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    Thanks fellas:wink: Yesterday was delivery...

    Thanks fellas:wink:

    Yesterday was delivery day. It's taken a while with work and manflu gettin me down but finally we're done.

    First though I thought I'd mention a few tools and products I've...
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    It's been a bit hectic to try and finish it and...

    It's been a bit hectic to try and finish it and walk away. The table is a wedding gift and has to be delivered next Wednesday and thanks to work getting in the way I only have one more whole day to...
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    Haven't been to his site for ages until looking...

    Haven't been to his site for ages until looking at it now. But yeah, seen him on the forum sponsor list and will definitely check him out. Cheers.



    Hi Aaron, yeah I forgot to check out SCA,...
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    Thanks LGS, I'll look into that. I can only get...

    Thanks LGS, I'll look into that. I can only get up to 1500 locally but I haven't tried online. I've read that some boat builders may wet sand then buff to get dust and bugs off the final coat on...
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    I just realised those last two photos are from...

    I just realised those last two photos are from the prep for the final coat which after spraying and tipping with a brush to remove orange peel still produced a dusty result with brushstrokes.
    433862...
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    I looked it up after you posted and yeah, would...

    I looked it up after you posted and yeah, would love to visit there. The nearest thing I can think of here that would come close would be Sovereign Hill in Ballarat.


    Going back a fortnight,...
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    Ok I think I sorted it out. I had try something...

    Ok I think I sorted it out. I had try something because not all the wax had been removed, so I used some cutting compound then buffed with a cream cutnpolish, then hand polished with turtle wax and...
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    Seeking advice on tabletop finish

    I'm struggling to finish a tabletop. Short story is that it's been encapsulated in epoxy, then had six coats off gloss marine varnish, wet sanded, one more gloss varnish. The reason for that approach...
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    Tas Oak, that's cool. For some reason I thought...

    Tas Oak, that's cool. For some reason I thought it was going to be cypress but tassie oak will finish off much better I reckon. As for my canoe, thanks to two summers of algal blooms in the local...
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    :U We must be following the same paths Michael. I...

    :U We must be following the same paths Michael. I remember your excellent work bench thread from around the same time I did mine. We've both built a Matthias Wandel bandsaw, a Michael Storer canoe...
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    Luckily for me one half of that couple has taken...

    Luckily for me one half of that couple has taken on curing meats and Texan style BBQs as a hobby. Built himself one of those big round things you shove hickory and limbs of animals in and set alight....
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    :U Thanks artme. Fair enough, though...

    :U Thanks artme.



    Fair enough, though lessons learned. I've wanted to build smaller items of fine furniture for nearly 10years and but haven't been game enough. This table just had to be a...
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    Not at all Ian, I really appreciate it. I regret...

    Not at all Ian, I really appreciate it. I regret not doing a WIP as that way someone may have given me a precautionary warning or asked about what my plans were to attach legs. I've been doing a lot...
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    Thanks kidbee, geez I dunno about natural-born...

    Thanks kidbee, geez I dunno about natural-born woodworker, but ok I'll take it. LOL. Nah honestly, anyone could sand this timber and get the same reactions in my opinion. It has taken a lot of work I...
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    Hi cava, I may have used the wrong terminology...

    Hi cava, I may have used the wrong terminology here, maybe fairing boards would be the right term and 320 was just the grit size. They're just long boards that hold long lengths of sandpaper cut from...
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    On to the varnish. The legs and stretcher has...

    On to the varnish.

    The legs and stretcher has has had two coats but this is where I'm hopeless at finishing. I lack patience sometimes and whilst the legs look good the top of the stretcher...
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    One more shot of the under side that I couldn't...

    One more shot of the under side that I couldn't fit in the previous post.
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    Although I said I avoid pouring on the epoxy I decided to redo the legs by doing just that, damning the edges and...
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    Looking through the photos the first fit up of...

    Looking through the photos the first fit up of planks was on the 6th Nov last year and the next lot of pics is from the 20th March onward. I'd go broke doing this kind of thing fulltime.

    Anyway,...
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    Hi Ian, I posted over the top and missed your...

    Hi Ian, I posted over the top and missed your comments sorry.

    Thanks for the input. The junction between frame/legs and top was or has been a source of agony for sometime during the build. I...
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    Thanks Fence. Finish will be botecote epoxy then...

    Thanks Fence. Finish will be botecote epoxy then Fest and Watson marine varnish. I'm up to the point of one coat of varnish on the top and two on the legs. Hopefully with a quiet Sunday at work...
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    I'm in Griffith aldav. Honestly I had no idea...

    I'm in Griffith aldav. Honestly I had no idea I'd get this kind of result either. Speaking of breadboard ends, it's exactly where I got the idea after making a redgum and tassie oak board some time...
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    The next thing I did was trim the ends of the top...

    The next thing I did was trim the ends of the top to square the ends. I measured and scribed a mark across then used a straight edge parallel to the mark to butt against the base plate of the saw,...
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    It is really heavy and I'd love to know exact...

    It is really heavy and I'd love to know exact weight. I'm at finishing stages and trying to catch up with posts to where I'm up to now but it's funny thinking about the first dry-fit of the legs a...
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    Ironbark medieval/rectory dining table

    I've had this project since October last year when friends asked me about some old timber they wished to dress up a little and join together to make a rough outdoor table. What was described to me...
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    I had to do similar back in 2013. Although I was...

    I had to do similar back in 2013. Although I was trying to address a couple of areas where the epoxy was too thick and had cracked, I ended up stripping the lot including epoxy. I'm not suggesting...
  26. Another fascinating thread John. A couple of...

    Another fascinating thread John. A couple of questions for you...

    I'm curious as to what kind of lead time is involved from stacking to market, particularly for the eucalypts. Do you air dry the...
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    Hi Pat, I burnt out a motor in my makita TS ...

    Hi Pat, I burnt out a motor in my makita TS https://www.woodworkforums.com/f153/fried-ts-motor-194245#post1861043 and found parts at toolspareparts.com.au
    Don't know if they sell to NZ but I had a...
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    That's pretty cool Bob. I've never considered...

    That's pretty cool Bob. I've never considered lopro chains except I do use a Stihl lopro on a little top handled GMC lopping saw that was given to me. I'd usually turn my nose up at all things GMC...
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    Hi bittenyakka, firstly ignore my "pictures...

    Hi bittenyakka, firstly ignore my "pictures please" thing on the first post. I clicked like then clicked again because I didn't think it worked. Now I can't undo it.

    Anyway, regarding bars I've...
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    Sticky: Really interesting read John. Whilst I thought I...

    Really interesting read John. Whilst I thought I had some idea of the waste and effort involved to get a clean plank to market it's enlightening to have some numbers thrown in to the mix to break...
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    Agreed dai sensei. I get the stuff from near...

    Agreed dai sensei. I get the stuff from near Dubbo NSW and it's a bit hit and miss in regards to whether the timber is clear of bugs or not regardless if I cut the tree down green or pick up a dead...
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    Congratulations Robert, it looks fantastic. I...

    Congratulations Robert, it looks fantastic. I haven't touched mine over winter. I just need rigging, a sail, rudder hardware and trailer. Same list as months ago but it's been too wet and cold and I...
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    Holy cow I just saw the price of those. They look...

    Holy cow I just saw the price of those. They look and sound excellent but I'd never be able to justify the cost of some of the premium masks like that.

    The Resp-o-rator is below. Like I said,...
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    I went through a similar search a few years ago...

    I went through a similar search a few years ago to find a suitable mask or solution whilst respraying a car and found a razor was the only option. However, fast forward to more recent times for...
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    Looking good so far. I'd imagine you'll be in the...

    Looking good so far. I'd imagine you'll be in the water before summer's end.
  36. New Listing I was looking at the thumbnail of the second pic...

    I was looking at the thumbnail of the second pic and couldn't workout why someone would attach a slab to a steel I beam on the ceiling! :U

    FWIW thunders I really like the effect since I first saw...
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    Seasoning mallee root burr?

    Quick question, what do I do with the two half slabs to season them? Most of what I've read refer to bowl and pen blanks whereas these two slabs are over 3' on the straight edge and 5" thick to allow...
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    Last update for today. In late April with...

    Last update for today.

    In late April with varnishing the interior underway, I set about adding sifted sand to the floor to add a non skid surface after seeing this blog

    Sailing a Dutch Goat...
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    Oarlocks

    As much as I'd love the look of polished bronze oarlocks I didn't want to shell out for a good set. I saw scooterpontus use thole pins in his build which was the first time I'd heard of them. Ever...
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    Oars

    Progress has been slow but has been continuous since the last post. Stugoats is ready for the water or has been for a couple of weeks, for rowing at least. Final varnish is on the boat and cured,...
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    So glad you posted that Derek. I stumbled upon it...

    So glad you posted that Derek. I stumbled upon it last year whilst looking up coopering vids and couldn't find it again. Fascinating stuff. It's funny too to see the power drill used for drilling...
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    Slow progress. I don't mind sanding bare wood but...

    Slow progress. I don't mind sanding bare wood but sanding epoxy is just horrible. I'm trying to leave expletives out here. I went through loads of random orbital pads and detail sander pads,...
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    That's so true. You've given me the kick I need...

    That's so true. You've given me the kick I need this morning to put down the iPad, slurp my coffee down and get back to sanding and try and finish my goat!
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    I'll second what Theodora said. Whilst I'm...

    I'll second what Theodora said. Whilst I'm nearing completion of my goat I'm yet to shape and finish the centreboard, rudder and spars. Although I had intended to do them first months beforehand, I...
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    Coating the interior

    Man that's so true, so many faded blue ones around here..

    The past week or so saw the goat flipped in prep for encapsulating the interior which I managed myself by rolling it on saw horses...
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    Painting the hull 2

    I had always planned on adding blue to the hull, the same as I used on my Eureka but in the end I saw orange during a supply run to the engineering place and bought a can. I can't think of any orange...
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    Painting the hull 1

    I've done a lot of reading over the past few years relating to paint systems, most of which I've forgotten. I've far less experience with painting, a lot of which I've forgotten too, but boy this has...
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    I'm going to dread capsizing. Of the couple of...

    I'm going to dread capsizing. Of the couple of videos showing the GIS capsize, the one that surprised me was from Dan Walker I think where after rowing the GIS into shore with mast in, sail down and...
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    Reading that made me chuckle cos it makes me...

    Reading that made me chuckle cos it makes me wonder how I'll go. I haven't sailed since I was a teen in the late 80s but I'll definitely be taking a kid or two as ballast, and if I do capsize I can...
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    That's awsome poit, congratulations.

    That's awsome poit, congratulations.
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