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    Many thanks for this thread Neil, great idea. ...

    Many thanks for this thread Neil, great idea. Interesting that the finer wheel leaves so much of a nicer edge in your photo but doesn't make much difference in cutting!

    Might be interesting...
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    It’s a specific product, available from...

    It’s a specific product, available from timberbits.
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    Many thanks folks - sounds like so far everyone...

    Many thanks folks - sounds like so far everyone likes the ones they have tried, which is good news!

    If they're all pretty good I guess I will look at which battery system I want to buy into.
    ...
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    Cordless reciprocating saw experience?

    Hi folks,

    I have a cheap Ryobi one+ reciprocating saw, and find myself reaching for it fairly often for rough cuts - however, itís pretty gutless (as you would expect for a saw that I think cost...
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    Yeah, similar experience here - soft and must be...

    Yeah, similar experience here - soft and must be (carefully!) cut instead of scraped. Very easy to get waves during sanding due to the growth rings Bruce mentioned.

    I do remember getting very...
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    WEST AUST I'll take it! Please PM your bank details,...

    I'll take it!

    Please PM your bank details, dusty?
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    Interestingly found the above-mentioned bottom...

    Interestingly found the above-mentioned bottom feeder gouge was really good for a different task - trying to fine-tune an ogee curve on the outside of a bowl.

    Definitely going to keep one of these...
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    I just recently ground a gouge to a very steep...

    I just recently ground a gouge to a very steep (can't remember the angle, but might have been as much as 80) bottom feeder angle - only used it on one bowl so far, but was very happy with it for that.
  9. I have a laguna 14-12 and I actually had a look...

    I have a laguna 14-12 and I actually had a look at the new carbatec saws today (thinking about adding a bigger saw so I can set the 14-12 up as basically a giant scroll saw).

    My opinion from...
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    Had a couple of sparkies come through yesterday...

    Had a couple of sparkies come through yesterday to quote for this work (plus some extra lights and GPOs as I'm expanding the workshop) - that'll give me some idea of the relative costs of VFD vs. 3...
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    Yeah, I think there is a reasonable chance the...

    Yeah, I think there is a reasonable chance the sparky doesn't want the work, I'll see if his quote is competitive - if he doesn't want it, he'll just quote high and the question will be answered! ...
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    Photos: ...

    Photos:

    http://rtyuiop.net/workshop/IMG_1911.jpg
    http://rtyuiop.net/workshop/IMG_1916.jpg
    http://rtyuiop.net/workshop/IMG_1919.jpg
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    The sander and my dust extractor are the only...

    The sander and my dust extractor are the only three phase machines I have - and the dusty is outside and doesn't move! And 3 phase outlets and gear aren't all that cheap...
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    I'll take some photos (and open up the connection...

    I'll take some photos (and open up the connection box) tonight.

    Thanks Bob!
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    Question for the brains trust - talking to a...

    Question for the brains trust - talking to a sparky today who says he works with VFDs a lot (and he didn't say anything that was so obviously wrong that I could detect it!)... He says that motor is...
  16. Thread: Resaw blades

    by rtyuiop
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    I haven't ever used a lennox or other 'good'...

    I haven't ever used a lennox or other 'good' resaw blade apart from the laguna (both the RK and the non-carbide version).

    Can confirm the RK gives a great cut with very thin kerf. I had some...
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    Looks like he is in the US? That gives me...

    Looks like he is in the US? That gives me pause... But I have queued up his videos on VFDs, they will definitely be helpful by the looks!
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    Decided to buy the sander so will be figuring out...

    Decided to buy the sander so will be figuring out a way to hook it up one way or another! Deciding factor might be if I can find a sparky who knows something about VFDs and will work for a...
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    I actually have an easy wood hollower already -...

    I actually have an easy wood hollower already - it's a handy tool for very tough woods (and epoxy), but not much good for deep hollowing.
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    Ah, I think the light has dawned - the VFDs I can...

    Ah, I think the light has dawned - the VFDs I can find good photos of are hardwired on the input side, so I assumed that would be an 'anchor' keeping everything immobile... But if I wire that (more...
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    Thanks Bob - that's exactly the kind of info I...

    Thanks Bob - that's exactly the kind of info I need. Going through your summary thread now.

    The sander is interstate, but the seller has posted this:
    ...
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    VFD questions from an electrical idiot

    Hi folks,

    Thinking about buying a 3 phase disc sander - I do have 3 phase in the workshop but as it shouldn't need a heap of power and a sander is something where variable speed would be nice, I'm...
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    Bug bombs for timber storage?

    Hi folks,

    Spent most of the day today moving my timber stash out of the garage and into a spare room, so that I can expand my workshop.

    I now have most of my collection in a reasonably well...
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    QUEENSLAND Me too!

    Me too!
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    Got it - thanks!

    Got it - thanks!
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    Thanks Neil - I've been trying to wrap my head...

    Thanks Neil - I've been trying to wrap my head around the woodcut toolgate... Does it just hold the tool in one spot above the bed, and then you control the tool by swivelling around the gate, and...
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    Hollowing tools - which?

    Hi folks,

    Think the time has come to finally buy a hollowing tool - looking for opinions, what's good?

    Sounds like the rolly munro and vermec tools both come pretty highly recommended, and I do...
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    Interesting to see the different solutions. My...

    Interesting to see the different solutions. My Echo is still surviving the dust and is really handy. Apart from playing music it's been really nice to start timers for things like how long my...
  29. Thread: Penmakers.

    by rtyuiop
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    QUEENSLAND I’ll take a pack of plum and two of maple please,...

    I’ll take a pack of plum and two of maple please, Old Croc! Will shoot you a PM...
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    QUEENSLAND Damnit, I was not supposed to be buying timber...

    Damnit, I was not supposed to be buying timber this month...

    I'll take it!
  31. QUEENSLAND I'm keen on a 1.2m section if possible!

    I'm keen on a 1.2m section if possible!
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    If only I were that good with a gouge!

    If only I were that good with a gouge!
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    Discovered another great use for the sheer...

    Discovered another great use for the sheer scraper above - finishing cuts in corners of boxes. Because of the shape you can get really deep into a corner... Being super careful to cut with the tip,...
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    Several NRSes are my normal finishing tools on...

    Several NRSes are my normal finishing tools on hard stuff (soft wood is either a bowl gouge if I am on top of my game that day or a sheer scraper). I like scrapers!

    And they (along with several...
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    I've only done a little routing since this...

    I've only done a little routing since this thread, but happy with the torquatas based on that minimal experience.
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    Many thanks, Jim and ogato! The photos have...

    Many thanks, Jim and ogato!

    The photos have convinced me it's definitely worth a go to try to keep the lower part of the trunk. Might be a dismal failure, but that's OK!
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    There's definitely some turnable palms (notably...

    There's definitely some turnable palms (notably black palm), particularly if stabilised, and I would be able to pick and choose bits (older posts suggest the chunk of trunk just above the root ball...
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    That bad? Am I even wasting time trying to...

    That bad? Am I even wasting time trying to stabilise?
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    Alexander palms coming down - worth keeping?

    Hi folks,

    Got a couple of mid size Alexander palms (at least that's what they are, according to the arborist) coming down at my place - any point in keeping some of the remains for turning?

    I...
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    VICTORIA I'll take 22 and 23 in addition to the ones from...

    I'll take 22 and 23 in addition to the ones from batch 1 please Ern! Will respond on PM as well.
  41. VICTORIA Thanks Ern - I'll take them!

    Thanks Ern - I'll take them!
  42. VICTORIA Could I get a postage quote to 4123 on: Myrtle...

    Could I get a postage quote to 4123 on:

    Myrtle burl 18x6
    Rosewood 21x85
    F/back blackwood 14x4.5

    Thanks,

    Danny
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    Not a great photo of the legs, but this is the...

    Not a great photo of the legs, but this is the finished product:

    http://rtyuiop.net/workshop/coolabahburl-coffeetable-2.JPG

    They're not quite as dark as the photo makes them look - and the...
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    I'll grab some photos when I can move the coffee...

    I'll grab some photos when I can move the coffee table to better light (it's in glue up now), but osmo oil stain and then a top coat of polyx seems to have produced a good result!

    The blackwood...
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    QUEENSLAND Good to hear someone will put it to use anyway! ...

    Good to hear someone will put it to use anyway! Thanks for letting me know.
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    QUEENSLAND Thanks mate - will try to make it and drop you a...

    Thanks mate - will try to make it and drop you a line if I can!
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    QUEENSLAND Cheers Chris - do you have a photo or two of the...

    Cheers Chris - do you have a photo or two of the stacks of mystery acacia? Trying to figure out if I can make it up there on the weekend.
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    QUEENSLAND MM, how much is there in the way of other species...

    MM, how much is there in the way of other species (especially any thick bowl blanks)? I know it's an unpopular opinion, but I've never really liked silky much!
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    Gave this a try today - I could detect no colour...

    Gave this a try today - I could detect no colour difference with pigment added to either shellawax glow or aussie oil. Maybe friction polishes just go on too thin? Or possibly because I was using...
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    Another confirmation here that variable speed is...

    Another confirmation here that variable speed is a must-have.

    The only other thought is that if you're working on particularly tough hardwoods, set aside some funding for a few good scrapers,...
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