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  1. Thread: Watch Boxes

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    What stunning timber! :oo: The usual superb build...

    What stunning timber! :oo: The usual superb build quality and finish, double.d. :2tsup: Is it Andrew Crawford's Smart Hinge you've used on those? Bit hard to tell from the pic's.

    Just had another...
  2. Chris's comment was in relation to room air...

    Chris's comment was in relation to room air filters, NOT cyclone equipped vacuum cleaners. :no: Take your point about peoples perceptions though.
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    Huh, there he goes, down another rabbit hole. :D

    Huh, there he goes, down another rabbit hole. :D
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    VICTORIA Too far from me too. :C Igalic, you should...

    Too far from me too. :C

    Igalic, you should post the size of the stair treads, they look small in the pictures, but I'll bet they're not. :wink:
  5. Or you could do something like this. The whole...

    Or you could do something like this. The whole thing takes up minimal floor space and rolls around very nicely. The filtration of the vac is far superior to all but the very best 'shop vac's'. If...
  6. Our local Regency bathroom and wardrobe design...

    Our local Regency bathroom and wardrobe design place puts some of their better cast-offs on the nature strip. You won't get rid of all of it, but the people who do take it will be very grateful. Our...
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    What size box will you use the Brusso hinges on,...

    What size box will you use the Brusso hinges on, Paul, they're tiny?
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    Now that you've taunted us with the details of...

    Now that you've taunted us with the details of your build posting pics. of the boxes is not a matter of 'if I remember', it's a MUST. :D
  9. Best to check with the supplier. 2440 x 1220...

    Best to check with the supplier. 2440 x 1220 sheets are not oversize, that's a metricised 8' x 4'.
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    Yeah, well he's knocked out his first project...

    Yeah, well he's knocked out his first project (all by himself) so there's no point mucking around. Might as well go straight to fine furniture. :D
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    The kid next door, a boy of 9, told me he wanted...

    The kid next door, a boy of 9, told me he wanted to make a box. Had him over one day for a few hours and we cut the box joints on some stock I'd prepared. Despite prompting I never saw him again....
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    It's interesting to note the contrast between the...

    It's interesting to note the contrast between the accommodation havabeer (an individual owner user) and Pajo (at a communal user site) got from the same sales and service outlet (Carbatec Brisbane)....
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    Sometimes climb cutting is the right way to do...

    Sometimes climb cutting is the right way to do cuts. This is one of those occasions. Porter Cable style guide bushes will always be at risk of loosening, they're designed to be done up finger tight...
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    In my experience guide bushings only unscrew when...

    In my experience guide bushings only unscrew when you rout in an anticlockwise direction. It's the bushing being turned by running along the edge of the template. If you rout clockwise you never have...
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    Welcome to the forum Steve. Good to have another...

    Welcome to the forum Steve. Good to have another local member. :2tsup:
  16. Thread: Japanese Maple

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    Is it the McJing hinge you've used on this box,...

    Is it the McJing hinge you've used on this box, Paul? What are their dimensions? Can you post a few close up pic's of an unfitted hinge.
  17. Thread: Pen boxes

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    Some nice swirly grain in that Huon, Dallas....

    Some nice swirly grain in that Huon, Dallas. :2tsup: Are the handles made with bark on? Looks quite effective.
  18. Hi Dengy, I've got the 5th edition, 2016 where...

    Hi Dengy, I've got the 5th edition, 2016 where it's on page 38 under the heading 'Special Hint - Shellac and Talc'. On the contents page at the front of the book it's covered in the 'Shellac More...
  19. Neil recommends about an hour in his book....

    Neil recommends about an hour in his book. Probably best to apply your mix to a test piece so you don't end up making a mess of your project. Sanding between coats is recommended.
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    I can understand that it doesn't seem very...

    I can understand that it doesn't seem very sturdy, but suspect you will find that it'll work fine. Use the 4 M6 x 35mm bolts, the eight washers and 4 nuts. Tighten until the tension is firm, if you...
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    From the instructions it looks like the saw and...

    From the instructions it looks like the saw and the stand are held together with 4 hex head machine screws (fully threaded bolts) with a washer on each side and a nut underneath. That would seem to...
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    :? :no: Should have concentrated more on not...

    :? :no: Should have concentrated more on not being first to answer Bob. Reminds me of my first effort making a box with the Leigh D4. :D
  23. Any closer to a definite identification now that...

    Any closer to a definite identification now that you've got it?
  24. Thread: Jewellery box

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    I'd suspect that this is the stuff that Alex...

    I'd suspect that this is the stuff that Alex recommended - Moroday 15mm x 5m White Gap Filler Rod - Bunnings Australia - it's definitely not styrofoam.

    Bunnings don't seem to have it in 12mm...
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    Coming to Terms with the Leigh D4

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    Aah, that's better. :D
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    Broadly speaking that would be the best approach....

    Broadly speaking that would be the best approach. Don't cut it down exactly 19mm, leave a bit more meat on it. You can always remove a bit of excess material, but it can't be added on very easily....
  27. Thread: Mud Wasp.

    by aldav
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    Revenge is sweet. :D

    Revenge is sweet. :D
  28. Thread: Surcharge

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    This is probably because the merchants bank...

    This is probably because the merchants bank charges paywave(?) transactions at the same rate as credit card payments whereas if you insert your card they charge the debit card rate. Just another way...
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    Or you could just cut a bigger hole in your...

    Or you could just cut a bigger hole in your existing top, 150 to 200mm dia. should do, and screw a metal or plastic panel on to it.
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    I don't like your chances of finding florentine...

    I don't like your chances of finding florentine bronze, also sometimes called 'antique', finish. McJing have brass plated 90 degree stop hinges - 90deg Piano Hinge. They also stock the non-stop...
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    orraloon, the reason you'd be finding the cyclone...

    orraloon, the reason you'd be finding the cyclone not much better is because the piece of ply you've got it mounted on is far too thick to allow proper operation of the incoming and outgoing air...
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    I wasn't referring to you draconus. However, at...

    I wasn't referring to you draconus. However, at 'almost 64' you are younger than me. :C
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    Lance, it's nice to see even the younger people...

    Lance, it's nice to see even the younger people here doing stuff like this. Gives me hope that maybe I'm not as bad as I suspect I am. :wink:
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    As NCArcher has said it needs to be a spring...

    As NCArcher has said it needs to be a spring quality of stainless. Much of the sheet stainless material for sale will not be suitable. You need a ferritic stainless, the main additive is chrome with...
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    Or you could consider buying these - Whiteside...

    Or you could consider buying these - Whiteside joinery router bits - and round off the edges.
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    SOLD: Hang in there Lewis, it's excellent value. You...

    Hang in there Lewis, it's excellent value. You need to remember it's a long weekend for Melbournites (the first one in a long time :D) and a large proportion of the population has escaped the city....
  37. What is Butt Pine? Never heard of it.

    What is Butt Pine? Never heard of it.
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    See this thread - Dust commander dlx esd mkii...

    See this thread - Dust commander dlx esd mkii - these small cyclones perform so much better than any dust bucket baffle design. Mount the cyclone on a 15 or 20 litre ring lock paint tin, connect it...
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    I'm no turner. Feast Watson Sanding Sealer is...

    I'm no turner. Feast Watson Sanding Sealer is primarily designed to fill the pores of open grained timbers, it's fairly thick, doesn't really set up hard and I doubt that it soaks into the timber to...
  40. He didn't say it's in a container. He said it's...

    He didn't say it's in a container. He said it's about the volume of a 40' container.
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    That does look like a fairly wide blade for a 14"...

    That does look like a fairly wide blade for a 14" saw. I have an older Carbatec 18" saw with a 1" wide 1.25 tpi (?) carbide tipped blade that also shows the ripple effect, it is hardly noticeably...
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    WANTED:QLD. Mapleman = Log Dog? If so then yes he can't be of...

    Mapleman = Log Dog? If so then yes he can't be of any help.
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    Big Shout Out for Axminster Tools UK

    Been trying to get some router bits to use with a Leigh D4 jig that I recently bought from another member. Already had the two spiral straight bits that are needed so just wanted to buy 3 dovetail...
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    Just buy one of these - Cyclone Filter Powder...

    Just buy one of these - Cyclone Filter Powder Dust Collector For Vacuum Dust Extractor Separator AU | eBay - it's manufactured by the Chinese company that the Dust Commander Frenchman stole the...
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    Hi Dallas, Yes, hand cut dovetails. Don't...

    Hi Dallas,

    Yes, hand cut dovetails. Don't think I'd have ever achieved any level of skill cutting them without Derek Cohens instructables. :2tsup: Although I love the look that only hand cut...
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    Another Jewellery Box

    Just finished this box for a lady, who is a stalwart of one of the local charities. New Guinea Rosewood, Jacaranda and River Red Gum. Finished size is approx. 300mm wide, 220mm deep and 150mm high....
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    Wood Craft Supplies are the local agents for Byrd...

    Wood Craft Supplies are the local agents for Byrd Shelix and CTS spiral cutter heads. They have units that will fit your machine. I wouldn't be too worried about what brand, you'll be very happy with...
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    I suspect Tony is actually asking for owner...

    I suspect Tony is actually asking for owner reviews of their machines, he doesn't actually have one. Yeah, it's as clear as mud isn't it. :D
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    I thought you didn't want a polyurethane. :? I'm...

    I thought you didn't want a polyurethane. :? I'm not surprised that the surface would be smooth after 4 coats of water based poly, it's fairly thick and doesn't soak into the timber to any extent.
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    I've been giving this some further thought....

    I've been giving this some further thought. Surely hard wax oils are so thin that their grain filling abilities are extremely limited, particularly on very open grained timbers like Merbau. The only...
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