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13 minutes ago, Capricorn said:

From rarewoods : price varies per thickness of board, 26mm to 101mm 

american walnut (prime) - R62,030 to R108,670 per cube 

hard maple (prime) - R36,160 to R59,870 per cube.
 

Thanks Cap 👍

So not too different then. The boards I purchased were 25mm thick, prime grade.

Home made chopping boards are getting pricey to make, hahaha

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9 hours ago, patches said:

Thanks Cap 👍

So not too different then. The boards I purchased were 25mm thick, prime grade.

Home made chopping boards are getting pricey to make, hahaha

I saw in a recent Scott Brown video how bare the shelves in Placemakers are. The Americans are really crying about the prices, I like to think of the increases as giving the rest of the world a taste of what living in Africa is like :)

Prices here are always super volatile.

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On 5/14/2021 at 6:36 PM, Rocket-Boy said:

I saw in a recent Scott Brown video how bare the shelves in Placemakers are. The Americans are really crying about the prices, I like to think of the increases as giving the rest of the world a taste of what living in Africa is like :)

Prices here are always super volatile.

Yeah, the timber section of all the big building supply stores (Placemakers, Bunnings, Mitre10 etc) is a little more bare than usual.

 

4x2's and other common treated pine (the pink stuff) framing timber is still available, but LVL  beams and the more specialized structural stuff is in very short supply.

What was weird about Rosenfeld-Kidson (where I got the maple and walnut from) was that they mainly deal in rough sawn exotic timber for decorative/architectural use. A very specialised market which I didn't think would be as affected as the construction industry, but I guess they even more reliant on the US for supply as they deal in timbers like oak, maple, walnut, cherry and such.

That said, I milled down my 2400x125x25mm board of American Black Walnut this past weekend and I must say that I was disappointed.

The colour variance along the length of the board is massive and only a small section (about 600mm worth) had that typical black walnut appearance. The rest looked very light and washed out.

I do realise that this is my own fault as I selected the board myself and it was my first time buying walnut so didn't know what to look out for and couldn't see past the rough sawn exterior. Still disappointing though.

 

 

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The full-size router search is over (for now at least). I managed to sucessfully win an auction on an old Festool (Festo) OF 2000E for the princely sum of $81.

It's from the liquidation sale of a benchtop manufacturer so no doubt has seen some miles. Hopefully it still has some life left in it. There is a catch though... I have to go pick it up in Rotorua (3hrs away), but I may make a day of it and go ride some of their world-class trails while I'm at it.

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This past weekend I also added some stability to my foldable outfeed table. I had the idea to use a telescopic leg on a slotted mitre-cleat (don't know the proper name) to add support to the end of the outfeed and reduce the chance of the whole table saw tipping when weight is placed on that side. I also added some of those "clip-in" rubber tool/broom clamps for storage when the whole transformer-table saw is ready to roll out.

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7 hours ago, patches said:

Yeah, the timber section of all the big building supply stores (Placemakers, Bunnings, Mitre10 etc) is a little more bare than usual.

 

4x2's and other common treated pine (the pink stuff) framing timber is still available, but LVL  beams and the more specialized structural stuff is in very short supply.

What was weird about Rosenfeld-Kidson (where I got the maple and walnut from) was that they mainly deal in rough sawn exotic timber for decorative/architectural use. A very specialised market which I didn't think would be as affected as the construction industry, but I guess they even more reliant on the US for supply as they deal in timbers like oak, maple, walnut, cherry and such.

That said, I milled down my 2400x125x25mm board of American Black Walnut this past weekend and I must say that I was disappointed.

The colour variance along the length of the board is massive and only a small section (about 600mm worth) had that typical black walnut appearance. The rest looked very light and washed out.

I do realise that this is my own fault as I selected the board myself and it was my first time buying walnut so didn't know what to look out for and couldn't see past the rough sawn exterior. Still disappointing though.

 

 

Walnut can be extremely variable, from very plain light brown plank to the most amazing intricate patterns. 

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7 hours ago, patches said:

The full-size router search is over (for now at least). I managed to sucessfully win an auction on an old Festool (Festo) OF 2000E for the princely sum of $81.

It's from the liquidation sale of a benchtop manufacturer so no doubt has seen some miles. Hopefully it still has some life left in it. There is a catch though... I have to go pick it up in Rotorua (3hrs away), but I may make a day of it and go ride some of their world-class trails while I'm at it.

You can't make this up ... a router in Rotura .... say that 5 x fast :P

If you don't have the time to do the MTB loops, you could always make a motorbike trip out of it ;)

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10 hours ago, patches said:

The full-size router search is over (for now at least). I managed to sucessfully win an auction on an old Festool (Festo) OF 2000E for the princely sum of $81.

It's from the liquidation sale of a benchtop manufacturer so no doubt has seen some miles. Hopefully it still has some life left in it. There is a catch though... I have to go pick it up in Rotorua (3hrs away), but I may make a day of it and go ride some of their world-class trails while I'm at it.

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Looks like its been treated to a few hot suppers over its time, probably still got plenty of chooch left in it though. Those brushed motorbs are quite difficult to kill.

I hear Rotorua has amazing trails, good excuse to get a ride in.

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I eventually completed the end cap and wagon vice on my workbench!  First time I tried dovetails of this size.

Unfortunately my short video does not want to upload, but the wagon vice does work...

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16 hours ago, Rocket-Boy said:

Looks like its been treated to a few hot suppers over its time, probably still got plenty of chooch left in it though. Those brushed motorbs are quite difficult to kill.

I hear Rotorua has amazing trails, good excuse to get a ride in.

hahah! thumbs up for the AvE references! Pity he hasn't got a BOLTR on this router, probably as he takes issue with dirty wood elves defiling dead tree carcasses. 

19 hours ago, Hairy said:

You can't make this up ... a router in Rotura .... say that 5 x fast :P

If you don't have the time to do the MTB loops, you could always make a motorbike trip out of it ;)

Hahaha didn't even notice that! It is a tongue twister for sure!

I may be forced to take the motorbike down, as I may not have use of the car that day (I don't actually own a car).

If I can take the car (and bike) I may just ride Skyline (where they hold Crankworx). It's right in town, there's a gondola, and the park style trails are short and sweet.

The Redwoods is where the real magic is, but it's an all day outing, better with riding buddies, and despite what one may think about shuttle buses making it easy, there are still some mega hills to climb from the shuttle drop off to the trail head.

 

 

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14 hours ago, carrera4s said:

I eventually completed the end cap and wagon vice on my workbench!  First time I tried dovetails of this size.

Unfortunately my short video does not want to upload, but the wagon vice does work...

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I was listening to one of the Woodtalk podcast episodes the other day, and they were talking about sacrificial layers on Roubo style workbenches and whether or not they use them, especially after putting in so many hours to create these artworks.

One of the hosts (Matt Cremona or Marc Spagnuolo, I can't remember) suggested to the person asking the question that they grab a mallet and hit their bench top a couple of times to dent it slightly. 

They said that although it just seems so wrong and dirty, it breaks that idea of perfection and one feel less guilty about using the bench for its designed purpose, hahaha

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18 hours ago, carrera4s said:

I eventually completed the end cap and wagon vice on my workbench!  First time I tried dovetails of this size.

Unfortunately my short video does not want to upload, but the wagon vice does work...

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End Cap 3.jpg

 

 

Bench Dogs.jpg

I recently completed the Paul Sellers workbench using plywood only, I was going  to post a few pictures, but goeie genugtig man, it will look very crappy against your sculpture.

An absulutely stunning piece of carpentry skill Carrera, I'm sure you are super proud of it. 

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