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  1. There would need to be a viable alternative to...

    There would need to be a viable alternative to avoid buying at Bunnings. There isn't.
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    I decided to do that today as I checked and it...

    I decided to do that today as I checked and it was an easy mod to the bottom of the impeller unit - it seems to have done the trick nicely, but I would need to use it a bit more than I did today to...
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    I bought this unit, I felt $100 was worth the...

    I bought this unit, I felt $100 was worth the risk if only to learn something about these kind of units (HVLP), having previously only used the shop vac style of chip and dust extraction.

    The unit...
  4. Thread: Lacquer

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    They appear to have gone out of business.

    They appear to have gone out of business.
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    I can confirm I have no problems adding items to...

    I can confirm I have no problems adding items to my cart.

    (firefox)
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    Ahhh my apologies I thought you meant the DeWalt...

    Ahhh my apologies I thought you meant the DeWalt - The Aldi saw has quite a good blade tilt adjustment mechanism. Alas for me, in the search for perfection I adjusted the blade to be perfectly...
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    Glad to hear it. Do you use it as is. in a...

    Glad to hear it. Do you use it as is. in a workstation, as a contractor's saw etc?

    You have no problems with setting the blade angle (for non-90/45)?
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    Simon, it's 20 inches. Yes I shared your...

    Simon, it's 20 inches.

    Yes I shared your reluctance, these things sell for as low as $220 in the US so you can see how they manage good reviews - at that price it would be fantastic value - in...
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    WoodJoys, with the advent of spring I have been...

    WoodJoys, with the advent of spring I have been breaking my back out in the garden and so have had nowhere near as much time to play with it as I would like however I can make the following...
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    Aaaahhh wouldn't that be nice? Wouldn't it be...

    Aaaahhh wouldn't that be nice? Wouldn't it be great if things like table saws had the voltage selector you find on many electronic products?
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    Somebody stop me!

    Buying one of these that is:

    http://www.bunnings.com.au/dewalt-1850w-254mm-table-saw-_p6260316

    After 5 years of use I have finally decided to replace my $150 Aldi tablesaw (best $150 I have...
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    What is it with Sydney? Are we now just too...

    What is it with Sydney? Are we now just too expensive to do business in?
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    Nice one, how much did they charge for delivery...

    Nice one, how much did they charge for delivery may I ask? I'm assuming it requires some kind of unloading mechanism on the delivery truck so I don't expect it was cheap.
  14. Thread: Lacquer

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    Wow! Talk about the situation being reversed - I...

    Wow! Talk about the situation being reversed - I found the following video interesting, surprising, and enlightening:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn9o9vi4DEE

    Comments on this definitely...
  15. Thread: Lacquer

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    This is why I wanted to try lacquer: ...

    This is why I wanted to try lacquer:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyVPkqrNph0&feature=youtube_gdata
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    I have just noticed the posts from this one...

    I have just noticed the posts from this one (above) on for some reason I stopped getting email notifications.

    I stopped by just to confirm that Home Hardware, although having a fairly extensive...
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    Do we get a discount? ;-)

    Do we get a discount? ;-)
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    Oh you would use it anywhere you want a clear...

    Oh you would use it anywhere you want a clear protective finish - poly and (other) varnishes can of course be used too. My reasons for wanting to give lacquer a go are:

    a) I used poly over an...
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    I'm a dope!

    Why didn't I try here in the first place - I knew of them!

    http://www.globak.com.au/SPECIALTY-PRODUCTS/28/categorylist.aspx

    Whilst the shipping makes it expensive I *think* I might be able to...
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    Andrew - thanks so much for all that info it is...

    Andrew - thanks so much for all that info it is very useful and very much appreciated. Good luck with the water based lacquer - if I stumble across it I'll be sure to inform you. Cheers.
    Gary

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    Thanks for that, no doubt I should be able to get...

    Thanks for that, no doubt I should be able to get it in as a "special order" - pity that they only have it in 4L - at that price I wouldn't want to waste any....
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    Blimey! that's cheap! I'll have some of that! -...

    Blimey! that's cheap! I'll have some of that! - now to find a retailer. I guess I'll contact them and see if they distribute in NSW - thanks for that!

    They have a very good range - I wonder why...
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    Thanks, that certainly looks the real deal - how...

    Thanks, that certainly looks the real deal - how much did you pay for it if you don't mind and you remember?

    I have also found:
    Wattyl STYLWOOD - but have found no retail outlets.

    ...
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    It's also interesting to note that of all the...

    It's also interesting to note that of all the brands mentioned, only 2 Durobond and Mirrortone, produce a search result for lacquer, and they mention it but not the actual product - although...
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    Here is an example of the type of thing I was...

    Here is an example of the type of thing I was hoping to find:
    http://www.amazon.com/Deft-Interior-Lacquer-12-25-Ounce-Aerosol/dp/B0016KXBU4

    One thing I neglected to mention was that one of the...
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    Thanks Neil, not to seem ungrateful at all but a...

    Thanks Neil, not to seem ungrateful at all but a couple of things you listed are amusing (as it turns out, not because the info is wrong) so I think I'll relate them for entertainment's sake.
    ...
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    Hmmm, this seems to be the stuff I am looking...

    Hmmm, this seems to be the stuff I am looking for:
    http://www.timberlywoodturning.co.nz/products/Nitrocellulose-Lacquer-1Litre-30%25.html

    Not badly priced in NZ either.

    Thank's to Rod I am hot...
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    I should have thought about this sooner, but the...

    I should have thought about this sooner, but the next time I'm in Bunning's et. al. I'll ask them why they sell lacquer thinner but not lacquer. That should set them back on their heels a bit - I...
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    Thank's Rod. So it's a specialist product in...

    Thank's Rod.

    So it's a specialist product in Oz for some reason? strange.

    I only have access to one specialist paint store down here in the Southern Highlands and they glazed over when I asked...
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    Thanks Claw Hama, where I disagree with you is I...

    Thanks Claw Hama, where I disagree with you is I am pretty sure if you swapped lacquer and varnish you would be spot on! And therein lies the rub we seem to have all the forms of varnish except...
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    Lacquer

    Ok, I'll look like an idiot again, I watch a lot of YouTube woodworking videos. Ok I realise that 95% are North American and what they have there is often either called something differently or not...
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    Blind leading the blind but here are a couple of...

    Blind leading the blind but here are a couple of examples of my own experience:

    http://lumberjocks.com/projects/96235

    http://lumberjocks.com/projects/96237

    The first example I used an Ikea...
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    Hmmmm, my firefox works but my ie and opera don't...

    Hmmmm, my firefox works but my ie and opera don't which probably means that sometime in the past I accepted their invalid certificate.

    This is the problem:

    The server's name "www.mcjing.com.au"...
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    Seems fine now Rod. (My only problem is it has...

    Seems fine now Rod.

    (My only problem is it has been down so long I have forgotten what i went there for.... ;-))
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    aaah so it's been back up then? In that case they...

    aaah so it's been back up then? In that case they maybe just tweaking things over the weekend perhaps.
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    Ok, but I just find it unusual for a web site to...

    Ok, but I just find it unusual for a web site to be down for this long (several weeks) - oh well.
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    It's really strange isn't it? Surely something...

    It's really strange isn't it? Surely something must be going on as they must be losing a heck of a lot of business by having the site down.

    Has anyone actually called in at McJing's recently?
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    Curious - I have been up to Bunnings today and...

    Curious - I have been up to Bunnings today and have had a look at the same AEG router - it seems perfect for a router table as it has a threaded limiting rod on it that can be turned into a router...
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    phew! thanks for that - I have just made a pact...

    phew! thanks for that - I have just made a pact to not deal with carbatec again and then realised I was running out of options :~
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    Still appears to be down - anyone know what's up?...

    Still appears to be down - anyone know what's up? Are they still in business?
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    You are correct, of course. I just thought it was...

    You are correct, of course. I just thought it was remarkable, after doing a Google search, that this was the best I could come up with ("quickly" admittedly) - here is another:

    Clubs Woodworking...
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    Exactly! ;-) NOT HAPPY JAN - Yellow Pages Ad -...

    Exactly! ;-)

    NOT HAPPY JAN - Yellow Pages Ad - YouTube
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    Seriously, is this it?

    List of Woodworking Clubs in New South Wales - Yellow Pages«
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    Just for interest's sake, I rang Cabot's and they...

    Just for interest's sake, I rang Cabot's and they told me the shelf life is 2 years - so yep - out of date - back it goes. Not happy Jan.
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    Ha! I just did the same stupid trick on a, thankfully, much cheaper table - I can't see any other solution other than refinishing the whole table - if you eventually discover a solution I would be...
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    I built my CNC machine from MDF and after 5 years...

    I built my CNC machine from MDF and after 5 years it's still going strong - but I wish I had sealed and painted it - more for aesthetic reasons than anything else.

    I agree that plywood is a better...
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    Cabot's stain use by date

    Hi all, I just bought a 500ml can of Cabot's interior stain (Jarrah).

    I couldn't find a use by date on the can at the store and with my poor eyesight hadn't noticed that the can had signs of rust...
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    Thanks artme. Hmmm I thought riving knives were...

    Thanks artme. Hmmm I thought riving knives were mandatory in Oz, am I wrong there?

    But yes for such a (relatively) cheap saw it isn't a bad unit - but it has it's faults too as I am sure you can...
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    Thanks crowie.

    Thanks crowie.
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    Whoops, that's not a find crowie, that's me on...

    Whoops, that's not a find crowie, that's me on LumberJocks, I was just avoiding a "second post" - call me lazy ;-)
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