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    One issue you may run into with the flat bar is...

    One issue you may run into with the flat bar is making sure that when you replace the tip is getting it dead true to the shaft.
    With 2 round bars you dont have that issue
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    With the segmented head you get noise benefits...

    With the segmented head you get noise benefits and less load benefits. A slightly better finish than straight blades but not much. Putting tct bits on does not improve the cut only the longevity of...
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    The Vicmarc VM100 chuck will fit this lathe, as...

    The Vicmarc VM100 chuck will fit this lathe, as indicated you also need the M18x2.5mm insert. There is a special one for the Elu lathe that has a hub on the back as the straight back one wont work...
  4. The big difference between them both is that the...

    The big difference between them both is that the Sherwood has a proper spiral head with a 4 sided cutter where the carbatec has a segmented head with a 2 sided cutter.
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    What ever timber you use the finish will need...

    What ever timber you use the finish will need yearly replenishing
  6. spicko one advantage with this one is that it has...

    spicko one advantage with this one is that it has a 4 sided cutter so longevity should be a minimum 12 months or more, depending on the person remembering that this is a hobby machine and lighter...
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    Why do you want a Vicmarc scroll chuck when all...

    Why do you want a Vicmarc scroll chuck when all you are doing is spindle work between centres.
    All you need is a couple of good spur drives and cup centres for the tailstock.
    Robert Sorby steb...
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    DEATH NOTICE A very sad time for us all who knew Bruce, always...

    A very sad time for us all who knew Bruce, always smiling , nothing was ever any trouble for Bruce
    Our thoughts are with Caroline & family
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    Send the pictures to Vicmarc and contact Marco...

    Send the pictures to Vicmarc and contact Marco about a replacement, it is a faulty plate and will not be safe to use.
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    With all oils no matter the brand the first coat...

    With all oils no matter the brand the first coat is the main coat.
    You need to do a flood coat until all the surface is wet, if you see a dry spot then it needs more there.
    Have a cup of coffee and...
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    These jaws are the Nova shape jaws, best way is...

    These jaws are the Nova shape jaws, best way is to close the jaws , measure the internal diameter and add 6mm,
    This will then give you the diameter of the straight tenon you need to make. The tenon...
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    Mid Year Break 2020

    Carroll's Woodcraft Supplies, The shop will be closed for a mid-year break from 4pm Friday 5th of June and re-open Tuesday 16th of June 2020, all COVID restrictions will still be in place when we...
  13. The chuck style steb centre work in the nova and...

    The chuck style steb centre work in the nova and record chuck, just the way they grab the back of the steb centre in the jaws. The vicmarc jaws do not grip them properly.
    The best way is to use the...
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    If you want to use the diamond wheels on your...

    If you want to use the diamond wheels on your tormek you need to buy the T8 as this is 250mm diameter, the T4 is 200mm diameter, Overall the T8 is a better buy
  15. Changes for Carroll's Woodcraft Supplies in this Pandemic 14/3/2020

    Carroll's Woodcraft Supplies

    14th April 2020

    We have decided to only cater to phone and online orders for the foreseeable future.

    We think with the advent of winter coming on and more people...
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    I had one for many years, with the sliding table...

    I had one for many years, with the sliding table set up which was a bit of a heath robinson affair, The saw did work very well
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    Sorry have added to our post with our name and...

    Sorry have added to our post with our name and link to our web site
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    Still here 31/3/2020

    Carroll's Woodcraft Supplies

    Just a heads up, we are still operating as normal,
    Our customers through the door at any time is fairly minimal so no issues with anyone encroaching on your personal...
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    All depends on how well the base finishes have...

    All depends on how well the base finishes have dried before you put the next coat on, if still tacky it may be up to a week before it is dry to touch but will be 3-4 weeks before it is fully cured.
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    You wont get much more of a shine than what you...

    You wont get much more of a shine than what you already have, no amount of wax will help.
    What you will get is a more tactile finish so smoother.
    The 2-3 weeks if for the finish to harden up...
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    upcoming Weekends away September 2019

    Down Under Turnaround 2019, The shop will be closed the weekend of Friday the 13th through to Tuesday the 17th 2019 as we will be away at this event

    Ballarat Wood show 2019 the shop will be closed...
  22. This is the first time in 5 years that we were...

    This is the first time in 5 years that we were able to get to the show due to other better commitments.
    We knew ahead of time that this was not going to be a wood show that we were used to seeing so...
  23. Those with wives that get into paperwork the...

    Those with wives that get into paperwork the paperific show is on the same weekend at the same venue so be carefull everyone the credit cards will not be shared around as much as you think....
  24. Good question , hopefully someone can give an...

    Good question , hopefully someone can give an answer
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    Upcoming wood shows 2019

    We have a had a lot of calls this week asking if we are attending the Melbourne Wood Show this year

    Simple answer is No



    We will be attending the Ballarat Woodworkers show 21-22 of September...
  26. If I am looking at the map properly Building 4 is...

    If I am looking at the map properly Building 4 is accessed from Epsom Road gate 18 but you are saying to access from gate 5 or 7 langs road at the other end of the venue
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    WANTED:QLD. I have one for sale , it is a demo model as I am...

    I have one for sale , it is a demo model as I am replacing it with the new Vicmarc Sharpening System
    It has the 60g wheel on one side and the 240g CBN wheel on the other side
    RRP on this would be...
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    N.S.W. We get a lot of people sending us a remittance...

    We get a lot of people sending us a remittance indicating it has been paid and that we should send the goods out because they want them asap.
    This may have come out of their account but does not...
  29. WANTED:QLD. Pity you are not closer as we have one setup for...

    Pity you are not closer as we have one setup for sale for $800.00
  30. Why do people who go to the shows expect a show...

    Why do people who go to the shows expect a show special price.
    You are already getting a special price in not paying postage and you get more advice from the retailer than you would get online.
    ...
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    I have the 1400 and real happy with it. Tried the...

    I have the 1400 and real happy with it. Tried the 2000 but like all 3hp routers very heavy.
    If doing heavy or hard work I may take 1 or 2 more cuts but that is just my way
    The only down side is...
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    Starbond Black CA Glue

    We now have stock of the Black CA Glue for those wanting to fill any cracks or voids in their work, available in 2oz and 16oz bottles STARBOND CA GLUE
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    Queeens Birthday Public Holiday 2019

    We will closed for the Queens birthday holiday long weekend, The shop will be closed Saturday 8th and Monday 10th of June 2019

    For those traveling may you have a safe travels and those that are...
  34. It works ok but would never claim 90%, maybe half...

    It works ok but would never claim 90%, maybe half of that. The problem you have is as soon as you do a wide cut most of the waste goes backwards not upwards into the hose area so it is not able to...
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    Elipse P3 Half Face Dust Masks

    We have finally recieved our first shipment of these dust masks, they are now available in our shop.
    Rated as one of the most comfortable and easy to use masks.

    Elipse P3 Half Face Dust Mask
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    Bernmc glad to hear you and the good lady had an...

    Bernmc glad to hear you and the good lady had an enjoyable weekend, you will always find most woodies very helpfull in all ways to get more people interested in the craft, There is no secrets.
    A big...
  37. Doug there really was not that many school kids...

    Doug there really was not that many school kids compared to older woodies who thought they had a right to be at the front of the que when they should also have bought their manners and waited their...
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    This style has always been very noisy, the...

    This style has always been very noisy, the drumming effect you get through the unit is horrendous
  39. Normally friday is the busiest day of the weekend...

    Normally friday is the busiest day of the weekend with all the retired woodies and school kids coming in.
    Saturday is generally half of friday and sunday is half of saturday
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    The lenght of the unit when hanging on the wall...

    The lenght of the unit when hanging on the wall is 1100mm
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    No different to emptying any bag on a dust...

    No different to emptying any bag on a dust extractor, all messy if care not taken
  42. DaveVman this is a common theme for over 10...

    DaveVman this is a common theme for over 10 years, the number of people going to the show was continually dropping so vendors dropped of
    Some complained that it was the organisers but the reality...
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    These units do work better than the opinions...

    These units do work better than the opinions offered above.

    Yes they are limited in their filtration by having the breather and catcher in the one bag.

    They can be used under the bench as...
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    Feedback so far has been really positive. ...

    Feedback so far has been really positive.

    Harry was one of the first we let know once we knew things were on their way.

    Bowna is a great weekend away for us.
  45. I think the current importers are slowly doing...

    I think the current importers are slowly doing away with Jet to concentrate on their own brand, it has slowly harder and harder to get machines and parts.
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    MICROCLENE now THOR FILTRATION

    Microclene are now back in Australia.

    We are very proud to announce the arrival of the Microclene air filters now branded THOR FILTRATION.

    These are the most efficient room air filters on the...
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    One issue you have is going from 6 speed to 4...

    One issue you have is going from 6 speed to 4 speed, the gaps in speed range will be frustrating.

    The woodfast lathe is a great lathe, very comparible with your vicmarc.

    Depending on the thread...
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    I would push for a window, it makes a big...

    I would push for a window, it makes a big difference being able to look outside every now and then, keeping the shed tidy is not that hard, natural light at the work bench is a great addition.
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    Here is a really good video on how to work out...

    Here is a really good video on how to work out what height to make your benches for different purposes https://youtu.be/bBS5-AV81lg
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    you have a facepate , take it to your local nuts...

    you have a facepate , take it to your local nuts and bolt shop and ask them if they have a bolt to match
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