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  1. Looking for room to rent Melbourne, Richmond, Kew area

    Hi, I'll be off to RMIT for the next four years (to become a Structural Engineer :2tsup:) beginning next year and as I currently live near Shepparton, I'll be looking to rent a room somewhere in the...
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    What finish did you use Driftit?

    What finish did you use Driftit?
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    Once I zoom in from the figures you supplied...

    Once I zoom in from the figures you supplied Phil, it appears that you live on a cricket oval:D
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    Reminds me of Maxwell Smart and the villan named...

    Reminds me of Maxwell Smart and the villan named The Claw, who was suppost to be Japanese.

    "The Craw!"

    "The Craw?"

    "Not Craw, CRAW"

    Before PC of course:rolleyes::D
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    :rolleyes: what was it supposed to be, Clancy?

    :rolleyes: what was it supposed to be, Clancy?
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    My bench got a few envious "that would look...

    My bench got a few envious "that would look good...." or "i could use..." comments, unfortunately it was to heavy to move.:;
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    I'm considering dropping by, and I don't even...

    I'm considering dropping by, and I don't even have a lathe!!

    Any room for a stationary furniture maker?
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    I'm interested

    I'm interested
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    Nice. Although the surroundings are a little...

    Nice. Although the surroundings are a little underwhelming.:D
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    Lignum, I've alsways wondered how the outer hull...

    Lignum, I've alsways wondered how the outer hull planks are done, could you share?
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    Good idea, thanks Aussie

    Good idea, thanks Aussie
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    Thanks Twin, yeah she's after something a little...

    Thanks Twin, yeah she's after something a little more formal and girly.
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    I use the plastic dogs from carbatec and they do...

    I use the plastic dogs from carbatec and they do a fine job, I also recently purchased a pair of Gramercy hold downs and find them to be usefull for other situations.
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    :2tsup:

    :2tsup:
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    Thanks Peter. Are you telling us your a grandad...

    Thanks Peter. Are you telling us your a grandad to 14 because you've recently add one to that number?
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    Thanks guys. I've put the Silver Glide (and glue)...

    Thanks guys. I've put the Silver Glide (and glue) in the house as I don't use it all that often and I don't have the luxury of a fridge in my shed:rolleyes:. My Silver Glide tin has a ring around it...
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    Silver Glide seperating in heat

    Hi, my Silver Glide is not coping with the heat, I don't think it gets to 40c in Germany. Will this be a problem and how do other users store theirs?
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    I'm pretty sure that in Vic it's legal for a...

    I'm pretty sure that in Vic it's legal for a farmer to shoot dogs that are attacking their stock. Had some people complain in the papaer that their dog had been shot, they told the council and...
  19. I am unconvinced either way because neither side...

    I am unconvinced either way because neither side can be trusted. One thing I am sure of is that global warming/climate change is a great excuse to get money and control/power.
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    lol, how did you do that RedShirtGuy?

    lol, how did you do that RedShirtGuy?
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    Anyone?

    Anyone?
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    And there should be a few of those lying around...

    And there should be a few of those lying around after the use of the machines shown in this thread.:;
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    Kids tea party table and chairs

    My sister would like a get a nice little tea party table and chairs for my niece (2yo), but can only find basic sets localy. She found a nice set on a completely OTT US site (seen here) but they...
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    A two man circular saw!!!! The widow maker. ...

    A two man circular saw!!!!

    The widow maker.

    Balls of steel.:2tsup:
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    Arry, which direction did you feed the legs in,...

    Arry, which direction did you feed the legs in, against the grain or with the grain?
  26. My understanding of insulation is that (with a...

    My understanding of insulation is that (with a house) you want a foil layer directly under your roof, the purpose of this is to reflect the heat from the roofing material, and to do this you need a...
  27. You mention that the router has hp but don't tell...

    You mention that the router has hp but don't tell us how many hp it is, also we would need to know if the router is mounted in a table/desk or is it hand held and do you have it attached to some sort...
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    I find it very satisfying, from the small...

    I find it very satisfying, from the small achievements along the way, to the ultimate goal of making something nice. Which then continues to satisfy. The medium it's self is also satisfying due to...
  29. Thread: Z vises

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    Agreed, they were designed to be portable and...

    Agreed, they were designed to be portable and versatile and are very good at this. Think of them as being in the same category as the B'n'D Workmate.
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    Truth is that they can do a lot of things and the...

    Truth is that they can do a lot of things and the older original version is quite well made. If you have limited space and only dable with light things they can work as a stand in untill you get a...
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    Thanks again everyone:B. I guess I could drill a...

    Thanks again everyone:B. I guess I could drill a few well chosen holes through in areas where they might be useful. Having seen how much dust gets into the holes I'll try and avoid drilling through...
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    Thanks for the offer Neil, but I won't be...

    Thanks for the offer Neil, but I won't be attending the WW show, have just bought a car and the only way to not spend is to not attend.:C Will keep an eye out for the n-butanol. I think our dry...
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    Neil are you able to lay down two parallel brush...

    Neil are you able to lay down two parallel brush strokes that meet perfectly with no gap or overlap? I used the brush pictured and the biggest problem I had was the overlap or gap between the strokes
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    It appears that I can upload skp. files so I'll...

    It appears that I can upload skp. files so I'll give it a go and see if you can take it and use it....
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    I think that the wipe on poly is thinned poly,...

    I think that the wipe on poly is thinned poly, where the other mixes containing oil are more of a dainish oil finish, kinda like the sam maloof finish.
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    Just bought all my stuff before the sale. booo

    Just bought all my stuff before the sale. booo
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    Pops, the underside isn't so nice.:- Skot, the...

    Pops, the underside isn't so nice.:-

    Skot, the plastic stops are just like the Workmate items, but were bought from Carbatec ~$15 for four

    I have details of the joinery I used, and am...
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    Hi Pops, KD H/W = Kiln dried hard wood which I...

    Hi Pops, KD H/W = Kiln dried hard wood which I think is generaly some sort of eucalypt Tas Oak, Mountain Ash, etc. Apart from the two thicker pieces at the back of the top which are unidentified and...
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    Thanks everyone. I'm pleased with it and quite...

    Thanks everyone. I'm pleased with it and quite happy to have it finished, I actualy started the project in 2004! Hence no WIP.:oo: It's a little nicer than the B'n'D WorkMate I was using.

    Close...
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    Ok, here it is, finally. Work bench

    Well it's been a long time coming, but it's finally completed. It was a much larger job than I realized, being a cross between a very heavy dresser and dinning table, except with the top laminated...
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    After trying a non mop brush, I think that the...

    After trying a non mop brush, I think that the advantage with the mop would be that it is less likely to leave a ridge at the edge of the brush as they are more rounded edges.
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    Thanks bob, could you tell me about your setup?

    Thanks bob, could you tell me about your setup?
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    Er, is this a joke Al?:-

    Er, is this a joke Al?:-
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    Arrrrr, love it, arrrrrr.

    Arrrrr, love it, arrrrrr.
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    OK, I wet/dry sanded back the HS, sanded through...

    OK, I wet/dry sanded back the HS, sanded through the HS (of course:rolleyes:) and now the timber in some parts is staying a milky white, like sanded poly, and some parts are refusing to gloss, even...
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    Great time saver thanks!

    Great time saver thanks!
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    I'm sure where ever they are will soon have nicer...

    I'm sure where ever they are will soon have nicer furniture.
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    Phew! thanks Allan! Glad you warned me.

    Phew! thanks Allan! Glad you warned me.
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    Agreed, but would you trust them with your credit...

    Agreed, but would you trust them with your credit card details?
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    Yes, I tried this and have provided myself with...

    Yes, I tried this and have provided myself with another opportunity for practice as I sanded through in some spots.:rolleyes:
    My brush technique can certainly do with some practise, thanks for the...
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