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    seasng local timber

    Oh that's, saved me a lot of mucking about, happy to hear about the properties of the different timber. I had a little out door table and chair setting that was given to my some as a present. It was...
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    seasoning local timbers

    Thanks Bob,

    Mate that is a whole lot of useful information. I am going to buy a moisture meter before I start. I see exactly what you mean about how dicey it can be to maintain the M.C of the...
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    seasoning local timbers

    Thanks Truckjohn,

    I gather you advise that straight beeswax is the go? I will talk to the local millers but I don't see much quarter sawing going round here as they mainly mill for fence posts. My...
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    Great advice

    Hi Bob,

    Thank you for that advice. I was only really considering having a bench that long because I can and figured that it would be handy in that I could have multiple jobs on the bench at the...
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    Always with caution

    Hi Bob,

    Yes there is always the potential for danger. The lab equipment keeps the fumes contained within the vessel which has a refulx condenser that has a water jacket cooled with ice water. The...
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    Need to build one myself

    Hi,

    That is beautiful. I need to build one a bout 5.5 meters long. I was going to use mortice and tendon joints but a friend advised me to make a bolt together prototype and try it out first...
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    Rosin

    Hi George,

    Being new to this forum I'm not quite sure of the rules. Is it alright for me to post photos yet? If so I will post some of my varnishes and pigments.
    Just to note, I do use dedicated...
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    seasong local timbers

    G,day,

    Thank you all so much, that is a whole lot of incredible and useful information. This has saved me so much time and potential wastage. You guys are great, thank you for being so open and...
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    Seasonin Local Timbers

    Thanks China,

    Do you use a fan or anything like that for air flow? I imagine that a good exterior house paint for sealing the ends would do the job. One problem we have here is the mist in winter...
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    Seasoning local timbers

    Hello all,

    This is not something I have approached before but would very much like to try out. There a a few local timbers I would like to harvest, mill and season. I don't personally don't have a...
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    Pigments and rosin

    G,day.

    In regards to pigments, I have been making lake pigments from flowers using a base and precipitating with a metal salt, ( I have been using Alum). These I test for light fastness by simply...
  12. Japanese pull saws- a revelation

    Recently purchased two. I Believe that I am addicted. Can't tell the wife!

    Brian
  13. Thread: Newbie

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    Newbie

    G,day.

    I am starting out as an Australian Luthier. I restore antique stringed instruments but am very keen to start making my own. I live in a small mountain village and like to do things myself...
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