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    Welcome back Glenrob! It should start to get a...

    Welcome back Glenrob! It should start to get a bit warmer down your way soon, then the fun begins.

    Alan...
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    Butchers bandsaws are often back to front to...

    Butchers bandsaws are often back to front to standard woodworkers bandsaws. No idea why, and it doesn't seem to be a universal trait for butchers.

    Sorry to hi-jack the thread.

    Alan...
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    Location, location, location!

    As the real estate people say, it is all about the location.

    I got a bit excited about the tablesaw in Sydney, but now find that you are up the coast a fair way from the big smoke.
    Changing your...
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    Plenty of bays in the Sutherland Shire! Alan...

    Plenty of bays in the Sutherland Shire!

    Alan...
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    My woodclub is in Oyster Bay and I am there...

    My woodclub is in Oyster Bay and I am there several times a week. If you come up with an address, let me know via a PM and I will check things out.

    Alan...
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    Oops, I had a clear mental picture of the shop...

    Oops, I had a clear mental picture of the shop and streetscape but certainly got the spelling wrong!

    Thanks for the interesting history of the shop.

    Alan...
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    A bit of a stretch, but have a look at...

    A bit of a stretch, but have a look at https://www.thewoodworks.com.au They sell (or used to sell) woodturning equipment. Might be worth a phone call, their website only mentions a shaft for a...
  9. Plenty of good advise here for your project, just...

    Plenty of good advise here for your project, just what a good forum is all about. As for noggins, I would put them where the yellow tongue butt joints occur, just to give a bit of support and...
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    Probably not quite what you are looking for, but...

    Probably not quite what you are looking for, but an Ikea clock at $3.00 has a silent 'continuous' motor which may be able to be taken out and mounted in your own wooden clock. TROMMA Wall clock,...
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    I refer to this style of chain as 'chandelier...

    I refer to this style of chain as 'chandelier chain' - Chandelier Chain, Nickel. By the metre. Decorative Chain Australia – Chain.com.au

    Bunnings or an older style hardware store should have it.
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    A spring loaded door stop with a rubber 'foot'...

    A spring loaded door stop with a rubber 'foot' could be a possibility. You might have to add a bit of height to a section of the mitre box, but at $7.00 at Bunnings it shouldn't break the bank. ...
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    Margarine containers and similar plastics can be...

    Margarine containers and similar plastics can be used to make spacers, easy to cut with scissors or craft knives. Another good source of spacers and shims is old Xray films, very useful in the...
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    Love the 'dye' indicator! Alan...

    Love the 'dye' indicator!

    Alan...
  15. Thread: Two Brooms

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    Should this be in the dust collection section?? ...

    Should this be in the dust collection section??

    Alan...
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    After ensuring the cover is over the switch when...

    After ensuring the cover is over the switch when it is turned off, lower the router all the way then raise it all the way. This resets the interlock mechanism.
    You wouldn't be the first person to...
  17. You will only need to loctite one adaptor worth...

    You will only need to loctite one adaptor worth about $30 from Mcjings to transform a 1" male thread to a 30mm male thread, job done.

    Alan...
  18. Have you used the vernier on the mitre gauge to...

    Have you used the vernier on the mitre gauge to make fine adjustments? Also, I have found that when cutting angles other than 90 degrees that there is a tendency for the blade to drag the timber into...
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    Would a plastic / rubber toy snake have any...

    Would a plastic / rubber toy snake have any effect on the little critters?

    Alan...
  21. Great to hear Asher is doing well after some very...

    Great to hear Asher is doing well after some very delicate surgery. He will get many hours of enjoyment playing with the car from your many hours of making it, especially when you had to fend for...
  22. Welcome to the forum Dave. Hopefully Crowie will...

    Welcome to the forum Dave. Hopefully Crowie will forgive me for jumping in here. :) In probably walking distance for you is the Cubby House woodworkers at Oyster Bay - Oyster Bay Cubby House

    I am...
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    It is a long time ago when I made the skews. I...

    It is a long time ago when I made the skews. I did use the cutting discs that were available back then, probably 2.5mm thick i suppose. I tidied up the tangs with normal angle grinder wheels. The...
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    I have never heard of Voestalpine, but I was...

    I have never heard of Voestalpine, but I was going to suggest a company called Bohler Steel. and their S600 HSS which I used to buy in 300mm lengths. I have been out of the industry for quite a few...
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    Painting seems to be the biggest problem for me,...

    Painting seems to be the biggest problem for me, especially when using Radiata Pine and trying to get a good finish on the end grain. I have used the filler used when covering the joints on Gyprock...
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    You have been a busy lad Dallas, both toys look...

    You have been a busy lad Dallas, both toys look fabulous. Making 84 wheels in a batch is time consuming, are you using a holesaw and then cleaning them up with a jig on a disc sander?
    Painting all...
  27. Fingers crossed for the little bloke, hope...

    Fingers crossed for the little bloke, hope everything goes well for him. A worrying time for your whole family.
    Give him a cuddle from me when you are allowed to see him (eventually).

    Alan...
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  28. That is a rather nice looking box your daughter...

    That is a rather nice looking box your daughter has there Crowie.:D:D
    The timber really pops with a coat of your special blend wipe on poly. Glad the sliding lid could be salvaged, quite a clever...
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    A fabulous new toy! Next challenge is to get it...

    A fabulous new toy!
    Next challenge is to get it off the pallet. They are a very heavy lathe, worth every kilo.

    Happy turning,

    Alan...
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    There are probably solenoid valves in your...

    There are probably solenoid valves in your washing machine that wouldn't like bits of sand etc. to get on their seats.

    Alan...
  31. Great job yet again Crowie. I love the detail...

    Great job yet again Crowie. I love the detail that you put into your models/toys, amazing what can be achieved by using different timbers.
    It is starting to warm up a bit which makes it so much more...
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    Check the thickness of the two papers. I would...

    Check the thickness of the two papers. I would expect the 80 grit to be slightly thicker than the 120 grit. Might need the second drum to be 2 smidges lower. Hopefully the height is easy to adjust.
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    Fabulous looking instrument. Hope you sell heaps....

    Fabulous looking instrument. Hope you sell heaps.

    Alan...
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    I used Bondcrete on my shed when it was built 35...

    I used Bondcrete on my shed when it was built 35 years ago. No concrete dust, no sign of wear and was very reasonably priced. It is basically a PVA type of product, dries clear. Sweeping up sawdust...
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    Sort of moved up the road.

    The equipment was bought by The Tool Store in Munro Ave Kirrawee Saw and Router Sharpening - The Tools Store and someone (possibly previous business owner) comes in a few days a week to sharpen...
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    The mental picture (video?) that story has...

    The mental picture (video?) that story has conjured up is priceless! Loved it.

    Alan...
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    That bearing is a shielded bearing, it would have...

    That bearing is a shielded bearing, it would have a number like 6200Z stamped on the pressed metal shield. The actual number supplied by a bearing company would be 6200ZZ indicating shields on both...
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    Marriage is grand. Divorce is 30 grand! ...

    Marriage is grand.
    Divorce is 30 grand!

    Alan...
  39. You have nailed that job Crowie! Hope the kids...

    You have nailed that job Crowie! Hope the kids enjoy your Handiwork.

    Alan...
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  41. The Tool Store in Munro Ave Kirrawee bought some...

    The Tool Store in Munro Ave Kirrawee bought some of the gear from Cutting Edges and do saw sharpening at their premises. They do not sharpen or join bandsaw blades.

    Hope this helps,

    Alan...
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    I thought the difference between 2 stroke Versus...

    I thought the difference between 2 stroke Versus 4 stroke mowers was that 2 strokes had 2 blades and 4 stroke mowers had 4 blades. Seemed plausible at the time.

    Alan...
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    Fletty, just remember that your next door...

    Fletty, just remember that your next door neighbour's dog has to find the brother / sister / mother / father / cousin / uncle / aunty etc of the snake he found, preferably before they find you!
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    About 35 years ago I built a double garage 5.6mtr...

    About 35 years ago I built a double garage 5.6mtr x 7mtr, timber framed, fibro sheeted (non asbestos), corrugated iron roof and steel troweled smooth concrete floor. Cars didn't live in there for...
  47. Check your 'white balance' setting on your...

    Check your 'white balance' setting on your camera.
    Hope this fixes the problem.

    Alan...
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    Would a small suction cup work? Stick it to the...

    Would a small suction cup work? Stick it to the plug and pull up, with luck the plug will lift up enough for you to grip it with rubber gloves etc. Possible sources of suction cups - $2 shops,...
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    N.S.W. Sold!

    Lathe has been sold.

    Alan...
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