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    I've got wide feet & have found Rossi boots...

    I've got wide feet & have found Rossi boots comfortable & unlike Blundstones, the soles don't fall apart.
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    I can't get a photo of the pivot without pulling...

    I can't get a photo of the pivot without pulling it apart again, which I'd rather not do, as it's a real pain getting it back together without the flat spring damaging the paint. Looking at the...
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    Here's mine, as I bought it. 512542 All...

    Here's mine, as I bought it.
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    All pulled apart & ready for painting. No damage at all & only slight wear on the main jaw where the cam rubs, less than 0.4mm deep.
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    All finished,...
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    I've got the Milwaukee cordless one, along with...

    I've got the Milwaukee cordless one, along with the optional plunge base & it does everything I need. I made this table for it.
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    The standard base comes with both large & small...
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    The two antique shops here in Macksville are...

    The two antique shops here in Macksville are worthwhile checking out for old tools, I've picked up a few.
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    I was walking by one of our local antique shops a...

    I was walking by one of our local antique shops a couple of weeks ago & spotted one of these clamped to a table inside. Apart from some missing paint & a bit of light rust, it was in excellent...
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    Nothing in town. They suggested trying Raleigh...

    Nothing in town. They suggested trying Raleigh barn or look in op shops for a cheap piece of furniture that has those knobs.
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    Welcome to the forum Julie. When this rain stops...

    Welcome to the forum Julie. When this rain stops & I get into town, I'll have a look in the antique shops in Macksville to see if they have anything.
  9. HEADS UP One of the very few things I miss about living in...

    One of the very few things I miss about living in Sydney.
  10. Yay, got to unpack mine today. BUGGER, that means...

    Yay, got to unpack mine today. BUGGER, that means I'm now officially old.
  11. SOLD: If you were prepared to sell the morticer...

    If you were prepared to sell the morticer separately, I would be interested. I did a full restoration on one a couple of years ago, but not to standard of Bobs.
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    SOLD: I don't have any use for the skew jig, so will...

    I don't have any use for the skew jig, so will pass. If someone else wants the skew jig, I'm still interested in the rest.
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    SOLD: If you would do $130 posted, I'll take it.

    If you would do $130 posted, I'll take it.
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    We were in the same position a few years ago....

    We were in the same position a few years ago. When we went to a few bed shops for a new one the first thing we did when we found one that felt comfortable was to lift it to feel the weight. Rejected...
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    SOLD: Sold to Dubrosa22. PM me your contact details &...

    Sold to Dubrosa22. PM me your contact details & we can arrange delivery.
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    SOLD: JET JPW-12" Thicknesser

    Older model but still in good condition. Recently put new blades in, plus there are a couple of spare sets that need sharpening. Comes with original manual, blade setting jig & chip deflector (if you...
  17. It will be interesting to see if the unions will...

    It will be interesting to see if the unions will let it go ahead. About 15 years ago someone tried to build an open cycle gas peaking plant in, I think, Victoria. A lot of the equipment had been...
  18. Toll van showed up today with two thicknessers,...

    Toll van showed up today with two thicknessers, "I'm just delivering them, happy Christmas" I told him I'd take it & contact Timbecon to get it sorted. After he left I had a close look at the...
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    First real Box, For Uncle Bruce

    Back in June my uncle passed away suddenly, just a few days before Sydney went into lockdown. I only had a couple of days to get down there to sort some things out, but we couldn't have a funeral. We...
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    I'd found him on the interweb a while ago, but he...

    I'd found him on the interweb a while ago, but he moved from the Coffs Harbour area before I had a chance to visit.:C
  21. Draconus, I've got an almost identical set-up,...

    Draconus, I've got an almost identical set-up, but with a wet & dry shop vac from Godfreys. I use it for cleaning up sawdust & shavings from the bench & floor, as well as connect it to my ROS & small...
  22. Just ordered one too, but it has to get taken...

    Just ordered one too, but it has to get taken away by SWMBO until my 60th next February, along with the new fly fishing rod I don't get until Christmas. :no:
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    If it's only what's in the photos, then it's only...

    If it's only what's in the photos, then it's only 1/2 a plane. Doesn't seem to have any cutters or rods.
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    We were in the same boat last summer. Bought some...

    We were in the same boat last summer. Bought some expensive DC ones with three high pitch blades that move a lot of air at low velocity, not like the cheap ones with low pitch that need to spin at...
  25. That's why they have combined cycle plants, that...

    That's why they have combined cycle plants, that use that waste heat for a boiler & steam turbine and co-generation plants that then pipe that used steam off for industrial processing etc. This is...
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    CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
  27. I'm not a fan of painting either, that's why I...

    I'm not a fan of painting either, that's why I did mine with hammertone, covers a multitude of sins.
  28. I was wondering how this project was going. Lucky...

    I was wondering how this project was going. Lucky you've got the skills & equipment to do the repairs & make the new parts.
  29. Poll: I bought a 1200 x 450 x 16 sheet of MDF a couple...

    I bought a 1200 x 450 x 16 sheet of MDF a couple of weeks ago, for the router table & I think the only way I'll get it to stop moving is to shoot it.:~ It's bowed in both directions, around 5-6mm...
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    I knocked this one up today for my Milwaukee...

    I knocked this one up today for my Milwaukee cordless trim router. Just a bit of 3mm steel with 2 M6 holes. One with a 6mm pin & a screw with wing nut in the other to clamp it in position. Fits to...
  31. Poll: I'm about to make a mini router table for my...

    I'm about to make a mini router table for my Milwaukee cordless trim router out of MDF. I can only get 16mm around here, so want to laminate two layers together, at least around the router mounting...
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    Just bring it up here & I'll look after it for...

    Just bring it up here & I'll look after it for you.:D
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    Just a height gauge. It's got two feet that sit...

    Just a height gauge. It's got two feet that sit on the table & a plunger that the blades push up as they're rotated. A pointer in the window shows if the blades are higher or lower than the table....
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    Durden Blade Setter

    Noticed this in the window of our local antique shop today, so had to bring it home at the grand price of $28.
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    Delbs, how is the workshop hunting going?

    Delbs, how is the workshop hunting going?
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    DONE: Our local antique shop has one in the window at...

    Our local antique shop has one in the window at the moment, I'll check it out for you if you like. PM me your mobile No. so I can send you photos if you're interested.
  37. I was in the same boat a while ago & ended up...

    I was in the same boat a while ago & ended up with this Husqvarna 120i Battery Chainsaw Kit - Chainsaw Specials - Chainsaws - melbournemowercentre.com.au I'll also use mine when four wheel driving to...
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    Delbs, how's the workshop with attached house...

    Delbs, how's the workshop with attached house search coming along?
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    Mine's 1500mm long & is fine with two 90kg people...

    Mine's 1500mm long & is fine with two 90kg people on it and only slight flex if I sit in the middle. Forgot to mention in my previous post that after ripping the wider boards, I went over the edges...
  40. Trees grow big up your way Old Hilly, here's a...

    Trees grow big up your way Old Hilly, here's a photo of my grandfather, with my mum & one of her brothers, bringing home a small twig. He & his brother had a sawmill & lived up near where Pappinbarra...
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    Here's the PDF for the body template, hope it...

    Here's the PDF for the body template, hope it works. The numbers are the diameter, in mm, of the spade bits I used.
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    I did this one a while ago, using Karri decking...

    I did this one a while ago, using Karri decking boards from the big green shed, finished with Organoil outdoor furniture oil. I bought 130mm wide boards, then ripped them in half for the wide slats &...
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    For a kerfing plane, something like this would be...

    For a kerfing plane, something like this would be suitable https://www.timbecon.com.au/pony-jorgensen-handsaw-rip-cut if you don't want to make one from scratch. I used a cheap general purpose hard...
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    That's fine, I'm happy to share. I'll see if I...

    That's fine, I'm happy to share. I'll see if I can upload the PDF template for the body to this thread, so anybody who wants it can use it.
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    I use one for all my cut off jobs, but it's not...

    I use one for all my cut off jobs, but it's not as modern as that one Stanley 246 MitreBox& Saw That one doesn't seem to have the facility to fine tune the guides to get the saw vertical like my...
  46. Sounds like the arbor is 16mm not 5/8", which is...

    Sounds like the arbor is 16mm not 5/8", which is 15.875mm. The diameter of the thread is always slightly under the nominal size, hence the blades fitting over it. Measure the shaft diameter with a...
  47. Here you go Delbs, the photos you asked for. ...

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    The eye bolt has a point ground on it, to locate in the countersink on the plate that is set into the handle. It screws into a threaded...
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    As requested, here's a couple of more photos &...

    As requested, here's a couple of more photos & hopefully, the PDF for the template. If the PDF doesn't work, PM me your email address & I'll send it to anyone who wants a copy.
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    Here's a...
  49. I'll get some photos & scan the kerfing plane...

    I'll get some photos & scan the kerfing plane template tomorrow guys.
  50. I bought a kit from a forum member a few years...

    I bought a kit from a forum member a few years ago, which has a 48" x 3" deep blade.
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    It's really a bit long for the way I have my workshop set up, as there's not quite enough room at the...
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