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  1. Bench vises are for wimps..........he's certainly...

    Bench vises are for wimps..........he's certainly creative :2tsup:
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    It seems to be the mantra for politicians...

    It seems to be the mantra for politicians everywhere.....especially that orange chap you have running your place right now :D
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    6+13 (above) = "If you completely ignore the...

    6+13 (above) = "If you completely ignore the rules people will, half the time, quietly rewrite them so that they don't apply to you" - Terry Pratchett
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    Working on various large civil projects around...

    Working on various large civil projects around Sydney, we have to complete a "Take 5" checklist before commencing a specific task. This is formalised as a little pocket-sized notebook, in which the...
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    Eggs..quisite :2tsup:

    Eggs..quisite :2tsup:
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    Remember that with the addition of a simple...

    Remember that with the addition of a simple holder to keep the backside of the plate off the workbench/mat, you can use these plates double-sided with different grit pastes. I only have one of the...
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    Thinking on the small scale......I can see one of...

    Thinking on the small scale......I can see one of these somewhere in your future :2tsup:

    Jointmaker Pro v2

    Check out the videos.
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    I've always done this with a good quality...

    I've always done this with a good quality Forstner bit , e.g. Colt

    Useful trick if you're buying shop-made dowel material (e.g. Bunnies) - drill a hole using your bit of choice in a piece of scrap...
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    Couldn't one use that thin plastic coated braided...

    Couldn't one use that thin plastic coated braided S/S wire (usually used for hanging pictures) as the cable? It is very flexible and hard wearing, and readily available in gauges down to under 1mm...
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    WANTED:A.C.T. OK - so if the OP has a router spring from Bucky,...

    OK - so if the OP has a router spring from Bucky, Alan can have my complete router (sans motor) for any/all of the bits he needs.

    Alan - I'll try to get it packed up today or tomorrow, then will...
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Hi Alan, It might be easier for me to remove...

    Hi Alan,

    It might be easier for me to remove the heavy bit (motor), and just send you the entire upper router body with all parts still attached. I assume the lower (metal) baseplate of your...
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Just make sure that you have the little internal...

    Just make sure that you have the little internal metal tab that holds the worm gear in place - if yours is damaged, it should still have all the other parts required. My MOF-001 had the rise/fall...
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    WANTED:A.C.T. "I'm just going out to the shed and I may be some...

    "I'm just going out to the shed and I may be some time..." - Captain Oates, Scott Antarctic Expedition, 1912

    Christ - tricky getting anything done out there when your hands stick to any bare...
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    brainstrust - always better if your accidents...

    brainstrust - always better if your accidents stay on your own property. It's embarrassing having to knock on your neighbours front door (like a naughty kid), and ask "Can I have my blank back...
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    Spectacular timber, and you've done a fantastic...

    Spectacular timber, and you've done a fantastic job with it :2tsup:

    Whats the finish on the top?

    Cheers
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Alan - I definitely have that bit, as I had to...

    Alan - I definitely have that bit, as I had to purchase a replacement and fit it. May have a spare set of brushes too.

    I'll pull the thing apart tomorrow and put some photos up, then sort out PMs...
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    WANTED:A.C.T. I have a complete dead MOF-001 free to give away...

    I have a complete dead MOF-001 free to give away for parts - it was table mounted, but I'm sure I kept the spring when I took it out. Will check the shed tomorrow.

    If anyone wants any other bits...
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    Good one - thanks for posting.:2tsup: My BS...

    Good one - thanks for posting.:2tsup:

    My BS does adjust for drift using tracking, but this is still a useful way to zero in on the correct position. Take magnets/ruler off, run saw for a minute so...
  19. Ditto - I considered converting my JET JPT310 to...

    Ditto - I considered converting my JET JPT310 to a helical cutterhead. Mine is the old straight blade type, because the HH version didn't exist back then. Would have been well over $1000 (and that...
  20. Thread: Blackwood

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    TASMANIA Beautiful colour - much nicer than the crappy...

    Beautiful colour - much nicer than the crappy blackwood that grows (fast) on our place in NSW.

    Not sure why, but all your timber photos seem hazy. If you take pics with mobile phone maybe worth...
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    Good luck trying to get anywhere with them....in...

    Good luck trying to get anywhere with them....in my case they continue to charge the rate for delivery of the paper magazine plus online access, even though they haven't delivered the magazine for 2...
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    (covers head, waits for hail of hurled timber...

    (covers head, waits for hail of hurled timber offcuts to rain down on him.....)
  23. Thanks for posting this :2tsup: Great video...

    Thanks for posting this :2tsup:

    Great video channel btw - some great projects on there, very clearly explained and demonstrated.
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    If you do a forum search on "workbench" you'll...

    If you do a forum search on "workbench" you'll find many, many threads covering all these issues and more. That might explain the lack of responses :)

    For example, there was a thread only a couple...
  25. Thread: Workbench top

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    Solid core door.....Bunnings. Heavy, flat,...

    Solid core door.....Bunnings.

    Heavy, flat, hardwearing. Used these on my first benches, and 15 years later still going strong.
  26. Thread: Joke

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    Might be just an urban legend, but I heard that...

    Might be just an urban legend, but I heard that there is a bungie jump setup somewhere where the supervising guy has a rather twisted sense of humour. Gets the jumper all strapped in, double-checks...
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    They are Shapton M5 stones - I have a couple. A...

    They are Shapton M5 stones - I have a couple. A cheaper alternative to the solid Shapton Professional; there may be less thickness of abrasive, but nothing wrong with the quality. I have a 5000 and...
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    It'll make a mess of your timber if you leave it...

    It'll make a mess of your timber if you leave it on !! G15 doesn't form a dry film like some other product - it stays "gluggy". I'm currently experimenting with spraying an aerosol "Dry Glide"...
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    I give my tablesaw a quick wipe over with G15...

    I give my tablesaw a quick wipe over with G15 rust inhibitor if i know i won't be using it for a while - has to be wiped off again before use. Most important thing is what orraloon says above - cover...
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    A.C.T. HH stands for.......Helical Head

    HH stands for.......Helical Head
  31. That's my finish of choice too. Those benchtops...

    That's my finish of choice too. Those benchtops have come up a treat :2tsup:

    I started out applying the stuff rubbed in with a white abrasive pad (per Osmo instructions), but get just as good...
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    Solid core door for the top - heavy, flat,...

    Solid core door for the top - heavy, flat, cheaper than thick MDF

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/hume-doors-timber-2040-x-820-x-35mm-solidcore-duracote-exterior-flush-door_p1971771
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    This thread now at 51 pages...going back to 2012...

    This thread now at 51 pages...going back to 2012 (and even that wasn't the start of the process). Who do I talk to about acquiring the film rights to this "group buy" ??

    Not having a go....all...
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    Interesting...4 hand spans high for planing, 5...

    Interesting...4 hand spans high for planing, 5 for sawing, etc. Given the luxury of two benches for different activities !!
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    Interesting - had to just go out to shed and...

    Interesting - had to just go out to shed and check....

    I'm 180cm, and fairly long in the arm. Existing bench, which I've always felt to be too high for most work, is 960mm. This almost exactly...
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    Hadn't seen Terry's video on setting up the...

    Hadn't seen Terry's video on setting up the workbench - thanks for the link. Curious to note that calculating bench height by his method leads to something about 2-3" higher than what I get using the...
  37. Thread: Echidna

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    It took the python about 10 days to digest that...

    It took the python about 10 days to digest that and the lump to disappear....he/she was often found lying in the sun outside the front of the shed. Makes a nice change from all the other bitey snakes...
  38. Thread: Echidna

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    We also employ a 2m long carpet python (on piece...

    We also employ a 2m long carpet python (on piece rates...lol) to keep the mice and rats down. Here he is resting up after dealing with something quite large, judging by the lump in his middle. Could...
  39. Thread: Echidna

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    We have a regular echidna who helps with the...

    We have a regular echidna who helps with the gardening....

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    Spectacular work - well done indeed :2tsup:

    Spectacular work - well done indeed :2tsup:
  41. Thread: Walnut Box

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    homey - thanks for the detail on the corner...

    homey - thanks for the detail on the corner glue/reinforcing. I agree that if the end grain is "sized" with thinned glue first you should probably be OK, but the internal slipfeathers you describe...
  42. Thread: Walnut Box

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    Very nicely done and finished ! :2tsup: I think...

    Very nicely done and finished ! :2tsup: I think the Polyx is still available in gloss, although I only ever use the satin.

    I've seen many boxes constructed in this manner (referring to the corner...
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    Regarding honing compounds, this may be of...

    Regarding honing compounds, this may be of interest: -

    https://www.sharpeningsupplies.com/Understanding-Honing-Compound-W106.aspx
  44. Thread: Lie Lucky

    by Mr Brush
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    Hahaha.....Vann....great minds and all that. I...

    Hahaha.....Vann....great minds and all that. I must have been typing as you posted. Something the size/weight of that Veritas DX60 should have a handle, i.e. a #1 conventional plane. I find it...
  45. Thread: Lie Lucky

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    Not sure how long ago they stopped making the 103...

    Not sure how long ago they stopped making the 103 - I bought mine (standard bronze) new about 10 years ago. Use it for all long grain work, chamfering, etc., and it works just fine at standard blade...
  46. Have to go see if my JET saw can take a dado...

    Have to go see if my JET saw can take a dado blade - arbor is the right size for once.
  47. Thread: Lie Lucky

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    Good score !! I also have a 102 and 103, these...

    Good score !! I also have a 102 and 103, these are my go-to block planes, and I've had them for about 10 years now. Which reminds me, I should fish out some other block planes that I don't use and...
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    I have roo leather strops glued to MDF with green...

    I have roo leather strops glued to MDF with green compound for keeping chisels going a bit longer between proper sharpenings....but its tail leather not just the normal hide. Some guy on fleabay was...
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    I think you'll find that the correct answer is "A...

    I think you'll find that the correct answer is "A Suffusion of Yellow".....clearly the number 4 has all sorts of properties we don't yet understand. For fans of Douglas Adams: -
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    I forget what the little modules were that...

    I forget what the little modules were that plugged into ports in the top of the 41C? Pre-written program packages for different applications? I do remember the bar code scanner option.

    Weird that...
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