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  1. Thread: Pen blanks

    by Mobyturns
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    N.S.W. Any chance of a photo/s of the blanks?

    Any chance of a photo/s of the blanks?
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    Never truer statements made about cutting edges...

    Never truer statements made about cutting edges on any tool! We have to compromise to find the most efficient solution for our needs, and there may not be one solution as or needs change from project...
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    IMPORTANT I've had banner ads for products / services that...

    I've had banner ads for products / services that I'm never likely to need or use & have never searched or viewed online, so some adds are "random" in that they are not related to your browser /...
  4. Certainly an everyday product that we have become...

    Certainly an everyday product that we have become very complacent about. Even see idiots smoking near the "swap n go" cages in front of the big green shed, and they don't like being moved on.

    My...
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    VICTORIA Ian, I will take them. Will PM for payment...

    Ian,

    I will take them. Will PM for payment details etc.
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    Tough day at the office :D nice worksite on the...

    Tough day at the office :D nice worksite on the bank of a creek. Looks a bit chilly though.
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    At only 2cm thick it doesn't give many options...

    At only 2cm thick it doesn't give many options for resaw, so presents a limited market. A bit wasteful for box makers, and being a timber
    very hard on planer knives, will deter some.

    As for...
  8. Thread: What is it?

    by Mobyturns
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    Before the likes of the plastic Ramset wall Plugs...

    Before the likes of the plastic Ramset wall Plugs there was the "rawlplug" - http://www.galvinhw.com.au/grace2_files/galvins/product_images/A/APRAWL1225/TDS%20-%20RAWLPLUG2.pdf
  9. I think you posted the wrong URL.

    I think you posted the wrong URL.
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    I agree with KB. To many people become complacent...

    I agree with KB. To many people become complacent about what they are doing and should take the time to review how they are "working" and is it generally considered "safe" by their peers.

    Only a...
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    Oh and as a point of interest the most common...

    Oh and as a point of interest the most common measurement error with a steel tape or rule in wood working is the "offset / zero error." i.e. the unit does not measure zero when it should! This is...
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    As a surveyor through out my working career we...

    As a surveyor through out my working career we had an obligation to maintain "legal traceability of measurement" for all forms of measurement, be it a steel rule, tape measure, steel band (chain) or...
  13. 460474 PDF version of above docx

    460474

    PDF version of above docx
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    I like (like is probably not the correct word...

    I like (like is probably not the correct word choice here) to manipulate the banner adds by searching a product to see how fast it appears on the various platforms. Some are almost instantaneous...
  15. HEADS UP Euge, my copy arrived today, thank you.

    Euge,
    my copy arrived today, thank you.
  16. A really simple demonstration of how the moisture...

    A really simple demonstration of how the moisture absorbs into timber from the application of PVA glue can be gained by applying PVA to 0.6 mm veneer. Most veneers will start to cup immediately and...
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    Ian, very good & pretty darn accurate wrap up of...

    Ian, very good & pretty darn accurate wrap up of your experience with the Tablelands & FNQ timber industry. Few people understand that agriculture is largely responsible for the vast clearing of...
  18. The most authorative source would be the...

    The most authorative source would be the manufacturer. Being primarily a "construction adhesive" it may or may not be considered "food safe." Simply use their contact page and ask the question.
    ...
  19. HEADS UP My apology I forgot about this. Payment has been...

    My apology I forgot about this. Payment has been made this evening. Thank you.
  20. Could be Cadaghi, actually I would be 99%...

    Could be Cadaghi, actually I would be 99% confident, however I've never seen a board that well figured. I'll take it off your hands though - nasty stuff to work. :roll:
  21. Definitely not a poincianna due to the rather...

    Definitely not a poincianna due to the rather unusual branch union to the trunk which appears to be self shedding (
    Cladoptosis).
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    Came across this by chance the other night -...

    Came across this by chance the other night - https://www.livos.com.au/blog/livos-oils-are-suitable-for-ply-and-cabinetry_517s42
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    Isn't the purpose of start capacitors to reduce...

    Isn't the purpose of start capacitors to reduce the inrush or start current? & Start + Run capacitor designs to do the earlier plus improve the single-phase electric motors efficiency.
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    Couldn't agree more. Sweet.

    Couldn't agree more. Sweet.
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    Check out the fence system on the larger Woodfast...

    Check out the fence system on the larger Woodfast bandsaws. https://www.machines4u.com.au/view/advert/BS500-19-Bandsaw/395881/
  26. I dunno, lately the thieves don't even bother to...

    I dunno, lately the thieves don't even bother to attempt to conceal the theft. They just brazenly walk into a Bottle'O or Sports Store and take what they like knowing full well that store staff are...
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    Thankfully we were not affected by the flooding...

    Thankfully we were not affected by the flooding and we really feel for those affected in the unusual event. Both my wife & I would love to volunteer in the cleanup but both fall into the high risk...
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    Dengue, when Mum moved into a "seniors...

    Dengue, when Mum moved into a "seniors accommodation" complex a few years back I re-manufactured some bamboo cutting boards that we sourced from one of the $ Stores to use as a sink insert for her. I...
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    That is a tool that seems to have fallen out of...

    That is a tool that seems to have fallen out of favour with wood workers these days, perhaps the result of less repetitive manufacturing. I make some simple gauges or set an old vernier as a go,...
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    TASMANIA Thankyou, that's handy to know. I usually rank...

    Thankyou, that's handy to know. I usually rank the woods in hardness priority through the bandsaw. Get as much of the softer stuff done before tackling the more abrasive timbers like Blackwood, etc....
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    I agree, there are a few small "fixed" hardwood...

    I agree, there are a few small "fixed" hardwood mills, Ron & Steve O'Brien in Proserpine, some "sustainable" miro-saw mills about, and the softwood mills at Ravenshoe & Emerald Ck near Mareeba but...
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    Euge, I was fascinated by the many saw and veneer...

    Euge, I was fascinated by the many saw and veneer mills in Cairns & Hinterland as a child. My Dad was a builder so I used every excuse to go along for the ride when he went to the saw mill. I would...
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    Euge, I have a board of QLD Walnut that I...

    Euge, I have a board of QLD Walnut that I recovered from my work bench, it is a very consistent satin black on the heart edge of the board and like Jim's images above on the outer edge..


    The...
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    TASMANIA Its very nice to Wayne, thank you. It should be...

    Its very nice to Wayne, thank you. It should be thin veneers by the end of the week.
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    I agree with Jim, has the right colours for...

    I agree with Jim, has the right colours for sapwood & heartwood to be QLD Walnut.
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    I agree with Hughie, Jim is consistently...

    I agree with Hughie, Jim is consistently consistent with the quality of his work, even his "stuff ups." :D
  37. Thread: Please note

    by Mobyturns
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    DONE: Yes at first it was a bit confronting and made me...

    Yes at first it was a bit confronting and made me wonder if it was a targeted message to specific individuals who may have been deemed to have transgressed the forum rules. It certainly got my...
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    Ian this occurs because JPEG (EXIF) files are...

    Ian this occurs because JPEG (EXIF) files are encoded with metadata that records a thumbnail of the "original image"; file capture, creation, edited date & time; image size (height & width) and...
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    Many pines turn well IF you use sharp tools and...

    Many pines turn well IF you use sharp tools and good technique. I have no problems turning "crapiata" but like all timbers you will always get good blanks and not so good ones.
  40. Thread: Huon pine

    by Mobyturns
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    TASMANIA Hi Wayne, If "ftflood" doesn't take them I will.

    Hi Wayne, If "ftflood" doesn't take them I will.
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    You lazy buggar, retired and still looking for...

    You lazy buggar, retired and still looking for the easy way out. :D Seeing your broken aluminium tote prompted me to check and tighten the totes on my Stanley hand planes when I got home. Ive got a...
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    Good advice & also from BobL. I'm also a Sutton /...

    Good advice & also from BobL. I'm also a Sutton / P&N advocate. Love the Sutton Viper bits. I have a couple sets of the commonly used sizes and keep them segregated and used for specific tasks, a...
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    Try this Jim, ...

    Try this Jim,

    http://www.leevalley.com/us/html/16j4010k.pdf
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    READ ME! I spent two years looking for one, and had given...

    I spent two years looking for one, and had given up as I believe they were to be discontinued. Then out of the blue Carbatec had them on sale in late 2018. I would give them a call.
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    Wonderful bowl and an excellent expertly executed...

    Wonderful bowl and an excellent expertly executed "repair." (say that fast) My only suggestion would be to accent the repair more, by say using some nicely figured Tas Blackwood or Myrtle for the...
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    I have an open view on sanding and presentation...

    I have an open view on sanding and presentation of the pen or other turning blanks, determined particularly by pricing.

    If I'm purchasing a bulk lot that is rough sawn and priced appropriately...
  47. HEADS UP Hi Euge, I to would like to purchase a copy.

    Hi Euge, I to would like to purchase a copy.
  48. A few disgruntled owners contacting the Office of...

    A few disgruntled owners contacting the Office of Fair Trading in each state about the potential of this defect to cause serious harm to users will expedite their efforts on a recall.
  49. I believe H&F should be made to recall the lathes...

    I believe H&F should be made to recall the lathes and forced to contact owners. Same for any "clone" versions using the same EVS board. To their credit they appear to be the right thing by affected...
  50. I've used 4 pairs of the push to open slides for...

    I've used 4 pairs of the push to open slides for large drawers, one being 1100 wide x 750 deep and 200mm high for storing veneer. One never worked straight from the packaging, but replaced with no...
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