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    I saw one at the recent Melbourne show, thought...

    I saw one at the recent Melbourne show, thought it was interesting. I myself have an old H&F BP355 unit, but my Men's Shed has a Laguna 14-BX, so I compared it to that. I also have use of a much...
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    Speaking of power, I have four hanging power...

    Speaking of power, I have four hanging power sockets; one of the seriously better things I did.

    I also have my LED lights in groups, all with hanging power switches. A set of three doubles over...
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    I would ensure that the solar inverter is at...

    I would ensure that the solar inverter is at least IP67, with the first number being 6, not 5. Six means a completely dust proof enclosure; something you would more than likely need in that...
  4. Peter, I hope things turn out for the better. ...

    Peter, I hope things turn out for the better.

    Mick.
  5. Thread: Sliding bevel

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    Derek's suggestion is what I would go for first,...

    Derek's suggestion is what I would go for first, while a Veritas unit would be my suggestion. I've had mine for quite some time, maybe 20 + years not sure, but it is a joy to use.

    I suggest...
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    Bigger pipe is always better. That said, I...

    Bigger pipe is always better.

    That said, I have both the Carbatec unit referred to earlier and the Loc-Line unit direct from the USA.

    The Carbatec unit requires a frame/holder to keep it where...
  7. Thread: nesting tools

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    I picked up a Woodcut Bowl Saver from the Woodcut...

    I picked up a Woodcut Bowl Saver from the Woodcut in NZ in March this year, so my experience is limited.

    I've found that the greener, or wetter the timber is, the better and easier it is. The...
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    Gary H offers good advice, if there is a turning...

    Gary H offers good advice, if there is a turning club near you, approach it and see what information you get there.

    Gabriel suggests Pop's Shed for their short course and the ability to actually...
  9. Thread: Nova Chuck

    by Optimark
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    Essentially you need to figure out what the...

    Essentially you need to figure out what the thread size and pitch is on your spindle. Once you have that information you can then order the correct adapter for your Nova G3 chuck.

    Here is how it...
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    Great to know, if I can get my mates meter, I'll...

    Great to know, if I can get my mates meter, I'll measure what I measure, if you know what I mean. :D

    Mick.
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    Well, as it happened, today we had a sparky at...

    Well, as it happened, today we had a sparky at the shed doing some work in a room adjoining our shed. I put the question to him, his reply (after looking at the motor and the specification stamp)...
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    We have some of these in my Men's Shed, do you...

    We have some of these in my Men's Shed, do you have any questions?

    Yes they are 12A and require being hooked up to a 15A circuit, which we have done.

    Mick.
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    That is the first picture I have seen showing the...

    That is the first picture I have seen showing the slope and angle, of the Robust tool rest.

    A lot of food for thought for me.

    Thanks for showing them and that angle on the Robust in particular....
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    Neil, that makes perfect sense. I haven't been...

    Neil, that makes perfect sense. I haven't been turning that long, always thought it was dusty, dirty and sometimes with a lot of noise. That is, until I watched someone turn a piece of rubbishy...
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    Neil, nice to know they are still available, the...

    Neil, nice to know they are still available, the curved rest I have, that is.

    I sort of understand why they have a left and right hand version, but I manage to do both the outside and inside with...
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    Paul29, thanks for the links, his workshop is not...

    Paul29, thanks for the links, his workshop is not that far from me. Passed through his small town many, many times; last week in fact. I've never seen his workshop, but I met him last year. Very...
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    Old Croc, they look good, but as you say pricey,...

    Old Croc, they look good, but as you say pricey, still, you can't take it with you.

    Neil, they look good, I was unaware about the Nova Woodsurfer Bowl Rest (interesting name) Interesting to note...
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    When you mentioned 12" high, I thought, yeah...

    When you mentioned 12" high, I thought, yeah right, he means length. Well, it is 12" high. Looks very nice. I'm thinking that if it was a genuine S curve, then it wouldn't have that straight bit....
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    I would be very interested to see the comparison...

    I would be very interested to see the comparison between Vicmarc's curved rest and the internal bowl rest from Robust that you receive.

    I have wondered about an S curved bowl rest. I have a rest...
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    Aftermarket Tool Rests

    For quite some time I have wished for longer and shorter tool rests with a hardened bar welded to the top to (hopefully) greatly reduce dings in the top part of the tool rest.

    Being in Australia...
  21. If you can afford it, get the Vicmarc lathe...

    If you can afford it, get the Vicmarc lathe you’ve specified; you will not be sorry.

    There are a few other lathes that offer what you are requiring, or think you require. I cannot offer anything...
  22. Rob, you mentioned that inserts make you lose a...

    Rob, you mentioned that inserts make you lose a bit, well they do, but not that much.

    Attached is a picture of my 100 and 120 Vicmarc chucks. The 120 chuck is a direct thread type, whereas the 100...
  23. You may wish to consider getting the Vicmarc 120...

    You may wish to consider getting the Vicmarc 120 chuck with an insert for the main lathe you intend using it with. This leaves the possibility of getting the correct adapter for any other lathe you...
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    Look at both pictures (and read them) in post...

    Look at both pictures (and read them) in post number 2 and then check out post number 10 :D

    Mick.
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    I store my Bowl Jaws in a couple of dedicated...

    I store my Bowl Jaws in a couple of dedicated holders. The smaller set are, I think, a bit bigger than your set. Around 265mm bowl size for the small set and 480mm bowl size for the larger set. Been...
  26. VICTORIA Dom, I think you will find that lathe was a short...

    Dom, I think you will find that lathe was a short bed unit with a bed extension bolted on.
    ...
  27. Thread: First chuck

    by Optimark
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    Well thanks to me looking at this thread, I've...

    Well thanks to me looking at this thread, I've just purchased a couple of VM100 chucks with goodies.

    The extras are a face plate ring, which for bauple58 are really handy for attaching blocks of...
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    456449 I also liked this one; as did someone...

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    I also liked this one; as did someone who bought it going on the red sticker.

    Mick.
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    I managed to get this quick look inside the box,...

    I managed to get this quick look inside the box, unfortunately my hand shaking and the hand shaking of the steward holding the box contributed to an unsharp picture; but you'll get the drift of the...
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    I thought this was stunning, as did the judges it...

    I thought this was stunning, as did the judges it seems.

    Mick.



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    This is German Ring Turning, which was...

    This is German Ring Turning, which was demonstrated at the exhibition today.

    This is an entrant, not part of the demonstration; very interesting.

    Mick.




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    The white things underneath some items are only...

    The white things underneath some items are only for identification purposes to ensure bits don't go missing.




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    To put things into perspective, that mirror is...

    To put things into perspective, that mirror is 148mm x 148mm square.

    It is a box that comes apart and is very well done, inside and outside.

    You can still see the exhibition, it ends tomorrow....
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    Interesting re-build. With regard to the...

    Interesting re-build.

    With regard to the wheels being a loose fit on the bearings, if there is enough material in the wheels, perhaps slightly larger OD bearings and enlarge the bearing hole...
  36. My Men's Shed has the earlier (but essentially...

    My Men's Shed has the earlier (but essentially identical) unit, we too have the helical head.

    Not a bad machine, but I myself would never consider a knife blade machine after using a helical...
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    Well you are certainly progressing, but I have to...

    Well you are certainly progressing, but I have to ask this question.

    Why did you photograph this on a wood burning instrument? :D

    I saw in another thread somewhere that you were having (or...
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    My thoughts would be, that MDF is far stronger...

    My thoughts would be, that MDF is far stronger than most people think. I have used MDF shelving in various industrial settings and have often been astounded at the shelf capacity of even reasonably...
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    I looked at this unit and others of similar size...

    I looked at this unit and others of similar size and power, eventually the decision came down to ease of using the belt linisher with wide and/or long items.

    The H&F unit has the disc sander in...
  40. You may wish to learn about and possibly...

    You may wish to learn about and possibly consider, this type of router.

    https://www.timbecon.com.au/routing/router-tables-accessories/round-body-router-motor

    Click on the link in the bottom...
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    WANTED:VIC Welcome to the forum. If you don't find a...

    Welcome to the forum.

    If you don't find a $1,000 lathe for $10.00, then you may wish to also consider the Hare & Forbes Mini/midi lathe, it seems to me to be excellent value for what it can do.
    ...
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    Yes you do have to check, but you should be...

    Yes you do have to check, but you should be really close and probably on the money from the get go; with the supplied quality stainless steel shims (Timbecon's words).

    I too have a complete metric...
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    If you are looking to replace your band saw...

    If you are looking to replace your band saw tyres, you may consider the Blue Carter Urethane units. Since I've changed over, my band saw hasn't missed a beat and it works every time all the time.
    ...
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    I checked one of these out at H&F last week, as...

    I checked one of these out at H&F last week, as you say, it pretty much has everything.

    The stand is better than I thought and is tailor made for this particular lathe, with the bolt holes on a...
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    Thinking out loud here. Maybe if you remove...

    Thinking out loud here.

    Maybe if you remove the chuck, then, if it is possible, clamp the spindle shaft somewhere inside the head stock unit with a pair of vice grips, then use something larger...
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    Thank you for that, very impressive. I never...

    Thank you for that, very impressive. I never would have thought timber of any kind, could withstand twice a week in a dishwasher over decades.

    Mick.
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    Very interesting, any chance of a picture of the...

    Very interesting, any chance of a picture of the one that has endured 20 years of dishwashers?

    Mick.
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    Not a problem. My last lathe was the Nova 1624-44...

    Not a problem. My last lathe was the Nova 1624-44 it was a great lathe and taught me a lot about what I wished for in my next lathe.

    Depending upon what you wish to do, or which direction your...
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    Derek, I've always liked your posts which allow...

    Derek, I've always liked your posts which allow one to view the picture and the text at the same time.

    Mick.
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    Sounds like you are thinking of doing wood...

    Sounds like you are thinking of doing wood turning and wondering what to get and how much you should dive in with your first lathe.

    If you can give us an idea of what your experience with wood...
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