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  1. I use spokeshaves to make kayak paddles all the...

    I use spokeshaves to make kayak paddles all the time. A good spokeshave is worth its weight in gold. A poor one is one of the most frustrating things in life.

    I use a veritas convex spokeshave....
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    I use glad wrap. Sent from my iPhone using...

    I use glad wrap.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Thread: Tiny House

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    Manupatree, Spend some time reading about...

    Manupatree,

    Spend some time reading about multiple occupancies by community title. Appropriate planning rules exist to allow such developments but considerable $$ needed to launch a new one...
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    I use a HNT Gordon tail vice. Terryís stuff is...

    I use a HNT Gordon tail vice. Terryís stuff is beautiful and locally made. I lust after his new vice but my Mike Connor vice will easily see me out.

    Go local!


    Sent from my iPhone using...
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    More material above the bottom of the footing...

    More material above the bottom of the footing will increase the footings resistance to bearing failure, so normally it's a good thing.. So long as the material you're founding on is Stiff or better,...
  6. Derek, What is equally concerning is the...

    Derek,

    What is equally concerning is the feedback coming from the US that new trainees of robotic surgery are failing to learn to use the robots because they canít engage in the surgery whilst...
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    Forgot to add - aircell is good to retrofit...

    Forgot to add - aircell is good to retrofit because itís a bit stiff. Makes installing by one person ok, and tapping joins and seams do able

    On my current house I installed foam backed silver...
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    Damian, I installed air cell in two houses in...

    Damian,

    I installed air cell in two houses in lismore. Same problem and Similar climate to you - pre 1900 houses, tin roofs, no insulation, with crazy hot and wet air in summer.
    Installing on NY...
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    Not something Iíve heard of before. Are you sure...

    Not something Iíve heard of before. Are you sure itís mould?

    Is the timber sanded before putting in the steamer? Some sanding abrasives Ďrustí when steamed
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    I buy from them all the time Great to do...

    I buy from them all the time Great to do business with.
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    I have a few Huon stovetop utensils. They are...

    I have a few Huon stovetop utensils. They are quite soft and wear on he edges fast. Taste isnít a problem but after a year or so of use in the real world they donít look very flash. They make...
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    I avoid shopping at Aldi for fruit and veg...

    I avoid shopping at Aldi for fruit and veg because of their plastic use.
    In Coles I routinely unwrap plastic wrapped food at the shelf in protest of wrapped cucumbers etc. if we all converted their...
  13. Iíve built a few now. I source skin from...

    Iíve built a few now. I source skin from spiritline too. Thereís nothing in Australia that I know of.
  14. Thread: USB Powerpoints

    by elver
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    We have more than 6 of the cheap Deta ones...

    We have more than 6 of the cheap Deta ones running. Been going well for 3 years now. A great product and should be standard at bedsides in motels.
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    Sounds a bit like a mini version of 'rat glue'..

    Sounds a bit like a mini version of 'rat glue'..
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    You can rough cut the ends, then cut the mitre...

    You can rough cut the ends, then cut the mitre with a router bit.
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    As someone who's worked on the bits that join...

    As someone who's worked on the bits that join those lines, the issue would be unsafe bridges. Lots of unsafe bridges. Lismore to Byron's not been maintained for 10 plus years.. just go for a little...
  18. Thread: Grey Ironbark?

    by elver
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    I've built a lot of my extensions with green...

    I've built a lot of my extensions with green ironbark. Shrinkage is not bad compared to other class 1 timbers. For fencing it's fine. Given the stellar performance in ground I'd strongly recommend...
  19. I use the silicone rubber washers off roofing...

    I use the silicone rubber washers off roofing screws, fitted upside down, and a pan head stainless screw to fix them to the board. They look fine, don't scratch the bench and don't leave residue on...
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    Geoff, Holding water at

    Geoff,

    Holding water at <60 deg C is a breeding tank for bacteria, like legionella. A dangerous beastie. See:

    Tempering Valves - Hot Water Mixing Valves Explained | ELGAS - LPG Gas for Home...
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    Not all evacuated tube systems do that. Mine...

    Not all evacuated tube systems do that. Mine certainly doesn't. Just got through winter hear with a total water heating cost of $6 for the off peak booster power used. So that's the total annual...
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    A half built Thein? Looks pretty basic. More a...

    A half built Thein? Looks pretty basic. More a chip collector / dust circulator? Looks great for keeping that fine dust suspended, ready for consumption [emoji53]
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    Using 2HP chip collector as a blower?

    All,

    I'm considering fixing my ineffective dust control in my shed.
    After considerable reading of the dust forum for research, I think the 2HP conversion might be a good way for me to go, but...
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    My 9 x 16m shed with 3m to eves was 42k which is...

    My 9 x 16m shed with 3m to eves was 42k which is about $290/m includes council approval, slab, site prep, insulated roof, colourbond profile not speedeck etc all to lockup. Includes 4 large roller...
  25. Mick, I've used west system for over two decades...

    Mick, I've used west system for over two decades now. I reckon west system is about as runny as motor oil when unthickened. Thickening with fibres ect is essential for all but finishing coatings.
    ...
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    Oh, put the chook poo under the mulch. Water it...

    Oh, put the chook poo under the mulch. Water it with a hose then spread the mulch.
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    We use tonnes of junk mulch. (Like every weekend...

    We use tonnes of junk mulch. (Like every weekend I'm moving mulch 1 day, all day. I moved 3 tonnes this weekend. ) We take the crud others wont. Its free. A lot is palm mulch and random mulch. ...
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    I use magnets. Neodymium ones from Jaycar. Ive...

    I use magnets. Neodymium ones from Jaycar. Ive epoxied them to offcuts and they work a treat.
  29. The boards are 40mm thick and there was plenty of...

    The boards are 40mm thick and there was plenty of glue left on the surfaces in the test pieces. Normally I laminate with west system epoxy and I've never had it not stick to any timber. This stuff is...
  30. benchtop with wide boards -cupping prevention advice?

    Yes, I guess it would be. Hard to get a 3m board jointed straight off the saw though.

    I suppose I could try roughing up the faces with a wire brush and see if that helps in a test.
  31. 1 year update... Well, the joints in the bench...

    1 year update...

    Well, the joints in the bench have opened up at one end - the end away from the waterfall. The epoxy has just lifted straight off the joints. I used West System with 207...
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    I cant find the original paper either. From some...

    I cant find the original paper either. From some googling, the author seems to live jn Mullumbimby. Try calling SCU in Lismore and asking for him?
  33. Ok, got it glued. No biscuits just plenty of west...

    Ok, got it glued. No biscuits just plenty of west system epoxy and thickener. With a bunch of fresh panel clamps (with the nifty veritas dog thingies) and a bundle of other clamps it came together...
  34. Thread: Grays dilemma

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    Aaron, Try fair trading in your state. The laws...

    Aaron,
    Try fair trading in your state. The laws are plainly explained on their websites , and in my experience a quick call to them can sort out if there is an issue the seller should sort out. ...
  35. Makes sense bob. Its a big kitchen benchtop but...

    Makes sense bob. Its a big kitchen benchtop but i can clamp it to my benchtop. I spent the last fee hours jointing some old windy 4x 2s to use as cauls and beams for clamping to ( with some to go...
  36. They are all bowed the same way, so when you flip...

    They are all bowed the same way, so when you flip alternate boards the bow is 4mm down on one and 4mm up on another, so that adds up to about 8mm or so.

    My worry isn't about whether I can force...
  37. benchtop with wide boards -cupping prevention advice?

    Hi, a local recycler supplied 170 wide by 40 thick tallowwood boards for my new kitchen island. Its to be 2800 x1000 finished dimensions. The woods been dressed and has a little bow in the length...
  38. Myrna has now found a new home. Crisis over! ...

    Myrna has now found a new home. Crisis over! Thanks to all that made it happen.

    Tom
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    Dengy, I think if adjusting the twist of the...

    Dengy,

    I think if adjusting the twist of the carriage wont work, i'd be on the phone to the supplier.
    My fence went on square to the tables out of the box, but the fence itself is not square to...
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    Do not use the selleys glue. I did a mates...

    Do not use the selleys glue. I did a mates benchtops in sellys and the glue raised during oiling and left a ridgy dissapointing top. I did a later titebond trial to see if the glue was the problem....
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    aussieRoy, I've used west system for the same...

    aussieRoy,

    I've used west system for the same purpose. Just rub with 0000 steel wool or 1000 grit paper after it cures. That makes a nice satin finish. you can polish or dull it by going up or...
  42. New link to a better listing: The old one seems...

    New link to a better listing: The old one seems dead. This one is in the model boats section, but is alive and there is a few bids - to be clear this is a full sized real boat..
    ...
  43. Myrna has been listed on ebay. A bit of history...

    Myrna has been listed on ebay. A bit of history there in the add and no reserve as far as i can see. The boys are committed to finding her a new home.

    Please help her be reneewed and not...
  44. We have contact. One of the Gents answered my...

    We have contact. One of the Gents answered my call today.

    I'm told that the boat will be listed on ebay today for a very low starting bid with no reserve. It will be a 7 day listing.

    When...
  45. Myrna - Classic wooden paymaster ferry - looking for owners?

    All,

    I am the registered owner of Myrna. She's a 1928 paymasters ferry moored in Middle Harbour. See the link below for more details:
    ...
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    Not fully assembled. The top was in one piece and...

    Not fully assembled. The top was in one piece and had to be lifted onto the base. The fence and motor were then fitted to the base. Still a solid two man lift to get the top onto the base though.
    ...
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    Mine arrived with the bed in one box. Mighty...

    Mine arrived with the bed in one box. Mighty heavy, but no major alignment issues. Minor tweaks only. It's a really nice machine. Crap dust extraction though.. It Needs major modification to make...
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    Try the 'timber slab factory' in mullumbimby. I...

    Try the 'timber slab factory' in mullumbimby. I buy cedar from them often.
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    Ten years ago kanga tails were the first freezer...

    Ten years ago kanga tails were the first freezer in on The left in woolies in Kalgoorlie. The had the same place that the bread has in woolies on the coast. They were $1 each and wrapped in foil....
  50. Thanks Rob. I think that is the only logical...

    Thanks Rob. I think that is the only logical cause. I'll take it back and go again, this time with less oil. Might buy some HBO and use that in case it's my blend causing the hassles.
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