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  1. Most of the current offerings of hobbyist drill...

    Most of the current offerings of hobbyist drill presses have issues, some quite major imho.

    The tables flex under moderate load; they are difficult to maintain alignment i.e. table orthoganal to...
  2. Try Toolex | B/Saw 14" Trunnion Supp Brack...

    Try Toolex | B/Saw 14" Trunnion Supp Brack 533101-132 110045

    Looks very similar.

    Also, worth a try if you get desperate Bandsaw Parts : eReplacementParts.com
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    No, you are not missing something with your...

    No, you are not missing something with your technique. However, the crude tension 'indicators' installed on most bandsaw machines use a principle that does rely upon the length of the blade and the...
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    Unfortunately, that is another one of the issues...

    Unfortunately, that is another one of the issues facing many with participation in clubs - the limited hours of operation.

    Sometimes that may be beyond the club's control as some may face...
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    It was a participation style wood turning event...

    It was a participation style wood turning event originally founded by the woodturners in the Proseripine area and lead by Conrad Jansen (CJ).

    An awesome gathering of like-minded turners with...
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    Certainly, those options are about if you are...

    Certainly, those options are about if you are fortunate enough to have a club or Men's Shed nearby.

    From my observations of clubs there is often a huge disparity between the well-heeled members...
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    Some interesting observations Hughie & Neil, most...

    Some interesting observations Hughie & Neil, most of which I whole heartedly agree with. I reckon we have been saying that wood turning is in decline for well over 20 years now. It's still here,...
  8. Sounds like cool heads prevailed. :) Best outcome...

    Sounds like cool heads prevailed. :) Best outcome for all, a few ruffled feathers but no real harm done. Sometimes the client / trades match just does not work out.

    My parents were small - medium...
  9. Reminds me of a sign I saw decades ago on a...

    Reminds me of a sign I saw decades ago on a freight company office wall! There are three fundamental deliverables - Quality, Timing, Cost! or Good, Fast, Cheap of which you can choose two!

    You...
  10. Thank you for the update. Sounds like your hoist...

    Thank you for the update. Sounds like your hoist may not have been up to the task in any case.

    I just transported a 400kg + mill/drill for my BIL. No issues loading my end with a fork lift, but...
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Morris Lake's books are great.

    Morris Lake's books are great.
  12. To be very frank, I really don't know any more! ...

    To be very frank, I really don't know any more!

    I've been peeved for quite a while about the lack of 'stability' with machinery suppliers / importers / retailers even though many offer quite good...
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    works for me

    works for me
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    Have a look at 'slip resistant' deck paints in...

    Have a look at 'slip resistant' deck paints in marine chandlery stores. International Interdeck Slip Resistant Deck Paint, $83.95 | Whitworths Marine

    or you can add micro balloons to ordinary deck...
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    I use spring clamps, G clamps and F clamps daily...

    I use spring clamps, G clamps and F clamps daily and a sash cramp occasionally. Each have their pros & cons imho.

    I like the quick action of the Dawn clamps per the OP's thread, however I have...
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    and / a toggle clamp used with a sacrificial...

    and / a toggle clamp used with a sacrificial spacer block. Have a look at the Bessey range of self-adjusting toggle clamps, pricey but good. I use sacrificial blocks quite a lot in my inlay banding...
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    Any aroma from it whilst hand planning? My...

    Any aroma from it whilst hand planning?

    My initial guess would be New Guinea Rosewood if it has a "rosewood" aroma, otherwise yellow sirus (Archidendropsis xanthoxylon).
  18. DAR timber from the likes of Bunnings is...

    DAR timber from the likes of Bunnings is relatively expensive when compared to timber from local suppliers / mills. Same for 'construction' timber - pine studs etc. However, it is 'ready to go',...
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    I was taught to use the pull cut and have always...

    I was taught to use the pull cut and have always used a pull cut, 'cept when I don't. :D

    I believe that the pull cut gives you more control / dexterity and a cleaner cut with light framed coping...
  20. That stuff seems to be more common these days! :D...

    That stuff seems to be more common these days! :D along with E. insipidous available through most hardware retail chains though very expensive, bland in colour and grain does split well. :rolleyes:
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    Have a look at retail sites such as Carbatec &...

    Have a look at retail sites such as Carbatec & Trend Timbers to get an idea. If you dig about you can find price lists on many sites.

    Complete Timber List - Trend Timbers or simply 'enquire' about...
  22. Search 'log stand for cutting firewood' plenty of...

    Search 'log stand for cutting firewood' plenty of images of examples.

    Just keep in mind when ripping length wise that the chain & bar may bind as you near the completion of the cut if using "X"...
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    My interpretation is that you are seeking the...

    My interpretation is that you are seeking the stand off hardware to attach to the rail.

    Not sure that they are sold separately at least I've never seen them - best advice is to go to a machinist...
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    As far as not being convinced about sprays - each...

    As far as not being convinced about sprays - each has its own niche. Wipe on Poly's (WOP) have issues too.

    For fine spindle work with crisp edge detail the WOP's tend to migrate to the edges /...
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    The eye watering quotes for tree work aren't...

    The eye watering quotes for tree work aren't unique to SEQld. :wink:
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    & the compliance costs associated with 'high risk...

    & the compliance costs associated with 'high risk work.'
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    The value in any timber is very dependent upon...

    The value in any timber is very dependent upon rarity, dimensions, colour, grain, figure, condition (drying checks / collapse), weathering etc. Without sighting the slabs it is difficult to appraise...
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    Other option is to file the excess down to as...

    Other option is to file the excess down to as close to the surface as you are game, then sand. For aluminium a nice sharp HSS plane blade in a hand plane can also remove excess IF you take shallow...
  29. Right decision imho. I'm rusty on WH&S issues...

    Right decision imho.

    I'm rusty on WH&S issues as I've been out of the work force 5 years now, but I had to undertake yearly compliance training which covered hoists that were in our workplaces...
  30. Worst case scenario - some one gets injured when...

    Worst case scenario - some one gets injured when the hoist or a sling fails, you get sued for personal injury & damages, your home insurance public liability will not cover that event. Now if they...
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    Good for Mickey Mouse ears. :D

    Good for Mickey Mouse ears. :D
  32. Ah, Grasshopper, you must use the right search...

    Ah, Grasshopper, you must use the right search terms. :D

    Try "mini chuck adapter" or "drill mini chuck" :p

    P&N 1 / 4" Hex 6mm Drill Mini Chuck - Bunnings Australia
  33. Nice read - Before the boogie board: Hawaiian...

    Nice read - Before the boogie board: Hawaiian paipo boards (brisnet.com.au)
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    That it is electrically safe. That the motor...

    That it is electrically safe.
    That the motor runs.
    Identify any non-functioning / missing parts / accessories.
    Check with supplier that those parts can be sourced!
    that the support 'rail' for...
  35. Pretty good advice from Malb. One thing you...

    Pretty good advice from Malb.

    One thing you learn fast, or at least should learn, with wooden boats / surfboards etc is that preparation is everything! then maintenance is king! That includes...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  42. 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?
  46. 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...
  48. 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
  49. 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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