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    Rather than having the top rail between the two...

    Rather than having the top rail between the two legs, run it on top of your A-frames that measures about 1 metre so they reach from side to side without really being seen. Screw down through the rail...
  2. FrameCo - Is it still operational? and trustworthy?

    Hi all,

    my wife has started pyrography work and wants me to do some frames for her artwork. I'll also probably advertise picture framing as part of my business once I'm confident with my work....
  3. As mentioned above, a table saw fitted eith a...

    As mentioned above, a table saw fitted eith a scribe saw is best, and used in commercial shops with a proper blade, Leuca blades are the ones used where I did my apprenticeship. Also using a zero...
  4. Thread: Advice on Hinges

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    What are the boxes being used for? I get the...

    What are the boxes being used for? I get the feeling the lid needs to be right out of the way, if that's the case, maybe it's better using clips to hold the lid on and can remove the lid as needed.
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    Makita 5007NK will do it. You'll just need a good...

    Makita 5007NK will do it. You'll just need a good straight edge and make test cuts to get the angle 100% accurate.
  6. Purchase the best you can afford. I would stay...

    Purchase the best you can afford. I would stay away from that Makita saw seeing the reviews and from personal use of one, though that may have been due to the owner and how he treated it and all his...
  7. Thread: round table

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    Very nice work. It's always nice getting those...

    Very nice work. It's always nice getting those free bits and pieces that inspire a new build.
  8. Thread: Plastic bags

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    Where did you get those drums Derek?

    Where did you get those drums Derek?
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    Orraloon, yep that's them. I also forgot to add,...

    Orraloon, yep that's them. I also forgot to add, use biscuits in the join to help with alignment.
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    Benchtop connectors with glue. Leave them in, can...

    Benchtop connectors with glue. Leave them in, can be installed onsite making it easier to transport. It's what cabinetmakers use all the time.
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    Valid point. Maybe whoever laid the floor took...

    Valid point. Maybe whoever laid the floor took the (long) time to colour match.
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    It looks like spotted gum to me.

    It looks like spotted gum to me.
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    My sister in law put them into a house she built...

    My sister in law put them into a house she built a few years ago. They were darker than in your pic. Practicalities of tiles with timber look. Apart from the grout lines, I think they look better...
  14. Thread: WoodAndMadness

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    Good luck Damien and wife. I took the plunge...

    Good luck Damien and wife. I took the plunge myself in starting up my own furniture making business a few months ago. It's been tough but worth it. I wish you guys all the beat.
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    I'd contact Powercor or a local electrician and...

    I'd contact Powercor or a local electrician and find out for sure.
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    I think I sampled that stuff a few years ago. I...

    I think I sampled that stuff a few years ago. I no longer work there so can't check. It sprayed well but turned red gum purple... Also, no good in wet areas, i.e. kitchens, bathrooms etc.
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    VICTORIA I'll be heading that way at Christmas time. If...

    I'll be heading that way at Christmas time. If they're still available then, I'll grab them, if somebody gets them before me well it's my loss really.
  18. Thankyou Bauldy for your feedback, appreciate it....

    Thankyou Bauldy for your feedback, appreciate it. I have just contacted Carrolls to find out more info on their pyrography machine and tools.
  19. Looking for advice and reviews on pyrography

    Hi all, my wife has recently decided she wants to start doing pyrography in her spare time. She's very talented at drawing and after doing a little bit of research after discovering pyrography, has...
  20. Thread: looking looking

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    BCF has them. Atleast they did when I worked...

    BCF has them. Atleast they did when I worked there 10 years ago.
  21. As mentioned above, you need a sill. Or large...

    As mentioned above, you need a sill. Or large undercover area. Either way, not a small/quick fix.
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    My first thought is you should be building the...

    My first thought is you should be building the shed in my yard, not yours.

    Other than that you've limited the lengths you can cut on the SCMS, might not be an issue for you but always something...
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    You should be able to find the connection size...

    You should be able to find the connection size details online of both to see if they fit. If not, a 3D printed option is certainly viable.
  24. Thread: Circles?

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    From my limited experience I found tension to be...

    From my limited experience I found tension to be my problem. Though jealousy can never truly be ruled out can it?

    If you haven't already, watch the Alex Snodgrass youtube video on how to setup a...
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    I'll have to look into that. This current smart...

    I'll have to look into that. This current smart phone I have will usually need atleast 1 charge per 24 hrs depending on how much use.
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    I'm intrigued to know where you're still buying...

    I'm intrigued to know where you're still buying new Nokias from? I tried to buy one 3 or so years ago and was told then they hadn't been made in years.
  27. Thread: New lathe advice

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    As everyone has suggested, go along to a short...

    As everyone has suggested, go along to a short course or club. Being in Melbourne, head to the timber and working with wood show, I think the Record stall are doing turning classes this year.

    And...
  28. Thread: OF1400 Help

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    I had been wondering if it's the outside rail...

    I had been wondering if it's the outside rail that is the issue here. Seeing as the tracksaw worked ok on the inner rail, I'm thinking that might be the case.
  29. Thread: OF1400 Help

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    Yep, you can. I haven't done it myself with the...

    Yep, you can. I haven't done it myself with the Makita tracks but they are interchangeable with Festool tracks. You just need to adjust the distance between the 2 rails guides, or you can use it with...
  30. Definite no go. High power items need to be on...

    Definite no go. High power items need to be on their own circuit. As mentioned above, if there's an internal powerpoint on the same wall, that can probably used to provide power.
  31. Thread: 10 years ago

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    Any joint is weak when the person doing it...

    Any joint is weak when the person doing it doesn't know what they are doing.
  32. Very nice job. It's good to see somebody doing a...

    Very nice job. It's good to see somebody doing a traditional table build.
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    They were selling lunch boxes at one point....

    They were selling lunch boxes at one point. Didn't cost that much though.
  34. The toy repair man's tool box in Toy Story has...

    The toy repair man's tool box in Toy Story has always been an inspiration for me.
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    Check out Ag suppliers. My father in law uses 2"...

    Check out Ag suppliers. My father in law uses 2" flexi hose on some of his farm machinery and gets it from a local Ag supplier. I'm not sure on price but quality is good.
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    While there's a discussion on PVC ducting, I'd...

    While there's a discussion on PVC ducting, I'd like to ask about using it as I've been told PVC is susceptible to static electricity and when you have wood dust flowing through it, that's a nice...
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    It's a general rule of thhumb that timber decking...

    It's a general rule of thhumb that timber decking is recoated every six months, usually Autumn and Spring.

    Depending on if it's a bit rough, yes give it a sand, a good clean and recoat will have...
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    N.S.W. If they're still usable, atleast send them to an...

    If they're still usable, atleast send them to an opp shop.
  39. Thread: Track Saw Tips

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    Thanks for sharing. Some very clever ideas in...

    Thanks for sharing. Some very clever ideas in that video.
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    I was told use cooking oil, which I have done but...

    I was told use cooking oil, which I have done but a previous coworker told me last year that coconut oil is the way to go. It is a natural anti-bacteria.
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    Cool, thanks Aldav. I know it was a bit of a...

    Cool, thanks Aldav. I know it was a bit of a simpleton question but it wasn't really clear on the webpage. Thanks heaps for the help.
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    Thanks guys for the help. Aldav, to use that...

    Thanks guys for the help.

    Aldav, to use that base, do I simply have to unscrew the current hardboard base and screw that one on in its' place?
  43. Great job there Crowie. A technical build that...

    Great job there Crowie. A technical build that you must have had real patience to complete.
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    Festool OF 1400 and a guide bushing adapter

    Hi all,

    I use my OF 1400 for handheld router use and recently purchased the Rockler Sign maker's Template kits and went to use it yesterday only to discover the guide bush doesn't fit the router....
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    Very nice job. Can I ask where you gotthe lid...

    Very nice job. Can I ask where you gotthe lid supports from? I'm currently making a blanket box myself, a little different though and struggling to find someone that sells them in Australia.
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    Whenever they show interest is my advice. Obviously you need to work out what is safe for them to do, but I've had my 4yo and 18mo both help with doing up screws by hand. It took a lot longer but...
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    Very good to watch. Thankyou for sharing.

    Very good to watch. Thankyou for sharing.
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    Paint shop for white cotton rags. Op shop for...

    Paint shop for white cotton rags. Op shop for multi coloured.
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    Try Bowens.

    Try Bowens.
  50. Bowens will be able to source it for you. Most of...

    Bowens will be able to source it for you. Most of their stores probably even stock it in standard sizes, ask for L.O.S.P.
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