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    My opinion - make it painless by reconsidering...

    My opinion - make it painless by reconsidering your aversion to melamine. It will not chip if done properly - and frankly I don’t think it looks nearly as cheap as painted ply. Unless you have a...
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    Thanks. Is the lining held down internally - or...

    Thanks. Is the lining held down internally - or just fixed at the top and then floating.
    The lining looks brilliant - raises the quality of the job immensely.

    Cheers
    Arron
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    That a great bag and very nicely made, Spyro. Is...

    That a great bag and very nicely made, Spyro. Is it hand or machine stitched? If itís machine, what do you use?

    Any chance of an interior shot showing the lining ? Is the lining just fixed at...
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    Yeah, sorry, I didnít know there had been replies...

    Yeah, sorry, I didnít know there had been replies to my question as I didnít get notified. I did briefly reflect that it seemed odd that no-one had replied.

    Anyway, the quotes are on their way...
  5. Yeah but, Iím assuming he has a Wattyl product as...

    Yeah but, Iím assuming he has a Wattyl product as they are the only one I can find that markets as ĎScandinavian teak oilí.

    In any case, my point is, start with the manufacturers of the sanding...
  6. Is there any reason why he feels he must apply...

    Is there any reason why he feels he must apply oil over the sanding sealer?

    The two products do not play well together.

    So why not find the products that are specifically designed to go over...
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    What do you call this gyprocking effect

    Hi. We are building a house and itís time to get some quotes for plastering. The house has timber frames. I need to know the name of a technique of plastering around windows wherein the windows are...
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    Best way to dispose of a car

    I have a 2012 Ford Focus. Itís one of the 1600cc with auto gearbox that was subject to various systemic clutch and gearbox issues and class action suits here and in the US.

    Ford attempted to...
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    Ok, thanks

    Ok, thanks
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    Thanks Beardy. I definitely don’t want a...

    Thanks Beardy.


    I definitely don’t want a riser tile. It will change the look in a manner I don’t want.

    I’ve never heard the term sparge outside of home brewing. What does it mean?
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    Having read the comments here, and thought about...

    Having read the comments here, and thought about it some more, Iíve decided this statement is 100% right.

    Although the style of the house is Ďmaritime minimalistí there actually isnít any other...
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    Ok, so there are many valid reasons not to use a...

    Ok, so there are many valid reasons not to use a suspended ceiling.

    Iím planning now around screw fixed architectural panels.

    Thanks all.

    Arron
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    Yep, screw fixing is an option. Thanks for that....

    Yep, screw fixing is an option. Thanks for that.

    I was also hoping to stir up some discussion about these kinds of ceiling

    Aluminium Grid Ceiling System | Rondo

    Reading US literature, it...
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    So am I reading it right that your two...

    So am I reading it right that your two recommendations are
    1. Just knock the ridges off the swirl pattern and leave as is.
    2. Do as for option 1 but use muriatico acis followed by an epoxy based...
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    It’s not really a budgetary issue. We were...

    It’s not really a budgetary issue. We were expecting to pay for professional tiling of a medium priced tile for this space, so anything less then that is a bonus.

    I’m just curious to know what...
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    Thanks Ray. I appreciate that is the traditional...

    Thanks Ray. I appreciate that is the traditional method but my question is about whether there is some other, somewhat less traditional method that will give me flexibility to modify the ceiling and...
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    You neednít be concerned. The part of the...

    You neednít be concerned. The part of the structure you are looking at is supported by massive galvanised steel beams which are supported by 400mm diameter steel reinforced concrete columns. It has...
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    What type of ceiling should I use

    Hi. As I mentioned in my last post we are building a house (partially) as owner builders. Iím busy doing research and planning.

    Now I have a question about what type of ceiling to put up in the...
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    How should I finish this concrete deck

    We are building a house. Itís being built by a builder to lockup stage - and then I will take over and owner-build it from there. Changeover should be in about 2 months. Currently Iím doing research...
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    Keeping on going

    I mentioned above that the items I showed in the first post were out of the same vegetable tanned side that I purchased. There was a bit left and it was enough to make these items. All these designs...
  21. There is no reason the vendor wouldnít give...

    There is no reason the vendor wouldnít give change in std American currency. The vendor is going to redeem the wooden notes for std American currency anyway. The wooden dollars would work alongside...
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    Those are really nice Clear-Out. Can you give us...

    Those are really nice Clear-Out. Can you give us more detail on exactly what bits are leather covered - like the legs of the table for instance - are they leather? Also some detail about how you...
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    What we do in the shadows

    I used to have a great woodworking shed. About two years ago we sold up and moved, so no shed since then, and itíll probably be another two years before I finish the new house build and have another...
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    My opinion is get some Jelutong. Itís an...

    My opinion is get some Jelutong. Itís an extremely soft timber with a straight, regular grain. There are two thing to understand about learning to carve:

    1. The basic skills needed to carve are...
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    Was it another team of surveyors, or was it the...

    Was it another team of surveyors, or was it the builder ?
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    I assumed it wasn’t picked up because the private...

    I assumed it wasn’t picked up because the private certifier is concerned with the conformance to building codes, not with the accuracy of the peg out. Put another way, if the building is initially...
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    Just thinking. As always, this forum delivers...

    Just thinking.

    As always, this forum delivers the answers.

    This forum really is the best place possible for timely expert answers on anything practical - from people with no axe to grind and...
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    Yes, the builder will be sorting this out....

    Yes, the builder will be sorting this out. However I have found by experience that itís good to have some independent knowledge of the process.

    Iím reminded of a neighbour at a previous property...
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    Ok, thanks for the reply. I didn’t know about...

    Ok, thanks for the reply.

    I didn’t know about the check survey. More cost. Well no-one said the process was cheap.

    Cheers
    Arron
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    Questions on peg out for new house build

    Hi. We are building a new home, and have just had the old one demolished and the plot levelled.

    I asked the surveyor to return to Ďpeg out the houseí.

    I was expecting they would put in a few...
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    New Guinea rosewood, I think

    New Guinea rosewood, I think
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    I’m not particularly keen on the electric storage...

    I’m not particularly keen on the electric storage option, I just thought I would like to keep it and decide later, and I do hate seeing perfectly good things going to landfill. The main issue is...
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    Nope, everything is being demolished. Scorched...

    Nope, everything is being demolished. Scorched earth.
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    I checked our BASIX and it seems we are allowed...

    I checked our BASIX and it seems we are allowed an ‘electric storage heater or better’.

    I think perhaps we are getting off lightly on the hot water because we are so far in front of requirements...
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    Ok , thanks for the reply. I did not think about...

    Ok , thanks for the reply.
    I did not think about whether it will meet our BASIX requirement. I will need to check that.
    Cheers
    Arron
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    Removing a water heater

    We are demolishing our house with the intent of rebuilding. I am salvaging what I can to minimise the cost of rebuilding and because the greenie in me is thoroughly appalled by the endless procession...
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    Kitchen cabinets - role of glue

    In the 1990s I was taught how to make Ďwhitewoodí cabinetry by an older and very particular builder. By whitewood I mean melamine faced pyneboard/mdf cabinetry for kitchens etc. His advice at the...
  38. I assumed the mention of vacuum was just dust...

    I assumed the mention of vacuum was just dust extraction.
  39. What is this unusual table saw designed for ?

    Deep Table Saw - Notting | eBay

    I am not interested in buying this, just curious about it. What is it designed for and who would the primary users be?

    Itís obviously a well made machine but so...
  40. Thread: Ugly Skerry

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    I would be asking myself is it really worth...

    I would be asking myself is it really worth persisting with this boat? Itís going to take a lot of time and money to get it functional and i doubt you have found all the problems yet. I think you...
  41. Thread: More on orchids

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    Yep, you can get some good results out of the...

    Yep, you can get some good results out of the rescue bench.

    Below is a photo of one of my rescues. Iím showing this because itís a good illustration of reflowering. This orchid was given to me...
  42. Thread: Ugly Skerry

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    Mast and sail appear to be from an early...

    Mast and sail appear to be from an early windsurfer. Maybe the original wishbone boom would work better then a single pole, as it would bend the mast and tension the sail.
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    Ok, thanks for the replies. It’s all too hard...

    Ok, thanks for the replies.

    It’s all too hard - I realised that as soon as I read it was DC.

    I’ll dump the motor.

    Cheers
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    Evaluating a motor for my DIY pottery wheel

    Hi. I recently made a pottery wheel - with much help and advice from people on this forum. I tried first a clutch motor and then a servo motor, both from industrial sewing machines. After a brief...
  45. Thread: Skin Cancers

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    I have been battling melanoma for 16 years now...

    I have been battling melanoma for 16 years now and thus am in a good position to answer your question.

    There is no other way to determine if a suspicious mole is cancerous then through excision...
  46. Always best to ring the manufacturer and ask...

    Always best to ring the manufacturer and ask their technical people.
    However, sounds ok and I do that combination often.
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    To soften it, better to put it in the microwave.

    To soften it, better to put it in the microwave.
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    I use oven cleaner, which works very well. ...

    I use oven cleaner, which works very well.

    Spray on, leave, hose off. Spotless.
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    Donít most epoxies have a fairly short shelf life?

    Donít most epoxies have a fairly short shelf life?
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    Good move. Obviously the Rikon doesn’t come with...

    Good move. Obviously the Rikon doesn’t come with tools. I’d buy a small basic set of quality tools, but I find the tools kind of collect themselves. By the time you buy a few at the markets, get...
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