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  1. Thread: Redbox

    by rustynail
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    Red Box is a very versatile timber. Durable,...

    Red Box is a very versatile timber. Durable, hard, interlocking grain. Makes good fence posts, fire wood, maul heads, mallet heads, chisel handles and the list goes on. If an impact resistant timber...
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    Aiding and abetting.

    Aiding and abetting.
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    Sticky: Sun bake.

    Sun bake.
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    N.S.W. I'm good for $200.

    I'm good for $200.
  5. QUEENSLAND Would you consider $45 on the Fujikawa chisel?

    Would you consider $45 on the Fujikawa chisel?
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    I guess that is up to the purchaser. I made a...

    I guess that is up to the purchaser.
    I made a dinning room suit for a family whose place I was milling on. One log yielded a lead ball in one of the slabs. The owner told me of a story going round...
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    Probably old springboard notches. Double spring...

    Probably old springboard notches. Double spring boards were often used at height as a safety precaution, particularly in soft timber species.
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    I have two kids , both had the dubious pleasure...

    I have two kids , both had the dubious pleasure of my instruction. The son was no problem but my daughter was not so fortunate. To help her overcome her difficulties (probably her father) we employed...
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    I would avoid wide boards when a butt joint is...

    I would avoid wide boards when a butt joint is required. Narrower strips will remain more stable. Glue up boards as one long piece and then cut the mitre joint angles to retain grain match as close...
  10. Moisture content may not be suitable to the...

    Moisture content may not be suitable to the location. Check with a non invasive moisture meter.
    Unequal surface finishing between top and bottom face may cause cupping. Particularly with backsawn...
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    Wide end towards the blade. This prevents the...

    Wide end towards the blade. This prevents the hoop digging into the handle and causing splitting.
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    Sticky: Ask the Leyland Brothers.

    Ask the Leyland Brothers.
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    Sticky: Mixo.

    Mixo.
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    9.5

    9.5
  15. "Original." I haven't tried the others.

    "Original." I haven't tried the others.
  16. Thread: Bowed Table

    by rustynail
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    On the concave side. The cells on this side have...

    On the concave side. The cells on this side have shrunk more than the convex side. Moisture replacement will help re expand the shrunken cells.
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    Sticky: Mg.

    Mg.
  18. Thread: Bowed Table

    by rustynail
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    Concave. You are trying to expand the shrunken...

    Concave. You are trying to expand the shrunken cells of the timber.
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    Sticky: What do you call a faulty spirit level? Bubble...

    What do you call a faulty spirit level?
    Bubble Dumb.
  20. We don't use other cooking sprays for that...

    We don't use other cooking sprays for that reason. Just Pure and Simple. The lightest spray does the job.
  21. Pure and Simple cooking spray makes an excellent...

    Pure and Simple cooking spray makes an excellent release agent between most glues and metal. A light spray on clamps before use and nothing sticks to them.
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    Yes, I remember now! They used to have a thin...

    Yes, I remember now! They used to have a thin spanner to fit. Will be hard to find as others have asked for them on the Forum. May be quicker to just grind down an old spanner to 4mm.
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    The arbor needs to be locked in this situation....

    The arbor needs to be locked in this situation. There should be a locking pin on the arbor, to the right of the blade. I'm not sure about the older models, they may have a hole through the table to...
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    Sticky: Two

    Two
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    Sticky: glutton.

    glutton.
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    Sticky: Pushy.

    Pushy.
  27. The sizes you are suggesting are well under the...

    The sizes you are suggesting are well under the normal dimensions for a timber paneled door. Particularly if you are intending to mould and rebate the edges. 38mm thick is pretty much the standard...
  28. N.S.W. PM sent.

    PM sent.
  29. N.S.W. Im good for $500.

    Im good for $500.
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    Sticky: Has been.

    Has been.
  31. Wax the fence as well.

    Wax the fence as well.
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    Tight rugby wins international games. That's why...

    Tight rugby wins international games. That's why England is were they are. You can't score points without the ball. When you've got it, keep it.
    When you haven't, get it. Rugby is hard work. To be...
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    Sticky: Incoming.

    Incoming.
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    Do you think the carpet samples may have been a...

    Do you think the carpet samples may have been a bit too flash for him?
    Always hard losing a mate.
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    N.S.W. PM sent.

    PM sent.
  36. This is a common problem with soft timbers like...

    This is a common problem with soft timbers like cedars. The trick is a super slick table surface and then a waxing. You may need to buff your table surfaces to create the slickness required, a scotch...
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    The end stickers should be as close to the end as...

    The end stickers should be as close to the end as possible. Preferably right at the end of the boards to help stop rapid moisture loss which causes end splitting. Stickers should be no more than...
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    N.S.W. Hi Andy, If the hose is still available I'll...

    Hi Andy,
    If the hose is still available I'll take it.
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    Those stickers are way too far in from the ends.

    Those stickers are way too far in from the ends.
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    I used to adjust my old X31 using a straight edge...

    I used to adjust my old X31 using a straight edge and paper for both the saw sliding table and the jointer tables. Works fine.
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    A.C.T. Gmoss Is the draw knife spoken for? If not I...

    Gmoss
    Is the draw knife spoken for? If not I will take it, subject to price.
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    Finishing teak requires some special treatment,...

    Finishing teak requires some special treatment, as Skew has already mentioned. If the oil content in the wood is not taken into consideration the end result will often be less than desirable. An oil...
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    A finger hole through the base of the cabinet at...

    A finger hole through the base of the cabinet at mid span of each draw. Holes needs to be just large enough to allow finger action to move the drawer forward enough to then use the top edge of the...
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    Being a trafficable roof gives you some extra...

    Being a trafficable roof gives you some extra load capacity. Mind you, too much load and it becomes a non trafficable roof. May be a good idea to lower bench top to the floor if you need to go onto...
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    I could lend you a two man crosscut. Silent but...

    I could lend you a two man crosscut. Silent but deadly. Would be some nice grain in that log.
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    Check the blade connection and shaft. The looser,...

    Check the blade connection and shaft. The looser, the worse it will track. A smooth running, tight tolerance jigsaw is a pleasure. The loose as a goose, rattle like a child's toy variety have a mind...
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    Sticky: Speck

    Speck
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    We used to use potato bags.

    We used to use potato bags.
  49. Thread: Hydro timber

    by rustynail
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    When I was a young fella, I used to work for an...

    When I was a young fella, I used to work for an old boat builder in the school holidays. His boat shed was built over the water on piers. Hanging from the floor joists were pieces of timber "wet...
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    Sticky: Horizontal refrigerator.

    Horizontal refrigerator.
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