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    Nice one :2tsup: Looks a lot like Brushbox to...

    Nice one :2tsup:

    Looks a lot like Brushbox to me
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    I think I found it Slatwall Panels & Fittings |...

    I think I found it Slatwall Panels & Fittings | Slatwalls Built in Perth & Adelaide | ADP Store
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    Still interested and $20 is more than reasonable...

    Still interested and $20 is more than reasonable (plus whatever it costs to post it)
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    I don't like your chances with an ezi-out; after...

    I don't like your chances with an ezi-out; after so many years, the timber will have shrunk around the screw and locked it in with pressure and rust.

    I've had good results using a plug cutter to...
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    :wts:

    :wts:
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    It almost looks too plain for Kauri. I haven't...

    It almost looks too plain for Kauri. I haven't worked with it a lot, but I seem to remember the growth rings being a bit more visible on the face
  7. Given that the standard drill depth for most...

    Given that the standard drill depth for most System 32 hardware is around 13mm, there's not going to be a lot left of your 16mm board once you rout a groove. You would also either need to find self...
  8. Thread: Covid 19

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    Well, at least now we know how you got your...

    Well, at least now we know how you got your username :p
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    Well then you're really not gonna like me when I...

    Well then you're really not gonna like me when I tell you that I couldn't give a rat's about the footy... :p
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    So be it. As far as I'm concerned, Vegemite is...

    So be it. As far as I'm concerned, Vegemite is not food :no:
  11. Get the truck. It's under $100 for a day, it...

    Get the truck. It's under $100 for a day, it guarantees you won't get stuck on a ute and there's no risk of dropping anything (not to mention injuring yourself).
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    Possibly too late now, but you could still use...

    Possibly too late now, but you could still use the same groove method if you make your grooves narrower than the thickness of the board and cut matching rebates on the edges of the board so it still...
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    Countersink a bolt through a bit of ply the same...

    Countersink a bolt through a bit of ply the same size as, or a bit bigger than, the mounting plate, screw the castors to the ply blocks, now you have single bolt mount castors.
  14. Don't go too close to the tooth thickness or you...

    Don't go too close to the tooth thickness or you might find it binds too easily. I believe the riving knife on the panel saw at my old work was 2.5mm thick for a standard 2.2/3.2mm body/kerf blade.
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    I think it was 60 grit for roughing and 100 or...

    I think it was 60 grit for roughing and 100 or 120 for finishing (been a while since I last did it), but I'd recommend you talk to whoever supplies your wheels as they should be better able to give...
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    FYI, the instruction manual is available here if...

    FYI, the instruction manual is available here if you don't already have one https://www.wadkin.com/archive%20pdfs/Wadkin%20NX%20Grinder%20Manual%20Parts%20List.pdf

    I'm not familiar with the Wadkin...
  17. Not in 'murica (aka Freedom Land). Ain't nobody...

    Not in 'murica (aka Freedom Land). Ain't nobody gonna tell me how to be safe.
  18. Probably not all that different, just sterile...

    Probably not all that different, just sterile with an expiry date and a price tag 5 times the size :p
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    I sure hope that was tongue-in-cheek, because an...

    I sure hope that was tongue-in-cheek, because an extinction at the very bottom of the food chain like that would probably cause the extinction of more species (either directly or indirectly) than...
  20. One of the main reasons I don't watch woodworking...

    One of the main reasons I don't watch woodworking videos on youtube. That and saws without riving knives.
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    You can use a regular hole saw with the pilot...

    You can use a regular hole saw with the pilot removed, but drill a bit of scrap with the hole saw normally first and clamp it to your work as a guide to make sure the pilotless hole saw starts and...
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    Yeah, definitely no silky oak there. I agree with...

    Yeah, definitely no silky oak there. I agree with rubberwood for the table, it's a very commonly used timber in SE Asia for the big furniture chains
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    MDF edges will act like a sponge, you might want...

    MDF edges will act like a sponge, you might want to try a double layer of primer just to be sure
  24. If anyone is looking for bandaids that don't fall...

    If anyone is looking for bandaids that don't fall off at the slightest hint of water or (some) solvents, try First Aider's Choice; they use the off-white glue like gaffer tape, as opposed to the...
  25. HELP Did you sand to a different grit on the top? That...

    Did you sand to a different grit on the top? That might affect how the oil is absorbed.
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    Glue is 100% unnecessary, 50mm screws is all you...

    Glue is 100% unnecessary, 50mm screws is all you need.
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    Technically, neither. Tungsten carbide is a...

    Technically, neither.

    Tungsten carbide is a compound of tungsten and carbon, much like silicon carbide or aluminium oxide or regular table salt (sodium chloride), and it's sintered with a cobalt...
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    Router bits and saw tips are tungsten carbide.

    Router bits and saw tips are tungsten carbide.
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    Not sure I agree with that assessment; I had one...

    Not sure I agree with that assessment; I had one as well, which I sold not too long ago, and I could see a fine line of something in the join.
    I can't seem to find my pics, but Peter McBride has...
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    Their laminated blades weren't HSS, just a high...

    Their laminated blades weren't HSS, just a high carbon steel with some extra alloying elements Stanley Laminated Blades – Swedish Iron – galootopia. I know that sounds like HSS, but proper HSS has a...
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    If you're making, could I put my hand up for a...

    If you're making, could I put my hand up for a 150mm BMH as well?
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    What age are we talking? Teenagers might fit a...

    What age are we talking? Teenagers might fit a standard small mask like these 3M Reusable Respirators for Safety | 3M United States, but I think your chances of finding anything reusable for young...
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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...
  34. 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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