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    Like what I'm going to do next the boards are...

    Like what I'm going to do next the boards are only 4' long. 1" wide.

    Yes, it's a hand electric planer.

    Been looking at some youtube vids and wondered if perhaps I ought to build some kind of...
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    Planing For Edge Joint - How Best?

    I'm damned if I can plane down a couple of boards so's I can edge join them perfectly.

    There's always a hair crack between them.

    Seems to me I need a table planer. But in the old days they...
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    Well it sure looks lovely. And I'm sure there's a...

    Well it sure looks lovely. And I'm sure there's a majority of users that'd just love it - because it seems certain the majority of users do use that type. Or even simple, just a rod.

    But I swear...
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    Ah yes, I know those things. I've used them. To...

    Ah yes, I know those things. I've used them. To replace the door lining in an old Ford. You can't reach in to put a nut behind and there's a big hole already there to go into so you can't use a...
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    Guess that's what I'll do. What's a 'devil nut'...

    Guess that's what I'll do. What's a 'devil nut' ? I just looked up coach bolts and I had the wrong idea. They're not what I thought they were.

    We have a table with great big coarse threaded...
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    Thanks for the suggestions regarding making this...

    Thanks for the suggestions regarding making this that or the other.. might do it one day...

    Meanwhile - any ideas how to fix a rotating handle onto a rolling pin - no, let's say 'pole' , eh, and...
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    I can believe it. All over China - and that's a...

    I can believe it. All over China - and that's a lot of people isn't it - they just use a pole. All over the internet they're selling 'rolling pins' which are just cylinders.

    I think it's like...
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    Well I'd drill a pilot hole, I wouldn't led the...

    Well I'd drill a pilot hole, I wouldn't led the coach bolt drive itself in there. But tap a thread? Can you do that? I didn't know. I thought only bolt threads were tappable. And a coach bolt is...
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    How To Put Handles on a Rolling Pin ?

    I have no lathe.

    Want to make a rolling pin with handles. You know? Handles that rotate. Or stay put while the rolling pin itself rotates.

    Can't put a steel rod through the length of the...
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    Okay, thanks. That's the only one I've got...

    Okay, thanks. That's the only one I've got experience with and I know it is good. Only it's a bit black for a kitchen setting but never mind, I'll just try to be neat and minimal.

    And that's...
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    I'll bog up between the sink and the wall...

    I'll bog up between the sink and the wall regardless of what I do between the sink and the counter (probably bog, can always turn around and do the other if it's no good).

    Found five different...
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    That's a brilliant idea. Thanks for that. I...

    That's a brilliant idea. Thanks for that. I don't think I can use it this time, though because of where the damage is. I'd have to either lift the top or pull the sink unit out to get at it. If I...
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    murray bridge :)

    murray bridge

    :)
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    Thanks for all this impressive information and...

    Thanks for all this impressive information and help. It is really great.

    Here's a pic of the whole thing, sorry about leaving that out. The bench is 1960mm x 450mm.

    You can see I only...
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    I'm an amateur. Just the suggestion frightens...

    I'm an amateur. Just the suggestion frightens me. Things are not that simple in my world. I'll bet I go to Bunnings (I'll go this morning) and I'll find everything they have is of the wrong...
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    Yep, thanks for that. But how do I get it off? ...

    Yep, thanks for that. But how do I get it off? Where are the nails? Will it be as I was guessing - under the laminate?
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    How To Fix A Counter Top?

    Not a shop counter. A kitchen counter.

    Water got in and destroyed a part of one end where it meets the kitchen sink.

    The top is made of that rubbish chipboard or something like it with...
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    Water Stain in Oil Based Floor Varnish?

    Just put oil varnish on top of existing in a room and there's three or four circular light areas about 2" across. I don't know what they are and I'm thinking maybe they're water splashes from...
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    Now my router has given up. Bad switch. So it is...

    Now my router has given up. Bad switch. So it is all on hold for a while.

    Did slow down yesterday and actually sit down on the job with a chisel and a rasp and looked at one corner. Now that's a...
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    But if I have them clamped together as in the...

    But if I have them clamped together as in the photo then if I work on the whole block then everything is identical. Not five different ones but five the same. Unless you mean five of them the same...
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    Well I'll keep going. Thanks all for the help. ...

    Well I'll keep going. Thanks all for the help. So much of power tool work seems to involve jigs. I already have a saw jig - or ' guide ' - like the one that guy shows on youtube but I still...
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    Yep, it is just as said.. my basic marking out...

    Yep, it is just as said.. my basic marking out and cutting is at fault and it culminates in bad technique on the jigsaw which is the wrong tool anyway.

    I haven't worked off one straight edge on...
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    I will take your advice. The jigsaw (in my hands...

    I will take your advice. The jigsaw (in my hands at least) is not the tool for this job. I could probably do a better job with a ripsaw and all the shelves clamped together as in the photo than...
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    How To Improve My Technique

    I seem to have a hopeless technique for cutting simple joints - for cutting anything.

    I need some help, some guidance.

    Here are five shelves 450mm I've made. The corners are cut out to take...
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    Thanks for the clues about the housing joint. I...

    Thanks for the clues about the housing joint. I didn't know what to call it. I plan to use the joint sooner or later. That's what I bought the router for.

    Would you recommend it on 16mm Mdf? ...
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    The kind I am talking about - the only one I have...

    The kind I am talking about - the only one I have - fits that diagram supplied earlier in the thread.

    It is a cylinder machined to a point at one end and with a shaft machined at the other end to...
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    Thanks for all that. Tons of stuff there. I...

    Thanks for all that. Tons of stuff there. I looked at the knockdown fittings thing, downloaded this:

    https://timbertech.wikispaces.com/file/view/Knock+Down+Fittings.pdf

    Didn't know about them...
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    So, that's the point. 'Traditional...just...

    So, that's the point. 'Traditional...just doesn't work..' so what to do?

    And 'heavily reliant on glue..' not a general question but particular to people like myself who must build with...
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    Thanks for that opinion. I'll take it to heart. ...

    Thanks for that opinion. I'll take it to heart. I was being lazy I guess. I had the 30mm for joining two 16mm, of course, and I just went with them, thinking there'll be no upward force on the...
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    No, no glue. Everything I build has to be built...

    No, no glue. Everything I build has to be built with disassembly in mind. Everything always screwed or bolted together.

    Yep, ripped them up and out. Three at each side. 8 gauge 30mm.

    You...
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    Yep. I've discovered all or most of those things...

    Yep. I've discovered all or most of those things already. These shelves are supported halfway so there's only 0.6m span.

    Should be 'lipped' you say. You mean across the front of the shelf have...
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    Designing With MDF

    I just built a stack of shelves with MDF. Like a bookcase but with 400mm between shelves, meant for the kitchen.

    2m high. 1.2m long. 0.4m deep.

    Five shelves in all. First one 200mm off the...
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    sounds good to me.... i can't quite understand...

    sounds good to me....

    i can't quite understand how they're supposed to work with the constant diameter all around - where's the 'attack' for the cutting edge?

    I suppose somehow it comes just...
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    I just tried this. Found it quite easy really....

    I just tried this.

    Found it quite easy really.

    My bit was screwed up from earlier attempts to sharpen where I hadn't removed metal all around the cylinder I'd just tried to touch up the edge....
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    I know it. 'Once you get comfortable with it...'...

    I know it. 'Once you get comfortable with it...' would be the thing, wouldn't it?

    Sometimes takes a long time to get there...

    And I think there's a world of difference between drawing...
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    I've now changed my whole mind. That remark about...

    I've now changed my whole mind. That remark about the flat block on the side.

    Now I don't see I need to find top and transfer it to bottom, rotating the pipe and all that.

    And I can't have...
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    I'm in Murray Bridge, Gavin, thanks for your...

    I'm in Murray Bridge, Gavin, thanks for your offer.

    I don't have a lathe.. wouldn't know how to use one if I did... love to try though, maybe one day...

    Did it with what I have.

    I really...
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    Yes, that's right. The holes cross the...

    Yes, that's right. The holes cross the longitudinal axis. It is a bench made of pipe, first one I've ever done that wasn't welded but bolted instead so's it can be dismantled.

    The vee block jig...
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    How To Mark Out on 1" pipework for Drilling?

    Never done this before and surprised at the difficulty.

    I just want to mark out 1" metal pipework for drilling 1/4" holes through it.

    The holes must go right through.

    Holes at one end...
  40. Yep. Sorry I screwed up the thread so badly. ...

    Yep. Sorry I screwed up the thread so badly.

    It got all mixed up between:

    (1) how to mark out and drill two holes in 25mm angle (the question I asked)
    and
    (2) how to continue from there...
  41. got to admit I don't understand the steel dowel...

    got to admit I don't understand the steel dowel thing?

    I finished up having to get it done before I could get a satisfactory method organised.

    So what I did was put a 'template' piece of angle...
  42. Eddie I was thinking of something like that. I...

    Eddie I was thinking of something like that.

    I have some pipe with an ID the same as the OD of this stuff and 3mm thick walls.

    It seemed to me I could use it for a jig for drilling the pipe.
    ...
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    I like the jig. I've got confidence in it. I will use it. Thank you. :)

    When the centre drills arrive I've just bought I'll use it with them. Until then I'll try using it with my ordinary drills....
  44. I like this centre drill. I didn't know they...

    I like this centre drill. I didn't know they existed. I think I'll get some. They look good.

    And a 'v block'. I just have a little vice on my drill press table and I've been catching the angle in...
  45. :aro-r:Here's a drawing of the job - original...

    :aro-r:Here's a drawing of the job - original back of the envelope thing - there's the angle iron acting as a bracket and a 1" pipe that fits it.

    There's two 1/4" holes go right through the...
  46. How To Drill Accurately Located Holes in Inside Radius of Angle Iron?

    I need to drill two holes at precise distances apart in the angle of some 20mm x 2mm angle iron.

    Marking out on the inside was too hard for me. But I did the best I could but then found the drill...
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    Firebox Design and Construction

    I want to build a firebox to create smoke for a cold smoker. i.e. it won't burn too hot.

    It'll be about 400mm cube. (1.25ft, say).

    I plan to use 2mm steel plate and wonder if this will be...
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    I know so little about the whole...

    I know so little about the whole carpentry/building scene I don't know what that is: '..timber angle like builders use...'

    And I think maybe it is not relevant, really. All I asked about was...
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    Thanks for the reply, Michael. Yes, I'm a bit...

    Thanks for the reply, Michael.

    Yes, I'm a bit lost here, too. Don't know what your 'I thought I did..' applies to.

    And I'll explain the 'first half' of the post except I'm not sure...
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    I saw that inserting a dowel trick when googling...

    I saw that inserting a dowel trick when googling around. I wondered if it was deemed practicable in a board only 15mm thick. Dowelling used in board like that is only 8mm. So using that same dowel...
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