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    I used to use one on a trammel for roughing...

    I used to use one on a trammel for roughing circular table tops bigger than my lathe would handle.

    I'd mark the circle with trammel/pencil setup, cut close to the line with a jigsaw and then use...
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    What I know of it for woodwork is only...

    What I know of it for woodwork is only anecdotal... although it's a relatively popular natural dye for some spinner/weavers I know.

    But dying fabrics is a different process to staining wood in...
  3. Veneered ply/MDF is an option, but you'd likely...

    Veneered ply/MDF is an option, but you'd likely be looking at over $200 for a 2400x1200x18 sheet... and you'd still need to add a 25+ mm frame around it to give you the desired width.

    Still, you...
  4. Going through the scraps I had laying around to...

    Going through the scraps I had laying around to hand, I ended up making something very similar to the one Auscab pictured, which works well enough.

    All in all, it made the job so much easier that...
  5. Thanks fellas. Heh. Now it's working for me. ...

    Thanks fellas.

    Heh. Now it's working for me. Weird. :?
  6. By preference I would have a seperate jointer and...

    By preference I would have a seperate jointer and thicknesser but space dictates otherwise.

    With a combo one soon learns that if you have any serious quantity of material to dimension then you...
  7. If I could buy a model with either a straight...

    If I could buy a model with either a straight head or a spiral head for the same cost I would go spiral every time.

    If I could buy a model with a spiral head pkg for significantly cheaper than...
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    Yep. But I'm betting that you're thinking in...

    Yep. But I'm betting that you're thinking in terms of good design practises. When building other people's designs, well... :shudder:
  9. Is the Multiquote function working?

    I don't often use it, but sometimes the multiquote function is a good choice for replying to multiple posts in a thread with just the one reply.

    It doesn't seem to want to work for me today in any...
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    With sizings, etc. being more or less equal, my...

    With sizings, etc. being more or less equal, my take on it is that M&T's have one less glue joint, hence one less possible point of failure.

    The only time I'll use loose tenons is where side-grain...
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    It really depends on what you're planning on...

    It really depends on what you're planning on making out of them.

    I've said it before and I'll say it again; Redgum tends to move around like a cut snake until it gets really old. Then it's harder...
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    I don't know about the UK, but most of the...

    I don't know about the UK, but most of the timbers I've come across for sale in Canada are rather... bland. Pick any colour you like, so long as it's yellow. :rolleyes:

    However, some of the...
  13. Another approach... A japanese kataba saw (ie....

    Another approach...

    A japanese kataba saw (ie. one without a back) would make short work of splitting off those pieces with minimal damage.

    If I were in your shoes I'd use a japanese flushcut...
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    I like it, the grapevine shell really sets that...

    I like it, the grapevine shell really sets that piece off.

    The one photo without the grapevine looks unbalanced to me; the ring looks wrong on the vase and the vase looks wrong on that stand ...
  15. You got it, except for the last. For me that is...

    You got it, except for the last. For me that is less back strain than sawing from a kneeling position. If I had to load a trailer with the stuff, it'd be t'other way around but for this job I can...
  16. Thanks fellas, that's pretty much what I'd...

    Thanks fellas, that's pretty much what I'd imagined.

    My main concern is the short(ish) lengths, but I imagine I can improve the stands stability by splaying the frames by a few degrees. Nice to...
  17. Any suggestions for a type of stand to chainsaw 'unsplittable' firewood billets?

    Not sure where in the forums to put this post, but I reckon the blokes who frequent this section'd have more familiarity with this sorta problem, so...

    I'm down to the last couple of cubes of my...
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    Do you have access to a drum sander? You could...

    Do you have access to a drum sander?

    You could cut strips of a base material and hot-melt glue each row (in correct order & orientation!) to the strips, keeping one reference edge as straight as...
  19. G'day. Any answers to most of your questions are...

    G'day. Any answers to most of your questions are really a matter of personal taste, but as it takes experience to know 'if you do this you get that' I'll offer some general answers.



    I'd be...
  20. Hmmm... My takeaway from this - if I've read...

    Hmmm...

    My takeaway from this - if I've read it correctly - is that in terms of productivity the only time it makes a difference is in the finishing cuts.

    For a turner who automatically reaches...
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    I've a couple of similarly sized air-dried slabs...

    I've a couple of similarly sized air-dried slabs of Himalayan Cedar waiting for a purpose in my shed. I paid ~$150 ea. about 2 years ago from a slabber near Lithgow.
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    You can, but it probably won't work as well. ...

    You can, but it probably won't work as well.

    Gyprock is plaster sandwiched between paper layers, so the 'patch' won't adhere as securely as it would if it could contact the cleaned, old plaster. ...
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    Looks to me like he's trimming something with a...

    Looks to me like he's trimming something with a chisel. Plugging holes or a repairing a damaged bit perhaps?

    It'd help if we could ID what he's holding in his other hand... I don't think it's...
  24. Elm? The root ball should give you some very...

    Elm?

    The root ball should give you some very nicely figured boards, as compared to the typically bland grain from most of the rest of the tree. Mind you, a good Elm burl is glorious.

    In my...
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    Also, choose a piece that naturally has long,...

    Also, choose a piece that naturally has long, straight grain.

    The redgum would make for nice tool handles, though.
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    Redgum moves around worse than a cut snake. ...

    Redgum moves around worse than a cut snake. Unless it's got enough decades under it's belt to 'blacken up.' Then it can become more stable, but no guarantees.

    It's one of my favourite timbers...
  27. Any worthwhile advice will depend greatly on the...

    Any worthwhile advice will depend greatly on the nature of his disability.

    Setting up a lathe for seated turning is quite straightforward; where many people who need such have problems is with...
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    Yep. I've come across 'em at various times,...

    Yep. I've come across 'em at various times, although I can't tell you much about 'em. The round shaft indicates they're wire-cut, probably machine made and from the pix I believe I can see marks on...
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    As a smoker of ryo's, the only thing I'd do...

    As a smoker of ryo's, the only thing I'd do different is either put a hinged flap over the front two compartments so one could keep the filters/papers in place while turning the box upside-down to...
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    I use one for crimping fittings to co-axial...

    I use one for crimping fittings to co-axial cables. It may handle other fittings suitable for electrical cables, but there'd be better solutions than this.
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    The label is Rasmus Solberg from the '60s.

    The label is Rasmus Solberg from the '60s.
  32. I can't speak for the sides/tail-gate factor, but...

    I can't speak for the sides/tail-gate factor, but on my old Rodeo (w/out sides) I believe I had slightly better economy with a toolbox mounted behind the cab than when it was removed.

    It's hard to...
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    N.S.W. Count me in.

    Count me in.
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    Very much so! eg. when building a houseframe a...

    Very much so!

    eg. when building a houseframe a long alu box section works very well as a straight edge. As a bonus, you can use it to screed concrete when necessary. :rolleyes: After all,...
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    Now, that's what I call a hossie grade shaving...

    Now, that's what I call a hossie grade shaving nick!
  36. If you're happy using MDF or similar, I'd suggest...

    If you're happy using MDF or similar, I'd suggest googling for 'craftwood.'

    It tends to a bit more exxy than larger thicknesses, but is often available at places you wouldn't expect to stock it. ...
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    Yeah, that would be a problem. Considering that...

    Yeah, that would be a problem. Considering that most jigs roll and twist about that end, I'm a tad surprised the creator didn't model it with at least a hemispherical end.

    It'll be interesting to...
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    Sticky: Hehe. Not only am I familiar with 'em, it was...

    Hehe. Not only am I familiar with 'em, it was the first grinding jig I bought & the only one I have left. I'm not sure where my other jigs have wandered off to, but the Woodcut has always lived at...
  39. What Hughie said. Also, as with any any 'oland...

    What Hughie said. Also, as with any any 'oland style tool' where you insert a cutter into the end of the shaft, you want to keep the cutter short to minimise flex & the risk of breakage.

    When I...
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    What type of shaft does your 'un have? Forgive...

    What type of shaft does your 'un have?

    Forgive me if you already know all this, but just to eliminate any confusion:

    Rule of thumb: if it's a bent-shaft unit it's a grass-cutter. If it's a...
  41. Sorry, didn't mean to be vague. There's...

    Sorry, didn't mean to be vague.

    There's absolutely nothing wrong with doing a wax finish, but it's not really the best choice for a high wear area such as a dining table. Not unless you have...
  42. If it is a wax finish, I'd suggest scrubbing it...

    If it is a wax finish, I'd suggest scrubbing it down with scourers and suitable solvent to remove as much wax residue as possible before sanding.

    If you simply try sanding back the existing coat,...
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    Is that a ball joint on the end of the knuckle on...

    Is that a ball joint on the end of the knuckle on your inertial sander? :think:
  44. It may indeed be the glue, as you only get what...

    It may indeed be the glue, as you only get what you pay for. I doubt it's an issue with clamping, unless you're over clamping and squeezing the glue out. But it doesn't sound like that's the case. ...
  45. It could also be the resins in the rosewood...

    It could also be the resins in the rosewood preventing the glue from keying to it properly. If so, switching glues won't really 'fix' anything.

    When you did the glue-up did you wipe down the...
  46. I've come to the view-point that you need two...

    I've come to the view-point that you need two types of stacks.

    One type for the initial drying of green timbers and another for the storage of seasoned timbers. Obviously, I'd prefer to keep my...
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    Exactly. If it simply works to do what you need,...

    Exactly. If it simply works to do what you need, it's a great idea. If it takes a lot of time, trials and effort to force it to work as you want, it's moving into the demesne of dumb ideas.

    If...
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    As Orraloon mentioned, taking a 20' length to a...

    As Orraloon mentioned, taking a 20' length to a stationary machine for 'end machining' is usually impractical and, I'll add, rarely as safe as it could be.

    Much better to take a hand-wielded...
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    I like that very much. :2tsup:

    I like that very much. :2tsup:
  50. Unless your drum sander is double-sided, it...

    Unless your drum sander is double-sided, it doesn't really take much effort to re-chalk or put a bit of low-adhesive tape or something on the top face as you remove each piece from the machine to...
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