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    I would be more inclined to use a satin or mat...

    I would be more inclined to use a satin or mat finish polyurethane as this will give you a much longer term surface protection than spar varnish.

    Do a search for spar varnish v polyurethane. I...
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    G'day Johnny Use the BLO first to bring out...

    G'day Johnny

    Use the BLO first to bring out the depth of colour in the wood. Allow it to fully dry under cover and then coat it with your spar varnish or polyurethane. As for the stain. The only...
  3. Thread: Bit of a gloat

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    Nice looking uke Cal. Better than my blue Mahalo...

    Nice looking uke Cal. Better than my blue Mahalo soprano.

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    Below is a pic of a beautiful Hard Shellac finish on a guitar from
    paleleiguitars Follow them on Instagram
    Brisbane Guitar...
  4. Thread: Bit of a gloat

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    Bit of a gloat

    Had a call on Saturday from a gentleman with a winery in SA. He was asking about food and child safeness of some of our products, for use on a cot or play pen or similar. Almost all our products are...
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    Hello Carl If you want to try gloss you should...

    Hello Carl

    If you want to try gloss you should be able to take your satin finish up to a gloss by using EEE-Ultra Shine over the fully cured satin finish. It will bring it up to a higher shine...
  6. Thread: Hello all!

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    G'day Chris and welcome. We'll let anyone...

    G'day Chris and welcome.



    We'll let anyone in even expat Yanks. :usa:
    We welcome all with open arms. :realbighug:
    Except for spammers, scammers and other ne'er-do-wells. :smack:

    Enjoy...
  7. Have to agree to a certain point. Not really all...

    Have to agree to a certain point. Not really all that important when it comes to tables etc, (unless you have kids who'll eat off almost any surface) but for chopping boards and and items that are...
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    NEW DRAW April/May 2021 PRIZE DRAW 132

    NEW Prize Draw No. 132
    April/May 2021
    THIS ONE WILL BE DRAWN
    WEDNESDAY 19th May 2021

    2 prizes this time
    so 2 winners will be drawn

    Prize # 1: Leather Tool Bag
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  9. Thread: Jarrah finish

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    As a very late response for anyone using the info...

    As a very late response for anyone using the info supplied by LGS (Rob) above in this post.

    If you are using a ROS (Random Orbital Sender (which you should be)) for burnishing the oil:

    Do...
  10. Probably read the health warning on MSDS...

    Probably read the health warning on MSDS (Material Safety data Sheet) or the can, about fumes etc and thought it applied to the dry finish. :doh: Like most solid surface finishes it should be quite...
  11. Hard Shellac...

    Hard Shellac.... Food safe, tough as ya melamine bench tops, high resistance to water, alcohol, heat, and children.



    Can be brushed on (with a good brush).
    Polished as in French (if you have...
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    I realise this is a bit late, but... Just a...

    I realise this is a bit late, but...

    Just a bit of a warning about Silky Oak.

    There are a lot of people who are allergic to it even when finished. I know of three. One will break out in a rash...
  13. Hello Nathan No reason why an individual can't...

    Hello Nathan

    No reason why an individual can't do it. Happy to have anyone and it will put a few extra dollars in the pocket of whoever decides to have a go.

    Only a couple of drawbacks for an...
  14. Still looking....

    Still looking....
  15. Check this link for phone compatibility: ...

    Check this link for phone compatibility:

    Devices Compatible with the Square Magstripe and Chip Card Readers | Square Support Center - US (squareup.com)

    Seems like a good thing.

    There is also...
  16. We have a 1.5% surcharge on all credit card...

    We have a 1.5% surcharge on all credit card orders to cover costs of wireless/mobile credit card machine. Almost all of our sales are bulk wholesale so don't have a massive turnover in sales or usage...
  17. What Old Hilly said... :2tsup: Might not...

    What Old Hilly said... :2tsup:



    Might not be a silly idea.
    It has taken me up to 20+ min to drive from Show Grounds to Charlestown and 30min to Warners Bay. :doh:

    Cheers - Neil :U
  18. Good thought Bern. However and there's always a...

    Good thought Bern. However and there's always a however, that's no different to having mail order to a post box which would be less convenient than mail order to the door and would cost the same.
    ...
  19. Still looking of a business or individual in the...

    Still looking of a business or individual in the Newcastle area.

    :U
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    HEADS UP We are fully aware of the problems. Was also down...

    We are fully aware of the problems. Was also down again tonight for 44 minutes.

    The problem is not with the forums or of our making. Speed is mostly not down except at certain times. What is...
  21. We've had 3 distributors in Canberra over the...

    We've had 3 distributors in Canberra over the years but they keep on closing down. Definitely like to get another one.



    Sydney and surrounds:AUBURN: Carba-Tec (NSW) P/L
    CHURCH POINT:...
  22. PM sent to you.

    PM sent to you.
  23. Sorry Old Hilly, but to whom did you send the PM....

    Sorry Old Hilly, but to whom did you send the PM. I haven't received one nor an email.

    Can you check your sent PMs' and make sure it went. If it did can you forward it to me. Please make sure the...
  24. I would love to gat a number of small...

    I would love to gat a number of small distributors from Gosford up to Coffs so people could go pickup what they want and not have to travel for hours or pay for excessive freight charges due to DG...
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    One thing for sure.... It isn't redgum or...

    One thing for sure.... It isn't redgum or anything else Aussie.

    If it was here I'd hazard a guess at spalted Elm or Maple both of which are street or shade tree here. Although most of the ones I...
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    The below is copied form U-Beaut Polishes Sponsors Forum.

    WHAT I WOULD BE HAPPY WITH:



    Anyone in Newcastle or surrounding districts prepared to hold stock of our most wanted products
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    HELP - DISTRIBUTOR WANTED, Newcastle Area

    COPPIED FROM MEMBERS BUSINESSES AND SERVICES (with a couple of additions)

    We have had a recent spate of enquiries from Newcastle users wanting to get our products in the Newcastle Area.

    So with...
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    HEADS UP Some changes and updates done over last few days....

    Some changes and updates done over last few days. :2tsup:

    Should be back to pretty quick again and hopefully no more more black spots or timeouts. https://www.ubeaut.biz/woohoo.gif

    Cheers :U
  29. WANTED NEW DISTRIBUTOR U-Beaut Products - Newcastle Area

    We have had a recent spate of enquiries from Newcastle users wanting to get our products in the Newcastle Area.

    So with that in mind we need to see if we can find Distributor for our products in...
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    Hello Smith & Arrow

    This new forum is for our forum Sponsor Smith & Arrow Abrasives Australia.

    Smith & Arrow supply (hook and loop) abrasives for our U-Beaut Rotary Sander kits (below)....
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED :brava WINNER:clap: Bendigo Bob Post...

    :brava WINNER:clap:




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    Post #92 Posted 28 Dec 2020
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  32. Thread: Old shellac

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    If it doesn't break down in a few hours or at the...

    If it doesn't break down in a few hours or at the most overnight or it looks like soggy Cornflakes toss it. Preferably use 100% Metho if you have it if not 95% anything else will be a waste of time....
  33. Thread: I'm Sorry, but

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    Threads closed at OPs' request. Good move....

    Threads closed at OPs' request.

    Good move. :2tsup:
  34. Thread: Pine Cabinet

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    Hi Chris Just my opinion, but for mine, pine...

    Hi Chris

    Just my opinion, but for mine, pine looks at it's best once it has that soft, warm honey coloured aged look, which will almost certainly happen in the end..

    If it's radiata pine I'd be...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED It's all over Red Rover. Sorry fenderbelly...

    It's all over Red Rover.

    Sorry fenderbelly but you've missed out on your prize. :C

    The left over book will now go to a future draw. :2tsup:

    Sorry fenderbelly but if ya don't look ya don't...
  36. Me thinks, that being Parker, it may well have...

    Me thinks, that being Parker, it may well have originally all been either Rosewood or Walnut stained (my best guess would be Rosewood) because like many of that ilk and time it was a way of hiding a...
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    OOPS!:doh: Sorry I got carried away and...

    OOPS!:doh:
    Sorry I got carried away and completely forgot the bit about the pumice.


    Tripoli Powder is definitely not Pumice Powder. It has been called rotten stone in Aus for a long time but...
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    Better still compose it in note pad as Word often...

    Better still compose it in note pad as Word often puts weird code into the post which doesn't always work well with these forums.



    If you lose a post/thread. Start it again in a new text box...
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    :wts: :iagree: Hello Aurelius-13 What...

    :wts: :iagree:

    Hello Aurelius-13

    What you're seeing is called chatoyance (also cats eye or opalescence) as per Tiger Eye semi precious gem stone below. In timber/wood it can be subtle as in...
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    Going to the last post can be a problem in a...

    Going to the last post can be a problem in a large, active thread, as there could have been a lot of relevant posts you missed before the last one.

    Can also be a real pain in the but if you go to...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED January 2021 - PRIZE DRAW #131

    IT'S ALL OVER RED ROVER
    DONE AND DUSTED, FINISHED,
    NOTHING TO SEE HERE, GO AWAY!

    ANOTHER WILL BE ALONG SOON
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED :brava WINNERS :clap: 1st Prize $50...

    :brava WINNERS :clap:




    1st Prize

    $50 worth of U-Beaut Products
    Donated by: Mr Anony Mouse:brava
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    WordPress shop help needed

    Does anyone here have intimate knowledge of the workings of WordPress shop I need some help header and some other not readily available info (at least not to me).

    If so please send me a PM and...
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    Not Stupid as per Delbs post #28 above. If...

    Not Stupid as per Delbs post #28 above.

    If shellac flakes are kept cool, away from bright light and heat, and not in a tin container they should last for many years. Heat and bright light are...
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    If after dissolving it looks like mushy...

    If after dissolving it looks like mushy cornflakes... Throw it out.

    If it hasn't started to dissolve within a few hours chances are it's not going to be too good as shellac. But if it does mostly...
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    :o That will definitely be the problem without...

    :o

    That will definitely be the problem without a doubt.

    Had I been around earlier when you mentioned the thumb smudge the first thing I would have asked is how old is it.

    I have heard of...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED SPECIAL * Christmas * PRIZE DRAW #130

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    NEW Prize Draw No. 130
    CHRISTMAS 2020
    THIS ONE WILL BE DRAWN
    WEDNESDAY 23rd DECENBER 2020

    SPECIAL CHRISTMASDRAW
    3 PRIZES

    Prize # 1
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    Sorry took 20 minutes to edit it with some pics...

    Sorry took 20 minutes to edit it with some pics etc.
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    If you pit a point on your rubber you should be...

    If you pit a point on your rubber you should be able to get into those edges and corners.

    Traditional rubber should be a pear shape with a bit of a point at the front rather than what seems to...
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    Thank goodness for that. This How to French...

    Thank goodness for that.

    This How to French Polish - Woodworking Finish with Shellac - YouTube is an excellent video on traditional French Polishing goes for 18+ minutes but really shows pretty...
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