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    Woodfast WL1220 Lathe back in stock

    Yes finally after a very long wait the Woodfast WL1220 Midi lathe is finally back in stock.
    This is the most popular of the midi lathes on the market due to having 300mm swing, 500mm between centres...
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    An easy fix for this is to clean the taper and...

    An easy fix for this is to clean the taper and the recess and then rub chalk on the taper.
    Then do as before tap the chuck back in place,
    I am not sure the exact science behind this but it does...
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    CBN wheels dont need the flanges to work...

    CBN wheels dont need the flanges to work properly.
    Just push the wheel right up to the shoulder on the shaft and tighten up there.
    If there is runout there may be a problem with the shoulder or...
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    WITHDRAWN: Just to clear up a couple of points of...

    Just to clear up a couple of points of misinformation
    The Woodcut bowlsaver can be purchased with quite a few toolposts.
    They generally come with 2 blades.
    Bowlsaver
    Most bowl blanks up to 350mm...
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    There is a bear in there.

    Our latest addition to our Beaver Craft beginners kits is the Bear kit.
    The kit comes complete with all the parts you will need to carve your first Bear.
    This gives you a chance to dip your toes in...
  6. As it is chain drive bring it out regularily and...

    As it is chain drive bring it out regularily and blow out as the dust will build up in the chain if left alone.
    Use Dry lube like they use for Zips
  7. We had a guy buy one of the elipse masks and he...

    We had a guy buy one of the elipse masks and he reported back that it was really good but as a heavy sweater it had a lot of build up from sweat.
    His fix was to put a tissue in the bottom and...
  8. Saw one of these at the last Melbourne wood show...

    Saw one of these at the last Melbourne wood show and was very underwhelmed by what I saw.
    As others have indicated the M33 thread is not the norm here M30x3.5 is more the standard as you can get...
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    From what I am hearing this morning it has been...

    From what I am hearing this morning it has been cancelled, again.
    Unable to confirm these details, just what is on the grapevine today8/7/22
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    The square base one was made in WA and the wider...

    The square base one was made in WA and the wider base one made in Melbourne, They were all copying the style of Vicmarc and woodfast to get a larger base for more stability, then nova come along and...
  11. Flat and level make for setting up machines and...

    Flat and level make for setting up machines and benches so much easier, spend the time now to sort out and will make going forward so much easier.
    Yes you can use the same material they use for...
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    Acellerator back in stock

    Finally after a long time QA-6 NCF Accellerator is back in stock. For those wanting a top up look here. CWS Store - Hot Stuff QA-6 NCF Quick Accelerator
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    SOLD: John I will take those of your hands.

    John I will take those of your hands.
  14. It all depends on what you are using it for. If...

    It all depends on what you are using it for.
    If just breaking down rough timber then you can live with it.
    If you want precise cuts then a gentle tap with a hammer may fix some of the issue, but...
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    Vermec and Vicmarc no longer stock the collet...

    Vermec and Vicmarc no longer stock the collet chucks, pity as they were a very good option for a lot of different jobs.
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    Your garage is already to small if you want to...

    Your garage is already to small if you want to work on a car as you need at least 6m wide x 8m long, so just extend your workshop straight back from there with another 8m lenght making it 16m long on...
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    Not sure if Timbecon have one set up in their...

    Not sure if Timbecon have one set up in their shop.
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    Works really well, very happy with the setup. As...

    Works really well, very happy with the setup. As you indicate you do need a bit more room on the right hand side.
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    Yes have seen him get more comfortable doing what...

    Yes have seen him get more comfortable doing what he does, and now engaging more with the crowd, compared to that young kid who would rarely lift his head. Confidence is a big thing.
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    Was a good day out, good crowd and plenty to see.

    Was a good day out, good crowd and plenty to see.
  21. DONE: Doesn't look like he makes a 4" anymore, 45...

    Doesn't look like he makes a 4" anymore, 45 Degree Markers – HNT Gordon & Co. Classic Planemakers Australia
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    We will be there on Sunday for a look. Always a...

    We will be there on Sunday for a look.
    Always a good day out.
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    There is nothing compatible between Nova and...

    There is nothing compatible between Nova and Vicmarc.
    You can put Vicmarc chucks on any lathe but it would be blasphemy to put a nova chuck on a Vicmarc lathe.
    The Vacuum chuck can be fitted with...
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    Spent 13 years at Newport workshops in the late...

    Spent 13 years at Newport workshops in the late 70's early 80's.
    5 road electricians.
    Seems like a lifetime ago.
  25. I found the Low Angle Jack very light in...

    I found the Low Angle Jack very light in comparison with a 5-/12, it seemed to take more effort to use in that you have to use more weight to keep it going.
    With the heavier weight of the 5-1/2 and...
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    WITHDRAWN: A week too late as I have just purchased one,...

    A week too late as I have just purchased one, Great tool with lots of uses.
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    By the look of the gear up on the mezzanine you...

    By the look of the gear up on the mezzanine you may need to extend that sooner than later.
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    DEATH NOTICE RIP Peter To Michelle and family please...

    RIP Peter


    To Michelle and family please accept our condolences our thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
    Peter fought a good fight.

    Regards Jim & Irene.

    Thanks Neil for passing this...
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    I can totally relate to this, there is times I...

    I can totally relate to this, there is times I know I have put a tool down in a certain spot to go and get it and it has levitated into some one else craft room.
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    You spent how much

    Had a chuckle with a customer today, He did not want to tell his wife how much he had spent, I told him it is ok to let her know exactly how much you spent. This way when she killed you she would...
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    As beardy, they never seem to discount the prices...

    As beardy, they never seem to discount the prices , just add to the promotion like hoses with the dusty or something like that.
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    Peter it is so sad to hear of your predicament ,...

    Peter it is so sad to hear of your predicament , as others have said your input will be sorely missed.
    We do wish all the best for you and your family in this time.
    We do know that you have taught...
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    These are the main Magnifying Lamp...

    These are the main Magnifying Lamp available. Now that they use the LED light they are even better as there is less heat on the back of your hands.
  34. Had a chat with one of our local guys who does...

    Had a chat with one of our local guys who does the epoxy thing and asked about the cutter and sanding.
    He indicated that he is torn between both methods.
    It does not matter how well he overfills...
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    Razertip Woodburning Accessories

    Razertip have introduced some new accessories to add to the woodburners arsenal.
    There is now a toolbag to keep all you pieces together.
    To make it easier for the woodburner there is also Burn...
  36. Not if you use the Carbitool surfacing bit with...

    Not if you use the Carbitool surfacing bit with TCT cutters on a 3hp router.
    3 Flute - Surface Planer - Carbitool
  37. If you are using epoxy I would not use the sander...

    If you are using epoxy I would not use the sander to clean up.
    You would be better of with a router sled to flatten first then clean up with the sander.
    The epoxy will be hell on the belts.
  38. I wonder if he is talking about the overall blade...

    I wonder if he is talking about the overall blade length or the distance between the pins.
    This style relies on the pinned blades which are a nominal 5" between pins and 5-1/8 overall.
    CWS Store -...
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    Three Step Lathe Buffing Kit

    Here we have a 3 step lathe buffing kit.
    Suitable for lathes with a 2mt headstock.
    Kit is complete with the mandrel, buffs and polishing compound
    CWS Store - Three Step Lathe Buffing Spindle
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    Were Back 2022

    Were Back
    Yes the christmas break is over so here we go for 2022.
    We hope it is another good year for everyone.
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    As with all router lifts they do need periodic...

    As with all router lifts they do need periodic maintenance as the chain drive or the single post do gather dust.
    One thing to help this is to use dry lube to help repel some of the dust.
    So at...
  42. The other issue you have with forstner style bits...

    The other issue you have with forstner style bits is they need to be retracted a lot more often as the swarf binds up just behind them and makes retracting harder even when gripping the chuck with...
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    Christmas Closure 2021/22

    We would like to let everyone know we will be closed for the christmas break from Thursday the 24th of December 2021 and reopen on Tuesday the 18th of January 2022.
    We would like to take this...
  44. The VM120 chuck is your standard chuck with the...

    The VM120 chuck is your standard chuck with the standard jaws, woodscrew, tools and jaw screws which you would buy as your first one of these.
    If you have multiple jaws and getting tired of...
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    One issue you may run into with the flat bar is...

    One issue you may run into with the flat bar is making sure that when you replace the tip is getting it dead true to the shaft.
    With 2 round bars you dont have that issue
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    With the segmented head you get noise benefits...

    With the segmented head you get noise benefits and less load benefits. A slightly better finish than straight blades but not much. Putting tct bits on does not improve the cut only the longevity of...
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    The Vicmarc VM100 chuck will fit this lathe, as...

    The Vicmarc VM100 chuck will fit this lathe, as indicated you also need the M18x2.5mm insert. There is a special one for the Elu lathe that has a hub on the back as the straight back one wont work...
  48. The big difference between them both is that the...

    The big difference between them both is that the Sherwood has a proper spiral head with a 4 sided cutter where the carbatec has a segmented head with a 2 sided cutter.
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    What ever timber you use the finish will need...

    What ever timber you use the finish will need yearly replenishing
  50. spicko one advantage with this one is that it has...

    spicko one advantage with this one is that it has a 4 sided cutter so longevity should be a minimum 12 months or more, depending on the person remembering that this is a hobby machine and lighter...
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