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Blog series by robscastle updated 06-17-2019 01:36 AM 3 parts 2530 reads 20 comments total

Part 1: Grants Timber bowl, Life begins

06-15-2019 03:55 AM by robscastle | 3 comments »

While staying at anthm27’s property last week, which is not far from my friend Grant, who lives in Kyogle, who incidentlly was the same person that also supplied all the Camphor Laurel timber I once had. We milled it together one weekend back in 2011 (I think) and then later somebody has since pinched his Lucas mill, possibly the same type of low life that pinched my sander, however thats another story. BTW Name dropping is rampant throught this blog so if you not into it stop now ...

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Part 2: Grants Timber Bowl hogging out the material Pt 2

06-16-2019 03:53 AM by robscastle | 13 comments »

OK I think we left off at mistake No 4, expecting a little router bit to cut so much Aust hardwood without complaining, and as a result the bearing failed. Whats wrong with tools these days give them a bit of hard work and they spit the dummy. I guess that’s why termites dont eat Jarrah! Now mistake No 5 thinking today was Monday and I could just pedal off and get a bearing. So I decided to continue on and hog out the material with a forstner and brad point bit. T...

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Part 3: Grants timber bowl on the home run.

06-17-2019 01:36 AM by robscastle | 4 comments »

OK going well,I have my router bit back in action and have been working away. I need to be able to get into the corners now and clean them up.I got down within a stage of removing the forstner bit circles but the point impresssions remained. So To get the bit down lower to the required depth I took off my after market base and refitted the original Ryobi oneThe final pass cleaned everything up OK. Now for some sanding To do the internal edges I used my KAT flexible shaft sa...

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