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    Sandy, Depending on what size and thickness you...

    Sandy,
    Depending on what size and thickness you are after some of the better hooby stores may have what you want.

    Try Budget Hobbies at Capalaba - Budget Hobbies > Home

    or Small Parts and...
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    Sandy, Try Mr Ply - Plywood suppliers – huge...

    Sandy,
    Try Mr Ply - Plywood suppliers – huge range of plywood products, MDF & wood panels

    Ian
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    Looong time ago ....back in the dreamtime, when...

    Looong time ago ....back in the dreamtime, when there was only one Telco and the only computers were mainframes, I was working for said Telco. Disk storage space was expensive, in short supply, and...
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    Dave, I went with the Chris/Ian method of using...

    Dave,
    I went with the Chris/Ian method of using a bull nose router bit to create a rounded end on some wide flat 19 mm stock, which I then ripped into 11mm strips.

    Worked a treat, as would your...
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    Dave, Yes, they are all the same length. Ian

    Dave,

    Yes, they are all the same length.

    Ian
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    Dave, I have about up to about 20 to do, so a...

    Dave,
    I have about up to about 20 to do, so a small run, but I would like to get them all looking good and identical.
    I guess I am getting a bit obsessive over this, but it does bug me that...
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    Chris, Ian, I think a combination of your two...

    Chris, Ian,

    I think a combination of your two suggestions regarding thicker stock and a bull nose router biter bit (I have one of those of the appropriate radius) will do the trick, so thank you....
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    Hugh, It would, but I was hoping for a bit more...

    Hugh,
    It would, but I was hoping for a bit more accuracy.

    Ian
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    Hugh, Thanks for the quick response. I had...

    Hugh,
    Thanks for the quick response.
    I had thought of that, but given it's all end grain, I reckon breakout will be a real problem.
    Still, if all else fails...

    Ian
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    How to create accurate round ends

    Folks,
    Can somebody please enlighten me as to how to create accurate rounded ends on a length of timber as per the attached drawing.
    I would like it to be as accurate a curve as possible, but short...
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    Bob, Thank you I always use the CS two-handed,...

    Bob,
    Thank you
    I always use the CS two-handed, hopefully that eliminates a lot of the risk, but I'm not an experienced user, so I'm always wary of the thing.

    Ian
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    Bob, Just curious, since I have a small Echo...

    Bob,
    Just curious, since I have a small Echo that I use only once or twice a year to tidy up around the place, what is the common cause/mistake?

    Ian
  13. Thread: Vale Toby

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    Thank you all for your thoughts. You're...

    Thank you all for your thoughts.
    You're right..it doesn't get any easier, but 12.5 years is a good run.
    If only we could do the same for our own when the time is right

    Ian
  14. Metal is a different story and in any event I...

    Metal is a different story and in any event I don't go there, but for woodworking I find a deck of playing cards to be more than adequate.
    You will be hard pressed to pick the difference of a...
  15. Thread: Vale Toby

    by Ian Smith
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    Vale Toby

    Toby was our second BC and it doesn't get any easier
    Little Abby is top shed dog now
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    If you Google the problem you may find that...

    If you Google the problem you may find that Service Pack 1 is the culprit and there a number of fixes offered, Try this one -...
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    Off course it is, otherwise that flake you get in...

    Off course it is, otherwise that flake you get in every bowl which deflects the milk out of the bowl and onto the bench, would be broken and not perform its function
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    Issatree, Is this about Mars being as big as...

    Issatree,
    Is this about Mars being as big as the moon?
    if so it's complete rubbish. it's a hoax that does the rounds every few years

    Take a look at the link below


    Mars Hoax piccie -...
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    And your point is? - As far as I can tell from...

    And your point is? - As far as I can tell from that article even three biscuits aren't as good as a single tenon and, in any event, from my own experience I have easily disassembled a "biscuited"...
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    Apples and Oranges mate. Tenons = real wood,...

    Apples and Oranges mate.

    Tenons = real wood, large surface area, grain at right angles to the joint, greater depth

    Biscuits = compressed rubbish, small surface area, no grain, shallow depth.
    ...
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    The elephant in the room is the "Friend" who...

    The elephant in the room is the "Friend" who fixed your last problem and got derided for taking too long and getting lucky - I'll bet he's hit the hills:rolleyes:
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    Mine was "sic transit gloria mundi" which...

    Mine was "sic transit gloria mundi"



    which means
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  23. Albert, first you said.. Both Wongo and I...

    Albert, first you said..



    Both Wongo and I took that to mean you thought that dominoes i.e. the little woody whatits that look like, well, dominoes, were too expensive


    But then you said:
  24. Albert, My response would be to use the Domino...

    Albert,
    My response would be to use the Domino and, if the cost of the dominos is your only show stopper, then make your own.
    Any decent length of hard wood will do, but if you're fussy then use a...
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    Personally, I can't think of anything worse than...

    Personally, I can't think of anything worse than being asked to fix a "friends" computer.

    It doesn't matter how much rubbish, shareware, freeware, and dare I say pirated software, toolbars,...
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    PM sent

    PM sent
  27. Calais, You haven't missed anything -it's...

    Calais,
    You haven't missed anything -it's practically useless. I've had my WC 2000 for a very long time, use it often , BUT I have never used the protractor.
    It's flimsy, inaccurate, and, I think,...
  28. Thread: 3D Printing

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    Seb, It uses a HP (Hewlett Packard) branded...

    Seb,
    It uses a HP (Hewlett Packard) branded power brick rated at 19v, 9.5A and 180W, so I'm not sure whether you think that that's power hungry or not.
    You have to take into account the time taken...
  29. Thread: 3D Printing

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    3D Printing

    Firstly I know the following will sound like a sales pitch, but it isn't - I have no affiliation with anyone, and I have no interest in selling anything to anyone.

    So, having got that squared...
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    Try Ccleaner and Malwarebytes, and maybe Glary...

    Try Ccleaner and Malwarebytes, and maybe Glary Utilities, just watch for additional toolbars etc. and opt not to install them

    Ian
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    SWMBO uses this stuff when she's quilting ...

    SWMBO uses this stuff when she's quilting

    Clover USA Chacopy Tracing Paper - Marking Tools

    and I've pinched a sheet or two of it over time.

    Try your local Lincraft or quilting supplies store...
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    or flocked??

    or flocked??
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    So, you felt felt felt fine then?

    So, you felt felt felt fine then?
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    Continental drift

    Continental drift
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    In my experience, car speedometers always read...

    In my experience, car speedometers always read 5-10 per cent high, stock standard, of course.

    I've checked that against several GPS' over time, and always found it to be the case.

    You can...
  36. Something has changed.... IE 10 now seems to work OK

    Folks,
    Just a heads-up
    Given the problems that IE has had previously with this (and probably other) forums, I keep a copy of Chrome handy to post new threads and replies but, as of this morning, I...
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    I have messed around in W8 enough now to be...

    I have messed around in W8 enough now to be comfortable enough to know I can mostly do without Metro ..Windows+D shortcut is your friend. There are some things that I like about W8 though ..it...
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    So.."It's Windows Jim ..but not as we know it" ...

    So.."It's Windows Jim ..but not as we know it"

    Mossyblog, I'm so glad you fessed up to being heavily involved. I haven't seen so much tech speak, jargon, and acronyms in a single article since I...
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    Sawstop STOP STOP STOP !!!!!

    I have of invented a device you can retro-fit to any keyboard.
    The way it works is that within 1/1000th of a second of typing "Sawstop" ..OWWWWW!!!..(got a prototype fitted to mine as we speak) ...
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    It's all very well creating random mortices in a...

    It's all very well creating random mortices in a single piece, but I'd be much more impressed if he actually jointed two pieces as accurately as you can with a Domino.

    Ian
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    Rich, Seems to work.:2tsup: I don't post...

    Rich,

    Seems to work.:2tsup:

    I don't post that often but when I do I have just switched to Chrome, but I still prefer IE 10 as my default browser.
    I hadn't given the compatibility option much...
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    Derek, is Paulonia stable despite changes in...

    Derek, is Paulonia stable despite changes in humidity?
    I was under the impression that all timber moved to some extent or other, but those drawers leave little room for any sort of movement.

    I...
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    I'd love to know what sort of timber they are...

    I'd love to know what sort of timber they are using.
    If I made a set of drawers that acted like pistons there'd be only one day that they'd work correctly, and that's the day they were made.
    What...
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    Well that's not true is it , having no trouble I...

    Well that's not true is it , having no trouble I mean, Otherwise why install a third party application to make it useable




    Agreed.



    There's still an awful lot of desktops and laptops...
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    Aaron, I use a digital angle finder to calibrate...

    Aaron,
    I use a digital angle finder to calibrate my tilt stops.

    I don't own high-end machines so, if I'm doing an important cut, I'll double check them, but they seem to hold their calibration....
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    Windows 8 - I've got it, but I don't get it

    Folks, as the header says.

    I've been puddling around PC's ever since they were invented and, whilst I'm no expert, I can usually find my way about.
    I've never ventured into Linux or Mac...
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    Cicero, That's fine - you just seemed so adamant...

    Cicero,
    That's fine - you just seemed so adamant about NOT using them.

    Strength issues aside, you will get far better alignment with dominoes when joint long boards than you ever could with...
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    Why??

    Why??
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    Length/width ..who the hell cares. What I said...

    Length/width ..who the hell cares.
    What I said is exactly what is mentioned in the manual.

    If you make your biscuits/dominoes 2mm narrower/less wide then you have a 2mmm gap at the edges/sides...
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    Strangely enough, so does mine 246731246732

    Strangely enough, so does mine

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