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  1. 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.

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  2. 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://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.

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  3. 1 hour ago, Coop said:

    According to our governor, we will be opening up the restaurants, movie theaters and malls on 5-1-20 with restrictions. According to our county guru, we have to wear face masks for the next 30 days. Gonna be hell sucking a steak thru a mask! ;)

    A blender and a straw Coop. Problem solved.

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  4. 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.

  5. Yeah, it's the one with splayed legs. It's 2.2m x 1m wide (7" x 3" approx).

    I'm not concerned about the strength though, I know it would be plenty strong enough. More about should I just build it how I intended or would a 'customer' want choice whether the legs come off. The commercial version that it's based off has knock down legs.

    This is how the commercial version attaches the legs.


  6. I posted a while back that I'm building a dining table for someone else. It's a paid one.  A 50% deposit has been paid and we're just finalising a few dimensions etc. 

    I forgot to ask him about the leg joins. I normally use homemade loose tenons for big tables. Should I have asked if he wants  knockdown legs (similar to the pic) or a permanent join?

    Also, do any of you do anything like metal C channel or timber cleats for a big table?  



  7. 7 hours ago, Chestnut said:

    Is it long term more durable than poly?

    I've had it on our dining table and my desk for just over 2 years. The dining table has a bunch of small scratches (that were hard to photograph) on it but my wife uses the surface for sewing. My desk has a bit of wear around where the mouse is but that's it. 

    The 2 best things I like about it are the ease of application and the way it feels. 

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  8. 8 minutes ago, pkinneb said:

    Bought a new trim router the Bosch cordless becuase well you can never have to many routers right :P

    Used it enough to give a review? What model did you get? That sounds like it would be super useful to quickly do a round over with no cords in the way.

  9. I forgot about figure 8's. I think they'll be the most unobtrusive option. We can drill a hole in the top for the figures to sit flush.  I'm not quite sure what the timber is. It looks like stained pine but it was made over 35 years ago, the he doesn't know.

    This is what the threaded rod looks like. Going back to glass wouldn't work well because I'm not sure we could get a good look with it. 



  10. I'm helping a friend re-do a table top on a table his dad made in high school. It's more sentimental than anything. It had a glass top and was changed to a piece of MDF at some point. The plan is to put a solid top on it. We took the top off and it was held on with some glue and 4 threaded rods in the top of each leg (probably the same threaded rod the glass was held in place with).

    How would you go about attaching a solid timber top with the rails being lower than the top of the legs and to account for wood movement?



  11. I run a cheap shop vac through a dust deputy. The vacuum also has a cloth filter before the main filter that needs to be washed occasionally.

    This is the one I've got setup  - it's cheap but coupled with the dust deputy, does a good job.

    https://www.totaltools.com.au/127843-detroit-1600w-20l-wet-dry-vacuum-synchro-socket-with-adapter-detvac220s3 and  https://www.totaltools.com.au/108824-detroit-cloth-vacuum-filter-detvac1