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    Very clever! I've already done half of it by...

    Very clever! I've already done half of it by drilling a suitable sized hole in a block of hardwood but using the hole depth to set the bit height is a great addition :2tsup:
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    Thanks for the info :2tsup: I've used the site...

    Thanks for the info :2tsup: I've used the site many times myself as a reference but have never looked into who owned it. I will get in touch with them and see if they can offer some ideas - would be...
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    It should stand OK on it's own - no connections...

    It should stand OK on it's own - no connections to anything external or advertising, just HTML and stylesheets.


    Had never heard of the Wayback machine! Had no idea it has been snapshotting my...
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    Afterlife for website?

    I'm not getting any younger and I'm starting to think I would like my website to remain available once I drop off the perch. Currently my credit card is billed automatically until it expires to keep...
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    Ironic! The best log I've seen came from...

    Ironic! The best log I've seen came from Herberton :shrug: Didn't even realise it grew up there until my mining mate that was snooping around up there sent me a pic of the tree . . . and then bought...
  6. Mobyturns is slipping . . . didn't comment on the...

    Mobyturns is slipping . . . didn't comment on the elaborate guard system over your lathe drive chain Hughie :roflmao2:


    Where are you heading?
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    Very nice :2tsup: I like the idea and might do...

    Very nice :2tsup: I like the idea and might do something like it myself . . . one day!

    Would a few button magnets on the back of the drawer front and the front edge of the roll help pull it...
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    Another gem from the master. :2tsup: I like the...

    Another gem from the master. :2tsup: I like the special touch with the insert on the underside of the lid . . . . or were you just hiding something!:;
  9. Had a win!

    Well that was an interesting exercise!!! Tried undoing the spindle-nut by heavily tightening a bit in the collet which turns the nut in the correct direction but it still needed a jolt from a pin...
  10. Thanks heaps for that :2tsup::2tsup:. At least I...

    Thanks heaps for that :2tsup::2tsup:. At least I know how it's secured now so I'll give it another shot treating it as a normal right hand thread and see how we go. That video probably came up in my...
  11. Already tried turning it both directions with as...

    Already tried turning it both directions with as much force as I was game - nothing to get hold of to turn against is the main problem there :shrug: . I had the shaft held in the lathe chuck with a...
  12. Anybody replaced bearings in a Bosch GOF1600CE???

    I need to replace the bearings in my Bosch 1600CE router but can't get the 'spindle nut' off the shaft to make it happen. Been Googling my socks off but can't find anything other than a guy that had...
  13. Thread: Timber ID - Teak?

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    I love the way names get distorted when you...

    I love the way names get distorted when you haven't seen them written! I suspect he got hold of some 'Leichardt' (Nauclea orientalis) :2tsup:
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    With the mould below the sapline and the way the...

    With the mould below the sapline and the way the grain looks, I reckon Mango would be a good bet :shrug:
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    I've traded timber with people in the US many...

    I've traded timber with people in the US many times over the years with no issues at all. The US senders usually just declare the timber and they arrive unopened. Don't see why it should be any...
  16. Poll: I really don't think it would be genuine (South...

    I really don't think it would be genuine (South American) Snakewood - even if it could be bought in those dimensions, it would cost you an arm and both legs!:no:
  17. And now for something completely different . . .

    I designed and built this strange looking beast for myself as my entry in our club challenge for this years show. I had gotten used to having my Infinity table and lamp beside my chair but the lamp...
  18. Thread: Abranet question

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    We bought some of this stuff for the club and...

    We bought some of this stuff for the club and ourselves to try out and it is AWESOME!!!!! Never had much luck with Abranet on the ROS - doesn't last long at all, but the 3M stuff cuts and cuts and...
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    :2tsup: It really should be that simple although...

    :2tsup: It really should be that simple although it wouldn't work for me because of the way I size the boards after ripping. In order to lose only the absolute minimum of the boxes outside faces,...
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    That's how I had the pieces taped together so...

    That's how I had the pieces taped together so they could actually see how it started out but they just can't picture how the inside faces become the outside of the box - must be a better way :think:
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    Wish it was that simple but he cut the mitres so...

    Wish it was that simple but he cut the mitres so that the outside faces of the original board were to become the outside of the box :doh:



    The kerf doesn't really matter if you don't cut right...
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    'Continuous grain flow' lesson fail.

    Some of the blokes at the club have been having trouble getting their heads around the way I cut a board up to give a box the appearance of continuous grain so I decided to try and make it clearer by...
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    Speaking from experience, I would avoid cutting a...

    Speaking from experience, I would avoid cutting a part hole as a pull for shed furniture as the hole makes a perfect entrance for smelly little grey creatures that love nesting in things like my buff...
  24. Thread: Wood I.D. Please

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    Have you tried cutting 2 grooves at right angles...

    Have you tried cutting 2 grooves at right angles on the end? I cut them on the bandsaw but even a handsaw will do the job! The point of the dog will go in deeper where the grooves cross and the spurs...
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    Kept my old sled alive for about 12 years doing...

    Kept my old sled alive for about 12 years doing just that occasionally! Quick and easy and refreshes the edges perfectly. Cutting things like Gidgee and Rosewood can deflect the blade a bit at times...
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    What he said :2tsup: The fluting on the last pic...

    What he said :2tsup: The fluting on the last pic is the clincher :wink:
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    If nothing else they will be light as a feather...

    If nothing else they will be light as a feather which the ladies will like! Our club has quite a lot of New Guinea Red cedar we scored a few years back and I thought this might be a good way to use...
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    "Better" serving tray design?!?!

    The families very old serving tray of unknown origin gave up the ghost a while back so I looked around for a design that wouldn't also be affected by the usual expansion/contraction problem. Turns...
  29. Thread: New shed

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    I did a similar thing to get all the petrol stuff...

    I did a similar thing to get all the petrol stuff (chainsaws, mowers etc) and the air compressor out of my shed. 2.4 x 4.1 is an excellent format for storage with shelves right along each side but I...
  30. Thread: Identifying Ebony

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    I've got some 'boot polished' carvings from Bali...

    I've got some 'boot polished' carvings from Bali and the colouring wouldn't go deeper than 1mm, so if you've cut 5mm off part of the base and it's still black, I would reckon real ebony is a fair...
  31. Thread: Natural Sculpture

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    Excellent example of the egg site Bob - don't...

    Excellent example of the egg site Bob - don't often see it that well defined :2tsup:

    Found this trying to emerge from some Inland Rosewood a couple of years ago . . . poor little bugger - felt...
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    Gorgeous box you've put together there :2tsup: ...

    Gorgeous box you've put together there :2tsup:


    Wonder if that's why I never got a reply! Heard from a reliable source when I was there a couple of years ago that they had got special permission...
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    Beautiful box Jim :2tsup:- that Beech looks more...

    Beautiful box Jim :2tsup:- that Beech looks more like marble than timber! (I'll have a closer look in June :;)
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    I fitted a solar powered whirly on my 12x8 shed...

    I fitted a solar powered whirly on my 12x8 shed and it never gets any hotter inside than it is outside - can't ask for much better than that out here. Main advantage is that they keep running when...
  35. Thread: Gecko Poo fun

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    Eucalyptus oil is supposed to put them off -...

    Eucalyptus oil is supposed to put them off - maybe you could put a little in your machine wax :shrug: Personally I can't stand the sight of the little mongrels so I've trained the dog to kill 'em...
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    I've got one or two items here with NIH in them...

    I've got one or two items here with NIH in them that is still just as white as when they were first finished about 15 years ago :2tsup:
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    :think: Wonder if that's where I subconsciously...

    :think: Wonder if that's where I subconsciously got the idea for the armrests :think:
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    Burl bowls - attn:Hughie

    Loving this retirement gig! Hughie passed through a few years back and dropped off some burls which I haven't had the time or need to turn until now. Finally dug a couple out when my New York...
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    What to call it???

    Wanted to get rid of the wicker chair SWMBO had in the bedroom as it was about 800mm deep and had broken canes that kept attacking me every time I walked past it so I came up with this design. Some...
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    It's back!

    Not pretty but it will do the job long enough to see me out :;. I was talking to one of the club members about all the options that had been posted here and he suggested wrapping it with self-bonding...
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    Minor update . . .

    We finished the lads workbench yesterday - got him to forego the leg vise and santa is bringing a small woodworkers vise instead. The bench might look like a toy but it's solid enough. We made most...
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    If I had slapped some heat shrink on 10 or 15...

    If I had slapped some heat shrink on 10 or 15 years ago while the rubber was still complete, I wouldn't be in todays predicament but now I don't have enough rubber left to form the base shape under...
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    Unfortunately it is only round where it attaches...

    Unfortunately it is only round where it attaches to the head - oval under the grip :C


    I have a fibreglass kit stashed out there somewhere but any chemicals with it have probably long dried up....
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    I've emailed both of these mobs - will have to...

    I've emailed both of these mobs - will have to wait and see if either can help now :cry4:
  45. Thread: Watch Boxes

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    Fantastic looking boxes d.d :2tsup::2tsup: Let me...

    Fantastic looking boxes d.d :2tsup::2tsup: Let me know when you get those hinges underway - always on the lookout for some decent ones at a fair price!
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    Certainly worth looking at - never heard of it...

    Certainly worth looking at - never heard of it before - might do some research :think:


    Had to Google that one . . A layer of that over an epoxy handle might just do the trick - yet another idea...
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    Thanks for the link Graeme - certainly food for...

    Thanks for the link Graeme - certainly food for thought :think:


    Main issue with turning a handle is that the tube is oval in shape and permanently attached as you said. Epoxy might hold a turned...
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    Hammer handle help needed!

    I've had this Fuller #7218 for just on 40 years but the rubber handle started breaking up a few years ago so I bought a nice new leather handled job . . . and hate it to bits!!!:~ The claw and...
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    +1 for the Vermec - I use mine for all the heavy...

    +1 for the Vermec - I use mine for all the heavy duty stuff but have a smaller cheap unit for the finicky small stuff :2tsup:
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    Hoping so!!! Could end up the same yet...

    Hoping so!!!


    Could end up the same yet :think: I sent him a link to a cool looking tote with a tray/lid and he wasn't impressed - wants to make a 'fancy box' like the ones I have in the gallery...
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