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    On my 308 Monaro back in the day I put a kill...

    On my 308 Monaro back in the day I put a kill switch under the dash, but I also put a red flashing LED on the dash. A couple of well known kids were seen looking into it in the carport early one...
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    N.S.W. If that falls through, I will take them thanks

    If that falls through, I will take them thanks
  3. Thread: Apothecary Box

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    Suggest 1mm difference between the width of each...

    Suggest 1mm difference between the width of each opening and the width of each drawer, as expansion will not be too much of a problem in that horizontal direction.
    The problem is the vertical...
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    Double decker cockroach transport box

    Another 10 yr old granddaughter wanted a similar box, but with two drawers. so I made two, another for my third granddaughter.

    Made of 10mm huon pine case all joined together with 4mm dowels, and...
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    Hey Beardy, it gets down to 5degC here some...

    Hey Beardy, it gets down to 5degC here some winter mornings. Our houses are not designed for the cold, more open plan to keep air moving in the heat. And we don’t have much in the way of cold weather...
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    Dog kennel insulation

    Hi all, we have a 15 yr old beagle cross that definitely feels the cold. So I covered his 12mm plywood kennel with offcuts of cell insulation material left over from our re-roofing last year, using...
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    Honing chisels on MDF

    Hello, I have tried to hone chisels with the green cutting / polishing compound rubbed on to MDF. The compound is like hard crayon, but leaves a bumpy and uneven distribution when rubbed on the MDF....
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    9mm of veneer and substrate, plus 2x 16mm...

    9mm of veneer and substrate, plus 2x 16mm Melamine platens either side =41mm
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    thanks ian, well spotted. The workpiece is...

    thanks ian, well spotted. The workpiece is actually 400 x 400 x 40 that needs veneering, hence the extra size bag to get it to fit :)
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    Thanks for this pointer, Richard. I got on to...

    Thanks for this pointer, Richard. I got on to Tech support at Sika, and they said if the plastic is Polyethylene or Polypropylene nothing will adhere to it . However if it is PVC you might look at...
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    Removing Inox MX4 lanolin from cast iron

    In the process of restoring an old, old plane, and got the upper sole lightly sandblasted. Came up well, so I immediately flooded it with a spray can ( blue top) of Inox MX4 lanolin to prevent any...
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    Glue for cafe type plastic PVc sheeting

    Hello, I want to make a 600 x 600mm vacuum press, and have purchased some 0.7mm thick clear plastic sheeting from Clark Rubber ( see here). It is 1200 x 600 and I want to fold it over and glue the...
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    Bevel down, Derek.. Just an ordinary old Stanley...

    Bevel down, Derek.. Just an ordinary old Stanley #4 plane
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    Hollow grind or flat bevel for plane blade

    Hello, I am hoping to get a new 2" wide Veritas PM-V11 blade with the Govt handout when it comes - got to keep the economy moving :)

    I normally set my plane blades at 30 degrees. What is the...
  15. Well done Brian, that is really exquisite....

    Well done Brian, that is really exquisite. Particularly like the way you resolved to make your escutcheon
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    Here is what a tiny sample of 10 yr old...

    Here is what a tiny sample of 10 yr old granddaughter's collection of stud type earrings looks like. She has hundreds, apparently

    470145470144
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    :haha2::lolol: And so revolting at the same...

    :haha2::lolol:

    And so revolting at the same time
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    You got it, Bob. I knew I had to get up early to...

    You got it, Bob. I knew I had to get up early to catch you guys out, so I decided to prank exactly 2 weeks before 1 April.
    It is actually a container for 20 pair of stud ear rings. Each ear ring has...
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    Pet cockroach travel box

    Made to the specifications of my 32 yr old daughter.
    Box dimensions 170 x 90 x 60H
    All timber 10mm thick Tasmanian Oak. Breathing holes plywood set in TO mitre frame
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    Thanks for the nice compliments and the timber,...

    Thanks for the nice compliments and the timber, Crocy. The biggest problem is how to do beautiful timber justice, so I am scrolling through lots of box books and websites for ideas. But it won't...
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    Classic !! :U

    Classic !! :U
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    Thanks for your initial encouragement and...

    Thanks for your initial encouragement and support, Brian, you definitely helped make it happen.Yes, I made it for a friend who used to work for me back in the 1980s, and who has always collected...
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    You are most welcome to do that, John

    You are most welcome to do that, John
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    Thanks Chief, but there is a bit of luck involved...

    Thanks Chief, but there is a bit of luck involved too, especially when you are trying to bookmatch the outer surfaces of boards that were 32mm apart in the original 4x4 post. The grain can change a...
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    Thanks Alex, I was actually aiming for a piston...

    Thanks Alex, I was actually aiming for a piston fit, and made the rear of the drawers lower than the other 3 sides, but found the drawers in the centre all jammed tight overnight. The 455mm high...
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    Silky oak antique collectors cabinet

    After 12 months of intermittent effort, this collectors cabinet is finally finished. Made mostly of Northern Silky Oak, the drawer fronts are all cut from a single 4” x 4” post, resawn into 16mm...
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    Best sawblade for cross cut grooves?

    Hello, I want to cut some 4mm wide flat bottomed grooves across a 60mm wide board.

    What is the best type of blade geometry to do this, one that slices the grain cleanly?

    ATB blades, although...
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    Hi WoodPixel, I am a great believer and user of...

    Hi WoodPixel, I am a great believer and user of Livos Kunos too. I think its main component is linseed oil..
    But this Tung stuff is for a set of drawers that a friend asked me to make, and she...
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    Speaking with Old Croc today, he tells me that...

    Speaking with Old Croc today, he tells me that Tassie Oak is quite oily like many Eucalypts and difficult to glue without cleaning the joint area first with a suitable solvent.

    Tried the FW help...
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    Does Tassie Oak absorb Tung Oil?

    Applied 2 coats of Feast Watson Tung Oil to Tasmanian Oak last Friday and Saturday, 24 hrs apart after sanding initially to 240grit, and wiping away excess oil after 30 minutes. Temperature 32 degC...
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    It was 100% humidity all last night, 11pm to 6am,...

    It was 100% humidity all last night, 11pm to 6am, so at 7am tried the drawers, and all moved freely. Whew !!
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    Got it !! Thanks Alex

    Got it !! Thanks Alex
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    Set the #5 plane to 3 thou shavings, and...

    Set the #5 plane to 3 thou shavings, and carefully trimmed the Tassie Oak sides to snugly fit in the carcase. This current atmosphere (wet season, days and nights of rain) should be the worst case...
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    Cause of problem found

    Thanks for the comforting thought, Geoff, good opportunity to get it right now and it won't ever jam tight again.

    I spent a lot of time getting it right in the first place, 25 thou gap between...
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    thanks for this, Alex, brought back memories. In...

    thanks for this, Alex, brought back memories. In the zone substations I used to design and build back in the day, we had 4" holes in the concrete floor for the high voltage cables to come up from...
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    Bad news - spoke too soon

    After 2 or 3 days of continuous rain, everything in the house seems damp, horrible humidity. And all the drawers in the collectors cabinet are jammed again :(:(:(:((:((:((
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    Goodness, you are a veritable font of...

    Goodness, you are a veritable font of information, Brian. And I thought I was doing well with my little collection :)
    Many thanks for doing this, I am sure I will find something that suits
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    Well, it is a full on wet season up here at the...

    Well, it is a full on wet season up here at the moment, very high humidity. I had made a 0.6mm gap i.e, 0.3mm either side of the drawers, and a vertical gap of 0.4mm between the drawer fronts, and...
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    I have surf the Internet and made a collection...

    I have surf the Internet and made a collection of pictures of boxes and wood styles which I think may be Art Deco style. Many of them are from Andrew Crawfords website. You can see them all here :...
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    Crikey, this is going to look pretty swish,...

    Crikey, this is going to look pretty swish, Richard. Probably a good idea to leave the centre island out, thanks
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    thanks Richard, well done!! Looks great. Did you...

    thanks Richard, well done!! Looks great. Did you build the foam up in layers glues together?

    I think now I will fit it in a box with a hinged lid, rather than in a box with a sliding lid. The...
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    Thanks for this advice Bob and double.d So far,...

    Thanks for this advice Bob and double.d
    So far, the nearest thing to the true Art Deco style I have found are some of the boxes by Andrew Crawford on his website (Slideshow) with the use of bold...
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    Boxes in the style of Art Deco

    Has anyone come across a good collection of boxes in the art deco style? Is there anything that defines art deco?
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    That bookcase and that marquetry is magnificent...

    That bookcase and that marquetry is magnificent !! Well done Alex, and many thanks for sharing the progress photos
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    Agree with Paul. Very interested in how to do the...

    Agree with Paul. Very interested in how to do the shape of the plane too
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    :whs:

    :whs:
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    All’s well with Doggie, according to the HTPAA,...

    All’s well with Doggie, according to the HTPAA, no bushfire damage to his farm but a lot of smoke
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    Just found some suitable 50gm silica gel packs at...

    Just found some suitable 50gm silica gel packs at silicagel.com.au
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    Little bewdy !!!

    Thanks for this, Alex, good thinking. I made a similar thing for my dado blade set a couple of years ago, works well. The sliding lid is vertical, with a horizontal threaded rod covered with conduit...
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    Where’s doggie?

    Hello, after I went in for heart surgery, I lost contact with doggie, our Titan Chisel expert. All attempts to contact him over the past couple of months have failed.
    Does anyone know where he is...
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