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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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Hi All!

i have been making a few boxes for my girlfriend for Xmas and that has gotten me inspired again to do a bit of woodworking. It has also pointed out how old and worn or cheap and nasty most of my tools are.

I am very unhappy with my triton workcentre saw. But i am more inclined to buy an orbital sander, router table, thicknesser and a used leigh D4 before updating the saw.

Anyone has any recommendations or items for sale in Australia be happy to hear from them.

On another note I oiled and finished my first item yesterday. Everything I had previously made was left raw. Pretty pleased with the results.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 07:11 PM
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Welcome to the forum Dsel. Don't be shy, give us a name or nickname to work with and fill out your profile so we can see what tools you have available. There are some very capable members from Oz on here. James will surely be along soon to welcome you.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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G'day. Welcome to the forum.

A good saw is the basis for most woodworking projects.

I would be inclined to update the saw first, then look at what other tools would help in your projects.

How do you cut the timber for the jewelery boxes without a good saw?

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Welcome Mate (going to get that in where I can until it become politically incorrect). While James is biased towards table saws at the moment due to still working in his latest joy, I do agree with him.

There are a lot of people out there that luv the Triton system. Clean it up and sell it to fund a table saw. Doesn't have to be new or fancy. I have been working on a cheap GMC unit for years now and with a bit of work (good blades, sleds etc), it is doing the job for me.

Mind you, one of my biggest regrets is that so far I don't have a thicknesser, so personally will be going for one of them before upgrading the TS.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 03:44 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the welcome guys!!

The Triton is in good condition it is the 2000 workcentre and has a Triton circular saw attached.

It cuts clean and straight my issue with it is I like to do mitred corners and for small pieces the bevel fences are awful. I would like a tilting blade basically. It is also very fiddly to setup up and adjustments aren't very accurate without a lot of check measuring. When I move out I will be looking for a place with a big garage or shed and I will look into selling off the triton and buying a used table saw.

I got a Bosh GEX 125-150 AVE Random orbital sander for Xmas/Birthday not a Festool but I'm happy and I think it will do the job.

I picked up a Carbatech 1HP Economy Dust Extractor used for $55 new $200 so along with a 36L 1600w shop Vac I am hoping my dust will no longer be an issue with my father.

I have a large disc sander my grandfather made, fixed angle table at about 94deg, used to be 90deg dead square before my dad got hold of it.

Narrow 1" belt homemade linisher. Also a hand held el cheapo belt sander.
Aldi Drop Saw and tiny GMC bench top bandsaw.

Grandad built drill press. (He was a tool maker by trade, over engineered everything)

I have a Myford ML7 to be rebuilt, and a Colchester Master 2500 Lathe.

Assorted inherited hand tools.
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