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    How thick are the slabs? Couldn't you just buy a...

    How thick are the slabs? Couldn't you just buy a cheap track saw and do it yourself?
  2. Thread: Aldi clamps

    by DaveVman
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    Last time ALDI had these quick release clamps I...

    Last time ALDI had these quick release clamps I was travelling so I got a friend to buy me about 10 packs or so. Which you can see here:
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    This gave me a good number of clamps at low cost....
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    OK done. Is the ALDI Workzone wood lathe worth...

    OK done.
    Is the ALDI Workzone wood lathe worth it?
    You can watch the video here: YouTube

    I bought one of these ALDI Workzone lathes last year. It has also been sold under different brands...
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    Hold my beer! (I love the work you have done...

    Hold my beer!

    (I love the work you have done on that home made machine, BTW).

    I bought one of these ADLI lathes last time as you will know if you have read this thread.
    Let me put together a...
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    That saw is a whole other level to my one!

    That saw is a whole other level to my one!
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    Thank you very much for taking the time to have a...

    Thank you very much for taking the time to have a watch and give some feedback.



    Tell me about it!
    I had changed the blade and reset all the guides before the incident with the Gympie...
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    I have got some off cuts from Bob in the past and...

    I have got some off cuts from Bob in the past and can highly recommend him, if you are looking for rough sawn timber. Great friendly guy, super helpful and nice timber species direct from tree to...
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    Thanks for the helpful replies guys. My blade is...

    Thanks for the helpful replies guys.
    My blade is a wide resaw blade with 3 or 4 tpi (4tpi I think - forget exactly). It has not been used much since I ordered it new. I set it up using the Snodgrass...
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    How do I learn to resaw?

    Is resawing hardwood on a bandsaw just a matter of practice?

    I have a small 14inch bandsaw and I have learnt the hard way that it is very easy for the bottom to drift off while you think you are...
  10. I don't have a proper work bench so I can't...

    I don't have a proper work bench so I can't really hand plane anything. Hence I wouldn't know either. It comes up beautifully when using power tools to surface it.

    I had no problem using chisels...
  11. Karri - Eucalyptus diversicolor. Pros and Cons?

    What are your thoughts on karri for woodwork?
    Pros and cons?

    First of all I am going to list its latin name as pro - Eucalyptus diversicolor. This is a species name that not only I can pronounce...
  12. Thread: Floor lamp

    by DaveVman
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    That's beautiful. I love it! How did you get the...

    That's beautiful. I love it!
    How did you get the base to be heavy enough to make it all stable?

    I made 2 standing lamps out of karri. Although mine is a very conventional look compared to yours....
  13. Yes great idea. Sadly I don't have a ute. Only a...

    Yes great idea. Sadly I don't have a ute. Only a sedan. Otherwise I could easily look the part.
  14. Is it OK to walk off with tree branches under my arm?

    Is it OK if, while walking the dog in the council park, some eucalyptus branches climb into my arms and levitate across the park into my car boot?
    A branch fell down a few months ago. It's finally...
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    Lucky you weren't here in Queensland. You might...

    Lucky you weren't here in Queensland. You might be still sitting in your shed contemplating another cider.
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    I'm in Brisbane. I have a 6x4 shed and a carport....

    I'm in Brisbane. I have a 6x4 shed and a carport. I have almost everything on wheels and spend a lot of the time working in the carport. Even the dust collector is on wheels and can be rolled out...
  17. QUEENSLAND I'll take it. I'll PM you my phone number to...

    I'll take it.
    I'll PM you my phone number to arrange pickup and payment.

    Cheers,

    Dave.
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    I don't know the answer to your question but it...

    I don't know the answer to your question but it might make a difference whether you are using the bandsaw to occasionally cut curvy shapes or if you are going to use it to resaw large piles of...
  19. It is a melamine cabinet. Here are some...

    It is a melamine cabinet.
    Here are some pictures of it:
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  20. Hey poundy that is another great suggestion! I...

    Hey poundy that is another great suggestion!
    I was going to join just a few boards longways. You can see in the picture that there is a longer side to the shape. I already had the preferred grain...
  21. Thank you so much for your vote of confidence. ...

    Thank you so much for your vote of confidence.
    It's a bathroom vanity so there will inevitably be water left on it, one way or another. But there is also the steamy environment to consider. I...
  22. How to epoxy vanity top and make it 38mm thick?

    I replaced the bathroom vanity basin. Sadly this has left visible gaps and a rust stain so now I need to replace the vanity top.
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    I have some rough sawn camphor laurel boards which I could...
  23. I bought an old 6" jointer for $200. Then I...

    I bought an old 6" jointer for $200. Then I bought a new T-13S segmented head lunch box thicknesser. I would have to look it up but it was less than $800 on sale. So there is your $1,000.

    The...
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    Yes I second that. For years I just used a...

    Yes I second that. For years I just used a circular saw with a long guide I made to cut up sheet goods. Even for bevel rip cuts. In fact I still have several of these guides in the shed as a backup...
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    Perhaps you didn't express yourself perfectly,...

    Perhaps you didn't express yourself perfectly, but your main criteria was to breakdown sheet goods. This is not easy on any table saw without a slider. A slider is what is on a panel saw. These are...
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    I don't think there is an alternative that does...

    I don't think there is an alternative that does quite the same thing. However you should definitely be able to find one 2nd hand. I need to sell my Triton Workcentre (2000 series) actually because I...
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    Absolutely no way he built one of those in only...

    Absolutely no way he built one of those in only 100 hours.
    Even if he did, I don't want to hear it. It would be sole destroying for me to even imagine someone can build and finish something like...
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    What supplier? What machine? Did I miss...

    What supplier? What machine?
    Did I miss something?
    Slightly confused.

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    I have the Scheppach. I also only need to use it...

    I have the Scheppach. I also only need to use it occasionally. It ticks the reasonably priced box. It also cuts fine. However I wouldn't put the tracks themselves in the "good" category. In fact I'd...
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    Thanks for the details about this importing...

    Thanks for the details about this importing process. I don't plan to import anything in the short term but it is all very interesting. Can you post a link to the actual machine you bought? Just out...
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    I just read up about this and I can't believe it...

    I just read up about this and I can't believe it but here in nanny state Australia it is illegal to wire up your own private data LAN in "permanent" cables. I think pre-made cable is exempt. But...
  32. Thread: SIPS panels

    by DaveVman
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    SIPS panels

    Happy new decade all!

    Does anyone have experience with steel SIPS panels? Is it cost effective for a large insulated workshop?
    I'm attracted by the simple construction but I don't know how it...
  33. Although not remotely on the same level as that...

    Although not remotely on the same level as that gentleman, I made a step stool and published a video of it here for anyone interested:
    YouTube
    I made it as a gift for someone to celebrate them...
  34. Thread: Slow responce

    by DaveVman
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    If you want a really fast response just tell the...

    If you want a really fast response just tell the wife you are going to buy a new machine for the workshop.
  35. Thread: 10 years ago

    by DaveVman
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    10 years ago my shed was mostly just used to...

    10 years ago my shed was mostly just used to store junk. Half of it belonging to other people.
    Now it's completely different.
    Now I can hardly squeeze myself in there. ... oh wait.
  36. I should explain that I am only researching to...

    I should explain that I am only researching to get an idea of what budget I would need for my dream workshop.
    We are in South East Queensland so it is hot and humid for much of the year. I suppose...
  37. Closed cell spray foam insulation in a large steel shed?

    I am just doing some research. Is there anyone here who has used closed cell spray foam insulation in a large steel shed in a hot, humid climate?
    I am wondering if humidity is a problem and if there...
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    Thanks very much for the diagram. That is...

    Thanks very much for the diagram. That is certainly a cleaner and more minimalist look. I can see that getting those screws in there is more of a challenge. One good thing about your method is that I...
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    Thank you so much for the diagram! Yes that...

    Thank you so much for the diagram!
    Yes that would be easier. I like your idea.

    These cabinets are up very high. There would be pros and cons to having glass shelves. Being so high it is not easy...
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    Ooo yesss please! Photos would be awesome.

    Ooo yesss please! Photos would be awesome.
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    Thanks everyone for the responses so far. It...

    Thanks everyone for the responses so far.
    It sounds like silicone glue is better than I imagined. The reason I didn't go for that is because the doors will lift up. If the glass did fall out, it...
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    How to do the frame for glass cabinets?

    I am thinking of making some wall cabinets for the kitchen which would have glass doors that open upwards on lifters.
    My wife will want a modern minimalist look to it. But as long as it is a fairly...
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    What an awesome bench! "I am pretty sure I am...

    What an awesome bench!
    "I am pretty sure I am near the end of my tool buying though." - this put a chill down my spine. :o The horror! :C Please tell me that such a day never comes! :wink:
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    Sliding Deadman without a leg vise?

    I never had a sliding deadman before. It looks useful so I thought I'd include one in my future workbench.
    My question is; do I need to have a leg vise with a sliding deadman?
    I have a quick...
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    Hahaha. No. But I did get caught out another way....

    Hahaha. No. But I did get caught out another way. As I said, a forum member warned me that there is more to buy than the lathe. I did actually heed that and did some research before buying. I found a...
  46. NEW I had a similar issue and rang Sam. He led me...

    I had a similar issue and rang Sam. He led me through adjusting it over the phone. So try that. He is super helpful.


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  47. NEW Yes I agree. Use WD40 to clean after your anti...

    Yes I agree. Use WD40 to clean after your anti rust treatment but you need something like Lanotec to protect it from moisture.

    Same thing happened to my SWARTS saw when I left dust on it. I take...
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    Yeah I disagree. I suppose it depends why you are...

    Yeah I disagree. I suppose it depends why you are watching but I think for most people it is for inspiration etc rather than specific instruction. And inspiration comes in thousands of forms....
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    A forum member donated a stack of woodwork mags...

    A forum member donated a stack of woodwork mags to me about a year ago. So far I have looked through one. I feel guilty to not have read them (which is probably not something a younger person would...
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    I would like the larger one. It's a bit of a...

    I would like the larger one. It's a bit of a struggle to save up for it but we'll get there. I also have a space problem and I will have to get creative to solve that.

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