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    Secretary silky oak desk clean up

    Outside of the reconstruction of the rear Queen Anne legs I have to clean off the old brown shellac to reveal the silky oak. Doing this by wetting with mentholated spirits and the scrubbing with...
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    I took all the legs off and decided to dismantle...

    I took all the legs off and decided to dismantle the loose good ones to clean and glue them. I think they will be the basis of making suitable clamping system first. I suspect I will end up making...
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    Hi droog, Just to let you know the new owner was...

    Hi droog, Just to let you know the new owner was delighted to get the original leadlight that I had replaced with glass. He gets to use the cupboard now in his kitchen but can have the leadlight...
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    Old bevel mirrors new life idea

    I picked a small old mirror and frame up out of a farm bonfire thinking I could maybe reuse it with a dresser top I had minus the mirror and frame. Different wood under the dark brown crusty BLO (?)...
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    Happy to report this sold with in minutes of...

    Happy to report this sold with in minutes of posting on line to someone from a drought affected area so I'm glad it was so cheap It's returning to an old kitchen where a bigger unit wouldn't fit. The...
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    Desk SO drop front legs for repair

    Picking this unit up tomorrow but think this will be my greatest challenge yet. Has anyone experience with repairing legs like this?

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    It's been too long but I finally cut some old...

    It's been too long but I finally cut some old glass. So the damaged leadlight removed (mainly because so much was missing) and clear float glass inserted. Finally I broke down and actually bought...
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    I like what you are saying and now think I will...

    I like what you are saying and now think I will pass the other leadlight onto the new owner when it's sold. For now it has helped learn a lot ready for the bigger ones. Haven't found it easy to get...
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    Door panels replaced and new locks installed....

    Door panels replaced and new locks installed. Time to cut some glass for the top and then final close in the bottom sides.
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    Near enough is not good enough. The door plyboard...

    Near enough is not good enough. The door plyboard panels lifted and so SWMBO said it had to be replaced. Tried the mallet but finally learnt to reverse the panel clamps and use to expand doors...
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    Veranda coffee time table

    I picked this table up for $5 as a throw out item. It was very scruffy and had a split in the middle. To date I cleaned down the metal base and painted with gloss black. The the top was stripper. For...
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    Filing cabinet 6 drawer

    Visited a property yesterday not realising they were clearing everything off the property ready for the bulldozers to come through. The shed had been bought down in a hurry with everything still in...
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    Thank you very much Auscab. So many things I've...

    Thank you very much Auscab. So many things I've seen now make sense. Hopefully I can find something in it one day.
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    Carved picture frame - early Australian

    I was offered this a while ago and now would like to clean , protect and use. I'm looking for advice on safely cleaning the frame and then how to protect. I would really like to use Danish oil but...
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    Needed to replace some screws before getting to...

    Needed to replace some screws before getting to lock up stage. The long hinges for the top were off and rusty when I got it so that is another area to clean. Finally got a records player installed. I...
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    Oiled with Tung Oil 1st round 1 Side 2 Top...

    Oiled with Tung Oil 1st round

    1 Side
    2 Top RHS
    3 Top LHS
    4 Door
    5 Door
    6 Overall (with out doors
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    Sanded state 1 Side 2 Legs 3 Side 4 Top 5...

    Sanded state
    1 Side
    2 Legs
    3 Side
    4 Top
    5 Top door

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    Sideboard Starkey and Christoe

    We've had this one over a year and I wasn't planning to touch it until I mastered stripping veneers. Well it was time and I learnt it was not a veneer. It was an ugly brown duckling to me. After a...
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    All my painting did was to highlight the terrible...

    All my painting did was to highlight the terrible mess on the wood. I sanded it back again. Painting was easier and nicer on the properly sanded surfaces. Two layers of paint and then satin clear to...
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    You are right a visitor was telling me it was a...

    You are right a visitor was telling me it was a linen cupboard board looking at the missing inside parts I can see it was really a cupboard. Thanks for making me look closer. Cheers,
  22. Thread: Unknown part?

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    Thank you. Now I realise when I got it :)

    Thank you. Now I realise when I got it :)
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    Couldn't leave the harsh scratches alone so back...

    Couldn't leave the harsh scratches alone so back to basics and stripped it properly on the front.
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    Silly me. 461015

    Silly me.
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  25. Thread: Unknown part?

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    Unknown part?

    Hi,
    In cleaning through my shed I have found this and really confused by what it came off. A lot of my equipment was taken at one stage and this may belong to some of it. Can you help me identify...
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    Barley twist table

    Bought this table some time ago and just stripped the brown paint of the top and then sealed it. Today we have moved it into the house for eating in the kitchen. Can anyone help me identify the wood...
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    Cleaned first by scraping and then some sanding....

    Cleaned first by scraping and then some sanding. Sealing with Danish oil. Panels going back in ready to have cover at back installed. While the mirror is in this is where it will stop while I work on...
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    Upcycle old linen cupboard

    This was done to prove that old furniture that may seem ugly today can be nice again and have a new life. I took this away to help clear someone's shed for more interesting things. I offered it to...
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    Slow but there is progress. I have taken scrap...

    Slow but there is progress. I have taken scrap pine and been cutting down very thin strips to secure the panels and mirror.

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    You're welcome I finally sold my saw just...

    You're welcome I finally sold my saw just recently to a carpenter.
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    Not to upset at the colours but learning about so...

    Not to upset at the colours but learning about so many mistakes. Each of these I have stripped putty (or whatever other name) off has revealed so many harsh scratches.

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    I checked the bronze out and a bit expensive for...

    I checked the bronze out and a bit expensive for this little one but may be used for the better quality ones if I don't go for the original holy sheet.
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    Fresh mint green chalk paint is going onto the...

    Fresh mint green chalk paint is going onto the panels. The frame work is getting an enamel cream. The doors will probably get a lemon matching the original interior. For the damaged / missing...
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    Kitchen cabinet small with leadlight

    Picked this little kitchen cabinet from a lady who brought it up from Sydney over 20 years ago. Sadly the missing leadlight pieces were not included so a different plan is coming together based on...
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    Thanks Luke that's a big help. You've really...

    Thanks Luke that's a big help. You've really understood what I was wanting to achieve in looks and protecting it. I have always gone for one or the other and never thought about the 2 so I'll be...
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    Progressing with gentle dismantling and cleaning....

    Progressing with gentle dismantling and cleaning. Even found the mirror makers mark.

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    Red cedar round table

    I picked this up last week. It is 4' round and 1" thick. It was covered in white paint but this is it with the paint removed from the top. It looks to me like it was 2 mirror pieces put together. I...
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    De-silvered mirror question

    Just a question has there been successful attempts to place new mirror behind old mirror glass to make it like the original item? I have a bevelled mirror that has lost 95% of the silver and was...
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    Cleaning of wood and mirror has started ...

    Cleaning of wood and mirror has started

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    That's a good question because I thought I just...

    That's a good question because I thought I just saw some copper but I definitely see specks of rust. Can you get copper plated steel sheet from then?
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    Side board mirror top recovery

    Hi,
    I'm starting the cleaning of this unit top reseal and use again. I'm looking for advice on cleaning the pressed metal ready for sealing again. Also would appreciate any information on what the...
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    If I couldn't find something original then I was going to try the Men's shed as we have a shed full of new equipment coming soon and a mill and lathe are amongst the equipment. But your idea may be...
  43. Yes, that's correct Rob. I found similar ones for...

    Yes, that's correct Rob. I found similar ones for sale in the USA but just not the same. May be another of my 2 year hunting jobs :)
  44. Thank you the catalogue is excellent. I couldn't...

    Thank you the catalogue is excellent. I couldn't find the pieces but may contact. Thank you :)
  45. Thank you Chris I had forgotten them. No luck...

    Thank you Chris I had forgotten them. No luck from what I could see.
  46. Filing cabinet drawer rod brass knurled heads hunt

    Finally found an old filing cabinet to match some of my older desks. This one was going into the ground before being rescued so has suffered some scratches. My problem is I want to find some...
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    Repair and new finish for veneer - advice?

    Hi, I normally clean and re finish solid wood but this is a veneer I would like to do well. I believe English oak. I was thinking to try stripping by using a scraper. Cleaning would be using...
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    Hospital bed workbench upgrade

    I've used this bed for a while with another undersized board to support things while I sand and paint them.

    Now I want to use it for actual woodwork. I thought about building a bench to go over...
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    Current table height is 86cm (34"). My small one...

    Current table height is 86cm (34"). My small one has table height of 106cm (-42"). This is very heavy even without motor so I may have to limit trying to lift it too much. Now I can see the motor...
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    I think you are right and probably the way I have...

    I think you are right and probably the way I have to go. Just want to try and make it mobile.
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