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  1. Thread: Spray shellac

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    Forgot to say - I have also used U-Beaut shellac...

    Forgot to say - I have also used U-Beaut shellac (thinned with 2 parts IMS to 1 part shellac) in a Preval aerosol spray. Bought these online quite cheap but I see they are available at Supercheap...
  2. Thread: Spray shellac

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    Hi Lappa, have you tried these guys? ...

    Hi Lappa,

    have you tried these guys?

    Shellac Spray Cans 400gm

    https://www.creativityunlimited.com.au/products/01-printmaking/screen-printing-inks-mediums/shellac---aerosol-pre-mixed-flakes
    ...
  3. Sorry to hear that, Paul. Hope you’re better...

    Sorry to hear that, Paul. Hope you’re better soon!

    Brian
  4. Thanks, Paul. Being in self-isolation in...

    Thanks, Paul. Being in self-isolation in Melbourne is probably not quite as good as being in self-isolation at Valla Beach :D
  5. 4 square metres? Now that’s what I call...

    4 square metres? Now that’s what I call self-isolating!! I thought my workshop was small at 4.2 x 2.3.

    Paul - a nice box there. Will you be sharing the secret of where to buy the assorted dowel...
  6. Thanks, Richard :) In the current situation...

    Thanks, Richard :) In the current situation locking the shed door and making boxes sound good to me!

    Best regards,

    Brian
  7. Hi Cava, The box is 295mm wide by 195 deep and...

    Hi Cava,

    The box is 295mm wide by 195 deep and 82mm high. No reason other than I like the final look.

    :):) ​Brian
  8. Just for the sake of completeness, here’s the...

    Just for the sake of completeness, here’s the tray in place:

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    And the underside of the tray. Not something anyone will see often, but a little “extra” when they do :)


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  9. Hi Alex, Thanks for the pics. No, I hadn’t...

    Hi Alex,

    Thanks for the pics. No, I hadn’t seen the Madrone tree before - very interesting.

    A few years ago I bought a job lot of veneer from a maker retiring from business. He made boardroom...
  10. Gee, thanks guys! A couple of things I meant...

    Gee, thanks guys!

    A couple of things I meant to mention earlier.

    The tulipwood cross-banding came from Jay at Graeme Brown Antiques in Malvern, Vic. Auscab on the forum is part of this talented...
  11. Madrone Burr, Rosewood, Mother of Pearl and Brass

    For a couple of years I’ve been promising myself I’d make a jewellery box for a very good friend of ours who quietly does a huge amount for people who are disadvantaged.

    In my ever-growing veneer...
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    And there was me thinking we were in for a treat!...

    And there was me thinking we were in for a treat!

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    Hi Joe, Wow! That is really beautiful work....

    Hi Joe,

    Wow! That is really beautiful work. Tough enough to get one drawer to work well but TEN! It is a spectacular result and a great credit to you. I can see that the rest of us are going to...
  14. A can of Elastoplast spray is good: First Aid...

    A can of Elastoplast spray is good:
    First Aid Spray Plaster Waterproof and Transparent Shield| Elastoplast
  15. Ubernoob, Sorry to hear you didn’t like the...

    Ubernoob,

    Sorry to hear you didn’t like the Proxxon. I use the Proxxon foot pedal as the on/off switch - with this type of tool you seem to need three hands so I bought the foot pedal and it has...
  16. Hi Bumper, I’ve got a variable speed Hegner...

    Hi Bumper,

    I’ve got a variable speed Hegner and it’s great. Most replacement parts are available from The Woodwork Book & Tool Co in Sydney Scroll Saw-Hegner

    Brian
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    Hi Joe, Nice collection. If you’re looking for...

    Hi Joe,

    Nice collection. If you’re looking for Art Deco style have a look at Ian Hawthorne’s stuff

    PAST COMMISSIONS - Handmade Watch Box | Bespoke Wooden Box | Bespoke Jewellery Box

    Ian is a...
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    On the jobsite saw I believe they use pressed...

    On the jobsite saw I believe they use pressed steel, but on the contractor, professional and industrial models the main tables are cast iron. On the contractor model the table wings can be your...
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    Brian, I help supervise our local Men’s Shed....

    Brian,

    I help supervise our local Men’s Shed. A couple of years ago we replaced our Table saw with the Sawstop Pro version. It is extremely well built, accurate and a pleasure to use. My next saw...
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    Hello Yoshii, Happy New Year to you too. ...

    Hello Yoshii,

    Happy New Year to you too.

    Your two new projects are great fun as always. It is difficult to choose which one I like best :U Thank you for sharing.

    Best regards,

    Brian
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    Hi Sam, Welcome to the forum. Like you, I loved...

    Hi Sam,
    Welcome to the forum. Like you, I loved woodworking at school. A lifetime and 12,000 miles later I still love woodworking and this forum is now my “school”. But more importantly it is my...
  22. Thanks for that, Paul. Op shops can be a...

    Thanks for that, Paul.

    Op shops can be a treasure trove, can’t they? Hadn’t thought of getting glass that way, though :U

    Background to that question is that I have some polycarb I want to use...
  23. Hi Paul, Lovely work. So much effort in that...

    Hi Paul,

    Lovely work. So much effort in that lot!

    A couple of questions if I may. Are the hinges AC’s smartHinge or something else? And what is the thickness (and type) of glass in the third...
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    :wts: Just another jewellery box? I don’t...

    :wts:

    Just another jewellery box? I don’t think so, pp! A beautiful piece of work there.

    Brian
  25. 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...
  26. 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
  33. Thread: Merry Christmas

    by homey
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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...
  34. 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
  36. 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...
  37. 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:

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    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
  39. 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...
  41. Ah - NOW I understand. Or do I? :C 465436 ...

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

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    Homey the Confused
  42. 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
  43. +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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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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