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    Gluing CCA treated pine

    Hello, I have been asked by one of my daughters in Melbourne who rescues and trains greyhounds for adoption to make a couple of raised stands for the food and drink bowls for a greyhound dog. The...
  2. Forgot to mention that he uses a standard and...

    Forgot to mention that he uses a standard and convex type.
  3. Need a good quality spokeshave recommendation

    Hello, my son in law repairs cricket bats, and is after a good quality spokeshave. Can anyone please recommend a cheaper alternative to the Veritas gold standard tool?

    thanks to all in advance
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    Thanks Ian, that makes sense. Can you recommend...

    Thanks Ian, that makes sense. Can you recommend an adhesive that will stick the Lexan into a surrounding timber frame? Silicone?
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    Why would you choose a polycarbonate, Ian? Surely...

    Why would you choose a polycarbonate, Ian? Surely it is prone to scratching
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    Many thanks to all that helped with their...

    Many thanks to all that helped with their replies. In the end I just used Titebond III as the glue becasue of its food safe certification and water proof, and filled all the tiny gaps, cracks and...
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    Jarrah chopping board

    hi, pics attached of a new jarrah chopping board for my wife.

    The board measures 300 x 200 x 25mm, and has 35mm end covers on it, which are held with 6mm thick jarrah splines running the full...
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    Picture postcard box - help needed

    Hello, my eldest daughter has an open cardboard box containing 100 cards. This box slides into an outer box with a viewing window, the idea being that you can view a single card, and then replace it...
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    Epoxy on chopping board safe?

    I am in the process of making a jarrah chopping board for my wife. The end pieces used to hide the end grain of the board are fixed to the board with full length floating tenons ( spline?) and...
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    What is this timber

    my daughter bought a pair of old Pioneer loudspeakers in the old style cabinet, and wants to know the name of the timber shown below.
    can anyone please help?
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    The Lone Ranger and astronomy

    The Lone Ranger and Tonto were camping in the wilderness. After they got their tent set up, both men fell sound asleep. Some hours later, Tonto wakes the Lone Ranger and says,"'Kemo Sabe, look...
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    Some pics with the vice jaws open 458594 ...

    Some pics with the vice jaws open

    458594 458593
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    My Moxon Vice using Shoulder Vice Screw

    Here is my Moxon vice effort using the Shoulder Vice Screw from McJing. They advertise it as a 1" screw, but when measured, it was 25mm, which makes it a lot easier to find a 25mm auger and Forstner...
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    God rewards the Woodworker

    A woodworker in the USA had lived well all his life, and one day, as he was driving home from the hardwood store, the clouds parted and God appeared.

    "As a reward for a well-lived life," the...
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    Many thanks for your posts, BobL and Derek. Great...

    Many thanks for your posts, BobL and Derek. Great photo, Derek. What are the vertical slots for, with the magnet at the bottom of one side of them? Love the jarrah !!
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    Recommended timber for vice jaws?

    Hello, what is the best timber to use for woodworking vice jaws? Hardwood or softwood?
    To be used for a Moxon vice for doing dovetails on drawers, and is designed to hold boards 330mm wide....
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    Very neat and simple, Scott. What washers did you...

    Very neat and simple, Scott. What washers did you use on the front where the screw passes through? Looks like timber
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    Hi Derek, many thanks for sharing your Moxon vice...

    Hi Derek, many thanks for sharing your Moxon vice design with the hinged board.
    I am in the middle of making a mini bench (see attached) , but with a Moxon vice on the front, instead of the vice...
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    Thanks Neil and DavidG

    What an eye-opener your posts have been Neil. Keep up your great work. what a massive undertaking, 99.9995% of us would not have a clue as to what is involved in repelling the hordes at the firewall...
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    This looks a great vice to make. You can see the...

    This looks a great vice to make. You can see the full video ( 9 min duration) here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFFCfJoQ6Jg

    Can anyone please advise where I might get the 1" rod with the...
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    Yes, good point - thanks dinosour. I think...

    Yes, good point - thanks dinosour. I think elanjacobs warns about the blade possibly struggling too
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    Recommended blade for Makita LS1040 saw

    Hello, I need to replace the blade on my son's Makita LS1040 that I have been using for a while :)
    The existing blade that came originally with the saw is quite thin, with few teeth, and made of...
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    Holdfast for workbench

    Hello, I need to make a portable bench ( box shaped, on its side) to clamp to my existing bench to give better working height for some jobs, like paring with chisels and planing small pieces. I have...
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    Thanks for this, BobL, I really appreciate it,...

    Thanks for this, BobL, I really appreciate it, especially with you going to all the trouble of marking up the photo. I subsequently ordered a 6" and 8"on the eBay site you provided, based on your...
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    well, I might have been a bit hasty, elanjacobs....

    well, I might have been a bit hasty, elanjacobs. I initially got the impression that the sales guy didn't have a clue with the ridiculous postage and the size of the kerf written on the blade in the...
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    Kincrome vernier calipers any good?

    Well, after years of faithful service, I dropped my old Mitsui Vernier Calipers on the concrete, damaging the points for the measurement of inside distances.

    Looking around, I see Kincrome ...
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    Well I found that Timbecon were selling them as...

    Well I found that Timbecon were selling them as 6mm blades here, but look at the cost!! The sales guy swore it was a 6mm blade despite 6.4mm being written on the blade itself by the manufacturer....
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    Table saw blade with 6mm kerf

    Has anyone ever come across a tablesaw blade with FTG teeth and 6mm or so kerf? And not too expensive either. Diameter can be 8" or 10"
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    Thanks Jacques, looks good, plenty of surface area to glue too. How wide did you make the slots - 6mm?
  30. Bloody Engineers ! ( I were one, 15 yrs ago) I...

    Bloody Engineers ! ( I were one, 15 yrs ago) I was going to do exactly the same using a spacer, Brian :)
    Out of interest, what type of joint does this guy use for each drawer front, Brian?
    Also,...
  31. hi Brian, I like the way that it was done in the...

    hi Brian, I like the way that it was done in the FWW article above. The runners were made to fit flush in the dado in the drawer sides, and were then screwed on to the side of the carcase. I liked...
  32. Hi Brian, looking at your design, won't there be...

    Hi Brian, looking at your design, won't there be a slot visible on the upright case walls for each drawer? Unless you are having a false front for the drawer of course, one that goes to the outside...
  33. Actually botesmj1, I particularly liked the...

    Actually botesmj1, I particularly liked the appearance of the simple butt joints on the case top and the drawers. They looked nice and simple and neat. I imagine that joint with dowels or dominoes...
  34. I feel like I am getting there now, many thanks...

    I feel like I am getting there now, many thanks to botesmj1 and IanW. Feeling a lot more confident about taking it on.
    Botes, I really like the last pic of the chest of drawers on the purple polka...
  35. Wow, these are terrific, botesmj1, many thanks...

    Wow, these are terrific, botesmj1, many thanks for sharing. You seem to have got it down to a fine art. As I have never made one of these before, how did you go about positioning the drawer runners...
  36. Found an excellent article on fitting hardwood...

    Found an excellent article on fitting hardwood runners in Fine Woodworking magazine that you can see here: https://www.finewoodworking.com/2006/05/01/side-hung-drawer-slides
  37. thanks again botesmj1, much appreciated. What...

    thanks again botesmj1, much appreciated. What thickness are the carcase timbers on your magnificent tool chest?
  38. WHEW !!! Glad you didn't lose those valuable...

    WHEW !!! Glad you didn't lose those valuable tools , Alex
  39. Thread: Tool chest

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    What a great Tool chest you have made....

    What a great Tool chest you have made. Congratulations !! Some terrific craftmanship there. Can I ask the thickness of the carcase timber please?
  40. thanks for this encouragement botesmj1. I was...

    thanks for this encouragement botesmj1. I was thinking of putting dado slots in the drawers and the carcase, but think just screwing the runners to the carcase might be better to allow for seasonal...
  41. Best way to fit hardwood runners in chest of drawers

    I am making a chest of drawers 400x 400 x280 with 10 drawers each 35mm high, and wish to fit hardwood runners on the side of the carcass for the drawers to slide on.
    can anyone please tell me the...
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    Crikey, Brian, that's a bit in your face, eh? ...

    Crikey, Brian, that's a bit in your face, eh? Will be very interested to see how this turns out. Amazing timber
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    Top class outcome there, Brian. Congratulations....

    Top class outcome there, Brian. Congratulations. The timber and the inlay really make this, great choice, so nice just to look at. That lining is something else, well done !!
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    Hi Fumbler, it is not proud. The insert sits dead...

    Hi Fumbler, it is not proud. The insert sits dead level with the top of the lid, i.e., it is inlaid
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    hi Paul, thanks for your comments. I actually...

    hi Paul, thanks for your comments. I actually bought a 40mm diameter Forster drill bit that flattens the bottom of the hole, does the job nicely, but is difficult to get the depth exactly right so I...
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    Well Feckit, you are not far off the mark. It is...

    Well Feckit, you are not far off the mark. It is quite like NSO to work with, and has the wide open grain that is difficult to fill, but it has the characteristic of cells collapsing while it dries,...
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    Black Wattle - Red Oak box

    Have just completed another box for my sister in Sydney. We are both congenitally deaf, waste of time going to the movie theatre, so any movies I download or copy, I find subtitles if necessary...
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    Retaining Camphor Laurel smell

    Hi all, silly question, but is there any finish I can give to camphor laurel box that will retain the beautiful smell of this timber?
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    Australian Red Cedar - Cremation Urn

    Started the job last November, then we had the big monsoon wet ( 70" in 14 days) and the timber, although coated with oil before assembly, all cupped and warped. The timber sort of unwarped a bit...
  50. Well done Paul, some really nice combinations of...

    Well done Paul, some really nice combinations of timber there. As tahlee said, next step in the process is to master butt and strap hinge fitting. Keep up your good experimental work, it is quite...
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