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    Crikey! Hadn’t picked up on this being an old...

    Crikey! Hadn’t picked up on this being an old thread! Just saw starkw1’s post and assumed the thread was new. Oops!

    Brian
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    Hi Joe, I took a different approach as I...

    Hi Joe,

    I took a different approach as I wanted a way of repeating the process without having to cooper the lid every time. I built a former by cutting the shape from ply (or MDF), cutting on the...
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    Possibly pre-drill the nail holes and drop in a...

    Possibly pre-drill the nail holes and drop in a tiny amount of CA glue. This should hold the nails?

    Brian
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    Hi Dallas, Great box and I agree that the...

    Hi Dallas,

    Great box and I agree that the timbers work well together! Redgum - particularly Forest Red Gum - is such a beautiful wood for boxes. A bit tough on the tools but it finishes so well...
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    Hi Jacques, Thanks for that. I thought it...

    Hi Jacques,

    Thanks for that. I thought it would be straightforward but it’s helpful to have that confirmed before I get too excited about buying a CNC. I have some ideas for inlays of 0.8mm (1/32...
  6. Thread: Table saw fence

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    DSS, Some pics of your saw, the existing fence...

    DSS,

    Some pics of your saw, the existing fence and the way the fence attaches would make it much easier for us to help.
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    Ged, If you have a look at Plyco in Australia...

    Ged,

    If you have a look at Plyco in Australia https://plyco.com.au/collections/all/products/quadro-american-walnut?variant=36895692816 you’ll see that 19mm birch ply with American Walnut Veneer...
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    Teds Woodworking. Scam?

    Mods,

    Sorry to trouble you.

    Logging in this evening, the forumís principal banner ad was for Tedís Woodworking. Am I wrong or is this the much reported scam? Searching ĎTeds Woodworking Scamí...
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    Great that you to have identified the problem,...

    Great that you to have identified the problem, Lappa. Very frustrating, I know!

    Your explanation sounds spot on. I’m currently using some shellac with a use by date of October 2018 and it really...
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    Hi Lappa, Not sure what it is you re polishing...

    Hi Lappa,

    Not sure what it is you re polishing or how big it is, but my general thoughts on shellac:

    I use shellac a lot. Usually U-beaut hard shellac as it has an additive which cross-links...
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    We’ve had the 13 inch lunchbox Carbatec ‘spiral...

    We’ve had the 13 inch lunchbox Carbatec ‘spiral head’ thicknesser at our Men’s Shed for perhaps 3 years. It has done a ton of work. Dust extraction is OK on ours - permanently hooked up to a dusty....
  12. Thread: Walnut man-box

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    Great work, Jacques! What’s the finish? ...

    Great work, Jacques!

    What’s the finish?

    Brian
  13. Thank you to all those who actually attended and...

    Thank you to all those who actually attended and provided feedback/pictures. The consensus seems to be that the show was a succcess. Looking forward to the Melbourne show!

    Brian
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    Thanks for that, Jacques. I admire his enterprise...

    Thanks for that, Jacques. I admire his enterprise but not the design. Opening to 120 degrees is way too far. Just think of the stress that any open lid will put on the hinge and screws. Much better...
  15. He uses a drawer lock mitre bit in the router...

    He uses a drawer lock mitre bit in the router table. Good result but botesmj1’s method is just as good without a special router bit.
    My friend builds the carcass first then fits the runners. A bit...
  16. Hi Joe, I agree - a 50mm drawer front is not...

    Hi Joe,

    I agree - a 50mm drawer front is not going to expand much at all. 0.5mm business cards - I like that idea!

    The FWW method makes lots of sense if you are using solid timber for the...
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    Shipping is $17 Australian for 10 pairs. Seems...

    Shipping is $17 Australian for 10 pairs. Seems pretty good to me.
  18. Hi Joe, Good point! I should have said that it...

    Hi Joe,

    Good point! I should have said that it will have separate inner walls that stop short of the front by the thickness of the false front. These walls will allow me to make the false front...
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    Heads Up - Brusso JB101s going on sale

    A quick heads up. Iím on Brussoís email list and their latest newsletter note that their small stop hinge (butt hinge) JB101 will be on sale at half price (around $US12) from 11th to 18th July. I...
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    Hi Alkahestic, Mid range box hardware is very...

    Hi Alkahestic,

    Mid range box hardware is very hard to find.

    It does depend a bit on what you want, too. For example, if you just want butt hinges and you don’t need a stop hinge there are...
  21. My plan is to attach the runners to the side of...

    My plan is to attach the runners to the side of the box with double sided tape until I get the spacing correct then fix to the walls. The runner will in the same direction as the grain of the wall so...
  22. By heck, Jacques, you do nice work! I love those...

    By heck, Jacques, you do nice work! I love those pen drawers!

    This thread is very timely as Iím planning a box with a drawer. A technique I found was this.

    The drawer runner is effectively a...
  23. Thread: Walnut man-box

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    Hi Jacques, A very striking box there! The...

    Hi Jacques,

    A very striking box there! The walnut veneer top came out even better than I expected. Congratulations!

    Yes, quadrant hinges are notoriously painful to fit. Rockler have a jig - I...
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    Please would someone (or someones :) ) post a...

    Please would someone (or someones :) ) post a review of the show. Iíd love to hear what people thought of the new format and the tools/wood for sale?

    Brian
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    Paul/Jacques, That style of latch is available...

    Paul/Jacques,

    That style of latch is available in solid brass from Jim Carrol. Not sure about the finish, though. It looks like a “brushed” finish in one pic.

    See bottom of the page:
    ...
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    Hi Paul, Thanks for the close-up of the...

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for the close-up of the scalloped piece! Looks like your catches and hinges came from the same source as the banding? :D

    I wish there was someone who supplied box catches and...
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    I use downcut spiral bits almost every day in the...

    I use downcut spiral bits almost every day in the router table to cut inlay banding channels. Because the cuts are blind (not through to the end of the piece) the workpiece is held against the fence...
  28. Hi Paul, Thanks for the detailed instructions...

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for the detailed instructions for the ring rolls. I like the idea of the scalloped ‘keeper’ at either end of the rolls. I’ll give it a go next time I make some!

    Thanks again,
    ...
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    Beautiful lines, Alex. Are the sides curved? The...

    Beautiful lines, Alex. Are the sides curved? The grain on the ARC is spectacular!

    Brian
  30. I love beautiful, quietly elegant boxes. Even...

    I love beautiful, quietly elegant boxes. Even more so when they are red gum! Great result, Paul.

    How thick is the timber you used for the tray - and do you make the ring runs yourself? Foam over...
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    Hi Dallas, That’s pretty much it. The panel...

    Hi Dallas,

    That’s pretty much it. The panel is veneered both sides. If I use 4mm ply plus 0.6mm veneer either side the finished panel is 5.2mm thick. I rout a channel in the side of the box so...
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    Guys, thanks for the kind comments. Richard -...

    Guys, thanks for the kind comments.

    Richard - the inlay is not really difficult, but its worth doing a bit of practice on scrap first. Let me know if I can help.

    Jacques - the suede is genuine....
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    Thanks, Anthony. Welcome to the forum. Lots of...

    Thanks, Anthony. Welcome to the forum. Lots of very helpful and supportive folk here - and we LOVE photos :)

    Look forward to seeing you around the forum.

    Regards to beautiful Canada,

    Brian
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    Rock Maple/Birdseye Maple Box

    Nothing particularly different about this box.

    It is American Rock Maple (Trend Timbers) with a book-matched Birdseye Maple top panel. Inlay is English Sycamore.

    455925

    The key learning was...
  35. Thread: Walnut man-box

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    Hi Jacques, I have a Dremel for general use...

    Hi Jacques,

    I have a Dremel for general use and the Proxxon sits permanently in the router base. The Proxxon feels better built but it doesn’t do anything more than the Dremel. I did have the...
  36. Thread: Tasmanian Myrtle

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    :wts: Absolutely! Beautiful box, doubleD. Is the...

    :wts: Absolutely! Beautiful box, doubleD. Is the lift actually just a lift or is it a catch as well? What finish did you use?

    Brian
  37. Thread: Walnut man-box

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    Jacques, Thanks for the very helpful pics. I...

    Jacques,

    Thanks for the very helpful pics. I haven’t noticed anyone selling Claret Ash in Melbourne - I must investigate. Where possible I like figured English Sycamore but this is very hard to...
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    Bone Inspector, To help prevent the epoxy...

    Bone Inspector,

    To help prevent the epoxy seeping into the wood you could seal the timber after you’ve made the cut. I’d use clear shellac painted on, let it dry then add the epoxy. When the epoxy...
  39. Thread: Walnut man-box

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    Hi Jacques, I’m deeply envious of your veneer...

    Hi Jacques,

    I’m deeply envious of your veneer supplier!!

    Bandings made this way look much crisper than the commercial ones, which is so important on a small object like a box.

    What are you...
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    Hi Alkahestic, Don’t have one of these but do...

    Hi Alkahestic,

    Don’t have one of these but do have a 12 inch H&F disc sander which works very well, plus a 4 inch belt/6 inch disc sander.

    If I was going for just the belt sander I think I’d...
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    Hi Jacques, Lovely piece of walnut (veneer?)...

    Hi Jacques,

    Lovely piece of walnut (veneer?) there. Dovetails are always beautiful. Looking forward to seeing the finished item!

    Brian
  42. Thread: Ebony Veneer

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    QUEENSLAND Hi Interwoodshop, I’m about to contact Thomas...

    Hi Interwoodshop,

    I’m about to contact Thomas at TopVeneer, but before I do I thought I’d check with you about your veneer. Any further thoughts re price?

    Thanks,

    Brian
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    Hi Joe, This is Ebony Macassar. I have a few...

    Hi Joe,

    This is Ebony Macassar. I have a few pieces that needed to be used. It’s the closest thing to coramandel which I think has long since disappeared. Anyway, watch this space!

    Best,
    ...
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    I really like the understated look - but having...

    I really like the understated look - but having said that hereís a sneak peek at part of a box Iím working on that will not be quite so plain! :D If it goes OK I will do a WIP report. Itís a test...
  45. Jay, Strongly recommend you look at the...

    Jay,

    Strongly recommend you look at the websites of Timbecon and Carbatec. Between them you should see a lot of different features which will help you narrow down your must-haves and...
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    Love it!

    Love it!
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    Another really lovely box, Joe :2tsup: I like...

    Another really lovely box, Joe :2tsup: I like the clean lines and the understated lid lift. I also agree that the top looks particularly good with the Mother of Pearl disc. I have no doubt your...
  48. Thread: Ebony Veneer

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    QUEENSLAND Interwoodshop, if you want some idea of price...

    Interwoodshop,

    if you want some idea of price value, topveneer are selling the same quantity of ebony macassar for $40 Australian. Rockler are selling the same pack of black dyed veneer for $23 US...
  49. Uncle Al, Comparing the list of exhibitors...

    Uncle Al,

    Comparing the list of exhibitors with the list of brands I wonder whether this is simply saying that the brands will be there as part of the listed exhibitors stock. Carbatec, for...
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    Thanks for the very kind comments, guys. Paul...

    Thanks for the very kind comments, guys.

    Paul - I haven’t tried the wadding. Is this the “batting” that can be bought from Spotlight or similar?

    Jeff - I think I bought the last lot from...
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