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    Only six weeks to go! :oo: :o It's time to...

    Only six weeks to go! :oo: :o

    It's time to start working on a few details.

    Lets start by looking at who's coming. I have spoken to quite a few members off forum and had a lot of them tell me...
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    I have pretty much cleaned up after the epoxy...

    I have pretty much cleaned up after the epoxy disaster mentioned earlier,so I can redo that job soon.

    But before I mix up a new batch of epoxy,I decided I might as well glue up the main section of...
  3. Did anyone go to the show today?

    Did anyone go to the show today?
  4. Well I went to the show and I had a great day....

    Well I went to the show and I had a great day. There was plenty of timber.

    Quite a lot of tools and machines were on display and although a lot of the big players weren't there I honestly can't...
  5. Lets hope for a good day, Timbertoolsart. I hope...

    Lets hope for a good day, Timbertoolsart. I hope all the woodworkers and exhibitors who attend have a great day and those who don't attend regret it.

    I hope to be there when the gates open on...
  6. Thread: Vegans

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    I recently decided that from now on I will be...

    I recently decided that from now on I will be eating twice as much meat.

    That way, out there somewhere there will be a Vegan thinking he is making a difference but in reality it's not changing a...
  7. HEADS UP Books have arrived, thanks Euge :cool:

    Books have arrived, thanks Euge :cool:
  8. HEADS UP That's awesome thanks Euge. That means I will...

    That's awesome thanks Euge.

    That means I will have them in plenty of time to give the second copy to my Veterans and First Responders group when our leader comes down to Seymour in a couple of...
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    Lots of things have changed since 2001, Geoff. We...

    Lots of things have changed since 2001, Geoff. We are now in the "Generation of the Permanently Offended" :rolleyes:



    Once a Kiwi - always a Kiwi. Some things change but that never will. :no:
  10. VICTORIA I have made a couple of knives and I am not good...

    I have made a couple of knives and I am not good enough yet to fork out for high quality stabilized handle blocks. It's the high end makers who get $500+ per knife that would definitely want...
  11. VICTORIA Are the blocks stabilized? Knife makers will want...

    Are the blocks stabilized? Knife makers will want to know this. :2tsup:
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    To quote from West Systems Webpage: ...

    To quote from West Systems Webpage:



    [/FONT][/COLOR]So there should be no problem there.

    Temperature may be close to the limit but I mixed up another batch from the same bottles for a test...
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    Maybe not for you but I would rather work in the...

    Maybe not for you but I would rather work in the 40 degrees plus at Dooen on Australia Day weekend.

    My theory on weather - It can get cold enough to wear two jackets but it never gets hot enough...
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    I reckon that the Taiwanese guy who stamps the...

    I reckon that the Taiwanese guy who stamps the labels was stamping labels for 110 volt motors on his first day and they gave him all the figures to stamp in the right squares. After lunch they told...
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    Taiwanese amps?

    Taiwanese amps?
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    4000 watts of heating running for 3 hours got the...

    4000 watts of heating running for 3 hours got the shed up to 12 degrees. I'm staying in the house where its a nice 21 degrees.

    The bench can wait for another day
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    There was a time when ebony logs that were not...

    There was a time when ebony logs that were not pure black were left in the field as they had little value YouTube

    Not saying that anyof the logs left were harvested for other uses at a much...
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    Thanks Paul, I just got back from Wooddust and...

    Thanks Paul,

    I just got back from Wooddust and had some lunch, the temperature is still a bit low but the wind has dropped which might make the shed habitable if I burn enough electrons. Two...
  19. That's pretty much how I see it too Gabriel. I...

    That's pretty much how I see it too Gabriel.

    I will keep an eye out for you on the Friday.

    As I see it the new organizers have a bigger job rebuilding the Melbourne show than any other because...
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    The weather today in melbourne was not conducive...

    The weather today in melbourne was not conducive to Shed Time.

    The temperature stayed in single figures and the wind was such that it would blow a bitch off heat. It was uncomfortable to staying...
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    Brett, those non-slip shafts and morse taper...

    Brett, those non-slip shafts and morse taper inserts are way better than I thought they would be. It's a really great system. I'm glad I got them.

    The job would have been much harder without them.
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    Anyway, when I turned off the lights this evening...

    Anyway, when I turned off the lights this evening there had been some visible progress.

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    There's still some work to do before I glue the sections together. Rectangular dogholes need...
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    In the previous post I mentioned needing the...

    In the previous post I mentioned needing the drilling extension bar.

    The shoulder-vise spacer block needed a 200 mm a hole drilling through it in the end-grain direction. The timber I have chosen...
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    Welcome back to my workbench build everyone.:o ...

    Welcome back to my workbench build everyone.:o

    Since I last posted, I have moved house/shed (June 2018) and set the workbench half-finished up in the new shed. Trestles and the planks for the top....
  25. Thread: Too late?

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    Too late?

    https://scontent.fmel7-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/67619528_3451212121585518_37428552630534144_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_eui2=AeFVg4_EtqBevN8Scki-JboDPTD_ZYXBBJTZ9280Dc-cQK1djrl9rTTEEgAXv0AfC-29wYPreW-0l3sI7...
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    Yes, but when I bought my Incra fence the US...

    Yes, but when I bought my Incra fence the US Dollar was worth less than ours (A$0.73 from memory) and the USPS wasn't treating postage to Australia as such a cash grab.The whole setup cost about...
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    I bought that same saw several years ago for a...

    I bought that same saw several years ago for a similar price, sold the Ripmaster fence for $150 (still in its box) and bought an Incra TSLS fence system. I still have it today. I ditched the pressed...
  28. I think nearly all of them are going to Wood Dust...

    I think nearly all of them are going to Wood Dust at Footscray next weekend. $10 admission, free on-street parking after 1pm Saturday

    Timber & Tool Marketplace | Wood Dust
  29. Like I said Brett, you have a point. ...

    Like I said Brett, you have a point.

    EVERYTHING you said is true. I just felt a little dose of perspective was needed to balance it up a bit. The show organizers aren't exactly quick to respond...
  30. To be fair to the organizers once again, Brett -...

    To be fair to the organizers once again, Brett - You have a point that the woodwork forum has been a great marketing tool for the Show for the previous organizers, but:

    1. the forum is nowhere...
  31. Thanks for the update TimberToolsArt. I...

    Thanks for the update TimberToolsArt.

    I notice in the Showgrounds map posted above by UBeaut that there is no Disability Access symbols associated with the Boulevard Pavilion. I am hoping access...
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    QUEENSLAND WAAAAAYYYY too cheap

    WAAAAAYYYY too cheap
  33. Ok lets go back to the beginning. You started out...

    Ok lets go back to the beginning. You started out with cheap pine boards. Where did they come from and were they square and dressed when you got them? Did you joint and thickness them before glue-up...
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    A.C.T. I moved to 3029 about nine years ago and didn't...

    I moved to 3029 about nine years ago and didn't think it was such a big deal to need a new profile. :rolleyes:
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    A.C.T. Much better than I thought. That's a winner. :D ...

    Much better than I thought. That's a winner. :D

    If you PM me your bank details I will PM you back with receipt details and my address.
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    A.C.T. Evan if you can give me a reasonable quote for...

    Evan if you can give me a reasonable quote for freight to 3029 I will take them.
  37. HEADS UP Hi Euge - I would like a copy please. Will Pm you...

    Hi Euge - I would like a copy please. Will Pm you postage details.

    Cheers

    Doug
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    QUEENSLAND Drew Gooden - facebook marketplace | Facebook...

    Drew Gooden - facebook marketplace | Facebook
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    Don't let your kids play with that duck. :C

    Don't let your kids play with that duck. :C
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    An unusual problem indeed. I have a friend who...

    An unusual problem indeed. I have a friend who always buys a red motorbile whenever he upgrades. His wife thinks it's the same motorbike he has had since before they got married. :wink:
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    Funny you should mention that - I copied the joke...

    Funny you should mention that - I copied the joke from a blacksmithing forum, changed blacksmithing to woodwork, of course. In the original, there was a vacuum listed but I swapped it for broom for...
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    Selling off all my gear

    I know this is not the buy/sell page but I'm desperate. I'm posting this under extreme pressure from my lovely wife.
    As much as I love woodwork, it takes up too much of my time and I am struggling...
  43. And when you see them advertised like that they...

    And when you see them advertised like that they usually expect top dollar for them as well. I have sometimes seen these type of sales and wanted one or two items and considered buying the lot and...
  44. Elan, last year's show at Williamstown was under...

    Elan, last year's show at Williamstown was under the new management. It was the best show in Melbourne since they left the Showgrounds last time.

    A lot of things about the Williamstown Show...
  45. Thread: A wee joke

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    Took nearly seven years to get it? :oo:

    Took nearly seven years to get it? :oo:
  46. Thread: End of an Era

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    THANK YOU Evan, best of luck to you both. There's not...

    Evan, best of luck to you both.

    There's not much more to say that has not already been said.

    Please check in on this funny-farm occasionally. Your insight is always welcome.

    Cheers

    Doug
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    Paul I did not see your previous post about the...

    Paul I did not see your previous post about the Cutlers rivets until just now - you would have posted it while I was writing my previous post.



    I have never used Corby bolts before, and I just...
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    Well I will find out soon enough.The blade will...

    Well I will find out soon enough.The blade will be well secured to the drill press. Last thing we need is a blade flapping around a drill :oo:

    5 minute epoxy is what most people use, but if I have...
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    Thanks Ian. A well written and comprehensive...

    Thanks Ian.

    A well written and comprehensive writeup for sure.

    I haven't tried my Chinese Carbide set yet, but if that fails Kangas will be next.

    I have seen some good reports on blade...
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    Here's a list of what steels can often be found....

    Here's a list of what steels can often be found.

    Note that this information is not definitive. Manufacturers will often cut costs by using inferior materials. This is just a guide.

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