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  1. Thread: My Burl Box

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    Sorry for my late reply, Paul. And thank you for...

    Sorry for my late reply, Paul. And thank you for your kind words.

    That's a good idea for the sanding, I'll definitely give that a go. I just realised I could probably cut a box on my old 80s...
  2. Thread: My Burl Box

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    Gee, thanks very much for such a detailed...

    Gee, thanks very much for such a detailed explanation, Paul! The PDF is very useful info too.

    I like the idea of putting it all together to sand, so you get a uniform result all over the box,...
  3. Thread: My Burl Box

    by Stratman
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    I love this one, Paul. The burl is gorgeous. I...

    I love this one, Paul. The burl is gorgeous. I especially like the 'crack' - it gives it even more depth.

    If you don't mind me asking, how did you construct the lid (always looking to learn new...
  4. Thanks Ian I saw another post where you...

    Thanks Ian

    I saw another post where you collaborated with Derek (?) when searching for info on this 71. All of them are beautiful looking tools! And a great collaboration too, it seems. Can...
  5. Thanks Sam. I've watched a few Paul Sellers...

    Thanks Sam. I've watched a few Paul Sellers router plane videos but can't remember seeing that but I'll review them again. I know he pretty much always uses a wooden base though. He says that the...
  6. Stanley No. 71 router plane - request for advice

    I just bought a NOS No. 71 from Gumtree ($150 including postage) . It has not been used and includes all parts - fence, fence screw and washer, adjustable foot and three cutters (1/2",1/4" and spear...
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    This is an awesome post Lance - so much detail I...

    This is an awesome post Lance - so much detail I know it will help me when I get around to making mine.

    And...it looks even better 'in the flesh'! ;-)

    For everyone else, this is really a beast...
  8. Thread: My Burl Box

    by Stratman
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    Another beautiful box, Paul. I really like your...

    Another beautiful box, Paul. I really like your designs and the attention to detail. Meticulous detail and a real inspiration to me.

    Regards Adam
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    Thanks very much Dallas Yeah this is my first...

    Thanks very much Dallas

    Yeah this is my first design since taking up 'proper' woodworking (as opposed to some if the things I've built with more general carpentry methods). It was rewarding to see...
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    Thanks Fumbler That's a good idea. It's scary...

    Thanks Fumbler

    That's a good idea. It's scary how much we spend! I think putting it in terms of the packs/day will be the best driver. Apparently that's one of the best deterrents for smokers...
  11. Thread: Pencil box

    by Stratman
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    Thanks Paul! Well... I must have had a 'man...

    Thanks Paul! Well... I must have had a 'man look', better get my eyes checked.

    I really appreciate your time and expertise. I'll give it a crack.

    Regards Adam
  12. Thread: Pencil box

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    Oh, one more question I forgot to ask... and I've...

    Oh, one more question I forgot to ask... and I've looked on Google but there's a bit of conflicting information out there...

    Where do you buy your 'white spirits' from? I can never work out the...
  13. Thread: Pencil box

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    You're welcome, Paul :) I can see that you've...

    You're welcome, Paul :)

    I can see that you've answered the questions I was going to ask for Dallas :) I will definitely give that a go - it sounds a lot nicer than the 'oil' I use.

    I didn't...
  14. Thread: Pencil box

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    I've just been checking out your 'watch this...

    I've just been checking out your 'watch this space' guitar thread, Paul. What do I say!?! Jaw-droppingly gorgeous work you've done. I'd love to build my own guitar one day. There's so much info...
  15. Thread: Pencil box

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    Gee that sounds like it would be a fantastic...

    Gee that sounds like it would be a fantastic finish, Paul. I don't go to anywhere near that level with mine (sand to 400 grit!) but I will try your method next time. I'm sure it will be amazing. ...
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    Headphone stand

    I was given a big chunk of King Billy pine by my parents when I started woodworking last year. It was an odd size/shape so I wasn't sure what I was going to use it for. Anyway, I bought a pair of...
  17. Thread: Pencil box

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    Hey, thanks Lance. Yes it sure did! That was a...

    Hey, thanks Lance. Yes it sure did! That was a piece you let me run through your jointer/thicknesser. Very grateful for that, or the piece probably would have sat there with me not knowing what to...
  18. Thread: Pencil box

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    Hi Paul, thanks very much. Yes, I love Danish...

    Hi Paul, thanks very much. Yes, I love Danish oil followed by wax. I think mainly because I 'stress' a little about applying shellac etc. so love the wipe on/wipe off of the Danish oil. It's just...
  19. Thread: Pencil box

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    Thank Dallas. Yes, I've been very slack over...

    Thank Dallas.

    Yes, I've been very slack over the cooler months. It gets a bit cold in the shed in the evening after I get home from work. But I have been busily buying lots of old tools (planes,...
  20. Thread: Pencil box

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    Pencil box

    Made from blackheart Sassafras (thanks to Lance for letting me use his jointer/thicknesser to straighten up the boards I had! What a machine! - they were originally very, very twisted and started...
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    Great stuff Lance and Maja! I'll be there and...

    Great stuff Lance and Maja! I'll be there and I'll bring some nibbles.
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    Oh yes! Haven't played since in 40 years and my...

    Oh yes! Haven't played since in 40 years and my memory is failing me... Hehe
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    It's the site (and videos) that got me into...

    It's the site (and videos) that got me into woodworking so I'm definitely biased, Dallas.

    Yes, they're all by Paul and they're extremely comprehensive. E.g. his workbench build (the original from...
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    Well, don't ever listen to me, Dallas! :doh:

    Well, don't ever listen to me, Dallas! :doh:
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    Good to know, Lance. Thanks very much for the...

    Good to know, Lance.

    Thanks very much for the info :2tsup:. It will help me in my future endeavours.

    Regards Adam
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    Another paid one, unfortunately Dallas Regards...

    Another paid one, unfortunately Dallas

    Regards Adam
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    Great job, Lance! The Tas Oak looks amazing...

    Great job, Lance!

    The Tas Oak looks amazing (as does the joinery :) ). I really like the spalting and knotting etc. I think makes it look better than plain Tas Oak. And I think it looks great...
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    D'oh! It appears my reading skills were not up...

    D'oh! It appears my reading skills were not up to par last night :B

    Great stuff, Lance - I look forward to that. Will keep my eye out (and practise my reading in the meantime :) )

    Regards Adam
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    Gee that's come up beautifully, Lance! I can't...

    Gee that's come up beautifully, Lance!

    I can't recall, but was it at this stage at the 'get together'? The French polishing looks beautiful and really brings out the timber - even 'plain old' Tas...
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    Your boxes are works of art. Beautiful! ...

    Your boxes are works of art. Beautiful!

    Regards Adam
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    Only just came across this thread, Roy. Wow...

    Only just came across this thread, Roy.

    Wow that is a beautiful piece. I love the design. And your attention to detail and the thought that went into the design is wonderful. (I liked the...
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    That's a very unique and great looking cribbage...

    That's a very unique and great looking cribbage board, Mark! I love it.

    My grandfather, who I inherited a lot of old hand tools from (which got me into woodworking), taught me how to play crib as...
  33. Ah yes, agreed! :) Regards Adam

    Ah yes, agreed! :)

    Regards Adam
  34. Just to add that Mr Sellers would most definitely...

    Just to add that Mr Sellers would most definitely not say this :)

    My apologies, Ian, if I misunderstood your point!

    Regards Adam
  35. Stunning! (except the kitchen :rolleyes:......

    Stunning! (except the kitchen :rolleyes:... don't mind the bathroom, however).

    Regards Adam
  36. An excellent summation too, Lance! Great stuff....

    An excellent summation too, Lance! Great stuff.

    Regards Adam
  37. Now why couldn't I be that succinct! :p Very...

    Now why couldn't I be that succinct! :p Very good :)

    That's it, in a nutshell, for me.

    Regards Adam
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    Welcome Jason There's no shortage of excellent...

    Welcome Jason

    There's no shortage of excellent advice here. I've learnt a great deal.

    Regards Adam
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    Welcome Tim Regards Adam

    Welcome Tim

    Regards Adam
  40. Thread: Introduction

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    Welcome WanderOn I'm also fairly new and...

    Welcome WanderOn

    I'm also fairly new and there's certainly a LOT of looking around to do :)
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    Welcome back! No clue on the ebony, sorry ...

    Welcome back!

    No clue on the ebony, sorry

    Regards Adam
  42. Thanks for your kind words, Brian :) Regards...

    Thanks for your kind words, Brian :)

    Regards Adam
  43. Thanks very much, Lance :) I think I'll need...

    Thanks very much, Lance :)

    I think I'll need to pick your brain on achieving a good finish! As oil/wax is all that I've used. But look forward to discussing regardless. I remember you...
  44. Thanks a lot, Dallas :) Regards Adam

    Thanks a lot, Dallas :)

    Regards Adam
  45. Finished...

    ...with a week to spare! Lol.

    Just used 2 coats of Danish oil and furniture wax.

    453609453610453611453612

    Time for the next project! :)

    Regards Adam
  46. As others have mentioned, great thought-provoking...

    As others have mentioned, great thought-provoking thread, Lance!

    My introduction to woodworking was much the same as yours too, Lance. Basic 'carpentry' (decks, cubby house, fencing, outdoor...
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    That sure has come up really nice. The timber is...

    That sure has come up really nice. The timber is beautiful.
    I really like the inlay.

    It must be nice to 'give back' in that way.

    How did you finish it? I can see a can of something but can't...
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    This is a great thread, Paul. I've learnt a...

    This is a great thread, Paul.

    I've learnt a lot of great ideas on this one!

    I recycle some of these things like the sticks and containers etc. And my dad did too.

    These were given to me by...
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    That loom is a stunning design. It looks amazing!...

    That loom is a stunning design. It looks amazing!

    Regards Adam
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    Got to love our Tasmanian town names, Mick! To be...

    Got to love our Tasmanian town names, Mick! To be honest I'd never heard of Nowhere Else (had to look it up)! What a great name.

    Regards Adam
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