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  1. Thread: Elm

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    Elm

    Does any one know where I can get my hands on pieces of air dried Elm 500 x 600 x 60 ?
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    Some advice needed

    Does any one know where I can get a set of dimensioned plans for an Empire chair and a Regency chair?
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    Melbourne Working With Wood Show

    Just visited the Melbourne Timber and working with Wood show, loved the venue it had an atmosphere that has been lacking in the previous shows (anything would be an improvement on Jeffs Shed). I do...
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    The tools are 40 plus years old the chest is...

    The tools are 40 plus years old the chest is about 18 months old, it was written up in the Australian Woodworker, I have another article in the August edition this time an Elizabeth II dresser
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    This is a tool box I made to hold the tools I...

    This is a tool box I made to hold the tools I made 40 years ago in the first year of my apprenticeship

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    Hi Rob The top is US White Oak and the rest is...

    Hi Rob
    The top is US White Oak and the rest is Red Oak. finished with Van Dyk brown, Garnet shellac and wax
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    Made a dresser

    Have been keeping to my self lately, thought I would show a dresser I have just finished
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    Reply in Red below It is OK for you to...

    Reply in Red below



    It is OK for you to have a go at me but not for me to have a go at other people why is that so? Do you belong to the political correctness police or something?
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    John Your motor has most likely been running...

    John
    Your motor has most likely been running undervoltage all this time, on motors up to about 3Kw they are usually 240V delta and 415V star over that they are 415V delta and from memory 615V or...
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    look at the coloured wires on the left hand sode...

    look at the coloured wires on the left hand sode of the drive they go to a remote box set up near the head stock which has a on/off switch, reversing switch and a pot for speed controll
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    Fitted a new VVVF drive to the Tough

    Just finished fitting a new Variable speed drive to the Tough, this drive out performs the previous antique drive that I had fitted earlier, also got rid of a nasty vibration by fitting one of those...
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    Isatree most likely is incapable like you say TL,...

    Isatree most likely is incapable like you say TL, at this at this stage of my life, I don't have time or tolerate crap easily, as you know from the other forum I have my hands full looking after two...
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    I am dissapointed that this has been moved...

    I am dissapointed that this has been moved because I wanted Liz Faloon to read it but there you go........
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    I did not get to the Ballarat show I would have...

    I did not get to the Ballarat show I would have liked to, But I was too busy looking after two sets of elderly parents and my wife who is disabled, that is why I was disingenuous to Isatree.

    You...
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    Knew I would get shot down. So predictable.

    Knew I would get shot down. So predictable.
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    Wood it work?

    I bet I will get shot down with all sorts of reasons like Australia is not big enough or does not have the population BUT

    I would love to see the show put on like the HandWorks show in the US. The...
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    That will teach you

    That will teach you
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    i agree great products

    i agree great products
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    Not my problem, customer comes first, after all...

    Not my problem, customer comes first, after all it is the customer who pays the wages at the end of the day, doesn't excuse not answering my email inquiring as to the progress of the order
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    The parcel arrived today, delivery was still slow...

    The parcel arrived today, delivery was still slow and they had not responded to an email sent last week.
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    Not happy Jan!

    Has any one placed an internet order with Henery Eckert the Lie Nielson agent in Australia?

    Their delivery and response to email inquiries about orders placed is slower than a wet week :((
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    You have stumbled on an issue with motors and...

    You have stumbled on an issue with motors and inverters that is well known throughout the industry, there is no definitive reason why some motors will develop bad harmonic issues in certain drives....
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    Its called Star not Wye 240V 3 phase Delta and...

    Its called Star not Wye
    240V 3 phase Delta and 415V 3 phase star
    Also sounds like you had a harmonics issue, this happens a lot with Chinese made equipment.
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    If you want to compare certificates of appreciation Neil I have them also as well as numerous letters thanking me for various aids that I have made for disabled people, ALL mine are for voluntary...
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    shove the car up your .... lets say where the sun...

    shove the car up your .... lets say where the sun don't shine
  26. Neil Raised it not me, I will take a shot to...

    Neil Raised it not me, I will take a shot to defend the disabled no matter what the forum or subject. So if you did not like my comments suck it up.
  27. Typical comment from an able bodied person, I use...

    Typical comment from an able bodied person, I use to think like that also Neil, until my wife became disabled then I opened my eyes and noticed:

    From a wheelchair eye contact can't be made all...
  28. Unfortunately Bill disabled people don't count,...

    Unfortunately Bill disabled people don't count, it is my wife who has the disability and she usually spends more than me, seems to me they are overlooking an important market segment.
  29. Liz talks about exhibitors falling by the...

    Liz talks about exhibitors falling by the wayside, wonder how many of those exhibitors are still in business I would suspect that the actual number of suppliers in the market has decreased over the...
  30. It is a no brainier for me. I stopped going to...

    It is a no brainier for me. I stopped going to the show at Jeff's Shed, because of access issues for disabled people, the venue access is fine it is just that the organizers tried to fit too much...
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    Best thing I have ever done, down side is you...

    Best thing I have ever done, down side is you will miss out on all the public holidays.:D
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    Good on you Rod and good luck :)

    Good on you Rod and good luck :)
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    i use to sell Rob the motors for the stubby even...

    i use to sell Rob the motors for the stubby even helped out on the stand at his last Woodworking show, his sales started to dry up when he had problems with his US distributor and the high Aussie...
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    I used AVG PC Tune up to identify programs not...

    I used AVG PC Tune up to identify programs not needed at start up and reduced everything to a minimum, I also shoved in a new mother board with one of THESE and also shoved in 16 Gig of RAM the puter...
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    My wife has a disabled parking permit, one day at...

    My wife has a disabled parking permit, one day at the local shopping centre I was pulling into a disabled parking bay and this old fart pulled up behind me and started dancing around like he was...
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    www.facebook.com/figwoodworks...

    www.facebook.com/figwoodworks
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    made these in the first yrar of my apprenticeship...

    made these in the first yrar of my apprenticeship 42 years ago

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    I think Woodwould would come back if this feature...

    I think Woodwould would come back if this feature was available again.
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    :whs::thanx2:

    :whs::thanx2:
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    Were they birthday presents Cliff?

    Were they birthday presents Cliff?
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    A 67 beetle that brings back memories, it was my...

    A 67 beetle that brings back memories, it was my first car and I lost my virginity in the front seat, wish I was that young again.
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    Blue Glue is flour paste mixed with blue food dye...

    Blue Glue is flour paste mixed with blue food dye
    The case was finished with several coats of Garnet Shellac brushed on with a French Polish mop and lightly sanded between coats, final three coats...
  43. Had a similar problem when we went solar, I put...

    Had a similar problem when we went solar, I put it in the hands of the Electricity ombudsman, was told not to have any further contact with the supply company until it was sorted. In the mean time I...
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    The clock is finished, and is keeping perfect...

    The clock is finished, and is keeping perfect time and the chimes sound good also.
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    I have pulled the case apart and applied the...

    I have pulled the case apart and applied the finish, using blue glue I also glued some fancy paper to the back of the brass panels to keep the dust out.

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    Now I understand very nice piece of kit. For...

    Now I understand very nice piece of kit.

    For the life of me I cannot understand the obsession to describe every machine by it's model number.
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    What the devil is an A3-31speak English man not...

    What the devil is an A3-31speak English man not numbers.:?:?
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    Thanks Peter, I got some nuts from CMI.:)

    Thanks Peter, I got some nuts from CMI.:)
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    I finished the door today and fitted some of the...

    I finished the door today and fitted some of the brass ware I still have to set the hinges for the door

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    I am starting to think about the finish, blue milk paint appeals to me
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    I got my movement from Clockworks...

    I got my movement from Clockworks in the US their prices were about half of what was on offer in Australia and with the exchange rate good at the moment it was even better.

    I also used BFI fir...
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