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  1. That's your punishment for being in the workshop...

    That's your punishment for being in the workshop with bare feet.:oo:
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    That looks really well made and nice contrasting...

    That looks really well made and nice contrasting colours.
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    When I made my first bench I did pretty much what...

    When I made my first bench I did pretty much what you have done and screwed the components together and ended up with the same problem you are having. Even though you have quite a bit of timber in...
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    Looks like the yoke is only pressed steel so you...

    Looks like the yoke is only pressed steel so you should be able the squeeze the legs in until it is a neat fit on the nut if it looks like it is going to jump over the collar, but don't make it a...
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    That has come up a treat. I had looked at your...

    That has come up a treat. I had looked at your latch design and couldn't see why it wouldn't work if the parts were machined well and it appears that you have certainly done that.
  6. I don't have the answer for you but I watched...

    I don't have the answer for you but I watched these couple of videos of Record QR vices being pulled apart and reassembled and there might be something in there that points to the problem you are...
  7. Thread: Snowman

    by Treecycle
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    Until I watched your video I didn't appreciate...

    Until I watched your video I didn't appreciate how big this snowman is, it is quite large. I like the way you have used the grain to create the eyes.
  8. I have a very old Bosch and I am sure mine is...

    I have a very old Bosch and I am sure mine is inserted from the bottom. Here is a link to a video for one of the models which might help.
  9. Great review Dennis. You never know what sort of...

    Great review Dennis. You never know what sort of quality you are going to get when buying at the lower end of the price range, but with unbiased reviews like this it gives us a bit more confidence.
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    Welcome Chris. A great country you come from with...

    Welcome Chris. A great country you come from with lots of spectacular scenery. Seems quite a few people come to Aust for a few years and then go back home again as you did.
    Turning is something that...
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    I am a bit late on the update for those who asked...

    I am a bit late on the update for those who asked for photos but finalising proceedings and work just get in the way. I am chasing some photos from one of our members but in the meantime this link...
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    I would have thought that with all the complaints...

    I would have thought that with all the complaints on here about faulty Tritons you would be overwhelmed with offers with people just wanting to get rid of them.
  13. Thread: My Burl Box

    by Treecycle
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    More fine examples of your workmanship. You have...

    More fine examples of your workmanship. You have really got those burls standing out but you will be sad when they're all gone after making the ones you have used so far look so good.
    Looks like you...
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    That looks really specy with that Banksia top. A...

    That looks really specy with that Banksia top. A good way to showcase some of those timbers you are usually selling
  15. Thread: Hi everyone!

    by Treecycle
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    Welcome to the forum Jess. We have one member on...

    Welcome to the forum Jess. We have one member on here from Darwin but he hasn't been on since Feb this year but you could always try PM'ing him to see if you can make contact. He is Rum Pig and what...
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    Is the prop on the side as shown in your second...

    Is the prop on the side as shown in your second photo or was it originally on the top?
    Is there a possibility of adding more weight to the base of it which would make it harder to lift upward.
    Is...
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    Misan Timbers...

    Misan Timbers this is what happened to them. There is this page with some contact details still but it may be out of date.
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    These...

    These guys are in your state but I'm not sure where. Might work out cheaper for small quantities especially if you can just walk in and buy.
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    Now that is one collection of pens. You will have...

    Now that is one collection of pens. You will have to give up the computer and start writing letters again.
    It has come together nicely and the Tru Oil finish looks good. How did you go disguising...
  20. Same here on an MOF001, but fortunately it hasn't...

    Same here on an MOF001, but fortunately it hasn't let me down again after many hours of work. I don't know if there was a time when they had the speed controller fault and now it has been rectified...
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    Good to see you get some time to work on your box...

    Good to see you get some time to work on your box and I'm sure your choice of timbers will look great when complete.
    Real shame about the dovetails on such nice pieces of timber. I assume its the...
  22. Thread: My Burl Box

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    Is that the Special Jewellery Box DVD by Roger...

    Is that the Special Jewellery Box DVD by Roger that you have Paul? I brought that one at this year's Timber, Tools & Artisan Show and just this week received the companion book that goes with it to...
  23. Thread: My Burl Box

    by Treecycle
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    Hi Paul, I do still make the occasional pen but...

    Hi Paul, I do still make the occasional pen but usually on demand rather than adding to my collection now. The usual dimensions for pen blanks are around 20 x 20 x 120. You can get away with smaller...
  24. Thread: My Burl Box

    by Treecycle
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    Another very classy box. I look forward to the...

    Another very classy box. I look forward to the others as you finish them. Very hard to beat a burl.
  25. Thread: Picture

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    Great job you have done on those. Some of the...

    Great job you have done on those. Some of the tools look like they are based on the same plans (DM Idea)as my original tools I made.
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    Woodcraft exhibition Geelong

    The Barwon Valley Woodwrights will hold their annual woodcraft exhibition on the weekend of the 16th & 17th of November. We have moved to a new location this year which is the Christ Church hall on...
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    if botesmj1's suggestion doesn't work out maybe...

    if botesmj1's suggestion doesn't work out maybe you could post a couple of photos and some dimensions so we have a clearer idea of what exactly you are after.
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    The Triton routers will do this for you. I am not...

    The Triton routers will do this for you. I am not advocating this company, just they have some details on the router
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    Looking at the photos of those hinges in the link...

    Looking at the photos of those hinges in the link they are 100 times nicer looking and better made hinge than the budget priced ones we are dealing with. The radiused knuckle looks so much classier...
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    I agree, but I also don't like the big square...

    I agree, but I also don't like the big square head of the hinges sticking out the back either. I guess we just have to compromise.
    I just picked up some of the run of the mill hinges today (the ones...
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    Great to see your new blade has done the job. It...

    Great to see your new blade has done the job. It must be a decent saw if you can run a 19mm blade on it.
    I am never really sure when to say that a bandsaw blade is blunt because even when they are...
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    Just to take this one a little further, I was...

    Just to take this one a little further, I was just wondering how far others insert the hinge relative to the back of the box? Do you cut the slot so that the back of the hinge is flush with the back...
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    That's a really neat idea Adam. All it takes...

    That's a really neat idea Adam. All it takes sometimes is to think outside the square.
    Giving up the smokes, won't be long and you will be able to start enjoying the aromas of the wood you are...
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    Not too many imperfections from this angle, it...

    Not too many imperfections from this angle, it has come up really nice.
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    Brian, when you say you use UHMWPE as your...

    Brian, when you say you use UHMWPE as your preferred fence, do you purchase the material or cut it from something else, and how do you attach it to its mount?

    Dallas
  36. Thread: Pencil box

    by Treecycle
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    I don't want to hijack Adam's thread but I would...

    I don't want to hijack Adam's thread but I would just like some details on your home brew Paul.
    When you use the gloss Poly does that give you a gloss finish or is it dulled back to a satin or...
  37. Thread: Pen blanks

    by Treecycle
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    N.S.W. There's a new instruction...

    There's a new instruction created today by Ubeaut that should help to add your photos.
  38. Thread: Pencil box

    by Treecycle
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    A well executed pencil box Adam and good use of...

    A well executed pencil box Adam and good use of that nice piece of BHS for the lid. Are those handcut dovetails?
    Hadn't seen you around for a while and I was hoping your talents weren't languishing...
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    Do you have a 6mm router bit to cut the rebate...

    Do you have a 6mm router bit to cut the rebate for these or do you get the width by some other means as a 6mm bit doesn't appear to be readily available?
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    When I see work like this I see how far I have to...

    When I see work like this I see how far I have to go:B Very unique box and well made as usual.
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    Pictures missing

    I just went to create a link to how to post pictures for someone on another thread, but when I checked the instruction thread out all the pictures have gone making it a bit difficult for a newbie to...
  42. Thread: Question

    by Treecycle
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    I would have no concern using glue on face grain...

    I would have no concern using glue on face grain as the glue is usually stronger than the timber. Gluing end grain is a different story as the adhesion of end grain is quite poor and if it is a part...
  43. Thread: My Burl Box

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    Nice and simple and very effective. I take it...

    Nice and simple and very effective. I take it there is no flex in the main bottom panel, but I guess if you don't put any downward pressure on the Router there is no reason for it to deflect.
    What...
  44. Thread: My Burl Box

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    As others have said Paul, a very elegant box and...

    As others have said Paul, a very elegant box and love the style of the lid frame which I have the plans for from Col's site but haven't attempted one yet.
    I understand how you feel about the burl...
  45. Another great contribution, not only to the forum...

    Another great contribution, not only to the forum but also to your daughter's school, the kids will love it. Hopefully we will get an update when you fill it with the lollies.
    Your builds keep...
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    I have one of David's cyclones fitted to an old...

    I have one of David's cyclones fitted to an old Triton dust bucket and it works like a charm.
    I would think that the square collection container is what is causing the dust to end up in the vacuum...
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    Looking forward to the journey after seeing...

    Looking forward to the journey after seeing previous builds. Does this mean you are a pen maker too?
  48. Thread: Wheel cutter

    by Treecycle
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    The other problem with the cutter in your link...

    The other problem with the cutter in your link Lappa is that the maximum size is only 45mm and a number of smaller cutters which wouldn't be of much use to most people unless making quite small toys....
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    Looks like you have got the chisel sharpening...

    Looks like you have got the chisel sharpening down pat by those dovetails. They look like they fit very nicely. There's lots of pleasure in making something with handtools and I look forward to what...
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    Good to see you you were able to decipher what...

    Good to see you you were able to decipher what has caused your failure. When ever I raise or lower my Triton I always give the handle a slight rotation in each direction after releasing the orange...
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