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    I turned 60 in August and still do not wear...

    I turned 60 in August and still do not wear reading glasses.

    I can't read everything I used to be able to read but for the odd occasion I need a bit of help I have a desk-lamp magnifier on the...
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    Thanks for the tip on the Grobet needle files...

    Thanks for the tip on the Grobet needle files Ian.

    There's a couple of saws I am building from scratch that I want to do some fine teeth in when I get a little better at it. I will keep an eye...
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    Theoretically yes - in practice it would depend...

    Theoretically yes - in practice it would depend on the details. Brand/quality, sizes etc.

    If there is enough people interested it could be worthwhile
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    nice work on that handle Lance.

    nice work on that handle Lance.
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    I bet that donkey will be happy to get that lot...

    I bet that donkey will be happy to get that lot off of its back. :D
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    You better hope she doesn't take up Folk Art...

    You better hope she doesn't take up Folk Art between the delivery and your return home. There could be some beautiful landscapes painted on those saws. :no:
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    Possibly not - As I said way back at the start of...

    Possibly not - As I said way back at the start of this thread:
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    My saws have already arrived :wink: :2tsup: :cool:

    My saws have already arrived :wink: :2tsup: :cool:
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    This only happens on large flat surfaces like the...

    This only happens on large flat surfaces like the benchtop. Usually there is not too much once you get a feel for how much to put on. The message in the statement is really that if you put too much...
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    Absolutely :2tsup: I've used it on lathe...

    Absolutely :2tsup:

    I've used it on lathe tools, hammers, mallets, axes, brooms, mops etc

    If it's got a wooden handle and is at my place, it has had a coat of it. :wink:
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    Hopefully I will be well enough to travel by the...

    Hopefully I will be well enough to travel by the time it gets rescheduled for. Get well soon Matt.
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    This is a list of the saws in the order they...

    This is a list of the saws in the order they first appear in the thread (that means the original post by Matt,not when someone else quotes a photo in a post.

    The thread is getting a bit long so...
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    You know how it is Matt. we see the shiny baubles...

    You know how it is Matt. we see the shiny baubles and we just have to have them.

    Right now with my infected leg, I can't even walk out to the shed to do anything. I am stuck at the desk and forced...
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    Please put #2 on my pile Matt.

    Please put #2 on my pile Matt.
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    Can you please put #66 "what a ripper" on my...

    Can you please put #66 "what a ripper" on my pile, Matt. Just something about it catches my eye.
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    Well it's got me floored Matt. I will put my hand...

    Well it's got me floored Matt. I will put my hand up for that one, #42. Can you hang on to it until we meet up next?
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    A blatant misuse of a technology which could have...

    A blatant misuse of a technology which could have been used for a far better purpose :no:
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    I saw the thread title and I knew I shouldn't...

    I saw the thread title and I knew I shouldn't have looked. :oo:

    The last thing I need in my life right now is another project, particularly one involving saws. :rolleyes:

    I hate you guys :D
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    A bloke I knew years ago, not a friend, was...

    A bloke I knew years ago, not a friend, was universally known as "Rick with the silent P" :rolleyes:
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    WANTED:VIC Stanley 48

    Probably a long shot but does anyone have a Stanley 48 they could be persuaded to part with?

    Looking for a USER - not a collector or a garden ornament. Something in working order or able to be...
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    I currently have an infection in my right leg,...

    I currently have an infection in my right leg, making it about the approximate size, weight, Janka Hardness and texture as a Gidgee stump.And the colour is not much different either.

    I spent a few...
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    Grandad's secret formula. - 1 Ltr Boiled...

    Grandad's secret formula.

    - 1 Ltr Boiled Linseed Oil

    - 1 Ltr Pure Gum Turpentine

    - finely grated piece of beeswax about the size of a hen's egg

    Mix it all together, let it sit for a...
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    This one's quicker and more spectacular. ...

    This one's quicker and more spectacular.

    YouTube
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    Jools and I would like to attend but due to some...

    Jools and I would like to attend but due to some family circumstances we will not make a definite commitment until closer to the date.
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    Nope :no:

    Nope :no:
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    Problem Exists Between Chair and Keyboard....

    Problem Exists Between Chair and Keyboard. :rolleyes:

    See also:

    PICNIC - Problem In Chair Not In Computer :D
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    How hide glue was invented

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    Well that's over for another year. :2tsup: ...

    Well that's over for another year. :2tsup:

    With eleven people in attendance it was a bit smaller than last year but just as enjoyable.

    Thanks everyone for coming along. It was a great group of...
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    Things are happening. 462557 462558 ...

    Things are happening.

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    Thanks for the well wishes Euge and Chief Tiff....

    Thanks for the well wishes Euge and Chief Tiff. Gabriel and That bloke whose name we do not mention have also contacted me with apologies and wishes for a great day for all of us.

    It's 23 degrees...
  31. You must be either single or have a very...

    You must be either single or have a very supportive partner, like mine. :2tsup:
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    This time tomorrow we will probably be turning...

    This time tomorrow we will probably be turning the BBQ on :bbq2:

    It's not too late to get your name on the guest list.
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    One last bump of this old thread so that those...

    One last bump of this old thread so that those who have attended previous events and have not posted in the current year's thread will get an email notification. The Open Shed day is Tomorrow.
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    The new UPDATED list: Fully Confirmed:...

    The new UPDATED list:

    Fully Confirmed: :2tsup::2tsup:

    Doug3030 and Jools

    Bob (Oldgreybeard) and Maureen

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    To update the attendance list: Fully...

    To update the attendance list:

    Fully Confirmed: :2tsup::2tsup:

    Doug3030 and Jools

    Bob (Oldgreybeard) and Maureen

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  36. Sticky: Hi Manfred. I think the last GTG at Box Hill...

    Hi Manfred.

    I think the last GTG at Box Hill was in April. One was planned for May but I think too many people could not make the date.

    After that we stopped for Winter as it has always been...
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    As I see it, one of the challenges in setting up effective dust extraction on a tablesaw is opening up enough airflow into the cabinet to ensure that there is sufficient airflow getting in to carry...
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    Weather forecast for Sunday is a nice warm 27...

    Weather forecast for Sunday is a nice warm 27 degrees and partly cloudy. We can only hope they get it right for once.

    Rain or shine it will be a great day regardless.
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    Those who have not already done so - please...

    Those who have not already done so - please reconfirm your attendance or otherwise so we have a better idea of numbers etc. I will be sending out my address and mobile number in case you get lost by...
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    Darwinism - Wikipedia...

    Darwinism - Wikipedia
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    I'm sure Maureen makes a great pasta salad and...

    I'm sure Maureen makes a great pasta salad and I'm sure it will be appreciated. :2tsup:

    PM's with te address will be sent this week. :)
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    :bump2::bump2::bump::bump::bump: :bump2::bump2: ...

    :bump2::bump2::bump::bump::bump: :bump2::bump2:

    Just a shameless bump in this old thread to remind those who attended my open shed day last year that the 2019 event is only seven days away.
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    OK, one week to go. :2tsup: Time to start...

    OK, one week to go. :2tsup:

    Time to start filling in the important details.

    The GTG will run from 11am to 4pm. Don't forget it is the day that Daylight Savings kicks in so don't get caught out....
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    Well yes I did. :harhar: And I cut the other...

    Well yes I did. :harhar:

    And I cut the other part of the big dovetail. It is a perfect fit.

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    And then I decided I don't like that piece of timber any more, so I am not going to...
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    Getting into the "serious" joinery now. The...

    Getting into the "serious" joinery now.

    The first of many dovetails required for the fitting of the endcaps, shoulder vise arm and the tailvise.

    This one is the biggest of the lot - joining the...
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    READ ME! Sorry to hear of the missing timber Ian. I had...

    Sorry to hear of the missing timber Ian.

    I had some timber delivered to me recently by E-Go too and I agree that they are a pain.

    They left a 50 kg package right in front of my screen door so...
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    Three weeks to go til the premier event on the...

    Three weeks to go til the premier event on the Melbourne Woodwork Social Calendar.

    Everyone is invited to bring along something for a Show and Tell. Maybe a project you have made or are working...
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    Not ducted vacuums but regular DC's. This is the...

    Not ducted vacuums but regular DC's. This is the automated system I am looking at. Something similar might be able to be set up for 40 - 50 mm PVC pipe. https://www.timbecon.com.au/brands/ivac
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    Progress is continuing slowly but surely. Not...

    Progress is continuing slowly but surely.

    Not much has happened that is picture-worthy. Filling holes with epoxy,waiting for it to dry, sanding back and re-epoxying

    I hit a snag with the...
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    HiChris, Such a thing is on the "to do" list....

    HiChris,

    Such a thing is on the "to do" list.

    I have a big 60 ltr shed Vac with two 1200 watt motors independently switched which should give enough power for a ducted system.

    Intended use...
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