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    Thanks for your help everyone. 'Lappa' I PM'd...

    Thanks for your help everyone.
    'Lappa' I PM'd Fletty and he was very helpful too.

    Grant.
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    Polish Chinese Rosewood furniture.

    Good evening all,

    I have a set of Chinese Rosewood furniture made in the early 1960s (dining table, chairs, room divider, buffet, coffee table and lamp tables).

    I remember my mother...
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    Sticky: G'day Neil, Please forgive my ignorance (I'm...

    G'day Neil,

    Please forgive my ignorance (I'm not real computer savvy :), but I am having trouble opening photos in people's posts.

    I can open photos sent from their phones and whatnot but the...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    Will do China. Thanks, Grant.

    Will do China.

    Thanks,

    Grant.
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    Thanks fellas, I will have a go at making a...

    Thanks fellas,

    I will have a go at making a bit when the time comes. As China pointed out it will be part of the learning experience.

    I got the Mulga from Charleville in western Qld earlier...
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    Thanks China, I had thought of a gun drill but...

    Thanks China,

    I had thought of a gun drill but did not know if I could justify the expense for a one off experiment.
    I have an ABW RG Hardie and a poly Dunbar chanter that I use now so don't need...
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    Bagpipe practice chanter

    G'day all,

    I have just gotten hold of some Mulga and am wanting to have a crack at making a practice chanter. For you non pipers out there a practice chanter is a little bit like a recorder and...
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    CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    Tension problems.

    G'day everybody,

    Just over a year ago I bought a Sheppach deco-flex scroll saw. Used it for the first time yesterday (due to other commitments not much done in the way of hobbies last year:().
    ...
  12. Thread: Top first?

    by Brigalow
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    Top first?

    G'day,

    I have been browsing the workbench builds on this and other sites and have noticed that some people built the base first and others the top first.

    Base first so you have something to...
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    Thanks fellas, This is exactly what I was...

    Thanks fellas,

    This is exactly what I was after. I like the idea of subtle embellishments, not in your face fancy stuff, on the bench.

    Luke, I like the idea of the brass screws and the small...
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    Decorate a workbench.

    G'day everyone,
    Well I'm getting closer to making my new workbench (but don't we all say we're going to do that soon? :rolleyes:).
    Anyway, the other night I thought that maybe I could spruce it up...
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    Tool well or no tool well?

    G'day everyone,

    I am looking at building a carpenter's bench but have not decided yet whether or not to incorporate at tool well (either in the middle or at the back).

    Asking for your...
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    Thanks everyone for your input. That's the great...

    Thanks everyone for your input.
    That's the great thing about 'Woodwork Forums', there is a wealth of knowledge/experience out there to draw upon. Hope I am in the position to return the favour...
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    Turpentine on oil stone

    G'day everybody,

    I saw an oil stone the other day that smelled of turpentine. The owner was not around to ask why so I am throwing my question out to the forum members.

    Do some people use turps...
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    contact details.

    G'day Alan, Go to top of screen see 'Community' in brown bar (under orange bar). Click on this. Then click on 'member list'. Click on that and you will get another bar with the alphabet in it. Click...
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    Fine Woodworkingworking Issues 117 & 118

    G'day everybody, I am looking for the articles on making a highboy that were printed in Fine Woodworking issues 117 & 118. If anyone has a copy of those issues and can send me a photocopy of the...
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    Very nice indeed :wink: Did you cut the veneer...

    Very nice indeed :wink:
    Did you cut the veneer yourself? If so, what thickness? (I am looking at making something similar to house my collection of prison officer's hats).
    Ta mate,
    Grant.
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    Good to have you back. Keep up the good work on...

    Good to have you back.
    Keep up the good work on what has to be about the most informative and friendly web site that I have come across.
  22. Thread: Chainsaw oil.

    by Brigalow
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    Chainsaw oil.

    G'day all,
    A bloke was telling me the other day that he uses car engine oil in place of bar oil in his saw because it is cheaper.
    Is this an O.K. thing to do?
    Ta,
    Grant.
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    Dear LiliB and Red Gum, ...

    Dear LiliB and Red Gum,
    Thank you both. You certainly have given me a lot to consider.
    Take care and happy scrollsawing.

    Grant.
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    No offence taken Red Gum. "You only get what you...

    No offence taken Red Gum.
    "You only get what you paid for " is so true for many things.
    When I statrted learning the bagpipes a few years back all I could afford was a cheap set made in Pakistan...
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    Good point Red Gum. I think I'll save my money....

    Good point Red Gum.
    I think I'll save my money.

    Grant.
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    Rockwell RT7346

    G'day everyone,
    Magnet Mart is selling a scroll saw for $180. It is a Rockwell RT7346.
    Would this be OK for a begginer's saw?

    Thanks,
    Grant.
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    Mate, keep up the good work. Watching with...

    Mate, keep up the good work.
    Watching with interest.
    Grant.
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    N.S.W.Swap Not just cars and clotheslines you've got to...

    Not just cars and clotheslines you've got to worry about, mate.
    A few years back when I was still living in Gods own country (Queensland for you outa staters) my father-in-law had four or five...
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    Thanks to everyone who replied to this post. It...

    Thanks to everyone who replied to this post.
    It looks like you may have saved me a few bob and a lot of frustration.:p

    Geraint.
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    Thanks Dennis, I...

    Thanks Dennis,
    I appreciate the help.

    Geraint.
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    Is this generator big enough?

    G'day everyone,
    Well I've finally got a shed (6mx6m) and my mates were right "It'll never be big enough". It's already filling up with stuff that my wife, my parents and the in-laws want storing :C...
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    Always room in my shed :D

    Always room in my shed :D
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    Absolutely bloody beautiful mate (can I say...

    Absolutely bloody beautiful mate (can I say that?):brava
    My wife and I took a drive to Bungendore (trendy little village in southern NSW) the other day to check out their woodwork gallery. They had...
  34. Thread: What to do?

    by Brigalow
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    Thanks éisbaer', I'll do that.

    Thanks éisbaer', I'll do that.
  35. Thread: What to do?

    by Brigalow
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    What to do?

    G'day everyone, My name is Geraint. I am fairly new to woodworking and am seeking a spot of advise.
    I was recently given an old apple tree. It was cut down on 20th July and I painted the ends with...
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