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    When you are screwing the adjuster down is the...

    When you are screwing the adjuster down is the whole assembly rising even without the blade on? Without the blade on you should be able to push the whole assembly up by hand and it should freefall...
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    Am I missing something here but you have no upper...

    Am I missing something here but you have no upper wheel or blade on there to allow you to tension it. Is this just a staged shot to show us the mechanism?
    Are the washers you replaced with the...
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    Great to see you making some use of that old...

    Great to see you making some use of that old setting instead of just throwing it out. That box should have some sentimental value now as well.
    Is it going to be someone's Christmas present?:roll:
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    I don't think anyone is hiding their favourite...

    I don't think anyone is hiding their favourite suppliers, just not posting them.
    This place is in your area and sound like they have some nice timber but I don't know how they compare in price. This...
  5. IMPORTANT I clicked on the go to last post button on this...

    I clicked on the go to last post button on this thread at 4:30pm and it took 30 secs. Most other posts open fairly quickly.
    Just clicked go to first new post on this one 10 minutes later and it took...
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    After China giving us a name for it here one link...

    After China giving us a name for it here one link if you wish to purchase.
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    Paul, you had better use it sparingly as it's not...

    Paul, you had better use it sparingly as it's not available anymore according to your link:(.
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    Welcome Scarlton. I hope you reach your dreams...

    Welcome Scarlton. I hope you reach your dreams with those projects and also the acquisition of a decent tablesaw. The non portable types usually have a different drive system on them so run much...
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    95% of the time it's really good. Sometimes when posting a reply it hangs up for some time but eventually goes. I have had the message that it has timed out or something along those lines and I need...
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    Good to see a thread where someone is starting...

    Good to see a thread where someone is starting out and we can watch their journey. Dovetails are a slow process when starting out but very satisfying when they work.
    I have used the solid brass butt...
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    Turning the top towards you is the correct...

    Turning the top towards you is the correct direction to undo it.
    Get a mild steel bolt that fits neatly on the hole when the tread is cut off. Put the bolt in one of the holes, get a short length of...
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    LED's are so cheap nowadays with such good light....

    LED's are so cheap nowadays with such good light. I see that it must be installed by an Electrician. Did you get one to plug it in for you:doh:
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    Personally I think you are better off using the...

    Personally I think you are better off using the 12.7mm blade as it's quite a small bandsaw and putting a 16mm blade on will be putting a lot of pressure on the tensioning system to get it tight...
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    Some great fixes there Jacques. I hate it when...

    Some great fixes there Jacques. I hate it when those little corners flick off but you have replaced yours nicely. Not far from the finish line now and it seems like you are getting more spare time...
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    Very nice box and those dovetails are something...

    Very nice box and those dovetails are something to be proud of. Funny how the camera distorts the box as it looks almost square in most of the photos except the 3rd one.
    Is that lacquer a spray on...
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    Ah, I see. Just the angle of the photo makes it...

    Ah, I see. Just the angle of the photo makes it look like they are in the bracing.
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    Very effective for the price. Does your $10...

    Very effective for the price. Does your $10 include the light?
    By the shadow under the pens I assume you are only using the overhead light and no others, is that right? Is your backdrop sheet white...
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    Welcome to the forum DK. There are a few options...

    Welcome to the forum DK. There are a few options when it comes to getting proper woodworking tool etc. For your general items there is Timbecon, Carbatec, Pop's Shed which should be in your general...
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    It looks like from Chris's link that either there...

    It looks like from Chris's link that either there was a design change or someone has added an extra bolt at each end of the front and rear cross members. This would certainly help to keep the brace...
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    Looks like you have had plenty of practice and...

    Looks like you have had plenty of practice and got the turning down pat now. They all look good.
    I would like to see your light box setup too.
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    Yes you're right. It seems to be random timing as sometimes there is hardly any delay and other times it takes ages.

    ps. this post took about 30 seconds to upload
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    I find the Gifkins jig very handy for repeatedly...

    I find the Gifkins jig very handy for repeatedly cutting neat dovetails that fit the same as the previous one cut. I can leave it for months after it has been dialed in and the next one will fit...
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    If you take it to a decent nuts & bolts place...

    If you take it to a decent nuts & bolts place (not Bunnings) they will be able to find something for you. All you need is something with the shallow head and the thread size will be a standard one....
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    No I'm afraid they aren't Andrew's hinges. It...

    No I'm afraid they aren't Andrew's hinges. It would only do his injustice if I used them at this stage. These are only 6mm wide so they fitted in quite nicely.


    Glad I don't have to buy the...
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    Yes they are Gifkins dovetails. I need to use the...

    Yes they are Gifkins dovetails. I need to use the jig more to get some value out of the purchase. The sides are 10mm thick.
    The gap filler is quite easy to use as it is firm and you just need to...
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    Thanks for your kind comments Brian. It's always...

    Thanks for your kind comments Brian. It's always encouraging when others can see some improvement in your work. Like everyone, I try to reduce the number of errors or imperfections with every project...
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    That is bitter sweet news. Hopefully now you have...

    That is bitter sweet news. Hopefully now you have got started one thing will lead to another and you will feel inspired to move on to your other projects.
    It's ironic that you should mention the...
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    Vic Ash & Blackwood

    Here is my latest completed project. It is a jewelry box made from Vic Ash with a Blackwood lid insert. Thanks to Alexs for setting me straight on how to do the grooves for inserting the Blackwood...
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    Someone might be able to explain this to me as I'm not a techno guru.
    Below is a clip of my Task Manager taken when I clicked on a thread. After clicking there was a pause of maybe 5 seconds before...
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    Don't envy you doing the home schooling and I'm...

    Don't envy you doing the home schooling and I'm glad I didn't have to deal with that.
    Sorry to hear you still haven't got your motivation back yet as you have got a long list of jobs to complete and...
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    Probably struggling to get anything on their shelves with nothing coming in from China. Might be a German company but none of the specials are out of Germany.
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    Well done Sally. The transition between the...

    Well done Sally. The transition between the acrylic and the metal components looks spot on.
    Keep up the good work.
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    Great to see you still around Richard. These will...

    Great to see you still around Richard. These will be added to other items I make to display and maybe sell at our club exhibition later in the year (if we're allowed)

    The box you mentioned has a...
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    Here...

    Here is one that was done a while ago so I'm wondering how it's holding up. Admittedly it does have a frame around it.
  35. IMPORTANT Working fine here, thanks.

    Working fine here, thanks.
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    Pen boxes again

    These are something I have finished recently. I started a few weeks ago by pulling out some random boards from my little collection of timber, intent on making as many boxes as I could get from them...
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    That's a lot of cutting there and a very fancy...

    That's a lot of cutting there and a very fancy result. Is it 2 layers of 6mm laminated together?
    I think painted white would make it look like an authentic cradle but that's just my opinion.
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    Do you have any other photos of it from the top,...

    Do you have any other photos of it from the top, side and back so that we can see that all critical parts are there?
    Providing it has a riving knife, blade guard, belt guard a new saw won't be any...
  39. Being Woodfast it should be pretty strongly...

    Being Woodfast it should be pretty strongly built. What size is it? Looks around 14" but photos can be deceptive. Yes it will need a bit of work to clean it up and how far you go is up to what you...
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    I downloaded a couple of your patterns a few days...

    I downloaded a couple of your patterns a few days ago (not this one). I am not experienced at scrollsawing but your finished projects look so good I have to have a go.
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    I think this...

    I think this page might be of assistance. You can select which ever level of ability you want to have a go at. Picture quality in the plans is not the best but you can work it out. I can't find a...
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    These tables were originally designed for using...

    These tables were originally designed for using the Gifkins Jig on to give you a smooth flat surface which in good condition they do very well. Not having a thinner insert plate in the top is not...
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    They still advertise Triton...

    They still advertise Triton but I don't know how current the information is on their site. You can't buy direct from them as when you click on the Buy online button it just redirects to Just Tools....
  44. IMPORTANT Speed seems pretty good this morning. Thanks Neil...

    Speed seems pretty good this morning. Thanks Neil and your team for the work you have put into this over the weekend to keep us happy.
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    Seeing as the pieces are fairly short could you...

    Seeing as the pieces are fairly short could you have used an axe or wedges and sledgehammer instead of ripping with the chainsaw? The grain looks pretty straight so they may have split reasonably...
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    Good to see you get a bit of spare time Jacques...

    Good to see you get a bit of spare time Jacques and be able to do something you enjoy. You certainly got as far as you did quickly. It seems to take me forever to complete a box but you are steaming...
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    Do you really need a TRA? I have an MOF001 and...

    Do you really need a TRA? I have an MOF001 and find it has ample power for what I do. It has all the same features as the bigger one.
    If that is all you need there is one here with free delivery.
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    That looks fantastic. As Brad says, it must have...

    That looks fantastic. As Brad says, it must have been a fine line when turning not to break through. Even in the uncast state some of the components look higher than the bushes so you must have had...
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    I would say you have definitely stripped the...

    I would say you have definitely stripped the thread in the chuck and maybe also taken some off the top the the thread on the shaft. There is only 0.54mm depth of thread from new at best and I...
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    And here's (https://youtu.be/CaTsi32FV7w) a neat...

    And here's a neat Aussie one. You get a bit dizzy with the camera movements though.
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