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    IMPORTANT I was looking for paint stripper and short...

    I was looking for paint stripper and short screws... never mind :D
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    IMPORTANT True story. A workmate and I were talking about...

    True story. A workmate and I were talking about timber. He googled Ebony on him computer and pages of naked African girls appeared. Oops!!
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    Do you really need to have a separate room for...

    Do you really need to have a separate room for the workbench? The wall makes your main room smaller than it should be, and it may make it harder to work with longer boards.
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    Today I finally decided to try my luck with a bit...

    Today I finally decided to try my luck with a bit of WD40 on the upper pulley, and wow I have been wrong all these years. The wheel is much easier to turn now. What an idiot I have been.
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    I've never seen one like this one. It is very...

    I've never seen one like this one. It is very different but I really like it. Good work.
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    So much fun

    So much fun
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    Original belt lasted 12 years Middle: 1st...

    Original belt lasted 12 years
    Middle: 1st replacement lasted 9 months ($60)
    Right: new belts (3 for $6 from ebay). They actually look and feel stronger than the other 2.

    The new belt is 2 mm...
  8. Thread: Dovetail table

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    Lovely work. I like it. The top looks really...

    Lovely work. I like it. The top looks really beautiful and well done making the front & drawer in 1 piece of wood.
  9. Thread: Too late?

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    I was thinking exactly the same thing. :D:D

    I was thinking exactly the same thing. :D:D
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    Beautiful cot. You sister must be very happy with...

    Beautiful cot. You sister must be very happy with it.
  11. Thread: Blockout blinds

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    FREE: NSW Blockout blinds

    I want to know if anyone can make use of these block-out blinds before I put them in the bin. I had them custom made years ago and they costed me a small fortune.

    Size: 66 cm long, 84cm, 89cm,...
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    OK I will give it a go. I still have the manual....

    OK I will give it a go. I still have the manual. Anyway, I am waiting for a couple of driving belts to be delivered. Better luck this time I hope. Thanks everyone
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    Finally finished this display cabinet. It is...

    Finally finished this display cabinet. It is quite challenging but I am happy with the result.

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    Hi Ross, yes the tilting mechanism is easy. Left...

    Hi Ross, yes the tilting mechanism is easy. Left and right, left and right I can do it all day. It is easy.

    I constantly clear the dust but with a brush and with the DC on. I thought about...
  15. Thread: 10 years ago

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    I glued a piece of wood 35cm long on either side....

    I glued a piece of wood 35cm long on either side. Placed a 9kg weight in the middle.

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    Next I put a piece of Spotted gum (160cm X 20cm X 5 cm). It is probably 25 to 30...
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    It is probably a little harder than when it was...

    It is probably a little harder than when it was new, but it has always been hard to turn.



    This little upper wheel is responsible for move the whole mechanism up and down. The mechanism is...
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    Yes, you do need to do more turns but it takes...

    Yes, you do need to do more turns but it takes much less effort So will be faster. Sorry it is hard to describe. Come and have a go at winding up my supersaw and you will understand what I mean.
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    No, it think it will be faster. For the...

    No, it think it will be faster.

    For the supersaw it is very hard to do one turn on the wheel. I normally do half a turn with 2 hands on the wheel, stop, then another half a turn. It takes a long...
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    I think the upper sprocket should be 2-3 times...

    I think the upper sprocket should be 2-3 times larger. That will work so much better.
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    WOW!!! That is impressive. It looks pretty hard...

    WOW!!! That is impressive. It looks pretty hard to do and will be expensive. Yes can I please have the sizes and when do I get them from if you know?

    Thanks very much.

    BTW the existing method...
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    Thanks for the info. When I got the new belt...

    Thanks for the info.

    When I got the new belt last year it was exactly 10mm.
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    It is something like this one. Found a few on...

    It is something like this one. Found a few on ebay but they are 12mm wide. I might trim it down to 10mm myself.

    https://www.monsterscooterparts.com/media/catalog/product/3/8/38drbelt_1.jpg
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    OK this is printed on the belt. Logo says "Fair"....

    OK this is printed on the belt. Logo says "Fair". Power transmission belt 384-S3M. The belt is 10mm wide & 384mm long.
  24. Thread: 10 years ago

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    Tin ears already!! :D

    Tin ears already!! :D
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    I should probably post a picture. The old one has...

    I should probably post a picture. The old one has a lot more nylon threads inside the rubber. It looks a lot stronger.
  26. Thread: 10 years ago

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    In the next day or 2 I promise :D :D

    In the next day or 2 I promise :D :D
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    Thanks Chris. No it is no a no name. They are the...

    Thanks Chris. No it is no a no name. They are the same, same brand, same numbers and codes.

    I have been googling it but with no luck. Thanks for the key words you just mentioned. I will keep...
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    The pulleys are made of metal so they are as good...

    The pulleys are made of metal so they are as good as new. I think the problem is that the diameters are very small so it requires a lot of force to turn them, hence a lot of stress on the belt. What...
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    This one. Small pulleys for a very heavy load. ...

    This one. Small pulleys for a very heavy load.


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  30. Thread: 10 years ago

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    Thanks for the story Ian and I agree with you...

    Thanks for the story Ian and I agree with you entirely.
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    Original belt lasted 13 year, and the new belt...

    Original belt lasted 13 year, and the new belt lasted only 9 months. $60 Fark!!
  32. Sorry Jorge, I should have kept the opinion to...

    Sorry Jorge, I should have kept the opinion to myself. My apologies.
  33. Thread: 10 years ago

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    And the joint has not fallen apart

    And the joint has not fallen apart
  34. Thread: 10 years ago

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    I got 3 of them so I suppose I can try it on one.

    I got 3 of them so I suppose I can try it on one.
  35. QUEENSLAND It is truly a beautiful piece of work. See...

    It is truly a beautiful piece of work.

    See the rails for the adjustable shelves on the side of the cabinet. The triangles pointing down and i have never seen it done this way. I've done it a few...
  36. Thread: 10 years ago

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    Cheers Rich :D Does anyone remember the thread?

    Cheers Rich :D

    Does anyone remember the thread?
  37. Wood movement is not a myth it is real....

    Wood movement is not a myth it is real. Woodworkers around the world use wood buttons, sliding dovetails, breadboard, frame & floating panel. Why all the trouble? Because we all understand that a...
  38. Thread: 10 years ago

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    10 years ago

    Someone made a piece of furniture 10 years ago. He joined 2 pieces of wood end grain to end grain in an area where strength of the joint wasn't a concern at all.

    In typical forum style some people...
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    I am making the cabinet out of T&G floorboards. I...

    I am making the cabinet out of T&G floorboards. I cut the grooves out and cut the upper side to 8mm X 6mm.

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    Here is the frame

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    I cut the mitre on a disc sander. It is...
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    You are both right about the challenges. I will...

    You are both right about the challenges. I will post some pictures and show you how I overcome them.
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    Graeme's method will work nicely for you and it...

    Graeme's method will work nicely for you and it is a lot easier than mine.

    I chose this method is because 1) it is a display cabinet so you can see the other side of the glass. I want it to look...
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    I've been working on a display cabinet for a...

    I've been working on a display cabinet for a while, and I just finished installed the glass panels last weekend. Mine are done with rebate & mitered trims. I won't say it is easy but it is very...
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    It is beautiful. Well done.

    It is beautiful. Well done.
  44. Thread: Tiger myrtle.

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    Absolutely beautiful.

    Absolutely beautiful.
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    Cool. This video may give you some inspiration. ...

    Cool. This video may give you some inspiration.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBRrLGn9d2o
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    Looking amazing already. :2tsup: And yes you...

    Looking amazing already. :2tsup:

    And yes you can actually have too many clamps. I do. :D
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    N.S.W. Iron on veneer - US Oak, Wenge

    $20 pick up Sydney North Shore

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  48. Thread: Swamp Mahogany

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    Very pretty

    Very pretty
  49. Using breadboards is one solution and it is a...

    Using breadboards is one solution and it is a little bit hard to do. Also, not everyone likes the look of breadboards.

    An easier alternative is to attach the table top to the base using buttons....
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    This is how you load a picture 456519

    This is how you load a picture

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