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    Couldn’t do it. Thought about it and had a few...

    Couldn’t do it. Thought about it and had a few laughs, but in the end I had to accept it was a bad idea, could have caused a heart attack. Poor snake didn’t deserve such stress. :U
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    Neil, Have you come across/tried the idea of...

    Neil,
    Have you come across/tried the idea of microwaving timbers while they are still green, for the purpose of breaking down structures, so that the dried timber better absorbs resins?
    ref Misal...
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    Holeey dooley, thats a fair bit of effort for a...

    Holeey dooley, thats a fair bit of effort for a knife handle!!! However, given my results to date I don’t doubt that this is what it will take to get the desired result. Hope my old vaccuum pump is...
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    Thanks Neil, I agree, if fully stabilised I cant...

    Thanks Neil, I agree, if fully stabilised I cant see their being a problem. Question is, how do you get the resin to soak all the way into a 25mm block? Soak being the key word. I had a block under...
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    Mallee burl knife scale - warping?

    I have some nice Mallee and Coolibah burl that I was thinking of using for knife scales. I read somewhere that neither are not good choices as they can crack and warp even after being stabilized.
    ...
  6. Thread: Pallet Racks

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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Pallet Racks

    A group of us are setting up a not for profit Artisan Collective in Robertson in the Southern Highlands.

    Its a sleepy town on top of the escarpment between Wollongong and Nowra. Not much goes on...
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    Thats Yellowbox? Wow, now I’m feeling guilty for...

    Thats Yellowbox? Wow, now I’m feeling guilty for all the logs I’ve put into the fireplace. Beautiful stuff.
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    Apparently the log was brought in by truck and...

    Apparently the log was brought in by truck and left on a property that was then sold. So we have no idea how far it came. I canít see any logic for trucking it up the escarpment so I doubt its a...
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    Both the arborist and I had the same thought. Its...

    Both the arborist and I had the same thought. Its very brown though - no pink shading whatsoever.
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    Messmate would be the logical guess but this is...

    Messmate would be the logical guess but this is really dense, I didnt think Messmate got that dense?
  11. Thread: Paulownia Logs

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    Just got a call. Apparently equipment failure and...

    Just got a call. Apparently equipment failure and not sure when it’ll get sorted. He’s fine if other folk want to take some.

    Any takers?
  12. Thread: Paulownia Logs

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    this may end up being a big bonfire! I’ll save a...

    this may end up being a big bonfire! I’ll save a bit for myself though (-:
  13. Thread: Paulownia Logs

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    Tried to do the right thing and save the timber...

    Tried to do the right thing and save the timber from the chipper/firewood pile. Now in an embarrasing position with my neighbour as the person that said they wanted the wood has not turned up and is...
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    N.S.W. SOLD: JET 16-32 Drum Sander

    JET 16-32 Drum Sander. 2013. Great working condition. Pick up near Robertson Southern Highlands. Asking $800 ono.
    Cheers
    Phil
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    Big, heavy & fiddleback?

    I met a local arborist today who showed me a large log heís milling. He has no idea what it is, and neither do I!

    1.6m diameter, the timber is very dense and interestingly has a fiddleback...
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    Great idea!

    Great idea!
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    Thanks Graeme, sage advice which I take to heart....

    Thanks Graeme, sage advice which I take to heart. It is also exactly the same message I was trying to make with respect to the use of CA glue. I know many people use it as a polish, they have no...
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    Working through gloved hands into a cabinet wont...

    Working through gloved hands into a cabinet wont be very practical as the placement and gluing of pieces can be quite a challenge as is. I do like the idea of a cabinet though and looking at the...
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    Looks like a topic very close to your heart Rob,...

    Looks like a topic very close to your heart Rob, and thanks for the links and explanations. I was curious as I’m not normally a person that suffers allergies so the reactions I’m getting were...
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    I have a full face mask with an Adflow belt...

    I have a full face mask with an Adflow belt mounted filter. Its a great unit though cumbersome so I tend not to use it for quick glue ups. Which of course is exactly when I should be using it.

    My...
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    Thanks Rob, I’ve been using dispoable nitrile...

    Thanks Rob, I’ve been using dispoable nitrile mechanics gloves. I thought they’d be sufficient. Evidently not!

    The message I’m hearing is to stay well away from CA’s and handle other glues/resins...
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    Always! Even if just to prevent stuck fingers��

    Always! Even if just to prevent stuck fingers��
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    Yep, I already use an external extraction and...

    Yep, I already use an external extraction and always wear a mask. Some of the work requires detail attention which makes it hard not to get some exposure. The aim is to use a less toxic glue in...
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    I hadnít actually thought of low VOC CA, I just...

    I hadnít actually thought of low VOC CA, I just dropped in at the hardware store and picked up a small tube of the Loctite gel to try it out - noting also the comments from other folk on the need for...
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    Thanks Rob, that’s pretty scary stuff and a good...

    Thanks Rob, that’s pretty scary stuff and a good reminder to take serious care. Many thanks for the information.
    Cheers
    Phil
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    I’ve had a couple of sparky’s PM me with...

    I’ve had a couple of sparky’s PM me with information and one has cross checked the wiring diagram against my photo’s.

    A Huge help. Thanks guys, really appreciated.

    Cheers
    Phil
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    CA Glue allergy - alternatives?

    Apparently some 5% of folk are allergic to CA glue. Iím one of them and its a pain! Even short exposure brings on sneezing, blocked runny nose and asthma type wheezing. Problem is, the type of work I...
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    VL300 2hp electrical diagram

    Any chance someone has a circuit diagram for a VL300 2hp lathe?

    The control unit packed in so I took photoís of the wiring, disconnected it and sent it off to Vicmarc. Vic rang to say it was so...
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    Gone. The neighbour is very happy that the...

    Gone.

    The neighbour is very happy that the timber will be put to good use. Apparently excellent for surfboard blanks and plantation shutters.

    Cheers
    Phil
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    :U:U Thanks for the photos, you are right,...

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    Thanks for the photos, you are right, I will keep some - the crotch pieces could turn quite nicely and I imagine that it will be a pleasant timber to work with. Excellent!!
  31. Thread: Paulownia Logs

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    The main problem is that they are located in a...

    The main problem is that they are located in a landscaped area next to their house. How much are you interested in, what size logs and do you have equipment? Happy to chat through with you if you PM...
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    Thanks for the info - I might keep a log or 2...

    Thanks for the info - I might keep a log or 2 myself now!
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    OK, confirmed. They are big. See photo. Cheers

    OK, confirmed. They are big. See photo.
    Cheers
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    Paulownia Logs

    My neighbour in the NSW Southern Highlands is cutting down 3 large Paulownia and asked if I wanted the timber. I donít. Do you?
    will need to be picked up by this weekend.
    I havenít seen but he...
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    N.S.W. Sold

    Sold
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    N.S.W. actually it is pretty close - we can see Avoca...

    actually it is pretty close - we can see Avoca from our house! Avoca is a hamlet in the Highlands ��
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    N.S.W. Sold Cheers

    Sold
    Cheers
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    N.S.W. Sold Thanks

    Sold
    Thanks
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    N.S.W. Hi Brett, Yep. I’ll PM you my mobile. Cheers...

    Hi Brett,
    Yep.
    I’ll PM you my mobile.
    Cheers
    Phil
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    N.S.W. Leigh Super 18 Dovetail jig

    Iím clearing out a few unused machines to create some room in my shed. I bought the dovetail jig a while back and made a few dovetailed drawers. It works beautifully but Iíve not got into fine...
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    N.S.W. Looks like I was asking too much. I need the...

    Looks like I was asking too much. I need the space so am dropping the price to $850
    Cheers
    Phil
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    Sold
  43. N.S.W. SOLD Festool Domino DF 500 Q Plus Plus systainer of dominoís

    Used once. I got excited during a woodwork course and bought the Domino machine three years ago with intent to start making fine furniture. I used it once to test out then put it away. So in effect,...
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    N.S.W. Sorry, I doubled up on the photos and can’t work...

    Sorry, I doubled up on the photos and can’t work out how to delete!
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    N.S.W. Stanley/Record/Bailey Lucky Dip

    A collection of planes and plane bits. Some new never used, others suitable for parts. $250 the lot (not seperating). Pick up from near Fitzroy Falls, Southern Highlands.
    Cheers...
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    Ahh, yes, the Holly. That must have been closer...

    Ahh, yes, the Holly. That must have been closer to 5 years ago if memory serves (without checking).
    I turned several blocks green and applied a wax finish. They looked like polished bone -...
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    Thanks for the research Ian, I am surprised that...

    Thanks for the research Ian, I am surprised that it is used in construction as it isn’t very dureable and definitely prone to both rot and insects. One old timer I was talking to after the storms...
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    Not sure. They are Brown Barrels which are pretty...

    Not sure. They are Brown Barrels which are pretty soft timber - no idea what it can be used for besides firewood. Any thoughts?
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    Collateral Damage

    Big storm through our place last night. Several large gums down. One, we paced out at 50m, took out 2 of my old maple trees. Created a massive amount of work - Iíll be turning green maple blanks for...
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    PM reply. Though I had an argument with the web...

    PM reply. Though I had an argument with the web form so please let me know if not received.
    Cheers
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