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  1. Thread: Incra gauge

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    If Aldav is correct, and I think he is, and it is...

    If Aldav is correct, and I think he is, and it is the Incra V-120 then Carbatec currently has that model on sale for $139 !
    Incra Miter V120 | Carbatec



    Cheers

    Graeme
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    Good luck. You might find that the scrap metal...

    Good luck. You might find that the scrap metal dealer's refuse it, even as a gift, as the mixture of metals makes it "too hard".
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    Ahh, Derek The conceptual purity of the very...

    Ahh, Derek

    The conceptual purity of the very best of modernist design .......

    For the post-boomers you need an explanation that an open reel tape recorder was, sort of, the precursor of a USB...
  4. Thread: Incra gauge

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    HI Tony Is the broken casting here significant...

    HI Tony

    Is the broken casting here significant ???

    467570



    Cheers
  5. True. And a clear finish over that unique...

    True. And a clear finish over that unique greeish timber would really complement a postmodernist design.

    Not quite so comfortable with something more classical.
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    Please continue, Derek. I, for one, have really...

    Please continue, Derek. I, for one, have really enjoyed this series and it has stirred some important memories.

    My interest in design and woodwork was sparked by a visit to the Museum of Fine...
  7. Two questions Zoovegroover: did you oil all...

    Two questions Zoovegroover:

    did you oil all surfaces? and
    how many coats of oil did you apply.


    Wood will always move with changes in moisture. Good and balanced surface treatment will...
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    I think Skew's pretty well nailed it. When I...

    I think Skew's pretty well nailed it.

    When I worked in the timber industry many years ago, we used to dry timber to two different standards:

    12% moisture by weight - default measure, most...
  9. Thread: Spokeshave

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    Excellent video. Blades are readily available:...

    Excellent video.

    Blades are readily available:
    Veritas Small Spokeshave Kit | Spokeshaves - Carbatec
    Hand-Made Wooden Spokeshave Blade - Hock Tools woodworksupplies.com.au

    When making the...
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    Tapered Square Shank

    Welcome to the Forum, Soundwave.

    CT's correct. For the two-jaw chuck in your brace really you need bits with tapered square shanks like these:
    ...
  11. Perhaps not what you are looking for. ...

    Perhaps not what you are looking for.

    Milwaukee tools are badge-engineered Ryobi products made by Techtronic Industries, headquartered in Hong Kong but with factories in Shenzen, China.
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    Timely Post

    Timely Post, MM. I am going through almost the same thought processes, but silly me never thought of posting.

    Most bench heights are c.900 mm and I had always assumed that this was the ideal or...
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    Derek's Next Project ????

    https://i.postimg.cc/C12wNnBf/2a-Porsche-356.jpg
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    I just logged on. Japan Tool site still works...

    I just logged on. Japan Tool site still works fine for me. I have not had any trouble.

    Something very strange is going. We need to consult a twelve year old!
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    True. And prices are linked to order volumes. ...

    True. And prices are linked to order volumes. You have to talk.
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    But that message is dated 5 July 2015 !

    But that message is dated 5 July 2015 !
  17. Good option. I always get a local joinery shop...

    Good option. I always get a local joinery shop to supply, cut and edge-band (if needed). Prices are competitive, no cutting errors and I do not have to breathe mdf or melamine dust.
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    I had no trouble at this address: Japan Tool...

    I had no trouble at this address:
    Japan Tool
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    I agree with Elan. Eight years ago, as...

    I agree with Elan.

    Eight years ago, as "practice" before a kitchen rebuild, I built a nineteen drawer cabinet for my shed, and trialled every type of soft close drawer slides that I could then...
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    Those fastidious perfectionists in Japan have a...

    Those fastidious perfectionists in Japan have a philosophical concept to cover just this situation - wabi sabi - the subtle and alluring beauty of imperfection.

    Leave well alone!
  21. The critical elements of the Frameco framing...

    The critical elements of the Frameco framing technique, along with some slick marketing, is the use of V-nails and the V-nail driver called a Pushmaster by Frameco. The V-nails join the picture...
  22. Hi WP When we lived in the States there was a...

    Hi WP

    When we lived in the States there was a chain of stores called Lefties - dunno if they still exist. It sold left-handed versions of common items - tools, utensiles, bikes, etc.

    I bought...
  23. Michelangelo

    Hi WP

    Grossly off-topic but a little story about another leftie.

    Michelangelo, the renowned renaissance artist, was a natural leftie but in both Italian and Latin the left is the sinistre side...
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    Good Morning Ashley Relatively high point...

    Good Morning Ashley

    Relatively high point loading might be an issue with keyhole plates.

    May I suggest that you look at French cleats as being a lot easier to do and also distributing loads...
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    Dremmel is Less Frighteninng

    Good Morning Chris

    No disrespect to you or Terry, but I found the use of an angle grinder on a bandsaw blade to be rather frightenning.

    Mate has a more demure system consisting of:

    diamond...
  26. Thread: Festool vac

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    Good Morning QWERTYU Not sure if this will...

    Good Morning QWERTYU

    Not sure if this will help.

    About 15 years ago SWMBO wanted a Miele turbo vaccuum cleaner, and I agonised whether to get the standard or the HEPA model. They looked...
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    Wasn't sure what you meant by this reference to...

    Wasn't sure what you meant by this reference to Derek.

    It is true that Derek does like working with jarrah, a very figurative red eucalypt with excellent craft properties, but it only grows 4,000...
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    Hi Ian Must admit that you baffled me with the...

    Hi Ian

    Must admit that you baffled me with the reference to Callitris, but fortunately Bootle was helpful:

    black cypress - Callitris endlicheri - Janka 6.6 kN,
    white cypress - Callitris...
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    Me too; the only Zenith screws that I have used...

    Me too; the only Zenith screws that I have used had detachable heads!
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    Nice argument, DW, and some very interesting...

    Nice argument, DW, and some very interesting detail.

    But it seems to be almost an Anglo thing. Metal planes certainly largely displaced wooden ones in UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. ...
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    Hi George I have never worked with blue gum,...

    Hi George

    I have never worked with blue gum, but years ago, as an economist, I did a lot of work with plantation kamarere (E deglupta); I hope that experience is relevant.

    FIRST; trees grow...
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    Timely warning, Crocy The output voltage from...

    Timely warning, Crocy

    The output voltage from a microwave transformer is incredibly high. I cannot recall the precise figure but I seem to remember my mate saying his Lichtenberg had a maximum...
  33. Thread: Festool vac

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    Hi Bob I did something similar when we had to...

    Hi Bob

    I did something similar when we had to upgrade from a Hollandia to a Miele vacuum cleaner about ten years ago. The Hollandia moved to the shed.

    A sparky mate wired in a $60 "relay" from...
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    Hi Riverbuilder Agree that lubrication of...

    Hi Riverbuilder

    Agree that lubrication of screws is almost always a good idea, but I do not like silicone spray as you have to be so careful. Get a smidgeon on your work surfaces and it may...
  35. What timber is the deck made from - treated pine,...

    What timber is the deck made from - treated pine, merbau, something else? If it is merbau imported from Indonesia or PNG it is almost certain that AQIS would have insisted that it be treated prior...
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    Hi Tonyz Mate made a Lichtenberg machine from...

    Hi Tonyz

    Mate made a Lichtenberg machine from a microwave transformer, but he is currently a grey nomad in FNQ so I cannot ask him questions.

    I used it a little and got some great results. The...
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    google translate worked for me ! Graeme

    google translate worked for me !


    Graeme
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    それは全く真実ではありません Sore wa mattaku shinjitsude wa...

    それは全く真実ではありません

    Sore wa mattaku shinjitsude wa arimasen

    Sorry, that is not quite true, Chief Tiff.
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    Renato; welcome to the forum. A while back I...

    Renato; welcome to the forum.

    A while back I did a total rebuild of our kitchen with HMR melamine sheeting for all cabinets and drawers - 16 cabinets and 28 drawers - and got a local joinery to...
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    Not quite true, but complicated. Customs duty...

    Not quite true, but complicated.

    Customs duty on most tool imports are 5% of the FOB cost - ie the overseas price.
    GST is 10% of the landed cost - ie the overseas price plus freight & insurance...
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    Seasons greetings, Derek, and everyone. ...

    Seasons greetings, Derek, and everyone.

    Couldn't resist wondering how those spanners, hammers, wheel braces and fittings compare in strength and usability with some of the "special tools" now sold...
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    Hi Arron I won't recommend any chemical as I...

    Hi Arron

    I won't recommend any chemical as I have not tried them for long term storage. Concern would be that what is good for the metal may not be good for the woodwork or finish.

    Second: do...
  43. Good Morning Rich Thank you for yet another...

    Good Morning Rich

    Thank you for yet another well considered post. Already a little surprised by the depth of thought my question has raised. Hopefully some others will respond with their...
  44. Cannot disagree with your suggestion, Ian, but...

    Cannot disagree with your suggestion, Ian, but there does not seem to be any easy way of attaching an exhaust extension to the Fein vacuum. I have only seen pictures of the Fein so I may be wrong.
    ...
  45. Hi Anatoly Fein also make a permanent filter...

    Hi Anatoly

    Fein also make a permanent filter so you do not have to keep buying expensive replacement bags.
    fein.com/en_us/surface-finishing/vacuums-dust-extractors/turbo-i-0313218/
    You may need...
  46. Thread: Padauk

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    Hi Riverbuilder You do not say what your...

    Hi Riverbuilder

    You do not say what your project is, but, as Scally says, the differences in hardness is quite significant.

    New Guinea Rosewood, Pterocarpus indicus, is fairly soft with a janka...
  47. Best Design and Woodworking Magazines ???

    Good Morning

    Another thread lauds the brilliant annnual design and build competition now being conducted by Australian Wood Review magazine for fifth and sixth form high school students:
    High...
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    Good Morning Everyone Rather than just...

    Good Morning Everyone

    Rather than just congratulate the students on their great work here, may I suggest that we all go one big step further and encourage our friends and acquaintances to do the...
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    Really? Should be better than new. Bob doesn't...

    Really? Should be better than new. Bob doesn't have any cheesium!
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    Only some one who lives in Canberra would make...

    Only some one who lives in Canberra would make such an outrageous claim.



    Cheers

    Graeme
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