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    Legalities?

    Making light fixtures - without being any kind of sparky. What can you sell and what are the requirements? Thinking plug in stuff? preferably 240v but if that not ok -can you go say a plug in...
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    Just get a serf.

    Never seen one this old. Looks like a hollow chisel morticer with hand cranking where new ones would have a motor. Good leverage though, But hard to do single handed. Have seen people use something...
  3. As others have mentioned. It will probably show....

    As others have mentioned. It will probably show. Looks from the worn bits like it might have been one of those varnish stain things. Give it a crack and then decide. The suggestion of cheap overlay...
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    beware

    Bunnings had some nasty Chinese ones with cast iron threads absolute rubbish. These were red and the threads were plated? I think, but you could see that they were sand cast - not machined steel. The...
  5. petrol/diesel gennys will obviously cost fuel....

    petrol/diesel gennys will obviously cost fuel. How go the government grants? Telstra second hand batteries were the old school back up for early hippie solar systems. Solar and wind MIGHT still get...
  6. Ozito is what it is!

    General rule is clean well all relevant parts -threads etc. and use DRY lube PTFC etc. as things like WD40 etc. help quickly and then attract dust which makes the problem come back again.
  7. Surely a DEAD stream?

    Surely a DEAD stream?
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    Never knew they grew that big.

    Never knew they grew that big.
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    inch things

    You reminded me of past things from Fine Woodworking which took me a while to work out and as far as I know was never used in ANY other country that used Imperial measurements. This is the strange...
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    Durden

    Have an old one myself. My old Dads. Will have a look as someone sent me some info on them - see if I can find it.
    BTW could you put up photos of the side table thingy as Mine seems incomplete...
  11. Sorry can't help with that. When I read the brief...

    Sorry can't help with that. When I read the brief title thought you were making a bar out of a 100mm slab and wondering about seating heights.:rolleyes:
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    What he said! Has often annoyed me that 90...

    What he said! Has often annoyed me that 90 degrees is marked on saws as 0:?
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    Do you mean the cheap ass bent sheet metal ones...

    Do you mean the cheap ass bent sheet metal ones or the expensive and hard to find extruded brass ones (as actually used on pianos) Brass ones could be treated. The other only made from thin steel...
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    Google such things - plenty of basic physics...

    Google such things - plenty of basic physics involved Much can be done with basic materials and equipment -good design -you tube can be you're friend.
  15. Just curious -what is covered in melamine that...

    Just curious -what is covered in melamine that you would put outside? all seems to be chipboard or MDF (moisture "resistant")
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    Weeeellll I dunno but if shed speaker maybe a...

    Weeeellll I dunno but if shed speaker maybe a bit of 3 ply slightly oversize blue tacked to the top might keep the actual speaker boxes clean - or do you get poo on the sides as well? If so cage...
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    Have seen them gutted and made into nice bars...

    Have seen them gutted and made into nice bars also computer desk with glass over the strings to save dusting. The frame itself can make a good garden ornament -can be crudely played with a small...
  18. Recycling timber?

    The enemy is the nails - f##ks up steel blades in a permanent way -the very nice -but god awful expensive carbide heads would help (the helical heads I mean - not the nasty skinny full width ones)....
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    museum

    Ballarat too has one -probably not having the unit that you seek though. tis another museum I think - outer Melbourne -also probably long gone - burnt / scrapped:((
  20. Thread: Bandsaw

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    It should be marked for voltage etc. sounds like...

    It should be marked for voltage etc. sounds like it works. (don't know what happens when american -110V stuff is fed 240V :C) A simple test would be to hook up multi meter or very low voltage power...
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    Agree with the above. Just wondering if you are...

    Agree with the above. Just wondering if you are going to interlock the pattern between the sheets -which would only need the edge sheets to trim accurately (and the skirting would cover some of this...
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    Bit off topic

    a bit off topic -however every now and then they have german made jigsaw blades that are worthwhile and have picked up 10" 3 pack circular blades for $20 which will never be sharpened -but good for...
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    ??

    Probably something else but reminds me of something that was called dead finish. very similar look and characteristics:?
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    One of those things I suppose -Once made things...

    One of those things I suppose -Once made things from mount Dandynong Wet place at the best.Was always worried about shrinkage.
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    Did pan down trough photos

    Stop making stuff for the shed. Make it for the house or clients. -the missus will be much happier. TOO pretty for shed !!!!:clap3:
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    sctapers

    Don't forget scrapers -the thickest old rusted out files that you can find. Good hard steel - Cost 0$ - 50c . shape as wanted.:U
  27. Doesn't look like any kinda mould -More water...

    Doesn't look like any kinda mould -More water stains. would expect them to sand out -depends how deep they have gone. Natural finishes tend to suck unless under perfect circumstances.
  28. You serious?

    This ain't 1910 - such things simply do NOT exist. Get a new one. Sorry if this appears to be rude -but .
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    lathe

    presumably V belt drive? Tension is one thing - if slippage this is your problem. If not possibly ass motor - for what you want to do. have seen lathes with sewing machine motors -Good for say 1/2...
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    Me too

    Have one of these as well. The table is kinda strange. Not Shure if it's for mortices or what? But have that side table. The thread of the shaft would be good to know -Can then experiment.:C
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    dowel holes

    I wouldn't worry about them since wont be seen. glue some dowel in and cut it off if it worries you or add matching dowel holes and just have more dowels?:cool:
  32. Chipboard

    First thoughts would be much like yours - take it to the tip. However you seem to have the right idea Rake out the loose stuff Fit a bit of hardwood and with lots of glue glamp to thickness then...
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    Intreresting spalting

    No Idea what -the photos don't help. could be many things. The photos would have to cover cleaned up and ideally with a finish on it. Looks like some kinda hardwood -with some spalting.
  34. Timber needing

    Well only if you don't worry about things like rot or other weathering -Well then none does. I do presume that you be looking for HIGHLY DURABLE kinda ? Well just jump on the net -will come up with...
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    Known someone

    An old ie not now workmate made one for personal use including curved /rounded window frames -all wood / plywood . Was regretting it very quickly -the weathering aspect. You want to go varnish...
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    -$50 -no worries

    Every now and then someone picks a winner. most people make a STUNNING table or whatever -they get the odd gig or 4 then they still got to eat -hard to do -some make it some don't -not necessarily...
  37. Well might not be what you want -but

    Have seen weatherboards in northern NSW west of Lismore in particular that had many buildings in weathered grey weatherboards apparently last painted in the 20's or so whenever they were built. Many...
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    sink unit

    Well alternating colours if that what you mean-Ok prefer natural colours -say Jarrah + Bunnings" hardwood" -often something that is LIKE mountain ash in looks (about the best answer you will get from...
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    Old shellac

    Probably know -just bin it! However have Very old flake shellac (nearly 2.1/2 decades) Yeah not keen on dissolving to any useful form. Any hope/methods (all kinda looks good) Or just toss it????:C
  40. Any of the pva glues would be more than adequate....

    Any of the pva glues would be more than adequate. I would use one of the clear versions (rather than the yellow stuff the Americans seem to like). Any but the nastiest Chinese stuff is probably...
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    It's hard

    Working for someone else (large scale commercial stuff) because my own stuff is good money when it's there -then it's not for a while! Have done markets before -don't now! Have not paid for...
  42. Moving the stupidly heavy

    Last year moved a 20" bandsaw. When it was originally boxed up it was marked at about 320kg. Had the table off for this move and had a truck with lift. But me and the boy verrrry slowly across the...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
  44. Well can sell it as genuine Chippendale furniture...

    Well can sell it as genuine Chippendale furniture at least. :D
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    Looks like Myrtle / Myrtle Beech Could be either...

    Looks like Myrtle / Myrtle Beech Could be either from Tassie or Vic. should be very fine grained and reasonably hardish. Works nicely. Haven't seen much of this for years, have the theory that it...
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    I have a Taiwanese? bandsaw (No name or origin...

    I have a Taiwanese? bandsaw (No name or origin known) that had the rear bearing running on the tire -so to speak with a mild steel sleeve. Kinda ok till the bearing died -then the back of the blade...
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    Considering the design 1920s ish is spot on. A...

    Considering the design 1920s ish is spot on. A large amount were made of blackwood - often oval shaped. Yours looks like an extension version - which I haven't personally seen, but the legs look spot...
  48. Ebay has assorted size magnets that are rather...

    Ebay has assorted size magnets that are rather cheap - the good ones (Rare earth) Mine were about 8-10 mm x 2 mm $ 3 and a bit posted - a dozen or so.
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    I use the solidified cooking oil stuff as it...

    I use the solidified cooking oil stuff as it doesn't seem to have any problems with finishes (at least the solvent based things that I use) Have heard about talk -powder -yes baby kinda powder on...
  50. Looks like a version of what I have out the back...

    Looks like a version of what I have out the back -Definitely different brand though. Yours should have probably a leg O mutton guard for the planer & a riving knife with top guard attached as was...
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