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  1. Having considerable experience with Gumtree and...

    Having considerable experience with Gumtree and the seemingly large number of highly supspect enquiries I have had when selling furniture.
    Under no circumstances would I enter into any transactions...
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    I would second the idea of a tongue and groove,...

    I would second the idea of a tongue and groove, you are basically making a narrow breadboard end.
    Personally have never used nails in any of my work and wouldn't recommend it, they allow little...
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    Never read the ad before now, yes the prices are...

    Never read the ad before now, yes the prices are somewhat high. We have much nicer timbers in Australia at 1/4 the price. Maybe buyers get more excited about exotic timbers made into furniture using...
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    Its a nice looking timber, only ever seen veneer...

    Its a nice looking timber, only ever seen veneer myself. Hope he allowed for expansion in that table !
    Very hard timber and you don't want splinters in your hand.
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    He probably could but someone's already pulled...

    He probably could but someone's already pulled the plug !
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    Did you consider making cork ones ?

    Did you consider making cork ones ?
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    I have 2 machines, one is a true helical head...

    I have 2 machines, one is a true helical head machine, a combination 10x8 machine and a 15" dedicated thicknesser. The combination machine produces a near flawless finish and the 15" segmented head...
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    Petrol is AU $ 1.50 a litre and gasoline is US $...

    Petrol is AU $ 1.50 a litre and gasoline is US $ 4.00 a gallon.
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    This is a typical piece of mid-century furniture...

    This is a typical piece of mid-century furniture with crown cut veneer. Despite it being very expensive at the time was usually quite cheaply made with normally a particle board carcase and some...
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    Probably ok for a hobbyist but these lunchbox...

    Probably ok for a hobbyist but these lunchbox machines are as quiet as an Airbus A380 and with non existent dust extraction. I had a strait bladed version and couldn't get rid of it fast enough.
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    I think personally if I was going to attempt...

    I think personally if I was going to attempt these I would try cutting mine from coloured acrylic sheet, It really needs to be something where the color runs through the spline and not something...
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    A It only holds 4 bottles John so only...

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    It only holds 4 bottles John so only suits the occasional drinker. By the time someone has come up with the purchase price they couldn't afford any wine.
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    Don't much fancy trying the planer on ali but...

    Don't much fancy trying the planer on ali but have used a circular saw like you say a bit noisy.
  14. Sounds a bit like the one we have in Perth which...

    Sounds a bit like the one we have in Perth which has now been combined with knitters and sewers !
    It gets smaller and smaller each year with the same tedious windbags wheeled out each year for the...
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    Routing aluminium

    I am sure many people have wondered about routing aluminium with a wood router, I wondered if it was possible or even safe.
    The face of the pictured was clock started out life as a flat plate of ali...
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    Wine cabinet version 2

    My latest creation just back from the spray finishers. It took me about 3 hours to re-assemble and adjust everything and about 2 weeks to make the piece.
    The carcase is constructed from reclaimed...
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    Yes,definitely Queensland walnut, I have about...

    Yes,definitely Queensland walnut, I have about 2000 square feet in veneer but never used any yet. Mine was purchased from a guy that kept them in boxes but allowed rats to nest in it. I blamed the...
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    One would assume it was faulty from new and not...

    One would assume it was faulty from new and not gone out of square.
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    I am talking about when you don't invert the...

    I am talking about when you don't invert the stock, you would only really be doing edge work with a spiral bit in the router table, I doubt anyone does plunge cuts in a router table, you are just...
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    Hi Darren, I have the Df700 which seem to have...

    Hi Darren, I have the Df700 which seem to have the identical fence and rail type assembly, there doesn't seem to be any obvious way of adjusting this on mine.
    Maybe there is some adjust where...
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    Well yes it does, in relation to the workpiece...

    Well yes it does, in relation to the workpiece you are cutting if you invert the router.
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    Upcut ones are better for plunge cutting as they...

    Upcut ones are better for plunge cutting as they clear the chips from the hole as you go but for edge work doesn't matter too much.
    the better quality ones are soild carbide like mine from...
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    I would personally be wary about using anything...

    I would personally be wary about using anything found on the street, a dog may have peed on it or somone may have contaminated it with weed-killer. You never know !
    I don't make many but have used...
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    If you only use it for that purpose then probably...

    If you only use it for that purpose then probably doesn't matter 1/4" may be more versatile as you csn use in smaller routers.
    I regularly use mine for doing edges and have both.
  25. Hi John, I basically have the same machine which...

    Hi John, I basically have the same machine which is a few years old but with the spiral head.
    I think mine has a 2Hp motor but have to check. I am very happy with mine but found changing over to...
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    Hi Asaf, another factor is table and fence...

    Hi Asaf, another factor is table and fence alignment, it may be off axis, I recently removed my table to make lower guide adjusments and had to fiddle around a bit to get it back on course. A blunt...
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    Personally I would avoid any kind of cooking oils...

    Personally I would avoid any kind of cooking oils as they rend to turn rancid. Mineral oil is almost certainly the best option.
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    The simple answer is mineral oil, you can buy it...

    The simple answer is mineral oil, you can buy it from Ikea and other places. I think it's pretty much the same as baby oil that you get from chemists.
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    I have never been a believer in the notion that...

    I have never been a believer in the notion that only rotating some rows extends the life of the inserts overall. Surely the newly rotated ones end up doing more work than the dulled ones, therfore...
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    I am just working on a cabinet and have just done...

    I am just working on a cabinet and have just done that very thing.
    I needed a back for my cabinet and was going to use some teak veneered ply, which turned out to be unusable. I have therefore made...
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    Got my last inserts from there, was pleased with...

    Got my last inserts from there, was pleased with service and price
  32. Sounds very ambitious Bill, what will the centre...

    Sounds very ambitious Bill, what will the centre span be ?
    Have a look at osme 18th /19 th century table designs, they had ingenious ways af making very large extending tables, sometimes...
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    Mdf is a no goer for shelves, it cannot even...

    Mdf is a no goer for shelves, it cannot even support its own weight let alone books without applying lippings for support or intermediate support brackets.
    Mdf is fine for uprights, .plywood is...
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    I did try using mesh discs a while back thinking...

    I did try using mesh discs a while back thinking they might be the way to go, they are ok for some aplications but ultimately went back to regular sanding discs.
    The major problem is that you need...
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    Definitely looks like sheoak to me too

    Definitely looks like sheoak to me too
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    I have done a couple of epoxy tables, althought...

    I have done a couple of epoxy tables, althought not with large quantities of epoxy, I am not an advocate of using epoxy as a finish. I will just seal and sand my projects and then just spray finish...
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    It is just a thicknesser, I had a similar...

    It is just a thicknesser, I had a similar Carbatec version a few years ago, I hated it ! far too noisy, rubber infeed and outfeed rollers that last about 5 minutes non existant dust extraction and...
  38. I was wondering if it was just me ! I don't sand...

    I was wondering if it was just me ! I don't sand past 240 grit and never understood the mentality of people who sand up to 1000+ grits. It just seems nuts and a total waste of time.
    I work as a...
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    I have done a fair bit of spray finishing myself,...

    I have done a fair bit of spray finishing myself, I use pre-cat nitrocellulose.and gsn get reasonable results and have sprayed a couple of 2 metre dining tables outdoors !.
    -I now get all my...
  40. Thread: Surprise!

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    Agree with you, could attempt a repair but will...

    Agree with you, could attempt a repair but will probably show. Remake is the better option.
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    Thank you. It did start out quite a simple design...

    Thank you. It did start out quite a simple design as just an open cabinet on stand hut gradually evolved with front door, back panel and innards.
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    Modernist wine cabinet

    This is my latest an probably one of my favourite pieces. A modernist wine cabinet with 1950's /1960's overtones.
    Made from Amercan white ash panels with jarrah trim and legs. The front fall door...
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    I work from home as a furniture maker, and to be...

    I work from home as a furniture maker, and to be honest mainly use a few trusty favourites, namely; chamfer bit, roundovers, cove cutter, slot cutter and flush trim bits.
    That's about it really. I...
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    I bought mine in I think 1989 from the now...

    I bought mine in I think 1989 from the now defunct Matthews in Tamworth, U.K for 237.50, I broke the collar that locks the spindle a few years back and replaced it but otherwise all original. It...
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    I have three routers, my original Elu mof 177e...

    I have three routers, my original Elu mof 177e from 1989 ! I also have and still use some router cutters from the same time. I buy most of the cutters I need these days on ebay and most are just...
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    All of my drills are cheapo Ozito 18v lithium...

    All of my drills are cheapo Ozito 18v lithium ones, I have screwdriver, 2 driills an impact driver. Have been using them for a while and very impressed.
    I am not a cheapskate entirely as I use...
  47. I had the same issue a few years ago with mine, I...

    I had the same issue a few years ago with mine, I was sanding some ver thin stock and some lumps of rubber traped under the feed belt resulted in sanding some thin spots in the rubber belt itself....
  48. Thread: A Curiosity

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    Would mage some nice oysters for inlay work

    Would mage some nice oysters for inlay work
  49. I have a similar machine and have only 80 grit...

    I have a similar machine and have only 80 grit for mine at the moment, the finest I have ever used in mine is 180 grit. Going finer will probably result in the sanding medium clogging and burning up...
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    I am pretty sure the Ikea poang are made from...

    I am pretty sure the Ikea poang are made from laminations and not steam bent. Cutting timber strips to about 2mm or so and gluing with epoxy is probably the way to go. Pva doesnt have the slip and...
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