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    Firstly, welcome to the forum. With regard to...

    Firstly, welcome to the forum.

    With regard to beginners books in English with metric, check with your local library. Maybe even get them to do an inter library loan, I did this a couple of times...
  2. Thread: Turned legs

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    Qwertyu, pm en route. Mick.

    Qwertyu, pm en route.

    Mick.
  3. Thread: Turned legs

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    Those pillars are 125.41mm in diameter, would you...

    Those pillars are 125.41mm in diameter, would you be able to get 130mm (or 135mm to allow for run out and possible hidden just under the surface defects) square blanks, rather than gluing up?

    Are...
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    That is very well done, the lens he has is also...

    That is very well done, the lens he has is also quite a fast unit, it comes from Jena Werke in East Germany. If ever you get the chance to visit East Germany, a visit to the Jena optical museum is an...
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    DRAWN I'm in.

    I'm in.
  6. I just had another squiz at that clip from...

    I just had another squiz at that clip from Timbecon. I've just been doing some work with an ungainly piece of timber and with something like what I had on my lathe, I really appreciated the safety...
  7. Neil, that new lathe from Timbecon has quite a...

    Neil, that new lathe from Timbecon has quite a few things to make it interesting and for some people there will be value for them.

    The tool post is 25.4mm, not 25mm according to Andrew Potocnik. I...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    Lance, Record Power is the company that is...

    Lance, Record Power is the company that is hosting the wood turning demonstrations.

    Send an email to [email protected] with RSVP in the subject line.

    You will receive a return email with...
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    Bob, maybe if you contact the seller and ask his...

    Bob, maybe if you contact the seller and ask his advice, I'm sure he has had this issue before. He replied within Ĺ a day to me and another person some months later in a similar time frame with...
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    Bob, that seller you referred to, is, as far as I...

    Bob, that seller you referred to, is, as far as I understand it, the actual manufacturer of the product. I may be wrong about that fact, but in the end I telephoned him and he was brilliant and knew...
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    Bob, I've often followed some of your posts in...

    Bob, I've often followed some of your posts in the Metalwork Forum, finally able to give back.

    I had pretty much the same question you have, I asked but didn't get too much information back, but...
  13. Chris, the Laguna tool post hole only works with...

    Chris, the Laguna tool post hole only works with tool posts that are 25.4mm exactly. If they are a smidge over, they won't fit, slightly under they just wobble. This is true for the 18-36 and the...
  14. Mounting a lathe to the bench means you will need...

    Mounting a lathe to the bench means you will need access to stand at one end if you get the Laguna unit to do your largest turnings. Also, the Laguna would almost have to be close to the bench side...
  15. Loading All loads must be positioned and secured...

    Loading
    All loads must be positioned and secured in compliance with the National Transport Commissionís guidelines, available at ntc.gov.au The first step in making sure you can safely carry any...
  16. Neil, M33 x 3.5 is the future, whether we like it...

    Neil, M33 x 3.5 is the future, whether we like it or not. All of the larger Record Power lathes come into this country with M33 x 3.5 spindle thread. I myself would prefer having that size spindle...
  17. Ooooh, pictures and information would be nice;...

    Ooooh, pictures and information would be nice; some serious gloating needs to happen.

    Mick.
  18. The Head Stock bearings of the Laguna lathes, are...

    The Head Stock bearings of the Laguna lathes, are standard sealed bearings, two per unit.

    Mick.
  19. Looks good Neil, should be a very helpful thread....

    Looks good Neil, should be a very helpful thread.

    There is another lathe on the cusp of being available in Australia, at least in Victoria anyway it would seem as they are taking orders. The...
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    As you would, going on where you live, you could...

    As you would, going on where you live, you could probably bring the lathe home in a wheelbarrow. :U

    Stubby lathes were on my very short list, when I was looking a few years ago.

    Mick.
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    I think the speed range of the new large Woodfast...

    I think the speed range of the new large Woodfast lathe is excellent, yes it can be an issue and one should always shut down the lathe and go through a set procedure of what you do. My take on this...
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    I too noted the power differences between the...

    I too noted the power differences between the advertising blurb and the specification sheet; 3,016W of grunt give or take, pretty impressive.

    For some reason there are no pictures of the rear side...
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    Agree with you there, which is why I went for the...

    Agree with you there, which is why I went for the 24-36 Laguna unit, which as a comparison, is 330Kg configured for exactly what you mention. Couple of biggish bowls done around a month apart, both...
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    Update, just read the manual, there is a switch...

    Update, just read the manual, there is a switch which controls the motor that slides the bed left and right, plus there is also a gap bed insert, first time I've seen a bed extension that slipped in,...
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    I noted that as well. Maybe there is an...

    I noted that as well. Maybe there is an electronic (electric) motor that is operated by the fifth switch on the panel. Forward and reverse where a worm drive moves the bed outwards to make a gap...
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    Angela Merkel has a doctorate in quantum...

    Angela Merkel has a doctorate in quantum chemistry, her husband Joachim Sauer is a professor of theoretical chemistry. Arguably, Angela Merkel has been one of the best world leaders for the last...
  27. DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    Oh dear, that was quick. I read his last column...

    Oh dear, that was quick. I read his last column in issue No. 345 and learnt of his illness and how he was stepping down to spend time with his family.

    In the last week I received issue No. 348 and...
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    My Men's Shed has the Timbecon unit,...

    My Men's Shed has the Timbecon unit, unfortunately the first unit we had got covered in a fine dust and one day just started revving higher and higher and higher, until it eventually imploded. I...
  30. My Men's Shed has a Sawstop contractors saw, the...

    My Men's Shed has a Sawstop contractors saw, the build quality is very good. We have had it for some years now, in fact we bought it right after Sawstop became available in Australia. It gets a...
  31. Brad, so far it has been excellent, but not...

    Brad, so far it has been excellent, but not fabulous, if you know what I mean. It is way better than anything else I have that is not from a completely manual espresso machine.

    I have had 6 cups...
  32. Getting back to coffee, sort of. On Wednesday I...

    Getting back to coffee, sort of. On Wednesday I visited Aldi and picked up an Aeropress coffee making unit, made in the USA.

    So far, this is very, very good. I've been using beans ground in my...
  33. The American style peanut butter from Aldi, made...

    The American style peanut butter from Aldi, made in the USA, has 374mg per 100g. This is the smooth version, which I believe is the best tasting peanut butter around.

    Choice magazine did a test on...
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    I have never heard of that measurement, so I...

    I have never heard of that measurement, so I checked around the wonderful web. Basically it is a measurement in metres to 10 decimal places, talk about advertising hype....................

    Mick.
  35. Thanks, I see it is a stepped receptacle,...

    Thanks, I see it is a stepped receptacle, interesting.

    Mick.
  36. Your friend has a prick of a job, but your vase...

    Your friend has a prick of a job, but your vase is very nice.

    Any chance of seeing it from a higher angle to view the insert?

    Mick.
  37. Interesting hearing about your Aldi beans. I...

    Interesting hearing about your Aldi beans.

    I run a completely manual espresso machine, a Lelit Combo which has an inbuilt grinder, it is around 12-14 years old maybe older. For around the last 8-9...
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    CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    Are feral goats in Mutawintji, still a problem? ...

    Are feral goats in Mutawintji, still a problem?

    Mick.
  40. Thread: Moving Trucks

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    You can easily telephone the rental place to get...

    You can easily telephone the rental place to get the internal dimensions of the box, which may be something like 4.1m long x 2.1m wide x 1.9m high. From there you should be able to ascertain what you...
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    Lance, this is pretty much how I do most hardwood...

    Lance, this is pretty much how I do most hardwood preparation and often with softwoods as well for spindle turning. If you don't have a bandsaw, then almost any handsaw will work. Prior to having my...
  42. One of the considerations I take into account, is...

    One of the considerations I take into account, is the physical size of the lathe one is going to turn on. Recently I picked up two quite old very long handled bowl gouges, on one, the wood part was...
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    Well we have a 25/5 plan, which is 25Mbps...

    Well we have a 25/5 plan, which is 25Mbps download and 5Mbps upload. I just did a test and we have 24.7Mbps download and 4.8Mbps upload. We, at a maximum, do sometimes run three computers, with all...
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    I too am a fan of Abranet, it works very well and...

    I too am a fan of Abranet, it works very well and within reason, does not clog up. I run from 80 grit through to 400. I also have a simple holder made out of foam and a cheaper version of Velcro,...
  45. Thread: stubby lathes

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    Sent you a pm, please (if possible) respond...

    Sent you a pm, please (if possible) respond today.

    Mick.
  46. Thread: stubby lathes

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    If you wish to do bowls, they are probably the...

    If you wish to do bowls, they are probably the perfect lathe. I've used the 1000 more than a few times at my turning club, unconventional, but after thinking about it a bit, very conventional and...
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    Thanks for that reminder Lance, very interesting...

    Thanks for that reminder Lance, very interesting project. Not sure if I could ever afford something like that, some can and do get stuff like this conserved for future generations.

    I await the...
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    Assuming the timber is green, you should be in...

    Assuming the timber is green, you should be in for a wonderful time. If it is dry, you will still have a wonderful time but the timber will not peel off so easily.

    One of the the little things...
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    I would suggest the VM100 as the best for...

    I would suggest the VM100 as the best for starting with. The VM100 has quite an array of jaw sets which are more suited to smaller stuff, think pin jaws, pen blank jaws, long nose jaws and shark...
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    Whatever the reason, the change has happened. My...

    Whatever the reason, the change has happened. My experience with Laguna products has been very positive.

    As for servicing, in Victoria the agent is/was the repairer of choice for many products,...
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