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    Dunno, that depends on how dry the timber was...

    Dunno, that depends on how dry the timber was when they were put in. I like the idea though, & hope it works.
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    Does it look like it has been glued in? That...

    Does it look like it has been glued in?
    That part of the sole is important, as it helps to prevent tear-out. That piece may have been made to replace a damaged sole, or perhaps it's a replaceable...
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    Now that the carcass is finished I've started on...

    Now that the carcass is finished I've started on the tambour slats. I'm making them from recycled Western Red Cedar because it's very stable and I have plenty of it. They will have marquetry on the...
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    To tell the truth, I don't drink much these days...

    To tell the truth, I don't drink much these days - I spill most of it.
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    Likewise. Fosters also seems to be an anathema to...

    Likewise. Fosters also seems to be an anathema to all Australians.
    I think Bud to Americans, is a bit like Fosters to Australians. Few drink it, but it's known overseas as the American or Australian...
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    Neither do I, but I don't drink any less either.

    Neither do I, but I don't drink any less either.
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    I glued up the carcass yesterday. As they say,...

    I glued up the carcass yesterday. As they say, you can never have too many clamps. I used Techniglue, tinted with ochre and white to match the silver ash.
    The clamp across the back at an angle is to...
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    I'm told that the reason Queenslanders drink XXXX...

    I'm told that the reason Queenslanders drink XXXX is because they can't spell 'beer'.
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    I've never tried it with those timbers Rusty, but...

    I've never tried it with those timbers Rusty, but I've used it with Jarrah, ARC, Tas. Myrtle and silver ash with no problems. Could well be tannin causing it as I've seen Tas Oak darkened by epoxy.
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    Some years ago Australian Wood Review published a...

    Some years ago Australian Wood Review published a table showing the percentage radial, tangential and axial expansion of a large number of Australian timbers per 10% change in ambient RH (I think)....
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    With the tambour tracks and the housings for the...

    With the tambour tracks and the housings for the false back & top routed ot, the next step was to cut strips of velvet to line the tambour track, to help it run quietly.

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    If there is enough timber, I'd shape it on the...

    If there is enough timber, I'd shape it on the bandsaw, purely from the point of view of it being less work. However, if you want to laminate it, Go for epoxy like Techniglue, which can be tinted...
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    The top will expand & contract along the length...

    The top will expand & contract along the length of the table (width of the boards) with humidity changes, while the frame will be stable along the length. This will apply bending forces to the frame,...
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    I like the tardis - I'm sure it brightens up your...

    I like the tardis - I'm sure it brightens up your home, the street and the postie's day.



    I like it.:) However, I made some furniture for a beautiful, small house that I reckon was bigger...
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    Tie the bait on with a bit of cotton. The traps...

    Tie the bait on with a bit of cotton. The traps these days arent as sensitive as the old ones made in Australia were.
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    Well, it's been a while, but I'm finally back at...

    Well, it's been a while, but I'm finally back at work on this one. I've routed the tracks for the tambour, and am gluing up the false back and top that will hide the tambour when it is open. Next...
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    I've found that any plane will find remnant...

    I've found that any plane will find remnant metal.:(
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    I'd wax the sides before inserting the splines....

    I'd wax the sides before inserting the splines. Then when the glue has gone off and you've trimmed them, you should be able to stain the splines. (Note, this is my theory - I've never actually done...
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    When I clicked that link I got a warning that the...

    When I clicked that link I got a warning that the site may be trying to impersonate the real site & I should close it.

    In the USA, our Northern Silky Oak is known as satinwood. A lot of it is...
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    Yep, always good to deal with.
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    These would be a good buy for anyone that makes...

    These would be a good buy for anyone that makes small boxes.
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    When I called at the JTA stand to see if anyone had handed in the saw, Christian immediately offered to replace it with one of the demo saws (as new) from the stand. Not at a discount, completely...
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