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    Chainsawing Mulga and other very hard woods

    Chainsawing Mulga and other very hard woods

    Hi, I have had an enquiry about cutting Mulga and other very hard woods with chainsaws

    The enquiry
    "milling Mulga in the Gibson Desert...
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    Congratulations on a piece very well done by a...

    Congratulations on a piece very well done by a talented and genuinely nice person :U
  3. Thread: Wombat Mill

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    Depending on your local steel merchants prices...

    Depending on your local steel merchants prices you could expect materials to cost say between $300 to $500.
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    Hey Jake, all you gotta do now is attach a spray...

    Hey Jake, all you gotta do now is attach a spray nozzle to it so its painted automatically as it comes off the router. :rolleyes: :D
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    Nice Dining Settings

    What are the Nicest Dining Settings you have seen?
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    Ian, It was my intention to go down that very...

    Ian, It was my intention to go down that very path about 10 years ago, but I got sidetracked by becoming the volunteer manager of a Scout Camp instead. Since leaving that position I have been...
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    Peter, I realise your comment is tongue in cheek,...

    Peter, I realise your comment is tongue in cheek, but I think it's quite practical to compete with them. The key is to work smarter as working harder won't cut the mustard. Plus you need your supply...
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    Storing New Furniture

    Storing New Furniture

    Supposing I decided to make a couple of shipping containers full of chairs/furniture over a few months, should I fit the storage containers with air conditioning and...
  9. This is starting to get interesting, I've become...

    This is starting to get interesting, I've become aware of another bloke who had a heart attack because of Gotalk's attitudes. and theres a lot of people very unhappy with them, we might see a class...
  10. ............. the missus just happened to find...

    ............. the missus just happened to find the contracts for Gotalk.


    Well I contacted the ombudsman.... another uninspiring life's experience dealing with bureaucracy.

    Then I rang Gotalk...
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    The Wombat Sawmill would do the job. ...

    The Wombat Sawmill would do the job.

    Unfortunately owing to health reasons I am currently unable to build them.

    Though you could build one yourself from the comprehensive plans.
  12. Thank you for some excellent questions Peter,...

    Thank you for some excellent questions Peter, your advice is greatly appreciated.

    I do not have a copy of contract and have never had one.
    But I have been with them for years so I expect it...
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    its not redgum, the grains all wrong.

    its not redgum, the grains all wrong.
  14. I Just Put A Cat Amongst The Canaries or Here I come Gotalk

    Hi guys, haven't been here for a while, been playing with hotrods instead of woodwork.

    I detest arguing and hassles but some people ..............
    I had home and mobile phone accounts with Gotalk...
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    Some people with disabilities will always have a...

    Some people with disabilities will always have a disability.

    The lucky people are those who have challenges - and rise to meet them.
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    That's very good news Eagle

    That's very good news Eagle
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    I'd use that log for firewood too, theres not...

    I'd use that log for firewood too, theres not enough heart wood to make stuff with.
  18. Thread: Scots pine

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    Baltic pine is a psuedonym just like Tassy Oak ...

    Baltic pine is a psuedonym just like Tassy Oak

    One of the primary timbers comprising baltic pine is Scots Pine.
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    redgum is not very permeable. weight them down...

    redgum is not very permeable.

    weight them down in a container of water and have a look in a month
  20. Thread: Wooden Spokes

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    You need a long grain timber such as hickory...

    You need a long grain timber such as
    hickory (imported)
    spotted gum should be ideal
    red ironbark
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    I've done a very similar trip years ago. I used...

    I've done a very similar trip years ago.
    I used a landcruiser wagon and a 20 ft van with reinforced chassis.

    In many places I dropped the van off and went for a wander through the outback down...
  22. Thread: Crumbed Foam

    by echnidna
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    Your question is too brief for anyone to know...

    Your question is too brief for anyone to know what you mean.
    So tell us what you are trying to achieve or do.
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    Apparently there are 2 different types of spot...

    Apparently there are 2 different types of spot guns
    one uses carbon rods
    the other uses conventional rods so it could be used to stitch weld as well as spot weld.

    I suppose I need to bite the...
  24. I heard that too, I wonder how long before...

    I heard that too,

    I wonder how long before that operator is swamped and the tactic ceases to work
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    ditto

    ditto
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    Hi WD, good ter see yer still in the land of the...

    Hi WD, good ter see yer still in the land of the living,
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    When I first started welding 47 years ago with my...

    When I first started welding 47 years ago with my homemade welder I got a packet of Lincoln "Self Weld" rods. They were great , just lay them on the weld line at an angle and they'd strike and run a...
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    Hi Grahame, I found this link for a Spot Welding...

    Hi Grahame,
    I found this link for a Spot Welding Gun Plan

    it runs off an arc welder and is similar to the spot weld guns on ebay (international).
    ...
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    A board without any bow can be twisted and this...

    A board without any bow can be twisted and this will not show up with a straightedge, you need either winding sticks or a surface plate.
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    A pro painter died in Warrnambool last year after...

    A pro painter died in Warrnambool last year after a fall from a 3 metre high veranda roof.
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    I have one of them and its a great ladder. But...

    I have one of them and its a great ladder.

    But a 2.4 metre high trestle is high and needs to be probably 900 to 1000 wide to be stable enough to stand on at that height.

    A far safer...
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    Contact Welding Rods

    Hi,
    Does anyone know if Contact Welding Rods are available in oz?
  33. Thread: g'day

    by echnidna
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    Welcome to the forums Richard :) You'll...

    Welcome to the forums Richard :)



    You'll find that applies to most subjects here. :U
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    in 2010? :D

    in 2010? :D
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    So are you using creosote to treat the timber...

    So are you using creosote to treat the timber now? :p
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    try some new batteries

    try some new batteries
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    I used to have a Portamill bandsaw. Blade wander...

    I used to have a Portamill bandsaw.
    Blade wander was a real pain. After 2 or 3 slabs of messmate,which isn't very hard, the band would start to wander. I used to work on an average of 4mm wander per...
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    The rule of thumb for sizing a generator is that...

    The rule of thumb for sizing a generator is that the genny needs to have 3 times the load power to enable motors to start and run.

    Electric motors are generally only 40 to 60% efficicient so a...
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    I sell a little bit from my websites. The...

    I sell a little bit from my websites.

    The easiest practical way is to use Paypal, that way you can accept credit card payments without any of the the hassle & expense of setting up credit card...
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    I've used metal and wood lathes quite...

    I've used metal and wood lathes quite extensively. I have also turned wood on metal lathes when stuck without a wood lathe.

    The construction of a woodlathe is such that dust really doesn't affect...
  41. A 4 headed planer is all you need to make the...

    A 4 headed planer is all you need to make the bits commercially.

    But you can make the mouldings with a saw and router table &/or jigs (just a lot slower)
  42. Thread: Bass wood

    by echnidna
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    hoop pine carves ok and should be easy enough to...

    hoop pine carves ok and should be easy enough to get
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    It'd be more fun & possibly very entertaining for...

    It'd be more fun & possibly very entertaining for the rest of us if WW had to read the penturners posts before he could look at the other forums. :p
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    Driving piles is probably the easiest and...

    Driving piles is probably the easiest and cheapest way.
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    A shovel with a realllyyy long handle :D ...

    A shovel with a realllyyy long handle :D




    Dion got it :2tsup:
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    Tung oil yellows over time but not to the extent...

    Tung oil yellows over time but not to the extent of linseed oil.
    The only 2 water clear finishes that don't yellow are white shellac or water based clear.
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    Are there bearers under neath the joists through...

    Are there bearers under neath the joists through the centre of the room?
  48. After bleaching the burl you could try adding...

    After bleaching the burl you could try adding some white pigment to the finish so in effect it becomes a transparent liming finish, it might whiten enough without obscuring too much of the burl.
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    I've made shaped stuff on metal lathes by filing...

    I've made shaped stuff on metal lathes by filing across the spinning metal.
  50. Thread: Skillmill

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    I think they've been withdrawn from the market

    I think they've been withdrawn from the market
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