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    As you say don't mention the the ''B'' word for...

    As you say don't mention the the ''B'' word for ply. I have used this one a couple of times without any worries.
    Mister Ply Wood > Stores
    Regards
    John
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    Any solvent like turps or kerosene even should...

    Any solvent like turps or kerosene even should get some of the oil out. Cover with soaked paper towel or rags and let soak for a while. Then dry paper towel to absorb some of it out. Sawdust or kitty...
  3. Thread: snipe control

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    I get a bit of snipe on my dewalt and as far as I...

    I get a bit of snipe on my dewalt and as far as I can make out the tables are as well set up as I can get. I am at the stage of living with it doing things like feeding end to end and keeping things...
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    Like coppicing but that looks better managed. ...

    Like coppicing but that looks better managed.

    Coppicing - Wikipedia
    Regards
    John
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    You may have to slack off the grub screw near the...

    You may have to slack off the grub screw near the tension spring to do as Bob suggested. Note not the nut on the tension spring. You dont want that uncoiling.
    Regards
    John
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    Totally agree with Bob. Not the thing to be...

    Totally agree with Bob. Not the thing to be starting out on. Not only is it not rigid enough its almost impossible to get other bits and pieces to fit like chucks or other drive centers. Its out...
  7. Any sawing I do on the bench I use a bench hook....

    Any sawing I do on the bench I use a bench hook. Bigger and longer bits I put on saw horses. The saw horse being lower than the bench lets you put more body weight into the cut and this helps with...
  8. I like the doe's foot and use it quite often....

    I like the doe's foot and use it quite often. Such a simple thing but so handy. That said I am keeping the end vice too as it is also very handy. I like having another vice at 90* to the front one...
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    Well you havent stinted on the accommodation....

    Well you havent stinted on the accommodation. Thats 5 star.
    Regards
    John
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    Have not tried it but a drill with var speed...

    Have not tried it but a drill with var speed either mains or battery could be made to turn a lathe if you remove the belt from the lathe motor. Any size pulley wheels can be turned up to get the...
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    Thats looking like it will be a great looking...

    Thats looking like it will be a great looking bowl. Hope it dries out without problems. I kind of like the sound of unidentified beautiful wood. Over the years I've turned a few bits with no idea...
  12. Thread: Saw Handle

    by orraloon
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    Well done with the handle Andy. Like the others...

    Well done with the handle Andy.
    Like the others say the saw part is good but they really let things slip with the handles. At least they are beech so an OK blank to work on. I had a couple laying...
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    The paper plates are only when its a decent...

    The paper plates are only when its a decent amount so as to avoid it getting too hot. A tip I picked up back when I was doing archery bows. For small bits I use just about anything that comes to hand...
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    I use paper plates to mix up epoxy. Being wide...

    I use paper plates to mix up epoxy. Being wide and shallow there is a lot less heat buildup.
    Regards
    John
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    I mostly use a nylon/rubber hammer but also have...

    I mostly use a nylon/rubber hammer but also have a selection of home made wooden mallets in various weights if I need something heavier but its not often I do big mortices. Last time was my bench....
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    Hi Mark, I will also be watching...

    Hi Mark,
    I will also be watching along with this build as it sounds really interesting. I have not tried to make a harp but am aware of the musicmakers kits from getting general...
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    Should I go Power or Hand Tool

    Got a smile from this one.
    Me volvi LOCO fabricando el martillo de Homer pero a lo bestia. - YouTube

    Regards
    John
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    Lovely job especially with the tools available. I...

    Lovely job especially with the tools available. I can never get anything more than a rough outline with a jigsaw.
    Regards
    John
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    I agree with Phil on the measurement thing. Far...

    I agree with Phil on the measurement thing. Far more will be available if you can handle both. Get another tape measure if you have to. Far easier to just measure as per the plan than converting each...
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    Try the Australian wood review. Plans on there...

    Try the Australian wood review. Plans on there are in metric. A years subscription would cost about as much as one book.
    Regards
    John
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    Sometimes simple is all thats required. The inlay...

    Sometimes simple is all thats required. The inlay sets it off nicely.
    Regards
    John
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    Such a shame as Makita used to have a really good...

    Such a shame as Makita used to have a really good name. My plane and router from the 80tes are still going strong but not sure I would go there now if that has become the standard. Anyhow I would be...
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    Welcome to the forum Lando. First off I would...

    Welcome to the forum Lando.
    First off I would just see how it cuts at a range of heights before worrying about the actual measurements.
    To be honest I have never checked that on my saw. I usually...
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    At the moment it's Glitz beeswax polish because...

    At the moment it's Glitz beeswax polish because thats the tin in use but any paste wax polish (without silicone) will do. I go over any rust by scrubbing with wd40 and a green kitchen scrubber then...
  25. Thread: Turned legs

    by orraloon
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    Good an excuse as any.:D

    Good an excuse as any.:D
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    We have a bed in the spare room with rails about...

    We have a bed in the spare room with rails about that size so they will hold up but they do look spindley to me. It also has about 200mm floor clearance. I guess the overall height also depends on...
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    A really nice looking guitar. Regards John

    A really nice looking guitar.
    Regards
    John
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    The NZ Nova chucks are well worth having. These...

    The NZ Nova chucks are well worth having. These days the production has moved to china. Still OK but not quite as good as the NZ made ones.
    Welcome to the forum Maarten.
    Regards
    John
  29. I got one of those and was not impressed either....

    I got one of those and was not impressed either. For years I was using a 50 ltr plastic drum as a collector and it actually did a reasonable job. After adding the cyclone there was more dust in the...
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    Vintage chisels are good trainers and chisels for...

    Vintage chisels are good trainers and chisels for life also. Nearly everything with Sheffield stamped on it is good as are Triton and Berg. I have a set of newish Two Cherries and while they work...
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    You would get little inspiration looking at mine....

    You would get little inspiration looking at mine. Its a mess. I might join you and see what some of the tidy people put up.:U
    Regards
    John
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    There is nothing you can buy as the quill is too...

    There is nothing you can buy as the quill is too narrow at just 16mm. Perhaps that men's shed has a couple of metal workers that can make something up.
    Regards
    John
  33. Thread: Flatpack

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    A clever bench for the space saver. It is nice...

    A clever bench for the space saver.
    It is nice to work outside at times so that bench is a great way to go about it.
    Regards
    John
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    If its still in warranty take it back and let...

    If its still in warranty take it back and let them do it. Failing that the switch would be the first place I would look. Loose connection or just full of wood dust. For anything more complex than...
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    Teak sealer is a boat varnish that is brushed on...

    Teak sealer is a boat varnish that is brushed on from what I have just read. For outside use but I guess it could be used indoors too. I guess calling it teak sealer means they can charge more than...
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    I would also go with an oil finish for the...

    I would also go with an oil finish for the reasons stated above. I have a coffee table and 3 side tables done in danish oil that have been looking fine for quite a few years. When it comes time for a...
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    Thats as good a way as any. The fact it can be...

    Thats as good a way as any. The fact it can be changed is the winner. Any storage system with a defined space for everything is thrown out of kilter as soon as you get another tool. Evolution has no...
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    Chipboard and or MDF are really not suited to...

    Chipboard and or MDF are really not suited to being outside. Whatever coating you use will only slow down it's turning to mush. There are some water resistant types of both mdf and chipboard usually...
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    This may be a start. Woodwork Course for...

    This may be a start.
    Woodwork Course for Beginners | Short Courses in Sydney
    Woodwork is one of those things where the start is the important part. After that with the basics you can learn as you...
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    Your clasic roubo bench has legs about 150mm...

    Your clasic roubo bench has legs about 150mm square. Anything more than that is really not required. In ironbark that is going to be very heavy. As to branch wood its regarded as being difficult and...
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    To my eye the wood the chord is wrapped around...

    To my eye the wood the chord is wrapped around looks much too thin especially scaled up to bed head size. I would forget the slot and wrap the chord around the whole frame. I did a seagrass stool...
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    A very handsome instrument. The headstok looks...

    A very handsome instrument. The headstok looks great now the tuners and strings are there so the bird stands out from the burl.
    Regards
    John
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    Phosphoric acid. Provided that are bare steel and...

    Phosphoric acid. Provided that are bare steel and not plated. Not good to heat them.
    Regards
    John
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    Its first class Cal. You have been pulling out...

    Its first class Cal. You have been pulling out all the stops on this last batch.
    Regards
    John
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    It does look good. Like cal said get some...

    It does look good.
    Like cal said get some bracing stuck inside to stiffen it up. There is a lot of tension in a 6 string. Anyhow those little niggles are the learning curve in action so the next...
  46. Thread: Safety Crocs

    by orraloon
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    I have worn something similar. Way back when I...

    I have worn something similar. Way back when I worked on rig tender vessels it was just too hot and sticky up north to wear wellies on deck but rules were we had to have safety footwear on. The...
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    You could try it as an experiment. Nearest I have...

    You could try it as an experiment. Nearest I have gone is keyed miter joints and the keys are backup with long grain to long grain.
    Regards
    John
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    Those look very smart. I know the bone smell...

    Those look very smart.
    I know the bone smell from working on guitar nuts. I now hand sand it to avoid being driven from the shed.
    I did give some thought to processing my own but guitar nut blanks...
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    Nice moxon. As you say standing upright makes...

    Nice moxon.
    As you say standing upright makes all kinds of work easier. My saw sharpening improved when I made a saw vice. I have been using a bench bull for a couple of years to raise a lot of work...
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    It looks interesting so I had a look for kits but...

    It looks interesting so I had a look for kits but little to be had under $300 and for what they are I reckon its a rip off. More looking and this bloke did it for the cost of a bandsaw blade.
    Poor...
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