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  1. Thread: Tasmanian Myrtle

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    “How much movement should one expect to get from...

    “How much movement should one expect to get from a book matched 200 x 180 x 9 piece?”

    You can get an idea from punching numbers into the Shrinkulator The Shrinkulator – WoodBin

    I don’t know...
  2. Thread: Osmo Poly X

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    I use the Gloss product - 3011 I think it is....

    I use the Gloss product - 3011 I think it is. Bought it at: OSMO PolyX Oil Original Range – robcousens

    Brian
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    Lovely box, Dallas. Glad it worked out with the...

    Lovely box, Dallas. Glad it worked out with the Tru-Oil.

    Brian
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    Hi Dallas, if you’re box is still sticky, I’d...

    Hi Dallas,

    if you’re box is still sticky, I’d get a some turps on a rag and wipe it down. Turps is the thinner for Tru-Oil. My process in short is to wipe the box with Tru-Oil but only thinly,...
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    Digressions aside, many thanks to Rob for the...

    Digressions aside, many thanks to Rob for the very interesting and helpful info. :2tsup:

    Brian
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    But perfect for those using bench dogs,...

    But perfect for those using bench dogs, hold-downs, planer stops and a myriad of other bench accessories from Veritas, Armor, Kreg, Axminster, Carbatec and others :wink:

    Brian
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    Renato, If all you need is an MFT-3-like table...

    Renato,

    If all you need is an MFT-3-like table with 19mm holes (corrected - thanks to Ambrosia - see his post below) to take dogs, clamps etc it would be much cheaper to buy the Armor Tools...
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    VICTORIA A lot of veneer there; any chance you could give...

    A lot of veneer there; any chance you could give more detail on the types of timber.

    Many thanks,

    Brian
  9. Thread: Merry Christmas

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    Hear hear! Special thanks to Neil, Stephen the...

    Hear hear!

    Special thanks to Neil, Stephen the computer guru and all the moderators who so generously provide a place for us to share, learn, encourage, support, laugh and make friends.

    Your...
  10. Thread: My Burl Box

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    Love your work, Paul. I’m intrigued - on...

    Love your work, Paul.

    I’m intrigued - on that last box the inlay on the front doesn’t run around the sides at the same height. Any particular reason for that?


    Brian
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    Great post, Lance! Brian

    Great post, Lance!

    Brian
  12. There’s something very special about rescuing a...

    There’s something very special about rescuing a tool, isn’t there? I like to invent back stories about who owned it, bought it as new, their pride of ownership of something gleaming and new fresh out...
  13. wP, Doing a bit of cleaning up in the shed...

    wP,

    Doing a bit of cleaning up in the shed today. Look what I found:

    465969

    Don’t know whether the knurled knob belongs with the 405 but I’ll stick them both in the mail to you. Might not...
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    Good to hear you’ve come full circle, Steve. so...

    Good to hear you’ve come full circle, Steve. so many possible projects, so little time.

    Have fun!

    Brian
  15. Mohawk stuff is good. They bought Behlen’s last...

    Mohawk stuff is good. They bought Behlen’s last year I believe. I use a fair amount of their vinyl sealer and also their instrument lacquer (in aerosol form). Never had a problem.

    i’ve been...
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    Not the bigger models being discussed here but...

    Not the bigger models being discussed here but relevant in the sense of being about a new jointer.

    Three weeks ago our Men’s shed bought the new Carbatec 8” benchtop jointer:

    CARBATEC 200MM...
  17. Ah - NOW I understand. Or do I? :C 465436 ...

    Ah - NOW I understand. Or do I? :C

    465436

    Homey the Confused
  18. Agree about Paul Sellers. There is a lovely...

    Agree about Paul Sellers. There is a lovely YouTube video where he sharpens a $20 set of chisels from Aldi and gives them a very good review.

    Brian
  19. +1 for the Bessey Uniklamps for clamping boxes...

    +1 for the Bessey Uniklamps for clamping boxes and similar.

    Brian
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    :2tsup: Great result, Richard. Brian

    :2tsup: Great result, Richard.

    Brian
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    Hi Richard, I’m with ajw on this. The box...

    Hi Richard,

    I’m with ajw on this. The box looks great and I’d be surprised if the recipient isn’t impressed.

    For box tops I use birch plywood veneered both sides. Dimensionally stable and flat...
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    My Paypal transactions (not with FTA) must run...

    My Paypal transactions (not with FTA) must run into many hundreds. Never had a problem. Ever.

    I’ve had returns and refunds - all have been prompt and accurate. Given that I’ve dealt with people...
  23. Thread: Veeners in Melb

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    Also: AP Veneers in Box Hill. Australian...

    Also:


    AP Veneers in Box Hill. Australian Premier Veneers

    TopVeneers in Qld (a forum sponsor) Top Veneer – The Australian Online Veneer Shop . Thomas sends all over Australia and there is...
  24. Thread: Jewellery box

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    What they said! :2tsup: There is something...

    What they said! :2tsup:

    There is something extra special about making something that will live on in the family. Congratulations.

    Brian
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    Stunning finish there, Derek. Brian

    Stunning finish there, Derek.

    Brian
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    Aldav, I can only speak for Abranet. I have a...

    Aldav,

    I can only speak for Abranet. I have a Festool ETS150 and preciously used Festool abrasives. I changed to Abranet and would not go back. The Abranet last so much longer and keep very clean....
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    Ian, if you have any luck please could you...

    Ian,

    if you have any luck please could you leave a note here. I’m after the same thing.

    Many thanks,

    Brian
  28. I really like the clean crisp look, Richard. It...

    I really like the clean crisp look, Richard. It will be interesting to see a picture of this one and it’s “negative image” partner together. What are the dimensions of the boxes?

    Brian
  29. Likewise I’d love to hear from those who went to...

    Likewise I’d love to hear from those who went to the show. I had thoughts of driving up from Melbourne for this but circumstances prevented it. It would be great to get some opinions on the show.
    ...
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    I have not experienced any ads appearing...

    I have not experienced any ads appearing throughout posts - all has worked perfectly for me.
    i’m using an iPad, iOS13.2.2 and Safari.

    Brian
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    We have the Carbatec CT300X ‘spiral head’...

    We have the Carbatec CT300X ‘spiral head’ thicknesser at our Men’s Shed. We only use it outside due to the very high noise level. Certainly can’t hold a conversation anywhere near it - it’s a real...
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    Here’s one approach to a similar drawer design ...

    Here’s one approach to a similar drawer design

    Bergen Oak: Console Table in American White Oak
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    Derek, This page shows the table (“blonde...

    Derek,

    This page shows the table (“blonde mellow oak”) along with a shot of a partly-open drawer. Also gives dimensions.

    Chevron Oak Storage Console Table

    No further info on the opening...
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    Stunning work, Alex. Colour me green with envy! ...

    Stunning work, Alex. Colour me green with envy!

    Brian
  35. Thread: glue quandry

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    I use TB, Sellys and several others. I can’t...

    I use TB, Sellys and several others. I can’t remember the last time I saw a failure at the glue line from any of them.

    I’m more likely to pick a PVA on the basis of the colour of the glue line...
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    Great result, Jacques! Brian

    Great result, Jacques!

    Brian
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    I agree, Paul. UHMWPE isn’t at all essential - I...

    I agree, Paul. UHMWPE isn’t at all essential - I like it because it is low friction and handles knocks well, but if I didn’t have it I wouldn’t lose any sleep.

    Do you get two fences out of one...
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    Hi Joe, +1 for what Jacques said. That’s a...

    Hi Joe,

    +1 for what Jacques said.

    That’s a box from Dennis Zongker’s book “Wooden Boxes”. If you can find the book in a library it describes the process in detail. It is quite straightforward....
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    Paul, I like your idea of stops attached...

    Paul,

    I like your idea of stops attached directly to the fence. Here’s my setup - not quite as directly attached. The low UHMWPE fence is attached to an MDF board. Both are 1-2 mm off the table to...
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    Dallas, The smartHinge is designed to make it...

    Dallas,

    The smartHinge is designed to make it unnecessary to mess around with chamfers. The critical point of the hinges is the dead centre of the hinge pivot. The hinge gain should be cut so this...
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    Old Croc, Love to see a picture of this. ...

    Old Croc,

    Love to see a picture of this.

    Brian
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    Aeolus, Have a look at eBay UK. They ...

    Aeolus,

    Have a look at eBay UK. They currently have quite a few jigs available. Trend, Leigh etc. Prices from 30 pounds up. Search for “dovetail jig”.

    Brian
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    Paul, Do you mean the Neat II hinge? If so,...

    Paul,

    Do you mean the Neat II hinge? If so, that sounds like the price for the stainless steel ones. SS hinges always seem much more expensive than brass. Their brass ones are not yet on sale (I...
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    Hi Dallas, I bought mine at Carbatec, but...

    Hi Dallas,

    I bought mine at Carbatec, but there are plastics firms online where you can order to size.

    UHMW Length - 3/8" x 3/4" x 24" (9.5 x 19 x 610mm) | Workshop Hardware & Fittings -...
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    Joe, Found Ian Hawthorne’s comment. it is on...

    Joe,

    Found Ian Hawthorne’s comment. it is on his facebook page. Look for Hawthorne Fine Wooden Boxes and scroll down to the entry for 8th February 2017.

    Brian
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    Hope this helps, Joe. Best regards, Brian

    Hope this helps, Joe.

    Best regards,

    Brian
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    Hi Joe, A few thoughts: Lid Separation. ...

    Hi Joe,

    A few thoughts:

    Lid Separation.

    I haven’t used a router cutter, so I can’t comment there. I have used both a bandsaw and a table saw, and if I had a bandsaw at home I’m 100% certain...
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    Hi Don, Sorry, stains are a mystery to me....

    Hi Don,

    Sorry, stains are a mystery to me. However, there is a very good finishing ‘flowchart’ at Stewmac and they are the experts.

    Nitrocellulose Finishing Schedule | stewmac.com

    Good luck,...
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    Don, I don’t know details about your choice of...

    Don,

    I don’t know details about your choice of lacquer, but I use Behlen’s Stringed Instrument Lacquer. Under this I use Behlen’s ‘Vinyl’ Sanding Sealer (which is the recommended product). Works...
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    Lovely work, Joe, and a very precise fit...

    Lovely work, Joe, and a very precise fit everywhere. I especially like the number of dowels you’ve used to join the sides :wink: - a bit of the engineer coming out there?

    Love to see another pic...
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