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  1. Thread: Red Cedar

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    N'aah, it's a Bighorn Sheep in need of a shave...

    N'aah, it's a Bighorn Sheep in need of a shave (must be a adolescent male :D).
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    Definitely need Ian. It would be nice to have a...

    Definitely need Ian. It would be nice to have a few sizes with narrow lands and lower angle when cutting dovetails on softer timbers. Reading this thread has made me cranky I gave a nice set of 4...
  3. Thread: Bandsaw Blades

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    I use a 1.25 tpi bi-metal blade on an 18"...

    I use a 1.25 tpi bi-metal blade on an 18" Carbatec bandsaw for resawing. Most of the carbide tipped resaw blades seem to be 1.3 to 2 tpi. For resawing I wouldn't bother with a conventional carbon...
  4. If they're gummed up with crap WD40 won't help....

    If they're gummed up with crap WD40 won't help. :no:
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    I find it amusing that people own a saw that they...

    I find it amusing that people own a saw that they are concerned might not cut wood. :D
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    H'mm, I need more chisels. :wink:

    H'mm, I need more chisels. :wink:
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    Does it have round rails, ie. pipe, or steel...

    Does it have round rails, ie. pipe, or steel angle?
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    What did they make surveyors pegs and builders...

    What did they make surveyors pegs and builders set out pegs of in those days? Could be Red Gum.
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    Get in touch with your credit card company and...

    Get in touch with your credit card company and seek their advice as to how to proceed.
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    N.S.W. There are rules that apply to buying and selling...

    There are rules that apply to buying and selling on this forum MJF, I suggest you acquaint yourself with them. The one you have broken most immediately appears at the top of all sales threads,...
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    I guess you've been making boxes with the...

    I guess you've been making boxes with the Gifkins? If that's the case and you are planning to hand cut dovetails on smaller boxes you'll definitely want a 6mm and 12mm. Have a look at making a Moxon...
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    These saws are made in Taiwan - MBS-300 12"...

    These saws are made in Taiwan - MBS-300 12" cabient saw, tilting arbor saw, table saw | Taiwantrade.com
    The specification similarities and virtually identical appearance with the Sherwood (Timbecon)...
  13. Thread: Gentleman's Box

    by aldav
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    Contents of a can is 365g and after taking the...

    Contents of a can is 365g and after taking the weight of the can in to account there's about 240g left, so about a third of a can used. I did 2 coats and got good coverage with no runs or peel. The...
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    Huh :?

    Huh :?
  15. Thread: Girlie cabinet

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    H'mm, building furniture for the wife would...

    H'mm, building furniture for the wife would appear to be a very rewarding experience. :wink:
  16. Thread: Gentleman's Box

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    Derek, thanks for the kind comments. All my base...

    Derek, thanks for the kind comments. All my base linings are done with velvet fabric. Cardboard is cut to 2mm smaller than the base dimensions, this is stuck to a thin foam (about 1mm thick, the...
  17. Thread: Gentleman's Box

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    This is the lacquer I used - Lacquer...

    This is the lacquer I used - Lacquer Nitrocellulose Pre-Catalyzed for Wood (Furniture / Guitars) | eBay - although I see he only has the dead flat and matte available now. The only problem I had...
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    The underside of the top doesn't look too bad in...

    The underside of the top doesn't look too bad in the pic. Plenty of people would be happy to leave it as it is. If you want to treat it go ahead, I personally wouldn't bother painting it though, it's...
  19. Thread: Gentleman's Box

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    Poundy, every time I get out one of the Camphor...

    Poundy, every time I get out one of the Camphor Laurel stump boards and resaw it I'm blown away. Thanks Chris (MAPLEMAN). :2tsup:

    Thanks Jacques. I'm definitely getting better at them, don't panic...
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    +1 for the Makita. I've had mine in a table for...

    +1 for the Makita. I've had mine in a table for years and the only thing I'd like to have over and above what I've got is above table bit changes, it does have spindle lock and above the table height...
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    And on the other hand I've never met a poor...

    And on the other hand I've never met a poor plumber and if a company is employing inexperienced people then they should have an appropriate level of oversight. Re-doing jobs and call backs are...
  22. Thread: Gentleman's Box

    by aldav
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    Gentleman's Box

    Just completed a box for our family doctor. The body of the box is Surian Cedar (from Zimbo) and the lid panel is Camphor Laurel stump (from Mapleman). The box has been designed to store documents in...
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    A couple of nice recoveries there Jacques....

    A couple of nice recoveries there Jacques. :2tsup: When it comes to brass screws I find that it's always a good move to have a steel screw of the same size available to establish the hole for the...
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    Any quality plumber worth his salt should have...

    Any quality plumber worth his salt should have suspected that this was the problem. It should not have fallen to you to diagnose the fault and effectively have to force them to do something about it....
  25. If you're using a high build finish that sits on...

    If you're using a high build finish that sits on top of the wood, like poly, then yes you are wasting your time sanding to 800 grit.
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    What is this 'wax seal' of which you speak? As...

    What is this 'wax seal' of which you speak? As far as I'm aware the outlet on toilet bowls has been 'sealed' by pushing the outlet in to a silicone rubber pan collar/connector seal for well over 25...
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    Is the toilet a 'P' trap or an 'S' trap? Can you...

    Is the toilet a 'P' trap or an 'S' trap? Can you see the seal between the floor, or wall, as the case may be?
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    That's a huge camber bueller. Don't think I've...

    That's a huge camber bueller. Don't think I've seen such a tight radius camber even on a scrub plane. Why would you want to set up all your planes with a camber like that? Am I missing something?
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    Yes, that's the template based router table jig I...

    Yes, that's the template based router table jig I was thinking of.
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    No offence to the builders and tradesmen on here,...

    No offence to the builders and tradesmen on here, whom I'm sure do a good job. Your experience is fairly typical of my experience of builders and the building trades. There seems to be far too many...
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    Bargain! :2tsup:

    Bargain! :2tsup:
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    Have to throw my 2 cents worth in here. From what...

    Have to throw my 2 cents worth in here. From what I can see the Gifkins is good if you want everything done for you, the price you pay for that ease of use is a lack of versatility. You're limited to...
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    Ahh! The 'gap filler' you're talking about is the...

    Ahh! The 'gap filler' you're talking about is the foam backing strip used behind silicone type gap filling mastic's and with some wall and floor tiling waterproofing materials, this stuff - Ramset...
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    What's the problem, you get a 'free' square drive...

    What's the problem, you get a 'free' square drive bit. :D You're also comparing gal. to treated pine screws if I'm not mistaken.
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    Very nice result Dallas. Dovetails on the...

    Very nice result Dallas. Dovetails on the Gifkins? How thick are the box sides? Gap filling foam doesn't sound easy, is it? I much prefer that lid panel to the inset style. The extended handles may...
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    Yeah, pretty good value ehh! Wish my shed was...

    Yeah, pretty good value ehh! Wish my shed was bigger. :C
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    It looks like you've done alright there, that...

    It looks like you've done alright there, that sounds like it'll make a good starter saw. The rise and fall is sometimes a bit stiff, this can be improved by putting some candle wax on the drive teeth...
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    Here's the link -...

    Here's the link - https://www.woodworkforums.com/f153/flat-top-10-table-blade-235544#post2194544

    How does that blade go cutting across the grain? The 24 teeth for a 200mm dia. blade is equivalent...
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    Whilst that blade has a flat tooth it won't cut a...

    Whilst that blade has a flat tooth it won't cut a flat bottomed groove, the ATB teeth stand up higher then the flat tooth. This is true of any blade that has multiple tooth grind types. The only...
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    I don't think you'll buy one off the shelf Yvan....

    I don't think you'll buy one off the shelf Yvan. The most teeth I've seen on a 250mm flat top grind blade is 24, they're all designed for ripping. So the options would be to have a, say, 60 tooth...
  41. N.S.W. The dovetail bits are identical for both the...

    The dovetail bits are identical for both the metric and imperial positioners, it's only the two straight bits that are different.
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    If it's all there and in good order that sounds...

    If it's all there and in good order that sounds like pretty good value to me. There are lots of saws with varying branding like the Toolmac around. See these threads:
    - Toolmac 12" tablesaw fence
    -...
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    See this - Fine Tools Australia...

    See this - Fine Tools Australia

    Dealing with this guy is a complete lottery, great if you're a winner and absolutely terrible if you're a loser. Best avoided.
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    With, at least 2?, DE's in the shed things are...

    With, at least 2?, DE's in the shed things are never going to be good and the dust levels at the end of a solid day of work would likely be right up there. I couldn't count the number of times you've...
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    If there's no prize for guessing the number of...

    If there's no prize for guessing the number of jelly beans in the jar what is the point of this thread. :?
  46. You won't get any argument from me. :D

    You won't get any argument from me. :D
  47. Sunday delivery. :oo:

    Sunday delivery. :oo:
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    Are ratchet straps, as used on trucks and...

    Are ratchet straps, as used on trucks and trailers, an option. Don't go for the cheap ones, they stretch and loosen, particularly if they get wet.
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    Bob, he's not using any collection system or...

    Bob, he's not using any collection system or filters so there'll be no bag emptying or clogging. If the DE is modified to a 150mm inlet and outlet it'll have no trouble managing 1,000cfm year in and...
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    Nice box. :2tsup: And that's a very nice marking...

    Nice box. :2tsup: And that's a very nice marking knife too. If you rubbed through the veneer on the lid I can't see it. The end result IS important, but in this case the result gets 5 stars.
    What...
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