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  1. Engineering and some woodworking gear from Melbourne Uni.

    I think a lot of people would be interested in the gear that Melbourne Uni are selling from their engineering workshops. Not sure if they are rationalising or outsourcing, but some very nice pieces...
  2. SOLD: No Worries, Ill take it, PM being sent.

    No Worries, Ill take it, PM being sent.
  3. SOLD: I'll take it if the other falls through. Pat

    I'll take it if the other falls through. Pat
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    SOLD: I will take it. I will see if I can collect to...

    I will take it. I will see if I can collect to save on postage. Can you PM me your bank details so I can pay now, and If you are happy to sit on it for a little while I should be past within a week.
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    VICTORIA As an owner of a VL300, I can vouch it is a great...

    As an owner of a VL300, I can vouch it is a great machine if you have the room.
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    SOLD: I'll take them, thanks I will PM you to organise...

    I'll take them, thanks
    I will PM you to organise payment and collection.
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    SOLD: Hi, I'll take these - Nice looking box. Can you...

    Hi, I'll take these - Nice looking box.
    Can you please let me know postage etc, preferred payment method.
    Patrick.
  8. Thread: Turning gouges

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    FREE: VIC Sure, it may take me a while to get around to get...

    Sure, it may take me a while to get around to get a price. DM me your address details. I personally think anyone starting out is better to buy a few quality gouges, which is why these are free, but...
  9. Thread: Turning gouges

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    FREE: VIC Turning gouges

    Box of these chinese gouges you see advertised as HSS. Not very good profiles https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210421/5e9b53ab96fa294a95358534feff4750.jpg
    in my experience and hard to keep an...
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    SOLD: Sold to DJ- yes, not a bad price but the cast...

    Sold to DJ- yes, not a bad price but the cast version is the rolls royce.


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    SOLD: Offset fabricated engineers vice $50

    See pics, $50 Nth melbourne or brunswick pickup. Feel free to ask any questions
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210327/911e6dbce8f41e15b7cba079d673fbba.jpg...
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    SOLD: Sold

    Sold
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    SOLD: Sure, sorry I didn't get a notification. If you...

    Sure, sorry I didn't get a notification. If you still want it, reply to this and I'll PM the details
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    SOLD: Dawn 9” Vice - project, Vic

    i bought this Aussie made vice some years back and was basically ripped off- the casting was cracked so it couldn’t be used. i bought a new rear casting from Dawn, but then realized it won’t work now...
  15. SOLD: Ern, i’ll take it Sent from my iPhone using...

    Ern, i’ll take it


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  16. WANTED:VIC Probably got something in the ballpark. You would...

    Probably got something in the ballpark. You would need to come to my yard in north melbourne. DM me if interested.

    pat
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    WANTED:VIC Steady for VL300 lathe.

    Hi, I need a three point steady for a VL300. Not something I really want to buy new due to the cost. I will make one if I can't find one, but if anyone has - or knows of anyone who has one, I am...
  18. Thread: Norfolk pine

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    one if the reasons Australia was settled - they...

    one if the reasons Australia was settled - they thought they would be suited for ships masts- wasn’t as strong as they thought though


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    VICTORIA Wanted- Large Steady to suit VL 300

    Before i part with my hard earned at CWS for a steady to suit my big Vicmarc, i thought i would put it out there in case someone has one to suit?

    Pat


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    VICTORIA Hi Brendan, bit late but is this still for sale? ...

    Hi Brendan, bit late but is this still for sale?



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    I have a lot of chainsaws at work, and we bought...

    I have a lot of chainsaws at work, and we bought quite a few of those 2 in 1's. I was initially really impressed as it meant people who weren't that experienced could get a reasonable finish....
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    SOLD: i’ll take it!! Sent from my iPhone using...

    i’ll take it!!


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    despite the warranty running out, as far as i...

    despite the warranty running out, as far as i know the Australian distributors are honoring replacements- i will try and dig up their details


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    keep demanding they send you a new one for free?

    keep demanding they send you a new one for free?
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    Seeing as it is a goal you can work towards, you...

    Seeing as it is a goal you can work towards, you are in Qld (home of Vicmarc) and are presumably looking for a lathe that will last the distance, it's hard to ignore Vicmarc as being the Lathe of...
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    No issues with the Tormek T8 I bought from CWS....

    No issues with the Tormek T8 I bought from CWS. i can’t speak for the copies.
    The price including a few attachments is a bit eye watering, and i also set up an 8” spark grinder with the same...
  27. Thread: Bench grinder

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    sharpening forstner bits is a whole other story-...

    sharpening forstner bits is a whole other story- i have been trying lately and getting the inside flutes sharp is possible withe a small sharp file but the outer edge is more tricky- especially the...
  28. Thread: Bench grinder

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    fair enough- glad you get good results- maybe the...

    fair enough- glad you get good results- maybe the ones i saw were chinese knock offs
    1/2 “ can be a bit limiting though .


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  29. Thread: Bench grinder

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    Being able to hand sharpen drill bits quickly...

    Being able to hand sharpen drill bits quickly also means you will never pass up that box of blunt bits you come across at a garage sale again...


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  30. Thread: Bench grinder

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    I have heard of many disappointments with the...

    I have heard of many disappointments with the drill doctor.
    finding a person who can show you how to freehand sharpen is the best investment of time. fitters and turners or other metalworkers are...
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    VICTORIA no 4 thanks Ern Sent from my iPhone using...

    no 4 thanks Ern


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    VICTORIA can i have the vacuum plate, knurling tool, gpw...

    can i have the vacuum
    plate, knurling tool, gpw parting tool and small scraper of still available ,
    happy to pick up and pay sunday or monday


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  33. VICTORIA If still available i would like 5 Huon pine 21...

    If still available i would like
    5 Huon pine
    21 box Elder
    30 Myrtle
    O Box elder

    Thanks
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    the thread mentioned above shows it can be done,...

    the thread mentioned above shows it can be done, I used to have one years ago and replaced the belt and bearings. I don't remember it being overly difficult. However make sure you are pulling it the...
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    I am in the process of moving my Older Vicmarc VL...

    I am in the process of moving my Older Vicmarc VL 300 around, as I am changing it from mechanical variable speed to Electronic, and had to load it into a trailer in the bush and bring it to my...
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    Forest Trees of Australia may be out of print,...

    Forest Trees of Australia may be out of print, but was widely distributed and not only helped identify trees but had technical data on timber use, firewood suitability etc. I wouldn't be surprised if...
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    Bought a couple of rolls of Hurricane to see how...

    Bought a couple of rolls of Hurricane to see how it went in .325 and 3/8 lopro. Snapped a few chains early on and didnt persist with it. I would stick to Stihl, Carlton etc. As you said, you get what...
  38. VICTORIA your mailbox is full Sent from my iPhone...

    your mailbox is full


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  39. VICTORIA yep - in nth melb preferably. after hours in...

    yep - in nth melb preferably. after hours in brunswick or on weekend


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  40. VICTORIA Vicmarc Vl 300 mechanical variable speed bits- free.

    Finally upgrading my VL 300 to cvs (thanks Jim at CWS) and have the old motor , pulleys, belts and bits / pieces for anyone with a similar machine or who wants to tinker with what is an interesting...
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    yep, what he said. Putting a washer on the back...

    yep, what he said. Putting a washer on the back side really helps. i used to use long rivets to put put wooden decking on metal seat frames- very neat finish. do yourself a favor if you have a few to...
  42. The timbers I see for sale tend to be more...

    The timbers I see for sale tend to be more figured and hard to get as well.


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  43. It’s a free market economy we live in though....

    It’s a free market economy we live in though. Supply and demand means that a price eventually gets reached that is the market price. If people don’t buy, prices tend to fall, if there is a lot of...
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    VICTORIA Is the Dawn available still. i will take it if...

    Is the Dawn available still. i will take it if so. Might not be able to pick up for a week but happy to transfer money straight away
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    Turned Picture Frames

    Looks great , I was thinking of doing something similar to create a clock. Can you step us through the process ?


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    Fair point that- sharpening practice is a great...

    Fair point that- sharpening practice is a great idea.


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    Hot Sautéed Slag...Best Description Ever of those...

    Hot Sautéed Slag...Best Description Ever of those cheap Chinese gouges you get in a box set. I got given a set the other day from someone who'd had a go at turning and didn't progress., I didn't have...
  48. Thread: dust extractor

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    VICTORIA I will take it, can probably collect Thursday...

    I will take it, can probably collect Thursday arvo


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    Wow, what a great idea Sent from my iPhone...

    Wow, what a great idea


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    115 mm - 4 1/2” is the sweet spot IMHO. Small...

    115 mm - 4 1/2” is the sweet spot IMHO. Small enough to handle but very common / most common size wheel. Not much ever goes wrong with grinders of reputable brands so get what looks comfortable....
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