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  1. Thread: Pink Silky

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    My experience with Silky Oak has always been that...

    My experience with Silky Oak has always been that what you've got is what you'll get.
  2. Thread: Giffkin jig

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    There are no dovetail bits pictured only one box...

    There are no dovetail bits pictured only one box joint cutter that is labled 'TGF5' and apparently comes with 5 guide adjusting rings. Presumably it is to be used with the F5 template noted in the...
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    Most of us on here, being from Australia,...

    Most of us on here, being from Australia, wouldn't know much about the North American White Cypress'. Are you considering the East Coast or West Coast species? From the little I've read it would seem...
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    You're definitely on the right track. +1 for a...

    You're definitely on the right track. +1 for a compression bit. :2tsup:
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    WOOHOO! Offer Closed

    Thanks again to all the members who took advantage of this offer. Just to confirm the information in post #9 the offer expired on 30th June, 2022.
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    Very nicely crafted box. :2tsup: Have to agree...

    Very nicely crafted box. :2tsup: Have to agree about the Silky Oak, it is lovely stuff isn't it.
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    Sorry to say, Tony, but I'd be surprised if you...

    Sorry to say, Tony, but I'd be surprised if you found anything 'nice' between the layers of ply, chipboard and whatever else is in there. :C I would expect that the solid timber layer, if there is...
  8. The compact dust extractor (vacuum cleaner on...

    The compact dust extractor (vacuum cleaner on steroids :D) wouldn't be a good choice IMO. The filter would clog up in no time and is not easy to clean to restore suction. At least the wall mounted...
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    Unless I'm missing something that's just angle...

    Unless I'm missing something that's just angle iron that can be purchased at any steel supplier.
  10. You can buy 10" dado stacks (Forrest make one),...

    You can buy 10" dado stacks (Forrest make one), but why would you go to the extra expense when you're rarely (never?) cutting more than 20mm deep.

    The body of the blade may be 1.75mm thick, but...
  11. I thought it was the kerf not being less than...

    I thought it was the kerf not being less than 3/32" that was important with the SawStop. What does the blade having 'shoulders' mean? If this information is correct it's just another reason to NOT...
  12. There's no trouble getting 10" thin kerf, flat...

    There's no trouble getting 10" thin kerf, flat top grind ripping blades:...
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    So he cut the mitres with the grain instead of...

    So he cut the mitres with the grain instead of across it? Ahh, I get it now. Silly mistake, but considering you'd just given him a lesson. :doh:

    Saw a video on YT of a guy cutting dovetails once,...
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    WOOHOO! Thanks to all the members who have taken...

    Thanks to all the members who have taken advantage of this offer so far. I'll shortly have available some tooling that will directly relate to the fitting of these hinges. Firstly some Sutton 2.3mm...
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    That sounds like a cut your own job to me. Due...

    That sounds like a cut your own job to me. Due to it's small cross section dimensions a steel one would be nice, but failing that aluminium would do, just be gentle with it.
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    I can't help you with a specific source for what...

    I can't help you with a specific source for what you're looking for but a quick image search on Google brought these up - brass small box latches - Google Search

    The prices of some of the better...
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    Agree with Bob. Tassie Oak, Alpine Ash, Victorian...

    Agree with Bob. Tassie Oak, Alpine Ash, Victorian Ash. One of three species of closely related Eucalypts.
  18. Thread: Dustless Sanding

    by aldav
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    You don't say whether you're using mesh discs or...

    You don't say whether you're using mesh discs or not. If you're not, get some, incredible improvement in dust collection and surface finish, plus they last for ages. :2tsup:
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    That dust collector that you've pictured couldn't...

    That dust collector that you've pictured couldn't suck the skin off a rice pudding. For hand sanding could you use one of the sanding pads that take mesh sanding media with a vac attached? I assume...
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    Surely that's got to be worth a few extra points...

    Surely that's got to be worth a few extra points Matt? :D
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    If you're achieving full flow through those 2 x...

    If you're achieving full flow through those 2 x 4" outlets you'll be getting plenty of airflow past the motor. You haven't been having overheating problems with the motor, have you? If not, I'd leave...
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    If you close off too much of the air entering the...

    If you close off too much of the air entering the cabinet all you'll do is restrict the flow due to a lack of make up air. If it's working ok you won't make it better by restricting the incoming air.
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    So you bandsaw the bowl shape then cut through...

    So you bandsaw the bowl shape then cut through the side at an angle, glue the ends back together and add a base? :?
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    That's highly dependant on a number of factors....

    That's highly dependant on a number of factors. The compatability of the base material and the plating and the cleanliness and quality of the machining/polishing of the surface that the plating is...
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    Yeah, but how far do you have to drive to have a...

    Yeah, but how far do you have to drive to have a ski? :D

    Lucky you didn't move down here when the idea briefly entered your conciousness, Chris. I suspect you may have died. :wink:
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    Why have you moved so far away from me, Chris,...

    Why have you moved so far away from me, Chris, you were far enough away before. :C
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    They're plated with gilding metal. Gilding metal...

    They're plated with gilding metal. Gilding metal is a high quality brass with between 90 and 95% copper content. Gilding metal - Wikipedia
  28. Thread: Which Blade?

    by aldav
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    Are you planning on using a TCT or bi-metal...

    Are you planning on using a TCT or bi-metal blade. I have no experience with your particular machine, BUT I would suspect that the fact that it's a European built Machine (?) means it would have a...
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    That small hose connected from the top of the...

    That small hose connected from the top of the cyclone to the bottom of the collection bin is designed to stop a bag in the collection bin being sucked in to the bottom of the cyclone.
  30. +1 for Skews advice. There is no better bit for...

    +1 for Skews advice. There is no better bit for cutting a shallow mortise/groove than the downcut bit you're using. The chances of the bit not being 1/4" is zip. You might be surprised how little...
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    Hi Woodtec. The offer is here - Hinges for the...

    Hi Woodtec. The offer is here - Hinges for the Box Makers - happy to post to the US. Send me a PM and I'll be able to give you full details.
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    Car radiator hoses can work for some fitments.

    Car radiator hoses can work for some fitments.
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    You certainly got Kath in with those pic's,...

    You certainly got Kath in with those pic's, Chris. :2tsup:
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    WOOHOO! WP, I'm not Mr FenceFurniture. We're all getting...

    WP, I'm not Mr FenceFurniture. We're all getting older, don't confuse us any more than you have to. :D

    Cheers,
    David
  35. I'm assuming you're a hobbiest? If so I'd be...

    I'm assuming you're a hobbiest? If so I'd be surprised if you weren't very happy with the Freud blade, there's no need to spend any more AFAIC. I'd agree that the manufacturers of any of the quality...
  36. Not having used the Torquata blade I can't tell...

    Not having used the Torquata blade I can't tell you how it compares. The Freud glue line rip triple chip blade is definitely not an all rounder, I never use it on anything thicker than 22mm (7/8")...
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    WOOHOO! Thanks to everybody who has taken advantage of...

    Thanks to everybody who has taken advantage of this offer so far, you've been keeping me busy. :D

    I'm heading away for a week in Queensland tomorrow. I'll let this offer run until 30th June, but...
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    Okay, a flat finish then Matt. :D A hard wax oil,...

    Okay, a flat finish then Matt. :D A hard wax oil, the Whittle or similar, would look smick. Maybe satin? Quite expensive but it goes a hell of a long way.
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    Okay, so they're smart and fast, but surely it's...

    Okay, so they're smart and fast, but surely it's an oversight to fail to mention that they're whiley. :D Prepare the GROAN button for action.
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    It's almost certainly a 10 amp power board, ie....

    It's almost certainly a 10 amp power board, ie. not up to the job. :no:
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    The other thing that can significantly affect a...

    The other thing that can significantly affect a saw/blade performance is how much blade is engaged in the cut. Don't listen to all the American b******t about having the blade just protuding above...
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    It's a bit hard to be definitive because they're...

    It's a bit hard to be definitive because they're not clean, but they do look pretty second hand.
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    WOOHOO! I can't afford to give them all away wP so, yes,...

    I can't afford to give them all away wP so, yes, the offer is limited to a single demo pair. :D However, anybody who wants, say, 6 pairs will pay $181.70 including tracked delivery and insurance....
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    WOOHOO! Unless you want to buy 500 pairs - no. If you do...

    Unless you want to buy 500 pairs - no. If you do want to buy that many I can offer you a very good discount. :D The plating is gilding metal, a high grade brass with between 90% and 95% copper...
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    SOLD: Hi Tony. As these clamps are shorter than 1.05...

    Hi Tony. As these clamps are shorter than 1.05 metres the best/most convenient and probably cheapest way to send them would be with Australia Post. :2tsup:

    In the Auspost calculator I got a price...
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    Postage included?

    Postage included?
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    WOOHOO! Yes, I should have thought of that. The prices...

    Yes, I should have thought of that. The prices for larger orders will be:
    6 pairs - $188.80
    12 pairs - $355.20
    24 pairs - $704.05
    All prices include postage and insurance. I'll adjust the price...
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    WOOHOO! Hinges for the Box Makers

    Like many box makers I've often lamented the cost of quality small box hinges. Well now there's an option that, I think, provides the quality that we hanker for at a price that we can afford. These...
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    Tony, it's fairly easy if you sell them and you...

    Tony, it's fairly easy if you sell them and you just keep spiriting a few out of stock. There's got to be some bonuses for the effort. :D They don't all actually fit there now, I've had to install...
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    That David Stanton effort is just about a copy of...

    That David Stanton effort is just about a copy of mine. Can't remember when I posted about it but it was a looong time ago.
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