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  1. HEADS UP My apology I forgot about this. Payment has been...

    My apology I forgot about this. Payment has been made this evening. Thank you.
  2. Could be Cadaghi, actually I would be 99%...

    Could be Cadaghi, actually I would be 99% confident, however I've never seen a board that well figured. I'll take it off your hands though - nasty stuff to work. :roll:
  3. Definitely not a poincianna due to the rather...

    Definitely not a poincianna due to the rather unusual branch union to the trunk which appears to be self shedding (
    Cladoptosis).
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    Came across this by chance the other night -...

    Came across this by chance the other night - https://www.livos.com.au/blog/livos-oils-are-suitable-for-ply-and-cabinetry_517s42
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    Isn't the purpose of start capacitors to reduce...

    Isn't the purpose of start capacitors to reduce the inrush or start current? & Start + Run capacitor designs to do the earlier plus improve the single-phase electric motors efficiency.
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    Couldn't agree more. Sweet.

    Couldn't agree more. Sweet.
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    Check out the fence system on the larger Woodfast...

    Check out the fence system on the larger Woodfast bandsaws. https://www.machines4u.com.au/view/advert/BS500-19-Bandsaw/395881/
  8. I dunno, lately the thieves don't even bother to...

    I dunno, lately the thieves don't even bother to attempt to conceal the theft. They just brazenly walk into a Bottle'O or Sports Store and take what they like knowing full well that store staff are...
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    Thankfully we were not affected by the flooding...

    Thankfully we were not affected by the flooding and we really feel for those affected in the unusual event. Both my wife & I would love to volunteer in the cleanup but both fall into the high risk...
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    Dengue, when Mum moved into a "seniors...

    Dengue, when Mum moved into a "seniors accommodation" complex a few years back I re-manufactured some bamboo cutting boards that we sourced from one of the $ Stores to use as a sink insert for her. I...
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    That is a tool that seems to have fallen out of...

    That is a tool that seems to have fallen out of favour with wood workers these days, perhaps the result of less repetitive manufacturing. I make some simple gauges or set an old vernier as a go,...
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    TASMANIA Thankyou, that's handy to know. I usually rank...

    Thankyou, that's handy to know. I usually rank the woods in hardness priority through the bandsaw. Get as much of the softer stuff done before tackling the more abrasive timbers like Blackwood, etc....
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    I agree, there are a few small "fixed" hardwood...

    I agree, there are a few small "fixed" hardwood mills, Ron & Steve O'Brien in Proserpine, some "sustainable" miro-saw mills about, and the softwood mills at Ravenshoe & Emerald Ck near Mareeba but...
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    Euge, I was fascinated by the many saw and veneer...

    Euge, I was fascinated by the many saw and veneer mills in Cairns & Hinterland as a child. My Dad was a builder so I used every excuse to go along for the ride when he went to the saw mill. I would...
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    Euge, I have a board of QLD Walnut that I...

    Euge, I have a board of QLD Walnut that I recovered from my work bench, it is a very consistent satin black on the heart edge of the board and like Jim's images above on the outer edge..


    The...
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    TASMANIA Its very nice to Wayne, thank you. It should be...

    Its very nice to Wayne, thank you. It should be thin veneers by the end of the week.
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    I agree with Jim, has the right colours for...

    I agree with Jim, has the right colours for sapwood & heartwood to be QLD Walnut.
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    I agree with Hughie, Jim is consistently...

    I agree with Hughie, Jim is consistently consistent with the quality of his work, even his "stuff ups." :D
  19. Thread: Please note

    by Mobyturns
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    DONE: Yes at first it was a bit confronting and made me...

    Yes at first it was a bit confronting and made me wonder if it was a targeted message to specific individuals who may have been deemed to have transgressed the forum rules. It certainly got my...
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    Ian this occurs because JPEG (EXIF) files are...

    Ian this occurs because JPEG (EXIF) files are encoded with metadata that records a thumbnail of the "original image"; file capture, creation, edited date & time; image size (height & width) and...
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    Many pines turn well IF you use sharp tools and...

    Many pines turn well IF you use sharp tools and good technique. I have no problems turning "crapiata" but like all timbers you will always get good blanks and not so good ones.
  22. Thread: Huon pine

    by Mobyturns
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    TASMANIA Hi Wayne, If "ftflood" doesn't take them I will.

    Hi Wayne, If "ftflood" doesn't take them I will.
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    You lazy buggar, retired and still looking for...

    You lazy buggar, retired and still looking for the easy way out. :D Seeing your broken aluminium tote prompted me to check and tighten the totes on my Stanley hand planes when I got home. Ive got a...
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    Good advice & also from BobL. I'm also a Sutton /...

    Good advice & also from BobL. I'm also a Sutton / P&N advocate. Love the Sutton Viper bits. I have a couple sets of the commonly used sizes and keep them segregated and used for specific tasks, a...
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    Try this Jim, ...

    Try this Jim,

    http://www.leevalley.com/us/html/16j4010k.pdf
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    READ ME! I spent two years looking for one, and had given...

    I spent two years looking for one, and had given up as I believe they were to be discontinued. Then out of the blue Carbatec had them on sale in late 2018. I would give them a call.
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    Wonderful bowl and an excellent expertly executed...

    Wonderful bowl and an excellent expertly executed "repair." (say that fast) My only suggestion would be to accent the repair more, by say using some nicely figured Tas Blackwood or Myrtle for the...
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    I have an open view on sanding and presentation...

    I have an open view on sanding and presentation of the pen or other turning blanks, determined particularly by pricing.

    If I'm purchasing a bulk lot that is rough sawn and priced appropriately...
  29. HEADS UP Hi Euge, I to would like to purchase a copy.

    Hi Euge, I to would like to purchase a copy.
  30. A few disgruntled owners contacting the Office of...

    A few disgruntled owners contacting the Office of Fair Trading in each state about the potential of this defect to cause serious harm to users will expedite their efforts on a recall.
  31. I believe H&F should be made to recall the lathes...

    I believe H&F should be made to recall the lathes and forced to contact owners. Same for any "clone" versions using the same EVS board. To their credit they appear to be the right thing by affected...
  32. I've used 4 pairs of the push to open slides for...

    I've used 4 pairs of the push to open slides for large drawers, one being 1100 wide x 750 deep and 200mm high for storing veneer. One never worked straight from the packaging, but replaced with no...
  33. Thread: Flame Myrtle

    by Mobyturns
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    TASMANIA Hi Wayne I will take lot 1 thank you. Please...

    Hi Wayne I will take lot 1 thank you. Please combine with the satinwood. Cheers.
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    TASMANIA You won't be disappointed. Wayne has some nice...

    You won't be disappointed. Wayne has some nice timber.
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    TASMANIA Hi Wayne, I will take these thankyou. Same...

    Hi Wayne, I will take these thankyou. Same details as before? Just PM me the postage & I will make pmt.
  36. Now that would be a handy machine to own! :cool:...

    Now that would be a handy machine to own! :cool:

    This thread may be handy - Bandsaw portamill "little ripper"
  37. Thread: Jitta pen.

    by Mobyturns
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    :o you turn pens? Nice work Croccy. :wink:

    :o you turn pens? Nice work Croccy. :wink:
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    Sikaflex 291 is an excellent product. Literally...

    Sikaflex 291 is an excellent product. Literally sticks like $hit to a blanket. We have had to cut it away when replacing a marine grade plywood floor glued to the aluminium floor frame of our 6m...
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    Its a beast alright. Big tough old iron. :2tsup:...

    Its a beast alright. Big tough old iron. :2tsup:

    I could have got a Wolfenden 24" but declined as it would encourage me to do things that I should not be doing with my "battery operated" status....
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    I second the advice on relieving the sharp edges...

    I second the advice on relieving the sharp edges on spindle tools.

    I have seen a stainless steel "L" epoxied to the working edge of tool rests.

    A caution about silver soldering HSS rod to tool...
  41. Neil, Thank you for clearing up some of the...

    Neil, Thank you for clearing up some of the misinformation about your products. I've encountered the "acid sweat" issues and the frustrations of trying to explain that there is nothing "wrong" with...
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    "Chordless" chainsaws, you mean you can get ones...

    "Chordless" chainsaws, you mean you can get ones that stay in tune or play chords? :D

    I want a John Paul James model!
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    THANK YOU Wishing you both the very best fortunes for the...

    Wishing you both the very best fortunes for the future.

    Sadly what you both have been going through is not unique and is something we all should consider setting up "what if" plans for. "Time and...
  44. Neil, So your Hard Shellac would be a far...

    Neil,

    So your Hard Shellac would be a far better option for the guys using EEE and Shellawax as a finish on small treen and pens?
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    Yes, use it like it was genuine ebony, very...

    Yes, use it like it was genuine ebony, very sparingly.
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    WANTED:QLD. Try Dale & Meyers "Branch 95" -...

    Try Dale & Meyers "Branch 95" - https://www.branch95.com.au/timbers as they have access to rainforest species coming from the Cooktown area. Probably won't be cheap!
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    Expensive ply has far fewer issues with moisture,...

    Expensive ply has far fewer issues with moisture, hence mould etc. I used marine ply for both the kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanity units, now 30 years on and not a single issue despite a few...
  48. Thread: First chuck

    by Mobyturns
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    I'm a bit biased being a Queenslander, however I...

    I'm a bit biased being a Queenslander, however I have seen many Vicmarc chucks in club situations that are over 20yo and still performing very well with very minimal maintenance (i.e. almost none!)...
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    Why not just spread sawdust over the floor and...

    Why not just spread sawdust over the floor and give it a good work over with a stiff broom? The old dance floor "pops" were just sawdust with various additives to modify the "speed" of the floor.
    ...
  50. Thread: First chuck

    by Mobyturns
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    I'm not a fan of Nova's chuck jaw designs, or the...

    I'm not a fan of Nova's chuck jaw designs, or the spindle insert system due to its design & imo not having large enough registration surfaces between the spindle / insert / chuck body. Many turners...
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