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    N.S.W. Hi Geoff have you managed to sell the drawers? I...

    Hi Geoff
    have you managed to sell the drawers? I am interested and will send you a PM
    regards
    peter
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    PVC bucket and different sized PVC pipe works...

    PVC bucket and different sized PVC pipe works well. Lathe and chisels currently in container otherwise I would attach a photo. If you want wheels screw some ply on the bottom and attach wheels. I...
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    Do you have a bit more detail? What does it...

    Do you have a bit more detail? What does it smell like? Do you have any of the needles/leaves? Seeds/cones?
  4. Thread: Black Locust

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    The dust from it can be quite an issue for some...

    The dust from it can be quite an issue for some people

    regards

    peter
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    Wattle bird

    Wattle bird
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    Sticky: Fathers Day walk around Cockrane Lagoon MacMasters Beach

    A couple of pictures from Fathers Day. If only the diver was in focus!

    Regards

    Peter


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    Sticky: Hi Trev We call the the black and white one a...

    Hi Trev

    We call the the black and white one a Willie Wagtail. I have no idea what their proper name is

    Regards

    Peter
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    Sticky: Cockrane Lagoon MacMasters Beach

    Walking around Cochrane Lagoon today. Didn't realise female king parrots were patterned underneath


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    Sticky: I love this thread and finally have taken a...

    I love this thread and finally have taken a couple of photos I am game enough to share.

    Regards

    Peter
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    Thank you cliff and arron. I think you are...

    Thank you cliff and arron. I think you are correct. Sound from MM guide is close enough to my recollection and this afternoon I spotted a nest in one of the outer limbs that matches MM guide book...
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    Does anyone know what bird this is

    I saw a bird (only from the back) and a chick 20 - 25 metres high in gum tree. Location is MacMasters Beach NSW about a kilometre from the beach. Time was around 6.30 - 7.00 pm. Light not the best. I...
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    Any risk of a third SWMBO with that approach? ...

    Any risk of a third SWMBO with that approach?

    Best wishes

    Peter
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    Doug They look wonderful Any chance you...

    Doug

    They look wonderful

    Any chance you could give a quick description on how you made them

    Best wishes

    Peter
  14. Buy the tools from him then its your problem ...

    Buy the tools from him then its your problem

    Regards

    Peter
  15. Thread: Moving a lathe

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    When I bought my Vicmarc 300 (short model) off...

    When I bought my Vicmarc 300 (short model) off ebay, my brother and I moved it

    We are not small - both over 190cm and 100 kgs - but also both over 50!

    But the key was taking it apart - tail...
  16. Thread: wall thickness

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    Tough question Many variables - type of...

    Tough question

    Many variables - type of timber, age etc, your equipment ie will you do it free hand or use any attachment

    I suspect the biggest limitation will be your skill and experience -...
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    Is it just my eyes or in the image in the...

    Is it just my eyes or in the image in the magazine reversed? Or is the demonstrator standing on the wrong side of the lathe?

    Regards

    Peter
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    I have nothing to do with Bunnings other than...

    I have nothing to do with Bunnings other than being a regular customer BUT the concept that Bunnings would have a separate assembly line is somewhat far fetched - perhaps it could be considered more...
  19. Thread: Mollydookers?

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    So what makes you left or right handed - is the...

    So what makes you left or right handed - is the hand that is on the handle or the hand closest to the lathe? I dont know and readily change hands depending which direction I am cutting - going left...
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    I, too must be one of the dumb ones. I know about...

    I, too must be one of the dumb ones. I know about hay bales and the like but am confused about products like Shellawax.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Regards

    Peter
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    I still have my Triton router table and some of...

    I still have my Triton router table and some of the attachments BUT I also have built another one which is a million times better. There are some great examples by more experienced people here in the...
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    It appears a bit expensive but if you break it up...

    It appears a bit expensive but if you break it up you can see the approximate make up

    Using rough and round numbers

    $300 for concrete
    $200 for reo
    $100 for other - plastic, chairs etc

    $500...
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    It certainly can get tricky - school holidays...

    It certainly can get tricky - school holidays seemed the worse. We lived in Dusseldorf for a couple of years (Golzheim) and regard it as one of the most liveable cities in the world notwithstanding....
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    I am somewhat biased but I think Germany is the...

    I am somewhat biased but I think Germany is the best country in the world to travel quickly by car.

    I once drove from Wiesloch (just outside Heidelberg) to Neufahn (SIC?) just outside Munich in 2...
  25. Thread: Makita router

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    As Handyjack has said it depends what you want to...

    As Handyjack has said it depends what you want to do with it.

    Will it ever be table mounted? Do you need variable speed? What router bits do you have already - half inch or quarter?

    I have 5 -...
  26. This will be a challenge - modern veneers for ply...

    This will be a challenge - modern veneers for ply are peeled (imagine a huge lathe that turns logs against a very sharp blade) from graded logs. Veneers from furniture making and the like are sliced...
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    Kennards have a variety - maybe a bit big - ask...

    Kennards have a variety - maybe a bit big - ask them - I normally find them pretty helpful
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    I dont know Bob's armpits either, its the...

    I dont know Bob's armpits either, its the Nullarbor Plain for us Wise Men from the East - otherwise I would have responded in a flash

    Regards

    Peter
  29. Hi Bob I really looking forward to see what...

    Hi Bob

    I really looking forward to see what happening when the DC is on

    But the one I would really love to see is your DC with a Super Dusty Deputy or similar

    Best wishes

    Peter
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    My children will never clean their rooms if they get their hands on these graphs!

    Regards

    Peter
  31. I knew those Festo vacuum cleaners were good!

    I knew those Festo vacuum cleaners were good!
  32. You have done the minutes but have you done the...

    You have done the minutes but have you done the seconds part of the calc?

    43.12 x 60 = 2587.2 cfm

    Regards

    Peter
  33. Bob I am a member of several forums, wood...

    Bob

    I am a member of several forums, wood related, motorcycles and hifi and I truly appreciate the benefit of having smart experienced people like yourself around to guide us. If you retire we...
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    I see no reason why not. I have the tradesman...

    I see no reason why not. I have the tradesman version of the 2hp carbatec dusty and split it. I didnt use wheels or base, and turned motor/impeller 90 degrees by attaching it to 40 mil mdf which is...
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    My time to build a dust system

    Dear All

    Its my turn to build a dust system. I think I have read most of the threads/posts here and learnt lots - I just wish I read them before some of my purchases.

    I still need some help and...
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    It could look very good and very interesting but...

    It could look very good and very interesting but a couple of issues

    1. It is relatively soft for a bench top
    2. It usually very knotty
    3. It is very prone to splitting (but well fixed or glued...
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    Unless you have spare money or the need to...

    Unless you have spare money or the need to sharpen very large tools eg skews or planer blades I would buy the T3. I have the early 1200 Supergrind model and find it brilliant.

    As others have...
  38. Thread: Need a Lift?

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    The "portiere" was named after a Frenchman? Nor...

    The "portiere" was named after a Frenchman? Nor would he appear to have been a student of linguistics or history as he would then know the English did not "invent" the English language.

    Regards
    ...
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    I think my solution lies in this somewhere. I put...

    I think my solution lies in this somewhere. I put a large floor standing fan from Bunnings down in the workshop and turned it on high for the whole day with the doors open and the moisture is gone.
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    I did on 3 sides but not the lowest side...

    I did on 3 sides but not the lowest side (existing brick wall) but I did excavate the outside of that wall and apply 3 coats of bitumen paint. Looks like I am down to adding ventilation of some...
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    Many thanks for the replies. The concrete floor...

    Many thanks for the replies. The concrete floor has lots of ag drains underneath it with vapour barriers. The walls, where they are below ground level, are either concrete or where brick have been...
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    Condensation on Ceiling of Workshed

    I am looking for advice on how to deal with condensation that has just appeared on the ceiling of my workshop. I dug out the workshop under my house in Pymble. (Carried out over 30 cubic metres of...
  43. Thread: Gidgee?

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    Gidgee - new suggestion

    Hi Frank

    Looking at the 2nd picture and thinking a little it could be mulga

    It is still very hard, a better match for the grain and the colour

    I can't see it being blackwood from...
  44. Thread: Gidgee?

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    Gidgee

    Hi Frank

    Hardness and smell fit - colour seems wrong from my experience - too much red but as many others have said they are limitations to identifying wood via photos

    Regards

    Peter
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    Gidgee

    Hi Frank

    Pretty hard to tell from the thumbnails - quite a variation - is the background your kitchen benchtop or granite?

    What aroma did the timber have as you worked it or was it too old?
    ...
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    Mdf

    Hi Iron

    I don't think you are - that is what happens to me - I have both more expensive and less expensive cutters and doesn't alter a great deal - I have variable speed routers and that makes...
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    Finish for Jarrah Dining Table

    Hi Anthony

    I built a dining table out of jarrah and glass several years ago. It was used every day for about 5-6 years with toddlers - and all that entails. I sealed the table with multiple coats...
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    Hi Woodbe Thanks for the tips - might be time...

    Hi Woodbe

    Thanks for the tips - might be time to pack it up and ship it

    Regards

    Peter
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    Recommendation for Audio Repairs

    I was wondering if anyone could recommend an audio repair specialist.

    I own an Audio Analogue Maestro Amp and CD player connected to a pair of Martin Logans. I bought them in Germany in 2002.
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    Meadowbank TAFE

    Hi Theodor

    I did the modules in 2005. They were called Introduction to Boat Building and Boat Carpentry. Unfortunately the real world called and I returned to full time work. They were running...
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