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  1. Thread: kauri pine

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    Ah, well then they have the hassles of dealing...

    Ah, well then they have the hassles of dealing with the local authority Moreton Bay Regional Council to see IF they require approval to remove the tree. An accredited tree service should know the...
  2. Thread: kauri pine

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    Who's property is the tree on?

    Who's property is the tree on?
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    Nitrocellulose lacquer is becoming difficult to...

    Nitrocellulose lacquer is becoming difficult to obtain due to the few solid wood cabinet makers about, and the move to 2 pack finishes. I can no longer get it in Townsville unless I place a special...
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    Perhaps the Wattyl Estapol Flooring 7008 2 pack...

    Perhaps the Wattyl Estapol Flooring 7008 2 pack had started to gel, through incomplete mixing, in places during application. I assume the 7008 was purchased recently? or as mentioned above a wax has...
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    Photos of my "Stanley Australia" HSS tipped #5...

    Photos of my "Stanley Australia" HSS tipped #5 plane blade. I purchased this circa 1981 when we built our first house. It was fitted into my Dad's Canadian Stanley #5.

    The join can be clearly seen...
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    Good news, as I suspected the tracking adjustment...

    Good news, as I suspected the tracking adjustment changing in use.

    Good luck trying to find a current Jet/Powermatic dealer or new machine or parts support in Australia.

    IF you are going to...
  7. The other option is to find one of the supporters...

    The other option is to find one of the supporters of the "Mend It" movement.
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    Perhaps not! Maybe just a disgruntled difficult...

    Perhaps not! Maybe just a disgruntled difficult patient perhaps?

    How about you also note the obvious - nursing staff are under a hell of a lot of pressure due to COVID! Many are being "required"...
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    Some times it's just a simple oversight. My...

    Some times it's just a simple oversight.

    My Woodfast BS500 came assembled as well, but a few things were not aligned well at all but still functioned OK. More annoying than anything, like the...
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    Are you locking the tracking adjustment on the...

    Are you locking the tracking adjustment on the top wheel with the lock lever after adjustment?
  11. Thread: Pink Silky

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    The species are Roupala montana, Roupala...

    The species are Roupala montana, Roupala cordialis among others known as Leopardwood, brazilian lacewood, South American lacewood, Ropala lacewood (Wikipedia)

    As an interesting aside, on another...
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    Hospital safety protocols dictate that nursing...

    Hospital safety protocols dictate that nursing staff must follow the approved standards for in hospital medication with tracking, charting, prescribing, patient management and handover to your GP...
  13. Thread: Pink Silky

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    Understandable given the circumstances, I hope...

    Understandable given the circumstances, I hope you create a wonderful resting place for their child. :C
  14. Thread: Pink Silky

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    I was getting all excited to see some "Pink Silky...

    I was getting all excited to see some "Pink Silky Oak" - Alloxylon wickhamii but now I'm unsure if you have "Southern Silky Oak" - Grevillea robusta or "Northern Silky Oak" - Cardwellia sublimis?...
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    Perhaps the lanolin based sealer was the culprit.

    Perhaps the lanolin based sealer was the culprit.
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    Who is the agent in Townsville?

    Who is the agent in Townsville?
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    The Australian genuine Stanley HSS blade I have...

    The Australian genuine Stanley HSS blade I have is butt joined not a lamination sandwhich. The butt join is visible on both sides of the blade.
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    I agree to a point - how many wood workers have...

    I agree to a point - how many wood workers have been dismayed to find rust on a tool, or a tool imprint on Jarrah, Tas Oak etc or discolouration from sweat drops on a piece, or some spilled Coke....
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    All products have benefits and less desirable...

    All products have benefits and less desirable traits. We simply have to learn to minimize the potential for the less desirable traits to cause harm / damage.

    The off gassing only occurs whilst the...
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    NeilS, The lathe looks to be a reasonable lathe...

    NeilS, The lathe looks to be a reasonable lathe and Andrew Hall's video gives us a better appreciation of the engineering behind the locking mechanism. Perhaps I'm simply biased towards fixed head...
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    If you read the MSDS sheets for the various PVA...

    If you read the MSDS sheets for the various PVA glues you will note that they vary in pH values, but all are in the acidic range. Some will pose less of a potential hazard for rust corrosion on...
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    I noted the parts #41 "Compressed Spring" & #42...

    I noted the parts #41 "Compressed Spring" & #42 "Steel Ball" in the schematic and could not see any purpose for them other than some form of registration system.

    So my original suspicions were...
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    The whole insurance claims process is fraught for...

    The whole insurance claims process is fraught for the consumer. You should hear the horror stories of home owners making claims from TC's Yasi & Larry up our way. I'm sure its even worse for "flood"...
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    So, as a logical progression on this line it...

    So, as a logical progression on this line it means that anyone doing fractal burning has no home & contents insurance cover. :D
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    IF they take issue with the business then you...

    IF they take issue with the business then you effectively have no cover any way. Best to be up front ASAP to know where you stand.

    Now my contention is do we as consumers of insurance services...
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    Another significant issue with contents insurance...

    Another significant issue with contents insurance is the blanket limit of $5000 (or insert amount) for "tools of trade" in many contents insurance policies.

    I notified my insurer that I have a...
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    Apparently more common than we believe here in...

    Apparently more common than we believe here in Oz.

    Checked two of my user Stanley #5's one is "Made in England" the other "Made in Canada. The "Made in Canada" #5 was my Dad's and is by far the...
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    & density, aroma, ...... :D Small samples can...

    & density, aroma, ...... :D Small samples can give quite skewed calculations for density etc.

    There are so many (environmental??) variables that determine the particular character of a specimen. ...
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    Measure the spindle height accurately and the gap...

    Measure the spindle height accurately and the gap between the bed ways. Those two measurements are vital in sourcing a replacement tail stock. Replacements do pop up from time to time and some...
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    I've brought blanks in from NZ and declared them...

    I've brought blanks in from NZ and declared them with no significant issues, other than getting the 3rd degree on entry.

    One thing to keep in mind is the CITES listing of woods that are not...
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    Overall it appears to be a reasonable machine and...

    Overall it appears to be a reasonable machine and certainly no worse when compared to the current range of generic clone offerings. It does have some weaknesses imho, but used within its capacity it...
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    No experience with the Record Coronet, however...

    No experience with the Record Coronet, however there are a few design issues with lathes such as the Coronet that I do not believe are "good design" and come about mainly due to the economies gained...
  33. Thin kerf blade development has really been...

    Thin kerf blade development has really been pushed to the fore mainly due to going cordless. The thin kerf blades are less demanding, consume less battery power & therefore a battery charge will last...
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    +1 on that solution. It works. I have used it...

    +1 on that solution. It works.

    I have used it to cut numerous 12 mm dowel spindles for spin top shafts. The block can even be ripped in half through the hole to make life easier. Even a short of...
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    SOLD: Poor driver - oh only in 'Merica.

    Poor driver - oh only in 'Merica.
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    I use it on saw blades & router bits but at $33...

    I use it on saw blades & router bits but at $33 for 532ml its cheaper to throw way sandpaper imho.
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    Unfortunately many wood turners have learned...

    Unfortunately many wood turners have learned quite bad sharpening habits, particularly bowl turners & more tool steel is wasted than is ever necessary because of those habits.

    Club tools and...
  38. Spoofing calling line ID is rampant.

    Spoofing calling line ID is rampant.
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    David, this link will give you some guidance on...

    David, this link will give you some guidance on what to do

    Uncollected goods | Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (commerce.wa.gov.au)

    Disposing uncollected goods | Department...
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    Machinery is certainly more affordable these...

    Machinery is certainly more affordable these days, is it better quality???? :rolleyes:

    At least we could get parts, and mostly still can, for Aussie made machines from that era. Even early Woodman...
  41. Firstly no apologies for being so direct here -...

    Firstly no apologies for being so direct here - your safety is paramount! :)

    There are no safe assumptions when working with wood working machinery! Plain & simple! Don't assume - find the...
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    The more I look at 1970's Aussie made wood...

    The more I look at 1970's Aussie made wood working machinery, the more I'm convinced that we have been ripped off by the current offerings.
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    Simple facts are, High Voltage (HV) is...

    Simple facts are,



    High Voltage (HV) is very hazardous,
    Minimal HV current can be lethal
    HV is used to create the "patterns" because of the very specific ability to overcome resistance.
    ...
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    I don't have that problem, nor can I fit a zero...

    I don't have that problem, nor can I fit a zero clearance insert to my Woodfast TS250 "sliding panel saw." So I'm forced to use sleds for all that work.
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    That's gotta hurt!

    That's gotta hurt!
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    I contacted Terry Scott (Timberly NZ) and he...

    I contacted Terry Scott (Timberly NZ) and he agrees its a Woodcut early version - or possibly a Teknatool as they had a similar tool for a while. Looking at the remnants of the label I still reckon...
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    I reckon its an early version of the Woodcut (NZ)...

    I reckon its an early version of the Woodcut (NZ) replaceable tip bowl gouge.

    Edit - I've sent an email to Terry Scott in NZ to ask if he can confirm that. The milling and design of the...
  48. Crowie, there are a few online resources for wood...

    Crowie, there are a few online resources for wood ID that are useful but are in no way definitive nor 100% accurate, such as

    Hobbit House Glossary (hobbithouseinc.com)
    HobbitHouse Wood ID site...
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    All the floor sanders I have known from the 1960...

    All the floor sanders I have known from the 1960 & 70's around Cairns had major health problems, either from the sanding dust or the thinners in the "Estapol" finish.

    It's easy to say "how dumb...
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    Am I missing something here? What purpose does...

    Am I missing something here? What purpose does the tape serve?

    My impression is that a zero clearance insert (throat plate) is used to support and to prevent thin rips being drawn down into the...
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