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    I too wish to congratulate Neil and the crew, the...

    I too wish to congratulate Neil and the crew, the sustained effort of keeping the forum going over the decades, is something to crow about.

    Mick.
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    I purchased my MKIII in the 80's as well, however...

    I purchased my MKIII in the 80's as well, however I found a Triton 2000 with all the goodies and switched to that. If you are going Triton way, the 2000 is the only way to go. I know next to nothing...
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    If you are looking for a lathe around that size,...

    If you are looking for a lathe around that size, then this one from Pop's Shed may be an alternative.

    Lathe 14" x 20" Variable Speed #126057 - Woodturning Tools and Timber, Woodturner Accessories,...
  4. They look pretty good, more so considering your...

    They look pretty good, more so considering your gear to hand. Lilly Pilly trees can get quite tall, but in general what we see in suburbia are the smaller or dwarf varieties.

    I have only turned...
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    I thought you were talking about a Fisher Space...

    I thought you were talking about a Fisher Space Pen; these do write underwater.

    I've been using one to write under water for quite some time, maybe around 15-18 years.

    SpacePen.com

    Mick.
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    CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
  7. I have two of them, they are really good, so much...

    I have two of them, they are really good, so much so, that in their respective sizes, they are my go to chisels.

    I have the 25mm skew chisel, measured at 24mm a few moments ago. This skew chisel...
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    My Men's Shed has one of these and dust...

    My Men's Shed has one of these and dust extraction underneath is not great. We've been looking into changing things, my mind is that we should construct a box, like your third picture and attach a...
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    Pocket or Purse Mirror

    Thought I would have a change from turning bowls, plus I was looking at something that could be used for a demonstration with a short time frame. Reading the 2020 February Woodturning magazine from...
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    I agree 100% with downloading Irfanview, which is...

    I agree 100% with downloading Irfanview, which is named after the inventor of the program Irfan Skiljan. I have been using this program for probably 20 years, or at the very least, quite a long time....
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    There is the locking pin as you mentioned, have...

    There is the locking pin as you mentioned, have you undone the black rod coming out of the left of the unit at the bottom?

    Putting the knockout rod into the hole then undoing the rod...
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    Well it looks like the company will be better...

    Well it looks like the company will be better than the beer battered fish, so you're safe. :D

    On a serious note, it may come to pass that the venue may be closed due to the virus thing; which is...
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    Oh dear. Mick.

    Oh dear.

    Mick.
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    I should be able to get there, always look...

    I should be able to get there, always look forward to their beer battered fish.

    Mick.
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    Looks good there Bob. Your Enphase system (going...

    Looks good there Bob. Your Enphase system (going on the look of the graph) is an excellent micro inverter set-up. We had an Aurora micro inverter system on three different rooftops for our first...
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    My Men's Shed has the Hare & Forbes unit, really...

    My Men's Shed has the Hare & Forbes unit, really does a lot of work and does it very well.

    The on/off switch is brilliant, you push it on with a finger in the middle, then you can use your open...
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    Peter, a very kind gesture. If you are able to...

    Peter, a very kind gesture.

    If you are able to make it, either will do.

    Mick.
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    So Yvan, did you get a big toy or a little toy? ...

    So Yvan, did you get a big toy or a little toy?

    We are all wondering at your silence.

    Mick.
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    Guess what kind of trees that Unimog is sitting...

    Guess what kind of trees that Unimog is sitting in front of. :rolleyes:
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    It's a boy thing, this is a real 4WD ute or pick...

    It's a boy thing, this is a real 4WD ute or pick up truck.

    It is in Western Australia and that is its real licence plate. :D

    unimog - Google Search


    ...
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    Well I should be able to attend and have marked...

    Well I should be able to attend and have marked it in my 2020 diary.

    Beer battered fish, coming up. :yippy:

    Mick.
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    This is what I have been using for around 15...

    This is what I have been using for around 15 years, possibly a few years longer.

    IrfanView - Official Homepage - One of the Most Popular Viewers Worldwide

    Very good and free for non commercial...
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    I started using a Co2 laser machine around 24...

    I started using a Co2 laser machine around 24 years ago, when cutting flammable materials we used an inert gas to prevent the material from burning and/or catching on fire. I noted you mentioned an...
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    Fantastic news, now you just need to start making...

    Fantastic news, now you just need to start making shavings.

    Mick.
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    I have watched both clips that you have shown in...

    I have watched both clips that you have shown in this thread a couple of days apart, they really are excellent. The "Flower Pot Stand" film clip, is a wonderful tutorial of how things can be done.
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    Another Elusive Something

    Today I was doing a proof of concept for a multiple run and needed to make up a jig. This was to be held in the tool post, which with previous lathes needed very hard hardwood, otherwise the locking...
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    I would jump on it and sell your other lathe. ...

    I would jump on it and sell your other lathe.

    Two banjos with the 600mm double tool rest, neat.

    Plus a steady, plus a long bed, plus, plus, plus.

    Mick.
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    It may or may not be relevant to the thread...

    It may or may not be relevant to the thread starter, but on Saturday the 16th of November, Aldi is having electric chain saw sharpeners on special for $39.99.

    Not on their website yet, but will be...
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    Yes, the elusive, "something". I too, was...

    Yes, the elusive, "something".

    I too, was really unable to nail down what really appealed, but after owning mine for some time, there are a few somethings.

    First and foremost, the rear or...
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    This tells me you got to see one before...

    This tells me you got to see one before purchasing, great. I thought of driving up to QLD to check the single unit Gregory's had in their showroom, but circumstances made that impossible. Eventually...
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    Neil, if you are contemplating the 2436, then be...

    Neil, if you are contemplating the 2436, then be assured it is packaged unbelievably well. Transportation via various freight companies in Australia should not be an issue. Attached is the box the...
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    Ray, is your VFD enclosed like mine? I too saw...

    Ray, is your VFD enclosed like mine?

    I too saw some web reviews where the VFD had failed, but all of them were on the 1836, none on the 2436. This of course could be because the 1836 has been out...
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    I did a search on Laguna 2436 lathe images to see...

    I did a search on Laguna 2436 lathe images to see if I could find a picture of the rear so one could see the VFD, no great success, but I inadvertently discovered one such image in a clip.

    The...
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    That sounds interesting Ray. If you do take it...

    That sounds interesting Ray.

    If you do take it apart yourself, just be aware that placing the handle on the end, which is held by a grub screw, (3mm I think) can be a bit iffy.

    An inspection of...
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    Lathe Design and Longevity, when purchasing a...

    Lathe Design and Longevity, when purchasing a lathe, the design is the most important feature as far as I am concerned. This lathe seemed to have slightly different design parameters to any other...
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    Accessories, every available accessory for the...

    Accessories, every available accessory for the 24-36, is labelled as being for the 18-36. I have every accessory listed for Australia, except for the vacuum unit. In short, I bought my 24-36 with all...
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    Laguna Revo 24-36 Wood Lathe Impressions

    I was on the market for a lathe, what exactly I wasn’t too sure about. My leanings in wood turning were heading more towards making bowls and platters with spindle turning being a very nice, but...
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    We have that lathe, or an earlier incarnation of...

    We have that lathe, or an earlier incarnation of it at my Men's Shed, alright, but with some limitations.

    It runs a Reeves Drive, which in itself is not a problem. It is old technology and usually...
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    Jim, I thank you for these. I saw the smaller...

    Jim, I thank you for these.

    I saw the smaller unit being used by a turner and reckoned that was superior to anything I had used, I bought both of them and haven't looked back.

    The smaller unit...
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    That looks brilliant, as for the kastenfenster,...

    That looks brilliant, as for the kastenfenster, yep almost identical to my late in-laws house windows in the Schwäbische alb. Their house was built in the very early fifties, it hasn't been renovated...
  41. Congratulations, it looks very nice. You may...

    Congratulations, it looks very nice.

    You may wish to consider purchasing a second safety collar, or spindle clamp. You have one attached to the hand wheel, so you can see what it is.

    Lathe...
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    Very interesting, looks very good, did you do the...

    Very interesting, looks very good, did you do the plaque as well?

    Mick.
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    Well I would love to go, but I have a business...

    Well I would love to go, but I have a business meeting on that evening; but the next month would be great. Or maybe a slightly later meeting, second week in November............

    Mick.
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    A friend, who is semi-retired, has the AEG unit,...

    A friend, who is semi-retired, has the AEG unit, only had it for a few weeks. He repairs and installs replacement aluminium windows and needed something light and portable, plus one that could aid in...
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    Crocy, it is the later steel bed unit. Enough...

    Crocy, it is the later steel bed unit.

    Enough of this subject, otherwise we'll completely derail this very interesting thread. I'll start doing my impressions of the 24-36 and have something for...
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    Hmmm, better get my A into gear then. I didn't...

    Hmmm, better get my A into gear then. I didn't think there would be that much interest as it isn't a mainstream lathe in this country.

    Mick.
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    Neil, I would suggest the biggest changes for...

    Neil, I would suggest the biggest changes for speed I have done, regarding rough green blanks into a round bowl shape, have been, in no particular order.

    A chainsaw, picked up an Aldi electric...
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    I too worked out that it is easier and quicker to...

    I too worked out that it is easier and quicker to go pretty much straight to the lathe and miss the band saw; mostly. :D

    About 2 years ago I did a similar time test and decided that, apart from...
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    My Men's Shed has the Hafco W611 PT-245S Planer...

    My Men's Shed has the Hafco W611 PT-245S Planer & Thicknesser. We have had it for a few months and apart from the on/off switch being faulty from the get go, it has been very good.

    It is 10A...
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    I saw one at the recent Melbourne show, thought...

    I saw one at the recent Melbourne show, thought it was interesting. I myself have an old H&F BP355 unit, but my Men's Shed has a Laguna 14-BX, so I compared it to that. I also have use of a much...
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