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    A simple temporary work around - place the...

    A simple temporary work around - place the pointer icon in the "password" field then use "shift tab" to move the icon into the username field.
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    Vern, you could try a back / tenon saw. That...

    Vern, you could try a back / tenon saw. That should give you a bit more kerf width.
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    We had to go to Cairns over the weekend and came...

    We had to go to Cairns over the weekend and came back to a very wet Townsville. Joe one good thing about all this happening at this stage and while you still have the unit is that you can save face...
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    That's what happens when the supply vs demand...

    That's what happens when the supply vs demand effects labour inputs particularly for skilled "middle income earners", wages rise, the standard of living improves, new consumer markets emerge and...
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    When drilling on the lathe one should be aware...

    When drilling on the lathe one should be aware that tailstock quill threads generally are not designed for the constant wear when used as a "drill press". It also pays to have a good look at the base...
  6. The other side is that many potential purchasers...

    The other side is that many potential purchasers are holding off in the vain hope that the weak AUD may improve somewhat to lessen the pain. :no:
  7. The Woodmasters, yes, when you don't jamb one. I...

    The Woodmasters, yes, when you don't jamb one. I have a wide range of blades from Henry Bros mostly typical 4 or 6 tpi etc carbon steel, which seem to last better tan others that I have used.
  8. Been using them for years, great service & good...

    Been using them for years, great service & good gear!
  9. or you coud drill the hole whilst its still on...

    or you coud drill the hole whilst its still on the lathe.

    Plenty of ways to set up an electric drill in a sled / jig similar to this on a table mounted to the lathe bed...
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    FAMAG are available in Oz from Studio Dubeld in...

    FAMAG are available in Oz from Studio Dubeld in Townsville. Pricey but good! https://dubbeldwoodtools.com/product-category/drilling/forstner-bits/metric-forstner/
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Its more a matter of what you prefer to turn. The...

    Its more a matter of what you prefer to turn. The long bed is a more versatile machine, so offers more choice with turning projects. If you only do bowls then the short bed is fine. imo the short bed...
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Conversion to 1ph isn't expensive, or you could...

    Conversion to 1ph isn't expensive, or you could take the opportunity to upgrade with 3ph VFD. If the short bed is in good condition it is viable. Woodturners tend to hold onto good old Vicmarc,...
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    Its a "hung" tree, so it may move unexpectedly at...

    Its a "hung" tree, so it may move unexpectedly at any time, from wind, the supporting tree giving way, etc. Fallen / leaning trees with partially exposed root balls may also "stand up" if / when part...
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    There is yet another possibility as to why the...

    There is yet another possibility as to why the tree was left - the cedar cutters got greedy and were caught in the act of taking an unmarked or "seed tree" so abandoned the felling. :D

    The depth...
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    Feckits comments are correct about the survey...

    Feckits comments are correct about the survey practices. The survey regulations changed over time and were certainly quite different between NSW & QLD, however the axe marks are highly unlikely to...
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    Always a joy to see another first class treaded...

    Always a joy to see another first class treaded box from the master. :2tsup:
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    Geez, I hope this wasn't recent Crocy? :oo: You...

    Geez, I hope this wasn't recent Crocy? :oo: You may have to invest in a Michelin Man suit. :D

    Slips trips & falls are the leading cause of injury for older Australians, and supposedly so is 60+yo...
  18. I have two early 1970's vintage DeWalt RAS's, one...

    I have two early 1970's vintage DeWalt RAS's, one my Dad's circa 1972 purchase iirc, that worked very hard for 20 + years on home construction sites in the days when we cut house frames on site with...
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    not many timbers turn better than conkerberry....

    not many timbers turn better than conkerberry. Very sweet work.:2tsup::2tsup:
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    "Just another jewellery box" :rolleyes: so ho...

    "Just another jewellery box" :rolleyes: so ho hum.

    Oh to be blessed with such talent. :U or perhaps you are just getting it right after 50 years of practice. :p

    Awesome work Jim! :2tsup: and...
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    Perhaps a Rikon Lathe 70-220VSR ????

    Perhaps a Rikon Lathe 70-220VSR ????
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    +1 to what Crocy said. IF the 3ph motor is...

    +1 to what Crocy said. IF the 3ph motor is suitable and in reasonable condition.

    Most woodfast lathes that I have seen have the year / lathe # stamped into the bed on the tailstock end. Best idea...
  23. Seems this is becoming more common, recently...

    Seems this is becoming more common, recently there was the thread about the ply on a rocking horse changing colour.

    Is there any difference in the preparation of those areas? i.e. more sanding? or...
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    If you have to resort to disposal, there may be...

    If you have to resort to disposal, there may be some restrictions on dumping it as many councils are encouraging recycling of E-waste which includes old power tools. Check with your local council,...
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    Like any cutting machine, the bandsaw must be...

    Like any cutting machine, the bandsaw must be setup well and maintained to keep the setup. Bandsaws are also more prone to misalignment issues from general wear & tear and abuse as many things affect...
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    Brrrr. +34C here and humid! plus large...

    Brrrr. +34C here and humid! plus large thunderstorm cells about. Ironwood would have similar to us.

    Very sweet pen Ironwood. Love the minimalist lines. Should be a hit with millennials, that is if...
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    and politicians are so brazen in their deceit!

    and politicians are so brazen in their deceit!
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    Very commendable donating this to the raffle. ...

    Very commendable donating this to the raffle.

    As an observation, at 30mm thick, and its apparent size, it is large and it will be quite heavy to carry with contents when in use. Not many people...
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    The Leady bowl lathes and his ring cutter were...

    The Leady bowl lathes and his ring cutter were pretty good.
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    Back in 2012 I made a rocking horse from...

    Back in 2012 I made a rocking horse from laminated Tasmanian Oak for my grand daughter. It was to be finished in the typical gesso plus paint finish. That was until my wife and daughter decided they...
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    As a hypothetical, there are plenty of things...

    As a hypothetical, there are plenty of things that "could be done" and probably are or have been done for use on private property :), like the gent featured on Landline a while back that built a...
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    A few questions, Are the rails Vic Ash / Tas...

    A few questions,

    Are the rails Vic Ash / Tas Oak?
    Was steel wool used on the article?
    Is the face veneer on the ply
    Vic Ash / Tas Oak?
    What glue was used in the construction?

    Some cross...
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    Out of curiosity - has any one tried using a...

    Out of curiosity - has any one tried using a pressure washer? A Karcher or similar.
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    No B Double combination has that single axle mid...

    No B Double combination has that single axle mid trailer configuration. I very much doubt that the rig is "legal", its certainly not in QLD.

    Edit- I had a look at ATA's TAP "Description of truck...
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    OMG - I hope they never permit this! As a...

    OMG - I hope they never permit this!

    As a surveyor who has travelled and worked extensively in central, western and FNQ plus other jaunts across Oz I have always preferred to travel light.
    ...
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    Yet in the cane growing regions of QLD it is...

    Yet in the cane growing regions of QLD it is quite common to see a 4WD ute towing two or more dog trailers loaded with plant cane on public roads. :rolleyes:

    This idea fits in the "why would you...
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    Looks great. That is something I desperately...

    Looks great.

    That is something I desperately need to sort out - storage of the many table saw sleds that I regularly use. Unfortunately french cleats aren't the answer however you have prompted...
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    I posted this on FB a few days back, Some...

    I posted this on FB a few days back,


    Some more clarification on materials testing for those interested,

    CPN #12 of 2011 makes a broad reference statement “ignite and continue to flame for a...
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    LED lighting is not without downsides, as its...

    LED lighting is not without downsides, as its "blue light" dominance has already been strongly linked to retinal damage and sleep disorders. The recommendations coming from researchers is to use...
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    Search the forum/s, its a topic thats been...

    Search the forum/s, its a topic thats been flogged to ad nausem.
  41. To be honest I would pass on the whole exercise...

    To be honest I would pass on the whole exercise if it were me. Lots of shorts once the nail hole sections are removed & typical decking timbers aren't necessarily good or even fair cabinet timbers....
  42. This is one instance where being "greedy" pays...

    This is one instance where being "greedy" pays off, much kinder to the knives with one deep pass. If you have a spiral cutter head I would pass on putting the decking through the A3.

    Hope you...
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    Jim, "Again I asked the question to help wood...

    Jim,

    "Again I asked the question to help wood turners in general." - Certainly an altruistic goal, but not likely to happen.

    There is no universal mandatory requirement for an "Australian...
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    Jim for small manufacturers the compliance costs...

    Jim for small manufacturers the compliance costs and material / product testing means that it is unlikely that they can prove their products comply with the regulations, so falls in the "why bother"...
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    Crocy is correct, I researched the compliance...

    Crocy is correct, I researched the compliance requirements for candle holders in 2011. There was a ban imposed on "commbustible candle holders" which was implemented to remove the hazards posed by...
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    Try Terry Scott at Timberly in NZ, he may have a...

    Try Terry Scott at Timberly in NZ, he may have a supplier.
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    Says a lot! Either crap thread sealant / Loctite...

    Says a lot! Either crap thread sealant / Loctite or stand well back when Sam's missus grabs the hair dryer! It must be a "Q" special.
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    :o Being a pressure vessel I would be very...

    :o Being a pressure vessel I would be very cautious in taking this approach. :no: In fact I would not do it!

    You can bet that the OEM setup and material choice is barely adequate to handle the...
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    How deep is the flute? Is it a traditional "U"...

    How deep is the flute? Is it a traditional "U" profile spindle roughing gouge (SRG)? or a shallow Continental Style Spindle Gouge?

    I can't see any real benefit in "skewing" the nose of a...
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    I do either, depending upon what I have to start...

    I do either, depending upon what I have to start with; how much "waste" I have to play with; the value of the timber; the grain / cut of the board & how likely it is to "perform."

    If the stock was...
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