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    NEW Yes, it’s great that such a reasonably priced...

    Yes, it’s great that such a reasonably priced consumer item actually works so well. I can’t see me ever going back to a belt drive unit.
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    Thanks to all

    Thanks to all responders. It's good to know that this is a known problem. As Mick has pointed out that it was a polyurethane hose I'm presuming that its UV damage. Fluoro lighting can have a fairy...
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    Thanks Mick, I completely mis-read that and...

    Thanks Mick,

    I completely mis-read that and thought it was Polyethylene (which in clear is also not UV stable).

    David
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    It's actually 125 mm, but I agree that a 5 m long...

    It's actually 125 mm, but I agree that a 5 m long flex hose is far less than ideal. I don't know why Felder fit 125 mm instead of 150 mm, but I don't have the tech or the wish to cut and fit 150 mm...
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    Disintegrating flexible dust hose

    I have a 5 m long 125 mm diam flexible Felder dust collection hose on my Hammer C3-31, purchased new October 2014, so about 5.5 years ago. I've had some months out of my shed due to illness but when...
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    TASMANIA I know that this was a long time ago, but am...

    I know that this was a long time ago, but am wondering whether you sold these? Also, I had learned that Musk burl was from the lignotuber whereas these look like veneers from a large stem. Can you...
  7. I have used Cabots' CFP floor water based finish...

    I have used Cabots' CFP floor water based finish on a European Beech kitchen bench quite a few years ago. It has definitely darkened a little with time, but not seriously. It is likely that the...
  8. QUEENSLAND Good afternoon Flindersia, Do you have any of...

    Good afternoon Flindersia,

    Do you have any of these left?

    David
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    I think that they are called crown head nails....

    I think that they are called crown head nails. They are a wire nail so date from the late 1800s onwards. I think both previous estimates of early 1900s probably correct.
    Before wire nails there...
  10. Makers marks on the level

    These are the two stamps on the copper cover plate.
    465549 This one is difficult to read but it does definitely have the words TRADE and MARK on the upper two sides of the triangle. IP Australia...
  11. My small model, which I have not yet found an...

    My small model, which I have not yet found an advertisement or price for, appears to be made from an unfigured piece of Australian cedar, with a copper plate on top, held by two screws, but their...
  12. Australian made levels William Hunt Level Pty Ltd

    I'm looking for information on a Sydney manufacturer called William Hunt Level Pty Ltd. They were operating in the middle of the C20th in Sydney. I know that the owners of the company were Ernest...
  13. READ ME! I'm interested in the highly figured Huon. Lets...

    I'm interested in the highly figured Huon. Lets talk .
  14. Unfortunately, balloon-backs, as well as being...

    Unfortunately, balloon-backs, as well as being ugly (I agree, an unnecessary value judgement) are structurally unsound. Use the epoxy (I will forever be damned!) But, they are only a balloon back,...
  15. Thread: Woodworm

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    Well, permethrin. (a synthetic pyrethrin/daisy...

    Well, permethrin. (a synthetic pyrethrin/daisy chemical) will kill most insects but is not necessarily a permanent cure. That class of chemical is, fortunately (but not proven) to be low toxicity to...
  16. Thread: Woodworm

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    It is pin-hole borer (Lyctid borer). ...

    It is pin-hole borer (Lyctid borer). Traditionally such items had to be fumigated to get rid of the borer, which is very dangerous for many timbers. Usually occurs in sapwood of many species, but...
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    QUEENSLAND Hi Troy, I'm interested in having a look to...

    Hi Troy,

    I'm interested in having a look to see if it would be suitable for for a small carpentry project I have. How urgently do you need it gone?

    David
  18. Welcome to the forums. I agree with China about...

    Welcome to the forums. I agree with China about budget, but don't give up hope yet. Unfortunately, some of the best bargains will be in 3-phase machines. My father-in-law gave away a whole...
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    Second hand dealers and junk shops often...

    Second hand dealers and junk shops often accumulate a supply of left over pieces. I usually start with with our local antiques dealer (but we're too far from Melbourne for you to go to him!)

    Some...
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    Brands of Danish oils behave differently to each other

    Hi Fumbler, What Euge said is correct of course, but I have also found that different brands of so called 'Danish Oil' are very different in nature. Some are basically polyurethane while some are...
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    QUEENSLAND Hi Bob, Does Silver Ash look like Crows Ash? I...

    Hi Bob,

    Does Silver Ash look like Crows Ash? I tis the same genus.

    Where in Queensland are you and can you please give some photos and dimensions?

    Thanks

    David
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    NEW That's a lovely neat workshop Tom. I wouldn't...

    That's a lovely neat workshop Tom. I wouldn't dare to show my bench!

    I like the idea of rotating the unit to get more room for long bits. If it was a frequent need one could also have a...
  23. QUEENSLAND Is there any interest in this? I think the price...

    Is there any interest in this? I think the price is reasonable, but am open to offers.
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    A.C.T. Hi Woodpixel, I should not be in the market...

    Hi Woodpixel,

    I should not be in the market for timber - have far too much really, and have to sell some myself soon, but would suggest that you may get a better result if you give some dimensions...
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    There are quite a few DIY alternatives for...

    There are quite a few DIY alternatives for cleaning back old furniture. I can't find any current references to it as such, but 40 years ago I was told about "Bristol Museum Mix" . It it made up of...
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    WEST AUST I would like those please. Are your bank...

    I would like those please.

    Are your bank details still the same?

    Regards

    David
  27. QUEENSLAND Canon EF 24-70 mm f 1:2.8 L series lens for sale

    I am re-jigging my camera gear and looking to buy a new body & lens kit so I’m wanting to sell my Canon EF 24-70 F1:2.8 L series zoom lens. The L series are designed to have higher resolution and...
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    NEW Interesting. I have mine set on a wide bench so...

    Interesting. I have mine set on a wide bench so have had no issues. I will be interested to see a photo of it fitted to the Bosch though ... may be useful in the future. I haven't been making...
  29. QUEENSLAND Hi Dusty, I'm amazed you haven't had an...

    Hi Dusty,

    I'm amazed you haven't had an answer, but ten again green timber can be a hassle. The drying and slabbing (in whatever order) is a lot of work so people usually need to get the timber...
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    That's not a silly question Dengue. It is a nice...

    That's not a silly question Dengue. It is a nice smell, even though there's a lot of debate on the internet about it being toxic. I echo both earlier responses. I have cutting boards of CL with...
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    DONE: Hi David, You are absolutely correct, Banksia...

    Hi David,

    You are absolutely correct, Banksia is a beautiful timber. Because of the large medullary rays it has a tendency to split very badly if not end sealed. If it is possible for you to...
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    As russ57 has said, it will depend to a great...

    As russ57 has said, it will depend to a great extent on your planned use and whether it is holding together as it is. I have used the epoxy wood rot stabiliser and it does work well if the timber...
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    QUEENSLAND Sold

    Sold
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    QUEENSLAND I would like that please. Birds-eye Huon is one...

    I would like that please. Birds-eye Huon is one of my timber favourites. I will PM you for details.

    David
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    QUEENSLAND I took it to my local Australia Post outlet and...

    I took it to my local Australia Post outlet and they told me that bubble wrap for the case and post in one of their tough bags would be $20 to Perth (wrap, bag and postage included). The batteries...
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    QUEENSLAND Sold

    Sold
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    QUEENSLAND Good morning mpot, I will weigh and measure it...

    Good morning mpot,

    I will weigh and measure it and let you know. There may be some issues about the legality of sending lithium ion batteries by post. I'll check and let you know. Otherwise...
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    QUEENSLAND Bosch Green Battery drill kit for sale

    I have for sale this PSR 14.4 volt Lithium ion drill with charger and two batteries in a case with the original Bosch set of drills and bits. It is lighter-in weight than the larger 18 volt drills,...
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    I agree with mature one. The only drawback I...

    I agree with mature one. The only drawback I find is that some of my neighbours have unlisted numbers - I don't answer those either - but have missed out on some parties as a result!

    The vast...
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    QUEENSLAND Gone

    Gone
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    QUEENSLAND Sold pending collection

    Sold pending collection
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    Thanks Zsteve, It is a heavy hammer, but no...

    Thanks Zsteve,

    It is a heavy hammer, but no weight mark that I can see. Any idea of the dates of operation?

    I do find it fascinating, and quite sad, that Australia once had the industry to...
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    QUEENSLAND Good morning Kivlor, The majority of the...

    Good morning Kivlor,

    The majority of the timber is less than 190 mm diameter, but can cut to be any shorter length a purchaser wishes as I have a chainsaw. There is one end of one limb that is...
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    Information on Cyclone Forging please

    I recently found this claw hammer marked "Cyclone Forging" "CF" in a shield and, I think "Ironmaster", Australia. The ...master is difficult to make out so it may be something else.

    454012

    I...
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    QUEENSLAND Precision mitre hand saw

    I have had this saw for many years but it does not get used because I have become machine-dependent (read lazy)! It has some slight rust on the blade as can be seen in the photos.

    I am seeking...
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    QUEENSLAND White Cedar for sale

    I have for sale a quantity of white cedar logs/branch timber. The logs vary from about 120 mm to 190 mm diameter, with most around 170 mm diameter. They are 1300 to 1700 long. The tree was cut...
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    Hi China, What is Aussie Clear? Is it an oil...

    Hi China,

    What is Aussie Clear? Is it an oil or a polyurethane - other? How exposed to the weather is the spa? The exposure and UV levels make a huge difference to the longevity of a finish. ...
  48. N.S.W. Which adhesive and technique (e.g. vacuum...

    Which adhesive and technique (e.g. vacuum bag/press) did you use to affix to the ply? I presume that the under-side is plain plywood (i.e. veneered one-side only)?
    David
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    Exterior timber

    Agree with both of the above. The black is most probably a mixture of oxidisation of the timber and resin as well as quite possibly some blue-green "algae" (not regarded as an alga any more but that...
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    Final cut and polish

    Good Morning Mark,

    There are different ways that people do things. For the mangrove boxes above I stopped polishing before a high gloss had been created, so I didn't need to cut back before...
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