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  1. Thread: Micro workshop?

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    Peet in canada built a 25' cat in his lounge room...

    Peet in canada built a 25' cat in his lounge room and yet managed to keep the place spotlessly clean!
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    Funny when I listed new posts angry wife and...

    Funny when I listed new posts angry wife and husband in prison came up one after the other...
  3. Have you looked at trade tools direct ? They have...

    Have you looked at trade tools direct ? They have a copy of the drill doctor for about $60 or something.

    I bought a new 6" grinder from them years ago but wouldn't do that again. You can pick up...
  4. Thread: Micro workshop?

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    My current shed is 7.5 by 9 and full to the...

    My current shed is 7.5 by 9 and full to the rafters. I am yet to encounter anyone who complains their shed is too big. Even the chap I went to school with who has/had 4000 sqm undercover and locked....
  5. Thread: Micro workshop?

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    FWIW which isn't much... The era of the giant...

    FWIW which isn't much...

    The era of the giant shed is reasonably recent. When I were a young whipper snipper you'd count yourself dead set lucky to have a single garage. I had a slightly oversized...
  6. Thread: Vegans

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    My response to animal rights activists is to buy...

    My response to animal rights activists is to buy and consume more australian bacon....


    Not that I needed much convincing...
  7. Thread: Thank you Doug

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    Yeah well those in australia have probably seen...

    Yeah well those in australia have probably seen the sportsbet ad having a laugh at them. When it's in an ad it's universally known I'd say...
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    FREE: QLD Bugger I'd have loved that to go with my EB...

    Bugger I'd have loved that to go with my EB jointer thicknesser :D oh well...
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    The picture explains everything except the...

    The picture explains everything except the wording of the ad. It's not 1 wife in 2 passes, it's 800 wives! Seller is in Arncliffe ?
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    Makes me want a 400mm wife. Sanding 800 wives...

    Makes me want a 400mm wife. Sanding 800 wives though in 2 passes now that's efficient...

    I can understand why you'd want to seal the dust port given it's stealing all your dust....
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    Mackay waters are usually pretty flat. I have...

    Mackay waters are usually pretty flat. I have spent some time around, is it Imeo ? beach, and it is spectacularly beautiful. My cousin lives there and I was born in Home Hill.

    I of course would...
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    A.C.T. RouterMaster - Selective Engineering Pty Ltd...

    RouterMaster - Selective Engineering Pty Ltd

    I assume. Routermasters can be upgraded to torque workcenters I think. It would be useful to know what extras come with it. $800 is a middling price...
  13. Thread: Quotable quotes

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    So never argue with a woman then ?

    So never argue with a woman then ?
  14. I am just west of brisbane. My place gets hotter...

    I am just west of brisbane. My place gets hotter than brissy in summer as I'm on the west side of the mountain. A little colder in winter also.

    I put up a thread late last year in the reno section...
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    The forum and video tutorials on autodesk's site...

    The forum and video tutorials on autodesk's site are very good aswell. Better IMO than the youtube stuff but YMMV.
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    Fusion 360 works like other mechanical 3D...

    Fusion 360 works like other mechanical 3D modelling programs. Once you learn it you will be able to pick up NX, invetor, solidworks etc quickly. It does routine things like your project well. I could...
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    I use social fixer, similar idea. I tried several...

    I use social fixer, similar idea. I tried several when I was put on to them but SF seems to work better for me.

    It's easy enough to say get off facebook but truth is it's a great tool if you use...
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    I thought I saw 16mm mdf when I was hunting for...

    I thought I saw 16mm mdf when I was hunting for "cover sheets" which are mdf and chipboard sheets used to protect deliveries to kitchen makers. Here in brisbane you can get full sheets for as little...
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    Be patient. Everyone's experience is different...

    Be patient. Everyone's experience is different and I assume they have told you that. 3 years on and I'm still improving. Things were a bit of a mess for the first 3 months.

    Now on my second major...
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    N.S.W. Oh well nothing like a bump to get things moving....

    Oh well nothing like a bump to get things moving. If Repete backs out I'll take the 6, just need bank details and post to brisbane...
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    N.S.W. I can't believe you've had no replies ? How...

    I can't believe you've had no replies ?

    How much smaller is a 6 than a 7 ? I've always wanted a 7 but at that price maybe a 6 will do ?
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    I'm surprised to see you type that given your...

    I'm surprised to see you type that given your previous stance on workshop safety.

    Yep I've been using the sides of wheels for decades, but it's always warned against because if they do come apart...
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    Put a nominal price on it. My neighbour does this...

    Put a nominal price on it. My neighbour does this occasionally and found the same as you. Some people will take anything if it's free. As soon as it's $5 the inquiries drop away.

    We have a box of...
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    I have an incra, no miracles required....

    I have an incra, no miracles required....
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    I bought one of those old ozito slow waterwheels...

    I bought one of those old ozito slow waterwheels the other day for $20 on gumtree not because I'm concerned about heat but because I want to use the side of the 40 grit 8"x40mm wheel. At 120 rpm if...
  26. Thread: Quotable quotes

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    The rest of them have to pee on the electric...

    The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence

    One slash and you're ash....
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    What they said. The temper problem is for other...

    What they said. The temper problem is for other tool steels, like hardened carbon steel. There is a lot of misinformation on the web. Remember anyone can put up a youtube video or a web page and...
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    I have the opposite problem, she keeps...

    I have the opposite problem, she keeps encouraging me to buy stuff. I bought a motorbike 10 years ago I've ridden about twice. That it has doubled in value is moot....
  29. Thread: Husband's call:

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    An oldie but a goodie...

    An oldie but a goodie...
  30. FWIW I've got an electra beckum. I believe some...

    FWIW I've got an electra beckum. I believe some of the other 10" combos are copies of this design. I love mine and it takes minutes to switch.

    Problems:

    Setting the knives properly after...
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    I have 2 questions. I don't want to take this...

    I have 2 questions. I don't want to take this thread away from the OP so if this is inappropriate so be it but I'll ask...

    Is splitting logs feasible ? I've never tried but given slabbing seems to...
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    You could "dip your toe" with a hoinkin big...

    You could "dip your toe" with a hoinkin big chinese saw, long bar and chain and a basic guide off ebay, see if it suits, get this job done, then upgrade later if you want to...

    chainsaw 92cc |...
  33. Thread: Whats the best

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    Fusion 360 is free for non profits startups and...

    Fusion 360 is free for non profits startups and students. I thought sketchup was also.

    I have not used sketchup. I tried it once a long time ago but it was so alien to me I gave up. I worked as a...
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    After reading this yesterday I ended up spending...

    After reading this yesterday I ended up spending hours looking at this bloke's videos. I don't always agree with him but it's interesting stuff..

    YouTube
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    I agree with you, of course, but what really p's...

    I agree with you, of course, but what really p's me off about those laws is how ambiguous they are regarding pulling over.

    If I get an sms and I think it might be important I pull over, put the...
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    That's the one I linked to above. Personally I...

    That's the one I linked to above. Personally I wouldn't build that, but it does illustrate how to make a bench out of mdf ply or other sheets goods that you can source cheaply.

    If I had your...
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    I can't comment on their customer service because...

    I can't comment on their customer service because the only thing that ever goes wrong with my pocket hole jig is it keeps running out of screws.

    It isn't fine joinery but gee when you just want to...
  38. Thread: Beer, what beer

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    I got online in 1990. (dons reading glasses, sits...

    I got online in 1990. (dons reading glasses, sits back into recliner) In the old days there was a thing called usenet news. It was a development of the old bulletin boards.

    One group was...
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    This page shows how to build up mortice and...

    This page shows how to build up mortice and tenons by gluing sheet goods together

    https://www.paoson.com/en/blog/cutting-station-plywood-workbench-n118

    Don't waster your money buying their...
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    Pretty but a lot of work, requires precision to...

    Pretty but a lot of work, requires precision to look pretty and those vices aren't cheap. I do like the knockdown option though...

    Leg vices are all the rage atm but how useful it is depends on...
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    I'm going to throw a spanner in the works here. ...

    I'm going to throw a spanner in the works here.

    First please consider the comments above. Don't build that bench and don't spend big money on timber.

    If you are just starting you haven't found...
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    Just a note on mdf/chipboard. If you are making...

    Just a note on mdf/chipboard. If you are making jigs check gumtree for "cover sheets". Here is brissy they can be had for $5-$10 per full sheet. That's about as cheap as material gets and for...
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    Thank you for the reply. They are even dearer...

    Thank you for the reply.

    They are even dearer than the others I contacted. I'm going to have to go pvc foam, which I can get for less than half the price of strip planking.

    Worth a try I...
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    Pawlonia sources pref south east queensland

    Hi all,

    I am thinking of doing a strip plank hull and wonder if anyone knows of cheap sources of WRC or pawlonia preferably in south east Queensland. I know it's a lot cheaper if you make strips...
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    You dodged a bullet there. I have always...

    You dodged a bullet there. I have always regretted it, worst paid trade there is. I wish I'd become a plumber. As it was I left as soon as I had my licence. I started engineering nights in second...
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    I did an apprenticeship as a mechanic. I remember...

    I did an apprenticeship as a mechanic. I remember so many people thinking it was all so easy because they changed their own oil and replaced the odd bit. Believe it or not that 4 years of my life...
  47. I have not used sketchup. I used to work as a...

    I have not used sketchup. I used to work as a design draftsman on 3d modeling. Fusion is an ok package and given they are making it free for non professional users it is a good option. Their website...
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    If there are woodsmith mags among them and you...

    If there are woodsmith mags among them and you get to the point of chucking them I may buy a few. Better than them being binned.

    I actually bought woodsmith the other day after this thread. Only...
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    Thank you for the suggestion. As far as I can...

    Thank you for the suggestion.

    As far as I can see they use your home wifi network for notifications/remote monitoring. I don't have a permanent wifi or nbn network, that is my problem. If I did I...
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    Thank you very much for the replies. 30 years...

    Thank you very much for the replies.

    30 years ago I would have said those rasberry pi's look like great fun but at my age I have neither the eyesight, the patience nor the clarity of thought to...
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