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    How much space you need will also depend on what...

    How much space you need will also depend on what you are working on.
    Just for an example, If I am working on a door, it takes up the space where I park my car. If I was to work on two doors at the...
  2. Thread: Rob Roy

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    I am sure if it was me, I would not have a hiccup...

    I am sure if it was me, I would not have a hiccup with one wheel, probably 5 of them so would be ordering another half dozen.

    Keep up the good work and the posts. :2tsup:
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    Love my Festool track saw. With dust extractor...

    Love my Festool track saw. With dust extractor quick clean cuts with minimal work-site clean up. Parts and accessories are reasonably available. Only downside might be the initial outlay.
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    Another type of packer is rectangular which I...

    Another type of packer is rectangular which I used to level the post of a gazebo.
    Available in a couple of sizes, and multiple thicknesses. Macsim Fasteners 72 x 100 x 2mm Blue Half Shim - 8 Pack -...
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    I have one as well. Good for small clean up jobs...

    I have one as well. Good for small clean up jobs when there is no power. Not the best tool to clean a room (or a house).
    Used mine today while doing a very small (5 x 7 cm) plaster patch. Too lazy...
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    Having a router bit with a bearing makes the job...

    Having a router bit with a bearing makes the job easier.
    Carbi-Tool can make a custom bit and they are located in Moorabbin.
  7. Thread: Rob Roy

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    Ballaarat

    Ballaarat manufactured by the Victoria Foundry in Ballarat, Victoria. Completed in March 1871. Cylinders 7" dia x 14" stroke. Drive wheels 3' diameter, Overall 18' 6" long, weight 9 ton. Gauge 3' 6"....
  8. Thank you for sharing. Hope the club does well...

    Thank you for sharing.
    Hope the club does well in the fundraising.
    Now I have a craving for chocolate. Thank You. :D:(
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    Makita hammer drill

    Listed on Gumtree. Makita hammer drill HP1621 | Power Tools | Gumtree Australia Glen Eira Area - Caulfield | 1292314756
    Includes drill bits which are probably worth more than the list price.
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    Sticker that was seen in the 1980's The Cars...

    Sticker that was seen in the 1980's

    The Cars Paid For, the Petrol is on Credit!
  11. Sometimes you can get a bargain. Very tempting to...

    Sometimes you can get a bargain. Very tempting to get this myself. 6.0 Ah for $70 + postage.
    Makita 18V 6.0Ah Bl1860b | 050100178967 | Cash Converters

    Sometimes I see 5.0 Ah for reasonable prices.
  12. Thread: Steamfest

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    Steamfest

    Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club is having their annual "Steamfest" this weekend. 1200 Ferntree Gully Road, Scoresby, Victoria.
    Scoresby Steamfest
    Planned activities included saw milling driven...
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    This is modern life. I can't live without ......

    This is modern life.

    I can't live without ... Woodwork Forums.
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    I will be interested at what is happening too....

    I will be interested at what is happening too.
    Recently mine did not start when I had a tool plugged in. Tool started but not the dust extractor so had dust every where. Not happy. :(( Red light...
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    Not all step bits are equal. Watch this video....

    Not all step bits are equal. Watch this video. Best Step Drill Bit? Let's find out! DeWalt, Milwaukee, Bosch, Irwin, Diablo, Makita, Bauer, TEMO - YouTube
    Unfortunately most of the bits are not...
  16. Thread: 2022 Floods

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    Last year between January and July my garage and...

    Last year between January and July my garage and workshop was flooded six times. The water actually came in on some occasions when the rain had stopped. Council drain was blocked causing the water to...
  17. READ ME! You might find that business are not prepared to...

    You might find that business are not prepared to put foreign material through their machines. A damaged blade is costly, not only for re-sharpening but down time.
  18. WITHDRAWN: Out of curiosity, where in Melbourne would the...

    Out of curiosity, where in Melbourne would the items need to be picked up from or would you deliver?
    The items are moderately heavy to move.
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    Until recently I had also not used a step drill,...

    Until recently I had also not used a step drill, but had a job where I needed to attach square tube to a brick wall. Used a step drill to make the holes, one side to clear the bolt heads.
    The money...
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    Two well known Australian Cricketers have passed...

    Two well known Australian Cricketers have passed in a week.
    Shane Warne lived life to the full. Liked a smoke and also a drink.
    Have not heard much bad about him in tributes. Got to watch him once...
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    In my case all the doors are hollow. The older...

    In my case all the doors are hollow. The older hollow doors are heavier and stiffer than the newer ones.
    In my case the doors are free, or I am being paid to replace them, and just remove the old...
  22. Thread: Time Warp

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    will your club be doing any zoom or youtubing etc...

    will your club be doing any zoom or youtubing etc . (Tonyz)

    Not that I am aware of.
  23. Sad to hear, but there is some chance of...

    Sad to hear, but there is some chance of recovery.

    If it was a fire, chances are it would be a total loss. This year, there have been fewer fires (at least on the east coast), instead we are...
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    Is that from "Catch Me if You Can"? As Frank...

    Is that from "Catch Me if You Can"?
    As Frank Abagnale would say, they both got screwed.
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    My work bench is covered in bits and pieces. I...

    My work bench is covered in bits and pieces.
    I work as a handyman and occasionally change a door. I currently have three old doors that I am using. All of them were damaged, hence how I got them. I...
  26. Thread: Time Warp

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    Steamfest 12-14 March 2022

    If you are in Melbourne, you are welcome to attend the Steamfest at Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club, March 12 - 14.
    Scoresby Steamfest

    One of the planed demonstrations is saw milling with...
  27. Thread: Rob Roy

    by Handyjack
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    You have started a big project. Only by taking...

    You have started a big project. Only by taking little steps will it get finished. Somedays there will be nothing to show for an hours work, other days it will appear a lot has been done.
    Marking out...
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    DONE: Useful tool for when you do not have power. I...

    Useful tool for when you do not have power. I used something like that when I was building a model railway in about 1980. I used it to drill the holes for casters some odd size, 27/64" I think....
  29. Thread: Bargain

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    And it's not at the normal retail outlet. Plus...

    And it's not at the normal retail outlet.
    Plus postage! :oo:
  30. Thank you for the pictures. I am afraid that due...

    Thank you for the pictures.
    I am afraid that due to the density of the tracks, the layout may not relocate as you would like. Perhaps the best idea going forward is work out the best possible size...
  31. Perhaps try this. Use a Dremel type tool to cut...

    Perhaps try this.
    Use a Dremel type tool to cut the tracks, perhaps, 50mm either side of the base board cut. Then you could use any other type of saw such as a circular saw or jig saw to cut the...
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    I have a work mobile phone. It is only used for...

    I have a work mobile phone. It is only used for work purposes and the number is only given to those who need it.
    This year I have had multiple messages about deliveries and parcels. I have also had...
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    Its not what to do with a girl in her 20's, its...

    Its not what to do with a girl in her 20's, its finding one!:oo:
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    The idea of a 3000mm track sounds great. I would...

    The idea of a 3000mm track sounds great. I would use it when I need to trim doors.
    Two problems though. 1/ Where do I keep it? Ceiling of workshop is about 1950mm at the door and 1850 at the back....
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    You should have seen the bend when it was full of...

    You should have seen the bend when it was full of liquid! :oo:
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    Found this in a property. Big clue is the IKEA...

    Found this in a property. Big clue is the IKEA sticker on the sink.
    Property also had a burst pipe and blocked drains.
    Had great fun when I turned the water on. Tap over sink was on. Sink...
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    You will be missed. Try and enjoy the time and...

    You will be missed.
    Try and enjoy the time and memories while you can.
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    A lot of roads and rail lines have been damaged...

    A lot of roads and rail lines have been damaged by extremely heavy rains.
    Rail lines damaged = no trains. Goods will need to travel by road if drivers are available. Roads damaged = roads closed, no...
  39. Thread: Rob Roy

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    No doubt you have watched some videos on model...

    No doubt you have watched some videos on model making.
    You might want to have a look at "Keith Appleton" and here are a couple of links which may be of use. HOW TO MACHINE A STEAM ENGINE CYLINDER -...
  40. After you remove the blue/red thing, you may need...

    After you remove the blue/red thing, you may need to lift the handle up to be able to put your hex key in.
    Other problems you might have:- After loosening the grub screw the handle might be...
  41. Thread: Rob Roy

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    It happens. Better to cut too long than too...

    It happens.
    Better to cut too long than too short.
    We all make basic mistakes, so long as it does not draw blood and nobody gets hurt (apart from the hip pocket nerve).
  42. Thread: Rob Roy

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    A bit of work there, but a lot easier than...

    A bit of work there, but a lot easier than fabricating or casting the items.
    One step at a time and you will be making progress.
    Watching with interest.
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    Perhaps this is what you want. Carbatec Small...

    Perhaps this is what you want. Carbatec Small Cross Knobs - 1/4" Internal Thread - Pk4 | Carbatec
    Also https://www.timbecon.com.au/torquata-t-track-knobs
    I am sure even some of the hardware stores...
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    Love the trains. Wish I could have the time to...

    Love the trains. Wish I could have the time to make them.

    With the windows, while square look nice, you could speed up the process by perhaps making them round, or if you prefer perhaps a slot...
  45. Thread: Help

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    Try the search box or Advanced search in the top...

    Try the search box or Advanced search in the top right corner.
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    I can not tell you if Makita is going to phase...

    I can not tell you if Makita is going to phase out 18v platform for 40v. I hope not as I have a lot of Makita 18v tools including line trimmer and hedge trimmer.

    A lot of tradies have Milwaukee...
  47. Thread: Rob Roy

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    While making holes might be boring you will soon...

    While making holes might be boring you will soon learn the drill. :D

    Yes there is a lot of time involved. Always worth measuring multiple times. It is very easy to under estimate the time needed...
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    J c !

    J c !
  49. Thread: Rob Roy

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    I will be watching this build. A long (rail)...

    I will be watching this build.
    A long (rail) road ahead.
  50. Thread: Panic buying

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    Daughter works in retail for a national store. A...

    Daughter works in retail for a national store.
    A number of staff are unavailable. Today being a Friday the store is normally open 9 - 9pm. It closed before 5 due to staff shortages.
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