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  1. Silky Oak damaged by Brasso

    Started by Dengue, 30th July 2008 06:56 PM
    advise, box, brass, brasso, damaged, effort, frame, glass, grain, infill, inherited, jill, lamp, marking, normal, oak, overlapped, past, polish, rag, residue, restore, rubbing, ships, silky, similiar, timber, tiny, type, white
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,466
    31st July 2008, 11:14 PM Go to last post
  2. What do you call this?

    Started by Waznme, 20th July 2008 03:27 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    ago, attach, call, couch, difficult, game, gday, grandparents-in-law, inherited, lessen, photos, restore, thingo, waz, wife
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 5,763
    21st July 2008, 11:45 AM Go to last post
  3. de rusting really rusty iron

    Started by astrid, 26th April 2008 11:14 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    astrid, badly, branding, bunch, cans, corroded, cream, deeply, display, farm, hand, iron, irons, pitted, planes, presentable, purposes, recovered, rusting, rusty, stuff, sythes, thingys
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 5,441
    18th July 2008, 12:59 PM Go to last post
  4. Moved: masonite and asbestos

    Started by logankevin2007, 8th July 2008 09:53 AM
    asbestos, masonite
  5. Restoration of a walnut chest on stand.

    Started by Woodwould, 24th June 2008 01:45 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    absent, brass, chest, constructed, cross-grain, cut, drawer, drop, front, hand, handles, legs, missing, mouldings, original, period, pieces, pine, rebuilt, removed, replaced, restoration, set, sets, solid, stand, thick, veneer, veneered, walnut
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 5,292
    8th July 2008, 01:37 AM Go to last post
  6. Drawer Runners

    Started by hap97, 28th June 2008 08:00 PM
    arabic, bottom, brand, build, cut, drawer, fit, glue, grain, groove, ideas, marble, option, oregon, photo, refit, runners, running, slip, slips, strip, structure, surface, timber, top, translators, unit, wood, worn, worst
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 4,773
    29th June 2008, 11:08 AM Go to last post
  7. Table Top Gaps -Finished - Purists Beware!

    Started by hap97, 26th June 2008 06:14 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    11fc, acceptable, adhesive-sealant, beware, black, crack, darker, decided, earlier, filler, fillers, finished, flexible, gaps, groove, joints, lot, month, polyurethane, purists, research, routed, sikaflex, strip, table, timber, time, top, wax, wood
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 5,468
    29th June 2008, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  8. Restoration of bookcase doors.

    Started by Woodwould, 25th June 2008 09:42 AM
    9/64, astragals, bar, bars, board, bookcase, books, calico, carefully, compo, curved, cut, damaged, door, doors, ensure, frame, glass, glazing, glued, laid, panes, removed, restoration, salvaged, sections, secured, strips, thirteen, tracery
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,684
    25th June 2008, 09:57 AM Go to last post
  9. Restoration of mahogany dining table leg

    Started by Woodwould, 18th June 2008 10:00 AM
    amount, blend, castor, colouring, considerable, consisting, dining, earlier, found, glued, leg, mahogany, meant, necessitated, permanent, photos, received, removed, repair, replaced, restoration, screws, scrutiny, section, slightly, sound, table, tip, toe, waxing
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 3,529
    22nd June 2008, 07:41 PM Go to last post
  10. Timber Table Top Gaps

    Started by hap97, 6th June 2008 06:54 PM
    1200mm, 3mm, black, boards, commercial, compound, crack, dia, dust, filled, filler, finished, gap, gaps, hard, ideas, looked, movements, oak, pva, restoring, rolleyes, round, table, tasmanian, tend, timber, top, unique, wood
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 14,117
    13th June 2008, 02:21 PM Go to last post
  11. Moved: new plane restoration project

    Started by tanii51, 5th June 2008 11:08 PM
    plane, project, restoration
  12. Question restoring a rusty old baby scales?

    Started by gorotsuki69, 3rd June 2008 01:36 AM
    advance, approach, baby, coat, display, etched, fresh, harsh, left, paint, painted, plan, remove, restoring, rust, rustbuster, rusting, rusty, scales, suggestions, weighing, white
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 2,188
    4th June 2008, 04:13 PM Go to last post
  13. To Turn Timber Grey??

    Started by Claw Hama, 21st May 2008 12:03 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    bleach, caustic, etc.dunno, grey, hardware, heard, market, product, products, quickly, soda, timber, timberlook, time, turn, web
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 6,228
    24th May 2008, 09:38 AM Go to last post
  14. Old brass threads

    Started by BarFly, 10th May 2008 06:37 PM
    brass, buy, fixed, lawrence, nut, originals, perth, repair, revolving, stools, table, threads, worms
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,118
    18th May 2008, 10:48 PM Go to last post
  15. Borer damage

    Started by gnu52, 13th May 2008 09:52 PM
    00%, 1860s, agent, ago, antique, auction, bill, borer, borers, bought, clues, control, damage, eggs, episode, filling, forget, guarantee, hide, holes, ideas, kill, mahogany, pest, preferably, recur, residual, started, stay, viable
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,342
    17th May 2008, 10:17 PM Go to last post
  16. getting rid of oxy burn marks

    Started by Dengue, 10th May 2008 12:00 PM
    2nd, body, bought, brush, burn, carbon, cast, completely, countersunk, deposits, easy, hand, heat, heated, hitting, holding, iron, jaws, jill, loosen, marks, oxy, recommend, replace, rid, rolleyes, screws, torch, vice, wire
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 2,875
    17th May 2008, 07:07 PM Go to last post
  17. Yippee!

    Started by astrid, 26th April 2008 06:56 PM
    astrid, ban, polyurethane, word, yippee
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 2,029
    30th April 2008, 01:25 AM Go to last post
  18. Question Replacing side panels with glass in oak wardrobe

    Started by MovieHeretic, 27th April 2008 09:11 AM
    cabinet, display, everyones, fall, frame, glass, guess, idea, moment, oak, panels, people, project, replacing, running, suggestions, thinking, wardrobe, wood
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,651
    27th April 2008, 11:16 AM Go to last post

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