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    Fart
  2. A mate of mine was selling a diamond ring on...

    A mate of mine was selling a diamond ring on Gumtree. He was contacted by a prospective buyer and arrangements were made to meet at a seller chosen location. The seller took his aging father along,...
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    N.S.W. I think we need to insert the word "Usually."...

    I think we need to insert the word "Usually." It's usually more civilized. I have been gazumped on this site and diddled by less than scrupulous sellers. I have been castigated for stepping in and...
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    Damn! And here I was all set to sue you for that...

    Damn! And here I was all set to sue you for that posh work bench you made.:U
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    Boggabilla
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    OK. Lets try and explain the unexplainable....

    OK. Lets try and explain the unexplainable. Firstly, just let me say there is a lot of smoke and mirrors when it comes to veneering. Many different techniques have been tried with some being more...
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    Plastered.
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    VICTORIA 7c Arrived safe and sound. He is sleeping now....

    7c Arrived safe and sound. He is sleeping now.
    Thanks Elan.
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    Thanks for the Youtube Vids. Takes me back. The...

    Thanks for the Youtube Vids. Takes me back. The nearest thing to what I am talking about would be the first log in the first Vid. Looks like an Indonesian Kauri. The rest are pretty much just ply...
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    What is the problem with Spotted Gum?

    What is the problem with Spotted Gum?
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    I can understand the confusion but take exception...

    I can understand the confusion but take exception to be accused of BS. I supplied a lot of material to Parker Furniture during the !970's and early 80's. I know how it was laid and who by. I know who...
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    That's exactly what you are meant to think but...

    That's exactly what you are meant to think but it's not how it was laid up. As said, we supplied tons of the stuff back in the 60's and 70's. The rotary peeled section of the lay up was split through...
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    Veneer laid on particle board is not one full...

    Veneer laid on particle board is not one full width of veneer across the whole sheet. The veneer is made up of strips, taped together to form a suitable pattern, preferably as close to book matching...
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    Sticky: Penguin.

    Penguin.
  15. The use of multiple species in the one top comes...

    The use of multiple species in the one top comes with it's own set of dangers. Movement will be unequal as each specie will react differently to moisture variation. Its hard enough to keep like...
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    Rotary peeled Burmese teak veneer, laid on veneer...

    Rotary peeled Burmese teak veneer, laid on veneer grade particle, before the days of MR particle board. Used to supply them with tons of the stuff.
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    Sticky: May West

    May West
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    As a young bloke I worked on Stations in the far...

    As a young bloke I worked on Stations in the far west of NSW. The Boss had an old Corella called Chief who could mimmick the Boss to perfection. He would cast the dogs out to work with a gutteral "Go...
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    Hand applied edge banding is only as good as the...

    Hand applied edge banding is only as good as the man behind the hand. That said, the same applies to a machine but the results are usually more consistent. The application of the edging is not were...
  20. Oak is notoriously hard to dry. I know, I've...

    Oak is notoriously hard to dry. I know, I've dried plenty. Your log volume is approx 4.1m3. Your sawn yield should be between 50 to 60 percent. Full quartering will yield less but that will be offset...
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    Digger
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    VICTORIA If the 7c 15 is still available I'll take it. ...

    If the 7c 15 is still available I'll take it. Postage 2758.
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    A couple of cheap picture frame corner clamps...

    A couple of cheap picture frame corner clamps will hold things together, freeing up both hands. I agree with Elan, a couple of sixteen mill brads from a nailing gun will hold the pieces while...
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    As apprentices we used these Thumb Scrapers a...

    As apprentices we used these Thumb Scrapers a lot. Particularly good on teak or other silica infested timbers. The quickest and easiest scraper to get a working edge on. Can be shaped to suit...
  25. When assembling a chair, the front legs and front...

    When assembling a chair, the front legs and front apron along with a front spindle if used are glued and clamped up as a unit and squared. The back legs, back apron, back rails and possible spindle...
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    Sorrow drowning never did anyone any good. Sudoku...

    Sorrow drowning never did anyone any good. Sudoku keeps the mind nimble, particularly as senility sneaks up in later years. A sharp mind never did woodworking any harm. A gut full of p.ss is...
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    Sorry mate, I mislead you. It was the 7 not the...

    Sorry mate, I mislead you. It was the 7 not the 4. I did the whole thing to the end and thought I would remember the first process of elimination. Guess too much Rugby doesnt make for good memory.
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    VICTORIA 1/4 or 1/2 Horse Power ?

    1/4 or 1/2 Horse Power ?
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    4 middle top (by process of elimination) The rest...

    4 middle top (by process of elimination) The rest fall into place.
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    Sticky: D Day

    D Day
  31. My kids have been in the workshop from when they...

    My kids have been in the workshop from when they could walk. They soon picked up on putting things back where they found them and keeping back from moving machinery. When it came time to learn the...
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    This is nothing new for the timber industry....

    This is nothing new for the timber industry. Mills have been burning waste for years to produce heat or steam. Its the smoke produced that becomes the problem. Better to put waste to a recycle use...
  33. I agree with MM, easier to dry quarter sawn...

    I agree with MM, easier to dry quarter sawn material. That being said, it becomes obvious that swing blade would be the better option than through and through cutting with the slabber. When cutting...
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    At 72 you would be punching well outside your...

    At 72 you would be punching well outside your weight.
  35. Thread: Joke

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    Who checks bunjie cord use by dates anyway? The...

    Who checks bunjie cord use by dates anyway?
    The punters I guess.
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    Sticky: Solar power.

    Solar power.
  37. Thread: Joke

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    I think it's stretching it.

    I think it's stretching it.
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    I'd be running it back over the saw to recut the...

    I'd be running it back over the saw to recut the joints and reglue it.
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    Every time we have an upcoming Federal Election,...

    Every time we have an upcoming Federal Election, national consumerism seems to go on hold. When it is a State Election that state seems to cop a downturn in general sales. I guess people just loose...
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    Sequoia (Californian Redwood.) Light, easy to...

    Sequoia (Californian Redwood.) Light, easy to work, weather resistant and highly figured grain.
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    Nutter.
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    As it is above ground application you may wish to...

    As it is above ground application you may wish to consider LOSP treated pine.
  43. Your chances of finding matching timber will be...

    Your chances of finding matching timber will be limited. What you have there appears to be high grade European walnut. Not cheap. In Australia most of this stuff gets snavelled up by gun stock...
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    VICTORIA PM sent.

    PM sent.
  45. Thread: Ikea fun

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    My daughter works with underprivileged young...

    My daughter works with underprivileged young people in an adult education program. One of the homeless students, a nice young bloke, has been fronting up to class in a very fit and ready to go frame...
  46. The gallery I use take 10%. I'm happy with that....

    The gallery I use take 10%. I'm happy with that. A well run gallery can be a real asset to a furniture maker.
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    MDF makes a good top, provided it is kept dry. I...

    MDF makes a good top, provided it is kept dry. I have it on most of my benches and they have given less trouble than the timber ones.
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    Sticky: Soprano.

    Soprano.
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    Moisture content in a slab is tolerable at about...

    Moisture content in a slab is tolerable at about 10%. The variance between 7-12% is quite normal for freshly air dried slabs. This variance will balance out with time. It's ready to work.
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    The blade is working more like a scraper.

    The blade is working more like a scraper.
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