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  1. Thread: Circles?

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    It also depends on the size of the circle, the...

    It also depends on the size of the circle, the width of the blade and the amount of set on the blade (or in other words the width of the kerf). The kerf does not change much though.

    My bandsaw...
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    Probably a good idea if you are not into making...

    Probably a good idea if you are not into making tools and intend to make a few grinders. There used to be plans available for what in my opinion was a better design but the site has been removed I...
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    I think the Easygrind is a knock-off version of...

    I think the Easygrind is a knock-off version of the Crushgrind and I think I saw that they are a copy of an older style, meaning that the current Crushgrind would be more expensive, but probably more...
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    I turned a couple of bowls from sequoia - I think...

    I turned a couple of bowls from sequoia - I think it is also called redwood? Very soft, hard to get a clean cut. Also had alternating hard and soft growth rings so very tricky to sand. The tree had...
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    #2.

    #2.
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    Nice work. I am not into pointy finials normally...

    Nice work. I am not into pointy finials normally but you have now implanted an idea in my head that I will have to try out!

    Thats what I like about this forum - getting inspiration.

    Bruce
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    On special at Hare & Forbes and cheaper....

    On special at Hare & Forbes and cheaper. https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/W935?From=Search&s=Caster
  8. Second that recommendation. After using Sketchup...

    Second that recommendation. After using Sketchup for years, their move to the online version removed a lot of the useful tools so I took the plunge into F360. I am finding it FAR superior in both...
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    Choosing materials for a bookshelf

    I am helping my son-in-law to design some built-in bookshelves and together we have been pondering the properties of the basic choices for timber. I quick search of the net failed to find the sorts...
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    Lots of opinions here - but the key issue is what...

    Lots of opinions here - but the key issue is what you want to do on the bench. If you are just starting out, this will probably be the first of a series of benches as you work out what works best for...
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    Caveat accepted. When we bought the house in...

    Caveat accepted.

    When we bought the house in 2010 the company that did the building inspection made a comment about the possibility of adding extra ties in the roof framing. Later when I wanted...
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    Thanks for the options - exactly what I need. I...

    Thanks for the options - exactly what I need. I like the idea of hardwood, maintaining some of the integrity of the initial structure, but I guess it will come down to what I can get locally and the...
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    What lintel size

    I am removing a wall in our house (scary I know). The house is timber and weatherboard from the early 20s, so about 95 years old. The wall is definitely not supporting any of the ceiling or roof...
  14. See if the speed change lever moved pls the cone...

    See if the speed change lever moved pls the cone up and down the shaft. I have had this apart on two lathes and if I remember correctly I removed the speed change mechanism completely and that...
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    Very nicely done. How did you attach the dolphins...

    Very nicely done. How did you attach the dolphins to the platter -assuming of course that they were carved separately.

    Bruce
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    I was not aware that apps like Tapatalk were...

    I was not aware that apps like Tapatalk were effectively hijacking the forum income. For some reason, I assumed that the redirection when you opened the forum was endorsed by the forum owners. I am a...
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    Raising the problem here seems to have been...

    Raising the problem here seems to have been enough as the problem has seemingly vanished.

    Bruce


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    Thanks Cal. Good suggestion - should have thought...

    Thanks Cal. Good suggestion - should have thought of that. It seems to be behaving itself since I posted (a faintly unsettling fact) but something I will try if it misbehaves in future.

    Bruce

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    Wrong topic opening in Tapatalk

    Reading the forum with Tapatalk on an iPad and have started getting a problem with the wrong thread being displayed. Tonight i tried to open ‘Picked up a machine’ from the unread tab and ‘The ...
  20. WANTED:N.S.W.. Thanks Fubar, I have tracked Stan down and seeing...

    Thanks Fubar, I have tracked Stan down and seeing what we can sort out. Don’t think I am up to a 20 hour return trip even if it is a nice place - and I prefer the cooler climate of 900 m at this time...
  21. WANTED:N.S.W.. Camphor laurel or similar blanks for large shallow salad bowls

    I am looking for some blanks for turning large shallow salad bowls. Something like 350 - 400 mm by 75 - 100 mm. Wet or dry would be ok and I need at least two. Camphor laurel would be good, but I...
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    140 plus stings would hurt! I remember reading...

    140 plus stings would hurt! I remember reading somewhere that a fatal dose was something like 500 stings, but someone who works with bees all the time could probably take a lot more than that.

    I...
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    Nice work. Bruce Sent from my iPad using...

    Nice work.
    Bruce



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  25. Welcome Steve. There was a thread about the Aldi...

    Welcome Steve. There was a thread about the Aldi lathe from a month or so ago. If you search the forum for “Aldi lathe” it should pop up. I am surprised there are still some about in store.

    From...
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    In my distant past as a ‘bee expert’ I frequently...

    In my distant past as a ‘bee expert’ I frequently dealt with enquiries about bees in chimneys, cavity walls and other inaccessible spots. Despite the universal belief that beekeepers are disparate to...
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    I should be clear that despite what the may have...

    I should be clear that despite what the may have said in the depths of negativity these are far from the neighbors from hell. It is a quiet neighborhood with quite a few retirees and a good...
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    That is the plan but just cutting the level will...

    That is the plan but just cutting the level will hopefully be enough. I can’t move the workshop which is probably right in the line of best focus for their deck area and moving the DC is not really...
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    We had a still day today and I was able to get...

    We had a still day today and I was able to get some good measurements of some different combinations of noise. The DC is the main issue. There is too much foliage to measure right at the fence, but...
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    Thanks Albert, that is exactly what we are trying...

    Thanks Albert, that is exactly what we are trying to do. We have worked hard (and will continue to do so) to maintain good relations ever since they moved in.

    I have some options to reduce the...
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    Never before 9.00 am, more likely 10. Rarely...

    Never before 9.00 am, more likely 10. Rarely after 6.00 pm. I have tested the dB app to over 95 dB.

    And the noise level 1m from the machine is not that loud. You would have to raise your voice to...
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    Thanks Bob, The Dc is outside already and...

    Thanks Bob,

    The Dc is outside already and bolted to the wall.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181106/cab816ab26971d59455313650c7b1321.jpg

    Downloaded a noise meter and took a reading about...
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    Dust collector noise problems

    I have started to get a few comments from my neighbours about the noise from my workshop. Not formal complaints yet, but clearly not happy! I think they are a bit over the top, but want to do...
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    A very different timber to the plant known as...

    A very different timber to the plant known as Black Wattle in these parts which I think is Acacia decurens. While the timber is nice it almost always cracks during drying and may be one very good...
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    I think it is just a matter of getting the knack....

    I think it is just a matter of getting the knack. I had a lot of problems at first, until I saw a tip on a blog somewhere. It linked to a video and the point was ‘don’t overdo the pressure on the...
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    It looks great in the photo. What is the timber?...

    It looks great in the photo. What is the timber?

    On wood movement, my neighbour has a hall table in silky oak I think. Purchased from a local gallery style wood shop at a hefty price. It sat for...
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    My wife much prefers this type of bowl with a bit...

    My wife much prefers this type of bowl with a bit of character. I am now turning more bowls to finished state and letting them warp as they dry.
    Bruce


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    FREE: NSW Good outcome all round. Sorry I got the name...

    Good outcome all round. Sorry I got the name wrong - I will put it down to the previous owner’s Kiwi origins and not down to my memory failing between a yarn over my new picket fence and a two day...
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    FREE: NSW Skill Sher pedistal router

    A friend along the street from me has a Skill Sher pedal operated pedistal router that he no longer needs and is willing to give away. It is 240 volt and in his word ‘works’.

    The current owner is...
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    I bought a set of transfer punches from the above...

    I bought a set of transfer punches from the above mentioned importer on a whim one day. It is one of the few impulse buys that I don’t regret. I reach for it quite often, and not always for the...
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    I like it. Nicely done. Bruce Sent from my...

    I like it. Nicely done.
    Bruce


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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I’m in

    I’m in
  43. Thread: Which Glue

    by bruceward51
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    You could write a book on the different glues...

    You could write a book on the different glues that are available and what they are good for. Like most things woodworking, if you as 10 woodworkers you will get 15 opinions.

    There are even...
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    Most of us only get into woodwork and turning...

    Most of us only get into woodwork and turning once retired. Probably unique to the times we live in, but I for one am a tiny bit jealous that you got do do it for a living.

    As one who has watched...
  45. Thread: Mallet

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    Nice mallet Dom. Almost too nice to use. I...

    Nice mallet Dom. Almost too nice to use.

    I have several shop-made mallets in different sizes. They last a couple of years usually and I can mostly just make a new head.

    Bruce


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  46. Thread: Mallet

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    I use a soft-faced hammer for assembly of...

    I use a soft-faced hammer for assembly of dovetails etc.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180924/b441b0168c1d076fc613bfddc1e0e9c3.jpg

    I bought this one from a Hare & Forbes catalog and it is...
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    After using aquadhere for years, I switched to...

    After using aquadhere for years, I switched to titebond II as my go-to PVA about 3 years ago. In my experience, it is stronger, requires less clamp time and is easier to use than both Aquadhere and...
  48. Thread: Ellipse

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    Nice work. It would challenge me on both skill...

    Nice work. It would challenge me on both skill and patience I suspect.

    Bruce


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    Thanks Rusty - good to have some local knowledge....

    Thanks Rusty - good to have some local knowledge. Pity it is so prone to problems, because it is a very pretty timber. Having said that, I will avoid it in future - not that I have any more to cut ...
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    I had to look up “Boxed heart” but I can now rule...

    I had to look up “Boxed heart” but I can now rule that out as a cause. I you look closely at the first pic, the is actually a piece of included bark on one edge - added to the fact that I was very...
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