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    Yes it is great timber and has a long history of...

    Yes it is great timber and has a long history of use. The Romans prized citrus wood and often the most valuable thing in a roman villa would be a citrus wood table. My personal favourite is almond...
  2. WANTED:N.S.W.. I've got the 2400 watt Triton with the 305mm...

    I've got the 2400 watt Triton with the 305mm blade that would clean up nicely. Needs a new blade (currently running a 250mm fine tooth). The only trouble is that I am in Lake Mac.
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    Its not so much the rot that I would be worried...

    Its not so much the rot that I would be worried about but the splitting. All the stone fruit woods are brittle, prone to radial cracking and really have to be at least split down the middle when they...
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    I have a pneumatic drum sander and a series of...

    I have a pneumatic drum sander and a series of flap sanders which leave a beautiful finish on compound curve work. Doing piece work by hand can be very quick and accurate once you get it set up and...
  5. Potential buyers are not going to be worried...

    Potential buyers are not going to be worried about a couple of patches of paint
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    The tension guage is usually useless. Try bumping...

    The tension guage is usually useless. Try bumping the tension up in increments and do some test runs in scrap timber. My bet is more tension will improve it. Also have a look at where the blade goes...
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    Looks like there isn't enough tension on the...

    Looks like there isn't enough tension on the blade. Bigger blades need lots of tension.
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    We had exactly this dilemma when doing up a house...

    We had exactly this dilemma when doing up a house back in 2011. After a couple of talks with real estate people we decided to go full removal rather than just cover. The real estate people reckon...
  9. Definitely a eucalyptus ripple, you are going to...

    Definitely a eucalyptus ripple, you are going to need a belt sander.
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    Too good to pierce. That piece is just about...

    Too good to pierce. That piece is just about perfect as it is, nice delicate balance of thickness/thinness and curves.
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    We did look at using the aluminium sandwich...

    We did look at using the aluminium sandwich panels for lining and fittings but it turns out to be very fragile wherever it has been bent and even around screw holes etc. I'm pretty sure it would...
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    -Pull saw Might as well discover this right at...

    -Pull saw Might as well discover this right at the beginning
    -Square
    -Power drill
    -Coping saw
    -Chisel
    -Sharpening stone
    -Join the forum..... and you are off and running.
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    We did a camper van in 2016. We put stic-on...

    We did a camper van in 2016. We put stic-on bitumen on aluminium paper into the wall cavities for insulation and sound deadening and then lined the inside with plywood (3mm ish) with a laminate white...
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    Thanks Ian I like you remedy for delamination and...

    Thanks Ian I like you remedy for delamination and that is probably the way I will go. I know the hulls are not designed to take the stress of a catamaran hull and I intend to make a very light weight...
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    I don't have the name of the epoxy any more as I...

    I don't have the name of the epoxy any more as I gave the leftovers away. It was just a generic couple of litres from a local supplier called Trojan Fibreglass though. Something they package...
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    Thanks for that advice Bob. I wouldn't be able to...

    Thanks for that advice Bob. I wouldn't be able to sand this back because the veneer is incredibly thin, much less than a milimetre. The story is that we had six sheets of 3mm red cedar veneer on 3mm...
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    Red Cedar Kayak blotch

    I've made these kayaks from 3mm red cedar ply (stitch and glue, epoxy on 6oz. cloth, linear poly varnish) and after about four months these unsightly blotches have appeared on one of them. I guess it...
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    The basic thing is that the bandsaw is not a...

    The basic thing is that the bandsaw is not a precision instrument. (maybe with a very good machine and a very good operator) You really need to mark your lines very carefully with a sharp scribing...
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    We built a dry composting toilet. Its just a big...

    We built a dry composting toilet. Its just a big plywood cube basically with a toilet lid on top and a long bit of down pipe out the back to ventilate it. Worked a treat and the poop all but...
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    N.S.W. The bandsaw has gone and I am parking the...

    The bandsaw has gone and I am parking the tablesaw for the next six months. I will try to sell it again later in the year.
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    N.S.W. Bump, how about both for $800? I also have a few...

    Bump, how about both for $800? I also have a few other bits like a fence and riving knife for the table saw and maybe one for the bandsaw.
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    N.S.W. Tablesaw and 18" Bandsaw.

    I am selling a Hare and Forbes tablesaw and a Hare and Forbes 18" bandsaw.
    The tablesaw has been used for making brass pins for the last ten years or so, the side tables were not needed and they...
  23. I read an article that said NSW had quietly...

    I read an article that said NSW had quietly dismantled their Parks based remote area fire response team although they were all fully trained and Park employed volunteers. So, a bit hard to respond...
  24. And if you can't understand that there has been a...

    And if you can't understand that there has been a huge propaganda effort to protect fossil fuels have a look at this...New IMF study says the 'true cost' of fossil fuels is actually about $5...
  25. [QUOTE=Toymaker...

    [QUOTE=Toymaker Len;2173978][QUOTE=Beardy;2173838]Really? You are checking to see if I have logged on as you are busting to win an argument :C

    "I am not particularly a fan of the whole CC mantra /...
  26. [QUOTE=Beardy;2173838]Really? You are checking to...

    [QUOTE=Beardy;2173838]Really? You are checking to see if I have logged on as you are busting to win an argument :C

    I am not particularly a fan of the whole CC mantra / religion

    The thing here...
  27. Have a look at this Paul, Innovation - Sundrop...

    Have a look at this Paul, Innovation - Sundrop I am no expert but I have just read Tim Flannerys' latest book ( and yes I do find it a bit disgusting that such an honorable man (Australian of the...
  28. Sorry Doug I should be more clear. I am not...

    Sorry Doug I should be more clear. I am not referring to the formulation of the actual metal I am using the generic term "low carbon" to indicate a manufacturing process which does not rely on fossil...
  29. This is just not true. At the beginning of the...

    This is just not true. At the beginning of the industrial revolution steel was made with charcoal and it was only replaced with cokeing coal as forests were decimated and charcoal became more...
  30. 1-" What is this golden opportunity that...

    1-" What is this golden opportunity that Australia is presented with? I hear this touted a bit but don’t understand what it is".
    -We have massive amounts of free energy that we can pump up into asia...
  31. [QUOTE=woodPixel;2172794]Doesnt biochar (or...

    [QUOTE=woodPixel;2172794]Doesnt biochar (or simply burning) produce CO2? (Biochar - Wikipedia)

    No biochar made by pyrolisis doesn't produce carbon dioxide, it is made by heating carbon rich...
  32. New renewables became cheaper than gas or coal...

    New renewables became cheaper than gas or coal power back about 2014 on a cents per kilowatt hour basis. (Don't even think about nuclear,,,triple the cost and politically suicide) The trouble is, as...
  33. So...you go to the doctor and after a few tests...

    So...you go to the doctor and after a few tests the doc says "you've got idiopathicthrombocytopenicpurpura. Its a rare disease and it will kill you most unpleasantly if we don't treat it. The only...
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    Elm is one of the great timbers of all time....

    Elm is one of the great timbers of all time. Beautiful grain, creamy sapwood running into chocolate heartwood, legendary toughness and durability. Seat timber for windsor chairs, Cooks Endeavour was...
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    If it doesn't leak and it doesn't break you are...

    If it doesn't leak and it doesn't break you are good to go. Especially in safe inland waters. Just wear a Personal Flotation Devise.
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    There are lots of other sources of timber. I...

    There are lots of other sources of timber. I break up a lot of pallets and get some really nice stuff -coloured exotics, pine, mahogany. There are also lots of tree surgeons around who are happy to...
  37. It is a great irony to see this thread running...

    It is a great irony to see this thread running after nearly two years. Up until now the ccders have been able to look you in the face and say, to quote Tony Abbot "Climate change is crap!" but not...
  38. Definitely not merchantable quality. The timber...

    Definitely not merchantable quality. The timber is not seasoned enough to use and then it is not sufficiently sealed to protect it from rapid moisture loss. Not professional at all. Money back please...
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    We did a T5 ex ambulance conversion to a camper...

    We did a T5 ex ambulance conversion to a camper in 20015 with cupboards, drawers, sink, fridge, etc. The three main factors are heat, dust and vibration so we went with lightweight 18mm ply and...
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    It sounds a lot like Norfolk Island Hybiscus...

    It sounds a lot like Norfolk Island Hybiscus which also has a very white wood and is subject to spalting which is what those black spots are the beginning of. Not much you can do about it except dry...
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    Just make sure that you keep a bit of pressure on...

    Just make sure that you keep a bit of pressure on that cherry as they will try to twist and warp.
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    I think the tyres really need to be glued down,...

    I think the tyres really need to be glued down, after all you don't want to be throwing off a rubber in the middle of a cut. With big wheels like that the centrifugal force is constantly trying to...
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    QUEENSLAND Umm... is that about $1000 per kilogram? lol.

    Umm... is that about $1000 per kilogram? lol.
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    Anything smaller than 14"/350mm size wheels will...

    Anything smaller than 14"/350mm size wheels will break blades constantly due to metal fatigue. IMOP.
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    Thanks for the heads up Euge. The Buckinghamia is...

    Thanks for the heads up Euge. The Buckinghamia is much lighter than the Persoonia that I found. I think it looks more like a Hakea with the smaller medullary rays. Big contrast with Ironwoods piece...
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    I would try RVs' method but use tung oil rather...

    I would try RVs' method but use tung oil rather than olive or peanut. Tung oil is a food oil too, from a nut but it dries over time so once it is in the wood it will slowly form a solid barrier...
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    Last time I was buying in Tassie the Queenstown...

    Last time I was buying in Tassie the Queenstown mill was very good. They allowed me to wander through about two hectares of mainly huon pine stock to collect a trailer load. Very reasonable.
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    Sure, happy to send a sample and an approximate...

    Sure, happy to send a sample and an approximate position. Nearly certain it is some kind of eucalyptus. P.M. me with an address and I'll pop a bit in the mail.
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    Yes it is wood, just very old blackened wood. I...

    Yes it is wood, just very old blackened wood. I picked it up off a wide gravel bed on Wallaby Creek in the middle of the dry and was going to use it for firewood then when I broke the piece (about...
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