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    Could it be just the pin is iron and attracts the...

    Could it be just the pin is iron and attracts the magnet? Even so, a solid brass hinge should have a brass pin IMO.

    I'd be confident Timbecon will look after you with a refund or exchange.
  2. Thread: Sugar Cane

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    My sister said there were crocs in the Burdekin...

    My sister said there were crocs in the Burdekin River during a flood. I was hoping to see a croc in the Ross River but apart from a quite convincing tree trunk in a "crocodile pose" only saw...
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    Thanks Mobyturns. I hadn't considered flowering...

    Thanks Mobyturns. I hadn't considered flowering vs non-flowering varieties.

    I'd like to see the Burdekin River flowing. Went over the bridge in Ayr and on the way out of Townsville (I think...
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    Sugar Cane

    I'm from WA. I've just visited my sister in Townsville, QLD. We took a drive to Ayr and saw the sugar cane growing alongside the highway. We saw two types of cane fields. Some of the fields had...
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    I'm going to try this method the next time I...

    I'm going to try this method the next time I divide a tray.


    Making Jewelry Box Drawer Dividers - YouTube
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    Try Gerner Hinges Brass Hinges - Gerner Hinges...

    Try Gerner Hinges

    Brass Hinges - Gerner Hinges


    For box locks, Jacksons Lock Manufacturing in Tasmania

    HOME | Jacksons

    (Sorry, that managed to get in twice)
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    Try Gerner Hinges Brass Hinges - Gerner Hinges...

    Try Gerner Hinges

    Brass Hinges - Gerner Hinges


    For box locks, Jacksons Lock Manufacturing in Tasmania

    HOME | Jacksons
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    Thanks for the screenshots Lappa.

    Thanks for the screenshots Lappa.
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    Okay. I'll have a look at your screen shots.

    Okay. I'll have a look at your screen shots.
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    Thanks Lappa. I downloaded this app from the...

    Thanks Lappa. I downloaded this app from the Apple App Store. It is free to use and evaluate for 7 days, then $39.99/year thereafter. Good to know it is out there and has positive reviews.
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    Thanks Aldav. I think you're correct. I did...

    Thanks Aldav. I think you're correct.

    I did an internet search after you set me in the Privet direction. The resultant photos and descriptions are consistent with the tree I removed.

    I'm...
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    Species Identification Help Please

    Hello Timber Gurus,

    I did a bit of gardening at Mum's house last weekend. I cut down a weed tree that I'm unfamiliar with and saved some of the trunk to play around with in the future. Any ideas...
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  15. Thanks for the photos. Well, it looks like that...

    Thanks for the photos. Well, it looks like that style of hinge would do the job, but yes, the large size is not ideal for a box.

    After viewing your photos I thought the style of hinge suggested...
  16. I'd like to see some photos, please. Sounds...

    I'd like to see some photos, please. Sounds intriguing.
  17. If I understand correctly: The lid is solid...

    If I understand correctly: The lid is solid walnut, 10mm thick, set into a 6mm deep rebate leaving 4mm projecting above the box sides to allow for the fastening of the lipping.

    Or is the rebate...
  18. Hey Fumbler, Are the top and bottom of this...

    Hey Fumbler,

    Are the top and bottom of this box veneered ply or solid wood? I'm eagerly awaiting an answer to Alan's question.


    Paul
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    Brian, Were the lids glued onto the box sides...

    Brian,

    Were the lids glued onto the box sides or glued, captured within the box sides?

    Both the antique boxes I've restored have had the lids glued onto the sides, not captured within the...
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    Hello AlanS, Hobbyist wood worker here, AlanS,...

    Hello AlanS,

    Hobbyist wood worker here, AlanS, not a cabinet maker................

    Fitting a lid as you describe is not impossible. (I think I'd have some trouble fitting a lid without gaps in...
  21. Hi Paul, The froe arrived this morning. Thank...

    Hi Paul,

    The froe arrived this morning. Thank you. Might be a week or two before I fit the handle as I'm in the middle of something else.

    Also, the Cosman jig - is that tooling for drilling a...
  22. Hi Paul, The froe arrived this morning. Thank...

    Hi Paul,

    The froe arrived this morning. Thank you. Might be a week or two before I fit the handle as I'm in the middle of something else.

    Also, the Cosman jig - is that tooling for drilling a...
  23. This is my understanding too. Cabinet makers in...

    This is my understanding too. Cabinet makers in London used thin pins to differentiate their work from the work of others. Since I can't find a written reference supporting my understanding, I must...
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    Side by side.

    Side by side.
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    VICTORIA Thanks for the tracking number. I'll let you...

    Thanks for the tracking number. I'll let you know when it arrives.
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    VICTORIA I'll take #2 thanks. PM to follow.

    I'll take #2 thanks. PM to follow.
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  28. I like that lid.

    I like that lid.
  29. Thread: Handles

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    box feet

    I sometimes use these little feet that I bought from Timbecon to lift boxes and turned bowls. Because they are end grain they stain fast, thoroughly and easily so can be colour matched or contrasted...
  30. Barry, before you glue up that lid panel and...

    Barry, before you glue up that lid panel and re-inforce it with splines, have a look at TTIT's thread "A couple for the club", post 12, about how he makes a lid.

    It seems your plan is to encase...
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    emails and subscriptions

    G'day Moderators,

    1. I remember after starting a thread I'd receive an email if a follow up post was made by another member. I think these emails said something to the effect that I would not...
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    I'm the opposite. I keep everything. (Just ask...

    I'm the opposite. I keep everything. (Just ask my wife.:(() I even have a prototype sarcophagus box made from OSB somewhere in the house. However, my last three "fancy" boxes were made for a...
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    The box base is 18mm jarrah screwed (and probably...

    The box base is 18mm jarrah screwed (and probably glued) directly from the underneath into the 18mm thick box sides. Yes, the wood has contracted and cupped ever so slightly. The degree of...
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    My First Box (circa 25 years ago)

    I thought I'd share some photos of my first box that I made about 25 years ago.

    Back then I had a Triton Work Centre coupled with a Makita saw and a couple of Stanley black handled chisels I...
  35. Thread: My first box

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    You're not alone. I have some of those at the...

    You're not alone. I have some of those at the back of a drawer - unlikely to see the light of day.
  36. Thread: My first box

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    hinge jig

    Yep, show it here....................


    You'll need a piece of plywood, MDF or similar, 18mm thick, about 125mm to 150mm wide and about 100mm longer than the width of your box. I find it best to...
  37. Thread: My first box

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    stop hinges

    So, does anyone have a source of stop hinges that don't break the bank? I'm more interested in stopped butt hinges rather than those thin side mounted hinges Ian Hawthorne uses. I've used Brusso in...
  38. Thread: My first box

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    hinges

    For everyday butt hinges that are pretty good and cheap I've been buying through eBay from East Gippsland Saw Service. Their eBay name is johnnyd0_11. They also have little brass screws.

    For...
  39. Thread: My first box

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    Looks good. Nice and clean, uncluttered. I...

    Looks good. Nice and clean, uncluttered. I would be proud of that effort. I hope you are.

    I think hinges scare most woodworkers before they get some special tools. I put most of my hinges on...
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    I like the hummingbird's central tail feathers...

    I like the hummingbird's central tail feathers being heart shaped.
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    seven years later

    A forum member asked how jarrah stacks up as stock for mallets. Since I made these mallets nearly 7 years ago I can say the jarrah I used has held up pretty well.

    I still use the mallets in the...
  42. Hi Woodpixel, I'd be interested in a group buy...

    Hi Woodpixel,

    I'd be interested in a group buy of various grits. I'm in WA.


    Paul
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    Hi Brian, Wow, beauty is in the eye of the...

    Hi Brian,

    Wow, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So very generally......................

    Have you heard of the "Golden Ratio?" It is a ratio of approximately 1:1.62. Objects with these...
  44. Thread: Warping lid

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    Oh, I'm glad they are available. My YouTube...

    Oh, I'm glad they are available. My YouTube skills need a hone.
  45. Thread: Warping lid

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    Yes, it was made around 2006, I believe. I had a...

    Yes, it was made around 2006, I believe. I had a look at the YouTube link I posted and that video led onto three more videos, none of which shows how to make several boxes. I might be remembering...
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    Good one IceMan. I enjoy making boxes with fancy...

    Good one IceMan. I enjoy making boxes with fancy wood or a fancy motif but I love making boxes when the wood or motif is meaningful to the recipient. Your box certainly falls into the latter...
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    Seems Doug Stowe is now on YouTube: BASIC...

    Seems Doug Stowe is now on YouTube:

    BASIC BOXMAKING by Doug Stowe part one. - YouTube
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    Like your first question, this question can be...

    Like your first question, this question can be answered many ways.

    I think using a piece of veneered plywood or MDF would be suitable. Drop the veneered lid into a rabbet (or rebate) a hair or...
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    So, Alex, the inside dimensions are the same as...

    So, Alex, the inside dimensions are the same as the plastic container one's ashes are placed in by the crematorium staff?
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