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    Yep

    Yep
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    Doable, but I'd like to see at least 2 dowels per...

    Doable, but I'd like to see at least 2 dowels per joint. If you're just plunging it might be better with a drill bit? That much router bit hanging out just makes me nervous and you could go deeper...
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    Oh man the Multi Router is an awesome bit of kit...

    Oh man the Multi Router is an awesome bit of kit if you can afford it. Carbitool used to make extra long spirals, my old work has some 3/8" up-cut with a 2" flute (I think 4" total); don't know if...
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    This. Or you could make/print a jig and just use...

    This. Or you could make/print a jig and just use a drill if you have a steady hand
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    When cladding a timber core with thick veneer,...

    When cladding a timber core with thick veneer, keep the heart side facing out on all 4 sides; this will mean that natural movement will try to press the corners closed, rather than try to peel them...
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    From these guys TimbaTech Products - TimbaTech...

    From these guys TimbaTech Products - TimbaTech Pty Ltd
    PU15 for small stuff, PU60 for big stuff when you need extra working time
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    PVA can reabsorb moisture and swell up slightly...

    PVA can reabsorb moisture and swell up slightly over time (years, not months), resulting in fine ridges along the glue lines. PU cures by chemical reaction and is completely inert so you don't have...
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    I like polyurethane because it doesn't...

    I like polyurethane because it doesn't creep/swell over time. It is messy though, so use a drop sheet underneath and wear gloves
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    Probably worth posting on the metal forum as well...

    Probably worth posting on the metal forum as well if you haven't already Metal Work Forums
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    You get used to it...or so I'm told

    You get used to it...or so I'm told
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    I'd be surprised if they weren't all made in the...

    I'd be surprised if they weren't all made in the same factory, but can't confirm.
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    +1 for Wera

    +1 for Wera
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    Probably spalting. Definitely wouldn't cut it...

    Probably spalting. Definitely wouldn't cut it down, let the buyer(s) decide if/how they want to work around it.
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    WITHDRAWN: Not to be rude, but for an extra $250 you can buy...

    Not to be rude, but for an extra $250 you can buy a new one with a warranty...
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    Kinda looks like Walnut to me, but not super...

    Kinda looks like Walnut to me, but not super confident
  16. :wts: The cheapest circular saw you can find...

    :wts:
    The cheapest circular saw you can find will still cut a more reliable straight line than a $1000 jigsaw
  17. option 2 and it's not even close.

    option 2 and it's not even close.
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    No. They're solid wood with an embossed pattern,...

    No. They're solid wood with an embossed pattern, kinda like biscuits only not....bad
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    As mentioned, you need ALL the dust extraction

    As mentioned, you need ALL the dust extraction
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    You'll need to take off the top cover (4 Allen...

    You'll need to take off the top cover (4 Allen bolts, it's VERY heavy) and the covers at the bottom on the front of the machine to get access.

    There is also a hex head bolt to loosen on the...
  21. Thanks all for your input. Spoke to the boss...

    Thanks all for your input.

    Spoke to the boss about it and he mentioned that his cousin (nephew? something like that) had one fixed for us before. He's now the resident electrician at work and said...
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    The blue Deerfos zirconia belts from Abrasiflex...

    The blue Deerfos zirconia belts from Abrasiflex are quite good
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    Had this one at my old work Makita 850W Belt...

    Had this one at my old work Makita 850W Belt Sander - Bunnings Australia 3" wide wheels with a 4" wide platten so it can take both widths of belt.



    I might be able to do something about...
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    Makita do have frames if you're happy to buy...

    Makita do have frames if you're happy to buy overseas Makita 193072-3 Belt Sander 193072-3 | eBay
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    I'm a bit concerned by how far up the shank the...

    I'm a bit concerned by how far up the shank the flutes are cut; either you end up with the flutes inside the collet (not good), or the bit hanging out further than it needs to (also not good). I'd be...
  26. The display physically works, but it's just...

    The display physically works, but it's just flickering random garbage and won't accept any inputs.

    Don't suppose you have a link to the channel?

    I'd have to clear it with the boss, but I'm...
  27. Hehe, unfortunately he still uses his daily so I...

    Hehe, unfortunately he still uses his daily so I reckon he'd figure it out pretty fast :p
  28. Anyone know where I could get a vintage (1970s) calculator repaired?

    While looking for something at work, I found an old Canon Canola F-11 desk calculator. The boss has one on his desk, I have an F-10 but figured why not upgrade (yes, I know a mid 70s calculator is...
  29. Another vote for floor poly. Method as per...

    Another vote for floor poly. Method as per havabeer above, but add a 180 grit step between 120 and 240. The rule of thumb is that you shouldn't skip more than one grade, so with the standard grits...
  30. +1 for the Leica Disto, used one at my old work...

    +1 for the Leica Disto, used one at my old work for cabinetry and wall panelling and it was always spot on. It's a bit more expensive than the power tool brands (Dewalt, Bosch, etc.) but they do have...
  31. Bunnings sell 3m lengths of dowel rod, 16 or 19mm...

    Bunnings sell 3m lengths of dowel rod, 16 or 19mm would do (5/8 or 3/4 if it's imperial). I'd be picking whichever one'e easiest to get a drill for; 3/4" is near enough to 19mm that it doesn't matter...
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    A local saw doctor/sharpening service might have...

    A local saw doctor/sharpening service might have some leads, Carbitool is probably a bit far from what I assume is Maryland USA
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    Depends what you're doing with it. For machine...

    Depends what you're doing with it. For machine setup, definitely the Veritas steel one. For general shop work, layout, etc, any bit of aluminium extrusion from bunnings will be perfectly fine
  34. We always did 2mm EDIT: Also, make sure you...

    We always did 2mm

    EDIT: Also, make sure you give the back edges a couple of strokes with 180 sandpaper around a timber/cork block. It saves you slicing your hands open because those edges can be...
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    Used to run a Biesse Rover 24 with one of these 4...

    Used to run a Biesse Rover 24 with one of these 4 Flute - Surface Planer - Carbitool
    10-12k rpm, I think 10-12m/min feed; it's been a while since I was there.
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    What's wrong with an old peanut butter jar?

    What's wrong with an old peanut butter jar?
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    WANTED:VIC If I'm not mistaken, a No 6 or 7 should fit and...

    If I'm not mistaken, a No 6 or 7 should fit and probably easier to look for
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    Further to this, cut a full square out of scrap...

    Further to this, cut a full square out of scrap to get your angle set properly (all 4 sides, just as you would with the frame). Most saws aren't exactly 45 degrees at the 45 degree stop and the error...
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    I don't see a problem with losing them.

    I don't see a problem with losing them.
  40. Big surface plate and a dial indicator :p

    Big surface plate and a dial indicator :p
  41. A surfacing bit is a face mill for wood. The good...

    A surfacing bit is a face mill for wood. The good ones have the tips on a slight angle so they cut with the leading corner and not the flat on the bottom
  42. Ironbark is hard enough as it is, it gets even...

    Ironbark is hard enough as it is, it gets even harder as it ages.

    Because it's so hard, you need to take a decent depth of cut to make sure that the blades are actually cutting and not just riding...
  43. Bit late, but we had good results at my old work...

    Bit late, but we had good results at my old work with ATB rip blades from Leuco and AKE (400mm diameter); good enough to send through a wide belt or drum sander straight off the saw.
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    A brass wire cup wheel on a grinder every few...

    A brass wire cup wheel on a grinder every few months might be enough to smooth over any splinters that develop from weathering
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    Your ultimate guide to decoding timber ratings |...

    Your ultimate guide to decoding timber ratings | Narangba Timbers

    Short list of some common options. Class 1 is hard, heavy and expensive. Given that most cats don't live for 50 years, it might be...
  46. Thread: Scm t120 c

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    Why?

    Why?
  47. Definitely screws instead of dowels. You can glue...

    Definitely screws instead of dowels. You can glue as well
  48. Thread: Vj mdf

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    Found these guys on google V Grooves - 3D Wall...

    Found these guys on google V Grooves - 3D Wall Panels

    My old work would also be able to quote on them, wouldn't take long on the CNC router www.dewhurstfurniture.com.au

    As for softening the...
  49. Thread: Scm t120 c

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    Given the age, there's a decent chance it's still...

    Given the age, there's a decent chance it's still 1 1/4"
  50. Thread: Scm t120 c

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    Let me know if you want a refresher once you have...

    Let me know if you want a refresher once you have power and tooling, happy to come over
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