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    Enjoying seeing how you do things, and...

    Enjoying seeing how you do things, and appreciating that nice box.
    Agree with you re Andrew Crawford's workshop & books. I visited him last year, and found him to be a most generous and helpful...
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    Papillon.
  6. As said, spotty can be quite hard, but it also...

    As said, spotty can be quite hard, but it also can look very nice. It can also give gluing problems. It's worthwhile wiping liberally with acetone immediately before gluing.

    As others have said,...
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    Yep, very slow this morning.

    Yep, very slow this morning.
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    What, me worry?
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    They are great patterns, I hope you can find a...

    They are great patterns, I hope you can find a way to keep & use them. Oystering, as suggested by Thumbsucker is probably one good way. Another may be to use square or rectangular veneers containing...
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    Some women are just so smooth.

    Some women are just so smooth.
  11. Thread: A "T" Shirt

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    A few years ago there was a public transport...

    A few years ago there was a public transport strike in Sydney. A few of us who cycled to work had t-shirts made, that simply said "What Strike?"

    How to be popular with cars stuck in a traffic jam.
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    Oscar.
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    What is the dimension across the horns - top to...

    What is the dimension across the horns - top to bottom in the photo?
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    Good result, but try not to throw your money...

    Good result, but try not to throw your money around.:D
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    Agree, it looks like a go/no go gauge. What are...

    Agree, it looks like a go/no go gauge. What are the disatnces between the "horns" on each side, and across the end of the "horns" at each end?
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    After separating the lid, I pare off the excess...

    After separating the lid, I pare off the excess using a chisel, rather than plane it. You just need to be careful to pare in the right direction. Then I flatten the lid & base by sanding the cut...
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    Today I glued the first lot of marquetry to the...

    Today I glued the first lot of marquetry to the tambour slats. I added a couple more strips of duct tape to the back of the slats to pull them together and made sure there was plenty of wax on the...
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    I reckon in the size you're looking at, there'll...

    I reckon in the size you're looking at, there'll be more than adequate shear strength for most things, and in fact, the double mortise will be stronger under tension (i.e. pulling the joint apart)...
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    As Mark and others say, remove the bulk of the...

    As Mark and others say, remove the bulk of the mortise by drilling it out, preferably using a drill press. After marking the position of the mortise using a marking gauge and marking knife, drill...
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    After a couple of weeks doing other stuff, this...

    After a couple of weeks doing other stuff, this week I started cutting the marquetry. I'm doing this on the scroll saw using the double bevel method. In this method, two layers of veneer are cut...
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    Avon calling.
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    +1 for Fumbler's method.

    +1 for Fumbler's method.
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    Try Metro Bolts, Swan St. Richmond. They seem to...

    Try Metro Bolts, Swan St. Richmond. They seem to have all sorts of odd stuff.
  28. Thread: Old Wood History

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    I'm of the 5th generation to have (briefly, in my...

    I'm of the 5th generation to have (briefly, in my case) to have worked in the mining industry, and it seems like all the specimens that have been collected by those 5 generations are in a big box in...
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    Very nice, Wongo. It's very light looking & will...

    Very nice, Wongo. It's very light looking & will make the contents the focus.
  31. Thread: 10 years ago

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    With benefit of hindsight, I'd use hide glue,...

    With benefit of hindsight, I'd use hide glue, knowing that when it failed, it could be fairly easily disassembled, cleaned and re-glued.
  32. Thread: 10 years ago

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    I'm reviewing my opinion of modern glues. In 2004...

    I'm reviewing my opinion of modern glues. In 2004 I made a pair of stools from Tas. myrtle. The glue used was supposedly good quality PVA. One of these stools is used every day; the other, less...
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    The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.

    The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.
  36. Thread: Shikaku stool

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    That looks really good. The white oak is a good...

    That looks really good. The white oak is a good choice appearance and strength-wise.
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  39. Thread: 10 years ago

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    You've proved the point. Modern glues, if used...

    You've proved the point. Modern glues, if used properly, are generally stronger than the wood they're attached to. It would be interesting to see what load it would take, pulling it apart.
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    All the frames for the 4mm glass in this cabinet...

    All the frames for the 4mm glass in this cabinet are made so that the glass can be replaced if it breaks. The frames have slots in the sides and bottoms, but the top rails are made by laminating the...
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    I had a goldfish that could breakdance...... ...

    I had a goldfish that could breakdance......

    .....but only for 5 minutes.......

    .....and only once.
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    Amputation?

    Amputation?
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    Maybe the ones you frequent.:D

    Maybe the ones you frequent.:D
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  49. Thread: Edge Planning

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    I'm with Moxon, but if I've learned one thing...

    I'm with Moxon, but if I've learned one thing about woodworking, it's that there is nearly always more than one way to do anything. If something works for you, do it that way.

    Now, when I sharpen...
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    After cutting the slats to length I layed the...

    After cutting the slats to length I layed the slats out with a side and end frame, and taped them together on the front and cut rebates on each end on the table saw.

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