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    Just how big a job is this? I ask as the cutting...

    Just how big a job is this? I ask as the cutting requirement is for a dead straight 1.2m cut; more or less.

    For this kind of precision cut, I would think of two possibilities for the home user, a...
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    I don't think it as cut and dried as some people...

    I don't think it as cut and dried as some people think. All through the nineties to 2013, I was a small manufacturer. That is, I took secondary manufactured products, becoming the tertiary...
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    The icing on the cake, has to be the gear lever,...

    The icing on the cake, has to be the gear lever, transfer case lever, high-low range lever and PTO lever in the cabin.

    Mick.
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    What you say is very true, but it isn't always...

    What you say is very true, but it isn't always about saving money; sometimes.

    I have looked into the costing for a replacement like for like HWS which is remarkably enough, identical to what we...
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    I read this thread when it was started, and as...

    I read this thread when it was started, and as things have been added by people. I have been thinking about replacing our 30/32 years old Aquamax stainless steel gas unit as rust is starting to get...
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    Within reason you are right, but most of those...

    Within reason you are right, but most of those kinds programs have to gloss over many things, otherwise the general public don't even think of looking at them. I watched this with my other half, both...
  7. One thing that isn't quite apparent from the...

    One thing that isn't quite apparent from the Timbecon website, is the ability to customise your router table up or down.

    My Shed purchased the Sherwood Industrial model some years ago, which is...
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    40 something years ago, when I was chasing my now...

    40 something years ago, when I was chasing my now wife in Germany, I noted the multitude of accessories that could be connected to her local council Unimog 406. When I first visited on my summer...
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    Well I think the 406 Unimog, which is what we...

    Well I think the 406 Unimog, which is what we have here, is one of the best looking vehicles around. :D

    The front curved section is the hardest bit to get right; you've nailed it.

    Mick.
  10. That machine may still be under some kind of...

    That machine may still be under some kind of warranty, they haven't been available that long in Australia. Their warranty for these is, or was, 5 years. I attended a product launch of that exact...
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    Probably Boulia through to Alice would be my bet....

    Probably Boulia through to Alice would be my bet. The Plenty Hwy is good, bad and ugly and you never know when it is going to turn quickly. Very doable with what you have, just take your time, carry...
  12. Thread: Mallets

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    Paul, a few years ago, I needed a mallet for a...

    Paul, a few years ago, I needed a mallet for a job that was smaller than what I would normally at that time have turned. I happened to have some eucalyptus limbs that came with a bit of trunk that I...
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    I would suggest it is a good decision, we have...

    I would suggest it is a good decision, we have two different types of micro inverters, our first lot of 18 panels (4.5kW) are running ABB micro inverters, our second lot of 10 larger panels (3.2kW)...
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    I agree with you, I have mallets of all sizes...

    I agree with you, I have mallets of all sizes everywhere, in the ute, the truck, the camper and almost every tool box I tote around.

    Mick.
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    Jarrah isn't exactly thick on the ground over...

    Jarrah isn't exactly thick on the ground over here, spotted gum is pretty good and I have had a few I've made from spotted gum that are still receiving a bash or three very successfully after some...
  16. Thread: Mallets

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    Matt, word of mouth can sometimes be interesting....

    Matt, word of mouth can sometimes be interesting. Today I delivered these mallets to my Men's Shed, I now have three people who wish to learn woodturning enough to make a mallet for themselves on our...
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    Mallets

    Some time ago I made a couple of mallets for myself, as you do. A visitor saw them and commented favourably with a general hint along the lines of, "would be nice to have something like these?"

    As...
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    Tony, welcome to the forum. A short bicycle...

    Tony, welcome to the forum.

    A short bicycle ride from Frankston will get you to Langwarrin.

    Regular daytime meetings with demonstrations are held every Wednesday from 13:00 hrs onwards.

    Plus...
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    Phil, many thanks for that, I did an online...

    Phil, many thanks for that, I did an online search and found out much more about the procedure.

    I never knew this was an in camera possibility, let alone a possibility with electronic cameras....
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    Looks really good, but some questions. What is...

    Looks really good, but some questions.

    What is a hand held focus stack?

    Is it a modern version of extension rings?

    Mick.
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    Just noticed where you are located, we aren't...

    Just noticed where you are located, we aren't that far from each other, probably 20-25 minutes, so if you want to see it in the flesh, you are welcome.

    Mick.
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    I think you may be pleasantly surprised by...

    I think you may be pleasantly surprised by Loc-Line flexible tube stuff.

    Loc-Line | The Original Modular Hose

    I've had a small kit for quite some years now, brilliant at what it does and you...
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    Thanks for that Lance, I sort of figured that was...

    Thanks for that Lance, I sort of figured that was how you did it, but I wasn't that sure.

    Mick.
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    Lance, very neat, but a question. How are you...

    Lance, very neat, but a question.

    How are you driving the blank, you have a chuck, but I'm not sure if you have anything in the chuck driving, or are you gripping a short tenon?

    Mick.

    Ps:...
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    VICTORIA Pagie, thanks for that information. Unfortunately...

    Pagie, thanks for that information. Unfortunately the person looking for a lathe has decided to go for a smaller but new unit, which I think is not the best way, but it's the way he's decided to go....
  27. After 16 years my Lelit combination machine...

    After 16 years my Lelit combination machine started to play dead. I needed a grinder and coffee machine to replace it.

    The grinder I chose is

    Eureka Specialita | White | $869 | Free Shipping |...
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    VICTORIA How many bed extensions are fitted, looks like...

    How many bed extensions are fitted, looks like three from what I can see?

    What is the spindle thread, please?

    Approximate location east of Melbourne, after all it's something like 400k's to the...
  29. I too have arthritic hands, but I was with a...

    I too have arthritic hands, but I was with a little effort able to fit some pretty tight Carter tyres to my 14" bandsaw.

    Second page has pictures as well as a picture of the tool Carters send out...
  30. Thread: Short story

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    Actually it should be, "dwarfs". My uncle, the...

    Actually it should be, "dwarfs".

    My uncle, the family named him rocker, as he always had to rock himself to get momentum to get off of a chair, bed or couch, etc. He was a dwarf and he always said...
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    Pretty much exactly what I did some years ago,...

    Pretty much exactly what I did some years ago, works very well.

    Mick.


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    Last year I received a new pair of hearing aids,...

    Last year I received a new pair of hearing aids, the quality difference from what I had is staggering; they are in a world of their own.

    To answer your question(s) I now leave my hearing aids in...
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    Firstly, welcome to the forum. With regard to...

    Firstly, welcome to the forum.

    With regard to beginners books in English with metric, check with your local library. Maybe even get them to do an inter library loan, I did this a couple of times...
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    Qwertyu, pm en route. Mick.

    Qwertyu, pm en route.

    Mick.
  35. Thread: Turned legs

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    Those pillars are 125.41mm in diameter, would you...

    Those pillars are 125.41mm in diameter, would you be able to get 130mm (or 135mm to allow for run out and possible hidden just under the surface defects) square blanks, rather than gluing up?

    Are...
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    That is very well done, the lens he has is also...

    That is very well done, the lens he has is also quite a fast unit, it comes from Jena Werke in East Germany. If ever you get the chance to visit East Germany, a visit to the Jena optical museum is an...
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  38. I just had another squiz at that clip from...

    I just had another squiz at that clip from Timbecon. I've just been doing some work with an ungainly piece of timber and with something like what I had on my lathe, I really appreciated the safety...
  39. Neil, that new lathe from Timbecon has quite a...

    Neil, that new lathe from Timbecon has quite a few things to make it interesting and for some people there will be value for them.

    The tool post is 25.4mm, not 25mm according to Andrew Potocnik. I...
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    Lance, Record Power is the company that is...

    Lance, Record Power is the company that is hosting the wood turning demonstrations.

    Send an email to [email protected] with RSVP in the subject line.

    You will receive a return email with...
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    Bob, maybe if you contact the seller and ask his...

    Bob, maybe if you contact the seller and ask his advice, I'm sure he has had this issue before. He replied within Ĺ a day to me and another person some months later in a similar time frame with...
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    Bob, that seller you referred to, is, as far as I...

    Bob, that seller you referred to, is, as far as I understand it, the actual manufacturer of the product. I may be wrong about that fact, but in the end I telephoned him and he was brilliant and knew...
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    Bob, I've often followed some of your posts in...

    Bob, I've often followed some of your posts in the Metalwork Forum, finally able to give back.

    I had pretty much the same question you have, I asked but didn't get too much information back, but...
  45. Chris, the Laguna tool post hole only works with...

    Chris, the Laguna tool post hole only works with tool posts that are 25.4mm exactly. If they are a smidge over, they won't fit, slightly under they just wobble. This is true for the 18-36 and the...
  46. Mounting a lathe to the bench means you will need...

    Mounting a lathe to the bench means you will need access to stand at one end if you get the Laguna unit to do your largest turnings. Also, the Laguna would almost have to be close to the bench side...
  47. Loading All loads must be positioned and secured...

    Loading
    All loads must be positioned and secured in compliance with the National Transport Commissionís guidelines, available at ntc.gov.au The first step in making sure you can safely carry any...
  48. Neil, M33 x 3.5 is the future, whether we like it...

    Neil, M33 x 3.5 is the future, whether we like it or not. All of the larger Record Power lathes come into this country with M33 x 3.5 spindle thread. I myself would prefer having that size spindle...
  49. Ooooh, pictures and information would be nice;...

    Ooooh, pictures and information would be nice; some serious gloating needs to happen.

    Mick.
  50. The Head Stock bearings of the Laguna lathes, are...

    The Head Stock bearings of the Laguna lathes, are standard sealed bearings, two per unit.

    Mick.
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