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    I have the older 6" benchtop model with HSS...

    I have the older 6" benchtop model with HSS straight blades and I find it very useful for my needs. I know there is some criticism of the short length of the bed but don't let that put you off as...
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    This guy gives an amazing amount or practical...

    This guy gives an amazing amount or practical advice about speaker building in particular and woodworking in general (with lots of clear photos). Even if you have no interest in speaker construction...
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    I spotted these on Gumtree on Thursday: ...

    I spotted these on Gumtree on Thursday:

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    and bought them for $175. They are a classic example of how looks can be deceiving. They are called MONITOR AUDIO BRONZE B1 and although small...
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    Thanks Graeme. I've looked into speaker design...

    Thanks Graeme. I've looked into speaker design before and as a real DIYer the idea really appeals to me. But the reality was there seemed too much to learn for a relatively small return. I was...
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    They look very impressive! I especially like the...

    They look very impressive! I especially like the non-conventional shapes of the enclosures. I don't mind paying for quality but with sound equipment I have no real idea of what I'm buying. It's a...
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    What's 'reasonable'? Good question! I suppose...

    What's 'reasonable'? Good question! I suppose it depends on the speaker (size and no. of components) and the quality of the hardware. I'm certainly no expert when it comes to sound. But as a...
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    Bookshelf speaker kit?

    Some years ago I bought a couple of speaker kits, one from Jaycar and the other from eBay. The kits comprised of the drivers, crossovers, hardware for the connections, material to fill the boxes,...
  8. I too like to re-use things rather than throw...

    I too like to re-use things rather than throw them out. I also have one of these small gas bottles that I bought with a Primus torch attachment, and it recently ran out of gas so I was left in the...
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    The drill bits arrived (finally) and I'd have to...

    The drill bits arrived (finally) and I'd have to say at first glance they appear to be well made and sharp. It's early days yet and I haven't really given them a good test but if the case they came...
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    Thanks everyone for your input. I've ordered a...

    Thanks everyone for your input. I've ordered a set of 19 Dormer bits from RS Components for $115. I'll report back on their performance.
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    Sixty one boxes! I'll bet they're all dovetailed...

    Sixty one boxes! I'll bet they're all dovetailed too :)

    And my wife gives me heaps because I have a few glass jars screwed to the underside of some shelves... Wait till I show her this!!
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    Advice on sourcing decent drill bits...

    ...I've been using them for fifty years but still haven't found a source for good ones. Just this weekend I had to drill some 8mm holes (in mild steel) and didn't have a suitable bit (i.e. one that...
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    The sudden drop off is fairly typical of li-ion...

    The sudden drop off is fairly typical of li-ion batteries but eight months of life isn't. I would normally expect at least two years before you start to notice any deterioration. I'd be going back...
  14. I'm using a bearing bit but I didn't have it set...

    I'm using a bearing bit but I didn't have it set shallow enough. I've now corrected that and as I said above results are good. For those suggesting doing it by hand? That's how I've done it for...
  15. Thanks Rich I just tried that and it works. My...

    Thanks Rich I just tried that and it works. My first run was perfect. Feels a bit dodgy till you get confident but it doesn't take long.
  16. Thanks both for your suggestions. I don't have a...

    Thanks both for your suggestions. I don't have a lot to do but I like the results when the trim router works well and to be honest, being the pig headed individual I am, I'm determined to get my...
  17. Does anyone have any tips for using a trim router to trim melamine edging?

    I inevitably tilt the router either one way or the other and cut into the surface of the melamine. Trying to balance on a 16mm edge and keep the router level seems like mission impossible to me. Is...
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    I used to work shift work when I lived in NSW and...

    I used to work shift work when I lived in NSW and inevitably I copped the night shift with the extra hour but never the one with one less hour. The other thing I hated was changing the clocks. ...
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    I use the code converter here: YouTube or...

    I use the code converter here:

    YouTube or Vimeo Code Converter for eBay 2018

    ...to add video links to my eBay ads. It relies on the forum (or eBay in my case) software to be able to interpret...
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    Then there's this for those with deeper pockets...

    Then there's this for those with deeper pockets (though not steam). Make sure you turn up the volume a bit...:

    HB24-Classik-Smoking - Böhm Stirling-Technik (en)
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    I don't understand the question. Could you...

    I don't understand the question. Could you please explain in more detail what you're trying to do?
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    FWIW I worked as a pilot shunter at the Avon...

    FWIW I worked as a pilot shunter at the Avon marshalling yards near Northam, WA in the late '60s. By that time steam had already been superseded by diesel but there were still engines around. One...
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    ...but if you're really keen this one is due to...

    ...but if you're really keen this one is due to finish tonight:
    ...
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    Maybe not, one similar to mine sold on eBay the...

    Maybe not, one similar to mine sold on eBay the other night for $247 :)
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    Great story :) !

    Great story :) !
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    Anyone remember toy steam engines?

    My father found one at the tip when I was in my early twenties and gave it to me. I'm now in my late sixties so that was 43 years ago. Last night I pulled it out of storage after coming across a...
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    I had some degree of success with this mod to my...

    I had some degree of success with this mod to my trim router:
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    Ahhhh... risk to the box? That's something I...

    Ahhhh... risk to the box? That's something I hadn't considered. But I'll admit I assumed the fence was being used and the gap was there because the photo was staged. I made this assumption based...
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    I really can't see a problem with it. Where is...

    I really can't see a problem with it. Where is the risk? (compared to using the bandsaw for any other operation)
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    Thanks for that advice, it's very welcome because...

    Thanks for that advice, it's very welcome because this is the second desk I've made using that timber and I have a problem with the first one where oils from my skin have obviously penetrated the WOP...
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    I have that power bank and can thoroughly...

    I have that power bank and can thoroughly recommend it. It's worth its weight in gold when travelling in particular.
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    I hear Kempsey has a wonderful climate very...

    I hear Kempsey has a wonderful climate very suited to woodworking :). It sounds to me like you're not meant to have this phone...
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    Gets 4.4 stars on GSMArena so should be a great...

    Gets 4.4 stars on GSMArena so should be a great phone. In a perfect world of course it would include a 3.5mm jack, a microSD slot and wireless charging but for the money it sounds like a good deal. ...
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    Hahaha!

    Hahaha!
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    Where do you place the featherboard?

    I watched a bit of the following YouTube video (start at 0:30) this morning and was surprised at where the featherboard was placed:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4rCSgYsIVU

    I have always...
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    FWIW I bought a Worx battery drill eighteen...

    FWIW I bought a Worx battery drill eighteen months ago after going to Masters to drop some cash on a Makita but just not being able to dig that deep. I bought it on the recommendation of one of the...
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    Thanks Kuffy. Coming from the master I take that...

    Thanks Kuffy. Coming from the master I take that as a compliment. I like satin as well for both aesthetic and practical reasons but when I saw that MinWax WOP on the shelf for $7 I couldn't resist...
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    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/I6B4IFAJKdYKbjfE...

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/I6B4IFAJKdYKbjfEc7uQ9kI0V7Co9ijUkqCiNLL5Ms98rhmTv7TANlE4uvntezoJjtdUpY7IsHtOkLQ857JB0Y4kCQv4yVTdeyHLqGPmWNBGLwwad_uo6NAvlbK02dO7kwb6zsOFXw=w2400...
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    Desk with a glossy finish...

    I know glossy finishes aren't exactly the height of fashion but I mistakenly bought a can of Minwax wipe on poly cheaply when Masters went out of business and couldn't be bothered taking it back. So...
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    I took a slightly different approach (as I had...

    I took a slightly different approach (as I had already made a table for my router). I mounted it on castors and it simply rolls into place when needed:

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    The table was originally designed...
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    Had to Google that one but yes it looks brilliant!

    Had to Google that one but yes it looks brilliant!
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    Where does the "gyroscopic" come into it...?

    Where does the "gyroscopic" come into it...?
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    First and last Triton tool...

    About a year ago I bought a Triton half sheet orbital sander to finish off a desk I was building. It did the job well enough and my only negative comment is that it had that common arrangement of a...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vK7rK6Vg8uQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vK7rK6Vg8uQ
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hemWPzLiFY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hemWPzLiFY
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    Wheel has a diameter of 340mm so bigger than it...

    Wheel has a diameter of 340mm so bigger than it looks! I used 18mm ply.
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    Excellent! I'm glad I posted it. One...

    Excellent! I'm glad I posted it.

    One observation I've made (that has nothing to do with bandsaws) is that there have been over 1,000 views of this post of which about fifty have been members. ...
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    But isn't that what he's doing? Adjusting the...

    But isn't that what he's doing? Adjusting the fence for drift by moving the table?
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    Perhaps I'm a bit slow today but I'm struggling...

    Perhaps I'm a bit slow today but I'm struggling to see the benefit of having the fence parallel to the mitre slot. I figured they were two different operations. You either used one or the other. ...
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    In case you're still looking, this looks like a...

    In case you're still looking, this looks like a great buy:

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Global-Version-Xiaomi-Redmi-Note-5-4GB-64GB-5-99-Full-Screen-Dual-Camera-Mobile-Phone/32854848418.html
    ...
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