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    That's NOT cast iron. If it's heavy for its size...

    That's NOT cast iron. If it's heavy for its size and goes 'clunk' when you drop it on concrete it's a zinc alloy. If it feels light and has a bright ring when dropped on concrete it's an aluminium...
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    I second orraloon. You could use 5mm bolts. If...

    I second orraloon. You could use 5mm bolts. If you use a piece of 3mm plate, clamp the broken pieces to it and drill through in appropriate places (say 10) with a 4.4mm (11/64") drill. Tap threads in...
  3. Thread: Beginners Timber

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    Try Upton's at Epping. If it's anything like...

    Try Upton's at Epping. If it's anything like their Albury store there's always something nice at an unbelieveably good price. :2tsup:
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    You've encapsulated the problem in a few words...

    You've encapsulated the problem in a few words there Lance. You're a software engineer, but saws are hardware. :D Me, I'm just getting older with failing muscles. :q
  5. Thread: Retirement sale

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    N.S.W. Had a look at both of these threads just in case...

    Had a look at both of these threads just in case one was genuine. Unfortunately, it's just a repeat of a cruel joke. :C
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    QUEENSLAND Thank you for making these amazing planes...

    Thank you for making these amazing planes available for such affordable prices. I'd like No's 4, 5 and 7 if I'm allowed to be that greedy. :D PM on the way.
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    A.C.T. Wow, that was one for the night owls. :D Glad to...

    Wow, that was one for the night owls. :D Glad to see that Crocky got it, he's been generous on here in the past. :2tsup:
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    Looking good, and heavy! Shame to get glue all...

    Looking good, and heavy! Shame to get glue all over the bars of those nice new Besseys. Should have bought some casing bead. :doh:
  9. McJing sell a range of the Luban tools - McJING...

    McJing sell a range of the Luban tools - McJING Online Tools Products Search There's no doubt in my mind whom I'd rather deal with. :2tsup:

    LanceC made a quick and dirty shoulder plane recently...
  10. The Banggood Duratec ones are a much lighter duty...

    The Banggood Duratec ones are a much lighter duty clamp with much more in common with the Bessey Uniklamp.

    In a direct comparison with the Uniklamp it's a matter of plus and minus unfortunately....
  11. I was in McJing recently and they now have 2...

    I was in McJing recently and they now have 2 different parallel jaw clamps on offer - McJING Online Tools Products Search They don't offer the ones in the first (left) picture and never have as far...
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    Yes, you're probably just about far enough away...

    Yes, you're probably just about far enough away from it to feel some comfort with that setup. :D
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    N.S.W. My local Big Green Shed doesn't have 150mm mesh...

    My local Big Green Shed doesn't have 150mm mesh only 125mm. They do come with a protector pad though. But at $30 for 10 x 125mm discs and a protector pad they aren't the best value.
  14. Thread: Hafco Table saw

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    N.S.W. This is basically the same as my saw although...

    This is basically the same as my saw although mine is an earlier 90's model. While they're not a Harvey or Sawstop they can be set up to cut pretty accurately and at the offered price this could end...
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    N.S.W. You could have bought the pad protectors from BC...

    You could have bought the pad protectors from BC Coatings, but any excuse is a good excuse. :2tsup: I won't tell your missus. :wink:
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    N.S.W. I spent a couple of hours yesterday sanding with...

    I spent a couple of hours yesterday sanding with the ROS using both a paper disc and the Smirdex mesh. In response to qwertyu's query about removing the sanding disc from the protector pad, it's no...
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    N.S.W. I'll tell you tomorrow. :D

    I'll tell you tomorrow. :D
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    N.S.W. The pad protector stops the velcro 'hooks' on the...

    The pad protector stops the velcro 'hooks' on the permanent sander pad from being worn down to the point that they will no longer grip the sanding disc. So it's the disposable pad protector that gets...
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    N.S.W. That's a good price wP. With the 20% off the...

    That's a good price wP. With the 20% off the price comes down to $39.60 compared to the $39.05 I paid. The free freight is the thing that would really make a difference. They don't seem to have the...
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    Yeah well, good luck with that. Talk about a dark...

    Yeah well, good luck with that. Talk about a dark art. :D
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    I've posted a response here -...

    I've posted a response here - https://www.woodworkforums.com/f152/parallel-action-clamps-compared-duratec-lightweight-clamps-231533#post2164216 - Lance. Don't want to hijack Derek's thread, which I'm...
  22. Parallel Action Clamps Compared to Duratec Lightweight Clamps

    LanceC asked me in another thread, which we didn't want to hijack, how the Parallel Action Clamps (PAC) I used to sell compare to these Duratec clamps -...
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    After seeing Derek's post and recommendation I've...

    After seeing Derek's post and recommendation I've recently bought 4 of these Yvan, they're branded 'Duratec'. There are 3 sellers on eBay that are variously too expensive or don't let you choose a...
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    Does that mean the outfeed table is too low, or...

    Does that mean the outfeed table is too low, or high? (you don't make it clear whether the 'underneath' of the outfeed is the underneath of the top or the bottom.) Can you adjust it up (or down)...
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    N.S.W. All paid for and dispatched, thanks guys. Chief,...

    All paid for and dispatched, thanks guys. Chief, I ordered these from BC Coatings, the prices on the website are ex-GST and you need to ring the Sydney branch on 02 9729 2279 for non-account orders....
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    N.S.W. Thanks KahoyKutter and clear out. One left.

    Thanks KahoyKutter and clear out. One left.
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    N.S.W. Wow! That was quick. Thanks Alkahestic.

    Wow! That was quick. Thanks Alkahestic.
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    N.S.W. 150mm Smirdex 750 Net Sanding Discs

    Im sick of standard sanding discs. After getting the opinion of members and a bit of research Ive bought a selection of Smirdex discs (thanks qwertyu). Best buy was in boxes of 50 and theyll take...
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    I think what Doug means is that Bunnings don't...

    I think what Doug means is that Bunnings don't stock the Sutton brad point bits, he wasn't saying that they don't stock Sutton tools. If you weren't happy with the Frost HSS bits I'd be very...
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    If you murdered him I'm sure you'd have gotten a...

    If you murdered him I'm sure you'd have gotten a reduced sentence. :D
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    By starting with 1 and dividing the 18 by 2? Also...

    By starting with 1 and dividing the 18 by 2? Also not quite sure how you can get to 20 if you start with 1 and you can only add in 2mm increments. :? Don't ask me Doug, I was just trying to help....
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    Because it isn't just a centre finder it also...

    Because it isn't just a centre finder it also allows offsets. "Offsets range from 1mm to 20mm, in 2mm increments". I'm not sure what 20mm" is though, maybe political correctness gone mad. :D
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    I'm surprised they already know what bond store...

    I'm surprised they already know what bond store the container is going to. I guess Adelaide is fairly small, maybe there is only one place. :rolleyes:
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    Acknowledged. My bad.

    Acknowledged. My bad.
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    Yeah, funny with the sellers how FOB becomes not...

    Yeah, funny with the sellers how FOB becomes not FOB when they're using their own freight forwarder. Their forwarder moves the cost of getting the thing to the port to you and you also have no...
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    FREE: SA Not if the same level of expertise is shown there...

    Not if the same level of expertise is shown there as at my local men's shed. :D Much better to have gone to the local Wood Crafters Club.

    Very generous of you wireliner. :2tsup:
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    Thanks Derek. :2tsup: That's conclusive enough...

    Thanks Derek. :2tsup: That's conclusive enough for me. I ordered a genuine Makits 1/4" collet earlier this week and now have the confidence to invest in some 3Dtek collets. Still concerned about...
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    Yep, had a look at those. The problem with buying...

    Yep, had a look at those. The problem with buying something like that is that they're no-name Chinese jobs and you've really got no idea what you're getting. In my case, because I haven't used this...
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    150mm Mesh Sanding Discs

    Looking to upgrade to mesh sanding discs and buying in bulk. Sick of the crappy paper ones that you still have to pay a fortune for if you need some in a hurry. Looking at Sianet for about $1.20...
  41. The versatility is with the upcut, but if you...

    The versatility is with the upcut, but if you want a compression I'll send you a PM.
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    Absolutely. Ideal for any 1/8" shank bits.

    Absolutely. Ideal for any 1/8" shank bits.
  43. Not quite sure where the router table comment...

    Not quite sure where the router table comment came from. :?
  44. A compression bit doesn't have to be an 'extra...

    A compression bit doesn't have to be an 'extra expense' and a brand name bit can actually be bought for less than the cost of a generic brand upcut. The up and down sections don't meet at 'a line',...
  45. You don't say how thick the material you're...

    You don't say how thick the material you're cutting is. A spiral bit would certainly help. For that type of finish machining a compression bit would be best, but you are likely to find that either an...
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    Plenty of messy, labour intensive and destructive...

    Plenty of messy, labour intensive and destructive ideas here, take your pick. :D I'm sure I've seen the vinegar idea before, it's certainly not new.
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    To avoid the possibility of being totally...

    To avoid the possibility of being totally ripped-off you need to arrange all this before you place the order. What, exactly, is included for the price that your 'great' Chinese freight forwarder is...
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    The only customers who review courier companies have a complaint. You never hear from the tens of thousands of satisfied customers. It's pretty pointless quoting satisfaction ratings from such a...
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    Considering that they have to pay eBay and Paypal...

    Considering that they have to pay eBay and Paypal fees on the postage component on sales through their eBay store I can't see how they can justify that. :~ Would be interested to hear how the quality...
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    It's cheaper to buy those collets direct from...

    It's cheaper to buy those collets direct from their online store, saves the eBay and Paypal fees - Makita Collets Custom | 3DTEK
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