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    A hearty welcome. The best part of having a...

    A hearty welcome. The best part of having a workshop on the roof deck is that you won't have a dust problem - especially when it's blowing at 50+ :wink:
  2. Another nice looking pen, Sally. One comment is...

    Another nice looking pen, Sally. One comment is that I prefer pics with the writing tip extended - this tip (pun intended) was from Penpal and my photos definitely look better. Sorry I can't help...
  3. Thread: Dremel case

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    FREE: VIC Thanks Matt, PM on the way. Greatly appreciated....

    Thanks Matt, PM on the way. Greatly appreciated.

    Cheers, Gary
  4. Thread: Dremel case

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    FREE: VIC Yes please, I'll take it if you're happy to post...

    Yes please, I'll take it if you're happy to post it (at my expense). My Christmas present to myself was a range of EzLock fittings and all I needed to complete my wish list was a case and a flexible...
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    Have you considered several layers of heat shrink...

    Have you considered several layers of heat shrink tubing? I use this regularly on repairing croquet mallet handles and it will shrink to whatever shape you have. I have used it over existing worn out...
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    CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
  7. N.S.W. Mick has computer problems at present so couldn't...

    Mick has computer problems at present so couldn't answer, but advises that he would like to sell in one lot. He is open to offers.

    Cheers, Gary
  8. If you don't have any luck, I have a couple of...

    If you don't have any luck, I have a couple of manuals for the MC908 which I think would be helpful in a lot of areas. If you pm me with your email address I can send them to you so you can see what...
  9. Thread: Pen Finishes

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    For a lot of pens and some bowls I use White...

    For a lot of pens and some bowls I use White Knight Crystal Clear acrylic lacquer. It lasts well on pens and doesn't yellow. It comes in Satin or Gloss finish in spray cans, so no other equipment...
  10. Thread: lathe chuck

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    SOLD: The number visible on the box (243807) is the...

    The number visible on the box (243807) is the model/type number. Any other numbers you can find on the box could indicate size or version number and the Tos website would then provide full details.
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    VICTORIA Yes please, I'll take the Makita 1/3 sheet sander...

    Yes please, I'll take the Makita 1/3 sheet sander at $35 incl postage. Please pm bank details, paypal or whatever.

    Thanks,
    Gary
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    It's in the Bandsaws section and it needs new...

    It's in the Bandsaws section and it needs new tyres, so my guess is that it might be a Bandsaw. And if I can't test it, I always allow for a new motor (for starters). Untested, I would be offering...
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    Couldn't agree more. How long would it take to...

    Couldn't agree more. How long would it take to turn a Coolibah burl:oo:?
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    And just to finish up - the guides wore out after...

    And just to finish up - the guides wore out after 2+ years work, so I ordered another set. When my order was ready to pick up I found they had sent a blade, not guides! Three weeks later they rang...
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    SOLD: I'll take them, thanks. PM on the way.

    I'll take them, thanks. PM on the way.
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    A question from someone who has never seen, let...

    A question from someone who has never seen, let alone used, a card scraper. Does anyone use them for finishing the surface of bowls? Just wondering :?
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    The Woodfast green may have changed over the...

    The Woodfast green may have changed over the years but after messing around for half an hour the paint people got very close for my 1991 MC 908. It's in Dulux Metalshield Epoxy Gloss, and if you like...
  18. Yep, heaps of stuff. Just remember when bidding...

    Yep, heaps of stuff. Just remember when bidding that the Buyers Premium and GST will (on most items) add 32% to your bid. So if you bid $300 it will cost you $396 when the 20% premium and then GST...
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    Vic. On -line auction shepparton

    Just heard of this auction (on line) of workshop equipment located at Shepparton which might be of interest. Includes Woodfast Bandsaw, Woodfast Table Saw, seven (7) Woodfast lathes, and more...
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    Lovely grain , and the "as always" fantastic...

    Lovely grain , and the "as always" fantastic turning from a talented man - lovely work, Peter :2tsup:. European Olive is way up there with my favourites, but my EO does not have the same grain or...
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    Or you can buy exactly the same one from an Ebay...

    Or you can buy exactly the same one from an Ebay seller in Robina, QLD for just $362.95 :oo:.. A classic example of "Buyer Beware".
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Tom, thanks a million! Will send PM with details...

    Tom, thanks a million! Will send PM with details as this will be great - just what I need.

    Best wishes, and thanks
    Gary
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. DONE WANTED TO BUY Stanley Lever Cam (or Cap)

    I am looking to buy a Stanley lever cap cam to replace a broken one. From what I can see, the cams on various models appear almost the same. So far, this has been a wild goose chase so another option...
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    Ironwood, yes I still use it without any...

    Ironwood, yes I still use it without any problems. What I have is branded Creatology ($14 a pack at Spotlight) and is a very dense foam about 2mm thick with a paper backing (so only use one side!...
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    Old Hilly , Brad (Ironwood) put me onto this...

    Old Hilly ,

    Brad (Ironwood) put me onto this some years ago. Was so happy how good it was I bought up big - and now have enough strips to last me several lifetimes :doh:. But, not being a cat, I...
  26. Thread: Honing wheels

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    SOLD: I'll take it. Postcode is 2229 Thanks, Gary

    I'll take it. Postcode is 2229

    Thanks, Gary
  27. Thread: Honing wheels

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    SOLD: I know it says pick up only, but would you...

    I know it says pick up only, but would you consider mailing it? Pretty please? OK, how about can you tell me if this can be bought or was it especially made?

    Cheers, Gary
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    Welcome to the Forum. If you have a look at the...

    Welcome to the Forum. If you have a look at the section below, "Similar Threads", you will see this is not uncommon. There are a couple of things you can try in the first thread which may help. Good...
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    Richard, This firm in Melbourne has a large...

    Richard,

    This firm in Melbourne has a large range of brass and copper tube, rod etc. You can check out the range, and the prices, at
    hobbytools.com.au. I'll be surprised if they don't have what...
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    Fantastic work, Brad. Now plane maker...

    Fantastic work, Brad. Now plane maker extraordinaire as well as a leading photographer of jumping spiders - definitely a talented man. Only thing missing from the photo lineup was a picture of your...
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    Simple! Spray 'em outside and immediately hang...

    Simple! Spray 'em outside and immediately hang 'em inside. The flyin' critters only have a maximum 10 minutes to commit suicide - after that they don't stick! :D
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    Using the KISS principal, I just hang them on a...

    Using the KISS principal, I just hang them on a piece of wire and spray them outside in the open. Touch dry in 10 minutes and recoat in one hour. Have been doing this for a few years and no lathe...
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    Nice work. You have been warned of the addiction...

    Nice work. You have been warned of the addiction risk, so beware! I use carrots to keep the glue out (much more convenient than buying dental wax) but wipe the carrot juice off the outside before...
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    And silly me pays $8.40 at the big green shed !...

    And silly me pays $8.40 at the big green shed ! :doh:

    But on FleaBay:White Knight Squirts 310g Spray Paint - Gloss BlackBrand new ∑ White Knight ∑ Spray Paint ∑ Black

    AU $29.95
    Save up to 5%...
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    G'day Dave, and welcome to the forum. It...

    G'day Dave, and welcome to the forum.

    It sounds like you have the bottom of the bowl resting up against the base of the jaws (the section where the retaining screws are located). The maximum...
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    :whs: :2tsup:

    :whs: :2tsup:
  37. Thread: First Pen

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    That's a great start. I bet it will be the first...

    That's a great start. I bet it will be the first of many - family and friends will make sure you get plenty of practice. Nice work, and welcome to the addictive world of pen turning :2tsup:
    ...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    The specifications look to be the same as the...

    The specifications look to be the same as the MC1218 from Pops at that time, except the tool post then was quoted at 16mm. Maybe (and hopefully) it has been beefed up and would be worth checking....
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    That is the best reason you could have! I can...

    That is the best reason you could have! I can only speak for mine, but like most Carbatec models it is no longer available. Size wise it has a 355mm swing, is 430 between centres, and has EVS with a...
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    Why not use the Stubby? You will save on outlay,...

    Why not use the Stubby? You will save on outlay, space, and chucks. And just think what size pens you could make on your Stubby :oo:
  42. Thread: Acacia peuce

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    Now we can see it. :2tsup: 484045

    Now we can see it. :2tsup:
    484045
  43. Thread: B&w ebony

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    Good one, Peter. Another great lesson in how to...

    Good one, Peter. Another great lesson in how to make a simple pen kit look stylish.:2tsup:
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    Osage orange collection

    The Wood Shop at Ulmarra (just north of Grafton, NSW) always has a good display of burls, slabs etc but it was the offcut of Osage Orange, split in just about every direction that caught my eye. Not...
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    Dave, I'm happy to have a "suck it and see" go...

    Dave, I'm happy to have a "suck it and see" go with one piece, but there could be someone closer to home.. The length of 150mm is sufficient for two Sierra pens, but only for one pen with a lot of...
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    Three hours drive would put you pretty close to...

    Three hours drive would put you pretty close to our weekender down south. I'll probably pass you as I head back to Sydney 'cos I can't remember what I went down there for! :club:
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    I'm in
  48. The 2013 thread shown below "How long to dry...

    The 2013 thread shown below "How long to dry wood out in a dehydrator" may help.
    And, Dal 1957, you only THINK you would end up in Intensive Care? You could bet on it :D
  49. Thread: Segmented Pen

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    Whether it's liked or not probably depends on...

    Whether it's liked or not probably depends on which footy team you support. Sorry, I am a GWS Giants fan :oo:, so the colours are wrong. But as a pen, it has been turned well, and the finish is good....
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    I can understand how annoying it must be to keep...

    I can understand how annoying it must be to keep finding roughed out olive blanks in your stash. If it really starts to get you down, just ring and we'll organise help :D. Nice simple shape with ...
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