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  1. NEW if buying new, I will consider Robland. made in...

    if buying new, I will consider Robland. made in Belgium. happy medium between Austrian/Italian and Chinese machines.

    I had one for 3-5 years.
  2. Thread: comparing saws

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    Panhans (I dont think they are available in...

    Panhans (I dont think they are available in Australia/NZ)
    Agazzani (no longer in business but well made)
    Hema
    ACM
    Centauro (SCM bandsaw is made by Centauro, I bought a new SCM S400P couple of...
  3. SCM's manual website, at least what it used to...

    SCM's manual website, at least what it used to be, Partspronto.com now leads to SCM USA spare parts. would love to find out where the manual website is now located.
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    Stillage convert to storage shed?

    I have 4 of these large stillages, each measure 2.3m high x 1.3m wide x 1m deep, I reckon they weigh 100-120kg each

    I am wondering if anyone has converted stillage into a weather tight storage?...
  5. Thread: New A3-31

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    Welcome to the Felder/Hammer family. When I...

    Welcome to the Felder/Hammer family.

    When I bought my AD951, virtually the big brother of A331, I had 2 cubes of never used rough sawn Jarrah at 100mm x100mm at 2.4m length, I put one through...
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    Before I went full steam proper 3 phase wide belt...

    Before I went full steam proper 3 phase wide belt sander.

    I considered this and almost purchased one.

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    the working width is 420mm. its like a mini wide belt sander. and I understand...
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    You could always buy a mortiser to improve your...

    You could always buy a mortiser to improve your efficiency
  8. Thread: 10 years ago

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    10 years ago this month I started my solo bicycle...

    10 years ago this month I started my solo bicycle tour from Beijing to Istanbul via the Stans and Iran!

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    photo taken at Bukhara, Uzbekistan. near Turkmenistan

    just a little more...
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    The Leigh jig are nice, I never used one. I...

    The Leigh jig are nice, I never used one.

    I have the OF1010 and OF2200.
    OF1010 is very easy to use. its almost a palm router, My hands are not on the big side so for me its not a palm sander but...
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    I made this table for clamping, square or not or...

    I made this table for clamping, square or not or out by 1-2mm ... doesnt really concern me. got my panel saw to do the angled cuts.

    so, yes, the patterned top is very useful - however I bought a...
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    just sharing my experience here with using UJK...

    just sharing my experience here with using UJK Parf guide on Saligna.


    I am not sure if its the timber or weather, I can not use the dogs supplied by UJK without giving each hole a light sand.
    ...
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    Yes the domino can be used for this, I have used...

    Yes the domino can be used for this, I have used it on 45 degrees. I am not sure how easy/difficult it is with the 500 machine, I have the 700.

    Yes there will be a funny gap, but with practice...
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    some machines have basic wiring configuration but...

    some machines have basic wiring configuration but you probably need someone to check it fully, who know what modification the previous owner has done to the machine's electrical aspect.

    to give...
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    not sure about OZ rules/regulations but if you...

    not sure about OZ rules/regulations but if you have access to 3 phase power, buy second hand 3 phase machines.
    I prefer 3 phase machines, they are built for industrial environment, they are built...
  15. I have a combi and I have sprial cutter block on...

    I have a combi and I have sprial cutter block on mine, If I had space and money I would gone for separate. but combi you do get the benefit of 2 machine into 1. I cant justify spending $$$ on a 500mm...
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    yes it does sound like a steam locomotive! ...

    yes it does sound like a steam locomotive!

    the boy is only a part timer though... and yes a work bench/table will change a few things lol

    this also arrived yesterday, you might recall I had a...
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    yes it does look a bit "agricultural", maybe...

    yes it does look a bit "agricultural", maybe there is a fix to eliminate the air noise? but if it is not broken it wont get repaired..

    the base frame/ram is made by a German manufacturer, the...
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    we will be dominoing, routing and sanding. some...

    we will be dominoing, routing and sanding. some assembly work.

    It will be my employee using it. full height is about 850mm
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    different kind of workbench

    I have been wanting an elevating work bench for awhile.

    and bought this baby today...

    no manual pumping required, the pumping is done by pneumatic. the ram is hydraulic.

    It was used as an...
  20. The carriage itself is 3.8m long, imagine...

    The carriage itself is 3.8m long, imagine walking/working around this all day... has its pros and cons, the long carriage is like a barrier and the workshop is pretty much divided by it. The sliding...
  21. you can always make space... my garage is 6m...

    you can always make space... my garage is 6m long, but my slider is 7.6m. if I want to use the full capacity, I will have to open the garage door.

    but how often do I use the full capacity? not...
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    if you are keen, have a look at this: ...

    if you are keen, have a look at this:

    https://trademe.nz/marketplace/business-farming-industry/industrial/other/listing/2201766263

    - - - Updated - - -

    if you are keen, have a look at this:
    ...
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    Robland is an alternative. I had a Robland...

    Robland is an alternative.

    I had a Robland full size combination machine for 5 years. switched to Felder AD951 for size and silent cutterblock.

    you can get silent cutterblock on Robland too.
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    I know. but I will leave the "how to" to the...

    I know. but I will leave the "how to" to the manufacturer/inventer,
    perhaps it doesnt need to be stopped? perhaps the head can instantly "pulled back " if flesh is sensed?

    I did consider...
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    no, I am not being a dinosaur... its just that...

    no, I am not being a dinosaur... its just that this will bring in complacency when using machines, no technology can replace common sense and our brain. this technology certainly helps prevents...
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    If I am to have technology like this in my...

    If I am to have technology like this in my workshop. it will need to be on ALL of my machines, not just panel saw/table saw, if not, I rather not to have any at all.
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    you will be fine with a standard spec carbatec...

    you will be fine with a standard spec carbatec saw, Given it is your first saw it may pay to buy from a dealer so you can go back if you have questions or problem with the saw? once you have gained...
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    About the width of the machine, for a standard...

    About the width of the machine, for a standard slider, the absolute minimum you will be looking at 1.5m to the right of the blade and 2.5m to the left of the blade if standing at cutting position....
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    you could do what I do. put the slider hard ...

    you could do what I do. put the slider hard against a wall.

    my slider is 7.6m tip to tip.

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    This is how bent they are. this is a 1.3m long...

    This is how bent they are. this is a 1.3m long unit. in the middle the gap between the bottom of the bar and ground is 20mm. at the head and tail the gap is 10mm. so 10mm over 1300mm.

    Some of...
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    bent I bar sash clamp

    Over the years I have bought a number of second hand I bar sash clamp and T bar sash clamp.

    some of the I bar clamp I have bought sight unseen are bent. it seems someone has over tightened it...
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    Its probably the brake releasing? my AD951 has...

    Its probably the brake releasing? my AD951 has similar binding noise when powering off/on. last maybe 0.5 seconds.
  33. Thanks mate, its all investment... The next...

    Thanks mate, its all investment... The next possible upgrade for me is the spindle moulder to a Felder Profil 45. the average product life is only 2 years-ish therefore I have to constantly think...
  34. My dream workshop would be Martin sliding table...

    My dream workshop would be
    Martin sliding table saw (Although no reps in NZ for either Martin or Altendorf..)
    Hoffman 600 planer/jointer (no reps here too)
    Felder FB740 (not made by Felder)...
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    Thanks for the advice! will have the post ordered...

    Thanks for the advice! will have the post ordered within a couple of days... going to go for at least 65shs or maybe 75shs.
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    Fence paling question, TG&V?

    I am in the middle of building my fence.

    I like the look of horizontal fence paling with TG&V look/feel, but I think I need to somehow fix it so it doesnt shrink/expand under weather, if I need to...
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    you are absolutely right MM. I have been working...

    you are absolutely right MM. I have been working for free sometimes, but often I dont realise this until when I do my year end calculations..
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    I just charged for my time.... for the next lot I...

    I just charged for my time.... for the next lot I will charge more.

    The way I see it, the sander is not doing anything if its sitting there, it has paid for itself already... I think.
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    They are generally 50mm thick. they are mixed...

    They are generally 50mm thick.
    they are mixed timber though. they thought its all Cedar but no, there are some Saligna at 60mm thick/2500mm long/500mm wide . almost broke my back moving them.

    I...
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    Thanks Elan! I took one piece with me to try and...

    Thanks Elan! I took one piece with me to try and it took me like 5 minutes or less to do it so I charged only $20 per piece. should have doubled! haha
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    what to charge to plan and thickness slabs?

    I have been approached by a local timber merchant to process their slabs.

    Due to thicknesser capacity I can only process slabs thats 500mm or under in width. the merchant is ok with this, I now...
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    Well if you are in Auckland, I have a job for...

    Well if you are in Auckland, I have a job for you. I am looking for a furniture maker to work full time in my workshop.
  43. Thread: Lamello Zeta P2

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    Thanks Ian. I thought I give it a try, you never...

    Thanks Ian. I thought I give it a try, you never know until you try it out - I must say during the assembly, when first 2 joints were connected and locked in, it is very tight. but as soon as I...
  44. Thread: Lamello Zeta P2

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    Here is a sample of a shelf I built with Domino. ...

    Here is a sample of a shelf I built with Domino.

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    This is 1.9m high. there is no wobble at all.
  45. Thread: Lamello Zeta P2

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    Lamello Zeta P2

    I bought the Lamello Zeta P2 about 2 weeks ago from our local dealer, I intended to use it on a new project, the system is good for what it is designed to do, T slotted joints, and you insert the...
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    quick update. At the end I decided to go with...

    quick update.
    At the end I decided to go with steel gate and steel column. the pedestrian gate was removed, various components sizes were reduced (65x3 shs instead of 75x3 shs frame) and I will do...
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    When you done a few jobs using Festool connectors...

    When you done a few jobs using Festool connectors when you really should be using Zeta P2... the economics will make you buy it just like that.

    Here are a few photos of Lamello Zeta P2 next to...
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    I've finally made the plunge and bought the...

    I've finally made the plunge and bought the Lamello Zeta P2.

    the consumable is a lot cheaper than Domino connectors ($8.5 vs $2.5, per connector). Not to mention Domino connector are Godzilla...
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    Yeah changing the paper on these WBS is not that...

    Yeah changing the paper on these WBS is not that easy without damaging them, the sand paper in this machine is about the same size as my previous sander, which is around 1300mm long, it is a breeze...
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    I have the blue poly type setup in my workshop. I...

    I have the blue poly type setup in my workshop. I have 4-5 drop points. the airline is actually in the ceiling space. easier to do. no need to tie down.

    the blue poly stuff is a lot cheaper than...
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