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    Take it to a decent welding shop, they should be...

    Take it to a decent welding shop, they should be able to weld it up ok.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    VICTORIA I would love to have that machine, but the...

    I would love to have that machine, but the freight charges up to here would kill me.
    Rgds,
    Crocy
  3. Interesting that it had Imperial markings. About...

    Interesting that it had Imperial markings. About 2 years ago I bought a new Metal Milling machine from Hafco and I asked them to get me one with Imperial markings. The reason being that I work on old...
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    Heavy duty Velcro.

    Does anyone know where you can buy small quantities of heavy duty Velcro. I have tried the usual shops, Big Green Shed, Spotlight and others, but I am after the good stuff that the OEM people use on...
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    I am absolutely shocked that a hair dryer gave...

    I am absolutely shocked that a hair dryer gave enough heat to do the job?
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    WANTED:QLD. Concave Spokeshave

    Hi everyone, I am wanting to buy a concave spokeshave to work on hammer handles. Currently I use rasps and a linishing belt, but I hope a spokeshave might do a better job. As it is an experiment I...
  7. Yes Pete, thats the one I have and I just...

    Yes Pete, thats the one I have and I just checked, no backlight. I have not needed it, but I guess it could be a good feature. I have found the Hold button invaluable. Whichever one you get, just...
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    A.C.T. WoodPixel, I would like to have that plane, it...

    WoodPixel, I would like to have that plane, it looks a lot lighter than the monstrosity I am trying to use.
    I will PM you in the morning.
    Thanks,
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
  9. Like everyone else I have killed a few they don't...

    Like everyone else I have killed a few they don't like concrete at 1.2M. I bought this one and so far it continues to do repeatable accurate angles.
    Magnetic LCD Spirit Level Digital Angle Finder...
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    Well you should be up here then, 39°C and 80%...

    Well you should be up here then, 39°C and 80% humidity in the shed today. I was doing metalwork and welding, so it felt worse.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    Back a lot of years ago, Mobilcer M, was a paint...

    Back a lot of years ago, Mobilcer M, was a paint on product and when I bought my 2nd 20 litre drum I found that it was runny like milk. I went back to the agent to inquire and they said the formula...
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    Hi Sue, all funny reading. I was nearly thrown...

    Hi Sue, all funny reading. I was nearly thrown overboard from an Alaskan cruise ship recently when I tried to explain why Yanks can't understand Cricket. Well you have nominated the US, but which of...
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    Maybe if you spoke nicely to me, I probably could...

    Maybe if you spoke nicely to me, I probably could make you one, there is a $10,000 mill sitting idle in my shed, you know that big grey thing?
    Regards,
    Crocy.
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    Apparently that was in use up here in the Vietnam...

    Apparently that was in use up here in the Vietnam war, when some wives were really desperate, only ever talked to one guy who said that it was true, the rest said it was an old wives tale.
    Rgds,...
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    Yep, real messy stuff. I have heard that some...

    Yep, real messy stuff. I have heard that some guys soak them in water for a few days, let them drain a bit then turn them, not great for your lathe. I just put the fan on high and vacuum up when I am...
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    VICTORIA I will take these. PM on it's way. Rgds, Crocy.

    I will take these. PM on it's way.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    VICTORIA OK, check their costs please, Rgds, Crocy.

    OK, check their costs please,
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    VICTORIA Hi Gromit, I am interested in these magazines. Is...

    Hi Gromit, I am interested in these magazines. Is your address Ballarat East or Romsey? No Ego couriers or Officeworks at Romsey. Are you willing to box them up for freight?
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    If you know the original diameter of the sleeve...

    If you know the original diameter of the sleeve and the width, go to a good bearing shop and they should have a bearing close to that and let the blade run on the bearing. My big Mrs Robinson is like...
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    Unusual Wattle.

    Here are a couple of bud vases I knocked up to try this timber, giving them to the trees owner for his granddaughters. It is Acacia polystacia. It was a huge tree growing on very wet fertile soil and...
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    Here is my slitting saw, its actually a saw blade...

    Here is my slitting saw, its actually a saw blade for a metalwork milling machine and has no set or very little. I just give it a rub with some beeswax frequently and seems to work for me. Hopefully...
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    Dengue, you are welcome to come and see/borrow my...

    Dengue, you are welcome to come and see/borrow my slitting saw for my router table, it's a 1/16" kerf.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    Hi Neil, this is a very good thread you have...

    Hi Neil, this is a very good thread you have started and it backed up some of my observations over the years. Not sure if everyone has seen it but there is a thread in " Sharpening " down further...
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    Kenny, not sure if you realise but you have...

    Kenny, not sure if you realise but you have replied to a thread that is 13 years old?
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
  25. Thread: Jewellery Box

    by Old Croc
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    Hi Nev, wonderful job. Do those hinges have a...

    Hi Nev, wonderful job. Do those hinges have a built in stop? If so, where did you get them?
    Thanks,
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    Thanks Guys, this thread came at a very good...

    Thanks Guys, this thread came at a very good time. I have one of those sink cutouts from one of those composite granite countertops that was about to be dumped. I will put it to good use now.
    Rgds,...
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    Guys, mine is marked Revo 24/36 and it's the...

    Guys, mine is marked Revo 24/36 and it's the original cast iron model, same castings as a Powermatic, then they changed to a welded bed just like a Robust.
    Jerry you did show it to me and I...
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    Mick is yours the cast iron model or the steel...

    Mick is yours the cast iron model or the steel welded bed? If it's the cast iron one, I will be interested in your review also.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    READ ME! This is interesting Ian, I used them about 2...

    This is interesting Ian, I used them about 2 months ago to send a heavy parcel to a forum member in South Australia, and the label I printed had a barcode and when I took it to the local freight...
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    Neil, sounds good considering you are turning...

    Neil, sounds good considering you are turning green, I would think that the results would be completely different for dry wood.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    Ohhhh, Cliffie, you live amongst the best timbers...

    Ohhhh, Cliffie, you live amongst the best timbers in the world and you used bloody firewood for a bowl? So seeing you have crawled up the slope, will we see you in Prossie??????
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    You guys ask some real hard questions sometimes....

    You guys ask some real hard questions sometimes. I can only offer what a very old logger/sawmiller told me. He believed that when trees are approaching maturity the Phloem can no longer support the...
  33. Just a quick guess, possibly one of the...

    Just a quick guess, possibly one of the Macaranga's?
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    The one by Robo Hippy is angled the same as the...

    The one by Robo Hippy is angled the same as the Robust, both of them much, much better than the Vicmark.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    VICTORIA Ian, you might have got more lookers if you had...

    Ian, you might have got more lookers if you had posted all these in Metalworking for sale, 2 headings down the page. Maybe one of the Moderators could move these adds.
    BTW, I was really tempted by...
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    Just a wild guess, but sounds like you have a...

    Just a wild guess, but sounds like you have a failed capacitor in there.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    God I know I am slow, but none of that makes...

    God I know I am slow, but none of that makes sense to me. I would really appreciate a follow-up with photos as you said.
    Thanks,
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
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    [QUOTE=elanjacobs;2150894]I have mentioned it in...

    [QUOTE=elanjacobs;2150894]I have mentioned it in a few threads previously but happy to do so again, it's reeeeeaaaally easy. The setup is simply a 6" x 1/4" wide wheel that's dressed to the shape of...
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    I believe the Bowl rests made by Robo Hippy are...

    I believe the Bowl rests made by Robo Hippy are the best, Robo Rest Inside Bowl Rest | Medium: 7.5 | 16: 1 inch post for 16 inch lathes — Reed's Woodworking not cheap but I had a real good look at...
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    Willy, I have a similar affliction, but...

    Willy, I have a similar affliction, but restricted to hammers only. I import oversized Hickory handles from Tennessee and then
    re-turn them on my lathe to suit what the customer wants. I never...
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    QUEENSLAND You should have asked before I turned it into pen...

    You should have asked before I turned it into pen blanks. Give me the exact dimensions you require and I will have a look on Thursday. I am shifting and stacking about 2 tonnes of Maple Silkwood...
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    QUEENSLAND New Pen Blanks

    Some more Pen Blanks. All are 50 cents each. Plus postage. Misted with alcohol to show the grain.
    From the left,
    Indian Rosewood. Dalbergia sissoo 15 of them.
    Rose silky Oak. Darlingia...
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    Good question. I usually leave them rough sawn,...

    Good question. I usually leave them rough sawn, only offer fully dry timber, but mist them with alcohol to show the grain and colour. I will watch with interest to see how you go.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
  44. Thread: Jitta pen.

    by Old Croc
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    Someone put me onto this stuff as a quick and...

    Someone put me onto this stuff as a quick and easy finish. I have not been able to get a super glue finish to work for me.
    I finished the barrels as usual, but I made some tapered bushes out of...
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    READ ME! I gave them away as they got too expensive and...

    I gave them away as they got too expensive and use Officeworks Mailman now. Sounds like they have dropped their prices to match them. For heavy stuff I use E-go couriers.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
  46. Thread: Jitta pen.

    by Old Croc
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    Thanks for the good comments everyone, I liked it...

    Thanks for the good comments everyone, I liked it so much that I asked for the rest of the stump. I hope it is all as good as this piece. I will be putting up a lot of pen blanks I'm Marketplace...
  47. Thread: Jitta pen.

    by Old Croc
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    Jitta pen.

    I was given some Jitta, Halfordia scleroxyla and he said can you use this. I found a kit I had, no idea what its called but I finished it with Tru Oil, came up nice, all fiddle backed.
    rgds,
    Crocy.
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    I think we have all been through this problem. I...

    I think we have all been through this problem. I made new toolrests to "Retired's" design out of 316 stainless and as Bob just posted, they were too soft. Last year I was lucky enough to drop in and...
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    I would give it's original motor a go first, see...

    I would give it's original motor a go first, see if it is a problem. I highly recommend Henry Bros in Sydney, they mail order mine to me, I am currently using Lennox Woodmaster B, bimetal, can't...
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    My 17" bandsaw is 3hp single phase and is in a...

    My 17" bandsaw is 3hp single phase and is in a power point without any problems, including a small crapco dust extractor, both connected to a double power point controlled by a contactor, so they...
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