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    I like the Forest Gump quote "stupid as stupid...

    I like the Forest Gump quote "stupid as stupid does" .I should know this like most in life we occasionally do things resulting in injury to our person.I was using a step stool to climb on a bench to...
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    https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/experience/a...

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/experience/america/national-parks/2018/03/28/petrified-forest-national-park-10-tips-your-visit/463822002/

    Back in the 70's we visited this petrified forest...
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    R.I.P. Ted may your turnings go on forever with...

    R.I.P. Ted may your turnings go on forever with those that preceded you to that great Shed where our betters have gone before & await us.
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    Finger Joint Bit - Carbide Tipped - Carbitool...

    Finger Joint Bit - Carbide Tipped - Carbitool

    Australian made not cheap for the whole 5 fingered set however flexible purchase option to buy the arbor then add the required fingers to flesh out...
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    What the others are saying the OF1010 is limited...

    What the others are saying the OF1010 is limited to 8mm or 1/4"collets so the guide bush adapter has to suit.However I think with the OF1400 collet sizes have a more flexible option from 1/4'' 8mm or...
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    HEADS UP if you're going pre purchase your entry tickets...

    if you're going pre purchase your entry tickets on line ,no waiting in a long line to get in ,that is if going at the outset.
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    Rest In Peace Ray, you may be gone but you're not...

    Rest In Peace Ray, you may be gone but you're not forgotten from our memories.
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    THANK YOU All the best WP for all trying times you have...

    All the best WP for all trying times you have been through ,that the future has good things in store for your wife & you.May your days ahead be in a positive light for you both.

    Not a good thing...
  9. very hard to look past spiral heads with regards...

    very hard to look past spiral heads with regards to finish cut ,would have to be a serious consideration.
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    My go to router is the OF1400 does all that I...

    My go to router is the OF1400 does all that I really want of it,I also have the OF2200,it is a beast heavy but exxy .seriously suggest your real needs later on after the post have been done.
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    Jet JWS 18 HO

    I have a small jet spindle moulder that can also take router bits with a smaller spindle same as this one...
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    QUEENSLAND I have decided not to go ahead with buying Bob's...

    I have decided not to go ahead with buying Bob's braces & Bits so will leave it to the next person .Apologies to Bob .
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    Jig saws are also a good method to implement if...

    Jig saws are also a good method to implement if your circle jig is versatile .
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    QUEENSLAND I will take them pending postage enquiry

    I will take them pending postage enquiry
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    I have a couple of these ,one I bought as a skin...

    I have a couple of these ,one I bought as a skin after being happy with the first one.The older one is good to move the switch through the speeds however newer one ( skin ) is a little harder to move...
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    I have a big Makita too A D handle 3601B also...

    I have a big Makita too A D handle 3601B also still new never used ,was intended for a job but never did get used shown here...
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    If you can get a thread guage beg or borrow it...

    If you can get a thread guage beg or borrow it may give you an inkling as to the thread type ,therefore starting you on a good means to determine where to go next.

    Failing that an engineering shop...
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    Thanks, I dont know where my thinking was at that...

    Thanks, I dont know where my thinking was at that point in the discussion.
    Of course you're correct that the Jig set up requires the 20mm holes ,I have the 2 routers set with 30mm copy rings each...
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    If the clearance rate is lessened by the smaller...

    If the clearance rate is lessened by the smaller bit first ,would this not then allow for the larger bit as mentioned to compliment for a clean hole in MDF just a thought here.
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    If a test piece piece works out using the two...

    If a test piece piece works out using the two router bits.I am going to rout all with the smaller bit then follow up with the larger bit.
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    HELP Welcome Andy ,definately a men's shed is a...

    Welcome Andy ,definately a men's shed is a positive for sure a lot of folk there have yrs of experience ,most are only too happy to share .
    Don't forget other sources to compliment such as in using...
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    I have seen that site come up with what appears...

    I have seen that site come up with what appears to be extravagant costings with product time & again.
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    I plan to do some test cuts primarily with the...

    I plan to do some test cuts primarily with the 20mm dia bit then with 10 & a 20 mm bits to see the result .
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    Hi WP. I have been on to them regarding a router...

    Hi WP.
    I have been on to them regarding a router bit which I thought should be part of the package.
    The use of 2 routers is quite a good notion which would perhaps lessen breakout, however using...
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    I have looked at the Parf system,it does look...

    I have looked at the Parf system,it does look good even includes the router bit as part of the package.I have however decided to go with the Dominofix jig as shown here https://www.taigatools.com/...
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    Routing MDF

    I am looking at replacing my MFT top with a MDF replacement ,I have never used MDF in a routing sense before therefore would appreciate any pointers in an appropriate 20mm diameter router bit to use...
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    I get emails from Aus Post ( I have a PO Box )...

    I get emails from Aus Post ( I have a PO Box ) that an item has arrived ,that i also have to pick it up by a certain date. This pees me off as I pay for a PO Box not necessarily cheap but...
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    I get emails from Aus Post ( I have a PO Box )...

    I get emails from Aus Post ( I have a PO Box ) that an item has arrived ,that i also have to pick it up by a certain date. This pees me off as I pay for a PO Box not necessarily cheap but...
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    We stayed with a Dairy farmer in a B&B (back in...

    We stayed with a Dairy farmer in a B&B (back in the 80's) in the very north of NZ who gave me a piece of (Bog)Swamp Kauri when I said I was doing Woodturning at the time.Can't for the life of me find...
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    VICTORIA Cant go wrong with this brand as far as I am...

    Cant go wrong with this brand as far as I am concerned, have had good use out of the 1/2 shank ones that I have had for some time now.
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    I reckon that irrespective of the size of your...

    I reckon that irrespective of the size of your work shed ,you would be surprised how soon it fills up ,currently looking to expand my 20x 6m .
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    Good to see this bench being made,one thing...

    Good to see this bench being made,one thing that's not being missed is airborne sawdust .:rolleyes:

    Thanks for this well worth having a squizz at.
  33. Ther are Clifton spoke shaves about not too sure...

    Ther are Clifton spoke shaves about not too sure of the pricing though,they are all metal!
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    +1 for what Ian say's above ,test routing with...

    +1 for what Ian say's above ,test routing with your fence set is a good practice as I have learn't in the past.
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    I don't have any Torquata bits to comment on ,I...

    I don't have any Torquata bits to comment on ,I do have mainly CMT as well as Carbi-tool bits in my go to bits.I do like the CMT bits although exxy they do as clean a finish as you wish for.
  36. Thread: Magnets

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    I bought a couple of packets of 8mm round magnets...

    I bought a couple of packets of 8mm round magnets 10 to a packet cost about $2.75 per packet from our local newsagent which has a craft section.These were sourced from Portacraft.com.au
    according to...
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    I think he undersells his product for his time...

    I think he undersells his product for his time /materials considering.
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    The handles are pretty much firm,on my Lie...

    The handles are pretty much firm,on my Lie Nielsen sets I have used bees wax.
  39. QUEENSLAND Great for getting the fire started ,I use my off...

    Great for getting the fire started ,I use my off cuts then build on it.Hope you have luck sourcing your logs.
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    +1 for the Makita's as well ,sometimes the...

    +1 for the Makita's as well ,sometimes the cheaper tools can perform.Just don't expect them to be around for ever.
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    SOMETHING NEW! All the very best in adding this function to your...

    All the very best in adding this function to your business.:2tsup:
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    I have a correction to make on the first post in...

    I have a correction to make on the first post in that the Ultimax set is supposed to consist of six ,Trent in his good nature has included an extra one to compliment the set.
  43. I have had one of these for yrs dates back to the...

    I have had one of these for yrs dates back to the 1980's great to use very comfortable.
    I have a manual for the Hitachi F20A Planer,if you want a copy PM me with your postal address ?
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    The Makita with the plunge base is a good option...

    The Makita with the plunge base is a good option to have ,I have a basic Makita trimmie as well as a Ozito which i used today without any issues, so I don't necessarily write off the cheapies if they...
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    if it Trent Powrie is a notable tool maker in...

    if it
    Trent Powrie is a notable tool maker in NSW/Qld not too sure where he is located these days .His Web site Harold & Saxon Chisel & Tool Co. Australia if it is functioning will give an idea...
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    I hope that those that may still have an...

    I hope that those that may still have an outstanding order with Trent ,that with a little faith they will arrive in your mail box.After all is said & done quality is worth waiting for.
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    I think he might be in a better place now ,he...

    I think he might be in a better place now ,he seems a bit more upbeat.
    I do hope he gets back into producing the quality tools he is known for ,the problem with quality output is getting snowed...
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    A Nice surprise from Trent

    A nice surprise greeted me in my mail box this morning ,my long awaited Harold & Saxon Ultimax set of seven bevel edged chisels ,handles done in Desert Rosewood.Factsheet - Alectryon oleifolius ssp....
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    Sincere condolences to you Ray in this time of...

    Sincere condolences to you Ray in this time of grief for you & your family.
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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