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  1. Thread: Mahogany box

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    Looking good there Jacques,,.....did you cut the...

    Looking good there Jacques,,.....did you cut the frame for the lid on your CNC,....also the V grooves for it,..?

    Top job,

    Paul
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    Thanks Dallas, I'm always trying to find...

    Thanks Dallas, I'm always trying to find something just that little bit different. How did you go at the Melbourne Wood Expo, make any big purchases.?

    Paul
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    Thank Opy and yes, the insert is sitting in a...

    Thank Opy and yes, the insert is sitting in a trench/dado, which I cut on my table saw. Then I tidy the insert up with a panel raising bit in my router table, just to give it that nice roundness. ...
  4. Thread: Lightning Box

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    As I was saying one of my sons was a high voltage...

    As I was saying one of my sons was a high voltage electrician, used to build substations, now in a different career path. I don't even want him to make me one. I hope to be over visiting with him...
  5. Thread: Lightning Box

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    I come across a site somewhere, where some bloke...

    I come across a site somewhere, where some bloke I think over in a european country makes boxes with this technique. His patterns are amazing, but his boxes are,................hate to say it,...
  6. Thread: Lightning Box

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    Very nifty box, and nice effects on it. One of...

    Very nifty box, and nice effects on it. One of my sons who used to be a high voltage electrician tells me to do that effect is pretty dangerous. There is a name for it, escapes my mind at present. ...
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    Burls and Warping

    HI all, I recently purchased two burls, coolabah and red gum,,.....each sliced into approx 15mm slices. Grain is amazing especially in the Coolabah burls. I have them all stacked on top of each...
  8. Thread: Mahogany box

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    Wow Botes, looking very nice indeed. Should be a...

    Wow Botes, looking very nice indeed. Should be a smashing box when its all finshed, good luck with it,................Paul
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    Lid insert from offcuts

    Hi all, I've had a couple of ring holders laying about for a few years that I originally bought on ebay. I dont use these type anymore and wanted them gone. So decided to make a couple of boxes...
  10. Thread: Jarrah Box

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    Very nice box Warrick, well done. Nice work on...

    Very nice box Warrick, well done. Nice work on your lining also. I met a bloke up at the Maleny Wood Expo who makes those small flip lid ring holder boxes. That's all he uses is that Tru Oil. His...
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    Very nice looking guitar there Kirby, well done....

    Very nice looking guitar there Kirby, well done. Those P90s sound pretty good also. Interesting that you went with a 25.5 scale length when the shape of your body lends itself to a 24.75 scale...
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    Hi Brian, thats a very informative post there,...

    Hi Brian, thats a very informative post there, and I like your idea of that positioning jig. I have been using the way Andrew does it on his video, but often I am always that smidgeon out, which...
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    Thanks Dallas, with the plans being American and...

    Thanks Dallas, with the plans being American and the timbers they used on the plans, I was lucky I had something I could pretty well match it.

    Paul
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    Hi Dallas, thats very interesting to know, must...

    Hi Dallas, thats very interesting to know, must keep that in mind. Not that I have used it as described.

    Paul
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    Hi and thanks very much Gents, for all your kind...

    Hi and thanks very much Gents, for all your kind remarks. Dave, yes its all solid timber, the plans said 1/2 inch for the sides, mine are very close to 12mm. The lid insert is spot on, the plans...
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    Something a bit different

    Hi gang, I'm always looking for something a bit different when it comes to boxes. Around last Christmas I seen the plans for this on some site up in the USA and purchased them (hard copy posted,...
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    Very nice box Warrick, well made and looks...

    Very nice box Warrick, well made and looks super.

    Paul
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    Very meticulous Brian, as always, lovely work. ...

    Very meticulous Brian, as always, lovely work.

    Paul
  19. Sorry Chaps,I forgot to do an update on my DeWalt...

    Sorry Chaps,I forgot to do an update on my DeWalt table saw. After buying a new Power Switch after even getting mate an electrician mate to check the old one again for me on his multimetre, and...
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    Hi Brian, To make a nice box it has to be time...

    Hi Brian, To make a nice box it has to be time consuming. You cant knock up a beautiful box in "five minutes". I've never got into veneering. A few years ago an old chap gave me a bundle of...
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    Great work there Brian, You certainly are the...

    Great work there Brian, You certainly are the Master of Veneering. The final result should be amazing.

    Paul
  22. Funny thing, I was just looking through my...

    Funny thing, I was just looking through my stockpile of timber for a couple of largish ring boxes I want to knock up. And come across 2 good size lengths of Spotted Gum. They certainly do look...
  23. Hi Derek, welcome to this forum. Not sure what...

    Hi Derek, welcome to this forum. Not sure what size timbers you're trying to mill down on your table saw and what sort of table saw it is. I personally dont have a lot of machinery, but the table...
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    Hi Clarky, have the bit in front of me now. ...

    Hi Clarky, have the bit in front of me now. Its called a Wood Cut Spiral Flute TSRW 12 - 1/2 inch solid carbide. A very chunky bit. From memory I think I paid around the $140 mark from Col for...
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    Hi Clarky, I use the same technique as Fumbler...

    Hi Clarky, I use the same technique as Fumbler described. You only need a stop at one end. Col at Gifkin showed me this trick. I also bought the router bit from him that he uses solely for this...
  26. Thread: my second box

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    Nice looking box there Bob, well done. It looks...

    Nice looking box there Bob, well done. It looks like you used the Gifkins variable spacer unit also, to keep the space between the dovetails equal after slicing off the lid. How many coats of the...
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    Finish on a guitar body

    Hi all, I wanted to share a finish I am putting onto a guitar body. Telecaster shape made from Australian Red Cedar. I sanded to 2000 grit initially. Then I applied about a dozen or so coats of...
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    Ha ha Dallas, good one. I pay top hospital...

    Ha ha Dallas, good one. I pay top hospital coverage so I should be covered. I've got another little project to keep me busy at present. Just about to put a thread onto the "Finishing" section of...
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    Just watched the video, very clever indeed. It's...

    Just watched the video, very clever indeed. It's unreal the workshops some of these blokes on youtube have. Leaves my little "half a double garage" for dead. My boxmaking has come to a standstill...
  30. Thanks Runningman. My electronics skill are...

    Thanks Runningman. My electronics skill are pretty limited. Your comments sound good, I might leave this to the professionals at the Power Tools Shop tomorrow.

    Paul
  31. De Walt 744 XP - XE Type 3 ,........no power

    Hi,

    Just reporting on what has happened to my beloved De Walt table saw. One week ago on turning it on, there was a pause,...hmm, this is not good. Then nothing. I removed the ON OFF switch...
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    Hey Cal, that is amazing, totally superb. That...

    Hey Cal, that is amazing, totally superb. That would be worth a fine penny or two. A woman down the road got me to repair a crack in the back of one of her ukeles. She told me she had two others,...
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    Hey John, thanks for that info, this is very...

    Hey John, thanks for that info, this is very fascinating to say the least. I've made 10 guitars all from scratch so I have a lot of bits and pieces laying around in a couple of boxes. Pickups,...
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    Hey Orraloon, that is amazing, what a beauty. I...

    Hey Orraloon, that is amazing, what a beauty. I am impressed. What scale length is used. Are all CBG's similar scale lengths.?

    Paul
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    Hi Cal and thanks for your comments. I'm not...

    Hi Cal and thanks for your comments. I'm not going to worry about the binding now. I've had the guitar together and I think it looks better without worrying about binding. I routered a nice...
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    hi Cal, interesting theory, wouldnt the acetone...

    hi Cal, interesting theory, wouldnt the acetone run into the ARC and leave blotchy marks on it?

    Paul
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    Hi Bob, that box is very impressive and for your...

    Hi Bob, that box is very impressive and for your first box to use the inlay also, very nicely executed.

    Happy dovetailing and you will find that jig and boxmaking very addictive.

    Paul
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    Decided not to use the binding, after having it...

    Decided not to use the binding, after having it almost finished. The ARC looks nice as is.

    Paul
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    Hey there Brian, A spring inside the tube...

    Hey there Brian,

    A spring inside the tube component, then to push the rod across into the wall compartment, which would hold a short version of the tube. Very very interesting, I shall have to...
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    Hey there Brian, Thanks for your kind comments. ...

    Hey there Brian, Thanks for your kind comments. To try and answer your questions, here goes.

    The lid is pivoting on a brass tubing with a brass rod inside it. This became a huge dilemna and a...
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    A very unique and excellent looking guitar. You...

    A very unique and excellent looking guitar. You should be proud of this build.

    Paul
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    Glueing binding to a guitar body

    Hi all,

    I am looking at putting black plastic binding around the top and bottom of the body for a telecaster style guitar body. The body is made from Australian Red Cedar. I don't want any of...
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    Thanks for your comments everyone. And good luck...

    Thanks for your comments everyone. And good luck Jacques making my "block"

    Paul
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    Hey Jacques, I was just looking back through my...

    Hey Jacques, I was just looking back through my old thread on that jig I made. I think back then I pushed the jig through the sawblade. The other day when I was making these this time, I clamped...
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    Hi Jaques, I knew you would ask me that...

    Hi Jaques, I knew you would ask me that question.,..!. So I found my original thread on here when I made this jig early last year. There is quite a bit of reading in the thread and some good...
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    My latest Box Creation(s)

    Hi all, I've been working on these two boxes for a few weeks now, they proved to be a real challenge. I change the design a few times I reckon, even cut the rear dovetails on the side pieces 3...
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    Hey there Dallas, nice looking box there mate. ...

    Hey there Dallas, nice looking box there mate. Goes nice with the huon pine. You were very patient leaving the timber all that time, well done.

    Paul
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    Ok, so they are flush, must be just my eyes.

    Ok, so they are flush, must be just my eyes.
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    Hi Botes, When you say that those hinges wont...

    Hi Botes, When you say that those hinges wont allow the lid to close, wouldnt they have to be recessed in to the timber?. They sure do look pretty complicated to install.

    Looking pretty good...
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    Hi Brian, Nice pick up there, I looked all...

    Hi Brian, Nice pick up there, I looked all through that site during the week and didnt notice those. I placed an order with Jim during the week, wish now I would have got one of those to see what...
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