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    Yes, I remember now! They used to have a thin...

    Yes, I remember now! They used to have a thin spanner to fit. Will be hard to find as others have asked for them on the Forum. May be quicker to just grind down an old spanner to 4mm.
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    The arbor needs to be locked in this situation....

    The arbor needs to be locked in this situation. There should be a locking pin on the arbor, to the right of the blade. I'm not sure about the older models, they may have a hole through the table to...
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    Sticky: Two

    Two
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    Sticky: glutton.

    glutton.
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    Sticky: Pushy.

    Pushy.
  6. The sizes you are suggesting are well under the...

    The sizes you are suggesting are well under the normal dimensions for a timber paneled door. Particularly if you are intending to mould and rebate the edges. 38mm thick is pretty much the standard...
  7. N.S.W. PM sent.

    PM sent.
  8. N.S.W. Im good for $500.

    Im good for $500.
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    Sticky: Has been.

    Has been.
  10. Wax the fence as well.

    Wax the fence as well.
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    Tight rugby wins international games. That's why...

    Tight rugby wins international games. That's why England is were they are. You can't score points without the ball. When you've got it, keep it.
    When you haven't, get it. Rugby is hard work. To be...
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    Sticky: Incoming.

    Incoming.
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    Do you think the carpet samples may have been a...

    Do you think the carpet samples may have been a bit too flash for him?
    Always hard losing a mate.
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    N.S.W. PM sent.

    PM sent.
  15. This is a common problem with soft timbers like...

    This is a common problem with soft timbers like cedars. The trick is a super slick table surface and then a waxing. You may need to buff your table surfaces to create the slickness required, a scotch...
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    The end stickers should be as close to the end as...

    The end stickers should be as close to the end as possible. Preferably right at the end of the boards to help stop rapid moisture loss which causes end splitting. Stickers should be no more than...
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    N.S.W. Hi Andy, If the hose is still available I'll...

    Hi Andy,
    If the hose is still available I'll take it.
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    Those stickers are way too far in from the ends.

    Those stickers are way too far in from the ends.
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    I used to adjust my old X31 using a straight edge...

    I used to adjust my old X31 using a straight edge and paper for both the saw sliding table and the jointer tables. Works fine.
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    A.C.T. Gmoss Is the draw knife spoken for? If not I...

    Gmoss
    Is the draw knife spoken for? If not I will take it, subject to price.
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    Finishing teak requires some special treatment,...

    Finishing teak requires some special treatment, as Skew has already mentioned. If the oil content in the wood is not taken into consideration the end result will often be less than desirable. An oil...
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    A finger hole through the base of the cabinet at...

    A finger hole through the base of the cabinet at mid span of each draw. Holes needs to be just large enough to allow finger action to move the drawer forward enough to then use the top edge of the...
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    Being a trafficable roof gives you some extra...

    Being a trafficable roof gives you some extra load capacity. Mind you, too much load and it becomes a non trafficable roof. May be a good idea to lower bench top to the floor if you need to go onto...
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    I could lend you a two man crosscut. Silent but...

    I could lend you a two man crosscut. Silent but deadly. Would be some nice grain in that log.
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    Check the blade connection and shaft. The looser,...

    Check the blade connection and shaft. The looser, the worse it will track. A smooth running, tight tolerance jigsaw is a pleasure. The loose as a goose, rattle like a child's toy variety have a mind...
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    Sticky: Speck

    Speck
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    We used to use potato bags.

    We used to use potato bags.
  28. Thread: Hydro timber

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    When I was a young fella, I used to work for an...

    When I was a young fella, I used to work for an old boat builder in the school holidays. His boat shed was built over the water on piers. Hanging from the floor joists were pieces of timber "wet...
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    Sticky: Horizontal refrigerator.

    Horizontal refrigerator.
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    WD40 will dissolve any solidified oil or grease....

    WD40 will dissolve any solidified oil or grease. Metho or white spirit to kill the WD40 and re lubricate .
  31. A small dovetail saw is much easier to control...

    A small dovetail saw is much easier to control than a tenon saw. I clamp a couple of thin timber chops on each side of the blade with some tinny G clamps to give consistent depth and chisel out the...
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    Sticky: Pom Pom

    Pom Pom
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    Sticky: Nanna

    Nanna
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    The debate between steel and timber frames has...

    The debate between steel and timber frames has been going on since the advent of steel back in the seventies. Not much has changed. In an earlier life I supervised for a large construction company...
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    Sticky: Duck board.

    Duck board.
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    Sticky: Lodge.

    Lodge.
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    Jack White rushes to mind.

    Jack White rushes to mind.
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    Fifty something years ago I made a drawing board...

    Fifty something years ago I made a drawing board at school. PVA glue and rubbed joints. I still have that board today. Joints are as tight as when I made it.
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    N.S.W. Any saw is dangerous without a guard. Don't let...

    Any saw is dangerous without a guard. Don't let the shiny new painted number fool you, it will cut just as deep and just as long as this old fella.
    Easy enough to drill a hole through the riving...
  40. Milling oak in spring is high risk. Every effort...

    Milling oak in spring is high risk. Every effort should be made to keep it cool and out of sun. As summer approaches drying rates increase dramatically and surface checking will become evident. End...
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    What a beautiful looking floor that would make.

    What a beautiful looking floor that would make.
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    Depends on the tanning process. If the leather is...

    Depends on the tanning process. If the leather is "duckmired" (water proof) or "top tinted" (water resistant) it will glue better on the underside.
    The top surface of leather is much more abrasion...
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    Sticky: Surgery.

    Surgery.
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    Or maybe they just want to stay out of hospital....

    Or maybe they just want to stay out of hospital. Been there done that.
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    Sticky: Ita.

    Ita.
  46. That could be painful.

    That could be painful.
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    Sticky: Bump and grind

    Bump and grind
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    Sticky: Suspect.

    Suspect.
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    When I was a kid growing up I had a pet camel....

    When I was a kid growing up I had a pet camel. Noddy could take you anywhere.
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    The most useless lathe stand of all is a pressed...

    The most useless lathe stand of all is a pressed metal creation. If you do decide to go metal use box section.
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