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    Cue the sad tuba :(

    Cue the sad tuba :(
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    N.S.W. If you were in Victoria I would have taken it...

    If you were in Victoria I would have taken it long ago
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    Maybe you could just buy a filter for a fume...

    Maybe you could just buy a filter for a fume extractor and integrate it into your current vent?
    W270 - WE-100 Welding Fume Extractor | Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse Head down the page to the spare...
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    Short of a proper fume extraction/filter unit...

    Short of a proper fume extraction/filter unit (like those available for welding fumes), a fan that vents outside is probably your best bet. Much cheaper too.
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    I have a 60mm Stanley Aus. HSS blade and cap...

    I have a 60mm Stanley Aus. HSS blade and cap iron, brand new, still in the rust proof coating from the factory. PM me if you're interested.
  6. Blasphemy!! :o

    Blasphemy!! :o
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    Moulders initially used square blocks, but they...

    Moulders initially used square blocks, but they were phased out a long time ago for safer and quieter alternatives.
  8. You should set your angle finder to zero on the...

    You should set your angle finder to zero on the table, then stick it to the blade and measure your angle; that way you're always setting your angle relative to the table, rather than to whatever...
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    That cutter style is actually extremely safe and...

    That cutter style is actually extremely safe and is pretty much identical to modern replaceable-insert rebate heads; the entire body is the safety limiter and it won't allow you to feed too...
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    IMPORTANT Turned off AdBlock to see what I'd get and my...

    Turned off AdBlock to see what I'd get and my banner ads have been a variety of business, data analysis and oscilloscope tips. Never searched for or been remotely interested in any of those. The best...
  11. Try these guys Welcome - J.C Walsh Service &...

    Try these guys Welcome - J.C Walsh Service & Maintenance
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    Oops, missed that bit :doh: You'll have to buy...

    Oops, missed that bit :doh:
    You'll have to buy wide leaf and cut strips yourself
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    Google gave me this mob Timber Veneer Edging –...

    Google gave me this mob Timber Veneer Edging – Beyond Tools
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    Use whatever you want, US Oak glues fine

    Use whatever you want, US Oak glues fine
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    I have a Starrett 47 bevel and am very happy with...

    I have a Starrett 47 bevel and am very happy with it; there's enough spring tension in the beam to hold the blade steady while not clamped and when it's tightened it's very securely locked.

    Not...
  16. I think it's gone. Maybe just send them an...

    I think it's gone.

    Maybe just send them an email asking for whatever manuals you're after.
  17. :aro-u: I'm with them, nothing wrong with...

    :aro-u: I'm with them, nothing wrong with standard water.
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    No, no, no, it doesn't work like that :no: ...

    No, no, no, it doesn't work like that :no:

    Trying to break a biscuit in a vice has very little similarity to trying to break a join with a biscuit inside it.

    1) When a biscuit is in a join, the...
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    This should be at the entrance to every hardware...

    This should be at the entrance to every hardware store.
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    I'd pay $15 for it and ebay the salvageable...

    I'd pay $15 for it and ebay the salvageable parts, I reckon repairing is probably more effort than it's worth
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    Couple of issues with the glueup video (aside...

    Couple of issues with the glueup video (aside from the table saw with zero safety equipment :doh:)...


    This is why you dress the timber you buy. He's using timber bought dressed from the yard,...
  22. :whs: There's always the risk of cracking...

    :whs:

    There's always the risk of cracking along a join, no matter how you do it.
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    As a rule, don't expect to be able to join...

    As a rule, don't expect to be able to join "dressed" timber without re-dressing it. They dress it and then it sits on the rack for months; it's unlikely to be straight, smooth or square enough to...
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    Yeah, those front mounted wheels look like they'd...

    Yeah, those front mounted wheels look like they'd be more of a pain than a convenience...
    The Hafco one seems to be the same machine with the wheels in their more traditional location and the $90...
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    Sounds the same as what we have to do for ISO9001...

    Sounds the same as what we have to do for ISO9001 and AS9100.

    We have our masters calibrated externally and we check the rest in-house against those masters, we also have a Mitutoyo...
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    Did a little bit of googling and found this back...

    Did a little bit of googling and found this back catalogue of Victorian Year Books:...
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    Yep. I was told to make sure I use the same tape...

    Yep. I was told to make sure I use the same tape measure throughout a job for that exact reason (after I got caught out once :doh: )

    Now that I've moved to the engineering field making medical and...
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    I think you've got accuracy and precision...

    I think you've got accuracy and precision backwards Ian; accuracy is how close the measurement is to the true value, precision is how close multiple measurements are to each other (aka...
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    Sorry Lance, I think your maths may be a bit...

    Sorry Lance, I think your maths may be a bit misleading, even if the numbers themselves add up. Unless you can compare average wages solely in the relevant trades, you're taking numbers that have all...
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    And for those of us who are tired of trying to...

    And for those of us who are tired of trying to read vernier scales that are packed too tightly
  31. Thread: Stanley 298

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    I believe they were all nickel plated too. I...

    I believe they were all nickel plated too. I bought a 98 and 99 pair ages ago, they're great tools to have around.

    Perhaps the original one was broken so they just made a mould of the pieces and...
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    AFAIK you can use whatever glue you want. It...

    AFAIK you can use whatever glue you want.

    It seems CCA isn't used in pallets, so that's always nice Are Pallets Treated in Australia? | Plain Pallets
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    Yes, green in colour. No idea why it's more...

    Yes, green in colour. No idea why it's more expensive, maybe a more limited supply for export? :shrug:
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    I don't think scratching the surface is a good...

    I don't think scratching the surface is a good move, it'll just create more potential entry points for water/steam. The silicon will stick just fine on a polished surface.

    Interesting side note...
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    If you really want to be safe, a piece of...

    If you really want to be safe, a piece of moisture resistant MDF or chipboard is probably best to stick the mirror to. The bamboo might be perfectly fine though, I've never used it.

    You can get...
  36. Maybe Global Hardwoods?

    Maybe Global Hardwoods?
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    Lol yep. IMO, backsawn oak just looks like...

    Lol yep.

    IMO, backsawn oak just looks like generic open-grained wood, the real character is when it's quartersawn because it looks like nothing else.

    Side note: for people who want the...
  38. :whs: Timber will tend to cup away from whatever...

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    Timber will tend to cup away from whatever surface it's sitting on; a little bit of water on the cupped side can help as well, but you can send it too far the other way so it's a bit of a...
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    I think Skew might be on the money with Teak. I...

    I think Skew might be on the money with Teak. I haven't done much work with it before so I'm not confident enough to say that it is, but it's definitely not Blackwood.
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    Doesn't sound like any Blackwood I've seen...

    Doesn't sound like any Blackwood I've seen before, a picture of it would help a lot.

    There are treatments that impregnate timber with preservatives, but I think it's unlikely to be that as it's...
  41. :whs: Varnishing it quickly might help, but...

    :whs:

    Varnishing it quickly might help, but varnishes are still somewhat porous so it won't completely solve the problem. The best (only?) way to stop it happening is to keep the movement balanced...
  42. Yep, that sounds about right. The timber expands...

    Yep, that sounds about right. The timber expands with the changes in the environment, but the ply doesn't so it has to bend. The only way around it is to glue the same thing on both sides of the ply.
  43. Folding stool cut from a single, solid block

    His "workshop" might be primitive, but his skills are incredible YouTube

    Also, anyone got any idea as to the timber? The colour is amazing.
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    The Gage Tool Co. (which was later bought by...

    The Gage Tool Co. (which was later bought by Stanley) did a different take on the "stay-set" plane where the chipbreaker was fixed to the lever cap with 2 screws (in slots for adjustment) that...
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    US Oak is almost always sold backsawn here, my...

    US Oak is almost always sold backsawn here, my old work went through packs of the stuff and there was always a big deal made if we found a single quartersawn board in a pack. Veneered board is also...
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    If is wasn't for shipping being a killer, you can...

    If is wasn't for shipping being a killer, you can get laminated old Sweethart Stanley blades fairly easily on ebay, the HSS Stanleys seem far rarer to me.
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    Yep, US White Oak.

    Yep, US White Oak.
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    Inspection results are in and, as I suspected,...

    Inspection results are in and, as I suspected, the wear is about 3/5 of stuff all.

    Full disclaimer: I didn't have a new and "dead" insert from the same manufacturer to test, but the differences...
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    Update time; the stuff I used has held up pretty...

    Update time; the stuff I used has held up pretty well. It's still stuck after ~25kms (probably 30-35 hours wear time), but there are a few spots that have cracked away a little. At any rate I'm happy...
  50. Yes*, but you will have dark glue lines. Make...

    Yes*, but you will have dark glue lines.

    Make sure you have good ventilation as the fumes are quite strong, especially the hardener. I'd also recommend using the fast hardener H60F in cold...
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