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    It's been like that for a long time. Everybody is...

    It's been like that for a long time. Everybody is in debt, but who are they in debt to? The Labor Party are especially good at getting Australia in to debt.
  2. G'day Siggy. I'm one who prefers the older...

    G'day Siggy. I'm one who prefers the older machines, especially when it comes to buzzers and thicknessers. Where I did my apprenticeship had a buzzer made by the Bendigo Ordinance Factory, I've no...
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    They would have been satellites. Quite easy to...

    They would have been satellites. Quite easy to spot any time of the night once you know what to look for.
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    I was getting similar marks in old pine...

    I was getting similar marks in old pine floorboard after thicknessing. I think you're right about chips getting caught and creating the marks, so make sure you hook up a dust extractor and it's...
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    I personally have a bandsaw instead of a table...

    I personally have a bandsaw instead of a table saw, same as the reasons above and to optimise a table saw, you need quite a bit of space around it. Aluminium straight edges paired with a couple of...
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    I can't really comment on lighting, but lined and...

    I can't really comment on lighting, but lined and white painted walls and ceilings help bounce light around better, improving whatever light is available. I'd suggest contacting your preferred...
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    Good work. Very nicely laid out.

    Good work. Very nicely laid out.
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    Thanks for the feedback and the tip. I'll check...

    Thanks for the feedback and the tip. I'll check out the gearbox first before ordering parts.

    Nah, no abuse from me. I work to a machines limitations, though it has been used in a more commercial...
  9. Thread: Grinders

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    Personally I have a Tormek and wouldn't advise...

    Personally I have a Tormek and wouldn't advise otherwise. Yes they are more expensive but the quality between their jigs and others is undebatable (if that's a word, if not let's make it one).
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    Purchasing spare parts for my Thicknessor

    Hi all, I've got an old Ryobi Thicknessor AP13AK (a blue and silver one, before they turned to green), that I purchased 2nd hand a few years ago for $150.

    It's been a reasonable machine for what...
  11. WANTED:VIC Head to your nearest Bowens. They should be able...

    Head to your nearest Bowens. They should be able to source it for you. I used to work at their Shepparton store and I'm sure I delivered something like that at one point or another.
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    I use a cheap 6mm chisel to dig a hole around it...

    I use a cheap 6mm chisel to dig a hole around it then use some pliers to pull it out. After working in a timber salvage yard, it was the best method I found. Good luck with it all.
  13. I've got a few. Completely unsure of dates/issues...

    I've got a few. Completely unsure of dates/issues as I bought them in a box with other woodwork magazines a while ago and slowly working my way through the stack. Is there any in particular you're...
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    Clever work Mark. Hope they do what you need from...

    Clever work Mark. Hope they do what you need from them.
  15. Thread: Covid 19

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    I did laugh when I saw in the list of threads...

    I did laugh when I saw in the list of threads "Covid 19 started by China"
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    I work from home around my sons' school and...

    I work from home around my sons' school and childcare hours. So this self isolation isn't a big setback for me as being in rural Victoria I order most of my hardware online and had timber dropped off...
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    T&WWW Show is on 14-16 August, they've changed it...

    T&WWW Show is on 14-16 August, they've changed it up since I was last there 2 yrs ago but I've read positive reviews. There tends to be plenty of show specials. I'd suggest do your research...
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    If only I had the money...

    If only I had the money...
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    Thankyou. The ones from Timberbits are what I'm...

    Thankyou. The ones from Timberbits are what I'm after.
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    Mechanical pencil kits

    Hi all, after a lot of turning pens, I've had a request for some mechanical pencils but struggling to find kits.

    Does anyone know if and where they're available in Australia?
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    Looks like red ironbark to me.

    Looks like red ironbark to me.
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    I think it shows where the problem is with...

    I think it shows where the problem is with globalisation.
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    My parents have already been affected. Tried to...

    My parents have already been affected. Tried to have a replacement air conditioner ordered for their caravan and no go. No indication of when it'll be available either.
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    Dry newspaper.

    Dry newspaper.
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    I finished yesterday 'The View from Connor's...

    I finished yesterday 'The View from Connor's Hill' by Barry Heard which is a good read.
    And started 'Great Convict Escapes' by Warwick Hirst.
    I'm really getting into Australian history this year....
  26. Thread: drilling holes

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    Same as Brad, I use a drill press. Mine is...

    Same as Brad, I use a drill press. Mine is Sherwood, not sure on model number but it's the biggest bench model without all the computer stuff.

    You could start the hole with your drill press then...
  27. Thread: Skin Cancers

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    Head to your GP. They'll be able to point you in...

    Head to your GP. They'll be able to point you in the right direction. Getting it removed for a biopsy shouldn't be to intrusive.
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    They're a good forklift, a former employer had...

    They're a good forklift, a former employer had the same, but bigger models, on lease and they never missed a beat. Like anything mechanical, keep on top of the maintenance and it won't let you down....
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    Rather than having the top rail between the two...

    Rather than having the top rail between the two legs, run it on top of your A-frames that measures about 1 metre so they reach from side to side without really being seen. Screw down through the rail...
  30. FrameCo - Is it still operational? and trustworthy?

    Hi all,

    my wife has started pyrography work and wants me to do some frames for her artwork. I'll also probably advertise picture framing as part of my business once I'm confident with my work....
  31. As mentioned above, a table saw fitted eith a...

    As mentioned above, a table saw fitted eith a scribe saw is best, and used in commercial shops with a proper blade, Leuca blades are the ones used where I did my apprenticeship. Also using a zero...
  32. Thread: Advice on Hinges

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    What are the boxes being used for? I get the...

    What are the boxes being used for? I get the feeling the lid needs to be right out of the way, if that's the case, maybe it's better using clips to hold the lid on and can remove the lid as needed.
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    Makita 5007NK will do it. You'll just need a good...

    Makita 5007NK will do it. You'll just need a good straight edge and make test cuts to get the angle 100% accurate.
  34. Purchase the best you can afford. I would stay...

    Purchase the best you can afford. I would stay away from that Makita saw seeing the reviews and from personal use of one, though that may have been due to the owner and how he treated it and all his...
  35. Thread: round table

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    Very nice work. It's always nice getting those...

    Very nice work. It's always nice getting those free bits and pieces that inspire a new build.
  36. Thread: Plastic bags

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    Where did you get those drums Derek?

    Where did you get those drums Derek?
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    Orraloon, yep that's them. I also forgot to add,...

    Orraloon, yep that's them. I also forgot to add, use biscuits in the join to help with alignment.
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    Benchtop connectors with glue. Leave them in, can...

    Benchtop connectors with glue. Leave them in, can be installed onsite making it easier to transport. It's what cabinetmakers use all the time.
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    Valid point. Maybe whoever laid the floor took...

    Valid point. Maybe whoever laid the floor took the (long) time to colour match.
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    It looks like spotted gum to me.

    It looks like spotted gum to me.
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    My sister in law put them into a house she built...

    My sister in law put them into a house she built a few years ago. They were darker than in your pic. Practicalities of tiles with timber look. Apart from the grout lines, I think they look better...
  42. Thread: WoodAndMadness

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    Good luck Damien and wife. I took the plunge...

    Good luck Damien and wife. I took the plunge myself in starting up my own furniture making business a few months ago. It's been tough but worth it. I wish you guys all the beat.
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    I'd contact Powercor or a local electrician and...

    I'd contact Powercor or a local electrician and find out for sure.
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    I think I sampled that stuff a few years ago. I...

    I think I sampled that stuff a few years ago. I no longer work there so can't check. It sprayed well but turned red gum purple... Also, no good in wet areas, i.e. kitchens, bathrooms etc.
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    VICTORIA I'll be heading that way at Christmas time. If...

    I'll be heading that way at Christmas time. If they're still available then, I'll grab them, if somebody gets them before me well it's my loss really.
  46. Thankyou Bauldy for your feedback, appreciate it....

    Thankyou Bauldy for your feedback, appreciate it. I have just contacted Carrolls to find out more info on their pyrography machine and tools.
  47. Looking for advice and reviews on pyrography

    Hi all, my wife has recently decided she wants to start doing pyrography in her spare time. She's very talented at drawing and after doing a little bit of research after discovering pyrography, has...
  48. Thread: looking looking

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    BCF has them. Atleast they did when I worked...

    BCF has them. Atleast they did when I worked there 10 years ago.
  49. As mentioned above, you need a sill. Or large...

    As mentioned above, you need a sill. Or large undercover area. Either way, not a small/quick fix.
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    My first thought is you should be building the...

    My first thought is you should be building the shed in my yard, not yours.

    Other than that you've limited the lengths you can cut on the SCMS, might not be an issue for you but always something...
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