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    check it out when you fall it I have used apple,...

    check it out when you fall it I have used apple, lemon, olive, pear and bottlebrush that I can remember and with a bit of care it was good timber .
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. If you don't have luck with Scribbly you can't go...

    If you don't have luck with Scribbly you can't go wrong buying from Timberbits in Sydney.
  3. Old trick when cabinet making was to use a...

    Old trick when cabinet making was to use a candle on the runners and they worked fine for as long as required.
  4. I used the same sort of jig for fitting tires on...

    I used the same sort of jig for fitting tires on my bandsaw no problem at all can't help with the tire coming off I haven't had any issues in about four years, got them from mob in Queensland.{ i...
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    do they have bunnies in mexico?

    do they have bunnies in mexico?
  6. what he said Mirka have available sanding pads...

    what he said Mirka have available sanding pads and they will mix grits if you ask.
  7. even though chip removal doesn't appear to be a...

    even though chip removal doesn't appear to be a problem if you don't remove chips they will certainly mark the finished product big time.
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    hopefully I haven't opened a can of worms ,can't...

    hopefully I haven't opened a can of worms ,can't explain the difference in possible posting.
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    You will find that carrols woodwork will deliver...

    You will find that carrols woodwork will deliver when you order from them if my memory servers me .
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    I have used EEE from u beaut for all but my...

    I have used EEE from u beaut for all but my acrylic pens and once sanded to a fine finish just apply the EEE polish with the lathe on, have had pens that are probably four years old still looking...
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    ditto to these comments went the same way no...

    ditto to these comments went the same way no space issues I now have a old combo and a bench top thicknesser .
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    most bushes you will use will suit the 7mm...

    most bushes you will use will suit the 7mm mandrel ie they will have the necessary step up bushes if needed, don't get one where you can't adjust the mandrel in or out to suit the project.
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    great bowl pattern Alex looks nice from above...

    great bowl pattern Alex looks nice from above ,keep up the good work with patterns.
  14. Thread: First Pen

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    great start, welcome to the addictive world of...

    great start, welcome to the addictive world of pen making.
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    I have intarsia that is finished with either...

    I have intarsia that is finished with either gloss or satin spray and I have found that rustoleoum is the only one that doesn't yellow in time. I have projects side by side for over 12 months and the...
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    led's every time for me I have both in my shed...

    led's every time for me I have both in my shed and the led lights are by far the superior
  17. one very important thing to look at is the...

    one very important thing to look at is the alignment of the headstock and tailstock centres, they have to be spot on when turning pens or you will have issues with the end result.
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    no problem ,you shouldn't have to check each time...

    no problem ,you shouldn't have to check each time you use the saw once adjusted to centre the blade if you apply locktite to the fitting that should suffice for a long time.
  19. I purchased a mini lathe and had nothing but...

    I purchased a mini lathe and had nothing but trouble getting it to go through the variable control to the point where I just got rid of it even though supplier came good with a warranty lathe, same...
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    big heads up to Alex he has a great range of...

    big heads up to Alex he has a great range of patterns and most are not too difficult to put together. Nice tiger head by the way.
  21. Hegner is number one expensive but great,I have...

    Hegner is number one expensive but great,I have the excalibur and it has been a good saw ,for gear cutting you need good blades with the right amount of tension.My go to for advice is Helen from...
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    the bend in the blade you talk of is most likely...

    the bend in the blade you talk of is most likely caused by the locking mechanism not being cantered that is the attachment is not locking the blade in the centre.
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    wow what a great fiddleback character I am...

    wow what a great fiddleback character I am picturing this as being used on musical instruments, wow again.
  24. Thread: Bottlebrush

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    i successfully cut on BS but had a sled I made...

    i successfully cut on BS but had a sled I made impossible almost without a sled of some sort.
  25. Thread: Bottlebrush

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    can't help with specific gravity but have used...

    can't help with specific gravity but have used some of this timber in the past and it has a grain similar to silky oak ,is a bugger for not remaining straight when cut but if you sticker it and weigh...
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    I have cut banksia in the past on my bandsaw and...

    I have cut banksia in the past on my bandsaw and have to say if it stays straight it is the most beautiful timber to use.
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    I have used Mirka on a ros for ever and don't...

    I have used Mirka on a ros for ever and don't find it to make any marks in use.
  28. Top job looks good and reinforces the need for a...

    Top job looks good and reinforces the need for a quality scroll saw to do intricate cuts.
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    What I do is stack cut, that is cut all the...

    What I do is stack cut, that is cut all the different pieces in one go that way you get a near perfect fit, just make sure you are using the thinnest blade possible. If you don't understand what I am...
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    for cuts like this a scroll saw is very handy.

    for cuts like this a scroll saw is very handy.
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    using pop rivets occasionally is a good security...

    using pop rivets occasionally is a good security system, tec screws are easy to remove to gain access but rivets pose a longer stay to get access:((
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    I second the excalibur it has not had any issues...

    I second the excalibur it has not had any issues with a lot of work.
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    The things you have to strive for, ease of blade...

    The things you have to strive for, ease of blade changing, suitable table size, good dust extraction[lots of fine dust to contend with]foot pedal or a suitable device to switch both extraction and...
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    if you have the facility to fit pines blades...

    if you have the facility to fit pines blades Helen from SA has adaptors to use pinless blades using pinned blades has limitations.
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    great pattern to air brush should come up a treat...

    great pattern to air brush should come up a treat with different colours.
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    the saw looks like a good first buy however be...

    the saw looks like a good first buy however be aware that you get what you pay for. I started with a ryobi old timer and soon got a excalibur from crapatec. I think you won't go wrong for a...
  37. Thread: Cyclone

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    Not easy to get as they are over the regulation...

    Not easy to get as they are over the regulation weight for OH&S may be able to get some from a friendly painter .
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    I like lots. Stack cutting is the way to go and...

    I like lots. Stack cutting is the way to go and turns out to be the quickest of the whole job then comes the painting and this is always challenging, but you have done these prizes proud.
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    They are a thing of beauty and an indication of...

    They are a thing of beauty and an indication of your knowledge making musical instruments, thanks for sharing.
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    I think you will have to supply more revenant...

    I think you will have to supply more revenant info for the timber id such as end grain and whatever else you can provide.
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    even though I'm not a fan of foreign celebrations...

    even though I'm not a fan of foreign celebrations I have in the past had a selection of scroll saw work that I gave to the kids who knocked on the door to trick or treat
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    you took the words out of my mouth. Great cut, I...

    you took the words out of my mouth. Great cut, I always use sacrificial backing then again I don't use puzzle blades.
  43. Thread: why?

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    I have to agree with China even though mass...

    I have to agree with China even though mass production is possible with laser you can stack cut and do as many as you like by scroll saw with more satisfaction
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    Be wary of mucking around with the chain and...

    Be wary of mucking around with the chain and sprockets I purchased a thickener and noticed that it was cutting more on one entry point which gave different depths of timber ,a pain if trying to join...
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    fading is a big issue with any material you use I...

    fading is a big issue with any material you use I would suggest Aluminium due to corrosion of steel eventually BUT it will fade and not look so good.
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    I'm with you on makita tools I use nothing else...

    I'm with you on makita tools I use nothing else when in the cabinet making trade and continue to have mostly makita tools so far the only tool to go to heaven was my 25 plus years jig saw.
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    I agree with the above statements I have probably...

    I agree with the above statements I have probably rearranged my shed at least three times and if I had underfloor power I couldn't have shifted my machines so go for the wire and dropdown points you...
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    I had the same issue with that company .I had...

    I had the same issue with that company .I had purchased almost all my equipment from them only to have a huge disagreement with the manager and virtually told him where to put his gear and I wouldn't...
  49. IMPORTANT slow connecting

    I agree slow as all getup to open pages.
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    Be careful that you have sufficient pitch I have...

    Be careful that you have sufficient pitch I have a pergola with six meters of width and its a pain when the rain is heavy I have raised it by approx. 200mm and it still is a pain. You should be able...
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