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    Getting into the "serious" joinery now. The...

    Getting into the "serious" joinery now.

    The first of many dovetails required for the fitting of the endcaps, shoulder vise arm and the tailvise.

    This one is the biggest of the lot - joining the...
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    READ ME! Sorry to hear of the missing timber Ian. I had...

    Sorry to hear of the missing timber Ian.

    I had some timber delivered to me recently by E-Go too and I agree that they are a pain.

    They left a 50 kg package right in front of my screen door so...
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    Three weeks to go til the premier event on the...

    Three weeks to go til the premier event on the Melbourne Woodwork Social Calendar.

    Everyone is invited to bring along something for a Show and Tell. Maybe a project you have made or are working...
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    Not ducted vacuums but regular DC's. This is the...

    Not ducted vacuums but regular DC's. This is the automated system I am looking at. Something similar might be able to be set up for 40 - 50 mm PVC pipe. https://www.timbecon.com.au/brands/ivac
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    Progress is continuing slowly but surely. Not...

    Progress is continuing slowly but surely.

    Not much has happened that is picture-worthy. Filling holes with epoxy,waiting for it to dry, sanding back and re-epoxying

    I hit a snag with the...
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    HiChris, Such a thing is on the "to do" list....

    HiChris,

    Such a thing is on the "to do" list.

    I have a big 60 ltr shed Vac with two 1200 watt motors independently switched which should give enough power for a ducted system.

    Intended use...
  7. That's our favorite kind. I have no room for a...

    That's our favorite kind. I have no room for a display case in the shed.
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    Some great looking pens there Gab :2tsup:

    Some great looking pens there Gab :2tsup:
  9. Have a look at my signature under all my posts,...

    Have a look at my signature under all my posts, or maybe it's not visible on whatever device you view the forum on. either way the link is here. Doug3030's Open Shed Day for 2019
  10. Pagie, why not bring along any extra saws you...

    Pagie, why not bring along any extra saws you wish to sell to my Open Shed Day. I know that there will be a few "Sawnuts" attending. They may be able to sell a few off there.:D
  11. Can't go too far wrong there Evan. I also agree...

    Can't go too far wrong there Evan. I also agree with Derek to try to keep a bandsaw as well.
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    Exactly what happens when process takes...

    Exactly what happens when process takes precedence over results :roll:
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    I also hope that it never comes to that either...

    I also hope that it never comes to that either but if it does the pricing suggested would be acceptable and I would ante up.

    If it happens I would recommend making the Marketplace a member-only...
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    I have been thinking about uninstalling my...

    I have been thinking about uninstalling my adblocker anyway.

    It occurred to me the other day that ever since I installed it, girls in my area suddenly lost interest in me.
  15. Thread: Cows

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    How do you get down from an elephant? You...

    How do you get down from an elephant?

    You don't - you get it from a duck
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    40cm is very wide for Gidgee. If a piece that...

    40cm is very wide for Gidgee. If a piece that wide was left at at least 50mm thick it would be well sought after.

    I hope it was well seasoned before it was cut so thin, and even then, cutting it...
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    If the timber is properly dressed all round...

    If the timber is properly dressed all round (opposing faces parallel and all corners 90 degrees) it should be doable. Titebond 3 would be ideal.

    How thick are the boards going to be? if there is...
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    I continued on with the dogholes. There are 10...

    I continued on with the dogholes.

    There are 10 dogholes in the row and I finished hogging out the waste with the Triton WOrkcentre as per the post above. Off the workcentre, the holes look like...
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    I've managed to make a bit of progress over the...

    I've managed to make a bit of progress over the past few days.

    With the main part of the top glued together I have run it through the thicknesser for the last time so the ends could now be...
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    The Millenials

    Great video

    YouTube
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    Just bumping up this old thread so that people...

    Just bumping up this old thread so that people who were subscribed to this thread and have not yet subscribed to my thread for this year's get together will get an email notification and can find the...
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    I get sick of seeing targeted ads for something I...

    I get sick of seeing targeted ads for something I have searched for recently, and even more so if it is ads for something I have already researched and bought.:rolleyes:

    Hopefully the next...
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    I hope the operation goes well for you. If you...

    I hope the operation goes well for you.
    If you like, when I PM attendees with the address, I will include you and if you feel up to it, feel free to drop in, even if it's just for a short visit. ...
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    Only six weeks to go! :oo: :o It's time to...

    Only six weeks to go! :oo: :o

    It's time to start working on a few details.

    Lets start by looking at who's coming. I have spoken to quite a few members off forum and had a lot of them tell me...
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    I have pretty much cleaned up after the epoxy...

    I have pretty much cleaned up after the epoxy disaster mentioned earlier,so I can redo that job soon.

    But before I mix up a new batch of epoxy,I decided I might as well glue up the main section of...
  26. Did anyone go to the show today?

    Did anyone go to the show today?
  27. Well I went to the show and I had a great day....

    Well I went to the show and I had a great day. There was plenty of timber.

    Quite a lot of tools and machines were on display and although a lot of the big players weren't there I honestly can't...
  28. Lets hope for a good day, Timbertoolsart. I hope...

    Lets hope for a good day, Timbertoolsart. I hope all the woodworkers and exhibitors who attend have a great day and those who don't attend regret it.

    I hope to be there when the gates open on...
  29. Thread: Vegans

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    I recently decided that from now on I will be...

    I recently decided that from now on I will be eating twice as much meat.

    That way, out there somewhere there will be a Vegan thinking he is making a difference but in reality it's not changing a...
  30. HEADS UP Books have arrived, thanks Euge :cool:

    Books have arrived, thanks Euge :cool:
  31. HEADS UP That's awesome thanks Euge. That means I will...

    That's awesome thanks Euge.

    That means I will have them in plenty of time to give the second copy to my Veterans and First Responders group when our leader comes down to Seymour in a couple of...
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    Lots of things have changed since 2001, Geoff. We...

    Lots of things have changed since 2001, Geoff. We are now in the "Generation of the Permanently Offended" :rolleyes:



    Once a Kiwi - always a Kiwi. Some things change but that never will. :no:
  33. VICTORIA I have made a couple of knives and I am not good...

    I have made a couple of knives and I am not good enough yet to fork out for high quality stabilized handle blocks. It's the high end makers who get $500+ per knife that would definitely want...
  34. VICTORIA Are the blocks stabilized? Knife makers will want...

    Are the blocks stabilized? Knife makers will want to know this. :2tsup:
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    To quote from West Systems Webpage: ...

    To quote from West Systems Webpage:



    [/FONT][/COLOR]So there should be no problem there.

    Temperature may be close to the limit but I mixed up another batch from the same bottles for a test...
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    Maybe not for you but I would rather work in the...

    Maybe not for you but I would rather work in the 40 degrees plus at Dooen on Australia Day weekend.

    My theory on weather - It can get cold enough to wear two jackets but it never gets hot enough...
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    I reckon that the Taiwanese guy who stamps the...

    I reckon that the Taiwanese guy who stamps the labels was stamping labels for 110 volt motors on his first day and they gave him all the figures to stamp in the right squares. After lunch they told...
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    Taiwanese amps?

    Taiwanese amps?
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    4000 watts of heating running for 3 hours got the...

    4000 watts of heating running for 3 hours got the shed up to 12 degrees. I'm staying in the house where its a nice 21 degrees.

    The bench can wait for another day
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    There was a time when ebony logs that were not...

    There was a time when ebony logs that were not pure black were left in the field as they had little value YouTube

    Not saying that anyof the logs left were harvested for other uses at a much...
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    Thanks Paul, I just got back from Wooddust and...

    Thanks Paul,

    I just got back from Wooddust and had some lunch, the temperature is still a bit low but the wind has dropped which might make the shed habitable if I burn enough electrons. Two...
  42. That's pretty much how I see it too Gabriel. I...

    That's pretty much how I see it too Gabriel.

    I will keep an eye out for you on the Friday.

    As I see it the new organizers have a bigger job rebuilding the Melbourne show than any other because...
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    The weather today in melbourne was not conducive...

    The weather today in melbourne was not conducive to Shed Time.

    The temperature stayed in single figures and the wind was such that it would blow a bitch off heat. It was uncomfortable to staying...
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    Brett, those non-slip shafts and morse taper...

    Brett, those non-slip shafts and morse taper inserts are way better than I thought they would be. It's a really great system. I'm glad I got them.

    The job would have been much harder without them.
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    Anyway, when I turned off the lights this evening...

    Anyway, when I turned off the lights this evening there had been some visible progress.

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    There's still some work to do before I glue the sections together. Rectangular dogholes need...
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    In the previous post I mentioned needing the...

    In the previous post I mentioned needing the drilling extension bar.

    The shoulder-vise spacer block needed a 200 mm a hole drilling through it in the end-grain direction. The timber I have chosen...
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    Welcome back to my workbench build everyone.:o ...

    Welcome back to my workbench build everyone.:o

    Since I last posted, I have moved house/shed (June 2018) and set the workbench half-finished up in the new shed. Trestles and the planks for the top....
  48. Thread: Too late?

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    Too late?

    https://scontent.fmel7-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/67619528_3451212121585518_37428552630534144_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_eui2=AeFVg4_EtqBevN8Scki-JboDPTD_ZYXBBJTZ9280Dc-cQK1djrl9rTTEEgAXv0AfC-29wYPreW-0l3sI7...
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    Yes, but when I bought my Incra fence the US...

    Yes, but when I bought my Incra fence the US Dollar was worth less than ours (A$0.73 from memory) and the USPS wasn't treating postage to Australia as such a cash grab.The whole setup cost about...
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    I bought that same saw several years ago for a...

    I bought that same saw several years ago for a similar price, sold the Ripmaster fence for $150 (still in its box) and bought an Incra TSLS fence system. I still have it today. I ditched the pressed...
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