flap paper wheel or soft wire brush on a drill?

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  18. Circle Jig - Router - so simple its OBSCENE

    You know, I've cut hundreds of circles for wheels while I was making carts.

    I came up with and used at least ten different ways to do the job.

    THEN I see this idea.

    Blew me AWAY.

    Made a...
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    collets in nuts

    Here is a thing discussing collets and how they get wedged in.

    It also shows how to fit the collet back into the nut.

    Its not immediately obvious if they are separable and you/previous do...
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    The simplicity of this slitter is unreal....

    The simplicity of this slitter is unreal. Perfection. Why spend gigabux when something like this works so well.

    One can see how well it works --> your work!


    I will admit @Simplicity, that...
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    Beautiful work Ian. Always I'm so impressed. ...

    Beautiful work Ian.

    Always I'm so impressed.

    May I ask how you cut the slots in the brass?

    Also, the rest of you blokes are incredible. How many other places would I not only read about...
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    Make the bench, then fill all the gaps with...

    Make the bench, then fill all the gaps with epoxy. Trendy!
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    Lyle, true. We need to reflect that it is,...

    Lyle, true. We need to reflect that it is, ultimately, a human experience.

    Reminds us that Australia is hardly free of contention and divide.
  24. Make one using bicycle wheels off kids bikes :)

    Make one using bicycle wheels off kids bikes :)
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    Stan Grant wrote this today on the ABC News .......

    Stan Grant wrote this today on the ABC News .... The sick politics at the heart of this week'''s US crisis go deeper than Donald Trump - ABC News

    As an outsider, it looks like a country about to...
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    Also, a thought on the drive mechanism, one...

    Also, a thought on the drive mechanism, one doesn't need to get fancy.

    A basic pulley and a longer serpentine belt from SupaCheap would be fine.



    Buy a custom-length Gilmer Drive as used in...
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    Delbs, that motor link is for a single phase....

    Delbs, that motor link is for a single phase. You'll want their 3 --> 1.5kw 2HP 1400rpm shaft 24mm Electric motor Three phase 415v

    If the VFD and motor are coming from Canon Motor, why not have...
  28. I use a big version of one of these at the...

    I use a big version of one of these at the warehouse.

    Useful!
  29. Take a ruler and use it diagonally on the board....

    Take a ruler and use it diagonally on the board.

    Lets say the board is a weird width. Totally arbitrary.

    Lay 0cm on one side and 12cm* mark on the other side. Mark at the 4cm and 8cm mark.
    ...
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    "We will name no contingencies!" "None? How do...

    "We will name no contingencies!"

    "None? How do we know what we are opposed to as it cannot be named?"

    "Sssh you cretin! You'll alert the proletariat!"



    Sounds monty-python-esque :)
  31. Thread: black screws

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    Was at Bunnings today to pick up my panels.......

    Was at Bunnings today to pick up my panels.... saw these and remembered this thread.

    Probably nothing like what you are after... but I did think that it might lead to a search of the company to...
  32. Only 14 TB? Are you sure thats enough?

    Only 14 TB?

    Are you sure thats enough?
  33. WITHDRAWN: I think the time, just after xmas, plus British...

    I think the time, just after xmas, plus British Covid breaking out in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, plus a Storming Of The Parliament by USA's .... enthusiasts... has lent to a poor timing choice...
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    Indeed. Canons. Thats confidence!

    Indeed. Canons.

    Thats confidence!
  35. Absolutely none. Its a PITA. Just tried to...

    Absolutely none. Its a PITA.

    Just tried to embed an Instagram video and every bbCode available simply will not do it.

    The forum can install a plugin to accommodate, but has not utilised it.
    ...
  36. WITHDRAWN: $1000

    $1000

    Thats One Thousand....

    Bargain!
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    Instagram - Barbie Style Woodworking

    Barbies Woodshop

    Now, not many of you are into Instagram, which might be a good thing, but if you are this account is a hoot. :D:D

    A very clever and actually funny take on woodworking from the...
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    Interesting you should mention this Clear Out. ...

    Interesting you should mention this Clear Out.

    It seems a little odd that the bigger planes don't have M6 (or such) holes pretapped.

    I was considering this for my Jack to use as a shooter....
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    So, after a day of doing NOTHING I managed to...

    So, after a day of doing NOTHING I managed to find that what I've reinvented is called a split top saw bench.

    Sort of.

    All the others have limited purpose, rather than my own fabulous example...
  40. SOLD: Thanks for the sketchup. :) I'll need to drop...

    Thanks for the sketchup. :)

    I'll need to drop out - this is a fantastic bench and it would be a joy to have and use.
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    Cutlist - Booooooyaaaaa!!!!

    Bloody HEAPS of spare.

    These can be fatter and wider easily.... just a matter of PUMPING THOSE NUMBERS!

    By all the Gods I love Cutlist Plus as a program. Pure champion. Worth every cent.

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    Version 2 - New Woodpixel Thought

    Double Think! Added Newness!

    Here is version 2

    -- Dovetails added on
    -- A decent vice... I'll be using the wooden vice supplied by the ever-generous IanW, may the gods bless him with wines...
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    Version 1 - Woodpixel Thought

    Here we are, ONLY 2 and a half YEARS after I started this thread.

    Judging myself harshly this is a long time between idea and doing, but judging by others builds I'm bang on target :)


    Now,...
  44. why didnt you add the wheels ONTO the crate? :doh:

    why didnt you add the wheels ONTO the crate? :doh:
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    Maybe cheaper just to buy the 18's and use some...

    Maybe cheaper just to buy the 18's and use some new Frontline Clamps to make them up.

    3 of the big ones would do nicely - once you are done you can sell them for almost what was paid :)
  46. Thread: Cut this log

    by woodPixel
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    Cut this log

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    A duck walks into a pub ....

    A duck walks into a pub and orders a pint of beer and a ham sandwich.

    The barman looks at him and says, 'Hang on! You're a duck.'

    'I see your eyes are working,' replies the duck.

    'And you...
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    IKEA sells 38mm laminated kichen tops. I think...

    IKEA sells 38mm laminated kichen tops.

    I think Bunnings also do Kaboodle up to that too.
  49. WITHDRAWN: More to sell tomorrow!

    I'll be putting up these tomorrow with nice fluffy pictures.Adding just the whet thy appetite! :)No studio left any more... so... :(


    -- Drill press. Trade tools RI1720 $300

    This is an...
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    Many! There is a plague about........

    Many! There is a plague about..... :rolleyes::D:oo:
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