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    Woodpeckers have been experiencing problems...

    Woodpeckers have been experiencing problems sourcing metal stock for machining into product lately - I had an order delayed about a month because of this but it arrived today. I will pm you the...
  2. Thread: Huge Olive tree.

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    It does look rather to close to the walls. I run...

    It does look rather to close to the walls. I run my own business and if the stars align I might be able to be there on the day to cut the fallen branches to length.
  3. Thread: Huge Olive tree.

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    I will happily take the wood and will dig for the...

    I will happily take the wood and will dig for the rootballs - love olivewood! Just don't do it in the next two weeks!
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    Or go really nuts - Ultra-Shear Pen Mandrel...

    Or go really nuts - Ultra-Shear Pen Mandrel System and Precision Pen Turning Bushings
  5. Thread: I'm Sorry, but

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    Just goes to show that money can't buy brains. ...

    Just goes to show that money can't buy brains.


    That's what I said to my American friends in 2016 - that many million people and the best two candidates that you can find for president are Donald...
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    when did Pauline Hanson become a Prophet?

    when did Pauline Hanson become a Prophet?
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    Are you supposed to adjust the blade height to...

    Are you supposed to adjust the blade height to suit the timber you are putting through?:o
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    Cheers I will check those - my suspicion though...

    Cheers I will check those - my suspicion though is that I might have had the tailstock pushed up a bit too hard which bent the mandrel slightly - will take a look a bit later on.
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    One of those days...

    Was turning a piece of Tasmanian blackwood into a pen, was looking fantastic... until part way through sanding I realised that the mandrel had been oscillating instead of rotating and my pen wasn't...
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    I've never seen an 070, but the 660 does come...

    I've never seen an 070, but the 660 does come with everything that you would expect.
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    They are on sale at Farmertec's website for the...

    They are on sale at Farmertec's website for the next few hours - Farmertec Holzfforma JonCutter Chainsaw | Husqvarna Stihl Chainsaw Parts | Farmertec Official

    The G660 is what I use for milling,...
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    This one has points - gap was far too open

    This one has points - gap was far too open
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    I got one directly, had to reset the gap on the...

    I got one directly, had to reset the gap on the whatzit (having a senior's memory night tonight), but since then has run fine. There is a facebook group for them which is well worth a look. They...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
  15. Ah yes - you need to find the youtube assembly...

    Ah yes - you need to find the youtube assembly video. BTW I believe that these are from Taiwan not China - please don't start an international incident!
  16. I used the modular ducting system from Airtight...

    I used the modular ducting system from Airtight in Bayswater - Modular Ducting | Dust Extraction Ducting | Airtight Solutions
  17. I use 200mm main duct and then for the lathe I...

    I use 200mm main duct and then for the lathe I have put the 3x 100mm connector on the end of the piping and then run that to a triple Y connector fitted just behind the dust collector hood - looks a...
  18. If you want real performance go the Laguna - it...

    If you want real performance go the Laguna - it has a 200mm intake vs the 125mm of the Sherwood. I'm in Seaford if you want to come and take a look at mine.
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    SOLD: Sorry thought I had replied to this thread too -...

    Sorry thought I had replied to this thread too - how much for this and the oak + maple to 3198?
  20. SOLD: 3198

    3198
  21. Cheers Ironwood - off to Spotlight I go!

    Cheers Ironwood - off to Spotlight I go!
  22. Ironwood - do these look like the same sort of...

    Ironwood - do these look like the same sort of foam?
    Creatology Foam Basic Sheets
    Creatology Basic Foam Sheets
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    One of the odd things about this store is that...

    One of the odd things about this store is that sometime between my previous visit and this visit they have totally rearranged things in the store and now anything smaller than a lathe or table saw is...
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    "I'm not sure what lathe you have but no matter...

    "I'm not sure what lathe you have but no matter which model it is you are going to need a threaded insert to suit..."
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    The lost art of customer service...

    Travelled a four hour round trip today to pick up a four jaw chuck + special jaws set from one of the multi-state retailers - only to get home and discover that I now need to do another four hour...
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    Many thanks - that SB12 looks the go for what I...

    Many thanks - that SB12 looks the go for what I need - 2200 watts should help.
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    Small byt powerful 12"/300mm table saw?

    Call me odd but I prefer to use a table saw to cut my pen blanks rather than a bandsaw. I'm currently using one of those Aldi table saws but I want something more paowerful and with a 300mm blade...
  28. I was lucky enough to find a can of the Bob Smith...

    I was lucky enough to find a can of the Bob Smith aerosol activator on ebay so ordered that today, hopefully it might make it here by the weekend.

    Will have another play later tonight now that...
  29. I suspect that I may not have dried my hands...

    I suspect that I may not have dried my hands thoroughly enough and that was the source of the moisture.

    Which aerosol spray can of accelerator do you use? I've never seen it in a spray can -...
  30. Am using the Gary Pye accelerator which I think...

    Am using the Gary Pye accelerator which I think is made by BSI. I did two more pens tonight but deleted the "wash hands" step and there doesn't appear to be any repeat of the white problem so...
  31. I suspect you are right, and the exact step where...

    I suspect you are right, and the exact step where that might be happening will become obvious below

    Because there are so many little steps and one step could easily be missed I've actually created...
  32. CA turning white on pens after a few hours - any ideas why?

    I'm not quite sure why but the CA coating on a couple of pens has started to develop white patches after a few hours - does anyone have any insight as to why this might have occurred?
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    Make sure that your workshop is well vented to...

    Make sure that your workshop is well vented to allow air in - you don't want the suction to implode it!
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    QUEENSLAND OK I will take that - looks like an interesting...

    OK I will take that - looks like an interesting wood to make pens from.
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    QUEENSLAND Seaford 3198 ?

    Seaford 3198 ?
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    If anyone in Melbourne is wanting some sound...

    If anyone in Melbourne is wanting some sound absorbing panels I have a pallet of 600 x 600mm ones - happy to sell them by the box - from memory 10 per box and these ones can be stuck to a wall.
  38. Thread: CA glue finish

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    I need some help here to sort out some confusion...

    I need some help here to sort out some confusion - what CA glue in the BSI range are you all calling "Thin"? I couldn't get any thin from Amazon so ordered thin from Gary Pye - and received Super...
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    Can tell you that the suction power of these is...

    Can tell you that the suction power of these is damn good!
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    No - I got forked over by Timbecon's "Saturday...

    No - I got forked over by Timbecon's "Saturday Morning Garage Sale" where they started allowing people to buy items well before Saturday morning including the lathe. They might have cleared out some...
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    Anyone have a Bayer BD300 Drill Press?

    At only 15 kilograms this seems like a nice small portable drill press that can be easily kept under the bench and then lifted up when needed - main thing I want it for is drilling pan blanks. Does...
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    SOLD: What diameter is the shaft on the toolrest...

    What diameter is the shaft on the toolrest Russell?
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    Cheers! The rather useless instructions didn'...

    Cheers! The rather useless instructions didn' mention or show the levelling screws that come up from underneath!
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    So I wasn't the only one that had Friday the 13th...

    So I wasn't the only one that had Friday the 13th strike me!! Sounds like your day was a bit like mine - two hours travel to a job that should have taken two hours - but ended up taking thirteen...
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    Does anyone have a Carbatec router table?

    Finally getting a chance to put together the Carbatec router table I bought a while ago, and for some reason that we can't figure out the plate is about 3-4mm below the height of the table that...
  46. Merbau, Spotted Gum and Karri - good for pens?

    Pen blanks are 19mm and so is timber decking - are Merbau, Spotted Gum and Karri good for pens? (I'm a bit short on dry wood at the moment).
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    Rang Timbecon this morning about the sale and...

    Rang Timbecon this morning about the sale and found out that its not a Saturday garage sale at all despite them calling it that - it was first in best dressed since the email came out and most of it...
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    Many thanks!

    Many thanks!
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    Any particular youtube channels that you would...

    Any particular youtube channels that you would recommend for learning Fusion360?
  50. Thread: Olive wood

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    Another quick question if I may - do you know if...

    Another quick question if I may - do you know if the blank came from the trunk or a branch of the olive tree?
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