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    I know two people with Chicago Air compressors -...

    I know two people with Chicago Air compressors - one has only recently bought his, but the other has owned his one through around 6 years of service. I've seen both in action and they are...
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    It's not as hard as you think. Remove the nails...

    It's not as hard as you think. Remove the nails in a clean room and there are techniques for recovering that data.

    Repeated over-writing is still at risk of attack from statistical reconstruction...
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    CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    Poly is one option and it'll work fine, Wongo's...

    Poly is one option and it'll work fine, Wongo's suggestion of satin finish would be nice as then it'll still look like wood. That said, clear finishes will all have a limited lifetime in the...
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    Soak it in food grade mineral oil? You can buy...

    Soak it in food grade mineral oil?

    You can buy it all over the place - I picked up some at a Swedish furniture place for $10/500mL.

    After that, there'll always be some debate as to what is...
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    I've burnt it in an open fire in the backyard...

    I've burnt it in an open fire in the backyard before. Burns ok, not great and with the occasional weird smell coming off the fire. Crappy heat, but I normally burn hardwood offcuts, so it's...
  7. If you are going down the boat building path with...

    If you are going down the boat building path with Leo, then also:

    SV Seeker: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj_XaV1ss-qdD-lPUtTEcXw
    Acorn to Arabella:...
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    I've got a moulder in my combo unit (Samco Jolly...

    I've got a moulder in my combo unit (Samco Jolly U260). I was lucky enough to be able to buy a bunch of tooling for cheap ($50/head) and so it's actually got some use. For taking out massive...
  9. Hey, at least they're not going at it by halves. ...

    Hey, at least they're not going at it by halves. The power bill for the booth must be a killer.
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    I believe that the old stanley planes used to use...

    I believe that the old stanley planes used to use a varnish, so a polyurethane would probably do. A water clear poly or a wipe on type would probably give the result with the least change to the...
  11. N.S.W. Yep, my computer - that's never been a problem...

    Yep, my computer - that's never been a problem before.

    I'll take the LAS plane with blades, with postage to my address that I'll PM you.

    Is the HNT still on the table? I noticed an enquiry...
  12. Thread: decking oil

    by themage21
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    When you are oiling your deck, consider this: ...

    When you are oiling your deck, consider this:

    - How much did you spend on the timber initially?
    - How much will it cost you to replace it when the cheap product shags out and the stains or rot...
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    All depends on how long the paint has been on...

    All depends on how long the paint has been on there - if there's noticeable fading on the deck, then you'll notice the difference when you oil as well, as the paint will have stopped the fading on...
  14. N.S.W. Your photos still aren't coming through for some...

    Your photos still aren't coming through for some reason - perhaps you can give a description of the issues to save the peanut gallery from having a go at you?

    I'm interested in the LAS as well -...
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    If it's right out there in the sun, the urethane...

    If it's right out there in the sun, the urethane will die within a year or two - I'm sure it'll get mentioned, but a member made an absolutely spanking set of wooden boxes for his ute that died...
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    At least this one doesn't leave a cloud of smoke...

    At least this one doesn't leave a cloud of smoke behind it wherever it goes.... :D
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    Adaptor for Festool vac to "other" tools

    Hi All,

    I've got a CT26 vac which does a pretty good job of keeping my work area clear of sander dust, however it's always bugged me that anything other than my ROS haven't been able to adapt onto...
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    The Yakka gloves that Elan put up are pretty much...

    The Yakka gloves that Elan put up are pretty much what I use - they last quite a while and don't pressure cook your hands like other gloves with the impermeable material all the way around. I also...
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    Having seen Ian's picture, I'd vote for it being...

    Having seen Ian's picture, I'd vote for it being blackbean and my tallow wood and brush box having a black bean stranger in the mix...
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    If you're thinking the Laguna route, I believe...

    If you're thinking the Laguna route, I believe that there's a Harvey dealer in NZ - essentially the same machines.

    I bought a Laguna 14bx - it's done everything I've asked of it and would have to...
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    I got a small amount of flooring from the old...

    I got a small amount of flooring from the old Camden High School, was apparently all tallowwood or Brush Box. One of the pieces is almost identical to the picture you've given, so my guess would be...
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    Were the properties anything like this? ...

    Were the properties anything like this?

    https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/business-priorities/forestry/using-wood-and-its-benefits/wood-properties-of-timber-trees/tulip-oak
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    Are you just looking for indoor products?

    Are you just looking for indoor products?
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    It's got a yellow colour to it once applied -...

    It's got a yellow colour to it once applied - it's not totally water clear. However, it is what I'd put in the "clear" category, unlike a lot of decking oils which have actual colours in them.
    ...
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    Hi There and welcome to the forum, You'll find...

    Hi There and welcome to the forum,

    You'll find that the thicknesser will do the job the fastest - it just depends on the thicknesser (bigger = faster). Sharp blades also help with speed -...
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    Hi there, What size arbor?

    Hi there,

    What size arbor?
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    I can't view the photos where I am at the moment,...

    I can't view the photos where I am at the moment, but i could have been sold as Pacific Jarrah - looks similar in terms of colour, but different density and comes from South America.

    There's a...
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    CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    I've got a Laguna 14bx and while I'm very happy...

    I've got a Laguna 14bx and while I'm very happy with it, I'd probably go the SUV if I was to stay with that size/manufacturer because of the 1" blade capacity - which opens up a world of 3rd party...
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    John G - If it's a solar system, it'll have an...

    John G - If it's a solar system, it'll have an inverter, which doesn't suffer Hz drop during start-up. Generator systems do, because the frequency is maintained by the momentum of the generator...
  31. Thread: delaminating

    by themage21
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    Depends on if you're willing do live with only...

    Depends on if you're willing do live with only half re-glued seams, perhaps inject your adhesive into the existing gap with a syringe and then clamp it all together again?

    Would avoid the obvious...
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    Silly question, isn't IMS metho, not turps?...

    Silly question, isn't IMS metho, not turps? Perhaps there is some solvent confusion going on?

    Cloudy would still indicate moisture and tacky after a 13deg night wouldn't be unexpected, but I would...
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    Depending on where the terminal box is on the...

    Depending on where the terminal box is on the motor, I find that more dust gets in between the box and the motor where they meet. The better motors have this junction all closed up with a...
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    Seeing as how kenour has already resurrected this...

    Seeing as how kenour has already resurrected this thread from hades lair...

    I'll get some photos together, but my old sher drill has both DC and AC on the nameplate as acceptable electrical input...
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    Shedhand, The thermal protection is the main...

    Shedhand,

    The thermal protection is the main thing you need for protecting your motor. A 3 phase CB in an enclosure can do that job no worries, although $92 for a start/stop box is pretty...
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    Did you try and run the motor no load while it...

    Did you try and run the motor no load while it was still full of dust? If it was causing problems on the workbench by itself and only to be sorted once you pulled the sawdust out, I'd say you've...
  37. I went to a baby store, picked out the mech i...

    I went to a baby store, picked out the mech i liked and then asked the manufacturer for a full replacement set. Cost me around 40 bucks, however zero instructions, which made the layout of the...
  38. Thread: Metal finish

    by themage21
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    You could always try renaissance wax - it's used...

    You could always try renaissance wax - it's used for antiques, etc. and is meant to be good for keeping shiny things shiny and is easy to apply/rejuvenate.

    Costs a bit, but you use very little - a...
  39. Thanks TC for your updates - I have been...

    Thanks TC for your updates - I have been watching, but haven't had anything useful to add.

    I'm looking into having a go at this myself as well, so fingers crossed I can use your research to...
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    I'd lean more heavily towards the Fraxinus family...

    I'd lean more heavily towards the Fraxinus family - looks a lot like the street trees near my old home, which I'm pretty sure were Ash trees (Franxinus Angustifolia). Tends to go an orange - deep...
  41. Hi Wok, Yes, you can get ceramic guides for...

    Hi Wok,

    Yes, you can get ceramic guides for quite a number of bandsaws, and most people who have them love them because they are easier to adjust and they take a lot of punishment. Mine has them...
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    Even if it's not how they did it, your suggestion...

    Even if it's not how they did it, your suggestion seems to have it's own merit.

    You may need to include some way to tension the whole lot together - possibly thread the end of the centre pipe/rod...
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    You'll find that, in general, the contractor saws...

    You'll find that, in general, the contractor saws will have a bit more flex to them and, having a pressed top (in general) won't be quite as amazingly flat.

    That said, cast iron done poorly can be...
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    Just putting it out there, a thread gauge costs...

    Just putting it out there, a thread gauge costs around AU$10 on ebay (probably as much in pounds pretty soon) and would probably tell you everything you need to know about the pitch. It's also a...
  45. Profile Techstudio Sharpening System - feedback?

    Can be found at Profile TechStudio for those that want a read up/reminder before answering.

    This popped up as I was trawling through youtube the other night...
  46. I should probably clarify, when I say a soft wood...

    I should probably clarify, when I say a soft wood isn't great, it's from a durability perspective. Until they have teeth, kids are really easy on toys. After that, it's like someone has gone round...
  47. Camphor laurel probably isn't the best timber to...

    Camphor laurel probably isn't the best timber to use for stuff that people are going to shove into their mouths - someone else will probably come out with why, but my understanding is that oils and...
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    It's probably not too hard to get a hold of a...

    It's probably not too hard to get a hold of a 500mm+ auger bit if you want to go quick and lazy, but probably not the cheapest option either. Actually, looking online, the big green shed sells such...
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    In general, Li-ion is totally different to NiCd...

    In general, Li-ion is totally different to NiCd and NiMH that many older toolies would have been used to. If this has been an upgrade from a Ni based system that you've had for ages, there are some...
  50. Thread: Dresser WIP

    by themage21
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    I see what you did there - the old "start before...

    I see what you did there - the old "start before the client can change their mind (again) trick". :D
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