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    Moisture meter recommendations

    I noticed on Sapherion's posting on blackwood boards that he uses a Dr. Meter MD918 moisture meter. I have had it in the back of my mind for a while because let's be honest, there is no such thing as...
  2. N.S.W. As per my PM 498685

    As per my PM
    498685
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    VICTORIA Can you please tell me where you got the base....

    Can you please tell me where you got the base.
    Thanks
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    Thanks Paul I did buy a later jig but don't know...

    Thanks Paul
    I did buy a later jig but don't know if it is V2 or V3. Looks like I wasted too much money all those years ago. I might have to investigate better options.
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    Tormek problems

    I purchased this Tormek grinder many years ago at a timber and woodworking show, from memory at Jeff's Shed to give some idea of how long ago it was. It has had an absolute minimum of use, if I have...
  6. N.S.W. Thanks. That drill bit is incorrect, it should be...

    Thanks. That drill bit is incorrect, it should be tapered like the others. It will cost $25 including postage for the correct one according to your Carbatec link. If you will accept $160 posted then...
  7. N.S.W. Hi, the 6 guage drill bit appears to be broken.

    Hi, the 6 guage drill bit appears to be broken.
  8. N.S.W. I will take it

    I will take it
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    I also pulled apart a wardrobe from my late...

    I also pulled apart a wardrobe from my late uncle's place that was made from solid timber with very similar colouring. My suspicion is that it was Tas myrtle as also suggested by Bendigo Bob
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    Pretty impressive. I wonder what use he is...

    Pretty impressive.
    I wonder what use he is planning for the nail offcuts!
  11. This is how I made my bench mobile, it works a...

    This is how I made my bench mobile, it works a treat. Ideas wanted for a 'skate'
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    Half ship models

    I have a couple of half ship models from long gone shipwright relatives. Was there a standard scale that was used for half models? I am guessing from the ones that I have that up to X feet it was one...
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    DRAWN 1 CLAIMED 1 UNCLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
  14. You know you have too many tools when your shed...

    You know you have too many tools when your shed isn't big enough to add your latest "investment"
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    QUEENSLAND If there is 30-40 cu. m then there must be some...

    If there is 30-40 cu. m then there must be some pictures missing. Having recently received and stacked 10 cu. m of firewood my pile seems significantly larger.
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    How should I sort this out?

    I am building an entertainment unit and managed to install a shelf divider slightly proud of the shelves, around 1mm.
    My initial thinking is to use my block plane from either end so that I do not...
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    SOLD: I will take it

    I will take it
  18. DONE: Probably not but if it is still there when I pick...

    Probably not but if it is still there when I pick up the chest of drawers I will have a look at it. I will pm you about the chest
  19. DONE: I will take it

    I will take it
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    SOLD: Is this still available? If so, would you accept...

    Is this still available? If so, would you accept $80?
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    Thanks China, after googling Babbitt bearings it...

    Thanks China, after googling Babbitt bearings it appears that it might not come in handy. Certainly not for its intended purpose at least!
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    Any ideas what this is?

    Cleaning out my late father-in-law's shed I came across this. It has been handmade from an old file. The end has been bent up and the underside is scalloped. My FIL was a fitter.
    It looks like it...
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    FREE: VIC Railer I have the block at home. I have tried...

    Railer
    I have the block at home. I have tried sending you a couple of messages but they don't seem to be going through
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    VICTORIA So how long is it without extensions?

    So how long is it without extensions?
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    FREE: VIC Felco 20CWT chain block

    Surplus to requirements. Can be picked up at either Williamstown, Vic or Johanna down the coast. It's far to heavy to post.
    489254489255489256
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    Hi Paul I had a search and some good news and...

    Hi Paul
    I had a search and some good news and not so good news. As per the attached picture, 11 packets of blades but only one for wood. The other 10 are all for cutting metal.
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    Paul I will have another look around when I...

    Paul
    I will have another look around when I head down the coast this weekend. My father's filing system left a bit to be desired so there might be some more.
    I will let you know.
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    Paul Great to hear that it's what you were...

    Paul
    Great to hear that it's what you were hoping for. I would not have been of any use on blade fitting. Yes, I remember the slotted screwdriver but after that it took a lot of trying before I...
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    DONE: Paul I posted it today, $15. I put in something...

    Paul
    I posted it today, $15.
    I put in something a little extra in case it doesn't work out, I am sure that you will find a use for it.
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    SOLD: If it falls through let me know

    If it falls through let me know
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    DONE: Paul, you are correct. I would think about $15...

    Paul, you are correct. I would think about $15 for a satchel but I will check and confirm.
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    DONE: Scintilla jigsaw anyone?

    Here is one for the vintage power tool enthusiasts! It runs and there is a couple of spare blades.
    My late father scrounged it from somewhere and it is now taking up room in my workshop....
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    WANTED:VIC I weighed 10 and then the whole box and by my...

    I weighed 10 and then the whole box and by my calculations if I have used any then it certainly not many, i.e. the calcs said there was 200 but that includes the box. How does $20 sound?
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    WANTED:VIC Hi Col I had to do an unexpected flying visit...

    Hi Col
    I had to do an unexpected flying visit home and checked what I had. If you are still interested I have a nearly full box of 1 3/4 10g zinc plated screws as per attached.
    488084488085
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    Is the same true for the Makita trim router? I...

    Is the same true for the Makita trim router? I always have trouble getting the bits out of mine. Generally I use round over bits so the shoulders allow me to lever them out however I used a straight...
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    WANTED:VIC Hi Col That sounds like a size I could well...

    Hi Col
    That sounds like a size I could well have. Unfortunately (not for me) I am away until around the 21st. So if you have no luck let me know and I will check the sizes when I get home.
  37. Charlie, I had a not totally dissimilar...

    Charlie, I had a not totally dissimilar experience with an old snatch block. It had been sitting out in the weather in my late uncle's home for at least 50 years and goodness knows how many before...
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    Poll: SOLD: Sheddie, I am not sure that this is correct....

    Sheddie, I am not sure that this is correct. Looking at the Just Tools website the package, excluding 2 used blades can be purchased for $2193 unless I am missing something.
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    Poll: SOLD: Are the blades all the one type?

    Are the blades all the one type?
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    As in, if in doubt read the instructions? That...

    As in, if in doubt read the instructions? That will never catch on :D
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    Paul, there is a Melbourne company advertising...

    Paul, there is a Melbourne company advertising them, The Peoples Tool Company, although currently out of stock. Buckle yourself in, the price is somewhat north of your $1k, $1399!
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    I went the Tactix organisers from Bunnings and am...

    I went the Tactix organisers from Bunnings and am very happy. Prior to that all the brass screws and copper nails that I inherited were lumped together in tins and boxes. Some of the screws were in...
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    Paul, you might possibly have been thinking about...

    Paul, you might possibly have been thinking about Mafell. They have the distinction of making Festool look cheap. Supposedly they actually cut square which neither my current Metabo nor any other...
  44. In theory only. I have these on my weekender down...

    In theory only. I have these on my weekender down the coast but the leaves tend not to wash off. They just sit there and severely restrict the amount of water going into the tank, it just overflows...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    Any Metabo BAS261 thoughts?

    I am looking at getting a small bandsaw to supplement my Laguna SUV14. I have an old GMC that has proven quite handy on small jobs but is missing a fence. Total Tools currently have the BAS261 on...
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    A great tip Derek. I have just fitted the...

    A great tip Derek. I have just fitted the braiding to my 2 Mirka hoses and they feel as slippery as an eel now, can't see them catching on anything. I used 20mm braiding on the smaller one and 25mm...
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    CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    Still yes from me

    Still yes from me
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    Thanks Derek, a great tip. Using both my track...

    Thanks Derek, a great tip. Using both my track saw and sander the last few days I have had plenty of experiences with the dreaded snagging. I have actually used that sleeving before to tidy up some...
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