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  1. I guess I am an iconoclast. I have a 18" Jet...

    I guess I am an iconoclast. I have a 18" Jet bandsaw, and I do all my resawing with a 6mm blade
    with hardened teeth.
    The saw 'only' has 1.5 hp or thereabouts; I don't seem to have a problem...
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    Yes, I have the Bosch fixed base mounted under my...

    Yes, I have the Bosch fixed base mounted under my table. It does have a hex T-wrench with it, and it does have the facility to do fine adjustments from above or from below the table. I find I have to...
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    Funny, I do all my resawing (on an 18" Jet BS)...

    Funny, I do all my resawing (on an 18" Jet BS) with 6mm 8tpi high carbon blades.
    Works a treat. I've done jarrah, purple heart, and saligna on it, not to mention softwoods.
    I order the blades to...
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    I've painted mdf drawer fronts and doors in my...

    I've painted mdf drawer fronts and doors in my old kitchen. Brush, well, depending on the paint it will leave a surface that is not entirely flat, although with satin it may not matter too much....
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    G'day Steven :nzflag:

    G'day Steven :nzflag:
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    "Pico", even! -Peter

    "Pico", even!

    -Peter
  7. What he said: a bit of a clean up, making sure...

    What he said: a bit of a clean up, making sure the infeed and the outfeed are co-planar and the fence is square (and straight and not twisted in itself) you'll be just fine. Those tables are more...
  8. I, too, got a pair of the Sony bluetooth noise...

    I, too, got a pair of the Sony bluetooth noise cancelling headphones. Specifically to use in the workshop.
    Out of the box, to be honest, I was not overly impressed - but I got them because when I...
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    Fortunately the rust was only light surface rust...

    Fortunately the rust was only light surface rust in this case, so ... ah, I forget, is it iron phosphate you get or some more complex molecule, but whatever, the light surface rust got converted into...
  10. Thread: 1/8" Blade

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    A three wheeler is a bandsaw where the blade goes...

    A three wheeler is a bandsaw where the blade goes not around 2 [large] wheels, but around 3 smaller wheels - the idea being that you get a much larger throat that way.
    Used to have one, many years...
  11. One thing that surprises me not to have read much...

    One thing that surprises me not to have read much of in this thread is temperature.
    I've been a MMO gamer for a couple of decades and I know that several
    mates living in hot places like...
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    A friend made a checkerboard endgrain chopping...

    A friend made a checkerboard endgrain chopping board out of e.pilularis and e.saligna as a present for my wife.
    It ended up blowing the epoxy glue joints apart, because the two timbers appear to...
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    I have the Bosch, which is very good - had it for...

    I have the Bosch, which is very good - had it for years now with two 1600 tracks. Hasn't let me down yet, and does an *excellent* job breaking down sheets, precise to fractions of a millimetre....
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    I did use the phosphoric acid, 2 batches of tools...

    I did use the phosphoric acid, 2 batches of tools in a 5l bucket, 35 minutes each, excellent results.
    Also two gouges in the electrolytic setup, worked just as well, and oh, aren't you right about...
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    After Bob's contribution, and speaking to a...

    After Bob's contribution, and speaking to a friend who is heavily into restauration of old motors (dairy shed type motors, and a collector of old tools)
    I went out and spent some money on a...
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    Oh dear, my tools have suffered - rust!

    I gave up on my old lathe a few years ago, it developed a wobble that was just intolerable, so no more bowl/platter turning (ok between centres).
    But everything ended up sitting unused for maybe a...
  17. Thread: Latest on Glues

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    I followed RossM's links. They sell a one-shot...

    I followed RossM's links. They sell a one-shot Aerolite, but they also still sell something called Aerolite 306 in the UK. About 20 quid for 375 gram;
    that one's powder plus hardener. Whoa, Nelly....
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    Rimu tends to have more contrast in the timber,...

    Rimu tends to have more contrast in the timber, and you don't get the 'flame' kind of patterns in the grain.
    Taraire matches the grain, but is more blond than what you have there, except for the...
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    100% not Kauri .. the grain is different. (I also...

    100% not Kauri .. the grain is different. (I also would place a high bet on it not being Mahogany, but beyond that!?!)
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    G'day Alan and Thai, nice to see you here. Me,...

    G'day Alan and Thai, nice to see you here.
    Me, let's say I am worried about my fingers (I know I'm being paranoid) but I've just never wanted a table saw.
    I just don't trust I'll be able not to...
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    To me that looks more like "Typonese" than...

    To me that looks more like "Typonese" than "English". :D
  22. I did my kitchen with bottom-mount soft close...

    I did my kitchen with bottom-mount soft close push to open drawer slides (Blum). For 2 years now they have lived through multiple, multiple daily abuse ... the cutlery drawers get operated by hand,...
  23. Thread: Latest on Glues

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    A past love of mine was Aerolite 308. Don't seem...

    A past love of mine was Aerolite 308. Don't seem able to find it anywhere these days. It's a UreaFormaldehyde glue, comes as a powder that you mix with water into a gel that you put on one surface,...
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    When I still had my old lathe I found that...

    When I still had my old lathe I found that wearing a pair of Yakkas overalls was pretty effective at keeping chips off/out, they are a very dense cotton weave that protect against quite a bit of...
  25. IMPORTANT Was r e a l l l y slow to start with for me...

    Was r e a l l l y slow to start with for me last night, but sped up quite a lot by about 2 am. This morning (1/7/20) it's quite fast (07:45).
    Maybe Mr. Xi's Black Hats have gone to bed?!?
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    I love straight tung oil - that is, I thin it...

    I love straight tung oil - that is, I thin it with vegetable turpentine before flooding it on and refreshing it until it stops showing dry spots, after a time I wipe up the excess and discard the...
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    Can't you put a drift through from the back and...

    Can't you put a drift through from the back and knock it out? I assume it's a morse taper?!?
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    regarding @ubeaut's rant ... Well, that was my...

    regarding @ubeaut's rant ...

    Well, that was my good chuckle for the day, thanks.
    I totally get that thing about 25 years or so ago. Just how many software products had little quirks like that....
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    When I built my new kitchen I used Blum...

    When I built my new kitchen I used Blum push-to-open, soft close, premade drawer sides. You can get those at least in two heights ... I used 90mm and 175mm ones. Stands to reason in my opinion that...
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    Ah, that clears up some confusion. Thank you very...

    Ah, that clears up some confusion. Thank you very much for pointing that out.
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    "Fuller Pro Speed Clamps" opinion request

    Hi all, I was looking to see if I can get a few more Irwin quick clamps at my local Mitre10.
    Seems they've practically abandoned Irwin, and most of the clamps on their website are
    now Fuller...
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    I have used a Makita biscuit jointer for ~20...

    I have used a Makita biscuit jointer for ~20 years now with good success. The default layout for this machine is 18mm boards.
    Of course it works with other thicknesses as well, I've used it to align...
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    NEW Mine is the exception to your experiences then:...

    Mine is the exception to your experiences then: the spindle bearings are tight and there is no perceptible slack or {side to side} movement.
    It's bang on, very steady looking at the tip of my...
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    Over here it's not like the council still employs...

    Over here it's not like the council still employs meter-maids. That way they would be responsible for any
    misbehaviour and malfeasence like described. No, they farm it out. Then it's always "well,...
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    One reason why I prefer to buy local ... so long...

    One reason why I prefer to buy local ... so long as the extra cost is not exorbitant (as with my jigaw that I mentioned). Plus, I actually like to support local businesses (so I avoid Bunnings -...
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    One thing is price fixing by a manufacturer....

    One thing is price fixing by a manufacturer. Miele does that here in NZ as well. Which is why no Miele products (other than the fridge and freezer pidgeon pair combo that we DID get at a discount)...
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    consider me astonished. The methodology I have...

    consider me astonished. The methodology I have been using (I think I gathered it from Fine Woodworking Mag - but maybe some other publication) is to use a coarse-ish stone at 90 degrees to get a burr...
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    My glazier used a special kind of silicone....

    My glazier used a special kind of silicone. Sadly, I am not entirely sure what kind (no vinegar smell).
    Mirror on to concrete, mirror on to painted mdf, structured glass into door panels ... oh and...
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    A few thoughts: I built a 1400mm round table,...

    A few thoughts:
    I built a 1400mm round table, and the 18mm thickness does not look at all out of proportion.
    I'd suggest putting stretchers between diagonally opposite legs and having them cross...
  40. Going on the pictures posted it looks more like a...

    Going on the pictures posted it looks more like a variety of chipboard to me than MDF.

    Incidentally, if I'd want to build an outdoor kitchen out of sheet material, I'd go with a high quality ply...
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    I'm still waiting to be paid the interest on the...

    I'm still waiting to be paid the interest on the daylight I saved.
    Hell, I don't even know what the going rate is ....
  42. Thread: Diabetes

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    You can google GI table (or glycemic index)...

    You can google GI table (or glycemic index)
    https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/glycemic-index has a link

    Nutritionist told me "carbs, no more than the size of your fist in one meal".
    Doesn't...
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    G'day right back at'cha (from Whangarei).

    G'day right back at'cha (from Whangarei).
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    That brand name conjures up a mental image of a...

    That brand name conjures up a mental image of a bandsaw with a flooded carburetor. :doh:
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    Lucky I still have a couple in the packaging!...

    Lucky I still have a couple in the packaging! Amazon's search engine did not spit them out readily.

    The model number is Bosch T1044 DP. They have the T shank and should fit any jigsaw that takes T...
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    I'm pretty sure Tove is a girl in Denmark ....

    I'm pretty sure Tove is a girl in Denmark ....
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    Hi Paul, yes, I have found that to be the case....

    Hi Paul, yes, I have found that to be the case. My previous experience with jigsaws mirrors yours. I used to have a smaller D-handle Bosch green and I could not cut curves at 90 degrees at any more...
  48. Ever tried putting a 2.4m stick 200x55 mm over...

    Ever tried putting a 2.4m stick 200x55 mm over the top of a jointer? It's not comfortable, to say the least.
    Holding it down and expecting to get a nice cut all the way along ....

    So I do the...
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    What I've done with hardwood with...

    What I've done with hardwood with wavy/interlocked grain is to set the blade to a very very thin cut, then hold the plane so the
    body is at approx. 45 degrees to the grain and start scrubbing away....
  50. Thread: Slab Thickness

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    For table tops and benchtops I tend to use slabs...

    For table tops and benchtops I tend to use slabs ~32mm these days, so I'd mill to 40mm for that purpose.
    And hope and pray that no cupping and buckling kills it.
    However, for resawing I'd go more...
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