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    Welcome to the area reemer. Smaller pieces...

    Welcome to the area reemer.

    Smaller pieces might be harder to come by at a timber outlet. But if you're willing to buy larger pieces and break them down, then maybe somewhere like Matthews Timber...
  2. Help flattening some large slabs (Dandenong Ranges area)

    Hi folks,

    Posted this in general but the conversation suggests that someone in this area might be able to help.

    I have 4 large slabs (800mm x 2.4m) that I would like to clean up / flatten....
  3. Doh! Wind, not wind lol Shows you how long I've...

    Doh! Wind, not wind lol Shows you how long I've been out of the business

    Thanks again for the thoughts. Those stroke sanders are pretty interesting. Not sure how popular they might be though given...
  4. Hi Rusty, Thanks for the reply and info. Yes...

    Hi Rusty,

    Thanks for the reply and info. Yes about 50mm thick hardwood. They were in wind for their first year and then inside in a storage shed for a number of years since. They're pretty dirty...
  5. Damn. Thanks for picking that up Crocy. Just...

    Damn. Thanks for picking that up Crocy. Just moved the thread.
  6. Anyone with a large drum sander I can use?

    Hi folks,

    Been a very long time since I've been here. Finally got a place with a garage again and got my gear back into it.

    I have 4 large slabs (800mm x 2.4m) that I would like to clean up. A...
  7. Time for an update. I tested the capacitors and...

    Time for an update. I tested the capacitors and they appeared fine. Rollers were all moving smoothly, so it wasn't them. This lead to the motor being the most likely issue.

    Contacted Carbatec and...
  8. Here's the latest ... Managed to get the main...

    Here's the latest ...

    Managed to get the main belt off (between the motor and the knife head). I ran the motor on it's own for a few seconds and it fired up pretty fast but I don't feel that it...
  9. Thanks Roy. I was aware of that, but it's a very...

    Thanks Roy. I was aware of that, but it's a very good reminder to any others following this thread in the future.

    I'm going to get an electrical friend to test them for me this week, but my...
  10. Thank you both for the advice. I just spent a...

    Thank you both for the advice.

    I just spent a bit of time on it now. Found the two capacitors and tested them (as best I know how). They both charged up and held at 60uF & 50uF. When I tested for...
  11. Jet 310 combo machine not running at full power

    Hi folks,

    Finally getting back into the workshop and fired up my combo. It took around 30 seconds to get running and really struggled to get up to speed. When I disengage the rollers it runs...
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    For reference, the longest tear-out section is...

    For reference, the longest tear-out section is around 1" long.
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    Finishing walnut veneer

    Hi everyone,

    I have some walnut veneer on plywood substrate which I purchased. I have noticed that it has "gouges" in some parts. They almost look like tear out that would you get form a bad hand...
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    Yep, Darren is about the only guy there who I now...

    Yep, Darren is about the only guy there who I now deal with. He's a star. He responds quickly to email, is keen to help you out, and seems to really care about the customers. Unfortunately some items...
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    Just watched the first episode. Anyone else think...

    Just watched the first episode. Anyone else think the guy needs to screw down his workbench? The thing bounces all over the place! :o
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    Yeah I was nervous at first using such a large...

    Yeah I was nervous at first using such a large bit but once it was all secured in the sled, it was easy going. A few passes of the hand plane took out most of the lines.

    I want to try my hand at...
  17. Sounds like you've got part of your answer here....

    Sounds like you've got part of your answer here. If their claims are suspect, then be clear about that to the town planning people.

    In the end, I wouldn't worry too much about pissing off new...
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    Is this it (circled in yellow)? 332331

    Is this it (circled in yellow)?

    332331
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    Been flat out with work and uni study lately, but...

    Been flat out with work and uni study lately, but uni is almost done for the year so I'm back on deck again. Snatching whatever time I have here and there, I've achieved a bit over the last couple...
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    Hey folks, Quick update ... assembled the base...

    Hey folks,

    Quick update ... assembled the base this evening. Didn't take too long. Even with some crappy M&T joints, the drawboring pulled everything really tight. No clamps required either which...
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    The new toy is great. Love using it and don't...

    The new toy is great. Love using it and don't know why I waited so long to get a bandsaw. :)
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    A lot achieved this weekend. The leg vise is now...

    A lot achieved this weekend. The leg vise is now pretty much finished. I bandsawed out the wheel pieces - I'm pretty crap at bandsawing but will get there with enough practice I think. These wheels...
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    A big day of firsts today. First time using my...

    A big day of firsts today. First time using my new bandsaw, first time tapping a threaded screw hole, first time drawboring.

    Cut the profile for the leg vise chop. When I cut the first curve on...
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    Sorry to disappoint you but as I mentioned...

    Sorry to disappoint you but as I mentioned earlier, there was no real reason either way. I'll make sure I buy my next blades from McDiven to even things out for you. :)
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    So, how many punctured fingers is normal when...

    So, how many punctured fingers is normal when fitting your first bandsaw blade? :B
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    Nice work there. Are you thinking of installing...

    Nice work there. Are you thinking of installing some kind of dog holes in-line with the shoulder vise?
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    What plans/designs are you using for your DIY...

    What plans/designs are you using for your DIY tablesaw? I would be very very cautious about doing this. A tablesaw may appear straight forward, but there are a lot of safety issue to consider.
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    So, I had to remake the long rails. My legs are...

    So, I had to remake the long rails. My legs are slightly narrower than what calls for on the plans, so the two legs don't reach their proper spots under the bench - one should be flush with the...
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    To be honest, I have no scientific reasons why I...

    To be honest, I have no scientific reasons why I went with HB. The guy seemed good and knowledgable, no fuss, and was just easy. Not saying that McD wasn't the same though. :dunno:
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    Thanks for the tips everyone. Did the ring around...

    Thanks for the tips everyone. Did the ring around and Henry Bros are posting a couple of blades for me today.

    Bi-metal. Ripping blade 3/4" 1.25TPI, and a 1/2" for general cutting/curves and...
  31. Have you considered sand blasting the surface? It...

    Have you considered sand blasting the surface? It will be slightly rough, but certainly "industrial".
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    Thanks for all the ideas everyone. It's really...

    Thanks for all the ideas everyone. It's really helpful and gives me a lot of options to investigate for the future. Good to hear of how other people get this stuff done too. :2tsup:



    This has...
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    You know what? I never actually thought of hiring...

    You know what? I never actually thought of hiring a ute or trailer. :doh: I would assume that places who sell these types of machines have forklifts and such that can load them onto a ute.

    I...
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    A quick update ... Just spoke to Steve (got...

    A quick update ...

    Just spoke to Steve (got his mobile number from the head office :q), the manager of the Melbourne store. Apparently the courier is coming today to pick up my bandsaw and...
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    Increased delivery costs (Carbatec)

    Hi,

    As anyone else noticed the huge increase in delivery costs/charges for Carbatec Melbourne? I had my combo jointer/thicknesser delivered to me for $170 about a month ago. Got quoted $250 to...
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    Thanks Christos. Trying to get this completed as...

    Thanks Christos. Trying to get this completed as I have other projects lining up to get started.

    Spent a little time this evening getting the rails milled up, tenoned, and drawbore holes drilled....
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    Thanks for the recommendations everyone. Very...

    Thanks for the recommendations everyone. Very helpful. I'll do some ringing around tomorrow and see what the experts tell me. Will report back. :)
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    A few more pics, now of the legs. A heap of...

    A few more pics, now of the legs. A heap of mortises made with the router. These will take the short and long rails.

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    Got to use my new dado stack. Cut out the tenons for the top and...
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    First few bandsaw blades - what to get?

    Hi folks,

    At the show over the weekend in Melbourne I put a deposit on a new 14" Powermatic. The price was too good - managed to get a discount on the discounted price! :q So, before it arrives,...
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    Thanks Pac Man. I've subscribed and am watching...

    Thanks Pac Man. I've subscribed and am watching with interest.

    A very quick update ... the "top" is pretty much done now:



    End cap dovetailed and fitted (still need to do some planing and...
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    Hey Pac Man, Do you have a write-up of your...

    Hey Pac Man,

    Do you have a write-up of your build? Would love to follow along. I'm using a Festool 1400. The bit I was using was a .5" diameter pattern bit with a .5" shank. So it's a bit of a...
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    The bench is starting to come along nicely I...

    The bench is starting to come along nicely I think. This weekend I worked on the dog hole strip. It was a lot of routing and I had a few issues along the way. Unfortunately the guide bushing I have...
  43. Thanks for the ideas folks. I managed to get it...

    Thanks for the ideas folks. I managed to get it done using my tablesaw, flipping the piece over to do the other side and then using a handsaw to take out the rest. :U
  44. Thanks for the idea Cava. I hadn't actually...

    Thanks for the idea Cava. I hadn't actually considered to ask them but will give them a call in the morning to see. Not holding my breath though, they're usually pretty iffy even about thicknessing...
  45. Bandsaw/resawing needed on the Mornington Peninsula

    Hi folks,

    I have a piece that I need to get resawn and my tablesaw just won't cut it (pun intended!) It's 2.4m of 125mm VicAsh. I need a 10mm strip taken off this.

    Anyone in the area able to...
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    Thanks folks. :) A little more progress...

    Thanks folks. :)

    A little more progress recently. Put together the end cap that holds the shoulder vise. The cap is bolted on with two captured nuts underneath the bench. Took a fair bit of...
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    Spent the weekend jointing and thicknessing the...

    Spent the weekend jointing and thicknessing the front and back slabs for the benchtop. Had a friend over to help because these pieces are damn heavy! Here's a little vid of us doing the back piece...
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    Thanks Bob. It's a bit hard to see in pics but...

    Thanks Bob. It's a bit hard to see in pics but here it is. The filter has a large rubber ring around it. The bottom half which sits around the dusty (the part with the bag underneath) is tapered. It...
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    I'm having trouble picturing how this works. Any...

    I'm having trouble picturing how this works. Any chance for a pic or two when you have a spare minute Bob? :U

    Thanks,
    Af.
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    Filter keeps blowing off

    So I have my new set up which is working well. Except a few times on the weekend, the filter on top of my extractor kept lifting up. I had one of those band clamps around it, but it really isn't...
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