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    There is an endless number of videos on YouTube...

    There is an endless number of videos on YouTube about making your own track saw.
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    Ever heard of a ticking stick?

    YouTube

    Give yourself a ďwhy didnít I think of that momentĒ

    Basically, a way to reproduce complex shapes.

    Cheers
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    Could the solution be more about controlling...

    Could the solution be more about controlling temperature.
    I used to have problems spraying lacquer if the temperature of the wood and the mix were dissimilar, especially if you moved something from...
  4. Thread: Sunflowers

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    Very good. Inever realised sunflowers could be...

    Very good. Inever realised sunflowers could be fragrant.mim pretty sure mine aren’t.
  5. Thread: Coffee table

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    I love your work - and I love how your mind works.

    I love your work - and I love how your mind works.
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    Is it possible to set up so that every time you...

    Is it possible to set up so that every time you use a dust-creating machine you wheel it outside and close the door behind you.

    Perhaps you could also have a little outside bench for using ROS’s...
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    Ok, thanks everybody for the information (except...

    Ok, thanks everybody for the information (except Woodpixel, of course).

    Cheers

    Arron
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    Ok, didn’t notice your reply before my previous...

    Ok, didn’t notice your reply before my previous post. Does the close-up of the device I just posted change anything? And can I categorically tell my sister in law that it has nothing to do with smart...
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    Hereís a close up photo of the device. And...

    Hereís a close up photo of the device.

    And yes, she has off peak meter but oddly no mention of off peak on the bills.
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    Not as easy as it sounds, with a 90 year old...

    Not as easy as it sounds, with a 90 year old paranoid with no English skills and no authority to act on her behalf.
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    Yeah, I retract what I said about it being off....

    Yeah, I retract what I said about it being off. My wife told me it was off and I didn’t check - though I should have considered the source.
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    What is this thing in electricity meter box

    The white device on the left hand side in the photo below appeared suddenly in my mother in lawís electricity meter box. My sister in law thinks itís a smart meter - but Iím not sure.

    Can someone...
  13. Assuming you mean Hafco. I had one of the older...

    Assuming you mean Hafco. I had one of the older ones - the all green ones. I bought it and sold it for about $300. They are good old machines and it gave me zero trouble. Without seeing a picture...
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    That fibre duct stuff is amazing. That I would...

    That fibre duct stuff is amazing. That I would love - with several uses in mind.

    Cheers
    Arron
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    Oops, no It seems when you actually go to buy...

    Oops, no
    It seems when you actually go to buy them no-one has them in stock. I think maybe single-use plastics that are really only good for choking sea turtles are not in the demand they once were....
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    I think thatís the perfect solution. 700mm is...

    I think thatís the perfect solution. 700mm is near enough to 1000.

    Oddly, I googled Ďlong drinking strawsí too, but only came up with Overseas sellers. I guess I did something wrong.

    I also...
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    Yep, I do use baitrunners but I only have small...

    Yep, I do use baitrunners but I only have small models. love them. When I bought my last big reel I was tossing up between a conventional reel and a baitrunner and I stupidly opted for the...
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    A couple of good points raised. Not stainless...

    A couple of good points raised.

    Not stainless steel - too expensive and too heavy. Preferably lightweight, cheap, plastics.
    Yep, maybe I can find something on a roll in the hardware store, and...
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    Yeah, maybe. I expect youíre meaning a...

    Yeah, maybe.

    I expect youíre meaning a handcaster, one of these Jarvis Walker Handcasters - DINGA Online .

    Iíd like to try both and see which one works best.

    Iíve had a lot of experience...
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    please help me with this simple invention

    Not to do with woodwork but Iím posting it here because there are more practical people here then anywhere else I know.

    What I want to make is a tube somewhere about 40 to 70 mm diameter and about...
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    Thanks for the replies guys. As usual, both steel...

    Thanks for the replies guys. As usual, both steel and timber have their advocates and diametrically opposite viewpoints. which seems to be how it is for every choice in building - leaving the poor...
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    Steel house frames, question

    Hi. Iím wondering whether steel or timber house frames would be best for our new house build. Beyond the engineering issues, there are a couple of questions in my mind which I am sure can be easily...
  23. Because they know how much those project homes...

    Because they know how much those project homes really cost, I expect.
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    Should be easy to make your own

    Should be easy to make your own
  25. Anyone taken out landlord insurance recently

    Hi. Itís time to renew the insurance on our investment property.

    Itís just a basic 3 bedroom house in NSW.

    The insurance just gets dearer and dearer.

    Has anyone looked into Landlord...
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    Ok, i’m Leaning towards it not being rubberwood. ...

    Ok, i’m Leaning towards it not being rubberwood.

    Cheers
    Arron
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    I was going off photo 2 in your original post -...

    I was going off photo 2 in your original post - which looks hard boney white, like rubberwood.

    Rubberwood is very really figured though, so maybe not.

    It will be interesting to see after it’s...
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    Colour and lack of feature are good for kauri. My...

    Colour and lack of feature are good for kauri. My thinking is that it was pretty cheap around the time that was made and amateur kiwi woodworkers in the northern half were pretty much fixated on it....
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    Most times i’ve seen screws used in tabletop...

    Most times i’ve seen screws used in tabletop glue-ups it has been of Asian origin - village level stuff. Typical source is Bali, though I did have a bed head made of old-growth teak from India which...
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    Yep, Iím liking your suggestion of just turning a...

    Yep, Iím liking your suggestion of just turning a rebate in the glued-on piece to center a faceplate.

    The paper joint thing is something Iíve seen but never done. Two questions:
    1. Is it robust...
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    How do I mount this on a lathe

    Hi. Occasional woodturner here.

    Iím trying to turn a parallel sided bowl out of this rather large blank.

    Iíve turned the outside and the base. My intention was to leave a shallow tenon on the...
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    Six months on and time for an update. I put in...

    Six months on and time for an update.

    I put in the following bush tucker plants:
    Small leaved tamarind
    Black apple
    Native guava
    2 x midgenberry
    2 x finger limes
    Davidsonís plum
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    Conversion varnish might be best if you can find...

    Conversion varnish might be best if you can find it. CVís are catalysed alkyd varnishes so need some spraying know how. I read that they are the most durable clear coat finish, and suitable inside...
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    We had the same style of door in our last...

    We had the same style of door in our last kitchen. All white 2 pack, high up, on lifters.
    I just cut a piece of mdf to the correct size, then routered out the space for the glass inset, including a...
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    I’ve been using one of these on long ropes around...

    I’ve been using one of these on long ropes around our place for the same job

    New Fast&Easy Survival Chain Saw Hand ChainSaw Camping Tool Pocket EDC Gear Black-in Tent Accessories from Sports &...
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    Just to clarify Titebond Cold press veneer...

    Just to clarify

    Titebond Cold press veneer glue is actually pva, with tint and thickeners added. The thickeners stop it bleeding through and the tint stop it mattering if it does.

    You can...
  37. Thread: More on orchids

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    Hard to tell from the photo, but the potting mix...

    Hard to tell from the photo, but the potting mix looks dark - so Iím guessing itís either bark chunks or one of the commercially available Ďorchid pottingí mixes.

    In either case, you can expect...
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    Isn’t that maple - either Queensland maple or...

    Isn’t that maple - either Queensland maple or perhaps Pacific maple.
  39. Thread: More on orchids

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    More on phalaenopsis

    I mentioned previously that it isnít hard to grow-on phalaenopsis orchids that were bought in full flower, as long as you have a basic understanding of their requirements, but I didnít explain what...
  40. Thread: Glue for shoes

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    Shoe glue

    Is there any reason you wouldnít use Shoe Glue....
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    Kauri and oregan loads of times. Oven cleaner...

    Kauri and oregan loads of times.
    Oven cleaner gets those lumps off. Then rinse with a strong jet of water.

    Iíve read that talcum powder stops the lumps and tracks forming, though Iíve never tried...
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    I think Bohdan is right. I think the blades were...

    I think Bohdan is right. I think the blades were oriented in such a way to make it function as a fan. I hadn’t thought of that so thanks.

    Obviously this is not something generic off the shelf, so...
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    A photo

    Hereís a photo.

    All the spokes have been broken off, so you can see the hub (still on the shaft) and the rim (fallen down, of course).

    The flywheel appears to be aluminium. Itís very soft...
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    Replacing flywheel on compressor

    I had a mishap with my belt-drive compressor and now the flywheel is broken.

    By Ďflywheelí Iím referring to the large (280mm) spoked pulley on the compressor head that the drive belt goes around....
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    Chisels which have no curve and a bevel on only...

    Chisels which have no curve and a bevel on only one side are not much used in carving.

    Flat carving gouges (still called gouges, even though they have no curve) usually have a bevel of equal size...
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    No, not for resale. I have difficulty parting...

    No, not for resale. I have difficulty parting with really nice things.

    I have a limit of about $6 or 7 dollars for a Addis or Taylor tool. I buy them when I see them at that price, but actually...
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    Weird double post deleted

    Weird double post deleted
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    The issue is, I think, that there aren’t many...

    The issue is, I think, that there aren’t many carvers about any more, and the number is declining rapidly every day. I could mention the long time between inspiration and accomplishment and how it...
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    Yep, Elan is on the money. Sounds like heís done...

    Yep, Elan is on the money. Sounds like heís done a few.
    No need for clamps, the cabinet will square itself up as you assemble. The squareness is a product of the design, not a product of forcing it...
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    When I was there a couple of months ago it was...

    When I was there a couple of months ago it was $5.00 per cut - and a very long wait.

    I bought a heap of that okume ply that they sell very cheaply as Ďfurniture gradeí ply. It definitely isnít...
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