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    Don't rely on "customer service" from Teknatool,...

    Don't rely on "customer service" from Teknatool, there ain't any. I had the variable speed unit go on my Nova Mercury several years back, and their response was its "an old lathe, we don't offer...
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    In the lower right there is a link to the Nova...

    In the lower right there is a link to the Nova Comet II parts schematic - check that item 22 the internal circlip is there.

    Manual is lower left - page 22 explains removing spindle.

    NOVA Comet...
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    The "top" of the tree will be of interest to some...

    The "top" of the tree will be of interest to some wood turners who want to try turning translucent bowls. However to be successful the wood has to be harvested well, with the knots positioned within...
  4. Try Sika PVA (also avail. @ BGS) it has a pH...

    Try Sika PVA (also avail. @ BGS) it has a pH which is not as reactive with tannin rich wood. I have very good success with Kwilia / Merbau and Tas Blackwood with NSA Northern Silver Ash lamminations....
  5. Thread: Albizia?

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    I've never seen a standing tree, only the...

    I've never seen a standing tree, only the handiwork of a saw miller. Is it from the same area as the Kapok tree?
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    I think I have the culprit, Mackay Cedar????...

    I think I have the culprit, Mackay Cedar???? Falcataria toona / Albizia toona / Paraserianthes toona

    Falcataria toona | Atlas of Living Australia (ala.org.au)
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    You sure its not the Pink Mimosa / Persian Silk...

    You sure its not the Pink Mimosa / Persian Silk Tree - Albizia julibrissin It has a recorded occurrence in the Cairns region.

    Albizia julibrissin : Pink Mimosa | Atlas of Living Australia...
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    SOLD: Yes, it is a wood with potential hazards for many...

    Yes, it is a wood with potential hazards for many wood workers, as have so many other woods that we use. Certainly a wood to avoid if one has a known allergy sensitivity.
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    Saw Plate / Tooth failure.

    It really pays to check the condition of your saw blades before fitting to the table saw, routinely when in use, and especially if you notice a change in noise, performance etc.

    I recently...
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    edit - oops should read the post entirely - I see...

    edit - oops should read the post entirely - I see you have already discovered the cause.



    What blade is on the saw when the scream / whine starts?
    Does the saw plate have expansion slots?
    ...
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    NG Rosewood is perhaps one of the most difficult...

    NG Rosewood is perhaps one of the most difficult woods to pore fill that I have encountered, though I haven't experienced the issues you mention. I've used both Mirotone and Stylwood NC fillers and...
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    SOLD: I'll take these as well, please. Always great...

    I'll take these as well, please. Always great timber, thank you.
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    SOLD: I'll take these please.

    I'll take these please.
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    To be honest, the KISS principle rules imo, keep...

    To be honest, the KISS principle rules imo, keep it simple!

    I would start with a scaled down version of your project - not so many leaves in the lamination and using a larger bending radius. Do a...
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    Well, I beg to differ and I have done so many...

    Well, I beg to differ and I have done so many hundreds of times with far more "slippery" glue ups making inlay banding blocks from hundreds of very small components! I think the quality of my glue...
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    Use a cheap craft foam roller for laying down the...

    Use a cheap craft foam roller for laying down the epoxy glue.
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    Try the vehicle / RV / Truck industries. Perhaps...

    Try the vehicle / RV / Truck industries. Perhaps they can steer you towards a supplier of the core material they use in lightweight panels.


    "Innovative MaxiLITE Panels - These panels are...
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    I did too with my dad on his building sites, plus...

    I did too with my dad on his building sites, plus we used to spray dieldrin, lindane and chlordane ourselves in the 1970's. DDT was safe ....
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    We didn't see to many stone masons cutting...

    We didn't see to many stone masons cutting engineered stone using respiratory PPE either, now they are dropping like flies from silicosis. :tears:
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    The stamp on the pallet shows the treatment and...

    The stamp on the pallet shows the treatment and country of origin (the pallet origin - not the timber origin.)

    HT: is the code for heat treatment using conventional steam or dry kiln heat chamber...
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    A simple solution to prevent that is to prepare a...

    A simple solution to prevent that is to prepare a few spacer blocks at the width / thickness of the "parent" stock, or use scrap off cuts from it. Then use them where Graeme has marked ""Gap."
    ...
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    These saws have a small shop footprint so the saw...

    These saws have a small shop footprint so the saw will fit on a standard pallet with the sliding table & parallelogram support, o/h guard etc removed. Though mine does not have that extra support...
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    They are quite a good basic saw & at that price -...

    They are quite a good basic saw & at that price - a steal.

    That one is a later model to mine as it has the panel saw attachment and it also has an upgraded blade guard and has been modified with...
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Check these out Vicmarc VM100 Chuck Special...

    Check these out

    Vicmarc VM100 Chuck Special

    CWS Store - Vicmarc Chucks & Accessories (cwsonline.com.au)

    Economy 125mm Chuck 4 Jaw (vermec.com)
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    While you are purchasing air fittings get a Air...

    While you are purchasing air fittings get a Air Regulator & Water Trap for the air hose as well. If you are using a long hose to the spray booth / area place it in-line at the work area and use a...
  26. WANTED:QLD. Do you have friends in Cairns that visit Rusty's...

    Do you have friends in Cairns that visit Rusty's Markets? Andrew has a tool stall on the Sheridan St side and usually has a range of Stanley tools. Worth a try.
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    ... so they can sip their latte & view it on...

    ... so they can sip their latte & view it on their latest & greatest Android or Apple phone or visit while driving their clean green electric vehicle powered by a battery and containing rare earth...
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    ..... or both guns have been maintained the same...

    ..... or both guns have been maintained the same way and have the same issue??

    Have you tried another air hose? Could be that the air hose is de-laminating. There could be debris in the line. Mud...
  29. Graeme this may be the post - The bench-bench...

    Graeme this may be the post - The bench-bench that got a bit carried away... (woodworkforums.com)

    Then there is this one,

    The small job that grew.... (woodworkforums.com)

    :)
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    That's them alright. Endeminc in FNQ and used by...

    That's them alright. Endeminc in FNQ and used by many first nations people in the Asia pacific. Looks like Spence Shields or Abbott Streets, in Cairns City (haven't been in there in a long while...
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    I remember reading a Fine Woodworking article a...

    I remember reading a Fine Woodworking article a fair while back - an interview with a saw collector who mentioned there were something like 400 saw makers in the USA but Diston was by far the...
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    Masking tape is very handy stuff!

    Masking tape is very handy stuff!
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    Unfortunately, I have found out the hard and...

    Unfortunately, I have found out the hard and expensive (bi-metal) way that some high quality, wide, hence thick, bandsaw blades are not suited to my Woodfast BS500 (20"). :(

    The blade/s performed...
  34. Bob any chance of getting a list of all the ID...

    Bob any chance of getting a list of all the ID names for the photo? or have you already posted on WWF?
  35. SOLD: I'll take it.

    I'll take it.
  36. I think I would be feeling a little more than...

    I think I would be feeling a little more than "***** off" if I had paid $1.4k for a 10" bandsaw then had to assemble it, especially if it requires the level of assembly your post hints at.
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    I see two issues with your setup, The gap...

    I see two issues with your setup,



    The gap at the ends of the inserted laminates appears to be caused by the thickness of the inserted material being substantially thinner than the saw kerf...
  38. 24.85 mm +- 0.005 between centres. :rolleyes: :D

    24.85 mm +- 0.005 between centres. :rolleyes: :D
  39. One tenant in surveying is "work from the whole...

    One tenant in surveying is "work from the whole to the part." In other words - make sure the overall measurement is precise and accurate at the required 2400 mm. Then break the task into sections to...
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    Good advice! Without the drawings for...

    Good advice!

    Without the drawings for Section's A, B & C its a guessing game.

    Best approach is to contact your local authority / building certifier to obtain the "approved" plans and...
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    Looks like it isn't the first time either!

    Looks like it isn't the first time either!
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    Then of course there are many other builders...

    Then of course there are many other builders terms to describe other attributes

    "Dry as a ......" or "Wet as a ...."

    "Loose as a ......" tight as a .... "

    "Tight as a Scotsman" or "as...
  43. My go to would be a router as described above. ...

    My go to would be a router as described above.

    Another solution is to cut a number of say 100mm long 42 x 19 mm blocks. Drill a series of 18 / 19 mm dia holes through the stock board then cross...
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    and when its spot on - "just the ducks nuts!"

    and when its spot on - "just the ducks nuts!"
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    SOLD: Plus its still listed here at $4500 minimax...

    Plus its still listed here at $4500

    minimax c26 genius | Gumtree Australia Free Local Classifieds

    The unit is very tempting to me, however the tyranny of distance makes it less attractive.
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    I had the same thought, looked at an old G Clamp...

    I had the same thought, looked at an old G Clamp I have, not 3/4". Perhaps the Tool Preservation group may have some clues on availability of spares or clamps that might use the same thread.
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    What hardware did you use? Steel bolts, screws...

    What hardware did you use? Steel bolts, screws etc? - most likely a Yes

    Does the staining appear around the hardware? or below it? - from the photo - Yes.

    Are you near the sea? - Alberta = No....
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    I think mostly it comes back to the cost v...

    I think mostly it comes back to the cost v quality issue and / or using the wrong grit belt. I haven't used my old Makita belt sander in many years, however when we were using it very regularly we...
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    Yes it is a nice pen. The lower tube presents an...

    Yes it is a nice pen. The lower tube presents an illusion that it was turned from something like spectraply at first glance. Add in a variation of the profile makes for a nice unique pen.
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    Another options comes from the wooden boat repair...

    Another options comes from the wooden boat repair toolbox - Bote Cote epoxy with their "Timber Preservative & Reactive Dilutant Agent." The process is designed to repair rot affected timbers and to...
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