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    VICTORIA Bench saw and wood lathe are now sold. No tools...

    Bench saw and wood lathe are now sold. No tools left.
    Thanks all for getting that worry off my SIL's shoulders.
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    I agree with the posts above about the motor...

    I agree with the posts above about the motor being quite separate to the saw. Given the size, I suggest no less than 1.5Hp, better more, maybe even 3Hp. You would be looking for a 1425/1450rpm...
  3. If I was to make that table, I'd weld together a...

    If I was to make that table, I'd weld together a steel star with some length to the arms. I's use something like 1"x1/2" (25x12mm) flat solid steel and rebate both of them into the timber. Maybe...
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    VICTORIA Bandsaw and planer/jointer sold. Thanks guys from...

    Bandsaw and planer/jointer sold. Thanks guys from my sister-in-law who is delighted with the forum's response!
    The bench saw/sander/jointer combination is still available. :)
  5. All of those saws use a noisey universal motor...

    All of those saws use a noisey universal motor with brushes. just like a hand-held powersaw. That's not something you would keep running between cuts.
    "Proper" table saws use induction motors which...
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    VICTORIA Jeez, Bendigo is just the next city to...

    Jeez, Bendigo is just the next city to Melbourne..... its not near Sydney.... :)
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    QUEENSLAND That's a good deal. Put it in the metalwork forum...

    That's a good deal. Put it in the metalwork forum as well. It is suitable for up to 2HP (1.5kW) motors including 2-speed motors, As long as the buyer has 3-phase power in the shop.
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    VICTORIA Old cast iron Wood Lathe

    Circumstances as above.

    This is an older wood turning lathe. Made in Taiwan. Solid construction. Comes with drive dog, 4-jaw chuck and face plate and some tools.
    I'm happy to assist with...
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    VICTORIA Combination Table saw, sander, planer/rebater

    Circumstances as above.
    This is a heavy steel constructed table machine, made in the apprentice section of the Bendigo Ordinance factory years ago.
    It is a 10" table saw (rearward tilt table) with...
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    VICTORIA Bandsaw for sale

    Reason as above.
    This is a woodworking bandsaw. Looks to me like an old Taiwanese copy of a Delta. Was locally supplied many years ago.
    Good working order. Heavy and solid. Cast iron saw frame and...
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    VICTORIA Planer / jointer 7" wide

    I'm helping my sister in law dispose of some gear as she and her (now seriously ill) husband move into a smaller house.
    I'll be posting a few tools here and some on the Metalwork forum.

    Older...
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    Thanks for that. I checked it out and it is only...

    Thanks for that. I checked it out and it is only suitable indoors (not UV stable). Apaprt from that it sounds OK. Very similar or the same as Estapol Urethane 2-pack clear.
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    Sunlight proof clear paint?

    Is there such a thing? I once again need to repaint our external timber doors, as the previous finish has disappeared again after about 5 years or so...
    Most pigmented paint seems to last 10 to 20...
  14. Interesting old woodworking combination machine

    I'm cleaning up my shed and will be moving on some machines and tools.
    One of them is a multi-purpose woodworking machine I've had and used for about 30 years.
    It is a 6" planer(jointer), 6"x4"...
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    Not much I can add to this tribute. I'm deeply...

    Not much I can add to this tribute. I'm deeply shocked. How sad.
    I too met Trev in 2014 in Gerildery and he came to visit me twice here in Bendigo. I corresponded with him often and spoke on the...
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    This looks like getting the most out of scrap:...

    This looks like getting the most out of scrap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxvOMHoLRBY
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    That looks fantastic! Would you set yourself a...

    That looks fantastic!
    Would you set yourself a reminder to repeat the photos in 12 months from now, please?
    I have had (and described here) very bad experiences with redgum benchtops. I'd love to...
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    I managed once - and only once - to put such a...

    I managed once - and only once - to put such a return spring back by pliers. I hooked the outer hook into the slot, then wound the rest in bit by bit in a sort of spiral motion, until the centre hook...
  19. That was a quick response. Allsorted 'Welder'...

    That was a quick response. Allsorted 'Welder' ANdre is picking up for me. Thanks Andre!
  20. Anyone her living or working near Hurstville or Kogara area, Sydney?

    I want to buy a used benchtop dishwasher (about 16kg and about 550mm cubed) in Kogarah. This is to replace our identical built-in one which has now broken the hinge from the door...
    My wife or both...
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    Tight, Chris, tight.... :U

    Tight, Chris, tight.... :U
  22. Thread: Planing redgum

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    Would look great! ... for a few weeks or months....

    Would look great! ... for a few weeks or months. :(
    After that, the timber will move like CRAZY. :oo:
    I built a benchtop from beautifully grained VERY old redgum. Carefully planed and thicknessed...
  23. I found an identical sander second hand off...

    I found an identical sander second hand off Gumtree cheap and it's in good condition. So plan B is now in action: my old one has become spare parts instead....
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    Diamond wheels are only useful for tungsten...

    Diamond wheels are only useful for tungsten carbide tools - apart from their use on other non-metal materials.
    For steel (including HSS) tools you need CBN or ceramic wheels (like silicone oxide or...
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    I resisted for a long time. Reading reviews, I...

    I resisted for a long time. Reading reviews, I evenutally went with it. Much happier with Win 10 than win 8.1. I wished I had been able to stay with Win7, but that wasn't an option for my newer...
  26. looking for old Makita belt sander - for the motor housing only

    Hi all,
    my late '70s Makita 9900 Belt sander (3"x21") finally became irreparable....
    It is the early type with dust extractor on the opposite side to the drive and a plastic tube from the belt...
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    Hi all. well, after yet another hospital...

    Hi all.
    well, after yet another hospital admission (the dreaded cancer.... yeah I know, but don't worry, I won't die from it, I'll probably die with it - hopefully in about 20 years or more :) ).......
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    dummy post to test the link to the metalworking forum...

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    Sadly, the link to this photo does not work over at the Metalworking forum....
    It shows my very old Servian drill press upgraded to a 3-phase 1Hp motor with a sensorless vector control VFD....
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    Ken, I don;t believe that's possible. At some...

    Ken,
    I don;t believe that's possible. At some point you got curious and looked at the upgrade and didn;t read what you you were clicking on. Yes, you can go back to Win7. Have a look around your...
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    I know this is dragging out a bit - and I'm sorry...

    I know this is dragging out a bit - and I'm sorry about that.
    I'm slowly getting there though. I'm currently grinding about the first half of them - got a bit sick of running the shaper :)
    In case...
  31. I think a 4k screen is another animalaltogether....

    I think a 4k screen is another animalaltogether. I suggest you at least try it Kryn. You may be pleasantly surprised. At work we had a 40" touch screen on the wall for medical records etc. It wasn't...
  32. Thread: Router Motor

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    Looks like that router motor is out of stock... ...

    Looks like that router motor is out of stock... The 'special' was a good price! Shipping around $50 to Aus.... Regular price more like $450
    Also, reading the specs, the motor has an output power of...
  33. Hi Acadia. What kind of tungsten carbide tips do...

    Hi Acadia.
    What kind of tungsten carbide tips do you intend sharpening?

    It is true that diamond sharpening wheels or files or plates are the best way to sharpen tungsen tips. But there are also...
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    Yep, I concur with Bob. The cable is definitely...

    Yep, I concur with Bob. The cable is definitely too small in crossection. If the cable gets noticably warm, there is a risk that the junctions - where there is effectively only friction contacts -...
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    I have two 3kW Huanyang VFDs and they've been...

    I have two 3kW Huanyang VFDs and they've been reliable for the last 4 years (one more like 6 years). I added a potentiometer to both myself, but have another two with the potentiometer fitted in the...
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    Maybe the next level of acuracy could be a sink...

    Maybe the next level of acuracy could be a sink coutout of a granite kitchen benchtop. They are easy to get and could be epoxied to a large pulley or whatever. Cutting it into a round shape is easier...
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    What he said! Totally agree! :2tsup:

    What he said! Totally agree! :2tsup:
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    Thanks for the offers guys! Fletty is going to...

    Thanks for the offers guys!
    Fletty is going to pick them up, he has to go to that street for another reason anyway.
    Sorry Shane, or taking your excuse to go to VEK :)
    All good. Thanks all!
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    Any members in or near Smithfield, Sydney?

    Hi all.
    Do we have members living in or near Smithfield - or someone who would go to 40 Victoria St, Smithfield NSW 2164 for me on Tuesday 29th or Wednesday 30th of March between 9:00am & 3:00pm?
    I...
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    I think the important part of why your method is...

    I think the important part of why your method is easy is the "1m stroke" part.
    If you have only 200mm long stones/laps/surface plate, then each of your strokes equals 5 of ours....
    I really like...
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    OK, I found some more cast iron :) it is only...

    OK, I found some more cast iron :)
    it is only about 1/4" thick and I've found enough for another 8 plates or so. I'll continue to post progress here as I get things done.
  42. Halfway down the page of this article...

    Halfway down the page of this article is a gif file that shows how it works.
    One of the pulleys is spring loaded to be at it's smalles diameter, to keep the belt tight, the other one is moved...
  43. This device 2000W 220V SCR Electronic Voltage...

    This device 2000W 220V SCR Electronic Voltage Regulator Module Speed Control Controller HP | eBay will give you variable speed for any universal motor tools. Just put it into a box with a single...
  44. If you can find a good way to mount a recipro saw...

    If you can find a good way to mount a recipro saw rigidly, I think you should still apply to Mensa.
    I would suggest a variable speed saw would be best and maybe use a unequal lever system to...
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    ... and they would float. If you had a big wet...

    ... and they would float.
    If you had a big wet and the ground got soaked and the containers were surrounded by water or wet soil, they would lift and support around 83 tone EACH (minus their own...
  46. and there I was believing that chisels were MEANT...

    and there I was believing that chisels were MEANT to have a hollow back so when you flatten it, you only had to lap and polish the ends. And you go and hit it with a brass hammer to change it. How...
  47. Well done Brett. Once you have a Youtube account...

    Well done Brett. Once you have a Youtube account 'Channel', it's easy and fast to share videos with friends and forums. There are even editing tools there you can use after you uploaded the file....
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    :whs:

    :whs:
  49. Brett, what speed (strokes per minute) does it...

    Brett, what speed (strokes per minute) does it oscillate now? Would you please do a little video and put it on Youtube for us to look at?

    I tried a chisel back on my motorised cast iron wheel: no...
  50. Now you stirred my neurones into action.... :) ...

    Now you stirred my neurones into action.... :)

    For lapping my metal scrapers (tungsten carbide tips), along with a few of the scraper class aprticipants, I built myself a lapping machine.
    It is...
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