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    Quote Originally Posted by Mini View Post
    And then they complain when the dust imbedded in their lungs forces them out of their job. There is only one decent cyclone available in this country anyway and it is sold direct to the user. http://clearvueoz.com.au This separates the air from the dust better than 99%.
    The annoying thing is that the small cyclones are rarely designed for a home user, and even when they are (like Clearvue) they aren't available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by takai View Post
    The annoying thing is that the small cyclones are rarely designed for a home user, and even when they are (like Clearvue) they aren't available.
    Build one - its not rocket surgery.
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    I often spend time building stuff, i find it quite relaxing and gets me out side. I started building shit years ago with the odd subwoofer enclosure to full boot installs, now i own a home so its cabinets, fences and my most recent - an Activity Table for the kids.

    I went a bit overboard and made this waaaaay more complicated than it could have been. I started in SketchUp where i went through a few design iterations and eventually settled on this;


    I then tested how it would go together by printing a prototype with a 3D Printer. I was glad i did this as there were a few things that needed changing - mainly i added hidden legs to support the table more.



    All the sizes & angles came from the SketchUp model and turned out pretty well. I did need to use a little bog because my cutting tolerances were not that precise. you can see the hidden leg supports if you look closely.



    I let the kids chose the colours for the table, was pretty fun as i just sat them in front of the computer and tried different colours in SketchUp until they were happy. Then off to bunnings for a few test pots.



    I think it turned out really well, kids love it and use it every day - its bloody heavy though and i dont think i will build something that retarded again.

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    Good stuff mate.

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    awesome table, kids look well pleased with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gammaboy View Post
    Build one - its not rocket surgery.
    Yeah... along with the 20billion other things in the queue to build.
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    http://www.woodworkforums.com

    Great forum, not Australian based but that's life. Plenty of threads on various aspects of woodwork to provide some inspiration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Bieber View Post
    http://www.woodworkforums.com

    Great forum, not Australian based but that's life. Plenty of threads on various aspects of woodwork to provide some inspiration.
    Yeah, WWF is the basis of some of my reflections above. Want to buy a tablesaw? Minimum you should buy is a Dewalt 745.... $900. Want to cut some dovetails? That calls for specialist Japanese dovetail saws.
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    Finished off the table yesterday



    Build album here: http://imgur.com/a/otLF0

    Going to build a little side table next for the entry way.
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    Great looking table, congrats.

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    Bunnings had ryobi thicknessers price matched to something Aldi was selling for $300, after cutting a lap of the tool shop 3 times a day for the last few days I am now the proud owner of one of them and will be shoving pallet boards through it soon.

    Can't really even justify that price but i've wanted one for a while an while I don't mind hand planing boards it takes too long.

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    Thicknessers are a great tool for a niche, but damn they are excellent at what they do.

    I have a Hare and Forbes segmented carbide head one, its amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by takai View Post
    Thicknessers are a great tool for a niche, but damn they are excellent at what they do.

    I have a Hare and Forbes segmented carbide head one, its amazing.
    Yeah if I was paying real money for one I'd be getting one of them. Do you know if you can get carbide inserts for yours? Wouldn't need to worry about nails then

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    Thanks for the tip, did the rounds of the local Bunnings's on the way to work till I found one.

    I'm re-doing our bathroom, had to trim varying amounts off quite a few joists to get rid of small amounts of rot. This will be perfect for making varying thickneses of packers to get the joists back to level. And I've always wanted one but couldn't justify the price

    Only downside - how hard is it to get one of these things in an MX5.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave1600 View Post
    Thanks for the tip, did the rounds of Bunnings's on the way to work till I found one.

    I'm re-doing our bathroom, had to trim varying amounts off quite a few joists to get rid of small amounts of rot. This will be perfect for making varying thickneses of packers to get the joists back to level.

    Only downside - how hard is it to get one of these things in an MX5.........

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    I had meant to actually tell someone these were on special, couldn't think of a good way to do it so glad you picked one up.

    Yeah they are pretty big, I had to unclip the parcel tray to fit it in my corolla!

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    I had to put the roof down on the MX5, seatbelt it into the passenger seat, then drag it into work with me because I couldn't close the roof with it on the passenger seat. Looking forward to unpacking it tonight and turning studs into joist packers. Then I might finally get around to doing something with all the timber I dragged home from dad's place a few years back.
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    Ran a few boards through the thicknesser today, pretty hard to get wrong but the 3mm max cut is a bit of a joke, I reckon I took about 2mm total off after about 5 or so passes and it was starting to complain about that. Maybe the 3mm is for balsa wood?

    Don't think I nicked the knives yet, but it did suck a knot out which made a bad noise. Filled up the shovac pretty quick which was a good confirmation of how much faster it is than doing it any other way.

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    Don't know about the H&F thicknesser, should be carbide inserts available....plus I'd expect 4 sides. Biggest advantage, much, much less noise for the horrible things.

    There was a woodworking shop coming up on Grays out Penrith way this week, saw they had one that was at $9 on Saturday, but probably a grand now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by takai View Post
    The annoying thing is that the small cyclones are rarely designed for a home user, and even when they are (like Clearvue) they aren't available.
    Setup an Oneida Dust Deputy for dealing with plaster dust while renovating - works fucking great with a shitty old hoover hooked up to it.

    I've recently started down the path of the restoration of a mid century modern chair - a Don Rex Speedframe.
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    Quote Originally Posted by gxxr View Post
    Don't know about the H&F thicknesser, should be carbide inserts available....plus I'd expect 4 sides. Biggest advantage, much, much less noise for the horrible things.

    There was a woodworking shop coming up on Grays out Penrith way this week, saw they had one that was at $9 on Saturday, but probably a grand now!
    Yeah, it comes with double sided steel inserts, but 4 sided carbide inserts are available fairly cheaply from the US. Works bloody well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gammaboy View Post
    Setup an Oneida Dust Deputy for dealing with plaster dust while renovating - works fucking great with a shitty old hoover hooked up to it.

    I've recently started down the path of the restoration of a mid century modern chair - a Don Rex Speedframe.
    Yeah, i ended up building a Thien baffle for a bin and ran that for the woodworking stuff.


    Works quite well, and copes with the large volume from the thicknesser.
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    Oz WW forum for those interested. It has a huge amount sub fora for different interests.

    http://www.woodworkforums.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mini View Post
    Oz WW forum for those interested. It has a huge amount sub fora for different interests.

    http://www.woodworkforums.com
    yeah but then you need to get used to a whole new set of rules and weird beards.

    I'll join a woodwork forum if I get more in to it, most of it has been done before so unless you are doing something cutting edge that isn't based on glue, nails, pocket holes, screws you can find how to do it pretty easy.

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    Down the rabbit hole I go.
    Picked up a Kreg R3 Pocket hole jig on the weekend so I could put some hidden screws into the mid century chair I'm restoring... I've already used them to repair a desk, and now I'm looking where I can use it everywhere else...
    Also saw the Festool van driving along yesterday - I's like a more inviting, less rapey looking Snap on truck... but with greater violation I imagine!
    Far out we get screwed on Kreg and Festool pricing here!
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    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gammaboy View Post
    Down the rabbit hole I go.
    Picked up a Kreg K3 Pocket hole jig on the weekend so I could put some hidden screws into the mid century chair I'm restoring... I've already used them to repair a desk, and now I'm looking where I can use it everywhere else...
    How about a photo of it in action?

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    Got a photo of the holes it drills, didn't take any action photos though.
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    Does exactly what it says on the box!
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    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    Ah OK thanks. It's simpler than I thought it would be

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gammaboy View Post
    Got a photo of the holes it drills, didn't take any action photos though.
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    As much as the autistic Canadian hates them (or pretends ot hate them) Pocket hole jigs are great, bunnings sells an off brand one that i'm sure would be OK.

    One thing to watch for is they love pulling boards past each other when doing the screws up, clamping the bits of wood to be butt jointed so they can't shift fixes this problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadsailing View Post
    bunnings sells an off brand one that i'm sure would be OK.
    The Bunnings Craftright one is half the Kreg price, but much more of a fuckaround to use (And I can't tell if it's actually got a steel insert - the home depot cheapy the americans talk about doesn't, and wears out very fast). The Kreg has adjustable stops that are pre positioned for common material thicknesses (12mm through to 38mm) and a neat jig for setting the drill stop built into the case. Having brought and used the Kreg before knowing about the craftright, I'd still fork out the $60 for the Kreg any day of the week.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadsailing View Post
    One thing to watch for is they love pulling boards past each other when doing the screws up, clamping the bits of wood to be butt jointed so they can't shift fixes this problem.
    I guess that's where I'd throw a doweling jig at it and use alignment dowels as well as the pocket screws. Like I said - down the rabbit hole I go!
    The Bunnings Haron jig @ $21.95 looks like it'd do the job - possibly with more flexibility than the more expensive ones.
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    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    Well, fuck, this is a killer deal:
    https://www.totaltools.com.au/power-...lamp-krr3promo
    Wish I realised that Total Tools carried Kreg - much closer to me than carbatec.
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    The Kreg systems are great, their circular saw jig is awesome, and the R4 kit is brilliant if you are doing lots of pieces. Really takes out the time from setup.
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