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    I never said he didn't like it. However he and...

    I never said he didn't like it. However he and family would be out of there in a shot (pun) if they could. It's all too easy to say "don't like it - leave!" but definitely not all that easy to do...
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    Hahaha :lolabove: yeah that was one of the bits I...

    Hahaha :lolabove: yeah that was one of the bits I laughed at the spelling of aloud instead of allowed.

    Made me think you could take them in so long as you were quiet about it....
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    Hehehe. :lolabove: I'm pretty thick skinned but...

    Hehehe. :lolabove: I'm pretty thick skinned but I do have a stress reliever which I have posted below. Mine is printed on A3 card Jim Carroll has a similar one in his office I made some 12 years...
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    Not sure if this is funny, sad or just an plain...

    Not sure if this is funny, sad or just an plain old dumb. I went for dumb myself and had a chuckle to myself, but it really wasn't funny as it was deadly serious.

    Half a mile from my sons house is...
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    Over 30 years ago we purchased a cheap Russian...

    Over 30 years ago we purchased a cheap Russian made 5 draw freezer. Works a treat and in all those years it has never missed a beat and and is as quiet as a church mouse.

    I was dubious when we...
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    Gotta love Texas USA

    I never comment on political or other seriously stupid stuff but just can't help myself here.

    I have a son and his family living in Houston Texas USA and this is the latest from him.....
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    Blasts from the past...

    Here's a bit of a blast from the not too distant past. Some of you may have had or remember some of these. All written, printed in house and compiled by me with help from Pauline.

    Woodworkers...
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    If it was a water based filler you could just use...

    If it was a water based filler you could just use some good old fashion water colours from a childs' paint set (s0rta thing you probably had as a little tacker). Wouldn't be too hard to match the...
  9. Ever been to a cafe, etc with wooden tables only...

    Ever been to a cafe, etc with wooden tables only to find the finished surface sticky and the finish with an almost rubbery or punky feel. Where you can often scrape some of the surface off with a...
  10. Pics from CVWG (Main Woodworkers) WOODIES SWAP MEETS

    CVWG is/was initially the Central Victorian Woodworkers Guild and later became Maine Woodworkers (Maine being short for Castlemaine)

    Going through the old pic as per my previous thread I found a...
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    Odds n Sods

    Odds 'n' Sods:

    Duck in egg full size egg (X-LARGE)
    Made chickens, duck, other birds & snakes.
    Kids loved them
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    Gum leaf brooch/brouch? Approx 45mm long.
    Made lots of these, some plain...
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    Rocking horse restoration and death

    Rocking horse restoration.

    Series of badly treated, very low res pics of another restoration job.

    This poor fellow had been severely mistreated and then left in a shed to rot, for around 30...
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    Some restoration makes you SAD.

    I have done a lot of restoration work and sometimes it makes you a bit sad or at least leaves you feeling bad.

    Below are some pics and info from one such job:

    A Ballarat Antique Business aske...
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    Found photo of other end of Memorabilia Cabinet...

    Found photo of other end of Memorabilia Cabinet Bendigo
    Cabinet bit came up alright but carvings are pretty ordinary looking.

    This one has carving of Set Square and T Square to left of centre,...
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    Grave Markers, Signs and Lectern

    Must have done hundreds of signs over the years. Most were all hand cut the few that were router cut were all done free hand no stencils or overhead computer driven stuff. Traced or drawn onto the...
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    Bendigo Library

    A German cabinet maker in Castlemaine made a beautiful 2 piece or 1 piece semi oval display cabinet for the Bendigo Library. This was froim my bad memory back in the late 90s.

    I was commissioned...
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    Sorry I missed one posted at 1:54 am this morning...

    Sorry I missed one posted at 1:54 am this morning but forgot to hit the submit reply button. Doh! :doh:

    It's there now above Toms post, Work done for the Gypsy.

    :U
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    Work done for the Gypsy

    I did work for all sorts of people in my time and one of my favourites was for a Gypsy gentleman, Rayer Pots (couldn't spell his last name or even pronounce it so most people called him Mr Pots)
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    Unless I find anything else really good I'll...

    Unless I find anything else really good I'll leave the ANZ Bank / Old Stock Exchange / Safe Deposit project with this last post and couple of pics.

    Below: A couple of a number of linenfold panels...
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    More Stock Exchange and Safe Deposit building work

    Another carving of Stock Exchange doors

    Below: Close up(ish) pic of left door Stock Exchange door section
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    Below: The 2 side panels ready for fitting
    Below right: Final fitting on site...
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    Sorry had a bit of a late night (early morning)...

    Sorry had a bit of a late night (early morning) problem with that last post which compounded as I tried to fix it.

    Working on it now and will post it again if and when I get around the problem.
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    More from ANZ Bank complex

    Here are a few more pics from ANZ Bank complex - Stock Exchange doors.

    Below: Front door to Stock Exchange
    The RH pic is almost the same as what I was given to work off for the doors.
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    :lolabove::rofl:Hehehe..... Probably more...

    :lolabove::rofl:Hehehe..... Probably more infamous than famous. :U

    Funny thing about 35 years ago when we lived in Welshmans Reef (Central Victoria) - middle of nowhere (sort of). I received a...
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    Hello Stan You have not been banned. Your...

    Hello Stan

    You have not been banned.

    Your problem was that you never responded to the registration conformation email sent to you when you signed up. You obviously got the one with this new...
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    As mentioned earlier I did a number of jobs for ...

    As mentioned earlier I did a number of jobs for Donald Vary and Co (Heritage/restoration Builders) in Melbourne. Unfortunately they're no longer in business.

    However another of my big commissions...
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    Picko...

    Picko and China

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    The pattern for lamps was jelutong if you look closely you can see to dark marks two thirds of the way up the left which were the sap/resin veins.
    Lathe would have been a...
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    Supreme Courts of Appeal Melb

    I did a number of jobs for Donald Vary and Co (Herritage/restoration Builders) in Melbourne.

    One of these was 3 Huon pine, Victorian Coats of Arms, for the Courts of Appeals in Melbourne.

    Below...
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    Billmans Founbdry are going from strength to...

    Billmans Founbdry are going from strength to strength and pattern-makers ore reasonably plentiful, so I think the that side of thinge are doing fine.

    :U
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    Yep. They're prety big alright. Never thought...

    Yep. They're prety big alright.

    Never thought to circle the section as you did to give perspective. Good thinking. :2tsup:
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    Just found this photo from Castlemaine Mail. ...

    Just found this photo from Castlemaine Mail.

    Bit ordinary. I'm not in it. Guy in the middle (who's name escapes me) was pattern-maker who I did the carvings for, other 2 were foundry workers.
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    Some old photos of my work

    Been going through some old photos of my work. Unfortunately I had a rubbish camera back in the day or none at all. Took hundreds of photos an when I got them back most were blurred rubbish and...
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    Contact Organoil...

    Contact Organoil and see what they have. What you're looking for is kind'a their speciality. :2tsup:

    Their products are all natural oils and easy to apply with the added benefit of stopping...
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    Contact Organoil and see what they have.

    What you're looking for is kind'a their speciality. :2tsup:

    :U
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    Sanding Sealer...

    Sanding Sealer.... Won't darken the timber any more than wetting it down with water. Traditional Wax and/or EEE-Ultra Shine over the sanding sealer will also keep the finish as light as possible.
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    If it's a great finish leave it alone and treat...

    If it's a great finish leave it alone and treat it with care. Put poly on it and it will look like poly and you will lose the beautiful finish to a plastic look that will degrade the look of the...
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    :whs: As per above post. Get in touch with Wattyl...

    :whs: As per above post. Get in touch with Wattyl and see what they have to say. They are a great company and most helpful.

    Blisters are usually the work of heat and poor adherence to undercoat or...
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    DRAWN 1 CLAIMED 1 UNCLAIMED It's all over Red Rover...

    It's all over Red Rover
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    Congratulations to:
    # 84 Alkahestic
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    DRAWN 1 CLAIMED 1 UNCLAIMED You sure are. :doh: So is the winner of the...

    You sure are. :doh:

    So is the winner of the 2nd prize. :dunno:

    Had you been earlier that winner may have been you. :rotfl:

    Better luck getting in on time, next time. :U
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    DRAWN 1 CLAIMED 1 UNCLAIMED One down one to go. :U

    One down one to go. :U
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    DRAWN 1 CLAIMED 1 UNCLAIMED WINNER Prize # 1: Leather Tool Bag 84...

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    84 Alkahestic
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    Information supplied within this thread is not to...

    Information supplied within this thread is not to be considered as detailed formal instructions to complete the task.
    Following such information is done at your own risk.
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    Yes the pins the electrician connects them to. :U...

    Yes the pins the electrician connects them to. :U


    DISCLAIMER
    No liability is accepted by U-Beaut or the Wood Working Forum's administrators
    or moderators for advice offered by members posting...
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    I would be more inclined to use a satin or mat...

    I would be more inclined to use a satin or mat finish polyurethane as this will give you a much longer term surface protection than spar varnish.

    Do a search for spar varnish v polyurethane. I...
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    G'day Johnny Use the BLO first to bring out...

    G'day Johnny

    Use the BLO first to bring out the depth of colour in the wood. Allow it to fully dry under cover and then coat it with your spar varnish or polyurethane. As for the stain. The only...
  45. Thread: Bit of a gloat

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    Nice looking uke Cal. Better than my blue Mahalo...

    Nice looking uke Cal. Better than my blue Mahalo soprano.

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    Below is a pic of a beautiful Hard Shellac finish on a guitar from
    paleleiguitars Follow them on Instagram
    Brisbane Guitar...
  46. Thread: Bit of a gloat

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    Bit of a gloat

    Had a call on Saturday from a gentleman with a winery in SA. He was asking about food and child safeness of some of our products, for use on a cot or play pen or similar. Almost all our products are...
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    Hello Carl If you want to try gloss you should...

    Hello Carl

    If you want to try gloss you should be able to take your satin finish up to a gloss by using EEE-Ultra Shine over the fully cured satin finish. It will bring it up to a higher shine...
  48. Thread: Hello all!

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    G'day Chris and welcome. We'll let anyone...

    G'day Chris and welcome.



    We'll let anyone in even expat Yanks. :usa:
    We welcome all with open arms. :realbighug:
    Except for spammers, scammers and other ne'er-do-wells. :smack:

    Enjoy...
  49. Have to agree to a certain point. Not really all...

    Have to agree to a certain point. Not really all that important when it comes to tables etc, (unless you have kids who'll eat off almost any surface) but for chopping boards and and items that are...
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    DRAWN 1 CLAIMED 1 UNCLAIMED April/May 2021 PRIZE DRAW 132

    NEW Prize Draw No. 132
    April/May 2021
    THIS ONE WILL BE DRAWN
    WEDNESDAY 19th May 2021

    2 prizes this time
    so 2 winners will be drawn

    Prize # 1: Leather Tool Bag
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