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lewisc last won the day on March 8 2020

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  1. There's a few jobs I would've liked the big domino but couldn't justify the price. I've occasionally thought it could be rented out to help cover the cost but you'd have to have a decent contract, deposit and insurance.
  2. I went with 2 layers of MDF glued and screwed together with a masonite over the top. Cheap and solid.
  3. lewisc


    @wtnhighlander Saw this and thought of you. Couldn't find an original video to see if he was actually doing this.
  4. My father-in-law has one. He loves it. As far as I know, there hasn't been anything wrong with it and he's putting 30 000+kms (18 000miles) on it a year for the last 4-5 years. He gets around 900kms to a tank which is about 50litres. Fuel is a bit cheaper in the states (I think?) so probably works out better fuel costs. I've driven it once or twice and the most eerie thing about it is the noise. On startup, you can't hear anything until the petrol motor kicks in. No issues with power though.
  5. Welcome to the forum. If it's getting bogged down, I'd assume you're trying to sand too much. Have you used one before this?
  6. Another free one is Onshape, also similar to Fusion except it doesn't have the rendering capabilities. Can you render with FreeCAD?
  7. You should be able to get Fusion 360 free for a hobby license. It's got a steep learning curve but once you get the hang of it, it's awesome. I'll find a few pictures of things I've done with it. Lots of official tutorials for it but I've used these: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrLOPJq_stc&ab_channel=ProductDesignOnline The biggest challenge for tutorials though is keeping up the interface changes. https://www.autodesk.com.au/products/fusion-360/personal https://a360.co/3onWrn5 - This is a dining table I made earlier in the year. https://a360.co/3o5qtwa - This is a side table idea I've been playing around with. Saw it on Youtube and thought I'd draw my own version.
  8. Don;t know if I can suggest anything but good luck with it. I've posted this before but it makes me chuckle when I see it.
  9. I haven't seen this guy before. This is kind of mind boggling. A very intriguing piece of equipment. Kind of a cross between a CNC router, panto router and more. I find it amusing he's moving between this fairly complicated bit of equipment and some tiny hobby tools. After a bit more research: https://machineatlas.com/guides/new-hand-operated-cnc-machine-an-in-depth-look/
  10. A blender and a straw Coop. Problem solved.
  11. I'm sorry to hear that. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
  12. Maybe? Not quite the typical Australian accent. One reason I enjoy watching him is that he uses much of the same timber as I do - Victorian Ash. Which is the timber I used for my desk and posted earlier in the thread for the OSMO example.
  13. Yep, those Australian accents are hard to follow. He’s like the Melbourne woodwhisperer. Just not quite as YouTube famous. He’s got a few good videos to watch.
  14. The lighting is a bit different but this just applied and a couple of years later. I like the satin finish.