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    Brian, the timber was well dry, the lid was...

    Brian, the timber was well dry, the lid was machined and glued in Aug/Sept 2017, and been floating around my shed for a while, as i figured out what to do with it. Its also the off cut from a box lid...
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    So, I am ready to sort the hinges out on the...

    So, I am ready to sort the hinges out on the medal box Red Gum with Silky Oak top. And low and behold all the faffing around I did flattening the lid, then mucking it up was a waste of time, well...
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    Can’t wait for this one!! It looks fantastic so...

    Can’t wait for this one!! It looks fantastic so far.
  4. Derek, Welcome to the forum. That must be...

    Derek,

    Welcome to the forum. That must be some sizable timber to stop a table saw, or just one of a list of issues. blunt blade, ripping with a crosscut, etc

    Please let us know where you are...
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    If it didn’t come off I was going to suggest you...

    If it didn’t come off I was going to suggest you apply heat to the casing around the double which should also hep. Hopefully a bit of copper-coat will stop it sticking for good.
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    With lip bevel 459593 Still doesn’t look bad...

    With lip bevel
    459593
    Still doesn’t look bad but prefer the flush look.

    back to the sanding board.
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    Treecycle, you weren’t an architect in your...

    Treecycle, you weren’t an architect in your previous profession were you? Hahaha, kidding.
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    Yes, you’re correct, anti-clockwise to undo.

    Yes, you’re correct, anti-clockwise to undo.
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    The jewellery box splines are in 459551 459552...

    The jewellery box splines are in

    459551 459552
    And trimmed, now with lid sitting in, not glued. Which is where I am at - Stuck at a crossroads. The Huon Pine lid moves faster than my grandma. I...
  10. I use $2 shop 18mm wide double sided tape, super...

    I use $2 shop 18mm wide double sided tape, super thin and sticks like the proverbial. If you want to hold something whilst you still and screw, then this is the stuff as you can leave in afterwards...
  11. Thread: Resin burl box

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    I love it, got one just like it!!! Hahaha

    I love it, got one just like it!!! Hahaha
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    Brad, I, like others are pretty impressed with...

    Brad, I, like others are pretty impressed with these kit-less turnings. Can you please elaborate a bit on the process etc, how you do it, mandrels you use, and threat cutting gear etc.

    PM me if...
  13. Thread: More prepped

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    and like my beauty sleep I need to stay in bed a...

    and like my beauty sleep I need to stay in bed a month..... it needs lot and lot of practice. I have been giving them far too many coats, but enough to be able to give a solid 'levelling' sand. I...
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    Skew, I guess you wont be in the shed this...

    Skew, I guess you wont be in the shed this weekend without the heater on? I hear its snowing down your way.....
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    [QUOTE=LanceC;2151855] they mate up perfecly...

    [QUOTE=LanceC;2151855] they mate up perfecly (with everything but the blackwood, which I found realy obstinate to work with)[/QUOTE

    Its a beautiful timber, but i have to agree its a bugger to work...
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    Thanks Alex, I’ll try that next time, as I now...

    Thanks Alex, I’ll try that next time, as I now have my chisels sharpened properly. Sharpened by Peter Dunn at the woodshow as part of his Demo.
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    This is the third time I have written this as my...

    This is the third time I have written this as my phone was playing up. Anyway the NGR glues joint box now has a lid and will become my personal money box, unless another idea pops up. Now what are...
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    Good luck, oh, and a word of caution, its hard to...

    Good luck, oh, and a word of caution, its hard to keep the gap fill straight. there will be a small banana bend in it as its rolled up. you can probably try and lay flat and straight then warm ever...
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    open the pic on your phone hit 'edit' on bottom...

    open the pic on your phone hit 'edit' on bottom left (if iphone) hit the little square, then if orientation incorrect, flip it. then touch bottom right hand corner and drag diagonally up slightly and...
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    Yes, and a very small kerf.

    Yes, and a very small kerf.
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    The Medal box, which has rebate joins. The trays...

    The Medal box, which has rebate joins. The trays I’m not concerned with as mitred and will use splines. I was wondering about the structural integrity of the rebate join in the box itself. I was...
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    Lance, it just so happens that I sliced up a box...

    Lance, it just so happens that I sliced up a box today, not all the way. I too had the same problem when I did a Blackwood box, it’s so prone to tearout. I will cut through this later and add a photo...
  23. Thread: More prepped

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    More prepped

    More blanks prepped, for JB gents. this time Curly Huon and WA She-oak. The She-Oak however, I had a rookie error, instead of micromeshing to finish, then use the Skew to help seperate from the...
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    Sorry posted twice

    Sorry posted twice
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    I thought I’d better post the latest, an hour...

    I thought I’d better post the latest, an hour here an hour there I’m getting through them.

    NSO now separated, and with lid locator band in.

    459254 459255 459256 459257

    The jewellery box now...
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    I think you pronounced it wrong. It’s not ‘pine...

    I think you pronounced it wrong. It’s not ‘pine scrap’ it’s ‘pines crap’. I hate the stuff for anything other than clamping blocks and jam chucks.

    i like them, as Euge said, nice design.
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    Paul, Grab a roll of this stuff Moroday 10mm...

    Paul,

    Grab a roll of this stuff
    Moroday 10mm x 5m White Gap Filler Rod | Bunnings Warehouse

    get out your HGG (Hot Glue Gun)

    Get your Material/faux/Suede/suede/velvet, and bobs your uncle,
    ...
  28. A couple of sierra blanks prepped and ready

    Heres a couple of pre-prepared Sierra blanks. One is from a downed She-Oak, the other is a combo of Honduran Rosewood, Rockmaple, with black dyed veneer and rock maple veneer.

    459177

    I love...
  29. Thread: my second box

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    Happy? as you should be that’s very nice.

    Happy? as you should be that’s very nice.
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    I think I know what you mean. What you need to do...

    I think I know what you mean. What you need to do is turn it around when you get past half way then flip over and come back to meet in the middle to prevent tearout.

    I had the same problem with...
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    MFT - Blackwood lidded Box

    Knocked this up this morning before and after soccer. Its a Blackwood lidded Box for awork mate whos having his first child.

    MFT - My first tooth.

    i May have to remount the lid back on the...
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    Alan, just let me know. Look forward to meeting...

    Alan, just let me know. Look forward to meeting other forumites.
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    PS. I also leave the tape on whilst I cut the...

    PS. I also leave the tape on whilst I cut the splines off. I first score them with a Stanley blade to help reduce tear out when cutting across the grain. As the grain runs across the join, you are...
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    Lance, I will post a photo of our mitre sled in...

    Lance, I will post a photo of our mitre sled in action. but here's what i do. I cut the mitres, moving from Cnr 1 (doesn't matter which one) then cut cnr 2, then 3 etc. matching as go. Then i lay...
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    I am a member of the Woodworkers Assoc. of NSW....

    I am a member of the Woodworkers Assoc. of NSW. we have a very well appointed workshop in Abbotsford at the old Quarantine station. Why not pop up on a Wednesday or Sunday and i'll how you around,...
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    Thanks, me too as its for xmas and I have no idea...

    Thanks, me too as its for xmas and I have no idea about the layout of the inside other than I have split the wood so that the walls of the tray are in line with each other so I sliced 8mm, 5 mm, 5mm,...
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    Thanks Bob, but I fudge just as much as I don't....

    Thanks Bob, but I fudge just as much as I don't. I do however manage to recover from my disasters quite well.
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    Thanks Lance, To coin Lightning McQueen "an...

    Thanks Lance, To coin Lightning McQueen "an insane amount of luck". I use some pretty accurate sleds at the workshop I use. Once the frame is set and glued I square off one corner of the lid, and put...
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    Brian, the African Wenge was donated by a work...

    Brian, the African Wenge was donated by a work mate who was downsizing. I had about 9x2m lengths of 20x20. They are left overs from an old luthier friend of his who passed away. Its going to be a...
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    Nope, nothing securing this other than expansion...

    Nope, nothing securing this other than expansion pressure from ridiculously thought fit. I honestly used a hammer to fit the pieces together. The base and lid will then tie it all together.
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    A few new boxes in progress

    Not to be pressured from a time slot (or lack there of), in the down time between glue ups and the need for a general distraction due to not seeing the forest for the trees I have managed to knock up...
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    Turning box joints on their heads.

    Not sure how many of you have seen this but what a fantastic idea/concept. Of course it has been picked up by Rockler.

    enjoy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S074ke-EJ6U
  43. Thread: Sharpening jig

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    I don’t plan on doing anything other than using...

    I don’t plan on doing anything other than using myself. I downloaded the plans from here

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfmIv0iXjis
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    Ok, I have put my measurements in bold

    Ok, I have put my measurements in bold
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    Great work. I love them all. 5 bucks says one of...

    Great work. I love them all. 5 bucks says one of them will try and fly that glider!! hahahaha, Grandad, what's wrong with this plane, it doesn't fly!!

    One small suggestion I would make is to...
  46. Thread: Opinion poll

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    I like #1, #2 and #3, #3 if I had to choose.

    I like #1, #2 and #3, #3 if I had to choose.
  47. Gents, if anyone wants a video of pre-fix action...

    Gents, if anyone wants a video of pre-fix action Send me a PM with private email details and I’ll send it through. If yours does the same then it hasn’t been upgraded. If, when it’s turned off, it...
  48. Thread: Danish oil

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    Euge, thank you. makes sense.

    Euge, thank you. makes sense.
  49. Thread: Jitta pen.

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    Cheers, from seeing results in the box making...

    Cheers, from seeing results in the box making threads, I too bought some and had asked someone how they would apply. but your method sounds simple enough. i might give it a crack and see.
  50. Chris, I too brought this to their attention and...

    Chris, I too brought this to their attention and actually went in to the shop and showed them a video, including sound. They said, yes were in the process of contacting people, but I guess there's a...
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