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    Have a look at Vertex, they're very good value...

    Have a look at Vertex, they're very good value for money
    Vertex Keyless 13mm Drill Chuck VKD102 | Get Tools Direct
    Vertex Keyless 3-16mm Drill Chuck VKD104 | Get Tools Direct

    EDIT: Should also...
  2. IMO, the work area of 825 x 479 mm puts it...

    IMO, the work area of 825 x 479 mm puts it squarely in the "fancy toy" class of CNC.

    I have no doubt that it's a quality piece of kit, but I'm very interested to see how the price stacks up...
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    Power could be free and we still won't be...

    Power could be free and we still won't be competitive when production workers here are earning in a few hours what their Asian counterparts make in a week.
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    Because we have a small population, relatively...

    Because we have a small population, relatively isolated from the rest of the world (and ourselves, given the distances between population centres), with a high cost of living and high wages.

    Mass...
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    Nope. A detailer did once and it looked...

    Nope. A detailer did once and it looked disgusting so I wiped it all off as soon as I got home.

    The windscreen is the only one I'm concerned about, the side and back windows aren't there 95% of...
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    I usually just use a dry microfiber (keep one in...

    I usually just use a dry microfiber (keep one in the car) but after a while a film builds up that won't come off dry.

    I'll try the alcohol
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    Cleaning interior car glass

    What do people use to keep the inside of their windscreen clean?

    I've tried metho, armorall glass wipes, windex and a few other brands of glass cleaner, but they all seem to leave a haze behind...
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    Never used a combo blade in my life. A 300mm...

    Never used a combo blade in my life.

    A 300mm 72T ATB blade (i think the equivalent 250mm is 60T) will do pretty much everything well enough.
    96T will give you an ultra fine finish in timber and...
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    Dimar is good as long as what you're buying is in...

    Dimar is good as long as what you're buying is in stock; if they ever tell you something is special order, don't do it. Had a very disappointing experience that way

    AKE is another of the lesser...
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    I'd just go with the assumption that any piece of...

    I'd just go with the assumption that any piece of furniture large enough to be stood/sat on will be stood/sat on at some point. The weight of the unit alone is probably close to 40 kg by the time you...
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    Just how I was taught to build cabinets, but I...

    Just how I was taught to build cabinets, but I think I read somewhere that screw length should be at least 3 times the thickness of what you're going through.
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    They're both ATB. As to what extras you get...

    They're both ATB.

    As to what extras you get for more money...no idea. Possibly a better grade of carbide, better vibration damping and noise reduction, but you'd need to contact them directly for...
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    It's a thing, whether you'll actually save much...

    It's a thing, whether you'll actually save much money is the real question here.
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    Minimum 50mm

    Minimum 50mm
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    Thanks Rob, at least someone here can explain...

    Thanks Rob, at least someone here can explain themselves
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    Through as in not being held by the headstock? I...

    Through as in not being held by the headstock? I mean, yes that would need a left hand bit, but a bloody long one as well as a sleeve to keep it centred.
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    Because when lathes run normally (headstock on...

    Because when lathes run normally (headstock on the left, spinning towards you), you use right hand drills. Therefore, to use a left hand drill, you must spin the lathe the other way. I'm not sure how...
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    Well if it was running forwards you'd use a right...

    Well if it was running forwards you'd use a right hand drill. Or am I missing something :?
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    Only if your lathe is running backwards...

    Only if your lathe is running backwards...
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    They can be handy for removing screws where the...

    They can be handy for removing screws where the heads have stripped out
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    If you screw from the back, you'd have to pull...

    If you screw from the back, you'd have to pull the screw through it's entire length (minus the thickness of the back) to make it fail. Screwing from the side just needs half the thickness of the back...
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    Video or it doesn't count ;)

    Video or it doesn't count ;)
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    Definitely screw from the back

    Definitely screw from the back
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    You can probably get away with 150mm top and...

    You can probably get away with 150mm top and bottom, but I always like to keep backs solid.
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    I know a guy who's ex-Biesse in Melbourne, now...

    I know a guy who's ex-Biesse in Melbourne, now works for himself, if you get stuck. Dunno what he'd charge you to fly up and inspect it
  26. Thread: 3D Puzzle's

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    The trick is to leave everything attached for as...

    The trick is to leave everything attached for as long as possible; back when I was running a big CNC router I used to cut a full sheet of parts, leaving about 1mm at the bottom of the cut and then go...
  27. Thread: 3D Puzzle's

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    Vacuum can work for small parts, but you have to...

    Vacuum can work for small parts, but you have to zone it properly and be a bit tactical with how you cut
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    $150 is not going to buy you much of anything...

    $150 is not going to buy you much of anything useful, so you might as well go for the cheapest option.

    Good dust extraction is expensive.
  29. Thread: 3D Puzzle's

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    Can't see burn marks so I'm assuming it's a...

    Can't see burn marks so I'm assuming it's a router and not a laser. How did you hold everything down? Vacuum table?
  30. They all go a bit yellow eventually, can't say...

    They all go a bit yellow eventually, can't say I've noticed it much but it's a gradual process so it's hard to tell over a few years. As long as it's kept out of direct sunlight I think it will be...
  31. If you want quick and easy, have a look at...

    If you want quick and easy, have a look at Mirotone Spraylac. I've used it for a few small items and it's got a really nice satin finish, much better than the hardware store spray can stuff.

    3-4...
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    Dry WRC is about 350 kg/m^3 according to the...

    Dry WRC is about 350 kg/m^3 according to the internet; you've got near enough to 0.01 m^3 there, so it should be 3500g which is within 5% of what you've measured. I'd say that's pretty conclusive.
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  33. WANTED:VIC Global Timbers. We used them pretty much...

    Global Timbers. We used them pretty much exclusively for US species at my old work
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    I don't think it's possible without cutting the...

    I don't think it's possible without cutting the panel up and making it again :no:
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    I'm genuinely confused here... How is asking for...

    I'm genuinely confused here... How is asking for evidence to support an accusation the same thing as making an accusation?
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    I don't think it's at all harsh to expect some...

    I don't think it's at all harsh to expect some sort of supporting evidence for the claim that a whole bunch of ethnic groups a) "all want something" and b) "are intent on nearly full control".
    ...
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    Fantastic avoidance of the question Rich, have...

    Fantastic avoidance of the question Rich, have you considered moving into politics? I won't push it any more, it's clear to me that you either can't or won't back up your initial claims with anything...
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    The entire point is that all these groups want to...

    The entire point is that all these groups want to be allowed to "do their thing".

    You haven't offended me, but I'm still waiting to hear what all of these people want that will somehow infringe on...
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    Yes, they all want to not be treated as second...

    Yes, they all want to not be treated as second class citizens by a bunch of bigots.

    What do they all want that bothers you so much? Name one thing for each group you mentioned. I'm also curious as...
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    That's because Easter is calculated on a lunar...

    That's because Easter is calculated on a lunar cycle
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    As Bob says, the room filters are not the best...

    As Bob says, the room filters are not the best way to spend your money, but I can confirm they definitely do help. My old work installed several of them (initially 4 of the ones you show and later...
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    Probably depends on what instrument you want to...

    Probably depends on what instrument you want to make; I don't know much about it, but I do know that selecting good tone-woods for instruments that rely on resonance, like violins and acoustic...
  43. Don't mean to be rude, but, seriously, just...

    Don't mean to be rude, but, seriously, just google "mobile clamp rack" :doh: You'll find more ideas than you know what to do with.
  44. Fair enough. For a few dollars worth of pine I'd...

    Fair enough. For a few dollars worth of pine I'd rather not expose myself to anything I didn't have to, but to each their own :shrug:
  45. Because arsenic is nasty stuff and copper and...

    Because arsenic is nasty stuff and copper and chrome aren't much better
    https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/HealthyLiving/copper-chrome-arsenic-cca-treated-timber
  46. That looks like radiata pine to me, probably...

    That looks like radiata pine to me, probably treated, in which case I'd find the nearest rubbish bin because you don't even want to be handling it, much less making dust out of it.
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    Look for Japanese dovetail chisels and you'll...

    Look for Japanese dovetail chisels and you'll find plenty of options with fine sides. The cheapest I could see locally are here: Dovetail Chisels – Japanese Tools Australia
  48. Pretty much :aro-u:

    Pretty much :aro-u:
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    :whs: You probably won't get a lot, but at...

    :whs:

    You probably won't get a lot, but at least something useful can come from it.
  50. I've been out of the loop for a couple of years,...

    I've been out of the loop for a couple of years, but Plyco and Timberwood Panels were our usual suppliers at my old work.
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