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    Try Terry Scott at Timberly in NZ, he may have a...

    Try Terry Scott at Timberly in NZ, he may have a supplier.
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    Says a lot! Either crap thread sealant / Loctite...

    Says a lot! Either crap thread sealant / Loctite or stand well back when Sam's missus grabs the hair dryer! It must be a "Q" special.
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    :o Being a pressure vessel I would be very...

    :o Being a pressure vessel I would be very cautious in taking this approach. :no: In fact I would not do it!

    You can bet that the OEM setup and material choice is barely adequate to handle the...
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    How deep is the flute? Is it a traditional "U"...

    How deep is the flute? Is it a traditional "U" profile spindle roughing gouge (SRG)? or a shallow Continental Style Spindle Gouge?

    I can't see any real benefit in "skewing" the nose of a...
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    I do either, depending upon what I have to start...

    I do either, depending upon what I have to start with; how much "waste" I have to play with; the value of the timber; the grain / cut of the board & how likely it is to "perform."

    If the stock was...
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    :D Spares in case hers breaks down, :D

    :D

    Spares in case hers breaks down, :D
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    Makes for some new urban myths / legends. :D ...

    Makes for some new urban myths / legends. :D

    "Fake news"

    One thing about the Internet, FB etc is that stories like this will never die no matter how much effort is put into debunking them....
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    I appears to have an uncanny similarity to the...

    I appears to have an uncanny similarity to the many Chinese clones marketed as Rikon, Woodfast etc. Perhaps a more refined version hopefully.
  9. Thread: AWTEx 2020

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    I think the real crux of the issues facing the...

    I think the real crux of the issues facing the diminishing committee is the dwindling volunteer support to run AWTEX and making a longer term commitment to the committee.

    To that end it would be...
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    Love the modern take on the old "widow makers"...

    Love the modern take on the old "widow makers" sleeper cutters saws. Impressive!
  11. Thread: Pens wanted

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    No worries, I have appreciated the great timber...

    No worries, I have appreciated the great timber that I have received from you so more than happy to repay your generosity.
  12. Thread: Pens wanted

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    Chris, if you require more I'm happy to assist.

    Chris, if you require more I'm happy to assist.
  13. Can't assist with spares but know of two...

    Can't assist with spares but know of two Teknatool TL 1000 8s that may still be available for purchase. Located in Townsville however.
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    Make a formal complaint to The Office of Fair...

    Make a formal complaint to The Office of Fair Trading in your state and to the ACCC. False, misleading or deceptive conduct is illegal under Australian consumer legislation.

    Hopefully the...
  15. Each complaint about telco issues that goes to...

    Each complaint about telco issues that goes to the TIO costs the Telco money. So imho the Telecommunications Act & Regs should be "modernized" to force Telco's & ISP's / SP's to be more proactive in...
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    Bunnings only stocks a part range in most Sutton...

    Bunnings only stocks a part range in most Sutton products. Very limited range of fractional sizes in imperial twist bits etc.
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    Try...

    Try https://dubbeldwoodtools.com/product-category/drilling/bradpoint/

    FAMAG are reputed to be of similar quality to Colt. I have purchased a couple of brad points in the small sizes plus a few...
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    Ahem - its in WA.

    Ahem - its in WA.
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    Not a such coincidence as the technique is quite...

    Not a such coincidence as the technique is quite common for caissons and bored piers in Civil Engineering construction, maybe a coincidence that your thread prompted the conversations.
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    As an aside but on a similar theme we used a...

    As an aside but on a similar theme we used a "belling tool" to open out the base of bored pier foundations for telco guyed masts in the late 1980's to mid 1990's.

    Mind you it was quite impressive...
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    A lot of the homes flooded in Townsville this...

    A lot of the homes flooded in Townsville this year would have had MDF trims, skirtings, architraves, jambs etc.
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    Top shelf items, great craftsmanship.

    Top shelf items, great craftsmanship.
  23. Thread: Hairy Oak

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    Hairy Oak, Bulloke, WA Sheoak, River Oak, Beach...

    Hairy Oak, Bulloke, WA Sheoak, River Oak, Beach Sheoak ….. all turn nicely. Darn shame that they have a few issues, insects, cracking, collapse (Beach Sheoak). Almost my favourites, behind the...
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    The additional ads are more a distraction than an...

    The additional ads are more a distraction than an annoyance to me, more so when they are in a post which already has included photos. They disrupt the context of a post when they are about a similar...
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    Seems Google Ads are pushing the envelope, which...

    Seems Google Ads are pushing the envelope, which does not surprise me given the current ACCC action against Google.

    This is exactly what I experienced. I'm currently logged in and always access...
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    Neil I was logged in. The second banner advert...

    Neil I was logged in. The second banner advert was incomplete, or did not load fully. I should have taken a screen shot.
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    I'm getting them on my PC as well.

    I'm getting them on my PC as well.
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    WANTED:WA No!

    No!
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    When using hand or power carving tools, indeed...

    When using hand or power carving tools, indeed any wood cutting tool, one has to work with the grain to minimize tear out.

    I presume when you say "when I pull the chisel back up" you mean...
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    Great to see these workhorses getting a new lease...

    Great to see these workhorses getting a new lease of life.

    Three months or so back by sheer chance I was in a woodies store when a lady came in asking for assistance & advice on what her very...
  31. Great to see you supporting and facilitating...

    Great to see you supporting and facilitating workshop access to a student who actually has an interest in something other than a mobile device. :2tsup:

    The table design is quite interesting so it...
  32. Consider using structural or non-structural film...

    Consider using structural or non-structural film faced ply i.e. "form ply" as it is quite stable. I use MDF, structural ply, form ply and plain old Monterey Pine (fancy name for Radiata Pine or...
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    Rob, your design permits complementary wood...

    Rob, your design permits complementary wood movement. There being negligible change in length compared to the width of a board suggests that Derek's design should allow for generous clearances for...
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    I've turned both, some with resin that seems to...

    I've turned both, some with resin that seems to be inexhaustible, and others with none. Presumably different species, or perhaps simply different growing conditions.
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    If its dry CKI its pretty tough on any cutting...

    If its dry CKI its pretty tough on any cutting edge so good luck planing & thicknessing it.
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    (bowl 2) Looks to me to be a "beefwood," a...

    (bowl 2) Looks to me to be a "beefwood," a Grevillea, which one I'm not so sure about. Most likely to be G. striata from the bark.

    Edit - check out Vern's TTIT site - Beefwood
  37. Thread: Hydro timber

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    :- Oops! Dyslexic fingers. Should have been a...

    :- Oops! Dyslexic fingers. Should have been a like.
  38. Thread: Pen blanks

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    N.S.W. The parcel arrived today, thank you. Nice...

    The parcel arrived today, thank you. Nice generous blank sizes & beautiful burl timber.
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    TASMANIA Wayne does a great job with the packaging, the...

    Wayne does a great job with the packaging, the timber is always well described pointing out any defects, and pretty good stuff!
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    The twist is caused by the "unsupported" weight...

    The twist is caused by the "unsupported" weight of the clamps & gravity. If you alternate the clamps i.e. one left, one right, it won't be as problematic.

    Back in the early 1970's we made solid...
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    That has been my experience too. I always save a...

    That has been my experience too. I always save a new blade for cutting veneers then it goes on for general cutting duties. Bandsaw tuning and paying close attention to the details, tracking, guide...
  42. Thread: Huon pine

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    TASMANIA Wayne payment has been made.

    Wayne payment has been made.
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    Raintree by any chance - light chocolate to rich...

    Raintree by any chance - light chocolate to rich chocolate brown?

    or

    Red Touriga?
  44. Thread: Hydro timber

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    Likewise I have been intrigued by the recovery of...

    Likewise I have been intrigued by the recovery of submerged timbers flooded during dam construction, huon pine etc, and buried timbers such as the NZ Ancient Kauri.

    I think the appeal is the...
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    An interesting thread. :D You have given me a...

    An interesting thread. :D
    You have given me a great idea for a Christmas gift for my model making son-in-law, no doubt our daughter will also be greatfull for organizing his clutter. :2tsup:
    But...
  46. Thread: Huon pine

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    TASMANIA Hi Wayne, I will take it. Your timber...

    Hi Wayne,

    I will take it.

    Your timber never disappoints. I have a nice project in mind, that these will be spot on for. The usual arrangement to direct deposit funds into your acct?

    Cheers...
  47. Thread: Pen blanks

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    N.S.W. I will take one pack. A standard parcel post...

    I will take one pack. A standard parcel post satchel is fine with me. Will PM to exchange address / payment details.
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    :- Another of those character building days. They...

    :- Another of those character building days. They say its how you handle those tribulations that matter. Hope you don't have close neighbours. :D
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    For Stanley's? Just wandering about some...

    For Stanley's?

    Just wandering about some markets the other weekend and picked up a Stanley #5 with the corrugated sole and a Record #5 1/2 with a chipped tote.
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    If you search "river tables +epoxy" you will find...

    If you search "river tables +epoxy" you will find plenty of info on the making of the top. Typically some good some bad, however tis is a start,
    ...
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