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  1. Thankfully, Ian they are north of us, but we live...

    Thankfully, Ian they are north of us, but we live in a bush setting and they put you on edge. I have sprinklers that mount on the gutters that do a 360 degree circuit wetting the roof and garden...
  2. Recertification of small Primus LPG Gas Bottles

    I have a couple of small Primus LPG Bottles with a top opening that are out of date, and I am having trouble finding a company that will recertify them, here on the Sunshine Coast. Can anyone help...
  3. Thread: moreton lathe

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    I wonder if Enzo at Vermec, Kippa Ring QLD could...

    I wonder if Enzo at Vermec, Kippa Ring QLD could make one up for you.
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    I see on some websites it is made in Australia,...

    I see on some websites it is made in Australia, but could some of the stuff be coming out of China or the like?
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    MDF ‘The Good the Bad and the Ugly’.

    First of all, I was not sure to place this thread, as it is MDF related.

    At the High School where I work, we cut 3mm MDF projects on the laser. One of the projects involves a hinged joint which...
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    Yes, I can see the merit in both those...

    Yes, I can see the merit in both those suggestions.
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    Is this business located overseas? What do they...

    Is this business located overseas? What do they mean products by Amazon?
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    I think they do not ship to Australia.

    I think they do not ship to Australia.
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    A bit more time in my workshop and did my second...

    A bit more time in my workshop and did my second thread, this time using Hairy Bark Oak. It appears I now have the cutter depth set correctly as the outside of the threads have a small flat surface...
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    If you view Allan Batty’s UK videos using the...

    If you view Allan Batty’s UK videos using the skew, he is turning a very soft timber that cuts like butter. But in saying that, his tool technique is superb.

    I was taught by a well known...
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    Thanks Ian; appreciate you providing that...

    Thanks Ian; appreciate you providing that information.
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    Thanks Woodpixel; he does nice work.

    Thanks Woodpixel; he does nice work.
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    Today, I thought I would make a nut for my first...

    Today, I thought I would make a nut for my first experiment of a wooden thread. I also purchased a plastic template from Beall for hex nut sizes. For a one inch thread the nut shown below is correct...
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    That’s true Woodpixel; attached is a screen shot...

    That’s true Woodpixel; attached is a screen shot of those instructions. Fortunately, I mastered the skew a long time ago, but just a bit rusty on its use. It is certainly the ‘go to’ tool for dowels....
  15. Thread: Macadamia

    by Kidbee
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    Wayne here is a description which maybe helpful....

    Wayne here is a description which maybe helpful.

    https://www.wood-database.com/macadamia-nut/
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    Today, it was raining up here and I took the...

    Today, it was raining up here and I took the opportunity to try out my new Beall threader. First I had to turn some Kwila down to 1 inch dowel. Have not been at my lathe for awhile and took me a bit...
  17. Thread: Betting

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    Are you sure his name is ‘Alan’, more likely to...

    Are you sure his name is ‘Alan’, more likely to be ‘Paddy’.
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    QUEENSLAND Ian, your work showcases and highlights the...

    Ian, your work showcases and highlights the diverse range and beauty of our native timbers and proves that in Australia, we do not have to rely on exotic species. I am sure everyone who purchased...
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    QUEENSLAND Ian, I will take marking knife 8. Sending pm....

    Ian, I will take marking knife 8. Sending pm. Gary.
  20. Thread: Marking gauges

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    QUEENSLAND Wow Ian, they went like hot cakes. I have been...

    Wow Ian, they went like hot cakes. I have been cruising the internet tonight and found the following photo of a different type of Marking Gauge. Thought its design may interest you.
  21. Thread: Sun Time

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    I had not opened this thread until tonight. I’m...

    I had not opened this thread until tonight. I’m with Willy and like it also. Nice wood. Is it turned first and then hand carved?
  22. Thread: timber ID

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    Ted, is there any seed capsules under the tree?...

    Ted, is there any seed capsules under the tree? New Zealand Christmas bush has fine hairy aerial roots a bit like that one but that was only from a Google search.
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    Nice coloured wood accompanied by a story of...

    Nice coloured wood accompanied by a story of getting the wood from the holy land. Well done!
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    As scheduled, my Beall Threading Kit arrived...

    As scheduled, my Beall Threading Kit arrived today. I thought, incorrectly, that the major parts would be made in the USA and was a bit disappointed to see ‘Made in China’ printed on the plastic...
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    The Timberbits Video used Brasso as well. I do...

    The Timberbits Video used Brasso as well. I do the MSDS for the High School where I work. Brasso was up there with the worst. Combine that with the MSDS for CA and you are playing with quite a toxic...
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    Car polish for the final finish, is that common?...

    Car polish for the final finish, is that common? Does it produce a better finish than say the large stable of Ubeaut’s finishes?
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    Best CA Application Video

    I have had minimal experience in applying CA as a finishing application and was wondering whose YouTube Video would be best to watch. I know the pen makers use this process and Guilio Marcalongo uses...
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    Thanks for the advice and photos. I will look...

    Thanks for the advice and photos. I will look forward to viewing your output.
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    As, you can see, I want to keep this great...

    As, you can see, I want to keep this great thread, you started, going.
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    Thanks IanW, I value your opinion very much.

    Thanks IanW, I value your opinion very much.
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    Drove a distance to pick up this small slab of...

    Drove a distance to pick up this small slab of Crows Ash. Before I left to get it, the seller, who owns a small milling business, told me the grain was straight etc. However, that is not the case and...
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    Well my Beall order was shipped today and...

    Well my Beall order was shipped today and delivery is scheduled for 6/12/18. Shipping cost was USD80 ouch!

    As I posted previously, I am being gifted some Crows Ash but won’t be getting it until I...
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    I thought jokes were meant to be funny. Haha.

    I thought jokes were meant to be funny. Haha.
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    QUEENSLAND Hors, what is the new price of one of those?...

    Hors, what is the new price of one of those? Yours is certainly in tip top condition and has a fairly recent manufacture date.
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    Ian, last night I met up with an acquaintance who...

    Ian, last night I met up with an acquaintance who has offered me some woods for my future projects. He comes from a family of cabinet makers and turn 80 years old next year. The woods are Crows Ash...
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    Nice work Jan. You will be in the ‘good books’.

    Nice work Jan. You will be in the ‘good books’.
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    I too have just bought a digital copy of issue...

    I too have just bought a digital copy of issue 92. How instant it is to get a copy.
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    I was hoping Ian W would have been online about...

    I was hoping Ian W would have been online about this. After a fair bit of toing and froing I have opted for the Beall kit. Ian said sharpening of those other bits is a nightmare so I have heeded his...
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    Stay away from Chinese made traps. I have...

    Stay away from Chinese made traps. I have purchased Australian made traps from these people. They are more expensive but as they say ‘you get what you pay for’.
    Cat Trap
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    As far as confusing Cadagi and Moreton Bay Ash,...

    As far as confusing Cadagi and Moreton Bay Ash, the former has much much larger leaves and the overall form of the tree is quite different.

    Have a friend with a serving bar made from Cadagi and I...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I’m in OOPS! No I'm not....:damn: Maybe next...

    I’m in
    OOPS! No I'm not....:damn: Maybe next time. Doh! :doh:(Edit by Neil.)
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I’m in OOPS! No I'm not....:damn: Maybe next...

    I’m in
    OOPS! No I'm not....:damn: Maybe next time. Doh! :doh:(Edit by Neil.)
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    Any forum members here own a German made Dieter...

    Any forum members here own a German made Dieter Schmid thread cutter. I know they are very expensive but how do they perform? Been looking at the Beall ones that require the router or the Dieter...
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    Do they supply a special Collett to fit the...

    Do they supply a special Collett to fit the router? I have only ever used 1/4” and 1/2” bits.
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    This is a half-blind Leigh router bit but has no...

    This is a half-blind Leigh router bit but has no bearing and which made me think it was made specially for a half-blind dovetail jig. Thanks for your reply Ratbag; good to hear from you.
    ...
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    Half-Blind Dovetail Bits

    We have several half-blind dovetail jigs that get used in a college situation.

    Previously, we purchased half-blind dovetail bits from Carba-tec. Today, I enquired about ordering some more bits...
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    CLAIMED I’m in

    I’m in
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    Yes GST gets claimed back. The ear muffs we have...

    Yes GST gets claimed back. The ear muffs we have are fixed and do not swivel around which makes them pretty well impossible to wear with a normal helmet, due to the headband arrangement.

    There are...
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    3M is a good brand, and at that price, maybe a...

    3M is a good brand, and at that price, maybe a contender for the teachers and myself to use on the table saw.

    I do not like ear muffs that cut out the sound of the saw running, but they probably...
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    Face Shield/ Ear Muff Combo

    For a High School situation we are seeking to buy a number of the above. They need to be of reasonable quality to stand the wear and tear of a Manual Arts Dept.

    In the past we have had several...
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