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    Bob your body clock looks like it could be on...

    Bob your body clock looks like it could be on Eastern Time

    We have a very good Butcher on the edge of town. Salamis/Sausage have always been a favourite of mine but only indulging occasionally. I...
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    SOLD: Pipped at the post.......would you have another...

    Pipped at the post.......would you have another handy Mr Dusteater?
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    SOLD: Could I put my hand up for this interesting piece...

    Could I put my hand up for this interesting piece please?
    I will PM my details
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    Every morning when I turn on the computer to look...

    Every morning when I turn on the computer to look up the Forum there are Email Brochures of "sales" from Carba-Tec, Hare and Forbes, Total Tools, Super Cheap, Timbecon, and to a lesser degree Pen...
  5. Thread: Edge banding

    by chambezio
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    Just another point to consider is.....a table saw...

    Just another point to consider is.....a table saw will only give you a chip free edge on one side. For carcases its not such a big deal because you can always "hide the chipped side" by turning the...
  6. Thread: Edge banding

    by chambezio
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    Bunnings and other large hardware firms sell...

    Bunnings and other large hardware firms sell white melamine shelving. Typically they are 295, 445, and 595mm wide with 1 long edge taped. They come in 3600 mm long. Now that could be a show stopper...
  7. Did you know the name "STETON" is the initials of...

    Did you know the name "STETON" is the initials of the blokes who make the machines. When I was in white board cupboards the boss bought a panel saw for the workshop. I think it was a little cheaper...
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    I do like to use the term "poofteenth". Not just...

    I do like to use the term "poofteenth". Not just because its a "good word" but also when writing here the spell check can't/won't recognise it.

    Just as an aside...I don't like seeing obvious...
  9. Bob....you will be accruing plenty of brownie...

    Bob....you will be accruing plenty of brownie points with SWMBO. It will put you in credit so you may be able to get that next tool/machine. You are also demonstrating your versatility working with...
  10. Andy....if you were to fix onto your bench 2...

    Andy....if you were to fix onto your bench 2 lengths of 18mm thick material with the dowel between them, to hold the dowel straight then attach another thicker piece as a fence then run a...
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    Yesterday saw me having an appointment with a...

    Yesterday saw me having an appointment with a Physiotherapist. I supplied him with a "diary" of my activities and explained where the pain was. He manipulated my limbs to see where they we sore. He...
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    That's a very interesting story Bob. It is hard...

    That's a very interesting story Bob. It is hard to get through to our brain that "we don't work like that any more". Making yourself take things steady is so alien when you remember what we used to...
  13. Thread: Happy meals.

    by chambezio
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    The American method of listing timber sizes (ie...

    The American method of listing timber sizes (ie 5/4 or 6/4) my theory is that in the saw mill they had a series of holes on a table saw, drilled 1/4" apart to set the fence in while ripping down the...
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    I bought some very cheap sanding belts that have...

    I bought some very cheap sanding belts that have a tendency to fall apart due to the tape failing. Have a look on the Timbecon site. They have a Fast-Cap tape specially made for the job. It reads up...
  15. Dave....a solution to your dilemma would be to...

    Dave....a solution to your dilemma would be to measure as accurately as you can, the spindle then go to an engineering company and ask them to ream out the blades to the spindle dimension. Don't try...
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    To remove the now loose nut.....use a piece of...

    To remove the now loose nut.....use a piece of wood to sit on the pulley of the spindle and then raise the blade until it "jams" the table top. That should hold the spindle while you remove the nut....
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    To loosen the spindle nut to remove the saw...

    To loosen the spindle nut to remove the saw blade, common practice is to get a piece of timber (large enough) to jam the blade against the block and against the saw table. Then its just a matter of...
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    Years ago I replaced the tongue and grooved...

    Years ago I replaced the tongue and grooved hardwood timber floor of my table top truck. I foolishly used Form Ply. At that time Form Ply was made from hardwood (Euc) plies and a marine type glue to...
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    WOW!!!! Great work and great patience exhibited....

    WOW!!!! Great work and great patience exhibited. Looks really good
  20. In my years of white board cabinet making this...

    In my years of white board cabinet making this was a problem every time we had to replace the 35mm cutter. What we did was take the cutter to the Saw Dr for him to grind away that 5mm protrusion of...
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    DRAWN 1 CLAIMED 1 UNCLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    Thankyou Chaps

    Thankyou Chaps
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    Latest development....on Friday afternoon we...

    Latest development....on Friday afternoon we arrived home after being in town most of the day. It looked as if we were going to get rain. I wanted to move an entertainment unit from under the carport...
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    Can I say at this point how grateful I am for all...

    Can I say at this point how grateful I am for all your care and concerns. It means a lot to me.
    I have a mate a couple of years younger than me who has one hip done and will get the other new one...
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    Thanks Peter and Alex for your suggestions. I...

    Thanks Peter and Alex for your suggestions. I will be seeing my Podiatrist next week and I plan to ask him about a that may be good. The GP seemed uninterested. I have been doing some reading and...
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    No Bob its not sciatica, I have had it before. It...

    No Bob its not sciatica, I have had it before. It gave a heavy pain right down the middle of my leg from my bum to the ankle. This pain is just the length of my thigh and on top of it. When I put...
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    Thanks for the reply Bob. I hear what you are...

    Thanks for the reply Bob. I hear what you are saying so will keep being active. I have just come in from cutting 5 or 6 barrow loads of firewood at a mate's place. Bending over to pick the blocks up...
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    Losing Mobility

    I have always been active and enjoyed the physical side of things. About 2 months ago I had two falls that has changed every thing. I was reading BobL's post about his milling activities and how he...
  29. OK I will admit that collecting tools is very...

    OK I will admit that collecting tools is very much in my DNA. I really do need to have a giant tidy up of my shed so that I can find those tools that I have bought and forgotten about. (I think there...
  30. SOLD: Could I put my hand up for this one please? I...

    Could I put my hand up for this one please?
    I have had my 172 for more than 40 years. It is in semi retirement but still cuts angle cuts accurately. I will PM you with my details
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    Blackwood is notorious for burn marks. Yes your...

    Blackwood is notorious for burn marks. Yes your blade has to be sharp and a rip blade is advisable. BUT the methodology says that after ripping the next step is to plane the surfaces then sand. By...
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    WOW Pete!!!!!! what a beautiful job. I wonder if...

    WOW Pete!!!!!! what a beautiful job.
    I wonder if you will need to have many seminars to introduce this system to your local bee population?:B I am sure that the bees won't have used a design like...
  33. Ian, before you make the order to Uncle Sam, try...

    Ian, before you make the order to Uncle Sam, try one of the "saw doctors". Peacock Saws would be a likely candidate in your neck of the woods. They would have the ability to "make them to order" for...
  34. Thread: Theft!

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    Years ago, a Golf Coarse put up a perimeter chain...

    Years ago, a Golf Coarse put up a perimeter chain wire fence which featured green plastic covering on the wire itself. The next day it was gone. They undid all the ties rolled it up and it was gone
  35. We live on a rural block with a creek straight...

    We live on a rural block with a creek straight behind the shed. There are some Skinks that call the shed home. When I enter I am subconsciously on snake alert. The number of times these fellas have...
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    Are you buying this timber in Coffs and then...

    Are you buying this timber in Coffs and then driving back to Canberra?
    If you are, I would cover/wrap the load in plastic to stop a rapid forced air drying on the trip back to Cantbra
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    Great talent too.

    Great talent too.
  38. Thread: Wet Season

    by chambezio
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    Great shots of a menacing sky

    Great shots of a menacing sky
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    A timely reminder. When installing a router bit...

    A timely reminder. When installing a router bit or circular saw there is no need to tighten it more than just firm. All sorts of damage can be done when trying to remove the cutting device. I was a...
  40. Andy......just out of curiosity was the machine...

    Andy......just out of curiosity was the machine tied down in the Sprinter? If it wasn't I would bet that "quality" deliveries are a long forgotten ideal.
    I have seen some cowboys rip tear and bust...
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    Can I just add my own Best Wishes to all on this...

    Can I just add my own Best Wishes to all on this Forum
    Co-Vid has not really impacted us here in the bush, thankfully. You city folk have had a time with it though.
    Thanks to Neil and the team...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
  43. Beardy is on the money:2tsup:

    Beardy is on the money:2tsup:
  44. You could put your appeal into the Metal Work...

    You could put your appeal into the Metal Work Forum and some body could weld one up. You would need a location more specific than "Australia". It is a very simple job to do the bracket (if you had...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    Its a nasty area to be in.....with people who can...

    Its a nasty area to be in.....with people who can pinch your ideas and make money from them. Years ago the ABC, ran for a short period, a program looking at inventors who were ready to show the world...
  47. DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
  48. Thread: Fewtel

    by chambezio
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    Fewtel

    This word dropped into my head and I thought it may be helpful for those new to the art of making things out of timber. This word/method was taught to me by a very good Woodwork Teacher when I was in...
  49. Kieth ("vera wood") has asked me to show how I...

    Kieth ("vera wood") has asked me to show how I got the clear perspex rod to fit into my panel saw fence. I took some photos to illustrate the "how to" but wouldn't you know when I came inside just...
  50. When I bought my SCM Panel Saw and set it up the...

    When I bought my SCM Panel Saw and set it up the lens over the fence tape measure was hard to read because of the yellowing of the original lens. I searched high and low but to no avail "too old". I...
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