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    I'd swear some of the cheaper tools I've had had...

    I'd swear some of the cheaper tools I've had had a RPM counter in them... up comes 1 million... die...

    Inbuilt self termination circuits :)



    I wonder, using a powered tool may die faster (as...
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    It was only my thoughts. It wasnt my intention...

    It was only my thoughts. It wasnt my intention to create discord, nor enmity.

    Seems strange to pay $2 mill per employee.

    Once, I was in IT and during the DotCom, we did a MBO. From memory it...
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    Wondering, with the blade and body sides/sole,...

    Wondering, with the blade and body sides/sole, would it be possible to take it to a machinist shop (say, a cylinder head restoration place!) and have them machine them flat/square?

    I liked these...
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    On Capitalism

    Its interesting.

    Only yesterday my son (23) asked me about various governances and the core monetary/social policies that sit behind philosophies such as communism, socialism and capitalism (and...
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    Kumiko

    Basswood is pretty good for kumiko too.

    Some of the other suggested are good too.

    This is my preferred list:

    jelutong
    powlonia
    cedar - pale
    hoop pine
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    Interesting this should be mentioned... had my...

    Interesting this should be mentioned... had my Good 'ol dad up for a few days this week (had his cornea replaced!)....

    We were talking about country living (he's in the sticks) and the gas dude...
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    Yes. Plonk on a dirty great solar accumulator...

    Yes. Plonk on a dirty great solar accumulator regardless if you use gas or electric.

    In a country where the sun is .... a problem... it seems weird we don't utilise it.

    I was only just reading...
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    So the axiom of Another nail in the coffin.... is...

    So the axiom of Another nail in the coffin.... is incorrect!

    One is screwed into it!* :)



    * I know a quote from Game Of Thrones that would fit here, but it might be a bit rude :)
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    That is a bloody good price. I'm selling my...

    That is a bloody good price.

    I'm selling my cabinet saw, but not the Incra fence, so need a replacement (or at least a link to one for the buyer).

    Thanks for doing all the hard work for me!!!!
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    This saddens me. My first lathe, not so long...

    This saddens me.

    My first lathe, not so long ago, was a woodfast. One of the small desktop models.


    Isn't it strange with more people getting into woodworking, and more all the time, that such...
  11. SOLD: If this should not go ahead for some reason, I'd...

    If this should not go ahead for some reason, I'd love to be next in line please :)
  12. It is called Tsugite Article is from the Uni...

    It is called Tsugite

    Article is from the Uni of Tokyo.

    483236 483237 483238
  13. Simple software creates complex wooden joints

    From my daily science newsletter....

    Simple software creates complex wooden joints
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    Never! We absolutely need a thing on the forum...

    Never!

    We absolutely need a thing on the forum with a list of vendors and woodworker-friendly mills :)

    I found their info on Gumtree of all places :)...
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    Which mill is it Delbs?

    Which mill is it Delbs?
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    Depends all on how one uses the pencil :) I...

    Depends all on how one uses the pencil :)

    I suggested toothpaste, as I was shown that it's a fine abrasive. For some reason it doesn't break down. I used it to polish scratches and blush from...
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    I must stop trying to hide my... features :)

    I must stop trying to hide my... features :)
  18. perfectly OK to leave pre-cat, or any...

    perfectly OK to leave pre-cat, or any nitro/paint/lacquer in the gun for quite some time.

    No air to get in or out- its a sealed unit.

    Just clear the nozzle by using air-out only and wipe the...
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    Woah. Anxiety fellas. :? 0.02mm off the...

    Woah. Anxiety fellas. :?

    0.02mm off the insides of a bore doesn't sound like too much.

    A pencil with some 1200 grit would be OK. Or toothpaste....

    No need for big jigs. A "stick" sounds...
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    Cklett - I like your mini-bench. We'll need a few...

    Cklett - I like your mini-bench. We'll need a few more artful shots of that :)
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    Selling :) Its called Anchor Pricing...

    Selling :) Its called Anchor Pricing.

    Its very real and highly effective. Used well it drastically increases a customers spend.

    Waaaay back in my second "real" job, I had the honour of working...
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    SOLD: Well, shavings soon! Today I took them apart...

    Well, shavings soon!

    Today I took them apart and polished them until they shone!

    Ah.... basic iron and brass. Looks soooo good!

    240 then 400 grit wet and dry and a very good clean and scrub...
  23. SOLD: Sold

    sold
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    Perhaps, on the knock-off router, one could...

    Perhaps, on the knock-off router, one could increase the internal diameter of the spindle by a smidgeon by putting a wee bit of 400 wet and dry onto a dowel (saw in half a bit, wedge it in, like a...
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    WKW87 - I just so happened to have the router out...

    WKW87 - I just so happened to have the router out near me, so I measured the original collet on a genuine DRT50 (the cordless version of the RT0700) and it is 9.49

    The 6mm collet from Adams bits...
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    Thought to say (a bit separately) is that I just...

    Thought to say (a bit separately) is that I just received the 6mm and 8mm collets from Adams Bits - Collets for Makita RT0700

    They are el-schmicko!

    I didn't expect too much, but these are the...
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    I rather like these three ideas as examples. ...

    I rather like these three ideas as examples.

    -- A forest burial in/as an egg with a tree: Capsula Mundi Capsula Mundi - The biodegradable urn to become a tree after death
    -- Being put into a...
  28. SOLD: Thanks Adrian. PM sent with all the info. ...

    Thanks Adrian. PM sent with all the info.

    Thank you for buying. You'll love it.

    Evan :)
  29. So fellow chums, it is a matter of buying a few...

    So fellow chums, it is a matter of buying a few different types off various makers?

    There isn't a newbie selection that I can get away with at a minimum?

    Tomorrow I'll look up the first cut...
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    Favour BushMiller, could you post their brand and...

    Favour BushMiller, could you post their brand and a link if you acquired them online?

    Those are quite chunky compared to the rather flat ones Ive found so far (plus they use a stiff backing...
  31. You know AlexS, it was your technique of putting...

    You know AlexS, it was your technique of putting the clingwrap at the bottom, overlaying the fabric, that I use now.

    It's so good it feels like cheating :)

    There is a video by Ian Hawthone...
  32. Thread: Router plane

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    WANTED:WA One thing that I have absolutely a new...

    One thing that I have absolutely a new appreciation of is the power of handtools.

    Previously, for a thing like a dado, it would be a full-on setup of many machines, cables, noise and dust.

    Now,...
  33. SOLD: Price drop to $300

    Price drop to $300
  34. I'm very pleased I'm not a metal worker. One...

    I'm very pleased I'm not a metal worker.

    One could easily spend a LOT of money! :) :)
  35. SOLD: Record Tools Multi-plane No.405 - 23 cutters and box

    Here is one for the collectors and users of quality old tools.

    An absolutely fantastic example of a boxed Record Multi-plane 405 with the TIMBER 23-blade cutter box.

    This...
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    Midnight Man, thank you! My entire premise is...

    Midnight Man, thank you!

    My entire premise is wrong. I was completely incorrect on my recollection and memory.

    It's absolutely clear that even though there have been some small price...
  37. Metal files - plane challenge- which kit?

    Hi metal working woodworkers!

    I'm keen to make a plane for the plane challenge. Getting a few small bits together....

    FIRST is my sad metal file collection.....

    Q - if one were to SPEND SOME...
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    Stupid question time...one peens the brass right?...

    Stupid question time...one peens the brass right? Not the steel, or both.....

    This is because the steel holds the "dovetail" shape and the brass moulds itself into it?
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    The last from AlexS is exactly why we need a...

    The last from AlexS is exactly why we need a tradie-check site.

    I watch on Instagram a guy called EliteTradieAnthony.... he's great.

    At $60 an hour, one should be getting an artist, not a...
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    I dont think the requirements are too high:...

    I dont think the requirements are too high: Flatpack coffins help the environment, funeral costs and the grieving process - ABC News
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    Its a bit odd isnt it, that we are moving towards...

    Its a bit odd isnt it, that we are moving towards a "gig" economy, that an owner cant ask a tradie for "their papers".... a single number or ID, that one can visit a single site that simply shows:
    ...
  42. May I ask why epoxy?

    May I ask why epoxy?
  43. Ah Sir! I think you may find yourself...

    Ah Sir!

    I think you may find yourself incorrect! :)

    I'm no scientist, but I read the science journals every day.

    Coal and gas as an energy source is dead.

    Its a walking corpse. The ONLY...
  44. Big Issue

    I had no idea that so many of you had this problem.

    It seems prolific.

    Its one of those non-visible injuries that deeply affect people.

    I'm going to write to the scientists who did this...
  45. I was talking with a scientist on Reddit the...

    I was talking with a scientist on Reddit the other week.

    She said she was ASTOUNDED with the LACK of people who contact her directly about her science (its not Tinnitus, but another life changing...
  46. BATTERY tech - astounding new development

    I'm an advocate for new tech to solve the worlds CO2, warming, pollution, etc.

    No secret there.

    Even though I own coal shares (fat profits!) they are a foul industry and need to be killed.
    ...
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    This is beautiful. An excellent box. Where...

    This is beautiful. An excellent box.

    Where would one obtain Snakewood? I've looked everywhere for it.... but nay!

    Also the ultrasuede, is it the Magelite? I've not found a reasonable supplier...
  48. TINNITUS - an interesting read from a science journal today.....

    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/10/electric-shocks-tongue-can-quiet-chronic-ringing-ears
    https://stm.sciencemag.org/content/12/564/eabb2830
  49. Plan B

    Another idea might be to use part of BobLs designs with a twist. His ideas are good.

    He suggested a belt sander, plus the BMH.

    I think his BMH's are the bees knees. I LOVE MINE! Its magic -...
  50. For round things, perhaps try the Festool LS130...

    For round things, perhaps try the Festool LS130 sander.

    Its linear and useful for doing stair rails and banisters. VERY useful! Back and forth, not ROS.

    Paddles are like these things. :)
    ...
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