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  1. N.S.W. I'm always jealous of you east coasters because...

    I'm always jealous of you east coasters because of your numerous waterways.
    We do have a few nice paddling locations here in SA but the operative word there is "few" :rolleyes:.
  2. Sticky: WOOHOO IT'S HERE! Thanks to the organisers/judges and also to Neil...

    Thanks to the organisers/judges and also to Neil for donating the prizes.
    Congratulations to Hughie and Shane.
  3. N.S.W. Crikey Len, that's an absolute bargain - just the...

    Crikey Len, that's an absolute bargain - just the accessories must be worth close to a grand!
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    Very nice Dalboy. Is the interior flocked or...

    Very nice Dalboy. Is the interior flocked or velvet?

    Also, how did you start the cut into the lower section? There doesn't appear to be a curve leading into it.
  5. Bush Timbers at Nairne mention "Gympie messmate"...

    Bush Timbers at Nairne mention "Gympie messmate" on their website.

    Bush Timbers Pty Ltd - Australian Timbers - Sustainable - Hardwood - Timber - Adelaide Australia

    There is also Potters at...
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    NEW DRAW I'm in

    I'm in
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    It's a good thing it's just the prototype - it's...

    It's a good thing it's just the prototype - it's all wonky!:D.

    Looks good Alex, although if that was difficult then I imagine the interior trays will completely do your head in :oo:.

    Don't...
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    Commisserations CK. It's sad to miss the entry...

    Commisserations CK. It's sad to miss the entry date but as you say it's important to do it properly. It is looking very good at this stage so the effort so far has been worthwhile.

    I will keep...
  9. I don't know about the bribes but you certainly...

    I don't know about the bribes but you certainly need to refund the entry fee :D.

    Chief, it is sad but at least you will have a project ready to go on with when you get some shed time.
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    Looking good CK. I had to look up the meaning...

    Looking good CK.

    I had to look up the meaning of that saying after translating it - at first I thought you were telling us that you're going nuts :).
  11. Well, that's it, the entry is in with the 12...

    Well, that's it, the entry is in with the 12 photos (I have a suspicion that the photos may be important :wink:).

    The only problem now is that the first entry has set the bar rather high :oo:.
  12. [email protected] - Ready for judging

    My original idea was for a box with marquetry tambour and several complicating factors. The idea behind these was to challenge myself and maybe learn a few things.


    A proof of concept model was...
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    Can't make it today, hopefully back next week.

    Can't make it today, hopefully back next week.
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    Don't worry about the air - nobody will see it...

    Don't worry about the air - nobody will see it :wink:.

    Now you need to stop worrying and get back to work - time is running out and I really want to see yours finished.
  15. Well, the last statement of my previous post was...

    Well, the last statement of my previous post was off the mark. Despite finding myself standing in a puddle while tidying up the final assembly and then becoming saturated while going three rounds...
  16. Only just became aware of this Bob, I hope the...

    Only just became aware of this Bob, I hope the pain eases soon and leaves you to concentrate on the happy memories.
  17. Sticky: WOOHOO IT'S HERE! 2 weeks to closing time

    We have 2 weeks left to put in our final presentation. It might be a good idea for someone to create the "Ready for judging" thread this week so we have plenty of time to post entries and edit them...
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    Thanks Rod, that's the kind of info I was looking...

    Thanks Rod, that's the kind of info I was looking for. I have done some experimenting since starting this thread and worked out that about 75mm is the limit.

    That box you showed is a very nice...
  19. The box body glue up went quite well. Assembled...

    The box body glue up went quite well. Assembled it dry and taped all the corners then unrolled, applied tape inside to minimise cleanup then applied glue and clamped it with my high tech band clamps....
  20. The second go at glueing the frame on the lid...

    The second go at glueing the frame on the lid went OK.
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    Then I cut 4 strips to fit inside the frame for locating the lid on the box. I must have been using the saw jig properly this time...
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    So there are 2 options: 1 Quick fix -...

    So there are 2 options:

    1 Quick fix - followed by quick failure and SWMBO displeasure, possibly serious failure resulting in unfixable lid resulting in extreme SWMBO displeasure and the misery...
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    The elongated hole in the plate makes it look...

    The elongated hole in the plate makes it look like it is only meant pivot in one plane. Might be suited to making a leg vice.
  23. Decided to cut the box sides to length and mitre...

    Decided to cut the box sides to length and mitre the ends. Used the router table with a 90 deg angle bit for this as I still have not worked out a way to reliably do mitre corners on box sides using...
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    Looking good. I especially like the way you've...

    Looking good. I especially like the way you've concealed the modern drawer behind the timber hatch.
    How long will it be until we see the deck varnished?
  25. The marquetry panel came out slightly bowed and...

    The marquetry panel came out slightly bowed and with a few gaps. After sanding there were larger gaps so some repair was done.

    The lid is going to be made separately from the box by putting a...
  26. Time is running out and there is still a long way...

    Time is running out and there is still a long way to go. Have been doing the marquetry in short sessions, often late at night, and had lots of frustration with trying to make small pieces fit. It's...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    I won't be there this week due to "taxi" duty.

    I won't be there this week due to "taxi" duty.
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    I bought some of those rollers and put them on a...

    I bought some of those rollers and put them on a jig a few months ago but did not try it out until today. Had a need to produce some silky oak veneer so gave it a go and it turned out quite well.
    ...
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    This is the small scraper plane discussed today....

    This is the small scraper plane discussed today.
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  31. To cut a short story long, I had some serious...

    To cut a short story long, I had some serious indecision about what timber to use for the box walls and how to make the slots accurately. In the meantime I went on with some small boxes, did some dog...
  32. There are some good replies above and there is...

    There are some good replies above and there is also some related discussion in this thread from the boxmaking forum that may be helpful:

    Sanding boards
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
  34. SOLD: What timber species are available?

    What timber species are available?
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    Was chopped off unexpectedly again today - zoom...

    Was chopped off unexpectedly again today - zoom showed about 25 minutes left but then closed the meeting for me and said it was ended. Probably won't make it next week.
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    No worries Doug, that last restart took ages for...

    No worries Doug, that last restart took ages for each screen so it was only getting worse. Have a good week.
  37. I suspect an exercise mat would be somewhat...

    I suspect an exercise mat would be somewhat uncomfortable due to the keelson running down the middle of the hull .....

    A seat can be quite simple though. You just need to make something that...
  38. Hi Fuzzie, sorry this is so late - only noticed...

    Hi Fuzzie, sorry this is so late - only noticed it yesterday and am still considering what advice to give.

    Regarding the seat, I will dig up some photos of my home made seats later to give you...
  39. Can't believe it's nearly 3 weeks since my...

    Can't believe it's nearly 3 weeks since my previous post :oo:.
    Anyhow, I decided to make a working model out of mdf and veneer so that concepts and design goals could be tested more thoroughly. Made...
  40. They are both impressive projects Graham. I...

    They are both impressive projects Graham. I really like the lashed frame for the SOF. I made one SOF with the "fuselage frame" type of design so it was somewhat simpler than yours but the frame was...
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    Managed to have a few minutes chat with Simon but...

    Managed to have a few minutes chat with Simon but then my grandson arrived a bit earlier than expected so had to go. Should be there next week.
  42. Nice job Graham, something to be proud of. Sounds...

    Nice job Graham, something to be proud of. Sounds like you are a quick builder. 850 hours may seem like a lot at first but I spent 300 on my first strip built kayak so you really did quite well.
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    Welcome Gerry and thanks for adding another word...

    Welcome Gerry and thanks for adding another word to my vocabulary - I had never heard of nostepinnes before.
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    Doug and Pagie, the zoom meeting ended for me...

    Doug and Pagie, the zoom meeting ended for me with about 3 or 4 minutes left on the timer. Second time this has happened to me - did it do the same to you?
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    I'm not certain but I think I saw Stan Ceglinski...

    I'm not certain but I think I saw Stan Ceglinski doing a similar demonstration at one of the woodworking shows many years ago. He showed how to make a few things using a froe and I reckon shingles...
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    I'll not be prattling this week but should here...

    I'll not be prattling this week but should here next time.

    Doug, that box shares some features with my cubism challenge entry.
  47. Just to recap, the main design goals are 1 Box...

    Just to recap, the main design goals are
    1 Box with drawer and tambour openings.
    2 Tambour to have marquetry design with no gaps.
    3 Tambour to be flush with face either side.
    4 Drawer and tambour...
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    So I'm not the only one:). I use a lot of...

    So I'm not the only one:). I use a lot of question marks like you do but your doodles look like technical sketches compared to mine.
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    Mystery structure on cliff over the Main river in...

    Mystery structure on cliff over the Main river in Germany.
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  50. That's a very nice fail :). The problem I...

    That's a very nice fail :).

    The problem I have with continuous grain is the effect of the saw kerf and cleanup of the cut faces after splitting the board. It can result in some mismatch if the...
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