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    Good thinking Alex. A while back I bought a bag...

    Good thinking Alex. A while back I bought a bag of very large rubber bands probably about 2 foot in circumference,......and also my Postie who has heaps of largish rubber bands gives me a handfull. ...
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    Very unique Alex, well thought out. Nice clean...

    Very unique Alex, well thought out. Nice clean joints, that woulda tested your clamping skills, they look great.

    Paul
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    That's very nifty indeed. I love it. Paul

    That's very nifty indeed. I love it.

    Paul
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    Looks super Dallas, very impressive indeed, great...

    Looks super Dallas, very impressive indeed, great work. Whoever gets this should be very happy.

    Paul
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    Hi and thanks Dallas, That old Sassafras does...

    Hi and thanks Dallas, That old Sassafras does have an element of spalting in it. I bought a lot of sassafras down in Tassie 2 and a half years ago and that was a few offcuts left over. I didn't...
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    Hey Dallas, As promised, this is the pen box I...

    Hey Dallas,

    As promised, this is the pen box I just made. I put the second coat of wax on today, will do the final coat tomorrow. If I make any more I'll make them maybe 10mm longer.

    Timber...
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    Hey Jacques, Havent seen you on this site for...

    Hey Jacques,

    Havent seen you on this site for a while, all ok over there?. Do you still have that site where you purchased those pen inserts from? And were you happy with the quality of them?
    ...
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    Hey Dallas, I am impressed, that is a very nice...

    Hey Dallas, I am impressed, that is a very nice box. And strangely enough, the iittle holder you made to go inside to hold the pen is exactly what I had in my head for this box I just finished. But...
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    When I was doing a course on leadlighting/stained...

    When I was doing a course on leadlighting/stained glass etc, about 12 years ago now, the teacher was teaching us glass etching using an etching compound. She got us to buy that product to ensure the...
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    Hey Dallas, If you ever get over your dilemna,...

    Hey Dallas,

    If you ever get over your dilemna, I wouldnt mind having a look at the pen box you made. I just made a rather simple pen box to hold 2 pens in. My $89 pocket lathe arrived two days...
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    Hey Dallas, how did you get on with your dilemna....

    Hey Dallas, how did you get on with your dilemna. I really couldnt think of a way apart from trying to sand off all that original finish you put on. Maybe that was impossible to do.

    I was just...
  12. Thread: My Burl Box

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    Hi Brian, Thank you, and very good question, and...

    Hi Brian, Thank you, and very good question, and there is a very good reason for that. You will notice the front of this box is lower than the sides. 12mm to be precise as all the timber is 12mm...
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    Three more "burl boxes" finished. I used up some...

    Three more "burl boxes" finished. I used up some of the timber I bought at the Maleney Wood Expo earlier this year. Some Brush Box and some Myrtle. Got rid of all the Brush Box, but still have...
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    Hi Dallas, That woulda been me for sure. My...

    Hi Dallas,

    That woulda been me for sure. My recipe is ,................equal parts of oil based polyurethane (I use gloss), ,....white spirits,,.....and boiled linseed oil.

    The latter two I...
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    You sure have put a lot of work into that box,...

    You sure have put a lot of work into that box, very nice work. Drawers are always pretty fiddly to get just right also, well done.

    Paul
  16. This one ...

    This one

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000075311722.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.19af4c4dCGwd9a
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    HI all, And thanks for all those replies/comments. I dont want nor have the space for a full size lathe or even smaller size lathe. I used to have a full size lathe years ago, used to be my wife's...
  18. What do I need to start turning some pens

    Hi all. Half interested in setting myself up to turn a few pens. I have soooo much timber and offcuts etc. Just sussing all this out and I am sure the experts here will have some advice. If I...
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    Very elegant design Chris, very neat, well done....

    Very elegant design Chris, very neat, well done.

    Paul
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    Very ingenius, great result and love your lock,...

    Very ingenius, great result and love your lock, superb.

    Paul
  21. Thread: My Burl Box

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    As my collection of "Burl boxes" continues to...

    As my collection of "Burl boxes" continues to grow. A couple of the above boxes have already been sold. The "Tassie Fiddleback Oak/Rosewood" box was sold last week. I previously mentioned the...
  22. Thread: Dress-up Box

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    Very nifty Alex, the little girl should love...

    Very nifty Alex, the little girl should love that,

    Paul
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    Thanks for all this info. I had a look in...

    Thanks for all this info. I had a look in youtube at how to install these benchtop connectors. Bunnings actually has a good video on this procedure. The chap where I buy my timber from, can supply...
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    Thanks for these replies, I am liking them. I...

    Thanks for these replies, I am liking them. I have contacted the chap whom I buy my timber from also with my rough sketch, seeing what he might be able to come up with for me, in the way of timber....
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    Clampling and joining timber

    Hi all, This is one of those jobs that you wish you wasn't asked to do. A woman down the road asked me if I could organise some timber for a new "table top" for her island table in the centre of...
  26. Thread: My Burl Box

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    Thanks Dallas, Yes, getting into these burls for...

    Thanks Dallas, Yes, getting into these burls for sure. I think they add an extra dimension to my boxes with all the cracks and twisted grain. I had a thin piece of burl only 7mm thick, probably...
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    Thanks Adam, Your comment about taking up the...

    Thanks Adam, Your comment about taking up the full area. My wife also commented that it wont leave a groove to have to dust,..!!!. Having said that though, I am currently making one at present,...
  28. Thread: Jewellery box

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    Nice work there Wayne, well done. The lid timber...

    Nice work there Wayne, well done. The lid timber looks super. Your daughter should love this.

    Paul
  29. Thread: My Burl Box

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    Last one, (for today). I love this box. The...

    Last one, (for today). I love this box. The timber comes from Solomon Islands, even Mal whom I purchased it from doesnt know the exact name of it. But it is lovely to work with, and the grain wow....
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    Couldnt work out how to put all these on the same...

    Couldnt work out how to put all these on the same post, oh well. Second latest box, I had some Tassie Fiddleback Oak from last Tassie trip, but it was only 65mm wide. So added the Rosewood for...
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    Starting to get through some of these burls, but...

    Starting to get through some of these burls, but loving the outcome. Simple little cute box here from Recycled Rosewood, Qld Maple and Coolabah Burl. I've started making another 4 of these but 10mm...
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    Hey Fumbler, ok, I follow what is happening now. ...

    Hey Fumbler, ok, I follow what is happening now. This has happened to me maybe a couple of times, not quite as severe as yours. I am assuming the lid is already hinged (and anchored). what I did...
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    Hi Fumbler, I can't actually see anything wrong...

    Hi Fumbler, I can't actually see anything wrong with that lid?. Looks pretty good to me. Is that lid insert glued in or just sitting there?

    Paul
  34. Thread: My Burl Box

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    Hi Chaps, just finished another box using my...

    Hi Chaps, just finished another box using my Burls, another with the Redgum Burl. I also wanted to experiment by doing the lid frame different. I used some "spalted" Silver Ash for the rest of the...
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    Top job there botes, looks super. You should be...

    Top job there botes, looks super. You should be pretty proud of that. Never seen so many pens.

    Paul
  36. Thread: My Burl Box

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    Hi Dallas, it is indeed that DVD. I bought mine...

    Hi Dallas, it is indeed that DVD. I bought mine from Col when I first bought my gifkin outfit from him 6 to 7 years ago. I never bought the book though. I made that "Special Jewellery Box" after...
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    Wow Adam, excellent read, I just read through...

    Wow Adam, excellent read, I just read through your entire post, well done. Some very nice woodwork there and the box looks great also. You'll have this game beaten in no time at all. That 4mm...
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    Hi Adam, and thanks for your kind comments. ...

    Hi Adam, and thanks for your kind comments. I'll try and answer your question for you. First I make up the main box carcass, i.e, 4 sides, base, and two runners for the tray to sit on later. ...
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    Thanks Dallas, and are you still making those...

    Thanks Dallas, and are you still making those pens you were mentioning. And if so what is the average size of the blanks that you use. IE, length x thickness. I'm getting a few offcuts from the...
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    I finished another two "burl boxes" today. This...

    I finished another two "burl boxes" today. This time from the RedGum Burl. The rest of the timber is Queensland Maple which I had from an old slab of QM I bought some time ago. I am enjoying...
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    Hey Brian, Curtain rail track,..!!!,...hmm not a...

    Hey Brian, Curtain rail track,..!!!,...hmm not a bad idea. I just googled it for Bunnings but no results come up. I'll be at Bunnings on Wednesday and check this out. And I do like your idea of a...
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    Hi and thanks Brian, Yes a lot of different...

    Hi and thanks Brian, Yes a lot of different paths up the mountain but they all end up at the same place. When I read your descriptive article on your router set up in previous threads I couldnt...
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    I've had this idea ticking over in my mind for a...

    I've had this idea ticking over in my mind for a week or so, after I was making new fences for my new Gifkin router table, (which I love). Then this idea co incides with this thread. The photos...
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    Thanks Adam for those comments. That box was...

    Thanks Adam for those comments. That box was maybe a bit too large, but I didnt want to waste that section of burl that I had prepared. That shape box has pretty much become my "large box shape" at...
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    Hey Brian, yes, I was assuming the costs would be...

    Hey Brian, yes, I was assuming the costs would be similar.
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    $82 plus postage is getting a tad expensive for a...

    $82 plus postage is getting a tad expensive for a pair of hinges,..!!

    Paul
  47. Thread: Pencil box

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    AND as an added extra, if you want to make your...

    AND as an added extra, if you want to make your own WOP Wipe On Polyurethane, use the above formula without the boiled linseed oil IE Equal part of (gloss) polyurethane and White Spirits. Very...
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    Hey there Adam, You can buy all this from...

    Hey there Adam, You can buy all this from Bunnings. Last lot I bought was from my local hardware store, but its always the same brand.
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    Hey Jacques, Dont give up. Work out why this...

    Hey Jacques, Dont give up. Work out why this happened and try and correct the problem. Even if it means getting some more timber and starting again.

    Paul
  50. Thread: Pencil box

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    Hey there Dallas. I got that recipe from...

    Hey there Dallas. I got that recipe from somewhere online. The first batch I made I did buy Satin Poly, then I went to Gloss. I dont think there is that much difference. It really brings out the...
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