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    Looking for Stumps

    G'day guys, Anyone have any idea where i can get my hands on a couple of logs.
    I need to get my Anvil and post vice up off the ground.
    Around 300-400mm in diameter and one 500mm tall and the...
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    Blue Gum wanted

    G'day guys, anyone have an idea where i could get 90x90mm blue gum (or a similar density) from. I need to try and get 4Lms that will be cut into 250mm long chunks.

    Any help would be much...
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    What about ones of these? Heavy Mill | 3DTek...

    What about ones of these?
    Heavy Mill | 3DTek

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    Have you tried your local men's shed?(if you have...

    Have you tried your local men's shed?(if you have on locally)


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    http://www.amcsupplies.com.au/index.php?main_page=...

    http://www.amcsupplies.com.au/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=5982

    Most molding/casting places sell it.
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    You can pick up dry air blanket from barnes. It...

    You can pick up dry air blanket from barnes. It is an aerosol purging gas. Used it for years on resins and polyurethane with success.
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    My ryobi drill and impact had a magnetic tray...

    My ryobi drill and impact had a magnetic tray above the battery for screws/driverbits
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    http://m.ebay.com/itm/281661330515 Something...

    http://m.ebay.com/itm/281661330515

    Something like this?
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    They are two different sets, i was told they are...

    They are two different sets, i was told they are from a holden V8 but thats about the limits of my knowledge on them.

    I have one of they for sale on etsy and gumtree if interested.
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    Update: i managed to get the wrist pins out,...

    Update: i managed to get the wrist pins out, sadly no easy way to do it, i bought a 6 tonne press.
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    And i turned them into lamps
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  11. We bought the same bottle and reg from bunnings...

    We bought the same bottle and reg from bunnings (trade flame) at work, first one did not work so we returned it, second one had the same problem.
    We ended up going to konect (covenrtry fastners)...
  12. There is a guy on gumtree selling slabs in...

    There is a guy on gumtree selling slabs in Panania.

    http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/1076565062
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    All the citrus based cleaners are the same...

    All the citrus based cleaners are the same solvent.
    D-limolene. You can get it from some hardware stores as d-limolene and some sell it as citrus terpine (used for thinning tung oil) it is the...
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    Piston lamp

    A small "look what i made" picture. I turned a piston from a V8 holden into a downlight. I do try to sell these also.
    There is a walnut plug in the conrod to fill the end, and the light is a G4...
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    Barnes will have both polyester and urethane...

    Barnes will have both polyester and urethane clear resins.
    There is also dalchem, rowe trading, solid solutions, fibreglass sales, and FGI. They will all sell clear resin.
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    http://www.proxxonworld.com.au/product/disc_sander...

    http://www.proxxonworld.com.au/product/disc_sander_tg_125_e_220-240
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    Check out proxxon tools, they might have what you...

    Check out proxxon tools, they might have what you are looking for.
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    If you go to 3Dtek, take some video, i'm looking...

    If you go to 3Dtek, take some video, i'm looking at getting the shapeoko 2 with all the upgrades.
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    Ouch, First time ever using a lathe i did the...

    Ouch,
    First time ever using a lathe i did the exact same thing, i had to hit the power switch and try to reach the spanner for the toolrest.
    Mine wore right through a few layers of skin.
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    Removing wrist pins

    I recently acquired 16 pistons with connecting rods. Is there an easy way to remove the wrist pin or do i need to take it to a machine shop. From what i understand, the pins are pressed into the...
  21. Depending on what type of plastic it is will vary...

    Depending on what type of plastic it is will vary the type of glue.

    I would try using dichloromethane. You can pick up small bottles of it from most hobby shops. It is sold as a solvent glue for...
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    We use cheap candles

    We use cheap candles
  23. The two tricks I've learnt are heat gun/blowtorch...

    The two tricks I've learnt are heat gun/blowtorch to warm up and thin the epoxy.
    And the other is spraying to epoxy surface with mold release. This breaks the surface tension allowing any bubbles...
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    Check out your local gumtree or similar. People...

    Check out your local gumtree or similar. People are usually offering old timber fences up for free. I got one and there is lots of useable wood.
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    I can see where you're coming from in regards to...

    I can see where you're coming from in regards to holding the pens, but I like the honest look of it. I am not a fine woodworker nor do I sell many pens, I am a teen props maker and most of the time...
  26. REGISTRATION CLOSED I'm in

    I'm in
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    Thank you! Might have make a trip out to Windsor....

    Thank you! Might have make a trip out to Windsor. :D
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    Cocobolo pen and letter opener

    A cocobolo seira and dagger I made over the weekend.

    http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/01/8c26b8bd24acd3dbb62c683305e8b007.jpg


    Anyone know anywhere to get cocobolo blanks? I got this...
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    Make sure it is a good quality ply, last thing...

    Make sure it is a good quality ply, last thing you want is voids visible.
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    Is it just a shorter tube, or a different kit?

    Is it just a shorter tube, or a different kit?
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    My high school had 19mm ply on all the vices and...

    My high school had 19mm ply on all the vices and so do the ones at most prop making workshops I've worked at.
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    I use a mixture of turps, penetrol, linseed oil...

    I use a mixture of turps, penetrol, linseed oil and a bit of bees wax. I've used this on many rusty furniture items. You just paint it on and let it dry. A couple days later buff off any oiliness...
  33. I've always used toothpaste on my leather strop...

    I've always used toothpaste on my leather strop for taking the burr off knives and getting a sharper edge on snap off blades.
  34. My first thought would be using water based...

    My first thought would be using water based polyurethane. It is tough, and doesn't change the colour.
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    Acetone and ATF (auto transmision fluid) makes a...

    Acetone and ATF (auto transmision fluid) makes a great penetrating oil. The acetone allows it to wick into the threads. You mix about 10% acetone to how ever much ATF you use.
  36. What about using bitumen thinned with a little...

    What about using bitumen thinned with a little bit of turps. Should soak in well and give a nice dark stain.
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    I am currently selling the saw vice on gumtree....

    I am currently selling the saw vice on gumtree. There is a link over in the marketplace.
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    I recieved heaps of filed and even a the saw set...

    I recieved heaps of filed and even a the saw set with the massive lot of tools I bought.
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    Check out analine dyes....

    Check out analine dyes.
    http://www.thewoodworks.com.au/shop/shop-browse/117?vmcchk=1

    Can be used with water or spirits.
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    In my experience it is nearly always cheaper to...

    In my experience it is nearly always cheaper to buy from the metal merchants vs hardware stores. The product is usually better quality aswell.
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    Saw vice advice needed

    G'day guys,
    I have just bought a heap of old tools and I found a saw vice within all the tools. Just wondering if anyone had any info on this.

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    I did apply a coat of shellac after but I have...

    I did apply a coat of shellac after but I have not taken a photo since.

    Yes, this is just one record
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    Random "art" I made.

    Got a bit bored and started cutting up some of the old records I have (garage sales). Mounted it to a board made of old fence pailings.
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  44. G'day Sarah, im another aussie prop...

    G'day Sarah, im another aussie prop maker/cosplayer. Send me a message over on my fb page
    www.facebook.com/steamjunkprops
    and I should be able to do this.
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    Definitely going.

    Definitely going.
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    I weld plastics quite often using a soldering...

    I weld plastics quite often using a soldering iron. Butt your material up and use a filler rod of the same material. I fixed my welding helmet twice now (different spots) using the soldering iron and...
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    I found this guy on Gumtree selling coke for...

    I found this guy on Gumtree selling coke for $19.50 for 13Kg. http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/orchard-hills/miscellaneous-goods/coke-blacksmithing-forging/1044120684
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    not yet :P just a bit greasy.

    not yet :P just a bit greasy.
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    312549 Ended up using some acids to knock the...

    312549
    Ended up using some acids to knock the shine off and make it look older.
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    Thank you for all this great info guys. I think...

    Thank you for all this great info guys.
    I think i am going to make the forge that corin's video shows how to make. And Gameco seems perfect for getting some tools.

    I've got even more questions...
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