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    Thanks Jim, I'll be sure to do that.

    Thanks Jim, I'll be sure to do that.
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    Sherwood Round Body Router Motor (and Lift)

    After burning up my 2nd TRA001 speed control (mmm, yummy electrical smell), and having been wanting to go to a full-size router table for a little while now, I bit the bullet and got myself a...
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    I'm interested, Chris.

    I'm interested, Chris.
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    Looking pretty spiffy. I love the lathe jig; I...

    Looking pretty spiffy. I love the lathe jig; I think I'll have to try that myself!
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    My thought is that as long as it's a cabinet and...

    My thought is that as long as it's a cabinet and not just a shelf you probably won't have too many issues, as long as you don't have too long an unsupported span, as the cabinet box sides would...
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    Green vac hose maybe worth it?

    So, vac hose on my Fein Dustex died, did some research, Festool hoses fit. Bonus!-- get to use the Festool hose end system. Boo!-- pay lots of money. Still, some Festool hoses like the...
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    Wow, that's quite something... and very sensible....

    Wow, that's quite something... and very sensible. The lovely thing about a 305/315mm blade is that you can afford to lose 19mm of cut depth and still be able to do most things!

    Given recent price...
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    Drum Sanders invade!

    After a relative famine of drum sander options, it appears things are changing. Firstly, Timbecon have come out with a new range which look good in photos but I haven't seen one in person. ...
  9. Thread: New A3-31

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    Legislative requirement, then. I admit I'm not...

    Legislative requirement, then. I admit I'm not surprised - Hammer is the discounted range for Felder but even so, the E-stop is a fairly blatant add-on with little "engineering" to it. They just...
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    The saw in question was sold/branded by...

    The saw in question was sold/branded by "IWoodLike". It's basically a WoodFast TS315B with a 1500mm slider (not 1200) and a slightly different overhead guard. Given that the TS315B lists for...
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    I'm not a miller, just a hobbyist, but I do live...

    I'm not a miller, just a hobbyist, but I do live in the SouthWest. That sounds like firewood pricing, since purchase price for split firewood here is about $300/tonne for good dry Jarrah. A 60 or...
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    I saw the unit in question the other day when I...

    I saw the unit in question the other day when I was visiting Felder Perth to pick up an extension table and some bandsaw blades. It looks to be in near-new condition but I only saw it from a...
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    CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    If the wrap is touching the surface of hte liquid...

    If the wrap is touching the surface of hte liquid that would work. The objective is to make sure the air does not contact the finish so that it doesn't go off / dry.
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    Hard wax oil, skinning, and argon

    Ever since I picked up a bunch of argon at about 70% off I have been using it as a matter of course to prevent skinning of partly-used finishes in their tins. (Argon is a gas that is heavier than...
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    Hey Biggus, perhaps you could have a chat with...

    Hey Biggus, perhaps you could have a chat with the folk at WA Woodturners Association. They have a chapter at Manjimup, which isn't exactly close but it's not Perth either. Of course they might...
  17. Thread: Bandsaw Sled

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    That's a top video, Chris; lots of great tips and...

    That's a top video, Chris; lots of great tips and tricks. Thanks!
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    I misspoke slightly. $130 for the 8" Timbecon...

    I misspoke slightly. $130 for the 8" Timbecon 6mm kerf blade, probably $30-$60 to get the holes drilled, and $200 of hassle since I live in the country and visiting the saw doctor is not a matter of...
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    Felder slotting cutter

    Problem: Making flat-bottomed cuts on a sliding saw with no dado prep and a 30mm arbour with pins (so no, I can't use the Timbecon 1/4" kerf blade which I thought might be the ideal solution). ...
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    First chips

    Having sorted out the plug, I decided to prepare some rubbish old Jarrah for use in some endgrain cutting boards. I am put in mind of Mr Toad of Wind in the Willows's thoughts about horseless...
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    Thanks, Derek. I'll keep that in mind!

    Thanks, Derek. I'll keep that in mind!
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    Yeah, it surprised me as well since my N4400 was...

    Yeah, it surprised me as well since my N4400 was supplied with a short lead but no plug. They also installed the dial depth gauge although the calibration isn't correct - I'll have to fix it. No...
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    Delivery day. 459969 Of course that 20A...

    Delivery day.
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    Of course that 20A round-pin plug means I have to do a little electrical work before I can fire it up. Ahh, delayed gratification. :D
  24. Thread: New A3-31

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    Using Jarrah and Marri are actually one of the...

    Using Jarrah and Marri are actually one of the main reasons behind the move to a spiral head planer in general and the Hammer in particular. Jarrah is one of the more silaceous woods and just rips...
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    Interestingly I saw that the high-end Felder saws...

    Interestingly I saw that the high-end Felder saws can do this with a regular blade - they tilt it to 45 and raise it just enough to do the correct cut. The big expensive computerised saws of course...
  26. Thread: New A3-31

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    New A3-31

    So after going to the Perth wood show last weekend and seeing the Hammer and various (very similar) Taiwanese machines almost next to each other I finally decided to replace the crappy old Carabatec...
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    I've been asking myself the same question. :)

    I've been asking myself the same question. :)
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    Elanjacobs, I admit I hadn't done the numbers. ...

    Elanjacobs, I admit I hadn't done the numbers. They are eye-opening. It doesn't seem feasible - 500kJ is one hell of a lot of energy, certainly beyond any feasible capacitor system I can think of...
  29. Thread: Resaw blades

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    Reviews for the Trimaster blade seem to imply...

    Reviews for the Trimaster blade seem to imply that it gives an almost glassy finish. It's pretty expensive though - a 3/4" blade sized for the N4400 is US$272-ish before shipping. Plus, Con at...
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    Err... no. The Felder model drops THE WHOLE SAW...

    Err... no. The Felder model drops THE WHOLE SAW GROUP to the bottom of the machine - probably 50-100kg of stuff gets moved in milliseconds. That is the reason why the feature is only available in...
  31. Thread: Hafco pt-254s

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    You should check whether the "spiral" head is set...

    You should check whether the "spiral" head is set up so that the blades have a shearing action (i.e. are tilted with respect to the direction of rotation) or are merely segmented and distributed...
  32. Heads up: Timber auction Bunbury WA 23 Mar 2019

    For those living in Western Australia, you might be interested in this auction taking place this weekend: ...
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    Yup that's the one I'm talking about, though I...

    Yup that's the one I'm talking about, though I was thinking of the 8mm version and probably another pack of the little transfer points. Cuffy seems to like this method, for what it's worth.
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    How about the super-basic Harron set that...

    How about the super-basic Harron set that includes a few hole transfer doovers? Drill your first holes, transfer them to the mating piece, drill the 2nd set, voila. Of course you'll need some way of...
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    I was going to suggest Timbecon, but while they do stock various lengths of M6 inserts, they don't seem to stock anything but M6.
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    I've done a little research, and opinion seems to...

    I've done a little research, and opinion seems to be that if it is still properly liquid and dries in the correct time and to the correct hardness - that is, it's not slow to dry and doesn't remain a...
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    Basically the glue you use needs to be...

    Basically the glue you use needs to be waterproof, resistant to mechanical stress and UV degradation, liquid enough to form a good joint, and available to you. Personally I think any of those glues,...
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    That's really cunning. I can see me duplicating...

    That's really cunning. I can see me duplicating that in the future, particularly now that I have access to a trailer.
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    I agree what you're trying is dangerous, and you...

    I agree what you're trying is dangerous, and you should use a track saw or even a circular saw with a bit of wood as a guide or perhaps a router (though total cost of a router and bit is quite a bit...
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    I have an Outback - which is too narrow to carry...

    I have an Outback - which is too narrow to carry full sheets in the back - and use ProRack roof bars that are shaped like airfoils. It's a bit dodgy, though, and those flat attachable cargo panels...
  41. Thread: Sandpaper

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    I use an intermediate pad which I bought at the...

    I use an intermediate pad which I bought at the same time as my discs. I'm still working on my initial purchase which is why I'm such a fan of Abranet longevity.
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    A-bloody-men to this. The dust collection is...

    A-bloody-men to this. The dust collection is fantastic and the discs last forever which makes them tremendous value. Do yourself a favour and get a sample pack to try.

    As a side-bar, I was told...
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    You could probably do worse than generic hardwood...

    You could probably do worse than generic hardwood from the Big Green Shed - WA stores stock Karri and/or some Indonesian timber I can't remember the name of. Check out your local timber merchant for...
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    I use a small canister like this...

    I use a small canister like this (930ml) but I got a killer deal on a different brand. Bunnings must have been running them out because I paid $8/bottle. I use the valve and hose from this kit. ...
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    I use Argon (from one of those miniature welding...

    I use Argon (from one of those miniature welding gas bottles) to stop my finishes developing a skin or going off, but I haven't tried it with hard wax oil yet. Total cost is about the same as the...
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    The Jet is the gold standard of those two J/P...

    The Jet is the gold standard of those two J/P combos. I have demo'd the Woodman and it seems very nice as well. You could probably add the Timbecon 310mm J/P combo as I believe it's exactly the same...
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    A happily-ever-after shot I took while stopped...

    A happily-ever-after shot I took while stopped for a coffee on the way home - no visible damage except that the rather dodgily built bottom pallet lost two of six feet somewhere along the way. GKR...
  48. Good thought, BobL. I'll take a look around.

    Good thought, BobL. I'll take a look around.
  49. Wood for my new bench... the world is never-endingly weird

    So here I am having just relocated to the sunny south-west of Western Australia. Bewdy, lots of nice timbers here, but first I'd better build a bench. (My old bench stayed in Melbourne as it would...
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    I second having a completely separate table,...

    I second having a completely separate table, ideally with locking castors, together with a perhaps 300-400mm outfeed extension which is enough for small work.
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