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    NEW DRAW Iím in

    Iím in
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    Good to hear you have it sorted Aaron, as a...

    Good to hear you have it sorted Aaron, as a builder those exemptions donít apply. I had a labourer who worked for me for a day and 3 years later claimed he hurt his back on that day and went me for...
  3. If you can pick up studs for your French cleats...

    If you can pick up studs for your French cleats or other fixtures the lining material thickness and type is irrelevant
    If you think you will be wanting more freedom of choice for fixing points and...
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    Rate of pay is really whatever you agree to. Ask...

    Rate of pay is really whatever you agree to. Ask a few of the tradies you are using if they know of someone who might be interested

    You will get students doing it for under $30 hr or you may pay...
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    Thanks all who have contributed so far, I now...

    Thanks all who have contributed so far, I now know what the chairs are and have a bit of direction to tidying them up

    I am a little bit surprised the wood turning fraternity have not got on to...
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    I did a bit of research and apparently you need...

    I did a bit of research and apparently you need to be careful not to use the oil near stitching as it will rot the thread, theyalso discuss Mink oil as another option.

    The base ash and back are...
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    In NSW ( donít know what happens elsewhere) you...

    In NSW ( donít know what happens elsewhere) you cannot get workers compensation for yourself even if you wanted it. WC is only for employees and mandatory so unless you are getting an employee of a...
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    Further to what Frank said I just found this...

    Further to what Frank said I just found this information on them

    Roorkee Chair – Lost Art Press
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    Chair restoration advice

    I have this pair of chairs which I know little about other than they are very cool.
    I am looking to make them functional but also wanting to not alter their look too much
    The leather arm slings...
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    If you are an owner builder you may not need...

    If you are an owner builder you may not need anything apart from having insurance cover. I donít think they will need a white card, are you paying as a cashie or through some form of entity?
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    We had to rip a number of lengths of 45 thick KD...

    We had to rip a number of lengths of 45 thick KD Grey Ironbark @ 5.4 long with a standard blade and it did the job fine considering.
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    I should of bought one a long time ago, never...

    I should of bought one a long time ago, never appreciated how versatile they are, always just viewed them as a cabinet maker/ shopfitters tool but they are brilliant for hanging doors ( donít use a...
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    Sort of, I went to buy a third track for my...

    Sort of, I went to buy a third track for my Festool and thought I would have a look at the Makita one to save some coin.
    The saw does fit on the track but you need to adjust the side cams to take a...
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    I hear you on the price difference and you have...

    I hear you on the price difference and you have to be comfortable with the outlay. Festool blades are reasonable I thought at around $100 for genuine blades ( aftermarket blades are a different...
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    How neat and accurate a cut are you looking for?...

    How neat and accurate a cut are you looking for? A tracksaw gives a far superior cut to a powersaw with a straightedge.

    I would say the first step is to decide if a tracksaw is your best option...
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    I use a lot of 18v ( Makita) gear and would not...

    I use a lot of 18v ( Makita) gear and would not hesitate to buy a cordless belt sander if I needed one as have not been disappointed with any of the skins
    In saying that the biggest advantage is the...
  17. I assume you want a rustic type finish on your...

    I assume you want a rustic type finish on your deck?
    A couple of things to consider.
    -50 thick hardwood decking is going to be very heavy so will need to beef up your subfloor framing
    -The...
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    What he said ^^^ Basically you either have your...

    What he said ^^^
    Basically you either have your supports closer together and a thinner top (16mm) or open the spacing up and use a heavier ( 25 or 32mm) top. Really depends on the look you are after...
  19. Did you get a reply from the seller? I donít see...

    Did you get a reply from the seller?
    I donít see any tradies with the knock off batteries if that is any indication
    Personally I just buy them from tool stores or take advantage of some of the...
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    Thread is 10 years old

    Thread is 10 years old
  21. Not sure if I am missing something but why...

    Not sure if I am missing something but why wouldnít you just use the cheapest spare sheet of whatever you have be it ply, Mdf, particle board or fancy foam board if you have it?
  22. I used to have one of those jigsaw attachments...

    I used to have one of those jigsaw attachments years ago. Canít remember but it was either Skil or Black and decker
    I remember cutting up plywood with it to make skateboard decks
  23. HELP Regardless of how they do that circuit, change...

    Regardless of how they do that circuit, change out those fuses for breakers and get some RCD protection
  24. Thread: Bamboo flooring

    by Beardy
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    I recently laid some Herfords prefinished...

    I recently laid some Herfords prefinished blackout flooring. I tried to sand the finish off on an off cut with my Rotex sander and it was like sanding laminex
    The finishes they use are extremely...
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    A suggested you can do a timber deck on batterns...

    A suggested you can do a timber deck on batterns or another option we have used is 600m2 stone ( or similar) pavers suspended on levelling pads.
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    I am viewing from an iPad and I canít get any of...

    I am viewing from an iPad and I canít get any of the links to work it just comes up with a blank page with app.photobucket.com in the browser

    I have quite a few cedar trees on my property...
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    I donít know if your gun uses a generic screw...

    I donít know if your gun uses a generic screw strip but you can buy collated screws from plasterboard ( drywall) suppliers
  28. Regardless of your target R rating I would be...

    Regardless of your target R rating I would be putting batts in your frame as it is the closest element to your interior and good value for money
    You may even consider acoustic batts if you have a...
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    Hi Bob, the link doesnít seem to be working for...

    Hi Bob, the link doesnít seem to be working for me?
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    I have three 1400mm Festool guides and join them...

    I have three 1400mm Festool guides and join them as required, I leave two basically permanently joined for sheet work
    The joiners hold them straight quite well
  31. Rather than having them fabricated with a slot ,...

    Rather than having them fabricated with a slot , couldnít you just use a standard extrusion cut to length and drill oversized holes with button head screws for the expansion?
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    I have looked at them before, they are just a...

    I have looked at them before, they are just a Chinese made saw, I donít know if they would be any better/ different to the cheap Makita ones
    The size is good though as they are quite compact
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    CLAIMED Iím in

    Iím in
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    I just checked their website and it now is noted...

    I just checked their website and it now is noted as suitable for ceilings which is good, it used to only be rated as a wall lining and they used to recommend using their standard ceiling board on...
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    Depending on how clean a look you are after but I...

    Depending on how clean a look you are after but I would be looking at individual mounting points screwed through your soffit lining into your timber framing, depending on what section size you choose...
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    I think you are asking for maintenance trouble...

    I think you are asking for maintenance trouble doing it in steel. Powder coated aluminium will be a far superior option.
    Also I am not a fan of trying to radius bend a section around the top and...
  37. It depends on what you are wanting to cut and how...

    It depends on what you are wanting to cut and how neate and accurate you are wanting
    A track saw gives a far superior cut but you may not need that?
    ,I suggest you try a cut with your battery saw...
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    Is there a particular reason you want a ridge? ...

    Is there a particular reason you want a ridge?
    By far the cheapest and easiest way is a skillion roof and refer to the manufacturers recommendations for minimum pitch of your selected roof profile....
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    There is no real need to do anything apart from...

    There is no real need to do anything apart from for visual reasons.
    If you do want to call it put foam backing rod in the gap approximately 10 mm below the surface and the preferred product as a...
  40. I doubt that getting the members to provide their...

    I doubt that getting the members to provide their own insurance will satisfy your requirements as if there was an incident it would just mean their insurer would be suing you to recoup their costs...
  41. What type of construction and State are you...

    What type of construction and State are you referring to and what type of tie down are you referring to?
  42. What sort of machinery are you thinking is needed...

    What sort of machinery are you thinking is needed under the house? If it is just redoing some piers it is pretty much hand work with the likes of a spade bit in a Kango to make it easier and then...
  43. Thread: Scrooz Raptr

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    Haven’t seen Loxins for quite a few years, there...

    Haven’t seen Loxins for quite a few years, there are much better options available these days
  44. Look for an underpinning specialist, there should...

    Look for an underpinning specialist, there should be plenty of companies that would deal with it and have the appropriate equipment
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    That is a valid point of consideration when...

    That is a valid point of consideration when purchasing power tools, the Festool products are easily on sold for good money compared to the other brands
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    FYI a lot of the kitchen guys use Matt finish...

    FYI a lot of the kitchen guys use Matt finish melamine as their base if they are painting it, saves a lot of prep work and the internal faces are already prefinished which saves a lot of work as well
  47. Absolutely, doesn’t matter who owns them they...

    Absolutely, doesn’t matter who owns them they deliberately make products to different pricepoints and quality levels for targeted markets
    Likewise the owners of some of the best tyres in the world...
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    Wow what is going on down there? I would go into...

    Wow what is going on down there? I would go into Bunnings on average twice a week and have not had to queue yet except I drove in one Sunday morning and there was a line up so drove out again without...
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    Easyjamb is a good product if that is the look...

    Easyjamb is a good product if that is the look you are after. It would definitely be available local to you, nearly all the plasterboard suppliers either carry it or get it in for you.
    You can also...
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    How did you go with this, is that what you are...

    How did you go with this, is that what you are looking for ?
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