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    N.S.W. I think you guys are being a bit harsh here....

    I think you guys are being a bit harsh here.
    He’s selling it for a mate and I know what a daunting exercise it is negotiating online stuff if you’re not into the type of stuff. I’m not and really...
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    I’ve a spare one of these new in the box. Want a...

    I’ve a spare one of these new in the box.
    Want a couple for it.
    My 40 year old one doesn’t want to slide in and out after a few daze so a quick clean up on the round bars and wax fixes it.
    I...
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    Grain orientation will be critical. H

    Grain orientation will be critical.
    H
  4. N.S.W. Tomislav was the first to say ‘I’ll take it’. So...

    Tomislav was the first to say ‘I’ll take it’.
    So it’s his, as per the rules.
    I hope I didn’t stuff you and your mate around too much Peter.
    H.
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    Who designed this S!?

    I see the line of the two far legs as possibly triangular.
    Your close up of the transition of the leg to the apron reveals an ‘interesting’ treatment of the top and the leg.
    Surely the top would be...
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    Blockage in Jointer extraction pipe.

    Had to joint a few boards and the dusty wasn’t sucking.
    Pulled the pipe apart at the first flex.
    I ave no idea how this got in there, the fit is almost perfect.:doh:

    I had to turn the can on...
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    Heads up re largish lathe for sale.

    Thought I’d post a heads up here.
    I have a lathe for sale in the Machinery section headed Wood lathe x TAFE.
    Its from Ultimo Patternmaking and was one of 3 they had made.
    Its mainly for faceplate...
  8. VICTORIA Throw in some old plastic handled screwdrivers...

    Throw in some old plastic handled screwdrivers and with a bit of cutting and welding you’d have drawknives all over the place.
    H
  9. Thread: Maple maple

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    I visited with Mike Hosaluk in Saskatoon years...

    I visited with Mike Hosaluk in Saskatoon years ago and he was turning bowls from Rock Maple.
    It was the rejects from Maton guitars and was from Chillawack in the Rockies in BC.
    Lovely stuff to...
  10. N.S.W. Wadkin Bursgreen BGY Disc and Belt sander.

    16 inch disc and 6 inch belt sander.
    3 phase 2 hp.
    Weight 300kg.
    The belt can be used horizontally or vertically.
    The disc table adjusts in and out and for angle.
    Mitre slide included.( Hyco but...
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    N.S.W. You’ve bought yourself a sander. I’ll send you a...

    You’ve bought yourself a sander.
    I’ll send you a PM with my contact number and we can sort the details over the phone.
    H.
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    WANTED:QLD. Carter the Sydney plane manufacturer also...

    Carter the Sydney plane manufacturer also produced a scrub plane, the C10.
    They were unusual in that they were very wide and also quite heavy.
    Heres a pic of one with a Veritas and original Stanley...
  13. N.S.W. Here’s a few more pics of the drive side, motor...

    Here’s a few more pics of the drive side, motor etc and faceplates.
    The thread is 1 1/4” W.
    H.
  14. I don’t know what you served your time as but...

    I don’t know what you served your time as but imperial was still the go where I did.
    I’m only a couple of years older than you.
    My first intro to metric was the 205 tyres for my ute.
    It was the...
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    N.S.W. Yes it oscillates. H.

    Yes it oscillates.
    H.
  16. N.S.W. Wood lathe x TAFE mainly for faceplate work.

    I’ve replaced this with a Wadkin RS so time to move it on.
    260 centre height so will turn 520mm in dia.
    About 600mm ‘tween centres.
    No 2 Morse in both ends.
    5 speed by outside V pulleys and link...
  17. N.S.W. Surprised there’s no interest in this. Not a...

    Surprised there’s no interest in this.
    Not a lightweight, built to drill decent holes in wood or metal.
    These were about $1k from Hairy Forbes.
    New, never drilled a hole.
    Any offers?
    H.
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    N.S.W. Just giving this a bump before advertising it...

    Just giving this a bump before advertising it elsewhere.
    Sydney Delivery possible if you can unload.
    I’ll be driving to Brisbane once they open the borders to us Mexicans again.
    Can take it on the...
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    I find the 3 pulley system to be a pain. We had...

    I find the 3 pulley system to be a pain.
    We had a pedestal Waldon radial where I last worked with that set up.
    I had to drill hundreds of 2mm holes in thin ply and occasionally use Forster bits up...
  20. Thread: Chairs

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    More chair pics

    Here’s some pics of gluing up the 3 leg chairs.
    Also the pile of bits for the 4 leg versions the son’s girlfriend insisted on.
    Id better remake some templates and sort thru the stash for seat and...
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    When I was about 15 I made a speargun. A mate...

    When I was about 15 I made a speargun.
    A mate was into scuba using a so called dry suit, his folks had a place at Toukley.
    I remember buying and using a Turner red plastic plane rear handle for the...
  22. Thread: Chairs

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    Chairs

    My son moved out recently so I said I’d make him a set of chairs same as the ones I made 35 years ago for our place.
    Daughter also a month or so later.
    So as they’re only buying/renting small...
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    A bloke I worked with in the 70s told of shaping...

    A bloke I worked with in the 70s told of shaping oars on a spindle Moulder.
    On one occasion the cutter caught the oar, flung it 30 foot across the workshop and straight through a brick wall.
    H.
  24. N.S.W. Didn’t sell so I’m giving it to a mate up the...

    Didn’t sell so I’m giving it to a mate up the coast when we can travel again.
    Hes someone I’ve known for over 40 years and this will be a big improvement on his current tablesaw.
    H.
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    I think you might be correct re it being a...

    I think you might be correct re it being a fibreboard plane.
    These were used to chamfer the edges of the board.
    A mate has a Record one his father used whenlining a picture theatre he built down...
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    On his other items was an ad for hire of a...

    On his other items was an ad for hire of a clicking press.
    These were used with knive shapes to cut stuff out.
    Like leather shapes for shoes.
    H.
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    After using the cat as a polishing rag how do you...

    After using the cat as a polishing rag how do you get the oil etc off the cat.
    Also wot do you do about the scratches up your arms.
    H.
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    The TAFE teacher in Canberra got nasal cancer...

    The TAFE teacher in Canberra got nasal cancer from WRC.
    This stuff is bad news.
    I guess what makes it good for window frames etc is what we are reacting to.
    Teak and Cypress are similar....
  29. ‘Trillion Dollar Baby’ by Aus author Paul Cleary....

    ‘Trillion Dollar Baby’ by Aus author Paul Cleary.
    How Norway out smarted the oil industry and secured its future.
    Read it and weep.
    Ditch the witch and all that plus we gave away our natural gas...
  30. You need to post in Antique and Vintage machinery...

    You need to post in Antique and Vintage machinery area for this sort of detail.
    I know Raymond from Brisbane has got stuff over from NZ.
    We looked at stuff back in the 80s when our dollar was...
  31. Thread: Wood Lathe

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    WANTED:QLD. Wood lathe wanted.

    I have a lathe here in Sydney I need to move on.
    Its ex TAFE, was probably built for or by them.
    Cast iron head and tailstock and rear leg.
    Front leg and bed are heavy steel sections.
    5 speed by...
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    Good luck with the build. Our neighbours put a...

    Good luck with the build.
    Our neighbours put a complaint into council when we put a second story on and complained continually about our trees.
    Years later they waited until we were in Canada to...
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    When I first read the query, ‘what are these...

    When I first read the query, ‘what are these called’ I knew, but having a senior moment couldn’t for the life of me recall.
    On coming back to the post it popped into my head.
    Lag screws or more...
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    Finally got around to taking pics of my slicks....

    Finally got around to taking pics of my slicks.
    The Gilpin is about the 3rd one I’d bought it’s about 3” wide and quite delicate for a slick.
    The earlier ones were big heavy mothers and as I’m not...
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    A mate has an earlier cast iron framed 24” one up...

    A mate has an earlier cast iron framed 24” one up in Brisbane.
    Lovely machine and amazingly compact for its capacity.
    There was a bigger Saw with a huge throat capacity slod from a Patternshop here...
  36. Lot of stuff happening here in Oz. Most in...

    Lot of stuff happening here in Oz.
    Most in Melbourne and the rest of Victoria.
    A few in Brisbane.
    Morisett.
    Adelaide
    Sydney.
    ACT.
    NZ
    Theres been a few Wadkin RS lathes sold recently.
    I know...
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    Possibly for sizing thin lathes or strips of...

    Possibly for sizing thin lathes or strips of wood.
    The Vees would be for chamfering the edges.
    Adjustable for size of material by the looks of it.
    H.
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    Love your research, you’re a regular bloodhound....

    Love your research, you’re a regular bloodhound.
    The last two photos are classic.
    The photo in the Railways Bulletin article has them smiling, the other is probably more typical.
    Very similar...
  39. N.S.W. I am keen to move this out of the way. With the...

    I am keen to move this out of the way.
    With the lockdown staying on I don’t see us getting away on a serious road trip for months.
    If you can pick it up soon it would sure be easier than me hauling...
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Bob, Sent you a PM with my contact number. H.

    Bob,
    Sent you a PM with my contact number.
    H.
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. I can do this for you. I’m in Concord. Got a...

    I can do this for you.
    I’m in Concord.
    Got a pushbike.
    Make it your exercise excursion.
    H.
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    N.S.W. I’m in Concord. Off to Fullersj Rd Chatswood...

    I’m in Concord.
    Off to Fullersj Rd Chatswood tomorrow to pick up my ute after a service.
    So Wahroonga no probs.
    This is heavy.
    A mate and myself hand loaded but he was a lot fitter than me.
    PM...
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    A.C.T. This is designed for cutting steel. H

    This is designed for cutting steel.
    H
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    Does the fence locate in the ‘Tee’ slot. Early...

    Does the fence locate in the ‘Tee’ slot.
    Early Wadkin were like that.
    Vann is into these vintage Wadkins.
    The base is like the early Macson which morphed into Barker.
    They had a rack fence...
  45. N.S.W. I am supposed to be picking up a lathe from Matty...

    I am supposed to be picking up a lathe from Matty at sometime in the future.
    Ive also some line shaft bits I bought on ebane to pick up.
    So I guess when this virus thingo backs off and after I’ve...
  46. N.S.W. Hare and Forbes PD 26 pedestal drill. $600.

    From a workshop with a leaky roof.
    Unused 3mt pedestal drill press.
    Cost about $900 asking $600.
    They was light surface rust but I’ve used scotch bright and cleaned it up.
    Delivery might be...
  47. N.S.W. This is still for sale. Open to offers. H

    This is still for sale.
    Open to offers.
    H
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    N.S.W. Carbatec Big Boy sander $800.

    I have a few machines to sell that came from a workshop with a leaky roof.
    Some are unused, some like this sander had minimal use.
    This has a lightly worn 60 grit sanding belt, total usage less...
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    No chance of cross infection when a few mates and...

    No chance of cross infection when a few mates and myself used to go to Chinese restaurants 40 years ago.
    We’d put the full esky down next to us and a few locals would ease out the door.
    Once we had...
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    Snapping off bolts.

    Bolts into Cast Iron shouldn’t really be a problem.
    Go to Bunnies and buy a can of Reducteur H-72.
    It wicks in and does a chemical reaction to seperate the steel bolt from the cast iron.
    Ive also...
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