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    The basic thing is that the bandsaw is not a...

    The basic thing is that the bandsaw is not a precision instrument. (maybe with a very good machine and a very good operator) You really need to mark your lines very carefully with a sharp scribing...
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    We built a dry composting toilet. Its just a big...

    We built a dry composting toilet. Its just a big plywood cube basically with a toilet lid on top and a long bit of down pipe out the back to ventilate it. Worked a treat and the poop all but...
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    N.S.W. The bandsaw has gone and I am parking the...

    The bandsaw has gone and I am parking the tablesaw for the next six months. I will try to sell it again later in the year.
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    N.S.W. Bump, how about both for $800? I also have a few...

    Bump, how about both for $800? I also have a few other bits like a fence and riving knife for the table saw and maybe one for the bandsaw.
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    N.S.W. Tablesaw and 18" Bandsaw.

    I am selling a Hare and Forbes tablesaw and a Hare and Forbes 18" bandsaw.
    The tablesaw has been used for making brass pins for the last ten years or so, the side tables were not needed and they...
  6. I read an article that said NSW had quietly...

    I read an article that said NSW had quietly dismantled their Parks based remote area fire response team although they were all fully trained and Park employed volunteers. So, a bit hard to respond...
  7. And if you can't understand that there has been a...

    And if you can't understand that there has been a huge propaganda effort to protect fossil fuels have a look at this...New IMF study says the 'true cost' of fossil fuels is actually about $5...
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    [QUOTE=Toymaker Len;2173978][QUOTE=Beardy;2173838]Really? You are checking to see if I have logged on as you are busting to win an argument :C

    "I am not particularly a fan of the whole CC mantra /...
  9. [QUOTE=Beardy;2173838]Really? You are checking to...

    [QUOTE=Beardy;2173838]Really? You are checking to see if I have logged on as you are busting to win an argument :C

    I am not particularly a fan of the whole CC mantra / religion

    The thing here...
  10. Have a look at this Paul, Innovation - Sundrop...

    Have a look at this Paul, Innovation - Sundrop I am no expert but I have just read Tim Flannerys' latest book ( and yes I do find it a bit disgusting that such an honorable man (Australian of the...
  11. Sorry Doug I should be more clear. I am not...

    Sorry Doug I should be more clear. I am not referring to the formulation of the actual metal I am using the generic term "low carbon" to indicate a manufacturing process which does not rely on fossil...
  12. This is just not true. At the beginning of the...

    This is just not true. At the beginning of the industrial revolution steel was made with charcoal and it was only replaced with cokeing coal as forests were decimated and charcoal became more...
  13. 1-" What is this golden opportunity that...

    1-" What is this golden opportunity that Australia is presented with? I hear this touted a bit but don’t understand what it is".
    -We have massive amounts of free energy that we can pump up into asia...
  14. [QUOTE=woodPixel;2172794]Doesnt biochar (or...

    [QUOTE=woodPixel;2172794]Doesnt biochar (or simply burning) produce CO2? (Biochar - Wikipedia)

    No biochar made by pyrolisis doesn't produce carbon dioxide, it is made by heating carbon rich...
  15. New renewables became cheaper than gas or coal...

    New renewables became cheaper than gas or coal power back about 2014 on a cents per kilowatt hour basis. (Don't even think about nuclear,,,triple the cost and politically suicide) The trouble is, as...
  16. So...you go to the doctor and after a few tests...

    So...you go to the doctor and after a few tests the doc says "you've got idiopathicthrombocytopenicpurpura. Its a rare disease and it will kill you most unpleasantly if we don't treat it. The only...
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    Elm is one of the great timbers of all time....

    Elm is one of the great timbers of all time. Beautiful grain, creamy sapwood running into chocolate heartwood, legendary toughness and durability. Seat timber for windsor chairs, Cooks Endeavour was...
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    If it doesn't leak and it doesn't break you are...

    If it doesn't leak and it doesn't break you are good to go. Especially in safe inland waters. Just wear a Personal Flotation Devise.
  19. There are lots of other sources of timber. I...

    There are lots of other sources of timber. I break up a lot of pallets and get some really nice stuff -coloured exotics, pine, mahogany. There are also lots of tree surgeons around who are happy to...
  20. It is a great irony to see this thread running...

    It is a great irony to see this thread running after nearly two years. Up until now the ccders have been able to look you in the face and say, to quote Tony Abbot "Climate change is crap!" but not...
  21. Definitely not merchantable quality. The timber...

    Definitely not merchantable quality. The timber is not seasoned enough to use and then it is not sufficiently sealed to protect it from rapid moisture loss. Not professional at all. Money back please...
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    We did a T5 ex ambulance conversion to a camper...

    We did a T5 ex ambulance conversion to a camper in 20015 with cupboards, drawers, sink, fridge, etc. The three main factors are heat, dust and vibration so we went with lightweight 18mm ply and...
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    It sounds a lot like Norfolk Island Hybiscus...

    It sounds a lot like Norfolk Island Hybiscus which also has a very white wood and is subject to spalting which is what those black spots are the beginning of. Not much you can do about it except dry...
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    Just make sure that you keep a bit of pressure on...

    Just make sure that you keep a bit of pressure on that cherry as they will try to twist and warp.
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    I think the tyres really need to be glued down,...

    I think the tyres really need to be glued down, after all you don't want to be throwing off a rubber in the middle of a cut. With big wheels like that the centrifugal force is constantly trying to...
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    QUEENSLAND Umm... is that about $1000 per kilogram? lol.

    Umm... is that about $1000 per kilogram? lol.
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    Anything smaller than 14"/350mm size wheels will...

    Anything smaller than 14"/350mm size wheels will break blades constantly due to metal fatigue. IMOP.
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    Thanks for the heads up Euge. The Buckinghamia is...

    Thanks for the heads up Euge. The Buckinghamia is much lighter than the Persoonia that I found. I think it looks more like a Hakea with the smaller medullary rays. Big contrast with Ironwoods piece...
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    I would try RVs' method but use tung oil rather...

    I would try RVs' method but use tung oil rather than olive or peanut. Tung oil is a food oil too, from a nut but it dries over time so once it is in the wood it will slowly form a solid barrier...
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    Last time I was buying in Tassie the Queenstown...

    Last time I was buying in Tassie the Queenstown mill was very good. They allowed me to wander through about two hectares of mainly huon pine stock to collect a trailer load. Very reasonable.
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    Sure, happy to send a sample and an approximate...

    Sure, happy to send a sample and an approximate position. Nearly certain it is some kind of eucalyptus. P.M. me with an address and I'll pop a bit in the mail.
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    Yes it is wood, just very old blackened wood. I...

    Yes it is wood, just very old blackened wood. I picked it up off a wide gravel bed on Wallaby Creek in the middle of the dry and was going to use it for firewood then when I broke the piece (about...
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    Amazing to see such old wood. That last one looks...

    Amazing to see such old wood. That last one looks so much like Pink Myrtle from tasmania. I have some pure black wood that looks like redgum picked up from a gravel bank on Wallaby Creek near...
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    Must have just slipped by in the...

    Must have just slipped by in the christmas/newyear chaos.
    OK two things the best is to get a new tyre/tyres vulcanised on. I don't know who does it atm but I have had it done by a firm out at...
  36. A.C.T. Beautiful examples of red cedar furniture. Great...

    Beautiful examples of red cedar furniture. Great to see the timber emerge from under that white paint. P.M. sent.
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    No I am not saying do a $400 job for $100. I'm...

    No I am not saying do a $400 job for $100. I'm saying that the calculating only works when it is a bigger-than-one-off job. For example I would look at the cost of hardware - brass, timber,...
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    I can see people putting a lot of thought into...

    I can see people putting a lot of thought into this basically simple question 'How much should I charge?' and a lot of calculation. But I suggest the calculating really only applies to serious...
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    Good luck with the maple, I've noticed the...

    Good luck with the maple, I've noticed the luthiers pay $$$ for figured maple.
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    Will the oak keep OK if I leave the bark on and...

    Will the oak keep OK if I leave the bark on and let it dry in the round?
    - No, oak is probably the most horrible thing to dry in the round, it just splits and splits. Halved and end sealed is the...
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    I bought six or eight carving tools a few years...

    I bought six or eight carving tools a few years ago (no handle). Amazing value but I did re-temper them after the first shaping and sharpening. McJing are well worth a visit if you are passing...
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    Top one looks like coachwood and the bottom one...

    Top one looks like coachwood and the bottom one looks like hoop pine, not positive but a guess.
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    Camphor Laurel is a weed on the north coast of...

    Camphor Laurel is a weed on the north coast of NSW and there is enough of it to sustain any number of timber products.
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    Freezing for a week or two kills just about...

    Freezing for a week or two kills just about everything woodwormy.
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    If you are thinking of teak for its water...

    If you are thinking of teak for its water resistant qualities then huon pine would make an excellent substitute also white beech is very water resistant.
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    Wow! That is a nice instrument. Take a whole week...

    Wow! That is a nice instrument. Take a whole week for the next one and see what you come up with. So much better than going to the music shop and buying a forty dollar Kala. The playing should be a...
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    I've just been through this and buying a german...

    I've just been through this and buying a german carbide steel polished burnisher was the key for me. Now I do one lap each side on a 600 diamond stone then two or three perpendicular then half a...
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    For Uke fans there is the Newcastle Ukulele...

    For Uke fans there is the Newcastle Ukulele Festival on this weekend. See here https://www.newkulelefestival.com/
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    Great, lets see lots of pics. Good luck.

    Great, lets see lots of pics. Good luck.
  50. Help I need a commercial laser cutter service in Newcastle ish.

    Hi, we get veneered mdf cut into small objects and our laser cutter has suddenly moved and dropped the wood cutting side. We need someone who can cut 6mm, 10mm and hopefully 17mm. Any help would be...
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