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    So today I finished dressing the timber and made...

    So today I finished dressing the timber and made the templates for the arms and sides. The stack is noticeably diminished.
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    Project - Adirondack chair

    Last summer I decided that I needed a deck chair for our coastal property and sought the collective wisdom of the forum. The pretty much unanimous opinion was an adirondack chair. After looking at...
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    FREE: VIC Will do

    Will do
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    FREE: VIC Hi Andrew, yes they are still available. If you...

    Hi
    Andrew, yes they are still available. If you want to collect from Williamstown I won't have them here until the week starting the 26th.
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    VICTORIA OK Tony, I will take it. I will PM you about...

    OK Tony, I will take it.
    I will PM you about collection.
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    FREE: VIC 2 vices, 10" Globe and 9" Dawn

    Doing some tidying and realistically I will not be doing anything with these.
    The Globe 10" needs cleaning and lubricating to get it working smoothly. The QR lever is missing plus the shaft is...
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    VICTORIA Hi Tony, that makes it a bit problematic. I will...

    Hi Tony, that makes it a bit problematic. I will take it if you will accept $300. I am not overly interested in the mouldings if that makes it any easier for you.
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    VICTORIA Does it come with the side table?

    Does it come with the side table?
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    UK benchtop thicknesser equivalents

    My UK-based son is looking at buying a benchtop thicknesser and has asked me for guidance. I am well aware of the DeWalt range as well as Carbatec and Sherwood. The last 2 are Australian brands and I...
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    Tomarto Keep your eyes ready ready for a Sydney...

    Tomarto
    Keep your eyes ready ready for a Sydney bridge that Scomo will be selling in the market section
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    VICTORIA Pictures? Brand?

    Pictures? Brand?
  12. Laser distance measurers - thoughts please

    Today I had a heating company in to quote on hydronic heating. The guy used a Dewalt laser distance measurer to get the room sizes. I was very impressed with how quick and easy it seemed. Which of...
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    Bernmc is spot on. Last year when I purchased my...

    Bernmc is spot on. Last year when I purchased my Mafell jigsaw from Axminster I did not have to pay another dollar over and above what they charged me.
  14. Who said romance was dead?

    Who said romance was dead?
  15. My experience is that you need a heater that will...

    My experience is that you need a heater that will burn through the night. When I purchased a new heater from Pivot over 10 years ago most manufacturers were claiming an 8 hour burn time, I opted for...
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    Thanks FF. I used treated pine joists and as per...

    Thanks FF. I used treated pine joists and as per a suggestion to this thread used G-tape which seems to be much the same as Protectadeck. I went with merbau decking which certainly costs...
  17. +1 for Nifty's suggestion, a log splitter is the...

    +1 for Nifty's suggestion, a log splitter is the bees knees. You will find that you will go through a lot of wood to keep you warm over winter living there full time and the cost of buying in split...
  18. SWAP ANYWHERE: Mike, I don't want your items but might be able...

    Mike, I don't want your items but might be able to help you with some Huon Pine if you are happy to laminate and have a bit of room with your measurements. As per pictures, 3 pieces but only 115mm...
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. So much for my memory, sorry Lyle but 3 x Eclipse...

    So much for my memory, sorry Lyle but 3 x Eclipse 77's and an Atlas.
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    Lovely work Ian. Pretty much exactly how I would...

    Lovely work Ian. Pretty much exactly how I would have done it.... Hey, what's that burning smell? Woops, my pants are on fire!
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    SOLD: No problems Chief, I fully understand.

    No problems Chief, I fully understand.
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    SOLD: If you will accept $110 posted I will take it.

    If you will accept $110 posted I will take it.
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. I have half a dozen or so saw sets some of which...

    I have half a dozen or so saw sets some of which I know are Eclipse. I will have a look this weekend when I am down at my workshop. Are they readily identifiable?
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    Thanks Bob, no question that issues are not meter...

    Thanks Bob, no question that issues are not meter related but understanding what you are testing. So as an example my trailer lights aren't working so I should be able to test that power is...
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    On the subject of multimeters is there a guide...

    On the subject of multimeters is there a guide for multimeters for dummies? I have seen and read of the multitude of things that the tool can do but my problem is that I rarely use one and am...
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    Thanks for the advice Ray. I was already thinking...

    Thanks for the advice Ray. I was already thinking about using the 75mm on the joists to get the overhang as you suggested. My bearers are 90mm (2x45mm laminated) so I was thinking of overlapping the...
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    Thanks Camelot, I did some googling and it seems...

    Thanks Camelot, I did some googling and it seems to be a good idea for the damp Otways environment. One question that I didn't find an answer to though is can you use it on damp timber? The framing...
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    Thanks Bernmc, I checked out their prices and now...

    Thanks Bernmc, I checked out their prices and now understand your comment. :oo:
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    Thanks all for your input. A resounding victory...

    Thanks all for your input. A resounding victory for screws. I will go with the Torx head variety based on recent experience with posi drive screws. There was no problem with the screws but they...
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    Decking - nails or screws?

    I am in the process of rebuilding a section of decking that was poorly built in the first instance, so new posts, bearers and joists. All the timber is treated pine as will be the decking. Being in...
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    Paul, you are most probably correct, much like...

    Paul, you are most probably correct, much like the roves that shipwrights used to secure planking.
    I will have a closer look this weekend.
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    James Howarth draw knife

    I decided that it was about time to tidy up my grandfather's draw knife. It is stamped James Howarth Sheffield and from a Google search would seem to be a 10" cast steel carpenters drawing knife...
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    Great news Log Dog, as I said it certainly beats...

    Great news Log Dog, as I said it certainly beats the alternative!
    Have you got your pillow?:D
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    Hi Log Dog, I had open heart surgery to repair a...

    Hi Log Dog, I had open heart surgery to repair a leaking valve 6 years ago. There was no apprehension on my part as quite frankly I was struggling in just getting around and anything has to be better...
  36. Logan Graphic Products who make matt board...

    Logan Graphic Products who make matt board cutters have an app that may be of use.
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    It's all Bernmc's fault! At least that is what I...

    It's all Bernmc's fault! At least that is what I told my wife :D
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    Quite possibly. There is minimal adjustment...

    Quite possibly. There is minimal adjustment between locked and not, certainly on mine.
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    Well, so much for my memory. The locking knob is...

    Well, so much for my memory.
    The locking knob is at the rear and the height adjuster at the front. The locking knob is right hand thread as mentioned so if you grip the front knob and turn the...
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    Jack is correct with his analysis. I am not near...

    Jack is correct with his analysis. I am not near my C26 today but I would have thought that it was a right hand thread and thus turn anti-clockwise to break the bind. I will check tomorrow if it...
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    Rob, if you are going to be in Melbourne in the...

    Rob, if you are going to be in Melbourne in the next fortnight you are welcome to give my machine a test run. I fly out to the UK on the 28th for 6 weeks so won't be around for a while.
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    Some things are best left unsaid!:D

    Some things are best left unsaid!:D
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    The Cunex blades are seriously expensive but they...

    The Cunex blades are seriously expensive but they are a serious blade.
    Try Dictum in Germany, better prices (not sure about freight costs) and the full range. The non-Cunex blades seem to be around...
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    Further to Bermc's reply. I had been intrigued by...

    Further to Bermc's reply. I had been intrigued by the Mafell from a few years ago based on reports on how good they are. Following a thread from late last year and with Bermc's ringing endorsement I...
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    VICTORIA Aldi 230mm diamond blades

    For some reason my late uncle, an Aldi tragic, purchased these blades. He never worked with concrete nor did he own a 230mm tool! But hey, a bargain is a bargain.
    So not surprisingly never used or...
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    VICTORIA Steel cut-off wheels - 230mm

    More surplus to requirements! 230mm cut-off wheels never used.
    Flexovit - 1
    Pferd - 3
    Carborundum - 9

    230mm grinding wheel, Flexovit never used.
    The lot $35 pickup Williamstown....
  47. Not sure if this helps, I have 2 spoke shaves, a...

    Not sure if this helps, I have 2 spoke shaves, a No. 51 but no brand and another totally unbranded. Both have a 3/16 28tpi in them.
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    VICTORIA 5" Joplin engineers vice

    Surplus to requirements.
    Joplin 5" engineers vice, made in Australia. Works smoothly.
    Pickup only Williamstown or Lavers Hill area. $40
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    You and probably every other Festool track user....

    You and probably every other Festool track user.
    I do recall reading a post from some time ago that the Makita splinter strips will do the trick on Festool tracks at a considerably cheaper price...
  50. FREE: VIC The grinder works. The chain block worked but...

    The grinder works. The chain block worked but with no interest it went to Simsmetal
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