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  1. I’m running a BAO currently, it has the 3 knife...

    I’m running a BAO currently, it has the 3 knife cutter head and it’s an ok machine.
    I also have a BFT 9” Wadkin Bursgreen jointer 2 knife cutter head which I find ok also although there are people...
  2. Latest scam if your selling stuff on gumtree

    I have put an ad on gumtree to sell a Funditor letterpress Compi saw.
    Within about half an hour I get an email from ? wife asking if itís still for sale and if it is to email Brat.
    I email Brat...
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    Been there done that. When my dad karked it I...

    Been there done that.
    When my dad karked it I moved my mother and my broís junk from Sydney to Central Coast in my ute. Countless trips, this was 50 years ago.
    Mum moved 3 times on the coast I was...
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    N.S.W. I think you mean 100kg. H

    I think you mean 100kg.
    H
  5. If there’s nothing of value in the ute why not...

    If there’s nothing of value in the ute why not superglue a key in the lock.
    That way thieves can help themselves to your old pickles but not be able to use the key to start the ute and drive it...
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    There’s a trick to using a burnisher to sharpen a...

    There’s a trick to using a burnisher to sharpen a scraper.
    Ill try to explain my take on it.
    I had groove put in a Disston burnisher by a student years ago.
    Id never had that problem and it seems...
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    I used to have a good understanding of Stanley in...

    I used to have a good understanding of Stanley in Oz but Iím afraid the years have made me a bit vague.
    Anyway hereís what springs to mind, from personal observation and Bill Moss who was my boss...
  8. Birch Aircraft ply is what you need to be looking...

    Birch Aircraft ply is what you need to be looking for.
    Ive been retired now about 5 years so this stuff may no longer be available here in Oz.
    Brunzeel had it in Sydney from about 1mm up to about...
  9. N.S.W. Iíll bring it up in the ute early in November....

    Iíll bring it up in the ute early in November.
    Thanks Raymond.
    SOLD
  10. Thread: Belt joiners

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    Good local supplier of German belt joiners.

    These arrived just now.
    $27 from the Ďgong.
    Suit 1/4Ē thick up to 12Ē wide.
    There are 12 in the box, one will last me a lifetime unless I get the lineshaft happening.
    So if you need any just give...
  11. Thread: Colonoscopy

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    I’ve had a few and the first one they picked up...

    I’ve had a few and the first one they picked up that I had reflux.
    Problem was they didn’t ring my wife to come and pick me up for an hour and in the meantime they told me about the reflux.
    I was...
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    I’ve planted a few trees here in the ‘burbs of...

    I’ve planted a few trees here in the ‘burbs of Sydney since 1986.
    The best has been the Red Cedar.
    Silky Oaks self seed and grow like weeds.
    I was given a Blackbean in a pot from a terrace house...
  13. Thread: Belt joiners

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    Thanks for the idea but the belt is inside the...

    Thanks for the idea but the belt is inside the lathe, I couldn’t lace it outside, needs to be joined inside.
    H.
  14. N.S.W. Oliver No7 Mitre trimmer Patent 1897. $750.

    Tidied this up and got the blades sharpened about a year ago and never used it.
    Need the space.
    Its at least 100kg.
    I can load for you this end or transport for beer/wine locally or up to Brisbane...
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Leather belt joiners.

    I need carded wire belt joiners to suit about 6mm thick flat belt on my Wadkin RS lathe.
    Ive put some pics on the antique machinery page in the forum.
    H.
  16. Thread: Belt joiners

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    Belt joiners

    Help anyone know where to get these.
    Started using the RS hogging out some bowls and the b belt keeps slipping.
    The fabric one on the lathe died when we were metal spinning last year.
    I replaced...
  17. Thread: glue quandry

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    Did they break on the glue line or did the pine...

    Did they break on the glue line or did the pine shear apart.
    If the glue is any good it shouldn’t go on the line.
    H.
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    VICTORIA If Rob can’t complete his purchase I would like...

    If Rob can’t complete his purchase I would like to be next in line.
    H.
  19. Thread: Saw & Hammer

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    FREE: VIC My son whose a sparky wrapped the handle of my...

    My son whose a sparky wrapped the handle of my old estwing in electricians tape.
    Came out a treat.
    H.
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    I’ve had a big blue record on my bench since 83....

    I’ve had a big blue record on my bench since 83.
    It gets very stiff to open after a while so I get strip emery and give the round bars a good clean then wax them .
    Thats probably all yours needs to...
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    Cast curved rest.

    I looked up this old post to get some inspiration for making a new rest for my Wadkin.
    The lay back/under of the supporting steel is the key to These I think.
    Im going to have a fun day fabricating...
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    I also noticed the lineshaft in the background....

    I also noticed the lineshaft in the background.
    A steam engine perhaps.
    Mine is currently on the grid but if I live long enough and donít p off all my mates it may get the Wolseley hooked up one...
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    If you were to wrap the timber in fibreglass you...

    If you were to wrap the timber in fibreglass you could even use urathane foam as the strength will be in the glass.
    So any timber will do even pine or Western Red Cedar (which won’t rot if you get a...
  24. Mila Miglia

    Iíve was into bikes and raced them and cars as a younger person in the 60s and 70s.
    Also raced karts at OP with Phil Wards Wednesday circus after hearing about it at a mates 50th.
    Talked the missus...
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    I was interested in your latest project Bob and...

    I was interested in your latest project Bob and wondering how strong the end product was.
    The reason being Bandsaw wheel rubbers.
    Bandsaw wheels have been covered with cork in the past.
    I have...
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    I’ve always understood you drilled thru the...

    I’ve always understood you drilled thru the tailstock for lampshades etc.
    The hole thru the headstock spindle is for drifting out the drive dogs. (and nowadays running a vac chuck).
    H.
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    It’s worth remembering that Woodfast took over...

    It’s worth remembering that Woodfast took over Hyco and this lathe of theirs is identical to the Hyco.
    I gave a Hyco lathe away a year or so ago here on the forum and a mate in Canberra kept his...
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    Woodfast are made in China and according to their...

    Woodfast are made in China and according to their website have been since 2004.
    Vicmarc are made in Queensland.
    If your buying new Id think Vicmarc is a better product, if second hand its dependent...
  29. N.S.W. Thanks Doug I have sent you a pm. Regards H.

    Thanks Doug I have sent you a pm.
    Regards H.
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    Hope this helps

    Iíve dug in the stash and hereís a few shots.
    Then smaller is a Stearns from memory.
    H.461197461198461199461200461201
  31. N.S.W. I don’t want to be rude but a student I’m working...

    I don’t want to be rude but a student I’m working with is interested in the router and would like to offer you $150 for it.
    H.
  32. Thread: Bowl blanks

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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Don’t let Stan get talking or pick up a musical...

    Don’t let Stan get talking or pick up a musical instrument or you’ll be there for an hour or more.
    Seriously what better way to spend a few hours and getting to chose from some really nice timber as...
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    Tags September 2019

    Vann, I drove up to Wayneís acreage up the central coast.
    Heres the tags off his EQ spindle and RC jointer.
    Also pics of his lineshaft JT which has been converted to 2 elec motors possibly by the...
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    As a project it is easy to superglue thin ply to...

    As a project it is easy to superglue thin ply to the undamaged side and base plus top of where the frog bolts on for machining. The broken side can be fixed with ply and glue also. Contraction would...
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    Thanks and a safety note.

    Thanks Vann thatís amazing stuff and as a reward Iíll be posting a few numbers I snapped yesterday for your ongoing tag tally.
    H.
    PS hereís something that filtered thru the web on Wadkin and...
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    Possibly your cheapest usable option and also...

    Possibly your cheapest usable option and also locally manufactured would be a Silex #78.
    These were a post war copy of the Stanley and were made in Belmont near Newcastle.
    These were available new...
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    I agree with Ian as an apprentice we were...

    I agree with Ian as an apprentice we were expected to work to 10 thou from a rule.
    With decent eyesight a 32nd which is 30 thou could easily be split in 3.
    Marking with a knife of course and then...
  38. Starrett used Scotland for the same reason...

    Starrett used Scotland for the same reason Stanley manufactured in Quebec.
    Cheap labor.
    Starret later switched to Brazil use Brazil.
    RS does have good prices on some tools.
    They also stock items...
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    You mentioned Oliver.

    The Wadkin Mechanical Woodworker was sold in the US by Oliver.
    Hereís a bad photo and a few lines from Phil in the UK.
    H.
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    More pics from my stash.

    Vann, Thanks for doing this thread Iíve meant to get all this info on one thread but been too slack.
    Heres a few more pics, one of the original Woodworker and some advertising and the tooling cattle...
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    There is one still around in Oz.

    There is one in Oz in the original Patternshop.
    Ive been asked to not disclose its location but this picture of it is less than a year old.
    H.
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    QUEENSLAND Do they measure fractions as well as mm and thou....

    Do they measure fractions as well as mm and thou.
    H.
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    Why not just glue a suitable disc on the back...

    Why not just glue a suitable disc on the back with a paper joint using pva.
    You can Then true this up after remounting on your original set up.
    If the face plates on the lathe are true you could...
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    There has been another WW turn up. The one in NZ...

    There has been another WW turn up.
    The one in NZ is closer to me than this one.
    If I tell you where it is Iíll have to kill u.:o
    H.
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    I’m shocked and surprised to hear this. Sorry...

    I’m shocked and surprised to hear this.
    Sorry I’ve never made the 50 minute drive up to say g’day and perve on your haul.
    Im retired and have been for about 5 years, I’ve been pretty good at not...
  46. TTTG Tool club members and friends sale Sunday 25 August.

    Bit last minute for here but I did post elsewhere a while back.
    This is the club sale but your all invited.
    Looks like about 20 tables of tools.
    Plus my ute with some machinery.
    9am til NOON.
    $5...
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    Carter never used HSS irons.Stanley had them...

    Carter never used HSS irons.Stanley had them available for sale but they were never fitted as original in their planes.Anyway I doubt if any 1960 plane would have its original iron if it had been...
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    That shipsaw is amazing.David Upfill Brown has a...

    That shipsaw is amazing.David Upfill Brown has a yank one as I remember down the coast but these are rare as.Love the pit.I do have a White cattledog so I’ll see what I can dig up.Thanks heaps for...
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    These early Woodfast variable speed lathes are...

    These early Woodfast variable speed lathes are getting pretty old now.
    The belts are no longer available as far as I know.
    Fairly small capacity if you want to turn bowls.
    We have been given...
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    I used similar with a 6 metre length of al tube a...

    I used similar with a 6 metre length of al tube a mate gave me.
    The saw was on another metre which was slit and held on with a jubilee clip.
    Worked well to trim branches off a couple of blueberry...
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