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    HSS plane blades - Academy Saw Works?

    I'm looking for HSS replacement for Stanley style planes, and I saw some discussions around 10 years ago that ASW M2 HSS blades were among the best around. Can you still get them?

    Also, any other...
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    So if I get it right, both Stanley Australia and...

    So if I get it right, both Stanley Australia and Carter used HSS blades, but Carter ones are 3mm thick, but Stanleys are 2mm thick? Does this mean if I buy a Pre 1960 Stanley Australia plane it will...
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    Did Titan make planes or just blades? Were there...

    Did Titan make planes or just blades? Were there Stanley Australian made planes, or again, just blades? What makes the Australian blades superior to UK/US ones? If so, should I just get some...
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    hand plane blades

    Just a quick question - are hand plane blades from vintage planes - Stanley, Record, Falcon/Pope, Carter, etc interchangeable if they are the same width?
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    Jet JWTS-10 upgrades

    I scored a second hand Jet JWTS-10 in reasonable condition. I preferred it to other alternatives because of its cast iron top and a cabinet saw isn't really feasible in my space. There are a few...
  6. WEST AUST Hi, sorry I'm gonna pass on this one

    Hi, sorry I'm gonna pass on this one
  7. WEST AUST Hi, how much for postage to 2605?

    Hi, how much for postage to 2605?
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    VICTORIA costs a fortune to heat your place

    costs a fortune to heat your place
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    VICTORIA they are horrific - their IT system doesn't work...

    they are horrific - their IT system doesn't work and their customer service is not able to influence what happens with your package - they are just trained to say sorry when things go wrong
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    very good points thank you! maybe the seller cut...

    very good points thank you! maybe the seller cut the cord due to the lack of blade guard so his kids don't muck with it.

    is the on/off switch repairable? I know basic wiring
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    yea, this is why it's really sus. OTOH, I'm...

    yea, this is why it's really sus. OTOH, I'm thinking that a bandsaw is a relatively simple machine. A motor either runs or it doesn't. What unexpected mode of operation can ensue that will cause more...
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    Advice with second hand vintage bandsaw

    I found an old bandsaw for sale at a yard sale and I'm contemplating getting it, but I know very little about bandsaws, so I was just after your advice.

    Firstly, and most importantly, for some odd...
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    nah, I get that, and I was just wondering how it...

    nah, I get that, and I was just wondering how it could be done. It seems doable with a horizontal jig and repeatedly offsetting by the length of the bit. If it works it's certainly worth it because...
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    The issue I see with that one is that the top...

    The issue I see with that one is that the top cutter isn't tapered. This is fine for cutting the edge where the board is thinner than the bit, but cutting the face will require multiple cuts, each...
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    Tapered finger bit

    I'm just wondering what this bit is called and where I can buy one.

    Also, as you can see, this is done across the face of end-to-end joints, and I'm wondering how to do this with a router - just...
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    Please delete

    Posted to wrong sub
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    I was just wondering, I have a Ryobi AP13AK....

    I was just wondering, I have a Ryobi AP13AK. Anybody have any experience with this, and how does it compare to this one and the one at Bunnings?
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    A.C.T. I'll take 10 boards of the river oak

    I'll take 10 boards of the river oak
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    thanks! the table will be around...

    thanks!

    the table will be around 2200*1000*35mm (or however thick the boards are after milling). I don't have a router with speed control but I'll use a 1" bit which is within the recommended size...
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    A.C.T. hey, I may be interested in whatever you have...

    hey, I may be interested in whatever you have left. Don't need the whole lot, so everyone else can feed their greed first
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    So, any tips on working with it? I'm planning on...

    So, any tips on working with it? I'm planning on building an indestructible dining table out of it. All I know is that it's heavy, hard and siliceous. Grain seems fairly straight, but I wouldn't know...
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    nah, it was destined to be greater anyway, my...

    nah, it was destined to be greater

    anyway, my research leans towards forest red, too. I'm pretty sure I didn't get the maths wrong. I weighed 2 separate pieces. Maybe my scale's off, but it can't...
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    A search for batu returned balau, and it said it...

    A search for batu returned balau, and it said it doesn't contain silicates, so it can't be it, as this is very siliceous. Also, it says that its density, while high, is below redgum, and...
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    that's surprising, as tallowwood is apparently...

    that's surprising, as tallowwood is apparently quite hard.

    I have some stuff that's possibly FRG. That stuff is bad for your teeth

    Beautiful cabinet there, too!
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    I don't have a particular project in mind - just...

    I don't have a particular project in mind - just after some ideas and inspiration
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    Timber identification

    I bought this from a forum member. He said it's redgum, but I measured the density of it, and it worked out to be 1200kg/m^3, which is not only denser than redgum should be, but exceeds even ironbark...
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    what are darker timbers that are commoly...

    what are darker timbers that are commoly available? are we pretty much restricted to reds?
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    How does this happen?

    How does this happen?
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    Thanks for the responses, all. I ordered a 1" bit...

    Thanks for the responses, all. I ordered a 1" bit and I'll take shallow cuts
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    Complementary/contrasting timbers

    America has some classic combos that complement or contrast each other well, and are commonly used together, like walnut and cherry.

    What do we have down under that go together nicely?
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    Planing bit (sanity check)

    I'm going to set up a planing jig for a Makita 3600BR (1500W). I want to use a 50mm*15mm bit with a 1/2" shank (as big as possible to facilitate the job). Can you see any issues with this - should I...
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    A.C.T. already started :)

    already started :)
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    A.C.T. Sent you a PM! cheers

    Sent you a PM! cheers
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    Is there a detailed guide on how to do this?

    Is there a detailed guide on how to do this?
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    I have an aluminium straight edge 72*25*2000....

    I have an aluminium straight edge 72*25*2000. Hollow, of course, and I don't know how thick it is but it's quite light. the only question is whether it's rigid enough. It feels rigid
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    Unfortunately 300x300 it's too small for grind a...

    Unfortunately 300x300 it's too small for grind a no. 7 plane on ...unless there's a way to do that
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    Are all stone slabs flat? How are they made flat?...

    Are all stone slabs flat? How are they made flat? That means I can use my kitchen benchtop if I wanted to?
  38. I'm really surprised about saws lasting so long....

    I'm really surprised about saws lasting so long. I was ready to fork out for a new one for the warranty
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    [QUOTE=BobL;2146040][COLOR=#333333][FONT=Tahoma][I...

    30cm is too small for hand planes
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    can you please elaborate?

    can you please elaborate?
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    Where to get flat reference surface

    I just realised that no 2 items I have agree with each other in terms of flatness. I've compared my hand plane, combination square, spirit level and a marble slab. No matter what when I put 2 pieces...
  42. Hitachi C9 crapped itself. Which circular saw to get?

    I bought the C9 second hand. perhaps that was a bad idea. Recommendations for a replacement?
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    I have been down to Thor's Hammer. Great place...

    I have been down to Thor's Hammer. Great place for rough sawn species like jarrah and blackbutt, as they mostly reclaim building materials. They are lacking in species like blackwood, myrtle, etc.
    ...
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    I don't like to pay even $1k for $200 worth of...

    I don't like to pay even $1k for $200 worth of materials. Time to DIY? Can you draw a sketch of what the wood and stone is supposed to look like?
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    I'm looking for quality wood, especially rarer...

    I'm looking for quality wood, especially rarer stuff that's not eucalyptus, as that's the rough sawn stuff I can get at the lumberyard. I'm looking for imported stuff like walnut, mahogany, rosewood,...
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    How to break down furniture

    I want to buy some cheap furniture for the purposes of recycling the timber. Has anyone experience with this? Is it generally recommended? Any advice on the technique? What to look for when...
  47. I don't like the look of breadboard ends either....

    I don't like the look of breadboard ends either. But i don't see it as much in Australia as other parts of the world. That's why I was wondering whether wood movement is much of an issue here.

    I...
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    What range of TPIs are acceptable for rip saws...

    What range of TPIs are acceptable for rip saws and crosscut saws?

    Is it possible to change the tooth angle when sharpening a saw to make it better for ripping/crosscutting?
  49. How much does indoor furniture timber move in Australia?

    I'm planning on making a tabletop out of mixed reds(jarrah, forest reds, queensland mahogany) and was wondering whether it needs breadboards ends to prevent warping. I'm in Canberra where the monthly...
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    from where???

    from where???
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