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    Great work John. Very glad to see that you are...

    Great work John. Very glad to see that you are still producing fine quality work.

    I have been thinking of you over the past few days as we have set up a desk to work from home on due to Covid,...
  2. Not sure about all Adelaide Tools stores, but the...

    Not sure about all Adelaide Tools stores, but the one near me in Mile End is about 100m from a Bunnings on the other side of the road. The Adelaide Tools store is a decent size - perhaps 4-6x the...
  3. I was using the ACCC examples of similar...

    I was using the ACCC examples of similar businesses or alternative competition that they ranked along side Adelaide Tools.

    These were the businesses that they were assessing the market against to...
  4. Whilst I agree that there are plenty of other...

    Whilst I agree that there are plenty of other specialty stores, they are not operating in the same space as Adelaide Tool, Total Tools or Sydney Tools. These three stores could be compared to the...
  5. Interesting that the ACCC sited that one of their...

    Interesting that the ACCC sited that one of their reasons for approval was due to the fact that the deal was unlikely to lessen competition due to the growing number of specialist tools retailers...
  6. You are correct Ian that it is a privately owned...

    You are correct Ian that it is a privately owned company and the owner may want out for various reasons which is fine.

    What struck me was the lack of choice, if Adelaide Tools is purchased by...
  7. ACCC Concerns about Bunnings’ Adelaide Tools deal

    I might be a little late on this one however I have just found out that Bunnings has proposed an acquisition of Adelaide Tools which is currently being reviewed by the ACCC.

    A few random quotes to...
  8. That is a no brainer for $200. Even if its not...

    That is a no brainer for $200. Even if its not the latest and greatest it will still be a good machine. I had a cheap $100 GMC, the thing vibrated to death. I had a chance to use a Hegner (similar...
  9. SOUTH AUST Tony .... if Im not home please just leave the...

    Tony .... if Im not home please just leave the sander on the verandah, I will take it out to the workshop later. [emoji1783]
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    Lately I have been doing home reno projects so...

    Lately I have been doing home reno projects so the workshop only needs to be able to cater for small tasks at a time.

    I actually like the clean up process, I get it ready for the next project and...
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    There is no need to judge. Just finished a...

    There is no need to judge.

    Just finished a walk in wardrobe project inside so everything was just piled up to enable handover to the boss. Hoping to get out during the week after work to create...
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    READ ME! Duplicator router copy carver

    Not sure if its what you are after, however Timbecon sell one for a router. Typically used for creating letters in signs, but you could use it to trace anything. It was about $100 when I bought one....
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    Mine is the same as the one in the picture above....

    Mine is the same as the one in the picture above. The same button is used for on/off/cal, from memory you need to hold this down to calibrate, which is possibly a good thing as its difficult to...
  14. SOUTH AUST Good buying. I seriously considered it but in...

    Good buying. I seriously considered it but in reality didnt need anything. Glad its sold as I kept thinking that it would be good to collect.
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    I have the Wixley and find it quite good when...

    I have the Wixley and find it quite good when working.

    Not particularly impressed with the zeroing process and find it difficult to zero. If I recall correctly the same button is used for on, off...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200121/208ac9df...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200121/208ac9df47d717e031b708e837eb5de7.jpg

    Hi Tony,

    Should be a simple enough fix to turn that into a great buy. The black knob has broken, just remove and...
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    That timber isnt talking, its shouting .... ...

    That timber isnt talking, its shouting ....

    look at me, look at me

    What are the details of the laser engraving?
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    It seems that every couple of years somebody has...

    It seems that every couple of years somebody has trouble with obtaining stock from Jet and looks at dropping them.

    Get the Jet :)
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    WEST AUST Whats this worth brand new

    Seems a little high for that model.

    Second hand market is often down to luck, timing and opportunity, but as a comparison I picked up the Carbatec version on the smaller Jet oscillating model...
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    Damn .... I came for the photos!

    Damn .... I came for the photos!
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    You need to narrow down your search so that...

    You need to narrow down your search so that temptations are within reach to avoid disappointment.
  22. Glad to here that there are some other options. I...

    Glad to here that there are some other options. I just tried what I had at hand before coming across the one mentioned.

    Some of the failed that I can remember included:
    Metho
    Terps
    Eraser...
  23. Tip - Removing pencil from white melamine

    For anybody who is looking at removing pencil from white melamine I have found that Glitz Power Paste works a treat.

    I tried a number of different things but found that the Glitz was the best by...
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    Watchmaker in Melbourne

    Not in Melbourne but I did by chance read an article on a watchmaker here in Adelaide who may be able to help.


    R. McMahon Watchmakers inches closer to manufacturing their first watch in Adelaide...
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    Preserving tools for long storage

    Not sure if it is still the case or not but I thought that WD40 contains silicone which has been known to cause issues with some finishes being applied to the end project.

    Seemed to be discouraged...
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    I was thinking of taking a drive over to have a...

    I was thinking of taking a drive over to have a look, but then I decided I couldnt be arsed.
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    Candles holders

    I found some info here:

    Combustible candle holders | Product Safety Australia

    Candle holders and decorations that ignite from the heat of the candle are permanently banned from supply in...
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    I have often wondered about that as well. ...

    I have often wondered about that as well.

    Earlier today I was looking at some magazines and on the cover of one was a driftwood tea candle holder. Nothing more exciting than a few holes in the...
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    Scrollsaw Vic - worth a crack?

    Not my listing .... but somebody might think that this scroll saw is worth the crack (be sure to check all images before buying).


    HEAVY DUTY SCROLL SAW AND BENCH PICK UP SEAFORD | eBay
  30. We inspected a house the other day that used...

    We inspected a house the other day that used natural cork against the aluminium window frames - actually looked quite good.
  31. I would grout the tiles up to the angle (dark...

    I would grout the tiles up to the angle (dark grey grout), and a flexible sealant, like what you have linked on the timber side of the angle.
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    FREE: SA There is some good looking grain hidden in there....

    There is some good looking grain hidden in there. Red Gum is not easy but you get rewarded.
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    In the old days it was solid timber, then...

    In the old days it was solid timber, then engineered timber started to emerge which was a fairly thick natural timber attached to an engineered (ply) backing.

    The engineered boards could be...
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Festool Domino DF XL 700

    Same one as gumtree. Unfortunately Bernmc is not in Adelaide so not all that convenient.
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    I have seen them used on a few projects. ...

    I have seen them used on a few projects.

    There are some good ones that look fairly natural, and others that look cheap and nasty.

    They certainly have improved over the years. All the benefits...
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    Something Different

    30 years ago was the old growth mdf .... much better than the plantation grown rubbish that is rushed onto the market these days.
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    But the guy at Bunnings said that mdf would be a...

    But the guy at Bunnings said that mdf would be a great choice for outside provided I painted the ends.
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Also be careful with PayPal on Gumtree, they do...

    Also be careful with PayPal on Gumtree, they do not offer the same protection as on EBay.

    They market it on Gumtree as a way to pay when you have inspected the goods and are ready to complete the...
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    You may have already locked in your design, but I...

    You may have already locked in your design, but I was impressed this this one reviewed by Phillip McKnight:

    YouTube

    Here is the product link:

    Zither Handcrafted Wood Guitar Stand – Zither...
  40. An elaborate chiffonier made from driftwood and wooden pegs

    An elaborate chiffonier made from driftwood and wooden pegs more than 100 years ago by a female wood carver living on South Australias Wedge Island is now turning heads at the Art Gallery of SA.
    ...
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    This has been bought to the forums now ..... it...

    This has been bought to the forums now ..... it is bigger than the niece.
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    I have a set of the Veritas. I must have...

    I have a set of the Veritas. I must have purchased them when our dollar was doing well as they do appear pricey now.

    They work reasonably well. I get better results if I put a little UBeaut wax in...
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    Is the method of opening the drawers a possible...

    Is the method of opening the drawers a possible deterrent to their use? ..... joking!
  44. GORE WARNING Thats still amazing that he was moving his...

    Thats still amazing that he was moving his fingers the following day. Hope it all works out for him.
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    FREE: NSW Hi, I would be keen to grab these if I could...

    Hi, I would be keen to grab these if I could (will need postage). Unfortunately I dont have the spiral cutter head and always have trouble setting the cutters.

    Cheers
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    Thanks for the post. This post has just sparked...

    Thanks for the post. This post has just sparked my memory that I too have this book .... I might pull it out and look for a project to make together with my boy.
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    READ ME! Ask them to check their depot. I had a table...

    Ask them to check their depot.

    I had a table saw delivered from interstate a few years ago by a courier. It arrived at their depot and they didn't call me to tell me it had arrived. For a week,...
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    WANTED:SA. Just seemed like a good buy. I called the guy...

    Just seemed like a good buy. I called the guy 3hrs after posting and was already the 4th in line. Seemed like a genuine guy.
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    :tears: Unfortunately pickings are slim. We...

    :tears: Unfortunately pickings are slim.

    We have a Carbatec - 27 Magill Rd Stepney South Australia. I don't think you have one of those in Canberra.
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    I like the Ninja gloves. Also good for gardening...

    I like the Ninja gloves. Also good for gardening ... I always find the back wears out before the front but for the cost they hold up well.
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