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  1. Thread: McJing Tools

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    Just for clarity McJing are at Yagoona in Sydney.

    Just for clarity McJing are at Yagoona in Sydney.
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    I note that the Harvey is 15Kg heavier than the...

    I note that the Harvey is 15Kg heavier than the Carbatec, that 15Kg has to come from something and is unlikely to be just due to the bigger motor. The Harvey is significantly more expensive at the...
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    Yeah, might not be too long before it gets...

    Yeah, might not be too long before it gets retired to outside and haveabeer69 is instructed as to the design requirements for round two. :D There's no doubt that one family member is mightily...
  4. That does look like the drawer carcass lifts off...

    That does look like the drawer carcass lifts off the runner hardware and all the hardware remains attached to the vanity wall. Can you lightly lever the drawer carcass off the slide hardware?
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    There are times when it's handy to have a low...

    There are times when it's handy to have a low fence, but it's not hard to create one using a bit of 9 or 10mm thick laminated MDF so I'd probably stick with the more conventional fence. It would be...
  6. A bit of a distance from you but Uptons in Epping...

    A bit of a distance from you but Uptons in Epping have a huge range of plywood including Birch ply (it really is the ducks guts). They're very knowledgeable and helpful.
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    Personally I would consider it quite difficult to...

    Personally I would consider it quite difficult to drill a straight 1/8" hole 15cm deep down the centre of two joined boards. Stick with the router.
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    I have 1/2" to 1/8" and 1/2" to 4mm collet...

    I have 1/2" to 1/8" and 1/2" to 4mm collet adaptors in stock. If you want either of these sizes send me a PM and I'll send you one for free. $30 for a collet adaptor is totally ridiculous.
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    Probably a good idea to bolt the sander down...

    Probably a good idea to bolt the sander down before it gets sucked into the DE. :D You certainly don't do things by halves.
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    If you're going to cut a dado (groove) half the...

    If you're going to cut a dado (groove) half the depth of the diameter of a ball nose carbide bit I can't see any problem going as small as 3mm or 1/8". That would be a depth of cut of 1.5 to 1.6mm,...
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    Agree with Elan on the first one and you're...

    Agree with Elan on the first one and you're right, it is too nice for a clamp rack.
  12. I use oil over sanding sealer (either Feast...

    I use oil over sanding sealer (either Feast Watson Proofseal or Shellac) on a regular basis and the resulting finish is excellent, so I can't agree with that statement. Feast Watson recommend...
  13. What kind of sanding sealer did he use? How did...

    What kind of sanding sealer did he use? How did he apply the oil? Virtually any oil finish should be applied to the surface with a cloth or fine steel wool, left for 20 or 30 minutes until the oil...
  14. That's definitely a contractor saw not a cabinet...

    That's definitely a contractor saw not a cabinet saw, trunnions hang off the table not mounted in the cabinet. Looks a reasonable thing though.
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    It's looking a little Australian Red Cedarish to...

    It's looking a little Australian Red Cedarish to me.
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    I have not used a Western style marking gauge...

    I have not used a Western style marking gauge since buying a cheap Japanese one years ago. I like the way they sit in the hand and the control that gives. Doubt that I'll ever use a Western style...
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    Here's that thread on rust treatment, it popped...

    Here's that thread on rust treatment, it popped up again today.
    Trialing Evapo-Rust and Inox Lanox for metal recovery and protection
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    Sorry it's taken me a while to get back to this,...

    Sorry it's taken me a while to get back to this, had a few things on and when I did make the time to get out to the shed it was so cold that inside with the heater was the no brainer choice. :D

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  19. Thread: Red Cedar

    by aldav
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    N'aah, it's a Bighorn Sheep in need of a shave...

    N'aah, it's a Bighorn Sheep in need of a shave (must be a adolescent male :D).
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    Definitely need Ian. It would be nice to have a...

    Definitely need Ian. It would be nice to have a few sizes with narrow lands and lower angle when cutting dovetails on softer timbers. Reading this thread has made me cranky I gave a nice set of 4...
  21. Thread: Bandsaw Blades

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    I use a 1.25 tpi bi-metal blade on an 18"...

    I use a 1.25 tpi bi-metal blade on an 18" Carbatec bandsaw for resawing. Most of the carbide tipped resaw blades seem to be 1.3 to 2 tpi. For resawing I wouldn't bother with a conventional carbon...
  22. If they're gummed up with crap WD40 won't help....

    If they're gummed up with crap WD40 won't help. :no:
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    I find it amusing that people own a saw that they...

    I find it amusing that people own a saw that they are concerned might not cut wood. :D
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    H'mm, I need more chisels. :wink:

    H'mm, I need more chisels. :wink:
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    Does it have round rails, ie. pipe, or steel...

    Does it have round rails, ie. pipe, or steel angle?
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    What did they make surveyors pegs and builders...

    What did they make surveyors pegs and builders set out pegs of in those days? Could be Red Gum.
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    Get in touch with your credit card company and...

    Get in touch with your credit card company and seek their advice as to how to proceed.
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    N.S.W. There are rules that apply to buying and selling...

    There are rules that apply to buying and selling on this forum MJF, I suggest you acquaint yourself with them. The one you have broken most immediately appears at the top of all sales threads,...
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    I guess you've been making boxes with the...

    I guess you've been making boxes with the Gifkins? If that's the case and you are planning to hand cut dovetails on smaller boxes you'll definitely want a 6mm and 12mm. Have a look at making a Moxon...
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    These saws are made in Taiwan - MBS-300 12"...

    These saws are made in Taiwan - MBS-300 12" cabient saw, tilting arbor saw, table saw | Taiwantrade.com
    The specification similarities and virtually identical appearance with the Sherwood (Timbecon)...
  31. Thread: Gentleman's Box

    by aldav
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    Contents of a can is 365g and after taking the...

    Contents of a can is 365g and after taking the weight of the can in to account there's about 240g left, so about a third of a can used. I did 2 coats and got good coverage with no runs or peel. The...
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    Huh :?

    Huh :?
  33. Thread: Girlie cabinet

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    H'mm, building furniture for the wife would...

    H'mm, building furniture for the wife would appear to be a very rewarding experience. :wink:
  34. Thread: Gentleman's Box

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    Derek, thanks for the kind comments. All my base...

    Derek, thanks for the kind comments. All my base linings are done with velvet fabric. Cardboard is cut to 2mm smaller than the base dimensions, this is stuck to a thin foam (about 1mm thick, the...
  35. Thread: Gentleman's Box

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    This is the lacquer I used - Lacquer...

    This is the lacquer I used - Lacquer Nitrocellulose Pre-Catalyzed for Wood (Furniture / Guitars) | eBay - although I see he only has the dead flat and matte available now. The only problem I had...
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    The underside of the top doesn't look too bad in...

    The underside of the top doesn't look too bad in the pic. Plenty of people would be happy to leave it as it is. If you want to treat it go ahead, I personally wouldn't bother painting it though, it's...
  37. Thread: Gentleman's Box

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    Poundy, every time I get out one of the Camphor...

    Poundy, every time I get out one of the Camphor Laurel stump boards and resaw it I'm blown away. Thanks Chris (MAPLEMAN). :2tsup:

    Thanks Jacques. I'm definitely getting better at them, don't panic...
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    +1 for the Makita. I've had mine in a table for...

    +1 for the Makita. I've had mine in a table for years and the only thing I'd like to have over and above what I've got is above table bit changes, it does have spindle lock and above the table height...
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    And on the other hand I've never met a poor...

    And on the other hand I've never met a poor plumber and if a company is employing inexperienced people then they should have an appropriate level of oversight. Re-doing jobs and call backs are...
  40. Thread: Gentleman's Box

    by aldav
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    Gentleman's Box

    Just completed a box for our family doctor. The body of the box is Surian Cedar (from Zimbo) and the lid panel is Camphor Laurel stump (from Mapleman). The box has been designed to store documents in...
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    A couple of nice recoveries there Jacques....

    A couple of nice recoveries there Jacques. :2tsup: When it comes to brass screws I find that it's always a good move to have a steel screw of the same size available to establish the hole for the...
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    Any quality plumber worth his salt should have...

    Any quality plumber worth his salt should have suspected that this was the problem. It should not have fallen to you to diagnose the fault and effectively have to force them to do something about it....
  43. If you're using a high build finish that sits on...

    If you're using a high build finish that sits on top of the wood, like poly, then yes you are wasting your time sanding to 800 grit.
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    What is this 'wax seal' of which you speak? As...

    What is this 'wax seal' of which you speak? As far as I'm aware the outlet on toilet bowls has been 'sealed' by pushing the outlet in to a silicone rubber pan collar/connector seal for well over 25...
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    Is the toilet a 'P' trap or an 'S' trap? Can you...

    Is the toilet a 'P' trap or an 'S' trap? Can you see the seal between the floor, or wall, as the case may be?
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    That's a huge camber bueller. Don't think I've...

    That's a huge camber bueller. Don't think I've seen such a tight radius camber even on a scrub plane. Why would you want to set up all your planes with a camber like that? Am I missing something?
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    Yes, that's the template based router table jig I...

    Yes, that's the template based router table jig I was thinking of.
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    No offence to the builders and tradesmen on here,...

    No offence to the builders and tradesmen on here, whom I'm sure do a good job. Your experience is fairly typical of my experience of builders and the building trades. There seems to be far too many...
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    Bargain! :2tsup:

    Bargain! :2tsup:
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    Have to throw my 2 cents worth in here. From what...

    Have to throw my 2 cents worth in here. From what I can see the Gifkins is good if you want everything done for you, the price you pay for that ease of use is a lack of versatility. You're limited to...
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