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    Bit late now that your roof in on, but...I...

    Bit late now that your roof in on, but...I included a half sheet of opal polycarbonate every two metres to provide natural light. It works great!

    Insulation depends entirely on location. My normal...
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    I certainly hope so. Both that he's well and...

    I certainly hope so. Both that he's well and secondly that he'll be match ready for the poms.

    I watched him play at school from about year 10 and his old 1sts coach is a good friend. Kurtley has...
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    It was not a pretty game to watch. By all...

    It was not a pretty game to watch. By all accounts, it was bucketing down the whole time. I've never played with a modern ball but my son tells me they can be pretty slippery; but nowhere near as a...
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    Back to termites for a minute. In my experience,...

    Back to termites for a minute. In my experience, a thick layer of crusher dust ($15/ton from a quarry) around the perimeter of the slab is enough to keep the critters out. A hardwood frame set close...
  5. Thread: Bending Timber

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    Amen to that! Huon Pine's also a good bending...

    Amen to that! Huon Pine's also a good bending timber.

    I'll be interested to see if Damienol's process results in a lamination free of twist. One downside is the number of clamps needed. And here's...
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    Absolutely. The on-field work should be left to...

    Absolutely. The on-field work should be left to the ref and the touchies.

    I'd like to see a lot more aggression and hunger from the forwards at the breakdown. Easy field goals are our nemesis. The...
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    Me too! The Uruguay game tomorrow looks like...

    Me too! The Uruguay game tomorrow looks like being a cracker. I don't normally whinge about refs but that fend off penalty in the Wales match was just stupid. It cost us the game.

    mick
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    There's certainly plenty of macrocarpa growing...

    There's certainly plenty of macrocarpa growing around farmhouses over there. I've milled some from my place at Oberon and although its colour is reddish brown, the grain figure is a lot more...
  9. N.S.W. I'll take it. mick

    I'll take it.

    mick
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    I'm not a Kiwi but I have lived there and visit...

    I'm not a Kiwi but I have lived there and visit at least once a year without fail.

    The Rimu I've seen is a pale yellowish brown colour although it could be old growth heartwood. It could be...
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    Looking good Cal. Well done! Way back, I hung...

    Looking good Cal. Well done!

    Way back, I hung a thin stainless steel plate on the splash back behind the stove to protect the tiles when cooking anything which might spit fat. It hung off two...
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    I wouldn't be concerned about using MB treated...

    I wouldn't be concerned about using MB treated pallets. MB is a liquid when under pressure or below about 4 degrees C. Otherwise it's a gas. No question about its toxicity but any remnants would have...
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    You're quite right, Elan. Pallets for local use...

    You're quite right, Elan. Pallets for local use are not treated and most overseas shippers now use certified heat treated pallets. However, when AQIS suddenly clamped down on the use of untreated...
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    Tragic news. I meant to hit thanks, not like.

    Tragic news. I meant to hit thanks, not like.
  15. I'd be inclined to do a test piece before...

    I'd be inclined to do a test piece before committing to using salt. I don't know what they use to emulsify the PVA but any polar substance that would interfere with the surface active agent used may...
  16. Thread: 10 years ago

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    This thread has got to be the best "I told you...

    This thread has got to be the best "I told you so" ever.

    I love it!

    mick
  17. I suppose a few splits in a rustic or retro...

    I suppose a few splits in a rustic or retro styled table would add to the effect. I love the framed panel look, and was hoping that someone had found a solution better than jump in and hope for the...
  18. A beautiful design well executed, Jorge. I'm...

    A beautiful design well executed, Jorge.

    I'm interested to learn how you accounted for movement of the Jarrah within the fixed mitred frame. I really like the look of fixed frames but haven't...
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    HELP I would be chasing solvent based stains. Not sure...

    I would be chasing solvent based stains. Not sure about the availability of the full range of primary colours but try this company first....
  20. Thanks Peter. You have to wonder why people build...

    Thanks Peter. You have to wonder why people build non-standard sizes into their designs. It's a great idea to secure the spare spanners market but not so good for repeat sales of table saws.

    The...
  21. Need an ultra thin spanner for Carbatec Table Saw

    Can anyone tell me what is the size of the thin spanner which is used to stabilize the shaft when replacing the blade? The model is 10HB TSC. I can't get one from Carba-Tec until October and I'm...
  22. Thanks Elan. I've probably posted in the wrong...

    Thanks Elan. I've probably posted in the wrong place because I've yet to have the size of the spanner I need confirmed. I'll have take a punt and buy a 28mm one and hope for the best.

    mick
  23. Thread: Surprise!

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    It's difficult to see how the movement might have...

    It's difficult to see how the movement might have been caused by humidity, especially in long grain and in such a short time. You have some pretty powerful leverage moments at play in the existing...
  24. Thread: Tiny House

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    I think this is a wonderful idea however the...

    I think this is a wonderful idea however the pitfalls begin once the number of occupants exceeds two. Firstly the neighbours have to be convinced that the land use won't affect their amenity. Elver...
  25. That's incredibly kind of you and much...

    That's incredibly kind of you and much appreciated! If I can get the dado stack out of the machine and replace it with a normal blade, Carbatec's delivery date of October would be OK.

    If the size...
  26. Thanks for your input but the dado stack has been...

    Thanks for your input but the dado stack has been stabilized. The torque on the outside hexagonal nut is turning the shaft inside the blades. It's the shaft itself which needs held from the other...
  27. Thanks Bob. That was plan B with Plan C involving...

    Thanks Bob. That was plan B with Plan C involving making one from thin steel plate with hacksaw and drill.

    mick
  28. Need an ultra thin spanner for Carbatec Table Saw

    I have a dado stack stuck in my Carbatec TSC 10HB table saw. When I bought it second hand about 8 years ago, it never came with the thin spanner used to engage the two flats on the other side of the...
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    Text repeated on a single post

    On two occasions recently, I have posted text only to have it appear duplicated in toto. A faint message about updating appears above the duplication. Each time I've had to edit the duplication.
    ...
  30. Thread: Surprise!

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    Fletty, I hope you didn't damage your hand...

    Fletty, I hope you didn't damage your hand holding the threaded rod when you were whacking that block?

    Have you considered using a narrow chisel to enlarge the diameter of the dowel holes at a few...
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    Sorry, my mistake. Same principle, just a...

    Sorry, my mistake. Same principle, just a different liquid, unless you want to replicate it, of course.

    mick
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    Thanks Ian for taking the time to pass on some...

    Thanks Ian for taking the time to pass on some great tips. I prefer to shoot for the moon and make flush fit(with tolerances) drawers or close thereto rather than the easier way out. Gotta keep...
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    Float glass has been the standard window glass...

    Float glass has been the standard window glass since the '50s. It's made by pouring molten glass onto a bed of mercury and it's as flat as a sh*t carter's hat. All my planes are flattened on wet &...
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    Thanks Ian. My fear was sparked by memories of...

    Thanks Ian. My fear was sparked by memories of cracked Toona door panels from childhood, no doubt caused by people painting over them and essentially gluing panel to frame. I'll rebate 6 mm/side of...
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    Interpreting Shrinkage Data

    I'm currently making a bedside table entirely from Aust Red Cedar. The sides, back and door are frame and panel with single pieces of 10mm cedar panel 305mm wide and 415mm high. I'm about to rout the...
  36. Thread: Surprise!

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    Sorry, I missed that pic. Have you considered...

    Sorry, I missed that pic.

    Have you considered dropping the level of the top a smidgeon so that the tops of the gates sit above it? I recognise the need for enough leg room underneath. Just a...
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    OK, so now we know it IS a table. The question is...

    OK, so now we know it IS a table. The question is my mind is how the rounded over (roundovered?) laminated ends will marry with the radiused outer edge of the top.

    I'm rapt in the color and figure...
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    And you have half a spare base for a future...

    And you have half a spare base for a future rocking chair.

    mick :)
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    Using data overseas - BE VERY CAREFUL

    We travel overseas a couple of times a year, both near and far. I carry a phone only but SWMBO takes her phone and SIM card equipped tablet. Both of us have "roaming" engaged on our phones which...
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    Me too! mick :)

    Me too!

    mick :)
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    I subscribe to Fine Woodworking for their...

    I subscribe to Fine Woodworking for their excellent articles, tips and useful online instruction. Also Aust. Wood Review which contains fewer articles of interest but often pictures of modern design...
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    Good call, Brett. Thanks, I'll take you up on...

    Good call, Brett. Thanks, I'll take you up on that. The Makita does a great job if it wasn't for the dust. I'm looking closely at Chris Parks' solution before committing 2,000 hard earned for the...
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    How good is Festool Kapex dust extraction?

    I've heard from a very reliable source that the dust extraction system on the Kapex is excellent. I've finally given up trying to control the airborne dust from my existing Makita Compound Saw and...
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    Could the missing piece be epoxied back in? Or...

    Could the missing piece be epoxied back in? Or will it serve to weaken the surrounding fibres?

    In the spirit of the Japanese philosophy of wabu sabi, a blemish in a piece revealing its perfect...
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    Guaranteed. In any continuous automated process,...

    Guaranteed. In any continuous automated process, energy is almost always the major variable cost. Smelting, building materials, plastics, cardboard; you name it. And our geographic position on the...
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    IMO the rivers of money flowing into the private...

    IMO the rivers of money flowing into the private sector through enforced savings (aka superannuation), immigration and China are the only things keeping the economy afloat. Labor had a good go at...
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    I think it was P J Keating who said "In a two...

    I think it was P J Keating who said "In a two horse race, always back self interest".

    mick
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    Nobody is going to say CCA is safe. Both arsenic...

    Nobody is going to say CCA is safe. Both arsenic and chromium are very toxic, that we know. All toxins have a minimum dosage rate but it's impossible to predict what that might be when considering...
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    I think early voting is terrific. Why the majors...

    I think early voting is terrific. Why the majors leave their campaign "launch" three weeks after the circus starts, goodness only knows. OK so I miss out on a sausage but I can always get one at...
  50. A high polish followed by a spray of Selleys...

    A high polish followed by a spray of Selleys Incralac should protect the floor as long as you're not tempted to drag it around. A flash of copper sandwiched between two pieces of wood looks pretty...
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