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    My opinion - I think Woodtryerís suggestion is a...

    My opinion - I think Woodtryerís suggestion is a good one :2tsup:

    Brian
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    Hi Joe, I think it depends on the strength of...

    Hi Joe,

    I think it depends on the strength of your shellac. I just wing it. I take a small amount of shellac in a container and add Indian ink drop by drop, testing as I go. It doesn't seem to...
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    Hi Joe, Just spotted this. What I do is mix a...

    Hi Joe,

    Just spotted this. What I do is mix a little Indian Ink (shellac-based from the local art supplies shop) into my shellac. Makes a lovely black shellac. You can buy ďblack shellacĒ, of...
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    Oops. Hit “thanks for pics” by mistake, ...

    Oops. Hit “thanks for pics” by mistake,

    Bushwalker - I don’t know what fixes you’ve tried, but I’d check:

    1. Is the blade properly tensioned, i.e. does it give a high note when plucked like a...
  5. Thread: Sawstop

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    Our Shed bought a Sawstop around four years ago....

    Our Shed bought a Sawstop around four years ago. In the first year we had two cartridges fire spontaneously. We contacted SS - hereís their reply:

    ďWe definitely want to get the two brakes back...
  6. Thread: 20Ē Scroll Saw

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    SOUTH AUST A simply brilliant buy for QVACK....

    A simply brilliant buy for QVACK. Congratulations!

    Best regards,

    Brian
  7. Thread: 3 men on a boat

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    Oooooh - I'd make a comment on that horrible joke...

    Oooooh - I'd make a comment on that horrible joke but it'd be an inflammatory remark.........

    Brian
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    Hello Joe, I'd call this a musical instrument...

    Hello Joe,

    I'd call this a musical instrument box latch but who knows :)

    Ian Hawthorne sells these - see Sliding Button Catch (Brass) ~ Box Hinges | Side Rail Hinges | Brass Box Hinges
    ...
  9. Thread: Sassafras Box

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    Meant to say. There are differing views about...

    Meant to say. There are differing views about single-sided veneering. Some folk suggest it causes an imbalance in how the two sides of the panel absorb moisture so the panel warps. Other say no.
    ...
  10. Thread: Sassafras Box

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    +1 for what Double D said!To get a decent...

    +1 for what Double D said!To get a decent bookmatch on the table saw Iíd sandwich the two veneers between some 3 or 4mm MDF then keep some pressure on the top piece of MDF as I ran it through the...
  11. Thread: PVA or Epoxy

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    Chris, I use epoxy in these situations: *...

    Chris,

    I use epoxy in these situations:

    * when I need a gap filling glue
    * when the glue is to be tinted
    * when the piece is constantly exposed to water, and
    * when I want a rigid bond, e.g....
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    Hi Richard, Mostly TB2 or TB3. Sometimes...

    Hi Richard,

    Mostly TB2 or TB3. Sometimes Sellys Aquadhere. Never had a failure with any of these.

    TB Extend when itís a complex glue-up that needs more open time.

    For a rigid bond laminating...
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    Hi Joe, If it is only the first pass that is...

    Hi Joe,

    If it is only the first pass that is getting sticky Iíd guess that there was too much shellac on the rubber.
    Iím no expert, but these guidelines work for me:

    * Rubber made from worn...
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    Thatíll do it every time :U

    Thatíll do it every time :U
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    Joe, If the shellac was still soft after a...

    Joe,

    If the shellac was still soft after a couple of days my first question would be how old is the shellac? Once mixed shellac gets old it doesnít dry properly. Neilís product has a ďuse byĒ...
  16. Thread: TKS 80 ebs set

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    Thanks, Skeetas. Yes, the TKS EBS has the same...

    Thanks, Skeetas.

    Yes, the TKS EBS has the same accessories (sliding auxiliary table, mitre gauge, fence, extension tables) as the CS EBS so mitres and crosscuts are all catered for but I still...
  17. Thread: TKS 80 ebs set

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    Hi Skeetas, Sorry I canít answer your...

    Hi Skeetas,

    Sorry I canít answer your question, but wanted to make a comment on the saw. I use its predecessor the CS50EBS and find it very accurate for fine work. I was hanging out to upgrade to...
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    Yessir! 20 days according to the Hard Shellac...

    Yessir! 20 days according to the Hard Shellac page on ubeaut.com.au:

    ĒAfter shellac has been dissolved in ethanol* it is possible to introduce additives that cause the shellac to cross link after...
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    CK, i could sit and gaze at that figure all...

    CK,

    i could sit and gaze at that figure all day. I think youíll have one very happy friend!

    Brian
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    Joe, if youíre getting pooling you have waay too...

    Joe, if youíre getting pooling you have waay too much shellac in the rubber/pad. If you tap the rubber on your inner wrist it should feel damp not wet. See earlier post about pressing on clean paper...
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    Thanks, Neil - can’t get better information than...

    Thanks, Neil - can’t get better information than that - straight from the master!

    I buy IMS from Timbecon, where I also buy Hard Shellac :U

    Thanks again,

    Brian
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    Hi Joe, I guess most finishes have a bit of a...

    Hi Joe,

    I guess most finishes have a bit of a learning curve - I certainly had my moments with shellac! I spent a lot of time reading up, watching local polishers and finally spent a few days with...
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    A year or so I moved over to DuckDuckGo on all my...

    A year or so I moved over to DuckDuckGo on all my devices. Absolutely no regrets and I do a lot of searches every day. :2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

    Brian
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    Hello Joe, Greetings from newly-released...

    Hello Joe,

    Greetings from newly-released Melbourne!

    The shellac gets sticky as the surface builds up on the project, particularly if you donít keep the rubber moving, or have too much shellac...
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    Welcome SuburbMom! Your husband is correct -...

    Welcome SuburbMom!

    Your husband is correct - lots of friendly helpful folk here. If youíre looking at making toys Iíd recommend looking at the Toymaking section on this site especially. There are...
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    Hi Damienol, Yes. There is another YT video by...

    Hi Damienol,

    Yes. There is another YT video by Peter Parfitt (New Brit Workshop) in which he compares Osmo applied with three different white non-abrasive pads - one Scotchbright, one Beartex and...
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    Itís a shame you guys havenít had success with...

    Itís a shame you guys havenít had success with Osmo PolyX. Iíve been using it for years and love it.

    My early mistakes were around putting the finish on too heavily. Osmo really does need to go on...
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    RSD, Mineís not a CT table, but the plate does...

    RSD,

    Mineís not a CT table, but the plate does sit below the level of the table until I adjust the levelling screws around the edge of the plate to bring it flush.

    Regards,

    Brian
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Hi Adam, This may not apply to your situation,...

    Hi Adam,

    This may not apply to your situation, but may I suggest you also consider a unit with the same 6Ē belt but a 12Ē disc rather than the 9Ē? My experience is that the 12Ē disc gives much...
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    Great result, Paul! Iím sure your customer is...

    Great result, Paul! Iím sure your customer is feeling very good too :)

    Brian
  31. Hi Neil, Itís a bit confusing I agree. Fisch...

    Hi Neil,

    Itís a bit confusing I agree. Fisch make TWO sets that look the same. One is a ďstandardĒ set and the other is a ďprofessionalĒ set. See Fisch website: FISCH-Tools — Ultimate drilling...
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    Hi Paul, The top in each case was glued onto...

    Hi Paul,

    The top in each case was glued onto the top of the sides then veneered over. In fairness I have seen old boxes like this that have had the top come adrift, just not the ones that have...
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    Alan, Two excellent replies above so not much...

    Alan,

    Two excellent replies above so not much to add.

    if your top panel is solid wood you can get a feel for itís potential expansion/contraction by looking at the Wood Shrinkage Calculator...
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    I’ve switched to using Abranet more than Festool...

    I’ve switched to using Abranet more than Festool papers. I’ve not had a problem with the curlies (hmm-perhaps I could have expressed that better) but then I always finish to at least 240.
    My setup...
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    TTIT, Iím with Powderpost on this. For...

    TTIT,

    Iím with Powderpost on this. For something the size of a box with straightforward flat surfaces Iíd normally use Titebond (any variety) or Aquadhere. Or hide glue. Iíve never had a veneer...
  36. I have the 25 piece Fisch set from Axminster. The...

    I have the 25 piece Fisch set from Axminster. The drill set covers a diameter range from 1 to 13mm in 0.5mm steps. Sizes 1mm to 2.5mm are standard twist drills, the rest are brad point:


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    Duplicated post deleted.

    Duplicated post deleted.
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    Great results, Paul! Not difficult to see why...

    Great results, Paul!

    Not difficult to see why they are so popular. The resin seems to work so well on these boxes, much better than on tables somehow. They’d lend themselves to being named like...
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    Really nice work, htl. Way above my skill level....

    Really nice work, htl. Way above my skill level. Thanks for sharing. How long have you been scrolling?

    :2tsup:

    Brian
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    Richard, Iím late to the party but side by...

    Richard,

    Iím late to the party but side by side :)

    Brian
  41. Colt (German made) argue that their HSS 5 Star...

    Colt (German made) argue that their HSS 5 Star brad point drills are sharper and cut cleaner than TCT bits:
    Colt Five Star brad point wood drill bits - Made in Germany - YouTube

    I use Fisch bits...
  42. Neil T, Carbitool is owned by Sutton (2018). ...

    Neil T,

    Carbitool is owned by Sutton (2018).

    Brian
  43. Thread: Medal box

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    Hi Richard, A lovely box and I like the clean...

    Hi Richard,

    A lovely box and I like the clean understated effect that will allow the medals to be the star of the show rather than the box. If it were my box I wouldnít be using a knob or lift of...
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    Hi Jacques, Nice box - if itís Tassie...

    Hi Jacques,

    Nice box - if itís Tassie Blackwood thatís one of my favourite woods (other than the damn splinters it gives me). Look forward to seeing what you do with this.

    These old chisels...
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    Good to have another boxmaker on board,...

    Good to have another boxmaker on board, Vintage111. Welcome.

    Look forward to seeing your projects on the Box Making forum :U

    Regards,

    Brian
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    Thanks for sharing the build, Alex. I love...

    Thanks for sharing the build, Alex.

    I love the Aussie Cedar and Cherry combination. Wonder what it would look like with sycamore?

    Very helpful to follow the various stages and not just see...
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    Iíd much prefer to buy locally and pay a bit more...

    Iíd much prefer to buy locally and pay a bit more to help keep the local chaps in business. However, when I priced the two Starrett combination squares together recently prices were:

    LNA: $A504...
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    Hi Lee roy, Hegner, the german brand, make...

    Hi Lee roy,

    Hegner, the german brand, make some lovely scroll saws. I have one and we also have one at our Menís Shed.
    Very well built and relatively quiet, Hegner machines have a strong...
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    Derek, I bought a flitch of AHM fairly...

    Derek,

    I bought a flitch of AHM fairly recently from Briggs Veneers in Sydney. They rolled it and posted. No problem.

    Best regards,

    Brian
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    ďThe second pair of cuts is made starting with...

    ďThe second pair of cuts is made starting with the box against the stop. These are the cuts where there is a danger of chipping out.Ē

    I havenít tried this yet, but lowering the box onto the cutter...
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