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    QUEENSLAND Well, I don't know why this hasn't been taken...

    Well, I don't know why this hasn't been taken yet, but I can't hold out any longer. I'll take these and the 200x100 boards if you're ok with pickup Thursday/Friday/weekend.
  2. Some time ago I was shocked by how well the leave...

    Some time ago I was shocked by how well the leave out on the grass method worked. I cut a 10mm thick slice off a burl and left it flat on my bench overnight, it looked like a potato chip/crisp the...
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    And it's been a month since the last update. Well...

    And it's been a month since the last update. Well that isn't good. And about a month to go! :o

    What is good is that the thicknesser problem has been sorted and it now has some new carbide teeth...
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    SOLD: Sold.

    Sold.
  5. When I was looking for a jointer, the cost of a...

    When I was looking for a jointer, the cost of a new straight blade unit + aftermarket helical head was the same or more than buying a new helical head fitted jointer. If you have the budget for it,...
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    McJings have a template...

    McJings have a template and these guys do copper or brass. That said, if you have a chisel, hand saw, and marking out tools, you should be able to knock one up after a practice run or two.
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    SOLD: Thanks Ian, will send you the details by tomorrow.

    Thanks Ian, will send you the details by tomorrow.
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    SOLD: The Toolbox Book by Jim Tolpin

    Soft cover, brand new, I ordered two of these by mistake. The top right corner is a little bent because of the fairly useless packaging Taunton sent the books out in.

    My folly can be to your...
  9. 1mm may not sound like much but it's a lot when...

    1mm may not sound like much but it's a lot when you have 0mm of room to move. Should be easy enough to neatly trim off the offending pieces with a hand/jig/circular saw, clean up with a plane or...
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    Unfortunately not great news about Watts Wood....

    Unfortunately not great news about Watts Wood. They used to be in Salisbury but were forced to move and now have a shared warehouse in Underwood. Give them a ring and they may be able to help with...
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    I broke so many blades when starting out with a...

    I broke so many blades when starting out with a coping saw, it was embarrassing. It was the turns that always got me. It seems contrary to the popular method, I have it cutting on the push stroke in...
  12. Just an FYI, if you're getting Veritas blades,...

    Just an FYI, if you're getting Veritas blades, their backs are already lapped. They don't have a mirror finish but most of us would make them less flat trying to flatten them further. You just need...
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    DONE: Closing this thread off. I sold one of my kidneys...

    Closing this thread off. I sold one of my kidneys and got a new 4 1/2.
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    DONE: One last bump. Looking for a LN 4 1/2.

    One last bump. Looking for a LN 4 1/2.
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    It's going to sound like a terrible hack (because...

    It's going to sound like a terrible hack (because it is), you can take Chief's suggestion and put a screw in from the bottom but it doesn't even have to be an angled hole, as long as the screw goes...
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    Last Sunday was a bit of a mess. With a small...

    Last Sunday was a bit of a mess. With a small silver lining. I thought I'd be clever and use a plow plane to cut the grooves for the top and bottom, instead of just running it through over the table...
  17. I have solved my problem! Well I hope I have, 9pm...

    I have solved my problem! Well I hope I have, 9pm is not a good time to run a planer in a suburb. I think this should apply to all of the lunchbox planers with a side wheel for height adjustment, 4...
  18. Carbatec CT-330X - how to adjust the cutterhead

    After 6 years of use, I'm getting an odd problem with this thicknesser. I get sniping/gouging towards one side of boards. I've shaded the depression in the photo with a pencil, it is about 0.2mm...
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    Despite being a non work day, I only had a brief...

    Despite being a non work day, I only had a brief time this morning to work on the box. The silver ash boards have all been run through the jointer again, and it was about 0.5mm to clean off. The 3...
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    Small progress. Drawer fronts cut out and the...

    Small progress. Drawer fronts cut out and the rest of the jigsaw glued back together again. In hindsight it would be a much better idea to do this before final milling. I think I will have to take...
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    SOLD: If yvan doesn't take them at $175 + post, I'll...

    If yvan doesn't take them at $175 + post, I'll take them.
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    So I lied and also I didn't. We did some cross...

    So I lied and also I didn't. We did some cross cutting last weekend but it wasn't on the wenge. Rather I dug out this board of silver ash that was once a church door. It was almost the right...
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    I envy you a bit, that's some nice looking QLD...

    I envy you a bit, that's some nice looking QLD Walnut. How is it to plane? I love this part, where the rough sawn usually looks like so dirty and industrial but after a bit of clean up it's...
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    I like to start with big dreams! :U I think it is...

    I like to start with big dreams! :U I think it is going to end up being more of a jewellery box style thing. In my mind the difference between a curio box and a jewellery box is that the curio box...
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    Whee, look it's 1 August :(( There have been...

    Whee, look it's 1 August :((

    There have been a few hiccups. It seems quartersawn white oak isn't stocked anywhere in Brisbane, so my original plan is down the gurgler. While veneering is an...
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    I haven't even put a saw to wood yet and you've...

    I haven't even put a saw to wood yet and you've finished making whole new tools for yourself to make the challenge project with. Cklett, you and Derek are going to give a man depression or at least a...
  27. SOLD: Items sold.

    Items sold.
  28. SOLD: Apologies for the late replies - PMs have been...

    Apologies for the late replies - PMs have been sent. Both items will fit inside small satchels, so $9.55 postage to pretty much anywhere in Australia.
  29. SOLD: Digital height gauge and Starrett tape measure

    Toolmaster height gauge $10. Works as expected, dust is free.

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    Starrett 8M Exact Tape Measure $10. Still shrink wrapped.

    514373

    Happy to post at buyers expense, pickup from 4112...
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    That's a fantastic looking clock, and french...

    That's a fantastic looking clock, and french polishing all those parts to boot...
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    The only downside to the Cubitron II is that it...

    The only downside to the Cubitron II is that it is really only available in a pack of 50 from RS Components here in Aus. But... if you're going to be sanding our eucalypts or corymbias regularly,...
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    SOLD: It would need to be a custom box with decent...

    It would need to be a custom box with decent padding inside, but Australia Post would likely be around the $20 mark, definitely not prohibitively expensive.
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    I had a lot sanding discs, then I sanded spotted...

    I had a lot sanding discs, then I sanded spotted gum boards!

    To be mildly useful in this conversation, anecdotally, I find the durability of mesh sanding discs (from shortest life to longest) is...
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    DONE: I have procured a #5 so am now just looking for a...

    I have procured a #5 so am now just looking for a #4 1/2.
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    QUEENSLAND Thanks for the offer Mike, but this would be the...

    Thanks for the offer Mike, but this would be the weekend I'm not in Brisbane! I was hoping there'd be a board or two quartersawn, but I think your eyes are keen enough, there doesn't look to be any.
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    QUEENSLAND Are any of the boards quartersawn? If there are,...

    Are any of the boards quartersawn? If there are, I would be interested in an few.
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    WANTED:QLD. Sorry for the bum steer, it's been a little while...

    Sorry for the bum steer, it's been a little while since I was there and they had quite a few purpleheart boards. I wouldn't have guessed it would move at the prices being asked.
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    WANTED:QLD. Watts Wood in Salisbury has purple heart but I...

    Watts Wood in Salisbury has purple heart but I remember it being some eye watering price, close to $10k/m3. Last resort maybe?
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    I've succumbed to the bullying of a particular...

    I've succumbed to the bullying of a particular judge and will be attempting weekly updates here, especially since time is rapidly advancing. And because it'd be hard to even be in the running for a...
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    SOLD: I already have an IanW cutting gauge. But you...

    I already have an IanW cutting gauge. But you know what's better than one IanW cutting gauge? Two. I'll take it.
  41. SOLD: I'll take both.

    I'll take both.
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    DONE: WTB - Lie Nielsen #4 1/2 and #5

    Before I order new ones, does anyone have either of these they would like to offload?
  43. SOLD: Wednesday or after is no problem at all, it will...

    Wednesday or after is no problem at all, it will give me plenty of time to have some nostalgic moments.
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    That actually looks like a lot of scratches. Are...

    That actually looks like a lot of scratches. Are you using the sander connected to dust extraction set at low speed? You may have to drop back to 80 grit and get all the previous marks out before...
  45. SOLD: 1800W 25L Wet and Dry ShopVac/Blower with cyclone

    Works well, filter is pretty clean as it is used with a bag. Cyclone + bag gives no dusty smells when using this vac. I've got a larger vac that I've been using for awhile so it's time to stop...
  46. QUEENSLAND Well, in the end, it turns out I just brought it...

    Well, in the end, it turns out I just brought it closer to you ;)

    Sold pending payment and shipment.
  47. QUEENSLAND Multitool 362 - Sanding attachment for bench grinders

    I picked this up just recently from pedrogb and haven't even finished setting it up. Selling because shortly after receiving this attachment, I purchased a second hand dedicated belt and disc sander...
  48. I did see there were only 2 left late at night...

    I did see there were only 2 left late at night and almost went with one of the HD 10" flat grinds as well... But the one I got is ATB, it's the silvery 'industrial' Freud blade. It arrived today,...
  49. That pricing on the Freud blades was only until...

    That pricing on the Freud blades was only until midnight last night, so I sucked it up and bought one of the industrial rip blades with 24 teeth and 10deg ATB grind. I'll have to run some spotted gum...
  50. Thanks for the input about the glue line rips, I...

    Thanks for the input about the glue line rips, I think I might steer clear of them as I'm more often than not ripping over 25mm thick AND it's an Aussie hardwood. I use feather boards/stock guides...
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