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  1. Fair enough. For a few dollars worth of pine I'd...

    Fair enough. For a few dollars worth of pine I'd rather not expose myself to anything I didn't have to, but to each their own :shrug:
  2. Because arsenic is nasty stuff and copper and...

    Because arsenic is nasty stuff and copper and chrome aren't much better
    https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/HealthyLiving/copper-chrome-arsenic-cca-treated-timber
  3. That looks like radiata pine to me, probably...

    That looks like radiata pine to me, probably treated, in which case I'd find the nearest rubbish bin because you don't even want to be handling it, much less making dust out of it.
  4. Look for Japanese dovetail chisels and you'll...

    Look for Japanese dovetail chisels and you'll find plenty of options with fine sides. The cheapest I could see locally are here: Dovetail Chisels – Japanese Tools Australia
  5. Pretty much :aro-u:

    Pretty much :aro-u:
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    :whs: You probably won't get a lot, but at...

    :whs:

    You probably won't get a lot, but at least something useful can come from it.
  7. I've been out of the loop for a couple of years,...

    I've been out of the loop for a couple of years, but Plyco and Timberwood Panels were our usual suppliers at my old work.
  8. Haven't used any of them, but just a few...

    Haven't used any of them, but just a few observations...

    Going off the pictures, the Sherwood and the Woodman are the exact same machine with a different paint job; the Sherwood does have some red...
  9. Thread: Glue advise

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    Aquadhere should be just fine, I'd go for the...

    Aquadhere should be just fine, I'd go for the exterior stuff because it's cross-linking and more resistant to moisture than the interior one.

    At the end of the day, PVA is PVA (more or less; they...
  10. Woooo another zombie thread

    Woooo another zombie thread
  11. My old work had one of these before we got a CNC...

    My old work had one of these before we got a CNC Hettich online catalogue
    Simple, effective and never wears out. You do have to buy special drill bits but they're carbide tipped and last for ages...
  12. According to the label, that's not a normal...

    According to the label, that's not a normal triple chip; it's a Leuco special with alternating pointed and hollow ground teeth. It's also 12", not 10"
  13. The Melbourne AKE distributor is on Chesterville...

    The Melbourne AKE distributor is on Chesterville Rd Moorabbin, they do sharpening as well.

    If you have a scriber you can use whatever blade you want, the scriber is set to be 0.1mm wider than the...
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    You could do the rebate on the table saw in 2...

    You could do the rebate on the table saw in 2 cuts instead of stuffing about with a router; stand it up on edge for the first cut, then lay it flat for the second cut. Used to do it all the time at...
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    OK, that is extremely weird and I have absolutely...

    OK, that is extremely weird and I have absolutely no clue; it's almost like they're trying to make things less complicated but they accidentally made it much worse.

    I've always preferred Blum...
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    Could you provide some examples? I've just been...

    Could you provide some examples? I've just been looking through both the Blum and Hettich catalogues and can't seem to find 2 sets of components :?
  17. Soap and water should clean them up. Make sure...

    Soap and water should clean them up.

    Make sure they are rinsed with clean water after use to clear off any steel particles from the sharpening process and allow them to dry fully before putting...
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    Bit of a pain doing it after the fact, rather...

    Bit of a pain doing it after the fact, rather than during construction, but it should be no problem at all.

    If you have the drawer in the short rail, you can just add a stretcher rail between the...
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    FREE: A.C.T. I think it's just a straight bit with chip...

    I think it's just a straight bit with chip breakers to reduce the cutting pressure, kinda halfway between a roughing and a finishing bit.
  20. Sounds like a good candidate for contracting out...

    Sounds like a good candidate for contracting out to someone with a CNC beam saw; stack it 5 sheets high and punch them out by the thousand.

    I know the furniture training centre at Holmsglen...
  21. The trick for minimising chips without a scriber...

    The trick for minimising chips without a scriber is to cut slowly and have the blade low, about 10-15mm above the material thickness. If you cut too fast, it WILL chip no matter what blade you use. ...
  22. Turps always worked just fine for me

    Turps always worked just fine for me
  23. This was Melbourne airport last night, I thought...

    This was Melbourne airport last night, I thought we were still in the clouds until I saw the runway lights underneath us. One of the flight attendants said she was surprised we even landed.

    466649
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    Had it fully stripped down and rebuilt a couple...

    Had it fully stripped down and rebuilt a couple of years ago and it was keeping pretty much the same bad time then; I can clearly see the adjuster on the balance wheel through the glass case back, I...
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    Thanks, I'd rather not post it anywhere as it's...

    Thanks, I'd rather not post it anywhere as it's over 120 years old and I don't want to risk it getting damaged in transit, but I'll keep them in mind if nothing else comes up locally.
  26. Thread: Festool vac

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    Buy a box of spare bags and give them a new one?...

    Buy a box of spare bags and give them a new one? You'll need new bags eventually and it's not like they'll go bad sitting on a shelf.

    EDIT: Or just swap the new bag in the replacement vac for the...
  27. Thread: Festool vac

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    Computers... really smart and also dumb as ****...

    Computers... really smart and also dumb as **** :rolleyes:
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    Watchmaker in Melbourne

    Anyone know a decent watch maker in Melbourne? I have an old pocket watch that needs adjusting (it runs fine, just gains about 5 mins/day).

    Preferably SE suburbs, but happy to travel for someone...
  29. Thread: Festool vac

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    They most certainly do $1475 with hose and...

    They most certainly do

    $1475 with hose and goodies Festool CTM 26 Dust Extractor Class M 575758 | Get Tools Direct
  30. VICTORIA They will with a 1/2" to 3/8" reducer sleeve

    They will with a 1/2" to 3/8" reducer sleeve
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    You'll get 270 degrees out of normal butt/piano...

    You'll get 270 degrees out of normal butt/piano hinges if you mount them between the box and lid instead of on the outside.

    EDIT: Disregard that, wasn't thinking straight :doh:
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    Ah, yes that would probably rule it out. Unless...

    Ah, yes that would probably rule it out. Unless you get yourself a pair of those glasses that just clip on your nose with no arms :p

    EDIT: Seems they've thought of that as well CleanSpace™ Full...
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    I have the Cleanspace 2 half-face powered mask...

    I have the Cleanspace 2 half-face powered mask and I'm very happy with it. Not sure how much the full-face model is, but worth a look.

    EDIT: Found prices: CleanSpace™ Ultra Power System Respirator...
  34. Thread: Festool vac

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    Aside from not fitting, 36mm hoses absolutely...

    Aside from not fitting, 36mm hoses absolutely destroy the balance of compact DC sanders; you have to fight just to keep it flat. Made my CEROS pretty much unusable and I went back to 27mm after a...
  35. Thread: Festool vac

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    While they can be used bagless, you will clog the...

    While they can be used bagless, you will clog the filter much faster and they're a lot more expensive than bags are. If you are using it with a sander, a bag is pretty much mandatory.
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    +1 for Wurth screws. They're proprietary and not...

    +1 for Wurth screws. They're proprietary and not cheap, but they do not slip.

    Failing that, Pozi are much better than Phillips, but not all Pozi screws are made equal; Hafele used to be fantastic,...
  37. Thread: Festool vac

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    Dunno about the hole size, but the shape of the...

    Dunno about the hole size, but the shape of the bag I think might be unique because it fills the entire container, rather than having to wrap around a motor; the MIDI definitely is.
  38. Thread: Festool vac

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    The main disadvantage of the MIDI is that the...

    The main disadvantage of the MIDI is that the right angle hose fitting that it uses only comes in 27mm; fine for sanding and sawing, but you really do need a 36mm hose for routing and planing.

    If...
  39. Thread: Festool vac

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    In a nutshell, L, M and H are the dust class...

    In a nutshell, L, M and H are the dust class they're rated for (basically, how fine they can filter) and the number is the container capacity, there's also the Autoclean models.

    Essentially it's...
  40. You're unlikely to completely destroy a tip, the...

    You're unlikely to completely destroy a tip, the worst you'd do is lose a corner and the way the inserts sit on helical heads means it might not even matter. Worst case, there's still 2 good edges...
  41. If it's a 4 knife head, you can take one opposing...

    If it's a 4 knife head, you can take one opposing pair out and just run 2 knives. Just make sure you leave the clamping bars in and tighten them in the pockets, if you take them out, the noise will...
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    VICTORIA If $450 is acceptable I'll take it, but I'm...

    If $450 is acceptable I'll take it, but I'm interstate at the moment and can't collect until mid next week
  43. +1 for deep cuts, it will minimise the distance...

    +1 for deep cuts, it will minimise the distance travelled through the paint.

    Titanium dioxide is the main component of most paints and it's quite abrasive, so carbide is going to last the longest...
  44. Yep. Make sure you have "Chinese" on the left of...

    Yep. Make sure you have "Chinese" on the left of the arrows
    Shared album - Elan Jacobs - Google Photos
  45. I just tried the camera in the google translate...

    I just tried the camera in the google translate app and it works just fine. Make sure you have the to/from languages in the correct order.
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    The steel Veritas is my choice for machine setup

    The steel Veritas is my choice for machine setup
  47. At my old work we had the 2500 and 1300 versions...

    At my old work we had the 2500 and 1300 versions of of the same thing (don't know what brand) and it would clamp so tight you could bend the board you're clamping. Pretty sure we used it as an actual...
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    No, it just proves that chucks have a size range.

    No, it just proves that chucks have a size range.
  49. Sitting it up in the rafters would put it nice...

    Sitting it up in the rafters would put it nice and close to the heat radiating off the roof; moisture evaporates out of the hot side, shrinking that side.

    I suspect you won't be able to straighten...
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    Short of the blade falling off and possibly...

    Short of the blade falling off and possibly chewing up some guarding, I can't see much potential for damage to the saw. It might damage your underpants though :p
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