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    Beaver, I use the free local timber, Chinee...

    Beaver, I use the free local timber, Chinee Apple. I have been using it since 1988, never had a failure.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
  2. Thread: I'm back!.

    by Old Croc
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    I know this is going to sound terrible artme, but...

    I know this is going to sound terrible artme, but sadly I am getting older and my memory is buggered, I thought we lost you. ����������
    Anyway, welcome back, I always liked your posts and replies...
  3. :wtf1::whs: Seeing you are in the US, it may be...

    :wtf1::whs:
    Seeing you are in the US, it may be different. I only sold mine 2 years ago as it was just not accurate enough for me. As Moby said, they can climb over the piece you are cutting and it...
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    I wonder if there are figures for males over 60....

    I wonder if there are figures for males over 60. I had a crash, well actually a slow motion fall onto my side when the mountain bike went right and I went left. The nurse 2 doors down saw it happen...
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    Tony, you have opened up the biggest can of worms...

    Tony, you have opened up the biggest can of worms these forums has ever seen. A lot of people are going to tell you that the Tormek is too slow, yes it is for setting up the profile. I have a Tormek...
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    I can't help with the ID, but if you are going to...

    I can't help with the ID, but if you are going to do all that work, take the opportunity to convert the 3phase motor to VFD. That is the single most important change you can do. Search in the...
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    And while you are searching, look up how many...

    And while you are searching, look up how many people have died, had severe unrepairable nerve damage worldwide before you get involved in it. My whole working life was with High Voltage electricity...
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    That definitely looks like New Old stock, love...

    That definitely looks like New Old stock, love the pile of hammers. Whilst it's very hot and humid here, I don't envy you for one minute.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
  9. Gazza, I have found that for stuff like this, if...

    Gazza, I have found that for stuff like this, if after a few days in the electrolysis bath, it has not loosened, heat it up to drive any water out. Then several days of application of Boltoff, I...
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    Just after I posted, the daughter walked by and...

    Just after I posted, the daughter walked by and she told me it was a humbug lolly, I have to admit that the artwork is deficient, I thought it was a striped pillow.
    Anyway, anymore cheek from...
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    A photo of the stand would have been helpful. If...

    A photo of the stand would have been helpful. If it has a cabinet below the shelf you want to cut into, I would rout out a piece the same as the base for the TV and then screw a new baseboard...
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    OK Cliffie, I know that I am a bit slow, but you...

    OK Cliffie, I know that I am a bit slow, but you are going to have to explain that to me, I can't figure it out.
    Crocy.
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    Merry Christmas everyone, I very much appreciate...

    Merry Christmas everyone,
    I very much appreciate the work, the time and effort that Neil, Steve and all the mods put in all year long to give us this platform of knowledge and information.
    I have...
  14. Well I am glad I am not the only one who bought...

    Well I am glad I am not the only one who bought one of these pieces of crap. I gave up and threw it under the Mulberry tree, I might have to find it and have a go at your mods to see if it will work....
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    Jimmie, I discussed this at length with Moby at...

    Jimmie, I discussed this at length with Moby at Prossie Turnout quite a few years ago and I just decided to stop making candle holders.
    BTW, I used to go to all house fires as part of my job and the...
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    Jimmie, there was once a law, in Queensland as...

    Jimmie, there was once a law, in Queensland as far as I can remember that stated you had to have a metal barrier in candle sticks. I think Mobyturns may have some information about this. Hopefully he...
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    For your information, Lightburn used to make...

    For your information, Lightburn used to make washing machines and then they used the same bowl to make cement mixers.
    I made my own from a washing machine about 38 years ago and the pinion gear is...
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    Roy, I use the Lennox Woodmaster B blades in...

    Roy, I use the Lennox Woodmaster B blades in 32mm. Same problem. I bought a few of those 25mm diamond discs with the mandrel from McJings at one of the woodshows a few years ago and I just used...
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    Thanks for everyone's help. I contacted HFCF's...

    Thanks for everyone's help. I contacted HFCF's and the lady said that the fine Velcro has more gripping power than the coarse, so I will Park my idea for a while. As an experiment I used my inertia...
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    My ribs are hurting.

    An Australian man was having a coffee and croissants with butter and jam in a cafe when an American tourist, chewing gum, sat down next to him.
    The Australian politely ignored the American, who,...
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    No blood Jerry, just soiled my diaper. I had a...

    No blood Jerry, just soiled my diaper.
    I had a bit of rusty Hi Tensile bar that I wanted to clean up, so I laid out the scrap carpet on the bed-way to catch the grit ( metal lathes don't like emery...
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    Thanks for all the replies guys. A mate rang me...

    Thanks for all the replies guys. A mate rang me and directed me to Hardware for Creative Finishes. I looked at the site and it lists standard and heavy duty, so I will give them a call tomorrow.
    I...
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    Take it to a decent welding shop, they should be...

    Take it to a decent welding shop, they should be able to weld it up ok.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    VICTORIA I would love to have that machine, but the...

    I would love to have that machine, but the freight charges up to here would kill me.
    Rgds,
    Crocy
  25. Interesting that it had Imperial markings. About...

    Interesting that it had Imperial markings. About 2 years ago I bought a new Metal Milling machine from Hafco and I asked them to get me one with Imperial markings. The reason being that I work on old...
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    Heavy duty Velcro.

    Does anyone know where you can buy small quantities of heavy duty Velcro. I have tried the usual shops, Big Green Shed, Spotlight and others, but I am after the good stuff that the OEM people use on...
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    I am absolutely shocked that a hair dryer gave...

    I am absolutely shocked that a hair dryer gave enough heat to do the job?
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    WANTED:QLD. Concave Spokeshave

    Hi everyone, I am wanting to buy a concave spokeshave to work on hammer handles. Currently I use rasps and a linishing belt, but I hope a spokeshave might do a better job. As it is an experiment I...
  29. Yes Pete, thats the one I have and I just...

    Yes Pete, thats the one I have and I just checked, no backlight. I have not needed it, but I guess it could be a good feature. I have found the Hold button invaluable. Whichever one you get, just...
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    A.C.T. WoodPixel, I would like to have that plane, it...

    WoodPixel, I would like to have that plane, it looks a lot lighter than the monstrosity I am trying to use.
    I will PM you in the morning.
    Thanks,
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
  31. Like everyone else I have killed a few they don't...

    Like everyone else I have killed a few they don't like concrete at 1.2M. I bought this one and so far it continues to do repeatable accurate angles.
    Magnetic LCD Spirit Level Digital Angle Finder...
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    Well you should be up here then, 39C and 80%...

    Well you should be up here then, 39C and 80% humidity in the shed today. I was doing metalwork and welding, so it felt worse.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    Back a lot of years ago, Mobilcer M, was a paint...

    Back a lot of years ago, Mobilcer M, was a paint on product and when I bought my 2nd 20 litre drum I found that it was runny like milk. I went back to the agent to inquire and they said the formula...
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    Hi Sue, all funny reading. I was nearly thrown...

    Hi Sue, all funny reading. I was nearly thrown overboard from an Alaskan cruise ship recently when I tried to explain why Yanks can't understand Cricket. Well you have nominated the US, but which of...
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    Maybe if you spoke nicely to me, I probably could...

    Maybe if you spoke nicely to me, I probably could make you one, there is a $10,000 mill sitting idle in my shed, you know that big grey thing?
    Regards,
    Crocy.
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    Apparently that was in use up here in the Vietnam...

    Apparently that was in use up here in the Vietnam war, when some wives were really desperate, only ever talked to one guy who said that it was true, the rest said it was an old wives tale.
    Rgds,...
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    Yep, real messy stuff. I have heard that some...

    Yep, real messy stuff. I have heard that some guys soak them in water for a few days, let them drain a bit then turn them, not great for your lathe. I just put the fan on high and vacuum up when I am...
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    VICTORIA I will take these. PM on it's way. Rgds, Crocy.

    I will take these. PM on it's way.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    VICTORIA OK, check their costs please, Rgds, Crocy.

    OK, check their costs please,
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    VICTORIA Hi Gromit, I am interested in these magazines. Is...

    Hi Gromit, I am interested in these magazines. Is your address Ballarat East or Romsey? No Ego couriers or Officeworks at Romsey. Are you willing to box them up for freight?
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    If you know the original diameter of the sleeve...

    If you know the original diameter of the sleeve and the width, go to a good bearing shop and they should have a bearing close to that and let the blade run on the bearing. My big Mrs Robinson is like...
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    Unusual Wattle.

    Here are a couple of bud vases I knocked up to try this timber, giving them to the trees owner for his granddaughters. It is Acacia polystacia. It was a huge tree growing on very wet fertile soil and...
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    Here is my slitting saw, its actually a saw blade...

    Here is my slitting saw, its actually a saw blade for a metalwork milling machine and has no set or very little. I just give it a rub with some beeswax frequently and seems to work for me. Hopefully...
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    Dengue, you are welcome to come and see/borrow my...

    Dengue, you are welcome to come and see/borrow my slitting saw for my router table, it's a 1/16" kerf.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    Hi Neil, this is a very good thread you have...

    Hi Neil, this is a very good thread you have started and it backed up some of my observations over the years. Not sure if everyone has seen it but there is a thread in " Sharpening " down further...
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    Kenny, not sure if you realise but you have...

    Kenny, not sure if you realise but you have replied to a thread that is 13 years old?
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
  47. Thread: Jewellery Box

    by Old Croc
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    Hi Nev, wonderful job. Do those hinges have a...

    Hi Nev, wonderful job. Do those hinges have a built in stop? If so, where did you get them?
    Thanks,
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    Thanks Guys, this thread came at a very good...

    Thanks Guys, this thread came at a very good time. I have one of those sink cutouts from one of those composite granite countertops that was about to be dumped. I will put it to good use now.
    Rgds,...
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    Guys, mine is marked Revo 24/36 and it's the...

    Guys, mine is marked Revo 24/36 and it's the original cast iron model, same castings as a Powermatic, then they changed to a welded bed just like a Robust.
    Jerry you did show it to me and I...
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    Mick is yours the cast iron model or the steel...

    Mick is yours the cast iron model or the steel welded bed? If it's the cast iron one, I will be interested in your review also.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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