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    Now, for those into political correctness...........

    Now, for those into political correctness........
    The 2 x 100mm gates fitted to the 150mm overhead backbone for the router table, have been automated so that they open when the router is started....
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    Hi Lap’ I have a 150mm overhead duct and then 2...

    Hi Lap’
    I have a 150mm overhead duct and then 2 separate 100mm gates coming off that with one gate for each of the 100mm flexes to the router table. I can open one or both gates depending on the job...
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    g’day clear’ I haven’t seen you to chat since (I...

    g’day clear’
    I haven’t seen you to chat since (I think?) when we met up at Rooty Hill where the gent was selling off some tools?

    I went back to find the original thread.....
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    Today I continued with the modification to the...

    Today I continued with the modification to the fence...... a little bit of metalwork is good for the soul?

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    Then a quick visit to Bunnings to see what could be...
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    Hi all, I hope you had a Merry Christmas and will...

    Hi all, I hope you had a Merry Christmas and will have a Happy New Year.
    Many apologies for my recent absence from our beloved forum but that doesnít mean I havenít been doing woodwork in amongst...
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    Router (table) resurrection

    It would have been a fine title for a Muddy Waters song?

    For many years, I have used this router table built in to the extension of my table saw.

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    It suits both my shed space and my...
  7. Last week, Mrs fletty and I were trapped on the...

    Last week, Mrs fletty and I were trapped on the fire devastated NSW South Coast. We were evacuated a number of times as a trip back via Canberra or the Snowy Mountains was blocked by fires and the...
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    Ahhh, but soon my work WILL be ducts .....and...

    Ahhh, but soon my work WILL be ducts .....and “clear, black and white”?

    Merry Christmas to you and Tack too! Will definitely see you in the New Year so behave or there’ll be no gifts!
  9. Nah, Kiwi!

    Nah, Kiwi!
  10. hmmm, I donít know if Gluder has the space to do...

    hmmm, I donít know if Gluder has the space to do that :;

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    465338 The handover went very well. The school...

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    The handover went very well. The school executive had no idea what I had made from the tree but were thrilled with what they got. I may have ‘accidentally led’ them to believe that they...
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    Waiting for the pick up..... 465306

    Waiting for the pick up.....

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    Thanks NC but I need to be at least a brown belt...

    Thanks NC but I need to be at least a brown belt in WHITE epoxy and very soon, I have 50 sets of 2 pieces to white epoxy over the next week or so,:;
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    In spite of my anxious night I slept well. The...

    In spite of my anxious night I slept well. The gaudy bucket didnít survive the process but once it split lengthwise, it simply popped out leaving.....

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    ..... the...
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    Sorry Bob, I didn’t explain it well enough, the...

    Sorry Bob, I didn’t explain it well enough, the bucket is only a disposable former and has to be removed. I hope it will come out in one piece but happy to cut/split it out if I have to? The plan is...
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    465242 It’s done!

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    It’s done!
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    Clearvue adaptor

    Iím helping a mate install a dust collecting system in his shed. I have some expertise in ducting, gates and automation BUT absolutely none on his purchased Clearvue dust extractor! The Clearvue is...
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    The formal handover has been scheduled for...

    The formal handover has been scheduled for Wednesday! Iíll get a brass plaque engraved and fixed so that people in the future will know WHY it was made. I will miss it but, it is so heavy that every...
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    All over bar the shouting?

    I still havenít decided whether to do the Ďkerfingí of the underside of the tabletop yet or not but, other than that, the suite is finished. The next pics will probably be at the handover but, if...
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    Well, today was THE DAY! I drove up to Katoomba...

    Well, today was THE DAY! I drove up to Katoomba with seat frames, foam, templates, Dacron filling and stapler to take up NCArchersís VERY kind offer to sew up the cushions. First Ďweí marked out, cut...
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    EXCELLENT IDEA! I will report back!

    EXCELLENT IDEA!
    I will report back!
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    When the DC blew the bag off and forest red gum...

    When the DC blew the bag off and forest red gum dust blew out of every orifice, outside the shed looked like Uluru!
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    Unlike me, other than my dust collector failure,...

    Unlike me, other than my dust collector failure, I havenít reported any of my stuff-ups although, like brothers-in-law, I think that should be stuffs-up? Well, I knew the timber couldnít be dry as...
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    I still need to use the dust collector as the...

    I still need to use the dust collector as the cyclone has no motor nor impeller but I don’t know yet whether I’d be happy to vent straight outside from the impeller housing? IF I was in the bush, I...
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    Not quite the colour I wanted but..... 464527

    Not quite the colour I wanted but.....

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    The GREAT DC DISASTER has passed although I still...

    The GREAT DC DISASTER has passed although I still canít yet laugh about it?
    The shed is largely cleaned up but I will do a more thorough job of it when the SURPRISE project is out of the shed.
    I...
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    Thanks Alex..... 464513 ..... but I might...

    Thanks Alex.....

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    ..... but I might have been a bit TOO tempted........?

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    Operation Cushion Cover, WIP

    Upholstery and soft furnishing are normally a fine, detailed and gentle art so the best description I can give to OPERATION CUSHION COVER is that it is a brutal reimagining of soft furnishing by a...
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    It was until an hour ago!

    It was until an hour ago!
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    Getting close now....

    Iíve still got some fiddly jobs to do on the table and chairs, another sand back and coat of WOP, fit castors and fix the table top with Z clips......

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    .... but the only big job still to...
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    Thank you Tony, I couldn’t have said it better...

    Thank you Tony, I couldn’t have said it better myself!
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    I wasn’t going to mention you by name in case you...

    I wasn’t going to mention you by name in case you got inundated by people needing your hidden talent/s?
    I am hoping to use leaf green/olive green leather of which I have precisely NONE .... so a...
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    BTW, for those wondering about the unusual (?)...

    BTW, for those wondering about the unusual (?) proportions of the chairs, I used ANZS;WPOCC (Australian/New Zealand Standard; White Plastic Outdoor Casual Chair) dimensions...

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    Iíve been silly busy for weeks now including...

    Iíve been silly busy for weeks now including recovering from a major dust collector issue but work on the SURPRISE PROJECT has continued apace!
    The Ďgateí backs of the chairs were assembled but the...
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    Current state of play; I had a bit of a DC...

    Current state of play;

    I had a bit of a DC disaster. One disadvantage of a DC enclosure can be a lack of awareness of whatís actually happening inside. One of the 2 dust catching bags was blown...
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    Thank you everyone. I’ll check dimensions...

    Thank you everyone. I’ll check dimensions tomorrow AND contact Airpure.
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    Carbatec pleated filter, new filter element?

    Hi All, the filter material in my 2 Carbatec pleated filter modules have reached End Of Life! Has anyone found a supplier for suitable replacement pleated filter material?
    Many thanks in...
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    Alan you sure Helen wasn't trying to get revenge...

    Alan you sure Helen wasn't trying to get revenge from your clean out while she was away??

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    By the container you sent the wood blanks up in i gather the pool took the whole bucket to...
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    Iím finally back on to the job! The plan is to...

    Iím finally back on to the job! The plan is to hand it over before the end of the school year and so I need to extract the digit? There has been a not-so-subtle change with the plan though. I have...
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    463594 The tree has flowered........ I live...

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    The tree has flowered........ I live for yet another year!
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    I have returned from my trip...

    I have returned from my trip (www.flettrek.wordpress.com) and now back to the shed. It is a GOOD feeling!
    During my absence, there were some unexpected but necessary tree removals and fence...
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    Obviously the flowers are going to have to go! :U

    Obviously the flowers are going to have to go! :U
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    I couldn’t have said it any better. Well done...

    I couldn’t have said it any better. Well done Keith! I am in awe of your skills, patience and dedication.

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    The solid timber ARC dovetailed drawers are long...

    The solid timber ARC dovetailed drawers are long since delivered (and very gratefully received!) but I decided to trial resawing thin veneers for future reference.

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    .... and Iím...
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    I managed to wrangle the panel in to the frame...

    I managed to wrangle the panel in to the frame without causing any more damage.

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    The panel itself has had a hard life, many of the old joints have been seriously weakened and thereís...
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    The leadlight repair itself is finished. I wonít...

    The leadlight repair itself is finished. I wonít bore you with all of the elements of the repair but these 2 photos show beginning and end of one section...

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    As often happens in...
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    Iím going away in a few weeks and will be away...

    Iím going away in a few weeks and will be away for a couple of months so I am currently clearing the decks of outstanding and promised projects. Iíve given up on finishing the SURPRISE project before...
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    Delivered the drawers today... 458849 ...

    Delivered the drawers today...

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    ...... after managing to find a few more pieces and hiding the good stuff?
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    Aww, come on guys, even my forum moniker says I’m...

    Aww, come on guys, even my forum moniker says I’m 69 at the moment .... but I will be 70 on Tuesday!
    This is certainly a purple patch in my life with time and health to travel, do my woodwork,...
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    I’m enjoying a ‘significant birthday’ weekend and...

    I’m enjoying a ‘significant birthday’ weekend and one of the highlights has been a new shed apron made by number 3 daughter....

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    Im a happy, and lucky, little fletty?
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