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    There should be 2 nuts on there which lock...

    There should be 2 nuts on there which lock together. Tighten up the inner one enough so that everything is firm but still moves easily. Keep a spanner on it while you tighten the second nut against...
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    Looks like about $70 to your area from Timbecon.

    Looks like about $70 to your area from Timbecon.
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    I have the CTJ-3501 model which only has a 1hp...

    I have the CTJ-3501 model which only has a 1hp motor and I use it most of the time for resawing and don't have any issues with it. The frame is stiff enough not to flex under tension and I run my...
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    All the added extras make it a great scene.

    All the added extras make it a great scene.
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    They've come up looking really nice so far. Look...

    They've come up looking really nice so far. Look forward to seeing them completed.
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    Excellent tutorial Rex. Thanks for all the effort...

    Excellent tutorial Rex. Thanks for all the effort you put into it and I look forward to having a go at them.
    Do you reckon you can sell your Blox:roll:
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    Nice chair and looks like a nice sunny position...

    Nice chair and looks like a nice sunny position for it. Be great on days like we're having at the moment.
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    What is unique about the Lux cutters? I'm not...

    What is unique about the Lux cutters? I'm not familiar with them.
  9. Thread: Busy board

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    Our club was asked to make some for dementia...

    Our club was asked to make some for dementia patients a while back but yours has taken it to a new level. Some unique activities on there and looks really neat.
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    Perfect explanation so far. Look forward to the...

    Perfect explanation so far. Look forward to the next instalment.
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    I watched both these videos and between them was...

    I watched both these videos and between them was able to understand how to set up and use it. The second one shows a different way of how to set the kerf width of your blade. This is handy if you...
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    Very nice boxes with some really special wood in...

    Very nice boxes with some really special wood in them. I didn't know you had wood with such spectacular grain over there.
    Be interested in how you make those hinges as you say they're self aligning.
  13. Looks like Amazon.au...

    Looks like Amazon.au have them in stock but it says they ship from the UK, so I don't know if that falls in the same bucket of not shipping to NZ.
  14. It does say on page 8 to use EP oil which will be...

    It does say on page 8 to use EP oil which will be your 80w/90 gear oil. The EP will just be additives that are put in to prevent metal to metal contact if the oil breaks down.
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    Should be easy enough to do but I don't know how...

    Should be easy enough to do but I don't know how much saw designs vary between on brand and the next. I have had mine out a couple of times and it was only a matter of removing a circlip from the...
  16. Thread: Messmate

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    This photo gives an indication of the variations...

    This photo gives an indication of the variations in colour and grain patterns in a few of the pieces I got.

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    SOUTH AUST Or click on Private Messages at the top left...

    Or click on Private Messages at the top left which will take you straight there.

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  18. Thread: Messmate

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    Thanks Rex. I think it is more a perspective...

    Thanks Rex. I think it is more a perspective thing as there are no secrets. From memory I think it was about 190 x 120 x 80.
    It appears that Messmate comes in a variety of colours and what I got was...
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    Is it the arbor or the blades which are 5/8" and...

    Is it the arbor or the blades which are 5/8" and 30mm? You say you upgraded your mitre saw and it now has a 30mm arbor so are you wanting to change the arbor on your tablesaw so it has a 30mm arbor...
  20. Thread: Messmate

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    I got it from here...

    I got it from here. That one is the 2.4mm ball and the only one listed that has the size specified. There are 2 other ones in the gold but it doesn't mention ball diameter. Because I am only using it...
  21. Thread: Messmate

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    We have a local business here Timber Zoo...

    We have a local business here Timber Zoo that reclaims large posts, pilons and beams from buildings, bridges and piers and remachine them into mainly flooring or lining type materials. It's really...
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    There is a misconception that the fence needs to...

    There is a misconception that the fence needs to be square to the table to work correctly, but in fact it can be at any angle. The only time it needs to be square is if you are using it in...
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    Can't advise on what is the ideal height as I...

    Can't advise on what is the ideal height as I think everyone has different uses for their fence. My main fence is 100mm high and the sliding sub fences are 70mm and it works for me most of the time,...
  24. Thread: Messmate

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    Messmate

    Finished this little box a couple of days ago. It's made from recycled Messmate and has an Apricot insert in the lid.

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    You shouldn't mix end grain and side grain on any...

    You shouldn't mix end grain and side grain on any project as wood will always move (shrink and expand) more across the grain, and it has very little movement along the grain.
    Welcome to the Forum.:)
  26. Thread: Here kitty

    by Treecycle
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    Here kitty

    I saw this kit when looking for some other things at Steve's Woodcraft last week. As my wife is an avid cat lover I just had to buy it even though the price was fairly high. Having said that, I now...
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    Well I ended up buying the Kerfmaker. Found one...

    Well I ended up buying the Kerfmaker. Found one for $25 from Sydney so I thought it was worth a go. It arrived yesterday and didn't come with any instructions, but there are a number of videos on...
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    Obviously worth all that effort.

    Obviously worth all that effort.
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    Blade sharpener

    Has anyone used one of these cheap sharpeners for their saw blades? Just wondering if they do a reasonable job on basic grinds or are you better off just taking your blades to the professionals.
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    That would be this...

    That would be this one.
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    Could never get sick of looking at them. Like the...

    Could never get sick of looking at them. Like the way you have matched the darker timber in the lid frame with the burl in the insert.
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    I was going to refer to the thread by Hermit too....

    I was going to refer to the thread by Hermit too. Non of the Scheppach gear seems to have a good reputation. I don't know if any improvements have been made to later models of this router table, if...
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    A nice pair of boxes and the Silky Oak certainly...

    A nice pair of boxes and the Silky Oak certainly looks special. Is the tray in the first box covered with leather?
    Looks like a couple more boxes in the background of the last photo.
  34. Much the same saw as mine except mine is an open...

    Much the same saw as mine except mine is an open cabinet. Has the same fence which was original and I paid around $1100 for mine about the same time. I think over here the cabinet version was a...
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    Did you buy the mounting plate for your setup? It...

    Did you buy the mounting plate for your setup? It looks different from what I see available at the moment as there are more holes in the top. Maybe yours is universal as the one I looked at is...
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    Yes, as aldav says one of these...

    Yes, as aldav says one of these.
  37. Another option for buying quality bits is here...

    Another option for buying quality bits is here. They have a limited range but the price is good.
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    I had one of those magnifiers on my saw and...

    I had one of those magnifiers on my saw and replaced it with one I made out of perspex. The original was too far away from the scale so unless you were directly above the magnifier part you would get...
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    Sorry I didn't see this thread earlier but it...

    Sorry I didn't see this thread earlier but it looks like your research elsewhere has paid off for you as the table looks very neat. The mitre track mounted in the top is exactly the way I have done...
  40. If you are getting the tearout on the entry face...

    If you are getting the tearout on the entry face of the piece I would say it is the quality or sharpness of the bit causing it. When using the Gifkins jig you only use straight bits and no tearout on...
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    The Laguna and Oliver look like identical...

    The Laguna and Oliver look like identical machines except for a few cosmetic differences and the cutter head. The Oliver seems to have the superior cutter block with true spiral helical inserts...
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    Good work on making use of waste materials. I'm...

    Good work on making use of waste materials. I'm sure the tools are happy in their new home.
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    Does the 1k DeWalt come with the helical head or...

    Does the 1k DeWalt come with the helical head or is the head on top of that.
    The Oliver does look like a good compromise with a number of good features like the Wixey, Byrd cutter block with carbide...
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    I picked up the wrong thing. I only saw the kit...

    I picked up the wrong thing. I only saw the kit when I looked.
  45. That looks like it should work okay providing the...

    That looks like it should work okay providing the top surface of the angle is the same width as the extrusion. Try to get the angle with a similar thickness as that top section but anything from 6mm...
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    How many teeth on the blade? A blade with a low...

    How many teeth on the blade? A blade with a low number of teeth (24 for example) makes a lot more noise than a high tooth count. Or could it just be their geometry?
  47. Were you going to remove the extension wing and...

    Were you going to remove the extension wing and replace it with the router insert or are you trying to fit the router insert outside of the wing? If you are removing the wing why isn't the rail long...
  48. Do you have any Acetone? I find it removes most...

    Do you have any Acetone? I find it removes most coatings.
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    You must have brought yours some time ago or got...

    You must have brought yours some time ago or got a good special as they're now $115. The video on their site does make it look like it works well.
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    So it appears there is no secret trick out there...

    So it appears there is no secret trick out there that makes this a simple foolproof operation. Because dividers are usually fairly fine things, any error in cutting the width really stands out when...
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