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  1. By the look of it another of his projects calls...

    By the look of it another of his projects calls it Mahogany. YouTube

    BTW it looks like he is using snake skin as rope. :oo:
  2. Thread: Bench dogs

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    I originally started out with 2 of the larger...

    I originally started out with 2 of the larger Veritas round brass bench dogs for my bench. They work well but I found them a bit tight in the original 3/4" or 20mm holes I drilled for them. Later I...
  3. Nice cabinets Luke! There is no problem making...

    Nice cabinets Luke! There is no problem making beautiful cabinets for yourself, you know absolutely the client will get daily delight in seeing them that is worth more than the $.
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    Unexpected problem

    I started fitting the drawer sides and found one set wouldn't go in all the way. When I looked in the slot I could see a scrap I had used to hold the shelf in place during glue up was still in the...
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    MC900 belt...

    MC900 belt
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    At a guess I would say the collar on the inboard...

    At a guess I would say the collar on the inboard side of the top pulley might have broken off. Any silvery looking dust around?
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    :2tsup: Nice boxes with great connections to...

    :2tsup:

    Nice boxes with great connections to both Australia and the people who will use them!
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    Hi Deckell, I'll work out postage and PM you. If...

    Hi Deckell, I'll work out postage and PM you. If you find it doesn't fit when you get it, there was another member who has expressed interest in the kit who has a Jet, perhaps in that case you could...
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    All glued up. I clamped some scraps below the...

    All glued up.

    I clamped some scraps below the trenches to help locate the drawer dividers and they went in OK. I did have a small problem with the rear dust panels. I had made them out of some...
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    Finally at a full dry fit stage. Trying to juggle...

    Finally at a full dry fit stage. Trying to juggle the drawer dividers into place would be easier with about eight hands. I think the dividers on the left need to have about half a mm taken off to...
  11. I made a frame and panel dining table ...

    I made a frame and panel dining table top about 5 years ago out of Maple Silkwood. It has been pretty dry here for a while now and the gap allowance is showing about 6+mm across the panel. During the...
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    The casting where the riser inserts......

    The casting where the riser inserts...
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    I have a Jet one packaged up somewhere that was...

    I have a Jet one packaged up somewhere that was advertised in the old market place, but the sale never eventuated. As I understand it there are different profiles to the throat castings used on the...
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    Clearly my judgment of vertical and horizontal...

    Clearly my judgment of vertical and horizontal when paring by chisel leaves something to be desired. No surprises there really. :-

    Prior to proceeding to a full dry fit it occurred to me to...
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    After the sockets were chopped out I proceeded to...

    After the sockets were chopped out I proceeded to attack the mitres. I cut a jig to help chisel down the leading corners and then proceeded to pare off the bulk of the waste from the edges by eye...
  16. Obviously there is pallet grade and stuff...

    Obviously there is pallet grade and stuff actually used in pallets. I reused some stuff from a deconstructed pallet awhile ago and it makes that lot look high structural, good 2 face furniture grade....
  17. Thread: MC900 belt

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    I've got 2 lying around. One is a used A22 the...

    I've got 2 lying around. One is a used A22 the other is a new O-560. They look to be about the same length, the A22 is thicker than the O-560. It might depend on the generation of the reeves pulleys,...
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    The reknife just made the original lines all look...

    The reknife just made the original lines all look good. I decided instead to shave the ends of the tails a tad, allowing the pins to seat further in and the pins then started to fit the sockets with...
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    Hi Ian, After a good dinner (roast pork and apple...

    Hi Ian, After a good dinner (roast pork and apple strudel) and a good nights sleep I think I did cut on the right side of the line, they are just a very tight fit. If they were through dovetails in...
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    Not discouraged yet Luke! Today I moved on to the...

    Not discouraged yet Luke! Today I moved on to the sockets. First I knocked up a simply jig to help align the boards so I could mark the sockets from the pins. I also found the sides bowed ever so...
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    Aww come on guys, it can't be that bad! NONE of...

    Aww come on guys, it can't be that bad! NONE of my stuff is defect free. Joints are sometimes a bit open or drawers have an odd personality, BUT they're unique and have handmade character that'll...
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    Hi Luke, What can I say other than "It seemed...

    Hi Luke,

    What can I say other than "It seemed like a good idea at the time."

    I haven't a clear idea on how I am going to approach the mitre bevel yet. Some of the Japanese videos make it look...
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    OK so this build is still limping along. So much...

    OK so this build is still limping along. So much other crud has been getting in the way lately. :(

    Today was pin cutting day. I had previously rebated the lip for the mitre and marked out the...
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    Hi Dengue, I posted the description of a...

    Hi Dengue, I posted the description of a dovetailing (aka Moxon) jig from Robert Wearing's book on the earlier thread, which includes his suggested dimensions. Derek describes his variation for an...
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    I've scanned the pages in Wearing's book re...

    I've scanned the pages in Wearing's book re buiding the Dovetailing Vice if anybody is interested.
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    I can't see why simply placing a board on the...

    I can't see why simply placing a board on the back jaw of a Moxon vice doesn't give you adequate clearance. Derek has specific heights built into his flip up vise ledge so it accurately matches his...
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    E10 is $1.63 on this side at the moment. Last...

    E10 is $1.63 on this side at the moment. Last Tuesday it was $1.23. :censored2:
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    That looks like it was a fair size tree! The only...

    That looks like it was a fair size tree! The only tree I knew was Axe Handle Wood was a fairly small girthed tree on a walking trail in the Bunya Mountains that had name plaques attached to a lot of...
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    Hi Ian, I think it also reminds us that much good...

    Hi Ian, I think it also reminds us that much good was made in the old days with tools that were not engineered to our current aerospace engineering expectations. Earlier this year I was in Morocco...
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    You will probably be lucky to find a router bit...

    You will probably be lucky to find a router bit with an exact match to an existing old profile. There will be a number of matters to be considered in matching the profile.

    1. How important is it...
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    I'd say if his house hasn't burnt down in the...

    I'd say if his house hasn't burnt down in the intervening 10 years, the OP has this one sorted out by now.
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    If you know enough to build a good PC, you should...

    If you know enough to build a good PC, you should be able to answer the question yourself?

    First thing I'd do would be to spec out what you think you want to put in your new PC and check how it...
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    A slight diversion as I knocked up a new...

    A slight diversion as I knocked up a new dovetailing vise that can hold the wide panels required for the carcase joinery. I had made a smaller one some time ago for drawer making (old jaws in the...
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    Got time to knock out a few more trenches today....

    Got time to knock out a few more trenches today. I knew I had a reason for buying a 2" Cobalt chisel when Master's was closing down. Finally I have a good use for it! Scribed a deep enough line to...
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    Thanks Ian. All the trenches in this project will...

    Thanks Ian. All the trenches in this project will be across grain, so no problem with being caught in th egrain so to speak. I think my problem is more to do with impatience and trying to saw the...
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    I finally gave up trying to think the entire...

    I finally gave up trying to think the entire design through and just started working with some recycled Tasmanian Myrtle, deciding what I could manage to cut out of it that would fit the spot I have...
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    I'll take a punt and say Grey Gum or maybe...

    I'll take a punt and say Grey Gum or maybe Carbeen.
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    This link ...

    This link covers a build of the Frank Klausz style workbench and has measured drawings. If all else fails I have a copy of the Workbench Book and could scan the vice details pages for you.

    Cheers,
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    There is Queensland Government legislation...

    There is Queensland Government legislation that covers this. Basically, yes, you are fully responsible for branches that overhang your neighbour's property and the costs to remove them. If the...
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    Your old posts are still here. You just need to...

    Your old posts are still here. You just need to get your login details reset by a moderator if you have forgotten them. No need to create a new id....
  41. Thread: Health Warning

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    This report may be relevant: Quote: "Here, it...

    This report may be relevant:
    Quote: "Here, it was long known as a rare but devastating cause of meningitis in forestry workers and koalas."


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    I bought 14.4V NiMh Makita replacement batteries...

    I bought 14.4V NiMh Makita replacement batteries (for old NiCds) off ebay last year (Chinese with AU delivery?) and they were a perfect fit and are great performers. Making sure you are buying the...
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    Trade size paint used to commonly come in these...

    Trade size paint used to commonly come in these 20L drums but I think OH&S concerns has made the suppliers shrink the larger tins to be more usually 15L these days. I have seen things like concrete...
  44. Thread: This means war

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    Definitely Canadian. A selection of tooth size...

    Definitely Canadian. A selection of tooth size for green wood and ice.
  45. It's amazing what you can do with a degree in...

    It's amazing what you can do with a degree in Geology! :2tsup:
    I wish I was as productive!
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    I swapped over to NiMH batteries in my Makita...

    I swapped over to NiMH batteries in my Makita 14.4V drill a while ago. My experience is the exact opposite. The original NiCads never held a good charge for long from the first day, I think they were...
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    Not really. Emptying chips out of a dust bag with...

    Not really. Emptying chips out of a dust bag with a 100mm collar is a quite different experience to tipping the contents out of a big bag. Maybe if it wast just dust and ran out like sand it would be...
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    Apart from any discussion of efficiency, my...

    Apart from any discussion of efficiency, my opinion is that it is just a GIANT PAIN IN THE AR#S emptying chips from one of those under bench bags.
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    I have had no problem with the original charger...

    I have had no problem with the original charger supplied with the Makita I have. It was marked as being suitable for both battery types and seems to be working perfectly so far.

    On a slightly...
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    Low tech production method... ...

    Low tech production method...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESt2hgExX_c
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