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    You might want to follow this thread Gluing End...

    You might want to follow this thread Gluing End Grain is a No No But it Isn't (woodworkforums.com)
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    Crikey FF, with that level of PW security either...

    Crikey FF, with that level of PW security either you have real wealth, or are setting down a challenge to genius hackers. :D How are your scripts protected? Encryption?

    The one thing that bothers...
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    Drawing valid conclusions from a limited range...

    Drawing valid conclusions from a limited range and number of tests is risky, more so when the tests are not truly representative of "real world" applications and methodology or the the "real world"...
  4. Another thing to check will be blade tension ....

    Another thing to check will be blade tension ....
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    Again we are confusing apples with oranges - a...

    Again we are confusing apples with oranges - a mitre joint and also a "machined finger joint" are "special cases." Strictly they are neither a long grain nor end grain joint but a combination of...
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    Powderpost & I have been discussing the ID of a...

    Powderpost & I have been discussing the ID of a "Euc" on his property, on and off for a while now, and are yet to reach agreement on a reliable ID for the "Red Mahogany."

    Given that there are...
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    "People believe what they want to believe, and...

    "People believe what they want to believe, and you are all as guilty of that as anyone." True and guilty as charged, however the rest is debatable.

    I prefer to make my own judgements from...
  8. Thread: Lathe issue

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    To be polite the Nova spindle thread adaptors are...

    To be polite the Nova spindle thread adaptors are a very poor design imo.

    The registration surfaces - thread adaptor nose into chuck body & the rear face of the thread adaptor to headstock...
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    According to some anti-vaxers there are all sorts...

    According to some anti-vaxers there are all sorts of "freebies" included in the shot/s - take your pick. :D I want to know how to activate it? 'Cause mines not working yet.

    I wonder if the...
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    "There are no horns on the back of the bark" ...

    "There are no horns on the back of the bark"


    I'm not convinced that "horns," i.e. epicormic buds, are a reliable ID key for some woods. Research that I have read suggests that their presence in...
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    How to over complicate things male / female,...

    How to over complicate things male / female, mother / father, is a lot easier than potential gestational parent / non gestational parent ...... but then I'm sure some will take umbrage / offence to...
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    This is my first thought also. 500 mm in length...

    This is my first thought also. 500 mm in length but what are the finished cross section dimensions??? The board's moisture content, grain orientation and "cut" (quarter sawn / plain sawn etc) of the...
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    5000 + deaths from COVID in just two...

    5000 + deaths from COVID in just two counties/cities - "NO they were people who were going to die anyway because they had complications" is the indefensible and ludicrous response from the...
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    Any chance this is also a candidate for your...

    Any chance this is also a candidate for your other mystery wood?
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    One take away from this thread - when you get a...

    One take away from this thread - when you get a highly figured board that works like a dream - enjoy, well cherish it because they are not the norm. :)

    They make your wood working journey one of...
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    Elan & Ian both raise good points. Any tool has...

    Elan & Ian both raise good points. Any tool has pro & cons in the various applications they can be put into service to do - in the router example,



    go big, heavy & powerful if it will be...
  17. Thread: Message scam

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    You may get some momentary & fleeting pleasure...

    You may get some momentary & fleeting pleasure but it won't stop the calls, or upset the "computer" generating the text messaging. :( Plus old Clive is probably enjoying all the free publicity the...
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    Several options here - Mandrels & Accessories...

    Several options here - Mandrels & Accessories Archives | Niles Bottle Stoppers

    It is not difficult to use a shop made jamb chuck or get a dedicated mandrel made that bypasses using a Jacobs...
  19. Thread: Message scam

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    Ahem ...... well...... yes they probably would....

    Ahem ...... well...... yes they probably would. There are numerous instances of complete FU's by the NBN / Telco transition, and transitions from telco to telco post NBN.

    Case 1 - two small -...
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    You have a fairly unique situation with the...

    You have a fairly unique situation with the adapter, no doubt someone has done it at some time, but not likely to be a stock item. My only suggestion find a tame machinist to make you one in the beer...
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    Yes I agree Ian, but I've not experienced many...

    Yes I agree Ian, but I've not experienced many highly figured woods with such grain figure that I would describe as "easy to plane." We all know some boards are a dream and others a real ba$tard,...
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    Flooded Gum = E grandis = Rose Gum. I've not seen...

    Flooded Gum = E grandis = Rose Gum. I've not seen Rose Gum that dark or figured but mostly the stuff I have knowingly used has come from plantation sources. There are some magnificent specimens all...
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    There is also another solution the Segeasy Sled...

    There is also another solution the Segeasy Sled by Jerry Bennett - wedgiesledplan1.pdf (segeasy.com) Seg-Easy Solutions (segeasy.com) The video webpage has a clip on making the sled.

    It works for...
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    Apologies for taking a while, not a great week...

    Apologies for taking a while, not a great week for me.

    Had to dig out the box - went through it - two possibles - both rough sawn as received. Remember these are scantlings from another woodie...
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    Maaate! comes to mind :D. Enjoy.

    Maaate! comes to mind :D. Enjoy.
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    I love seeing the quality of these vintage...

    I love seeing the quality of these vintage machines. Elegant and functional.
  27. Thread: Message scam

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    The dumbest part is that the major Telco's have...

    The dumbest part is that the major Telco's have also located their call centers in those same locations using "offshore partners." :? :?

    Hopefully their "offshore partners" staff / contractors do...
  28. I agree, the handle is flexible, so when the...

    I agree, the handle is flexible, so when the first cut is made there is a reasonable amount of material supporting the cut. However on the second cut there is minimal support on the "keeper" side of...
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    Sad to hear Damian. Remain positive, enjoy every...

    Sad to hear Damian. Remain positive, enjoy every day as a bonus day of your life.

    That's how I have approached recovery from a nasty damaging heart attack back in 2007, which is now manifesting...
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    Could be arranged for a small introduction fee. ...

    Could be arranged for a small introduction fee.

    and I guess for the appropriate initial investment a Nigerian Prince, or a trusted, credentialed high ranking official will share a very generous...
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    Well over 25 years ago I came across two Watts...

    Well over 25 years ago I came across two Watts Microptic Theodolite's in a local pawn shop window which as a surveyor instantly drew my suspicions. I contacted a number of key surveyors and educators...
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    scammer education (mcafee.com)...

    scammer education (mcafee.com)

    Hope this helps - describes the common scam mechanisms.
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    Given the brains, technology and resources of...

    Given the brains, technology and resources of global goliath's like Facebook, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, & the Telcos one would think we could nail scammers permanently, and quite easily. :D

    Not...
  34. True, but that doesn't fit into marketing's...

    True, but that doesn't fit into marketing's lexicon - only the latest greatest lens / tool / machine will solve all your problems - at a price of course. :D
  35. Thank you, very much appreciated. Mine is still...

    Thank you, very much appreciated. Mine is still in that "safe place" which I can't find. :-

    Having the exploded parts diagram at hand has been very helpful. One thing I did notice is a few parts...
  36. Hmm, that is interesting to know - thank you!

    Hmm, that is interesting to know - thank you!
  37. They may appear similar but I can assure you that...

    They may appear similar but I can assure you that they are often quite different beasts.

    Woodfast was / is a typical example with different spec levels on a bandsaw things like guides, bearings,...
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    So I guess you will require 450 - 500 mm of 10 x...

    So I guess you will require 450 - 500 mm of 10 x 10 mm. I will check what is there. Do some minor cracks bother you? Easily remedied with CA glue.

    As an aside - why ebony for a staircase? Surely...
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    Yes, scumbags are behind these scams. One scam...

    Yes, scumbags are behind these scams. One scam call we get constantly is "Hi this is Nicole from NBN .... your telephone service is about to be disconnected." We were one of the early trial "fibre to...
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    That is also a great ID key, and will rule out...

    That is also a great ID key, and will rule out many "possibles."
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    A dutch auction - any bidders on $500! You...

    A dutch auction - any bidders on $500!

    You scored a bargain - possibly one of the best bargains I have ever seen with wood turning tools other than "gifting" - top quality, condition, probably...
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    Way to many species fit that broad density wood...

    Way to many species fit that broad density wood figuring especially ID'ing it "digitally" from a photo. That's were our other senses, smell, taste :D often pick up on key "markers." Then there is all...
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    What size/s are you after? A quick internet...

    What size/s are you after? A quick internet search suggests approx 9 mm square section.

    I have some "scantlings" kindly sent to me as extras in some wood purchases by Woodchopper. Scantlings is...
  44. Any one found a digital / PDF version of the...

    Any one found a digital / PDF version of the manual online?
  45. Thread: Timber Slabs

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    Hi Jim. I like your setup. Any chance of seeing a...

    Hi Jim. I like your setup. Any chance of seeing a few photos of just your pivoting gantry? TIA
  46. Not that hard to make from a sheet of aluminium...

    Not that hard to make from a sheet of aluminium on a wood lathe with a decent swing either. I have the original Triton sanding disk and have made others to use on my wood lathes.

    If you only wish...
  47. That is correct, but the photo is of the newer...

    That is correct, but the photo is of the newer design table the old vs new setup looks like this. Not only do you get the revised sliding table design you also get the parallelogram panel support as...
  48. Where would you like to start? Honestly the...

    Where would you like to start? Honestly the assembly leaves a lot to be desired and that is where most of the issues are found.

    The most frustrating part was adjusting the slider to run parallel...
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    I agree with you, but sadly the days of trust in...

    I agree with you, but sadly the days of trust in someones "word" are almost gone. Even on the WWF there is a considerable level of trust in completing a transaction.
  50. I've had a Woodfast TS250 for well over a decade....

    I've had a Woodfast TS250 for well over a decade. Initially I wanted an economical small foot print psuedo panel saw, it has filled that role well and has been a reliable work horse. It is a tad...
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