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  1. I had the problems on a job yesterday, but I...

    I had the problems on a job yesterday, but I spoke to Kyle and Dudley 4 weeks ago, prior to this happening, but I was aware of a few people that this had happened to so I was asking questions to try...
  2. Lucas Mill slabbing bar - seized nose sprocket

    Hi,

    Just wondering if this is a common problem and how to avoid it. Half way through the last log of the day and I could smell like a burning timber smell for about 20 seconds, then a heap of...
  3. Yes, same thing with a mate of mine, he'd driven...

    Yes, same thing with a mate of mine, he'd driven over an hour from the Upper Hunter!
  4. What was even more disappointing was it was...

    What was even more disappointing was it was advertised in the AWR calendar as being on, it was even listed on IE's website, though when you clicked the link...nothing.
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    Thanks Bob and Neil for sharing your experiences....

    Thanks Bob and Neil for sharing your experiences. One thing I was wondering and the reason I decided to post was if the timber somehow milled up brittle due to the high voltage passing through the...
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    Milling trees hit by lightening

    Hi,

    Just wondering if the timber would be any good cut from a tree that has been hit by lightening? Tree is still standing, has died and no visible spits or cracking from the outside. Guess once...
  7. Second hand slabbing attachment for Lucas Mill

    Hi,

    I'm looking at purchasing the above, but it's in QLD and i'm down in NSW. I have put a post also about assistance with freight.

    My concern is if I was to purchase it and get it down here...
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    Brisbane to Taree or Newcastle

    Hi,

    Just wondering if anyone can help out with transport for a Lucas Mill slabbing attachment i've purchased second hand?

    Any help would be much appreciated.
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    thanks, will do :)

    thanks, will do :)
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    Freight from Brisbane to Newcastle

    Hi,

    Just wondering if anyone can help out with freight for a slabbing attachment?? Freight companies that can possible do it for less than $200?

    Any help would be much appreciated.
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    Not too sure to be honest. If I had to make a...

    Not too sure to be honest. If I had to make a guess I'd say river red gum due to its proximity on a river flat?
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    Milling Redgum for posts and rails

    Hi,

    I've got Redgum down and was wanting to mill for a post and rail fence. Is this advisable for those that know the timber better than I do, or will it just buckle and twist out of shape once...
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    Late reply I know but Lucas Mill sell their own...

    Late reply I know but Lucas Mill sell their own design for $175
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    In my experience milling a few small logs (500...

    In my experience milling a few small logs (500 diameter) you need to strip stack it carefully and put heaps of weight on top to hold it down and keep it flat, otherwise you will end up with a heap of...
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    In some areas of Australia timber as firewood is...

    In some areas of Australia timber as firewood is far more valuable than sawn timber for building/furniture :(
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    I'm in Maitland and have a Lucas Mill. Problem...

    I'm in Maitland and have a Lucas Mill. Problem with those sizes you would need a 10" machine, as the max you can get in one pass of the common 8" model is around 205mm. It would not be worth double...
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    If you have to buy paint we've found wet area...

    If you have to buy paint we've found wet area water proofing membrane from bunnings is excellent. Two coats and it will even seal any cracks that are already present...even 10-15mm wide!
  18. Dries out and cracks instantly in warm weather?

    Dries out and cracks instantly in warm weather?
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    I've just made a bookcase from it...beautiful...

    I've just made a bookcase from it...beautiful timber! Very hard and heavy, but very stable timber, stays straight once machined and like others have said, takes a beautiful finish. Has some nice...
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    I picked up a new instructional DVD Lucas mill...

    I picked up a new instructional DVD Lucas mill has just released at the Sydney Wood Show. It goes into every detail about everything you need to know about setup, operation, maintenance (including...
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    Thanks for all the valuable advice guys. It is...

    Thanks for all the valuable advice guys. It is great to know like minded people, and people who have 'been there, done that' are willing to share information and their experiences.

    I did contact...
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    Lucas Mill log chocks

    Hi, those that use the Lucas Mill log chocks, how do you find them? Are they a big advantage over timber wedges/chocks? What dimensions are the log bearers for use with the Lucas Mill log chocks?
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    Thanks Paul for your valuable input. I think the...

    Thanks Paul for your valuable input. I think the guy I was speaking to on the phone today about the blades was referring to the hook angle (10 degrees from memory - diagram in the manual) and the...
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    Thanks for the detailed reply...much appreciated....

    Thanks for the detailed reply...much appreciated. I am new to this and keen to learn as much as I can from those who are willing to share their experiences. As I said, the blade I brought back to...
  25. Did you end up getting these trees down and...

    Did you end up getting these trees down and milled?
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    Blade sharpening for Lucas Mill

    Hi,

    First my apologies if this topic has already been covered. I am new to Lucas sawmilling and gave my second hand machine a first time run on the weekend. I spent most of the day servicing it...
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    Yes I planned on making a long and a short set. ...

    Yes I planned on making a long and a short set. Would you go longer than 300mm for the long set? How short for the short set? I initially thought 150mm, but I am not sure now if that would be long...
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    Ok thanks, would you recommend I make tent peg...

    Ok thanks, would you recommend I make tent peg style pegs with 16mm round bar?
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    Thanks for the super fast reply! Any tips of...

    Thanks for the super fast reply! Any tips of getting them out when you are finished...do you just lift up on the stay to get them started?
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    Pegs for Lucas Mill stays

    Hi,
    I have just bought a second hand lucas mill but it is missing the hold down pegs that fix the brace arm to the ground. Iím going to make some, would anyone be able to tell me the diameter of...
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    Yes I tried the new Domino XL at the festool...

    Yes I tried the new Domino XL at the festool stand (which is actually F&K Tools). They have all the festool stuff there for your to try out. Carbatec are the other ones who will have festool stuff...
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    Please let us know Crowie if you get a response

    Please let us know Crowie if you get a response
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    I spoke to many exhibitors and one particularly...

    I spoke to many exhibitors and one particularly expressed his corcern with the change of venue and what effect it would have, etc. As a passionate woodworker I would turn up regardless of when and...
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    2012 Sydney Wood show feedback

    Hi all, what did everyone think of the Sydney show on the weekend, particularly the new venue? By the end of the day I was slightly disappointed. There seemed to be less exhibitors, notably no...
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    That machine looks brand new! What did you end...

    That machine looks brand new! What did you end up getting for it?
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    Someone said earlier that you don't get the...

    Someone said earlier that you don't get the domino any cheaper at the shows. Did anyone purchase one at any of the shows this year? If so, how much did you pay?

    Cheers
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