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  1. Thread: Padauk

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    I have use it to make a lot of tongue drums. It...

    I have use it to make a lot of tongue drums.
    It take a Danish oil well and polishes to a glass finish.

    It must be a very tight grain because it wants to kick back when sawing on the tablesaw and...
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    Very clever. I must need more red wine.

    Very clever.

    I must need more red wine.
  3. HEADS UP Looking forward to it again Greg. I am sure I...

    Looking forward to it again Greg.

    I am sure I have room in my driveway for another delivery?
  4. Thread: Circles?

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    I sympathise Russ. I have never been able to get...

    I sympathise Russ. I have never been able to get my 16" H&F bandsaw to run true no matter what I adjust.
    Now I cut freehand like you would with a scroll saw.

    A jig for the router is my choice for...
  5. It looks like no one knows. I found a lot of...

    It looks like no one knows.

    I found a lot of information about shrinkage from Green to Air dry, but nothing useful about annual movement once it was air dry.

    I work on 5% based on experience...
  6. Thread: Surprise!

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    That is coming up very nicely. But gees, it...

    That is coming up very nicely.

    But gees, it certainly looks like a hard piece of dry, brittle timber.
    You are going to love getting back to the Red Cedar after you finish this project.
  7. Thanks Crowie. I was wondering if you got the...

    Thanks Crowie.
    I was wondering if you got the Tongue drum finished.
    My two year old grand daughter still finds her drum amongst other toys and plays it.

    Good to see you briefly Fletty. Thanks...
  8. Thanks Dimithri Really glad you enjoyed it. ...

    Thanks Dimithri

    Really glad you enjoyed it.

    Scally
  9. Drums at the Wood show

    This was my first time exhibiting and running workshops at Sydney.

    I have been going to the shows for many years and like many others was concerned they would disappear.
    A couple of years ago...
  10. It is amazing how our eyes glaze over when we see...

    It is amazing how our eyes glaze over when we see a spectacular piece of timber.
    In the back of your mind you know it is going to be painful to work with but all you can see is a shiny piece of...
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    Shed Lights

    Thanks Fletty

    I save so much money listening to you!!

    I have the 60cm x 60cm above my workbench and smaller downlights for the rest of the shed.

    The big panel is very good. Lots of light and...
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    Fletty I already have a place full of old junk....

    Fletty I already have a place full of old junk. Why would I pay for more?

    But I am happy to check out any items you might be interested in.
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    Workshop Tongue drums

    I did see your name in the book Shane.
    Sorry I didn't get a chance to say hello but thanks for grabbing a Kit.

    Saturday was manic. Hopefully your drum will look like some of the finished ones...
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    Thanks for dropping By

    A big thanks to all you who dropped by and had a chance to say hello.

    Getting ready was hectic as I had a Boutique Timber Auction, African Drumming week long camp and a heap of stuff to get ready...
  15. HEADS UP Boutique adventurers

    Good catching up with Boutique Timbers family and Alex and Fletty.
    Just a shame they kept bidding against me.

    Luckily I know I can call and get the timber I missed out on at the auction.

    I'm...
  16. HEADS UP You would be amazed with some of the bargains...

    You would be amazed with some of the bargains WoodPixel.

    I think the Zebrano was around $100 for a slab 3m x 400cm x 25mm last year.

    If you miss the one you are after there is sure be other...
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    African Drum Making at Illawarra Festival of Wood

    I was invited to demonstrate how I make Africa Drrums/Djembes, at the Festival last year.

    It was a great weekend with good crowds of friendly people.

    This year I'll have Djembes, Cajons and...
  18. HEADS UP Looking forward to seeing you and the crew again...

    Looking forward to seeing you and the crew again this year Greg.

    It is impressive seeing so much great timber laid out around the Recreation Ground.
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    Real Workshop pic

    Here is a pic of my pergola and shed.

    The timber is a mixture of hardwoods.

    Shed posts are 300mm x 300mm
    Pergola posts are 200mm x 200mm. Front and back beams are 300mm x 100mm.

    Shed is 6m...
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    Post and Beam experience

    Hi Dom
    I went through a similar process a few years ago to build my shed and pergola.

    I think,just like you, the first things I made were a pair of sawhorses and a big mallet.

    My tools were...
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    Enjoy the new challenges

    Enjoy the new challenges
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    You are in a nice part of the world if you like...

    You are in a nice part of the world if you like cool winters.

    I think I did a similar thing with my bench. Either did the breadboard ends with a track saw or router. Then screwed large coach screw...
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    You guys are amazing. Well done.

    You guys are amazing.
    Well done.
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    Have you moved again? Always fun making a...

    Have you moved again?

    Always fun making a workbench. Yours looks very handy.
    Good work with the hand tools but I have a spare router if you want to borrow it.
    While you are in Newcastle I...
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    Purpleheart supplies

    The attached pic is from the Trend stand at the Sydney wood show a couple of years ago.

    I'd suggest you see if you can find rough sawn boards which should be a lot cheaper than the dressed prices...
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    ROS choices and Sandpaper

    You guys will love the Festool sander.

    I have the 150/5 and the 150/3 ( this one is so old it is Festo).
    Both bought from Ideal Tools and Anthony has always provided excellent service.
    ...
  27. Thread: Drum sander

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    WANTED:VIC Thanks Matt I haven't spoken to them yet but I...

    Thanks Matt
    I haven't spoken to them yet but I will soon.

    They are coming up to collect a cabinet I am making for them........I might have to make their cabinet smaller to fit the sander?

    I'll...
  28. Thread: Drum sander

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    WANTED:VIC Hi Matt sorry for taking so long to get back to...

    Hi Matt sorry for taking so long to get back to you but I lost your post.

    I think it should be worth $400.

    There are some part full boxes of sandpaper with different grits, too.
  29. Thread: Drum sander

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    WANTED:VIC Performax 16-32

    Hi Matt this is a pic of my sander a few weeks ago.
  30. Thread: Drum sander

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    WANTED:VIC Hi Matt I have just upgraded my old 16-32. I...

    Hi Matt
    I have just upgraded my old 16-32.

    I intend to sell it but hadn't got around to it. I haven't checked to see what it would be worth yet.

    It works fine.

    Postage from NSW might be...
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    I don't know how I missed you Scott. Definitely...

    I don't know how I missed you Scott. Definitely next year.

    Thanks Tony.
    My grandson calls me Pop when he is being nice.
    Sorry you aren't feeling well. You must be bad to miss catching up with...
  32. Another good day at the Show. Always good to...

    Another good day at the Show.
    Always good to catch up with the guys from Major, Trend, Vek/Festool, Lei Neilsen, Mr Mogy, Colen Clenton, Terry Gordon, Col Howsie, Craig at Cedarworks and others....
  33. Thread: EOFY table saw

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    It is very clean. Congratulations. You will...

    It is very clean.

    Congratulations. You will enjoy a good solid saw
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    Thanks guys. How are you Scot. Any chance you...

    Thanks guys.

    How are you Scot. Any chance you will be a t the Wood Show on Friday. It would be good to catch up.
  35. Thread: A Real Workshop

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    Thanks richmond68, I will definitely check them...

    Thanks richmond68, I will definitely check them out.
    Austedan are nearby and I had a quick look at their web site. I think they will have compatible ducting.
    I have a fair bit to go so I might be...
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    Baby Cradle Rocker

    My youngest daughter has just had my first granddaughter.

    I wanted to make something nice for her and remembered the rocking cradle in the Leigh Jig pamphlet.

    This is my version.

    A couple of...
  37. Thread: A Real Workshop

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    Thanks for the advice BobL. I appreciate the 6"...

    Thanks for the advice BobL.
    I appreciate the 6" all the way is the best way to go.
    Unfortunately I need a few more good paying commissions before I can get to where I would like to be.
    I am...
  38. Thread: A Real Workshop

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    Duct suppliers

    Thanks richmond68, I didn't find the Newcastle suppliers. I asked around but obviously I didn't ask the right people.
    I saw a system in Toronto using Eximo and it looked good quality. I thought he...
  39. Thread: A Real Workshop

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    Power Options

    I do plan to run solid 4" pipe from the 6" main line to get as close as possible to each machine. Something like the sample layout in the attached pic.
    My study of many of the posts on dust...
  40. Thread: A Real Workshop

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    Dust Extraction

    The Drum sander needs good dust extraction.
    I have a 3 phase dust extractor in the Dusty Shed.

    Now was the time to decide on the dust extraction system for the shed.
    My preference is to run 6"...
  41. Thread: A Real Workshop

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    Incentive to complete 3 Phase supply

    Getting power to the shed has proved to be much more expensive than I had been led to believe.

    I have had the shed wired for 3 phase but ran out of funds to get the upgraded wiring from the street...
  42. Bugger working. I'm going to the show on Friday...

    Bugger working. I'm going to the show on Friday and hope to see a few of you lot.

    Good luck with the move Shane. Lucky you have a few good mates willing to help.
  43. A drum sander is handy if you are close to size....

    A drum sander is handy if you are close to size. I just bought the large dual drum sander so I have an older model Performax 16-32 that I could part with pretty cheap . Let me know if you are...
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    Hi Artme, good to hear that you are back into...

    Hi Artme, good to hear that you are back into making sawdust.
    I am sure you will make an excellent bed.
    Woodturning is a new challenge for me and I have enjoyed watching Brendan Stemp's videos. I'm...
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    Spraygrass

    Your palace is looking good.

    Your mention of the trucks spaying grass brought back fond memories of the days when I used the process to revegetate many kms of roadsides and degraded sites.

    It...
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    I havent ordered new parts yet I have been busy...

    I havent ordered new parts yet I have been busy trying to keep out of this hot weather.

    Robson it sounds like you have a solution but I can't picture your flat circle of metal or where to place...
  47. Natural Finishes

    As BobL said, everything is made up of chemicals. Everything is also natural.
    Marketing has convinced us that petro chemical derived products are unnatural and poisonous. They used to be forests....
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    Lovely Blackwood table Tony. I wouldn't put a...

    Lovely Blackwood table Tony. I wouldn't put a cover on it either.

    When I made my dining table I used a two part Intergrain finish. It is like a thin layer of glass. Shiny and hard. I didn't want...
  49. I like your all-in-one design and the curved...

    I like your all-in-one design and the curved front panel.

    It will be interesting to know how it sounds.
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    Thanks guys, I have had a couple of reads of...

    Thanks guys, I have had a couple of reads of Ray's instructions.
    I'll decide what parts I should order.

    The height winder will be first on the list. I might seek some recommendations or if the...
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