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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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    Belfry
  5. Yep, always good to deal with.

    Yep, always good to deal with.
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    Confectionery.
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    Sticky: Bacillus.

    Bacillus.
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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.
  10. When I called at the JTA...

    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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    Nice work Wongo. Good to catch up of Friday, glad...

    Nice work Wongo. Good to catch up of Friday, glad you're travelling well.
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    Nice result - sometimes you can turn a sow's ear...

    Nice result - sometimes you can turn a sow's ear into a silk purse.
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    Found.

    Found.
  16. Feckless...now there's a word I haven't heard...

    Feckless...now there's a word I haven't heard used in a long time, and it fits this situation perfectly.
  17. Thread: Walnut man-box

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    Are the holes for the quadrants deep enough? If...

    Are the holes for the quadrants deep enough? If they are bottoming out the lid won't close properly.
    I detest quadrant hinges for this reason - you have to cut deep recesses for them, and you run...
  18. Absolutely! The student works were of an...

    Absolutely! The student works were of an excellent standard, and the confidence of these youngsters gives plenty of hope for the future. Did anyone see which works took out the awards? I guess the...
  19. I'm very pleased to report that my square and...

    I'm very pleased to report that my square and vernier have both surfaced...in my workshop. It appears that while I was packing, they've been knocked off the bench and gone under a cupboard. Found...
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    Wailing
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    Lost, stollen or strayed

    Please see my post here, re some missing tools.
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    DONE: Lost, stolen or strayed

    Please see my post here re some missing tools.
  24. Lost, stolen or strayed

    Sometime during the set-up for the show, my Colen Clenton small try square and my 6" vernier went missing. The square is in an ARC box and has my drivers licence No. 2979LV engraved on the stock. The...
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    I didn't make the box, but it is well made and...

    I didn't make the box, but it is well made and the lid is a firm fit. It was also laser engraved by Kopycut.
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    Thanks Brian. The sides are curved - I planed &...

    Thanks Brian. The sides are curved - I planed & scraped them to shape. The cedar I've had for about 35 years - I bought (very cheaply) a load of offcuts from a bloke who'd built a stone house in the...
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    Cremation urn, ARC & silky oak

    My latest commission, a cremation urn in Australian red cedar and southern silky oak. The ashes are contained in an acrylic box inside the urn.
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    That's very good use of some beautiful timbers....

    That's very good use of some beautiful timbers. Agree with you about the choice of lining colour - it looks great.
  31. Thread: Walnut man-box

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    What Jacques said. I've found this thread...

    What Jacques said. I've found this thread fascinating.
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    Cabin Boy
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    Very nice. Recently in Annapolis, USA, I saw...

    Very nice.
    Recently in Annapolis, USA, I saw bathymetric maps of popular sailing harbours done this way, and made into either trays or wall mounts. Very effective and seemingly popular with the...
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    Agree, it's almost certainly an alocasuarina. My...

    Agree, it's almost certainly an alocasuarina. My first thought was hairy oak, but could be she oak, river oak, bull oak. Will probably be hard as nails, look good straight off the plane and have...
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    Rule
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    The filament in incandescent light bulbs is...

    The filament in incandescent light bulbs is tungsten, if you can still find one.
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    Somewher in the collection of specimens that I've...

    Somewher in the collection of specimens that I've inherited from 5 generations of miners is some uranium or from Rum Jungle. Also, a small sample piece of Tungsten, smelted from ore from King Island...
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    https://youtu.be/zGM-wSKFBpo

    https://youtu.be/zGM-wSKFBpo
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    Nice result there, Dengy. I've never used black...

    Nice result there, Dengy. I've never used black wattle, but it looks pretty good. The mother of pearl sets off what would otherwise be a plain lid. Haven't seen the red oak before but it looks like...
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  44. My Granddaughter likes sanding, so I'm not going...

    My Granddaughter likes sanding, so I'm not going to discourage her. However, cutting out shapes she's drawn on the scroll saw is the perfect introduction to power tools, and she can make useful...
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    Howdy
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    That is one beautiful box & tray, Homey. The care...

    That is one beautiful box & tray, Homey. The care you've taken shows.
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    +1 for the second cleat.

    +1 for the second cleat.
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    Trick cyclist
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    Now there's a good idea!

    Now there's a good idea!
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