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    British Paints stain vs Wattyl Traditional

    Nearly running out of my Wattyl Traditional Golden Oak stain, I went to Bunnings to get another tin only to find they no longer stock Wattyl, only McFeasts. And that the little tins are $30 or...
  2. I ended up calling their Tech support, and they...

    I ended up calling their Tech support, and they tracked down and sent me the SDS.

    So it looks like this reducer is made up of diacetone alcohol and "aromatic solvent 100" plus a tiny whiff of...
  3. Wattyl Traditional Stain Reducer substitute?

    I have some Wattle "Traditional Stain Reducer" and I'm wondering does anyone know what it is? My guess is that it is pretty much ordinary thinners like T20, which can be bought in 4 litre containers...
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    But it does work well.

    But it does work well.
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    Yes I was well aware of this war over...

    Yes I was well aware of this war over nomenclature, and there doesn't seem to me to be any set agreement on what each of these variations should be called. It is also why I gave a descriptive of the...
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    New Toy - Hafco helical thicknesser

    Bit the bullet last week, and put my money down on a new thicknesser from Hare & Forbes / MachineryHouse, the Hafco T-13S, for $649, plus another $43 for freight to Adelaide. Separately I bought a...
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    I buy from Aliexpress on a regular basis, usually...

    I buy from Aliexpress on a regular basis, usually inks for my Epson printer, paying usually around $11 for a full set, delivered, and they work fine. I bother because I have found so often that...
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    Have you ever seen these on Aliexpress? I've had...

    Have you ever seen these on Aliexpress? I've had a good search but could not find any the same.
    As always with Aliexpress, it's all in the search terms, so if you've seen these, I'm keen to hear.
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    WOW!!! Well I guess the silver lining is that...

    WOW!!!
    Well I guess the silver lining is that you now have one set with nice new blade edges!!! :U
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    Yes makes good sense. I can see that the flat...

    Yes makes good sense. I can see that the flat back would ensure the blades aligned correctly.
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    Some excellent advice here as usual. I followed...

    Some excellent advice here as usual.
    I followed up a suggestion to look on Ebay for cutters, and came up with this curious entry:-...
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    I'm uncertain which is which, but this T-13S...

    I'm uncertain which is which, but this T-13S places its cutters in straight rows, 4 to row, with each following row offset a little. The spinning head is definitely not spiral in shape, just the...
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    Carbides for Hafco Thicknesser worth it

    I'm contemplating a Hafco T-13s thicknesser which has the helical cutter with 26 cutting blades distributed around the cylinder. Lots of Youtube reviews, all quite positive.

    Standard it comes...
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    hehehe! As a teenager I rebuilt the engine in my...

    hehehe!
    As a teenager I rebuilt the engine in my Cortina and had a number of bolts left over - never did miss them though!

    Guess I'll just have to bite the bullet and be very methodical. One of...
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    Thicknesser bearings

    I've got one of those 300mm thicknessers that all seem to come from the same factory in China, in my case labelled Ryobi, and the bearings are starting to screech.

    Anyone ever done a replacement...
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    Crikey! 1200 views and almost no comments either...

    Crikey! 1200 views and almost no comments either for or against. I guess it was a little too 'out there' with mixing the white and the purple and the baltic pine together, but hey, it was an...
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    My printer stand project

    After our printer vibrated its way off the stool it was 'temporarily' sitting on, breaking a number of its plastic extremities, I was motivated to say enough was enough and that I should do something...
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    What I used those blades for....

    As requested, some pics of my woodwork project that has kept me busy on an off for the past 2 weeks, in a cold shed high up in the Adelaide Hills amongst the mist wind and rain.
    I've hoarded bits of...
  19. Thread: Blades

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    Will do!

    Will do!
  20. Thread: Blades

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    Thanks for that - I was only looking at Ebay as I...

    Thanks for that - I was only looking at Ebay as I didn't know where else to look. And you're quite right, the price is excellent, and will do as you suggest and get a few types.
    My machine is only...
  21. Thread: Blades

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    Blades

    Given that most blades are made in China anyway, has anyone had any success with those on Ebay? I'm using Ryobi blades at present.

    As a newby, I saw some 'spiral' blades, and wonder what they...
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    Even when it will be in the house permanently?...

    Even when it will be in the house permanently?
    I've just been googling automotive clear coats that look to be acrylic, around $21 for a spray can - is this the kind of thing you mean?
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    Thanks - I did just that! Much the wiser now....

    Thanks - I did just that! Much the wiser now.
    So a clear finish over the purple is okay? Doesn't leach or bleed in any peculiar way?
    I was only planning to use estapol gloss.
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    Timber turns purple!

    I got roped into clearing out a hoarders house a few years ago, and one of the things he liked collecting was rare and exotic hardwoods. I ended up coming home with a car and boot full of short...
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    https://www.woodworkforums.com/images/misc/quote_ic...

    https://www.woodworkforums.com/images/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by Chris Parks https://www.woodworkforums.com/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png
    Its a piece of aluminium, what could go...
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    I just measured my router and its 150mm diameter,...

    I just measured my router and its 150mm diameter, way too big for these 120mm wide mounting plates, so all a moot point in retrospect. As mentioned above, these must be for trimmers only, so I'll...
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    I asked a clear question for someone with...

    I asked a clear question for someone with experience with the example I presented. What I got was an uncalled for narky answer that didn't answer the query. Would have been better to not say...
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    I really looked around for blades and couldn't...

    I really looked around for blades and couldn't find anything not made in China. The "British" ones were also from China :)
    Any idea where you sourced the Italian ones?
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    The blades are 320x12x1.5mm and may suit a number...

    The blades are 320x12x1.5mm and may suit a number of thicknessers, but in particular the older Ryobi AP-12. Mine is the AP-13 which has an all metal body. Latest ones are all plastic externally.
    ...
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    Honestly mate, what a useless contribution! Why...

    Honestly mate, what a useless contribution!
    Why don't you go and troll someone else?
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    Anyone used an Ebay Aluminium table insert?

    Just wondering whether anyone has had any experience with those diecast aluminium table inserts that sell on Ebay for around $30~$40
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    I have a Makita 3600BR router.

    The ebay link is here:-...
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    Well I went and ordered them tonight, so it will...

    Well I went and ordered them tonight, so it will be about 2 or 3 weeks before they arrive. No doubt they will be great at first. I don't know whether the original blades are HSS or the have the...
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    Thanks! That was good info and triggered a...

    Thanks! That was good info and triggered a recent memory. The blades I have been looking at are made from W18CR4V, and your mention of 18% made me think of the W18 part. Did a bit of googling and...
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    Tungsten thicknesser blades

    Time to put new blades in my Ryobi thicknesser, and I came across some Carbatec tungsten blades. $89 vs $36 for the HSS.
    Anyone tried tungsten on a thicknesser? My router has them of course, but...
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    Imperial brush measurements

    Remember when we went decimal? I grew up with imperial inches and gallons, but today I have been looking to get some replacement carbon brushes for my angle grinder, and this is how they are listed...
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    Was there meant to be something here?

    Was there meant to be something here?
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    carbon brush supplier

    I need to replace the carbon brushes in my GMC angle grinder, but GMC are defunct of course, so I'm looking all sorts of places for replacements.

    Aliexpress had some very close in size, but just...
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    the problem I seem to get is that when I fill the...

    the problem I seem to get is that when I fill the hole, it of course spills over beyond the edge of the hole, and whilst I can sand it all flat, the filler has seeped into the surrounding wood...
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    joint filling query

    I'm making a small frame out of old oregon for a rustic style vanity unit, and one of my joints has some chips missing which came about because it was originally intended to be the back rather than...
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    I guess I'm basing my expectations on the AEG I...

    I guess I'm basing my expectations on the AEG I had for 25 years, and it's keyless chuck, while not perfect, jamming sometimes, at least didn't let the drill bit slip inwards, and when I was house...
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    You were quite right - got some twaddle from some...

    You were quite right - got some twaddle from some kid copying from a script that the chuck is worn out, after having just told him I drill about 4 holes a year, or that the shaft of the drill bit is...
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    Just rang a very unsympathetic Adelaide Tools who...

    Just rang a very unsympathetic Adelaide Tools who said the chuck only had a 3 month warranty(even on a metabo???) and a replacement was $80.
    Regarding the hammer drill, yes they are amazing, having...
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    unfortunately out of warranty as I got it in 2014.

    unfortunately out of warranty as I got it in 2014.
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    Metabo chuck slips

    I have a reasonably new Metabo two speed drill, best one I've ever had over many years, except the *#!%#^ keyless chuck just won't hold a masonry bit in hammer mode. Bits eventually slip into the...
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    Found switch for GMC grinder

    I have an 8" GMC angle grinder on which the switch had cracked internally and ceased working. I searched endlessly looking for a replacement through any place at all vaguely GMC related, and of...
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    electric chainsaw sharpeners

    Has anyone used one of those Ebay chinese electric chainsaw sharpening machines that you bench mount and it has a tilting motor mounted gring blade?
    I see them anywhere from $45 to $200 on Ebay. ...
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    'scuse igorance - what is domino?

    'scuse igorance - what is domino?
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    Well aint that the truth! It was my past history...

    Well aint that the truth! It was my past history of lousy dowel and m&t joints that steered me towards the biscuit joiner, given it has repeatedly had good results for me. Well bugger it, it's only...
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    Thanks all, I'll do dowells instead. Some years...

    Thanks all, I'll do dowells instead. Some years ago I got a biscuit joiner machine from Aldi, and it is fantastic, I love it, so easy to set up and use, hence my desire for any excuse to use it, but...
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    Advice on biscuit usage

    I'm making some small frames that will be doors on the front of a bathroom vanity unit that will have leadlight panels in them, with the frames being milled out of very old oregon roof beams to make...
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