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  1. Google - "Card table stay" "Trestle leg...

    Google -

    "Card table stay"

    "Trestle leg stay"

    "Trestle leg hinge"

    There are plenty of options depending upon application, from light to heavy duty industrial applications. Simple folding...
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    Best to get onto the suppliers web sites as many...

    Best to get onto the suppliers web sites as many of them have "shed builder" apps that let you play / design what you want then request a quote. Many also have pricing available on their websites for...
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    N.S.W. "Separating the timber strips is possible but you...

    "Separating the timber strips is possible but you end up with many nail holes - I'd say don't plan on buying this to break up into strips."


    Been there. Not fun! :C Probably as much steel as wood...
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    Screwing threads into compression is pretty much...

    Screwing threads into compression is pretty much a universal practice when the thread is used to set, adjust or fine tune anything, in music, woodworking, surveying, etc. Its a good habit to form,...
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    There has been a few recent threads on the...

    There has been a few recent threads on the smaller units and the Sherwood 12" true helical spiral head thicknesser. It certainly looks like a substantial unit.
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    A tip to prevent future issues, When you place...

    A tip to prevent future issues,

    When you place a chuck on the spindle rotate it up until it is almost tight, about a 1/8 turn from tight, then give it a firm spin to tighten.

    Do not leave the...
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    Be careful - I think that link is no longer...

    Be careful - I think that link is no longer applicable. Other navigation menu items take you to questionable web pages.
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    That is old school! Lead & a kero blow torch,...

    That is old school! Lead & a kero blow torch, too. :D I spent a number of weeks of a vacation prac just making water meter stands etc at the local council using a 1970's Rigid thread cutter. Hemp and...
  9. SOLD: Yep that is OK. I was expecting that sort of...

    Yep that is OK. I was expecting that sort of weight. Its hard to come by Woodfast tool rests, and original Aussie made ones at that. Thank you.
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    I think your problem is more the tpi of your...

    I think your problem is more the tpi of your re-saw blade. Going to a more aggressive 1 tpi blade and slowing down your feed will allow the saw blade gullets to actually clear the waste from the...
  11. SOLD: They look like the M908 model, well I'm hoping...

    They look like the M908 model, well I'm hoping so. :D The quoted height is a little off but close enough to be for the M908, 1980's vintage.
  12. Likewise, a quantum leap over my Hafco 12" unit.

    Likewise, a quantum leap over my Hafco 12" unit.
  13. SOLD: I will take them, thankyou. Freight to...

    I will take them, thankyou.

    Freight to Townsville is OK if you are prepared to package and send.
  14. Thanks Aussiephil. Excellent solution to keeping...

    Thanks Aussiephil. Excellent solution to keeping your DC CFM up, quite elegant really.

    I agree on the screw thread "backlash" issue, learned that quite a long time ago (crikey I just realized that...
  15. Yes, been there a few times, however it is...

    Yes, been there a few times, however it is difficult to fix a really shoddy original job. I turned a multi piece newel to retrofit to an internal stair that used the steel balusters with the open...
  16. Yes that is my point. I am not impressed by the...

    Yes that is my point. I am not impressed by the moves to "idiot proof" everything. IMO if you are dumb enough to attempt to take 3 mm pass of a 310 mm wide Aussie hardwood then perhaps you should...
  17. I must admit my first awareness of "the design...

    I must admit my first awareness of "the design feature" was through your original post plus my first use confirmed the issue - why can't I pass similar thickness narrow width stock through the unit...
  18. Yep, its a strange design feature, which I...

    Yep, its a strange design feature, which I presume is an attempt to prevent or at least reduce load on the electric motor.

    Issue - Save costs, use under spec electric motor which is potentially...
  19. Thread: T-13s

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    I looked at the available 12 to 13" 'lunchbox"...

    I looked at the available 12 to 13" 'lunchbox" units and also a Shelix upgrade for my H&F unit with standard 2 knives. I agree with Treecycle's comments particularly the highlighted points above...
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    Possibly WA Blackbutt?

    Possibly WA Blackbutt?
  21. The whole logistics industry requires a shakedown...

    The whole logistics industry requires a shakedown imo. Centralized distribution hubs aren't the solution as COVID issues have highlighted. However we are currently stuck with them and the lopsided...
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    John good point and one I agree with. We are...

    John good point and one I agree with. We are working with wood after all and it does have all sorts of challenges to throw at us, grain, hardness, consistency (open, uniform, early / late growth...
  23. Unfortunately your freight / courier / mail...

    Unfortunately your freight / courier / mail experience is not uncommon.

    I've been there myself, with E-go a couple of years back. They could not find or even track where my parcel had gone to,...
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    If only more people would take this approach it...

    If only more people would take this approach it would greatly reduce the burden on loved ones in unforeseen and entirely predictable circumstances.

    Please DAMHIK. Its very tragic when technology...
  25. Another option is to get your local vinyl...

    Another option is to get your local vinyl products supplier to custom fabricate a converter sleeve from clear or vinyl. I could also include a hem both ends to retain the band clamp, less juggling...
  26. One would hope that the reason that they don't...

    One would hope that the reason that they don't call back is not because they are overwhelmed by warranty issues. :; :;

    I've had my Sherwood HS thicknesser for a month or so now, no issues so far....
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    Bob, I agree with your comments and...

    Bob, I agree with your comments and recommendations, however the chart is a start and lists all the commonly required info in one chart. The chart recommendations are far better than what you would...
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    Only if the turner is drilling at the recommended...

    Only if the turner is drilling at the recommended low speeds. :D

    How often do you see instructions or a table listing recommended drill speeds for each size Forstner bit included in a set?...
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    I will also add that most turners forget that the...

    I will also add that most turners forget that the majority of "hobbyist" Jacobs chucks have an arbor with a MT2 one end and a JT6 taper into the chuck body. Even when using a draw bar there is...
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    Like many "home improvements" the network...

    Like many "home improvements" the network infrastructure & cabling may have been a significant investment, but it only has value to those who know what it is, its benefits and how to use it. Plus it...
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    :2tsup: good result.

    :2tsup: good result.
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    There are a couple of reasons, Most tail...

    There are a couple of reasons,

    Most tail stocks have a Morse Taper 2 (MT2) so the often used Jacobs chuck has a MT2 arbor to suit. Rarely on wood lathes are they fitted with a draw bar - a...
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    Part of the issues with the benchtop (or lunch...

    Part of the issues with the benchtop (or lunch box) thicknessers is the chassis which is generally fabricated from pressed sheet metal sections. The design and construction is OK for small sections...
  34. Thread: Celtic Knot

    by Mobyturns
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    Use a spacer block against the stop. Make the...

    Use a spacer block against the stop. Make the first cut without the spacer, then insert the spacer for the second cut. Make sure the ends of your blank are square!

    Alternate method - use a stop...
  35. Thread: Celtic Knot

    by Mobyturns
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    The insert and the removed section (saw kerf)...

    The insert and the removed section (saw kerf) must be the same thickness. As Skew mentioned, if you want a 10 mm band for the knot you must remove 10 mm of the blank, or if you are using a 3.2 mm saw...
  36. Not fun finding animals suffering a slow painful...

    Not fun finding animals suffering a slow painful death.
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    Are we talking ripping or cross cutting? size &...

    Are we talking ripping or cross cutting? size & length?

    Cross cutting boards using a sled, the appropriate fence setup & toggle clamps is pretty straight forward. - on a conventional table saw.
    ...
  38. I was reading an article about how Noisy Miners...

    I was reading an article about how Noisy Miners are also dominant and drive other species out, however this story about its close relative the Bell Miner is a concerning behavourial trait. It seems...
  39. Thread: Phalaenopsis

    by Mobyturns
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    A nice specimen, bit extravagant using Red Cedar...

    A nice specimen, bit extravagant using Red Cedar as a mounting board. They really are a great species for dabbler gardners like us. This one we accidently broke off the flower spike while moving...
  40. A couple of local Men's Shed's here in Far North...

    A couple of local Men's Shed's here in Far North QLD were making and selling Mynah traps, perhaps try them.

    They are quite intelligent birds so learn to adapt quickly. Traps don't work for long....
  41. C:\Users\greg.j\AppData\Local\Temp\msoAE98.tmp...

    C:\Users\greg.j\AppData\Local\Temp\msoAE98.tmp (carterproducts.com)


    No need to remove wheels. I replaced tires on a small Ezycut bandsaw a few years ago with urethane tires and followed the...
  42. There are certainly many tips and tricks that can...

    There are certainly many tips and tricks that can be used to improve the pen making process that don't necessarily require a huge investment in new gear. Search "kurt Hertzog pen turner" for a heap...
  43. The video is not very reassuring, still seems to...

    The video is not very reassuring, still seems to be a fair bit of material bypassing the "cyclone." Also pretty poor H&S procedures with handling the dust and chips. Seems more like a chip collector...
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    Hopefully you may find a fellow spirit from the...

    Hopefully you may find a fellow spirit from the USA to assist. We Aussies don't have much experience with identification of North American woods.
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    Unfortunately, it does not seem to apply to...

    Unfortunately, it does not seem to apply to Australian fronts for Chinese based businesses.
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    I can sympathize with both sides of this issue. ...

    I can sympathize with both sides of this issue.

    Hardware retailers have to face the economics of running their business and also the glaring fact that they are competing in a global economy....
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    With a spray gun the operator has control over...

    With a spray gun the operator has control over spray pattern, solvent ratio, atomization etc however with a spray can you do not have those options. The dry powder is the result of solvent...
  48. No one with any experience will accept "wood in...

    No one with any experience will accept "wood in exchange for removal" for a suburban tree. The economics and risk simply say no!

    Yes it is a nice specimen, straight and certainly has potential as...
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    +1 on QMP. Nice non-traditional style & also...

    +1 on QMP. Nice non-traditional style & also looks custom for a left hander.
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    Only one slight problem, most of the vacuum pumps...

    Only one slight problem, most of the vacuum pumps that we use do not like moisture and fail rather quickly.
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