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  1. Thread: Dovetail table

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    That's nice . Arts and crafts style was about...

    That's nice . Arts and crafts style was about showing the joinery off. Nice way of doing the legs too . Do they just slide up and glue or did you screw them through to the rails from the back?

    Rob
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    Forgot to say. It doesn't have to be canvas. Big...

    Forgot to say. It doesn't have to be canvas. Big Cutler roll tops need a sturdy fabric like canvas. A more fine fabric can be used on smaller stuff. As long as its strong .
    You also see sometimes...
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    The symbols just mean its Art Nouveau styleing ...

    The symbols just mean its Art Nouveau styleing

    art nouveau symbols - Google Search

    Yeah Ive seen thin copper over steel . It rubs off easy . If its rusted through I'm pretty sure you can only...
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    Here is one type of re paint the glass stuff . ...

    Here is one type of re paint the glass stuff .

    Here

    Never tried it but Ive seen nice work done on new glass doing repro old stile aged stuff with some sort of paint on product.

    Rob
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    We did a twin tambour door cabinet each at trade...

    We did a twin tambour door cabinet each at trade school back around 1982. Ive still got the piece holding the workshop stereo next to my workbench atm.

    The way they got us to make them was the...
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    There's two pictures there Neil. The Huon with...

    There's two pictures there Neil. The Huon with the split on the left sort of blends in . I didn't see it at first glance but its there plain as Day.
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    I have the Carbatec twin drum . Its a great tool...

    I have the Carbatec twin drum . Its a great tool . I wouldn't be without one again after having bought it and found out for myself how they are good for me . And Id buy the same machine again . Two...
  8. Real Nice pair of tables Luke, and plane cabinet....

    Real Nice pair of tables Luke, and plane cabinet.
    Lol at the holes in the runners.
    Did you mortise all that by hand ?
    Yow! a bit cheap . You got to do that a few times though before you learn...
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    Water based poly is nice . It’s non yellowing and...

    Water based poly is nice . It’s non yellowing and finishes with a lovely flat low sheen .
  10. I don't think G Brown Antiques has them . Unless...

    I don't think G Brown Antiques has them . Unless some of the other threaded knobs happen to match that. Most of that type Ive seen there have small fine threads .

    What are they , a knob that goes...
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    Your Lund plane looks like an old one. I looked...

    Your Lund plane looks like an old one. I looked it up.


    British Plane makers
    from 1700 ...
  12. I find Metho the best. Sometimes with fine steel...

    I find Metho the best. Sometimes with fine steel wool although on some woods steel wool is no good . It sends it black . So I use a rag instead .
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    Yeah . It's supported underneath . Down to the...

    Yeah . It's supported underneath . Down to the floor . Foot's a good word for it isnt it ? :)

    looks like it will work with no problems. Your rebate over a frame to hide the top edge of the pine ....
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    Just screws through pine won’t hold up a 150 to...

    Just screws through pine won’t hold up a 150 to 200 mm wide board straight for long . It’s got a foot under it as well hasn’t it ? Looks like it has . That’ll be the thing that makes it work . Simple...
  15. Thread: CMT Dado Set

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    QUEENSLAND Hi Peter. I bought that set off Flindersia. Are...

    Hi Peter.
    I bought that set off Flindersia. Are you trying to see if a similar set will fit your saw ?

    Yes its got 5/8 bore . If you only have space between your flanges for one blade then it...
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    The sort of piece normally described under Anglo...

    The sort of piece normally described under Anglo Indian Bob. Pretty sure it was sold a lot in the UK . It turns up all the time through local auctions here.

    History Of Anglo Indian Furniture In...
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    Me Wee Maul . 459417 Just sawed out of the...

    Me Wee Maul .

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    Just sawed out of the heaviest bit of waste I had at the time . I don't use it on the end of chisels much . Specially mortises cause Ive got a top of the line Chain and...
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    The mortise chisel is made like this for good...

    The mortise chisel is made like this for good reason .

    Pounding the absolute C##P out of it .

    Vintage HALE BROS 9/16" MORTISE CHISEL Old Antique Hand W^D Tool #610 | eBay




    See this...
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    Lance . 1. Yes a mortise chisel is best if...

    Lance .
    1. Yes a mortise chisel is best if you don't have a Mortiser.
    1/2 inch would be better than 1 inch any way . When ever I'm chopping holes narrow blade width which allows good depth...
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    General flat one type laying to cover a piece in...

    General flat one type laying to cover a piece in veneer for what ever un important reason . Use all the above mentioned. I use white PVA , original titebond , two pack , and Poly in the last year . ...
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    I made this this afternoon . Needs more work yet...

    I made this this afternoon . Needs more work yet . Think I'll make a couple more then see how I go . The size of the Wadkin Gap is something that had to be bridged without the banjo on such an angle...
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    There's a good trick for repairing broken...

    There's a good trick for repairing broken spindles like that where a dowel can be added. You may get a use for it on some of the others.

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    You drill 1 and then cut 2 through the first...
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    The old Woodfast lathes are good . They handle...

    The old Woodfast lathes are good . They handle anything you need for furniture . I see second hand ones for $700 to $1000. They have a indexing head which I use on mine every now and then .
    Does...
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    So the sides are trenched and would have had the...

    So the sides are trenched and would have had the horizontals glued in with hide glue . Its let go and sprung out . And the screw has been added to the 3mm sprung side ? Not the 10mm ?
    Doesn't...
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    I re positioned the rest in like Jerry...

    I re positioned the rest in like Jerry recommended and it gave me a little more working room . I was not perfect . To steep an angle with the rest but I got the bottom down a bit more and some more...
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    Thanks Jerry . Yeah I didn't try that angle . Ill...

    Thanks Jerry . Yeah I didn't try that angle . Ill give it a go .

    Rob
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    Had a go at a large wet bit of wood

    We cut up a decent sized Eucalyptus last weekend . Not sure of exact species yet . Its a stringy bark . Wind blew it over , it just missed a fence and its a good load of fire wood now . Some of the...
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    Five Bucks ! That's a five Buck Bargain and a...

    Five Bucks ! That's a five Buck Bargain and a half ! Good old Garage sales you never know what you may find .

    I went into one the other day that was full of nothing with my son . I was telling...
  29. Thread: Edge Planning

    by auscab
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    I get by with the lateral lever adjuster and a...

    I get by with the lateral lever adjuster and a straight blade.

    Two other tools I like are a nice quality Moore and Wright square hanging from the edge with the long rule down the side. This shows...
  30. Thread: Edge Planning

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    458669 A nice print of a painting. Checking an...

    458669 A nice print of a painting. Checking an edge .
  31. The current build Iím doing is veneer on ply...

    The current build Iím doing is veneer on ply panel . 7mm cut timbers pressed with a single screw I welded up between two steel square hollow section . It getting a 165 x 40 Oak mitred top all around...
  32. This is the latest . Those pegs are locking the...

    This is the latest . Those pegs are locking the joint by going through a floating tenon / shop made a Domino . The rest of the joint is plenty of biscuits . Assembly of the end is tricky . The sides...
  33. I have made and sold a lot of tops made like that...

    I have made and sold a lot of tops made like that . Styled on Antique , mainly French Antique country tops I’ve seen . The old ones do show movement and repairs, a lot which is made worse by time and...
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    Finding one would be nice but would take a lot of...

    Finding one would be nice but would take a lot of searching .

    One place to go is Graeme Brown Antiques .
    There is something similar on page 24 of the Hardware catalogue but its not as good a...
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    Great work Dom ! So good it probably wont sag...

    Great work Dom !

    So good it probably wont sag .

    Rob
  36. Thread: Howard Products

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    Great job Lappa !

    Great job Lappa !
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    I’ve never used liquid Hide glue . It’s got a...

    I’ve never used liquid Hide glue . It’s got a reputation for being not as good as the old way . It’ll stick stuff though . Joints have got to be spot on for hide glue . If there are any gaps the...
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    Interesting conversion ! Very nice ! Its a...

    Interesting conversion ! Very nice !
    Its a Mitre plane converted to a smoothing plane . And R. Rogers (Roy ?) if he did the work, has done a smart job of it. It doesn't look like a backyard hack...
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    These Jacobean revival things were popular . Ive...

    These Jacobean revival things were popular . Ive seen imported stuff in Oak . Australian made stuff, some in Oak and plenty in Aussie hardwoods. I remember seeing some mixed with both timbers in the...
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    looks nice Bob . What do you cut with the thin...

    looks nice Bob .
    What do you cut with the thin blade ?
    If you run a grinder on a VFD does it loose power if you run it slow like 1/2 or 1/4 normal speed ?
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    I don't have CBN , Wouldn't mind one or two . Ive...

    I don't have CBN , Wouldn't mind one or two . Ive been looking up some info on them lately.
    What I would like is a cheap way of getting slower speeds for my grinders so I could run white wheels...
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    Wow !! $1800 for logs that size . Id be running...

    Wow !! $1800 for logs that size . Id be running from that .

    I have milled and used London Planetree .
    Its Nice stuff ! Its got nice pronounced medullary ray on the 1/4 like silky Oak but its...
  43. Hi . Cutting back with paper helps . It doesn't...

    Hi .
    Cutting back with paper helps . It doesn't have to be between every coat . Give it three and then try a cut back .

    Pro polishers don't cut back with fresh new paper at these light weight...
  44. Thread: Big shed door

    by auscab
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    The way I now see it . If Ive got it . If that...

    The way I now see it . If Ive got it .
    If that slot was 200 mm long and it replaced a normal single hole for the axle that was placed at the center of the slot position, the 100mm point along the...
  45. [QUOTE=artful bodger;2147970] It was awhile...

    It was awhile back in another section artfull :)


    A Ferral Cat Problem
  46. Thanks Paul . I spent a few hours looking at all...

    Thanks Paul . I spent a few hours looking at all the links you posted . Great stuff !

    I think I will start off with the face plate . I like the look of it and Ive got the gear for it . I'll get a...
  47. Thread: Big shed door

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    I started thinking this could happen :D . I...

    I started thinking this could happen :D . I wouldn't mind another look . Check out the walk out there .

    Have a look at this, The pt Welshpool long Jetty . This is it before the restoration . Its...
  48. Hi Tony . The one Cat I mentioned is still around...

    Hi Tony . The one Cat I mentioned is still around I think. As well as others Ive spotted and the foxes. I am still planning on getting the trap.

    Thanks for the metric thread info . That's a new...
  49. Thread: Big shed door

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    Oh Yep . Now I see it . :) Hell, I was staring...

    Oh Yep . Now I see it . :)
    Hell, I was staring at that thing yesterday and it wasnít making sense !
  50. Thread: Big shed door

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    Thanks rustynail. So the wheels hit a stop at...

    Thanks rustynail.
    So the wheels hit a stop at the end of the track and the door can keep going a bit ?
    Has me wondering why wouldn't they make the track longer . I suppose there must be...
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