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    Have a look at Timberbits - WoodRiver Brad Point...

    Have a look at Timberbits - WoodRiver Brad Point Set Drill Bits 25 pc - Metric
    They also have an imperial set.
    Also available at SEQ Woodtrning Suppliers - Woodworking Supplies S/E QLD - 25pce...
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    Certainly different to what I expected. Very...

    Certainly different to what I expected. Very clever and simple idea. Now I have to remember how it is done when the time comes to need a ticking stick!

    Alan...
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    Following with interest Kuffy. Should be quite a...

    Following with interest Kuffy.
    Should be quite a solid bench and your hardware looks first class.

    Alan...
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    Thanks for posting this. Easy enough to make, and...

    Thanks for posting this. Easy enough to make, and would be handy when using soft or punky wood between centres.

    Alan...
  5. What else can be said except "WOW". There are...

    What else can be said except "WOW".
    There are some very impressive pieces of timber there, both in looks and dimensions. That would be a very heavy workbench, just the thing for planing and...
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    Dunno if it is a platter or shallow bowl, either...

    Dunno if it is a platter or shallow bowl, either way, it is very nicely done. I have never turned, let alone seen Brigalow, but would be interested in having a go at a piece one of these days.
    I...
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    I will have a 'me too' for this problem as well. ...

    I will have a 'me too' for this problem as well.
    The following screenshot shows banner ads strewn throughout the post I was viewing just now.

    Alan...

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    Have a look at Timberbits - Pen Turning &...

    Have a look at Timberbits - Pen Turning & Woodworking They are one of the forum sponsors, see their advert on the right hand side of your screen.

    There are heaps of posts in the pen making...
  9. It may be a controller for the off peak water...

    It may be a controller for the off peak water heater. If so, it has probably replaced the old style controller.

    Alan...
  10. Thread: Colonoscopy

    by Uncle Al
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    Ah, now your Forum monika makes sense! :D Yep,...

    Ah, now your Forum monika makes sense! :D

    Yep, I have had a few, if only they could improve the taste of the stuff you have to take. I certainly wouldn't recommend driving home after the...
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    Would a sheet of Corflute (as used in election...

    Would a sheet of Corflute (as used in election campaigns) with a Stanley knife cut in every second core to allow the sheet to be rolled up into a cylinder work?. I would imagine it would look like a...
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    I hope you have a successful day, should have...

    I hope you have a successful day, should have something of interest for everyone.

    Alan...
  13. Now that is the type of post I like to read....

    Now that is the type of post I like to read. Great news, hope all goes well for you in the future.

    Alan...
  14. Thread: Belt joiners

    by Uncle Al
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    In a past life I was the purchasing officer for a...

    In a past life I was the purchasing officer for a very large company which had a variety of machines that were driven by line shafts and also cotton carding machinery that used heaps of leather...
  15. Thread: Gold Toilet

    by Uncle Al
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    That was a fairly crappy joke. Alan...

    That was a fairly crappy joke.

    Alan...
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    That would be a great activity for the next GTG...

    That would be a great activity for the next GTG Doug!:D

    Alan...
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    Market opportunity

    You could go into production making golf tees with bases that don't damage the grass!
    Setting up shop on the 19th tee might be right up your alley Pat.

    Alan...
  18. VICTORIA It would be worth your while to put this advert...

    It would be worth your while to put this advert in the Metalwork forum as well (If you haven't already done so.)
    They look to be in excellent condition, someone will take a liking to them.

    Alan...
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    There is probably a good reason for you and your...

    There is probably a good reason for you and your misses to go spider hunting, but I suppose that is another story. I am glad you didn't find any because the found Banksia nut has turned out very good...
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    A very impressive pair of vehicles indeed. I...

    A very impressive pair of vehicles indeed. I haven't seen toys made this way before, but something I will keep in mind for the future. I like the details you have put into the wheels, they really...
  21. Brilliant work yet again Crowie. I love the mix...

    Brilliant work yet again Crowie. I love the mix of timbers you have used, they really do go well with the main body timbers. It is good to see young Handy giving you a hand in the workshop now that...
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    Clever solution!. Now I have to think about any...

    Clever solution!. Now I have to think about any other uses for these little transmitters, maybe a 'full' alarm for the dust extractor bin, pool gate open alarm, the sky is the limit.

    Anyone else...
  23. Thread: Wheel cutter

    by Uncle Al
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    Carbitool make wheel cutters - You searched for...

    Carbitool make wheel cutters - You searched for wheel cutter - Carbitool
    I have used all 3 sizes for toy making, they do a very good job on the right timber. They are for use in a drill press, hand...
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    A wider piece of plywood replaced the original...

    A wider piece of plywood replaced the original pad as per the photo. It is some time since I did this, but from memory I just replicated the shape of the plastic pad using a bandsaw and a bit of...
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    I have never bothered to set up an ad blocker,...

    I have never bothered to set up an ad blocker, mainly because they are aimed at Windows machines, and I use a Mac. I did notice that the adverts became bigger a month or so ago, and am intrigued how...
  26. Top job yet again Crowie. Love all the little...

    Top job yet again Crowie. Love all the little details you have included and the choice of timber really suits the truck.
    All you have to do now is to prevent young Handy from pinching some of the...
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    I would have to take a few 'brave pills' before...

    I would have to take a few 'brave pills' before attempting something like that Tony. I am glad you have completed it without any physical dramas. Now that I know it can be done I will store the image...
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    Welcome to the forum. The Black & Decker workmate...

    Welcome to the forum. The Black & Decker workmate you have is probably the same vintage as mine, one of my better buys, and gets used nearly every day, even if it is just as a convenient flat surface...
  29. Thread: Bowl blanks

    by Uncle Al
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Have a look at Stan Ceglinski's site The...

    Have a look at Stan Ceglinski's site The Billinudgel Wood Working Company - Timber Sales
    He sells blanks and other timber, an interesting place to look around.

    Alan...
  30. Thread: Jewellery Box

    by Uncle Al
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    I can see why it took you a while! A really nice...

    I can see why it took you a while! A really nice box with a good choice of timbers. The Jacaranda trays are a good contrast to the main body.
    Your mates daughter is a lucky girl, she will treasure...
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    Great video! Your workshop looks like a fabulous...

    Great video! Your workshop looks like a fabulous place to work. Love the bench and bench accessories you used.
    You have a very lucky nephew, he will thank you every time he goes for a ride.
    ...
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    Don't let Fence Furniture see these, he will...

    Don't let Fence Furniture see these, he will either want to cook them, peel them or eat them! https://www.woodworkforums.com/f120/mastering-humble-boiled-egg-peeling-221898?highlight=boiled+eggs
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  33. Thread: Circles?

    by Uncle Al
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    Your problem may be related to the alignment of...

    Your problem may be related to the alignment of the pivot point in relation to the front of the bandsaw blade. The cutting edge of the teeth must align with the centreline of the pivot point. If the...
  34. Who is responsible?

    Looks like the mint is still having problems with accuracy, having the wrong spelling of 'responsibility' on the latest $50 note.
    News Australia: The $2.3b spelling mistake on millions of new $50...
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    A very classy job, and well photographed. Is that...

    A very classy job, and well photographed. Is that a black jelly bean holding the pen on an angle?:U

    Alan...
  36. Useless information

    Although having nothing to do with planes, I have won a few trivia discussions over the years regarding the word 'Waverley'
    On the old paper $5 notes there is a sailing ship which most people would...
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    Yes, I am seeing these big banner adverts as per...

    Yes, I am seeing these big banner adverts as per the following print screen -

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    I have just been looking at a Facebook link regarding solar panels etc, and not surprisingly I am seeing...
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    An excellent write-up Lance. Loved the Oops with...

    An excellent write-up Lance. Loved the Oops with the remote control, you were darn lucky you didn't end up with bits of shrapnel evenly distributed throughout your dust collection system. It looks...
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    Well worth watching this video. If I only had the...

    Well worth watching this video. If I only had the room to have such a workbench in my shed.

    Alan...
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    I use Firefox and have had the dropped letter...

    I use Firefox and have had the dropped letter sometimes, but not this time.

    Alan...
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    The conversion process from bowl to platter can...

    The conversion process from bowl to platter can get a bit exciting! A lovely piece of Huon Pine you have there, it has turned into a very nice platter. All part of the learning curve.

    Alan...
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Mr Brush, that sounds like a plan. I will PM you...

    Mr Brush, that sounds like a plan. I will PM you to make arrangements.

    Alan...
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Worn bits

    I got the instruments out and did a bit of surgery this afternoon. As expected, the worm drive for fine adjustment was shot, and so was the coarse adjusting mechanism.

    Apart from the above worn...
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    What a brilliant animation. I can appreciate the...

    What a brilliant animation. I can appreciate the number of hours that went into making such a clever machine.

    Alan...
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Thanks for the instructions Mr Brush. I do have...

    Thanks for the instructions Mr Brush. I do have them, but you have saved me searching for them!.
    I will let you know my findings after I have dismantled the router.

    Many thanks,
    Alan...
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    WANTED:A.C.T. I'll do a bit of surgery tomorrow to make sure it...

    I'll do a bit of surgery tomorrow to make sure it is just the worm gear that is required and I will get back to you with my findings. You are right about it being a tad cold, glad I don't have to...
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    I think someone has turned off global warming in...

    I think someone has turned off global warming in Katoomba, Oberon and a heap of other places!

    Alan...
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    We have a C1000 at our wood club, and it is my...

    We have a C1000 at our wood club, and it is my 'go to' lathe. The offset centres had never caused me a problem until I wanted to use the steady rest to hold a longish spindle while I bored the free...
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    What is that white stuff you have decorated your...

    What is that white stuff you have decorated your backyard with Brett? Looks like it would be a good insulator on the shed roof.

    Alan...
  50. Thread: Please note

    by Uncle Al
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    DONE: Aah, glad it is a general notice. I put up my...

    Aah, glad it is a general notice. I put up my first 'for sale' item on the forum a couple of days ago (Tanner FS100 lathe & P&N chisels) and saw this notice tonight. It comes across as quite...
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