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    NEW DRAW Im in

    Im in
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    I have one I mainly use in winter when shaving...

    I have one I mainly use in winter when shaving cling to warm clothes. Also good when roughing down to reduce stuff going down the shirt collar.

    Bruce
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    Like Ian, I think it is strong enough. I am more...

    Like Ian, I think it is strong enough. I am more concerned about the provisions for mounting, with only two holes for bolts. I may add a couple more. The previous user was a working carpenter and...
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    Robley Carpenter's bench vice

    I am building a new hand-tool woodworkers bench for my Men's Shed (Geelong East Men's Shed), a nice relaxed slow build! One of the coffee-drinking crowd is a retired carpenter and offered his old...
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    As others said - it depends! As a mainly hand...

    As others said - it depends! As a mainly hand tool bloke (with a minor woodturning obsession, I was thinking my purpose-built 5.4 x 3.3 workshop was a tad small. Then I moved interstate and had to...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED Im in

    Im in
  7. Just starting out and for a workbench, you should...

    Just starting out and for a workbench, you should be able to get something from Bunnings or Mitre 10. There is untreated timber there, (unless it is out of stock due to the shortages). Find someone...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    I did work on a house built in the early 1920s...

    I did work on a house built in the early 1920s and it had those old style nails everywhere.

    Bruce
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    SOLD: Sold

    Sold
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    SOLD: Sold to DickT pending payment etc

    Sold to DickT pending payment etc
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    SOLD: Thanks for the thought Necromancer - but my new...

    Thanks for the thought Necromancer - but my new workshop is very limited. I have cut down my bench and managed to squeeze in a lovely little lathe, but one more piece of equipment and I won't be able...
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    SOLD: Laguna 14 Twelve bandsaw

    I am selling my bandsaw because it will not fit into my current workshop. It is in very good condition, but has been in storage for over a year.
    This is a reluctant sale and I am not aware of any...
  14. VICTORIA Three times? This is the third item this member...

    Three times? This is the third item this member has advertised then reduced to ridiculously low price so hard to argue beginners mistake. My suspicions are raised although I cant think what sort of...
  15. Those were 1 inch 10 tip mostly I think. That’s...

    Those were 1 inch 10 tip mostly I think. That’s what it looks like too.
    Bruce
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    Screws. I have frequently seen raised heads on...

    Screws. I have frequently seen raised heads on nailed decks.
    Bruce
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    I think there is a key issue here that some of us...

    I think there is a key issue here that some of us miss. Those who have trade training have been taught by experts and can do everything with a rough grey wheel on a high speed grinder. But those of...
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    Yes spend the money on a CBN wheel. The CBN...

    Yes spend the money on a CBN wheel. The CBN generates a lot less heat and is easier to use. Expensive but very good.
    Bruce
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    Hi Jarrod, I knew your Dad, and I lived close by...

    Hi Jarrod,
    I knew your Dad, and I lived close by before I moved interstate last year. I did not know him very well, but well enough to know that he was a real craftsman and very discerning when it...
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    A timely reminder that we work with things that...

    A timely reminder that we work with things that bite. My last trip to emergency was a few years ago now and involved nothing more than a 25 mm chisel. Still manages to cut deeply and nick a tendon. ...
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    Sorry AndyJ for misappropriating the credit to...

    Sorry AndyJ for misappropriating the credit to BobL! I completely missed reading your answer when it was posted. That is part of my problem (at least according to my wife) that I don't read things...
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    Thanks Bob - you have nailed it (as usual). That...

    Thanks Bob - you have nailed it (as usual). That will make life a whole lot easier, particularly as I have just worked out how I can fit a midi lathe in my workshop! There won't be room for the...
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    That is a trigger release button - you have to...

    That is a trigger release button - you have to hold it in to engage the trigger. Prevents accidental starting while handling.
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    Not a bad idea Bob, but I think a bit more...

    Not a bad idea Bob, but I think a bit more complicated than it looks. The video does not show the whole setup, but he seems to have some way of keeping good tension on the chain. I tried just using...
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    I had one last go at advancing the chain by hand,...

    I had one last go at advancing the chain by hand, but it would not budge, so I removed the chain and held it in a small engineer's vice by the drive links. I could sharpen two teeth at a time and I...
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    Good suggestion Bob I will give that a go. I...

    Good suggestion Bob I will give that a go. I often hold the bar in the vice anyway. But I think Crocky might right about the gearing, so taking the chain off might be the safest way. What a pain and...
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    Yes Bob I thought of that and tried multiple...

    Yes Bob I thought of that and tried multiple combinations. My other thought was that I am not as strong as I used to be and just need a stronger bloke to drag the chain around.
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    Sharpening Makita electric chainsaw

    I must be missing something here, but this has me stumped.
    I have a Makita UC4041A electric chainsaw but I can't work out how to advance the chain when sharpening. I have read through the manual...
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    Woodworking is such a wide field, there are many...

    Woodworking is such a wide field, there are many paths to get started. Most of us start with an idea or interest as to what sort of projects we want to do and that guides what tools (including bench...
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    Definition of ‘blank look’ - the look on an...

    Definition of ‘blank look’ - the look on an assistant at almost any retail hardware outlet at the mention of quarter sawn, rift sawn or similar terms. Rarely followed by the question ‘what’s that’. ...
  31. Paul Sellers did a great video on making plane...

    Paul Sellers did a great video on making plane handles. As others have said, a great challenge and it will turn your ordinary user into something a bit more special to you.
    Bruce
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    I should have said at the start that Richard is...

    I should have said at the start that Richard is one of the best and most prolific writers and demonstrators on woodturning in Australia and his name is recognised by turners across the English...
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    Richard Raffin on YouTube!

    I spotted a new channel on YouTube this week! Richard Raffin himself. Looks like it has only been up for a month. As you would expect, good down to earth style and an ability to make the difficult...
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    It is a bit catch-22. The latex foam mattresses...

    It is a bit catch-22. The latex foam mattresses are really comfortable, and the=y are very stable. One person turning over does not usually throw the other onto the floor! But they weigh a ton and...
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    My wife spotted it just at the right time and I...

    My wife spotted it just at the right time and I saw all but the introductions. I enjoyed it, maybe because it was at least interesting to me, unlike most of the reality elimination series. The...
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    I would never suggest cutting the woodscrew. If...

    I would never suggest cutting the woodscrew. If it is too long for the job at hand I just use one or more plywood packing disks between the chuck and the blank. I keep a few on hand - mostly 6 and 10...
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    My thoughts exactly. When I was an Apiary Officer...

    My thoughts exactly. When I was an Apiary Officer in the 80s I had a counterpart in Geelong (same job different state department). He was nearing retirement and I was a young bloke.
    To my surprise...
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    Too far south by a long shot unfortunately. I...

    Too far south by a long shot unfortunately. I would love to have a go at keeping tetragonal bees. My previous residence in the upper Blue Mountains was just outside the recommended area and my new...
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    Not an easy thing to photograph! I speak from...

    Not an easy thing to photograph! I speak from personal experience. Back in the early 1980s I was lead author on the first factsheets (for NSW) on AFB, EFB and other diseases of bees and getting good...
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    Sorry to say that is not a good photo of AFB and...

    Sorry to say that is not a good photo of AFB and the circled cell in particular is not typical. I would suggest anyone keeping bees needs to become familiar with the signs and more importantly how to...
  41. The companion chuck does not come with jaws. It...

    The companion chuck does not come with jaws. It is for people like Pat who already have the jaws and don’t want duplicate sets of the standard jaws. The VM120 is a great chuck and I too have one. ...
  42. I agree - Banksia. I have not turned enough to...

    I agree - Banksia. I have not turned enough to suggest species but the timber varies a lot between species in my experience. Always worth turning though and usually pretty.

    Bruce
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    I suspect a few of us have similar starter sets...

    I suspect a few of us have similar starter sets and they are probably ok for the odd carving job. My set does not have any bent chisels. I mainly used the sweeps and the skew and they have done all I...
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    I have seen something like this and there was a...

    I have seen something like this and there was a sign nearby that gave the answers. So the code was used to get the price. I cant recall how it worked but low-priced Timbers had one letter code and...
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    Thanks guys - and yes I have tried Timber Zoo for...

    Thanks guys - and yes I have tried Timber Zoo for other projects. Like the big hardware stores it is mainly DAR in the common sizes. I could probably do most of the project from 90 x 45 but the back...
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    Timber supply in Geelong area

    Having recently moved to Geelong I have been on the hunt for a good supplier of timber for furniture-making. I have found several suppliers of DAR and KD grades of hardwood in the standard...
  47. It also depend on the joinery you use and...

    It also depend on the joinery you use and particularly the method used. Most hand tool woodworkers mar sizes directly from the mating piece so size does not matter. But if you wanted to use a power...
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    A lot of turners started with a lathe similar to...

    A lot of turners started with a lathe similar to the 900 which gives you a good initial range of options. The variable speed is a 'reeve' drive, which works on a paired set of spring-loaded cone...
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    CLAIMED Im in

    Im in
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    I had a Taiwanese made import with cast stand EVS...

    I had a Taiwanese made import with cast stand EVS and headstock that was movable and swiveled. Loved it. The only problem was when the EVS broke down and getting parts was difficult (it did coercive...
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