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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...
  3. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Thread: Jewellery Box

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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
    ...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  13. 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...
  27. Thread: Please note

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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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    WANTED:A.C.T. That is a kind offer there Mr Brush. I'm looking...

    That is a kind offer there Mr Brush. I'm looking for the worm drive in the fine height adjustment section if you still have that available.
    Please PM me with your contact details so that we can make...
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    N.S.W. Thanks Neil. I will let the advert run for a...

    Thanks Neil. I will let the advert run for a while and see what happens for the whole package.

    Alan...
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    N.S.W. I checked the P&N chisels and need to update the...

    I checked the P&N chisels and need to update the details as follows -

    P&N chisels included -
    1” roughing gouge (25mm)
    3/4” heavy scraper - Actually 18mm x 8mm
    Detail gouge - Actually 12mm...
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    N.S.W. If you think it is slow to load a page, try...

    If you think it is slow to load a page, try loading a few pics to a thread - You will find out what slow is really like!
    Steven is on the job, hope he is successful with a fix real soon.

    Alan...
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    N.S.W. I had all sorts of problems creating this advert...

    I had all sorts of problems creating this advert during the day with very slow responses and long delays when adding one photo at a time.
    It looks like 2 of the photos have disappeared, and I wasn't...
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    N.S.W. Tanner FS100 wood lathe + P&N tools

    $1000 with stand, tools & accessories.

    Location - Oyster Bay, southern Sydney.

    Tanner FS100 cast iron lathe on metal cabinet stand with the following specifications & accessories -
    This lathe...
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    Thank you for the info Fumbler. I would be...

    Thank you for the info Fumbler.
    I would be interested in seeing their workshop, I will let you know in the next few weeks. A Wednesday would be the most convenient for me.

    Happy woodworking,
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    Wow, your workmanship is so darn close to...

    Wow, your workmanship is so darn close to perfection. Getting the mitres to fit so perfectly requires some very accurate cutting, no doubt assisted by well made jigs.

    Are you doing most of the...
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    Really nice boxes Lance. I particularly like the...

    Really nice boxes Lance. I particularly like the way you have done the splines, looks very classy. The shellac and wax finish is ideal for these boxes.
    I am sure the recipients will treasure their...
  37. And 80 on a Monday in a decades time! Enjoy the...

    And 80 on a Monday in a decades time! Enjoy the journey Fletty.

    Alan...
  38. Gees, I hope I look that good when (if) I get to...

    Gees, I hope I look that good when (if) I get to 80 Fletty!:D
    Happy significant birthday young fella, don't worry about behaving yourself, just have a good time!

    Alan...
  39. Thread: Opinion poll

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    No.1 for me. Alan...

    No.1 for me.

    Alan...
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    That is a very elegant stand. I reckon it would...

    That is a very elegant stand. I reckon it would do well in a gallery.

    Alan...
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    I often refer to these as 'precision G clamps'!...

    I often refer to these as 'precision G clamps'!
    You would probably get better responses on the metalwork forum as well as posting in the tools & machinery section on this forum.

    Alan...
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    Have a look at Stan Ceglinski's web site - The...

    Have a look at Stan Ceglinski's web site - The Billinudgel Wood Working Company
    He sells salvaged timber amongst a heap of other items.

    Billinudgel is just off the Pacific Highway near Byron Bay,...
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    Hope you have a 'Plan B' in case you have a...

    Hope you have a 'Plan B' in case you have a failure half way through your walk!

    Alan...
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    Some type of venetian blind could be the answer....

    Some type of venetian blind could be the answer. Easy to adjust to let light in during the day by either lifting right up or tilting, and at night it is just a matter of tilting to the correct angle....
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    Following with great interest Gary. Very...

    Following with great interest Gary. Very impressed with your workshop, nothing like mine with bits and pieces on every flat surface and too much 'stuff' in too small an area.

    This second bench is...
  46. Email your sketch / drawing for a quote to as...

    Email your sketch / drawing for a quote to as many sheet metal places that you can find, it won't cost you anything apart from a bit of time.
    I'm sure there will be quite a range of prices for what...
  47. Thread: Organisation

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    Very nice. I really like your laminated handles,...

    Very nice. I really like your laminated handles, they look very stylish indeed.

    Happy turning,

    Alan...
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    I certainly wasn't expecting a burl that size. It...

    I certainly wasn't expecting a burl that size. It will be interesting to see what you end up doing with it.

    Alan...
  49. Thread: limping along

    by Uncle Al
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    They call that 'recycling'! Very clever, and...

    They call that 'recycling'! Very clever, and would be very useful.

    Alan...
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    That is a fabulous gift for the young bloke, very...

    That is a fabulous gift for the young bloke, very clever indeed.

    Alan...
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