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    Hi Dallas, I don’t have the definitive answer...

    Hi Dallas,

    I don’t have the definitive answer to your question but I think Mountain Ash is on the right track. The last work on my boxes before applying finish is done with a card scaper. To me it...
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    +1. I used the winder two or three times then...

    +1.

    I used the winder two or three times then found it easier to adjust height from below before locking down. Just a personal preference, though.

    Brian
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    Hi Jacques, Good to see you here. Still...

    Hi Jacques,

    Good to see you here. Still studying?

    Brian
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    Yes, that's pretty much it, Paul. I cheat a tiny...

    Yes, that's pretty much it, Paul. I cheat a tiny bit by pre-marking the inner edge of the hinge recess using a Veritas inlay tool. Really just a type of marking gauge with a very sharp and thin...
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    Paul, Here are three pics of the jigs I use...

    Paul,

    Here are three pics of the jigs I use for these hinges. One for left/bottom + right/top and the other for right bottom +left top. The locating bars underneath each are glued into routed...
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    Hi Paul, Another lovely box to add to the...

    Hi Paul,

    Another lovely box to add to the excellent collection on your Etsy site - which I just happened to be browsing last night.

    I've fitted a few pairs of those hinges lately (6 pairs I...
  7. Thread: Router lift

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    Hi Rev, You'll see on your screenshot that...

    Hi Rev,

    You'll see on your screenshot that that is the "Type I" (highlighted in the box around the middle of the screen). If you look a bit further down the page where it describes the types the...
  8. Thread: Router lift

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    The link above takes you to the entry for just a...

    The link above takes you to the entry for just a reducing collar for $46. The router lifts are $480-$530 Australian. Certainly cheaper than an Incra or Woodpecker lift but with unknown quality. Don't...
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    Hi Wigwood, We (Men’s Shed) have the SS Pro...

    Hi Wigwood,

    We (Men’s Shed) have the SS Pro Cabinet Saw. We’ve been cutting every and any kind of timber, ply, marine ply and composites on it for around 3-4 years without any problem. Only time...
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    John, Thanks for taking the time to write up...

    John,

    Thanks for taking the time to write up your findings. Sounds like you’ve found a winner! I look forward to seeing some of your boxes finished using Solarez.

    Regards,

    Brian
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    KK, I hope you’re successful with the Veritas...

    KK,

    I hope you’re successful with the Veritas Shooting sander but i’d be surprised if this solved your problem. I have the VSS and use it a fair bit for bookmatching veneers. It works really well....
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    John, I use this: Aqua Coat | Eco-Friendly...

    John,

    I use this: Aqua Coat | Eco-Friendly Water-Based Wood Finishes

    It’s now the only sealer I use.

    Regards,

    Brian
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    Smidsy, In the past few years we’ve crossed...

    Smidsy,

    In the past few years we’ve crossed the Nullarbor twice in a Mini Moke. 1300cc engine, 26 litre fuel tank.

    We carried extra fuel but never needed it.

    We stayed in motels, all of...
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    WANTED:VIC The site planemaker links to (Toolstream) says it...

    The site planemaker links to (Toolstream) says it is a wholesaler only. No retail sales. Their ‘spareparts’ tab in turn links to toolsparesonline so we’re talking about the same place. UK based...
  15. Thread: featherboards

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    Hi Hodgo, I use the Baladonia featherboards...

    Hi Hodgo,

    I use the Baladonia featherboards regularly on the table saw and router table. They are well-built and I’ve not had any problem with them.

    Regards,

    Brian
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    Just watched the auction. The Woodman AP-266 13...

    Just watched the auction. The Woodman AP-266 13 inch planer sold for $180 and the 12 inch disc/6 inch belt sander sold for $280. Some lucky person(s) got a couple of real bargains there.

    Regards,...
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    Agreed, but given that this sub-forum gets more...

    Agreed, but given that this sub-forum gets more views than the “external sites” one and given the immediacy of the auction I thought it better to post here.

    Regards,

    Brian
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    Heads up only. Planer and disc/belt sander

    Not for sale here and the seller is unknown to me. However, I came across these two items up for auction tomorrow in Melbourne. I’d love to bid on both but don’t have the space. The bids so far are...
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    :2tsup::whs: Brian

    :2tsup::whs:



    Brian
  20. Thread: Fitting dividers

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    Hi Dallas, +1 for the kerfmaker. Also, it...

    Hi Dallas,

    +1 for the kerfmaker. Also, it helps if the lower pieces are a couple of mm shallower (top to bottom) than the upper pieces. This means that the visible cut edge of the joint (the lower...
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    Hi Aldav, In your experience how do the...

    Hi Aldav,

    In your experience how do the Smirdex compare to Abranet?

    Many thanks,

    Brian
  22. Thread: Hinge Screws

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    I bought 3G 3/8” slotted steel screws from...

    I bought 3G 3/8” slotted steel screws from Screwsline - Specialists in new & vintage brass, chrome, steel and stainless slotted wood screws, nuts, bolts, washers, ironmongery & more but you can also...
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    Hi Bucky, My go-to suppliers for high quality...

    Hi Bucky,

    My go-to suppliers for high quality box hinges are Andrew Crawford (like groeneaj) at £33 per pair ($60 Aus) Premium Box Hinges, Siderail Hinges – Buy smartHinge

    or Ian Hawthorne at...
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    Installed a mesh router system today to overcome...

    Installed a mesh router system today to overcome dead spots in the house - lots of double brick walls.

    HFC with TPG. Dropoff in wifi from the previous router meant pretty ordinary signal at the...
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    It’s not FWW but you can probably get online...

    It’s not FWW but you can probably get online access to a number of woodworking magazines from your library.

    Mine gives me online at-home access to five woodworking magazines free.

    Regards,
    ...
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    One for the Plane Makers

    I am always impressed and humbled by the level of skill shown by all the forum members involved in the plane making challenge. In my roaming around the web last night I came across this site and...
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    Like Sir S, I’m thinking the Incra offering Old...

    Like Sir S, I’m thinking the Incra offering Old Hilly mentions is the i-Box. I have one of these and it works well but it is quite complex to set up so it goes unused for long periods. My Gifkins jig...
  28. Thread: Hello all!

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    Hi Chris, From the posts above you’ll have...

    Hi Chris,

    From the posts above you’ll have seen that the forum is full of warmhearted and generous people. I hope you’ll find this a great virtual woodworking club and make lots of friends in your...
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    Hi Carl, If this is your first box you may not...

    Hi Carl,

    If this is your first box you may not be aware that gloss finishes require a very smooth prepared suface or the defects are glaringly obvious. If you have any doubts at all concerning the...
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    Doug, I’m on a 50/20 plan with TPG. I’m in...

    Doug,

    I’m on a 50/20 plan with TPG. I’m in inner Eastern Melbourne with HFC connection. Roughly 3 months ago I received an email from TPG saying they were giving a free 6 month speed upgrade.
    ...
  31. Thread: Veneer Packs

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    Pete, I've bought several boxes of the...

    Pete,

    I've bought several boxes of the miscellaneous veneers from Thomas at TopVeneer. They've been good selections and very good value for money.

    Cheers,

    Brian
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    Very elegant indeed, Alex. Congratulations. ...

    Very elegant indeed, Alex. Congratulations.

    What type of timber did you use for the white squares on the board? Is that also cedar?

    Best regards,

    Brian
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    Hi Tommy, I can’t comment on sliding table...

    Hi Tommy,

    I can’t comment on sliding table saws as I’ve never used one. However, I’ve been using a Sawstop PCS 3 days a week for 4 years and I highly recommend it. The environment is a local...
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    Nice work, Hodgo! Welcome to the sometimes...

    Nice work, Hodgo! Welcome to the sometimes obsessive and always compulsive world of boxmaking!

    :2tsup:

    Brian
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    Hi Genesis, you may also be interested in...

    Hi Genesis,

    you may also be interested in this: The Sagulator – WoodBin

    It’s a rough calculator for the sagging of wood (and MDF etc) according to width, thickness etc.

    Brian
  36. Thread: Quadrant hinges

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    Hi Kerry, Not sure if this helps, but Rockler...

    Hi Kerry,

    Not sure if this helps, but Rockler make a series of acetate router templates for their “Jig-it” system:

    JIG IT(R) Hinge Mortising System | Rockler Woodworking and Hardware

    Don’t...
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    There’s a very good little chart in an article by...

    There’s a very good little chart in an article by UK woodworking guru Marc Fish (Furniture & Cabinetry, issue 167)

    https://marcfish.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/FC167P37-40Short-cutsah.pdf
    ...
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    Hi Bob, Their tech sheet says minimum shelf...

    Hi Bob,

    Their tech sheet says minimum shelf life 1 year - presumably that is if stored according to recommendation:

    http://www.targetsupply.com/pdf/data/gorillaglue_techdata.PDF

    Regards,
    ...
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    Call me quirky, but I don’t find the cost of sandpaper so high that I will buy it offshore just to save a little. I’ll stick with supporting local suppliers - and particularly sponsors of this forum....
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    Lyle, I’ve dealt with them a few times for One...

    Lyle,

    I’ve dealt with them a few times for One Time Tools and they’ve been very helpful. Perhaps they’ve been hit with the same staffing problems as many other companies since Covid.

    Kind...
  41. Thread: TKS 80 ebs set

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    Thanks for the comprehensive report, Skeetas -...

    Thanks for the comprehensive report, Skeetas - just sorry that you’ve had these troubles. I’m sure Festool will be keen to trace any faults, especially as this is a new model.

    The D/E function...
  42. Thread: TKS 80 ebs set

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    Oh dear! Were you doing anything in particular...

    Oh dear! Were you doing anything in particular when this happened or was it just random?

    How did you like the saw up until it stopped working, Skeetas?

    Will be interestedto hear how quickly...
  43. Thread: Good news

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    Hi Dallas, AC’s hinges are beautiful to use...

    Hi Dallas,

    AC’s hinges are beautiful to use although very expensive at $A60 per pair. I use these a fair bit but I confess I’m tempted to try Ian Hawthorne’s hinges for a “mere” $A44 per pair.
    ...
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    My opinion - I think Woodtryer’s suggestion is a...

    My opinion - I think Woodtryer’s suggestion is a good one :2tsup:

    Brian
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    Hi Joe, I think it depends on the strength of...

    Hi Joe,

    I think it depends on the strength of your shellac. I just wing it. I take a small amount of shellac in a container and add Indian ink drop by drop, testing as I go. It doesn't seem to...
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    Hi Joe, Just spotted this. What I do is mix a...

    Hi Joe,

    Just spotted this. What I do is mix a little Indian Ink (shellac-based from the local art supplies shop) into my shellac. Makes a lovely black shellac. You can buy “black shellac”, of...
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    Oops. Hit “thanks for pics” by mistake, ...

    Oops. Hit “thanks for pics” by mistake,

    Bushwalker - I don’t know what fixes you’ve tried, but I’d check:

    1. Is the blade properly tensioned, i.e. does it give a high note when plucked like a...
  48. Thread: Sawstop

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    Our Shed bought a Sawstop around four years ago....

    Our Shed bought a Sawstop around four years ago. In the first year we had two cartridges fire spontaneously. We contacted SS - here’s their reply:

    “We definitely want to get the two brakes back...
  49. Thread: 20” Scroll Saw

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    SOUTH AUST A simply brilliant buy for QVACK....

    A simply brilliant buy for QVACK. Congratulations!

    Best regards,

    Brian
  50. Thread: 3 men on a boat

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    Oooooh - I'd make a comment on that horrible joke...

    Oooooh - I'd make a comment on that horrible joke but it'd be an inflammatory remark.........

    Brian
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