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    once again a top bit of kit would look good as a...

    once again a top bit of kit would look good as a door hanger or perhaps a gift for someone who appreciates a lot of fine work.
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    I'm with Brian with this I only use abranet and...

    I'm with Brian with this I only use abranet and they are great you can buy bulk if you want.
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    give Helen Harris a go in S.A her and hubby carry...

    give Helen Harris a go in S.A her and hubby carry one or they did. They supply the best blades and bits and pieces for scrolling in my opinion.
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    well done it is great to see that more folk are...

    well done it is great to see that more folk are getting into scrolling,Steve is a great source of patterns.
  5. Thread: New project

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    great cut I have done owls with lots of cuts on...

    great cut I have done owls with lots of cuts on an old desk top given to me ,being two owls on pattern can sympathise with number of entry holes required.
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    thanks Gary H they sound like just what I need. I...

    thanks Gary H they sound like just what I need. I have lots of tubes spare but because I don't do many of the elegant pens I didn't have any spare, would appreciate a couple if that is ok.
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    buggered tube on pen

    I had only one chance to glue 8mm tube in elegant beauty pen and stuffed up .Does anyone have a spare 8mm tube for elegant pen it appears to be out of stock in most places.
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    the most satisfying work is working for folk who...

    the most satisfying work is working for folk who for whatever reason don't have the ability or tools to achieve this sort of work, great stuff.
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    I had te carbatec thicknesser for 7 years of hard...

    I had te carbatec thicknesser for 7 years of hard use and found that the only issue was the on / off switch. Finally died and purchased the machinery house thicknesser, hasn't had much use the...
  10. can't help with date but in my opinion it is...

    can't help with date but in my opinion it is cypress pine you should be able to tell by smell .
  11. Thread: Best Sheds

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    I used colorbond on my shed and it hasn't faded...

    I used colorbond on my shed and it hasn't faded at all [ built before house] however I used colorbond on house roof and it has faded big time. The moral of the story is where you used to get 25...
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    no you don't need a thickener if you have a...

    no you don't need a thickener if you have a router there are lots of videos on how to join the edges with a router. As for the top for a small cost you would be better off getting them dressed at a...
  13. Thread: Circles?

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    I agree with Uncle Al if you haven't set up...

    I agree with Uncle Al if you haven't set up correctly which sounds like your problem you will find the blade will run off.
  14. the american scrollsaw community are very helpful...

    the american scrollsaw community are very helpful if you provide a shot of what you want to scrollsaw the steve good run site is the go too when I need a pattern for the scroll saw.
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    looks complicated but very satisfying to get to...

    looks complicated but very satisfying to get to work i bet.
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    TASMANIA beautiful grain in this species I have recovered...

    beautiful grain in this species I have recovered some and love the grain and the resulting timber is quite hard .Just have to slice when green and allow lots for warping and cupping.[if using bandsaw]
  17. I agree and don't go to most places due to the...

    I agree and don't go to most places due to the smell of over cooked oil that is a health hazard cooking with rancid oil is a no-no in my limited knowledge.
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    when I first looked at this immediately thought...

    when I first looked at this immediately thought of sasafras
    I'm certainly not an expert as some of the other folk, just saying.
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    yep I can relate to making for fun and giving...

    yep I can relate to making for fun and giving finished product away I do the same not to every ones liking but if they want to make a living from product I think it takes the fun out of it unless its...
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    another great scroll saw image ,keep up the good...

    another great scroll saw image ,keep up the good work making the patterns I think the American scrolling fraternity love this sort of pattern.[and some of us aussies]
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    I'll second the festool mine is worth every penny...

    I'll second the festool mine is worth every penny spent on it and with mesh sanding pads you can't go wrong.
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    I'd steer clear of venitians unless you like...

    I'd steer clear of venitians unless you like tedious cleaning, the frosted blind option is easier to keep clean and you can get self adhesive frosted window covering on eBay.
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    nana moment meant #5 blade however I find # 3 is...

    nana moment meant #5 blade however I find # 3 is pretty much my go to blade.
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    no your scroll saw will cut 20mm pine with ease...

    no your scroll saw will cut 20mm pine with ease the reason pineless blades are superior to pinned blades is if you have lots of insert holes in a project you want to drill the smallest hole possible...
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    try Helen Harris in South Aussie they have a...

    try Helen Harris in South Aussie they have a replacement blade holder that may fit I've had one for over a year and love it .
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    thanks Ale I get great pleasure out of fine...

    thanks Ale I get great pleasure out of fine scroll saw work and this is as good as it gets.
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    I agree checking is a bugger on tassie oak caused...

    I agree checking is a bugger on tassie oak caused by force drying and popping the cells hard to see till the end process ,good luck glue may be the only answer.
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    agree totally

    I have had near misses and seen lots of thoughtless drivers using the mobile while driving, what really pees me off is seeing someone who just left home needing to use their phone, probably the best...
  29. I have a old 14v akita that I would like to...

    I have a old 14v akita that I would like to convert, question does the old charger work with the new battery and adapter
  30. Thread: Woodworking

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    yep me to love the challenge of layered cuts and...

    yep me to love the challenge of layered cuts and the end result of cutting Alex's patterns is always pleasing to the eye.
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    I use the marble or granite off cuts but am lucky...

    I use the marble or granite off cuts but am lucky enough to get them for no cost so if possible shop around.
  32. Thread: Indian

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    top cutting pawoods I know from experience how...

    top cutting pawoods I know from experience how challenging the cuts on this bike would be have done harley davidsons with intricate cuts and enjoy the finish, once again well done
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    if you can use shellac as a primer on splines...

    if you can use shellac as a primer on splines this will stop any bleed that may occur and stop glue from changing the stain.
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    great to see different scrolling work love the...

    great to see different scrolling work love the record cut I have done fx holden in the past from an australian pattern. keep up the good work and keep posting on here, a breath of fresh air.
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    another like, I'm with groeneaj this looks great...

    another like, I'm with groeneaj this looks great better for using recycled timber. I made a side board many years ago out of recycled cedar skirting and arcs and it was a satisfying job to do.
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    yep I'm with Crowie I use skewers for a lot of...

    yep I'm with Crowie I use skewers for a lot of applications just have to get good ones that are reasonably straight, for toys just what you need.
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    I found sje is the best option if he is still...

    I found sje is the best option if he is still around hasn't been on the forum for quite a while his cutters are more than reasonable in price and he is helpful if you have any questions.
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    good move the disk being in the way is a PITA for...

    good move the disk being in the way is a PITA for wide applications.
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    can't fault McDiven best I have had to deal with...

    can't fault McDiven best I have had to deal with price is good ,service is excellant.
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    I have two fo the cyclones working with shop vacs...

    I have two fo the cyclones working with shop vacs and they are great little suckers, dependant on the vac power. You will get lots of input from this forum some helpful some dependant on your dollar...
  41. VICTORIA I have a 14 inch bandsaw however 2490 is the...

    I have a 14 inch bandsaw however 2490 is the correct size if ordering from McDiven so bugger never have enough blades.
  42. Thread: Piggy Bank

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    here we go again i had gone through this with no...

    here we go again i had gone through this with no luck. This pattern is great for a young one to start putting spare change away. Keep up the good work Alex.
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    if you keep a look out in super cheap catalogues...

    if you keep a look out in super cheap catalogues they have them at a pretty good price
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    i use the white bushes regardless of the finish I...

    i use the white bushes regardless of the finish I find the metal bushes leave a noticeable metallic look so my choice is to use a bush on either end and butt the blanks in the middle to sand etc.
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    yep if you get misty overspray reduce the...

    yep if you get misty overspray reduce the pressure you are in my opinion getting more air than paint with the pressure used.
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    place bowls of vanilla essence around the house...

    place bowls of vanilla essence around the house it will absorb the odour and leave the house smelling better than air freshener.
  47. I use the dyes that are sold by CWS if you don't...

    I use the dyes that are sold by CWS if you don't water them down you will get navy blue and vibrant red using these water based dyes.Talk to Jim at CWS he will be very helpful.
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    I've always in discussions indicated that the GFC...

    I've always in discussions indicated that the GFC is and never way a done deal.
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    yep we had a market in a small town in Victoria...

    yep we had a market in a small town in Victoria that's closed because of greed from some and lack of interest from the general public in two years general downturn was quite noticeable spending was a...
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    yep markets and stall holders are a dying race it...

    yep markets and stall holders are a dying race it dose'nt matter what you perceive to be a great seller people don't want to purchase stuff unless it is a need not a want.
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