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    my experience was that it was bouncy ie it had...

    my experience was that it was bouncy ie it had give that came back. easy to work -but a softish kinda thing to work.
  2. This is the least of their stuff for instance 6/4...

    This is the least of their stuff for instance 6/4 wood -what they mean is 1 1/2" it does go on.
  3. the nylon wheel ones are far inferior the BALL...

    the nylon wheel ones are far inferior the BALL bearing ones last longer & the delicate soft close type are also good but that delicate surely will not last. All can be replaced when needed .
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    Yeah will be hollow mitred construction for the...

    Yeah will be hollow mitred construction for the column the shades are traditionally sheets of mica stuck together with shellac - and can be bent/curved with heat. Always fragile but has a nice warmth...
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    Looks very useful as the main screw - a couple of...

    Looks very useful as the main screw - a couple of slide bars either side will help. Just look up traditional vices for inspiration.
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    You again -make the shed S##t out of pine or...

    You again -make the shed S##t out of pine or chipboard, use this for something nicer!
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    Has a generaly Oaky look about it. If using for a...

    Has a generaly Oaky look about it. If using for a rack - well who gives a f##k what it is? as long as is strong enough.:U
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    tighten vices & bench stop

    Have 2 wood vices -Patersons patent vice -god knows how old -very methinks and a Dawn No: 9 -at least 60 YO. Both are of the quick -ie. flick the lever and push/ pull to close and then tighten with...
  9. Thread: Blackwood

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    Watch the fine dust from sanding - bit nasty on...

    Watch the fine dust from sanding - bit nasty on the lungs.
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    one of my turning tools is from one of these -...

    one of my turning tools is from one of these - bone handle and decorative fittings and all. Essentially a skinny bowl gouge reshaped with angle grinder.:D
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    would imagine so -only has to be harder than the...

    would imagine so -only has to be harder than the scraper.
  12. This is definitely a thing for some systems.

    This is definitely a thing for some systems.
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    looks too pale for any redgum. Has a burly look...

    looks too pale for any redgum. Has a burly look about the grain - which is more where it was cut from rather than what it was cut from. WHAT it is -dunno could be many things. Would think not any...
  14. Thread: Road Kill

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    I'm still yet to use my blackwood legs (1920s...

    I'm still yet to use my blackwood legs (1920s oval table- been in the weather a bit and some other damage ) I noticed that there were band-saw marks still on them, now sanded off. Most of the top...
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    At work we have cut it on the CNC as well as on...

    At work we have cut it on the CNC as well as on the saw table. Hard on the tools ( I presume the CNC was running slower than normal to allow for this.) Sawing was a standard triple chip carbide...
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    DWV means nothing to me - presumably 150mm dust...

    DWV means nothing to me - presumably 150mm dust extraction port? The bell mouth port below you're deck should enclose -obviously with a slot for the blade as this is the point where Most dust goes....
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    These for landscaping or what? Do you need...

    These for landscaping or what? Do you need seasoned? or does none of that matter? The mere mention of pine means that the quality is minimal. Can it be green? Can it be partially rotten? -both...
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    Well looks far from old and decreped Does have a...

    Well looks far from old and decreped Does have a relatively low pitch -but not exceptionally so. If there is issues with rain coming back upwards. could simply silicon the crap out of the joins. But...
  19. My biggest need for extraction is the...

    My biggest need for extraction is the Planer/Thicknesser mostly because of the volumes involved -the next would have to be the sanders (linisher and disk) The saws as such seem to throw most of the...
  20. Planer /thicknessers -need a lot of extraction...

    Planer /thicknessers -need a lot of extraction -apart from anything else will start to clog up. sANDERS OF ANY DESCRIPTION will make ridiculous amounts of unhealthy dust. (take particular attention...
  21. Presumably the meter will simply read the...

    Presumably the meter will simply read the moisture level. Be that USA Europe Asia or whatever -something designed for HARDWOODS should work - no matter where the wood comes from- there are ones that...
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    Don't understand putting stainless connectors to...

    Don't understand putting stainless connectors to poly tube. bit like mounting diamond on zinc for a ring.
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    silicon ANYWHERE where water MIGHT come in -going...

    silicon ANYWHERE where water MIGHT come in -going for a second layer -foil etc wont! be effective -have to stop the primary leak. Keep your outer shell secure and all else will be good. Again...
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    Considering what happened to the previous - Make...

    Considering what happened to the previous - Make it solid -but pig ugly -Dunno maybe barbie pink stain. :oo:
  25. At LEAST 180 grit preferably finer!

    At LEAST 180 grit preferably finer!
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    What was that again?

    What was that again?
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    A lot lighter than the last rosewood thing I...

    A lot lighter than the last rosewood thing I worked on ("artdeco." desk in veneer) on chipboard - with damage to corners and elsewhere. Had to repair with veneer from the actual unit -under the...
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    Old nail removal

    Have 3-4 cubic M of old house framing - just about all full of nails -all is old -30s -60s Hardwood. what is the easiest way to pull nails? Have gone claw hammer -belted by another hammer or mallet...
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    What I was thinking too.

    What I was thinking too.
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    Peronally I'd upgrade to a random orbit.

    Peronally I'd upgrade to a random orbit.
  31. Can't help you with the brand -but when I was...

    Can't help you with the brand -but when I was looking at such things some years ago I settled on a 10" version (about $800 more for the 12") that had NO branding (presumably Chinese/ Taiwan?) good...
  32. At work we have a Makita stapler and several air...

    At work we have a Makita stapler and several air ones. No one uses the Makita - slow and less punch to it, they even grab the old school mechanical stapler if out of range of air hoses . Presume pin...
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    CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
  34. Never paid for a motor, but have powered several...

    Never paid for a motor, but have powered several things from washing machine motors Old 60s-70s era generally about 1/3 HP but garden shredders often have 2 HP motors. one still powers a combined...
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    It will want to move the BAD thing is to try to...

    It will want to move the BAD thing is to try to stop it. - Let it move -IE slotted screw fittings or otherwise - sliding dovetails are a thing too and can be of whatever lenghth.. have tried to stop...
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    As far as I can understand this - Yes at least...

    As far as I can understand this - Yes at least some sort of centre support for this kind of length -despite the thickness - lots of things happen with this kinda length.
  37. Yellow pine -kauri pine? late 1800s early 20th century

    Have quite a bit of this - not my favorite wood but carves very well. Any sugestions? - small carved panels -large fully carved things Have about 1.1/2 sq m or more -probably more.:C
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    Saw is first Always -no matter how crude - less...

    Saw is first Always -no matter how crude - less crude better. router useful later.
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    A.C.T. Rather funny -will pay that one

    Rather funny -will pay that one
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    Much things are about guesswork as much as...

    Much things are about guesswork as much as anything else. sounds chunky with very strong wood. hows about still have provision for a centre support that can be done if needs must be.
  41. One of the most bolatent BAD tools that I have...

    One of the most bolatent BAD tools that I have come across was an adjustable square - PLASTIC chrome plated adjusting screw -REALLY an absolute con -best thrown in the bin as soon as you realise -...
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    Made a chessboard involving mallee (from kangaroo...

    Made a chessboard involving mallee (from kangaroo island) lovely stuff -there was even odd flashes of Yellow within it. Most recent -is what gets fed to Melbourne as firewood - Very dark red -kinda...
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    How you go with wood movement? Have had issues...

    How you go with wood movement? Have had issues with boxes that were for sale in air con. Shrinkage mostly.
  44. Actually the only thing that I can think of is to...

    Actually the only thing that I can think of is to make oversize rings and then plane off the excess?
  45. Go to bunnings - cheap pine section -wont find a...

    Go to bunnings - cheap pine section -wont find a straight:D one there
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    Depending on the size I tend to go with L shaped...

    Depending on the size I tend to go with L shaped corner blocks with ratchet straps. A lot of tapping and rechecking then walk away. Smaller boxes when I was doing a few I made up a board with right...
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    hole

    Given minimal equipment -plunging a circular saw will do it -be careful with this procedure - go slow (probably comes under DO NOT with the safety instructions) generally speaking jigsaw to rough out...
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    Throw your $ at the best router you can afford....

    Throw your $ at the best router you can afford. Make your own router table -common sense and not a lot of nouse will get you there. About to decommission a Aldi router table - not even the cast...
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    Sticky: Have had the thought - NOT council friendly -or...

    Have had the thought - NOT council friendly -or possibly neighbors either - of a basic cyclone on the end of the system and NO filtration. Should be more efficient - would obviously depend on the...
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    Used to have to deal with an architect that...

    Used to have to deal with an architect that insisted on giving internal cabinet measurements + 20mm for the sides. Had him on the phone SO MANY times to ask what mattered. Was told every time is the...
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