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    Thanks for the advice Rob, My wife is a bit...

    Thanks for the advice Rob,

    My wife is a bit hard on furniture, dragging it around when she has the whim to change the room layout.

    A bit hard to see in the photo, but there is bugger all glue...
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    Gateleg table rejuvination

    G'day All,

    Just picked up the circa 1960 gateleg table from a second hand store with the hopes of repairing and stripping back the top.

    For the first time, in a long time, I have actually...
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    Thank you for the suggestions. Boiled linseed...

    Thank you for the suggestions.

    Boiled linseed seems to be the way to go, although the fish oil may have some merit, but I’m not sure where to get a reasonably “pure” oil.

    As an aside, we went...
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    Finish for an old wooden hand line.

    My 14 year old son has expressed an interest in fishing, so I dug through the old gear and found a wooden hand line that I used to use 40+ years ago.

    The top appears to be oak, and the handle...
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    QUEENSLAND Id be interested. Where are you located and...

    Id be interested.
    Where are you located and what sort of sizes?
  6. G'day Squirrellglider, Not plans, but have a...

    G'day Squirrellglider,

    Not plans, but have a look at the video here http://www.woodtalkshow.com/episodes/wt298/

    Regards
    Stuart
  7. G'day Evanism, Pencil me in for one at this...

    G'day Evanism,

    Pencil me in for one at this point.

    Stuart
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    Naivety

    Thanks to all that are contributing to this thread.

    This is my first purchase of a bandsaw, and it is a steep learning curve.

    From the Snodgrass video, I have gleaned a lot. Not real keen on...
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    I agree about the second video. Very informative....

    I agree about the second video. Very informative.

    The Resaw King blade is the 1 inch version, and I'm pretty sure it has carbide tips.

    As I put in the title, I believe this is operator...
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    The blade has only been used to cut about 10m of...

    The blade has only been used to cut about 10m of Qld maple and some other sundry stuff, so I would hope it would still be sharp.

    I have some more of the kwila, so I might see if I can duplicate...
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    I have (to the best of my ability) adjusted for...

    I have (to the best of my ability) adjusted for drift.

    If it were not a "curve", I might has expected drift....could be wrong.

    Here are two pics of the concave piece. It was the piece on the...
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    It is along the length. When I turned them over...

    It is along the length. When I turned them over on the table, with cut side up, one length was concave, the other convex.
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    Operator error. How do I fix it?

    Gday All,

    Like a lot of people, I have purchased the Laguna 14SUV.

    Today, I was trying to cut a 300 long piece of 35 x 88 kwila into 2 x 44mm lengths, but when I made the cut, there was a...
  14. Thread: Maple or Oak

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    Maple or Oak

    Another ebay offering.

    Let me start by saying that I'm chasing some Qld maple for the base shelf and top of a display cabinet.

    This one came up the other day, but again, I'm not convinced it's...
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    Bugger

    Thanks for the replies

    I hate it when I'm right...doesn't happen as much as I'd like.
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    What timber in this table?

    G'day All,

    There is a table advertised on ebay as "maple", but to me it looks more like tassie oak.

    What do you think.

    Regards Stuart J.

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    Thanks

    Thanks NCArcher, I thought that was the case.

    I have left the motor "loose" and the weight seems to have taken all the slack from the links.

    Stuart J.
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    Belt length for jointer

    G'day All,

    I am working on an old jointer that is similar to a Hare & Forbes PT-161

    I have had to replace the old A36 belt, and went for a Power Twist V-belt.

    When I bought the machine,...
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    I am ashamed to saw I haven't got around to...

    I am ashamed to saw I haven't got around to fixing it.

    I did have another go at it not long after the previous post, but I got frustrated by the fact the sliding table is aluminium, and my...
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    G'day Scott, I have almost finished watching a...

    G'day Scott,
    I have almost finished watching a copy of a Sam Maloof dvd, where he is doing a workshop, for want of a better word.

    Someone from the audience asked this very question.

    His...
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    What about the wood show?

    Everything Exhibitions & Events!

    Don't forget that it is coming up at the end of May.

    If you want to do it yourself, there are usually some good slabs to be had.

    Stuart J.
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    Rich, It is very much an acquired taste, but...

    Rich,

    It is very much an acquired taste, but being an Aussie, I think it now embedded in our dna.

    If you every get a chance to try it don't lay it on thick, an very light smear (almost...
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    Try Wood N You

    Wood N You - Board Timber Hire - You do it!

    They have all the gear you will need, and are very friendly.

    I have used them a number of times. Not cheap, but when you consider the machinery...
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    As much as I don't want to stop you buying a new...

    As much as I don't want to stop you buying a new Festool sander, have you considered getting someone like these guys The Sandman We Sand It You Paint It - Paint Removal Services & Supplies - Toowong,...
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    Bevan, I have a rotex that I've used on...

    Bevan,

    I have a rotex that I've used on recycled hwd joist. It made short work of taking the saw marks out, and that with 80 grit.

    Getting into corners will be an issue for all sanders,...
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    G'day Ben, I would be interested in both,...

    G'day Ben,

    I would be interested in both, provided they screw on like the original.

    Regards
    Stuart
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    G'day Peter, Not sure how easy it would be...

    G'day Peter,

    Not sure how easy it would be doing sheets as large as you mentioned, but if you set up a good outfeed table you should be right.

    I got the saw on special, reduced from $2000 to...
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    Help with Jet JTS 600

    G'day All,

    At the Brissy wood show, I purchased a Jet JTS 600 table saw.

    After assembly, the sliding table was (I considered) too difficult to slide, so I "eased" it.

    Now I can't get it...
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    Artme, I work for a residential house...

    Artme,

    I work for a residential house builder, and we are always being pulled up by our certifier to get approval letters from developers re compliance with covenants.

    If you were going to...
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    G'day Shed_man, Probably the best thing you...

    G'day Shed_man,

    Probably the best thing you could do is to get hold of a copy of Neil's "A Polishers Handbook".

    It covers all you want to do with the stock.
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    Cheap CT33 on ebay

    G'day All,

    Just spotted this auction festool, Home, Industrial, festo items at low prices on eBay.com.au

    Pity I am in Brisbane, or I would have it in a flash.

    Stuart J.
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    Thanks Bob, I am talking to BrisRuss at the...

    Thanks Bob,

    I am talking to BrisRuss at the moment about doing the work.

    Stuart J.
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    If I ever get my finger out, I will fix up the...

    If I ever get my finger out, I will fix up the Bailey (lots of surface rust etc., etc) and then I'll dedicate one plane to the shooting board.

    Thanks for all the input

    Stuart J.
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    Thanks for all your comments. I wasn't keen...

    Thanks for all your comments.

    I wasn't keen on Thumbsuckers idea of changing the blade angle because it is too frustrating getting it back.

    I am guilty trying to get everything perfect first...
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    I need a favour

    Calling any turners in the general Brisbane area.

    I am trying to rebuild an oldish silky oak bureau and need some replacement knobs for the desk supports.

    I will provide the silky for the two...
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    Have you checked your hand planes

    G'day All,

    This is a 2 parter.

    I have had a frustrating time trying to use an old "Russian" # 4 look alike plane on a shooting board and had no luck getting things square on the vertical.
    ...
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    Graeme..... there is no logical reason why the...

    Graeme..... there is no logical reason why the ends are triangular except she likes the look.

    Ian....I hate to admit it, but it never occured to me to "sneak up on it" with a plane...I feel so...
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    What to do with the underside of a table top

    G'day All,

    I'm just finishing off the finishing of a silky oak computer desk, and it dawned on me.....what do I do with the underside of the top.

    Obviously, I don't need to go to the same...
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    Tried to do a rough up of the joint using 70 x 30...

    Tried to do a rough up of the joint using 70 x 30 pine stud I had lying around and it was not pretty.

    My hand tool skills need a lot of improvement, plus the length of the angle cut meant I had...
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    Thanks for the input. Pinned bridle sounds...

    Thanks for the input.

    Pinned bridle sounds like a good idea.

    Whether I can get it right is another question. I can see a few practise pine joints coming up.

    Stuart
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    How would you join these pieces

    G'day All,

    SWMBO has asked for a book shelf with triangular ends.

    The overall dimensions are still to be confirmed, but I have a very small angle at the top and am worried about how best to...
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    We have just been through hell with Telstra and...

    We have just been through hell with Telstra and ADSL2.

    Over a year of faultless service, then 3 months of constant drop outs (32 times in 12 hours according to the Telstra tech). We were...
  43. From a complete novice

    Why could you not recess (very shallow mortice) the face of the leg to the shape of the rail, then use the domino.

    Sounds easy, but I bet it's not.

    Just a thought.

    Stuart J.
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    Similar problem

    I had a similar problem over xmas.

    The micro winder would not engage straight away for either up or down movement.

    I followed Rays instructions, dismantled and reassembled the mechanism,...
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    They are the brackets that hold the extension...

    They are the brackets that hold the extension table to the work centre/router table. Try here Triton Tools | Download Documents for documents.

    Stuart J.

    Just checked the link and the bracket...
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    Will liquid hide glue bond to HHG

    G'day all,

    I'm fixing up a bureau at the moment and the sides of the writing slope/door have come off (very gentle persuasion with a paint scraper).

    The remnant "glue" is very rough and...
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    Thanks Hilton

    I remember reading your post when it came up in my searches.

    I have a belt and orbital sander. Haven't used the belt on the desk yet, but I think I used the orbital with 80 grit before I took the...
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    WIP small silky oak desk

    G'day All,

    Bought a desk for my son, who starts prep next year, but it is painted in lovely (not) 70's lime green.

    I will post some photos when I reduce the file size.

    Question...I have...
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    Thanks for the quick responses guys Never...

    Thanks for the quick responses guys

    Never thought to search for "two cherries"

    Stuart J.
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    Who manufactured this chisel

    G'day all, my brother found (literally on the side of the road) this chisel.

    I am trying to identify it by the markings but they are very faint.

    The most distinguishable feature appears to be...
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