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  1. Just straight tung oil. The label has changed a...

    Just straight tung oil. The label has changed a bit since I last bought any but it is the one at the web address below.

    Organoil - Pure Tung Oil
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    Good to see the correct use of technical...

    Good to see the correct use of technical terminology :U

    Looks like some good gear there - gloat justified!
  3. What upkeep? Most of the frame is covered by the...

    What upkeep? Most of the frame is covered by the skin and what little is exposed to sunlight doesn't get a lot of direct sun anyway. Most people use either linseed or tung oil (real tung oil, not...
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    Also have a look at Jeff Horton's designs and...

    Also have a look at Jeff Horton's designs and shop. I built his Curlew design using skin, sinew and footrests purchased from him. He was good to deal with.

    http://kudzucraft.net/


    He also...
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    Try Stuart Bywater at the internet address below....

    Try Stuart Bywater at the internet address below.

    https://bywaterdesign.com.au/paulownia-sales

    I obtained my paulownia from SE Qld and I think it was from the same plantation in northern NSW...
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    Thanks to Cal and Kym for being such good hosts...

    Thanks to Cal and Kym for being such good hosts and also to Ella for announcing that lunch was ready (saved us from going hungry :U).

    Thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone and seeing the varied...
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    That's funny, I never pictured you as the sort...

    That's funny, I never pictured you as the sort of bloke to drive a short bus. :U

    As for the almost-fullness of the rack, you can always make another one - but of course then you'll have to build...
  8. Thread: Workbench Advice

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    Howdy, and welcome to the forum. I notice...

    Howdy, and welcome to the forum.

    I notice there have been quite a number of views but no replies yet. It may help to provide some details of the type of woodworking you want the bench for and...
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    It's not the pitting you remove - it's everything...

    It's not the pitting you remove - it's everything around the pitting. You obviously need more acid! :D

    The're looking good Paul. I notice the middle one has a different shape - would it be for...
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    Thanks for starting this Cal, count me in too. ...

    Thanks for starting this Cal, count me in too.

    I don't think I really have much of interest to bring unless you have a dam for the kayaks I've built - but it's going to be too cold for them...
  11. Thread: Tom Cat

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    Be careful posting those photos Laurie - some of...

    Be careful posting those photos Laurie - some of us could get a tad overexcited :U.

    It's looking stunning - keep up the good work.
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    Looks good Mike, 7 years well spent :2tsup:

    Looks good Mike, 7 years well spent :2tsup:
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    I have no real interest in it myself but there's...

    I have no real interest in it myself but there's a member who hasn't posted here since 2015 that made a form of wing sail for his SOT. It needed outriggers to stay upright so was more of a trimaran...
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    Very classy Jim. It's bound to become the...

    Very classy Jim. It's bound to become the heirloom as intended.
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    Installed the side walls a few weeks back and...

    Installed the side walls a few weeks back and then glassed all seams in and around the cockpit.

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    Made and installed a backrest, also made a seat pad that is velcroed to the cockpit floor....
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    Thanks for those photos Allan. Is the canoe in...

    Thanks for those photos Allan. Is the canoe in pic number 7 made of paulownia?
  17. Howdy Simh, Is the one in the site at the link...

    Howdy Simh,

    Is the one in the site at the link below the type you want?

    http://www.tulsawalk.com/projects/foldingtable/index.html
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    This how it looked at the beginning of the year. ...

    This how it looked at the beginning of the year.

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    Since October the floor was glued in, hatch lid made, sidewalls made and side scuppers constructed. Next step is to glue in the side...
  19. Thread: Epoxy resin

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    Given that this is in the finishing section I...

    Given that this is in the finishing section I presume you want a thick gloss finish on those projects. A pour on epoxy may be suitable for the top of the coffee table but I don't see how that would...
  20. Thread: Epoxy resin

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    If it is for food contact then your question may...

    If it is for food contact then your question may have been answered already but otherwise it may help to know what the application is ie floor, furniture, marine etc
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    The water may move a bit when the plug is added...

    The water may move a bit when the plug is added but also when in use the plug will stop air entering as the water is pulled down and start to create a vacuum. This will cause the measurement to be...
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    Or....... Wee fish ewe a mare egrets moose!

    Or.......
    Wee fish ewe a mare egrets moose!
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    Hdo1, it looks like Tolyinoz is not active on...

    Hdo1,
    it looks like Tolyinoz is not active on this forum anymore - he has not posted for 3 years. You could try sending a private message - he might get a notification if his email address is still...
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    Possibly. It comes back to the earlier comment...

    Possibly. It comes back to the earlier comment about too rigid / not rigid enough. My preference would be light glass over it all but second would be for small fillets with glass tape over them (and...
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    A few random thoughts to get things started: ...

    A few random thoughts to get things started:

    For a budget build consider doing taped seams but no glass on the rest. Won't last as long but is cheaper and also quicker.

    I suspect you will...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in.

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    It looks like surface tension is pulling the...

    It looks like surface tension is pulling the resin away from some areas but that the low areas are still wetted.

    I often get something similar, even on second coats. Have used it on "Tassie oak"...
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    I've had what I call "peripheral" vision in one...

    I've had what I call "peripheral" vision in one eye all my life (oncee measured as 6/60). I am bad at sawing accurately but suspect it is not all to do with the eyesight. One thing that has helped...
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    I use home made sanding dust from my ROS as an...

    I use home made sanding dust from my ROS as an epoxy thickener. Any dust from a coarse abrasive should do. Obviously you need to clean out the collection container before sanding so you get...
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    The hatch rear wall modification is done, cockpit...

    The hatch rear wall modification is done, cockpit rear wall glued in, 4 seat supports glued in, hatch rim done, footwell ends done, I decided to put inspection hatches in the footwell end walls and...
  31. Thread: Two Dories

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    Let's hope not! To me they look like what is...

    Let's hope not!

    To me they look like what is also known as a pirogue - but maybe there are subtle differences such as amount of rocker and pointy ends vs transom.

    Either way they do look like...
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    Yep, I agree with Artful - a perfect match!

    Yep, I agree with Artful - a perfect match!
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    For blades I have used Elite Saw Sharpening at...

    For blades I have used Elite Saw Sharpening at O'Sullivan Beach (South), Central Saw and Knife at Edwardstown (central, obviously) and Q-Saw at Queenstown (north). All good but I tend to use Central...
  34. Thread: Scarfing jig

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    I know it's not what you want to hear but I agree...

    I know it's not what you want to hear but I agree with Pagie.
    If you decide to consider doing that then I can give you details about how I would do it and I'm sure others would have some good advice...
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    Well, there's another 3 months slipped...

    Well, there's another 3 months slipped by........where's all that time going?

    Still making haste slowly but there's a bit of progress. Currently have parts made for the hatch section, seat...
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    How about routing it out to a shape that can be...

    How about routing it out to a shape that can be replicated then fitting and glueing in a timber fill piece?
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    THREAD TITLE AND LINK: A "make it up as you go"...

    THREAD TITLE AND LINK: A "make it up as you go" bench http://www.woodworkforums.com/f213/bench-203957/3

    PRIMARY FUNCTION:
    Woodworking, hand tools and some hand held power tools like ROS...
  39. Thread: pleated filter

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    Tonto, Getting back to your original question,...

    Tonto,

    Getting back to your original question, if you look in the online manual for the DC1500T you will see the model no shown as FM300A.

    If you look on the Carbatec website under tools / dust...
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    Have you made sure that driftwood will be strong...

    Have you made sure that driftwood will be strong enough for the purpose?

    I know our climates are different and your driftwood is a different species but my experience is that driftwood is...
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    PAR was also well known on other forums for...

    PAR was also well known on other forums for giving good advice based on his wealth of experience. He will be missed by many people who never met him in person but enjoyed interacting with him on the...
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    Looks good Bill, I especially like the 8 ball...

    Looks good Bill, I especially like the 8 ball themed surface decoration.

    Are the fittings (handle, hinges, locks) readily available on the net or do you source them locally?

    Did you ever...
  44. Thread: Sanding boards

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    Are you sure the board is causing the problem...

    Are you sure the board is causing the problem rather than technique?

    Boxes that are tallish in relation to width may be subject to a rocking effect when being pushed back and forth. Lifting the...
  45. Thread: Sanding boards

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    I have no doubt that's a very simple question but...

    I have no doubt that's a very simple question but I can read it 2 ways so must ask.....

    Do you want to know

    What flat substrate to lay boards on while sanding them

    Or

    What flat substrate...
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    Yes, but you have the advantage of learning from...

    Yes, but you have the advantage of learning from someone who's a bloody good teacher :wink:
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    CLAIMED Well said bloke! .....and congratulations.

    Well said bloke!
    .....and congratulations.
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    A long time between posts - progress is slow but...

    A long time between posts - progress is slow but there has been some.

    I decided to use plywood for the interior tunnel leading from the hatch to the bow. Did a mock up with the hull and deck taped...
  49. Thread: Myrtle Box

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    Thanks to Homey for pointing out that the "frame...

    Thanks to Homey for pointing out that the "frame thing" inside was actually a glass bottomed tray! :U (I think I need new glasses)

    Very impressive DD, both design and execution.
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