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    Decided not to use the binding, after having it...

    Decided not to use the binding, after having it almost finished. The ARC looks nice as is.

    Paul
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    Hey there Brian, A spring inside the tube...

    Hey there Brian,

    A spring inside the tube component, then to push the rod across into the wall compartment, which would hold a short version of the tube. Very very interesting, I shall have to...
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    Hey there Brian, Thanks for your kind comments. ...

    Hey there Brian, Thanks for your kind comments. To try and answer your questions, here goes.

    The lid is pivoting on a brass tubing with a brass rod inside it. This became a huge dilemna and a...
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    A very unique and excellent looking guitar. You...

    A very unique and excellent looking guitar. You should be proud of this build.

    Paul
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    Glueing binding to a guitar body

    Hi all,

    I am looking at putting black plastic binding around the top and bottom of the body for a telecaster style guitar body. The body is made from Australian Red Cedar. I don't want any of...
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    Thanks for your comments everyone. And good luck...

    Thanks for your comments everyone. And good luck Jacques making my "block"

    Paul
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    Hey Jacques, I was just looking back through my...

    Hey Jacques, I was just looking back through my old thread on that jig I made. I think back then I pushed the jig through the sawblade. The other day when I was making these this time, I clamped...
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    Hi Jaques, I knew you would ask me that...

    Hi Jaques, I knew you would ask me that question.,..!. So I found my original thread on here when I made this jig early last year. There is quite a bit of reading in the thread and some good...
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    My latest Box Creation(s)

    Hi all, I've been working on these two boxes for a few weeks now, they proved to be a real challenge. I change the design a few times I reckon, even cut the rear dovetails on the side pieces 3...
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    Hey there Dallas, nice looking box there mate. ...

    Hey there Dallas, nice looking box there mate. Goes nice with the huon pine. You were very patient leaving the timber all that time, well done.

    Paul
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    Ok, so they are flush, must be just my eyes.

    Ok, so they are flush, must be just my eyes.
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    Hi Botes, When you say that those hinges wont...

    Hi Botes, When you say that those hinges wont allow the lid to close, wouldnt they have to be recessed in to the timber?. They sure do look pretty complicated to install.

    Looking pretty good...
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    Hi Brian, Nice pick up there, I looked all...

    Hi Brian, Nice pick up there, I looked all through that site during the week and didnt notice those. I placed an order with Jim during the week, wish now I would have got one of those to see what...
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    Yes botes, your right there. Those clasps are...

    Yes botes, your right there. Those clasps are quite nice for ten bucks though. I've never seen any in solid brass yet. Out of the five I bought I used another on a watch box that is finished but...
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    Hi there Gents, firstly the strap hinges and the...

    Hi there Gents, firstly the strap hinges and the clasp and the banding were bought from

    https://www.veneerinlay.com.au/

    I'd never used those clasps before but seeing as I met Michael on that...
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    Some Inlay/Banding Strips

    I haven't done much of inlaying/banding strips and what I have done I've made myself. But, whilst at the Maleny Wood Expo last month and talking to the owner of where a lot of you guys (and myself)...
  17. Hi Dallas, just home from a morning on the...

    Hi Dallas, just home from a morning on the bowling green. Yes thats the ones I am talking about. With my link if you copy and paste it, it works ok for me, but glad you found it anyway.

    Yes...
  18. Hi Brian, and thanks for your kind comments. I...

    Hi Brian, and thanks for your kind comments. I make all my trays with 8mm sides. Nice and sturdy. The ring holders I make myself. I've tried a few different methods but I find this one by far the...
  19. Very old split and cracked and knotholed Red Gum

    When I was at the Maleny Wood Expo last month, I bought some very old Red Gum timber, without looking really closely at it. The price was very cheap ($10 for two lengths of it), so I wasn't...
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    Very nice work Alex, and very sad also, only 39...

    Very nice work Alex, and very sad also, only 39 years old.

    Paul
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    Very nice box Brian, looks superb. I always like...

    Very nice box Brian, looks superb. I always like how neat you get your linings on your walls. So the lid is two different veneers, top and bottom. Glued on to MDF?

    Paul
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    Hey Dengy, great reply. So obviously you buy a...

    Hey Dengy, great reply.

    So obviously you buy a MOP disc with a 40mm diameter, very nice. Talking about pool tables, I used to have a 1920 Heiron & Smith billiard table. My Dad bought it second...
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    Hey Dengy, Very nice looking box there, very...

    Hey Dengy,
    Very nice looking box there, very impressive indeed, your sister will be stoked with that I reckon. For your pearl inlay did you use one of those template followers that you put on the...
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    Hi Brian, Yes its from Spotlight. Women use it...

    Hi Brian, Yes its from Spotlight. Women use it for quilting. It comes in various thicknesses, you just need to "feel" the range to see what suits you best. I bought a roll of it a couple of weeks...
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    Hi and thanks for that info Brian. I'll let you...

    Hi and thanks for that info Brian. I'll let you know how my lining on the sides go. I do intend on folding the suede fabric over that 1mm white cardboard. On the bottom I'll pad it with wadding...
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    Hi Brian, that is one lovely box, very impressive...

    Hi Brian, that is one lovely box, very impressive indeed. Looks superb. I like the way you do the lining on the sides. I've got a few boxes under construction at present, one of which is a watch...
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    Shep, how did you go with your new...

    Shep, how did you go with your new 3040?,........I am curious

    Paul
  28. Thread: Jewellery Box

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    Nice looking box there Kerry. Did you buy the...

    Nice looking box there Kerry. Did you buy the inlay? I just come back from the Maleny Wood Expo (last week), was huge, loved it. The bloke from Veneer Inlay where a lot of chaps on this site buy...
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    Very nice box X, great work, totally impressed. ...

    Very nice box X, great work, totally impressed.

    Paul
  30. Thread: Walnut Box

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    Hi and thanks for all that info Brian, very...

    Hi and thanks for all that info Brian, very informative indeed. I've never worried about attempting to line the sides of boxes or trays. I guess I just prefer to see the nice timber there. But I...
  31. Thread: Walnut Box

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    Hi Brian (Homey), Just perusing through a few...

    Hi Brian (Homey), Just perusing through a few old threads. I am curious here, how did you apply your suede to the lid please. Interested in how you adhered the side strips etc.

    Thanks, Paul
  32. Thread: Tool chest

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    Looking goooood, very impressive indeed. Paul

    Looking goooood, very impressive indeed.

    Paul
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    I didn't realise it was no longer available, I...

    I didn't realise it was no longer available, I used to buy it in 4 litre tins, I used that much. Had to be the FRS stain, Wattyl made it. From memory when I was making shields and plaques, I used...
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    Hi again Brian, Thanks for your comprehensive...

    Hi again Brian,

    Thanks for your comprehensive reply. I'll watch that video a bit later on, I see it goes for nearly an hour. That finish that you described with the shellac etc, wow, that sure...
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    If I need to fill a crack or whatever, I mix some...

    If I need to fill a crack or whatever, I mix some very fine sawdust from the timber I am using with either rapid dry or ordinary interior Selleys Aquadhere. Mix it into a workable paste, put it into...
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    Hey there Brian, Thanks for your reply. You...

    Hey there Brian, Thanks for your reply. You must keep your eyes on every section of this forum. I was just curious about a finish like this on boxes. So you put a few coats on in one go,,....sand...
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    Royal Lac spray in a can

    Hi all, I was googling about and come across a lacquer in a spray can called Royal Lac. I think its made in India or somewhere like that. I think it was a combination of lacquer and shellac. Is...
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    I remembered today why I made a few of these a...

    I remembered today why I made a few of these a couple of years ago and never made anymore,..!!!!!!

    Paul
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    Very interesting Botes. So you get this full set...

    Very interesting Botes. So you get this full set which drills holes in different size dowels right up to very large ones? Then the other outfit you bought from the USA, makes dowels up to various...
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    I think it depends on the type of timber you use...

    I think it depends on the type of timber you use for the box/dowels. A couple of years ago I made 4 boxes with this technique. 3 of the boxes I used were from Australian Red Cedar and I was like...
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    Hi Botes, very nice boxes. I made a few boxes a...

    Hi Botes, very nice boxes. I made a few boxes a couple of years ago with that Rob Cosman technique. I am at present making another box using that same technique. I made jigs for the dowel centre...
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    Hi Fumbler, When I first started making small...

    Hi Fumbler, When I first started making small boxes about 5 or 6 years ago I went to Trend Timbers, you would know where that is. I think I spent about $300 and walked out with hardly any timber at...
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    Very nice indeed, I've always wondered how those...

    Very nice indeed, I've always wondered how those dovetails were made.

    Paul
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    Very nice boxes, nice looking timber also. A bit...

    Very nice boxes, nice looking timber also. A bit hard to get good timber in Sydney I would imagine. Are the lids hinged or,..?

    Paul
  45. Thread: Dovetails

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    Very nice boxes. Musta been a bit hard to find...

    Very nice boxes. Musta been a bit hard to find purple heart over there in NZ. I just had 7 weeks over there and didn't really come across any woodwork at all, cept the occasional weekend markets. ...
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    Boxes look good and nice neat mitre joints also ...

    Boxes look good and nice neat mitre joints also

    Paul
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    Hi Arron, and thanks for your very detailed...

    Hi Arron, and thanks for your very detailed reply. The method I have been using is pretty much similar to yours. I have been using double velvet from Spotlight, very nice fabric, now discontinued...
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    Thank you chaps, this is becoming rather...

    Thank you chaps, this is becoming rather interesting. Groeneaj, in your photo you have lined that tray inside the box. So you would have made a bottom for the tray, say it was 4mm. Rebated the...
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    Hi Arron, and thanks for your very detailed...

    Hi Arron, and thanks for your very detailed reply, much appreciated. I have been using a velvet fabric which I buy from Spotlight, it's an upholstery fabric, very easy to work with, lovely and...
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    I was just browsing through some old posts and...

    I was just browsing through some old posts and found this one. I was curious about the post that Alex put up. If you read this Alex might you be so kind as to expand on your method/procedure of...
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