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    I was asking about the heart surgery.:D

    I was asking about the heart surgery.:D
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    That's very nice work. I like Krenov's style, it...

    That's very nice work. I like Krenov's style, it always looks so effortless and simple.

    Sadly, Lignin (Jim Scorer) passed away a couple of years ago. A few of us attended his wake, held at his...
  3. That's come up really well. Silver ash is one of...

    That's come up really well. Silver ash is one of my favourite timbers and that piece seems to have a bit of figure in it. It contrasts well with the wenge.
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    Did it work?:D

    Did it work?:D
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    Very nice indeed. Are you using the double bevel...

    Very nice indeed. Are you using the double bevel method?
    Who was your teacher - anyone we would have heard of?
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    Lamb
  7. Thread: Racism

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    Hmmm. A few years ago I went to a Japanese...

    Hmmm. A few years ago I went to a Japanese hardware store, sort of a local equivalent of the big green shed. At the entrance they had a beer dispensing machine.
    There are lots of things we could...
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    Very nice. I especially like the picture frame....

    Very nice. I especially like the picture frame. Looking forward to seeing more.
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    That's a crusty one.

    That's a crusty one.
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    Repeat
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    Blue
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    Bloodwood
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    Pinocchio
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    True story from quite a few years ago, from mate...

    True story from quite a few years ago, from mate in the water police. They were called out to two blokes in sailing boats, sailing up the harbour crashing into each other. It turned out that they...
  16. That is beautiful timber and will make something...

    That is beautiful timber and will make something great for your nephew. Can I suggest just a simple, locking box into which he can put important things later on.
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    Good enough
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    ...especially in combination with a couple of...

    ...especially in combination with a couple of Normison.
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    Derby
  20. Thread: box magnets

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    The ones I've seen are 3x3 and 6 dia x 3 thick. I...

    The ones I've seen are 3x3 and 6 dia x 3 thick. I get them from Online Shop for Permanent Magnets | Maglab Magnets.
  21. Thread: WoodAndMadness

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    Best of luck to you both. Always remember though,...

    Best of luck to you both. Always remember though, that no matter how good your design and manufacture, you have to market your product.
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    Footnote
  23. I'm not sure what equipment you have, but I'd...

    I'm not sure what equipment you have, but I'd sand it with a Random Orbital sander if you have access to one. Also, unless it's presently really rough, which I expect it's not, there's no need to...
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    Sticky: Coulda been.

    Coulda been.
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    Dishwasher
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    I really like the design of it, especially the...

    I really like the design of it, especially the drawer pulls - they look so neat and understated. Fantastic.
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    Whizz-bang
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    For a start, it beats the alternative.

    For a start, it beats the alternative.
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    Rodin
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    As I read your post, you will have an odd number...

    As I read your post, you will have an odd number of strips - 1 bloodwood and 6 ebony (3 either side), so no problems there. I've never used those timbers, so I don't know what they are like to bend,...
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    I feel this is a very much under-recognised point...

    I feel this is a very much under-recognised point in finishing. If you watch anyone in a gallery, when they see something they like, the next thing they do is feel it. A light coat of shellac which...
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    Sticky: Lady Blamey Lady Blamey | Definition of Lady...

    Lady Blamey

    Lady Blamey | Definition of Lady Blamey by Lexico
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    Like Kryn, I don't drink anymore. But I...

    Like Kryn, I don't drink anymore.


    But I don't drink any less, either.
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    Auscab, your first paragraph makes absolute...

    Auscab, your first paragraph makes absolute sense, but I'd never actually considered it until you mentioned it.
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    Coming in a bit late, but you'll have no problems...

    Coming in a bit late, but you'll have no problems with what you've bought. You need a stable quarter sawn timber. I've used WRC which is pretty good. The best I've ever had was some larch from...
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    I think the reason was to avoid the pneumatic...

    I think the reason was to avoid the pneumatic effect you get when you close one drawer and another one opens.
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    Now she knows why she's chained to you, Rich.:D

    Now she knows why she's chained to you, Rich.:D
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    A third option would be slightly convex cauls, so...

    A third option would be slightly convex cauls, so you could just clamp around the edges. However, of the three, I reckon option 2 is probably the best. Either type of glue should work fine. but PVA...
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    I've now more or less completed the marquetry on...

    I've now more or less completed the marquetry on the tambour, just in the process of touching up mismatches caused by the tracing paper changing dimensions with varying humidity. The next step will...
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    Were they biscuits or rock cakes?

    Were they biscuits or rock cakes?
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