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  1. Thread: My Burl Box

    by Treecycle
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    Another very classy box. I look forward to the...

    Another very classy box. I look forward to the others as you finish them. Very hard to beat a burl.
  2. Thread: Picture

    by Treecycle
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    Great job you have done on those. Some of the...

    Great job you have done on those. Some of the tools look like they are based on the same plans (DM Idea)as my original tools I made.
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    Woodcraft exhibition Geelong

    The Barwon Valley Woodwrights will hold their annual woodcraft exhibition on the weekend of the 16th & 17th of November. We have moved to a new location this year which is the Christ Church hall on...
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    if botesmj1's suggestion doesn't work out maybe...

    if botesmj1's suggestion doesn't work out maybe you could post a couple of photos and some dimensions so we have a clearer idea of what exactly you are after.
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    The Triton routers will do this for you. I am not...

    The Triton routers will do this for you. I am not advocating this company, just they have some details on the router
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    Looking at the photos of those hinges in the link...

    Looking at the photos of those hinges in the link they are 100 times nicer looking and better made hinge than the budget priced ones we are dealing with. The radiused knuckle looks so much classier...
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    I agree, but I also don't like the big square...

    I agree, but I also don't like the big square head of the hinges sticking out the back either. I guess we just have to compromise.
    I just picked up some of the run of the mill hinges today (the ones...
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    Great to see your new blade has done the job. It...

    Great to see your new blade has done the job. It must be a decent saw if you can run a 19mm blade on it.
    I am never really sure when to say that a bandsaw blade is blunt because even when they are...
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    Just to take this one a little further, I was...

    Just to take this one a little further, I was just wondering how far others insert the hinge relative to the back of the box? Do you cut the slot so that the back of the hinge is flush with the back...
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    That's a really neat idea Adam. All it takes...

    That's a really neat idea Adam. All it takes sometimes is to think outside the square.
    Giving up the smokes, won't be long and you will be able to start enjoying the aromas of the wood you are...
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    Not too many imperfections from this angle, it...

    Not too many imperfections from this angle, it has come up really nice.
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    Brian, when you say you use UHMWPE as your...

    Brian, when you say you use UHMWPE as your preferred fence, do you purchase the material or cut it from something else, and how do you attach it to its mount?

    Dallas
  13. Thread: Pencil box

    by Treecycle
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    I don't want to hijack Adam's thread but I would...

    I don't want to hijack Adam's thread but I would just like some details on your home brew Paul.
    When you use the gloss Poly does that give you a gloss finish or is it dulled back to a satin or...
  14. Thread: Pen blanks

    by Treecycle
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    N.S.W. There's a new instruction...

    There's a new instruction created today by Ubeaut that should help to add your photos.
  15. Thread: Pencil box

    by Treecycle
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    A well executed pencil box Adam and good use of...

    A well executed pencil box Adam and good use of that nice piece of BHS for the lid. Are those handcut dovetails?
    Hadn't seen you around for a while and I was hoping your talents weren't languishing...
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    Do you have a 6mm router bit to cut the rebate...

    Do you have a 6mm router bit to cut the rebate for these or do you get the width by some other means as a 6mm bit doesn't appear to be readily available?
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    When I see work like this I see how far I have to...

    When I see work like this I see how far I have to go:B Very unique box and well made as usual.
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    Pictures missing

    I just went to create a link to how to post pictures for someone on another thread, but when I checked the instruction thread out all the pictures have gone making it a bit difficult for a newbie to...
  19. Thread: Question

    by Treecycle
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    I would have no concern using glue on face grain...

    I would have no concern using glue on face grain as the glue is usually stronger than the timber. Gluing end grain is a different story as the adhesion of end grain is quite poor and if it is a part...
  20. Thread: My Burl Box

    by Treecycle
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    Nice and simple and very effective. I take it...

    Nice and simple and very effective. I take it there is no flex in the main bottom panel, but I guess if you don't put any downward pressure on the Router there is no reason for it to deflect.
    What...
  21. Thread: My Burl Box

    by Treecycle
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    As others have said Paul, a very elegant box and...

    As others have said Paul, a very elegant box and love the style of the lid frame which I have the plans for from Col's site but haven't attempted one yet.
    I understand how you feel about the burl...
  22. Another great contribution, not only to the forum...

    Another great contribution, not only to the forum but also to your daughter's school, the kids will love it. Hopefully we will get an update when you fill it with the lollies.
    Your builds keep...
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    I have one of David's cyclones fitted to an old...

    I have one of David's cyclones fitted to an old Triton dust bucket and it works like a charm.
    I would think that the square collection container is what is causing the dust to end up in the vacuum...
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    Looking forward to the journey after seeing...

    Looking forward to the journey after seeing previous builds. Does this mean you are a pen maker too?
  25. Thread: Wheel cutter

    by Treecycle
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    The other problem with the cutter in your link...

    The other problem with the cutter in your link Lappa is that the maximum size is only 45mm and a number of smaller cutters which wouldn't be of much use to most people unless making quite small toys....
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    Looks like you have got the chisel sharpening...

    Looks like you have got the chisel sharpening down pat by those dovetails. They look like they fit very nicely. There's lots of pleasure in making something with handtools and I look forward to what...
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    Good to see you you were able to decipher what...

    Good to see you you were able to decipher what has caused your failure. When ever I raise or lower my Triton I always give the handle a slight rotation in each direction after releasing the orange...
  28. Thread: Mahogany box

    by Treecycle
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    Very nice result Jacques. The style and the...

    Very nice result Jacques. The style and the timber make it look like an antique piece (to me anyway). I only have one of Doug's books that covers the basics of boxmaking, which I must re-read again...
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    Maybe have a read through this
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    You have certainly got your mojo back that's for...

    You have certainly got your mojo back that's for sure. A great lot of casting there and the MIK blank looks tops.
    Keep them coming.
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    That looks very well made and also well...

    That looks very well made and also well photographed.
    Nice westerly drive out of Blenheim through all those vineyards.
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    As others have said, the finished product looks...

    As others have said, the finished product looks fantastic. You say the gloss makes it look like there are faults but I certainly can't see any so it must be you being over critical of your own work....
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    No big purchases this year. Biggest investment...

    No big purchases this year. Biggest investment was a Cabitool router bit for forming the raised panels for box lids. I did purchase some sheets of Black Walnut veneer which I want to have a go at...
  34. Thread: Mahogany box

    by Treecycle
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    Looking good Jacques. Does the lid actually hinge...

    Looking good Jacques. Does the lid actually hinge or does it simply get lifted and placed in the recess at the back?
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    Always good to see what others come up with and...

    Always good to see what others come up with and this one is no exception. Very nice result Paul.
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    They are very interesting those patterns that are...

    They are very interesting those patterns that are created by electrical burning. It's called Fractal burning or Lichtenberg burning as shown here. Like your son says Paul, it is quite dangerous and...
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    That has come up a treat. Really love that rustic...

    That has come up a treat. Really love that rustic solid timber look which you will never see in an off the shelf piece of furniture nowadays. Considering what your timber looked like in those initial...
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    Happy birthday Peter. I take it that it wasn't...

    Happy birthday Peter. I take it that it wasn't you that was born in the 1840's otherwise you are fibbing to us about your age:roll: My SIL came from Mt Gambier and we were over there just recently....
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    If you click on his name at the top of the post...

    If you click on his name at the top of the post you will see a box appear and one of the options is to send a private message. Click that and it will open another screen with his name already there....
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    Welcome to the forum Loafing. Your pastimes that...

    Welcome to the forum Loafing. Your pastimes that take up your day sound ideal to me, you have time to be creative and time to relax.
    Lots of things to see and learn on here but don't get too caught...
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    Is this the type of thing you are looking for?...

    Is this the type of thing you are looking for?
    Wave Box
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    Well worth the extended time frame. Some striking...

    Well worth the extended time frame. Some striking contrasts in the colours and they work really well together.
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    Good on you for having a go and representing the...

    Good on you for having a go and representing the Aussies. Without people entering these challenges there's nothing for us to look at and aspire to. Even though you may not have achieved your ultimate...
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    Maybe you should put this info somewhere on the...

    Maybe you should put this info somewhere on the forum that will be read by many (not sure where is the best) as there seem to be a lot of people who have trouble with photos doing unexpected things...
  45. Thread: Circles?

    by Treecycle
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    Totally agree with Uncle Al, the location of the...

    Totally agree with Uncle Al, the location of the circle centre point should be in line with the front of the teeth. If you have the centre point in front of the teeth tips it will push the blade away...
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    I like your friend's expression and I see you...

    I like your friend's expression and I see you have taken it as gospel. It is great to see the effort you go to to make sure everything is as perfect as possible and your clear explanations of how you...
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    Thanks David. No it's just a standard chrome...

    Thanks David. No it's just a standard chrome Sierra.
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    Another great update thanks Brian. The IMS, is...

    Another great update thanks Brian.
    The IMS, is this a special form of metho or just a good quality version such as what you would buy from a paint supply shop?
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    That looks like a pretty neat outcome you have...

    That looks like a pretty neat outcome you have achieved. Hopefully you will find a good use for it in time so that all your hard work doesn't go to waste.
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    No, I ate that:roll: It's actually a little...

    No, I ate that:roll: It's actually a little polished rock and not easy to balance a pen on due to no depressions in the top but does the trick, just to get a little elevation.
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