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  1. GORE WARNING True - but I've lost count of the places I've...

    True - but I've lost count of the places I've worked where interlocks were nobbled, etc. in the interests of productivity or usability. "It's all fun and games until someone loses a .....hand", as...
  2. GORE WARNING Weird - I've seen more professional cabinetmakers...

    Weird - I've seen more professional cabinetmakers with injuries from a bandsaw than from a tablesaw. Maybe just something about their benign nature (all force directed down into the table) that makes...
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Hi Evan - your parcel is on the launchpad and...

    Hi Evan - your parcel is on the launchpad and will hit the post tomorrow morning.
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Lol....I think it's the only tool for which I...

    Lol....I think it's the only tool for which I still have the original box, in which it lives between outings, and the Limited Edition certificate that came with it. Like you, I think mine was a WWW...
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Oh, those old things. I have one of...

    Oh, those old things. I have one of those.....common as muck..... :rolleyes::D

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    WANTED:A.C.T. True - but I got the "user" version.....:D. The...

    True - but I got the "user" version.....:D. The one you linked is the "bling" version.......lol
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Also have a Veritas block plane that I never use...

    Also have a Veritas block plane that I never use (too big - got the LN ones instead).

    Trouble is it's the fanciest one they make, wind-tunnel tested to have lowest possible drag coefficient...
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    WANTED:A.C.T. I have a couple of Veritas dovetail saws, almost...

    I have a couple of Veritas dovetail saws, almost unused, surplus to requirements. Can't remember which ones they are, but will dig them out over the weekend if you're interested.

    I went over to...
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    Holy crap - are you sure you didn't plant a magic...

    Holy crap - are you sure you didn't plant a magic bean??

    That's a monster :2tsup:
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    I've been fascinated by peacock spiders ever...

    I've been fascinated by peacock spiders ever since seeing this:-

    YouTube

    Awesome little creatures
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    Love the egg !! Are peacock spiders found...

    Love the egg !!

    Are peacock spiders found across all states, or just WA?? I know they are tiny - how on earth do you find them???
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    Another vote for Selleys contact adhesive. I used...

    Another vote for Selleys contact adhesive. I used it to stick roo tail leather onto a timber substrate when I made up a set of strops.

    Lovely bench by the OP - very nicely done.
  13. There are several points on the IOM TT course...

    There are several points on the IOM TT course designed to remind riders that neither the brakes nor the steering work when both wheels are off the ground. :oo:

    I remember watching this some time...
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    QUEENSLAND The "Tiger Tank" of planes....just about...

    The "Tiger Tank" of planes....just about unstoppable. Very nice. :2tsup:
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    :whs: A CBN wheel on a slow speed grinder is...

    :whs: A CBN wheel on a slow speed grinder is your friend...... :2tsup:
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Ahhh - that's the first version I mentioned...

    Ahhh - that's the first version I mentioned above. A most excellent plane, but the blade doesn't fit other planes in the current BU "family" as far I know.

    The second version looks like this:-
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    WANTED:A.C.T. I presume by Veritas LA smoother you mean the...

    I presume by Veritas LA smoother you mean the bevel up variety? I only ask because there were 2 versions of this plane. The earlier one (with flat sides, suitable for shooting board) had a slightly...
  18. Thread: Common Sense

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    I'm pretty sure that "retrospective abortion"...

    I'm pretty sure that "retrospective abortion" isn't legal in NSW?
  19. Thread: Common Sense

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    "Inside every old person is a young person...

    "Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened." :D
  20. Thread: Common Sense

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    No, "common sense" has been demoted to oxymoron...

    No, "common sense" has been demoted to oxymoron status....:(
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    As we have come to expect from you, Derek, very...

    As we have come to expect from you, Derek, very nicely put together and exceedingly cunning :2tsup:
  22. Bench vises are for wimps..........he's certainly...

    Bench vises are for wimps..........he's certainly creative :2tsup:
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    It seems to be the mantra for politicians...

    It seems to be the mantra for politicians everywhere.....especially that orange chap you have running your place right now :D
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    6+13 (above) = "If you completely ignore the...

    6+13 (above) = "If you completely ignore the rules people will, half the time, quietly rewrite them so that they don't apply to you" - Terry Pratchett
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    Working on various large civil projects around...

    Working on various large civil projects around Sydney, we have to complete a "Take 5" checklist before commencing a specific task. This is formalised as a little pocket-sized notebook, in which the...
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    Eggs..quisite :2tsup:

    Eggs..quisite :2tsup:
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    Remember that with the addition of a simple...

    Remember that with the addition of a simple holder to keep the backside of the plate off the workbench/mat, you can use these plates double-sided with different grit pastes. I only have one of the...
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    Thinking on the small scale......I can see one of...

    Thinking on the small scale......I can see one of these somewhere in your future :2tsup:

    Jointmaker Pro v2

    Check out the videos.
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    I've always done this with a good quality...

    I've always done this with a good quality Forstner bit , e.g. Colt

    Useful trick if you're buying shop-made dowel material (e.g. Bunnies) - drill a hole using your bit of choice in a piece of scrap...
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    Couldn't one use that thin plastic coated braided...

    Couldn't one use that thin plastic coated braided S/S wire (usually used for hanging pictures) as the cable? It is very flexible and hard wearing, and readily available in gauges down to under 1mm...
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    WANTED:A.C.T. OK - so if the OP has a router spring from Bucky,...

    OK - so if the OP has a router spring from Bucky, Alan can have my complete router (sans motor) for any/all of the bits he needs.

    Alan - I'll try to get it packed up today or tomorrow, then will...
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Hi Alan, It might be easier for me to remove...

    Hi Alan,

    It might be easier for me to remove the heavy bit (motor), and just send you the entire upper router body with all parts still attached. I assume the lower (metal) baseplate of your...
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Just make sure that you have the little internal...

    Just make sure that you have the little internal metal tab that holds the worm gear in place - if yours is damaged, it should still have all the other parts required. My MOF-001 had the rise/fall...
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    WANTED:A.C.T. "I'm just going out to the shed and I may be some...

    "I'm just going out to the shed and I may be some time..." - Captain Oates, Scott Antarctic Expedition, 1912

    Christ - tricky getting anything done out there when your hands stick to any bare...
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    brainstrust - always better if your accidents...

    brainstrust - always better if your accidents stay on your own property. It's embarrassing having to knock on your neighbours front door (like a naughty kid), and ask "Can I have my blank back...
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    Spectacular timber, and you've done a fantastic...

    Spectacular timber, and you've done a fantastic job with it :2tsup:

    Whats the finish on the top?

    Cheers
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Alan - I definitely have that bit, as I had to...

    Alan - I definitely have that bit, as I had to purchase a replacement and fit it. May have a spare set of brushes too.

    I'll pull the thing apart tomorrow and put some photos up, then sort out PMs...
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    WANTED:A.C.T. I have a complete dead MOF-001 free to give away...

    I have a complete dead MOF-001 free to give away for parts - it was table mounted, but I'm sure I kept the spring when I took it out. Will check the shed tomorrow.

    If anyone wants any other bits...
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    Good one - thanks for posting.:2tsup: My BS...

    Good one - thanks for posting.:2tsup:

    My BS does adjust for drift using tracking, but this is still a useful way to zero in on the correct position. Take magnets/ruler off, run saw for a minute so...
  40. Ditto - I considered converting my JET JPT310 to...

    Ditto - I considered converting my JET JPT310 to a helical cutterhead. Mine is the old straight blade type, because the HH version didn't exist back then. Would have been well over $1000 (and that...
  41. Thread: Blackwood

    by Mr Brush
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    TASMANIA Beautiful colour - much nicer than the crappy...

    Beautiful colour - much nicer than the crappy blackwood that grows (fast) on our place in NSW.

    Not sure why, but all your timber photos seem hazy. If you take pics with mobile phone maybe worth...
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    Good luck trying to get anywhere with them....in...

    Good luck trying to get anywhere with them....in my case they continue to charge the rate for delivery of the paper magazine plus online access, even though they haven't delivered the magazine for 2...
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    (covers head, waits for hail of hurled timber...

    (covers head, waits for hail of hurled timber offcuts to rain down on him.....)
  44. Thanks for posting this :2tsup: Great video...

    Thanks for posting this :2tsup:

    Great video channel btw - some great projects on there, very clearly explained and demonstrated.
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    If you do a forum search on "workbench" you'll...

    If you do a forum search on "workbench" you'll find many, many threads covering all these issues and more. That might explain the lack of responses :)

    For example, there was a thread only a couple...
  46. Thread: Workbench top

    by Mr Brush
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    Solid core door.....Bunnings. Heavy, flat,...

    Solid core door.....Bunnings.

    Heavy, flat, hardwearing. Used these on my first benches, and 15 years later still going strong.
  47. Thread: Joke

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    Might be just an urban legend, but I heard that...

    Might be just an urban legend, but I heard that there is a bungie jump setup somewhere where the supervising guy has a rather twisted sense of humour. Gets the jumper all strapped in, double-checks...
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    They are Shapton M5 stones - I have a couple. A...

    They are Shapton M5 stones - I have a couple. A cheaper alternative to the solid Shapton Professional; there may be less thickness of abrasive, but nothing wrong with the quality. I have a 5000 and...
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    It'll make a mess of your timber if you leave it...

    It'll make a mess of your timber if you leave it on !! G15 doesn't form a dry film like some other product - it stays "gluggy". I'm currently experimenting with spraying an aerosol "Dry Glide"...
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    I give my tablesaw a quick wipe over with G15...

    I give my tablesaw a quick wipe over with G15 rust inhibitor if i know i won't be using it for a while - has to be wiped off again before use. Most important thing is what orraloon says above - cover...
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