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  1. I heard back from FWW this morning. They are...

    I heard back from FWW this morning. They are correcting their records and will extend my subscription expiry date to compensate. This sounds like that issue is at their end atleast in my case.
    ...
  2. Thanks Andrew. That is very generous! While I...

    Thanks Andrew. That is very generous! While I mostly read online, I am a sucker for paper copies of certain things.

    I will let Derek have the first opportunity if he wish.
  3. Last issue I received was No. 288 - April 2021 so...

    Last issue I received was No. 288 - April 2021 so missing last two.

    Edit: Just checked my magazine subscription, it is showing that it is current. Also noticed that last two missing issues via...
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    Hi Bob, As an alternative, any thoughts on...

    Hi Bob,

    As an alternative, any thoughts on straight 3HP Dusty linked below with pleated filters? There is no cyclone for fine dust but overall this may provide better CFM.
    ...
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    They don’t operate as smoothly. At a similar...

    They don’t operate as smoothly. At a similar price point I would go for King or Kia Ora. If a similar product is available at $9 then they are fine for the workshop :).
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    Hi, I cannot comment on Timbecon ones but I...

    Hi,

    I cannot comment on Timbecon ones but I know that Bunnings Goliath ones are not so good.

    I have installed King slides (Taiwan made) in my recent workshop drawers which are priced similarly...
  7. I have a #20 which works like a treat on curved...

    I have a #20 which works like a treat on curved pieces. I have also used #113 which is a pleasure to use. It is little lighter and smaller comparatively. These are much nicer to use then using a...
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    VICTORIA That was quick :).

    That was quick :).
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    Great pickup! Yes 1a (extreme left) should be...

    Great pickup! Yes 1a (extreme left) should be black and 1h (extreme right) should be white, Bummer!

    I haven't played in a while too. A niece is into it and asked me to make her a chess table. She...
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    Some further information :). Happy to explain any...

    Some further information :). Happy to explain any aspects of the build if there are questions. I also have some in progress photos if needed.

    Tables: are made of Rock maple with sliding drawers....
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    Some suggestions are at this link. Checkout the...

    Some suggestions are at this link. Checkout the comments too. Don't think water based product is the way to go though.

    How to Seal Chalk Paint? - Wood Finishes Direct
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    Couple of Chess tables

    Sharing couple of chess tables which were recently finished.
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    SOLD: I will take it.

    I will take it.
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    SOLD: Hi Greolt, I am interested but need to work...

    Hi Greolt,

    I am interested but need to work out transport.

    I will PM you.
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    Thank you @Biggus and @NeilS. I am leaning...

    Thank you @Biggus and @NeilS.

    I am leaning towards Woodfast. Will go contact Carolls for availability and checking it out in person.
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    What are the thoughts on new Nova Comet II DR FOR...

    What are the thoughts on new Nova Comet II DR FOR spindle and bowl turning as the first lathe?

    Nova Comet II DR Midi Lathe - EVS with Digital Readout | Carbatec
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    Luban chisels could be a good starting point....

    Luban chisels could be a good starting point. This is where I started too.

    If you do a Google then a set of 6 is about $100.

    Second hand Marples on eBay could be another option.
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    SOLD: Hi Johnno, If Marco doesn't go for it then I...

    Hi Johnno,

    If Marco doesn't go for it then I will take them.

    Cheers,

    Salim
  19. It is not on their website. A friend of mine is...

    It is not on their website. A friend of mine is looking for a large lathe and Laguna is out of stock everywhere locally. Gregmach have suggest Harvey to him instead.

    Cheers
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    I have been using Gramercy Hold fasts bought from...

    I have been using Gramercy Hold fasts bought from HNT Gordon (Gramercy Hold fasts – HNT Gordon & Co. Classic Planemakers Australia). Quite happy with these.
  21. Hi, Anyone has any experience and thoughts on...

    Hi,

    Anyone has any experience and thoughts on Harvey T50 or T60 lathes? Apparently, Gregmach are selling these and come with M33 x 3.5 thread.

    Cheers
  22. VICTORIA Hi mate, What are you upgrading to? cheers

    Hi mate,

    What are you upgrading to?

    cheers
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    I would suggest Matthews timber, Birtton Timber...

    I would suggest Matthews timber, Birtton Timber and American Hardwoods.


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  24. QUEENSLAND Hi Des, If these are still available then I...

    Hi Des,

    If these are still available then I will take these?

    It will need be posted assuming you are not planning to comedown to Melbourne anytime soon.

    Cheers

    Salim
  25. WANTED:VIC Add American hardwoods And Whelan the...

    Add

    American hardwoods
    And
    Whelan the Warehouse

    to the list too


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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Thanks for the details! Sound like a great...

    Thanks for the details!

    Sound like a great machine. Unfortunately, price is bit of my range for now.
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Hammer A3 (Silent Power spiral)

    Hi builder,

    I am in Melbourne and would be interested in your AD741. Can you please share the specs and $$ you are looking for?


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    Have a look at these mate Japanese Chisel...

    Have a look at these mate


    Japanese Chisel Setup - Kazura - Brian Holcombe Woodworker

    Chisel Setup – Covington & Sons Tools


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    THANK YOU Melbourne Handtool Event 2019

    There is Melbourne Handtool event this weekend Sat 26th and Sun 27th.

    Further details at
    This coming weekend':' Melbourne Guild hand tool event - Australian Wood Review
  30. I would also suggest Robert Wearing's book "The...

    I would also suggest Robert Wearing's book "The Essential Woodworker".
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    Add Laguna 18 bx to the list too. Sent from...

    Add Laguna 18 bx to the list too.


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    Checkout Jim Davey. Jim Davey - Woodworking...

    Checkout Jim Davey.

    Jim Davey - Woodworking Hand Tools - eShop - Sales - Veritas Chisels


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  33. I was looking for wide maple boards last year....

    I was looking for wide maple boards last year. Managed to get up to 330mm wide boards from Britton timbers. Earlier this year I found a 270mm board at Matthews too. Wide boards are harder to get but...
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    This a good explanation video from David...

    This a good explanation video from David Charlesworth on it. While it completely makes sense, I have not been game to try it yet.

    YouTube

    I have a same problem with being heavy handed one side....
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    Edge Planning

    Wondering, what the wisdom thinks about following from “Art of Joinery” based on Moxon. I am straight sharpened plane iron person but at times found edge planning less than satisfactory. I have...
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    While I have used clamps in box making before, I...

    While I have used clamps in box making before, I have found that scotch tape works quite well with mitered corners. Too much pressure with clamps could also cause alignment issues.

    In the last box...
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    Their subscription forms on Taunton press are...

    Their subscription forms on Taunton press are crap...

    Touch wood so far both my magazine and online subscriptions are working fine at the original rates. My online subscription renewed at the...
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    These timbers could be bit hard to work with. ...

    These timbers could be bit hard to work with.

    I would also suggest Blackwood or Fijian Mahogany. Cherry could be another option.

    For finish, I prefer hardwax oils. Osmo or Livos Kunos are two...
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    Welcome David!

    Welcome David!
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    It took a while to get this chair fully restored....

    It took a while to get this chair fully restored. Number of projects and a house move got in the way. Finally, managed to finish the chair just in time for Christmas festivities.

    Thanks for all...
  41. New Term and Courses at Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking

    Hi,

    Just letting you know that the guild at Melbourne has just announced its new term vacancies.

    Details are at following link if interested

    Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking: Classes
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  42. Thread: FWW Archive

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    I have online subscription as well. I just tested...

    I have online subscription as well. I just tested this by downloading this individual article PDF. Yes, the images there do not have this issue, infact the whole article is much clearer and crisp....
  43. Thread: FWW Archive

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    I have a 2016 version of the archive. Same...

    I have a 2016 version of the archive. Same issues.

    Looks like from issue #189 February 2007 the scanned file sizes have doubled and scans are much crisper. I also suspect that earlier issues were...
  44. Thanks Derek! I meant this Nova Galaxi DVR...

    Thanks Derek!

    I meant this Nova Galaxi DVR 1644 lathe.
    https://www.carbatec.com.au/nova-galaxi-dvr-1624-44-lathe

    Comes with 2hp motor with EVS, 1117 between centres and cast iron legs....
  45. Hi Derek, Great setup, thanks for sharing! ...

    Hi Derek,

    Great setup, thanks for sharing!

    I am considering a lathe purchase soon. Wondering if you compared Nova 1644 with Saturn. Similar price with a much longer 44" bed and similar specs...
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    Hi Phil, My work bench is made from Vic Ash...

    Hi Phil,

    My work bench is made from Vic Ash which is a pretty common medium density hardwood and easy to mill.

    Matthews timber sells it around $15 per meter last time I looked but you should be...
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    Yes, workbenches could be bit higher. We were...

    Yes, workbenches could be bit higher. We were mostly sawing and planing on the jig so probably not as high like a bench on bench for inlay work.
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    We were using poplar. Des mentioned that hoop...

    We were using poplar. Des mentioned that hoop pine is his standard and nicer to work with. He has also uses Huon pine.
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    Hi Ian, It was fun! Good pace so pretty much...

    Hi Ian,

    It was fun! Good pace so pretty much everyone managed to finish. While everyone worked constantly, there was good banter in the room. Des is a great teacher and very nice bloke! In terms...
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    Taking of the day. Kumiko - unfinished...

    Taking of the day.

    Kumiko - unfinished probably need couple of hours further work.

    Roorkee chair is finally home....
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