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    My experience is to sand to at least 250 grit if...

    My experience is to sand to at least 250 grit if not higher, then do not touch it with your bare hands (avoid raising the grain) then use an oil based stain. End grain always takes up more but...
  2. Thread: Kreg Hinge Jig

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    You can adjust the offset - some need a half mm...

    You can adjust the offset - some need a half mm increment but I've just picked the closest whole mm and it's within the adjustment range of the hinge itself.

    Honestly though, I wouldn't buy that...
  3. I meant to reply to this post ages ago, just to...

    I meant to reply to this post ages ago, just to say that Tony from ABG was great and he sorted out the issues. A very odd set of coincidences and faults!!!

    The whole system has been working great...
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    Yes, I think the conclusion is that it's time for...

    Yes, I think the conclusion is that it's time for bigger router!
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    Yeah that's pretty much what I was doing, but the...

    Yeah that's pretty much what I was doing, but the hole fills up quickly with shavings. I've since seen that the Festool plunge routers have what sound like similar gaps in the mounting plate. My...
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    Dust from template routing with bush

    Hi all,
    I'm looking for solutions to catching the dust when template routing with a bush. I currently use a Makita trimmer with the bush but it makes a lot of mess - vacuum can't reach the dust...
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    I've used one occasionally and it was very good...

    I've used one occasionally and it was very good to use.
    No complaints!
  8. Thread: Finishing Question

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    Danish oil is a bit of a different beast - it's...

    Danish oil is a bit of a different beast - it's not just oil and usually has got some kind of varnish/polyurethane component to it. As long as it's not ridiculously thick then I think it will...
  9. Thread: Finishing Question

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    The hard shellac is dewaxed so it should stick...

    The hard shellac is dewaxed so it should stick pretty well. Just be gentle with your sanding - it's easy to break through to the substrate if you're using a powered sander!
  10. My limited experience with commercial cyclone...

    My limited experience with commercial cyclone vendors is that they have some clever empirical models they use, then tweak the feed pressure to control cut size. Not something you do with a home dust...
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    Do you think anyone actually uses them at the...

    Do you think anyone actually uses them at the workbench? I find it amazing that he has customers at that price... But maybe they are that good?? Interesting to see that a bunch of it is done with CNC...
  12. Thread: Bit of a gloat

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    That's a good testimonial! I really like...

    That's a good testimonial!

    I really like shellac and so hard shellac really appeals to me.

    I like to make up my own shellac though. Have you ever thought about supplying as an additive? I've...
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    The perfect use for a lump of hard hardwood. ...

    The perfect use for a lump of hard hardwood.

    I've made a couple like this and they work well. The handle is the wedge!
  14. Thread: Botched Finishing?

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    I've refinished lacquered furniture before, and...

    I've refinished lacquered furniture before, and if you don't completely stand back the old finish, the old finish is left behind in the pores of the wood. Because the lacquer yellows over time, the...
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    With those large radii you can use a normal flat...

    With those large radii you can use a normal flat one as well - don't really need a curved one!
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    Just to add, I have a set of bobbins that Jeff...

    Just to add, I have a set of bobbins that Jeff was talking about, which work great. I've used them to clean up curves on Australian hardwood that was a bit too tough on my nice rasp!

    I like the...
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    If it's a one off large curve, I use the flat...

    If it's a one off large curve, I use the flat side of a cabinet makers rasp on an angle along the curve, followed by sanding. This evens out the bumps from cutting the curve.

    If it's not pine,...
  18. Thanks all for the input - really appreciate how...

    Thanks all for the input - really appreciate how helpful you all are in this forum!

    I've discovered that it's something to do with the limit switch/timer arrangement.
    I disconnected it from the...
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    SOLD: I'd be interested in 10 or 20 boards, depending...

    I'd be interested in 10 or 20 boards, depending on what's available.
  20. Thanks Chris Talked to Tony yesterday but maybe...

    Thanks Chris
    Talked to Tony yesterday but maybe I didn't describe the problem accurately?

    I'm just surprised that the fan doesn't turn off after a while when in "remote" mode. Seems like bad...
  21. Powtran VFD doesn't fully turn off after stopping via remote

    Hi all,

    My Powtran PI500 is connected to my Clear Vue but is behaving a bit oddly. I'm sure it's user error but I don't know how to fix it!

    I've wired up blast gates from from Auto Blast...
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    The hand plane shavings just spiral around in my...

    The hand plane shavings just spiral around in my Clear Vue - some don't settle to the bottom until I turn off the DC but they do get there in the end.
  23. SOLD: Just wanted to say that Des is an absolute...

    Just wanted to say that Des is an absolute champion...a great bargain and was so helpful in loading everything up on and in my car. A big thank you!!!
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    I have a Pfeil gouge that I'm happy with - I...

    I have a Pfeil gouge that I'm happy with - I think it's actually that size. I would have also been happy with a tighter sweep, so if you don't want to wait you could get a similar one instead.
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    How heavy is it? Spotted gum?

    How heavy is it? Spotted gum?
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    Just to add to what China said, learning to...

    Just to add to what China said, learning to sharpen isn't that hard... Just a bit of practice.

    And you need to be sharpening frequently to get the best result. I would sharpen every day I use a...
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    I would keep these ... Might be better than the...

    I would keep these ... Might be better than the new Stanleys anyway!

    If you're going to buy new ones, I'd pick up just a few of the $30 Narex ones. You don't need a huge array of chisels to start...
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    Wow, a sense of smell is invaluable... lucky you...

    Wow, a sense of smell is invaluable... lucky you decided to investigate!

    I've watched my friend use his Laguna bandsaw a few times and seeing those sparks around the guides was not encouraging! I...
  29. Thread: XYZ carve build

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    I'd be interested in at least your overall...

    I'd be interested in at least your overall feedback on the build process and any traps for new players! It's something I'm looking at down the track - don't have the time right now but maybe next...
  30. SOLD: Ok, I'll take it - thanks! Just have to wait...

    Ok, I'll take it - thanks!

    Just have to wait for this lockdown to finish.
  31. SOLD: Would it be easy for me to disassemble the frame...

    Would it be easy for me to disassemble the frame before transport or is it all glued up?

    I'm interested but can't come until after the Brisbane lockdown ends.
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    That's how I do it with my no. 4 plane. Rest the...

    That's how I do it with my no. 4 plane. Rest the edge of the plane blade on the timber edge that is proud and plane towards the centre.
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    Thanks all! I've ordered them from McJing and...

    Thanks all!

    I've ordered them from McJing and look forward to making the handles!
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    Thanks very much Neil - I really appreciate your...

    Thanks very much Neil - I really appreciate your input!

    I'd been looking at those McJing ones. The only thing about doing my own handles is, how do I get the hole for the tang to be perfectly...
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    Everyday turning tools

    Hi all,

    I don't turn often but occasionally turn a piece to use as part of a furniture item - maybe once every few weeks. To date it's been spindle work but I'd also like to try a bowl or two...
  36. Thread: Carving chisels

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    SOLD: I'll take it! I'll send a PM.

    I'll take it!

    I'll send a PM.
  37. Thanks all for your input - much appreciated!!

    Thanks all for your input - much appreciated!!
  38. Thanks! I like the idea of using this stuff. I...

    Thanks! I like the idea of using this stuff. I want to line some drawers including the sides. What's the cross section like? Is it all the same colour as the front? I've noticed some stuff is sold as...
  39. Felt for lining boxes / drawers - what do you use?

    Hi all,

    I'm wondering if there's any better felt out there than the Spotlight/Lincraft felt? I want to line drawers and boxes, but the craft felt can go a bit hairy after a bit of use. I've seen...
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    I've seen both threads... very cool guys! Just...

    I've seen both threads... very cool guys!

    Just wondering if you are concerned about PLA absorbing water? I've been getting a mate to print some dust collection fittings for me, done in PLA... Now...
  41. I had so much trouble trying to get one of these...

    I had so much trouble trying to get one of these locally! Emailed a couple of local websites and got no reply.

    I ended up going with a Chinese Etsy supplier for a small stamp with 150W soldering...
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    You may have thought of this, but if you can't...

    You may have thought of this, but if you can't get a better solution, you can always filter the word Bitcoin into Spam or at least a "Low Priority" email folder. Of course if you get lots of...
  43. I have an identical Makita fence you can have for...

    I have an identical Makita fence you can have for free (excl postage). PM me if you're interested.

    Edit: to be clear, the bars are 115mm centre to centre and they are 12mm diameter
  44. Hi Derek I think he is overloaded with emails....

    Hi Derek

    I think he is overloaded with emails. I found a phone call was the best way to resolve an issue I had (wrong product sent). An email had no response but a phone call meant the issue was...
  45. Watts Wood at Salisbury have been good for small...

    Watts Wood at Salisbury have been good for small and large pieces
  46. Thread: Which burnisher?

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    I've got the round one - I think it's a bit...

    I've got the round one - I think it's a bit easier for the curved scrapers and I regularly use it for the rectangular ones.
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    I've made some nice fine furniture out of left...

    I've made some nice fine furniture out of left over 140mm decking (laminated the boards as you plan to do) but make sure you constrain it well with rails underneath or better still store the timber...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    Thanks everyone... Appreciate it!

    Thanks everyone... Appreciate it!
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    What to use to hang PVC pipe?

    Hi all
    What have you used to hang your PVC pipe?
    I'm about to start laying out my ducting and I'm wondering what is easiest/most convenient?
    Thanks!
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