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    They're a bit pricey but the TCT forstner bits...

    They're a bit pricey but the TCT forstner bits from Timbecon are really excellent. They're out of 25mm but do have 24mm in stock which would align with your plans to pare down the dowels.
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    I'm taking this one - spoken to newqlder about it...

    I'm taking this one - spoken to newqlder about it already but forgot to update here :B
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    You can get 200gm bags of hide glue from the...

    You can get 200gm bags of hide glue from the forum owner HIDE GLUE - Joiners Pearl Glue if you still feel so inclined.
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    If you do use silicone 'inside' the frame and the...

    If you do use silicone 'inside' the frame and the tape together then you'll want to switch to a structural tape. These open cell tapes allows air and moisture to pass through so the silicone can...
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    If you use tape, use PE or PVC tape. Avoid any...

    If you use tape, use PE or PVC tape. Avoid any 'structural' tapes as they will likely be made for construction use where the glass is being stuck to aluminium and may also be open cell so any silicon...
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    That's really nice. Your joints look...

    That's really nice. Your joints look fantastically tight.
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    QUEENSLAND I most certainly do! I've sent you a private...

    I most certainly do! I've sent you a private message.
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    QUEENSLAND If this hasn't been taken yet, I will take it.

    If this hasn't been taken yet, I will take it.
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    Very nice. Really like the grey velvet and the...

    Very nice. Really like the grey velvet and the striped fabric on the lid interior.
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    QUEENSLAND I'm pretty sure Bob is in the Gympie area. ...

    I'm pretty sure Bob is in the Gympie area.

    I'd be interested in the timber too, photos and dimensions please.
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    The second time I did the glue up, I took my time...

    The second time I did the glue up, I took my time getting the edges jointed just right with a #6. Glued up in 2 sets, 4 boards and 3 boards, then glued those together. Much less stress and the...
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    I think I'm with AlexS and Moxon on this one (not...

    I think I'm with AlexS and Moxon on this one (not that I'm an expert). The edges of my irons are curved away to avoid track lines when face planing but the rest of the blade isn't cambered. I'm a...
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    I've got the same Carb i Tool 6 flute (TSS 13...

    I've got the same Carb i Tool 6 flute (TSS 13 1/2) that Lappa and lovetoride have. Does a great job in a TRA001 at speed 3.

    Timbecon have their version on sale at the moment. I have a few...
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    This may not just be a Carbatec thing. Triton in...

    This may not just be a Carbatec thing. Triton in Australia themselves are terrible for parts, it seems like they stock nothing here. All they do is point you to a UK website for spare parts.
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    This spotted gum bench was sanded to 180 then 1...

    This spotted gum bench was sanded to 180 then 1 coat (2 coats are recommended) of Osmo PolyX extra thin clear applied. It needs to cure for a few days and looks a bit 'muddy' during this time. It's a...
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    The fence is essential for jointing. You run one...

    The fence is essential for jointing. You run one of the wide face of a board over the jointer first, then use that face to reference against the fence to get a 90 degree edge to that face. You could...
  17. I'm a bit late to this thread but pine is...

    I'm a bit late to this thread but pine is perfectly fine for a workbench - or I hope it is because it's what mine is made out of. Bunnings 90x45 MGP10. About $90 total for all the wood for the...
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    I've used a 6 flute 50mm Carb i tool surface...

    I've used a 6 flute 50mm Carb i tool surface planer bit (TSS 13 1/2) in a TRA001 with no burning or ruination of the bit. But the TRA001 does have speed control and it was wound down to 14500 rpm.
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    How big is your table going to be? I've done a...

    How big is your table going to be? I've done a countertop out of spotted gum which is just under the 1000kg/m3 density and at 2000x600x38mm it is just manageable working alone. Flipping it over is a...
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    N.S.W. You're missing doug3030's point - it's not how...

    You're missing doug3030's point - it's not how convenient a deposit is or isn't, it's the trustworthiness of the seller. If the seller is willing to double deal and sell to someone else when they've...
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    A.C.T. It's a wet grinder. The smoky gray plastic bit in...

    It's a wet grinder. The smoky gray plastic bit in the last photo is the trough for the wheel.
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    Superb. Hat off to your dedication, finding the...

    Superb. Hat off to your dedication, finding the time and energy to keep plugging away at such a large project is something else.
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    You could also paint the carcass white, so using...

    You could also paint the carcass white, so using pine or plywood won't be an issue - and with the careful application of filler and sanding you can hide any/many imperfections. Put Tas Oak drawer...
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    I've got one of the Carbatec granite surfaces -...

    I've got one of the Carbatec granite surfaces - imo, just get it. You'll never need to worry about 'is my surface flat' again. As long as you don't drop it, it's a lifetime tool. I do abuse mine a...
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    If you have a steam cleaner/clothes steamer,...

    If you have a steam cleaner/clothes steamer, steam also works well with making Titebond and other PVA and hide glues come apart. You can make your own buttons as elan suggests or use pre made ones...
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    Edit: double post

    Edit: double post
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    Can't add much to the experts - but I can throw...

    Can't add much to the experts - but I can throw in a recommendation for a Spear and Jackson resharpenable handsaw, and you can get it from Bunnings. You can get good quality saw files from Jim Davey...
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    QUEENSLAND I'm seeing photos of a ruler in both posts. Do I...

    I'm seeing photos of a ruler in both posts. Do I need another ruler? Probably not. But I'll take one anyway. Sending you a PM.
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    Out of curiosity, what made it difficult? Was it...

    Out of curiosity, what made it difficult? Was it genuine mahogany?
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    A good vice will save you endless frustration -...

    A good vice will save you endless frustration - if you're not too keen on spending on a new Dawn/Veritas/ HNT Gordon, check out ebay and Gumtree for second hand vices. Old Dawn vices without quick...
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    My 15 year old kitchen, laundry, and bathrooms...

    My 15 year old kitchen, laundry, and bathrooms with laminated MDF cabinet doors would beg to differ with your sentiment. I'm the third owner and it's was previously rented out for 6+ years, so the...
  32. I've got a Woodstar which is rebadged Scheppach...

    I've got a Woodstar which is rebadged Scheppach (or is it the other way around). For a hobbyist or for someone on a budget I'd say it is a genuinely good option. The dust collection isn't as good as...
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    Henry Bros. do 1.3TPI 3/4" and 2TPI, 1/2" carbon...

    Henry Bros. do 1.3TPI 3/4" and 2TPI, 1/2" carbon blades. They can make up blades to your size. Laguna Resaw King blades are TCT and available in 3/4" - but you'd likely have to order it in from...
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    I've found in this colder weather I had to wait a...

    I've found in this colder weather I had to wait a day for the Osmo (clear, extra thin) to cure/dry/whatever it does between the two coats and then a few days after the 2nd coat, otherwise it looked...
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    The face frame style cabinets are not in fashion...

    The face frame style cabinets are not in fashion in Australia - and haven't been for a quite a while. Euro style cabinets are what people want and expect. As for melamine durability, I would disagree...
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    You can get Freud box joint blades...

    You can get Freud box joint blades that are flat topped and will do a 1/4" kerf.

    Edit: this is the same one rrich mentions. $100 from Amazon US shipped to your door.
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    Thanks for the in depth reply Brian! Yes, if I...

    Thanks for the in depth reply Brian! Yes, if I find anything decent I'll certainly post about it.

    I like the look of quadrant hinges but looking at their installation instructions I'll agree with...
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    Mid range box hardware

    After seeing the many awesome boxes on display in this forum, I'm itching to have a go at a 'right proper' box. I know my first few (dozen) will most likely be less than stellar so I was hoping to...
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    I had a look at both the Hafco and Carbatec...

    I had a look at both the Hafco and Carbatec lunchbox thickies before buying the Carbatec one a few years ago. The Carbatec one weighs about 10kg more and feels a lot more sturdy. I think the extra...
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    :whs: Carbide cutters are definitely worth it...

    :whs:

    Carbide cutters are definitely worth it but as Aldav said, don't pay the store prices for them. You'll get a full set for a third of the price from SJE. The HSS cutters aren't garbage...
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    My prices are from my last order - which was 18...

    My prices are from my last order - which was 18 months ago :B This is from Bootle Timber in Brisbane. Nice folks, the only caveat is they don't have an option for picking out your boards, basically...
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    Cheap is relative. If you have the tools to mill...

    Cheap is relative. If you have the tools to mill rough sawn boards, buying rough sawn is definitely cheaper. Bunnings Tas Oak 185mmx19mmx2.4m works out to around $7,000 per cubic metre. To put that...
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    If you're using solid wood, you can use the...

    If you're using solid wood, you can use the Sagulator to get a good idea of what to expect.
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    I've had success with both Titebond 2 and...

    I've had success with both Titebond 2 and Purbond. My only glue up failure I attribute to user error, it was with Purbond and I made two mistakes - I tried to glue up too much in one go (6 boards to...
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    Thanks for the feedback Brian, Mick, and mature...

    Thanks for the feedback Brian, Mick, and mature one. I hadn't really thought about the disc getting in the way. I'm not in a rush so I may wait until Timbecon has a promo going, or the new tool itch...
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    HAFCO L-69A Belt & Disc Sander

    https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/L107

    Currently on sale for $379 so I am very tempted to pick it up. Does anyone who has one have any feedback on this unit? I'm not too worried about the disc...
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    QUEENSLAND Why hasn't this sold yet? What am I going to...

    Why hasn't this sold yet?

    What am I going to do with it? :shrug:

    I don't know, but I'll take it. I'll add it to the pile. PM incoming.
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    Can I throw a curve ball and suggest following...

    Can I throw a curve ball and suggest following Paul Seller's workbench build on Youtube? He also has a newer series making a work bench out of plywood, also on Youtube. I followed an even older set...
  49. The only thing I can add to soundman is beware of...

    The only thing I can add to soundman is beware of the CRI of the LEDs you get. Cheaper LEDs will have low CRI and colors will look really bad under these lights.
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    A coat of shellac will lock in the odor - but...

    A coat of shellac will lock in the odor - but that's going to be a lot of work and maybe not practical depending on what you're coating.
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