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    I add my thanks to Neil and the WWF team. A...

    I add my thanks to Neil and the WWF team. A wonderful virtual shed that I never take for granted!

    The members here are not only generous with their advice they also know how to play nice (almost...
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    Faults? Wot faults? :D ive used FW Prooftint...

    Faults? Wot faults? :D

    ive used FW Prooftint black a bit. My experience suggests:

    1. Sand the box as smooth as you can before staining as it is easy to sand through the stain.
    2. Dont dilute...
  3. Ian, Did you know that there is a reseller of...

    Ian,

    Did you know that there is a reseller of the Supermax here in Melbourne - in Dorset Road, Bayswater?

    supermax-16-32-drum-sander - M M Vic Sales and Service

    if you buy this youd better...
  4. My recent experience. Both eBay purchases. ...

    My recent experience. Both eBay purchases.

    China - placed an order 2 weeks ago. Australia Post says it is due for delivery today.

    Japan - ordered 5 weeks ago. Package wandered about a bit in...
  5. Thread: Maple maple

    by homey
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    TasSc, Looks very much like my American Hard...

    TasSc,

    Looks very much like my American Hard Maple. Lovely tight grain. I use it for jewellery boxes. Quite hard (harder than American Black Walnut).


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    Regards,
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    Hello Kuriatko, You will certainly find lots...

    Hello Kuriatko,

    You will certainly find lots of helpful and friendly people on this great forum. I look forward to seeing your first ‘Aussie’ project.

    Welcome,

    Brian
  7. If anyone is thinking of a downdraft table,...

    If anyone is thinking of a downdraft table, Axminster in the UK sells a downdraft table panel set for $A66. Been looking at this for our Men’s Shed.
    Axminster Downdraft Table Kit - Down Draft Tables...
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    Hi Dengue, Just been rewatching a Youtube...

    Hi Dengue,

    Just been rewatching a Youtube video of Paul Sellers sharpening chisels. For the final honing he puts his honing compound on an old piece of pallet wood!

    Keep safe,

    Brian
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    If you’re willing to buy online, Lee Valley in...

    If you’re willing to buy online, Lee Valley in Canada has a very good range of knobs, pulls, hinges, handles and other hardware

    Hardware - Lee Valley Tools

    Brian
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    Several days a week I help out at a Men's Shed...

    Several days a week I help out at a Men's Shed where we have a Sawstop. Given the space I would not hesitate in buying a Sawstop for home. We've now had two events in four years at our Shed where the...
  11. Thread: quadrant hinges

    by homey
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    betchern0t, I do appreciate that you want to...

    betchern0t,

    I do appreciate that you want to replicate an antique box, but using quadrant hinges with the stay removed will look a little ugly. Would you consider something like a side rail hinge...
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    Good to see, then, that my old mum in the UK is...

    Good to see, then, that my old mum in the UK is taking the appropriate precautions:

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    Hi Dallas, i’ve used it for boxes as small as...

    Hi Dallas,

    i’ve used it for boxes as small as 150 x 75 x 60 although for small boxes I generally use masking tape and just check it across the diagonals.

    As for tape, I think I read that...
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    I have a glue-up jig made from 19mm MDF. Tape up...

    I have a glue-up jig made from 19mm MDF. Tape up the box, pop it in the jig, four parallel clamps and a guaranteed square result every time:

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    Best regards,

    Brian
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    Sorry, should have said - I’m using the sealer...

    Sorry, should have said - I’m using the sealer (where necessary) on veneered boxes. Since the veneer is only 0.6mm thick I don’t want to do any major sanding. That’s why I use mainly shellac or...
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    Hi Lyle, I used the F&W until 18 months ago....

    Hi Lyle,

    I used the F&W until 18 months ago. Nowadays I use shellac or Mohawk pre-cat sanding sealer (spray can) for most jobs. If I need a “deeper” sealer I use Aquacoat AquaCoat Clear Grain...
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    Hi Lyle, Not sure if this helps, but when I...

    Hi Lyle,

    Not sure if this helps, but when I started using sanding sealers I was putting on too thick a coat then finding it a nightmare to sand off. Now I use an old credit card to scrape any...
  18. Thread: hello new user

    by homey
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    Hi Luke, Id probably use 2 part epoxy too....

    Hi Luke,

    Id probably use 2 part epoxy too. Personally Id use West System epoxy with some West 413 filler fibres mixed in to give it a bit more body and help fill any gaps.

    A simpler...
  19. Thread: A few boxes

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    +1 for Treecycle’s comments. These are really...

    +1 for Treecycle’s comments. These are really lovely, John. Congratulations!

    Brian
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    Rod, this has been planned for some time. From...

    Rod,

    this has been planned for some time. From local newspaper in December last year:

    BUNNINGS Morley will close down in April 2020 before its lease expires in June.
    The warehouse was planned...
  21. Thread: Spray shellac

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    Forgot to say - I have also used U-Beaut shellac...

    Forgot to say - I have also used U-Beaut shellac (thinned with 2 parts IMS to 1 part shellac) in a Preval aerosol spray. Bought these online quite cheap but I see they are available at Supercheap...
  22. Thread: Spray shellac

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    Hi Lappa, have you tried these guys? ...

    Hi Lappa,

    have you tried these guys?

    Shellac Spray Cans 400gm

    https://www.creativityunlimited.com.au/products/01-printmaking/screen-printing-inks-mediums/shellac---aerosol-pre-mixed-flakes
    ...
  23. Sorry to hear that, Paul. Hope you’re better...

    Sorry to hear that, Paul. Hope you’re better soon!

    Brian
  24. Thanks, Paul. Being in self-isolation in...

    Thanks, Paul. Being in self-isolation in Melbourne is probably not quite as good as being in self-isolation at Valla Beach :D
  25. 4 square metres? Now that’s what I call...

    4 square metres? Now that’s what I call self-isolating!! I thought my workshop was small at 4.2 x 2.3.

    Paul - a nice box there. Will you be sharing the secret of where to buy the assorted dowel...
  26. Thanks, Richard :) In the current situation...

    Thanks, Richard :) In the current situation locking the shed door and making boxes sound good to me!

    Best regards,

    Brian
  27. Hi Cava, The box is 295mm wide by 195 deep and...

    Hi Cava,

    The box is 295mm wide by 195 deep and 82mm high. No reason other than I like the final look.

    :):) ​Brian
  28. Just for the sake of completeness, heres the...

    Just for the sake of completeness, heres the tray in place:

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    And the underside of the tray. Not something anyone will see often, but a little extra when they do :)


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  29. Hi Alex, Thanks for the pics. No, I hadn’t...

    Hi Alex,

    Thanks for the pics. No, I hadn’t seen the Madrone tree before - very interesting.

    A few years ago I bought a job lot of veneer from a maker retiring from business. He made boardroom...
  30. Gee, thanks guys! A couple of things I meant...

    Gee, thanks guys!

    A couple of things I meant to mention earlier.

    The tulipwood cross-banding came from Jay at Graeme Brown Antiques in Malvern, Vic. Auscab on the forum is part of this talented...
  31. Madrone Burr, Rosewood, Mother of Pearl and Brass

    For a couple of years Ive been promising myself Id make a jewellery box for a very good friend of ours who quietly does a huge amount for people who are disadvantaged.

    In my ever-growing veneer...
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    And there was me thinking we were in for a treat!...

    And there was me thinking we were in for a treat!

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    Hi Joe, Wow! That is really beautiful work....

    Hi Joe,

    Wow! That is really beautiful work. Tough enough to get one drawer to work well but TEN! It is a spectacular result and a great credit to you. I can see that the rest of us are going to...
  34. A can of Elastoplast spray is good: First Aid...

    A can of Elastoplast spray is good:
    First Aid Spray Plaster Waterproof and Transparent Shield| Elastoplast
  35. Ubernoob, Sorry to hear you didn’t like the...

    Ubernoob,

    Sorry to hear you didn’t like the Proxxon. I use the Proxxon foot pedal as the on/off switch - with this type of tool you seem to need three hands so I bought the foot pedal and it has...
  36. Hi Bumper, I’ve got a variable speed Hegner...

    Hi Bumper,

    I’ve got a variable speed Hegner and it’s great. Most replacement parts are available from The Woodwork Book & Tool Co in Sydney Scroll Saw-Hegner

    Brian
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    Hi Joe, Nice collection. If you’re looking for...

    Hi Joe,

    Nice collection. If you’re looking for Art Deco style have a look at Ian Hawthorne’s stuff

    PAST COMMISSIONS - Handmade Watch Box | Bespoke Wooden Box | Bespoke Jewellery Box

    Ian is a...
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    On the jobsite saw I believe they use pressed...

    On the jobsite saw I believe they use pressed steel, but on the contractor, professional and industrial models the main tables are cast iron. On the contractor model the table wings can be your...
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    Brian, I help supervise our local Men’s Shed....

    Brian,

    I help supervise our local Men’s Shed. A couple of years ago we replaced our Table saw with the Sawstop Pro version. It is extremely well built, accurate and a pleasure to use. My next saw...
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    Hello Yoshii, Happy New Year to you too. ...

    Hello Yoshii,

    Happy New Year to you too.

    Your two new projects are great fun as always. It is difficult to choose which one I like best :U Thank you for sharing.

    Best regards,

    Brian
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    Hi Sam, Welcome to the forum. Like you, I loved...

    Hi Sam,
    Welcome to the forum. Like you, I loved woodworking at school. A lifetime and 12,000 miles later I still love woodworking and this forum is now my “school”. But more importantly it is my...
  42. Thanks for that, Paul. Op shops can be a...

    Thanks for that, Paul.

    Op shops can be a treasure trove, can’t they? Hadn’t thought of getting glass that way, though :U

    Background to that question is that I have some polycarb I want to use...
  43. Hi Paul, Lovely work. So much effort in that...

    Hi Paul,

    Lovely work. So much effort in that lot!

    A couple of questions if I may. Are the hinges AC’s smartHinge or something else? And what is the thickness (and type) of glass in the third...
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    :wts: Just another jewellery box? I don’t...

    :wts:

    Just another jewellery box? I don’t think so, pp! A beautiful piece of work there.

    Brian
  45. Thread: Tasmanian Myrtle

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    “How much movement should one expect to get from...

    “How much movement should one expect to get from a book matched 200 x 180 x 9 piece?”

    You can get an idea from punching numbers into the Shrinkulator The Shrinkulator – WoodBin

    I don’t know...
  46. Thread: Osmo Poly X

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    I use the Gloss product - 3011 I think it is....

    I use the Gloss product - 3011 I think it is. Bought it at: OSMO PolyX Oil Original Range – robcousens

    Brian
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    Lovely box, Dallas. Glad it worked out with the...

    Lovely box, Dallas. Glad it worked out with the Tru-Oil.

    Brian
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    Hi Dallas, if you’re box is still sticky, I’d...

    Hi Dallas,

    if you’re box is still sticky, I’d get a some turps on a rag and wipe it down. Turps is the thinner for Tru-Oil. My process in short is to wipe the box with Tru-Oil but only thinly,...
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    Digressions aside, many thanks to Rob for the...

    Digressions aside, many thanks to Rob for the very interesting and helpful info. :2tsup:

    Brian
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    But perfect for those using bench dogs,...

    But perfect for those using bench dogs, hold-downs, planer stops and a myriad of other bench accessories from Veritas, Armor, Kreg, Axminster, Carbatec and others :wink:

    Brian
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