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    #31
    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.
    Chris
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    I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. - D.H.Lawrence

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      #32
      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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        #33
        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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          #34
          Good stuff mate.

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            #35
            awesome table, kids look well pleased with it.

            Don't mention the adBlocker !!

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              #36
              Originally posted by Gammaboy View Post
              Build one - its not rocket surgery.
              Yeah... along with the 20billion other things in the queue to build.
              Chris
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              The new nugget
              I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. - D.H.Lawrence

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                #37
                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.
                Originally posted by FatBoy
                Trump v Clinton is like cheering for the clap or genital warts. Either way it's gonna be ugly....

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                  #38
                  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.
                  Chris
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                  The new nugget
                  I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. - D.H.Lawrence

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                    #39
                    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.
                    Chris
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                    The new nugget
                    I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. - D.H.Lawrence

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                      #40
                      Great looking table, congrats.

                      Don't mention the adBlocker !!

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                        #41
                        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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                          #42
                          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.
                          Chris
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                          The new nugget
                          I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. - D.H.Lawrence

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                            #43
                            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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                              #44
                              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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                                #45
                                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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