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    Is the problem that the jigsaw is not tracking a...

    Is the problem that the jigsaw is not tracking a line on the surface or that you are getting an angled cut from top to bottom? I found the latter is easy to do on thicker stock (40mm+) and I...
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    Thanks J, It's great to hear you are keeping...

    Thanks J,

    It's great to hear you are keeping the traditional methods alive. It would be terrible, but foreseeable, if traditional, time-tested, methods were not approved by the powers that be...
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    Thanks Mick, and thanks again for your advice and...

    Thanks Mick, and thanks again for your advice and havjng me over and letting me turn on your Laguna.

    Thanks for the tip about the safety collar - i'll pick one up.

    In the end the deciding...
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    Woohoo! Sorry, I'm excited and relieved because I...

    Woohoo! Sorry, I'm excited and relieved because I just got my final inspection approval letter for the garage from my surveyor. Even though i'd jumped through all the paperwork hoops from the...
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    Vicmarc - VL200 Swivel Head - so excited!

    Hi guys,

    After keeping an eye out for about 12-18 months I finally bought my first lathe - a Vicmarc VL200 Swivel Head. This was a small batch that Vicmarc produced before going into full scale...
  6. This tool actually looks like it could be handy. ...

    This tool actually looks like it could be handy. The original BCT version is $85- vs $27- for the knock-off. Normally I would be opposed to Chinese clones of tools designed / made originally by...
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    Thanks guys and thanks for the help along the...

    Thanks guys and thanks for the help along the way.

    Oh, I also automated those front doors - works great.

    Cheers, Dom
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    Just thought I'd post some small progress and...

    Just thought I'd post some small progress and shots of the front doors (documented on another thread) to keep this thread more complete.

    Front doors from Accoya Pine. First time making doors and...
  9. I recently renewed my car, home, and contents...

    I recently renewed my car, home, and contents policies. All three went up by 30-35% despite no claims or changes. I can only assume that whoever the primary underwriters for insurance are have...
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    Thanks guys, The side-table looks great Ian...

    Thanks guys,

    The side-table looks great Ian :2tsup:

    Nice stand also Derek.

    Great. Seems like I don't need to worry about the adequacy of a timber stand. Also it seems there's no need to...
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    Thanks guys, John and IanW your benches both...

    Thanks guys,

    John and IanW your benches both look great. It's good to hear that they are performing well. I'd initially planned on a wooden base but did a bit of web-browsing and 1. I couldn't...
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    Wooden Stand for Vicmarc Lathe?

    So i've just bought a Vicmarc lathe (very excited!), a VL200 Swivel Head with bed extension, which was a small-batch prototype run prior to increasing the swing and going into full production with...
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    With regard to sawstop I believe it's a case of...

    With regard to sawstop I believe it's a case of horses for courses - makes sense for some people/situations and not for others. There is no right or wrong and it's good that everyone can make the...
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    Hi Neil, Looks great, excited to see how it...

    Hi Neil,

    Looks great, excited to see how it ends up.

    The first thing that jumped out at me was the lack of infeed/outfeed space/length for the thicknesser and infeed for the planer. I have...
  15. Thread: Good prices?

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    Elan makes a good point, but I suppose it's even...

    Elan makes a good point, but I suppose it's even more complicated than that. The amount of disposable income after basic living expenses would arguably be a more relevant metric. In addition, the...
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    Hi Gary, I'm not sure what their usual process...

    Hi Gary,

    I'm not sure what their usual process is, but I spoke to the salesman and put down a holding deposit as I'm currently overseas and won't be able to collect until I get back, relatively...
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    Sounds like I might give the infeed/outfeed...

    Sounds like I might give the infeed/outfeed tables a miss for now then (benefit atm is a discount and free shipping because it would be sent with the machine - but it's not cheap if they aren't...
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    Thanks again for the feedback and advice. ...

    Thanks again for the feedback and advice.

    Since the decision is now made, the only other query I have is for those with a supermax - is the infeed/outfeed table accessory worthwhile?

    I plan...
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    Thanks guys. Sounds like it will be a useful...

    Thanks guys. Sounds like it will be a useful machine to have. I just placed the deposit on the machine.

    Also, my apologies, when i said double the mass of the Jet I was thinking of the 18-36 not...
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    Drum Sander Supermax 25-50 - Yay? Nay?

    I'm about to put a deposit on a Supermax 25-50 drum sander. Never had or used a drum sander before.

    I'm thinking that I want it to create veneers/veneered panels from highly figured timbers and...
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    Thanks guys, very much appreciate the kind words....

    Thanks guys, very much appreciate the kind words.

    Going on holiday soon but when i'm back its onto the rear bi-fold doors and some interior lining for the garage as well as some structural beams...
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    Thanks mate!

    Thanks mate!
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    One from the front. 459525

    One from the front.

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    Well the windows are in and doors are hung. I...

    Well the windows are in and doors are hung. I ended up trying the PE glazing tape and it's a fail. I'll need to try to fix with silicone around the outside edge - hopefully that works. Either way i...
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    The guys have already answered this question but...

    The guys have already answered this question but i'll chip in anyway :). I had to do a large number of 1.5" mortises up to 160mm deep and 240mm long recently. I used a large Woodowl auger bit to...
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    Thanks mate. Yeah, I have made some timber...

    Thanks mate. Yeah, I have made some timber glazing beads to hold the glass in from behind. The problem is there are so many products out there and it's hard to find one with UV stability, exterior...
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    Thanks mate! Yeah, I got some PE tape,...

    Thanks mate!

    Yeah, I got some PE tape, however it is 1mm thick and because I have a small amount (fractions of a mm) of misalignment between the back faces (where the glass presses against) of a...
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    I'm no carpenter, but I would guess that...

    I'm no carpenter, but I would guess that nail-laminated simply means you nail two studs together - yourself. Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong and there is some sort of specific "nail...
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    I finished the painting today and have brought...

    I finished the painting today and have brought the doors inside the house to fully cure. I've read the paint will take 7 days to fully cure/harden so figure i'll hang them next weekend and then...
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    Thank you. FYI I ended up with approx 3mm of gap...

    Thank you. FYI I ended up with approx 3mm of gap around the doors during the test fit - which i'm happy with.

    Cheers, Dom

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    Thank you. FYI I ended up with approx 3mm...
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    Started on the painting today. Just finished...

    Started on the painting today. Just finished undercoat. Will lay one top coat today and one tomorrow hopefully.

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    Cheers, Dom
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    No, there will be three.

    No, there will be three.
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    So last weekend I primed the tongue and groove...

    So last weekend I primed the tongue and groove boards amd inside the dado's on the rails and stiles, then glued-up the doors. I used draw-bore pegs as well as wedges on the through tenons and it all...
  34. If you are in Melbourne, Just Tools on Clarendon...

    If you are in Melbourne, Just Tools on Clarendon St is probably the cheapest place to buy Bessey clamps and cheaper than this site.

    Cheers,

    Dom
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    Hi Lappa, Yeah I thought the same thing - why...

    Hi Lappa,

    Yeah I thought the same thing - why market it as such a durable timber if a top coat is required to make it so. But worse than that is that this is not communicated well online nor at...
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    Thanks mate, The doors are for a shed/garage...

    Thanks mate,

    The doors are for a shed/garage so hopefully the strap hinges are not too out of place. A small gap is not an issue but hopefully I can get the gaps quite small!

    Maybe I made...
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    Aww man, now I see this! I just paid $500- for...

    Aww man, now I see this! I just paid $500- for one!
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    Thanks Rob. I'll take "probably" haha. It's an...

    Thanks Rob. I'll take "probably" haha. It's an improvement over definitely! I may still add diagonals at the rear if they don't instill confidence once they are hung. I'm hoping between the...
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    Tongue and groove boards cut! Using the #49....

    Tongue and groove boards cut! Using the #49. That was hard work!

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    Also applied a coat of the Teknos 2907 primer to all the parts. I only have about two weeks left...
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    Oh, and here is a little jig I made to make...

    Oh, and here is a little jig I made to make mitring the moulding easier and more accurate. Worked well.

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    Cheers, Dom
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    Some progress. All rail and stile joinery and...

    Some progress. All rail and stile joinery and dado's etc cut.
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    Dry fit the doors yesterday sans tongue and groove infill boards.

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    Well after a lot of ringing around and getting...

    Well after a lot of ringing around and getting nowhere, I finally called Britton Timbers. They had the Teknos primer I needed and hooked me up! They were very helpful and if I had've purchased my...
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    Or better yet a saw and chisel.

    Or better yet a saw and chisel.
  44. I have been getting this as well, and often it...

    I have been getting this as well, and often it creates a double-post when I click leave. Seems to occur predominantly when using my phone.
  45. I think you are about a year too late buddy....

    I think you are about a year too late buddy. Sorry.

    Cheers , Dom
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    So I notice that Vicmarc use 4140 rod on their...

    So I notice that Vicmarc use 4140 rod on their tool rests. Depending on the temper this can range from 13 to high 50's for Rockwell C hardness. Not sure what temper they would use. Does anyone...
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    Thanks Rob and Elan, I'll give some thought to...

    Thanks Rob and Elan,

    I'll give some thought to the ply infill panels vs tongue and groove. I'm semi-committed to the T&G but I know the ply is a good idea for racking strength and sealing out...
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    Thanks guys. I tend to agree that gluing the...

    Thanks guys. I tend to agree that gluing the joints will be the way to go. I also decided to go with the through wedged tenons as well. I will use single not split tenons as I decided they are...
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    Do you think that hide glue would hold up to...

    Do you think that hide glue would hold up to exposure outdoors? I always thought that external use isn't recommended for hide glue?

    Cheers, Dom

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    Do you think that...
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    Hi Paul, Thanks for your input. As with...

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for your input. As with everything I seem to do the doors will be a little Frankensteinesque - driven by preferences of the boss of the house. I don't have a photo of the latest...
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