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    In my view Japanese chisels are just that,...

    In my view Japanese chisels are just that, Japanese chisels. Its just about impossible to identify which makers mark belong to whom. You get the white and blue steel varieties but that doesnt...
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    Since the lid will be covered wont it help gluing...

    Since the lid will be covered wont it help gluing a piece of 6mm or thicker ply onto the lid to help stabilise it?
  3. Nice sturdy bench. Im pretty sure it will aid in...

    Nice sturdy bench. Im pretty sure it will aid in delivering many lovely projects to come. Keep it up.

    Cheers
    Jacques
  4. Thread: The Birds

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    Love it [emoji16]

    Love it [emoji16]
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    Thanks Siggy, its made from New Zealand Rimu.

    Thanks Siggy, its made from New Zealand Rimu.
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    Thats pretty cool. Would like to see a short...

    Thats pretty cool. Would like to see a short video of the movement.
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    A.C.T. My point exactly. And all I did was ask an...

    My point exactly. And all I did was ask an innocent question on a chisel [emoji16][emoji848]
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    Its lovely work Siggy. Beats my shoddy...

    Its lovely work Siggy. Beats my shoddy dovetail(s) on my bench [emoji16]
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    Looking forward to follow the build Derek. How...

    Looking forward to follow the build Derek.
    How do you rate the machineability of the Jarrah?

    Jacques
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    Hi Dallas, I just used walnut wood filler. Not...

    Hi Dallas, I just used walnut wood filler. Not ideal but I didnt want to waste the effort and timber. It came out ok in the end. Since its just for myself I decided to keep going and just finish...
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    All done. Finished it with some Birchwood Casey...

    All done. Finished it with some Birchwood Casey Tru Oil and some wax....
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    Progress for today. Should be able to finish it...

    Progress for today. Should be able to finish it off tomorrow considering its labour day...
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    Tasty [emoji16][emoji106]

    Tasty [emoji16][emoji106]
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    Hi Cal, you're correct. The way the jig works,...

    Hi Cal, you're correct. The way the jig works, or at least as i understood it, is ypu make all the pieces tails, standing upright as you push it through the router bit. The pin board then goes into...
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    Hi Dallas, its the one in the link below. ...

    Hi Dallas, its the one in the link below. Perhaps i just need a little more practice with it.

    https://www.timbecon.com.au/original-incra-jig
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    I finally made some progress. I decided against...

    I finally made some progress. I decided against the mapple as the white timber just didn't look right considerinf for what its for. I went with walnuf but still like the constrast of the maple so...
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    Crowie, did you buy the Byrd locally or imported?

    Crowie, did you buy the Byrd locally or imported?
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    Google "Fibre Microduct" to see some photos of it.

    Google "Fibre Microduct" to see some photos of it.
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    See if you can track down someone at the service...

    See if you can track down someone at the service companies installing NBN. The fibre gets blown into ducting similar to what you are trying to make. Basically a 50mm or so duct with smaller sized...
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    A.C.T. Graham, what make and size is the socket chisel...

    Graham, what make and size is the socket chisel on the far right?
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    It sounds like it's the same as what I have. You...

    It sounds like it's the same as what I have. You can get the whole assembly from Machinery House/Hare & Forbes.

    I just replaced the small bearing in mine, luckily for me the outer "sleeve" was...
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    That's definitely a box worth admiring. the...

    That's definitely a box worth admiring. the black edging is most probably done in a similar fashion than doing any inlay banding. Cut a groove using a router or similar, glue in the inlay/stringing...
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    Looking good [emoji106]

    Looking good [emoji106]
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    Hehe. Super happy as it seems like the new blade...

    Hehe. Super happy as it seems like the new blade and the tuning worked. Nice straight cuts without any issue. Slow progress but progress at least [emoji16]

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  25. How about getting one of those old school, hand...

    How about getting one of those old school, hand crank grinders. Modify it to mount a small 50mm or so blade which cuts horizontally, similar to a biscuit joiner blade. Could make a for a dedicated...
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    Hi Alex, agreed, I'm confident the new blade...

    Hi Alex, agreed, I'm confident the new blade will do the trick. It's ~45mm thick American maple, about 200mm wide. I can put it through my thicknesser but that will just be a waste hence my...
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    Thanks for the words of inspiration guys. ...

    Thanks for the words of inspiration guys.

    After sleeping on it I'm determined to get a decent re-saw in that maple using my old Taiwanese bandsaw. I ordered a new 2950 x 19 x 3TPI blade from...
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    Try these quadrant stays - you can adjust the...

    Try these quadrant stays - you can adjust the "tension" so that it keeps the door closed but with some pressure open it all the way down. Quadrant Stays, alternatively one of their catches will work...
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    It's days like this that I'm seriously...

    It's days like this that I'm seriously considering packing up the woodworking tools.

    I don't know if it's the hard maple or a bad bandsaw blade but this ruined my expensive maple, not happy...
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    Pen inserts arrived. Need to finalise the...

    Pen inserts arrived. Need to finalise the dimensions and start to chop some timber. Sounds like a plan for the weekend...
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    Nice one.. I like all the different angles and...

    Nice one.. I like all the different angles and shapes. It must have taken a lot of focus to make sure you didn't cut the wrong pieces [emoji848]
  32. Thread: My Burl Box

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    That's a lovely box Paul. I especially like the...

    That's a lovely box Paul. I especially like the burl. [emoji106]
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    Hi Dallas, no I don't turn pens. I should...

    Hi Dallas, no I don't turn pens. I should probably give it a go one day.

    I do collect old parker fountain pens hence the need for the drawer box. The one I have is full to the brim.
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    Fountain pen collection box

    Attached a rough sketch of my next drawer box.

    I ordered some pen inserts from the US and once they arrive that will determine the size of the drawers. That's the functional side of the project,...
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    I like it. Very nice work Derek. Now all that...

    I like it. Very nice work Derek. Now all that you need to do is start selling kits for the hardware so that I can make one as well [emoji16]
  36. Thread: Mahogany box

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    I'm with you Brian, Mahogany is a very "heavy"...

    I'm with you Brian, Mahogany is a very "heavy" or "moody" timber. I prefer Walnut over Mahogany any day.

    Its from this book from Doug. I reckon I have all his books by now [emoji16]. One thing...
  37. Thread: Mahogany box

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    And a few more...

    And a few more...
  38. Thread: Mahogany box

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    All waxed up and done. I reckon it didn't turn...

    All waxed up and done. I reckon it didn't turn out too badly, the tary sort of work inside the box. Here are heaps of photos to enjoy the radiance of the Mahogany.

    Cheers
    Jacques
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    The suspense is killing me [emoji16] Looking...

    The suspense is killing me [emoji16]


    Looking good thus far.
  40. Thread: 4 Drawer Box

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    That's a lovely box Rex. You certainly have an...

    That's a lovely box Rex. You certainly have an eye for design.
  41. Thread: Mahogany box

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    Only Osmo Polyx Satin thus far Brian. It's a...

    Only Osmo Polyx Satin thus far Brian. It's a lovely finish which applies easily. The timber certainly does glow using it [emoji4].

    I could have done a better job on the floating tray (it's a bit...
  42. Thread: Mahogany box

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    Some more progress photos. I think it's now done....

    Some more progress photos. I think it's now done. All that remains is for the 2nd coat of Osmo Polyx to dry properly. I will then go over it with some steel wool and wax.

    I will post the final...
  43. Thread: Mahogany box

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    Hi Paul. I must admit, my CNC hardly get any...

    Hi Paul.

    I must admit, my CNC hardly get any use.

    The frame is made in the traditional way, a groove to accept the lid which has a tongue all around. The frame is joined using a mortise and...
  44. Thread: Mahogany box

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    Thanks Brian. The strips etc are walnut which I...

    Thanks Brian. The strips etc are walnut which I tried to ebonise/stain with the paint and stain as per the attached photo. It didn't come out perfect but will do. Once I sanded it down with some...
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    I absolutely love it Brian. One day I hope to...

    I absolutely love it Brian. One day I hope to achieve a shine similar to the one on this box.

    Lovely work [emoji106]
  46. Thread: Mahogany box

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    Hi Dallas, Thank you. I'm trying something...

    Hi Dallas,

    Thank you. I'm trying something different so there is no hardware on this box. As per Doug Stowe's design the lid removes freely and is then stood up straight into the recess cut in...
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    A few more progress photos for today. Routed the...

    A few more progress photos for today. Routed the 45 degree slots in the lid, glued in the bottom and started work on the black inlay, feet and lid handle.
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    NEW I have mine mounted on a raiser box. ...

    I have mine mounted on a raiser box.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190910/00371b245c7b0867927f36a35f848f9c.jpg

    Sent from my BLA-L09 using Tapatalk
  49. Thread: Mahogany box

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    A little more progress today while I waited for...

    A little more progress today while I waited for the guys to install our fiber broadband....
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    Mahogany box

    It's finally getting a bit warmer so I ventured into the garage today to make another box.

    I had this piece of figured mahogany lying around, waiting for the perfect project and I decided it's...
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