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    Hangover from my academic days - I habitually...

    Hangover from my academic days - I habitually kick references off to the right to differentiate them from the text.

    Nothing to do with the referee being Felder......




    My understanding from...
  2. Thanks, Siggy, a really interesting article. But...

    Thanks, Siggy, a really interesting article. But your disclaimer about your writing skills is totally unecessary.

    One of those "piano stools" came up at a clearance auction in Hobart about a year...
  3. Eureka

    The June issue arrived this morning - from Jersey, Channel Islands.

    As they actually publish two months before the cover date, this should have been mailed in April - so it was only eight months...
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    Eureka

    Felder now have a system that seems to counter many of the inherent problems of the Saw Stop system:

    Does not require blade contact to activate,
    Does not utilise capitance so should eliminate...
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    Isn't that called marketing?

    Isn't that called marketing?
  6. 'www.yellowpages.com.au

    'www.yellowpages.com.au
  7. Yep. Just like electricity.

    Yep. Just like electricity.
  8. Minimax is made by SCM in Italy, so the hose is...

    Minimax is made by SCM in Italy, so the hose is almost certainly a metric size.

    May I suggest that you get the yellow pages and ring every hose supplier in Brisbane to see if anyone can supply...
  9. Sometimes it seems as though the Deep North is a...

    Sometimes it seems as though the Deep North is a different country from the Far South!

    Down here, I find that there are three main sources for restorable tools, prioritised as:

    Tip shops -...
  10. I looked at an S&J tenon saw a couple of years...

    I looked at an S&J tenon saw a couple of years ago, and finally did not buy it for two reasons:

    The handle was a little small for my hand size, and
    The arrisses (see arrows) are uncomfortably...
  11. Balance and stability - the heaviest bit is the...

    Balance and stability - the heaviest bit is the vacuum, especially the motor, and you don't want that on top.

    Arguably, having the bucket/cyclone alongside the vacuum is best - but that option...
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    My current thinking is: 2850 and CBN wheels,...

    My current thinking is:

    2850 and CBN wheels, or
    1350 and white wheels - but wet or dry ????


    PS: Suggest that you read Derek's website on grinders and CBN, if you haven't already done so.
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    The big advantage of spiral cutters is noise...

    The big advantage of spiral cutters is noise reduction - literally halving the noise output on thicknessers and jointers.



    Fully agree. I regard my Makita planer as a very noisy and rather...
  14. This really is the crux of the issue. But most...

    This really is the crux of the issue.

    But most people, certainly including me, come to dust collection via debris collection. I had a problem in repeatedly sweeping highly visible sawdust, sander...
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    Thanks, Dave; First let us confirm the I got the...

    Thanks, Dave; First let us confirm the I got the overall layout basically correct in my mind:

    504587
    Vanity. By definition, this is a "glamour area" and carries brownie points. But the potions...
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    Actually, the shape is not that unusual. Its a...

    Actually, the shape is not that unusual. Its a fairy standard Krenov shape.

    Just google Krenov hand planes and you will get lots of hits. When Krenof designed it it was revolutionary in that:
    ...
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    I absolutely love spiral cutters inworkshop...

    I absolutely love spiral cutters inworkshop equipment - jointer and thicknesser because of the massive noise reduction, and the small increase in quality of work. Presume the same noise reduction...
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    Sory, Dave, but are you talking about the entire...

    Sory, Dave, but are you talking about the entire wadrobe or just the shelf/drawer units to go inside an architectural wardrobe? Perhaps a drawing would clarify?
  19. Nicely done, Mal, that's about as good as you can...

    Nicely done, Mal, that's about as good as you can make a basic system. Like me, you have probably been amazed by how much stuff gets trapped in the bucket, and how little gets through the bag in the...
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    I will confirm what Denghy says. I often use 3mm...

    I will confirm what Denghy says. I often use 3mm MDF templates held with double sided tape on many timbers including kwila/merbau (but not northern silky oak). My experience is:

    use as little...
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    Quite. That is why I carefully used the word...

    Quite. That is why I carefully used the word preliminary before economic indicators. And "economic indicators" are the raw data as prepared by the various national statistics offices and central...
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    Really good summation, Warbs; brings together...

    Really good summation, Warbs; brings together what we are hearing from many sources.

    I note that the debate has jumped from the delta strain to the omicron strain. There are ten Greek letters...
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    New word for me, Bob. Google said "Did you...

    New word for me, Bob.

    Google said "Did you mean criteria?" Me thinks - if Bob meant criteria, he wood have said criteria...

    So off to the big Oxford English Dictionary:

    Criterial - "Of or...
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    Now, now, Doug, you have been told a million...

    Now, now, Doug, you have been told a million times not to exagerate.
  25. Thread: Surcharge

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    Another funny story about Bank of America which...

    Another funny story about Bank of America which was used as a case study when I was studying accountancy in Australia in the late 1960's and again when I was doing graduate studies in the USA in the...
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    I always go to a specialist fastenings store -...

    I always go to a specialist fastenings store - there are a couple in Hobart, a city about half the size of Wellington. The closest is the profoundly named Nuts and Bolts Tasmania. The advantages...
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    Could it be simply that a staff member knows...

    Could it be simply that a staff member knows haveabeer, because of repeated sales and visits?
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    Brilliant summation, Mobyturns. Hear! ...

    Brilliant summation, Mobyturns.




    Hear! Hear!

    Constant use of the override switch - literally switching off the safety features - probably means that that switch will eventually be left in...
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    But there is a cure. Just look at their...

    But there is a cure.

    Just look at their price list. Base price is ~AU$125,000 and "everything" is an extra. Fully equipped lathe could cost $250,000. Plus freight, customs, GST, insurance,...
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    Are you sure that they are tool handles, Martin?...

    Are you sure that they are tool handles, Martin?

    They look remarkably like the handle on the dunny chain at my late grandmothers place. A "T-fitting" went up the hole in the middle, and then the...
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    I cannot answer that question as I am not a...

    I cannot answer that question as I am not a carver.

    However, I was in Japan before lockdown and watched a highly skilled turner making the "cores" for laquerware bowls. He was turning powlonia...
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    No doubt the carvers will jump on me quickly if I...

    No doubt the carvers will jump on me quickly if I get this wrong, but my understanding is:

    The timber is known as basswood in america,
    The same timber is known as lime wood in the UK, and
    The...
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    Nice. Does that saw have a function - other...

    Nice.

    Does that saw have a function - other than sitting on the wall?
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    I absolutely and totally disagree with that...

    I absolutely and totally disagree with that statement, Ian, in the strongest possible terms.

    My wife has been battling serious non-curable illnesses for over ten years and her auto-immune system...
  35. This Forum is soooo educational!

    This Forum is soooo educational!
  36. Lots of old stuff, and not so old stuff, have...

    Lots of old stuff, and not so old stuff, have chair bottoms, cabinet backs and bottoms, rail backs, etc, that are unfinished and show the cabinet makers autograph. You can see how he made the...
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    MDF is really hard on all blades and blunts them...

    Mdf was put through the thicknesser all the time no problem, except it was hard on the blades.[/QUOTE]

    MDF is really hard on all blades and blunts them quickly - thicknesser, jointer, saws,...
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    I also use an elderly Makita belt sander with...

    I also use an elderly Makita belt sander with brown aluminium oxide belts to occasionally:

    clean metal, and
    establish primary bevel on cutting tools.

    Limitted amount of use, but quite...
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    And the public Libraries stopped stocking...

    And the public Libraries stopped stocking Australian Standards because of rip off pricing.

    Coincidental that SA Global is a Chinese company?
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    Don't celebrate prematurely, Mark. House on...

    Don't celebrate prematurely, Mark.

    House on the corner - built c.1850, heritage listed in a heritage suburb - had a major fire ten years ago. Absolutely beautiful polished red cedar staircase was...
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    Weird Pricing

    Warb has illustrated how weird pricing can be. You just have to do your homework!

    Yesterday I bought four M10 x 150 mm galvanised coach bolts and they cost me $1.50 each from a local supplier. ...
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    Welcome to the Forum, Tom. I would like to...

    Welcome to the Forum, Tom.

    I would like to echo Dave's comments; although the Forum is based in Oz I think most regard it as an Australasian Forum.

    May I suggest that you change your address...
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    My experience with electrical tool prices in...

    My experience with electrical tool prices in Europe is that they are very similar to Australia - sometimes a little cheaper, sometimes a little dearer. If you want something, then you pay the local...
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    I get a significant proportion of my tools from...

    I get a significant proportion of my tools from Europe and usually land them here at a very substantial discount from the Australian prices. If landed cost is only 20% below local price, then why...
  45. The vast majority of commercial timber goes...

    The vast majority of commercial timber goes straight from forest or plantation to sawmill to kiln drier.

    I use a little fruitwood - cherry, apple, pear, peach, etc - salvaged from backyards. My...
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    No. Price defines the quality. Dieter's must be...

    No. Price defines the quality. Dieter's must be better.
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    That is an incredible price. By comparison,...

    That is an incredible price.

    By comparison, Dieter Schmidt in Germany currently has the AEG MF1400 KE listed at 457.10, approximately Aus$713.

    https://www.fine-tools.com/oberfraese.html
  48. That looks like a fungal infection in the pine -...

    That looks like a fungal infection in the pine - like blue vein in cheese, or the reowned blackheart in sassafras. In my view, any sort of clear finish will accentuate the colouration. This might...
  49. I also use furniture polish, but with my "belts...

    I also use furniture polish, but with my "belts and braces" approach, I also wrap everything with cling wrap. Horrible stuff, but it works.
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    Have you checked fine print, Bob?

    Have you checked fine print, Bob?
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