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  1. I made my bench in a similar way, but with only...

    I made my bench in a similar way, but with only two layers of laminated panels. The Piggy Bank Workbench I used screws to clamp them together while the glue dried, worked fine. Just remember to...
  2. If you can remove the old ones, just replace them...

    If you can remove the old ones, just replace them with fully sealed ones, they should only be a few dollars each.
  3. Wood Spirit, if its just a tilting table it is...

    Wood Spirit, if its just a tilting table it is for a sanding disk, but if it has levers to slide it in & out and from side to side, then it will be for doweling & mortising. If you look at the photos...
  4. Just about finished, only the disk sander table &...

    Just about finished, only the disk sander table & support to go, but that'll have to wait as I've got a blown head gasket on my Patrol that I have to fix & bass fishing season has just opened.
    I...
  5. Check this ebay store Items for sale by...

    Check this ebay store Items for sale by thefindersco | eBay they have all sorts of bits & pieces. I fixed up an old Falcon Pope No.4 a while ago, that didn't have the original blade and got one from...
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    Some years ago I worked on a few HV switchyard...

    Some years ago I worked on a few HV switchyard construction jobs over in NZ. The guys there refered to shifters as 'Nut F@#kers", describes them perfectly.
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    Check out the Narex rasps at Timbecon. I've got a...

    Check out the Narex rasps at Timbecon. I've got a couple & though I haven't used them a lot, seem to be good for the price.
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    I haven't had a chance to check this place out...

    I haven't had a chance to check this place out yet, but seems to have a good range. He's just out of Coffs.
    https://kororatimbers.com.au/
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    QUEENSLAND I'll take these, providing I can get some relo's...

    I'll take these, providing I can get some relo's to pick them up for me. I'll check with them & let you know shortly.
    Can get them picked up, PM sent
  10. I've got a similar one (not sure of brand) that...

    I've got a similar one (not sure of brand) that I've been asked to fix up for the local Cranky Womens Association. I was going to give it a sand & refinish it with WOP, but the veneer is so thin it's...
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    How do you cut your discs out? The Woodfast...

    How do you cut your discs out? The Woodfast combo' machine I'm restoring has an 11" disc sander fitted, so I'll have to cut down 12" ones, as I can't find the 11" ones anywhere.
  12. Progress has been made, the lower part of the...

    Progress has been made, the lower part of the machine is finished. All steel parts were either stripped of rust completely, or where that wasn't possible, rust converter used. Everything was then...
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    I recently made a couple of small boxes from some...

    I recently made a couple of small boxes from some of Maplemans CL stump. I sanded them to 800 grit & then finished them with some U-beaut food safe oil. They've got a slight sheen & have retained the...
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    After sanding, give it a couple of coats of...

    After sanding, give it a couple of coats of boiled linseed oil, then put it on display somewhere & buy him a new rod & reel.:;
  15. The last couple of weeks I've just been cleaning...

    The last couple of weeks I've just been cleaning & removing rust, so nothing real interesting to show, so I thought I'd put up some photos of the brochures that I got with it. These are the originals...
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    I sometimes work installing HV switchgear in...

    I sometimes work installing HV switchgear in substations & for about the last 5-6 years very rarely see anything other than Milwaukee on site. I've had a Milwaukee 18V drill & impact driver for about...
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    Bugger, I just spent $90 on 5L of Evapo-rust &...

    Bugger, I just spent $90 on 5L of Evapo-rust & see Autobarn over here have Metal Rescue on special for $60 for 5L. I wonder how the two compare?
    I suspect that Evapo-rust is based on molasses, as I...
  18. There are a few of this type of instruction plate...

    There are a few of this type of instruction plate on this machine. This one's in not too bad condition, but some have corrosion coming through the black paint, so I'm thinking of trying to repaint...
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    FF, you need to use your cat more, it's getting...

    FF, you need to use your cat more, it's getting covered in cobwebs, due to lack of use.:D
  20. I've been slowly plugging away, pulling bits...

    I've been slowly plugging away, pulling bits apart, cleaning, removing rust etc. The motor has been cleaned, bearings flushed with solvent & repacked with fresh grease, painted & the pully assembly...
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    Something has to be over 100 years old to be...

    Something has to be over 100 years old to be classed as antique.
  22. Thanks for that Gaza, I think you're right with...

    Thanks for that Gaza, I think you're right with the Grey/Teal colour. I've decided to go with Charcoal hammertone, which I'll brush on. I've got body filler to cover the worst of the rust areas, & by...
  23. These machines have an infinitly variable speed...

    These machines have an infinitly variable speed control, using a variable diameter V-belt pulley on the motor. The motor is mounted on swinging arms & as it is moved up or down with the speed control...
  24. I've now got a pile of parts on the garage floor,...

    I've now got a pile of parts on the garage floor, the beast has been fully dismantled. I've started rebuilding the two critical assemblies, the variable speed drive pulley, which was seized & the...
  25. Chris, unfortunately most of the bad rust is in...

    Chris, unfortunately most of the bad rust is in the base unit, so I'd need a 44 gallon drum full of molassas to fit it in.:no: I'll use some sort of abrasive pad/disk to remove the worst & then might...
  26. This morning I plugged it in, leaned well back &...

    This morning I plugged it in, leaned well back & pushed the start button & ......... it ran perfectly :D. No strange noises or vibrations. So after going into town to vote for the next muppet to run...
  27. It Followed Me Home, Can I Keep It? - Woodfast Universal Woodworker

    It was in the trailer, so technically it did follow me home :roll:. I was given this today by a retired builder, who used to cart it from job to job, many years ago. It was stored for a while near...
  28. VICTORIA I'll take the flattening stone & ruler. PM me...

    I'll take the flattening stone & ruler. PM me your bank details & I'll transfer the money.
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    I used two of these laminated together for my...

    I used two of these laminated together for my woodwork bench top. It cuts & sands well, no chipping or splintering. I finished my benchtop with BLO & turps, but used another type of those laminated...
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    WANTED:VIC I've got a set of 15 Wood Line Profi ones, from...

    I've got a set of 15 Wood Line Profi ones, from 3mm - 40mm, if your interested. All have been sharpened to 6000 grit on a water stone & all the backs have been flattened. Most have never been used....
  31. Finish That Won't Mask Smell of Timber

    I've finally got around to using some of Maplemans highly figured Camphor Laurel stump he milled a couple of years back. What finish can I use that won't mask the smell of the CL. I just want...
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    SOLD: I'll take this Brett. Will PM re shipping.

    I'll take this Brett. Will PM re shipping.
  33. There's not much I miss about Sydney, but this is...

    There's not much I miss about Sydney, but this is one of the few things I do.
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    Very well done, but you've got the steering...

    Very well done, but you've got the steering wheels on the wrong side:; Oh, and keep them away from the lighter, Jeeps don't need any help to catch fire.:D
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    Seems there could be a bit of price fixing going...

    Seems there could be a bit of price fixing going on with several major brands. I was recently looking at the prices for a couple of different ROS (not Festool) & a Makita trim router. The price for...
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    FREE: NSW I'd be interested, if you're not in a hurry to...

    I'd be interested, if you're not in a hurry to get rid of it. I was due to come down to Sydney in mid February, but it looks like being delayed, hopefully I'll know this week when I have to come...
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    Is there any "middle ground" in trim routers?...

    Is there any "middle ground" in trim routers? There is the ebay one (when available & dubious quality) for around $130 for the kit with multiple bases, then the Makita it at around $340 then the...
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    Bugger!!! Ordered the last one available (full...

    Bugger!!! Ordered the last one available (full kit with plunge base) this morning & just got a message to say it has been damaged so they can't supply it :weeping2: so will refund my money. I gather...
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    Ian, you beat me to it, RossM obviously hasn't...

    Ian, you beat me to it, RossM obviously hasn't worked on a construction site. Testing & tagging of leads & tools also has to be done for any commercial workshop or factory. I've worked for customers...
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    Well I bit the bullet yesterday & bought the...

    Well I bit the bullet yesterday & bought the Milwaukee cordless sander. I gave it a quick try out on a cutting board I'm making & initial impressions are that it will do everything I need from a...
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    Hmmm, over 1100 views & only one comment on...

    Hmmm, over 1100 views & only one comment on cordless sanders, maybe they haven't been around long enough for many people to have bought them yet.
    Beardy, do you think a 1m square table top would be...
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    ROS - Corded or Cordless

    My old el-cheapo Ryobi sander died today :sad2:, so time for a new one :).
    At the moment I'm tossing up between the Bosch GEX 125/150 which is $259 or the Milwaukee 18V cordless at $175...
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    Boat seat turntables...

    Boat seat turntables https://www.whitworths.com.au/springfield-big-hole-swivel-mild-steel
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    I made a kerfing plane & just cut up a cheap...

    I made a kerfing plane & just cut up a cheap hardpoint saw for the blade, but find it's too fine a pitch & clogs up. The Luban plough plane comes with a kerfing saw & looks to be a fairly course rip...
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    The mitre box & saw is finished (apart from the...

    The mitre box & saw is finished (apart from the elusive screw) & back together.

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    I made up new clamp pegs & even a new yoke that releases the catch that holds the saw up.

    446321...
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    I've just ordered a tap & die off ebay for the...

    I've just ordered a tap & die off ebay for the princely sum of $11. If the screw I make is tight, I can just run the tap through.
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    Thanks Lappa & Gaz, but no luck with either. I...

    Thanks Lappa & Gaz, but no luck with either. I found a photo of the sewing machine screw, but it only has a very short section of thread on the end of the screw. I tried the screws from both my 75 &...
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    This is the screw. 445967 After a bit more...

    This is the screw.
    445967

    After a bit more research Iv'e found it's actually a 10-28 UNS thread. The type of head is not important, anything will do. I've found the correct tap & die on ebay for...
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    I've spent some time over tha last few days...

    I've spent some time over tha last few days stripping & cleaning the box & saw. The saw's been cleaned, handle sanded, oiled & waxed.

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    After a lot of time on the wire wheel,...
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    It's got a round, knurled knob on top. Do you...

    It's got a round, knurled knob on top. Do you know where I can get a screw to suit? It doesn't have to be a thumb screw, as once it's in I won't be taking it out again.
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